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Beautiful Canyon Hideaway Just Minutes from the Beach, Hiking Trails

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the view of Topanga State Park out the kitchen window.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Topanga house description

The perfect coastal California setting, nestled between the mountain and the beach -- just 2 miles from the ocean in gorgeous Topanga Canyon. Our home is a beautiful, four-story architectural gem with reclaimed frasier fir flooring throughout the house. The exterior is rustic with 270 degree mountain views, a stunning deck with outdoor dining seating for 12, an outdoor shower and a Japanese hot-tub. The interior is fully, recently renovated, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. One bedroom has been turned into a nursery, another an office and the master bedroom has a huge, king-size built-in platform bed, an enormous soaking tub and a walk-in closet. There is a two-person rain shower on the upper level and heated floors. The living room has 20 foot sky-lighted ceiling. The kitchen is a chef's kitchen with gas stove and high-end fixtures including a u-line built-in refrigerator. There is a very comfortable Murphy bed built into the wall of the office.

There is a fully-equipped nursery on the main level with crib, baby toys, etc.

Downstairs, we've built a separate studio with queen-size bed and a half-bath and it's own private entrance and a small wine cellar.

The house is sun-lit from sunrise to sunset. A huge old oak tree shades the big back porch with gorgeous views of the Topanga State Park. Every day around 3PM the Pacific Ocean Breeze blows up the canyon and creates the perfect temperature around the house.

World-class surfing at Topanga State Beach and Surfrider beach in Malibu are only minutes away (Topanga State Beach is a 4-minute drive). There are hundreds of miles of trails accessible right outside the door in the Topanga State Park.

This is truly a gorgeous and tranquil spot from which to enjoy all that CA and LA have to offer. It is a great spot for artists. The owners are both writers (the movie Groundhog Day was written in the house). Santa Monica is a 20 minute drive. This is the perfect way to live in Los Angeles, smelling the Pacific Ocean, but with all the peace of a private retreat.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            house is outfitted for a baby with crib, changing table, etc etc...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • gardener and weekly cleaning service are included in the rental price

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                verizon fios w luxury package and almost ALL channels available...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                nestled in the canyon with sweeping views of the surrounding santa monica mountains...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                located just 1.5 direct miles from the ocean, which is visible at the top of our road. you can smell the ocean breezes, which cool the house all day....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                multiple indoor and outdoor dining areas -- the house can seat 22 people total...moreless

              • Dining Area

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                rarely needed but we have a powerful rolling unit that cools the upstairs...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                working fireplace w real logs and gas starter...moreless

              • Heating:

                great central heat...moreless

              • Internet:

                verizon fios internet -- songs download in 3-5 seconds and whole TV shows download in a few minutes -- it is amazing and very reliable...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking:

                3 parking spaces...moreless

              • Telephone:

                phone w free long distance...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen:

                outfitted chef's kitchen w gas range and all amenities/utensils -- this is our primary residence and we cook a LOT...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                2 refrigerators and freezers including very cool built-in fridge in main kitchen...moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio:

                over 1000 sf of decks in the form of multiple decks out of almost every door...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                multiple surf boards some of which could be used by a renter...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    great 2-3 person hot soaking tub with amazing view and heated, private outdoor shower ...moreless

                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,575

                  Discounts: 14 nights or more: $200 Nightly

                  high season
                  May 1 - Sep 5
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,800

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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  LAX
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Riviera Country Club
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Pacific Coast Highway
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Canyon Bistro, Inn at the Seventh Ray
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Topanga State Beach

                  The house is located on the border of Topanga State Park, where there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails that connect the whole region. You can hike to Malibu or Santa Monica or deep into the Santa Monica Mountains.

                  The Parker Mesa trail is a 3 minute drive from the house and is a gorgeous trail with a 360 degree view of the ocean and downtown LA. Many trails are accessible by walking right out the door of the house. The park is visible out most of the windows of the park and is the predominant view out all the back windows.

                  There is world-class surfing at Topanga State Beach and Surfrider beach in Malibu are only minutes away (Topanga State Beach is a 4-minute drive, and Malibu Surfrider beach is 10-15 mins). There are countless other surf, beach, ocean spots less than 15 mins from the house.

                  You can enjoy all the California Pacific Coast has to offer and avoid the traffic by being in Topanga.

                  There is a great farmer's market every Friday morning with fresh local vegetables, meat, fish, etc., and major grocery stores are accessible on the beach side of the canyon and over the mountains in the valley.

                  Nobu in Malibu and the Reel Inn (a classic California fish restaurant) are minutes from the house, so you can enjoy both of these spots during uncrowded times.

                  The Santa Monica pier -- with roller coasters, rides, great views, etc -- is about 10 minutes away. And the Venice board walk is about 15 minutes away.

                  There is great yoga, a great library and great exercise all a short walk from the house.

                  Universal Studios is about 25 minutes away, downtown Los Angeles is about 30 minutes away and Disney Land is about an hour away.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We are both east coast transplants who moved to LA 5 and 2 years ago, respectively. We love our home and find it to be the most relaxing place in the world for both of us. We often stay in nice hotels and are always happy to return home. We have an 8 month old little boy who loves the breeze, birds, trees and hikes that surround our house. We are relocating to NYC for 10 weeks for work, which is why we are renting our house.

                  Why the Owner Chose Topanga:
                  We love living in Topanga Canyon because it is close to the city -- especially the West Side of LA (Santa Monica and Venice) and just minutes from the ocean. We can be at work meetings in minutes and then at the beach in minutes in the evenings or on the weekends. We fell in love with the area after hiking in the State Park, and we fell in love with the home as soon as we saw it. It is a unique combination of rustic mountain feel and modern renovation. The air is cool and clean and it is silent at night except for the sound of animals in the woods.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • the view of Topanga State Park out the kitchen window.

                    the view of Topanga State Park out the kitchen window.

                  • the front entrance w a papyrus and jasmine garden right out the front door

                    the front entrance w a papyrus and jasmine garden right out the front door

                  • the view from the back deck dining table

                    the view from the back deck dining table

                  • 24 foot vaulted ceilings w sky lights in the living room

                    24 foot vaulted ceilings w sky lights in the living room

                  • 15 foot high book cases w rolling ladder

                    15 foot high book cases w rolling ladder

                  • view from the nursery

                    view from the nursery

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • murphy bed in upstairs office

                    murphy bed in upstairs office

                  • the view from the living room (and side porch dining area right off kitchen)

                    the view from the living room (and side porch dining area right off kitchen)

                  • the view up the stairs from the master bedroom with built-in king bed

                    the view up the stairs from the master bedroom with built-in king bed

                  • looking out the kitchen to the side porch

                    looking out the kitchen to the side porch

                  • looking out the kitchen to the back porch

                    looking out the kitchen to the back porch

                  • looking from the kitchen onto the side porch -- outdoor gas grill is on the left

                    looking from the kitchen onto the side porch -- outdoor gas grill is on the left

                  • back porch dining area -- seats 12 (Japanese soaking tub is in the background)

                    back porch dining area -- seats 12 (Japanese soaking tub is in the background)

                  • living room with working gas-light fire place, flat screen tv w surround sound

                    living room with working gas-light fire place, flat screen tv w surround sound

                  • living room book wall

                    living room book wall

                  • luxury resort style master bath with heated floors and double shower-head

                    luxury resort style master bath with heated floors and double shower-head

                  • nursery w crib, changing table, etc

                    nursery w crib, changing table, etc

                  • upstairs office w great view of Topanga State Park

                    upstairs office w great view of Topanga State Park

                  • more books in the office (and 1800s railway bench)

                    more books in the office (and 1800s railway bench)

                  • other master bath with huge zuma soaking tub and heated floors

                    other master bath with huge zuma soaking tub and heated floors

                  • Topanga State Park (and the pacific ocean beyond) -- right off the back deck

                    Topanga State Park (and the pacific ocean beyond) -- right off the back deck

                  • saarinen table in the kitchen looking at the sliding built-in barn door

                    saarinen table in the kitchen looking at the sliding built-in barn door

                  VRBO #484180

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

                  $250 - $400 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 07/22/2014
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