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Peaceful Retreat Yet Close to Malibu, Santa Monica & the Studios

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casita Colibri is a completely self-contained and private cottage (approximately 450 sq. ft.) that accommodates two very comfortably. Recently built, it has its own private entrance, a deck overlooking the garden and a short path leading to the secluded, solar-heated pool.

The living room and bedroom have their own remote-controlled, quiet, mini-split air conditioning/heating/fan units which allow perfect and quick temperature control.

The serene bedroom has a super comfortable, king-sized bed, flat screen TV and sliding doors onto the private deck...a perfect place for that first cup of coffee in the morning.

The living room/dining/kitchenette area is comfortably furnished and equipped with everything needed to create a simple meal. Spices, condiments, coffee, tea, sugar and milk are provided as well as a fresh fruit basket upon arrival.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Comfy king-sized bed, ample storage, television and FIOS. Mini split heat and air conditioning....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Tub/shower, sink and toilet. On demand hot water.

Other Amenities

  • If guests choose, all meals can be provided by the hosts: Three meals daily at an additional cost per day, including non-alcoholic beverages. Wine/beer charged separately....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Glimpses of the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains all around the property....moreless

  • Rural:

    Easy access to L.A., Malibu, Santa Monica, etc but peaceful and quiet...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Flip breakfast bar/table with seating for two. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini split, super efficient and quick units in living room and bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washing machine in main house and if staying longer than a week, this is available for use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Mini split, super efficient and quick units in living room and bedroom....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Bring your mobile phones. We have a booster....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in main house and if staying longer than a week, this is available for use....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchen area...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Microwave/convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, spices, condiments, sugar, coffee and tea....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shared with owners but guests have priority....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,225 $4,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $25
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
LAX and Burbank Airports
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in the Canyon
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Topanga Beach

Car: Necessary

Nestled in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains, Casita Colibri offers a relaxed escape from the bustle of the City in a comfortable one bedroom, one bathroom and living room cottage. Enjoy a delicious breakfast tailored to your taste on the private deck, swim in the secluded, solar-heated pool (summer only), hike the beautiful and varied trails of the Canyon and discover a different pace in Topanga. Restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios, galleries and only 15 minutes to the beach, this rural retreat offers quiet comfort and relaxation to those wearied by city living. A serene and beautiful get-away for two adults to enjoy the unique rhythms of life in Topanga.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: England, the East Coast and the Mid-West have all been home to Roger and Linda but we fell in love with Topanga when Roger was doing a lot of consulting work in Los Angeles in the mid-90s. That was when we decided this was where we wanted to live and we finally made it happen in 2002.

Why the Owner Chose Topanga:
There is something pretty special about waking up every morning and knowing that you are exactly where you want to be. The dry Canyon smells have become so familiar...rosemary, sage and lavender combining to create the most perfect treat for the senses and feeling so close to nature just makes us happy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The year-round sunshine, dry warmth and the way the property is just snuggled into the landscape, continues to please me each and every day and I hope it will do the same for you. Fifteen minutes down the Canyon to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and another 10 minutes either direction to Malibu or Santa Monica, 30 to 45 minutes to the studios...we love this location. Topanga is a popular weekend destination for Angelenos who come to enjoy the beautiful scenery, hiking in the State Parks or myriad of other trails, mountain biking (rentals available in the Canyon) and exploring the varied shops shops and galleries. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum also entices many to the Canyon to enjoy their terrific productions. A choice of several restaurants, from fine dining to pizza, along with two coffee shops and a good gourmet food shop, give you plenty of choices for dining in or out. And an easy drive away will give you more shopping choices than you will have time for from high end (Melrose Place, Rodeo Drive and excellent large Valley malls) to the outlet malls. This is Southern California and you will not be disappointed. There are fantastic beaches all along the Pacific Coast Highway beginning with Topanga Beach, right where Topanga Canyon Boulevard meets the ocean. Turn right and you will be in Malibu in 10 minutes and left will bring you to Santa Monica in 10 minutes. Restaurants, cliff trails for hiking, beaches, whale watching, surfing and celebrity spotting...all in the same day! Santa Monica Pier and Amusement Park, Malibu Vineyards, Universal Studios, Los Angeles Zoo and Observatory in Griffith Park...all of these destinations are from 20 minutes to an hour away. Santa Barbara is a little over an hours drive and Sea World and Legoland in San Diego are two hours to the South.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Private path leads to Casita Colibri

    Private path leads to Casita Colibri

  • Bedroom with king-sized bed and sliding doors onto private deck.

    Bedroom with king-sized bed and sliding doors onto private deck.

  • The deck off the bedroom

    The deck off the bedroom

  • Entrance to bathroom from bedroom

    Entrance to bathroom from bedroom

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Another view of the pool

    Another view of the pool

  • A hammock for lazy summer days

    A hammock for lazy summer days

  • A welcome resident of the rock garden

    A welcome resident of the rock garden

  • Hiking in Topanga

    Hiking in Topanga

  • Marine layer over the Pacific

    Marine layer over the Pacific

  • There's a Farmer's Market, somewhere, every day of the week.

    There's a Farmer's Market, somewhere, every day of the week.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Looking from the bedroom onto the deck with the pool just behind the fence.

    Looking from the bedroom onto the deck with the pool just behind the fence.

  • Entrance to bathroom from living room

    Entrance to bathroom from living room

  • Kitchen & eating area with bedroom door to left

    Kitchen & eating area with bedroom door to left

  • Swimming pool.  Solar heated in summer.

    Swimming pool. Solar heated in summer.

  • Spring roses growing outside the Casita

    Spring roses growing outside the Casita

  • Naptime!

    Naptime!

  • Looking from the Casita to the pool area

    Looking from the Casita to the pool area

  • Topanga views

    Topanga views

  • Want to know more about Topanga?

    Want to know more about Topanga?

  • Farmer's Market Bounty

    Farmer's Market Bounty

VRBO #486611

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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/25/2015
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