About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Twin size Sleeping Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
~ With the Hustle and Bustle of our busy lives... Now is the Perfect time of year to enjoy a day of FUN & SUN in a Vast selection of Beautiful beaches, or a long awaited ROMANTIC RETREAT (hidden in the beautiful Santa Monica mountains).
~ Chosen by the producer of 'The Bachelor / Bachelorette', our property was designed by the homeowners to evoke a Tranquil and Romantic atmosphere that is both welcoming and Inviting... A wrap around deck leads to your 'Own Private Yard' where you can relax underneath a canopy of oaks, or Soak in the JACUZZI with Surreal Views as your backdrop.
~ Recently added is a Beautiful addition to the backyard which features a step-up Gazebo with Designer outdoor furniture, Flat Screen TV (for NET-FLIX viewing) and scenic views to enjoy... (what could be better?)
BEAUTIFUL HIKING TRAILS ARE NEARBY ALONG WITH PLENTY OF RESOURCES FOR YOUR VACATIONING EXPERIENCE such as 'TOP Rated RESTAURANTS', SHOPPING, CINEMA, INTIMATE CAFES & Coffee shops, YOGA, ART GALLERIES, DAY SPA'S AND More.
For guests with 3 people we offer an "Air mattress" that can be set up in the living room or guests can sleep on the sofa. It is not a pull out sleeper but extra bedding can be provided.
With an abundance of outdoor activities nearby to enjoy... your ROMANTIC RETREAT AWAITS...
Guest Comments: ** Enjoy Some Guests Comments Below entered in our In-House Guest Book **
What a Lovely Home you have Shari & Bert!
Thank you for opening it up to us. Your Kindness & Hospitality did not go unappreciated. We will keep these memories of your Sweet & Tranquil Cottage close to our hearts every time we think of Nick's first Movie 'Your's Mine and Our's' also starring Renee Russo & Dennis Quaid.
Good Wishes & Much Love To Your Family-
* Tiffany, Michael, & Nicky *
1st Anniversary & Honeymoon
Hi Shari & Bert,
We don't even know where to start to say 'Thank you'...
The experience was truly above and beyond our expectations.
The cottage was a Perfect Combination of Rustic Elegance & Coziness. It really felt like we were at home.
We will never forget the hospitality you've shown us.
* Jelo & Elise *
Sweet Shari & Bert,
Thank you so much for your Kindness & hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return very soon!!
All the best with the new baby.
* Melanie & Lou *
We enjoyed our week @ your lovely place & saw alot. It was so great to come back to a Quiet and Relaxing Atmosphere!
All our best!
* Richard & Cheryl *
P.S. What a Great Breakfast!!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Unclean. Termites. Self built unit and it shows
Shari is the SWEETEST host. She called me the night of our rental to help with directions and was very easily accessible throughout the stay. I can’t say enough about how kind she was! The property is adorable and fairly private, something you can’t easily find easily find in the Los Angeles area. It has a true mountain feel, which we loved! The cottage is small but cozy and had plenty of room for the 2 of us and our dog. I would recommend that you arrive during daylight hours, because unfortunately we weren’t able to arrive until later at night and it was a little tricky to find the path in the dark. However, it didn’t take us much time and all of the sets of stairs are very well lit. I agree with the other reviewers recommendations to pack light because there are several flights of stairs to get to the cottage. We had no problem, and it added to the charm and privacy of the cottage.
My other tips: when you are first finding the cottage, know that you have to walk across the owners porch to find the next set of stairs. I wasn’t sure if I was going the right way and was worried that I was going to disturb them, but the stairs are on the other side of the owner’s house.
The gazebo has a TV but the internet connection wasn’t strong enough out there to play Netflix for more than a few seconds at a time. However, they have an XBox that I assume can play DVDs so I’d recommend bringing your own DVDs if you want to watch a movie out there.
For others bringing their dog, the yard isn’t completely fenced so we kept ours on a leash when letting her out. Also, the carpet in the cottage is white so we made sure to be very careful cleaning our dogs paws very well each time she went in and out.
Overall, I’d highly recommend this cottage. Thanks for having us Shari!
Blessed and thankful
What an incredible experience! Thank you Shari and Bert for hosting and sharing your magical cottage. Spotlessly clean and such fresh air! We are beach lovers and live at the beach. This experience wants us to move to Topanga! Such sweet hosts with beautiful surroundings. We did not utilize the incredible outside gazebo with wi-if and Netflix. It was raining but so romantic with candles lit as we ascended the craftsman brick walkway. It was magical! The interior of the cottage was lovely and professionally decorated with everything you might need for a weekend or month stay. We were so cozy. The hot tub was very soothing after a three hour drive. My husbands birthday was spectacular! Shari gave us so much joy! She shared all the local information about restaurants (try the Inn of the Seventh Ray to complete your perfect visit) and she let us know about trails and hiking! The hosts do not disturb your privacy but are so available for any need you might have. Five star resort with absolute privacy and cozy comfort. Dreamland. Left feeling blessed and relaxed.
Shari was awesome!
The property was very quiet, clean and secluded. Great way to get away and relax. We definitely enjoyed our stay!
Romantic hidden getaway
I’m going to keep this short and sweet just like the owner Shari! I/We did not have the opportunity to meet her husband but she was amazing helpful adorable and even gave me yoga lessons for a few minutes she takes pride in her family‘s property that is so eloquent and hidden in the Topanga hills just 2 miles north-east of the restaurant The Inn at the Seventh Ray....(a restaurant where you pay for the ambience and it’s like your Cinderella in a dream) okay property
Romantic and private
Room for our two large dogs to roam, poddy and feel at home, unlike hotels...
Continuous hot bubbling jacuzzi two steps out the front door
Glass Stove top and toaster oven plus microwave and toaster, wine glasses, plates pot and pans etc....
Mini frig, we kept our ice chest on the deck with drinks in it!
A HUGE gazebo where when we came in late at 10:30pm the big screen TV was on in the gazebo so I thought I had REALLY CLOSE neighbors, but taking Diesel [our dog] for a 20 foot walk in the semi-dark taught me the gazebo was OURS! And she spared no expense as many owners would not leave everything on and running for their late guests, but they did!
We were so close to EVERYTHING, The beach 10-15 min and same with the Topanga Mall where my granddaughter and I got makeovers at the famous Mac counter David helped me and he was fabulous! Yep there’s nothing like coming back from the Midwest to LA to catch up on fashion. Thanks Shari!
You need to walk up several flights of stone steps, ( which is lite-up at night and reminded me of Calimigos Ranch in Malibu where we got married) but you should be physically fit somewhat...
You park quickly, you pull off of Topanga canyon into the driveway, this is a two way road where traffic can move swiftly so if you have aniexity you may not like that...
That’s it I recommend it, she really could charge a bit more....Anne Z
Charming, comfortable, a great getaway.
Charming, comfortable, clean and quiet. It was perfect for ourselves and our pup. Excellent facilities. Shari had thought of everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. It is a great location for exploring the region. Shari is a lovely, friendly and considerate host.
Nestled in a PARK-LIKE setting, our one bedroom, one bath, Guest Cottage is bigger than a hotel room and definitely more private... and might be just what you're looking for! A WRAP-AROUND DECK provides BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN VIEWS with a canopy of oak trees to soothe your troubles away... or... If you must work Wireless INTERNET is available!
Other Activities: Day Spa, Coffee shops, Top-Rated Restaurants,Shopping, Tennis, kayaking, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, parasailing, boating, health/beauty spa
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
** 3 Night Minimum for all major Holidays- Please inquire about HOLIDAY RATES ** * SPRING: Offered at $200/night M-TH, $225.00/Weekends, $1,350/week * SUMMER: Offered at $225/night M-TH, $250.00/Weekends, $1,500/week * WINTER & FALL: Offered at $200.00/night M-TH, $225.00/Weekends * 2 Night Min. on all Reservations * * Please inquire about Holiday Rates & Required Deposit * ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT: C/C through Pay pal -