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~ Chosen by ABC's 'THE BACHELOR'... Your Romantic Oasis Awaits ~

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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?)


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 *

(Return Guests)


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.

Much Love

* 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 *


Hi Shari,

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 *

Marysville, Washington

P.S. What a Great Breakfast!!

~~ Please e-mail us for additional details and any special requests.....

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


The best part of this wonderful Treehouse Fantasy... Well the obvious, the chirping frogs in the Moonlight while soaking in the jacuzzi, the Comfort of Soft music, Candle lit terraced stairs - Solitude - and of course meeting you..

Your manner is one of Grace and Charm but always professional. I now look forward to calling you my Friend.

Peace in the New Year.



Jan 2009
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Fernwood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , * QUEEN SIZE BED w/ tiny sleeping loft in bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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! Beautiful hiking trails surround this location along with plenty of resources for your vacationing experience.. MALIBU BEACH is just minutes away offering miles of miles of Beautiful beaches, or head South to the 'World Famous' amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier & the 3rd st. promenade. For guests staying a week or longer, there is a local dry cleaning service that also launders your clothes. Just a 2 minute drive away.


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~ Chosen by ABC's 'THE BACHELOR'... Your Romantic Oasis Awaits ~
average rating of 4.8125 based on 65 reviews
Pismo Beach, CA

Blessed and thankful

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shari was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very quiet, clean and secluded. Great way to get away and relax. We definitely enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic hidden getaway

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Nice cottage but needs more cleanliness and bathroom is not up to standards

  • 1 of 5

Quaint cottage nested among trees and plants with a garden and several pieces of garden furniture.

However, the general cleanliness of the garden, of its furniture, and of the deck prevented us from enjoying these amenities.

The cottage has a Jacuzzi on the deck but we wished it could have been more private, as it has direct views from the neighbor’s windows....

The bathroom is tiny and old and it has no opening and no ventilation, so it stays damps and the fittings can be off putting (for example, electric wiring is apparent and looks like an afterthought).

Accessing the property can be a challenge if you are not travelling light or if you are physically impaired as you need to climb steep, uneven and narrow concrete and wooden stairs and pathway directly from the street and through the garden to reach the cottage.

The owner had left a glue trap along the pathway and caught a rat on our second night. It was left unattended for 3 long nights and days, so each time accessing or leaving the cottage we had to walk by the rat seeing it fighting to escape in horrible pain and fear for the rest of our stay...

Checking out was horrible as the owner had scheduled to have his septic tanks flushed exactly at the same time, so navigating the narrow and steep concrete stairs downhill while carrying our luggage between the filthy septic tubes and open sewage tanks while breathing a pungent smell was a terrible experience. We had to stay in the middle of the stairs with our luggage in our hands and had to wait for the workers to move the tubing on the side of the stairs to allow us to walk through. This has not prevented us from brushing our bags against the gooey and disgusting septic tubes on our way down…! We do not understand why this was done just at checkout time...

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable, a great getaway.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning!!! The cottage reminded us of Great Expectations- SO MAGICAL!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is so magical and the bed is VERY COMFORTABLE!!! We were not around a lot of the time because we were here to spend time visiting family, but when we were, we really enjoyed our time in the hot tub and exploring the sprawling property. We had everything we needed and really loved our stay. Also, Shari is by far the sweetest and most considerate, very thorough and thoughtful Host I have ever had, SO NICE! We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $15

** 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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