Mountains, Tropical Pool & Hot Tub Only 10 Minutes from the Beach!

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

'A Place Away From Time' ~ In the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu.

Relax in our beautiful tropical pool. ~ Let the cares of the world melt away as you soothe your soul in the hot tub surrounded by colorful gardens and beautiful mountain views.

Retreat to your inviting accommodations ~

THE COTTAGE - Feel snug and cozy surrounded by the natural cedar and redwood walls and beams of this charming 1100 sf home. Nestled beside a wooded mountain creek, the house has a quaint Loft Bedroom (w/ walk-in closet) which overlooks the living room through from the rafters of the 16' ceilings and out the arched picture window. Downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen (sorry no dishwasher other than you), breakfast bar, dining area with Tiffany style lamp, entertainment center with fax and copier, and full bathroom. The sofa in the living room converts into a large queen-size bed so the house can accommodate four (4) people - five (5) with a roll-away..

CASA PORTOFINO SECLUDED LUXURY is located only 10 minutes from Topanga Beach on the Pacific Ocean, Topanga State Park hiking and horseback riding trails, and the Getty Villa; Only 20 minutes from Malibu, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley.

The community of Topanga offers professional theater (June - October), several restaurants and coffee houses, two grocery stores, post office, and many unique shops and galleries. Many in home services are available in Topanga, including massage, pilates training and yoga.

HIDE AWAY behind your private gated entrance;

ENJOY the myriad of amenities for self-indulgence, sightseeing and recreation.

ENJOY a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless!

ENJOY a slice of Paradise.

ENJOY Topanga!

ENJOY the Secluded Luxury of CASA PORTOFINO!

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Living Room - Convertible Queen Sofa Bed: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    5' thick mattress topper makes this a bed of choice....moreless

  • Loft Bedroom: 2 double


  • * Single roll-away bed with memory foam mattress sleeps one.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Lower Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lighted vanity Mirror...moreless

  • Full bathroom w/ tub and shower combination.

Other Amenities

  • Catering Available: There are several restaurants in the canyon or in the valley that will deliver (Some deliver free and others have a delivery charge.). Also, 'Restaurants on the Run' ( ) will deliver from a variety of restaurants in the area. (ROTR charges a flat $10.00 delivery fee with a $100.00 minimum.) ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Nestled at 1000 feet in the Santa Monica Mountain range....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Santa Monica Mountain Range in Topanga Canyon State Park...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    10 Minutes from Topanga Beach...moreless

  • River:

    Our Creekside Cottage rests above a tributary of Topanga Creek....moreless

  • Village:

    Casa Portofino is one (1) mile from Topanga which has two (2) grocery stores and a variety of clothing, gift shops and art galleries....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Available by swimming pool....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    MC - Only...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two propane grills located by pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool is heated during the Summer season (05/01-08/31) and is shared only with estate owners. Pool may be heated during other times at an additional cost....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat
$1,050 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 12%


The posted Rental Rates are for the CREEKSIDE COTTAGE and are subject to change without notice.

The Pool is heated in the summer season only. Additional charge for heating pool during other seasons.

The Hot Tub is heated year round.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Abulita's Mexican Restaurant
15.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Catalina - Marina Del Rey Flyer
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodland Hills Country Club
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Van Nuys Amtrack
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Topanga Canyon Blvd. and PCH
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Inn of the Seventh Ray
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baldy
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Topanga State Beach

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Bocce Ball (on site) ,boating, horseshoes, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa.

Pool is shared with estate owner.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1974

About: My late wife, Jerrolyn, designed and developed this magical property over the last 37 years. With a degree in architecture from Harvard, she always designed award winning homes and offices. I came to California on vacation from my law practice ten years ago and met Jerrolyn. The rest is history. As an artist, sculptor, construction & finish carpenter - to name a few of my areas of interest - I joined Jerrolyn in the development and design of Casa Portofino. I look forward to sharing our creation with you.

Why Fernwood, Topanga, CA, USA:
Casa Portofino is perfectly situated on the seaward side of the Santa Monica Mountain Range and surrounded by the Topanga State Park which is filled with many miles of hiking and biking trails. The environment is remote, think Big Bear, but the property is located only 20 minutes from Malibu, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley and only 10 minutes from the Pacific ocean. I can think of no place I would rather be.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A timeless place to seek refuge from the world.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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  • Creekside Cottage & Pool

    Creekside Cottage & Pool

  • Kitchen - Creekside Cottage

    Kitchen - Creekside Cottage

  • Pool


  • Pool Bar & Grill Area

    Pool Bar & Grill Area

  • Living Room - Creekside Cottage

    Living Room - Creekside Cottage

  • Brick Patio - Creekside Cottage

    Brick Patio - Creekside Cottage

  • Casa Portofino Estate - Hot Tub & Pool at Night

    Casa Portofino Estate - Hot Tub & Pool at Night

  • Casa Portofino Estate - Hot Tub

    Casa Portofino Estate - Hot Tub

  • Casa Portofino Estate - Pool Side Towel Cabinet

    Casa Portofino Estate - Pool Side Towel Cabinet

  • Happy Buddah in his willow throne.

    Happy Buddah in his willow throne.

VRBO #239586

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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