Enjoy our beautiful Topanga cottage style Guesthouse with french doors leading out to waterfall pool, Jacuzzi and rose garden. The cottage, featuring vaulted ceilings, kitchen, cozy loft bedroom and bath is located on a serene property with mountain view decks and beautiful gardens, while just minutes from the beach. We are nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for hiking or biking some of the most beautiful trails, or drive to the beach and enjoy the ocean experience. This rental includes use of a pool and Jacuzzi. We are 15 minutes from Mailbu town,15 minutes from Santa Monica and only 8 minutes from the beaches. if you love to experience mountains and beach in the same day, this is the place for you. We take great pride in being sure that the guesthouse is clean, that you enjoy your stay and ready for your arrival. READ the REVIEWS!!!
Cottage,1 bedroom,1bathroom, sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome location and friendly host!
Can't beat this location. Plenty of parking. Hot tub, pool. The space had everything I needed including a hair dryer! Very friendly hosts. Would definitely come back if I'm ever in the area!
Amazing space in Tobago canyon.
This is an amazing space outside of the city for relaxation and peace. Nice pool, jacuzzi and beautiful space. Private. Close to some local shops and dining and nice hiking spots. Loved it. Rachel was great host and friendly.
Favorite part of our trip
My husband and I needed a vacation sooooo badly. We hadn’t taken one alone in 9 years! This was the perfect place for us. While it is a guest house, we had total privacy. The pool and hot tub were so nice to come home to! We hiked in the mountains, swam in the pool, and had a great location for traveling to Malibu, Santa Monica, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara... etc. Topanga is a unique and quiet town and we just loved it.
Thank you so much for a great stay!!!!
A good value for the price
We stayed for four nights recently and overall it was a positive experience. The location of the house is not too far from anything you'd want to do (beaches, hiking, restaurants), and the backyard by the pool is very quiet and peaceful. Folks considering this property should know that the bed is upstairs, bathroom downstairs. You will need to go down the steep stairs to use the facilities in the middle of the night, unless you sleep on the downstairs sofa bed. Rachel and Gregory were good hosts, following up quickly with answers to our questions.
I did note several things about the guest house that could be addressed that would make the stay more enjoyable. These are suggestions for Rachel and Gregory, and not meant to be mean. Ultimately for the money, the stay was just fine.
1. A few nightlights installed on each floor would be very helpful when navigating to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
2. We visited during a heat wave. It would have been nice if the AC had been started before we arrived - it was very hot for several long hours until it cooled down.
3. Several of the furnishings could be improved for not a lot of $$ - the carpet in the kitchen has a hole in it and is ancient, the ottoman has a huge rip in it, the bathroom doorknob is covered in paint and the sink skirt is taped on with clear plastic tape. For about $200 and some elbow grease, all of these small things could be easily addressed and would make a big difference, especially for folks who are expecting a higher-end experience.
Rachel's pool side guest house is a wonderful retreat after exploring what L.A. area has to offer.
Super close to Malibu and Santa Monica. Plus all of Topanga's hiking trails & great eats. This spot is a little gem in the hills. Would definitely enjoy staying here again
Location was great
My husband and I stayed for a quick getaway and decide to stay in Topanga.
Upon arriving, we were confused as to were to enter the first house. Wen we went through the main gate, we realized that the guest house was a lot closer to the main house as we hoped for: There was a lack of privacy. Which, in our case wasn't as big of deal. However, what was the deal breaker was the entering into the house. Although it was quite lovely, I could not get over the urine smell. They do accept pets, (which I didint realize until afterwards), but we immediately had to use their candle to eliminate the pet smell. We met the owners child and she and their dog was adorable, but the child had asked us if she could go swimming in their pool later on. Hmm, because we were so tired, we politely said "we would like some privacy" ( i felt bad) . The location was a great spot to be for "peacefulness " and be able to go about our day in Malibu and Santa Monica, and the jacuzzi was one of our main pleasures. Although the pool was real dirty, we stayed in the jacuzzi which was the main perk of the place.
Suggestion: Curtains are shear, possibly invest in newer thicker curtains. Most people who look at this location expect to have some privacy and since there really isn't any due to the fence and children at the main home, durable non shear curtains could possible make it better. And those who are pet friendly, find a way to fully eliminate the smell.
I hope I wasn't too harsh.
Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you experienced a smell in the guesthouse. I havent had dogs stay in the last 6 months so I wish you had called me immediately. I would have had the guesthouse cleaned again and determine what the source of the odor was. I havent had that complaint before so please be sure to always reach out as I am quick to respond. It is a guesthouse so it is on our property close to our home so it isn't entirely private. It is enclosed with its own fence and has its own yard and property.The pool is a shared pooled and not advertised as private though when my kids want to swim, I always ask them to check in as I want to be thoughtful of the guest as each person is different. As for the pool not being clean, again, I wish you would have shared this as I would have had that handled immediately. When we have winds the leaves can fall in so I am proactive about this though always let me know if it isn't okay. I have someone servicing the pool every week to keep it clean. I will definitely look into getting solid blinds at the door. I have them more on the sheer side to allow light in but I will look into something a bit more solid. I appreciate you feedback and hope you had a wonderful trip home.