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- Intimate Luxury... Minutes From Malibu Beach in a Beautiful Park-like Setting-

Fernwood, Topanga, CA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Beautiful 1 Bedroom. Cottage (Sleeps 2)

With Summer in full swing... Spend your time in a Designer Styled Cottage that is 1/2 the price of nearby Hotels and Definitely more Charming. This cozy little hide-a-way is Nestled Off The Banks Of A Seasonal Creek In A Romantic Park-like Setting... and Is The Perfect Spot To Relax, Kick Your Feet Up, and Enjoy our 42" Plasma TV, along with All of The Beauty And Nature That Surrounds This Magnificent Location.

Minutes From Malibu Beach, and close to Beautiful Hiking trails... Inspired By our Love Of The Sea, The Cottage Is Designed With Warm Subtle Hues Of The Caribbean That Is Sure To Leave You Refreshed And Rejuvenated - Similar To A Day At The Spa...

Speaking Of A Spa, Burke Williams Spa Is Just 20 Minutes Away In Heart Of The 3rd Street Promenade. Located In The City Of Santa Monica Also Home To The World Famous Pier And Amusement Park.

* For Summertime Enjoyment there are 'FREE Outdoor MOVIES & CONCERTS' in the park... Outdoor Theatre... and a Summer Concert Series every Thursday on the Santa Monica Pier- Bring a blanket, Snack up on some goodies, and ENJOY all that Southern California has to offer - Amusement parks are Fabulous this time of year, and 'Catalina Island' is only 45 min. away by ferry. (A definite Favorite of mine)

Whether You're In The Mood For A Little R & R Or Exploring The Sights Of The City, There Are A Plethora Of Activities To Keep You Busy...

Beautiful Hiking Trails Surround This Location, Along With Top Rated Restaurants, Shopping, Intimate Cafe's, Coffee Shops, Yoga, Seasonal Outdoor Theatre, Art Galleries, Museums, And Much More...



Member Since 2006
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Feb 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, The Plush, Queen size bed will wrap you in Comfort.
      • Although small in size the bedroom adds a Private space for sleeping.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Space heater
                      • Internet
                        Wireless Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Our custom Kitchen is designed with the Comfort and Convenience of a full kitchen with wrap around windows, 2 burner electric stove-top, and a mini dishwasher.
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                            Bar size Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            2 burner electric stove-top
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Outdoor Dining area under a covered patio.
                              • Dining Area


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV with over 500 channels including Starz, HBO, Sports, Music and more...
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    42 inch Plasma HDTV for your viewing enjoyment connected to a DVD player.
                                  • Video Library
                                    There is a nice selection of DVD’s to choose from.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • 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.

                                                                13 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Romantic little getaway in the canyon!!

                                                                Great little cottage in the canyon. Very romantic, candles lit on the property, and pretty lighting along the way to the cottage from the main home. They are the best hosts we have come across in all of our homeaway stays!!Would definitely come back, and definitely recommend.

                                                                Great and easy for us!

                                                                chiah r.

                                                                Was a lovely clean cute and well stocked home.

                                                                Enchanting Topanga Treehouse Adventure

                                                                Rick A.Lake Oswego, OR USA

                                                                My wife and I were searching for a location both nature-filled and close to the man made bustle of LA, Malibu and Santa Monica. Shari & Bert's Cottage here fulfilled that blend. This set of structures (a cottage and a couple houses) cling to the side of the canyon, anchored by Bert's landslide reinforcements and large oak, eucalyptus and palm trees which they planted here many years ago when only a hunter's blind occupied the property.

                                                                Access through the windy canyon road and then parking, once you have located the small driveway apron along the 27, is challenging. However, once you have climbed the hillside stairs through the park like setting and set down your bags, your pulse returns to a resting pace. The cottage itself is cozy in a generous way. We applaud the furnishings. There is a space heater that we turned on in the morning. There is a complete kitchen set which we utilized for our delightful al fresco breakfasts . At night, when returning to the cottage from our LA wandering , the darkness is broken up by thoughtfully placed footpath lighting and the romantic presence of many votive candles along deck & bridge railings. Magical.

                                                                We were close enough to hop over to the San Fernando Valley for groceries, visit Hollywood for St Patricks Day partying and a visit to the nearby and splendid Getty Villa. We hiked along the beach and another day into the hills of giant Topanga State Park.

                                                                This place gives you both worlds represented by sound, the ebb and flow of cars and motorcycles racing by below you, then at times deep canyon silence - surrendering only to cheerful birdsong and water fountain gush.

                                                                All in all charming hosts, enchanting setting.

                                                                Unpleasant stay

                                                                Aseem K.

                                                                We were super excited after booking this property and were looking forward to our stay there but this was quite a disappointment.

                                                                Don't get fooled by those photos, this property doesn't even get close to that. We could not get hold of the owner throughout our stay there, so we were on our own. Had trouble finding the place first and then the parking.

                                                                The key to the property wasn't provided so there's no way to lock the cottage when you are gone. It was cold at night when we were there but there's no heating except for a portable heater which made a heck load of noise so we decided to leave it alone. The 'hot' water in the shower was barely lukewarm.

                                                                The kitchen was barely stocked and there were two old towels in the bathroom in the name of linens. The curtains in the kitchen could not be drawn which left the whole cottage exposed. The comforter on the bed is so heavy that you can get buried underneath it but you can't move it, lol. And there's not much you can do about anything when the owner ignores your phone calls and texts for two straight days. Basically this turned out to be an expensive tree house vacation!

                                                                Exceeded My Expectations

                                                                Craig and Cheryl B.Bakerfield

                                                                The grounds surrounding the cottage were lush and verdant. Every window of the cottage afforded a view of trees - oak, bamboo and a huge eucalyptus. Plants of every variety blanketed the ground. Birds filled the air with their songs and I enjoyed listening to the hooting of owls at night. At dusk, the propery came alive with lights - in the trees, along the walkways and in the bushes, which created an ambiance that was spectacular. The cottage sat on a hill and was accessed via 4 staircases. The cottage was situated on the property in such a way that I had complete privacy.

                                                                The cottage was clean to a fault and was filled with lots of natural light during the daytime. At night the lighting inside the cottage was supplied by lamps, wall sconces and can lights in the kitchen. The furnishings were beautiful as well as comfortable. I prepared all my meals in the fully stocked kitchen and ate al fresco on the deck, while viewing the grounds. I appreciated the fluffy white bathrobe, the A/C, the premium linens and the luxury soaps which were provided for my use.

                                                                Thank you Bert and Shari for sharing your lovely cottage with me.

                                                                I recommend this lovely cottage with its outstanding grounds.

                                                                Wonderful Stay! Great spot

                                                                Leisha H.

                                                                My husband and I truly enjoyed the location of the cottage on the mountain side! Nice and secluded and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Shari and Bert have invested a lot of effort not only in the cottage but the outdoor deck and walkway are all finely decorated and maintained. We loved how close the cottage was to Malibu beaches- zuma beach, el matador beach to name a few and fine dining. Hope to stay again soon! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy a piece of your paradise!


                                                                Fernwood, Topanga, CA, USA


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Rates do not apply to all major holidays-

                                                                13 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.5/5
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