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Charming Mountain Home 7 Minutes from Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Charming two-story canyon guest house next to main lodge in quaint and picturesque mountain village of Topanga. Wooded property on 3/4 acre with beautiful mountain and canyon views and lots of wildlife. Perfect for star gazing! Very short drive to hiking and biking trails, seasonal creek and village with several restaurants, post office, coffee shops and boutiques. Occupied main house also on property. No interaction needed.

California coast only 7 minute drive. Santa Monica and Malibu only 5-10 minutes further! Great for hiking, surfing & swimming. Many other activities and destinations nearby such as theme parks, horse back riding, boating, etc.

Charming, unique 2-story guest-house featuring 1 master bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower and bathtub, kitchenette and cathedral ceiling in living room/office area above. Authentic wood beams and paneling, hardwood floors throughout, french doors to small patio area and lots of windows. Property may not be suitable for small children, elderly people or those with mobility issues.

Sleeps 3 maximum. Queen bed and double bed/pull-out couch in living room.

Shared laundry for longer stays. On-street parking for car. Beautiful patios equipped with lounge chairs, gas grills and firepit/bbq. Newly installed shared hot tub in larger back yard.

Wi-Fi and cable TV service included. Land line available in main house for emergency calls.

Keywords: Guest House in the Canyon, Lodge, Mountain Home,

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Andrea

Andrea is a hypnotherapist, singer and songwriter- Peter works in the entertainment industry.

Andrea purchased this lodge in 2008

Why Andrea chose Topanga

It is a beautiful setting, very peaceful and tranquil. As close to nature as you would want to be yet just a short drive to the beaches or hiking trails. If I want to take in the city it is never far away!

What makes this lodge unique

The best sleep you'll ever have! Great star-gazing. Lots of entertaining wildlife! The air is cleaner and life is more enjoyable....

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Andrea!

We are sooo enjoying our stay at your charming lodge...

Shangri-La found
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Topanga, California

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking for one car only. Additionally cars may park on roads below house and walk up if needed.
  • May not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and tub with good water pressure and lots of hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable Queen in Master Bedroom. All linens supplied., Double Beds (1) Double Sofa Bed in living room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sturdy, Comfortable convertible couch, converts to double bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hardwood floors throughout, vaulted ceiling on top floor, ceiling fans and lots of windows, french doors to back patio. Coffee Maker, and Hair Dryer and 2 Comfy Robes available also. We also have 4 boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and bikes for your use- Just ask us to help you with those upon arrival!


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Charming Mountain Home 7 Minutes from Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great stay, loved the place.

  • 5 of 5

So close to everything but felt like we were in the country. Great hosts, great sleeps. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it- great to have you!
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Charming & Special!

  • 5 of 5

Canyon View Lodge is wonderful! Its many appealing aspects--location, setting, house, and lovely hosts--add up to a very special place.

LOCATION: Its location in Topanga Canyon is ideal for several reasons. Being mid-way between PCH and Woodland Hills allows for easy access to the beach, Malibu, and LA, as well as shopping in WH. Near the top of one side of the Canyon, it offers an amazing view of the far ridge. It's also located at the end of two short (vs very long) steep roads.

SETTING: Its tiered garden behind the guesthouse is replete with lavender and rosemary. Lanterns hung in the overarching live oak trees enhance this magical setting at night. With its potted palms and plants, the large terrace below/in front of the guesthouse looks like it could be in the Mediterranean. Twinkle lights entwined along its railing make for a most welcoming effect.

GUESTHOUSE: The charming two-story guesthouse is cozy, compact, and well designed. The knotty pine interior is sympatico with its natural setting. The many windows imbue the house with a great sense of light. Andrea and Peter's design capabilities are impressive. For example, as a desk sits in its own alcove, it doesn't intrude on the living room area. Though tiny, the kitchen is well equipped and organized.

HOSTS: Andrea and Peter were delightful. They respected my privacy, and were always willing to be helpful and accommodating. I thoroughly enjoyed my two month stay there. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway! Great Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Andrea and Peter made us (my husband, our 11 year old daughter, and myself) feel very welcome. Thanks for the use of your boogie boards! We stayed for nearly a week and loved every minute of it. I thoroughly enjoyed looking over the canyon every morning before our daily adventures. We were close to several beaches (Santa Monica Pier, Will Rogers and Zuma Beach) Andrea and Peter told us about hiking at Topanga Canyon State Park and Red Rock Park, and we definitely took advantage of such. It was great to have a lovely, rustic, homey place to retire to in the evenings. I would definitely recommend this place to my family and friends. The only downside would be that the hills (you are in in a canyon) and the steps may make it difficult for someone with a physical disability.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my husband stayed for just under 2 weeks and had a wonderful and relaxing time. The property is exactly as described and we were very comfortable here. The view is fantastic and the property is only minutes from the ocean (south) and the main city of Woodland Hills (north). We enjoyed motorbiking in the canyons (the snake/rockstore) during the daytime and then going to Woodland Hills for an evening coffee. Thanks again for sharing your gorgeous property with us, Andrea and Peter - we plan on making a return trip next year!!

  • Submitted: 2-May-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Mountain Rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this unique property for one month. The view of the Santa Monica mountains from the property is spectacular, walking along the flower paths, and enjoying a variety of birds while lounging on one of the many scenic patios on this lovely property. The location was ideal for us to explore all that Topanga Canyon has to offer. Hiking at Topanga State Park, the drive through the canyon to either Woodland Hills or the PCH to enjoy the ocean and Malibu. We felt like we were part of Andrea and Peter's family. A bottle of champagne to celebrate our 45th anniversary, use of their binoculars and many reference books for exploring Topanga Canyon, and homemade banana nut bread. A typical morning for us would be lounging on one of the many patios with our coffee and tea. Peter and Andrea's two adorable dogs Marley and Spike would stop by to greet us and check to see if we happened to have a treat for them. We did! One of our favorite daily routines became visiting with Andrea and Peter either in the morning as we started out our journey for the day and received a wealth of information on what area we decided to visit; or at the end of the day to talk with Peter and Andrea on the progress they had made that day on their ongoing beautification projects at their beautiful property. Thank you Andrea and Peter, Marley and Spike for sharing your beautiful property with us and helping us to feel so welcome and part of your family.

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. Highly recommended to all who what to get a way from the fast pace of the city. The owners are a gem! The rental was fully equipped with all that we needed. The beach is just minutes away, we were able to catch a couple of sunsets, GORGEOUS!

Thank you for the opportunity to stay on your property.


  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Bistro/Inn of the Seventh Ray
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Topanga, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$99.63
Additional Guest Fee C$19.93 per person per night
Damage Deposit C$265.68

We will OCCASIONALLY allow a small pet but we prefer not to. Additional fees will be required if a pet is allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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