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2 bedroom Gem Sparkling between Mountain & Ocean

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Once the home of Mickey Rooney, this Topanga gem is wonderfully situated for gentle ocean breezes in a 'climate-perfect' area. Enveloped in natural beauty, with its own poetry at any time of day or year, it invites one to retreat in tranquil simplicity and comfort, while remaining within minutes to civilization. It is located minutes from the beach and surfing hot spots, nestled in between Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and the Valley. The property is surrounded by a lovely fenced yard, a growing orchard, an herb garden, and a vegetable garden, crowned by a gazebo with a swinging couch and garden chairs. The main entrance gate opens to a rock garden with a fountain. Overlooking the canyon, the front porch is an inviting space with comfortable cushioned wicker chairs and an ...Once the home of Mickey Rooney, this Topanga gem is wonderfully situated for gentle ocean breezes in a 'climate-perfect' area. Enveloped in natural beauty, with its own poetry at any time of day or year, it invites one to retreat in tranquil simplicity and comfort, while remaining within minutes to civilization. It is located minutes from the beach and surfing hot spots, nestled in between Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and the Valley. The property is surrounded by a lovely fenced yard, a growing orchard, an herb garden, and a vegetable garden, crowned by a gazebo with a swinging couch and garden chairs. The main entrance gate opens to a rock garden with a fountain. Overlooking the canyon, the front porch is an inviting space with comfortable cushioned wicker chairs and an artsy coffee table providing relaxation at any time of day or night. A majestic chime hangs there, capturing the soul of the wind with beautiful tones and resonance that you will hear throughout the bedrooms and living room. The living room and dining area feature a high ceiling with exposed beams, bamboo floors, and sage color carpet in the bedroom harmonizing Nature and hOMe. The space is well designed and enlightened by a warm glow recessed lighting system on a dimmer that creates even more special moments. It has an eclectic feel with flavors of Asia, India, Africa and France, inviting simplicity and serenity. The house is proudly erected on a rugged canyon terrain, yet comfortable with all the amenities of modern life. High tech kitchen with bucolic accents, central heating system, shower/bath, fireplace, home theater with DVD player, surround sound, wireless ultra high speed FIOS Internet. I am kids friendly and happy to accommodate infants and toddlers, with a portable crib, high chair, rocking horse, oversize plush animals, foldable play tent and tunnel, books and other toys. The guest bedroom beds are also suitable for young children. The front entrance door opens to warm open space featuring various environments that blend harmoniously into each other: Living room facing the fireplace and a pull down home theater screen. On the left is the dining area overlooking the herb and vegetable garden, growing orchard and gazebo. On the rights are beautiful doors to the bedrooms. From the dining area, you walk into the kitchen on the right. You should find everything you need there, and more: blender, food processor, fondue set, crepe maker, toaster, French press coffee maker, tea pot, electric kettle. Cookery is included. If you need anything else, just ask, I probably have it. The kitchen features two windows into the world of nature, making you feel like you are perched in the tree ; and a glass door that opens onto a red brick terrace, with two patio chairs and a small round table. There is a planter (with seasonal vine-type vegetables for your enjoyment) dividing the main house from the guest house. The Master and Guest Bedrooms are on the right of the living room; across, is a full bathroom in beautiful earth tones with a view from the shower and bathtub. The master bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, and gorgeous cabinetry, on each side of a large mirror. The walls are the color of the sun which will greet you in the morning. Each window is dressed with high quality drapery and veil curtains. The guest bedroom has 2 twin size beds configured in an L bracket. Both bedrooms are bright and temperate. Two large windows with a stunning view of nature provide ample ventilation. High quality linen, towels, and toiletries are all included. The maximum occupancy of 4. You can expect cleanliness, quietness, and beauty within and without - nature and civilization working together. While the days weave a visual tapestry of trees and vegetation, including California Oaks, Olive trees, fern, massive boulders and wild flowers, the nights will host an entrancing symphony orchestrating frogs and crickets, conducted by owls. At night, a wide variety of wild life reclaims its territory beyond the wooden fence. And sheltering it all, the pristine sky will often dazzle the stargazer. This is a good place to take a break from the city and the busy-ness of life, where you can be quiet, secluded, and creative, private and social, active and busy as you wish. It is a well cared home and property, which I continue to enjoy sharing with guests from all over the world, and I love to exceed their expectations. Once you walk through the gate, you will feel in a very special place: immersed in nature, yet close to civilization - secluded but not isolated; it is easily accessible - no long winding road to get to my door. More
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About the Owner
Isabelle C
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Porch
Central Heating
Highchair
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Hairdryer
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
There are about 7 restaurants in towns including grill, fish, ethnic, spiritual, warm lively cafes and quaint boutiques, Farmer's Market. Also within short distance is Lake Shrine, a breathtaking meditation garden and lake with swans - one of Los Angeles hidden treasures. You can drive, ride, or walk through the Santa Monica Mountains to get there! The Canyon is strewn with stunning trails to hike or mountain bike. Should you long for beautiful beaches and surfing hotspots, the ocean will be calling... 6 minutes away.
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