Topanga Secret Cottage


Entire guest house hosted by Lynn

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the guest house to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The cottage is a large one-bedroom guesthouse, barely visible from our main house. Very private with gorgeous canyon views.

The space
We call our guesthouse the "Secret Cottage" because you almost can't believe you can find this much tranquility in Los Angeles County. A simple, rustic kind of elegance prevails in this unique hideaway, accessible by a narrow, bumpy road the likes of which are rarely seen in the first world. Only a mile and a half from the main road, you'll feel like you've gone back in time as you pass horses, goats and sheep along the way. The house has 1 large, well appointed BR with a tempurpedic mattress and bamboo floors. Comfortable bath with antique vanity connects to both bedroom and living room. Spacious living room has a comfortable sofa bed, and an inflatable mattress is also available. Three sets of French doors open to a small deck. A full "foodie" kitchen comes with everything you'll need to cook gourmet meals, usually including honey, eggs and citrus from our ranch! Peaches in summer! Kitchen doors open to a stone patio with a Moroccan tile table. There's a large unheated pool shared with the main house, and breathtaking views in every direction. Roadrunners, coyotes, hawks and hummingbirds share this paradise, and you can eat meals outside most of the year. From the patio, you can even see a distant glimpse of ocean on a (very) clear day. Great for lovers, writers, naturalists, healers, mountain bikers, adventurers, photographers and anyone who loves LA best from a slight distance.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Shared hot tub
Pets allowed
EV charger
Washing machine

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 168 reviews


Where you’ll be

Los Angeles, California, United States

Topanga is a rustic canyon just outside of the city of LA, between Santa Monica and Malibu. We are in a side canyon within Topanga Canyon, and our neighbors are small ranches and properties with at least 10 acres. The last 1.4 miles of road to the cottage is narrow, but paved and completely passable.

Hosted by Lynn

  1. Joined in March 2012
  • 762 Reviews
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Lynn was a documentary writer/director, but now transitioning into the art world after going back to school for a MA. Two great kids: Jackson has recently gone back to art school at SFAI, and Nora is a senior in high school, looking for the perfect college. We have 2 dogs, Hendricks & Yoko, a dozen or so chickens and some pandemic quails. We truly enjoy having airbnb guests in Topanga and New Mexico. Almost everyone has been lovely and very appreciative of our unique locales. We love to travel ourselves, so it's great fun to meet others who share that passion. But don't worry... we mostly leave you alone to enjoy the place!
Lynn was a documentary writer/director, but now transitioning into the art world after going back to school for a MA. Two great kids: Jackson has recently gone back to art school a…


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During your stay

We're here if you need us. We often get to know guests in the summer at the pool. Happy to give advice or info, but we find most guests want to soak up the tranquility so we'll leave you to it!

Lynn is a Superhost

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy