Walkway and front entrance of Anam CaraFire pit and entrance of Anam Cara
Anam Cara Main Floor 4bds/2baths

Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Main floor/4 bedrooms--shared, NOT exclusive use of the entire house or the estate. An elegant creekside home under a canopy of Oak trees with expansive native gardens. Shared baths, gourmet kitchen, pool, fire pit, BBQ; hike to state park, 6 miles to beach and Malibu.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £79
Security Deposit: £158
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: £465 / night
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The space

Newly remodeled serene tri-level creekside handicap accessible home in the Santa Monica Mountains with bamboo floors, expansive grounds, meditation gardens and labyrinth, swimming pool, gas fire pit (as available, only owner lights fire pit), and BBQ. This charming home was owned by a roadhouse music lover and was part of the American Folk music scene where many household names visited and played long into the night. You will enjoy 4 private bedrooms surrounding the great room, 3 queen size beds and 1 full/double size bed, all with exterior French doors to the deck, private in-room vanities with sinks and shared central bath with skylight on same floor, additional bath on lower level with skylight. This listing option is for the main floor of the house and is limited to 4 bedrooms, all other areas of the house and grounds shared with other guests.

Do not inquire about the Main Floor rental option, but rather the Tranquil Anam Cara Retreat Center (listing ), if you wish to book the entire property privately (you and your guests only).

All bedrooms and the great room have French doors opening to the beautiful wrap around redwood deck that encompasses the home. California native gardens and grounds include multiple areas for private meditation, yoga, and quiet contemplation.

There are 5 parking spaces on-site (one of which is reserved for the owner). If there is space available, one vehicle for your room may park inside the driveway, ALL the way forward, do not park behind or block any other vehicles. No guest visitor vehicles inside the gate at any time. Vehicles must be able to turn around safely in the driveway to pull forward out onto Topanga Canyon Blvd. There is ample parking either on-site or across the street in a parking area or along the Blvd. Flexible check-in means after 3:00pm, same day booking after 3:00pm is possible, and late check-in allowed.

Where your dollars go: All proceeds benefit a nonprofit hospice home, Gabriel’s House, the future design for Anam Cara. I am converting my home to care for individuals with a terminal illness. Airbnb rentals help us raise funds to realize this dream sooner rather than later. Thank you for supporting our vision. Learn more by visiting our website:

Guest access

High speed WiFi service, communal ROKU and dvd player in living room, ramped swimming pool, wheelchair accessible shower with bench and 36" bedroom doors, gourmet kitchen, communal living areas, washer/dryer, meditation gardens, labyrinth, outdoor shower and deck lounging.

Interaction with guests

Guests enjoy a great deal of autonomy. Host is a research scientist and lives nearby, easily reached via text messaging.

The neighbourhood

Enjoy the bohemian vibe of Los Angeles County’s crown jewel, Topanga, renowned for stunning vistas, Topanga State Park, walk to wilderness area hiking, biking, and horse trails; ride or drive to beautiful beaches; 10 minutes to Malibu, 20 minutes to downtown Santa Monica, and 25 miles from Hollywood. Topanga boasts many local alternative healers, health food stores, quaint boutiques, non-GMO and other dining option; Theatricum Botanicum, an acclaimed outdoor Shakespeare theater; Froggy’s pub and restaurant with occasional live music is just a 1 minute walk across the street.

Getting around

Uber taxi and Canyon Car service, summer beach bus, biking (rentals available across the street at renowned Topanga Creek Bicycles).

Other things to note

The property is situated in a beautiful small canyon in the larger Topanga Canyon and adjacent to Topanga State Park. Pool towels provided. Other rentals and community events occur on site. Kitchen access available to guests. Anam Cara offers a tranquil serene environment and is not suitable for infants or small children except for families who book the entire estate.

Complimentary chocolate included. Monthly rental rate is for 4 weeks/28 days as required by short-term rental regulations. Security deposit of $300 and cleaning fee of $250 added for monthly rentals. Prices subject to change.

Unpaid visitors must be approved in advance. To host a party/event at the house during your stay there is an additional $ rental cleaning fee.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No pets.

Fire Safety: No candles or wood fires of any kind.

For Safety Reasons: No more than 5 vehicles in the driveway at any time, no back to back parking, so everyone can turn around safely in the driveway to pull forward out of the gate into oncoming traffic and avoid damage to the driveway gate. Abundant additional parking in gravel area across the street and along the Blvd.

Audio Equipment: $250 surcharge for tampering with cables or connections, or connecting personal or other audio equipment to the house system.

Visitors are not allowed without prior approval and may be subject to day use fees. No visitor vehicles inside the gate at any time.

The true number of guests in your party must be disclosed, there is no revolving door policy allowing guests outside of your booking on the property without prior approval to prevent overloading house systems and septic tanks, etc.

Smoking is not permitted indoors or ANYWHERE except in the smoking area adjacent to the main driveway gate; dispose of all butts in sand-filled cans provided in the smoking area. $250 minimum cleaning fee will be levied for doing otherwise. Topanga is an extreme high fire risk area and smoking is prohibited in and around the State Park.

No daily cleaning service.

Adjusting or tampering with pool equipment or heater in posted restricted area is prohibited and will result in a surcharge of $500.

Noise: Anam Cara is located in a State Park setting not an urban entertainment district; no outdoor music or audible devices after 10pm without earbuds or headphones in common areas and no loud voices after 10pm (guest charged $500 fee if neighbors call the police to report a nuisance). Outdoor areas (pool, fire pit, decks, etc.) CLOSE at 11pm; quiet hours are 11:00pm to 8:00am...please be respectful of my home and neighbors.

Check-in is after 3:00 pm and checkout is before 11:00am. Exceptions require advance approval as other guests may be occupying your room immediately prior to your arrival or after your departure.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Marti User Profile
October 2016
We loved staying at Anam Cara it is beautiful and well appointed to say the least the hosts are so friendly so helpful beautiful location clean I would definitely return and hope I can !!

Kate User Profile
April 2016
This is a lovely, peaceful place. The beautiful trees and the lovely amenities and furnishings create a peaceful retreat. Mitch is a good host who made sure we had what we needed and made us very aware of how best to enjoy the property. It was clean, friendly, and cozy with plenty of space to enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings.

Phyllis User Profile
November 2015
Our family had a wonderful time at Mitch's Bed and Breakfast. Beautiful location. This is an immaculate and comfortable home with a beautiful kitchen.

Chris User Profile
October 2015
Great time at Anam Cara. Stayed on the main floor with a few friends. We had a wedding up in Topanga and it was the perfect situation. Beautiful grounds. Super relaxing atmosphere. Mitch is a great host.

Allison User Profile
July 2015
Mitch was an amazing host. Anam Cara offered a serene setting away from the hectic LA life. Mitch was gracious enough to allow me to host a social for the Veterans of The Mission Continues. Needless to say I continue to receive emails about what an amazing time everyone had at the social. The best part was being able to meet other guests who were staying on the property from all different walks of life. Thank you Mitch for opening up your home to all of us! (The all natural pool was amazing).

Chrisel User Profile
June 2015
I have only great things to say about my experience being at Anam Cara and our host, Mitch. This place is truly a get away home! If you want a stress-free, peaceful, relaxing, and absolutely beautiful environment this is definitely the place for you. As for Mitch, he is possibly the sweetest host I have ever had through airbnb. He is so welcoming and sweet, it's almost unreal. I stayed in the main house on the first floor with my 6 cousins and we all felt like this was our home. We were all so sad to leave, but we are glad we were able to experience staying at Anam Cara for 2 days. I definitely recommend staying here if you are planning to visit Malibu. It's a gem in Topanga Canyon.

Brittany User Profile
March 2015
Mitch was a great and flexible host who has a beautiful home on gorgeous property. He was very accommodating to the folks who were staying at the house. They were working nights in the Topanga Canyon area and needed a quiet place to sleep in the day and Anam Cara 10 was perfect. Mitch is a genuine person with amazing goals for Anam Cara and I'm excited to see his dream of turning Anam Cara into a full working hospice center come true!

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Topanga, California, United States · Joined in August 2013
Mitch User Profile

Youthful hippie research scientist, philosophical and lover of nature.

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