Pool and BBQ AreaGreat room and entrance, dining table seats 10
Tranquil Anam Cara Retreat Center
Tranquil Anam Cara Retreat Center
15 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
4 baths
15 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
4 baths
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Elegant creek side home under a canopy of California Live Oaks, Sycamores, Sequoias, and other native trees. Sleeps 15, breakfast included. Gourmet kitchen, pool, fire pit, adjacent to Topanga State Park, 10 mins to beaches, 20 mins to Santa Monica. This home has 6 bedrooms and 3 indoor bathrooms and 1 bath with heated outdoor shower at pool house.

The space

Enjoy the tranquil setting and privacy of this serene tri-level creekside handicap accessible estate 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. Depending on room assignments and use of common areas, the main house sleeps up to 15 people. Main house has 3 full bathrooms (showers only, no bathtubs) plus 1 bathroom at pool house with heated outdoor shower (no bathtubs on the property).

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.

All potential guests are encouraged to please review each of the bedrooms listed individually on Airbnb under Private Room (zoom in on map to limit search to Anam Cara and immediately adjacent properties) to see more photos and read specific details about individual sleeping rooms, actual dimensions and amenities.

Five of six bedrooms and the great room inside the house 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. Park ALL the way forward, do not park behind or block any vehicles for safe maneuvering in the driveway. No guest visitor vehicles inside the gate at any time. All 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. Airbnb will help us raise funds to realize this dream sooner rather than later. Thank you for supporting our vision. Learn more by visiting our website: (URL HIDDEN)

Guest access

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

Interaction with guests

Host is a research scientist and can be reached easily via text. This home is fully furnished as a private residence.

Other things to note

No pets. Complimentary chocolates provided in all sleeping rooms. Booking rates are for accommodations only and correct number of guests must be approved and included in the reservation. Visitors require approval in advance and day use fees may apply. Visitor vehicles are not allowed inside driveway gate at any time. In addition to the accommodations fees, events/parties incur additional fees for party/event rental.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Suitable for events

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
5 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad
Security deposit is $3028

No pets.

Fire Safety: No candles, incense, 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: $500 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. $500 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.


15 Reviews

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Kat User Profile
November 2017
Mitch was so helpful, the house was big and beautiful (in lovely Topanga- can’t beat it!) and the kitchen was stocked for breakfast which was awesome! We had 12 people that fit comfortably and loved having a home base for all of us to come back to.

R User Profile
May 2017
Lovely, tranquil setting under the trees. Comfortable rooms and lots of outdoor space. We had a blast.

Emily User Profile
January 2017
Great place for quiet relaxing, and easy driving to great beaches.

Jennifer User Profile
November 2016
Mitch is simply the best, most kind and wonderful person. This peaceful space immediately helped mold our wedding party into a supportive team. The serenity of the surroundings calmed any pre-wedding jitters. We were so lucky to be able to be surrounded by all the people we love. The whole stay was perfection. Thank you.

Julia User Profile
October 2016
A lovely home for our good friends who came all over the country to meet us for a wedding weekend. Was an oasis. Great outdoor spaces and very peaceful and beautiful area. Mitch and Brigitte are great!

Megan User Profile
October 2016
Mitch, through our written communication, and Brigitte, through her thorough welcome and frequent check ins, were both amazing hosts. I appreciate their prompt communication, attention to detail, and warmth that instantly made me and my team feel welcome and cared for. I would recommend Anam Cara to any group.

Isabel User Profile
September 2016
Mitch is awesome! Super friendly, super thorough. The house is beautiful and funky and so is the property.

Topanga, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Mitch User Profile

Youthful hippie research scientist, philosophical and lover of nature.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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