Saddle Peak Buddha House

Topanga, Los Angeles, California, US
The Stars Up Above in your Eyes

This hilltop home was once owned by legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and it's said he recorded some of his most famous songs here. But over the years it has played host to a number of other luminaries, from former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev to the late writer Carlos Castaneda, who is believed to have written two of his books while perched on the giant rock formation that sits next to the property.

While it has been home to legends, this is not a luxury mansion. It's a place to unwind, put your feet up and breathe. It's a space that's full of memories, and its colorful, eclectic interiors, with Mexican, Tex-Mex and Asian elements, have a feel that's unique to Topanga Canyon, a bohemian enclave of artists and creatives in the hills above Malibu. 

Come for the dramatic deck with its shimmering pool, and the unforgettable views across rock formations to the ocean below. 

Saddle Peak Buddha House

The vacation home for rent in California is inspired by its fashion-designer owner's love for different cultures, with vibrant eco-friendly paint colors bringing life to the walls. We love the original Malibu tiles in the entranceway and the Van Morrison memorabilia in the bedroom. Each room of the house has large windows or sliding glass doors that offer great views of the ocean and mountains. 

With its 3,000sqft deck, the focus is on outdoor living. Surrounded by thousands of acres of untouched natural parkland, which are filled with owls, coyotes, deer and rabbits, this is wild Southern California at its finest. Soak it all in, day or night. In fact, you'll be tempted to sleep outside. 


AROUND

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, this vacation home for rent in California sits high above the throng but close enough to access all that Los Angeles has to offer. If you're into surfing, head down to Malibu. Shopping? Santa Monica is half an hour away. Want to stay closer to home? With its 10,000-acre State Park, Topanga is famous for hiking, biking, horse riding, and other outdoor activities, with panoramic views around every corner.

Topanga has a mountain village feel, with an outdoor theater, yoga studios, quirky boutiques, great restaurants, and art studios. Home to many musicians, it also hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, including Topanga Days and Topanga Earth Day. The Topanga Film Institute hosts an annual Film Festival featuring movies from all over the world. 

There is minimal public transport (although ridesharing is available), so a car is highly recommended.


LOCATION

Topanga, Los Angeles County, California, US. Nearest airport: Los Angeles International (40 minutes).


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round.

 
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Saddle Peak Buddha House
Topanga, Los Angeles, California, US
A Storied Home with Extravagant Views

This majestic home perched in the Santa Monica Mountains has a remarkable pedigree. Once home to musician Van Morrison, it has also hosted guests from Mikhail Gorbachev to Carlos Castaneda.

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Overview The kitchen has some fun extras including an ice cream maker, popcorn popper, waffle maker, rice maker and bread machine. There is an outdoor barbecue and grill, and a dining table that seats eight. Towels are provided for the pool. Linens are organic.
Air Conditioning Units in each bedroom and living room
Heating Heaters in each bedroom and living room
Kitchen Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, coffee maker, coffee press, electric kettle, and toaster oven. Fully stocked with organic snacks, drinks and more.
Washer Yes
Pool Outdoor (unheated) pool
Dryer Yes
Indoor Fireplace In the living room. During the colder seasons, Duraflame logs and firewood are provided.
Wheelchair Accessible The only place that is not accessible is the master bedroom on the second level.
Suitable for Events Yoga retreats are ideal, but open to other events with less than 25 guests.
Cable TV 65" Sony 4KTV in the living room and Samsung SmartTVs in two bedrooms. All have full cable package and streaming apps.
Wireless Internet High speed wireless internet
Free Parking on Premises Room for six cars, plus street parking
Shampoo Organic shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion.
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 1 Cal king, 2 queens
Kitchen Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, coffee maker, coffee press, electric kettle, and toaster oven. Fully stocked with organic snacks, drinks and more.
Bathrooms 2.5
Accommodates 8
Kid-Friendly Families are welcome.
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome, with prior notice.
Min. Stay 4 nights
Check-In 4:00pm
Check-Out 11:00am
Cleaning $300
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit $1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancelation Policy Moderate
The guest will receive a full refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non-refundable.

Please do not climb the rock, and respect the wildlife nesting on it. Please respect neighbors' privacy. Absolutely no parties. The property is only for use for registered guests. You will be asked to leave and your stay will be cancelled if you have a party or guests not staying at the property. No drugs, smoking, or fires, except in the designated fireplaces and absolutely no fires on windy days. Do not light any candles inside or outside. Flameless candles and lights are provided. Please check with us before making a fire inside or outside. We have fire safety days, and we will let you know when it is safe for you to do so. Please stay in touch with us in case of any emergencies. No kids in the swimming pool without supervision. If we find kids swimming without adults being present, we will ask you to leave. The gate to the swimming pool is to remain closed and locked at all times. Smoking is not allowed indoors. You may smoke in outdoor areas, but you must use an ashtray and not dispose of cigarette butts anywhere on the property or in the fireplace. Failing to do so is a huge fire hazard and will not be tolerated under any circumstances. We make sure that everything is clean and in working order before guests check in. If there is a problem after you check in, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to get the problem solved. One of us will be in touch every day by text or email. The house has a septic system, so please do not flush anything other than toilet paper, and use that sparingly. Do not use the garbage disposal. Please use the plastic bags provided to dispose of food scraps and put these outside in the garbage bins. Turn off all lights when not in use. Please don’t leave the outside front and the pool floodlights on during the day. If you are doing laundry, please use the biodegradable soap provided. Do not use any other soap or bleach. All the water is used to water the greenery outside. Don’t leave the doors open. We will have mice and other creatures moving into the house. Do not leave food out. We are in the mountains and we will have wildlife on the deck if there is any food left out. No stains on the outside furniture from sun tan oils, creams, food, etc and the same goes for the inside furniture and all the linens. No coconut oil stains on the sheets. These do no come out and we have to replace all the linens.

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