The Mermaid Topanga, LA, California

La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • Villa
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 12
  • from $ 1500 nt
What we like about this property

The site of some legendary adventures, artistic expression, and a little scandalous mischief over the years, this famous retreat has undergone many incarnations but remains our very own hometown legend. We love its classic beauty, Bohemian elegance and dazzling mountain location. It’s lovely, historic and just a little bit notorious…

For a conversation with the owner of this property (and more about its history), visit our Journal section here.

Description

Celebrated in song and later inspired by Shakespeare’s Mermaid Tavern, this fabled retreat features a fascinating history, classic beauty and a stunning mountain landscape. Originally built as a country club house in 1930 when the Santa Monica Mountains were a distant and very rural destination, the Mermaid’s storied history spans decades of change and adaptation. From a gambling hall and brothel run by gangster Mickey Cohen to a gay nightclub in the 1950s, to one of the more celebrated artist hangouts of the 70’s, this beautiful Spanish gem has seen it all.

Tucked away in a quiet and private canyon surrounded by thousands of acres of mountain terrain and lush gardens, the classic Mediterranean architecture has been lovingly and faithfully restored to its former glory. Rustic and graceful, the house’s grand scale is majestic but remains intimate and inviting. The massive great hall is the heart of the house with soaring vaulted ceilings, arched windows and a grand fireplace to gather round. Bright and expansive, the interiors are furnished elegantly and comfortably with simple classic pieces and a unique collection of antiques.  

The gourmet kitchen and adjacent dining room can serve large groups inside or alfresco in the vast gardens. Up the grand staircase are three en suite bedrooms each with tasteful and refined ambience and great individual style.   

The property meanders through lush mature gardens with fountains and many peaceful spots to enjoy the wild natural beauty, mountain views and native wildlife. A large pool is nestled discreetly into the gardens for cooling off in the summer.

This grande dame is a gracefully preserved vintage gem with a slightly checkered past that will charm and inspire you with its beauty, artistic spirit and fascinating heritage. 

Three other properties on the same site as also available for rent through BoutiqueHomes: Rainbow Studio, the Blue Bungalow, and the Casita Trailer

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, TV/DVD, laundry facilities, housekeeping. Off street parking for two cars available.

AROUND 

Set above the coast in the Santa Monica mountains, Topanga Canyon is a bucolic and peaceful mountain community that straddles the Pacific coast and the San Fernando Valley. Featuring the largest state park within city limits in the US, there are miles of wilderness and land to explore. It’s just a short drive to Malibu or Santa Monica and a half hour from the greater Los Angeles area.   

LOCATION

Topanga, California. Nearest airport: LAX (23 miles).

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

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  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent
  • La Sirena, Topanga, California | villas for rent, villas to rent

The Mermaid

from $1500/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 King, 2 Queens
KitchenFully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms3 En Suite Bathrooms
AccommodateA possible total occupancy of 12 guests with 2 in each of the 3 bedrooms, plus optional 3 additional brass beds can be set up @ $150 per person/night
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates start at $1,500 per night for 6 guests. Weekly: $1,250./night
Minimum Stay1 Night
ViewMountain and garden views
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Reviews

4 Reviews

  • Jesslynn, May 22, 2015

    Beautiful location for a photoshoot. Different angles and a splash of color throughout the property. Bill is extremely easy to work with. If you are a photographer with a large crew, then you know how important it is to have an easy-going property owner. If you’re interested in shooting outdoors, then this is definitely your location. The property is huge with a wild garden!

    Jesslynn

  • Crystal, May 19, 2015

    If we had to sum up our experience in just one word, we would choose – *MAGICAL*. From the surreal property itself to the charming and accommodating owner, Bill – this was the perfect location for our photo shoot. There is a plethora of options for setups, making it a photographer’s dream. There is a rich and interesting history that make you feel a part of something larger. I love it so much, I hope to bring my entire family back for a pleasure trip. Book this property, you will not be disappointed.

    Crystal

  • Goosing, May 6, 2015

    Peaceful and beautiful place. Bill was very kind and thoughtful. I had wonderful time there.

    Goosing

  • Patrick and Jessica, February 3, 2015

    La Sirena became a very special place to our crew this past warm February weekend. Our Host and the Mermaid’s beloved restorer, Bill, has beautifully preserved this historic estate with the utmost care and aesthetic consideration. Bill’s tasteful eye and thoughtful attention to detail can be seen and felt throughout – from the lovely manicured grounds, numerous fountains and a stunning swimming pool to the charming details of the bedrooms, bathrooms and amazing kitchen and dinning hall! We were very comfortable and equipped cooking in the kitchen every night. Our experience was a special one, a little paradise get-away met with warm hospitality and good company. Thank you Bill and Gail.

    Patrick and Jessica

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