Saddle Peak Topanga, LA, California

designed by Sant Architects
Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • House
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from $ 1000 nt
What we like about this property

Inhabiting a spot of dramatic natural beauty, this strikingly modern AIA/LA Award winning home was designed in ultimate harmony with the landscape. Employing beautifully defined lines and structural compostion, it’s an exquisitely crafted approach to minimalism. We love the slide away walls of glass that create a seamless indoor outdoor habitat and the elegant economy of design. And what a view!

Description

Nestled high above the Pacific on a secluded peak of the Santa Monica mountains, this meticulously crafted home is a study in light, texture and sublime geometry. Designed by award winning Sant Architects and constructed of monolithic concrete slabs, iron beams, wood and glass, the structure’s earthbound elements are punctuated by expansive walls of glass that illuminate the interiors while capturing the stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and the mountain terrain. The effect is both elegant and simple, infusing texture, warmth and earthiness into an otherwise contemporary context. 

Minimal in tone and style, the interiors are soothing and muted with elemental materials that are meticulously hand crafted and refined. All of the living areas feature interrelated spaces with oversized slide away doors that open out to differing perspectives and angles of the property.

The main living area with a clever slide away fireplace, dining area and fully equipped gourmet kitchen boasts some of the best views of the property and overlooks the pool and gardens. Two of the three bedrooms are on this level with the master one level below. The open air layout is paired with specially selected and contemporary furnishings including pieces by Hans Wegner, Jasper Morrison, Stefan Diez and more that complement the creative vision of the architectural environment. The fully equipped kitchen is state of the art and is ideal for entertaining poolside and dining alfresco. 

The adjacent one bedroom studio can accommodate up to four and features identical design features, quality and detail and is perfect for vacationing with family and friends. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with native plants and incorporate the wild natural beauty of Topanga.  

Modern, elegant and exquisitely detailed, this residence’s enviable placement, stunning views and graceful simplicity are flawlessly calibrated to both the natural and contemporary worlds. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, HD TV and Apple TV, Sonos audio system. Weekly housekeeping, laundry facilities. Secured entry and property wide security system. Ample private parking.  

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: Los Angeles International (25 miles) 

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  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings
  • Saddle Peak, Topanga, California | holiday lettings

Saddle Peak

from $1000/ 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 in Main house, 1 in Studio
Bed Type1 King, 2 Queen in main house, 1 Queen in studio (Plus sofa bed in studio)
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 (2 in main house, 1 in studio)
AccommodateUp to 8 guests max (3 Double beds in main house, 1 Double bed in Studio)
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates are $1000 per night, $6400 per week, $21,000 per month for main house and studio with a 3 night minimum stay. Fridays and Saturdays are $1200 per night
Minimum Stay3 Nights
ViewStunning panoramic views of the Pacific and surrounding mountains
Notes

Strict cancellation policy with 100% of the total cost of the reservation to be charged as cancellation fee

12% Occupancy Tax

$2500 Security Deposit

Check in 4pm

Check out 11am

 

Please read the Guest Information waiting for you at the house and avoid:

1) Tracking DG through the house, please remove shoes when entering.

2) Tracking DG in to the pool and spa, please walk through the gravel.

3) Leaving small DG rocks on the surface of the hardwood floors - if you find DG material in the house, there is a Swiffer located in the laundry closet that can be used to sweep the material off the floor.

4) Bringing wet feet and clothing into the house from the pool.

5) Rubbing against the concrete or wood walls.

6) Scratching the stainless steel surfaces.

7) Getting oil of any kind on the interior concrete floors or exterior concrete.

8) Scratching or staining the wood floors and furniture, use coasters at all times.

9) Staining the upholstery and rugs.

10) Splashing water outside the tub when showering.

11) Smoking inside the house.

A signed pool addendum required for kids under 15.

$350 Cleaning Fee

The first 5 gallons per day of propane use are free with each additional gallon charged at $3 per gallon

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Reviews

43 Reviews

  • Eric, November 1, 2018

    The house exceeded already high expectations. Michael is wonderful, accommodating and extremely responsive. Definitely well worth it!

    Eric

  • Jayden, October 23, 2018

    This place was beyond all our expectations. The architecture was amazing and the views form the top of the peak were spectacular. Pictures can’t do justice on this property. The night sky is amazing here.
    Probably one of the nicest homes I’ve been to with great indoor/outdoor flow thanks to the huge windows and beautiful screen doors.
    Once you make the trip up to the house you never want to leave. I want to thank Michael and Mary once again for being such kind hosts. We will definitely be back again!

    Jayden

  • Randilea, October 10, 2018

    Michael’s house is absolutely stunning! Pictures do not do it justice. All of us were blown away by the house and the views. Our stay went very smoothly, with no problems. We weren’t able to meet Michael, but he was very communicative before our stay. Thanks again for everything!

    Randilea

  • Lauryn, October 3, 2018

    I rented this house with a small group of close friends; it was the perfect retreat. We couldn’t stop admiring the incredible architecture and design details, from the macro to the micro. The house is somehow both pristine and comfortable, feminine and masculine, cozy and expansive. You’ll have all the amenities you need from comfy towels and lots of kitchen tools to a connected Sonos speaker system and Aesop soap in every bathroom. If you plan a weekend here, plan to spend most of your time at this property- you won’t want to leave. The owner and property manager were attentive and welcoming. Thank you Michael and Mary!

    Lauryn

  • Stephanie, September 4, 2018

    Saddle Peak retreat is a beautiful property that was above and beyond our expectations. We did not want to leave once we were there. Every last detail was taken into account, from the beautiful linens to the manicured gardens and of course the incredible house with breathtaking views. This is a place for very special memories.

    Stephanie

    United States

  • Thierry, August 22, 2018

    Simply amazing (spot, house, view..)! Congratulations Michael for your house!
    It’s probably one of the best designed houses in the Malibu hills. We are ready to come back asap.

    Thanks!

    Thierry

  • Samantha, August 19, 2018

    Beautiful, Peaceful, Luscious Space! Go there, get off the grid and luxuriate!

    Samantha

  • Kevis, August 10, 2018

    Saddle Peak was a truly cinematic experience for the senses.
    The house is beautifully built in the mountains in complete harmony with the surrounding environment.
    Everything was of high quality, from the carefully selected furniture in every room, to the bed linens.
    Coming back from the beach to the pool and hot tub, enjoying the breathtaking views, was priceless.
    I couldn’t recommend this paradise highly enough. Michael is a a very responsive, discrete, polite and respectful host. We are very thankful.

    Kevis

  • Valerie, July 8, 2018

    I decided to splurge for my 40th bday and enjoy a few days here. First of all, best present to myself ever! People keep asking me if it was stressful/upsetting to turn 40, but being in such a pristine, beautiful and special place, I was just filled with joy and happiness. Frankly, it was humbling to be able to really experience and live such great architecture. It’s impossible to put it in words. The moment the gate opens will take your breath away. The pictures do not do it justice! Plus they don’t capture the amazing path up to the house. It’s an experience that will move the most uninterested person in architecture. It’s so tangible and perfect. If you are reading these reviews and potentially interested, I say don’t overthink and book! I could list every detail of the house, rooms, bedding, windows, views… and you wouldn’t truly believe it or be able to grasp it until you stand there. Chance of a lifetime! Amen.

    Valerie

  • Julie, July 1, 2018

    This house is incredible. The pictures do not do it justice. Everything was perfect. We had the best time. I can’t wait to go back. Best vacation rental I have ever been to!

    Julie

  • Genna, June 24, 2018

    The Saddle Peak House is incredible. The photos do not do it justice. It is nestled into the tip top of the mountainside, with incredible views. There is great hiking within walking distance. Amenities were of the highest quality, and the hosts were extremely responsive via text throughout our stay. I highly recommend it!

    Genna

  • Sara, May 25, 2018

    One of those rare houses where the actual accommodation outstrips the photos by some margin. Hard to describe either the architecture or the location adequately to say superlative is an understatement. A genuinely rare find for architecture fans. Wonderful stay!

    Sara

    Calabasas, United States

  • Jennifer, April 21, 2018

    Michael’s place is beautiful and a perfect place for restful getaway while still being able to go into Malibu for fun. The landscape and wildlife are a plus. We had one couple that had a toddler and the separate studio worked perfectly for them to have a separate space. Wish we could have stayed longer than a 3 day weekend.

    Jennifer

  • Alex Mendoza, March 21, 2018

    This property is absolutely stunning and well cared for. The vibes are alien, intimate, cozy and elevated. From its exterior the property seems as though its floating in the clouds. Warm wood slats carried throughout the entity of the house make the atmosphere feel cozy, comfortable and chic.

    We hosted a dinner party here and our guests were blown away by the beauty and bespoke nature of the place. Absolutely would recommend!

    Alex Mendoza

    Playa Vista, United States

  • Nicole, March 6, 2018

    Michael’s place was absolutley stunning. The home was extremely clean and equipped with everthing we could possibly need. It was more than a stay, it was an experience. You cannot beat the views, the attention to details, the privacy, the local hikes or the gracious host, Mary.

    Nicole

  • Eric, February 12, 2018

    The house is perfect in every way. It comfortably held one parent, four kids and one grandparent for a week. High above the ocean and offering spectacular views from all around, it’s as if a David Hockney painting came to life and found its way to Topanga. Breathtaking in every way, I hope to return.

    Eric

  • Eva, February 12, 2018

    This is an absolutely stunning home. Be warned that there are rules to protect the materials the home is made from, but that’s only to guarantee every guest the same experience. And, the view is gorgeous, especially from the infinity pool and hot tub. Bring a swimsuit!

    Eva

    Los Angeles

  • Bonnie, January 17, 2018

    Saddle Peak is breathtaking! The view and the architectural detail are unique and perfect for a secluded get away in the clouds. Stock up on supplies before you go though, as it’s quite a ways down the canyon to society! Sunset and sunrise are like a postcard, and the light is stunning for photographs!

    Bonnie

  • Gigi, January 16, 2018

    This house is floating above the clouds. The space has been designed to relax and take in nature’s beauty. I strongly recommend it!

    Gigi

    Los Angeles, USA

  • Gary, November 26, 2017

    Be prepared for the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine!

    Gary

  • Konstantin Elchev, November 25, 2017

    We had an amazing time staying at the Saddle Peak home. It’s truly one of the best rental homes on the market. Highly recommend 

    Konstantin Elchev

    Los Angeles, United States

  • Sharon, October 20, 2017

    The pictures of this property are stunning but upon arrival we discovered that they do not even do the structure justice.The space is thoughtful, full of light and immaculately decorated.Relaxing and swimming in such a beautiful location felt like a dream. While the house requires a bit of delicate treatment due to the sensitive surfaces/hardware, it is well worth the luxury of staying in such a masterpiece of design. Just be sure to get your groceries before you arrive. Because once you are there it is SO hard to leave!

    Sharon

    San FranciscoT

  • Mike, October 18, 2017

    Michael and Mary really made the stay easy for us and were great hosts! The property was unbelievable – amazing views of the mountains and ocean from all parts of the home. The home was architecturally unique – very modern and just blending into the surrounding natural beauty of Topenga. Great touches and amenities throughout the home. The Infinity pool and spa were completely relaxing as well. Take some time and go for a hike through the nearby Red Rock Canyons for more amazing panoramic views. All in all – a wonderful stay and we look forward to visiting again!

    Mike

  • Yvonne, October 10, 2017

    This is an oasis in the clouds and on a clear day you can see forever with the mountains and ocean as a backdrop. The artistic design of the house is flawless. The wood, the metal and the concrete fits perfectly into the landscape.
    Every step to arriving at your retreat is super organized. Mary who greeted us could not be nicer and helped take us through the modern amenities to make sure there were no issues.
    Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

    Yvonne

    Los Angeles

  • Taylor, September 2, 2017

    “I stayed at Michael’s gorgeous home with a group of my girlfriends. It was a fantastic weekend in his secluded retreat. Throughout the process Michael was extremely communicative and helpful. The house itself is breathtaking – every detail has been meticulously thought through. You feel as if you are floating above the clouds. As crazy as it sounds, photos of this house do not do it justice! I am already trying to plan my next trip back, I can’t wait!”

    Taylor

    New York City, USA

  • Michael, July 25, 2017

    Saddle Peak house is the most beautifully designed home I’ve ever stayed. It’s gorgeously set overlooking Malibu and the beautiful mountains. The home frames the beautiful views perfectly and the indoor/outdoor spaces are elegantly integrated. The pictures convey the overall gorgeous design but don’t capture the craftsmanship and attention to detail.
    Virtually everything is custom designed specifically for the home and has to be seen to be fully experienced.

    Michael

  • Edwina, December 2, 2016

    July 2016
    The location is better than imagined. The house is fabulous, a very lovely adult getaway!

    Edwina

  • Marianne, December 1, 2016

    Michael was home to welcome us and explain it’s operation. It is beautiful and the location exceptional with 180 degree views of the Pacific, it is breathtaking. Every detail of the house is designed with great care, the decoration is perfect, there are even Aesop products in every bathroom! Michael is adorable and very attentive, he answered in a few minutes every time we had questions, he even returned several times to show us how some high tech devices work … In short, a dream stay in a dream house, we hope to come back.

    Marianne

    France

  • Gary November 2016, November 25, 2016

    Our host could not possibly have been more gracious, helpful, accessible and welcoming.

    Gary November 2016

  • Charles, November 22, 2016

    Charles-Sept. 2016

    Michael’s house is one of a kind – the views are breathtaking (better than pictured) and every detail was clearly well thought out and built.

    Additionally, MIchael treated us warmly and reasonably – we’re very grateful that Michael has decided to share such a n amazing place with others.

    We hope to go back sometime soon and highly recommend the experience

    Charles

  • Andrew, November 10, 2016

    Could not possibly be happier with our stay. Saddle Peak is one of a kind. Michael was very welcoming and detailed in his orientation. The house is designed to perfection with no detail overlooked, and no feature less than seamless. We already plan to return.

    Andrew

    Santa Monica, USA

  • Susan A. August 2016, August 18, 2016

    The Saddle Peak property is everything it promised and more. The pictures, though stunning, don’t even fully capture the beauty and serenity of the place. We would rate our stay a 5.
    Our family of 5 was able to enjoy the house and its surroundings immensely. Several hikes are located just a short distance from the house and the pool was a big favorite. Many days the home was literally a “home base” when we took short trips down the canyon to Malibu for the beach, surfing, dinners; other days we simply hung out and enjoyed the serenity and beauty of Saddle Peak.

    Susan A. August 2016

    USA

  • Michael-August 2016, August 18, 2016

    We had a wonderful stay in this magical house. Michael and his agent Mary were extremely welcoming and careful about every single detail. The house is absolutely amazing and the views are stunning. Everything you need is in the house. It is a very quiet location and even better than the pictures. The pool and the jacuzzi are gorgeous and and heated as you wish, when you wish. It is easy to access and close to Beverly Hills and the nice areas of LA. This is close to living in heaven! :)
    Thank you again Michael and Mary and see you soon again!

    Michael-August 2016

    Paris, France

  • Seth, August 2, 2016

    July 2016
    The location of this property is perfect for anyone that is looking to get away from it all. As other guests have noted, the pictures online do not do the property justice as Michael has designed an amazing home on top of the clouds. The views of the Pacific on a clear day were spectacular. I also wanted to point out that Michael was incredibly responsive during our stay and went above and beyond for us as his guests. I will definitely stay here again in the future.

    Seth

  • Kim, May 20, 2016

    The house is absolutely gorgeous and the views are unbelievable. Our host Michael was so nice, cool and helpful. He got back to us within minutes if we had any questions. I will definitely go back one day.

    Kim

  • Shana, May 5, 2016

    Michael’s space was incredible – we loved how peaceful it was and all of the incredible pieces to the house. If you love beautiful design, I highly recommend. He was very attentive to our needs and made our stay very easy and comfortable. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fabulous retreat in the Malibu/Topanga Hills :)

    Shana

  • Adam, April 20, 2016

    It’s cliche to say that the pictures don’t do something justice, but there is no better way to describe this perfect, glass box overlooking the ocean. The amount of light can’t be believed, so if a sunny, and VERY secluded getaway is your goal, just book it now – seriously, before he decides to raise the price!! The amenities are unsurpassed, including the gated driveway, fully equipped (and equally stunning) guest house, and the large and crystal clear pool with matching spa. If it’s cool out, the pool gets warm in a few hours and the spa in about 30 minutes – all controlled with an iPad, unbelievably (as are the lights, thermostat, Sonos music system, security system – wow!). The showers have the nicest soaps I have ever seen (I almost felt bad using them – almost) and even the kitchen – which you may never set foot in with all the dining down the mountain – has new All-Clad pans and Wusthof knives. Truly every single detail has been thought of and is made perfect. As for the host (who is also the designer of the house), I could not have asked for more. He responded within minutes every time I texted a question or needed clarification on where something was or how it worked (the walk through he did when I arrived was fully thorough, if slightly overwhelming, but everything was also left in a printed “home guide” as well). The only caution I have is to definitely bring sunglasses, as (being a city-dweller myself) I was slightly unprepared for how truly above the clouds I felt. The most amazing escape I have ever had. Thanks, Michael!!

    Adam

  • Andy, February 18, 2016

    Michael could not have been more helpful! He was a wonderful host and always on call when needed. It is without question one of the most stunning houses I have ever seen in my life. The attention to detail is extraordinary. It is truly an architectural gem, one of a kind. The pictures could never do it justice and the views are spectacular looking out over Malibu and the bay area. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Andy

  • Samantha, January 9, 2016

    We had such a beautiful weekend. The house is absolutely stunning. The views are unbelievable! It’s such a special spot. The house was really clean and comfortable and perfect for our group. We will definitely stay here again.

    Samantha

  • Miriam, December 20, 2015

    Michael was great. His house is a dream, really more beautiful than the pictures. It is quite high up in the mountains, so a car is a must. But: the trip is worth it! On a clear day you can see to Redondo Beach. The decor is like in 5-star hotel: From the towel to soap, everything was perfect. I would come back anytime! “

    Miriam

  • Laurie, September 12, 2015

    We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The pictures of the house don’t even do it justice as the back side of the house has a 180 degree view of the Pacific. Michael has taken great care in his choice of building materials, landscape design and siting on the property itself. It is meant for the sophisticated traveler for whom aesthetics are important. A true getaway to be savored.

    Laurie

  • Eric Richman, September 1, 2015

    If you are looking for an exceptional home and a unique Malibu canyon experience – this is the home!
    The home is exceptionally well designed with views that are breathtaking. It is appointed with the newest fixtures and technologies which make your visit problem free and enjoyable. The décor is visually pleasing and very comfortable. Our stay was very relaxing and comfortable. The owners are deeply committed to your comfort and are extremely helpful.
    The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The pool is refreshing and is so well situated that it is hard to leave it. Nearby are various hiking trails that offer more incredible views and challenges if you are up to them.
    It is on the top of the canyon so expect a 15 minute Amalfi type of drive. Once you arrive and drive through the sliding steel gate, the trip is worth it. The only issue we had was lack of cell phone service – some carriers do not have service in the area but there is a house phone which you can forward calls to.
    It was really difficult leaving and a day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t thought of the pleasant stay at Saddlepeak.

    Eric Richman

    Potomac, MD

  • Hill, May 12, 2015

    Went for a birthday weekend and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The house is obviously amazing, every material used, every view, every detail considered. Michael was also an amazing host. This is a high tech house so there was a lot to learn but he had all the necessary information prepared clearly, he had someone meet me there to walk through the house and he was extremely helpful even while I was there when I had questions. This was much more white glove than other experiences I’ve had. I would recommend this to anyone. It is a truly special place and it was hard to leave.

    Hill

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