I had a very nice stay in Isabelle's cottage in Topanga Canyon. I would recommend to any lone person or a couple looking for a small, quiet place in the mountains. It's exactly like the photos, clean, and comfortable. I was not there a lot during the day as I had family to visit each day. There is a nice garden inside the fenced yard, with plenty of sunshine and sitting area. Also, driving to the house was fun. It's right inbetween the San Fernando Valley and the ocean and Malibu Beach. Mountain driving is great.