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Chandler Farms
  • $325/hr
  • New
  • 4.5 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Topanga, CA
Minimum Rate that is shown is based on a non-commercial still shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less @ a 10 hour day. Please inquire for rates on larger impact jobs and include and the following details about your project. Job Name: Dates Needed: What The Shoot is For: Crew/Talent/Guest Size: Hours Needed: Areas Needed: Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Project:
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Historic Natural Waterfall, Zen Garden, Mountain Setting
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Topanga, CA
The property is spectacular, complete with a historic 3-story spring fed waterfall that runs all year long. Those who visit the property often remark that they feel as though they have been transported to some exotic land that is filled with sights and sounds that awake the senses and make them feel at peace. REGARDING RENTAL RATES: Our fees are on a sliding scale and take into consideration the scope of the shoot and the number of people involved. Our MINIMUM fee is $150 per hour (for example one photographer and one subject with no special equipment). Our average fee is $350 per hour. Daily rate for a major shoot (such as American Express or Toyota, both past clients) is around $5000. Parking is free for up to 5 cars. Additional parking available for a fee. Contact us, we will work with you to hammer out a rate that works for all parties.
SuperHost
Rancho Topanga Villa
  • $570/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Topanga, CA
This film-friendly location is an architectural gem. Built in the 1930s on a property of several acres, it features lush gardens, stunning mountain views, and an incredible natural ambience that truly set its apart. Minimum Rate is based on a non-commercial still shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less @ a 10 hour day. Please included the following details for all inquiries: Job Name Dates Needed What The Shoot is For Crew/Talent Size Hours Needed Areas Needed Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Shoot The location includes: • A SPECTACULAR GREAT ROOM - 16-foot high ceiling, grand staircase, and original hardwood maple floors. • 3 ENSUITE BATHROOMS, beautifully appointed. • BIG FIREPLACE in the Great Room to warm the soul. • EXTERIORS - Patios, Verandas, Balconies, and Decks. • BIG CLASSIC SWIMMING POOL - 20’ X 40’, three to eight feet deep with deep azure bottom. • OFF-STREET PARKING - If you visit, please park inside the front gate, not on the neighborhood streets. • PHOTOGENIC - A favorite location with photographers and filmmakers for decades.
SuperHost
Topanga Home Under the Oaks
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Topanga, CA
The home and yard are ideal for photoshoots and filming. The two bedroom, two bath house with large living room and fireplace is full of dreamcatchers and crystals, with clean, modern furnishings. The home offers access to Topanga State Park right from the back yard. There is a grassy front yard with a fountain, and little nooks to escape to. It is right off of Topanga Canyon Blvd, with ample parking. Topanga Living Cafe is nearby, and Topanga Table is just down the street, and downtown Topanga is about five minutes away. The house can comfortably seat 15 people, and standing room allows for more people.
SuperHost
Rustic Modern Nature - Private Mountain Compound
  • $550/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Topanga, CA
Hear nothing but nature. Seek refuge in this property location. Paradise Lodge Topanga is a 2 acre compound featuring a pool residence with 3 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms. The design has a relaxed feeling across a gently sloping landscape. Twelve minutes to the beach and 12 minutes to abundant amenities in the San Fernando Valley. Structures showcase corrugated steel, natural colored wood grains, polished concrete and wood plank floors, complimented by board form concrete and visible steel ‘I’ beams throughout. The Santa Monica Mountains have been a favorite location of film & production houses and motion picture studios. Topanga Paradise Lodge can accommodate your needs. Base camp at the Topanga Community Center (less than a mile) or other spots nearby offer large truck parking and other amenities.
SuperHost
Mermaid Suite: local artist painted walls!
  • $85/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Topanga, CA
The Mermaid Suite: This artistic space features hand drawn fantasy murals and a colorfully tiled shower and bath. A generous downstairs living/sleeping room is topped off by a gold spiral staircase which leads up to a small extra loft bedroom. Just outside are a couple of chairs for taking in the mountain view and soaking up the sun. The Mermaid Suite is one of numerous artistic hand-built cottages available for rental in this 13 acre park-like setting. Perfect for film and photography, the property is set back from the road with lots of rustic buildings and looks. Only 15 minutes from Santa Monica, Malibu and Woodland Hills, it feels like you are far off in the mountains. Next door to the Mermaid Suite, there is a stone house with a 100 years old fireplace. In addition to shooting the interior of the cottage your crew can wander the property providing endless possibilities. The property has lots of parking. There are over 100 oak trees with sculpted rock streams covered with a total canopy of green. If you need a rustic and forested location this is the place. We have had directors rewrite their scripts because they fell in love with this place. Levi's-global shot here - their directive was to find a place that could be anywhere in the planet and they said this property fit that description perfectly. We have hosted many film and photo shoots here and always do our best to help them have a successful shoot.
SuperHost
Topanga Mountain DragonFly House + creek
  • $95/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Topanga, CA
The DragonFly House is 3 stories with incredible views of the oak trees and mountains. The clawfoot bathtub with nature views and private deck make it extraordinarily attractive, enjoyable and useful for film, photography and events. In addition to being quiet, set back from the road and nestled on 13 acres of nature you can also find 2 creeks and dirt driveways to complete the rustic feel. The main floor features a living room, dining room and kitchen with 15 feet of real granite countertops. The upstairs bedroom is spacious with modern furniture and a small half bathroom with toilet and sink. The lower floor has a full bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub facing a large alcove window overlooking the oak trees. The walls of the bathroom are lined with cedar. Only 15 minutes from Santa Monica, Malibu and the Valley, it feels like you are far off in the mountains. On the property we also have a stone house and fireplace which is over 100 years old and a large holding space with electricity. In addition to shooting the interior of the cottage your crew can have access to the remaining 13 acres the property, providing endless possibilities. The property has lots of parking. There are over 100 oak trees with sculpted rock streams covered with a total canopy of green. If you need a rustic and forested location this is the place. We have had directors rewrite their scripts because they fell in love with this place. Levi's-global shot here - their directive was to find a place that could be anywhere in the planet and they said this property fit that description perfectly. We have hosted many film and photo shoots here and always do our best to help them have a successful shoot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Topanga?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Topanga on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Topanga?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Topanga at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Film Shoot locations are available in Topanga?
Right now, there are 47 Film Shoot locations available in Topanga.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Topanga bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Topanga guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Topanga locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Topanga?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Topanga. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Topanga booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Topanga?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Topanga is $302 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Topanga?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Film Shoot locations in Topanga, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $85 to $570.
Which Film Shoot locations are most popular in Topanga, CA in 2022?
The top 3 Film Shoot locations in Topanga, CA right now are Chandler Farms, Historic Natural Waterfall, Zen Garden, Mountain Setting and Rancho Topanga Villa.
How do I book a Topanga location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Topanga reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Topanga

Topanga is a unique city located in the Santa Monica Mountains. The community exists in the Topanga Canyon and the surrounding hills. So, you have a unique setup and that also means a beautiful vantage point of the surrounding area. It is located closest to Calabasas, and if you want any of the conveniences of city living this is where you would likely have to go.

Topanga is a small city with a population of just under 8,000. This is small-town living and offers a nice escape from the nearby cities, so many people visit the area each year. This city was founded by Native American tribes, and it is aptly named to mean “where the mountain meets the sea.” This is a unique little city that is worth checking out, primarily for the gorgeous outdoor attractions it offers.

Film Shoot Location Options in Topanga

When you set out to find a good film shoot location in Topanga, you will find a beautiful setting out in nature. Then you can start to work on the companies that can offer you the most support. If you think through the types of services you will need, it will make your overall shoot run much smoother.

  • Talent
    Every good film shoot needs good local talent. Rather than trying to find this talent by yourself, it can be quite helpful to work with a professional talent company in town. They are more equipped to know the best people for you and your needs because they know the local talent.

  • Recording
    There may come a time when you need to record certain elements for your film. This may be music or voices or any other type of audio that you need. Using a local recording studio or other professional will give you more time to manage this and other details easily.

  • Catering
    You are going to need to feed anybody involved, and that is why you want a good local catering company. They can do most of the planning and delivery of the food that you need on hand. They will feed everyone and allow you to deal with all the other things that you need to be done.

Film Shoot Location Companies in Topanga

When you set out to find a good film shoot location in Topanga, you will not have any problems with that. This is a beautiful setting for a film shoot, and there are some wonderful companies to help you here too. There is no reason to do it all on your own.

  • Ofek Events
    There are so many things that a good talent company can do, particularly when they provide multiple services. In this case, you can turn to Ofek Events for help with locating the right talent and they can offer other customized solutions. They will collaborate with you to locate the right talent and offer you some insight on your overall film shoot too.

  • The Muck Recording Studio
    You may not realize it when you start out, but you will need some help with recording audio elements. The Muck Recording Studio can help you with that and so much more, and they can do it so easily. You do not have to worry about any of the recordings, for they will help you with this function overall.

  • The Copper Key Catering
    You are not going to want to take time out of your production to figure out how to feed the masses, and that is precisely where The Copper Key Catering can come in handy. They can plan and prepare all the meals and ensure that you are well taken care of as a cast and crew.

Pros and Cons of Film Shoot Locations in Topanga

There are so many wonderful things to love about a small town like Topanga. Though you will find some disadvantages too, and therefore you should think this all through. Though you will hopefully find that it is a good fit, be sure that you consider everything altogether.

Advantages

  • Low crime rate
    This is one of the nice parts of a smaller city such as Topanga, as you will feel quite safe. The crime rate here is lower than in most other places, and that’s great peace of mind.

  • Nice community overall
    There is a nice vibe here and everyone knows each other. It is a wonderful little community, and it is small enough, so it is accessible.

  • Not too crowded
    For those that want a break from reality, Topanga is wonderful. You will love that it is not too crowded at any point in time.

Disadvantages

  • High prices
    Though this may not come as a surprise for some, the price of everything is definitely higher than in other areas. This may be surprising since it is a small town, but you should know this going in.

  • Declining population growth
    This may not be important to some, but it is definitely noticeable that the population has been going down over time. There has not been much in the way of growth, and this contributes to the overall population number.

  • Limited amenities available
    As this is a smaller city, there is not a ton available outside of the basics. Sure, you can find dining and shopping options, but they are more limited. If you want something specific then you may need to go to a bigger city.

Famous Locations in Topanga

  • Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
    This is such a cool place founded by the famous actor Will Geer from The Waltons. When you come to Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, you will find an amazing outdoor theater. Part of the appeal is the beautiful setting it is in and the fact that it is out in nature and away from everything for great theatrical performances.

  • Red Rock Canyon Trail
    If you love to hike then you will want to visit the Red Rock Canyon Trail because it is the perfect setting for it. You can search for fossils or explore and check out the caves here. You can enjoy the history and beauty in this space and be a part of a popular tourist attraction.

  • Topanga State Park
    When you come to the Topanga State Park, one of the highlights to check out is the Santa Ynez Falls. You are out in nature here and you can see all the beautiful landscape and animals that dwell in the area. This is a wonderful place to hike or just get out into nature in a serene setting.