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Topanga Creative Acres. Ranch, Studio, Los Angeles
  • $255/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (33)
  • 33
  • Instant book
  • Topanga, CA
Topanga Creative Acres is a 10 acre property available for film & photography productions. The breathtaking views and natures tranquility makes it hard to believe that we are just minutes from Los Angeles. We offer a 600sqft daylight studio with Heat & AC with production, photography and lighting gear available for rent. Our property can accommodate many cars. We are constantly offering new and exciting locations to photograph. See pics for an idea of our property and feel free to check us out on instagram @Topanga_creativeacres.
Historic Natural Waterfall, Zen Garden, Mountain Setting
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • 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.
Temple in the Clouds / Panoramic 360 Degree View
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Topanga, CA
“The temple in the clouds.” That’s what they call it. It's a one-of-a-kind 60-acre mountain property located high above Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s a tough place to describe; there is no 140-character combination that will do it justice. The simplest illustration: it can be what you want it to be. It’s an upscale living quarter meets natural paradise meets hippie compound. It’s played host to some of history’s biggest icons; Jimi Hendrix & Andy Warhol to name a few, as well as served as a playground for acts such as Bon Jovi, The Doors, and even Playboy. It all began with S&H Green Stamp heir Lewis Marvin III purchasing the property in 1957. One step onto this place and it is very clear that Marvin had a unique taste; he was a true lover of animals and pursued an eccentric search for enlightenment - all very present here. What once served as a home for Marvin, his wife and three children, has now become one of the most recognizable backdrops for movies, photo shoots, and music videos in Southern California. The most astonishing aspect is it’s attention to detail. The living spaces are spread between three buildings: the Round House, a geodesic dome, and a trailer converted into a small home. The Wall Street Journal described the breathtaking Round House as“a two-story living room built inside a water tank-like building whose interior includes porous rainforest-wood walls, a giant chandelier and 20-foot tall windows looking out on the Santa Monica Bay far below." In between the living quarters is a garden sanctuary adorned with symbols, statues, and art representing peace, religion, and spirituality. Spend a few hours here and you’ll be immersed into a unique space unlike any other. The ultimate grab is the view. And this isn’t a view you can get anywhere; it is like nothing else that exists in Southern California. The property sports a panoramic 360 degree view of Los Angeles that is to die for. For a city like LA that is known for being incredibly expansive and fragmented, everything from Downtown LA to the Santa Monica bay is all but framed into a perfect picture here. Being almost 2,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean will do that for you. “It’s a world apart,” says Barbara Wayne, Mr. Marvin’s widow. “It’s contributed greatly to the imagination of anyone who comes to visit – my children included.” It is now available for bookings. Welcoming all movie shoots, photo shoots, music video productions, and artistic events. **Location is extremely private and not open to the public**
Architectural Home meets New York Loft
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Topanga, CA
Welcome to an inspiring home. Think architectural meets New York loft. Extraordinary views sweeping through walls of glass in front, back & interior. Industrial modern flair creates an exciting living space, that accommodates many furniture styles. The innovative, flexible, open floor plan & abundant sunlight make this home a joy to be in. 2370 SF, 3 bd, 2 full ba plus a 615 SF loft room over garage next to living room. You can create a fourth bedroom, media room or office. Combination of wood, glass, concrete & metal. Floating metal staircase accesses the master suite. Bathroom includes a claw tub and beautiful raindrop shower head, open to the mountain views. 2 car garage plus an office. Adjacent additional space is perfect for your wine cellar. landscaped for drought tolerance. **Malibu schools * Furniture in photos is no longer there.
Peak of Topanga - 70 acres, seasonal waterfall
  • $450/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (13)
  • 13
  • Instant book
  • Topanga, CA
Spanning over 70 acres in beautiful Topanga Canyon, our breathtaking estate will immerse you in nature, trees, and wildlife. Stunning landscapes from every angle, a seasonal waterfall that suspends from the property’s peak, and numerous scenic locations within the property are just a few of its draws. Mountains surround the estate, making you feel miles away from the city. Yet our location is only a stone’s throw away from Topanga Village and 10 minutes from PCH. Our estate offers privacy and land in abundance, but also the convenience of close proximity to amenities. The main home features an open plan living space of 3,000 square feet. Natural light floods the space with floor to ceiling windows wrapping around the entire house. Our peaceful sanctuary emits a Tibetan prayer house vibe, with modern decor that will fit effortlessly into its many possibilities for use. The open plan allows for large space needs, or can be set up to allow for multiple sitting rooms and a dining space. The variety of vegetation throughout the grounds creates multiple microclimates on the property, creating different environments and landscapes. From lush, green, mossy fern banks along the natural creek, to expansive grasslands studded with boulders and sculptural trees. Meditative nature paths wind up the mountainside, leading to the breathtaking seasonal waterfall. Reserving our estate is like renting your own mountain range. With limitless possibilities, the estate lends itself to numerous uses: Photo shoots Filming TV Shows Meditation Class Sound Bath Yoga Health Retreats Cooking Class Modeling Meetings Outdoor Events Meet-ups Work Gatherings Painting Classes Music Videos Healing Retreats Fees: Our fees are on a sliding scale and take into consideration the size of the brand, scope of the shoot/event and the number of people involved. Our fee starts at $250 per hour. The price to rent the house during the shoot increase price. We do have outdoor bathrooms and changing areas. There is an additional $40 per hour for the property manager. Please tell us more about the booking. Using the house, booking the upstairs, and amount of cars and people will determine the fee. We are currently not booking the property for weddings and large events. A few of your recently shot examples:\
Canyon Market
  • $290/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Topanga, CA
Pricing based on low impact 10 hour stills shoot with under 15 people. Please inquire with project details for accurate rates. Additional fees may apply.
Rustic Creekside Cabin
  • $275/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Topanga, CA
Nestled in the heart of Topanga this 2 acre property features a cottage-style house. The house has a vintage character and is surrounded by trees, a large yard, and a yurt. It is situated at the top of a hill and has a view over the creek and the large yard. It is a one-story, 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. The living room has a vintage flue chimney, and a plethora of windows that let in natural light, and a view of the sycamore overhead. The house has a brick patio in the back of the house that is backed up into the mountainside. This house is furnished and holds much charm with treasures and furniture from around the world, the furniture can be moved or removed upon request. Large oak, sycamore, and eucalyptus trees surround the structure offering beautiful views of their branches from the windows. The other exterior areas of the property are easily walkable and include a wood bridge that overlooks the natural creek-bed, which winds through the heart of the property. With several access points, this creek-bed creates our own private hiking trail encompassed with enchanting oaks, sycamores, and eucalyptus trees. There are also several vantages points to shoot the creek from high angles. Additional interior areas may be available upon request and on a case by case basis. The on-site manager will also be available during shoots. Surrounding the house is a large yard that can be used and shot in various ways. Set builds are okay in this outdoor space with prior discussion and approval. This house is located at across a bridge, offering easy access for production. The property features: Kitchen Infrared Sauna Access to Wi-fi Dressing room in a separate unit if needed Antique wood burning stove Ping Pong table Trampoline Fire Pit Squat Rack Indoor furniture Outdoor and Indoor tables, chairs, and couches. Location Uses: Photo Shoots Filming Ceremonies Art Gallery Business Functions/Meetings Weddings Funerals Pop Up Shops Yoga/Art Classes

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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, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Filming locations are available in Topanga?
Right now, there are 52 Filming 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 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 $295 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 Filming 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 $89 to $450.
Which Filming locations are most popular in Topanga, CA in 2022?
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

When you think of a small town, this is the kind of place that comes to mind. Topanga holds strong at a population of only about 8,500 people. This is in stark contrast to nearby cities such as Los Angeles, which are the definition of a typical California lifestyle.

Topanga is located within Los Angeles County but is within the Santa Monica Mountains that sprawl across the area. It is located within Topanga Canyon and the surrounding hills, so it has a unique point of view.

Topanga was discovered and established by several Native American tribes, and the meaning of the name is “where the mountain meets the sea.” This is a perfect description as the top of it lies within the mountains, but then the lowest part is the canyon down to sea level.

This is a place where celebrities like to visit as the summers are warm and dry, and don’t experience the same heat as other regions in the area. It is not a huge city for the aging population, but many come here to visit and take in the gorgeous canyon and surrounding areas within the mountain region.

Filming Options in Topanga

When you are making a production, you can opt for a smaller town for some wonderful benefits. When filming in Topanga, you get that small-town vibe that may be perfect for your production. You can find beautiful locations, and then it’s up to you to find the best services to make your production as special as you want it to be.

  • Sound and Lighting
    You can work with a solid local company to fulfill all of your sound and lighting needs. They can work with you to give you ideas or rent you whatever equipment that you need. You will enjoy this level of detail being handled by somebody else, and that means that you can focus on the overall production.

  • Catering
    You are definitely going to need to feed the cast and crew, which means that you need a strong catering company. They can come up with menu ideas and then deliver food that is sure to please. Then you can let them handle this and keep your entire production fed for a wonderful and helpful service.

  • Talent
    You want to be sure to hire the right talent because your filming production will need that. They can help to put you in touch with the right actors who can help you to make your filming successful. They will provide everything needed and can ensure that you know who you want to hire to make your production everything that it can be from a talent point of view.

Filming Companies in Topanga

It’s rare to find a smaller town in California that is the perfect spot for a filming production, but this is just the perfect match. When you work on filming in Topanga, you can rest assured that the location will work perfectly for you.

  • Smart Source
    They are a great resource because you can rent the sound and lighting equipment that you need. When you work with Smart Source they can make excellent recommendations and provide you with what you need. This can work well to rent as you will never know what you may need for a filming project, and this gives you some flexibility.

  • Made By Meg
    Their food speaks for itself, and so does their creativity when it comes to developing a menu. When you work with Made By Meg, you can get some of the most unique food around and it will make everyone happy. They are the perfect catering company to hire for a filming production as they can give you what you need to feed the masses.

  • House of Talent
    They are the experts and know exactly what talent exists in the area, which is just what you need. The House of Talent is a great talent agency that works with so many local actors and talent on a regular basis. They can match you up with whatever you need to make your overall production a great success.

Pros and Cons of Filming in Topanga

If you are somebody who enjoys a small-town feel, then this is the place for you. When you are considering filming in Topanga you just want to go in knowing that it is an extremely small town within California. Then you want to consider the true pros and cons of living in this area overall.


  • Low crime rates
    You will find that life here means very low crime rates, and this is a huge benefit. You don’t have to worry about crime here for the most part. It is a very safe small town and that makes it appealing to many people.

  • A true sense of community
    Since it is a very small town, you will find that there is a true sense of community within the city limits. People are very proud to live here and that feeling is tangible to others.

  • People are friendly here
    The community is built up of people who really know each other, and you can see that as you walk around. Everyone seems to know everyone, and the locals are very welcoming.


  • High cost of living
    Though it is a small town, it is still part of a bigger state, and along with that comes a price tag. The cost of living is quite high here, particularly based on the size.

  • Very small town
    This can be positive or negative depending on how you view it. But Topanga is definitely not your typical California city, and that can take some getting used to.

  • Not much in the way of growth
    If you want to find a city that is bustling and growing, this isn’t likely it. There aren’t a ton of business opportunities here, and there isn’t much in the way of growth.

Famous Locations in Topanga

  • Tuna Canyon Park
    This is a smaller version of the Grand Canyon but with so much of the beauty. A visit to Tuna Canyon Park can help you to find some amazing hiking and rock climbing for the more adventurous. It is breathtaking to enjoy the views here and uncover some hidden beauty in the area.

  • Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
    The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is so much more than a traditional garden, and it was founded by a true botanist so it’s quite special. It is an open-air theater that happens to be deep within a gorgeous botanical garden. So, you have this amazing backdrop for theater performances, and you can enjoy it all within this one-of-a-kind park.

  • Top of Topanga Overlook
    It may not seem that special by name, but you will be pulled in with all of the beauty this spot has to offer. The Top of Topanga Overlook gives you a panoramic view of the entire area from the very top of the city. You can see the entire Woodland Hills area and enjoy views seemingly from the top of the world, and this is breathtaking.