"TINY TIKI RETRO HIDEAWAY" 1 hour from Los Angeles

"TINY TIKI RETRO HIDEAWAY" Breathtaking mountain, city and wide valley views. Enjoy nature: glamp in comfort! Book direct now for best prices!!
350 Sqft Camper/RV hosted by Julia Borgstrom
4 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom
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With a combination of spectacular view and luxury camping, the "Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway" is a unique glamping experience. Relax and retreat on a sandstone mesa, where nobody will find you at this extraordinary get away. Our 1954 vintage retro-tiny-house-on-wheels, furnished patio, and a shady gazebo offer an unforgettable highlight of your travels.

Returning guests receive 20% price reduction when booking direct!
Please read entire listing and rules. No smoking, no pets, no children, guests must have a car of their own or a rental car. No open fires of any kind: grills, candles etc.

Far from crowds and traffic is the inimitable Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway. Open sky, 360 degree dramatic valley and city views and sandstone cliffs will surround you. Unplug and enjoy the view, a great novel or your travel companion.
See Pictures! Design Driven Travel! Ready to make sweet memories ??
Please check map! Where is Chatsworth Lake Manor? Located in NW San Fernando Valley, it feels remote and for some is too remote.... yet we're close enough for exploring Los Angeles and Ventura. Zip code 91311.
"Gypsy", our 24 ft. 1954 Spartan Manor vintage travel trailer has a private double bed, kitchen and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen has a gas stove top, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, refrigerator, pots, pans, cutlery and vintage dinnerware. A custom daybed, dining area and library are in the forward "observation lounge".
Outfitted for private, luxurious relaxation the Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway large cliff-top patio has 2 chaises, 2 armchairs, a loveseat and dining table. Take a nap, enjoy cocktails, tea, coffee or dinner al fresco. The gazebo, with an outdoor double bed is available May 1st to November 1st, or until the rains arrive, then it is tarped. Living spaces are fully electric and have A/C. 1 small bathroom only.
Due to extreme fire hazard, no smoking allowed ANYWHERE in our tinder surrounded neighborhood. You must travel 1 mile to local store to smoke. Vaping ok outside only. Details, other rules, please read all.
Excellent wifi wireless reception provided, 8mb up, 4 mb down, which may not be what you are expecting or what you are accustomed to. Smart 24" TV. Due to no phone land-line we are somewhat off-grid.
The 1 1/2 mile gated driveway is a steep old paved road. Not recommended for road sissies. Gate code access provided. Close to 118 major freeway, and near north end of Topanga Blvd. Free outdoor parking.

IT IS So. Cal., (1 hour from Los Angeles) after all-- so expect Summer Heat!!) This Desert luxury camping experience is sited at natures doorstep.
Did you always want to sleep in an Airstream? They are the Mercedes' of the vintage trailer world. Spartans, like an old Bentley, are more collectible due to unrivaled mid-century design, mono-coque aircraft construction and beautiful real wood paneling and cabinetry throughout. Ours is restored and retains its original beauty and function.
All seen only here for our guests delight, Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway is furnished with one of a kind designer textiles and ceramics, real 1950's decor, and many irreplaceable custom items sourced from recycled, reclaimed and repurposed materials. Please be careful in the Hideaway. Enjoy it respectfully as if it were your own Grandmother's treasured getaway.
Although well equipped, please remember "Gypsy " is about the size of a private train car. The bed is a double size. (75" x 54" ) Cozy living quarters and 'character' are part of the experience, like a Tiny House.
Nearby: In historic Chatsworth town restaurants, bars and shopping are 3 miles drive away. Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood are 27 miles away. Disneyland is 65 miles away, Universal City 26 miles, and Malibu beaches are 24 miles away; timing is all depending on traffic. Stoney Point world class rock climbing is 15 minutes, Magic Mountain 6 Flags and the Reagan Library are 1/2 hour away.
If you choose this location you must drive a car of your own or a rental. No Ubering. No deliveries. PLEASE NOTE GOOGLE MAPS does NOT get YOU to our property! We need to meet you 1 mile away, so you can follow us up here the 1st time..
There are 6 local watch dogs: 50 yards our Bella and Loki, 100 yards 1 dog, 300 yards 1 other dog; all are fenced in. You will hear dogs barking during your stay here. We are in a pristine wildlife corridor and there are numerous wild animals all around, including rabbits, squirrels, lizards, coyotes and others.

** No Infants, No Kids, No Pets: Children over age 10 only and they must be pre-approved by host prior to booking. Unsafe place for younger children or pets due no containment, no child proofing, wild animals, unfenced cliff and steep terrain. Please tell us before booking if you want to bring your service animal.
** Sorry, No Self Check In. Personal introduction to the Hideaway will be done by us while welcoming you. Your hosts Julia and Michael live next door. We are vaccinated. We are flexible and your contentment is important to us, so please text or call if you have any needs or questions. We hope your stay at the Hideaway a.k.a Tiny Tiki Trailer Zone is super comfortable! Comeover! But let us know so we can leash Bella and Loki.
Rules! : #1 House Rule: Due to extreme fire hazard, no smoking allowed ANYWHERE in our tinder surrounded neighborhood. You must travel 1 mile to local store to smoke.
Violators will be asked to leave, and will not be refunded. There are regularly county-wide police enforced bans on outdoor burning of any sort.
High fire danger exists during most of the year. There might be a 'red flag' event of sustained high winds (55mph +) or an extreme temperature event (104 + degrees ).
# Quiet after TEN PM.
# No pets.
# No parties.
# All guests must sign personal injury/ liability release and rental agreement.
# Smoking prohibited indoors or outdoors ie no smoking anywhere on our property. >>>Smokers, >> Please do not request booking.
# Not suitable or safe for infants or children. Uneven terrain. Wild animals. Not a contained or a child-proof environment at all.
# No wheelchair access. Multi-level patio. Wooden steps up to trailers.

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
Sleeping cabin Gypsy
  • Double
2This is the bed inside the Spartan. 1 bathroom inside Gypsy the Spartan only.
Outdoor Curtained bed in Gazebo, available May 1st to Nov 1st only
  • Double
2This canopy double bed is curtained. Bathroom is inside Gypsy. There is one bathroom, with shower, toilet and sink.
"Babe" trailer
  • Single
1This nice raised single bed is inside the 2nd trailer and very private. Bathroom is inside the larger trailer.
No Pets Allowed
We do not allow pets. Dangerous area with natural predators. PLEASE tell us before booking if you want to bring a service animal.
No Smoking Allowed
Smoking is not permitted. No grill, no candles, no open flames of any kind! Vaping ok outside only.
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Our hideaway is more than just unsuitable for children, it's dangerous with unfenced cliff, uneven terrain and wild animals.
Not Handicap Accessible
We are not wheelchair accessible. There are multiple levels on patio and steps into trailers.
Not Suitable for Events
We do not allow more than 4 people at one time. Unless you wish to elope here with 8 people max. Please ask about our Elopement package!
Parking Included
Free parking right at the hideaway. Private driveway has access gate with code.
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Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
We supply shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, dish soap and paper towels. Plus items in the list.
Enjoy the patio at any time, it's very comfortable. See pictures. Even in winter there are lovely warm days in the desert environment of LA.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Our internet connection may not be what you are used to. Guests use personal hotspots on their phones and wireless internet is provided for great reception internet service, and smart 24" tv.
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
The galley is fully equipped with cooking tools, pots pans, vintage silverware and vintage dinnerware handmade in Santa Monica in the 1950's. It does not have a bbq or a full size oven. It does have a toaster oven.
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Fire extinguisher is under the sink.


Rock climbing



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My husband Michael and I are in our 50's and live near Los Angeles. We have 2 beautiful dogs. We love travel, exploring on foot, sailing and custom building. We are gourmet cooks and love entertaining. It's quite fun to have friends over. We feel blessed to have each other and our own peaceful corner of California.
Speaks: English , French , Spanish

Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - 7PM
Check Out11AM

Please take the time to read the entire listing before inquiries. We live in the house right near the Hideaway. There are other homes visible from the hideaway. We are very flexible and hope for your complete happiness while here. We would prefer to rent to non smokers and due to potential catastrophic damage to the fine trailers and the entire neighborhood. We will meet you at a local market and guide you to the Hideaway. Chatsworth 91311. We need you to sign, scan and return your Rental Agreement and Release of Liability forms before booking is completed. Thank You!!

Minimum age limit for renters: 18
If your children are over 10 years old and responsible to you, they can be pre- approved, just ask.
Payment Policy
Payment Policy:
We will be sending you a "Rental Agreement" and "Release of Liabiltity" forms, 3 pages. These must be signed by each guest, scanned and returned before reservation is completed, and your dates are blocked.

All deposit transactions via paypal, Stripe or check, please. For the reservation, Paypal can be used with your credit card, even without a paypal account. We also have " Stripe " compatibility for payment of nightly rate and cleaning fees. If you prefer to send a personal check for your reservation, that's fine. Please call 818-900-3064 if you have any questions before booking and to get the best rates. Returning guests get 20% discount:)

Please check your credit card to be sure you have trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance. If not, then I suggest purchasing it as there is a no refund policy, unless owner can rent to another group. You can try www.insuremytrip.com and www.travelguard.com. Refunds are only issued if we have a mandatory evacuation in our area. Please read the fine print of the insurance policy carefully.
Refundable Damage Deposit
300 $ This will be a paid by you by paypal, cash or check, and and returned by us as same or via paypal. We will pay the fees associated with these transactions.
Cancellation Policy
There is no refund policy. Once a reservation is made, we take those dates off of the market from other guests. Please see section about trip cancellation/interruption insurance. If guest has an emergency and must cancel, owner will reopen the dates on the calendar. If owner can re-rent the dates, or some of the dates - then an appropriate refund will be issued, up to 100%.

Please thoroughly read,sign scan and return the rental and release forms that will be sent.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy
There is no refund policy, unless it is done 30 days prior to arrival date. Once a reservation is made, we take those dates off of the market from other guests. Please see section about trip cancellation/interruption insurance. If guest has an emergency and must cancel, owner will reopen the dates on the calendar. If owner can re-rent the dates, or some of the dates - then an appropriate refund will be issued.
Reservation deposit will be returned to you via paypal upon your departure from the Hideaway.
We request a 40$ deposit in cash for the use of a remote gate buzzer opener. This cash will be returned to you before you leave.
House Rules
No Smoking. No BBQ, no grilling, no open flames, fires, or fireworks.
Vaping ok outside only
No Children under age 10. No infants or toddlers.
No Pets, service animals must be disclosed prior to booking.
No parties or extra guests with out being candid about your wishes with the owner.
There are very good reasons for these rules!!
Guests need to sign scan and return Rental Agreement and Release of Liability forms before booking can be completed.
No commercial activities. Fully insured photo shoots with COI may be approved with a 1500$ minimum fee applied, payable in advance.

Getting around

Our listing is 2 miles from any public transport. You must have your own car or a rental vehicle. The road is safe for any working auto.

Guidebooks by Julia Borgstrom (10)
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"TINY TIKI RETRO HIDEAWAY" 1 hour from Los Angeles is a Camper/RV located in Chatsworth Lake Manor, CA, USA. This Camper/RV is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
"TINY TIKI RETRO HIDEAWAY" 1 hour from Los Angeles has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom


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