Excellent based on 46 Reviews
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
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 gettaway. Our 1954 vintage retro-tinyhouse-on-wheels, patio, and a shady gazebo offer an unforgettable highlight of your travels. Please read entire listing and rules. No smoking, No Vaping, Guests must have a car of their own or a rental car. No cable TV. PLEASE NOTE: The furnished gazebo with double bed is tarped during winter from Nov 1st to May 1st, and unavailable.

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. Antenna/ local channels only on 24" TV. 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 has a private double bed, kitchen and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen has 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. Living spaces are fully electric and have A/C. 1 small bathroom only.
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. No vaping. Details, other rules, please read all.
Due to no phone land-line we are somewhat off-grid. Bluetooth sound system, speakers and 24" TV with local channels only supplied. We enjoy great wifi reception. The TTReHi internet experience may not include what you expect or are accustomed to. So come, enjoy, and unplug.
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.
2 Night MINIMUM. 12 Night MAXIMUM, 10% Discount over 6 nights stay.
( IT IS So. Cal., after all-- so expect Summer Heat!!) Prices are reduced July 15-Sept 15. This Desert luxury camping experience is sited at natures doorstep with miles of breathtaking hiking trails to enjoy --tag along with us and Bella in the cool morning air!
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 unrivalled mid-century design, monocoque 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. PLEASE NOTE GOOGLE MAPS does NOT get YOU to our property! It's best to meet you 1 mile away, so you can follow us up here the 1st time..
There are 5 local watch dogs: 50 yards our Bella, 100 yards 1 dog, 300 yards 2 other dogs; 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. About once per year we see a rattlesnake and a tarantula. But not at the same time, and sometimes they are dead already.
** 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.
** 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 flexible and your contentment is important to us, so please visit, ask 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!
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. No vaping.
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 or vaping anywhere on our property. >>>Smokers, vapers >> 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.

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Julia came to California when she was one, from Illinois. Her father was an architect. At age six her
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The Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway experience is one of a kind. While building, we always attempted to restore
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Living Area350 Sqft
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. We are very flexible and hope for your complete happiness while here. We would prefer to rent to non smokers and non vapers due to potential catastrophic damage to the fine trailers, textiles 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!!

Sleeping Configuration
Sleeping cabin Gypsy
  • Double
2This is the bed inside the Spartan. 1 bathroom inside Gypsy the Spartan only.
Babe, 1 single bed with foam pads and sleeping bags.
  • Single
1This bed is available for singles. Bathroom is inside Gypsy.
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.
No Pets Allowed
We do not allow pets. Dangerous area with natural predators.
No Smoking Allowed
Smoking and vaping are not permitted.
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
Not Suitable for Events
We do not allow more than 4 people at one time.
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.
Stereo/DVD Player
Our internet service may not be what you are used to. We provide local channels tv, and Bluetooth with stereo sound.
Full Kitchenette
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.


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My husband Michael and I are in our 50's and live near Los Angeles. We have a beautiful dog. 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.
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Speaks: English , French , Spanish
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You must have a car of your own or a rental car to stay at the Zone. Sorry no exceptions. No Uber delivery or drop offs. No walk ins. No food deliveries. You will see why when you get here!


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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"TINY TIKI RETRO HIDEAWAY" CLIFF-TOP VIEW is a Camper/RV located in Los Angeles, California, United States. This Camper/RV is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests. "TINY TIKI RETRO HIDEAWAY" CLIFF-TOP VIEW has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom.


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