Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight

Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight


Property Details

Updated: Jul 13, 2014
4BR steps to Ocean Vacation Rental Malibu, California USA

This large, completely private, southern France-inspired home offers 2,800 square feet of living space. It's situated just a stone's throw from Zuma Beach.

Malibu Beach is decorated with French antiques, and offers charm throughout. It's U-shaped -- with high ceilings and glass bordering a lovely terra-cotta-style courtyard with a complete outdoor living room and fireplace. Situated on a cul-de-sac with no other homes on three sides, it provides an ideal and elegant retreat from which to explore southern California.

A private key provides access to the beach at the end of the cul-de- sac, to private tennis courts in the community,. and a private beach club with lifeguard, children's playground and private beach locker. The beach is ideal for surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, parasailing, or just relaxing. The home is near hiking and horseback riding and it's less than one hour from Hollywood, Ventura, Santa Monica (30 minutes), and most of LA's attractions.

The Neighborhood: Malibu West is a very quiet neighborhood built in the 6Os and now upgraded --- the best place in Malibu for family life and kids as they can ride bikes in the private streets and the Beach Club provides a focus of activity. October - Halloween it is alive with Goblins as everyone in Malibu brings kids here for trick or treat and the homes are transformed into spooky witch houses....

Big shady sycamore trees shade the neighborhood throughout, and the house is located on a private cul de sac across from an open field and then the beach is right across the highway. You can get there by a private keyed path that goes under the highway so no need to cross PCH. Also very few cars pass the house as it sits by itself at the end of the neighborhood.

Things to do..: *Beautiful Zuma Beach a block away- surfing, kite surfing, paddling and kayaking all available.

*Golf - a wonderful club open to the public 20 minutes away in the Santa Monica Mountains right behind the house.

*Hiking is incredible all around the house. Local maps provided.

* Day trips possible include: Santa Barbara ( I hour), Hollywood (45 minutes) , Santa Ynez Wine Country (1.5hours) , Disneyland (I.5 hours) , Universal Entertainment (I hour), Santa Monica ( 25 minutes) , Venice Beach ( 35 minutes) , Oxnard Outlet Malls ( 30 minutes)

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More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hi I am retired business professional and have two wonderful grown sons ( who teach surfing on occasion) . I have lived in Malibu for 30 years and know it well. I rent my home occasionally to travel the world. Renting on this website has introduced me to wonderful families looking for nice beach vacations and I enjoy sharing the beauty and comfort of my home. I live here in the winters and in Maine in the summers and ofter drive the USA to get to Maine or California. So far 16 times... the country is beautiful and varied and I highly recommend the drive someday!!

My dad was a commander in the Navy so we moved all the time so I grew up on both coasts moving every 2 years... hence the wanderlust I suppose. Carla

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Speaks: french, spanish, english


Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight
+1 310 874-4878
Malibu Los Angeles County

We immediately felt at home.

  • 4 of 5
When we first entered the house we kept on discovering new rooms, each time enthousiastic sounds from the family: look here! Oh this is nice... A house of pleasant surprises. The combination of garden, courtyard and rooms makes this a spacious and romantic combination, offering everything we needed. Good beds. We stayed for a week with our family of seven and this house was ideal. Proximity to the beach and shops close by made our stay perfect.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight
+1 310 874-4878
Malibu Los Angeles County

Best vacation in years!

  • 5 of 5
For years we have been flying back to the east coast for the summer. After a particularly horrible spring season with my lovely yet challenging 2 year old...I was done. Trying to figure out a better way, a friend and I did some research and came upon Carla's listing. Within 48 hours we had connected, booked and then surprised our families with our find. This is our last night and hands down one of our best vacations is years. We live in LA but an hour away. This property and the neighborhood is absolutely amazing. My kids are already lobbying for another staycation and our friends have been wowed that no one had done this before. Carla, much like previous person reviews is a funny, quick email buddy I can't wait to meet in a few weeks. Her son Jukien who we have had the privledge to meet and watch teach our son to surf was a great bonus. Look out VRBO people....I may have to trump you all for this listing.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight
+1 310 874-4878
Malibu Los Angeles County
New York

Beautiful house and very accommodating owner!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this place with my best friend who was visiting with her family from the Philippines. We fell in love with the place as soon as we got there. We were a group of 10, 8 adults and 2 kids but the place was still big for us. We had so much space! The owner Carla was very accommodating despite the fact that she was out of the country. She was very quick in replying via email and answered every single inquiry we had. my best friend who loves to cook enjoyed Carla's kitchen that was well equipped. We will definitely recommend this place for a family. Very near the shops and the beach. Thanks again Carla for having us. Our first Malibu experience was memorable!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight
+1 310 874-4878
Malibu Los Angeles County
Berkeley, CA

Beautiful home, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Carla's house for the week of Christmas and had a wonderful time. There were seven adults (3 couples + grandma), and 2 little ones (2.5 and 7 months) and we had all the space we could ever need. We found there were more activities than we had time to do but we made sure to swim in the ocean, bathe in the hot tub, surf the waves, play tennis, hike, shop, and of course, enjoy long walks on the beach. We even had our fair share of celebrity sightings :) I would recommend this vacation to families wanting to spend quality time together in a beautiful location. Carla was especially gracious and maintained great communication with us before, during and after the stay. Next stop: Malibu in the summer! Thanks for everything, Carla.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight
+1 310 874-4878
Malibu Los Angeles County
SF Bay area


  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Carla's house this August. 6 adults and 3 kids. It was great!
House is very convenient, has everything you can imagine and more. A lot of attention to detail, we had fun just staying in the house (originally we planned to do a lot of sightseeing:). 10 min walk to beach, located next to Zuma. In the morning, you can see dolphins almost every day. Super friendly people, made few friends. Carla very responsive to everything you need. We will come back!
Thank you so much for great vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Steps to Zuma beach & club, Serene, private, spa, all glass and sunlight
+1 310 874-4878
Malibu Los Angeles County

Very cosy beach house, great beach access

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in Malibu. We are a family with 4 children aged 18, 16, 10 and 3. Everyone liked the house a lot. It is very comfortable, bright, cosy, well-decorated and has a lovely garden. The beach club (5 min walk) is a real plus with great access to the beach, children playground, lockers and showers. The kids liked to jump in the hot spa in the garden after the beach. The tennis courts are well maintained. We had a great contact with the owner, Carla, who was very accessible and helpful. We would love to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway


From the Owner

I bought my house for its proximity to walk to the beach (5 minutes) and because it was so privately located yet in one of the most 'family friendly' places in Malibu. Also I loved the indoor outdoor feeling of being in a glass house!

Activity and Interests

The house is uniquely located on a very quiet, shady, cul de sac in front of two open fields and sky. There is a private path to gorgeous Zuma Beach with a keyed gate directly to the left of the house. The home is completely private and and you can see no other homes from inside the house or across the street. The mountains raise behind the house and you see them from the yard. Unique, private, kid friendly location all on one floor with private beach access one short 5 minute walk through an underpass (beach-path). There is world class surfing, kayaking, parasailing, and swimming on Zuma Beach. There is hiking , horseback riding, and ' mountain meets ocean' scenic beauty everywhere. Additionally the famous celebrity Broad Beach lined with multimillion dollar homes is directly to the right of the home for movie sitings. It's a beach retreat to warm up in the hot tub after a hard day on Zuma and its also within a walk to shops and groceries.

Golf: There is a gorgeous public golf course in the mountains behind us- not crowded 15 minutes away.


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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000

This home only available for monthly rentals or long term. for one month only =$10,000 a month long term or of multiple months 6-12 months $7000 plus utilities.


From the Owner

My favorite thing about my house is the indoor courtyard which the house circles. Every room looks out on it and it is completely private so I can leave all the windows and doors open and hear the fountain running and feel the air circulating.. Its like being outside all the time and flowers all year round are wonderful. It is truly a glass house with skylights and a sheer wall of glass on either side of the living area. And world class Zuma Beach is right out the door.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Backpack
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Dialup Access
  • Broadband Access
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books for Adults
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Pool / Spa

  • Steam Shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Near The Ocean


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • library
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 2800 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, steam shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 is part of the master suite and includes marble surfaces, terra cotta floors and a shower with a glass roof where you shower under the sycamore tree which is above. The tub is large to facilitate two and had a hand held shower as well. The decor is Mexican- with a painted Mexican sink, rustic cabinetry and dresser and full walk in closet off the bathroom. Bathroom 2 is marble with a terra cotta floor and Mexican painted sink, rustic cabinetry. The shower is very large with a full glass front and is equipped with a steam unit. Bathroom 3 is part of the second 'Master suite' It has a shower , pedestal sink and toilet, and terra cotta floors.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, trundle bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, double hide a bed
  • Bedroom 1 is the Master and includes a king bed and couch with matching lounge chair. TV Bedroom 2 has two broadband Internet connections and two single beds Bedroom 3 has a loft with a queen bed and 2 single beds with a crib if needed Bedroom 4 is a second complete Master suite with a private bath - with a TV and an U shaped very comfortable couch that folds out to a double hide a bed-


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Boat
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • * Beach Club pass comes with the rental. Includes my locker with beach chairs, kids toys,umbrella,etc. Showers and clean private bathroom facilities, a playground, full time lifeguard in the summer. *Tennis Courts and Basketball in the community. * Maid service, a private chef, massages in the house or babysitting all can be arranged in advance. *a very comprehensive- information book when you arrive to make your stay more enjoyable *Owner available by phone 310 874 4878 never a problem. Carla
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