House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 4
Stay in a stunning architectural house with spectacular ocean and mountain views. Our house is on twelve gated acres at the very west end of Malibu. We are five minutes up a canyon where you will find privacy and breathtaking views in a completely serene environment. The sunny house is furnished with a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen in the second bedroom, and twin beds in the den on the lower floors. The master suite had a large soaking tub and separate shower and the second bedroom has a full bath with a tub/shower combination.
In response to a negative review; since that review we have recently updated the flooring, refinished the cabinets, executed exterior work, and solved our water problem.
We are within minutes of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu and County Line surf beach. Hike on the trails on the property or hike to the top of Boney Ridge.
PLEASE NO INQUIRIES ABOUT PARTIES OF ANY SORT.
About the Owner
I am an architect and reside and work in Los Angeles. I purchased the property in 1976. The house was built in 1995 and was recently upgraded with new flooring and newly refinished cabinets.
4.4 based on 7 traveler reviews
Anything But a Jem!
In regards to their complaints about the house, I made a comment that my neighbors hear the AC condensor, to please use it sparingly at night. I did not say not to use it. The husband emailed me at 2pm to say he could not sleep because there was no AC upstairs. He was about 20 feet away from the thermostat that controls the AC on the upper floor but did not bother to look for it or read the instruction book regarding the AC.
The cork floor is showing its age after 20 years but is perfectly clean. It is to be replaced at the end of October with a bamboo floor, already purchased. The period mid-century furniture would look 'old' to anyone uneducated in modern period furniture; many of the pieces are quite valuable. There is not a single water stain on any of upholstered furniture.
In an email the next day demanding their $50 security deposit (he shorted me $250 on this payment), I replied that I would return their deposit but that I did not consider their actions towards me honorable. From there spewed forth the threats to contact HomeAway and various other insults. This was a very unpleasant experience; I wish I could warn other homeowners to beware of this renter.
Beautiful home with stunning views,
The owner left very detailed instructions about the house and surrounding area/attractions and promptly responded to any questions we had. There is a definite positive difference when staying at a house that has been both built and lived in by the owner as opposed to a managed rental property.
Didn't have cell phone signal at the house, but the wifi worked great. We plugged in our apple tv and watched netflix & hbogo every night on the large screen tv in the master bedroom. The beds were comfortable and linens were high quality.
This home is truly a hidden gem. We loved the solitude and privacy, and appreciated being off the beaten path. It's a ~5 min drive from the house down to the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Neptune's Net restaurant (which also sells some staples and beer/wine). From there, it's another 10 mins down the coast to a Pavilion's shopping center by Zuma Beach (restaurants, fitness center, etc), and keep heading down the PCH to the Malibu Farmer's market and Santa Monica. It's about 40 mins-depending on traffic--to drive the other direction over the mountains into Thousand Oaks/Westlake (large mall, restaurants, movie theaters, etc). We planned our outings accordingly and enjoyed returning to our quiet and calm retreat away from the crowds & traffic. 10/10 would recommend this home, and definitely plan to stay here again in future visits.
Magnificent view on the pacific ocean on one side and the mountains on the other, a perfect place to enjoy the quietness of live outside the big city. It fullfilled all our expectations, with as special attraction the variety of birds visiting the terrace on a daily basis, amongst others humming birds and quails. There are trails nearby for hiking lovers.
The swimmingpool is stunning and probably a necessity in summer. Shops and restaurants are a 20-30 minutes drive away, the house has a fully equipped kitchen and we took care of our own meals most of the time.
The house itself is sweet: the kitchen is well-equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, including a Thermidor 6-burner gas range. It is minimally furnished, which I like in a rental, so the owner's personality doesn't crowd you. The main floor has the kitchen, counter with seating for two, dining and all-purpose table in the middle, a couch and chair and best of all, by the fireplace, a built in large-scale slab covered with a cushion that was spacious enough for two or three to sprawl out on. There is also a half bath. Downstairs has two rooms: a bedroom with two singles, and a large open room with a piano overlooking the pool, also with built-in seating area. Upstairs is the master bedroom and an enormous bathroom with toilet, bidet, a shower, and a huge bathtub. Views from every room.
Fabulous beaches - the best in Malibu, in my opinion, are at the foot of Yerba Buena, 5-10 minutes down the road on PCH. No cell at the house, only down on PCH. The internet isn't speedy, but I was able to do everything I needed, although I did not try to stream movies. (There are DVDs in the master bedroom, with a TV screen.)
The first days were gloriously sunny, but then "June gloom" set in, and it was cloudy and the views hovered in and out of sight the rest of the time.
It is less than 30 minutes to the center of Malibu where the shopping plazas are.
I went hiking one day - about a 5 minute drive up YB Road are some trailheads, and I took a lovely trail to Balanced Rock for a 4 mile hike that was spectacular.
It is an extraordinary home, and the feeling of isolation contrasted to the swarms of Southern Cal. is especially pleasing.
From the Owner
“This quiet property and stunning views holds my heart. We use this house as a weekend or vacation house. Nature surrounds and intrigues us endlessly. It has been the perfect vacation house, far enough from the city to feel a visit is a true escape but close enough to return for events if desired.”
Activity and Interests
We are minutes from the most beautiful beaches in Malibu. At the bottom of our canyon is the world renown surf beach, County Line Beach, and a fish restaurant where you can select live lobster, crab, or shrimp to take home or have cooked there. There are hiking trails on the property or up the canyon you can pick up the trailhead to the second highest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, Sandstone Peak.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly Rate: $300 - $350
Weekly Rate: $2100 - $2400
Monthly Rate: $7000 - $8000
We have a 4 night minimum, except in the summer where we ask for long term stays. We charge a $150 cleaning fee and a refundable security deposit of $300. for short stays.
From the Owner
“The views of the ocean and Boney Ridge are breathtaking. We are in a remote part of Malibu where stars shine brightly at night and neighbors respect the peace and quiet unique to our neighborhood. Fine restaurants and grocery stores are less than 15 minutes away. Movie theaters (several) and factory shops, restaurants, Trader Joes, and box stores are 30 minutes away in Camarillo.”
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- not suitable for children ...
- pets not allowed
- Monument View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- bird watching
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 3600 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Half Bathroom
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Guests provide their own meals
- Our house is designed as a passive solar house but also has a fireplace and a forced air heat and cooling system. The patio has a bar-b-que, lounge chairs, and tables all facing the ocean view. There is WiFi, a land line telephone but no cell phone reception.