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Charming, Tranquil, Bluff Top Beach Front Cottage, On Private Beach

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6.

Rock House

Our tranquil Encinal Bluff Cottage, Inspired by an Artist. Located approximately 150 yards from the PCH on a gated driveway. The only sounds heard from the house are those of nature and crashing waves.

Our home is approximately 40’ above the water with spectacular white water views. Watch the surfers, dolphins, seals, Gray Whales and other wild life right from our house. A short stroll down the driveway to the private beach below, provides seclusion and peace on the sandy beach.

Our home is approximately 2400 square feet, with a 2 car garage. A hot tub is strategically placed on the edge of the bluff to provide the most amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Point Dume and beyond.

Lie in the master king sized bed and watch the sunrise over Point Dume. The master bedroom is also equipped with a full walk-in closet and the bathroom includes jacuzzi tub and steam shower.

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About the Owner

Ronald Jenny
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Ronald Jenny

Jane is an artist and a designer and Ron is a contractor. They both have teamed up over the last forty years to build homes with balance and flow that they and visitors can enjoy. It is like creating a feeling that is appealing to the senses. Over the years with Jane’s visions and Ron’s construction ability and help from various architects, several of their homes have been awarded; have been in charity events for architectural walks and in publications.

Ronald Jenny purchased this house in 1999

Why Ronald Jenny chose Malibu

Jane and I have lived in Malibu for thirty five years and have worked our way to what we feel is the best location we could possibly be. Encinal Bluff is a very spiritual place, we are off the PCH so do not get the highway noise and above the beach where we have privacy. Sitting on the deck it is a constant show of wild life and other, incredible birds, dolphin, seals, whales and the occasional surfer. We named our home the rock house because it is build with granite imported from the Lake Tahoe area. Some people say it looks like a home that could be in Yosemite.

9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

West Hills, CA

"THIS is my dream home"

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I drove up to this home, I thought, "THIS is my dream home." I really didn't need to even see the interior. For Malibu rentals, a lot of people may lean toward the contemporary homes of glass, stacked like sardines, right on the water. The Jenny's home is the antithesis - secluded, private with mature trees, perched on the bluff over the beach. The view was spectacular: the ocean, Point Dume and Catalina in the distance, the view framed by cactus, blooming pomegranates and pine trees. Often - but especially when there were a lot of surfers out - there was a seal that was always popping his head up in the cove out front. It has a very Monterey feel to it.

Inside one finds warm, rich colors, open spaces, unending views. The house is beautifully decorated in a comfortable mix of beach, country, Craftsman, contemporary. The beds are amazing, especially the master whose view has the ocean panorama at your feet. The gourmet kitchen has every possible appliance, tool, or dish possible and was wonderful to cook and serve in. The house is fully wired for sound and we always had the XM radio playing, especially as we sat on the back patio in the evenings watching the night fall.

Outside, the owner has wrapped a vegetable and herb garden around the house in beds and barrels, as well as abundant fruit trees - we were eating zucchini, carrots, onions, lemons, cumquats, peaches, tomatoes and more - I don't think I bought any produce the whole time we stayed.

In a time of great stress, staying in this home brought me great peace at the end of each day. I didn't care how long my commute was to get back - it was always the perfect end to long days when I pulled up to this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in Malibu

  • 5 of 5

The views from this home are incredible. It is situated up on a bluff overlooking a quiet beach. The outdoor area is completely private and has everything you need so there is no need to even leave the property. If you wish to venture out, all of the best restaurants are a short drive. The location is perfect as you are close enough to everything Malibu has to offer without being in all of the congestion of the downtown area. The home is meticulously maintained and the owners made the entire renting process as easy as possible. Ron and Jane, thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolyn, Jane and I so appreciate your family as guests in our home. Thank you so much for taking such good care of it. You are always welcome back. Sincerely Ron
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A Malibu Summer - Paradise On The Pacific

  • 5 of 5

This summer we decided to rent a home in Malibu, rather than travel across the globe. We wanted a house that was on the beach, with beautiful views and would be easy and comfortable. The Jenny house is all this and more. The house sits on a bluff atop 2 beaches just down the hill. It is secluded, located at the base of a private drive. The house itself wraps around the Ocean, supplying the most unbelievable sunsets. Star gazing is equally magnificent from the houses vantage point.

The appointments in the house are high end. From the gas grill and outdoor fire pit, and vegetable garden (fresh lemons from the tree)! to the gourmet outfitted kitchen that comes with everything a home cook could ever ask for. An outdoor jacuzzi is much appreciated after a day on the Ocean.

The house has 3 bedrooms/ 4 bathrooms. All are extremely comfortable and are equipped with state of the art TV's. The house also comes with an amazing sound system with a huge range of playlists supplied by Ron Jenny. My family really enjoyed the pool table and the assortment of games at the house.

The service was on-point. The house manager was always accessible for any of our needs, and the house was kept immaculately clean by the housekeeper. The grounds and jacuzzi are serviced regularly as well.

We loved our time at The Jenny house so much that we didn't leave very much, except to go pick up food at the new local organic market, and to go to incredible amazing Malibu restaurants located very nearby.

There is plenty to keep you busy at the Jenny house. Or you can choose to meditate to the sound of crashing waves as the sunsets on the Pacific Ocean.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is nothing short of "magical"!

  • 5 of 5

We had been planning our trip to Malibu for quite a few months. Unfortunately, the house we had originally reserved and paid considerably more for was not as advertised to say the least and we refused to check in. In a bind, and feeling severely disappointed and defeated we contacted Ron. He was kind enough to open up his house to us on short notice and at first sight we had realized the series of events were divine intervention. This house was nothing short of "magical". High above the bluffs but not too high, with just enough of a path to the beach to feel right on it. The house was well stocked with plenty of flatware, vases, glassware etc. The large gas grill got plenty of use as well. The pool table was a fun evening activity after the sun went down but only if you could tear yourself away from the incredible view of the stars! The landscaping itself was gorgeous with blooming cacti, flowering plants and well maintained and designed grounds. We felt very at home here except our outdoor hot tub is not on the precipice of the Pacific. We appreciated the art, collectibles, books and tchotchkes around the house. They seemed to tell a story and needless to say we enjoyed our fairytale here. I hope to return to this house and bring back all of the wonderful memories this place provided and make some new ones. Thanks again to Ron and his family for sharing this very special place with us, our love affair with Malibu continues... Thanks again

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I are so pleased to have you as guests in our home. Also the way you respected our home and left it in such good condition. You're welcome back any time. I'm also very glad that this worked out for your vacation in Malibu, thank you again Ron and Jane
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West Hills, CA

Marvelous house in a marvelous site

  • 5 of 5

First of all you cannot imagine how sad is for us not to have enough english vocabulary to express ourselves in the way we would like to.

This is not a a life history of a beautiful and great family.

We are having the most two enjoyable weeks of our summer times.

Pictures, belongings,vibrations, environment, views... Are great!!!.

We have decided to repeat again three weeks next summer of course if you are agree.

Thank you very much for having this marvelous house in this marvelous site, thans to that we have been able to enjoy ourselves very much.

Warmest regards,

Ureta family.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jupiter FL

Malibu Dream House

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a month and loved every moment. House is beautiful, thoughtfully designed, magnificently sited and comfortably cluttered with a lifetime's collection of details you wish you had placed yourself. Ocean views, vegetable garden, hot tub on the cliff, crashing waves through the open bedroom, gourmet kitchen, pool table, Internet, XM radio throughout, steam shower, collection of heart shaped rocks, library, lovely cleaning lady, attentive owner's daughter 10 minutes away, easy walk to charming little beach. Can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Jane and I have lived in Malibu for thirty five years and have worked our way to what we feel is the best location we could possibly be. Encinal Bluff is a very spiritual place, we are off the PCH so do not get the highway noise and above the beach where we have privacy. Sitting on the deck it is a constant show of wild life and other, incredible birds, dolphin, seals, whales and the occasional surfer. We named our home the rock house because it is build with granite imported from the Lake Tahoe area. Some people say it looks like a home that could be in Yosemite.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : LAX at 36 Miles Nearest Barpub : Approximately 3 miles at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Oxnard Train Station at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : Pacific Coast Highway approximately 100 yards at 100 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Approximately 3 miles at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : At the beach at 10 Metres Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning Fee $450
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • house


  • Romantic


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet, Steam Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • * King Bed * Queen Bed


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • catering available

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