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About Michelle Grimberg
I am married with three kids. We have lived on the westside for over 16 years. We are dog lovers. We love to travel. We are happy to share our lovely Malibu Beach House with our guests. We love the fresh air and feeling of freedom when we stay at the Beach House with the private beach space and access. We hope to make your time in our Beach House as enjoyably as possible. There are beautiful beaches, restaurants and shopping nearby to check out.
Michelle Grimberg purchased this House in 2018
Why Michelle Grimberg chose Malibu
Absolutely charming oceanfront retreat just past county line with 60 feet of private, quiet sandy beach, breathtaking views with French doors in every room that open up to the waves crashing below. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath newly remodeled open floorplan kitchen with new appliances and fixtures is the perfect escape to relax and get away from it all. New French Oak floors throughout, a marble shower and large porcelain sink, master bedroom with the most stunning views to wake up to everyday.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Terrific beach getaway
This property is truly a gem among the Malibu offerings. The house was as described, clean and comfortable. The privacy of the beach was unparalleled, but great to be so close to Trancas market and restaurants. Also a terrific location for nearby hiking. You couldn't ask for a better host, she was very responsive, helpful and accomodating.
Quiet and nature's wonder
The location is great if you want peace and quiet on mostly your own beach. The few neighbors there are very friendly. You are guaranteed to see dolphins, whales and sea lions each morning and evening at least during time we were there. Our 5 & 6 year old, dog and ourselves really loved it. There are 2 futons in LR so each of the kids got their own sleeping space. It is a one-bedroom and nice kitchen. If you want to be able to enjoy the beach, sound of waves and family time -- great place to stay.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our Malibu house. Please come back anytime. Best, Michelle
Amazing place & view!
We had a wonderful weekend at our stay in Malibu! Highly recommend staying here! Will definitely be back!
Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome back anytime!
First, I will give props where it's due. The location is amazing! It's beautiful being right on a dry sand beach in Malibu. This is special. It's also out of the busyness of town but close enough to restaurants and grocery stores. Don't miss a drive through the canyon roads. The bed and the bedding were comfortable and clean. It was easy getting into the property and the property manager is super responsive.
Now for the disappointing parts. First, I grew up in a Southern California beach town. So I realize that it is not easy to keep everything super clean with the saltwater mist and sand as a constant presence. That being said, I have higher expectations when nightly rates are at this level and the competition will measure up. We walked in and found 2 full size futons which are fine but not the most comfortable and not what's pictured. Then we went to put our food away and found the countertops needed a cleaning before we put anything down. There was even a pile of spilled sugar on top of these microwave which wasn't cleaned up. We then opened the dishwasher and quickly closed it because it had the foul smell of mildew. We also found that the kitchen is not adequately stocked and many of the cups and dishes had to be washed (by hand because of the dishwasher's unsanitary condition) because they had coffee stains and lipstick remnants.
In the bathroom, the sink stopper does not work and we had to remove it because it didn't allow the water to drain. The shower was impossible to get the temperature right. It took forever to get hot water and then it was hard to decrease the temperature without it becoming ice cold. We were getting scalded with hot water and doused with freezing water back and forth. (More on the shower later.)
I asked if there was a BBQ grill and was assured there was. True, but I was not told that the Weber charcoal grill was unsanitary and looks like it had never been cleaned. Moreover, the handle for their cover was broken - not safe at all.
Finally, we were told a plumber was coming to fix the shower (apparently it was worse before our stay) early in the morning on our first day. He showed up late and was there for more than an hour. Not the way I would like to spend my vacation time. Then, one morning, a contractor came by unannounced to survey the property for the owner.
I was hoping for a clean, beautiful setting for our vacation but was disappointed.
Thank you for your review. We always try our best to please our guests and provide them with the best experience possible as you can see from our high review scores. We take your comments very seriously. We have a cleaning crew that comes in to clean immediately upon a tenant's departure. We take great pride in keeping our place clean and hospitable. It would have been much more efficient and helpful to receive your complaints before you left and not after the fact, that way, we could have immediately addressed them as we did with the plumber which we sent immediately to adjust the showerhead. Your complaints were the first of their kind. We can only address and fix what we know about it. Once you advised us of the dishwasher, we immediately fixed it. We also replaced the bbq to a brand new one. We continue to strive to do our best for our tenants and will continue to do so in the future. We wish you all the best.
Beautiful and Quiet Oasis
Had a great time visiting here. The ocean and weather were sublime. It is small but very nice amenities. Couple issues. 1. the shower head is not working well. Needs to be replaced.
If you want a great staycation- this is the place.
Thank you for your great review. We are glad you had a wonderful time staying at our Malibu house. We have taken care of the shower head issue and thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope to see you again soon!
Best vacation home ever!
We stay at beachfront vacation rentals each year. This one by far was the best and cleanest! I will definitely hope to book this one again next year! Thank you so much.
Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you stay at our beautiful Malibu house. Please come back soon.