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47 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday estate in Malibu - VILLA BELLA MALIBU

3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 6) 4200 square feet under roof

Villa Bella Malibu is located on Malibu's Western Shore which is a Recreational Mecca and Natural Wonderland! The Villa overlooks the famous County Line Beach surf break made famous in the Beach Boys Surfin' USA Hit and the Iconic Neptune's Net Fish and Burger local Hangout. The Athletic, the Adventurous and those with a Passion for the out-of-doors love to explore this pristine natural play ground and fantastic hiking trails through the Santa Monica Mountains.

Villa Guests can intermingle with celebrities, sun worshipers, surfers, paddle boarders, kayakers, scuba divers and colorful kite-surfers performing high-flying acrobatics just a block from the house or view them from the Villa's spacious Decks and Loggias. The waters of the vibrant underwater realm consistently score A+ ranking from the Heal the Bay Society. The local reef is a natural aquarium of colorful, and abundant sea life and Tide Pools. We are just Minutes from El Matador, Zuma, and Leo Carilllo Beaches.

Guests love day tripping on Malibu Wine Tours, Universal Studio Tours, The Getty Museum, The Malibu Pier, Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Hollywood, Disneyland, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara - all are popular day trips from the Villa.

We offer Hi Speed Charter Spectrum Cable Internet (minimum 60 Mbps.) There are 3 Flatscreen HD big TVs with Satellite Direct TV Premium Channels, Roku Streaming , Netflix, & AmazonPrime plus 3 Blue Ray players with tons of DVDs.

Some Guests check in and never leave the Villa there are so many amenities to enjoy!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kathryn Yarnell
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Kathryn Yarnell

I'm a former Beverly Hills Interior Designer. My husband and I own and operate Malibu Premier Properties in Malibu. We love it here and wouldn't choose to live anywhere else. I was twice voted MALIBU REALTOR OF THE YEAR and was awarded The Malibu Times Dolphin Award for outstanding community service. I have also served as President of The Malibu Association of Realtors. We built Villa Bella Malibu in 2005 as our DREAM HOME and love to share our slice of Malibu with our guests facilitating fabulous Vacations for them.

Kathryn Yarnell purchased this estate in 2005

Why Kathryn Yarnell chose Los Angeles area

After traveling in Italy and France extensively we wanted to incorporate the best of what we saw there in our own Villa on this special land. We incorporated old world character as well as Modern state- of the art Amenities. We employed European Artisans to finish the interior spaces and incorporate architectural elements we have collected over the years. Building our Dream Villa was a real labor of love for us and we delight in sharing our magical Villa with discerning travelers.

What makes this estate unique

Watch the kite surfers, paddle boarders & surfers sport their skills, from the Villa, Decks, & Loggia. Relax in the gardens or soak in the Ocean View SPA with outdoor private Shower enjoy Humming Birds, & green parrots bathing in the garden's Exquisite Fountains. Stroll to Beach or Neptune's Net, (the locals & traveler's favorite hangout restaurant and bar). Explore the Nearby hiking trails, enjoy the starry, starry nights & Romantic Moonlight & Sunsets by the Sea!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so thankful to Kathryn and Don for a beautiful home for our family to share and enjoy. Our crew voted - This is our best vacation yet!
Jul 2014
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based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews

Villa Malibu Paradise !

  • 5 of 5

There are hundreds of incredible things to do in Malibu, and staying at Villa Malibu is one of them.

Exquisite, totally pristine and unique, with ocean views from every window and sophisticated amenities : the owners provide you with everything but the sea and sand ( just minutes walk down the hill ).

This is the paradise you've been looking for, just a short drive outside Los Angeles.

The owners are so attentive and sweet. You'll feel right at home in this luxury rental by the sea.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dominique, for your kindness, praise, warmth and generosity. You touched our hearts and we won't forget you. We hope to see you back soon.
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The house was stunning and with gorgeous views!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly one of a kind. It has all the amenities you could ever ask for and more! The views are spectacular and there is always a refreshing breeze blowing. The location is perfect to explore the many beaches and parks in the area. Kathryn is the perfect host. She responds immediately to any questions and leaves you a book of all the wonderful things to do in the area.

This house is an absolute gem and we will visit again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such awesome guests! We look forward to having you back next Summer or anytime! Kathryn
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Beautiful property, good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 4 night stay at Villa Malibu during our 2.5 week trip around California. It was just the break we were looking for in the middle of a hectic schedule. The property is beautifully maintained and the owners have thought of your every need. We enjoyed the location and explored a number of the local beaches in Malibu and also spent time in nearby Santa Monica and LA which are both within easy driving distance.

I highly recommend Villa Malibu to anyone who is looking for a fantastic place to stay while exploring this area. Booking was easy and we were met at the property by the owners who explained all we needed to know. The property is fabulous and has every amenity you could wish for. My favourite thing was to sit out on the deck early in the morning with coffee watching the local surfers and sometimes dolphins too. It was hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Kathryn and Don could not have been more perfect hosts for our family weekend stay in their beautiful villa.

Malibu offers so many great things to do but there were times when all we wanted to do was enjoy the scenic garden and decks with phenomenal ocean views at the villa... It's truly the perfect place to unwind and relax with a Mediterranean or Tuscan-like ambiance in every room. Especially the view from the hot tub.. it feels more like the Greek isles than Southern CA!

Every time we've stayed in AirBnB/VRBO's, there's always an appliance or an item you wish the house had. Not here! Kathryn and Don went above and beyond the call of duty with all the everyday necessities the villa provides... Kitchen/cooking equipment, beach chairs/towels, bathroom products for showering, you name it, they have it, so no need to bring anything aside from a change of clothes and a bathing suit!

Within walking distance was the County Line Beach and a short drive away was El Matador beach where my mother loved searching for sea glass. We did plenty of hiking near Corral Canyon (the Jim Morrison cave is at the end of the windy Corral Canyon Rd) and stopped by the roadside seafood shack, Malibu Seafood, for some tremendous fish tacos. Malibu Wines was a perfect winery to visit and a short 15-20 min drive from the villa. Not to mention, keep an eye out for Street Food Cinema nights at the King Gillette Ranch where we saw JAWS under the stars, couldn't have been any more perfect.

A big thank you again to Kathryn and Don... hopefully we'll be back sooner rather than later!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Will! You and your family were our perfect guests and you opened our eyes to new guest activities - Sea glass collecting, the Jim Morrison Cave, and the King Gillette Ranch outdoor movie night! Don and I both welcome you back to make many more happy family vacation memories!
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Can I give it 6 stars?!?

  • 5 of 5

This house is phenomenal. Perfect in every way. Truly, this home is reason enough to plan a trip to Malibu. Every space - indoor and out - is like a work of art, with countless interesting, luxurious and clever features. The setting is heavenly...up on the hill with a great, wide view but close enough to the surf to hear and almost feel the Pacific. Kathryn and Don were wonderful hosts, making certain that we were comfortable and familiar with how everything worked. This came in handy, since we ended up barely leaving the house! The wonderful Vintage Grocery store is a quick drive (5 minutes), and the Malibu Pier, Nobu, etc, is a spectacular 25 minute ride. We highly recommend the Malibu Farm restaurant at the beginning of the pier...beachy, beautiful and really great and inventive menu...and vegan friendly! :) This is THE place to stay in Malibu!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lynn! Your generous praise is so appreciated. Please come again anytime.
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Beautiful Seaside Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

This home was a dream come true. I felt like I was in Tuscany. The decor, the balconies, the whole ambiance of the property was ethereal. So Beautiful, spacious and relaxing. The sounds of the surf lull you to sleep at night and in the morning have coffee on your outdoor terraces watching the whales go by. It was a treat, I never wanted to leave the house. The house was immaculate, all the necessities you need are at your fingertips. The owners are delightful and on hand should you have any questions. Words cannot express how truly wonderful this experience was. If you love sunny drives up the PCH this is it! I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. It brings us great joy to offer our slice of Paradise to discerning guests like you! We will welcome you back with open arms...
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Car: necessary

Villa Bella Malibu - UBER LUXURY ABOVE THE SEA - PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS an Architectural Masterpiece! Old World character is built into every nook and cranny. Ideally located across from Malibu's world class surfing beach and very close to the most pristine swimming beaches in all of Southern California. There is a neighborhood fish and burger restaurant where you can eat outdoors or indoors & watch kite surfers leap into the air performing their feats of wonder and surfers hanging ten and riding the curl of the perfect waves. There are hiking trails with grottos & waterfalls nearby. It is 40 minutes to the Getty museum. You can take a boat from Malibu pier to go deep sea fishing or whale watching. You can deep sea dive or snorkel off the local reef only two blocks from the house or take a one-hour drive to Santa Barbara for the day and shop, have dinner and catch a show. The Camarillo airport and the Premier Camarillo Outlet Mall for phenomenal shopping are a 20 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Malibu, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £164

We book our own reservations and require a completed application prior to accepting your reservation and preparing a rental contract. Please "contact or email owner" to inquire about availability. We will send you the "link" to complete our electronic application online. We accept all major credit and debit cards for payment. Cancellation Policy - No Refunds within 60 days of arrival; Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival subject to one night rental fee with the balance refunded. Maximum capacity 5 guests. A party of 5 adults will be charged an additional $50 for the cleaning fee. One and two night stays considered by exception - please call or email the owner directly or through the website. If accepted, 2 night weekend stays will be charged at $750/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Malibu in California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Toto Washlet toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , European antique appointments.
    outdoor shower & Spa - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , European antique appointments.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 700 thread count linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 600 thread count linens
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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