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Kathryn Yarnell

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English


44 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday estate in Los Angeles area - VILLA BELLA MALIBU

3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 5)

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 (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks English

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

We lived in the neighborhood for 15 years before being able to buy the land we had fallen in love with. 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 wanted old world character as well as up-to-the-minute conveniences and amenities. We employed many artisans to finish the interior spaces and incorporate architectural elements we have collected over the years. Buildin was a real labor of love for us and we look forward to having you as our guests someday.

What makes this estate unique

Scope kite surfers, paddle boarders, surfers, from the Villa and Decks, Garden of Eden Ocean View SPA & Shower, gorgeous Humming Bird Gardens, Exquisite Fountains, exotic bird watching, walk to Beach or Neptune's Net, the locals & vacationers hangout restaurant and bar. Nearby hiking trails, starry starry nights, Romantic Moonlight over ocean evenings.

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 44 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 54 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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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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The best of everything

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented this lovely home for 5 days this February. The pictures on line don't do it justice, it is absolutely beautiful. The livingroom boasts a 70 inch tv which we fully enjoyed when we were there (we were out a lot) and the kitchen was a dream come true. Whatever you needed to create your own culinary masterpiece was there! Our last day we just stayed in and relaxed on the terrace appreciating the beautiful sunset, it was a perfect ending to our stay. The hosts were very helpful and friendly and were always available if we needed anything. Because of the beautiful art pieces throughout and the hardwood floors I would hesitate to bring children but I would highly recommend rental for adults who just want to relax and enjoy the luxury of a home that offers everything from a gourmet kitchen to a heated towel bar.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what I needed

  • 5 of 5

Kathryn, thank you. It was such a wonderful place to get my head together, and relax. Waking up to see the views, enjoying coffee at the kitchen table, watching the ships come in and out of LA... just beautiful. And the house - you have an amazing eye for detail. I could easily have felt I was in the south of France.

My daughter loved living like a princess in your master suite - said the bathroom was twice the size of her dorm :-)

If I'm ever in that part of the world again, I'm hoping that we can stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks HomeAway and VRBO for sending us so many delightful and appreciative people and families this year. A special thanks to all our guests for taking the time out of their busy lives to review their stays with us and for making 2015 our 10th consecutive 100% 5 Star Review Year!!!
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Lovely, luxurious and very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed and satisfied. We were greeted by the owners with a grand tour that made sure we could use all of the electronics and home systems. The space was immaculate - like a model home and better. Everything we needed was thought of.

Fabulous views and we were blessed with great weather. We will definitely consider a return stay which extremely rare for us because the world has many wonderful places to visit.

We have recommended this home to friends and recommend it to you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May-June 2016
14 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £136

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 Los Angeles area in California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • 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 ...
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
  • 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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