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Private beach, 6 bedrooms, kayaks, SUPs, jacuzzi, firepit, awesome view!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom 6 baths, 12 beds including 3 daybeds + pullouts $788-$1250 per night.


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DO NOT RELY ON INSTANT QUOTE FOR RATES FOR 5-6 nights. The rates may be lower. Contact us for rates.

Automatically generated quotes are based on 12 people. One to two additional people guests may stay for an additional $150 per person per night. The home now includes the extra full one bedroom apartment in the lower level of the home, and two car garage. We can park up to 13 cars in our circular driveway and garage.

PRIVATE BEACH, KAYAKS, HOT TUB, surfboards, standup paddle boards, boogie boards, and some wetsuits and life jackets.

This charming 3600 square ft. Neo-Victorian beach house features over 3000 sq. ft. of decks, all with breathtaking white-water views. After a day of playing in the surf you can warm up in our private jacuzzi while you watch the surf, then quickly grab your board and run back into the water when you see the next big set coming in. This deck also has a fireplace for romantic evening ambiance or for making s'mores with the kids! Although the house and decks are not directly on the beach, we are just yards from our private beach in front of our beach house, and you have the added advantage of all that additional private deck space as well as white water view and a private beach just steps away, 45 seconds to the sand.

The entire front of the house is glass, providing a breathtaking white water ocean view from anywhere in the living room, kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom. The 24’x20’ living room features 21’ high open beam ceilings with a 24' long skylight. (I can't imagine a house with more natural light than this!) Two huge French doors open onto a large deck which has a table that seats 6 people and an 18’x10’ remote control operated retractable awning. The living room also has a 52” TV, a 10’ window-seat, and a uniquely charming fireplace. You’ll love having breakfast on the beautiful granite breakfast counter in our newly remodeled open-style kitchen, and dining at our large dining room table which seats 8, all while watching the surf hit the sand and the local surfers putting on a great show!

Offering easy opportunity for everything from kayaking, surfing, sailing, fishing, diving, swimming, beach walking, and just relaxing, this beach is both exciting and serene. If you enjoy exploring nature, our tide-pools are well known as the best in Malibu, and provide a safe place for little ones to enjoy the water in a sheltered area. All surrounding beaches are private, providing additional security. We know you'll love this unique little oasis and want to come back; in fact you won’t want to leave! (We know; we live here!)


The 20x16 master bedroom has a king bed, a 10’ window seat with an ocean view, and an all glass front with double French doors that open onto a large private deck with a sofa, a table that seats 4, an 18’x10’ remote control operated retractable awning, and a stunning white water view! It also has a full, newly remodeled master bathroom and walk-in closet.

On this level there Is another bedroom with a small private full bathroom, high open beam ceilings, a chaise lounge, and an obstructed ocean view.

On the ground floor is a 16x20 second master bedroom

with a master bathroom (opening large enough for a wheelchair, but no turn around space,) a tv, a window seat with an obstructed ocean view, a faux fireplace, and a private entrance from outside plus entrance from inside, (wheelchair accessible.) It has a queen bed and a seating area with a loveseat, both with obstructed ocean views.

On this level there is also a small bedroom with a queen bed and a rocking chair, both with an obstructed ocean view. The full guest bathroom is just steps away.

On the very top of house is yet another bedroom with a 180 degree ocean view and a large private deck with the best view in the cove! This room has a king bed and a daybed with an additional pullout single bed, a small wicker loveseat, and a small private bathroom with a shower. On a level of it's own, it is very private, and is accessible from upstairs with one additional outside flight of stairs.

On the lowest level, (garage level, think bi-level house) is a full one bedroom apartment with with a full kitchen, breakfast table that seats 4, peninsula that seats 4, living room area with a leather sectional, a tv and faux fireplace, and a tranquil view of the ocean and trees through double French doors that open onto an 8 ft balcony. It has a small full bathroom with tub/shower, and a small laundry room. The bedroom has a king bed and a small window seat with a charming view of the ocean and trees.

Please feel free to call us with any questions at 310-210-7156. Looking forward to hearing from you, and helping you make your vacation dreams come true!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Diana

I'm an old Malibu surfer boy who has had the good fortune of growing up right here on our private beach in this spectacular and unique cove. My wife and I have decided to share our little piece of paradise with you for the summer. We stay in my father's beach house, just next door, over the summer when we rent our house. This is a good thing, as I am an excellent 'concierge,' and if you need me I can help with local information or even free kayaking and surf lessons. Take advantage of it if you wish, if not, we're low profile. Looking forward to meeting and serving you. Have a great vacation!

Diana purchased this house in 1982

Why Diana chose Malibu

This property has been in the family for four generations, since 1950. We live with 'Papa Bill', now 102 years old, ourselves, our children, and our grand daughter, making this four generations cohabitating on this large family compound.

What makes this house unique

This is a tranquil, secluded little cove, unique in Malibu. This home is part of the Armstrong family compound, one of the oldest families in Malibu. Papa Bill, now 102 years old and going strong, has owned this property since 1950. He lives here with his son and daughter-in-law, his two grand children and his great grand daughter, - four generations!

Our cove is on a dead end street where the neighbor kids feel safe to bike and skateboard up and down the street with their dogs tailing behind them, a lovely peaceful street for family events, - a true "neighborhood," in the old sense of the word. All the beaches in the cove are private. Our tide pools are one of the best in Malibu, affording the little ones a unique opportunity to experience marine life and providing a safe place to learn boogie boarding and surfing in an area where the surf is reduced to safe and manageable size, while just yards away there is real surf for the grow-ups.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Diana and Alan. We just got back and have to email and say THANK YOU. My family had such a wonderful time on vacation. The home was beautiful, the beach and entire area was so just perfect. It was so great to meet you guys and chat and of course Edith was just a doll. Everyone had so much fun! I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks again for opening your home to us. It was a great trip that we will all remember

Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Central Malibu in Malibu

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Guest bathroom on ground level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bathroom for large ground level bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bathroom for upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This 5th bathroom is in the sub-level one bedroom apartment
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In top level bedroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Ground level: small & cozy, near full guest bathroom, - 1 Large Double Bed , Small Cozy, obstructed ocean view from bed and rocking chair
    Master bedroom: upstairs, tv, great View, private deck, TV. - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Deck: patio table seats 4, lounge bed seats 3, RC awning
    Top level: AMAZING OCEAN VIEW, 3/4 bath. Large private deck, - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 20x12: 3 flights up (one outside) very private, AMAZING VIEW
    Ground level: 24x15, Second Master bedroom, tv, loveseat - 1 Large Double Bed , private full bthrm w tub/shower. TV, loveseat, ocean view
    Upstairs: Vaulted ceiling, private bathroom, chaise lounge - 1 Large Double Bed , Small private full bathroom with tub/shower
    Sub level: Full 1 bedroom APARTMENT: deck, ocean view, tv - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kitchen, living room, deck, balcony, TV, laundry, tub/shower
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wheel chair access to and through main living area, but no turn around space in bathroom for wheel chair.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Private beach, 6 bedrooms, kayaks, SUPs, jacuzzi, firepit, awesome view!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 38 reviews

The Armstrong home was the perfect setting for a family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a wonderful family vacation. Thank you to Diana and Allan for sharing your home with us. It was truly paradise and we did not want to leave. The home is wonderfully equipped with everything one would need. Gorgeous views from every window. The armstrongs are wonderful hosts. Very fun and relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the best Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts Diana and Alan are amazing, made us feel right at home and helped us with anything we needed. They live nearby and truly added to our enjoyment with such a welcoming attitude! Our family enjoyed all the decks and sitting areas,(shade available!) the private beach,the gorgeous views,the fully equipped kitchen in the main house and the sound of the ocean waves everywhere in the home. The beds are comfortable. Everything is clean. Beautifully maintained. It was so helpful to have a portacrib, beach towels and umbrella! All the toys (surf board, SUP, etc) you need are available too. A beach house feel with high end furnishings. You couldnt ask for more if you want a perfect by-the-sea experience! It was enjoyable for our children and adults alike. The owners are very prompt to answer rental questions and provide plenty of information for potential guests. So often when searching for rentals, you wait and wait for responses. They put lots of time and effort into taking care of their home and their guests with safety a primary concern too. Thank you to the Armstrong family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay. There were 15 of us including children. We were greeted by the owners Alan and Diane and they couldn't have been nicer. Would do anything to help us. Would defiantly recommend this house. And the views were amazing I could go on and on. Got to say saw a whale in the sea while on the balcony too. From Gill X

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family rental accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Diana and Alan's wonderful house and honestly didn't want to leave.

We were a large family group visiting malibu from the UK for a family wedding. Our group varied from aged 2 to 69 and the house was suitable for all.

The house is incredible beautiful, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The outdoor living space is huge and the location is second to none with spectacular views of the coast. The area also felt very safe.

Diana and Alan were really friendly hosts and although we didn't have any concerns I am certain they would be helpful should we have had any.

Our family loved it and would recommend to everyone we know.

Thanks Diana and Alan, your house is amazing and we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had an amazing stay in a beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

Had an amazing stay with my extended family for a wedding in Malibu just up the coast. Gorgeous views and love the indoor fire feature and the hammock swing. Would have been good to have a little info pack at the property (things to do, local restaurants etc) but we got by. Also a few more sun loungers. But a very lovely stay. Thank you The Armstrongs!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely family. We enjoyed them. In regards to the info pack they recommended, we actually have an entire book of local info plus a concierge. I showed the book to one of the first tenants who arrived and gave them the brochure for the concierge, but I guess the info didn't get transferred to everyone. Too bad. Usually people ask us for personal recommendations of restaurants, which we are glad to provide. By all means, please ask us. As to extra lounge chairs, I am on the lookout for some nice ones. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • 5 of 5

My whole family wanted me to let you know what a great time we had visiting your home. Everyone agreed we couldn’t have picked a better place. You and Diana made us feel so welcome. Thank you so much for the lovely roses.

Stella is better. Please tell your friend, the Pediatrician, how much I appreciated him getting her the meds she needed. We had her at the doctor’s on Wednesday before we left and she checked out fine. I appreciate all you did to help Amanda get the baby to the doctor.

God Bless you and your family!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Paradise cove beach cafe
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Paradise beach cafe
Nearest Beach
our private beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: PHOTOGRAPHY! Beautiful area!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Central Malibu, Los Angeles area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,546.05
Cleaning £231.91
Tax Rate 12.0%

3 night minimum: $3000-$3300.
$16000-$28000. per month
$5000 to $7000 per week
13-14 people require renting our one bedroom guest apartment on the lowest level for an additional $150 per night.

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