Just 35 minutes from Santa Monica is a place of wild beauty and serenity. The cottage in the olive grove sits among a new grove of olives and looks out over the beautiful blue Pacific. The cottage is entirely separate from the main building and is completely private.
Trails run from the house up into the Santa Monica Mountains, all the way to the Backbone Trail -- the spine of the west for hikers, runners, and riders. Surfing, swimming and kayaking are all to be found at Zuma Beach which is minutes away. Local vineyards offer tastings, and the produce from local farms is available on a seasonal basis, shopping and restaurants and movies theaters can be found 10 minutes away.
If you just want to relax, curl up with a book in the "nest" chair on the screened verandah and laze away the afternoon looking at the ocean and the hills. Or take a shower in the garden among the roses, or nap on the hammock under the trees.
As our guests you have access to the 2 miles of trails on our 19 acre property at any time. There are spectacular views and in spring the local wildflowers change the chaparral into a garden. Wild deer and rabbits come to the meadow below us and the hummingbirds hover when you take a shower in the garden.
The sunsets are a photographer's dream whether you view them from our lawn or down on the beach. The cottage in the olive grove offers you a simple but comfortable escape from the noise of the world and a unique view of Malibu.
Keywords: Cottage, romantic getaway, cabin, honeymoon cottage
My husband and I are trail runners and garden enthusiasts. We have lived together in the Santa Monica Mountains for 25 years and are still discovering the magic of this stunning mountain range on a daily basis. We love sharing our corner of the coast with people and showing them the best that the beaches and the hills have to offer. Locals from mountain bikers, to runners to horseback riders to deer and others stop at the water fountain by our gate on the way up and down the trails. We planted over 200 olive trees five years ago and are now watching them fruit. Our lives are busy and fulfilled and we feel privileged to live in such a beautiful place.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1997
We always dreamed of having a house on a hill overlooking the ocean and were lucky enough to be able to buy at the right time. Malibu has a growing allure as a vacation destination and we realized that other people would have the same dream that we did.
Serenity, peace, quiet, privacy -- and all within 10 minutes of the beach, shopping, marketing and Malibu's relaxed lifestyle. Watching the sunset from the daybed on the screened verandah, taking a long, lovely shower in the garden after a trail run down the mountain at our backs, eating a caprese salad made from the fresh tomatoes and lettuce at the Zuma farms. A day at the cottage is like a week anywhere else -- we emerge, relaxed, refreshed and restored to the world.
As you drive up the road to the house you know this is going to be special. The views from every inch of the property are absolutely jaw dropping. It was a real treat to experience this magical place with my family. The outside area with fireplace, hot tub next door and outside shower surrounded by pink roses were awesome at night. The deck above the cottage has lounging chairs and awesome views. The house is comfortable and has everything you could need. We especially liked the veranda area with it's day beds and comfortable chair. The gardens were beautiful. Didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back. Thanks for sharing this amazing property.
I was lucky enough to spend four magical days at the Olive Grove Cottage in March. I never wanted to leave. The views from the cottage are stunning. The property is so beautiful. It was relaxing and peaceful at the end of a winding drive upon the mountain and still so close to the beaches and the restaurants. My daughters and I just loved it. When we arrived, Sparky and Jillian had left some wine and cheese and tangerines. Perfect. Sparky built us a fire in the fireplace in the yard each night. My younger daughter enjoyed visiting the horses on the property. We layed in the sun on the upper deck with views for miles. On Sunday, we went to the Malibu Farmers Market. Great place to have lunch. We went horseback riding with Malibu Riders. Our favorite beach was El Matador. Lots to do in the area. Returning to the cottage after our activities was always a treat. So different, so special, so cozy. Cannot wait to return.
What a fantastic experience! Jill and Sparky were very accommodating to all of our needs, but we still had all the privacy. It was wonderful to sit by the fire at night with a glass of wine, overlooking the beautiful Pacific. The view from house is simply amazing. Thank you to Jill and Sparky for taking pride in their roles as host and hostess!
This is a perfect secluded getaway! My family and I did a whirlwind tour of the PCH and the moment we arrived at the cottage I could feel myself relax. Given the season, we didn't get to take full advantage of the front room for an ocean breeze, but the cottage was toasty warm in winter and the view from the property was nothing short of amazing. We took advantage of some of the trails, which offer a great vantage point for photos. Having the outdoor fire all set up and ready to light was such a nice touch and made it an even more enjoyable evening outside in and around the hot tub. The weather prevented us from stargazing, so I will need to return some day and, trust me - I would go back in a heartbeat!
If you are lucky enough to have found this rental, book now! My family enjoyed 3 days of vacation bliss in this rare find, which is uniquely located on the bluffs of Malibu beach affording gorgeous views from every room in the cottage and surrounding private decks and patios. The owners thought of everything to ensure our stay was relaxing and void of any difficulties. We enjoyed hiking, beach excursions, games, delicious dinners, fireside chats, and soothing soaks in the hot tub during our stay in this charming property. And the kitchen and bathroom were completely stocked with every amenity we needed...they didn't miss a thing. Thankyou Jill and Sparky for making this space available to us and others. The experience has afforded my family memories for a lifetime. Much gratitude,
What a view!! This is a perfect rental both if you want to be close to the nature and the city. We explore the trailes arround the cottage and they where very good. The cottage was amazing with its view, outdoor showers, fireplace and the hot tube. The host Jill and Sparkly where perfect. They where realy helpfull and we will absolutely rent this gem again!! Thank's Jill and Sparkly!
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