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Exclusive Oceanfront Cottage on Dry Sandy Carbon Beach - Seal

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Eastern Malibu - Seal - Sandpiper #104

Seal our 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Ocean front cape cod on Malibu's best dry sandy beach with panoramic ocean views from every room. This beautiful beach is known as Carbon Beach or Billionaire Row, catering to many celebrities. Less than a minute to restaurants, world famous Malibu Pier & Surfrider Beach!

The unique part about this area of Malibu is that everything is very close-by! World class restaurants & modestly priced cafes, Malibu Fitness Center, surfing lessons & rentals, kayak & diving rentals, charter a fishing or sailboat, trendy local stores for shopping and experiencing the flavor of Malibu. Enjoy the numerous hiking & biking trails in the Malibu/Santa Monica Mountains.

A large private deck, hardwood floors & garage parking accent this comfortable rental. Fully equipped with a barbecue, gas range, microwave, refrigerator, washer/dryer, linens & all essentials for cooking & dining.

HD Flat Screen TV's in the living room and bedroom, high definition channels, Blu-Ray and stereo system with an IPod connection.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Sandpiper 22860 LLC
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

New York, New York -

Never really thought we would be this close, so fast. Didn’t really know what to expect. First plane ride and it was to this special place.

Thank you for such an amazing experience it was more than anything I could have asked for.
Sep 2012
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based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Exclusive Oceanfront Cottage on Dry Sandy Carbon Beach - Seal
average rating of 4.736842 based on 67 reviews

Waves Crashing Below

  • 4 of 5

We wanted to spend some time with our daughter before she heads off to her first year in college, and even though we live only an hour's drive from Malibu, thought it would be fun to get an ocean front spot and enjoy the Malibu lifestyle. Seal was exactly as advertised, with waves literally crashing almost underneath the property at high tide. Easy access to a beautiful and very sparsely populated beach. Very nice deck to sit on, which we did often throughout our stay. Everything you need is here, and the only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it is has some wear-and-tear (although I like it's beach cottage vibe and it is easy to feel very comfortable here). We will definitely return and highly recommend it if you do not require like-new decor.

I happen to own a restaurant down the street, so if VRBO will allow me, I will put in a plug for Marmalade Cafe. After experiencing the prices in Malibu (especially at the tourist-oriented businesses) it is clear that Marmalade offers great price value for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located about a mile North on Pacific Coast Highway in the Cross Creek shopping center, come pay us a visit! You can look-up our menus online at marmaladecafe.com.

Again big fan of VRBO (had a great experience in Napa Valley as well) and plan on making this an annual visit with our daughter!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Abode

  • 5 of 5

The staff was very helpful and welcoming. The condo is a corner location, so the view was spectacular! The decor is light and airy and everything felt clean. The entire unit was extremely well equipped. Kudos to whoever figured out how to think of EVERYTHING. We stayed there with our 2 young sons and felt that there was enough room for all 4 of us. You'll want to pass the hours away on the balcony, so bring extra chairs if there are more than 2 of you. The tide comes up high and is beautiful to watch it crash into the rocks just below you. With this in mind, you will find areas to the left or right of the complex to sit in the sand during low tide. Staying right on the sand/water is chicken soup for the soul and you will be glad that you found this little gem!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property In The Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2-weeks in the Seal apartment with my teenage son. Surfed Malibu first point almost every day, very busy break even getting up at first light we were not alone in the water. Then used the apartment as a base to visit all that LA and surrounding area had to offer. Seal is very well equipped and appointed. The apartment was spotlessly clean when we arrived late in the evening and there were plenty of clean towels & sheets to last us the 2-week stay.

The sound of the ocean is loud as noted in a couple of the other reviews, but this was one of my favourite things about the place, you wake up and the sea is right there.

Only one tiny issue while we were there with a glitchy WiFi signal, however, I reported this to the management team and it was resolved within a day, great responsiveness.

Would recommend this place to anyone who loves the water and would love to go back myself.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

The one thing that stood out to me about this property above all others was that the owner said "this is not a party house". Sold! I don't want to say how much we loved this place because everyone will want to stay here! One previous reviewer said it best; it's not brand new but it is well maintained and loved. I was in love the moment I walked in the door. The waves are so loud when the tide comes in, combined with the cool ocean breeze makes a perfect sleeping environment. The bed was very comfortable and firm. There's a nice sized TV in the bedroom and a very large closet. The bathroom is a good size and in very good condition. The kitchen is the most worn but is charming just the same and everything works. The large TV in the livingroom was great for a lazy evening of watching movies. We never got tired of the beautiful ocean view and watching the Pelicans fish for their meals. We got to see the fireworks shot off the Malibu pier, which is only two minutes away. And on a clear day, you can see the coast from Santa Monica all the way to El Segundo. One thing to note; you are not facing west, so (pro) no blinding afternoon sun but (con) no sunset vistas. The way the land curves, you are actually facing south. In a way that's better because you always have the best light. I was concerned that there might be noise since we were immediately adjacent to the Malibu Beach Inn but they were very quiet neighbors. Even for a holiday weekend, it wasn't very crazy on this section of the beach. The crashing waves just about drown out all other sounds. We really enjoyed this cute little beach property and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great Spring Break in this condo with my husband and teenage son! The location was stunning and the condo was clean, charming and had everything we needed. We were fascinated with how the tide changed and went for long walks on the beach every day. Very convenient to have our own garage for the car. The management team was wonderful with clear, prompt communication. Thank you Angel for greeting us and showing us around. Make sure you drive north on the PCH to visit Zuma Beach and Neptune's Net.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite the Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great option to a hotel. As you can see, the view is fantastic. Place is extremely clean and the management team was excellent. Location is perfect. You can walk to several restaurants. Just keep in mind, it is worn in, nothing is new, however it made the place charming. I will be back. We really enjoyed this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport - LAX
Nearest Restaurant
Malibu has a vast selection of great restaurants
Nearest Beach
Carbon Beach / Surfrider Beach
Car: recommended

The unique part about this area of Malibu is that everything is very near; world class restaurants and several modestly priced cafes, fitness centers, health spas, surfing lessons and rentals, kayak and diving rentals, wine tasting, trendy local stores for shopping and experiencing the flavor of Malibu. Plus, there are numerous hiking and biking trails in the Malibu/Santa Monica mountains.

One of the main reasons to go to Malibu is to relax and enjoy the beaches and beautiful mountains. However, be sure to experience the fine cultural experiences such as the Getty Villa, Adamson House and Pepperdine Center for the Arts. You may also like to visit some of the southern California theme parks; Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Eastern Malibu, Los Angeles area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £822
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Holidays subject to other rates, minimum stays requirements and check-in/check-out restrictions.

We are pet friendly upon approval of your pet. There is a nightly pet fee and refundable pet deposit.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Eastern Malibu in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The full bath has a tub/shower combination and is accented with towels, soap, shampoo and a hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The rental has one bedroom with a queen size bed and a large sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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