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Winter on the sunny, warm sands of Malibu Beach at your doorstep

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sunroom on close-in Malibu Beach sleeps a family of 7 to 8

Beauty and the Beach Malibu...

WINTER is the locals' favorite with magnificent sunsets and crashing waves thrilling and calming both at this private Malibu Beach villa just 6 miles to/from Santa Monica. Wake to the sounds of the surf and the sights of dolphins and pelicans at play with over 60' of beachfront viewed from EVERY room and much more privacy than most Malibu beach houses.

French doors open onto both a huge sundeck and glassed-in stone patio with beach entrance, built-in BBQ and koi ponds. Stunning, hand-carved teak throughout and Asian antiques distinguish this craftsman home with elegant simplicity and sophistication.

Walk on the sand at Topanga Beach, legendary for world-class surfing and wind sailing. Surf, boogie board, paddle board and swim or sun right outside your door on your own beach and, at low tide, explore the tide pools or walk on the sand to Maestro's Oceanfront Beach Club.

Property is just minutes away from Malibu Country Mart/Malibu Pier, Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade.

Also convenient to a great selection of delicious restaurants, boutique shopping, movies, health clubs and spas, plus gourmet and health food groceries in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica's 3rd Street and the Los Angeles International Airport. There is off-street parking for up to 3 cars.

The Living Room features a cozy fireplace and oceanside dining area. A huge Master Suite with King bed for 2, double-shower and ample closets is light and airy with antique glass skylights and a Sun/Sitting Room with floor-to-ceiling picture windows which can sleep an extra 1. A separate guest room with ocean views, flat-screen TV and private shower bath sleeps 2, and a convertible den with built-in beds comfortably sleeps 3 singles for a total of 8 overnight guests.

Further Details: Lots of closet space, flat screen TV's, built-in Fire Magic BBQ and don't miss the waterfall shower bathroom with stone floor and sinks.

Enjoy the library of DVD's and classic VHS movies plus FIOS with hundreds of channels. large walk-in master closet, WiFi, washer and dryer.

A garden wall with an authentic Japanese garden provides the utmost privacy. At-home chefs will delight in the kitchen with built-ins, including a sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, new dishwasher, range and microwave including more craftsman touches in hand-carved teak kitchen cabinets, wet bar and inset stone floor.

Complete with weekly maid service and gardener.

Children are very welcome but for the enjoyment of all our guests, we do not accept pets or smokers, inside or out. No exceptions! Thank you.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Owner

A former print and broadcast journalist, I coach executives to meet the media and face audiences in person at my company, READY FOR MEDIA. Owning a beach house which I like to share with visitors from around the world is a dream come true.

Owner purchased this house in 1981

Why Owner chose Malibu

Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay, I fell in love with living on the water. I recreated that for myself on the sands of Malibu Beach with its crashing waves, arching dolphins, stunning starfish and diving pelicans.

What makes this house unique

Unique for Malibu beachfront property is the Japanese zen garden entrance and the succulent garden patio. It's peaceful and exciting, both at once.

Our Property Manager will be there to greet you with the keys, show you around, answer questions and also come to bid you farewell!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks Anne -

you have a very lovely home here, which we are respecting as if it were our own. Thanks to you and your agent, Steve, for making our holiday so enjoyable and the GROM gift certificate was also very much appreciated by us all. Needless to say I am now on a diet !!

Enjoy the rest of your Summer.

Kind regards.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eastern Malibu in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Master Bath features a walk-in Asian shower for 2 with hand-painted, inset Oriental tiles. The Second Bath features an amazing rock-wall, waterfall shower. The third shower bath is in the Separate Guest House on the property.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • •King Bed in Master, with attached Sun Room and loads of closet space •3Twin/Single Beds in Conversation Room with drawers and closets around the corner •Queen-size Bed in separate Guest House on the property with private bath, flat-screen TV, and ocean views with drawers and luggage racks but no closets
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
•Beachfront •Oceanfront •Children Welcome but NO Pets Allowed: No exceptions! Sorry! •NO Smoking Allowed: No smoking and no candles, please. The hand-carved teak detailing in floors, cabinets, headboard, wet bar is irreplaceable. •Full Kitchen: Hand-carved teak cabinets with teak inlays in stone floor and great restaurants/take out nearby •Some classic movies on hand •Gas Fireplace


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Winter on the sunny, warm sands of Malibu Beach at your doorstep
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The professionalism, caring and calm process was the low part of the long weekend getaway.

We were totally pleased by the way this home worked into our schedule for a busy 4 days. We were greeted by a well informed team member that was on time and Accomodating to explain the details of this special home. The home was well worth every penny...you'll be happy that you made this choice.

Jay's Valet

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just awarded you 5 stars as guests, too! Thanks for taking such good care of things. Glad we could provide a peaceful, romantic retreat for a busy, happening couple like yourselves. Do come again! Best always, Anne
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An Amazing Place and Location

  • 5 of 5

I can't express enough in words how fantastic this place is. I rented to accommodate my parents, husband and two friends for a Christmas-New Year's holiday centered around the Rose Bowl Parade and our surprise wedding. We were all taken away by the place and the small details which meant we felt right at home. For example small items like robes, slippers, toiletries and big things like suggestions on where to go and advice on companies in the area. The description of the property is spot on, however the pictures do not do justice.

We had a couple of small complications with plumbing which were sorted quite quickly by the owner even though it was a holiday period. I highly recommend a stay here and want to thank Anne again for making the dreams of my mom seeing the Rose Bowl Parade and our wedding a reality. I sure miss hearing the ocean every morning. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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RIGHT on the beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

This house is right on a lovely private beach in Malibu - walking distance from a surfing beach, and is lovely. You can hear the waves crashing in and enjoy the views, inside and out.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family added so much! Am delighted you found the house "a joy" and spent a "wonderful" Thanksgiving vacation at our Beauty and the Beach. Wishing you the very best and do come again! Anne
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Serene and renewing - just perfect

  • 5 of 5

I arrived as a solo traveller on 9/3 and spent three fabulous days on my own before my husband joined me for another three. The moment I ventured onto the deck and took in the ocean, I started to relax. The tide rolled in, my stress rolled out. It was just perfect. The house is welcoming, livable and full of delightful amenities, the most notable being the waterfall shower. I spent time in every room, not wanting to miss the enchantment of a well loved home.

I took low tide walks at sunrise and sunset, watching early morning surfers or late afternoon dog walkers. The beach area was busy during the holiday weekend but quieted down afterward. It was ideal for me as I was seeking solitude and time to reflect. If you want action and lots of people, this isn't the place foe you. That said, grocery stores, restaurants and everything Malibu and Santa Monica have to offer are easily accessible. We spent a day in each and enjoyed the people as much as the places! Cholada Thai across the street is very food, Huckleberry's in Santa Monica for brunch is outstanding and Geoffrey's in Malibu was just ok. The view from our deck was better and I ate most meals at home.

Anne and her team were responsive and easy to work with. It's clear they take pride in the home and want those who visit to do the same. Lots of little touches mentioned in previous reviews - Grom gift card, slippers and robes, toiletries - were appreciated. I think I'll be returning annually! I hated to leave.

Thanks, Anne, for sharing your Beach Beauty!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, You caught the wonder and magic of my Malibu experience. I will keep it safe for you to come again ... whenever you need a breath of fresh ocean air and as often as you wish! Best always, Anne
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Amazing Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six stayed at the Beauty and the Beach for four amazing nights at the end of August. I had done a lot of research on homes in the area and kept coming back to this one based on past reviews. We were not disappointed. The house is right on the beach with its own private access from a side yard which was better then most homes offered where access came directly from decks. The house was clean and had amazing ocean views from everywhere. We spent the days on the beach boogie boarding, swimming, body surfing, building sand structures and playing Kadima (house had the boogie boards and Kadima paddles). The side yard and decks had great lounging areas where we were constantly hanging out. We ate dinner on the deck sipping wine and listening to the waves crash. We were able to watch the sunrise over the mountains and sunset over the ocean. Everything in the house was terrific, from ample parking to the small ponds, to the towels, robes and waterfall shower which my kids loved! The owner and manager were super friendly, answered all my detailed questions pre visit and were very accommodating in our arrival and departure times. We could not have been happier. If we return to the Los Angeles area we will definitely try to stay in the home again. Thanks so much for a great visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My mother always said, "a happy family is an earlier Heaven." So happy that your darling family took full advantage of everything we have to offer. Do come again! Anne
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Fantastic Beach-House in Malibu

  • 5 of 5

We arrived as planned on the afternoon on the 20th July 2016, and was greeted by the owners lovely representatives.

Our first night at the house was excellent, we slept like babies.

We were really in awe of the beautiful property, and the fantastic view of the waves rolling in from the Pacific. Fantastic!

Thank you very much Anne for your kindness to us, and the gift card was put to good use at the ice-cream shop.

We had 6 fantastic and relaxing days in Malibu, and we can not wait to come back some day.

Thank you very much !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pride ourselves in choosing the best guests for our very special property! So glad to know that you and your family enjoyed all that it has to offer and will come again, someday! Cheers, Anne
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Barpub
Maestro's Ocean Beach Club, Gladstones
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rancho Park (public)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chart House Restaurant, Cholada Thai, Moonshadows
Nearest Beach
Malibu beach, at your doorstep
Car: recommended

3 car off-street parking! Complimentary wireless landlines to supplement mobile phones, if needed.

Oriental antiques and hand-carved teak provide the height of sophistication and warmth. Enter this very private property through a walled traditional Japanese garden with koi ponds to both the Guest and Main Houses . Beach-combing is marvelous. It's soul-food. The tide pools on your beach walks are full of starfish and the dolphins come to play in full view of your 60' of beach front, right on the sand! Don't miss the new beachfront Nobu or classic Cholada for Thai. Equidistant (just 6 miles in each direction) between happening-Santa Monica and laid-back Malibu for high-end shopping at Maxfields, Ralph Lauren, Henri Buggeler leather goods, Mac, Sephora et al

Other Activities: Enjoy the seeing the Getty Villa, less than a mile away.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Break on the Sand
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer on the Sand
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer on the Sand SALE
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Harvest Sunshine&Sand Special
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £79
Cleaning £240
Tax Rate 12.0%

With a 31 night stay or longer, no 12% Malibu occupancy tax required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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