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Georgous Spanish Casita 10 Minutes From Beach and very close to Pepperdine.

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain Ocean Views ~ Peace/ serenity/ minutes to town

This one of a kind property is located in a lavishly built Spanish gated estate on 250 acres of manicured grounds boasting the finest hand carved Mexican Paver stones. From almost everywhere on the property you can look down the canyon past waves of chaparral-cloaked hills all the way to the Pacific ocean. The quiet and privacy here are absolute. The Casa is an Estancia -Style structure with earth-toned stucco walls, a genuine Mexican tile roof and a wide lawn sweeping out in front. Immerse yourself in the Iconic Malibu in this state of the art guesthouse on a private Estate. This rural-residential property of 250 acres is just 15 minutes away from the Malibu center with it's restaurants, beaches, horse-back trails, hiking trails, boutiques, art galleries, Pepperdine University and loads of fabulous world class restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Your own private decks, lawns and Jacuzzi spa along with a Pergola are your views. Take a leisurely soak in the spa while watching the sunrise or the stars at night.Cocoon in your custom sheesham wood beds outfitted with organic mattress, exquisite linens, feather and down pillows and duvet. Two custom bathrooms, one with tub, round out your bath experience. The kitchen is outfitted with all modern appliances such as coffee maker, juicer, toaster, dishes, glasses, bowls, pots pans~~ everything you need to cook. Corral Canyon is a very winding road and is not for the faint at heart. The initial drive up to and down from the ranch provided interesting climbs and turns which caused everyone to pay close attention to directions.

If you have a larger group I have two additional adjoining suites in the Main Residence with a private patio connecting both of them. We also offer a fully stocked two bedroom apartment which sleeps 5 easily. Please ask

More Details

Owner
Geraldine Gilliland
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Geraldine Gilliland

My name is Geraldine and I hail from Northern Ireland. I moved to America in 1975 with my backpack and $300 and I have never looked back. I live on the property in the Casa Grande so I am always there to assist guests with anything. There is also a full time property manager to assist with any little thing. I was nominated for Irishwoman of the Year by Ireland's Former President, Mary McAleese and I received my award on Saint Patrick's Day 2015 by the Irish Fair Foundation. It is such as great honor to be acknowledged by Mary McAleese.

Geraldine Gilliland purchased this estate in 1995

Why Geraldine Gilliland chose Los Angeles area

Total privacy and security yet only minutes to the nightlife in Malibu. There is always a movie star sighting around town and we have a huge celebrity population here. Pierce Brosnan, Roma Downy and Mark Burnett, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Downy Junior, Martin Sheen and Family are only a few names seen frequently around town.

Please note that we do not permit weddings at this property.

What makes this estate unique

This one of a kind property is located in a lavishly built Spanish gated estate on 250 acres of manicured grounds boasting the finest hand carved Mexican Paver stones. From almost everywhere on the property you can look down the canyon past waves of chaparral-cloaked hills all the way to the Pacific ocean. The quiet and privacy here are absolute. The Casa is an Estancia -Style structure with earth-toned stucco walls, a genuine Mexican tile roof and a wide lawn sweeping out in front.

This is Not A typical 'Rental' - this is my Home. 5 Star Luxury - Spectacular. Fully Furnished Spanish 1800 SQ ft with 'loft'. 15 minutes to Malibu center and all the stores, 10 minutes to Corral Beach. Hiking, Nature trails, Solstice Canyon and the backbone trails. Open floor plan with Ocean and mountain views. Granite Island Kitchen, Water Filtration system, Custom Wood Cabinets, Light Oak Floors in loft and Mexican Pavers in rest of home. Custom Mexican Ceramic tiles in two bathrooms, Restoration Hardware and Spanish Antique furniture and lighting. High quality Linens and Towels, WIFI, Verizon Fios, HiFi Stereo with I pod dock, 60' TV plus 42' flat screen in bedroom.

Private Jacuzzi Spa with outdoor lounge furniture, Working Fireplace.... there is Simply Nothing Nicer for this price. Period. The perfect place for a couple - will consider a dog. Awesome outdoor kitchen with Santa Maria BBQ, and Gas BBQ and side two burner stove for outdoor entertaining. Home built in 2010. new paint, modern...simply amazing. Laundry with washer drier, surround sound indoors and outdoors for entertaining. 4 night minimum.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Malibu in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bathroom Spanish Tile Floors, Mexican ceramic Sink
  • Two custom Spanish tiled bathrooms. Master bath has tub. Both are decorated with beautiful custom Ceramic tile and hand made ceramic sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Loft Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , The sofa bed is located in the portico room. Queen Mattress
  • Master Bedroom and Loft Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
We also have a brand new very comfy queen sized custom sofa bed with a queen sized Serta mattress in the great room for additional guests

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

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Georgous Spanish Casita 10 Minutes From Beach and very close to Pepperdine.
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
5

It does not get any better

  • 5 of 5

In the search for peace, quiet, tranquility and the most amazing views you will ever live with in your life: beg, borrow or steal the funds you might need for this amazing vacation splurge high atop Coral Canyon, within the safe, secure, gated confines of Rancho Chiquita.

The house had every amenity we needed for cooking and comfort. Geraldine, our host, was attentive without being invasive and even went out of her way to purchase hypo-allergenic pillows and blankets for us, despite the last minute timing of our request.

The drive up the hill from US 1 took barely 10 minutes and while it was indeed a bit curvy, it was really no big deal at all. And once you arrived at the house, believe me, there is no big hurry to head on back down that hill. We picked up groceries at Malibu Ralph’s on the way over to the house only to find that Geraldine had already thoughtfully picked up a few additional things for the fridge. We cooked on the stove, made coffee every morning and enjoyed every moment of our time at this truly relaxing vacation home.

Using the house as a base, we easily made the trip to Carpenteria, Ojai and the much more local sites like Point Dume and the Getty Estate. And should you want some freshly made seafood, Malibu Seafood is just at the base of the Canyon on US 1.

All in all, we strongly recommend Rancho Chiquita for anyone looking for a great vacation rental maintained by a caring and attentive owner.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barry, It was such s great pleasure to host you and your wife as my guests. Thank for this review and hope to see you again sometime at Rancho Chiquita. Sincerely Geraldine
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5

Beautiful house with amazing views and welcoming owner

  • 5 of 5

We traveled from the UK to stay at this absolutely amazing property. The views are outstanding and the position of the house is brilliant. So close to Malibu and the beautiful beaches along the coast. Geraldine (the owner) was so welcoming and gave us so many brilliant recommendations of places to go and restaurants to eat at. We felt completely at home! This property is an absolute must for people wanting to relax and enjoy all that California offers. We loved our stay and thank you again so much Geraldine for making us so welcome. We hope to return to the house again in the future. All the best.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable panoramic views, gorgeous comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Unparalleled views through the canyon overlooking the pacific all the way to Catalina! If you want to be close to the action of Malibu but at the same time have your own secluded private retreat, then this property is for you! We rented for a week to celebrate our daughters graduation from Pepperdine. The drive up the canyon is a little harrowing at first but definitely worth it for the views and peaceful hilltop seclusion. Geraldine is such a gracious host, preparing a delicious brownie pie for our arrival and allowing us to host a small dinner party. Her houseman Mauro was also a wonderful asset to our trip. Wonderful amenities- everything from the bed linens to the fully stocked kitchen was exceptional. The gardens surrounding the home are beautiful and combined with the views make this home a true paradise! Whether we were drinking coffee in the morning or wine at sunset, sitting on the veranda enjoying the views will always be memories I cherish. Thank you Geraldine for sharing your wonderful paradise with us!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paije, Thank you for choosing Rancho Chiquita. I love to share the property with guests and it's even more wonderful when my guests (who often turn into friends) totally get this piece of heaven. The good thing about Corral Canyon is that it doesn't have access to the valley so there is very little traffic on the road and it thankfully has guard rails. I hope you will stay in touch and keep me updated on your amazing daughters journey to follow her dream Mauro and the babies say hello. We are always happy to arrange help for our special guests. We have an amazing couple here right now who decided last minute to get married at the pergola on Friday. My team jumped to work and found her a caterer and an assistant who knew the property. There were no guests only our couple who actually live just down on PCH in Malibu. So special Geraldine
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6 Star Property and Experience

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you to Geraldine, the owner who makes this beautiful property available on VRBO. The vacation house is in a lush green setting on a manicured property and has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The details of the house are exquisite -- from the floor tiles to the high ceilings to the artwork. We really felt like we had gotten away from the hustle and the bustle of the East Coast to a quiet paradise. It was clear that Geraldine wanted us to have a nice experience, too. She had a lemon cake and pastries waiting for us upon our arrival. She also brought my daughter a gift for her birthday!

Please do not read the review of the person who rated this property at a 1 star because of the drive up Corral Canyon Road. That posting should be deleted as the road is a completely safe, paved, two lane road lined with other properties along the way.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie, Thank you very much for the 6 star review. You and your family are wonderful and we thank you for choosing Rancho Chiquita as I know you have many choices. Give my regards to the family Geraldine Gilliland
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5

Best VRBO experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

My wife found this gem on VRBO for our family. Mountain top seclusion only 10 mins from PCH/Malibu! Super nice roomy airy casita! Very private. We played football on the turf lawn and enjoyed coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice on the porch overlooking the ocean view. Beautiful views of ocean and surrounding mountains. Very easy access on paved road! We were able to quickly access North LA, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Santa Monica and all the Malibu beaches. Owner also has very authentic and excellent Mexican restaurant in Santa Monica. Food and service were top notch.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Rancho Chiquita. It was such a delight to host you and your family and I hope to see you again one day. Geraldine
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5

Most spectacular home and view of the Pacific Ocean

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited this Malibu mountain home overlooking the city lights and ocean for 4 nights. We have vacationed all over the US and this was our favorite. We will definitely be visiting this casita and this most gracious owner again. This is a very elegant property with the most amazing views. A prior review frowned on the drive up to this huge estate. They must have driven during night time and I found the drive to be fine. If you are scared of heights maybe this beautiful property is not for you. The staff at the property are very helpful and handle all your luggage. The owner provided excellent suggestions for restaurants and took the time to check in with us to see if we were okay. We had such a lovely trip and can't say enough positive things about this home and owner. Great job! See you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wade and Rainee, I am adding Rainee's review here as it really touched my heart. Hi Geraldine, this is Rainee Carlson (Wade's wife). I hope your bronchitis is improving and you're feeling better. We loved our stay! I hope to meet you in person on our return stay (in the future), and visit your restaurants in Santa Monica. I was wondering how I can leave an excellent review (in my own words) on HomeAway?.. . I appreciated so much about this property from the moment I set foot on it. Very magical, from the accommodations to the quiet peaceful picturesque views, especially ocean, the constellations from the patio at night and skyline. It was surreal. I also really needed quiet and privacy (so thank you for that). I could have stayed there for another week by myself just to write in solitude, I loved it so much. And your art collection resonated with me - deep, fun, interesting, colorful, a touch of whimsy. We've stayed at many Rosewood properties, 5 star places - but your place is our favorite. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Warm regards, Rainee Carlson
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Location

Car: necessary

We are quite literally 15 minutes to Pepperdine University. We are eight minutes to the beach and ten minutes to shops, restaurants and movies.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Malibu, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Holiday
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,034
for 7 nights
From
£389
From
£410
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,651
for 4 nights
From
£346
From
£389
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.36
Cleaning Fee £115.7
Late Check in after 10pm £38.57
Guest after 6 per nite £38.57
Tax Rate 12.0%

The property is not available for weddings or parties. The property is available for a maximum of 28 days stay only. We are huge dog lovers and have several rescue dogs here but sadly we cannot host any dogs. We do not care to host any guests over 6 but may consider a special circumstance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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