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Architecturally Stunning Home in Perfect Malibu Location

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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Eastern Malibu - Eagle's Watch Malibu

Quintessential Malibu lifestyle, truly living the dream.

Eagle's Watch is one of Malibu's most famous houses, impossible to miss while driving the Pacific Coast Highway and designed by legendary architect Harry Gesner. Perched above the Pacific Ocean, Eagle’s Watch has the best unobstructed panoramic view in Malibu. Perfect for entertaining with dramatic outdoor and indoor spaces, the views from every location are simply stunning. Stay in ultimate luxury in this one of a kind serene modern marvel.

This spectacular 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is quiet and secluded, but there are many activities near by. A short walk or drive to the beach for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach volley ball, or just lounging around. There are also local hiking trails with amazing views of the Malibu coastline. Malibu boasts numerous great restaurants and the popular Malibu Colony for shopping and your entertainment.

Now available for short & long term rentals, vacation rentals, special events, filming, and photography.

Contact us for more information on the home as well as pricing and availability as it varies by season.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Katherine VandeVoort
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Katherine VandeVoort

My grandfather built the house 'Eagle's Watch', that was designed by legendary architect Harry Gesner, so I take great pride in the home and take pleasure in others being able to enjoy such a marvelous location. I have been living in Malibu for 10 years, now with my husband and 3 children. My husband and I manage rental properties, we take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the luxuries of home! We also have great local tips to help you make the best of your stay.

Katherine VandeVoort purchased this villa in 1971

Why Katherine VandeVoort chose Malibu

Eagles Watch has become a famous Malibu landmark that is impossible to miss while driving along Pacific Coast Highway. Built by the late Orlando J. Aliberti and designed by the famous Architect Harry Gesner, both brilliant men with visionary thinking. Seen jetting out from the hillside, above La Costa beach, this house is often referred to as the 'boat House', the 'Viking House' or the 'Pagoda House', but Harry Gesner named the original built in 1955 'Eagle's Watch' due to the incredible 360 degree views of Malibu’s most jaw dropping canyons and seascapes. A cast bronze eagle sculpture is installed on the outer point of the property to commemorate the name of the house. Unlike the properties on the beachfront, Eagle’s Watch has the best panoramic view in Malibu from Santa Monica pier to Catalina to Malibu pier and Point Dume; the view in every direction is simply stunning.

Although the silhouette of the structure is initially most striking, this house is filled with unique design features. One theme throughout the home is the opulent use of rare granite and marble imported from Italy, covering some bathrooms from the floor to ceiling as well as being used in the large, gourmet kitchen and around the two fireplaces. Hardwood floors with decorative inlay work are used throughout the home. Another truly unique feature is the 180-foot incline private elevator or funicular. Also imported from Italy, this glass funicular gracefully takes you from street level to high above the rest of the homes where you are quietly isolated on the beautiful ridge-top.

What makes this villa unique

The view from Eagle's watch is difficult to put in words, and even photos don't do it justice. Every room and every side of the house have panoramic views with no obstructions. The patios and lawn area that surround the house each have a special vantage point of Malibu. Glass railings along the front of the house assure that the ocean view is clear. A dramatic waterfall welcomes you as you exit the funicular and accents the back patio and outdoor cooking area. High ceilings and large windows maximize the views from inside the house.

The location of this home makes it highly desirable as well. It is 8 mile from Santa Monica, 3 miles to the large shopping area in Malibu, walking distance to the beach and a handful of delicious restaurants, and the Post Office is a block away as well. It's the perfect balance of serenity and civilization.

Malibu (/ˈmælɨbuː/) is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Malibu consists of a 21-mile (34 km)[8] strip of prime Pacific coastline. Nicknamed 'the 'Bu' by surfers and locals,[1][2][3] the community is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many Hollywood movie stars and others associated with the entertainment industry. Signs around the city proclaim '27 miles of scenic beauty', referring to Malibu's original length of 27 miles (43 km) before the city was incorporated in 1991.

Malibu's beaches include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach and Dan Blocker Beach; its local parks include Malibu Bluffs Park[9] (formerly Malibu Bluffs State Park), Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, and Legacy Park,[10] with neighboring parks Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park,[11] Point Mugu State Park,[12] and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and better known as pristine beaches, El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We absolutely loved the home! We will definitely be back. You and your husband were so accommodating and available for anything we needed and we really appreciated that.

All our best. Teri B
Mar 2016
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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Architecturally Stunning Home in Perfect Malibu Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Stunning setting, stunning house

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week at Eagles Watch with my extended family, for a family reunion of sorts. It was a great week, from the first moments coming into the house , to the amazing sunsets, to the sound of the ocean rolling in.

The house is an amazing piece of west coast architecture, with amazing natural light from both sides , seclusion, and the beds on different levels

Katherine and her husband are kind amazing people who went above and beyond to make sure everything was great. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Extraordinary vacation at Eagle's Watch

  • 5 of 5

A few months ago I began my search for a perfect/unique girlfriends' getaway week in California. I reserved Eagle's Watch in Malibu with high hopes of being amazed at the architecture, location and views. My hopes came to fruition! This home is extraordinary in so many ways. The archecture is indeed superb. (Wow!) The location is ideal, whether you are interested in a simple stroll down the hill to Duke's or a cruise up/down PCH to your desired destination (Santa Monica/Santa Barbara, etc.). The view is phenomenal, nestled into the Malibu hills, offering perhaps the most breathtaking ocean backdrops one can imagine. My friends (x6) and I enjoyed countless, priceless moments soaking up the remarkable ambience at Eagle's Watch. Furthermore, Katherine was a fabulous host. She initially met us at the base of the tram (very cool, btw!) and spent much time & care in getting to know our interests during our stay in Malibu. In so doing she was able to highlight exquisite establishments to dine and beaches to recline. A remarkable individual & a remarkable home. I'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEST Vacation Location & Property! 10+Stars

  • 5 of 5

Best location!!!

Best VIEW from any room in the house!!

Great OWNERS! Katherine and Rory were more than kind, accommodating and gracious hosts.

We stayed 1 week. June 2016.

We are a Family of 5; my wife and I plus 3 teen girls. 14,15,16.

Our girls appreciated this amazing HOME!

The views from every room, breakfast on the 2nd deck and the spacious rooms. Forgot to mention the HOT TUB!

(It was hot during our stay. We turned the heat off on the hot tub during the day -to cool off while sunning on the amazing lounge sofas on the front patio). They also loved being walking distance to the beach & a few miles from great shopping!

Everything was within in driving distance. Market within 2 miles.

Private parking for 2 cars.

AC and fans in every room! (Plus for my wife)

Kitchen filled with everything for cooking, baking and grilling. We cooked in most meals.

We travel all over. It was an honor and priveledge to stay at The Eagles Watch.

The Gibsons

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have seen this property frequently on my drives on PCH...an architecturally stunning home with amazing views from every corner. We were fortunate to have spent several days at the property and enjoyed every second of our stay. The owner, Katherine, was super helpful and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again! Highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palos Verdes

Staying is believing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are local residents and appreciate architecturally stunning homes! This one, is like non other! The owners were very welcoming and available for any questions. The house was clean and functional. We would recommend this house for a unique retreat.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield, CA

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation stay at Eagles Watch. My husband, our three young adult children, their spouses and one grand-baby stayed here for three nights. The weather and views couldn't have been better. I could just stand outside and look at the ocean all day. Every room except the loft has ocean views. It is a bit older but in good shape. Very clean. Comfortable beds. It could use a good under the kitchen sink cleaning. Lots of odds and ins there, but no sponges or paper towels. The tram to go up to the house was unique. If you forget toiletries there are stores near by. Restaurants also. Nice backyard to play games in if you bring any, which we did. The only downfall-a bit expensive. I would definitely recommend Eagles Watch!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Duke's, La Costa Mission, and NOBU
Nearest Ferry
38.5 Miles
Catalina Express 95 Berth St San Pedro, CA 90731.
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Malibu Golf Club & MANY MANY OTHERS!!!
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Station-VNC Van Nuys, CA / www.amtrak.com
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Duke's, La Costa Mission, and NOBU
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Billionaire's Beach aka Carbon Beach
Car: recommended

Fun things to do in Malibu include relaxing at the beach, surf lessons, paddle board lessons, guided hiking tours, visiting local wineries, horseback riding, golfing. Malibu has many amazing restaurants, tell me what you like and I will give you my local recommendation.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £328
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,457
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Downstairs Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main level half bath - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Sunrise Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gorgeous ocean and canyon views, best room for sunrise views
    Main Level Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom with master bath and hot tub on main patio outside
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , High ceilings with ocean and canyon views
    Loft Area- Can be used for bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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