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Tropical Paradise Retreat - Entire house With Private Patio And Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

The house was featured on Million Dollar Listing on Bravo's most recent season and was named the 'most Eclectic house'.

I also have a guesthouse on the property that is available to rent with the house if you require more space. See my listing for the house with the guesthouse at VRBO Listing #789852

No parties please.


“Tropical oasis near the beach in Pacific Palisades”

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015 Michelle New York

What a pleasant stay we had at this home! We were traveling with 3 pre-teens , 2 parents and a grandparent and we all really enjoyed our stay. This rental is just above the beach in Pacific Palisades.. So the location is perfect for sitting on the beach, going to the Santa Monica Pier or heading up the coast to see the beautiful coastline. We traveled all over LA during this visit and we found this location to be a convenient base for exploring everywhere.

The backyard of this home is a beautiful tropical oasis with a lovely pool, large outdoor dining area and BBQ/ bar area. There are plenty of lounge chairs around the pool. What a relaxing way to spend the day after a busy day of sightseeing among all the crowds of LA!!

Wifi works great throughout the house and outdoor areas. There are 3 nice size bedrooms all with large TVs with premium stations. The beds were quite comfortable.

The kitchen is well equipped with a kitchen bar area and large dining table .

This home is spacious and has two indoor living rooms in addition to the outdoor living area.

Mrs. Palmer and her daughter Tracy were very nice people to deal with and our rental went perfectly. Tracy was always available by text and Mrs. Palmer is close by. When we return to Los Angeles we will definitely stay at their home again and I highly recommend it to other travelers to the area.

1. Tracey and Hilary were perfect hosts, very considerate and attentive to make my stay comfortable and pleasant. Tracey organized many activities for me and my kids, horse riding, surfing, football. I booked a massage with her on the patio which was very good and relaxing. Everything was just like the pictures and the house, patio and pool was beautiful. The location is great, central to everything for sightseeing Los Angeles. I highly recommend staying at this house and I will book it again next time I come to LA. NADEGE (LONDON, UK)

2. The house is a paradise to live in, the pool and patio are an invitation to relax. The house offers all comforts to spend a very good time, it is ideally located in a residential area very near the ocean, and there is a shopping within 2 kms of good qualities.

Santa Monica and Malibu are nearby.

Tracey and her mother are very kind, and advise you about local restaurants and activities. My family and myself had a great time at Tropical Paradise ...GREG (PARIS, FRANCE)

This is a sophisticated designer home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the much coveted Pacific Palisades, where many celebrities live.

The interior of the house is spacious and bright but the “Piece de Resistance” of the property is the exotic resort style patio and swimming pool area which has been designed to create a magical retreat.

Double French doors lead onto the patio from the kitchen and dining area and master bedroom.

The pool patio is a tropical paradise, a private romantic oasis with a “spa like” ambience, totally secluded by lush tropical plants, graced with pretty arbors, dramatic Roman columns, life-sized bronze statues all framing the backdrop for the swimming pool.

The patio features French terra-cotta pavers, a luxurious outdoor seating area, comfortable sun loungers, plus there is an outdoor elliptical exercise machine to keep up with your fitness programs.

There is also a custom built-in Tiki-style cocktail bar with wine cooler, plus a fully equipped outdoor kitchen in Mexican tiles with induction stove tops, convection oven, and top of the line built in BBQ.

The over-sized tiled dining table offers al fresco dining under the shade of the hot midday sun or under star-lit nights.

Alongside this dining table is a hand painted mural of the coastline of Spain which adds to the ambience.

A sophisticated lighting system enhances the entire patio at night creating a very romantic feeling. It is a paradise oasis by night as well as by day.

Interior of the House

The property is full of architectural features, custom built details in top quality materials, and the finest of finished carpentry work. It has has been rebuilt with lavish details such as carved French cornices.

The center piece of the living room is a stunning fireplace, a replica from a French castle, handcrafted on site, articulated with built-in recessed lighting.

Dramatic ceiling to floor windows surround the living room, den, and dining area and bathe all rooms with sunlight giving an uplifting feel throughout the house. All windows are UV filtered and all are double paned for very quiet and serene living inside.

The home has wood floors throughout, central heating and AC, and a security system.

In the den area there is a baby grand electric piano, a flat screen TV and 2 a comfortable seating area with a couch that a 10th person could sleep on.

The spacious living room features a designer semi-circular sectional sofa which seats eight people with a large mahogany hexagonal coffee table and a selection of antique chairs and buffets. The interior dining table seats 8 and overlooks the pool patio.

The designer kitchen was hand carved on site with Gothic pillars and steeple topped cabinets, all highlighted by strategically placed recessed lighting. The lower and full sized cabinets pull out on gliders for easy access. The kitchen features granite counter tops, a solid wood center island, a Viking professional stove with 4 burners, and a stainless steel hood, a warming drawer. In addition there are 2 easy-to-clean electric induction stove tops.

Triple French doors lead out onto the tropical patio and these doors can fold right back for indoor/outdoor California living.

Bedrooms all have bathrooms and flat screen TVs with satellite connection.

Master bedroom 1 with bathroom en suite overlooks the swimming pool with French doors leading out on to the patio. It has a four poster queen sized bed with a wrought Iron canopy and ample closet space. The master en suite bathroom is in ceiling to floor stone featuring a luxurious jacuzzi jet bath tub, large separate glass shower stall and an antique style vanity.

Master bedroom 2 is entered through hand carved antique Indian double doors. It has an large built-in flat screen TV, and Queen size 4 poster bed and a full size pull out couch bed. The en-suite bathroom features a limestone Roman bath and shower, and has a magnificent double vanity.

Bedroom 3 has a luxurious queen bed, wall to wall mirrored closets and double French doors leading to outside. There is a third bathroom with shower stall to serve this bedroom.

We also have a twin blow up mattress that can be set up anywhere.

The house is walking distance to The Lake shrine Meditation Center’s beautiful lake and gardens which inhabits swans, ducks, and turtles and provides a perfect atmosphere for the numerous meditation areas all around this magnificently picturesque lake. A walk around the grounds is an uniquely spiritual and tranquil experience.

The house and the tropical paradise pool patio is yours with a lockable gate from the driveway, the separate and totally private guesthouse which is surrounded by 6' 3" high fence and its own separate lockable gate, on the property is occupied by the owner in between guesthouse rentals to only quiet, respectful people. Only the driveway is shared. No one from the guesthouse can see the main house pool nor patio.

There is 1 off street parking with the house and street parking outside the house.

We provide fast wifi, a mac desktop computer, cable TV with many sports and movie channels, bathroom and pool towels, toiletries including toilet paper, a hairdryer in all the bathrooms, all bed linens, an iron and ironing board, and the kitchen is fully equipped including a water filter, dish towels, dish soap, trash bags, dish washer soap, laundry soap.

As the owners of this property we are totally dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable and as happy an experience as possible. If there is anything you need we will do our very best to accommodate you. We are always available by phone and text and live minutes away should you need us to come over.

We offer a concierge service and can book your entertainment and chef, chauffeur, cleaning service etc. And can also give you information to book your own entertainment, sports and fitness programs, swimming lessons in our pool for children, yoga classes at a local yoga studio, meditation classes at the Lake Shrine, local horse riding lessons and trails at Will Rogers Park, surfing lessons, kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing.

I am a certified massage therapist and you can book an in-house massage with me. I also can organize at the house: private yoga lessons, Reiki healing, chakra sound balancing, spray tans, nails and facials.

The pool and patio areas are well maintained by a gardener and pool man and if you want a house cleaning service, we can organize this for you on request.

More Details

Tracey Palmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Tracey Palmer

I am helping my mom rent out her house. We are originally from Northern Ireland and have lived in California for almost 20 years. She lives on the property in a totally separate guesthouse.

Tracey Palmer purchased this house in 2004

Why Tracey Palmer chose Los Angeles area

My mum bought this property for its convenient location to everything, very close to the beach (Just a few minutes) and right on the border with Santa Monica and Malibu and close to drive to Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

What makes this house unique

My Mum has created a tranquil relaxing tropical paradise patio that makes lounging by the pool feel like you're on vacation on a tropical island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just came back from a wonderful 8-day stay with our family at Tracey and Hilary's home in Pacific Palisades. The house is very comfortable, with a lot of space and light everywhere - and interesting decoration! - while the outdoor patio and pool are an absolute mini paradise. Its location was also perfect for a family holiday as the ocean is a 2-min drive away and many great neighborhoods are close-by (by LA standards of course!). Tracey and her mum welcomed us with many good tips about bars and restaurants in the area and were very helpful with any questions or problems we encoutered in the house. We all enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back!
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pacific Palisades in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2324 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , with pool view and bathroom - jacuzzi tub & walkin shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , bathroom across the hall
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , with en suite bathroom with bath and shower, Pull out couch
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Elliptical exercise machine on the patio for your use.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Tropical Paradise Retreat - Entire house With Private Patio And Pool
average rating of 4.5625 based on 19 reviews

Great home, clean and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in Feb. 2016. The home was described correctly, everything worked, home was clean and close to everything. The pool was like being at a resort. Tracey gave a great message, would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! The house was extremely well appointed and very comfortable. We had a difficult schedule and Tracey was more than accommodating to meet up and show us the house. Only regret was the cold and rainy weather so we didn't get to appreciate the amazing backyard!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with a beautiful backyard!

  • 5 of 5

This house was in the perfect location! Pacific Palisades is a beautiful and quiet little town and the house is only 1 mile to the beach, a few miles to Malibu (N) and Santa Monica (S), 20 minutes to Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Tracey is a perfect host she responded to all questions both before and during our stay within minutes. The house itself is very spacious and eclectically decorated, like a mini gallery. Unfortunately due to the cold weather we didn't get a chance to enjoy the beautiful backyard.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Falsely Represented

  • 1 of 5

Let's start with the main items that are still being addressed in a formal complaint with this homeowner: The advertisement of the home as a private paradise retreat is not accurate. The homeowner and her brother and mother live in the pool house that overlooks the patio and pool. They have put up a curtain to separate your visit from their door. We could hear them arguing and loudly conversing on some nights while there.

Second: we were interrupted daily. Either things being delivered to the main home or we had to notify the owner of light bulbs and features of the home not working. Her brother would simply come from the pool house and fix things. Including one day cleaning the pool after the pool guy did a horrific job.

Third: she charges to heat the pool by the day but this price doesn't include night time swimming. Therefore your 50/day will quickly turn into 100/day. But the kicker is that the first day wasn't heated and she didn't make it known to us that she was charging the extra until the next day after our night use. So of course after a debate with her, we ask that she cancel. At which she attempted to charge for the days we cancelled. Irregardless of the fact that the pool guy didn't come to clean the pool until 4pm then her brother had to come from the pool house to clean it properly.

So I filed a complaint with HomeAway/VRBO. This complaint was sent to the home owner. I mentioned in the complaint that I was concerned she may not release my security deposit. Well why would she? She was fickle on all other agreements we had with her and clearly didn't understand how to calculate a day. The complaint was sent over to the homeowner. The day of check out, she walks through the home and attempts to say that my guests and I wore stilettos inside the home daily and it damaged her floors. Keep in mind, we are all under 150 lbs, there were four of us and no one wore stilettos! Doesn't matter right, if she wants to file a false claim, that's what the property damage insurance she makes you purchase is for.

So now, fifteen days after my checkout and I do not have my security deposit! Each time I contact VRBO/Homeaway, they contact her and she gives another date. They must need the money...SMH.

So let's look at the home shall we? Pots and Pans are cheap, everything sticks so we had to eat out. Tried to grill and ran out of gas. Yep, we checked all tanks. The heaters on the patio also ran out of gas. Doors are missing from cabinets in the kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have 99% 5 star reviews. Our service goes above & beyond & we’re dedicated to our guests. We offer a beautiful home & gorgeous, totally private tropical paradise retreat & representation is accurate. Mia was our worst guest. Her demands, invalid complaints, bullying and threats were unacceptable. Mia’s review is entirely false because she damaged the wood floors with her stiletto heels & on departure refused to pay her pool heat bill or leave unless we released all her deposit. She verbally threatened and shouted at us. We started to call the police & only then she paid a fraction of her pool bill. We had after hours excessive noise complaints & the house was a mess with dirty pans & overspilled garbage bags piled up. We do not live in the pool house. No one lived there so it was impossible to hear voices. It does NOT overlook the pool, door is sealed & you can’t see in or out of it. A 6’ high fence surrounds p/house patio so pool is totally private. Mia was never interrupted. Birthday flowers were left outside. All features in house were working. 1 light bulb change was at Mia’s request. Brother does not live in P/house & drove 2 hours to clean pool for you because you lied to us that the pool man hadn’t come. Pool man is excellent & cleaned it in AM, brother cleaned it again in PM. 2x in 1 day is excessive & cost us $70. We don’t clean pool all day long - skimmer is provided. We cannot control storms. Pool heat is $50/day & does include EVENING at NORMAL temperatures for which the price does NOT turn into $100 but is $50. Mia’s request for hot bath temps of 105° 24/7 to swim all night in freezing weather was extreme & cost us $125 but we only charged $100. VRBO pool advise 82°, resort 86°, ours 87°, hot tub 100°. Mia said anything under 105° (5° higher than hot tub) was cold. That’s absurd. Notice of charge WAS given for excessive temperatures. Pool heat received 1st Day - 16hrs - 8AM-12MN 2 87 & 90° = $50 2nd Day - 24hrs @ high temps = $100 3rd Day - 17hrs - 12MN-4.30PM @ 105° = $100 Total $250 I don’t charge for heat you “canceled on time”, only heat you received. You can’t cancel pool heat charge AFTER you have received pool heat for 16hrs. I never file a false claim. You say “no-one wore stiletto heels’ - incorrect - we all saw 3 of you arrive wearing stiletto heels & walk all through our house - you can’t deny this. Our pots are high end & don’t stick. We provided 5 full propane tanks - 2 full remained. No doors missing from cabinets.
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Lots of fun!

  • 5 of 5

Fun place and great location! Beds are comfortable and pictures and description accurate!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely eclectic home

  • 4 of 5

The location was great for easy access to Malibu and the beach. Sadly it rained most of our stay and we were not able to enjoy the inviting patio, pool or nearby hiking trails. Beds were comfortable and the home clean. Future guests should be aware that the kitchen is stocked with cookware, flatware and utensils, but if you are planning to cook, you'll need to bring condiments, spices and the like.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Self Realization Fellowship
"Beautiful lake and gardens."
"Gorgeous view of the ocean. "
Temescal Canyon Trail
"Beautiful hikes up to see the ocean and city."
Will Rogers State Beach
"Beautiful beach."
Marina del Rey
"Love the boats."
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: recommended


I am a certified massage therapist and you can book an in-house MASSAGE with me.

I can also arrange the following at the house for you as my friends are in the healing world:

Private yoga lessons,

Reiki healing sessions,

Chakra sound balance sessions

Guided Hikes

Also pampering like:

organic spray tans



I can help you book local activities:

Horse riding trails and lessons


Surfing lessons


This is a stunning, sophisticated designer home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the much coveted Pacific Palisades, where many celebrities live.

It was featured on Million Dollar Listing on Bravo's most recent season and was named the 'most Eclectic house'.

This is an ideal location, 1 minute to the beach by car, 10 minutes to Malibu, 10 minutes to Santa Monica, 15 minutes to Venice Beach, 25 minutes to Beverly Hills, 25 minutes to Hollywood.

We are 1 minute from Temescal Canyon Recreational Park and the hiking trails in the Santa Monica mountains with stunning views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the city. The chic Pacific Palisades Village is less than 2 miles away for shopping and restaurants and an organic farmers market on Sunday mornings.

In the other direction we are 1 minute to the splendor and beauty of the infamous Lake Shrine Meditation Center and it’s gloriously scenic lake.

A 1 mile drive will take you to Temescal Canyon parking for the start of the Pacific Ocean boardwalk which runs all the way from Pacific Palisades to Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and Marina Del Rey where the beautiful yachts are moored. This infamous coastal boardwalk provides breathtaking ocean views for walkers, runners, cyclists and rollerbladers.

The Getty Villa is less than 2 miles away along the Pacific Coast highway and the Getty Museum of Art is only 5 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb Special cancelation
25 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
March cancelation special
20 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
March April Special
29 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £200
Refundable Damage Deposit £800
Tax Rate 14.0%

This Rental Agreement and Contract (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement made and entered into as of the Reservation Date written below by and between the undersigned person(s) or company (the “Guest”) and the undersigned owner, manager or agent (“Rental Agent”), pursuant to which the Guest has agreed to rent the residence described below (the “Property”), for the duration of the Rental

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