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Malibu Modern Pool House

41 Reviews
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Malibu

1 bed 1 bath


Secluded and quiet

Expansive ocean view including Catalina Island

Easy PCH and beach access

Super efficient A/C and heat

Authentic mid-century furniture


Outdoor patio and deck

2 miles to "downtown" Malibu, 12 miles to Santa Monica

Strong Wifi

Filtered drinking water in kitchen

No smoking


10 minutes to Pepperdine University

Check-in is after 3:00

Check-out is 12:00 noon

Tranquil and private, a stay here is really like being at your own private retreat!

We are a blissful two minutes away from the noise and hubbub of Pacific Coast Highway but close enough to easily enjoy all that Malibu has to offer.

We are located in the Carbon Canyon area of Malibu, two miles from the beach and the heart of downtown Malibu with shops, markets and restaurants close at hand. Malibu is a large area-- 27 miles with many remote canyons-- but we are centrally located and a mere 20 minutes from Santa Monica (without traffic). Guests can eat dinner at Nobu and be home in less than ten minutes. Our canyon isn't really a "neighborhood"-- no sidewalks or street lights. Lots of wide open space, very few neighbors and an enormous ocean view.

The closest beaches are Carbon Beach (four minutes away) and Surfrider Beach (otherwise known as 'Malibu Beach') two miles to the north.

Surrounded by organic avocado and lemon trees, the one-bedroom pool house has a private patio bordered by lavender plants, perfect for relaxation and sunbathing. The pool house is airy and bright and furnished with authentic mid-century furniture. Kitchen and bath are fully stocked. Bathroom features a shower. Super efficient A/C and heat keep the temperature perfect.

Our canyon is rural, quiet and abounding in wildlife. The pool house and the pool area are secluded, private and very quiet. We (a family of three) live in the main house (which is not for rent) and our dear friend Skylar manages all bookings for us. The pool house is completely separate from the main house and quite a distance away. We respect the privacy of our guests and do our utmost to provide the most relaxing, intrusion-free stay possible.

100% cotton bedding and towels are provided and we use only natural, chemical-free detergent, soaps and cleaning supplies. Full laundry and storage facility for luggage is adjacent to the pool house and is specifically for guests' use. The pool house is Wi-fi equipped and has a Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker for music but does not have a television. There is a multitude of board and card games, an extensive library of books on Los Angeles and Southern California architecture and history, and binoculars for bird and whale watching. The pool house is the perfect place to decompress and soak up the magical surroundings.

Please READ/PRINT OUT/BRING the email you will receive from VRBO after you book so you have all the necessary check-in information. GPS is not always reliable in Malibu! Please check your itinerary through VRBO for exact directions and instructions. Because of Malibu's rural environment (no street lights and limited signage) we recommend arriving during daylight hours to make the drive easier. CHECK-IN IS AFTER 3:00 and as we often have guests checking out at noon and several hours are needed to thoroughly clean the pool house please do not arrive early!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROPERTY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PARTIES OR EVENTS and due to safety concerns we are unable to accept children under the age of 12. No photo shoots allowed.

The pool house is accessed via a long flight of railroad tie and gravel stairs to the left of the main house. The stairs may present a problem for some guests, however, we have hosted several pregnant women in their last weeks of pregnancy and they have not had difficulty.

The pool house comfortably sleeps two people and unfortunately we cannot accommodate more than two people per night. There will be a $100 charge per night for additional over-night guests.

If you plan on having visitors during your stay please advise us of that at the time of booking.

The pool is unheated and the water is warm during the summer and fall months but quite cold in the winter and early spring!

Please-- no pizza delivery men/visitors ringing our doorbell (or our neighbor's). It is your responsibility to give your visitors exact directions on how to find you! We give our guests total privacy and expect the same in return.

Uber and Lyft will not work from the property.

Malibu is an extremely high fire-risk area so please, NO SMOKING anywhere on the property! We really mean this-- if you smoke do not book a stay at our property.

Our neighbors have a very sweet yellow Labrador Retriever who wanders the neighborhood and may visit you in the pool house-- please don't allow her inside! Her fur is difficult to remove from the couch and she has been known to get into trash!

For stays longer than a few days please deposit your trash and recycling in the bins at the top of our driveway. Leaving a week's worth of trash is not okay!

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Skylar Jacques
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Skylar Jacques

We are L.A. natives (Santa Monica to be exact) have lived in many different parts of Malibu since the 1980's but consider Carbon Canyon to be the best. The location is ideal-- not too far from town (Santa Monica) and close to Cross Creek ("downtown" Malibu). And unlike other parts of Malibu Carbon Canyon is the perfect micro- climate, not foggy or windy and perfect temperature!

Skylar Jacques purchased this house in 2007

Why Skylar Jacques chose Los Angeles area

Privacy, serenity, a stunning view and abundant wildlife make living here a sublime experience. Our property has a secluded, compound-like feel and is like nowhere else.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your home with us. The design and decor were much appreciated and of course, the VIEW! All lovely. You thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Great bedding. It has been a very peaceful and relaxing stay and our best vacation rental to date......stunning!
Apr 2015
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Malibu Modern Pool House
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 42 reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Unbelievable View

  • 5 of 5

The pool house was more than what we were expecting. It definitely looks better in person than in the pictures. It was very spacious for 2 people and had interesting decor. The views were absolutely amazing. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. The area was so private it seemed like there was no one around for miles. We liked it so much we changed our flight and stayed an extra day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Malibu pool house, if you're considering this place, book it! You won't be disappointed. As the pictures show, the view is amazing and worth booking for that alone but beyond the view, the pool house is private and most importantly, very clean. It was equipped with everything we needed and the owners and manager were wonderful to work with. Finally, the pictures make it seem that it's deep in the canyon and it is, but it's also only about a 10 minute drive to the beaches and shopping! Overall, it's a fantastic place and we would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely, relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a week at the Malibu Modern Pool House. Wonderful! This is a one of a kind property high above PCH with remarkable views of the ocean. With a lovely pool and grill, it is the perfect place to relax. The pool house is modern and well-appointed. Neither Uber nor Lyft services this property, so you will need a car. We will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful full ocean and mountain view house

  • 5 of 5

My husband I enjoyed three days of weekend it was so calm and quiet time. My hubby is a so busy business man normally but he said he totally rested, relaxed and healed himself on our entire stay. I really enjoyed cooking at the lovely kitchen with spectacular view and we definitely want to go back someday again! Thank Shannon and Vitus for lending your clean and adorable pool house to us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Meg!
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been more pleased with my stay at this perfect pool house in Malibu. I enjoyed the panoramic views of the mountains and the ocean in the distance from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. I thought the pictures were nice, but it is truly breathtaking in person. There was usually a nice breeze so it never felt too hot and even if did the pool directly behind and above (easily accessed by stairs on the balcony) is readily available.

Provided are bath towels, washcloths, beach towels, pots, pans and just about every type of kitchen utensil you may need for cooking and eating (which I took advantage of as I brought food that I picked up on the way so I never had to leave the entire two days). There are chairs to sit in directly outside and chairs and a lounge as well as a stove and grill at the pool. There is also a desk in the living room that allows you to look out at the incredible view if you need to do work of any sort (which I was planning on but never did get around to).

I was looking for a few days of seclusion after spending time visiting family on the West Coast and I could not have made a better choice. I usually like to try different places but this is one place I will definitely go back to without a doubt. I cannot rave enough about this property. The owners were always available if there were questions but also provided privacy.

The way the pool house is set up is just perfect. It was spotless and I loved the location of everything, it made it easy to get to whatever you need. There are also a pair of binoculars above the bookcase.

It is rather high up in the mountains but easy to get to PCH and all of the beaches, restaurants, Malibu Pier, etc. by car.

Again I just have to say this was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had in not only in Malibu, but in California. Thank you for your hospitality and use of your amazing pool house. I look forward to returning within the next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris, France

Spectacular home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here - the location is stunning and the architecture of the pool house is really fascinating. Definitely recommend for anyone interested in a relaxed week by the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carbon Beach
Car: recommended

Whale watching September-December and February-May, excellent tide-pooling, especially in the winter months.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Malibu, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Mar 2017 - 15 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
16 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning fee £123

Please park in the driveway apron to the left of the house and use the private set of stairs leading down to the pool house. Please refrain from setting car alarm out of respect for our canyon neighbors. Check-in is between 3:00 and 8:00P.M. Due to Malibu's rural nature we do recommend arriving before dark.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Malibu in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom features a shower but no tub. Hair dryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Brand new queen-size bed, 100% cotton sheets and luxurious, hypo-allergenic comforter and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Water filtration system provides drinking water in kitchen.

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Portable wifi hotspot

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