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Bohemian apartment with spectacular 180 degree Ocean View

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

Stunning private modern space with unbelievable views.

*** No parties/events/visitors without host's written permission ***

There is no other place in Malibu with views like this -from the lights of Santa Monica in east to the Channel Islands in west. Just look at the pictures. Romantic and private with a great kitchen.

It's one large space suitable for 2 people (plus young kids). Beds for max 4 people who are good friends. Just look at the pictures and think of "one large space".

It's all about the views. The space is one big bright room (about 1000 sqft/90 m**2), with large windows to south and east. The view is 180 degrees -Santa Monica to east, Channel Islands to the west. You'll see Palos Verdes peninsula, Santa Catalina Island, Channel Islands. On a very clear day you see Santa Barbara Island 40 miles south, San Nicolas Island 66 miles SW, and even San Clemente Island 71 miles away.

There is TV with 400+- channels. There are no music players or loudspeakers.

You have very fast WiFi access (50 mbps up/down). There's a Wi-Fi ink-jet printer.

No parties/events/visitors without my written permission.

Note: no visitors without my written permission. No parties without my written permission. It is a very quiet neighborhood. I want to keep it that way.

Guest Access

You have access to this space as well as to the outside decks. There is a gas grill outside. You are also free to use the washer and dryer without charge. Professional Wolf 6-burner stove with oven. Toaster oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge with freezer

You also get my famous well-liked (many of my guests seem to like it) printed guide (you'll get it also via email when book) to the apartment and Malibu which lists restaurants, groceries what to see and so on. It is guaranteed not to get ever approved by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce.

Interaction with Guests

Your visit is your private visit. I am pretty much available to help and assist you if you need something -text messaging me is the best way to get hold of me.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is rural residential -tranquil and quiet. We are at 700+ ft / 230m elevation. Environmental noise pollution consist mainly of the surf at Zuma Beach and coyotes howling in the night. One sees coyotes a few times every week -and you may see skunks and raccoons and tons of squirrels on the yard.

Getting Around

You need your own transportation. There is no reasonable public transportation -the is USA after all. One bus (534) goes to Santa Monica every half and hour or so in daylight hours.

Other Things to Note

This is my bohemian home -you will find my books and magazines on the shelves, my stuff in drawers etc. Don't expect a sterile hotel room. Do not panic if you find cartoons on my fridge door.

More Details

Heikki Ketola
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Swedish, Finnish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Heikki Ketola

I am a Finn who happens to be living in Malibu since over 20 years. I speak pretty fluent English, German and Finnish plus I read fluently Swedish -my spoken Swedish sucks.

Heikki Ketola purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Heikki Ketola chose Western Malibu

The spectacular ocean and beach view. Modern design. Lots of amenities as you would expect. You just do not expect the view. It's about the most spectacular view in Malibu.

What makes this apartment unique

The view. Clean light airy design of the apartment. It has all the usual high end amenities you would expect -full size fridge, gas stove with oven, high-end toaster oven, Vitamax blender, Weber gas grill outside. No marble counter tops though.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Massimo and his family are great guests. They are considerate, very easy to communicate with, clean, quiet and they took excellent care of their Bohemian apartment.

A+ for Massimo and his family -always welcome back!
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Western Malibu in Malibu

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There's a Japanese Toto toilet seat remote control.
  • There is one bathroom with shower. The toilet has a Japanese Toto seat with remote control. There is another shower in the sauna on lower outside deck (the sauna itself cannot be operated by you -only me, the owner, is allowed heat it up)
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • The apartment is one big space, over 1000 sq ft (90+ m**2) -there are no private bedrooms with doors. It is one large space after all. There is a queen size bed in the lower level behind a painting. The two bright red couches in the living room area transform into twin size beds.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
It is a private apartment in a house I live in. Your apartment has its own entrance. You will get my printed Malibu guide -guaranteed to be never approved by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce.


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Bohemian apartment with spectacular 180 degree Ocean View
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
San Antonio, TX

Absolutely Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away as soon as we walked in the door. The kitchen was a chef's quality kitchen. The views were incredible. Also, I was so pleased that the photos were accurate. It felt huge! We enjoyed the balcony in the morning for coffee and at night we sipped wine and gazed at the star filled sky. My only suggestion is to bring an eye pillow for the early morning sun. The windows face west so it wasn't too bad - we were able to sleep in, but if you're sensitive to light - it might be a good thing to bring. The temperature was perfect with the windows open.

Heikki was a perfect host - warm, welcoming and very attentive to any questions or needs that we had. We were able to borrow beach gear and a cooler - which is incredibly generous and so convenient. You would never get that kind of help from a hotel.

I would absolutely return - it was an incredible vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eye pillows? That's a good point! I'll try to find them somewhere...
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Las Vegas, USA

Shangri La in Malibu? Hell yes!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO and couldn't have picked a more beautiful place! The apartment, sitting at the top of Malibu hills, is open, spacious, airy and bright with million dollar views. The location is very peaceful, private and quiet, perfect for decompressing and finding your inner bliss.

We spent a lot of time just sitting on the expansive deck and taking in the amazing views of the Pacific. At night, we'd sit on the deck listening to the ocean waves, owl hoots and (sometimes) coyote yips. One evening, we watched a fog bank roll in off the ocean, a truly amazing sight.

The owner is very gracious and accessible, but also respects your privacy. It's been ages since we've been able to relax like we did here. We will definitely be back for another visit. Thank you, Heikki!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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breath taking!

  • 5 of 5

OMG! I really enjoyed staying at this amazing castaway! I'm a city girl so this amazing home was a great getaway! I wished we could have stayed longer! the view was amazing! I loved every minute of it! Thank you Heikki for everything, your awesome!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything we hoped for, quiet with a breathtaking view. Heikki was a great host. He greeted us upon arrival and answered all of our questions. His information package was very informative and humorous, do expect to chuckle at least a few times :). My husband and I were both very pleased with our stay. Again, that view....!!! Thanks again for sharing this beautiful space, Heikki!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Twee, you both are great guests -considerate, very easy to communicate with, clean, quiet and you took excellent cate of your apartment. I'd love to see you both here back again.
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The perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental is absolutely wonderful! Everything from the view, to the interior design, to the hilarious (yet informative) custom-written Malibu Guide... it's nothing short of perfect. We can't wait to visit again! Thanks Heikki!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway from the city, very private

  • 5 of 5

Nice open floor plan, deck is a huge plus, views are beautiful and sweeping, location in hills adds to the vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Zuma Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Western Malibu, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £80 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £71.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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