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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu

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About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4

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Romantic stone guest cottage is nestled in park like grounds, which are adjacent to Leo Carillo State Park and miles of gorgeous trails. A 5 minute drive from one of Malibu's finest beaches--Leo Carrillo State Beach. Haven for hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists, beach goers, or those who just want to sit and rest. English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German spoken by the owners.

Detailed Description of Property: Get away to a one of a kind oasis in the hills of Malibu. A rare wonderland 5 minutes from Leo Carillo Beach, one of Malibu's prettiest, and surrounded by miles of state park and trails. The property itself is like being in a secluded park, with the only neighbors anywhere near being the friendly, quiet property owners who live up top and are available to help you with anything you need, including fresh herbs from the garden and tips on where to go around town. One is a Malibu native, and they both have lived all over the world and speak German, French, Spanish and Italian, in addition to English. Your home is a large cottage built out of the stones from the surrounding mountainside. Enjoy the winding brick and stone paths through the grounds where you can visit 4 friendly chickens or the charming organic garden.

Cottage Amenities: It is beautiful and luxurious, equipped with a California king size bed decked in bamboo linens, a full kitchen, wireless high speed Internet, 42' flat screen TV, dvd and cd player, and a large stone two person shower. Outside, you may help yourself to lounge chairs or an outdoor eating area with gas grill.

Nearby Surroundings: The property is located in northern Malibu, which is the part of the Los Angeles coastline most protected from development. There are dozens of beaches a short drive away in addition to Leo Carillo, which is at the bottom of the hill. For example, Zuma Beach is about 10 minutes away. Nature trails are all over--a lovely one is less than a five minute walk away. The property is adjacent to Mulholland Hwy, which is a favorite for those who love to bike. We are about 15 minutes from local shopping, and within a half hour, you can be at all kinds of shops--in Malibu, Agoura Hills, among other neighboring towns. We are an approximately 45 minute drive to Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2017

About The Owner

We are husband and wife--She born and raised in Malibu before schooling, working and living on the East Coast and Europe for years. He is German and his lived all over Europe, in Africa, and has worked all over the world.

Our professional field is sustainability and energy policy. She is a policy analyst and advocate, and he specializes in media and marketing.

We love our two dogs as family members and are living our dream, of which we hope to share a slice with you soon.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why The Owner chose California

One of us is a Malibu native and still a home girl at heart. Both of us have longed to live where we can breathe easily, grow our own food, have water from our own well, enjoy natural and architectural beauty, and still be close to our urban and family responsibilities. After years of searching, we finally got lucky.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This little house and it's surroundings are amazing! So cozy and comfortable and Diane and Mattias are the nicest people you could hope for. The eggs from their hens and freshly baked bread were such a nice touch! We plan to come back again and again! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

new years 2017

  • 5 of 5

The perfect get away, super comfortable and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Charming Stone Cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely and roomy stone cottage in north Malibu. Located up in the hills 3 miles off the PCH with no cell service but free wi-fi. Two space heaters were plenty to keep the cottage warm. Big TV with service that sometimes lost connection, but there are a lot of movie DVDs provided as a backup. Nice linens and shampoo, conditioner, small bar soap, hair dryer, dish soap, and plenty of kitchen supplies. Cons: The water pressure in the bathroom is REALLY low - the sink and shower trickle on warm/hot and it took a long time for the water to heat up. We brought it up to the owners during the stay but there wasn't anything they could do, so they reimbursed us $100 for the inconvenience. The left side of the king bed obviously has been slept on much more than the right and has a deep hole - the right side was much more comfortable so we switched off each night. Lastly, there is no curtain on one of the windows in the bathroom. It looks up directly to the main house from the sink, and onto the driveway from the shower, so we hung a towel up for added privacy. It's a lovely property and we really enjoyed our stay despite the minor issues.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much again for joining us. It turned out that the water heater had a part go out, despite being only a few years old, which we've since had repaired. This was causing the pressure issue. Apologies again for the inconvenience! Thank you for the note about the bed. We had not heard that from others and always appreciate feedback on how we can improve comfort. Please be assured that we cannot see into the bathroom windows from up top. They are either covered by curtains in the shower, made of milky glass, or obscured by plants and distance. We're wishing you a wonderful new year! It was lovely having you here.
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5

Quaint

  • 5 of 5

We so loved our stay at this cute cottage. My husband, 14 yo daughter and 11yo son enjoyed our time especially quiet mornings while waiting for our granddaughter to be born in LA. The two futon mattresses they provided for our kids worked well. My daughter asked if we could live there. Quite a compliment from a teenage girl. We were respectful of privacy to each other with only curtains for closure in the bathroom so that did not bother us. We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to hear that you all had such a good stay! We hope you will return to visit. :-)
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5

a magical place in surferland

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous property. The owners are wonderful people and with it's location slightly off the beat 'n track from the Malibu bustle this place is the perfect retreat to tank up on some natural magic

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are delighted that you had a good time!
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5

A gem in the hills of Malibu

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property with lovely owners. We spent July 4th weekend here and couldn't have picked a better spot. We hope to be back soon and would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you had a good time and look forward to your return!
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Location

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
LAX and Burbank International
Nearest Golf
6.3 Miles
Malibu Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2.9 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
4.6 Miles
Neptune's Net
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Leo Carillo Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: hiking, wine tasting, farmer's markets

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Newbury Park, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
£253
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£1,042
£3,054
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £322
Cleaning £76
Pet Fee £40

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Stays of more than 2 weeks subject to higher damage deposit.

Extra person fees of $15/night applies for each person exceeding the maximum occupancy of 2.

Single night stays are occasionally available when we are not too busy. Please inquire..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newbury Park, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is an open stone shower. There is an organic hemp curtain that has been added since the photo was taken, although the shower is already private without it, if you prefer looking at nature. Privacy curtains separate the bathroom area from the rest of the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , A queen size futon or twin bed can be added
  • The luxurious California King size bed has a plush, all plant fiber mattress pad, a hypoallergenic organic plant fiber duvet, and bamboo sheets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a tankless hot water heater, and for space heating, there are three electric space heaters. There are two ceiling fans for cooling. On the coldest winter nights, the cottage typically is around 65-68 degrees with heaters on. On the hottest summer days, the cottage is typically around 70-75 degrees. In other words, it is pretty temperate, and the vast majority of guests are comfortable. But those looking for very warm or cool interior temperatures may not be ideally comfortable. The water from the tap is high quality and comes from our well, which is tested for purity regularly. Cell phone service limited. We allow well behaved pets.There is a $50 surcharge per pet. For additional details on our pet policy, please inquire. Check in time is 3-10 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. We are sometimes able to accommodate alternative times - please inquire. In the event we can accommodate late check-ins, there will be a surcharge.

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