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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4


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.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

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 Malibu

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Malibu in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
  • 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
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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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
average rating of 4.857143 based on 63 reviews


  • 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: 08-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical stone cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this unique and quiet hideaway, which is actually even nicer than the photos. It feels remote but is only a few minutes up the road from Malibu beaches. Love the central fireplace! There are a lot of hikes you can do, as well as good shops and restaurants nearby. This is a wonderful spot to unwind!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome back country cottage perfect for couple

  • 5 of 5

Can’t add much to prior reviews of this excellent cottage. Incredible stonework patios and stone round house. Hosts have thought through many details to make your stay both lux and practical, for example with cooler and ice packs for beach or groceries, excellent hiking trail book in addition to beach towels/toys. But you won’t want to leave the cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 1/2 months and highly recommend. Separate guest house on large gated property was ideal for our dog. Only a couple of miles up the canyon from Leo Carrillo surfing and another couple miles further up the canyon to great mountain biking. Great hosts. Easy living.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Malibu House in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We lived in Malibu for 30 years, then moved away. But we came back for an extended trip starting and ending in this special place. The stone guest house, a short distance from the nicest beaches around, was a perfect home away from home. One couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so delighted to have you and your sweet dogs make this your home away from home!
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I absolutely love everything about this property.

  • 5 of 5

This property is definitely extraordinary! It is exactly what my doctor ordered! I was able to enjoy my R & R in a one of a kind retreat. Diane & Matthias are wonderful and made my stay extra special. I appreciate their kindness and sincerely thank them for my stay. I would highly recommend this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Malibu, California

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 £36 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £288.84
Cleaning £68.6
Pet Fee £36.1

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

  • 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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