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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 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 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
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 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.
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
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.

Reviews

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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
average rating of 4.85 based on 60 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: 08-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
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5

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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Every couple should vacation here

  • 4 of 5

What a perfect place for short romantic getaway. Wait, I swear I could retire here! So cool, so quiet, such a great place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved this perfect place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary and really had a blast. The cottage was very comfortable and relaxing. We really enjoyed the grounds and the nearby hikes. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Malibu guest house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a weekend in September in advance of a business trip, and loved this stone cottage retreat!

It's prettier than the photos and really quite large. I stayed here by myself, but could envision the space being comfortable for a family of three or maybe four - the round stone cottage is essentially one large living space with one each of living area, sleeping area, bathroom area, and kitchen area. There are also spacious outdoor areas, including a full sized picnic table and gas grill. The bed was comfortable, linens of a high quality, and kitchen well equipped - although you'll need to wash dishes by hand. There is a large TV in the living area, with cable channels and plenty of movies for the kids.

The property is up a winding canyon road, but really only five minutes from the beach and the PCH. There was no cell service on Verizon here, but a landline is in the cottage for emergencies or local calls, and wi-fi is also available.

Diane and Matthias are wonderful hosts, and live just up the hill so are available should you need them, but also do not intrude on your privacy. They have included a number of guidebooks for researching hikes and other activities, and have provided outdoor things for guests' use (body boards, beach towels/chairs, kids beach toys, etc). They also have an extensive list of restaurant recommendations, which I found helpful.

I'd definitely stay here again, and will perhaps bring my kiddo next time!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Malibu, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£238
for 1 night
From
£166
£980
£2,871
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £302.64
Cleaning £71.88
Pet Fee £37.83

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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