|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This incredibly unique, eco friendly, moroccan style home with a pool and jacuzzi, sits on top of a ridge in the very western portion of Malibu with absolutely incredible, unobstructed views of the ocean, mountains, canyons, sunset, Channel Islands National Park and is only a 3 minute drive to the beach and the PCH.
This 40 acre property is located in the very western portion of Malibu and is paradise for anyone seeking relaxation, privacy, myriad outdoor activities or small family reunions.
Without driving anywhere, right from the house, there is hiking, a short mountain bike trail and some of the best (challenging) road cycling in the country.
A three minute drive down the road takes you to the ocean and a few miles further, some of Malibu's finest beaches (El Matador, Leo Carrillo, Sycamore Cove and Zuma/Westward beaches).
There is also great surfing, diving and wind surfing within a few minutes drive.
The house is bordered by National Park and sits in the middle of the Santa Monica National Recreation Area which is known for it's amazing hiking, from waterfalls to Sandstone Peak, the highest in the range, sits right behind the house. A few miles up the coast is Sycamore Canyon State Park which has terrific hiking and mountain biking, great for the kids too!
If you feel like venturing into town/city, Trancas and Point Dume (grocery stores, restaurants, post office, gym, playgrounds, etc...) is about 10+ min. away, downtown Malibu 20 min. away, Santa Monica 45 min., Ojai 40 min. and Santa Barbara 50 min. away. The popular Camarillo Premium Outlets which offers amazing shopping, is 20 min. away.
Malibu is also known for it's beautiful vineyards and great local wine tasting rooms to enjoy.
The owners of this property are avid outdoor adventure sport enthusiasts, wine makers and have lived in Malibu for many years and would be happy to provide any information, maps and just great local knowledge of the area.
Please contact owners for more information.
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When inquiring please disclose the number of guests staying at the house and any additional guests who may visit the property during your stay. PLEASE NO WEDDING INQUIRIES, we no longer offer weddings. Rental lease signee must be 35 years of age or older.
Keywords: eco friendly, house, pool, hot tub, surfing, ocean views, mountain views, sunset views, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, country living, shopping, moroccan, private, cozy, spanish, artsy, unique, Channel Islands.
We came from all directions ( some as far as France) to celebrate a family reunion and we created memories that we will cherish forever. We knew from the pictures that we were headed for an amazing destination; this is a case, however, where reality was even better than what we had imagined.
It all started with the amazing drive up the hill off PCH. The picturesque two mile climb up what seemed like an interminable succession of challenging hairpin curves kept the suspense going .
The pictures, both inside and out, really don't do the house justice. It is beautifully decorated and the views from all angles, especially the master bedroom balcony, are breathtaking.
On cloudy days it felt like we were sitting on top of the clouds and on clear days, the view of the hills and the ocean were spectacular. Should I mention watching the sun set while sitting in the jacuzzi?
We took many walks on and around the property and enjoyed watching the hang gliders flying by.
Neal was very easy to work with and always responded promptly to any questions . He also provided us with a list of suggested activities which we found most helpful.
All eight of us were sad to leave this magical place and hope to go back someday!
Myself, my husband, 2 children (11 and 15), 7 other adults and a 10 and 1 year old stayed in this beautiful home for a week and we had plenty of room. The 1.8 mile drive up the road from the PCH was intimidating initially, but once we were use to it we were fine. The home's decor is absolutely beautiful and the views from every aspect outside and through the windows in the home are spectacular. It was hard to get use to driving 20 minutes to get groceries, gas, etc. but it was completely worth it in my opinion. We spent lazy days by the pool and hot tub, and took lovely walks around the property. One of my favorite things was seeing the hang gliders that would literally fly right by when we were on the veranda! The home has 4 bedrooms, 1 on the main level, one up about 5 steps, and then 2 upstairs, and there are 4 full size bathrooms. The home is completely solar powered which was interesting but very cool. The only cautionary tips I would have for prospective renters are as follows: 1) there is no microwave 2) the kitchen sink water does not get very hot 3) I would not stay at this property with children under 5 or older children that do not listen well (there are some steep cliffs and rugged terrain). All in all, Neal was wonderful to work with, and you can tell he and his wife take pride in this oasis. We enjoyed our stay immensely and made some great memories!
THIS home IS as SPECTACULAR as it looks!! I realized while planning another vacation I had not written a review and this home deserves a 5 STAR review. We had 11 people stay and we were not at all on top of one another, ~ PLENTY of room to roam. Also there are places to hike all around. The view is overwhelming and you will simply NOT want to leave. So unplug and RELAX
My husband and I held an intimate marriage celebration here at this beautiful home. The owners were very accommodating. We were welcomed to the space several times over the course of our preparations to soak in the space and determine where things would be set up. It is a lovely place for a smaller gathering. Parking was a challenge for our guests but the owners gave us ideas about how to remedy them. It is obvious that the owners take a lot of pride in their home. They built it and it is filled with absolutely gorgeous and well-thought-out decor from Morocco and Mexico. They were cautious to rent out the space to us because previous renters had not respected their grounds very well. We took care of the place as if it were our own and received a full refund on our deposit. It is a magical place!
spending 3 days at this moroccan paradise with 8 close friends for my 40th birthday was absolute heaven!! you feel as if you are on top of the world! i have traveled all over and to find this property basically in my backyard was a dream come true. the photos cant even begin to capture the beauty of this property.the sunsets from the jacuzzi cant be beat! you can see how much time and effort the owners have taken to make this truly feel like a home away from home. the owners were so down to earth and the rental process was easy. i highly recommend this amazing, beautiful gem!!!
We rented this home for an extended vacation during a family reunion. The pictures on the listing do not do this home justice. We were absolutely amazed at how beautiful the home was inside and out. There were 9 of us staying and there was plenty of room for all. The master suite with the balcony was incredible and the mother-in-law suite with it's own kitchen was great for the in-laws who had 2 small children. The views of the surrounding mountains and ocean were unlike anything we had ever seen. The house was very nicely decorated and we had everything we needed. We had planned on spending a few days at the beach and sight seeing but once we saw the pool and the view, we decided to spend our days lounging and relaxing right there. We spent our evenings star gazing at the clear night sky from the back porch and the hot tub. Jen and Neal were extremely easy to work with and accommodating. They were quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had and the information they provided about the local attractions was extremely helpful. This home was perfect for our vacation and I can't say enough good things about it or our hosts. The location was great as well. Far enough away from the city to enjoy the peace and quiet, but only a short drive to all the tourist hot spots. This was our first time to California and I want to thank Neal and Jen for making this the most memorable vacation ever. I hope we can come back soon. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Low Season, excluding holidays
Nov 10 2014 - May 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
High Season & Holidays
May 28 2015 - Oct 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Damage Protection N/Ref||$69|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Cleaning Fee||$200 + Tax|
Please inquire if you are interested in renting the house, we often offer discounted rates throughout the year for last minute bookings, longer stays and for bookings during our low season. Also please take note that we are only booking the house up to 3 months in advance at this time. Thank you!
$1000 refundable security deposit is required to reserve all dates, no dates are confirmed until a deposit is received (we typically hold dates for a week to receive checks). We accept checks and credit cards with an additional 3% processing fee for use of credit cards (no Amex). All other information on final payment is included in the rental agreement or by contacting the owners.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.