EXTRAORDINARY RETREAT IN MALIBU

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EXTRAORDINARY RETREAT IN MALIBU

Malibu Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4

FOR INFORMATION ON SPECIAL EVENTS OR USING THE PROPERTY AS A LOCATION FOR PHOTO, FILM, OR VIDEO SHOOTS, PLEASE CONTACT US.

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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks french, german, italian, spanish, english

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

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
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Malibu Los Angeles County
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
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Malibu Los Angeles County
5

ENCHANTED FOREST RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing! Fabulous stone house set in the woods. Hosts are excellent -- friendly, personable, interesting, and accommodating. I have stayed in both July and now January and thoroughly enjoyed both trips. The heaters kept it warm enough for me in January, though I did put on a fleece vest in the evenings and brought a fleece throw for when I was watching TV. I stayed with my medium-sized dog, who gives the place "four paws"! We hiked every day -- there are excellent dog-friendly hikes in the Santa Monica National Recreation Area. Can't recommend this place enough!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
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Malibu Los Angeles County
5

PERFECT RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
The property and it's owners were fantastic. We finished our wedding very late into the night, and with a late notice the owner stayed out at the end of the driveway ensuring we found it!

The way this plate lit up was incredible. This cottage was truly remarkable and romantic in all the ways you'd expect a quiet getaway cottage to be.

Clean, comfy, and exactly what you'd expect a rustic cottage to be like (with all the creature comforts one would want).

I highly recommend this property for those in need of a getaway that actually gets you AWAY- without breaking the bank.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
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Malibu Los Angeles County
5

HAPPY HONEYMOONERS PARADISE, NATURAL BLISSSSS!

  • 5 of 5
We came to this romantic stone cottage after our wedding in Malibu & it was the best decision ever! We had a great time, the cottage is beautiful, quiet, romantic & relaxing. The owners left us some eggs from their chickens & a baguette. The morning after the wedding we cooked an amazing breakfast with these eggs, some huge elephant garlic in fridge & our wedding dinner abundance (aka leftovers). Wow! So perfect! The bed was very comfortable! We loved the coffee table book. We truly were blessed to find this gem on Mulholland in Malibu! Thank you Diane, Mathias, the pups & the chickens too!!!!! Wish we could have stayed longer, but we were off to Costa Rica for 10 days. This cottage was a great way to start our marriage. We like beautiful, natural, organic, simplicity! Even the soap was great.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Malibu Los Angeles County
Santa Barbara, California
5

IDYLLIC, CHARMING & PEACEFUL RETREAT!

Idyllic, charming & peaceful retreat!
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderfully restful time staying here! Diane & Matthias have the perfect balance of friendliness & privacy. The fresh baked bread & eggs from their hens that they brought to us the eve of our arrival were fantastic. We loved hiking around the property with our dog & going to Leo Carrillo beach each day! It's truly a place to unplug & get some R&R. The sweet sounds of the breeze through the trees reminded us of Big Sur. Highly recommended! Thanks again Diane & Matthias!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
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Malibu Los Angeles County
5

A TRANQUIL, PICTUREBOOK HOLIDAY HAVEN

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I arrived tired and sweaty after our transatlantic flight, to such a warm greeting from Diane and Matthias, Luca and Haifa (the dogs) that we knew we were going to be just fine here. A basket of home-laid eggs and fresh-baked scones reinforced that first impression, and that's the way it continued for the 10 days of our stay. We absolutely loved the cottage. Although it is not appointed to 5 star standards, as the owners make very clear in their description, it has a simple charm that feels totally appropriate in the magical, shady surroundings of the property. We hope to be back!
David,
England
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

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

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

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Availability & Rates

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Malibu Cottage Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay
$210
$1,100
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95.00
Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Extra Person (> 2) $15.00
Notes Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Stays of more than 2 weeks subject to higher damage deposit. Extra person fees applies as nightly rate to each person exceeding 2 people (Children under 5 exempt).
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Amenities

Malibu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Water Tank
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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 king , 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Courtyard
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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. We allow well behaved pets.There is a $50 surcharge per pet. For additional details on our pet policy, please inquire.
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