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Malibu Hideaway Cottage in the Santa Monica Mountains

  • 2 BR,
  • Sleeps 4
24 Reviews

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Malibu Hideaway Cottage in the Santa Monica Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p341805
+1 -310 633-1469
Malibu Los Angeles County
Burbank
5

Birthday/Anniversary Getaway...

  • 5 of 5
Every year (almost as if by design) our wedding anniversary follows my birthday. We try to do something special, but this year, with a particularly busy summer, I got way behind on planning and had to look for something at the last minute. My search turned up the Hideaway. What a find! Less than an hour from our home in Burbank, it really felt like we'd driven to northern California as far as feeling away from it all. Being able to bring our two dogs was icing on the cake. Although we never got to really meet Olga, the owner, face-to-face, she replied to emails almost instantly from our initial inquiry all the way to our departure. We had privacy, unobstructed views of the canyon, beautiful breezes and great restaurant and beach recommendations from Olga that were spot on. Our adult children and their dog joined us for the second night and as we all sat comfortably perched on the edge of the ravine taking in the exceptional view, we all agreed we need to come back - and for a longer stay. The house is beautifully decorated, clean and nicely appointed with everything you'd need in the kitchen, bath and laundry area. BTW, I am a bit biased as we own a vacation rental in Minnesota so we were taking lots of notes on how to make our property better for our guests... Thanks for sharing your very unique property Olga and Sam. We plan to return!
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Malibu Hideaway Cottage in the Santa Monica Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p341805
+1 -310 633-1469
Malibu Los Angeles County
5

The Hideaway for a college graduation visit

  • 5 of 5
I actually reserved this home 5 months prior to arrival, after the recommendation from a co-worker that we should try VRBO. We were travelling to California to attend our son’s graduation from Pepperdine. My husband and I have stressful vocations, and I welcomed the idea of staying in a location which might be away from traffic and relaxing, yet within close proximity to Pepperdine. This home exceeded all of my expectations. The distance from the college was exactly as described to me by Olga; very close, a scenic drive, and light traffic. We also traveled into other common popular tourist destinations in LA, and the routes were very direct. The parking at the Hideaway is ample and easy, and the beauty of the property is surreal. The yard accompanying the home is very large. The views are breathtaking by themselves, but area accompanying the Hideaway is beautifully landscaped, with outdoor tables, chairs a bench arranged to enjoy the views at every angle. And it was indeed very peaceful, which is exactly what we needed. The owners of the home certainly let us know that they were accessible if anything was needed or if we had any questions, but otherwise left us alone to enjoy the solitude of the property. Olga had provided information about parks and restaurants in the area via e-mail prior to arrival, and they were very accurate and helpful. The home itself is much larger than portrayed, and spotless with very modern accommodations. The Topanga Canyon area is charming, and Malibu and the ocean are literally just down the street . The Hideaway felt private and remote, yet is actually very centrally located.
I heard many other families talking abou the accommodations they had secured to attend their child’s Pepperdine graduation, and many individuals sounded very stressed. I felt so lucky to have found the Hideaway. There is a peacefulness that accompanies it which couldn't be obtained at a hotel. Incidentally, while most people also of course consider the expense of accommodations while travelling, The Hideaway was more economical than hotels I had considered earlier, and so much more unique. A lovely property and an experience which will only add to the joy of seeing one’s child graduate from college. After living in Malibu for 4 years and then seeing the property, my son actually requested to just spend an evening relaxing there. I have a great picture of him, sleeping in a hammock in the home's backyard. Priceless.

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