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Karen Zethraeus

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Malibu Beachcomber Bungalow.... ..Everything is here but you

60 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Western Malibu Studio Rental Photos and Description

Charming Cottage -sleeping Loft w/ king bed +daybed trundle-1 Bath - (Sleeps 4)

Paradise Found and lots have found . We have another location on the same site if this is booked. Serene yet centrally located, this guest house off of private estate is set up with beach amenities. Fully equipped kitchen w/granite counters, ready to store your special cuisine choices. High speed wireless, 42' flat screen HD Satellite TV, Fluffy towels, pressed, cozy hotel linen by White Linens Service, w/King loft bed and ocean view. Comfy twin trundle for those extra guests. A pet-free facility to accommodate guests with allergies. Panoramic view of 5 beaches out every window. Beach towels and chairs ready for your use. Relax after a day on the beach on the sunset landing and barbecue on the gas grill. Malibu Wine Tasting tour minutes away . ......Every thing is here but you . ...

Visit our other Homeaway location #286933 Ocean Sunsets .

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Zethraeus (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Karen Zethraeus

We got into vacation rental quite by accident. Building a guest house for our enormous family then turned into a money maker. VRBO & Homeaway patrons are some of the nicest people you will ever meet!

Karen Zethraeus purchased this studio in 2005

Why Karen Zethraeus chose Malibu

Heaven is a little closer to a cottage by the ocean! We have welcomed visitors from literally all over the globe. It has been such a pleasure sharing our paradise found. The property is so secluded, that there have been some guests we never even laid eyes on. We have a locals guide to share with you some of our favorite haunts, for locals only!

What makes this studio unique

This location sits 500 feet up from the ocean so the views are stunning. We have a private entrance and a private road.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has got to be the most beautiful place I've been to in California. It's so cozy and beachy in the Bungalow. We will definitely be renting again. Good times! Relaxing (w/a view) times!!!
May 2010
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based on 60 traveler reviews

Malibu Beachcomber Bungalow.... ..Everything is here but you
average rating of 4.866667 based on 71 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the beachcomber bungalow yesterday August 8-09. This property was beautiful , the views were unbelievable.It was great to drink our morning coffee on the patio overlooking the ocean .The property was everything we needed very nicely decorated and very clean . Gary and Karen are a great couple very friendly and eager to help with any information needed.We found everything we needed close by once we got to know the area .We would definitely recommend this property and we will be renting this property again. If you are considering renting this property do it you won't be dissapointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony & Elaine! Our new favorite guests! We have hosted some of the greatest guests on the planet and lots from Canada this year. Everyone has that favorite place in their lives and we are so pleased The Beachcomber Bungalow is yours!!! We have many return visitors who just couldn't get enough of the 'Bu and the Bungalow. Remember to put your vacation shots on your screen makes our vacations last longer!!! Cheers!
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Danville, CA

A great getaway stay

  • 5 of 5

It was our fourth stay at the Malibu Beach house. We love everything. The view, accommodations, ocean breeze, relaxing patio - all great. What's not to like about Malibu. You are located close to all the amenities that you need, grocery store (two are just a few minutes drive), beaches, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. You can grill and eat dinner on the patio. There is a gas grill for your convenience. Rental is stocked very well. We took a day for a Catalina outing (ferry out of Long Beach or San Pedro) and on another day visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (go on a weekday if possible). On our way to Simi Valley we stopped at a great restaurant for lunch, Public School 805 in the Westlake Village of Thousand Oaks (just over the hill from where the Beach House is located). So many options in and around the Malibu area. Tks Karen and Gary for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view around

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful beach bungalow and looked exactly as advertised, with the exception of the view. The view is better than advertised. The patio area is closer to the unit than I thought from photos and is just down 5 steps. Patio area is shared with one other rental unit. Bungalow was very well stocked with plenty of towels and all kitchen stuff (more than we would ever use). Nice mattresses, although the daybed was really squeaky when rolling over in middle of night. Convenient washer and dryer is a must for our family. A bit further North than we expected, but worked out ok. No central air, but window unit worked well. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review! So appreciate your taking the time to reflect on your stay in Malibu. And thank you for the heads up on the it handled!
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Leesburg, VA

Heavenly Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could have stayed longer! The outdoor patio is a great benefit because after a long day out and about, we were able to enjoy the water views in a peaceful environment. Bungalow is well designed and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, peaceful, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful view and very relaxing. If we are ever fortunate enough to visit your beautiful city again, we would not hesitate to stay at the bungalow!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and kind review. Hope to see you soon.
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beautiful ocean view

  • 5 of 5

This lovely studio (loft and trundle sofa) is comfortable, stylish, and commands a gorgeous ocean view. It's also only minutes away from a canyon state park if you want to hike.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Duck Dive
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Malibu Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
La Piedra
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa, Horseshoes

Golf: Malibu Country Club is a public but upscale course that is only 4 miles away. Wine tasting and first class dining end the perfect day of golf.


Rates & Availability

Western Malibu Studio Rental Rates

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Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $60
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed reservation. Additional charge for guests exceeding 2 of $15/night/person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Western Malibu Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • The king accommodation is a loft bed with three steps up to access.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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