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Barry Woods

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Beautiful Remodeled Malibu Beach House on a private sandy beach

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths - sleeps 5. Also available is a 3 bd/3 ba connected house

Come bask in the sun at this beach house on a private beach in Malibu. A beautiful Cape Cod exterior and modern and newly remodeled interior will provide your perfect beach getaway. The master suite has an amazing beach view and deck - with a quiet and pristine beach just steps away. You are in walking distance to a great surfing spot as well as a few minutes drive from the highlights of Malibu. A great outdoor BBQ entertaining area and gourmet kitchen will provide you the tools for memorable dining inside or out.

This is one of 2 houses of a duplex (HomeAway#4105441) that may be rented by itself, or along with this upper house for those large family getaways. Special rates are available when both properties are rented.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barry Woods (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Why Barry Woods chose Los Angeles County

We love the ocean and the beach and had been looking for years for a home to open on this private stretch of 23 homes. We lived in the downstairs unit half the week for 8 years and rented the upper unit to guests who appreciated the location. We have since purchased another beach home a few miles away and now rent the lower, larger unit also to guests with discriminating tastes. It is quiet and out of the hustle and bustle of the town center, yet remains only a 20 minute drive away.

What makes this house unique

This house is the upper one of a duplex, right on the beach in Malibu. The other house, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, may be rented separately, or in conjunction with this house for large family vacations, where 5 bedrooms, 5 baths are a perfect fit. You may see the other house on HomeAway Listing #4105441, for pictures, amenities and specifics.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Beautiful Remodeled Malibu Beach House on a private sandy beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Classic Malibu beach home

  • 5 of 5

My family of three fit perfectly into the upper uit of this two unit home. The best part of our time in Malibu was the endless hours spent on the large and luxurious deck watching surfers and sunsets. The upper bedroom was peaceful and comfortable even had an apple computer and printer that I reluctantly used for a bit of work. Perfect location. Our hosts Barry and Diane addressed all questions. They really care about their guests which makes your stay even better. Good value given the accommodations and prices in the area. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable time.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your holiday at our home and being such a great guest. Safe travels, wherever you go.
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Breathtaking View!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every moment of our stay at this gorgeous beach house and so appreciate Barry & Diane for sharing it with us!!! The deck is where we spent a majority of our time, it was perfect and so unbelievably gorgeous. We enjoyed our time and it was sad to leave. Barry and Diane were amazing hosts and wonderful at communicating. The house itself is wonderful and the upstairs bed is comfy and you can hear the waves all night as you sleep. My only complaint would be I could not go for a morning jog on the beach because the tide was high, but that doesn't take anything away from the house and its breathtaking views. It was a small and quiet stretch of houses which was so nice and relaxing. My 2.5 yr old son stayed as well and Barry and Diane were gracious enough to provide baby gates and with those the house and deck worked out perfectly. We could relax on the deck while he was next to us playing with his toys. If you're thinking of staying here, don't ponder anymore......just book it! You won't be disappointed!! Enjoy the slice of heaven! The deck is just so perfect that even if the house was only a studio, it would still be worth it, with a deck like that all you need is a place to sleep. :) Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane and I are so thrilled you had a wonderful time! I apologize for the high tides, I am looking into methods to control them but have had no luck so far! Depending upon the season and time of day, one may get a huge expanse of sand and beach, or, as you experienced, very little. We are lucky in that righ around the point is a great walking beach and of course 7 minutes down the road is Zuma. The roof top deck has always been the highlight and we are happy the weather was accommodating for you. We hope to see you back again!
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Breath taking oceanfront views, natures lovers stay here and surfers

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at your amazing oceanfront property! We have fallen in love with it! What a wonderful relaxing vacation we had! We were able to see a whale, dolphin and several seals playing in the waves. We were happy to find that the home look exactly like the pictures. It had great beach access, with several beach toys available. And there were beautiful hikes within walking distance of the property. The owners were amazing. So helpful with tips on the property, tips on the beach toys and just information on Malibu in general. We definitely will come back to this property again. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Diane and I are so happy you had such an amazing holiday. It is so hard to put into words the sheer joy and beauty of seeing all the sea life and just having the opportunity to experience what we get to see so often. You are always welcomed to return again, and the winter brings different and as amazing views and opportunities. Thank you so much!
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Perfect Weekend - Gorgeous Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

The owners of the property are extremely responsive and accommodating. They left a gift basket with snacks and wine for us upon arrival. They even put a honey ham on hold for us at a nearby grocery store when we inquired about where to get one for our Easter dinner. The house was very clean, tastefully decorated, well equipped to make dinners at home, sits in a quiet location, direct private access to the beach, and expansive views of the ocean and gorgeous sunsets. The house has an incredible deck area for sunning, lounging, dining or just hanging out and playing games.

My only less positive comments: although advertised as a 2 bedroom, it’s really a one bedroom with the living area converting into a second bedroom via pocket doors and no closet. The living room has a futon and trundle. This probably works well if you are staying in the home with kids, but we were 4 adults, so it was exactly ideal, but manageable. The living room has it's own bathroom with shower. The upstairs bedroom is a tub only, which was disclosed - I simply misread. In addition, there is a queen hide-a-bed couch sitting in the kitchen area, so no real dining area except on the large kitchen island with bar stools.

I still give the place 5 stars as the owners responsiveness and thoughtfulness made up for the slight layout issues.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us, Diane and I are thrilled that you had a wonderful time. We also very much appreciate the feedback on the "2nd" bedroom. It is strange that we were not really made aware of it until now, and definitely see your point, and how it may not always be suitable. I will be changing the wording on the listing to reflect that the bedroom is actually a convertible den, no closet and pocket doors. Again, than you for the kind review and bringing the bedroom configuration to our attention.
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Stunning location

  • 4 of 5

I was delighted with the beach house overall. With stunning views across the Pacific, from an amazing sundeck, it delivered a wonderful experience. Sadly, the weather wasn't great and I had to watch a couple of extraordinary storms from the very pleasant balcony of the master bedroom, rather than from the deck. The only reservation that I had was that the house is built for outside living and so the interior is a little confined when the rain and cold prevent using the exterior. The owners are great and it is well equipped throughout. I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mr. D, very much appreciated you staying with us. Unfortunately, I have yet to control the weather, but am glad you were able to make the best of it. Hopefully you will return again. I will then promise you the larger house at the smaller house rate, which should be more than enough interior room for you and your guests. Many thanks. Barry & Diane
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Fantastic property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

From the outset, the communication between the property owners with ourselves has been excellent. Barry and Diane were prompt to answer any queries we had and really made us feel confident about the decision we made about renting their property. On arrival, we were warmly greated by them, and orientated to our home. The welcome pack goodies were much appreciated.

The house itself was ideal for our family of 4. The children enjoyed the games including the outdoor toys which they spent hours playing with on the beach. The real Jem however was the fabulous deck. We spent many hours during the ssh and evening enjoying watching the surfers, and wildlife. On a evening we enjoyed watching the sun set. The deck was well equipped with comfortable seating, sun loungers and a dining area.

Barry and Diane remained helpful throughout our stay, giving us a cell phone to use if needed for emergency. We most appreciated the beer Barry delivered for us to sample after a few days.

We would love to come back for a further holiday.

Thank you for everything Barry and Diane

Best wishes, from the Goodwin family, South Yorkshire, UK

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole and Nigel, it was indeed an absolute pleasure to host your family in Malibu. Watching the kids spent every waking moment enjoying the beach is what makes this so worthwhile. Diane and I are happy you were able to experience the sunsets that we often take for granted. We look forward to your return visit and wish you safe travels wherever you go! Barry & Diane Woods
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Universal Studios
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Venice Beach (California)
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory
Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
The Getty Villa
Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Hollywood Boulevard
Aquarium of the Pacific
Venice Canals
La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum
Universal Citywalk
Manhattan Beach
Zuma Beach
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Point Dume State Beach
Malibu Pier
Neptune's Net
L.A. Live
Watts Towers
The Lobster
The Getty Center
Lawry's the Prime Rib
Olvera Street
Abbot Kinney Blvd
California Science Center
Lake Hollywood
Mastro's Steakhouse
Universal City Walk
TCL Chinese Theatre
Santa Monica State Beach
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Imagine waking up and breathing in fresh ocean air while gazing at the vast horizon of the Pacific. This is Malibu - where people from the four corners of the world live and celebrate each day.

Malibu is a community that brings a bit of utopia to your doorstep. It is a place to call home, or a dot on the map that establishes a sanctuary bringing reason to a hectic life. Malibu embodies all that is good: good people, beautiful surroundings, and a community that cares about the quality of life.

We invite you to explore the majestic life of Malibu. It is one of the prime locations in all the world. Just a rocks’ throw away from the city of Los Angeles, Malibu offers the perfect location for a sane life in a complex world.


Rates & Availability

Malibu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Los Angeles County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is an additional bathroom on the patio just before the beach entry. No need to run to your house, nor have your guests track sand into your bedroom. Additionally, there is a hot/cold shower spray head at beach level
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs Master Suite has a private bathroom with a romantic soaking tub. From your own private deck enjoy a cocktail, read a book or watch the sunset. The downstairs bedroom has a convertible sofa and a large screen plasma TV and entertainment center. It, too has it's own private bathroom, freshly remodeled with top of the line fixtures including an onyx shower and vanity
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This house is the upper house of a duplex, right on the beach in Malibu. The other house, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, may be rented separately, or in conjunction with this house for large family vacations, where 5 bedrooms, 5 baths are a perfect fit. You may see the other house on HomeAway Listing #4105441, for pictures, amenities and specifics.

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