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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 6) 4200 square feet under roof

Villa Bella Malibu is located on Malibu's Western Shore which is a Recreational Mecca and Natural Wonderland! The Villa overlooks the famous County Line Beach surf break made famous in the Beach Boys Surfin' USA Hit and the Iconic Neptune's Net Fish and Burger local Hangout. The Athletic, the Adventurous and those with a Passion for the out-of-doors love to explore this pristine natural play ground and fantastic hiking trails through the Santa Monica Mountains.

Villa Guests can intermingle with celebrities, sun worshipers, surfers, paddle boarders, kayakers, scuba divers and colorful kite-surfers performing high-flying acrobatics just a block from the house or view them from the Villa's spacious Decks and Loggias. The waters of the vibrant underwater realm consistently score A+ ranking from the Heal the Bay Society. The local reef is a natural aquarium of colorful, and abundant sea life and Tide Pools. We are just Minutes from El Matador, Zuma, and Leo Carilllo Beaches.

Guests love day tripping on Malibu Wine Tours, Universal Studio Tours, The Getty Museum, The Malibu Pier, Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Hollywood, Disneyland, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara - all are popular day trips from the Villa.

We offer Hi Speed Charter Spectrum Cable Internet (minimum 60 Mbps.) There are 3 Flatscreen HD big TVs with Satellite Direct TV Premium Channels, Roku Streaming , Netflix, & AmazonPrime plus 3 Blue Ray players with tons of DVDs.

Some Guests check in and never leave the Villa there are so many amenities to enjoy!

More Details

Kathryn Yarnell
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Kathryn Yarnell

I'm a former Beverly Hills Interior Designer. My husband and I own and operate Malibu Premier Properties in Malibu. We love it here and wouldn't choose to live anywhere else. I was twice voted MALIBU REALTOR OF THE YEAR and was awarded The Malibu Times Dolphin Award for outstanding community service. I have also served as President of The Malibu Association of Realtors. We built Villa Bella Malibu in 2005 as our DREAM HOME and love to share our slice of Malibu with our guests facilitating fabulous Vacations for them.

Kathryn Yarnell purchased this estate in 2005

Why Kathryn Yarnell chose Malibu

After traveling in Italy and France extensively we wanted to incorporate the best of what we saw there in our own Villa on this special land. We incorporated old world character as well as Modern state- of the art Amenities. We employed European Artisans to finish the interior spaces and incorporate architectural elements we have collected over the years. Building our Dream Villa was a real labor of love for us and we delight in sharing our magical Villa with discerning travelers.

What makes this estate unique

Watch the kite surfers, paddle boarders & surfers sport their skills, from the Villa, Decks, & Loggia. Relax in the gardens or soak in the Ocean View SPA with outdoor private Shower enjoy Humming Birds, & green parrots bathing in the garden's Exquisite Fountains. Stroll to Beach or Neptune's Net, (the locals & traveler's favorite hangout restaurant and bar). Explore the Nearby hiking trails, enjoy the starry, starry nights & Romantic Moonlight & Sunsets by the Sea!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so thankful to Kathryn and Don for a beautiful home for our family to share and enjoy. Our crew voted - This is our best vacation yet!
Jul 2014
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Malibu Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Toto Washlet toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , European antique appointments.
    outdoor shower & Spa - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , European antique appointments.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 700 thread count linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 600 thread count linens
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9848485 based on 76 reviews
Staten Island, NY

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my girlfriend and her two teenagers. Kathryn was very accommodating and set up the house so the kids each had their own rooms and bathrooms. The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable and the views are fantastic. We visited all the iconic Malibu beaches and restaurants and had an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What terrific Guests! We are looking forward to having you back for another great vacation!
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Dream Villa Bella surpassed every expectation & beyond! A European Castle Hillside on Malibu Beachđź’™

  • 5 of 5

Kathryn & Don have created in their home a picturesque dream getaway for others to share a piece of paradise in Malibu! We feel so lucky to have found this treasure retreat for our family vacation, these memories made with our boys, for my husband and I will surely make us smile for years to come!

Must say, first off.... as gorgeous as the pictures look on the listing....... This Home is even more lovely in person! TRULY felt as if we were living like royalty, if only for 4 nights.....the time spent was incredibly delightful!! One example..... a dreamy courtyard garden & fountain area was frequently visited by Dozens of Humming Birds, a variety of small birds & one afternoon we witnessed in awe, three green parrots as they swooped in for a dip in the fountain! The thought and care that has been designed in this home for your complete pleasure and enjoyment is just remarkable. EVERY detail inside and out was fully appreciated while we were sharing this holiday as a family at Villa Bella!

A vacation property that has absolutely everything, but your toothbrush ready and waiting for you! Amenities from laundry detergent for your clothes, fully supplied toiletries in every bathroom, loveliest scented hand soap and lotion & even eye makeup toilettes at your disposable provided to make your stay feel, well... like “At Home!”

The furniture, bedding, pillows and all sofa cushions were as comfy as being enveloped & hugged in the plushest puffiest clouds! Even the study office cot was used by our one son, (doubling up the 2 cushions) was just perfect! The other bedroom with both a queen bed and day bed was elegantly appointed, yet our other son preferred the coziness of the day bed.The spa like master bath with French doors leading to the garden area, hot tub w/masterfully planned canopy of flowers & statues that created a feeling of being in a far off place in complete serenity and peace! What a Treat to experience, again I cannot fully express our gratitude enough for our experience at Villa Bella.

Lastly, although I could reminisce and write about this place for days...The Dream KITCHEN! WOW, is an understatement...LOVE to cook, this kitchen is Top Notch as far as every amenity, the ease of layout, the incredible view at every turn! We enjoyed a light breakfast each morning and worked our way out onto the wrap around terrace to soak up the warm sun, the unbelievable 360 views of the ocean,mountains, & the swaying palm trees! Bella, A DREAM VILLA

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family were outstanding guests and had such appreciation for all that Villa Bella Malibu affords Vacationers! You took amazing care with all our treasures and we hope that you will return often. You will be welcomed with open arms.
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Top notch property and one that we’ll stay in again!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t say enough great things about this property. It has everything a family could want and then some. Our compliments to the designer as well...

Can’t wait to stay again!

The Christlieb’s

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Todd and Laura, We can't wait to have you back! You are so delightfully charming and special. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Villa Bella Malibu and especially for your praise for the Interior Designer...'tis moi.
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Ideal week of relaxation and fun

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house was our home for a week - we had a great time exploring the Malibu/Ventura beaches and canyons, cooking delicious meals in the great kitchen, and enjoying the lovely garden. The view was gorgeous, the house ornate, friendly, luxury. Hosts Kathryn and Don were welcoming and helpful throughout our stay (thank you for the coffee machine!). Highly recommended. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed meeting your wonderful family and hosting your stay. Hope to see you back for another well deserved vacation!
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! Stunning views & accommodations. Everything readily available and wonderfully presented. Exactly as advertised. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Relaxing Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property is amazingly special. The views from all areas are breathtaking and intensely serene. The decor is unique and reminds you of a villa in Italy. You feel as if you are in another country. However, during vacation time I think a bit too many rules regarding care but understandable considering the expense of rare pieces. So you may want to consider if bringing children. We were a group of 4 ladies.

The owner is gracious and very accommodating. Overall we enjoyed our Villa Bella stay.

Brenda DG

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brenda for the review. No worries about children. I put breakables away when we have small children staying at the property.
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Car: necessary

Villa Bella Malibu - UBER LUXURY ABOVE THE SEA & PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS. Old World character is built into every nook and cranny. Neptune;'s Net Restaurant is a block away. Vintage Marketplace is a 7 minute drive. The Famous Sand Mountain is a blast to climb & grottos & waterfalls are also nearby. Tour the Adamson House or visit the Getty Museum are a short drive from the property. Enjoy a day trip to Santa Barbara - shop, dine & return to the Villa at the end of a spectacular day. visit downtown Malibu or the Premier Camarillo Outlet mall, both each just a 20 minute drive from the Villa. Dining at the Farm on the Malibu Pier is a must for lunch - or celebrate a special occasion at world famous Nobu or Geoffrey's restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200

We require a completed application prior to accepting your reservation and preparing a rental contract. We will send you the "link" to complete our electronic application online. After review of your application we will prepare and forward a "rental contract" for completion and signature through DocuSign. We accept all major credit cards for payment and deposits. Cancellation Policy - No Refunds within 60 days of arrival; Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival are subject to a one night rental fee with the balance refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.