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10 minutes to Zuma Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located right above Zuma Beach. Zuma, is the Chumash word for abundance, come see where the mountains meet the sea. Close to hiking trails, public swimming pool and tennis courts. Restaurants close by and markets. Large landscaped property behind electric gate. Rope swing, pond with seating area.

We provide, boogie boards, umbrella, chairs, cooler and beach towels. If your flying you can leave all that home.

There is a gas bar b que, in the private patio with chairs and a lounge.

The cottage is fully equipped with linens, stove, oven, microwave, wifi, fireplace and a fan. We do not have air conditioning because this close to the beach we usually do not need it. We are having some very unseasonal weather now, so a fan is needed.

We provide some amenities to get you started, salt, pepper, olive oil, sugar, coffee and tea. We find when we stay places it is helpful to have these supplied because you often overlook them at the store.


Keywords: Studio Cottage

More Details

judi hutchinson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About judi hutchinson

We have lived in Malibu for 45 years, we raised 4 children here and now our 9 grandchildren call it home. They love visiting us and enjoy the beautiful yard, the tennis courts, right outside the gate, baseball fields and public swimming pool. Then of course, we have the beautiful Zuma beach.

judi hutchinson purchased this studio in 1968

Why judi hutchinson chose Western Malibu

We turned our guest house, that we built for our children, into a vacation rental, four years ago, and have enjoyed our many visitors, from all over the world.

What makes this studio unique

I am so fortunate to live in this beautiful area. I ride my bike down to Zuma Beach every morning and see many friends that I have met at Zuma Beach, we watch the dolphins play and see the whales, when they make their migration. I am an artist and there is always a wonderful scene to paint.

Our house that was built in 1952 has the original large front window which we love to sit there and watch the beautiful sunsets out over the Pacific. We never tire of the beauty of nature that we are surrounded by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed meeting you and Thoreau. Buddah loves your place, his fav by far. Love the nature feel and welcoming atmosphere of your home. Thank you for sharing.
Jul 2009
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Western Malibu Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only no tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) blow up mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews

The cottage was beautiful and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Judi was such a lovely woman. She greeted us upon arrival and showed us the property even though we arrived pretty late. The cottage was exactly what we expected- so cute and homey. It was in a nice secluded location, but still close enough to a lot of great restaurants and the beach. This place was perfect for our first time in Malibu and we certainly plan to come back for a longer stay! Thank you so much, Judi!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Peaceful, relaxing stay in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a Pepperdine reunion, and had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It was cozy, peaceful, and well laid-out; just as described. The little patio was so cute, too. Judi was out of her town, but her husband was a very friendly and gracious host. We had some great hikes nearby on the Zuma trails and at Westward Beach. A lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay especially due to the location. It was very convenient for us to visit our children and grandchildren just 10 minutes away. Studio was comfortable, quiet and private. Judy is a gracious host. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for R&R

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely cabin to attend a wedding at the Malibu West. The cabin is literally 5 minutes driving from the beach, and the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. The cabin is spacious with everything you need to relax. We were able to connect to the wifi which is huge due to limited cell access. The bed was comfortable, and everything was nice and clean. We were even able to sit down and watch a few movies which we haven't done in a while. Judi and her husband were amazing hosts. Very accomodating and helpful. I'd definitely recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Private, quiet, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Judi and Bob were great hosts, making sure I had everything I needed. The cottage was detached from the main house, private, quiet, clean and tidy.

The location was about 5 minute drive from Zuma beach, and a few minutes further from the main shops and Point Dume Village in Malibu.

Hiking trails are easily accessible, again a few minutes by car.

At night it is dark and the view of the stars is incredible!

I was there towards the end of August and did not need the fan.

Thanks so much for a great stay! :D

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frankfort, Illinois

Clean, convenient, suited our needs perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

It was convenient to Zuma Beach, Pepperdine and hiking trails. Judi was friendly and informative. They also have a friendly dog. We enjoyed sitting outside for morning coffee and at night.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Chinatown Central Plaza
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Malibu Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sprouzo's Italian
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Zuma Beach
Car: necessary

We are with in walking distance of the Famous Zuma Beach, where suffers abound along with kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and boogie boarding.

The Adamson house is a historic house and gardens located within the Malibu Lagoon State Park. Built in 1930 For Rhoda Rindge Adamson. The Getty Villa is a little further down the way where you can get a taste of old Europe and enjoy the beautiful collection of art and antiques.

Malibu Family Wine is only 4.8 miles from Zuma Beach. Take a picnic buy a bottle of wine and listen to local musicians out under the stars. Tasting room is open 7 days a week from 11:00 to 6:00.

Malibu and Vine Bar & grill at Malibu Golf Club. 4.5 miles

We have endless trails to hike, Escondido Falls, Boney Mountain State Wilderness, Zuma Canyon Trailhead, Backbone Trailhead, Charmlee Park, Solstice Canyon and more. One of the most beautiful hikes is our Headlands Park, where you look down at the beautiful waters of the Pacific and watch seals play on the rocks or see the grey whales on their migration.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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