Just 35 minutes from Santa Monica is a place of wild beauty and serenity. The cottage in the olive grove sits among a new grove of olives and looks out over the beautiful blue Pacific. The cottage is entirely separate from the main building and is completely private.
Trails run from the house up into the Santa Monica Mountains, all the way to the Backbone Trail -- the spine of the west for hikers, runners, and riders. Surfing, swimming and kayaking are all to be found at Zuma Beach which is minutes away. Local vineyards offer tastings, and the produce from local farms is available on a seasonal basis, shopping and restaurants and movies theaters can be found 10 minutes away.
If you just want to relax, curl up with a book in the "nest" chair on the screened verandah and laze away the afternoon looking at the ocean and the hills. Or take a shower in the garden among the roses, or nap on the hammock under the trees.
As our guests you have access to the 2 miles of trails on our 19 acre property at any time. There are spectacular views and in spring the local wildflowers change the chaparral into a garden. Wild deer and rabbits come to the meadow below us and the hummingbirds hover when you take a shower in the garden.
The sunsets are a photographer's dream whether you view them from our lawn or down on the beach. The cottage in the olive grove offers you a simple but comfortable escape from the noise of the world and a unique view of Malibu.
Keywords: Cottage, romantic getaway, cabin, honeymoon cottage
My husband and I are trail runners and garden enthusiasts. We have lived together in the Santa Monica Mountains for 25 years and are still discovering the magic of this stunning mountain range on a daily basis. We love sharing our corner of the coast with people and showing them the best that the beaches and the hills have to offer. Locals from mountain bikers, to runners to horseback riders to deer and others stop at the water fountain by our gate on the way up and down the trails. We planted over 200 olive trees five years ago and are now watching them fruit. Our lives are busy and fulfilled and we feel privileged to live in such a beautiful place.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1997
We always dreamed of having a house on a hill overlooking the ocean and were lucky enough to be able to buy at the right time. Malibu has a growing allure as a vacation destination and we realized that other people would have the same dream that we did.
Serenity, peace, quiet, privacy -- and all within 10 minutes of the beach, shopping, marketing and Malibu's relaxed lifestyle. Watching the sunset from the daybed on the screened verandah, taking a long, lovely shower in the garden after a trail run down the mountain at our backs, eating a caprese salad made from the fresh tomatoes and lettuce at the Zuma farms. A day at the cottage is like a week anywhere else -- we emerge, relaxed, refreshed and restored to the world.
This is a perfect secluded getaway! My family and I did a whirlwind tour of the PCH and the moment we arrived at the cottage I could feel myself relax. Given the season, we didn't get to take full advantage of the front room for an ocean breeze, but the cottage was toasty warm in winter and the view from the property was nothing short of amazing. We took advantage of some of the trails, which offer a great vantage point for photos. Having the outdoor fire all set up and ready to light was such a nice touch and made it an even more enjoyable evening outside in and around the hot tub. The weather prevented us from stargazing, so I will need to return some day and, trust me - I would go back in a heartbeat!
If you are lucky enough to have found this rental, book now! My family enjoyed 3 days of vacation bliss in this rare find, which is uniquely located on the bluffs of Malibu beach affording gorgeous views from every room in the cottage and surrounding private decks and patios. The owners thought of everything to ensure our stay was relaxing and void of any difficulties. We enjoyed hiking, beach excursions, games, delicious dinners, fireside chats, and soothing soaks in the hot tub during our stay in this charming property. And the kitchen and bathroom were completely stocked with every amenity we needed...they didn't miss a thing. Thankyou Jill and Sparky for making this space available to us and others. The experience has afforded my family memories for a lifetime. Much gratitude,
What a view!! This is a perfect rental both if you want to be close to the nature and the city. We explore the trailes arround the cottage and they where very good. The cottage was amazing with its view, outdoor showers, fireplace and the hot tube. The host Jill and Sparkly where perfect. They where realy helpfull and we will absolutely rent this gem again!! Thank's Jill and Sparkly!
My wife and 3 month old had the pleasure of staying at this charming mountain cabin for three days in mid-November and were very comfortable and pleased with everything. Kitchen was fully equipped for all our needs (including late-night bottle feedings). We shopped at Whole Foods and cooked all of our meals; we did go to Dukes and Sunset, both of which were right on the ocean, for happy hour and recommend both. We enjoyed the amazing scenery and views of the Pac-O from the huge porch and spent most of our time lounging on the day-beds, listening to music, and working from the little desk. The wi-fi was fast and I love to work (wherever we go) with a view of deep blue water! We laid out in the sun on the many terraces and even did a little hiking. The weather was perfect. Our favorite times were spent in the hot tub each night with a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace. It was such a peaceful setting and much needed respite from the hustle (and cold) of Chicago living. Sparky and Jillian were very accommodating hosts and offered helpful suggestions for hiking, happy hours, etc. I highly recommend Malibu Cottage and the next time our travels take us to LA, we will be back! Thank you Sparky and Jillian for a very memorable experience!
This is the first review that I have ever left online, but I just had to make sure that I shared our experience at this wonderful cottage in Malibu. Jill and Sparky were incredible. Very gracious and wonderful hosts. The cottage was very private and you felt like the only people in the area. Between the incredible view, outdoor fireplace, jacuzzi, outdoor shower and adorable cottage, this really did feel like the perfect getaway. We would highly recommend this property and are definitely hoping to come back.
Without a doubt, one of the coolest vacation rentals we have ever stayed at. I would describe the cottage overall as a small, rustic, coastal California ranch house. The 20 acre property (which you get access to most of) is incredibly unique and filled with all kinds of cool features. There is an observation deck, hot tub, multiple day beds, outdoor fireplace, trails; the list goes on. The views are ridiculous as well. The main windows are just screens with temporary windows that could be put on if the weather wasn't ideal. We left the coverings off the screens the entire time, even at night when it got down into the low 50's. (bring some warm clothes).
The rental is totally private, and well maintained. Owners are extremely nice people.
Can't wait to return! Thank you Jill and Sparky!
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