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Malibu Cottage in an Olive Grove

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Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

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

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Malibu

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Central Malibu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 delightful day-beds are available in summer on the screened verandah.
  • DVD Player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Malibu Cottage in an Olive Grove
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Amazing Hideaway to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

We kicked our family vacation off with a short stay at the cottage, and it was the perfect way to unwind from the grind and really maximize our vacation time. Sparky was a terrific host! His recommendations for a local beach, hike, and shopping were spot on and saved us from crowded touristy places. The kids (age 9) thought the cottage and property were magical. Sparky even let them feed sugar cubes to his horses. We had fun in the fresh air exploring the trails and really loved the hot tub and fireplace for the big unwind at the end of the day. The outdoor showers were a hit too! What a lovely, private hideaway! This will be our go-to spot for any future visits! Thank you for the hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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It's a bit like being in Sicily.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time - feeding the horses, lolling about the cottage. It's a perfect low-key getaway.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Gem in Malibu

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was amazing. Our vacation was a week long and the 2 nights here felt the most like vacation. It was the perfect place to relax and get away for a bit. Its very quiet and secluded which we enjoyed very much. The upper deck above the cottage was perfect for star gazing. We actually seen a shooting star! We loved our stay here so much we've already been thinking of when we will come back.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view. Perfect place to stay in Malibu

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay here. The view is amazing, the cottage is comfortable and the outdoor amenities were wonderful . We look forward to returning. The hosts were delightful. A very memorable visit to Malibu.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views from amazing property

  • 5 of 5

As you drive up the road to the house you know this is going to be special. The views from every inch of the property are absolutely jaw dropping. It was a real treat to experience this magical place with my family. The outside area with fireplace, hot tub next door and outside shower surrounded by pink roses were awesome at night. The deck above the cottage has lounging chairs and awesome views. The house is comfortable and has everything you could need. We especially liked the veranda area with it's day beds and comfortable chair. The gardens were beautiful. Didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back. Thanks for sharing this amazing property.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely magical!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to spend four magical days at the Olive Grove Cottage in March. I never wanted to leave. The views from the cottage are stunning. The property is so beautiful. It was relaxing and peaceful at the end of a winding drive upon the mountain and still so close to the beaches and the restaurants. My daughters and I just loved it. When we arrived, Sparky and Jillian had left some wine and cheese and tangerines. Perfect. Sparky built us a fire in the fireplace in the yard each night. My younger daughter enjoyed visiting the horses on the property. We layed in the sun on the upper deck with views for miles. On Sunday, we went to the Malibu Farmers Market. Great place to have lunch. We went horseback riding with Malibu Riders. Our favorite beach was El Matador. Lots to do in the area. Returning to the cottage after our activities was always a treat. So different, so special, so cozy. Cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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