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Malibu Cottage in the Olive Grove

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Central Malibu Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 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.

Relaxation: 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.

Romantic getaway: A candle-lit dinner dinner in the garden by the outdoor fireplace with the moon and stars shining down on the ocean... returning from the beach to shower outside among the roses and hummingbirds... time to enjoy each other in peace and privacy... The cottage offers a beautiful setting for romance at any time of year.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Jillian Palethorpe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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1 traveler review

Malibu Cottage in the Olive Grove
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Talley, Wales


  • 5 of 5

To put it simply, everything about our stay at Olive Grove Cottage was perfect. I'll start with communication with the owner, Jill. We spoke on the phone after my initial enquiry, and she was a delight - knowledgable, charming and professional. Answered questions, gave me hints and tips. Payment taken easily, no hassle. Directions sent via email were spot on - which is good, cause the GPS would have been no good! Arrival - so friendly, welcoming, realaxed - and then let us get on with our vacation! So peaceful, so quiet, such charm - and so convenient for visitors to Pepperdine. The house is so simple, so beautiful - it fit us to a "T" (not some grand Malibu mansion, but a welcoming cottage). I have genuinely never had such a good experience renting a vacation home. Olive Grove EXCEEDED my expectations in every way. I would absolutely recommend staying here for as long as you can! (and that's saying something - I'm a Visitor Experience Consultant whose job is to critique tourist facilities!) Many many thanks Jill and hubby!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Train
41 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Malibu City is 27 miles long, ribboning down the coast from Leo Carillo beach to just above Topanga Canyon, never wider than 5 miles. Pacific Coast Highway is the main coastal route and the Santa Monica Mountains form a spectacular

buttress against the desert heat of the valleys. Within Malibu itself are several

distinct communities not immediately obvious to the casual day visitors who flock to the summer beaches. Our particular part of Malibu centers around Point Dume which is the western-most end of Santa Monica Bay. Point Dume embodies many Malibu paradoxes. It has horse ranches, mansions and a trailer park. Movies shoot at Westward beach and whales come to visit on their long journey down to the Baja. The overall feel of Point Dume is more relaxed, more “old Malibu” -- more like a village.

Other Activities: kayaking, shopping


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Central Malibu Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75

Owner'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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Central Malibu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • There are two outdoor showers and a hot tub in the garden. The garden is walled and completely private.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , + daybed
    Screened Verandah - 2 twin/ single , daybeds
  • The main bedroom can sleep 2 in the queen bed and another person in one of the daybeds. During the warmer months 2 more people can sleep on the daybeds in the screened verandah. The main bedroom is heated (as are the kitchen and bathroom,) the screened verandah is not.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The view from the hot tub is glorious -- a good reason the linger and relax.

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