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Oceanfront Beach Rental in Malibu Southern California

17 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Eastern Malibu Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, Studio + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Designer ocean front studio apt. Furnished with beach decor. Private entrance and stairs down to the beach! (see 'beachfront' description) Located on the Pacific Coast Hwy, below street level--no traffic noise.

Living room: 42' Flat Screen TV with Fios: HBO, Showtime, etc. Tempur-Pedic queen bed provides the rest--for two--you need after a long day's activities; bedding is included. There's also a day bed that can convert into two separate beds--on a beautiful tile (with rug) floor.

Full kitchen: tile floor, coffee machine, microwave, utensils and cookware included.

Large deck; lounge chairs included. Beautiful daytime ocean view--see the dolphins--and the 'Queen's necklace' (the nighttime city lights to the south). Relax and watch the stars roll across the sky on the many clear nights.

Better than a hotel. Luxury living and romantic atmosphere. Located *right above the sand*; take long walks on the beach. Short term available. Located 1 block south of Moonshadows restaurant and a quarter mile south of Duke's restaurant; an excellent dining experience.

House rental amenities: large balcony, electric range, microwave, refrigerator, cooking utensils, bedding, HD flat screen Satellite TV w/HBO, SHOWTIME, and 42 high definition channels. Fios high speed wireless Internet. Pet (dogs) friendly. Comfortable and quiet--a relaxing getaway!

Keywords: vacation rental, ocean rentals, lodging beach, condo beach, beach front rentals, oceanfront vacation rentals

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Darren Ennis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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About Darren Ennis

Growing up in Southern California, our family always loved the Beach, especially on Malibu. So, in 1984 we decided to purchase a beach front property. While we love to spend time there, enjoying the beach life, we decided to share the experience with others. Come and Enjoy the beach in Malibu at our vacation rental.

Darren Ennis purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Darren Ennis chose Malibu

We love the beach; how about you?

What makes this apartment unique

See the wide variety of beach life, such as, whales, dolphins, pelicans and seals. Beautiful beach views during the day and the Queen's Necklace (city lights at night). Great surf on a sandy beach in popular Malibu. Excellent dining experiences at Moonshadows restaurant and Duke's restaurant.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was great! Keyla ([our] dog) loved the beach, etc. We have never taken her on vacation! ... Thanks again - Great place you have! -M
May 2013
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Oceanfront Beach Rental in Malibu Southern California
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 20 reviews

On the sand in Malibu....on ocean as your view!

  • 5 of 5

So perfect to be right on the sand AND on a private beach in Malibu!

Never left the studio--why would we? What would be our minds we wanted NOT to be around crowds , noise, city life--this was so wonderful to relax on the deck, walk the beach with our dogs, bbq ,etc.

However, Moon Shadows Restaurant is less than a 5 min walking distance if you don't want to cook. I think you could walk on the sand to the restaurant as well if the tide is not high.

Thank you Darren for your hospitality, Debra and Jeff

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location/place/price. Couldn't be beat.

  • 5 of 5

Darren was a great host, the views of the ocean and sounds of the waves were wonderful. The condo itself was great, it was my wife and I with our 3 month old son, and my in-laws. It was comfortable for all of us to be in there together. Thank Darren!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great rent

  • 4 of 5

The owner could not have been better..any questions etc were immediately answered. The place is much roomier than expected and very clean and comfy. My only negative which is beyond their control is if you are coming here expecting to have a beach right in front of your deck it's not there or at least not during the time we were..even during low tide for the four days we were there we never had sand to walk on, sit on, etc...several houses down there was enough to maybe put your chair on but that was about it...but it sounds like others were can though hop in the car and within minutes have your choice of multiple, beautiful beaches. We ate lunch out everyday exploring the canyons,etc and saw some amazing views..we had breakfast in and whipped up some great dinners so for us regardless of the unavailable beach in front of us it was still perfect and the full ocean view off the deck was simply amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This month the sand has come and gone several times -- something that is, of course, out of our control. I'm sure the sand will find its way back to the beach as the fall season progresses. It always does. Be sure to ask us before your planned stay, and we'll give you a tide chart and our best estimate of the sand condition. -Darren, owner.
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Absolutely perfect Malibu experience!!

  • 5 of 5

I just don't know where to begin! I love a good ocean-front beach vacation, and this exceeded our expectations! The water comes right up under the house at times which is awesome if you love to fall asleep to the sound of the waves! While we were there, there was plenty of beach in the morning to get a nice ocean walk in before the tide came in. It was just perfect! Darren was awesome and made sure everything was perfect for us. He also came and got us when he saw some gray whales out right in front of the house! (Thank you!!!) This was awesome to see right from the deck! My favorite part of this house was that I almost felt like a local for a few days. The house is in the perfect location - not too far into Malibu where it is a longer drive to Santa Monica, Hollywood, Venice, etc. if you are looking to go to those places, but far enough away from all of that that you feel like the only people there most of the time! So relaxing - like the beach was all yours! Every single person we saw out on the beach or in the area was so friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home and give you some tips of where to go and what to see! There are a few great places to eat and go for drinks within walking distance or a short drive. I am already planning a second trip to stay here again - can't wait! Thank you again!! :)

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The sound of waves crashing against the sand will greet you as you enjoy evening sunsets and morning sunrises in this lovely apartment on the beach. Darren, the owner was very professional and responsive to any needs we had both before, during and after our stay. The place was immaculately clean, and comfortable with all the modern amenities, including a great coffee maker! Our family would stay there again, in an instant! The place was also very close to everything in Malibu, and only a quick half an hour to an hour to all the tourist spots, such as Disneyland. Truly a dream come true! Come to Darren's place and enjoy every second of the beauty of Southern California!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Perfection By The Sea!

  • 5 of 5

Oh where do I begin?! This place was PERFECT! My husband and I wanted a place right on the beach that felt like home and this place was just that. The pictures are very accurate but everything was even better in person. The whole place was very clean and well maintained. The bed and pillows were super comfy and we left the windows and back door open all night so we could hear the waves crashing and enjoy the sea breeze. We slept better there then we do at home in our own bed! The kitchen was very well stocked. Tons of spices and things to cook with. Even the bathroom was really well stocked! Everything from beach towels & sunscreen to shampoo. There was also an abundance of fresh bed linens which was nice. You literally could just show up with the clothes on your back and be completely comfortable there. The views were amazing and it was really nice to have a pretty stretch of private beach right underneath you. Darren the owner was very friendly and helpful but still discrete and left us to ourselves. We really appreciated how in-tune Darren was with the ocean and it's movements. His explanation of how the tide and sand moves in and out seasonally, led us to appreciate the beauty of the beach we were surrounded by. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend it to all of our family and friends!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Eastern Malibu Apartment Rental Rates

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Sep 1 2016 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $75

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The agreement will be sent to you upon reservation request. Reservation deposit: $250 (applied to total). Balance is due 4 business days prior to arrival. Pet Fee is per pet, i.e., 2 dogs = $50 Pet Fee. We only accept PayPal at this time.

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Eastern Malibu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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