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Speaks: english

August on the Sand SALE: NEW LOW PRICE- August 1 through Labor Day!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sunroom on close-in Malibu Beach sleeps a family of 7 to 8

Beauty and the Beach Malibu...

CRASHING WAVES are thrilling and calming both at this Malibu Beach villa just 6 miles to/from Santa Monica. Wake to the sounds of the surf and the sights of dolphins and pelicans at play with over 60' of beachfront viewed from EVERY room and much more privacy than most Malibu beach houses.

French doors open onto both a huge sundeck and glassed-in stone patio with beach entrance, built-in BBQ and koi ponds. Stunning, hand-carved teak throughout and Asian antiques distinguish this craftsman home with elegant simplicity and sophistication.

Walk on the sand at Topanga Beach, legendary for world-class surfing and wind sailing. Surf, boogie board, paddle board and swim or sun right outside your door on your own beach and, at low tide, explore the tide pools or walk on the sand to Maestro's Oceanfront Beach Club.

Property is just minutes away from Malibu Country Mart/Malibu Pier, Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade.

Also convenient to a great selection of delicious restaurants, boutique shopping, movies, health clubs and spas, plus gourmet and health food groceries in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica's 3rd Street and the Los Angeles International Airport. There is off-street parking for up to 3 cars.

The Living Room features a cozy fireplace and oceanside dining area. A huge Master Suite with King bed for 2, double-shower and ample closets is light and airy with antique glass skylights and a Sun/Sitting Room with floor-to-ceiling picture windows which can sleep an extra 1. A separate guest room with ocean views, flat-screen TV and private shower bath sleeps 2, and a convertible den with built-in beds comfortably sleeps 3 singles for a total of 8 overnight guests.

Further Details: Lots of closet space, flat screen TV's, built-in Fire Magic BBQ and don't miss the waterfall shower bathroom with stone floor and sinks.

Enjoy the library of DVD's and classic VHS movies plus FIOS with hundreds of channels. large walk-in master closet, WiFi, washer and dryer.

A garden wall with an authentic Japanese garden provides the utmost privacy. At-home chefs will delight in the kitchen with built-ins, including a sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, new dishwasher, range and microwave including more craftsman touches in hand-carved teak kitchen cabinets, wet bar and inset stone floor.

Complete with weekly maid service and gardener.

Children are very welcome but for the enjoyment of all our guests, we do not accept pets or smokers, inside or out. No exceptions! Thank you.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Owner

A former print and broadcast journalist, I coach executives to meet the media and face audiences in person at my company, READY FOR MEDIA. Owning a beach house which I like to share with visitors from around the world is a dream come true.

Owner purchased this house in 1981

Why Owner chose Malibu

Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay, I fell in love with living on the water. I recreated that for myself on the sands of Malibu Beach with its crashing waves, arching dolphins, stunning starfish and diving pelicans.

What makes this house unique

Unique for Malibu beachfront property is the Japanese zen garden entrance and the succulent garden patio. It's peaceful and exciting, both at once.

Our Property Manager will be there to greet you with the keys, show you around, answer questions and also come to bid you farewell!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks Anne -

you have a very lovely home here, which we are respecting as if it were our own. Thanks to you and your agent, Steve, for making our holiday so enjoyable and the GROM gift certificate was also very much appreciated by us all. Needless to say I am now on a diet !!

Enjoy the rest of your Summer.

Kind regards.
Jul 2014
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August on the Sand SALE: NEW LOW PRICE- August 1 through Labor Day!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 39 reviews
Rancho Cucamonga

Exceptional Beach Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

- Great Location: Steps from the Pacific, close to Malibu, Santa Monica, and Hollywood.

- Awesome Property: Beautiful and Creative Design and Amenities!

- Incredible Customer Service: Total Concern for your Enjoyment!

If you are looking for a complete beach vacation experience you must book some time at the Villa. Great deck for enjoying the sights and sounds of the sea (surfers, dolphins, waves that crash under the house at high tide). BBQ patio for relaxing while grilling up some local fresh fish. Easiest access to the beach on the coast. We had lots of sand and yards of beach area every afternoon. Thoughtful beach "toys" provided (chairs, flip flops, umbrellas, Boogie Boards, and towels). Family (four adults and one little guy) loved the rock shower when coming in off the beach. Local stores and restaurants are close going both north and south. Lots to do on PCH or just hanging out in the Villa. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! To paraphrase a song from Malibu's Barbra Streisand, "People who love people ... and my beach house ... are the luckiest people in the world!" Please do come again. Cheers, Anne
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! This was the perfect house for us. The tide had brought in a great sandy beach for our kids to play on. We saw dolphins several of the days we were there. In the mornings when the tides were low, we took our kids outside to explore the tide pools! So awesome! We saw many crabs and starfish to the west! We met a cool neighbor a few houses down who told us about many great restaurants and karaoke close by. We drove into Universal Studios one day so the kids could go to the wizarding world of Harry Potter! So fun and only 30 minutes from the house. The funny thing was, about halfway through the day they just wanted to go back to this amazing house and play on the beach. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation rental. Anne took care of any concerns we had. It was one of our greatest vacations ever! We already want to come back and we have only been gone for 3 days! My kids will always remember and cherish the time we spent together in this house. Thank you so much, Anne!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful family! Here's to folks who explore and enjoy wherever you are. Thanks for letting me contribute to memories that will last and be cherished for a lifetime! Come again, Anne
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Albuquerque, NM

Best Owner We've Ever Dealt With

  • 5 of 5

Everything was lovely. The sweet "guest" touches were so thoughtful. Postcards & stamps left for us to write to friends. Robes and slippers to use during our stay. Also, a Grom Ice Cream gift card left for! We absolutely are crazy for that place ... and we will miss Malibu!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we'll miss you and your delightful family! Thank you for being so appreciative and happy ... it warms my heart! My dear mother used to quote George Bernard Shaw, "a happy family is but an earlier Heaven." Best always, Anne
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Hidden Gem Nestled Into The Shore's Edge!

  • 5 of 5

It is a rare find where a house is so beautifully situated amongst close by neighboring properties, yet gives the impression of being an island unto itself. The wonderfully peaceful koi ponds draw one down the slope and into the home whose roots are planted firmly in the seashore where the robust waves break at its feet. The home is beautifully equipped with every amenity which allows one to pack and go without the worry of liquids on the plane or bulky robes in limited luggage space. Our family had a very memorable stay which we will cherish forever!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful reflections, Carol and appreciation for every detail we create for the comfort of our guests. We love the property, too! Yours is a fun and adventurous family and I hope you'll come again. Best always, Anne
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  • 5 of 5

Was looking for a quick 4 day getaway vacation away from the hustle/bustle of DC, and the snow. Wow, did I strike gold with this wonderful home! Right on the beach (closer than any hotel I've ever stayed in, and I've traveled the world), tranquil, peaceful, and excellently appointed! Worth every penny, and it'll definitely be my go to place when I come back to Malibu!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed everything at Beauty and the Beach. It is our vacation haven , too! Please do come again. Best always, Anne
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Plano, Texas

What experiences are all about

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great place for a great family experience. The house, the amenities and the location was everything and more than we expected. Very cozy, well equipped and well maintained. We spent most of our time at the house but did get away to Santa Monica a couple of times which was about 5 miles down the road. The Getty Villa, which is a must-do, is within 1 mile or so. Lot's to do very near by for sure. I can't say enough about the ocean views, beach access and proximity to the water. From late morning to late afternoon, probably had 50 yards of beach between the house and the water which made for lots of fun for the kids. Anne does a great job of providing plenty of beach toys including umbrellas, balls, boogie-boards etc. From evening to mid morning, the waves literally break right up by the house. The sound of waves are a great way to wake each day. I truly can't imagine how you get closer to the water anywhere else. Because of where the house is located, you get a great view of both the sunrise and sunset. That was a nice bonus I wasn't planning on. Tons of great photo opps. We loved it, we recommend it and absolutely plan to return again. Thanks Anne for everything. So many great memories were created.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Yours and your family's enjoyment makes it all worthwhile. So happy that you took full advantage of everything our beachfront property has to offer! Kind regards, Anne
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Barpub
Maestro's Ocean Beach Club, Gladstones
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rancho Park (public)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chart House Restaurant, Cholada Thai, Moonshadows
Nearest Beach
Malibu beach, at your doorstep
Car: recommended

3 car off-street parking! Complimentary wireless landlines to supplement mobile phones, if needed.

Oriental antiques and hand-carved teak provide the height of sophistication and warmth. Enter this very private property through a walled traditional Japanese garden with koi ponds to both the Guest and Main Houses . Beach-combing is marvelous. It's soul-food. The tide pools on your beach walks are full of starfish and the dolphins come to play in full view of your 60' of beach front, right on the sand! Don't miss the new beachfront Nobu or classic Cholada for Thai. Equidistant (just 6 miles in each direction) between happening-Santa Monica and laid-back Malibu for high-end shopping at Maxfields, Ralph Lauren, Henri Buggeler leather goods, Mac, Sephora et al

Other Activities: Enjoy the seeing the Getty Villa, less than a mile away.


Rates & Availability

Malibu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August on the Sand SALE
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer on the Sand
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holidays on the Sand
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holidays on the Sand
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

With a 31 night stay or longer, no 12% Malibu occupancy tax required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Malibu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
  • The Master Bath features a walk-in Asian shower for 2 with hand-painted, inset Oriental tiles. The Second Bath features an amazing rock-wall, waterfall shower. The third shower bath is in the Separate Guest House on the property.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • •King Bed in Master, with attached Sun Room and loads of closet space •3Twin/Single Beds in Conversation Room with drawers and closets around the corner •Queen-size Bed in separate Guest House on the property with private bath, flat-screen TV, and ocean views with drawers and luggage racks but no closets
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
•Beachfront •Oceanfront •Children Welcome but NO Pets Allowed: No exceptions! Sorry! •NO Smoking Allowed: No smoking and no candles, please. The hand-carved teak detailing in floors, cabinets, headboard, wet bar is irreplaceable. •Full Kitchen: Hand-carved teak cabinets with teak inlays in stone floor and great restaurants/take out nearby •Some classic movies on hand •Gas Fireplace

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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