Quintessential Malibu lifestyle, truly living the dream.
About Katherine VandeVoort
My grandfather built the house 'Eagle's Watch', that was designed by legendary architect Harry Gesner, so I take great pride in the home and take pleasure in others being able to enjoy such a marvelous location. I have been living in Malibu for 10 years, now with my husband and 3 children. My husband and I manage rental properties, we take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the luxuries of home! We also have great local tips to help you make the best of your stay.
Katherine VandeVoort purchased this Villa in 1971
Why Katherine VandeVoort chose Eastern Malibu
Eagles Watch has become a famous Malibu landmark that is impossible to miss while driving along Pacific Coast Highway. Built by the late Orlando J. Aliberti and designed by the famous Architect Harry Gesner, both brilliant men with visionary thinking. Seen jetting out from the hillside, above La Costa beach, this house is often referred to as the 'boat House', the 'Viking House' or the 'Pagoda House', but Harry Gesner named the original built in 1955 'Eagle's Watch' due to the incredible 360 degree views of Malibu’s most jaw dropping canyons and seascapes. A cast bronze eagle sculpture is installed on the outer point of the property to commemorate the name of the house. Unlike the properties on the beachfront, Eagle’s Watch has the best panoramic view in Malibu from Santa Monica pier to Catalina to Malibu pier and Point Dume; the view in every direction is simply stunning. Although the silhouette of the structure is initially most striking, this house is filled with unique design features. One theme throughout the home is the opulent use of rare granite and marble imported from Italy, covering some bathrooms from the floor to ceiling as well as being used in the large, gourmet kitchen and around the two fireplaces. Hardwood floors with decorative inlay work are used throughout the home. Another truly unique feature is the 180-foot incline private elevator or funicular. Also imported from Italy, this glass funicular gracefully takes you from street level to high above the rest of the homes where you are quietly isolated on the beautiful ridge-top.
What makes this Villa unique
The view from Eagle's watch is difficult to put in words, and even photos don't do it justice. Every room and every side of the house have panoramic views with no obstructions. The patios and lawn area that surround the house each have a special vantage point of Malibu. Glass railings along the front of the house assure that the ocean view is clear. A dramatic waterfall welcomes you as you exit the funicular and accents the back patio and outdoor cooking area. High ceilings and large windows maximize the views from inside the house. The location of this home makes it highly desirable as well. It is 8 mile from Santa Monica, 3 miles to the large shopping area in Malibu, walking distance to the beach and a handful of delicious restaurants, and the Post Office is a block away as well. It's the perfect balance of serenity and civilization. Malibu (/ˈmælɨbuː/) is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Malibu consists of a 21-mile (34 km) strip of prime Pacific coastline. Nicknamed 'the 'Bu' by surfers and locals, the community is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many Hollywood movie stars and others associated with the entertainment industry. Signs around the city proclaim '27 miles of scenic beauty', referring to Malibu's original length of 27 miles (43 km) before the city was incorporated in 1991. Malibu's beaches include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach and Dan Blocker Beach; its local parks include Malibu Bluffs Park (formerly Malibu Bluffs State Park), Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, and Legacy Park, with neighboring parks Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park, Point Mugu State Park, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and better known as pristine beaches, El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador.
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The views are amazing, and owners were helpful!!
My family and I enjoyed our stay very much!!! The house is spacious and the views from everywhere are incredible, just like on the pictures. The AC upstairs and downstairs were not functioning, but the owner took care of it... it got repaired after two days.... upstairs without AC can be very warm!! Location is amazing too, close to everything. The Venicular to get up and down to the top of the house, broke in the last couple days of our stay there, so for us going up and down the stairs ( there’s many flights of stairs to get up there) was a workout for us and my kids.... but for my mom, it was not ideal ( and groceries too...). But the owners were very sorry and tried to accommodate us as much as they could!!! Overall, we enjoyed the al fresco dinner that we did outside, we also enjoyed the privacy and spectacular views....
Relaxing and private feeling
We we looking for a place to relax and unwind. This place was perfect. A beautiful home with amazing views. We sat in the sun on one side of the house in the mornings with views of the canyon, and then again in the afternoon/eve on the other side of the house with views of the ocean. We enjoyed watching hundreds of dolphins over the course of our stay, both during coffee and cocktails (and some in between). Katherine and Rory were very kind and we even took advantage of their suggestion for a personal chef, Sara. She was upbeat and fun, and cooked us some amazing meals. We left feeling relaxed, fat and sassy! Thanks for sharing your home with us.
This house is everything you would think it is by the pictures....unreal! The views are breathtaking. There is ample room for 8 people to sleep and you are not in each others way. The Funicular is an added bonus to this amazing place. Highly recommended.
Amazing home and experience!
This house was the perfect spot for a vacation in Malibu! Everything about it was spectacular! You have privacy, views from every room that are beyond compare, comfort and style. We were able to go anywhere quickly and we had delicious food. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax and the seating outside is great. Every issue that arose was taken care of immediately and Katherine and Rory could not have been more accommodating. The kitchen is a cook’s dream! There are beautiful areas to sit and read a book by the fire while you are taking in the views inside and outside! This truly is a one of a kind masterpiece! Plan your next trip here and you will not be disappointed until it’s time to leave! We cannot wait to go back again!
It was very well kept and a beautiful view!
It was the perfect house for our needs! Katherine and Rory were great!
Living in a dream!
Our family loved our time at Eagle's Nest in Malibu!!!!! Wonderful memories in a place that is totally perfect.
Fun things to do in Malibu include relaxing at the beach, surf lessons, paddle board lessons, guided hiking tours, visiting local wineries, horseback riding, golfing. Malibu has many amazing restaurants, tell me what you like and I will give you my local recommendation.