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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4

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Romantic stone guest cottage is nestled in park like grounds, which are adjacent to Leo Carillo State Park and miles of gorgeous trails. A 5 minute drive from one of Malibu's finest beaches--Leo Carrillo State Beach. Haven for hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists, beach goers, or those who just want to sit and rest. English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German spoken by the owners.

Detailed Description of Property: Get away to a one of a kind oasis in the hills of Malibu. A rare wonderland 5 minutes from Leo Carillo Beach, one of Malibu's prettiest, and surrounded by miles of state park and trails. The property itself is like being in a secluded park, with the only neighbors anywhere near being the friendly, quiet property owners who live up top and are available to help you with anything you need, including fresh herbs from the garden and tips on where to go around town. One is a Malibu native, and they both have lived all over the world and speak German, French, Spanish and Italian, in addition to English. Your home is a large cottage built out of the stones from the surrounding mountainside. Enjoy the winding brick and stone paths through the grounds where you can visit 4 friendly chickens or the charming organic garden.

Cottage Amenities: It is beautiful and luxurious, equipped with a California king size bed decked in bamboo linens, a full kitchen, wireless high speed Internet, 42' flat screen TV, dvd and cd player, and a large stone two person shower. Outside, you may help yourself to lounge chairs or an outdoor eating area with gas grill.

Nearby Surroundings: The property is located in northern Malibu, which is the part of the Los Angeles coastline most protected from development. There are dozens of beaches a short drive away in addition to Leo Carillo, which is at the bottom of the hill. For example, Zuma Beach is about 10 minutes away. Nature trails are all over--a lovely one is less than a five minute walk away. The property is adjacent to Mulholland Hwy, which is a favorite for those who love to bike. We are about 15 minutes from local shopping, and within a half hour, you can be at all kinds of shops--in Malibu, Agoura Hills, among other neighboring towns. We are an approximately 45 minute drive to Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About The Owner

We are husband and wife--She born and raised in Malibu before schooling, working and living on the East Coast and Europe for years. He is German and his lived all over Europe, in Africa, and has worked all over the world.

Our professional field is sustainability and energy policy. She is a policy analyst and advocate, and he specializes in media and marketing.

We love our two dogs as family members and are living our dream, of which we hope to share a slice with you soon.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why The Owner chose Los Angeles County

One of us is a Malibu native and still a home girl at heart. Both of us have longed to live where we can breathe easily, grow our own food, have water from our own well, enjoy natural and architectural beauty, and still be close to our urban and family responsibilities. After years of searching, we finally got lucky.

Amenities

Malibu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is an open stone shower. There is an organic hemp curtain that has been added since the photo was taken, although the shower is already private without it, if you prefer looking at nature. Privacy curtains separate the bathroom area from the rest of the cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A queen size futon or twin bed can be added
  • The luxurious California King size bed has a plush, all plant fiber mattress pad, a hypoallergenic organic plant fiber duvet, and bamboo sheets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a tankless hot water heater, and for space heating, there are three electric space heaters. There are two ceiling fans for cooling. On the coldest winter nights, the cottage typically is around 65-68 degrees with heaters on. On the hottest summer days, the cottage is typically around 70-75 degrees. In other words, it is pretty temperate, and the vast majority of guests are comfortable. But those looking for very warm or cool interior temperatures may not be ideally comfortable. The water from the tap is high quality and comes from our well, which is tested for purity regularly. Cell phone service limited. We allow well behaved pets.There is a $50 surcharge per pet. For additional details on our pet policy, please inquire. Check in time is 3-10 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. We are sometimes able to accommodate alternative times - please inquire. In the event we can accommodate late check-ins, there will be a surcharge.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu
average rating of 4.847826 based on 46 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This little house and it's surroundings are amazing! So cozy and comfortable and Diane and Mattias are the nicest people you could hope for. The eggs from their hens and freshly baked bread were such a nice touch! We plan to come back again and again! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow! This place surpassed all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 kids couldn't believe how cool this place was. Built by a famous engineer, it had the charm and character unsurpassed by any place we have ever stayed in our worldly travels . Anyone who appreciates good architecture will love this place. The hosts Diane and Mattias were the most gracious we have met. Situated in a beautiful canyon minutes from the ocean, we felt spoiled in our private retreat.

Other comments suggested problems with water pressure and hot water. We had none of those. Maybe some people can't turn on a faucet. There were absolutely no negatives.

I'm also hesitant to say how great it was in fear that it will be booked for future return visits. My wife actually called me a genius for once and said I had found an absolute treasure.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very cozy - energetically enchanting and serene

  • 5 of 5

they are environmentally ethical which is big in my book. great place for those practicing a toxic -free organic lifestyle. Sunlife Juice is just 10 min toward Malibu for smoothies, juices and coffee... all organic... zuma beach cliff hike is next to that... nice place - nice people.

stone / earth energy dwellings are the best! cheers!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good experience! It was such fun having you.
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5

Feels like a miniature castle.... :)

  • 5 of 5

My nieces and I had an amazing time at the cottage! :) Everything was perfect. The cottage was cozy yet spacious. The rock fireplace was delightful. And the farm fresh eggs was a lovely addition to our breakfast. You really feel like you're in an enchanted place!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best !!! Thanks

  • 5 of 5

Best !!!! Thanks

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! That's always so nice to hear. :-)
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Great

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
LAX and Burbank International
Nearest Golf
6.3 Miles
Malibu Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2.9 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
4.6 Miles
Neptune's Net
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Leo Carillo Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: hiking, wine tasting, farmer's markets

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Rates & Availability

Malibu Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,300
$3,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$220
$1,200
$3,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Stays of more than 2 weeks subject to higher damage deposit.

Extra person fees of $15/night applies for each person exceeding the maximum occupancy of 2.

Single night stays are occasionally available when we are not too busy. Please inquire..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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