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Stunning Beachfront Home on Magnificent West Malibu Cove

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

This modern Malibu beachfront home is situated on a spectacular sandy cove. Designed by noted architect Ed Niles, the home has master bedrooms upstairs and down. Each level has its own granite-topped kitchen.

Steps lead to one of the most pristine beaches in West Malibu. Celebrity neighbors cherish the location for both its beauty and its privacy. Accessed via security gate with intercom, the house has a two-car garage, and extra off-highway parking is available in the owner's lot on the private road.

Amenities include flat-screen HD TV's, Frontier Communications (formerly Verizon) TV service with HD DVR's, Fiber Optic (FiOS) 50/50Mbps Internet with Wi-Fi, nationwide telephone calls and limited international calling plan.

To really make the most of your stay, we can also help you hire a car, chef, bartender, yoga instructor, massage specialist, housekeeper, etc.

Available for short-term or long-term lease. Extra fees are charged for special events.

The beach house next door may also be available for rent, to provide room for as many as 20 vacationers. See vrbo #399419

Keywords: Malibu, beachfront, private, oceanfront, steps to beach, ocean sports, electronic security gate, intercom, off-street parking, beach house, modern, architectural, luxurious, high tech, Wi-fi

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Chris Blakely
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Chris Blakely

The property, situated on a hidden cove in West Malibu, has been in the owners' family since 1948. The house was redesigned in 1992 by noted architect Ed Niles. Owned by two brothers since 2010, the house has been refurbished inside and out. Travertine floors upstairs were refinished in September 2015, and new sliding screen doors for the picture windows were installed in November 2015.

Chris Blakely purchased this house in 1948

Why Chris Blakely chose Malibu

This secluded beach is in one of the most beautiful coves in all of Malibu. That is why it has been chosen as a film location by celebrities. It is conveniently close to Zuma Beach, Trancas, and Point Dume to the south, Leo Carrillo, County Line and Neptune's Net to the north.

We are a short drive up the coast from the Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach, the Malibu Colony, Pepperdine University, Geoffrey's Restaurant and Paradise Cove.

What makes this house unique

Perfect location for swimming, kayaking, surfing, diving, fishing, standup paddling, skimboarding, windsurfing, or just relaxing!

Unique set-up can accommodate more than one family.

3.5 miles from Trancas Canyon/Broad Beach shopping center.

Close to shops and restaurants on Westward Beach, Heathercliff Road and Kanan/Dume.

Little known fact: during the filming of the movie 'The Fan' the studio rented the house to provide 'green rooms' for actors Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes.

Guestbook comments from the owner


All was wonderful! Perfect weather and perfect house! We could not of enjoyed it more. Bill loved the tide calendar and got up each early morning at low tide....

Thank you so much for being so easy to work with and let me know if house is available....

All the Best
Sep 2012
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Western Malibu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Intercom System
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • Newly installed tankless instant hot water system, for virtually limitless hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King converts to 2 extra-long twin beds. En suite bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Downstairs Master Suite
  • We also have a portable folding bed. Living room couch converts to a full-sized bed. Queen size inflatable mattress available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Private road with electric gate, intercom, extra off-street parking. iPod/iPhone docks. Alarm system. Fully furnished. Three bedrooms including two masters, twin beds plus convertible sofa bed, extra folding bed. Two kitchens, two levels, to accommodate more than one family. We can also help you find a chef, bartender, yoga instructor, massage specialist or housekeeper. The adjacent house may be available for rent to provide room for as many as 20 vacationers.


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Stunning Beachfront Home on Magnificent West Malibu Cove
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 45 reviews
Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Fantastic family home on a beautiful beach in gorgeous Malibu!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our family at this wonderful home directly on a beautiful beach in Malibu! Whale watching, hiking, gorgeous sunsets, dinner at The Sunset and family game night among our highlights. Many thanks to our excellent and gracious host, Chris for sharing his lovely home!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming, and for leaving the house in immaculate condition! All the best, Chris
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As advertised with an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, the location is amazing. We really enjoyed our stay. The beach is so private and exclusive. If you want a quiet getaway this is the place. Chris was very helpful and attentive to any questions we had.The house was well stocked and check in and check out was very easy and hassle free. We would definitely recommend this house and have it saved away as a great future stay. The lower master bedroom is awesome and offers its own private access. The large back deck is great for entertaining large groups.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Malibu Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Malibu home! It is perfect for a family or group with large family living, dining and kitchen areas, all with amazing views over the ocean. The kids loved the beach, we played lots of beach spike ball and took long walks. We were greeted by dolphins, whales and seals that swam by during breakfast. And there are great hiking trails just across the Pacific Coast Highway for every level of hiker. You will have a terrific time at this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AZ and WI

Numerous memorable qualities

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful well maintained property located a pristine, tranquil, oceanfront cove. It was unanimous. Our adult children loved the property as much as we did. Chris, the property owner, was exceptional. Our initial query about the property had an immediate response. His wealth of information on the area was an added bonus. We booked a second visit within days of our trip. No issues or complaints. We made an excellent choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you... you were truly ideal guests! We look forward to your return!
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Lovely home on Malibu's most secluded beach

  • 5 of 5

The big draw for this house -- and the reason you should give it serious consideration -- is the beach it sits on. Most of the other homes on this beach are located on the cliffs above, so there's none of the crowded feeling -- found elsewhere in Southern California beaches -- of houses lined up on the sand, shoulder-to-shoulder. Better yet, this house is far from public beaches and even inaccessible to neighboring coves during high tide. When we stayed there for a week, we basically saw no one else walking on or using the beach. Wow!

Year after year this area receives awards for having the most pristine water in Southern California. Sit on the porch and watch dolphins frolic in the surf 20 yards away.

The house itself is spacious and well-maintained. The owner -- Chris -- responds quickly to any problems or issues that might arise.

Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. They mean even more to us because you are so knowledgeable about many of Malibu's most exclusive coves. I'm happy that we were able to arrange your booking so easily over the website. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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As always nothing comparable

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Chris's Malibu home on the ocean and it even surpassed our previous experience and expectations!

As was our previous experience Chris kept in contact and was always readily available for whatever we might need.

The home is sterically clean, the crushing waves at your doorstep and the serenity of a private community. Sunrise and sets only describable by lense. Sea life in abundance and champagne on our arrival.

No hotels could rival this experience in Malibu. We've done it twice and if we're smiled upon will be back on our next trip to CA.

Thank you Chris for sharing your nirvana with us folks.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice reciew! You are welcome back any time. Chris
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Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Kilometres
Kristy's Wood Oven and Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Malibu Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Pacific Coast Highway and Decker Cyn/Hwy 23
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Neptune's Net
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Private beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kristy's Wood Oven and Wine Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Sage Room Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pavilions Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Malibu Stage Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Leo Carrillo State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Zuma Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Malibu Golf Club

The Getty Villa and Adamson House Museums are popular, as are the numerous nearby parks, beaches and hiking trails.


Rates & Availability

Western Malibu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Year-end holidays
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
Jan 13 2018 - Jan 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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