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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

More Details

Chris Blakely
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 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 Western 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 4.8636365 based on 50 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: March 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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Spectacular Location. Beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house located right on the beach. My family spent four perfect days in this excellent house. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. We couldn’t have ask for more in a beach house.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation, it wss a relaxing end to a hectic week. I slept like a baby with the relaxing break of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Smack dab on the beach in beautiful secluded Encinal, what more do you need to know.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first beach home rental vacation, and it was truly amazing! Close to everything in Malibu, and steps to a private beach, this was one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had! Chris was responsive, and accommodating, and gave us recommendations for masseuse and chefs during our stay. I hope to make this an annual thing!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway on a private sandy Malibu cove beach

  • 4 of 5

This amazing property is a great spot for relaxing, reading and spending time with family. The property was well equipped with kitchenwares, beach towels, beach chairs and deck furniture, as well as comfortable and ample indoor seating. Beds were very comfortable, and sound of waves on the private cove beach was extremely relaxing. The cove has a true dry, sandy beach (which is relatively rare in Malibu) and provides great daily walks. We took advantage of chef and massage referrals from owner. Owner was very responsive as small issues or operations as questions arose. The only three minor negatives about the property for our purposes were 1) that the water and waves at this locations were too rough for swimming, and only allowed wading. We took the plunge one day that was slightly calmer but could not swim much; 2) the master suite downstairs has a comfy bed but is not accessible internally, only by an outdoor stairway and separate entrance (not a problem for us but might be for families with small children), and 3) there is no air-conditioning in the property. The ocean provides some ventilation, but during the heat of midday we needed the fans which are provided in the closets. At night leaving the sliders open gave us the sound of the waves, but overnight high tides generated very loud crashing and booming waves which wakened us each night. All in all, this is a marvelous spot to unwind and relax and enjoy a stunning private beach (only a few homes on this stretch). I recommend it if the description above works for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, and for leaving the house in such good shape! It's unfortunate that during the week of your stay you experienced exceptionally high surf and freakishly warm temperatures. Fortunately, those conditions are rare. I'm glad that we were able to arrange an early checkin. And thanks for the kind words! Please know that I am always happy to help however I can. All the best, 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $200
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