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Malibu Guest House with Private Pool and Ocean Views

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The perfect Malibu vacation getaway, the house is located up in the Santa Monica Mountains, high above the Pacific Coast with gorgeous ocean and canyon views.

This beautiful single private guest house is available for rent by the night, week or month year round.

Ideal for one or two people maximum for Monthly renters.

For Nightly & Weekly renters, 2 adults and 2 children over 7 years old, are ok. We can put up to 2 twin beds in the house for up to 2 additional people. ONLY for weekly or nightly renters.

Artists, writers, surfers, musicians, athletes, students, artistic people thrive here. Or anyone who wants to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city life for two nights or more.

We call this amazing place 'The Malbu Island Pool House'. There is a private swimming pool exclusively for you. You do not share the pool. You have a large redwood deck with gas bar-b-q, surrounded by colorful gardens.

The house consists of one large room with a king sized bed, a full kitchen and 3/4 bath with shower. Sliding glass door opens to a sparkling private pool for a cool dip or invigorating swim anytime of day.

There is a large private parking lot for your car(s), etc. The house is fully furnished in tropical woods. It has everything in it that you need. Only an 8 minute drive down the canyon to the most pristine beaches in southern California.

A few more miles to beautiful Malibu city with all that it offers in the best of shopping, dining and recreation.

If you wish to book, please include in your message this specific information:

~Number of People

~Ages of Children (NO child below the age of 7 years allowed)

~Intentions of having guests

~If you have Pet Allergies.

Smoking allowed outside only, on decks or patios. Use ashtrays only. No butts on the ground. This is a highly flammable area.

A Dog will be considered if small and well behaved. A refundable pet deposit will be required. Dogs must be with the guest at all times, not left alone in the house and never tethered outside alone. We have coyotes and other animals on the mountain. No pet should ever be left alone outside.

For long term renters, this house is perfect for someone who goes to Pepperdine University, or works in Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Malibu or Agoura/Calabasas.

Westlake Village and Agoura Hills are down the valley side of the hill and Zuma Beach is down the beach side.

Please look for the location on mapquest so you know where we are located before you respond. Top of Decker Canyon Rd. at Lechusa Rd. Malibu 90265

Cleaning service includes: Changing of bed linens and towels and cleaning of floors and surfaces & bathroom. No dishes or laundry service.

For monthly renters only: A Security deposit of $500 required on move-in. Refundable when rental time is completed if the house is left as it was when you arrived.

Sorry No Pets. (Small dog possibly considered with additional deposit).

Keywords: house, guest house, condo, bachelor, cottage, apartment, pool house, bungalo, flat, casa, getaway, private, studio

More Details

Chantal Gillberg
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property is a beautiful sanctuary. The views, landscape and (sometimes quirky) art were all to our liking. The location was excellent. Our host, knowing we were stuck in rush hour, stayed late to make certain we found our room.
Feb 2017
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Malibu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Malibu Guest House with Private Pool and Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

An INCREDIBLE Experience & Absolute BEST Property in California

  • 5 of 5

It was an wonderful experience to stay at the 'Malibu Island Pool House.' It's clean, comfortable, safe, completely adequate and has expansive mountain, canyon & ocean views that are spectacular. The only thing more beautiful than the sunrises were the sunsets. The outdoor deck -- with it's private pool, exotic/tropical plantings and beautiful gazebo is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of evening wine. We cooked steaks one night on the outdoor grill and also enjoyed preparing meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The King-sized bed was very comfortable and the sheets & towels were excellent quality.

The owner, who is on-site, is gracious and helpful in any way needed. Although the property is secluded and one feels as though they are a million miles away from civilization, it is only 15-20 minutes to the shopping & restaurants of either Thousand Oaks or Agoura Hills; additionally, LAX (via either Hwy 101 or the PCH) is just over an hour.

This is an INCREDIBLE property for those seeking to relax, re-charge and enjoy the natural beauty of California. It is quiet and peaceful and you feel absolutely great when you are there! I loved it so much, I have already booked it again for next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I recently passed a spectacular week chez Chantal. The cottages and main house are classic Malibu. There isn't granite countertop or contrived element in site, just gorgeous views, quiet, humming birds, gardens and comfy beds. Perfectly located at the top of Encinal Canyon. A ten minute drive gets you to beautiful north Malibu beaches and shopping. I will be back:)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in the Sky

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect getaway! It's quiet, peaceful, and having a private swimming pool was such a luxury! The views of the Malibu Hills from the pool deck are breathtaking. Zuma Beach and PCH are a short drive away as are restaurants and shops. I'm a writer and I wanted a quiet place to relax and do some writing, as well as the opportunity to spend some time at the beach. This cottage tucked away in the Malibu Hills was the perfect place for that! While soaking up the atmosphere of the lush gardens on the property, I discovered many wonderful pieces of art created by artist Carl Gillberg of Gilberg Designs. While in Malibu, I had the pleasure of meeting the artist himself. This Malibu Guest House was perfect! The kitchen has everything you need and our hosts, Chantal, Carl, and Jenny were delightful! I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Malibu Island - Endroit fantastique!

  • 5 of 5

This is a peaceful haven with wonderful views of the Malibu hills and the ocean with easy access to PCH and the beaches.

Accommodation is set in a stunning garden. The owner Chantal is extremely friendly and obliging.

We stayed in the pool house with private access to the pool. An unaccustomed luxury for us but a true glimpse of the Malibu lifestyle.

Jusqu'à la prochaine fois!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris in France

Above the clouds near the sun and not far from the paradise

  • 5 of 5

Poor frenchy lost in US with we discovered this address "par hasard" and were warmly received by Chantal our hostess. Almost one week in a quiet, artistic and friendly atmosphere. Merci for these great moments in our holidays in California.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eric, Thank you for your wonderful review. I should say right back at you! You and your son were absolutely delightful. I enjoyed having you here and chatting with you. I hope some day, you will both come back again and stay longer. Merci et a bientot. Chantal
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Portland, OR

Wonderful Hospitality and Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I booked a trip to LA for my 30th birthday weekend. Decided to stay in Malubi and the Gillberg property was the perfect place, I stayed in their new apartment. I visited friends in LA during the day, I would retreat to Malibu in the evening. Chantal and Jennie were absolutely fantastic and wonderful. I look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 12.0%

50% upon reservation, by credit card, by phone. Balance due 7 days before arrival by same card or as arranged otherwise.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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