Malibu Retreat on an Organic Farm Just 2 Miles from Beach
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Surrounded by canyon park-lands, this brand-new yurt with luxury conveniences features one large circular room (24’ diameter) with a queen size bed in the sleeping loft, a full size sofa bed in the living room, and an additional queen airbed available as needed. There is a well-equipped kitchen and en-suite bathroom with shower. While retaining the circular structure and skylight of traditional yurts, this modern guest house has bamboo flooring, built-in walls, glass windows, heating, ceiling fan, WiFi (from 6 am - 11 pm) and satellite TV (no ppv movies/porn or fox news). It is tastefully decorated with southwest Navajo artifacts. This beautiful, brand-new yurt is available by the night, week or month. It sleeps 4 comfortably, and additional air beds are available. Neither pets nor children under the age of 7 are allowed. In this rustic retreat, you’ll enjoy the tranquility of sustainable living in the midst of our organic orchard and organic gardens watered with our own well. Just a little over a mile up a scenic canyon road from the pacific coast highway, our neighborhood is home to deer, coyotes, raccoons and hawks and just a few families. Floating above the coast, the property has amazing views of the canyon and the ocean beyond with limitless lookouts for sunrise, sunset, moonrise and star-gazing. Surrounded by our meyer lemon and avocado orchard, the yurt is adjacent to our organic vegetable gardens and free-range chicken coop.
In the morning, there is fresh brewed coffee en suite. Home-cooked organic meals featuring our own garden-fresh produce and local, organic or varietal wines can be arranged at a reasonable price. Committed to an ecological lifestyle, we alert guests to a few limitations. No loud music. No parties or non-paying guests unless cleared by the management. Smoking allowed outside only, on decks or patio - use ashtrays only. This is a highly flammable wildlife area.We also want to advise guests that this is a working orchard and vegetable garden. People uncomfortable with domestic animals (dogs, chickens, rooster) or scared by the sounds of wild animals (coyotes, owls, song birds) may prefer an urban location. Also, those who are very light sleepers should consider using earplugs if the possibility of sounds of coyotes, owls, rooster or dogs keep them awake. While we strive to avoid working around the yurt during early morning or late afternoon when guests like to relax, we will be tending the gardens, etc. During the day which many guests find fascinating.Whether you wish to retreat to nature or explore the surroundings, you have a wide choice of activities. Our canyons and beaches boast world-class mountain biking, hiking, horse-riding, wine-tasting, surfing and sunbathing. Nearby are local restaurants and hangouts while the towns of west lake village & thousand oaks are just 15 miles away to the north. There are hiking trails right out the yurt door which access Nicholas canyon park and lake as well as leo carillo state park. We can arrange horseback lessons and trail rides locally, as well as rental of surfboards, wet suits, and mountain bikes. Yoga, dance, pilates, acupuncture, massage, and gym usage can also be arranged. While secluded, we are easily accessible by major roads. A 3 minute drive down the canyon takes you to pacific coast highway’s most pristine beaches in southern California. It’s just a few more miles to beautiful Malibu town and pier with all lots of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. A 12 minute drive in the other direction takes you to the Ventura freeway for easy access to Burbank. Downtown l.A., Disney land and beyond... Or heading north to Ventura, Santa Barbara, Pismo beach, and other sights on the way to San Francisco.Announcement: we're now part of EatWith, too! Want to enjoy our famous 'farm-to-table' home-cooked organic meals but our rooms are full? Log onto EatWith to reserve a meal with us on the ocean-view sun deck or dining room.
Restaurants at the beach:
Sunset restaurant – elegant beachside dining in point dume.
Neptune’s net – seafood and snacks – surfers’ and bikers ‘hangout.
Spruzo’s café – pizza and italian dining with beach view.
Kristy’s café – oven roasted dinners with panorama sea view
Malibu seafood – world famous malibu outdoor fish dining with sea view
Paradise cove – beach-side dining and take-out on the beach
At point dume:
Sage room – authentic italian dining
Lily’s café – mexican breakfast and lunch. Local hangout.
Zuma sushi – delicious and reasonable – a zuma favorite
Mexican café – margarita happy hours
In the canyons:
Calamigos ranch – romantic indoor/outdoor canyon dining
The old place – wild west dining – good for brunch
Saddle peak lodge – elk, bison, ostrich – great atmosphere
Rock store – local hangout – good for beer and burger
Malibu golf club – quiet place to mingle with malibu locals
In malibu/pier area
Nobu - sushi
Geoffrey’s - italian
Mr. Chow – elegant chinese food
Dukes of hawaii – fish and steaks
Tony tavernas - greek
Malibu kitchen – breakfast & lunch
Howdie’s – organic mexican
Moon shadows – american steakhouse
Gladstone’s - fish
Cholada thai beach café, and many more.
Farmers’ market – sunday mornings
Vital zuman organic farm stand – all grown on local farm
Pavillions super market – nearby modern convenience
Pc greens – wonderful organic market and deli
Erewhon organic market – (coming soon in 2013)
Malibu & vine
Troutdale (trout fishing)
Paramount ranch movie set park (home of dr. Quinn medicine woman)
Malibu state park (home of mash filming)
Point dume park
Paradise cove (home of rockford files tv show)
Malibu surfrider beach – considered one of the greatest surfing beaches on earth
El matador beach - gorgeous pocket beach with natural arches
Pescador beach – gorgeous pocket beach
Leo carrillo – another beautiful beach with natural nooks and crannies
Zuma beach – 3 mile long white sands beach
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- 450 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- The Yurt has a queen loft bed and also a queen sofa bed. Unlike traditional Yurts, it has insulated walls, bamboo floors, heating, WIFI, a laptop computer, TV, and a kitchen with stove and fridge. Besides modern glass windows, the Yurt has a moon roof for viewing the stars at night and the clear sky during the day....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The Malibu Yurt offers the chance to retreat into nature while having all the mod-coms you're used to and being just minutes away from town. Best of all we are surrounded by beaches, canyon hikes and wine-tasting amongst Malibu wine-country. Whether you want to kick-back and relax or use this as your home base for discovering Southern California, you'll love returning to your Malibu Yurt to sleep under down comforters in the loft bed while gazing out at the stars from the Yurt's moon roof. One of the most amazingly romantic and serene places in L.A.!...moreless
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping Fee $25
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Taxes Not included
No pets and no children under 10.
No additional guests without prior arrangement.
In addition, there is a beautiful ZEN retreat room also available on the property for an additional fee of $135 per night for 2 people. An additional queen-size air-mattress can provided for a setup fee of $25 and an additional person charge of $30 pp.
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We're just 2 miles from Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu's most famous surf beaches and most secluded beaches. Hiking is just out the door in the Decker Canyon and state parks of Nicholas Flats and Charmlee are minutes away. Three great wine tasting sites in the midst of Malibu vineyards are just a few miles away in the other direction. Motoring is a joy here whether you choose to follow the beach road or drive Mulholland. And, don't forget to visit the Getty Villa!
Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: Bruce Schultz and Bibi Jordan are certified-organic growers while also being professional Director of Photography and Travel Writer respectively. Having traveled the world, they welcome travelers into their Malibu home just 2 miles from Malibu's best beaches. Unabashed 'foodies', they enjoy meeting guests over gourmet home-cooked organic 'farm-to-table' meals served on the rooftop ocean-view sun-deck or in the Monet-inspired dining room.
Why the Owner Chose Malibu:
Here's a chance to experience a super-chic Yurt on a sustainable, organic farm. Just 2 miles from Malibu's most secluded beaches and best surf spots and with hiking trails through pristine parkland right outside the door, you are surrounded by nature but just minutes away from city-life. The town center of either Malibu or Westlake/Thousand Oaks is just 20 minutes away. Santa Monica is 35 minutes away and LAX or Hollywood just another 25 minutes more. In the other direction, Santa Barbara and Ojai are just 90 minutes away. But, most of all you'll want to simple enjoy the peace and tranquility of this serene escape from city life.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The Yurt is a unique structure and the Malibu Yurt is extra special as it has insulated walls, a bamboo floor, a modern bathroom and kitchen, WiFi and a laptop and much more. In the summer you'll enjoy the pool, but all year long you'll enjoy our wonderful soft chemical-free well water. Everything here is prepared with old-fashioned care - you'll smell the sunshine in the sheets and taste the love in the home-cooked organic meals. In fact, you're highly unlikely to ever find a more affordable and delicious all-organic meal cooked just for you from basic ingredients, many like out fresh eggs and organic vegetables, collected from the garden just hours before you eat. A rare LA-native, Bruce knows the area inside out and both Bruce and Bibi excel at giving tips to tailor a dream trip just for you.
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The Malibu Yurt occupies a private area of the organic garden nestled against the hill of the Meyer Lemon Orchard.
The moon roof invites amazing star-gazing right from the loft bed or sofa bed... what a way to enjoy Malibu's exceptional 'Dark Sky' setting.
The Yurt is equipped with a laptop, WiFi, TV, and a heater.
A compact modern kitchen with stove, micro-wave, fridge, coffee-maker and essential cooking supplies and staples is included.
The bathroom features a shower, sink and toilet.
Outdoor seating provides a private spot for watching hummingbirds.
We specialize in organic Meyer Lemons as well as organic vegetables for our own 'farm-to-table' organic meals that guests can choose to enjoy.
Climbing up the tiled steps, you'll arrive to the landing of the ZEN reTREAT.
The supplemental ZEN reTREAT with it's own private balcony and bathroom can be rented by guests looking for another bedroom in addition to the Yurt for a nightly fee of $135 for 2 guests ($30 more each extra guest).
The queen-sized sleeping nook sleeps two and an additional queen air mattress can be set up for a $30 house-keeping fee.
The bathroom features a double-large shower and dressing nook. Wonderful soft water from our filtered mineral well provides an excellent shower.
'Farm to table' organic breakfasts and 3-course organic dinners are served on the ocean-view sun roof.
This is not a typical Yurt - it has dry wall and bamboo flooring for a pleasing look and effective insulation. There is a ceiling fan to circulate ocean breezes in the summer and a heater to warm up winter nights.
Two queen beds- the loft bed and the sofa bed - offer sleeping for four, and an additional queen air mattress can be set up for additional guests for a small housekeeping fee.
The queen loft bed is accessed via a wooden ladder staircase. Underneath the loft is a modern bathroom.
The Yurt is located in a peaceful canyon just 2 miles up from the beach.
Malibu Orchards is a working farm that's been certified organic for over 10 years.
The pool is filled with filtered water from our own well mineral water. Purified with salts, it is chlorine-free.
The first floor of the Main House is a ZEN reTREAT while the top floor is the owners' residence.
Panoramic picture windows look out onto a private balcony with a view of the Pacific Ocean.
The room includes an en-suite bathroom as well as a heater and air conditioner.
The ZEN reTREAT and the Yurt have both been styled by award-winning interior decorating author and manager, Bibi Jordan.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015
- Property typeFarmhouse
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