30% Off Nov. Malibu Celebrity House, 180º Ocean Beach View, Spa, 8 Acres

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

Please call us before requesting the booking. 310 457 0444. Thanks JM Bonthous (Mr.)

If you’re searching for the ultimate Malibu getaway, look no further. This gated celebrity home on 8 acres is equipped with all the modern amenities you could need for a restful vacation. It has stunning 180º ocean views from sunrise to sunset, and faces a four-mile long stretch of public sandy beach, the best in Malibu. From the living room you see the sun rise and set over the ocean, and the dolphins play in the surf.

This retreat is perfect for friends seeking a romantic and restful holiday, or professionals who prefer not to stay in a hotel, or a family with parents who want their privacy, or a multi-generational family. Standing next to the main house, the guest house has plenty of private space for in-laws, friends or children and a full bathroom.

As you arrive through a private street and pass through the gate, you discover an oasis of old Malibu charm, surrounded by mature junipers and California pepper trees. Cool ocean air flows through this private retreat. The property was once the home of Captain & Tenille and Jan Michael Vincent, who told us that Denzel Washington and Jimmy Page lived there before him. The property faces 4 miles of public sandy beach, the best in Malibu, where Steven Spielberg, Pierce Bosnan, Danny de Vito and other celebrities have homes.

You will have exclusive use of the entire property: main house, guest house, detached gym, with complete privacy. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 10 private parking spaces, this gated property accommodates 8 in comfort.

This particular house has the best whitewater views in Malibu and it is a most charming, cozy and private getaway. It is not one of the Malibu luxury houses that you see on Reality shows. If this what you are looking for, we can provide referrals! Be ready to pay $15K to $80K a week..:)

Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor activity, the moment you step into the property, you will feel at peace with the surroundings. The entire gated pad around the house is heavenly. adorned with native plants and trees. This hideaway exudes a positive energy, and makes you feel relaxed. Tasteful furnishings, artwork, and a wood-burning fireplace make the interior feel very elegant and aesthetically pleasing.

Enjoy the open-beamed ceilings, abundant natural light, antique fireplace, elegant furniture, Posturepedic beds, 3 flat screen TVs, and sophisticated surround sound system. From the master bedroom, wake up and sleep to the sound of waves.

Spend your downtime in the living room, or on the patio. Unwind on the comfortable patio furniture, or barbeque on the gas grill. For entertainment, listen to music over the surround sound system, or watch your favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon the 4K ultra HD Smart TV.

From the oversize outdoor patio, you overlook miles of Malibu’s most famous beach. Watch the sun rise and set over the ocean, see dolphins play, and the whales migrate.

When you are not dining out at one of Malibu’s fine restaurants, prepare a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with birch countertops, a gas range, a Subzero refrigerator, and copper/stainless steel pots and pans. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the ocean-facing farm table in the dining room, or at the wrought iron table on the ocean-facing patio. From the hot tub, marvel at the 180º ocean views, watch the sun rise or set over the ocean, or gaze at the pitch dark star-studded sky.

No matter how you spend your time, this spectacular Malibu retreat will quickly become a place you love returning to at the end of the day!.

The house is only 1,200ft from the ocean, aerial distance. To go to the beach, just drive for a minute and a half, and there is always free parking along Broad beach road.

The Trancas/Broad Beach area, where this hideaway is located, is a trending area in Malibu, with affluent residents and new upscale stores.

From the property you easily access everything the area has to offer. If you want surf lessons, there is a school, less than a mile away. Kayak lessons are 10 minutes away. On Sundays, stroll through the Malibu Farmers Market (ideal for celebrity sightings), 10 minutes away.

Day trips are easy. Whether you feel like driving to Santa Barbara or Ojai for the day, or hanging out on the boardwalk in Venice, walking on the Promenade in Santa Monica, bringing the kids to Universal Studios, or visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The house is situated only minutes from Pepperdine University, and easy access to UCLA and USC, the 10, 405 and Los Angeles airport.

'Of all the many places I’ve traveled to around the world, this is absolutely the nicest view I have ever seen. What a place! We had such a great time. '
Vince Azzopardi, Model for Georgio Armani

'Amazing is the only word that comes to mind: such a magical and inspiring place. My dream house without a doubt. I have a new place to work towards living in one day. You can bet we'll be back sometime. '
Sean Schafer Hennessy, Film composer

'God, please make me very rich so that I can buy this house.'
Bob Hohman, Senior Partner, The Gersh Agency
(Celebrity management agency)

- Fantastic location--spectacular, 180º views of the ocean and beach
- Hot tub and dining table for 8 and gas grill on the oversize ocean-facing patio
- Fully equipped, ocean-view gourmet kitchen, with copper/stainless steel pots, a Subzero refrigerator and gas range and all expected amenities.
- Wood fireplace, large farm dining table, antique dining chairs
- 3 flat screen TVs, surround sound system, WiFi
- Heating and air conditioning in the guest house, central heating and ventilation in the main house (which has an insulated roof and cinderblock construction)
- Oversized towels, cotton bedding and Turkish cotton bathrobes in all bedrooms.
- Detached gym with treadmill, elliptical, stationery bike and weight machine
- Long board, 3 boogie boards, beach blankets, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas
- 10 private parking spaces
- Modern large-capacity washer-dryer, and much more
- Upon request a toddler bed, a crib and a high chair can be made available.

- Master bedroom: (1) queen size bed
- Bedroom 2, in main house: (1) queen size bed
- Guest house: (1) queen size bed, (1) twin size bed and, under it, (1) twin sized trundle bed.

- Our preference is, whenever possible, is for Saturday-to-Saturday bookings, followed by bookings beginning or ending on a Saturday.
- Pets are allowed with Owner’s consent. Just tell is how many pets you would be traveling with. There is a one-time $90 pet cleaning fee.
- No smoking inside the house
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and 12% Malibu tax apply. We will be glad to send you a detailed quote.

Ask us for the free PDF mini-guide: "Enjoy Malibu. It will give you all the information you need to find the best beaches, trails, surf camps, tennis, golf or horseback riding facilities, restaurants, arts and culture and local events, and even the homes of celebrities and the most hidden, exclusive beaches.

Ask us also for the URL or our web site, where you will find more photos and detailed information about the amenities of this beautiful property.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome. More than 100 families with children have stayed at this house since 2007, and there has never been the slightest issue. 100% satisfaction. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside the house, only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Please ask for the width of the doors. The bathrooms are not equipped with support bars....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    sleeps 4...moreless

  • The main house has two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed. The guest house has: - One queen size bed - Two twin beds: one is a day bed and, under it, there is a pull-out trundle bed. Each has a comfortable mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Please see our web site for more photos and more details about the amenities....moreless


  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Standard subscription with Charter communications. If you require access to a specific cable channel, just let us know and we will have it added for you....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Surround sound Polk system. Connect your iPhone or iPad wirelessly or with a cable....moreless

  • Television:

    3 flat screens TVs: i living room, master bedroom, guest house. In the gym, a DVD player with flat screen TV. The TV in the living room is a 4K, UltraHD smart TV giving access to Netflix, Hulu, etc...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    House sits on 8 acres, 1,200ft from the ocean, aerial distance. It overlooks a continuous stretch of 4 miles of public sandy beach, best in Malibu. From the house you see the sun rise and set on ocean...moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Antique dining table with breathtaking ocean views. The best dining room view in Malibu, period! Comfortable seating for 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in the guest house. The main house never needs AC. The walls are hollow cinderblocks and there is a special heat-reflecting coating on the roof Also this area usually has a cool ocean breeze....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    10MB downlink minimum....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top of the line LG washer-dryer, large capacity installed in 2016...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Woodburning fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Detached gym equipped with a Gold Gym treadmill, an elliiptical, a stationery bicycle and a weight machine. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Incoming and outgoing calls. Free, unlimited calls anywhere in North America....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating in the main house and in the guest house...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless in both structures....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Each room comes with 4 oversize bath towels, 2 Turkish cotton bathrobes, 2 pairs of Egyptian cotton bedsheets, and a comforter. 8 beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2016 sofa, and 4 French chairs. Large screen flat screen 4K Smart TV, giving access to Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and other web tV channels. Surround sound Polk system, DVD player. ...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Carport for 2 vehicles. About 10 more cars can park around the house, behind the gate....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes. I would not recommend bringing a 40ft RV to the house, but several times guests have come with smaller RVs. Please ask tell us how long your RV is....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Land line, unlimited incoming and outgoing calls to the US and Canada....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    4 oversize bath towels per room. 8 beach towels for the house...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Top of the line, large capacity LG washer-dryer installed in 2016...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless throughout the entire property...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fax


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We have a long standing relationship with a local, excellent yet inexpensive chef/caterer...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Expresso maker and drip coffee-maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless steel pots and pans, as well as high-grade copper-lined pots (Williams Sonoma)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well equipped, with quality tableware for 8. Plates, glasses, serving dishes. tableware. etc.. All you need to prepare and serve gourmet dinners for 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher installed in 2016...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The house comes with salt, pepper, some spices, coffee filters, coffee, sweeteners, and a few other breakfast amenities. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove:

    4 burner gas range with over...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:



  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    large ocean-facing patio, amazing 180º view of the ocean...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby, Malibu Country Club...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden around the house with native, low water plants: jade, aloe, agave...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor barbeque...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 boogie boards, one 8' surfboard...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    35 jet outdoor hot tub, on the ocean-facing terrace. Always at the perfect temperature. Water is changed every time, before new guests arrive. If you prefer to have no chemicals, just let us know....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 46 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 22 to Nov 4
Oct 22 - Nov 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 5 to 18
Nov 5 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay
Low season after Thanksgiving
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2016
6 night min stay

Year end holidays
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

Low season 2017
Jan 7 - Jun 30, 2017
6 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

SEptember to THanksgiving
Sep 1 - Nov 17, 2017
6 night min stay

Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

Thanksgiving to Winter holiday
Nov 25 - Dec 15, 2017
6 night min stay

Winter holidays
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $90 + tax
  • Cleaning $225 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%


Huge discounts for Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 and Nov 13 to 19 .

Check-in and/or check out on a Saturday are preferred --Please email us before requesting a booking.

During July, August, Thanksgiving & year-end holidays, minimum stay is 7 nights with check-in /check out on Saturday.

Payments by eCheck occur no fees. For payments by credit card or Paypal, the fees charged by HomeAway will be deducted from the deposit refund. For more info:

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Los Angeles InNternational Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
At Point Dume
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Westlake Golf Course
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Thousand Oaks: trains to San Francisco and LA
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101, going to San Francisco or to LA
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
At Point Dume, several restaurants
130 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear

Car: Necessary

The house sits on 8 acres of land, about 1,200ft aerial distance from the ocean, on a 330ft high bluff overlooking 4 miles of sandy public beaches, with stunning 180º beach/whitewater views, arguably the best in Malibu. The wife of Hollywood star Jan Michael Vincent, who lived in this house with her husband before we bought it told us that Denzel Washington and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page lived there before. The property sits on 8 acres of land, has 180º whitewater ocean views, and faces a 4 mile long public sandy beach including Westward beach, Broad beach, Zuma beach. The property is quiet and private, with three buildings: the main house, an adjacent guest house and a detached gym. You will have exclusive use of all three. There are three bedrooms and two baths. 8 adults can stay in comfort. Please ask us for the address of our web site, which has more photos, and our last minute special discounted price offers. Guests tell us: 'photos don't do justice.'


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Born and raised in France, business brought me to Manhattan in 1979. I moved to Malibu in 1994. We bought this house in 1995 and remodeled it, blending the style of the South of France with the original Malibu style. We moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and have rented out this house year-round ever since. We also have two houses in Los Angeles, which we rent via HomeAway to Guests from around the world. We are grateful for the more than 300 positive testimonials received in our guest books

Why the Owner Chose Western Malibu, Malibu, CA, USA:
The most romantic and comfortable 3BR 2BA celebrity house on 8 acres in Malibu with the best 180º ocean views, a fireplace, an ocean-facing hot tub, a gourmet kitchen and a detached gym. Beamed ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, comfortable Posturepedic beds. Ideal for families, or groups of friends to get away and chill. You will enjoy the complete privacy: the house sits behind gates, on 8 acres of land. From the ocean-facing hot tub, watch the sun rise and set over the ocean. From the dining room, terrace or hot tub, watch the dolphins surf the waves. The house faces the best, 4 mile long stretch of public sandy beach in Malibu. Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, Danny De Vito and other celebrities have houses on this beach.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Stunning ocean views, romantic, private, comfortable, cozy, elegant, excellent amenities, clean, safe, gated property on 8 acres. This house was the residence of Jan MIchael Vincent (Airwolf TV series). His wife told us that, before him, Denzel Washington, Jimmy Page, and Captain & Tenille and several other celebrities lived there.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 180º oceanview, sunrise to sunset, from terrace

    180º oceanview, sunrise to sunset, from terrace

  • Ocean view from living room

    Ocean view from living room

  • Bedroom in main house

    Bedroom in main house

  • Gourmet kitchen: Subzero fridge, Bosch dishwasher, espresso maker..

    Gourmet kitchen: Subzero fridge, Bosch dishwasher, espresso maker..

  • View of sun setting on ocean

    View of sun setting on ocean

  • Breakfast room with italian ceramics. Romantic and cozy.

    Breakfast room with italian ceramics. Romantic and cozy.

  • Bathroom in main house

    Bathroom in main house

  • Spa on terrace. Replaced recently with a newer 35 jet model.

    Spa on terrace. Replaced recently with a newer 35 jet model.

  • Garden is wonderful in the afternoon. The bench is a copy of Monet's bench

    Garden is wonderful in the afternoon. The bench is a copy of Monet's bench

  • This gated property is totally private.

    This gated property is totally private.

  • Sunrise on the ocean

    Sunrise on the ocean

  • Ocean-facing living room, and ocean-facing dining area

    Ocean-facing living room, and ocean-facing dining area

  • Living room and fireplace

    Living room and fireplace

  • Bedroom in main house

    Bedroom in main house

  • Kitchen with great ocean views. At the end: breakfast room with Italian ceramics

    Kitchen with great ocean views. At the end: breakfast room with Italian ceramics

  • Outside main house at night

    Outside main house at night

  • Full bath in the guest house. There is also a stacked washer dryer.

    Full bath in the guest house. There is also a stacked washer dryer.

  • Garden: jade, aloe, firethorn, roses, bougainvilliers, hibiscus, corral tree.

    Garden: jade, aloe, firethorn, roses, bougainvilliers, hibiscus, corral tree.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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