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10 minutes to Zuma Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located right above Zuma Beach. Zuma, is the Chumash word for abundance, come see where the mountains meet the sea. Close to hiking trails, public swimming pool and tennis courts. Restaurants close by and markets. Large landscaped property behind electric gate. Rope swing, pond with seating area.

We provide, boogie boards, umbrella, chairs, cooler and beach towels. If your flying you can leave all that home.

There is a gas bar b que, in the private patio with chairs and a lounge.

The cottage is fully equipped with linens, stove, oven, microwave, wifi, fireplace and a fan. We do not have air conditioning because this close to the beach we usually do not need it. We are having some very unseasonal weather now, so a fan is needed.

We provide some amenities to get you started, salt, pepper, olive oil, sugar, coffee and tea. We find when we stay places it is helpful to have these supplied because you often overlook them at the store.


Keywords: Studio Cottage

More Details

judi hutchinson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About judi hutchinson

We have lived in Malibu for 45 years, we raised 4 children here and now our 9 grandchildren call it home. They love visiting us and enjoy the beautiful yard, the tennis courts, right outside the gate, baseball fields and public swimming pool. Then of course, we have the beautiful Zuma beach.

judi hutchinson purchased this studio in 1968

Why judi hutchinson chose Western Malibu

We turned our guest house, that we built for our children, into a vacation rental, four years ago, and have enjoyed our many visitors, from all over the world.

What makes this studio unique

I am so fortunate to live in this beautiful area. I ride my bike down to Zuma Beach every morning and see many friends that I have met at Zuma Beach, we watch the dolphins play and see the whales, when they make their migration. I am an artist and there is always a wonderful scene to paint.

Our house that was built in 1952 has the original large front window which we love to sit there and watch the beautiful sunsets out over the Pacific. We never tire of the beauty of nature that we are surrounded by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed meeting you and Thoreau. Buddah loves your place, his fav by far. Love the nature feel and welcoming atmosphere of your home. Thank you for sharing.
Jul 2009
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Western Malibu Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only no tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) blow up mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful stay/Wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

Judi and Bob are lovely humans and this spot is equally lovely. Simple but has everything one would need for a short or extended stay. Will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The studio was very clean and nicely decorated. Stocked with all your kitchen needs. Extremely kind owners and a beautiful neighborhood. The bed was comfortable and the patio was perfect for relaxing. It is close to the very quiet and serene Zuma beach. We walked there (a little less than a mile) and drove there one day as parking is easier. Would definitely stay here again. Owners Judi and Bob make it a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with my daughter for 5 days. I was visiting her for summer in Pepperdine and It was just 20 min away. The cottage is very cosy, it has everything you need. The setting is just perfect. It is in a beautiful residencial area where you can walk and also has trails to hike 15 minutes away walking from the house with beautiful vistas to the ocean. We went to visit Zuma beach and also Point Dume Beach wich is also 10 min away.

Judi was very welcoming even bringing us some goodies. They were very helpful in answering our questions on where to go. The place has a small private garden where you can sit and have tea in the morning. It is by a high school beisbol field and it´s nice to hear the laughs of the kids playing in the morning. It´s quiet always inside the cottage.

Deffinitively look forward to stay there on my next visit.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Malibu Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our wedding weekend. It was very close to the beach and our venues. Judi is the sweetest. We really enjoyed our stay. WIFI works well, though cell service is weak, which is typical in Malibu. The bed is uber comfortable. Speaking of Uber (and Lyft), don't count on being able to use it here--very unrealiable service in west Malibu on 3 occasions. We were almost late to the wedding waiting on one of them to arrive. Finally cancelled and drove ourselves only to be charged a penalty by Lyft! I am told by locals to use Malibu Taxi. All in all, a nice visit.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was beautiful and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Judi was such a lovely woman. She greeted us upon arrival and showed us the property even though we arrived pretty late. The cottage was exactly what we expected- so cute and homey. It was in a nice secluded location, but still close enough to a lot of great restaurants and the beach. This place was perfect for our first time in Malibu and we certainly plan to come back for a longer stay! Thank you so much, Judi!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing stay in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a Pepperdine reunion, and had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It was cozy, peaceful, and well laid-out; just as described. The little patio was so cute, too. Judi was out of her town, but her husband was a very friendly and gracious host. We had some great hikes nearby on the Zuma trails and at Westward Beach. A lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Chinatown Central Plaza
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Malibu Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sprouzo's Italian
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Zuma Beach
Car: necessary

We are with in walking distance of the Famous Zuma Beach, where suffers abound along with kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and boogie boarding.

The Adamson house is a historic house and gardens located within the Malibu Lagoon State Park. Built in 1930 For Rhoda Rindge Adamson. The Getty Villa is a little further down the way where you can get a taste of old Europe and enjoy the beautiful collection of art and antiques.

Malibu Family Wine is only 4.8 miles from Zuma Beach. Take a picnic buy a bottle of wine and listen to local musicians out under the stars. Tasting room is open 7 days a week from 11:00 to 6:00.

Malibu and Vine Bar & grill at Malibu Golf Club. 4.5 miles

We have endless trails to hike, Escondido Falls, Boney Mountain State Wilderness, Zuma Canyon Trailhead, Backbone Trailhead, Charmlee Park, Solstice Canyon and more. One of the most beautiful hikes is our Headlands Park, where you look down at the beautiful waters of the Pacific and watch seals play on the rocks or see the grey whales on their migration.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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