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Fabulous Private Setting--Close to Beach--Stunning Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and offers a perfect retreat for friends and families to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Settled on top of Sunset Mesa and backing up to Santa Monica State Park the unobstructed views are truly unique and magical. The two-story home has 3 bedrooms/3 baths upstairs and an room and bathroom downstairs. The first floor living room, dining room, kitchen and den all open up onto to a large outdoor patio/deck bringing the outside in! Live the true SoCal lifestyle with sweeping views from every room!

This is truly a one of a kind property offering serenity and solitude in a wonderful neighborhood enclave. It's proximity to everything is icing on the cake: a walk to the beach or a 2 minute drive to park cross Pacific Coast Highway to the beach (pictured above) or the Getty Villa and a short drive to the towns and beaches of Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. This house is ideally located for access to everything Los Angeles has to offer: just 30 minutes to downtown, Dodger Stadium, Hollywood or the LA Zoo or LAX; 90 minutes to Santa Barbara or San Diego.

More Details

Teri Carcano
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Teri Carcano

My husband Steve and I have lived in this house for almost 20 years. There is nothing like living on the Coast in beautiful Southern California--we love it!

Teri Carcano purchased this house in 1999

Why Teri Carcano chose Malibu

The views, serenity and location!

What makes this house unique

This house has incredible mountain views from almost every room. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, yet you are so close to everything. This property is so unique in that it provides ultimate privacy, access and you are surrounded by nature.


Malibu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The house and property cannot be used for commercial use of any kind (photos, video, production, events, etc.).
  • No auto parking on the property. Plentiful parking is available on the street in front of the house. Do not leave valuables in car.
  • Absolutely no commercial or profit based activities to take place on property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Queen Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Full Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full (1), Twin size beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Fabulous Private Setting--Close to Beach--Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

This Malibu home was simply dreamy.

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Malibu was fantastic and made all the more special because of our accommodations. The home is simply beautiful, warm & cozy. The setting was spectacular - we could hear owls, frogs, spot hummingbirds, and view millions of stars at night. Our family of 6 stayed here over our Spring Break and everyone had a spot to relax and unwind. The pool/spa was perfect for our kids and the fireplace was the place to be at the end of the night. The TV room was perfect for a movie night but anyone that preferred to just read by the fire could do so in the family room. The house was well appointed for our large group. We did not need one thing while we were there. Teri, our host, was the best. She was always available for our questions and very helpful with where to go and what to do while we were there. We will certainly return and highly recommend this home to anyone traveling to LA/Malibu.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katy, I so enjoyed hosting you and your delightful family and I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay. A huge thank you for leaving the house in perfect condition! Please do come back! Teri
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Wonderful property, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful, well-appointed and conveniently located. Our host Teri went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable, and was very accessible to answer any questions. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! You and your lovely family were so easy to communicate with and wonderful guests. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay! Teri
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Malibu Zen

  • 5 of 5

A hidden LA gem! Nestled on a ridge top with fantastic views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Topanga State Park is an extension of the backyard - making you feel like you are the only there. The soundscape is divine - birds, wind blowing through the trees and the calming sound of the garden fountain.

The house has a great layout and is both spacious and cozy - especially for families. The master bedroom is extra special with amazing views of the mountains from every window, plus a great deck where you can see the Pacific Ocean. All the beds are comfortable and everyone slept well during out stay. The bathrooms are nice, especially the master with a large walk in/sit-down shower, plus a huge separate soaking tub that even includes a reading stand for books!

The kitchen is perfect for all kinds of cooking, large gas range, convection oven and microwave. There's a terrific, outdoor, direct-line gas grill that will impress any grill master - including an outdoor fridge for easy access to cold drinks!

House is awesome for entertainment both inside and out. 2 big flat screen TV's, a reading nook and a game room. A really clever design feature is the garage converted into a cool play/movie room - complete with a transparent garage door. You can watch movies on warm nights al fresco with the moon light pool and garden as a backdrop.

The outdoor wow factor is bar none. The pool, hot tub, outdoor fireplace with lounge area, and the beautifully landscaped gardens with pond/fountain are fantastic. One of our favorite trees, the Australian Gum, graces the property with it's majestic presence - giving off just the perfect amounts of light and shade through out the day. Nights are a star gazers paradise - the perfect place to brush up on your astronomy.

The owner, Teri, is a wonderful host and was most helpful during our stay. She has a fantastic folder filled with all the best places to visit - beaches, restaurants, hikes, museums, you name it.

We can't wait to come back next year for some more Malibu Zen!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect week in Malibu

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Malibu. The house was large enough to accomodate two familes.

The kids thorougly enjoyed themselves in what is a very child friendly house - bikes, building blocks, train sets and their own TV room. This really was helped us have the perfect family vacation.

We never tired of waking up each morning and looking at the mountain views - a truly magical place.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heidi. We're so glad you found our home magical--we couldn't agree more. Teri
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Wonderful place, amazing for kids

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed stayed at the house with our two children, ages 5 and 3, this August. The house is beautiful, clean and very comfortable. Very well set up for guests. We felt completely at home and were sad to leave at the end of our stay. The views are indeed stunning. The outdoor areas are amazing, with stunning views over the Topanga Canyon.The house has a playground and a playroom, so our kids were in heaven. The house is less than 5 minutes drive away from the Beach and the Getty Villa, on a very quiet street, with no through traffic. We had a great time and are planning to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect vacation rental for our family. Also this home is excellent for a family with small children. Centrally located, very convenient to downtown Santa Monica & Malibu, with easy access to the freeway, and yet the property provides tranquil seclusion. Back yard & deck were well maintained & the views to Topanga Canyon are stunning. The property was very clean & spacious. Excellent restaurants in the area. Would definitely stay here in the future. Thank you Teri & Steve for letting us stay here. Also, Paulette who manages the property lives close by and is readily available for any needs you might have. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa and family, so glad you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to your return.
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Cafe Habana Malibu
Nobu Malibu
Malibu Farm Pier Cafe
Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio
The Canyon Bistro
Cafe Vida
Ester's Wine Shop
Rose Cafe-Restaurant
Pizzeria Mozza
Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe
Superba Food + Bread
Old Place Restaurant
Saloon style dining, table to table singing duo, food is good, but you go for the atmosphere...
Los Liones Hiking Trail
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mastros, Taste, Rosenthal Winery
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Metrorail 4th and Broadway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mastros, Taste
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bottom of neighborhood
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Property Damage Protection $99

-Maximum of 8 guests
- Quiet neighborhood must be considerate, excessive noise prohibited! No loud music/noise after 10 pm.
- Cleaning fee $300 per service, mid week cleaning available
- Standard reservation: 5 day minimum
-Pool can be heated for an additional $50/day
-Absolutely no commercial or profit based activities to take place on property.
-No parking or vehicles allowed on property, plenty of street parking is available
-House is not to be used as a gathering place
-Strict adherence to check-out and penalty will be incurred unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by host

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.