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Extraordinary Retreat in Malibu

Malibu, CA, USA
  • Cottage700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4


Romantic stone guest cottage is nestled in park like grounds, which are adjacent to Leo Carillo State Park and miles of gorgeous trails. A 5 minute drive from one of Malibu's finest beaches--Leo Carrillo State Beach. Haven for hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists, beach goers, or those who just want to sit and rest. English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German spoken by the owners.

Detailed Description of Property: Get away to a one of a kind oasis in the hills of Malibu. A rare wonderland 5 minutes from Leo Carillo Beach, one of Malibu's prettiest, and surrounded by miles of state park and trails. The property itself is like being in a secluded park, with the only neighbors anywhere near being the friendly, quiet property owners who live up top and are available to help you with anything you need, including fresh herbs from the garden and tips on where to go around town. One is a Malibu native, and they both have lived all over the world and speak German, French, Spanish and Italian, in addition to English. Your home is a large cottage built out of the stones from the surrounding mountainside. Enjoy the winding brick and stone paths through the grounds where you can visit 4 friendly chickens or the charming organic garden.

Cottage Amenities: It is beautiful and luxurious, equipped with a California king size bed decked in bamboo linens, a full kitchen, wireless high speed Internet, 42' flat screen TV, dvd and cd player, and a large stone two person shower. Outside, you may help yourself to lounge chairs or an outdoor eating area with gas grill.

Nearby Surroundings: The property is located in northern Malibu, which is the part of the Los Angeles coastline most protected from development. There are dozens of beaches a short drive away in addition to Leo Carillo, which is at the bottom of the hill. For example, Zuma Beach is about 10 minutes away. Nature trails are all over--a lovely one is less than a five minute walk away. The property is adjacent to Mulholland Hwy, which is a favorite for those who love to bike. We are about 15 minutes from local shopping, and within a half hour, you can be at all kinds of shops--in Malibu, Agoura Hills, among other neighboring towns. We are an approximately 45 minute drive to Santa Monica and Santa Barbara.



Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Owner

We are husband and wife--She born and raised in Malibu before schooling, working and living on the East Coast and Europe for years. He is German and his lived all over Europe, in Africa, and has worked all over the world. Our professional field is sustainability and energy policy. She is a policy analyst and advocate, and he specializes in media and marketing. We love our two dogs as family members and are living our dream, of which we hope to share a slice with you soon.

Owner purchased this Cottage in 2011

Why Owner chose Malibu

One of us is a Malibu native and still a home girl at heart. Both of us have longed to live where we can breathe easily, grow our own food, have water from our own well, enjoy natural and architectural beauty, and still be close to our urban and family responsibilities. After years of searching, we finally got lucky.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, A queen size futon or twin bed can be added
      • The luxurious California King size bed has a plush, all plant fiber mattress pad, a hypoallergenic organic plant fiber duvet, and bamboo sheets.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • There is an open stone shower. There is an organic hemp curtain that has been added since the photo was taken, although the shower is already private without it, if you prefer looking at nature. Privacy curtains separate the bathroom area from the rest of the cottage.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Near The Ocean


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Fireplace
                      There is a gas-burning fireplace.
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Shared use of house phone for occasional, brief calls within the U.S. Cell phone service very limited.
                    • Heating
                      Space heaters are provided. In the coldest winter months, they will bring the interior temperature up to approximately the mid-high 60's inside.
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                      Organic and bamboo linens provided.
                    • Living Area
                    • Living Room
                      There is a sunken living room/sitting area. Note that the cottage has an open floor plan - that is, it is a round space that does not have full walls dividing the spaces.
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      There is onsite parking for guests.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      Shared use of house phone for occasional, brief calls within the U.S..
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bamboo towels plus beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      The cottage does not have a washing machine, but guests in need of the occasional machine wash may use the owners' machine.
                    • Water Tank
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          There is an equipped kitchen with most basic amenities.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          The cottage comes with a small gas range with oven.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A handful of coffee table books/magazines.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  42' inch flat screen TV
                                • Video Library


                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Courtyard
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio


                                        • playground
                                        • caves
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • cinemas
                                        • pond
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues
                                        • waterfalls
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • There is a tankless hot water heater, and for space heating, there are three electric space heaters. There are two ceiling fans for cooling. On the coldest winter nights, the cottage typically is around 65-68 degrees with heaters on. On the hottest summer days, the cottage is typically around 70-75 degrees. In other words, it is pretty temperate, and the vast majority of guests are comfortable. But those looking for very warm or cool interior temperatures may not be ideally comfortable. The water from the tap is high quality and comes from our well, which is tested for purity regularly. Cell phone service limited. We allow well behaved pets.There is a $50 surcharge per pet. For additional details on our pet policy, please inquire. Check in time is 3-10 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. We are sometimes able to accommodate alternative times - please inquire. In the event we can accommodate late check-ins, there will be a surcharge.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          65 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Absolutely serene!

                                                          Manju R.Los Angeles

                                                          Awesome place to retreat! Can’t wait for my next trip!

                                                          Great Place

                                                          Nick M.

                                                          Had a great time here. The owners are very welcoming and knowledgeable of the area. Would highly recommend.

                                                          Magical stone cottage

                                                          Fran S.

                                                          We really enjoyed staying in this unique and quiet hideaway, which is actually even nicer than the photos. It feels remote but is only a few minutes up the road from Malibu beaches. Love the central fireplace! There are a lot of hikes you can do, as well as good shops and restaurants nearby. This is a wonderful spot to unwind!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much, Fran, for visiting, and we are so glad it was a good experience for you!

                                                          Awesome back country cottage perfect for couple

                                                          Nicole D.

                                                          Can’t add much to prior reviews of this excellent cottage. Incredible stonework patios and stone round house. Hosts have thought through many details to make your stay both lux and practical, for example with cooler and ice packs for beach or groceries, excellent hiking trail book in addition to beach towels/toys. But you won’t want to leave the cottage!

                                                          Special Hideaway

                                                          Rene J.

                                                          We stayed for 2 1/2 months and highly recommend. Separate guest house on large gated property was ideal for our dog. Only a couple of miles up the canyon from Leo Carrillo surfing and another couple miles further up the canyon to great mountain biking. Great hosts. Easy living.

                                                          Great Malibu House in Perfect Location

                                                          Steve D.

                                                          We lived in Malibu for 30 years, then moved away. But we came back for an extended trip starting and ending in this special place. The stone guest house, a short distance from the nicest beaches around, was a perfect home away from home. One couldn't ask for more.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We were so delighted to have you and your sweet dogs make this your home away from home!


                                                          Malibu, CA, USA

                                                          Other Activities: hiking, wine tasting, farmer's markets

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          Additional Guest Fee

                                                          Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Stays of more than 2 weeks subject to higher damage deposit. Extra person fees of $15/night applies for each person exceeding the maximum occupancy of 2. Single night stays are occasionally available when we are not too busy. Please inquire..

                                                          65 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                          Property # 907112ha