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Georgous Spanish Casita 8 Minutes From Beach and very close to Pepperdine.

Bedrooms 2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain Ocean Views ~ Peace/ serenity/ minutes to town

This one of a kind property is located in a lavishly built Spanish gated estate on 250 acres of manicured grounds boasting the finest hand carved Mexican Paver stones. From almost everywhere on the property you can look down the canyon past waves of chaparral-cloaked hills all the way to the Pacific ocean. The quiet and privacy here are absolute. The Casa is an Estancia -Style structure with earth-toned stucco walls, a genuine Mexican tile roof and a wide lawn sweeping out in front. Immerse yourself in the Iconic Malibu in this state of the art guesthouse on a private Estate. This rural-residential property of 250 acres is just 12 minutes away from the Malibu center with it's restaurants, beaches, horse-back trails, hiking trails, boutiques, art galleries, Pepperdine University and loads of fabulous world class restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Your own private decks, lawns and Jacuzzi spa along with a Pergola are your views. Take a leisurely soak in the spa while watching the sunrise or the stars at night.Cocoon in your custom sheesham wood beds outfitted with organic mattress, exquisite linens, feather and down pillows and duvet. Two custom bathrooms, one with tub, round out your bath experience. The kitchen is outfitted with all modern appliances such as coffee maker, juicer, toaster, dishes, glasses, bowls, pots pans~~ everything you need to cook.

I you have a larger group I have two additional adjoining suites in the Main Residence with a private patio connecting both of them. Please ask

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Geraldine Gilliland
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Geraldine Gilliland

My name is Geraldine and I hail from Northern Ireland. I moved to America in 1975 with my backpack and $300 and I have never looked back. I live on the property in the Casa Grande so I am always there to assist guests with anything. There is also a full time property manager to assist with any little thing. I was nominated for Irishwoman of the Year by Ireland's Former President, Mary McAleese and I received my award on Saint Patrick's Day 2015 by the Irish Fair Foundation. It is such as great honor to be acknowledged by Mary McAleese.

Geraldine Gilliland purchased this estate in 1995

Why Geraldine Gilliland chose Los Angeles County

Total privacy and security yet only minutes to the nightlife in Malibu. There is always a movie star sighting around town and we have a huge celebrity population here. Pierce Brosnan, Roma Downy and Mark Burnett, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Downy Junior, Martin Sheen and Family are only a few names seen frequently around town.

Please note that we do not permit weddings at this property.

What makes this estate unique

This one of a kind property is located in a lavishly built Spanish gated estate on 250 acres of manicured grounds boasting the finest hand carved Mexican Paver stones. From almost everywhere on the property you can look down the canyon past waves of chaparral-cloaked hills all the way to the Pacific ocean. The quiet and privacy here are absolute. The Casa is an Estancia -Style structure with earth-toned stucco walls, a genuine Mexican tile roof and a wide lawn sweeping out in front.

This is Not A typical 'Rental' - this is my Home. 5 Star Luxury - Spectacular. Fully Furnished Spanish 1800 SQ ft with 'loft'. Ten minutes to Malibu center and all the stores, 5 minutes to Corral Beach. Hiking, Nature trails, Solstice Canyon and the backbone trails. Open floor plan with Ocean and mountain views. Very Spacious -- will rent to single person or couple only (will consider small children and dog). Granite Island Kitchen, Water Filtration system, Custom Wood Cabinets, Light Oak Floors in loft and Mexican Pavers in rest of home. Custom Mexican Ceramic tiles in two bathrooms, Restoration Hardware and Spanish Antique furniture and lighting. High quality Linens and Towels, WIFI, Verizon Fios, HiFi Stereo with I pod dock, 60' TV plus 42' flat screen in bedroom.

Private Jacuzzi Spa with outdoor lounge furniture, Working Fireplace.... there is Simply Nothing Nicer for this price. Period. The perfect place for a couple - will consider a dog. Awesome outdoor kitchen with Santa Maria BBQ, Mexican Beehive Oven and Gas BBQ and side two burner stove for outdoor entertaining. Home built in 2010. new paint, modern...simply amazing. Laundry with washer drier, surround sound indoors and outdoors for entertaining. 3-4 night minimum.

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Georgous Spanish Casita 8 Minutes From Beach and very close to Pepperdine.
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

A truly lovely vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Geraldine's rental is incomparable to anything else we found when looking in that area, and all expectations were lived up to! You truly get a sense of privacy and relaxation in the Santa Monica Mountains that is both out of the city, yet close enough to go to the beach, to various recreation areas, and even out to the Channel Islands for the day. Our family decided to rent this place for the holidays this year, and Geraldine was a lovely and generous host to go out of her way to add some festive decorations and even bake us some wonderful food to share. We had multiple generations in our group, and EVERYONE loved the stay...which is a hard thing to accomplish sometimes with family and friends. One of our older guests said that the bed was the most comfortable bed she had ever slept on. It was overall just lovely to go out in the day and then return to the home to cook a meal, have a fire, and jump in the hot tub with views of the Pacific Ocean and constellations. Also, Geraldine's staff were wonderful and very helpful upon our arrival. I wouldn't think twice about renting this place, as I noticed the days on the calendar book out quickly!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristin, Thank you so much for choosing Rancho Chiquita for your family Christmas. I really enjoyed meeting you and I appreciate that you totally got the privacy yet being so close to town. The funny thing about the bed is so many of my guests say the same thing about how comfortable it is. One guests even ordered the same bed from my furniture man and had it shipped back east!!! It is organic and easily the best bed I have ever slept on. Have a very happy new year and next time come back in the summer so you can experience our beautiful beaches. Lots of love to the family Geraldine
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The property is stunning, very very private and beautiful outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark on a very misty and foggy night. coral Canyon is a very winding road and is not for the faint at heart. Once we arrived we were greeted and the house had beautiful views and lots of privacy. We were a party of 5 so we would have loved more seating in the living room and it was too cold and misty to sit outdoors and the indoor seating was limited to high stools or one couch so it was difficult to sit and have a conversation. Otherwise the house is well stocked and cute.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane Thank you for the review I really appreciate it. I am glad you got to experience Rancho Chiquita and our little bit of heaven in Malibu. Geraldine
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Stunning Property with a Warm Welcome

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was comfortable with amazing sunrises and sunsets. Geraldine was a warm and gracious hostess and made sure we had everything we needed. We stayed over Thanksgiving and the kitchen equipment was well stocked which made it easy to cook in. The location is remote but we grew to love this about the property. We commuted each day into Santa Monica for work and despite it being 45 minutes, the drive was spectacular along PCH. Also there are some lovely trails right off the property so lots of places to walk and enjoy the views. The property was well maintained and Geraldine was quick to react when we needed help with working appliances or needed more towels, etc. We look forward to visiting this property again on our next trip to Santa Monica.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jackie, Thank you so much for coming to Rancho Chiquita to stay. You are wonderful family and great guests and I really appreciated the way you left my house in spotless condition. Please have a wonderful Christmas, Geraldine
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

The property is as beautiful as described, the views are sublime, and the privacy is absolute. The owner and her property manager were responsive to our needs. We intend to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views, exquisite home

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a seven night stay at this property. The property is nestled in a very striking canyon in Malibu with sweeping views of the ocean and surrounding mountains as well as some of the prettiest sunsets we have seen. We live in Greater LA and decided to skip the hassle of a flight to go on vacation this time and to find something close to home. It took us just over an hour to get here but it was a world away from the craziness of Los Angeles. The property is exactly as pictured. It was immaculately cared for inside and out. The owner had such nice touches including soap, shampoo, conditioner, feminine products and a basket of lotions and sunburn cream, just in case. The bed was fabulous. We have traveled a lot over the years and both my husband and I agreed it was the most comfortable bed we had slept in. The bedding and pillows were super luxurious. In the kitchen, all of the small appliances (blender, coffee maker, toaster, etc.) were all high quality and even the knives, dishes and pans were very nice. The only note is that there are a lot of stairs to get in and out of the house. However, the owner provided a golf cart to transport out luggage up and down for us. My husband had recently had knee surgery so it was a hike to get up to the car but still worth it to stay in such a nice place. Truly, a wonderful and restful vacation at an amazing property minutes from the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rancho Chiquita Casita Exceeds Expectations in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The photos & video tour do not do this incredible estate justice. The canyon & ocean views and landscaping are absolutely breathtaking! The casita is full of extra special touches... one of our favorites included the imprinted paw prints in the master bath tile floor. Everything from the furnishings and lux bedding to the amenities exceeded expectations.

The location is central to almost anything you'd want to do in and around Malibu. Loved the proximity to Pacific Coast Highway. The drive up Corral Canyon Road in the dark was intimidating at first; if at all possible, try to arrive during daylight hours so you can anticipate the steep, winding climb. Our GPS did not get us there (left off near a lookout point, just a couple of minutes down CCR), so be sure to follow the directions provided. The casita has good Wi-Fi, but cell service is spotty. Load the Viber app if you need to call or text back home; we found it was the perfect excuse to put the phone away!

We had the most amazing girls getaway at the Casita from 7/19/16-7/23/16. Our only regret was our delayed arrival because of a flight cancelation, and we are incredibly thankful to the owner, Geraldine, for accommodating our very late arrival. The welcome tray & wine were such a nice touch. We loved her rescue dogs and her professional staff. We will miss the sunrises, sunsets & enjoying the late night city lights after a playful day at the beach, at the pier or in the vineyard.

This is a very special place. Geraldine has truly created an amazing experience for her guests. We feel so blessed to be there and look forward to coming back!

Jennifer R, Julie B & Leslie M

3 Midwest Forty-Somethings

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I expect to see you same time next year. Geraldine
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Car: necessary

We are quite literally 15 minutes to Pepperdine University. We are eight minutes to the beach and ten minutes to shops, restaurants and movies.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 11 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Guest after 6 per nite $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

The property is not available for weddings or parties. The property is available for a maximum of 28 days stay only. We are huge dog lovers and have several rescue dogs here but sadly we cannot host any dogs. We do not care to host any guests over 6 but may consider a special circumstance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Malibu Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom Spanish Tile Floors, Mexican ceramic Sink
  • Two custom Spanish tiled bathrooms. Master bath has tub. Both are decorated with beautiful custom Ceramic tile and hand made ceramic sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 2 king
    Loft Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa bed is located in the portico room. Queen Mattress
  • Master Bedroom and Loft Bedroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
We also have a brand new very comfyqueen sized custom sofa bed with a queen sized Serta mattress

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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