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Malibu Mountain Retreat Just Minutes From The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Malibu Mountain Retreat Just Minutes From The Beach

Enjoy pristine mountain views from this lovely 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home nestled in the mountains of Malibu on a quiet street. Light, bright and beautifully maintained with hardwood floors and a fabulous indoor/outdoor flow. Enjoy peaceful canyon living from one of the two decks. See nature at its best, then, hike, swim, walk, read, cook, shop and relax! Just 7 minutes to beach!

There is no better place in Malibu to enjoy the nature you see from this upper deck, enjoying the sunset, drinking a glass of white wine, and cooking fresh fish on the gas grill.

There are two living areas, one where you can play the piano or enjoy a good read away from the TV and a large family room where you can watch your favorite movies on a flat screen TV; Blu-Ray player connected to TV. There are also books to read as you relax in this serene setting.

The open floor plan allows people in the kitchen, living and dining areas to stay connected. Many windows bring in natural light. Comfortable furnishings & uncluttered living space. Indoor dining seat 8. Kitchen is fully equipped to cook and bake. Includes Wi-Fi and house phone with unlimited calling in the U.S.

The master bedroom has a queen bed and full en suite bathroom. Large sliding glass doors provide easy access to the upper deck for sunning and viewing.

Each of the other two bedrooms has a queen bed with an additional queen-size futon that fills each loft.

Carport with room for 2 cars.

Play on the beach with our boogie boards and sand toys using our beach umbrella, chairs, cooler and beach towels.

We have compiled a House Book with local information on where to buy groceries, rent bicycles, best beaches and hikes. We also have local guidebooks.

Our home’s greatest asset is the location – close to the beach but away from the traffic on Pacific Coast Highway and summer crowds. 25 miles from LAX airport, easy access to Santa Monica, Hollywood and other LA landmarks with Disneyland 60 miles away. The interior of the home is light and bright. We hope you find our mountain home the ideal springboard for your discoveries and adventures in Southern California.

The winding 3 mile drive up to our home from the beach has spectacular views of the Santa Monica Bay and surrounding mountains. Once you are arrive, you are in the tranquility of the mountains.

Under 25 welcome with restrictions.

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Priscilla MacRae
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016

About Priscilla MacRae

We have lived and worked in Malibu for 28 years raising our two daughters here. We love this area of Malibu because of the location, in the mountains but close to the beach as well as the museums, restaurants, and night life of Los Angeles.

Why Priscilla MacRae chose Los Angeles County

We bought this house because of the natural beauty of the area as well as the quietness and serenity of the neighborhood. We love the close access to trails for mountain biking and hiking as well as its proximity to the beach.

What makes this house unique

There are many windows in the house, light hardwood floors in kitchen and living area and indoor/outdoor flow leading to multiple decks make it the perfect mountain escape with close access to the beaches and restaurants of Malibu.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Malibu Mountain Retreat Just Minutes From The Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful Quiet Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed with my family, which included my son, and my daughter with her husband and my six month old granddaughter. I had the pleasure of enjoying five nights at this lovely vacation home . Priscilla was a very good hostess providing us with a very warm and inviting accomodation and being very accessible to addressing any questions that we had.

The bedrooms were very comfortable and gave you plenty of space to enjoy private time, and the master sweet had easy access to the beautiful outside deck areas. My daughter had plenty of room to accommodate her baby's portable crib and the room was perfect for her to take her naps.

We enjoyed both spacious sitting areas - the family room with the tv was a great room for relaxing together for everyone. Our little Miri especially enjoyed a giant stuffed bear which gave her just enough support to sit up by herself and have fun with her doting family!

There was plenty of room in the fridge and we enjoyed preparing breakfast and lunch to share together dining in the outside areas. The views we had taking a short walk up behind the house were amazing, especially the huge full moon(both rising at night and then setting in the morning), constellations, hummingbirds, and even seeing a flock of green parrots! Looking out to the ocean, it was breathtakingly beautiful.

Driving the road down to Malibu was a little scary with its switch back curves, but the views were amazing and made the beaches very accessible. We especially enjoyed Zuma Beach with its long beautiful stretches of sand and gorgeous sunset , El Matador Beach with its magnificent rock formations, and Leo Carrillo Beach with its many tide pools, huge waves and very skilled surfers!

Priscilla had everything you could need for the beach, which made it perfect for us to explore the different areas. The washer and dryer worked great and having all the detergent and fabric sheets made it very easy to keep things fresh. The driveway provided us with two spots under the carport and one for my son-in-law to park in when he came up from LA. It is on an angle so you need to be cautious.

Thank you Priscilla for sharing your lovely mountain home! It is a family vacation that we will all have very fond memories of!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It is most helpful for us and for future guest to our home. It brings me such pleasure to year how much joy your family enjoyed at our property. Hope you will return. Warmest Regards, Priscilla
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Exquisite location in Malibu

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in this spacious three bedrooms and two lofts house in Coral Canyon above Malibu. There are three nice decks, two of which are equipped with outdoor furniture, providing lovely sitting places. The house is well equipped for extended stay and is fully air-conditioned (critical in the 95-100F we had that week) though it is a bit on the mature side. Cell reception (verizon) was available through a multiplier at specific spots in the house and a landline for calls within the US was available as well. Excellent WiFi. The quiet location, and magnificent views were priceless and so was the pleasant interaction with the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review of our property. Hope you made wonderful memories with you family. Warmest Regards, Priscilla
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Delightful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised. We really enjoyed the quiet canyon experience away from the hustle and bustle of LA. It is close enough to be convenient to beaches and shopping yet far away enough to feel like a wonderful retreat. There was plenty of space and most everything we wanted in the kitchen, all for a reasonable price. Thanks for a fun weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Malibu mountain home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and organized home. The drive up the mountain was a bit tough and winding for this Kansas girl but we got used to it. There were as few trips up and down as possible! Kept us organized with trips.

No cell service with Verizon at the house which was nice on vacation but having wifi was great. There was a landline available also.

All the amenities were provided and was a nice space to run and play inside for my son. The decks and space outside were great for meals.

Good first trip on vrbo!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your informative review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return.
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Wonderful stay at gracious home in Malibu

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at this wonderful family home in Malibu. Priscilla was easy to work with. She was kind and gracious and replied to all of our questions promptly. Her home was comfortable, clean and welcoming. The layout was perfect for our family of four and could have easily accommodated several more guests while still allowing everyone to spread out and have their space. The overall feel of the home was one of generosity, from the welcome basket at check-in, to the booklet explaining things to see and do in Malibu, to the notes inviting us to use the spices in the kitchen and the beach equipment in the front closet. The home is towards the top of a steep canyon so having a car is a must!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (3 kids ages 15-11) rented the house early July and spent most of our time in the Malibu location and the surrounding area. The house is nestled 3 miles up in the mountains with spectacular ocean and mountain views while driving up and down. The house is very clean, presentable, provides plenty of space and is well equipped with everything one needs! The bedrooms are ideal for the kids and have really cool lofts. Location is central and ideal to visit the various beaches in Malibu and Santa Monica and also great for hiking mountain trails.

The owner was extremely responsive, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend this rental!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Malibu Seafood
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Corral Canyon
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Malibu House Rental Rates

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Early summer
May 24 2017 - Jun 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 22 2017 - Aug 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500

Full refund if cancelled 30 days before rental start date.
50% refund if cancelled 15-29 days before rental start date.
No refund if cancelled less than or equal to 14 days before rental start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Malibu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs guest bath - toilet
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jacuzzi tub
  • Bathrooms are small but light and airy
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , high-quality mattress, access to upper deck, two closets
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen mattress with memory form topper & Queen futon in loft
    Third bedroom - 1 queen , Queen mattress with memory foam topper & queen futon in loft
  • Both the second and third bedrooms have large closets with mirrored doors (plenty of shelves), and lofts accessed by ladders. A queen futon mattress fills each loft. There is A/C upstairs, but we often enjoy opening the windows at night to let in the cool breeze and using the ceiling fans. We advise that parents with small children supervise their climb up and down the ladders to access the lofts.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
In the Santa Monica Mountains, 7 minutes to Corral Canyon Beach for swimming and boogie boarding, 10 minutes to Malibu Surf Rider Beach or 15 minutes to Zuma Beach for surfing and volleyball. You can rent stand-up paddle boards, surfboards and kayaks 15 minutes away at Malibu Surf Shack - across from Malibu Pier. Biking – bring your own mountain bikes to ride in the mountains from the house or rent bikes, or roller blades, at the Santa Monica Pier, to enjoy the hike-and-bike trail along the beach. Enjoy hikes at Solstice Canyon or at the top of Corral Canyon Road with access to the 68 mile Backbone Trail running a top the Santa Monica Mountains. Buy fresh fish at Malibu Seafood. Major grocery store only 12 minutes away. Upscale shopping is 15 minutes away at Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Lumberyard or 15 miles south at 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Camarillo Outlets are 20 miles north.

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