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Architecturally Stunning Home in Perfect Malibu Location

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Quintessential Malibu lifestyle, truly living the dream.

Eagle's Watch is one of Malibu's most famous houses, impossible to miss while driving the Pacific Coast Highway and designed by legendary architect Harry Gesner. Perched above the Pacific Ocean, Eagle’s Watch has the best unobstructed panoramic view in Malibu. Perfect for entertaining with dramatic outdoor and indoor spaces, the views from every location are simply stunning. Stay in ultimate luxury in this one of a kind serene modern marvel.

This spectacular 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is quiet and secluded, but there are many activities near by. A short walk or drive to the beach for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach volley ball, or just lounging around. There are also local hiking trails with amazing views of the Malibu coastline. Malibu boasts numerous great restaurants and the popular Malibu Colony for shopping and your entertainment.

Now available for short & long term rentals, vacation rentals, special events, filming, and photography.

Contact us for more information on the home as well as pricing and availability as it varies by season.

More Details

Owner
Katherine VandeVoort
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Katherine VandeVoort

My grandfather built the house 'Eagle's Watch', that was designed by legendary architect Harry Gesner, so I take great pride in the home and take pleasure in others being able to enjoy such a marvelous location. I have been living in Malibu for 10 years, now with my husband and 3 children. My husband and I manage rental properties, we take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the luxuries of home! We also have great local tips to help you make the best of your stay.

Katherine VandeVoort purchased this villa in 1971

Why Katherine VandeVoort chose Malibu

Eagles Watch has become a famous Malibu landmark that is impossible to miss while driving along Pacific Coast Highway. Built by the late Orlando J. Aliberti and designed by the famous Architect Harry Gesner, both brilliant men with visionary thinking. Seen jetting out from the hillside, above La Costa beach, this house is often referred to as the 'boat House', the 'Viking House' or the 'Pagoda House', but Harry Gesner named the original built in 1955 'Eagle's Watch' due to the incredible 360 degree views of Malibu’s most jaw dropping canyons and seascapes. A cast bronze eagle sculpture is installed on the outer point of the property to commemorate the name of the house. Unlike the properties on the beachfront, Eagle’s Watch has the best panoramic view in Malibu from Santa Monica pier to Catalina to Malibu pier and Point Dume; the view in every direction is simply stunning.

Although the silhouette of the structure is initially most striking, this house is filled with unique design features. One theme throughout the home is the opulent use of rare granite and marble imported from Italy, covering some bathrooms from the floor to ceiling as well as being used in the large, gourmet kitchen and around the two fireplaces. Hardwood floors with decorative inlay work are used throughout the home. Another truly unique feature is the 180-foot incline private elevator or funicular. Also imported from Italy, this glass funicular gracefully takes you from street level to high above the rest of the homes where you are quietly isolated on the beautiful ridge-top.

What makes this villa unique

The view from Eagle's watch is difficult to put in words, and even photos don't do it justice. Every room and every side of the house have panoramic views with no obstructions. The patios and lawn area that surround the house each have a special vantage point of Malibu. Glass railings along the front of the house assure that the ocean view is clear. A dramatic waterfall welcomes you as you exit the funicular and accents the back patio and outdoor cooking area. High ceilings and large windows maximize the views from inside the house.

The location of this home makes it highly desirable as well. It is 8 mile from Santa Monica, 3 miles to the large shopping area in Malibu, walking distance to the beach and a handful of delicious restaurants, and the Post Office is a block away as well. It's the perfect balance of serenity and civilization.

Malibu (/ˈmælɨbuː/) is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Malibu consists of a 21-mile (34 km)[8] strip of prime Pacific coastline. Nicknamed 'the 'Bu' by surfers and locals,[1][2][3] the community is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many Hollywood movie stars and others associated with the entertainment industry. Signs around the city proclaim '27 miles of scenic beauty', referring to Malibu's original length of 27 miles (43 km) before the city was incorporated in 1991.

Malibu's beaches include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach and Dan Blocker Beach; its local parks include Malibu Bluffs Park[9] (formerly Malibu Bluffs State Park), Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, and Legacy Park,[10] with neighboring parks Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park,[11] Point Mugu State Park,[12] and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and better known as pristine beaches, El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Katherine,

We absolutely loved the home! We will definitely be back. You and your husband were so accommodating and available for anything we needed and we really appreciated that.

All our best. Teri B
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Eastern Malibu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main level half bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom with master bath and hot tub on main patio outside
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , High ceilings with ocean and canyon views
    Loft Area- Can be used for bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Sunrise Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Gorgeous ocean and canyon views, best room for sunrise views
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Architecturally Stunning Home in Perfect Malibu Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Malibu Vacay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time and the house and views are amazing! Thank you Katherine for being so helpful

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spring break w our 3 kids❤

  • 5 of 5

Architecturally stunning house with amazing views! Loved reading about the history of the architect....Catherine and her husband were very accommodating and helpful.

The house was super close to lots of great beaches and also Santa Monica, Universal Studios, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, etc

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Such a cool life experience to have stayed at the historical Eagles Watch'

  • 5 of 5

Our large family celebrated Christmas 2016 at Eagles Watch. From the breathtaking views, to hanging our stockings by the fire, singing songs and guitar playing, family dinner, to opening presents with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop, this incredible house and its owners helped us create some new and everlasting family memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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A bit of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Eagles' Watch the first week of November as we were in town for our son's wedding in Pacific Palisades. From the moment we rode the funicular with Katherine up to the home, we knew we were in for an amazing stay! The views are unreal, and you are able to see both sunrise and sunset from this spectacular home. At each turn, we were amazed with the beauty -- both inside the home and outside. The amount of space and the seclusion of the various rooms, bedrooms, patios, and yard areas is remarkable. It is nice to be above PCH and is so much more relaxing and quiet up on the hill. The lower level of the home has so much natural light and it's own separate kitchen. We enjoyed every minute of our time in this spectacular home! Rory and Katherine (and their three darling sons) are wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second of our stay in this amazing Malibu house. The view was breathtaking and the house was super clean and comfortable. The Hot Tub was super nice and relaxing on the deck watching the sunset was a sight we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning setting, stunning house

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week at Eagles Watch with my extended family, for a family reunion of sorts. It was a great week, from the first moments coming into the house , to the amazing sunsets, to the sound of the ocean rolling in.

The house is an amazing piece of west coast architecture, with amazing natural light from both sides , seclusion, and the beds on different levels

Katherine and her husband are kind amazing people who went above and beyond to make sure everything was great. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Duke's, La Costa Mission, and NOBU
Nearest Ferry
38.5 Miles
Catalina Express 95 Berth St San Pedro, CA 90731.
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Malibu Golf Club & MANY MANY OTHERS!!!
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Station-VNC Van Nuys, CA / www.amtrak.com
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Duke's, La Costa Mission, and NOBU
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Billionaire's Beach aka Carbon Beach
Car: recommended

Fun things to do in Malibu include relaxing at the beach, surf lessons, paddle board lessons, guided hiking tours, visiting local wineries, horseback riding, golfing. Malibu has many amazing restaurants, tell me what you like and I will give you my local recommendation.

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Rates & Availability

Eastern Malibu Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
WINTER&SPRING
Apr 4 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 12 2017 - Aug 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
From
$1,500
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
WINTER HOLIDAY
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
From
$1,600
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
From
$1,500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,000
cleaning $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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