Malibu Modern Pool House

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Secluded and quiet
Expansive ocean view including Catalina Island
Easy PCH and beach access
Super efficient A/C and heat
Authentic mid-century furniture
Outdoor patio and deck
2 miles to "downtown" Malibu, 12 miles to Santa Monica
Strong Wifi
Filtered drinking water in kitchen
No smoking
10 minutes to Pepperdine University
Check-in is after 3:00
Check-out is 12:00 noon

Tranquil and private, a stay here is really like being at your own private retreat!

We are a blissful two minutes away from the noise and hubbub of Pacific Coast Highway but close enough to easily enjoy all that Malibu has to offer.

We are located in the Carbon Canyon area of Malibu, two miles from the beach and the heart of downtown Malibu with shops, markets and restaurants close at hand. Malibu is a large area-- 27 miles with many remote canyons-- but we are centrally located and a mere 20 minutes from Santa Monica (without traffic). Guests can eat dinner at Nobu and be home in less than ten minutes. Our canyon isn't really a "neighborhood"-- no sidewalks or street lights. Lots of wide open space, very few neighbors and an enormous ocean view.

The closest beaches are Carbon Beach (four minutes away) and Surfrider Beach (otherwise known as 'Malibu Beach') two miles to the north.

Surrounded by organic avocado and lemon trees, the one-bedroom pool house has a private patio bordered by lavender plants, perfect for relaxation and sunbathing. The pool house is airy and bright and furnished with authentic mid-century furniture. Kitchen and bath are fully stocked. Bathroom features a shower. Super efficient A/C and heat keep the temperature perfect.

Our canyon is rural, quiet and abounding in wildlife. The pool house and the pool area are secluded, private and very quiet. We (a family of three) live in the main house (which is not for rent) and our dear friend Skylar manages all bookings for us. The pool house is completely separate from the main house and quite a distance away. We respect the privacy of our guests and do our utmost to provide the most relaxing, intrusion-free stay possible.

100% cotton bedding and towels are provided and we use only natural, chemical-free detergent, soaps and cleaning supplies. Full laundry and storage facility for luggage is adjacent to the pool house and is specifically for guests' use. The pool house is Wi-fi equipped and has a Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker for music but does not have a television. There is a multitude of board and card games, an extensive library of books on Los Angeles and Southern California architecture and history, and binoculars for bird and whale watching. The pool house is the perfect place to decompress and soak up the magical surroundings.

Please READ/PRINT OUT/BRING the email you will receive from VRBO after you book so you have all the necessary check-in information. GPS is not always reliable in Malibu! Please check your itinerary through VRBO for exact directions and instructions. Because of Malibu's rural environment (no street lights and limited signage) we recommend arriving during daylight hours to make the drive easier. CHECK-IN IS AFTER 3:00 and as we often have guests checking out at noon and several hours are needed to thoroughly clean the pool house please do not arrive early!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROPERTY IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PARTIES OR EVENTS and due to safety concerns we are unable to accept children under the age of 12. No photo shoots allowed.

The pool house is accessed via a long flight of railroad tie and gravel stairs to the left of the main house. The stairs may present a problem for some guests, however, we have hosted several pregnant women in their last weeks of pregnancy and they have not had difficulty.

The pool house comfortably sleeps two people and unfortunately we cannot accommodate more than two people per night. There will be a $100 charge per night for additional over-night guests.

If you plan on having visitors during your stay please advise us of that at the time of booking.

The pool is unheated and the water is warm during the summer and fall months but quite cold in the winter and early spring!

Please-- no pizza delivery men/visitors ringing our doorbell (or our neighbor's). It is your responsibility to give your visitors exact directions on how to find you! We give our guests total privacy and expect the same in return.

Uber and Lyft will not work from the property.

Malibu is an extremely high fire-risk area so please, NO SMOKING anywhere on the property! We really mean this-- if you smoke do not book a stay at our property.

Our neighbors have a very sweet yellow Labrador Retriever who wanders the neighborhood and may visit you in the pool house-- please don't allow her inside! Her fur is difficult to remove from the couch and she has been known to get into trash!

For stays longer than a few days please deposit your trash and recycling in the bins at the top of our driveway. Leaving a week's worth of trash is not okay!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Brand new queen-size bed, 100% cotton sheets and luxurious, hypo-allergenic comforter and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom features a shower but no tub. Hair dryer provided.

Other Amenities

  • Water filtration system provides drinking water in kitchen.


  • Books:

    Extensive library of books on California and Los Angeles history and art....moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, backgammon, cards and puzzles provided....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Huge view of the ocean and Catalina Island....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets and hypoallergenic comforter and pillows. Twin sheets for day bed/couch provided as well....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided. Please do not take bath towels to the beach or use on the decks....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Organic, chemical-free detergent provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press coffee maker, ceramic cone drip filter system, and Italian stove-top espresso maker provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    French press coffee maker, drip coffee system (pour over method), filters, cooking utensils, full oven/stove, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, paper towels, dish soap, dish towels, hand soap, sponges...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Tea, salt and pepper, olive oil, sugar....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Professional, restaurant quality Viking range....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is exclusively for guest's use. ...moreless



Write a review 5
from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2017
1 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 15, 2017
1 night min stay
May 16 - Sep 5, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Please park in the driveway apron to the left of the house and use the private set of stairs leading down to the pool house. Please refrain from setting car alarm out of respect for our canyon neighbors. Check-in is between 3:00 and 8:00P.M. Due to Malibu's rural nature we do recommend arriving before dark.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Coast Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carbon Beach

Car: Recommended

Whale watching September-December and February-May, excellent tide-pooling, especially in the winter months.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We are L.A. natives (Santa Monica to be exact) have lived in many different parts of Malibu since the 1980's but consider Carbon Canyon to be the best. The location is ideal-- not too far from town (Santa Monica) and close to Cross Creek ("downtown" Malibu). And unlike other parts of Malibu Carbon Canyon is the perfect micro- climate, not foggy or windy and perfect temperature!

Why Malibu, CA, USA:
Privacy, serenity, a stunning view and abundant wildlife make living here a sublime experience. Our property has a secluded, compound-like feel and is like nowhere else.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Living area.

    Living area.

  • Dining/kitchen.


  • Pool house entrance.

    Pool house entrance.

  • Bedroom with queen-size bed.

    Bedroom with queen-size bed.

  • Bathroom.


  • Pool deck and view from main house.

    Pool deck and view from main house.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Main house (not for rent) as seen from pool deck.

    Main house (not for rent) as seen from pool deck.

  • View of main house from the pool deck at night. (Main house not for rent).

    View of main house from the pool deck at night. (Main house not for rent).

  • Main house with parking shown to the right of the house.

    Main house with parking shown to the right of the house.

  • Bottom of path at pool house entrance.

    Bottom of path at pool house entrance.

  • Living area.

    Living area.

  • Fully stocked kitchen.

    Fully stocked kitchen.

  • Bedroom as seen from the bathroom.

    Bedroom as seen from the bathroom.

  • Pool deck overlooking Carbon Canyon.

    Pool deck overlooking Carbon Canyon.

  • View from property.

    View from property.

  • View of property from driveway. Stairs in foreground lead down to the pool house

    View of property from driveway. Stairs in foreground lead down to the pool house

  • Guest parking. Main house (not for rent) is to the right.

    Guest parking. Main house (not for rent) is to the right.

  • View of property from across the canyon. Pool house is at bottom left of photo.

    View of property from across the canyon. Pool house is at bottom left of photo.

  • Railroad tie path leading down to pool house.

    Railroad tie path leading down to pool house.

VRBO #605444

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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