Two bedroom apartment 10 minutes to the beach and 15 minutes to Malibu center
About Geraldine Gilliland
I immigrated from Belfast Ireland many years ago and I am now American citizen. I own two restaurants in Santa Monica and I have written two cookbooks. I started my own animal charity 15 years ago and I am very passionate about rescue dogs especially seniors and those with medical issues. It is called Chiquita's Friends after my first rescue Chiquita who has long since passed on. I am very active in the rescue and also in the Malibu community. I was selected as Irishwoman of the year in 2015 due to a long time relationship with Ireland former president Mary Mc Aleese. I am on the board of several children's charities and other rescue groups. If having dogs around bothers you this is not the place for you. They are very well behaved.
Geraldine Gilliland purchased this Apartment in 1995
What makes this Apartment unique
There are many unique benefits to staying at Rancho Chiquita. We are literally 10 minutes to the beach and 15 minutes to the Malibu shopping and restaurants. However it is very private and has two gates for security.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
With approval from owner and with pet fee NO CATS
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Malibu Soccer Camp Stay
We chose this location due to price and proximity to Pepperdine University for our granddaughters to attend the Malibu Soccer Camp. Although located about 3.6 miles up a windy road through Carrol Canyon Road, it is a trip worth the effort. The room was well appointed and very clean. Veronica, the care-taker meant with us a couple of times, providing a tour of the 16 acre main facility. Beautiful views abound. We will be returning next year.
Geraldine was very helpful when we arrived in Malibu. She sent several options for restaurants in the area and they were all very good. The property was beautiful and the rooms were perfect for our needs. 3 adults- plenty of room.
Mountain bike riding in topenga canyon was very challenging but awesome adventure (if you aren’t in shape don’t go). Boardriders surf shop was awesome too for surf board rentals and gear.
-Try Lula Cocina for Mexican in Santa Monica. Very good!
-Caffe luxxe for coffee. (Food truck outside had awesome burritos)
-Whole Foods has great IPA selection
inspiration in Malibu
My girls and I had a loverly stay here at Geradine's beautiful home. We love how she rescues dogs in need. She has a huge heart. We will definitely come back and we plan to stay in touch.
Kristin,Summer and Myah
Love, love, love this place. This was our second time staying here. Will be back!
We had a wonderful trip. The property has gorgeous views and many places to hike and explore. It was very convenient to Pepperdine so we were able to come and go from campus easily. We would definitely stay here again!
The most gorgeous views in the Malibu area surround this lovely estate.
We absolutely loved staying at the apartment at Rancho de Chiquita. Geraldine was a gracious host, and Ubaldo (her property manager) a total gem! It's a quick drive to get down to the Malibu area, but it's a private sanctuary when you're up in the apartment and estate grounds. "To die for" views! We definitely plan to return again soon!