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Malibu Modern Pool House

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Two guests maximum

Secluded

Expansive ocean view including Catalina Island

8 minutes from PCH

Efficient A/C and heat

Authentic mid-century furniture

Pool

Outdoor patio and wrap-around deck

4 miles to "downtown" Malibu, 12 miles to Santa Monica

Strong Wifi

Filtered drinking water in kitchen

Parking

10 minutes to Pepperdine University

Check-in is between 3:00 and 8:00 (Or earlier by previous arrangement). No late-night check-ins please.

Check-out is 11:00A.M.

No smoking anywhere on the property

No parties, no photo shoots

No Uber/Lyft

No late-night hours

When inquiring about the pool house please tell us a little about who would be staying and what brings you to Malibu.

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

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

Located in the Carbon Canyon area of Malibu, the pool house is two miles from the beach and four miles from the heart of downtown Malibu with shops, markets and restaurants close at hand. Malibu is a large area-- 21 miles with many remote canyons-- but we are centrally located and just 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, an enormous ocean view and solitude.

The closest beaches are Carbon Beach (10 minutes away) and Surfrider Beach (otherwise known as 'Malibu Beach') two miles to the north. (Carbon Beach is private with limited public access). Great hiking trails (Saddlepeak and Backbone) are three miles up the canyon.

Surrounded by organic avocado, lemon and lime trees, the one-bedroom pool house has a private outdoor patio perfect for relaxation and sunbathing.

Carbon Canyon is very rural, quiet and abounding in wildlife. Hawks, owls, deer and other animals are daily and nightly visitors. The canyon is dark at night and without much light pollution providing wonderful star-gazing opportunities.

The pool house is airy and bright and furnished with authentic mid-century furniture. Full kitchen has a new, professional, restaurant grade Viking range, full size refrigerator and a microwave. Bathroom features a shower. Powerful A/C and heat keep the temperature perfect no matter the season.

The pool house is separate from the main house and a distance away. We give our guests their privacy but are available if needed.

100% cotton bedding and towels are provided and we use only natural, chemical and fragrance-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. An Apple TV, Harmon Kardon wireless speaker and strong Wifi are provided. The pool house is also stocked with 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.

If you will be keeping late night hours (to us and our neighbors this is after 9:00PM) or leaving at 4:00 AM to catch a plane please DON'T book our property! This location is rural, not a typical urban residential area , and it is rough on us and our neighbors to have cars driving up and down our driveway at all hours. Our canyon is dark and silent and cars are a disturbance.

Please read 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 BETWEEN 3:00P.M. and 8:00P.M. NO LATE-NIGHT check-ins please.

Please download the VRBO app or be sure to check the website for email so we can communicate with you. We communicate with all guests prior to check-in.

The pool house comfortably sleeps two people, MAX.

No unregistered guests on the property at any time unless agreed upon at the time of booking.

No deliveries, Uber or Lyft.

Due to safety concerns we are unable to accept children under the age of 12.

Malibu is an extremely high fire-risk area so please, NO SMOKING anywhere on the property!

Please drive SLOWLY past our neighbor's house and watch for children!

No loud voices or music on the pool deck or in the driveway in front of the main house.

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. We don't recommend bringing large, heavy suitcases unless you are strong enough to carry them. (Wheeling them down the gravel staircase won't be easy).

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

The furniture in the pool house is not IKEA furniture! The furnishings are authentic and valuable mid-century pieces and should be treated accordingly. Please use coasters under drinks and be careful not to get sunscreen or food on surfaces.

This is a rural, country area--keep screen doors closed to prevent raccoons, mice, lizards, and insects from coming inside!

More Details

Owner
Shannon Matare
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Shannon Matare

We're L.A. natives who love nature, architecture, good design and Malibu.

What makes this guest house unique

Absolute privacy and solitude.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your home with us. The design and decor were much appreciated and of course, the VIEW! All lovely. You thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Great bedding. It has been a very peaceful and relaxing stay and our best vacation rental to date......stunning!
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Malibu Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No late-night hours (which to us and our neighbors is after 9-10PM). This is a rural area and cars on the driveway at nights are a big disturbance.
  • No setting of car alarms please.
  • No unregistered guests on the property unless agreed upon by previous arrangement.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom features a shower but no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen-size bed, hypoallergenic comforter and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(93 traveler reviews)

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Malibu Modern Pool House
average rating of 4.9784946 based on 94 reviews
5

Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

It’s private, the view is unmatched, the architecture is unique, the proximity to LA is perfect, the owners are fabulous. This place is a beautiful and rare find.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and for being such fabulous guests! Hope you can return sometime soon.
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La Crescenta
5

Peaceful and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place for us to spend the weekend! The views were amazing and very private.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC
5

Don’t over think this - just book it!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was so nice that we always got our desserts to go in order to enjoy the view from this house. It is close enough to the action that drives are quick to any Malibu destination BUT somehow you feel far away - removed from any hussle... only bad part was hving to leave. The owners were great at making sure we had all we needed without being intrusive in the least. Highly, highly recomend this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfectly appointed place with spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the unit included everything you could imagine needing with high end appliances and beautiful furnishings.

Shannon was especially easy to work with and responsive throughout the process and stay. To date our best VRBO rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property. The view is stunning, the appointments in the modern style pool house are first class and the privacy is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best part of our trip to California.

  • 5 of 5

This is the most incredible property we have every rented. The view is breathtaking, you feel as if you are on your own private island. Its extremely quiet and relaxing and we did not want to leave. We ended up cancelling all our dinner reservations and cooking in both nights because we loved the place so much! Perfect size for 2 people, we can not wait to come back to this very special home.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
LAX
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Duke's
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Surfrider Beach
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.