Our pink suite has designer linens, full bathroom, comfortable cast iron queen sized bed with a private shared patio. The suite comfortably fits two guests in Queen bed. Located in a Malibu mountaintop estate. Hiking trails, 10 minutes to the beach and Malibu center. Very close to Pepperdine, world class restaurants and Malibu's famous beaches. We have an in suite refrigerator and Coffee Maker and microwave oven . Cell service/Wifi is spotty in the mountains (Verizon works quite well) so we have a hard line for North American phone calls. If you absolutely MUST have internet/Wifi 100% of the time, then this guest suite is not suitable for you.
1 bedroom suite with a full bathroom, shower, vanity, private toilet.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 9, 2019
About Geraldine Gilliland
My name is Geraldine and I hail from Northern Ireland. I moved to America in 1975 with my backpack and $300 and I have never looked back. I live on the property in the Casa Grande so I am always there to assist guests with anything. There is also a full time property manager to assist with any little thing. I was nominated for Irishwoman of the Year by Ireland's Former President, Mary McAleese and I received my award on Saint Patrick's Day 2015 by the Irish Fair Foundation. It is such as great honor to be acknowledged by Mary McAleese.
Why Geraldine Gilliland chose Malibu
Rancho Chiquita is a 250 acre Estate located in the Malibu hills. It has sweeping views of the Pacific Coastline and also of the local mountains. It is an extremely private and romantic getaway. This magical Estate is only 10 minutes away from the center of Malibu with its boutiques, galleries and world class beaches, surfing, hiking and top notch restaurants. The views from all points of the Ranch are stunning as is the night sky lit up with stars. I bought my home so that I could pursue my passion for rescuing dogs (mostly seniors) from high kill shelters. This property is basically my life's work and it is very personal to share it with travelers. I enjoy meeting old friends and repeat guests and making new friends from all over the world. Please note that we do not permit weddings at this property.
What makes this Studio unique
This one of a kind property is located in a lavishly built Spanish gated estate on 250 acres of manicured grounds boasting the finest hand carved Mexican Paver stones. From almost everywhere on the property you can look down the canyon past waves of chaparral-cloaked hills all the way to the Pacific ocean. The quiet and privacy here are absolute. The Casa is an Estancia -Style structure with earth-toned stucco walls, a genuine Mexican tile roof and a wide lawn sweeping out in front. This is Not A typical 'Rental' - this is my Home. 5 Star Luxury - Spectacular. Deposit and references required. Email or call for dates and details.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful views, peaceful, great hiking right out the door
We loved the views from the property and from the short hikes available just steps from the entrance. The room was comfortable and the robes provided were the softest ever! Plenty of nice spots to sit and drink your coffee in the morning (or a glass of wine at night) and look out over the mountains and down to the ocean. The rescue dogs were adorable and the host was friendly and gave lots of great recommendations for food, hiking, and the beach. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrella were also provided, so that was a plus. We would definitely stay there again.
We recently stayed in the "pink" room. It was neat and clean. The property is very quiet especially at night. We wish we could've stayed longer. We did need extra coffee creamer and wash clothes which were supplied very quickly.
Geraldine was a lovely hostess and the room was very nice. We had a car problem which meant we could only stay one of our two nights but we enjoyed ourselves that one night. The house is quite far up a mountain road and is not convenient to shopping or activities. It is a lovely and quiet retreat, however.
Beautiful home and property. Geraldine is a great host who was very kind to us. Her cinnamon coffee cake was wonderful and we got to go on scenic walks with her and her dogs. Also, a highlight, is that Geraldine owns 2 outstanding restaurants in Santa Monica on Main St. We ate at each one .. the food and service was excellent. Thank you for a great stay!
Beautiful property with clean and comfortable room.
Geraldine made me feel right at home and very welcome. She had great recommendations of the what to do's and where to eat's in and around Malibu. Will definitely be back. Thanks Geraldine.
Wonderfully private and peaceful setting. Owner is lovely and made our visit so much better than a hotel. Stayed while touring colleges. Wonderful base camp to come back to after long outings. Will definitely stay again.
Rates & Availability
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SMOKING: Out of respect for those that do not smoke and are offended by the left over odor there is a "NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE" rule. Out of respect for those that enjoy smoking, you may smoke out on the deck. We ask that our guests that wish to smoke observe that we are in a delicate semi-wilderness environment and that smokers use all reasonable precautions with extinguishing their smokes in a safe and responsible manner, and that they do not leave any Smokers Trash (Butts & Filters) lying about (Please ask for ashtray for outside smoking :) ) PETS: It is best if we do not allow guests to bring pets. We rescue dogs on the property, all of whom are friendly, are used to dealing with our valued guests and each other. Our dogs do not roam around the property and have their own quarters. Bringing other animals especially other dogs into their territory can be disruptive and make for time spent dealing with that instead of relaxing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.