Artist's Ocean-View Garden Secret

House - Entire home/apt · Cuthbert Road, Malibu, CA 90265, United States

This one bedroom ocean-view apartment has a queen size bed, kitchen, bath, Wifi, TV, phone, parking, pool and jacuzzi, with fruit trees in a gracious, garden setting. It's 'Old Malibu', gentle and relaxed, horses down the street with a country feel.

Your host, Anndrea
10 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

This one bedroom ocean-view apartment has a queen size bed, kitchen, bath, Wifi, TV, phone, parking, pool and jacuzzi, with fruit trees in a gracious, garden setting. It's 'Old Malibu', gentle and relaxed, horses down the street with a country feel.

The Space

This one bedroom haven is located in the gentle hills over-looking Zuma Beach. It's in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood with fruit trees and gardens, and patios, inside with kitchen, bath, parking, shared pool/jacuzzi, Wifi, TV and a land-line phone, a 3 minute drive to Zuma beach, two markets each 5 minutes away, with gas, post office, restaurants, bank, bus, also 20 minutes from the 101 freeway with its access to Hollywood, Universal Studios, Beverly Hills and museums, 25 minutes to Santa Monica/Venice.

I have lived here since '77 nourished by the peace, beauty and ocean hillside climate of 'old Malibu'. Once in a while horses walk down the street toward a mountain trail. There are no sidewalks or street lamps. Yucca bloom on the hillside and you can hear the ocean waves at night.
We have recently insulated and dry-walled the ceiling to provide extra warmth for the coming fall and winter; the photos need updating as they are showing the old rafters. The big beautiful crossbeams still give it a wood feeling but it is a little less rustic, and has a little more finished feel. We added a bathroom door! Outside still has the feel of what we call 'the old Malibu' meaning more country-like and relaxed with loquat, jasmine and mulberry trees Once in a while coyotes howl up on the hillside. With binoculars, you can even sometimes see a whale's spout!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $1110 /week
Monthly Price: $4800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Anndrea is just a lovely host--so charming and helpful. Very special property--rustic Malibu getaway. We had a great time.

    September 2013
  • My husband and I stayed here when I was participating in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on Zuma beach which is just five minutes a way. This is an absolutely beautiful, charming, unique and.... soulful really describes it.. place to stay. Anndrea, the owner, really went out of her way to make us both feel welcome. She was very quick to provide things we requested, teapot for the kitchen, parking instructions, And while it always possible to find her, the place is very quiet with a great view of the ocean and a private patio. This is authentic Malibu. Best for people looking for character and peace as opposed to glitz. Highly recommend it (although we hope you;re not in it when we want to go back!) Very comfortable bed with woodsy surroundings.

    September 2013
  • Anndrea was great and very attentive. We experienced a personal problem on the day of and could not make it to our retreat and she was kind of to return our payment although she did not have to according to what we signed. So definitely, two thumbs up for her!!!!!

    September 2013
  • Anndrea was a lovely host. She was super accommodating to our needs, and went out of her way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The room was adorably quaint, the pool was fun, and it was the perfect distance to Point Dume and Matador, my favorite beaches! I would recommend her place to anyone coming to Malibu, and I'd come back myself!

    September 2013
  • Andrea is wonderful, and the place is like a dream. If you appreciate a low key serene environment then you'll love it as much as we did. A truly relaxing experience.

    August 2013
  • We had a very relaxing 2 days here - it had the feel of a holiday shack. Amazing views of the water, nice hot tub & pool in a lush, green garden. The bed was very comfortable. Anndrea was a great host.

    August 2013
  • Amazing views, gracious host and prime location high above Zuma Beach...very relaxing stay.

    August 2013
  • Anndrea is a sweetheart. At times I felt like I was staying with a family member as she welcomed me with open arms and even let me borrow a sweatshirt because I was cold and forgot to bring one... the pool and jacuzzi are amazing (when functional)... and the view from the private tree swing chair is breathtaking...
    FYI: if you don't like cabins this may not be the place for you... outdoor furniture is not cleaned regularly and I did see a few bugs and spiderwebs inside the cottage but those kinds of things dont really bother me... just a heads up for the city slickers... In conclusion it has a great rustic feel... wifi and cable work great...

    August 2013
    Response from Anndrea:

    We've just (8/19-24/13) insulated and dry-walled the 'Artist's Secret' and weather-proofed the tall purple-heartwood windows for the winter, improving everything as we go, thanks to AirBnb and enthusiasm all around, so it feels more finished, less like a cabin, painting studio or shack! and more like the refined feeling of the 'Writer's Haven'. . . it is always sad when the jacuzzi has a blip or needs a part, luckily our great pool man Rouben has always been able to be very quick solving everything that needs attention. Sometimes it seems the pool is enjoyed non-stop, then often just by the hummingbirds! Each guest adds a special quality and I'm thankful meeting each one! Anndrea

    August 2013
  • Anndrea was an amazing host. We really enjoyed staying in her Artists Ocean-View Garden Secret. You can see the ocean from the front window and there's a cute love seat hanging from a tree out front. We will definitely stay here again.

    July 2013
  • I had a great getaway experience, and Anndrea was an excellent host.

    July 2013
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Marlborough School, John Marshall, UCLA
writer, dancer, artist
MA/UCLA in Dance, moved here in '77 and raised a family, artist, writer, loves the 'old Malibu' feel and the ocean
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