About This Listing
In this beautiful, quiet neighborhood on a gentle hillside over-looking the Pt. Dume, Zuma and Broadbeach areas, this old Malibu property feels expansive, peaceful and low-key. A few minutes to the beach by car and ideal for hiking, unique beaches.
Beauty and a sense of expansion create a gracious 'home away from home' feeling on this garden and tree-filled hillside overlooking Zuma Beach (about a mile as the crow flies). Private and quiet, both elegant and rustic, it's a nourishing place for a creative heart. Beautiful pool and jacuzzi, as well the king-size bed make for great relaxation. There's fruited garden and a wide sky for easy musing, breathing deeply and communing with nature, a pool/jacuzzi, great bath with skylight, kitchen, W/D, parking, Sautillo tile floors and a hard-to-leave deck over-looking Spanish style rooftops and the wild Malibu countryside in a gentle slope down over hills to white water waves. Hear the waves at night under the stars, perhaps a coyote or a seal far off-shore.
See also our two other listings on this property: "Beautiful Poolside Cottage Near Zum" and "Artist's Ocean-View Garden Secret" each able to accommodate two guests.
Half an hour from Santa Monica-10 Freeway and 20 minutes from the 101-Ventura Freeway, 3 Minutes by car to beach, 5 minutes to grocery/bank/public transport/restaurants/bookstore! Hiking trails, horse-riding, island sail-boat excursions, surfing and ocean sports expertise and equipment nearby.
For a great magazine article on the cottage on this property see Laura Hobbs' article:
Sunbathing by the pool, long ocean views, hiking trails at the end of the street, horse backing, every beach activity imaginable!
Interaction with Guests
I live on the property but across gardens, upstairs and out of sight unless you need me! I respect privacy and want your needs met easily.
This neighborhood is full of large and uniquely beautiful homes, peaceful and settled, off main traffic routes, referred to as 'old Malibu' as its still without streetlights and sidewalks. This whole area has the Southern Californian mountain/ocean country feel --- relaxed and welcoming!
Best to have a car here to explore all the great beaches up the coast, the wide vistas off the beaten track!
Other Things to Note
Two market areas, 5 minutes in each direction. Surfing shops for ocean sports supplies, horse-backing and hiking trails . . . a lovely drive down the coast to the Getty villa and not too far away, Los Angeles . . .
My fiance and I, along with our two sisters and a friend, stayed at all three of Anndrea's suites for two days and had an absolutely fantastic time! Anndrea was so kind and helpful - we felt really welcome at her property. She was always a phone call away if we needed anything, but gave us lots of space and privacy. The area is very quiet and peaceful, yet quite close to the beach and grocery store. We were also able to walk just a few minutes down the road to a lovely hike. The highlight of Anndrea's place is the pool area - we probably spent most of our time in the water, or sitting next to it, or in the tree swing overlooking it and the gorgeous view. We will definitely be back!
My husband and I really enjoyed the location and accommodations of this Malibu room. It is so close to Zuma trail heads, Zuma Beach and Point Dume! The view through the trees to the coast is an added bonus. The accommodations are simple but clean with a classic California style. There is sufficient privacy despite being close to other units. We did take advantage of the hot tub as well as the pool after a long day at the beach. Though it could use a bit of TLC, it is also very lovely. The grounds are rustic and overgrown which add to the feeling of privacy. Not a manicured style of garden for those who might be looking for that.
The large bed and nice linens make for a very cozy nights sleep. The skylight in the large bathroom made for great natural light.
Anndrea was easy and timely with all of her communications. She was also a lovely host when we met her personally.
As tall people, we wanted a king bed and a place with with a little room. Writer's Haven fit the bill perfectly. We had a long view of the Pacific from our patio nestled amongst birds, flowers and fruit trees. This was our favorite stay in California. We will return as Anndrea was the perfect hostess -- non-intrusive yet available if needed.
Anndrea made my boyfriend and I feel very welcomed! Such a tranquility place to stay at. Beautiful home as well as the scenery. Such a cosy place to stay at. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to go away and stay in Malibu. A home away from home that's for sure! We will be defiantly come back!
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