Hide away from the hustle and bustle with this mountain get away! A quick 8 minute ride from PCH; you'll feel like you are hundreds of miles away. Miles of hiking/biking trails & ocean views! Motorcycle rentals available, too!
Enjoy the quiet life in the Malibu Mountains! Enjoy your room in our unique villa, on a private drive in our exclusive mountaintop neighborhood. You'll be able to see views from the Santa Monica Pier & LAX, out to Catalina Island, and southeast towards the SM Queen's necklace and Palos Verdes, offering breathtaking evening lights. The sunsets are absolutely astonishing! From your room you'll see the peaceful sway of our local foliage and feel the light breeze straight from the ocean. Sleep comfortably in the queen sized bed, enjoy a shower or bath in your private bathroom. Your room has high speed Wifi and 42" flat screen SmartTV with many apps including Netflix & web browsing. Enjoy all the amenities of feeling at home in our main living area; Including laundry, a fireplace and beautiful ocean view patio. Our kitchen or outdoor grill is also available for your use.
We're a curvy 8 minute canyon drive from PCH. You will have access to the many hiking areas in our immediate vicinity. You will also be a short 10 minute drive from anything in Malibu (PCH) and Calabasas (US101), 25 minute drive from Santa Monica and the world famous Venice Boardwalk.
Interaction with Guests
Perfect for the Motorcycle or Sports car enthusiast. We are located steps away from Piuma (formerly known as Mulholland Raceway/Drive), the best roads any motor-sports enthusiast could wish for.
Living in the mountains allows for a kind of peace and quiet you cannot find anywhere else in Southern California. We've built a wonderful community with our neighbors (including wildlife like coyotes, deer and rabbits!) and share a sense of comfort and joy in our mountain home escape. We invite you escape with us!
LAX is 35 minutes away. We are accessible from both the US 101 near Calabasas or a quick 8 min drive from PCH. Our canyons roads are populated by motor-sports and bicycle enthusiasts. Enjoy the drive up (or let us know if you need a ride from LAX). We'll give you some great vista point stops along the way!
Other Things to Note
We have a small fleet of motorcycles available for rent; Search RentAGuzzi. Explore the canyons of the famous Santa Monica Mountains.
As soon as possible after booking, please let us know when you plan on arriving. We can only accommodate early check ins or late check outs when our calendar allows. Please read & follow directions so that our neighbors are not disturbed. We love hosting but our neighbors live here because they really enjoy their privacy.
This was our first AirBnB experience, and we could not have picked a better location, a better place, and a better set of hosts than Todd and Gretchen. They were kind, always smiling, incredibly helpful, and made us both feel at home. Although our stay was brief, by the time we left I wanted to friend them on (website hidden)! Thanks so much for your hospitality, for the magnificent views from your home, and for the perfect recommendations on drives, eats, and hangouts. When we return to Southern California, count on us as future guests!
Gretchen and Todd were great hosts! They were very welcoming and very good at keeping our privacy. The room and everything inside was ready in a perfect shape when we got there and even better than what is described in the listing. You also have a great view over the malibu beach from the top of the mountain. It was a perfect stay and I would love to go back for staying again.
Gretchen and Todd were outstanding hosts and we very much enjoyed every minute spent in their beautiful mountain home. They communicated quickly with us before our arrival, welcomed us warmly to their home, had a keen sense of when we needed quiet time and joined us for wonderful conversations in the evenings. Their balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean was the perfect place to watch the sun rise and set each day. Yes, the pictures on their website accurately capture the well-appointed private room/bathroom, and balcony with beautiful vistas. Gretchen provided a very healthy, continental breakfast each morning which was a great start to our day! We were pleasantly surprised by beach chairs, an umbrella and towels in the bedroom closet that we were welcome to use for our day on the beach as well as a map of nearby hiking trails. If interested, Todd has several Moto Guzzi motorcycles for rent. This was our first airbnb experience and truly enhanced our time in Malibu! We look forward to returning someday!
We stayed at Gretchen and Todd's place for four nights and we miss it already. The view is so beautiful and we enjoyed waking up and having breakfast on the deck every morning. Gretchen and Todd are experienced hosts and make you feel comfortable and give you all the privacy you need.
Things to consider: the room is on the small side but fit our needs perfectly as we did not spend much time in the room anyway. The bathroom is not directly connected to the bedroom but it was never an issue. The drive to the house itself can be challenging but fun and after a few times, we got used to it. It is a beautiful and scenic drive.
Overall, our stay was a great experience and I would recommend to anyone who is looking to stay somewhere truly unique.
Gretchen & Todd were lovely. And the house was beautiful. Thanks for hosting us!
The room/house was amazing. The view was breathtaking. Gretchen and Todd were both so kind and welcoming. Gave us all the privacy we could have ever desired and even left food out in the morning for us. Amazing weekend!
Gretchen has spent 15 years in Health Club and Personal Training Management. A former NCAA swimmer, she now runs her fitness concierge company, The Results Factory, from home. In the 90s, Gretchen worked as a Production Coordinator in the Film Industry. She knows L.A. inside and out!
Todd is a former pro motorcycle racer. He runs his website from home, GuzziTech, which specializes in the Italian motorcycle brand Moto Guzzi. Todd is also a professional precision rider and driver for motorcycle and car magazines & manufacturers. Handy to say the least, Todd is a former architect and home builder. He also makes the Best.Margarita.Ever!