Great place for tourists, families or students. Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, adjacent to Malibu, this is a beautiful base for your Southern California trip.
Here are some of the reasons you will enjoy your stay with us:
o Privacy and comfort: Large guest room with private full bathroom. Wonderful queen bed, memory foam topper and luxury high thread count linens (Frette and other similar brands) study area, desk, and computer
o Wireless internet throughout
o Pool, jacuzzi and barbecue
o Resort like surroundings
o Mediterranean designer home
o Fresh brewed coffee every morning
o Kitchen privileges
o Laundry room
o Ample parking
o Gated community in highly desirable neighborhood
o Tennis /basketball courts
o Easy freeway access
o Local lake, hiking, beaches 15 minutes away
o Public golf courses and tennis facilities nearby
o Friendly hosts to help with recommendations/directions.
***Please see our 3 bedroom listing if you are looking for more space***
Most sightseeing venues are close and easily accessible; the 101 freeway is only 2 miles away: Malibu beaches, surfing and shopping are just 12 miles away, Universal Studios 22 miles, Hollywood 25 miles, Beverly Hills 25 miles, Downtown 30 miles, Santa Monica promenade and Beach 30 min, LAX 32 miles. Take a day trip to Disneyland, California Adventures or check out Laguna Beach. Or head to Santa Barbara (60 min) Ojai (45 min) and Santa Ynez wine country (90 min - where the movie Sideways was filmed) and maybe stop at the Cammarillo Premium outlet stores on the way.
Calabasas has a lot to offer; the Commons is a quaint, upscale shopping plaza with a multiplex movie theater and several restaurants. Many celebrities live nearby and are often seen around town, at Starbucks, or at the weekly Saturday morning farmers market in Old Town Calabasas. This part of town has a flavor of the old west and hosts historical landmarks, including an original stage coach stop. and the notorious Sagebush Cantina.
Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, nature is out the front door, with great hiking, mountain biking and motorcycle riding all around, including famous Mulholland Highway. Other local points of interest include UCLA, USC, Cal State Northridge, the Channel Islands and Catalina Island. Public golf and tennis facilities are nearby.
My stay with Joanne was wonderful. She is so friendly and welcoming. The room is very comfortable and equipped with everything you need. She is laid-back and lets you use the kitchen and other living areas. I felt like I was at home as I was relaxed and comfortable. The house itself is beautiful with a nice outdoor area to.
It's a 4 minute drive to The Commons in Calabasas which has great eateries and boutiques. There are great areas for hikes as well and a short drive to Malibu and to LA.
I loved my stay at Joanne's and can call her my friend.
We spent an extended weekend in the LA area and since we wanted to chill the room we rented from Joanne and Gary was perfect. They were great hosts, extremely kind and considerate.
We had lots of privacy, the family was out most of the time and we had the amazing pool, hot tub and backyard all to ourselves. Our room and bathroom was spotless clean, fresh towels and beach towels supplied. The hosts were really helpful and ready to answer any questions we had. Joanne also had some great suggestions on places to go for dinner or brunch.
The community in which the house is located is well kept, peaceful, with tennis courts and beautiful gardens. It is just a short drive through one of the canyons and you find yourself in Malibu.
Wonderful hosts in an immaculate and beautiful home. Great pool, hot tub and tastefully decorated. Best of all warm and welcoming hosts who helped with everything from birthday restaurant recommendations to giving us beach chairs and sports equipment and directions to the best local beaches. Could not have been better. My son can't wait to go back next year!
With Joanne and Gary I not only found two excellent hosts that really care about your well being but also two new friends. I really could enjoy my stay at their beautiful house with all possible freedom. Joanne and Gary are tow very friendly and helpful persons at anytime. I got a lot of good tips and advice for places to go. Thank you very much !
Wow! What an incredible place to stay. It was a beautiful resort like home in the heart of calabasas! Joanne & her husband couldn't have been kinder! She gave me tips on where to go what to do - & which celebrities to spot & where! The mall was just down the road. I felt at home! Which is important when your travelling.
The bed was heavenly! I'll be back!! Stay here, you won't regret it!!
We enjoyed staying in Joanne's home. She is extremely accommodating and friendly and her house is lovely! The pool is great and the location is close to everything that Calabasas has to offer, and not far from Malibu either!
Peaceful oasis, Gary and Joanne were great host on a short notice, their home is tastefully decorated. i love their two dogs are so playful and friendly. Gary and Joanne gave me a key to the house while I was there which boosted my ego...i had the keys to this wonderful estate for 2 days....free to come and go....their wonderful back yard pool and jacuzzi light up at night to give a very relaxing setting. There is a nice Pavillions supermarket about 30 minutes away....with all you need.
thanks Gary and Joanne
Gary and Joanne are two wonderful people. Very welcoming and easy to talk to. They couldn't have made us feel more at home and help us with places to visit on our trip. The room is big, clean and has an en-suite bathroom. Their house has all you need with a beautifully laid out garden with a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. We were given full access to these and our stay felt like staying in a 5 Star Hotel in a Luxury resort. Will def stay in touch with them and hopefully come back soon to heavenly Calabasas!!
Wonderful hosts in a beautiful home! I completely enjoyed my stay with Joanne and Gary. The neighborhood and home are idyllic but what makes it really special is the way Joanne and Gary make it feel like home. I will be back as often as they will have me and highly recommend it to anyone staying in the area.
A fabulous house, a great room and a perfect retreat.
The outdoor pool, hottub, bbq and dinning area were 5 star.
The location is beautiful and very safe (inside a gated community)
The hosts were friendly and had great suggestions for local restaurants and entertainment.
Kelley and I would gladly stay here again.