Parking adjacent to stairs up to the guesthouseDining al-fresco
Malibu Mountain Retreat/Guest House
Malibu Mountain Retreat/Guest House

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

We are on 4.0 acres, secluded, sitting on a hilltop surrounded by oak trees. We are in well water conservation mode so you are always welcomed with wine or beer to make you feel at home!


Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $175 / night


The space

You are always welcomed with treats to make you feel at home! The property is on 4.0 acres, secluded, sitting on a hilltop surrounded by oak trees. We designed and built the guest house (2nd floor) with our visiting family and friends in mind. The tall ceilings, big beautiful windows,and oversized french doors allow lots of natural light in. The floors are solid maple. There is a full kitchen, a walk in closet, a large shower, and balcony so you can enjoy dining al fresco. The furniture inside and outside are beautiful and comfortable.
WE live on the property about 40 feet away from the guest house. We are available if you need assistance.
We typically do our grocery shopping at the Trader Joe's because they have everything we need on a daily basis. It is about 8 miles away, so you need a car!!
We are in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, about 5 miles from Pacific Coast Highway, Zuma Beach, and Westward beach. It is a great outdoorsy and nature-full area. The "Backbone" trail and mountain bike trails are all within walking/riding distance.
There are great restaurants and wine tasting rooms nearby. Calamigos Ranch & Conference Center is within walking distance. Malibu & Vine Tasting has very nice live music and outdoor events, the Cornell Winery Tasting Room and Sip Tasting are all within a 10 minute drive!

Guest access

2 single man kayaks available but must be able to transport as they are very long.
Free parking.

Interaction with guests

Although we live on the property, your privacy is respected.

The neighborhood

Our nearest neighbor is over 1000 feet away! We are surrounded by the Santa Mountains National Recreational Area

Getting around

We are remotely located so a car is required to get around.

Other things to note

You definitely need a car as there is no public transportation nearby!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The flat is beautifully decorated so we hope that you treat the facilities with as much care as we have put into it. NO sleeping on the couch, NO smoking inside or outside. We live in an oak tree woodland (sensitively environmental area) and have an incredibly great tasting water from our well but we are a serious drought. SAVE WATER & Please recycle!

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

7 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
September 2016
This is my third time back, and it's always a complete charm. Lily really did think of everything. This apartment is so cozy and lovely. The grounds of the house are full of beautiful trees, hummingbirds, and peacefulness. This is a great space for either work or relaxation, and the hosts couldn't be nicer. Can't wait to come back again.
Lilly User Profile
Response from Lilly:
Thanks Amanda and you know you are welcome anytime for work or fun! Bailey and Stormy miss you!
September 2016

Amanda User Profile
September 2016
Love love love this place! Coming back again. It's delightful here.

Amanda User Profile
September 2016
Lilly's guest house is perfect! They didn't forget anything. So cozy and with every amenity in a beautiful setting. Completely recommend this wonderful place for visitors looking for a modern and comfortable setting. Lovely accommodation.

Francisco User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful experience in Lilly's place. The apartment is extremely well furnished, and the host provided snacks, a wine bottle, fruit, juices and every detail was taken care of. We found supplies of sunscreen, insect repellent, mouthwash, etc. Lilly, the host, and her family are so nice and welcoming and warm and friendly. I would not hesitate in renting her apartment again. The surroundings are beautiful and easy to reach. We have stayed in many Airbnb houses and apartments, and without doubt, Lilly was the nicest host we have met. I would recommend her place without any reservation.

Kristen User Profile
July 2016
Lilly and Tarek were very welcoming! The accommodations were clean and well kept. The location was a perfect blend of mountain privacy with the fun of Malibu beach life close at hand! We truly loved our stay!

Sandra User Profile
February 2016
This is an incredible place to find peace and solace in nature, while still being close to everything else! Minutes from gorgeous beaches, a quick drive along a sweeping road through the mountains takes you to this sweet, peaceful, spacious perch. We stayed for four nights and didn't want to leave. Comfortable bed, a well-equipped kitchen, hummingbirds in the garden, a perfect spot on the patio for breakfast in the sun, gracious and helpful hosts...I couldn't have asked for more. The unit is separate from the house and feels quite private. Lilly and Tarek were very helpful and easily contacted. Tarek is a scout leader and helped us to understand both the local hikes and Joshua Tree National Park, loaning us maps for both locations. We truly had an extraordinary time and our gratitude extends with heartfelt sincerity to Lilly and Tarek.
Lilly User Profile
Response from Lilly:
Thank you both so much and we are so happy you enjoyed your holidays! Take care, Tarek & Lilly
February 2016

Gregory User Profile
August 2015
Lilly and her husband were fantastic hosts! We felt both welcomed, and left to our privacy. If anything came up, we reached Lilly by phone and had it resolved super-quick. We especially appreciated the large shower and walk-in closet. Lilly's place was a great jumping-off point for us if we wanted to get to Malibu, or stay in the Conejo Valley. Our only regret was missing "goodbye cocktails" our last weekend in town. We will absolutely check on the availability of this property whenever we need to visit the area. Next time, we're taking out the kayaks!
Lilly User Profile
Response from Lilly:
Thanks for your comments Greg. Tarek said hey; and I will give him your phone number so he can get a hold of you and Stephanie!
August 2015

Malibu, California, United States · Joined in April 2012
Lilly User Profile

My husband and I warmly welcome you into our home. We are fun loving, friendly, love cooking, eating, drinking good wine with food, love traveling anywhere in the world, love music, reading, hiking, scuba diving, skiing, and sometimes like doing nothing and just crashing.

We really enjoy having guests who like to make new friends. Having traveled to many places and using sites like air b&b, we treat our guests they way we would like to be treated!!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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