We are offering a room in a nice 3-level home in the unincorporated area of Agoura Hills/Malibu Hills. The room is on the third level and offers privacy from the rest of the house. There is a large TV room on the third floor as well, shared by everyone, with a huge couch and 55" LED Samsung TV. The room itself contains a small dresser, desk and 2 beds- one bed is a Full, the other is a twin. Perfect for a couple with a child. You will have your own private bathroom with tub and shower on the first floor as well as access to a shared bathroom on the third floor. The kitchen is located on the first floor and is newly remodeled with marble counter tops and new appliances. We offer breakfast foods, coffee and various teas for our guests. Shampoos, lotions and soaps are provided, as well as a hair dryer, in your private bathroom.
The house is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, 6 minutes from the 101 freeway and 12 minutes from Pacific Coast Highway and the Malibu beaches. Pepperdine University is only 12 minutes away. Within walking distance are two new wineries called "Sip" and "Cornell" as well as a great restaurant known as "The Old Place." There are also beautiful places to hike near by. Three major state parks are close, one located just down the street. Although there is much to do, the area and neighborhood is very peaceful and quiet. We have a large, beautiful deck which is open to all for relaxing and visiting.
Smoking is allowed outside, but not within the house.
We are an accommodating and nice family of three (Mom, daughter-27, son-29) and will gladly talk with you about places and sites to check out. We also have two small dogs named Ihop and Stella, both very friendly.
The house has a pool that you are free to use, however it's not heated other than a warming cover. In the summertime the pool is very refreshing with lounge chairs and floats to relax in. In winter, you'd have to be very brave and very hardy to swim in it!
We hope you stay with us and look forward to meeting you!
Please park in front of the white wooden gate in front of the house. You can text me on arrival and I will come out to greet you. The house is set back from the street.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much or as little as our guests need, want or require. We respect your privacy but are available to answer questions and give suggestions.
We live in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood in the Santa Monica Mountains - walking distance to wineries and 10-15 minutes from many good restaurants, live entertainment and shopping.
Our area is known for weddings and we have many staying with us that are attending events in the local area.
Parking: Parking is on the street or in front of our gate/house.
Please do not park in front of our neighbors house or block their driveway.
Nature lovers can walk out the door for walks, birding and hiking. There is no public transportation in the mountains and a car is required to get around surrounding areas.
Other Things to Note
Washer and dryer can be used within reason and on request.
FYI: We no longer wish to book 1 night stays.
No smoking inside the house- But we have a large deck and backyard where you are welcome to smoke.
Please give us advanced notice if you plan on cooking regularly.
Although we love animals, the ones we have are not the best in sharing their space...so we request your pets stay at home.
We assume you will be reasonable in your behavior while here in the house but while here, you are free to come and go whenever and at whatever time you'd like- we do not have a 'curfew'.
We felt welcomed into the home of a movie star--and we were (a certain canine actor lives there!), but more than that, we felt both at home and lavished with wonderful food and space to relax and comfort to help us feel restored. Isn't restoration, relaxation, and comfort the ultimate one can have with a getaway? Karen has the magical balance of loving-kindness and giving you space to be yourself. We didn't just visit for the weekend--we feel like we made a lifelong friend. Simply amazing! This is the beautiful AIRBNB experience we all long for. I'll be dreaming about those crumpets with Irish butter and French preserves plus a glass a wine on your gorgeous deck for a long time! Thank you, Karen, and hugs to the pooches!
Karen was so welcoming & great at communication even though I'd just landed from Australia & didn't yet have a SIM card for my phone. Her place is beautiful, she made me feel at home. Her dogs were beautiful & gentle! Karen gave me advice on what I might like to do in the area such as which beach to visit etc. I definitely recommend staying :)
Karen was a very generous, kind and helpful host! Her house is beautiful, located on the hills above Malibu, great garden and nice terrace. You'll have your own room and bathroom in this big house, it's very comfortable and clean. Her dogs are two sweethearts. Karen basically knows everything about the area and its history and is the local you want to meet. Breakfast were wonderful as well, lots of choice! A great mountain air only 20 min away from the beaches.
My 19 year old son and I had a wonderful experience with Karen. She was warm and inviting, had a great breakfast available for us that kickstarted our mornings. She was full of ideas for us as we did not have a big agenda. Both of us remarked that we sort of felt like family! We would love to come back and stay with her again. Loved it!
What an awesome trip we had this past weekend in Malibu! Karen's home was beautiful and couldn't have been in a more gorgeous setting! Karen made the entire third floor available to my family with two teenagers including the use of two bathrooms two beds and an enormous couch! Allowed my early morning riser to have her own spot to relax while the rest of us slept! Wish we could have used to beautiful patio but unfortunately we were on the run from morning to night! This was out first airbnb experience and we couldn't have been happier!
Jon and I had a wonderful time in the Malibu area! Karen was a great hostess and was flexible with check in time which was very helpful. We also appreciated the nice breakfast selection each morning. Karen was very knowledgeable about things to do in the area.
Meeting with Karen & Chase was like meeting friends of the family at the onset. My daughter Stacey and I were warmly welcomed into their 'home' along with the resident 4-legged furry named 'IHOP' (this dog is partial to a left-ear scratch). This is a 'real' home... nothing hotel(ish) or clinical about it. Lots of space inside and out to enjoy. The surrounding area has a definite rustic feel with rolling hills and plenty of local amenities (it's Malibu... what can I say!) Thanks so much to all (the niece chipped in as well) for a warm and pleasant stay.
We'll be back!