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A private and secluded eco-friendly Yurt with all the modern conveniences on working organic citrus farm. DESIGNED BY AWARD-WINNING INTERIOR DESIGN AUTHOR OF 'SAFARI CHIC' AND 'SWAHILI CHIC'
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Surrounded by canyon park-lands, this brand-new yurt with luxury conveniences features one large circular room (24’ diameter) with a queen size bed in the sleeping loft, a full size sofa bed in the living room, and two additional airbeds available as needed. There is a well-equipped kitchen and en-suite bathroom with shower. While retaining the circular structure and skylight of traditional yurts, this modern guest house has bamboo flooring, built-in walls, glass windows, heating, ceiling fan, WiFi (from 6 am - 11 pm) and satellite TV (no PPV movies/porn or Fox News). It is tastefully decorated with Southwest Navajo artifacts.
This beautiful, brand-new yurt is available by the night, week or month. It sleeps 4 comfortably, and additional air beds are available. Neither pets nor children under the age of 7 are allowed.
In this rustic retreat, you’ll enjoy the tranquility of sustainable living in the midst of our organic orchard and organic gardens watered with our own well. Just a little over a mile up a scenic canyon road from the Pacific Coast Highway, our neighborhood is home to deer, coyotes, raccoons and hawks and just a few families. Floating above the coast, the property has amazing views of the canyon and the ocean beyond with limitless lookouts for sunrise, sunset, moonrise and star-gazing. Surrounded by our Meyer lemon and avocado orchard, the yurt is adjacent to our organic vegetable gardens and free-range chicken coop.
In the morning, there is fresh brewed coffee en suite. Home-cooked organic meals featuring our own garden-fresh produce and local, organic or varietal wines can be arranged at a reasonable price.
Committed to an ecological lifestyle, we alert guests to a few limitations. No loud music. No parties or non-paying guests unless cleared by the management. Smoking allowed outside only, on decks or patio - use ashtrays only. This is a highly flammable wildlife area.
We also want to advise guests that this is a working orchard and vegetable garden. People uncomfortable with domestic animals (dogs, chickens, rooster) or scared by the sounds of wild animals (coyotes, owls, song birds) may prefer an urban location. Also, those who are very light sleepers should consider using earplugs if the possibilty of sounds of coyotes, owls, rooster or dogs keep them awake. While we strive to avoid working around the Yurt during early morning or late afternoon when guests like to relax, we will be tending the gardens, etc. during the day which many guests find fascinating.
Whether you wish to retreat to Nature or explore the surroundings, you have a wide choice of activities. Our canyons and beaches boast world-class mountain biking, hiking, horse-riding, wine-tasting, surfing and sunbathing. Nearby are local restaurants and hangouts while the towns of Westlake Village & Thousand Oaks are just 15 miles away to the north. There are hiking trails right out the yurt door which access Nicholas Canyon Park and lake as well as Leo Carillo State Park. We can arrange horseback lessons and trail rides locally, as well as rental of surfboards, wet suits, and mountain bikes. Yoga, dance, Pilates, acupuncture, massage, and gym usage can also be arranged.
While secluded, we are easily accessible by major roads. A 3 minute drive down the canyon takes you to Pacific Coast Highway’s most pristine beaches in southern California. It’s just a few more miles to beautiful Malibu town and pier with all lots of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. A 12 minute drive in the other direction takes you to the Ventura Freeway for easy access to Burbank. Downtown L.A., Disney land and beyond... Or heading north to Ventura, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, and other sights on the way to San Francisco.
If you wish to book, please include in your message this specific information:
* Number of People
* Ages of Children
* Intentions of having guests
* If you have food or animal allergies.
At the beach:
Sunset Restaurant – elegant beachside dining in Point Dume.
Neptune’s Net – seafood and snacks – surfers’ and bikers ‘hangout.
Spruzo’s Café – pizza and Italian dining with beach view.
Kristy’s Café – oven roasted dinners with panorama sea view
Malibu Seafood – world famous Malibu outdoor fish dining with sea view
Paradise Cove – beach-side dining and take-out on the beach
At Point Dume:
Sage Room – authentic Italian dining
Lily’s Café – Mexican breakfast and lunch. local hangout.
Zuma Sushi – Delicious and reasonable – a Zuma favorite
Mexican Café – Margarita happy hours
In the Canyons:
Calamigos Ranch – Romantic indoor/outdoor canyon dining
The Old Place – Wild West dining – good for brunch
Saddle Peak Lodge – elk, bison, ostrich – great atmosphere
Rock Store – local hangout – good for beer and burger
Malibu Golf Club – quiet place to mingle with Malibu locals
In Malibu/Pier area
Nobu - Sushi
Geoffrey’s - Italian
Mr. Chow – elegant Chinese food
Dukes of Hawaii – fish and steaks
Tony Tavernas - Greek
Malibu Kitchen – breakfast & lunch
Howdie’s – organic Mexican
Moon Shadows – American steakhouse
Gladstone’s - Fish
Cholada Thai Beach Café, and many more.
Farmers’ Market – Sunday mornings
Vital Zuman organic farm stand – all grown on local farm
Pavillions Super Market – nearby modern convenience
PC Greens – wonderful organic market and deli
Erewhon Organic Market – (coming soon in 2013)
Malibu & Vine
Troutdale (trout fishing)
Paramount Ranch Movie Set Park (home of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman)
Malibu State Park (home of MASH filming)
Point Dume Park
Paradise Cove (home of Rockford Files TV show)
Malibu Surfrider Beach – considered one of the greatest surfing beaches on Earth
El Matador Beach - gorgeous pocket beach with natural arches
Pescador Beach – gorgeous pocket beach
Leo Carrillo – another beautiful beach with natural nooks and crannies
Zuma Beach – 3 mile long white sands beach
Guests have access to the pool and pool patio in addition to their own private terrace. They also have access to hiking trails right outside the door as 180 degrees of the property is bordered by Santa Monica Mountains Parks. Malibu's best surf beaches and most secluded beautiful beaches are just 2 miles down the road and in the other direction are wine-tasting sites in the midst of Malibu's vineyards. And, don't forget to star-gaze here in one of LA's only Dark-Sky preserves.
Lastly, guests have access to Malibu's most affordable, quality dining option - our own farm-to-table, all organic home-cooked breakfast or dinners.
We love to interact with our guests, but we strive to give guests the level of interaction and privacy they want.. Honeymooners, for example, are given total privacy. Other guests who want to mingle will enjoy hearing stories of our travels and behind-the-scenes working on Hollywood Studios as well as great tips for how to enjoy Malibu. The best way to do this is to indulge in one of our very affordable farm-to-table, all-organic home-cooked breakfasts or dinners.
Malibu West is the real, authentic Malibu populated by the surfers, ranchers, and artists that together create a unique environment. While neighbors are hardly visible here in our canyon, a great way to enjoy the architecture of the area is to stroll along the shore of Broad Beach where many Malibu celebrities live. Another great option is to cruise Mulholland Drive all the way to the ocean.
Having a car is best, but if you don't we can pick you up at the bus stop at Trancas down the road for a reasonable fee.
It is important to note that during the months of Jan, Feb, & March, the temperature at night can fall below 50 degrees. Although there is a nice gas heater in the yurt, it is important to be aware that it can be chilly by morning even with the heater on, so we recommend having some warmer morning clothing available during these months. We provide extra blankets for the bed during this time also.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$30 / night after 2 guests|
|Monthly Price:||$3700 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Bibi was great! She was vey welcoming and accommodating. Her yurt was an amazing space to spend time relaxing, thinking and experiencing. We loved it! We recommend anyone, specially city people who wants some time off to visit BIbi.
Was amazing staying here! A great getaway from how. I loved the yurt. I want to build my own yurt one day. It did rain pretty hard but the experience was still awesome. It was the hardest pouring rain I've seen in years and I couldn't believe how quite it actually was inside the Yurt. Thanks for letting us stay!
The yurt was a great adventure! It is beautiful inside and had everything we needed for a short, but sweet, stay. My husband enjoyed the tasty coffee provided. The stargazing from inside the yurt was very cool. It was pretty chilly when we woke up so if you visit in winter when nights get cold, start the heaters right away and pack slippers. Bibi was a lovely host. We arrived late and couldn't find our access code but she was kind and accomodating.
I had a wonderful stay at the yurt! It was so peaceful and relaxing- I would do it anytime again! Bibi is a great host (and chef!). Everything worked out smoothly from the initial booking to my departure.
What a cool experience it was to spent the night in a YURT! It was so charming and memorable. We are not a big fans of camping, so this was the closest, most comfortable way, for us to spend the night under the stars. It is not at all like a tent, but a unique architectural space with all the necessary amenities, but far more memorable than a hotel or B&B. I got a chance to read some of Bibi's books too. She has such great style and stories. Next time in Southern California we will aim to stay here again and make a point to also have dinner on the farm as well.
A Beautiful yurt in the most gorgeous setting. i will definitely be back in the summer!
What a truly interesting and unique experience! I had no idea what a "yurt" was until I came across this property, and am glad I got to spend a night here. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Bibi, but I met Bruce and the dogs (who were all as friendly as it gets).
Waking up to the sounds of a rooster and being in a beautiful setting like the farm made for a fun evening.
Great place to make a memory! Be prepared for an early wake up call from the rooster!
What an amazing trip! Bibi was so helpful and accommodating, the yurt was perfectly charming, clean and comfortable, and it felt so nice to do something a little different.
When not eating delicious meals at the farm, I highly recommend taking advantage of the great restaurant suggestions Bibi has listed! She made it so easy for me to plan a special surprise Valentine's getaway for my husband. Definitely check out Malibu Wines, hiking at Point Dume and fish & chips at Malibu Seafood! We'll be back for sure!
What's a yurt? Come to Malibu and find out! Bibi has some great stories of her treks around the world - just ask! Very fun hosts, incredible environment, would love to spend more time here!