Malibu Yurt Retreat On Organic Farm

Yurt - Entire home/apt · Decker Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265, United States

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Stay in Malibu's TOP-RANKING 5-star AirBnB property with over 160 reviews in less than a year of operation!

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AirBnB's 5- star TOP-RANKED property - The Malibu Yurt and the Zen Retreat with over 250 thumbs-up from guest reviews!

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'

Enjoy our famous 'farm-to-table' home-cooked ALL ORGANIC meals but our rooms are full? Just send me a message to reserve a meal with us on the ocean-view sun deck or dining room.

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 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 but does not have it's own private ocean-view.

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. Note that out-the-door hikes involve a steep climb, but those guests who prefer a stroll to a strenuous hike can drive up the hillside in 10 minutes to access a walk through 200 year oak groves so level it is officially wheel-chair accessible! We can help you 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)

Wine Tasting:
Malibu Wines
Malibu & Vine
Sip Cielo

Cool Spots:
Orchid Gardens
Trancas Nursery
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)

Great Beaches:
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

Guest Access

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.

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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. Please note that taxis charge between $95-150 for transport from LAX or downtown L.A. Unless you are an intrepid trekker comfortable with city transport, you will definitely need a car.

Other Things to Note

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
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Monthly Price: $3700 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The yurt is in a really beautiful spot and it's gorgeous inside, but totally filthy. I was really shocked amount of mold in bathroom. Bibi was really kind and gave us good recommendations but, I would really make sure the yurt is cleaner if you are going to charge $175 pet night.

    July 2014
  • The stay was great - you wouldn't even know that you are in LA. Would definitely stay there again.

    July 2014
  • Very unique and beautiful stay in Malibu! The Yurt was exactly as advertised and I loved my stay there. The friendly dogs and chicken added to the "getaway" atmosphere I was looking for after staying in a city the previous few days. Thank you Bibi for the wonderful experience!

    July 2014
  • My husband and I had a very relaxing anniversary at the yurt. The area is so pretty and peaceful. We loved sitting in front of the yurt and watching the chickens walk around. The dogs were very friendly and we loved seeing and petting them every morning when we got up. The views are beautiful and Decker Canyon Road was especially fun to drive up and down!

    June 2014
    Response from Bibi:

    The dogs thank you for giving them a 5-Bone review - they're busy chewing on their reward - big juicy bones, all organic of course! They love their AirBnB jobs as Greeter and Protector!

    June 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay in the yurt! It was a last minute decision and we were grateful for Bibi's very quick response which made our stay possible. It is easy to find and while we were sorry to not meet Bibi and Bruce, we felt very welcomed and comfortable doing a self check-in and check-out in the morning. The yurt is beautiful. The facilities (kitchen, bathroom, etc) are very nice and there is a computer, tv, books, etc. We enjoyed waking up to the rooster and good strong coffee outside in the sun. We look forward to returning and definitely staying longer next time!

    May 2014
  • Bibi was a great host. She was very friendly and attentive. At the time we stayed there, she had a rooster which tended to cry occasionally but it wasn't a big deal. Location and the environment made this a wonderful stay.

    May 2014
    Response from Bibi:

    Thanks to the rooster we have the best, most delicious fresh-laid eggs every morning. It's all part of country living. :)

    May 2014
  • So peaceful and absolutely beautiful.... An experience like no other! Loved the location. Thanks for making it a memorable trip!

    May 2014
  • Our stay went well, Bibi welcomed well us and prepares delicious meal (BBQ ribs were delicious). She likes discussing with her hosts, especially in French. The frame is very beautiful, we do feel in the farm. A little too much however, the night was short because of the cock and the dogs! The yurt is very spacious and equipped well. We enjoyed the swimming pool espacially by night.

    May 2014
  • What an amazing stay! Bibi was a gracious host and incredibly knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. The yurt was clean, spacious and had all the amenities for a five night stay - exactly like the photos. Dinner with Bibi was incredibly useful on the first night to get the inside scoop on nearby highlights. Bibi served a delicious, filling and complete meal. It was a treat to live among the peaceful canyons and wake up to fresh air, bright skies and yet be within 20 minutes to bustling downtown Malibu or on our way to wineries in Santa Barbara. Hint: Rent a convertible for your trip - the hairpin turns and beautiful canyon-scapes and beach scenery up to the yurt is amazing.

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing time at the yurt! We booked for after a camping trip, to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was the perfect transition, nestled in the beautiful natural beauty of a Malibu canyon, but with all the cozy amenities you want when returning to civilization. We had a great dinner at The Old Place nearby, and slept wonderfully in the lofted bed, under a soft down comforter. We had breakfast with Bibi the next morning, she made a delicious scramble and potatoes that we took in on her beautiful deck, looking through the tree-covered hills through to the still foggy ocean. The farm and the yurt were magical and we'd come stay again in a heartbeat!

    April 2014
    Response from Bibi:

    That's the great thing about being 2 miles up from the ocean - even when the beach is misty, we've always got sunshine up here!

    April 2014
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WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY! I'm an author/photographer by profession, but a traveler by vocation ... that's why I'm running an AirBnB... because even when I'm not traveling, I'm always on a journey! I love learning languages and speak Spanish, Portuguese and French with a smattering of Japanese and Arabic. Bruce is a Director of Photography specializing in 3D films. But, we both share a passion for organic gardening. Besides our orchard of 100 Meyer Lemons, we grow organic vegetables and herbs. We both love sharing recipes and conversation with friends, new and old, from around the world ... as well as favorite travel tales, books, and music.
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