If you are looking for the most peaceful, clean, quiet and special place in Malibu then this is your spot. Situated on a private gated road, all you will hear at night is Crickets, Owls, our stream with some frogs an occasional coyote mixed with a beautiful cool ocean breeze bringing the freshest air right up to your windows from Zuma Beach. Multiple ponds with 25 waterfalls create an amazing zen garden and quiet running stream thru the backyard. Flat screen Smart TV’s connected to wireless internet. This house is situated on a 1.5 acre small ranch with horses, goats, peacocks, chickens and turkeys. The property is located on a private road in a gated community and is extremely quiet, safe and peaceful with amazing views of Santa Monica Bay, Point Dume and Zuma Beach right from the yard. Horseback riding, & hiking directly out of our back gate from our private stables into the California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy State Park which borders our back gates. Chickens, Goats & Horses are all living in the very back of the property away from the house in and around our fruit tree orchard where fresh fruit is available to you for picking when in season. We grow Apples, Peaches, Plums, Tangerines, Nectarines, Pears, Grapefruit, Oranges, and Strawberrys. Amazing dining, markets beaches & scenery. One trail ride for 4 people is included in all stays over 7 days. The usual rate is $150 per horse per person. We have 4 horses for our guests plus 1 horse for Talley who will give you a quick riding lesson and take you up thru the hills on an hour and a half ride.
Guests are not responsible for feeding or taking care of any animals.
Guests have easy access to so many great restaurants, beautiful beaches and amazing markets. Easy parking is available just a few steps from your door. Our property borders the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation area. Miles and miles of hiking, horse back riding and mountain biking trails start at the back gate of our property. The 66 mile long Backbone trail runs thru the mountains behind the house and connects to the trails directly out our back gate. For a beautiful view of some of these mountains with the most gorgeous ocean views, Talley will tour you thru on Horse Back, some of the 165,000 acres (YES 288 SQUARE MILES) of clean open undeveloped wild mountain range which makes our property so special.
A list of the best restaurants, ranches, beaches and local spots will be provided to you when you arrive. We know all the best secret spots in the area and we will gladly share them with you when you arrive.
I will be using the guest house and I will be easily accessible for questions and for any maintenance issues.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
I will be there to greet you upon check in and give you the keys and show you around. I will be available on my cell phone in case you have any questions or problems. The guest house and barn in the back are not part of this rental and are occupied by the owner. We will be working on the yard of the property every Wednesday doing landscaping and repairs outside of the house. We also reserve the right to do work on the property grounds anytime something needs attention. This is a big property and it requires a lot of maintenance and TLC.
Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and peaceful, with vineyards growing down the canyons. Other equestrian properties on the road. People ride horses up past our house to the State Park which spans 288 square miles right in our backyard. These trails are some of the most beautiful and scenic hiking and riding trails which start right at our back gate. Start out your day by taking a walk and exploring the Zuma Ocean View Trail. There is also The Backbone Trail which is a long distance trail extending 68 miles across the length of the Santa Monica Mountains. You can access this trail at multiple points within 15 minutes drive of the property. Pepperdine University is also located within 10 minutes of the property as well for parents who need easy access to graduation and school events.
Guests will need their own mode of transportation. There is plenty of free parking available.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
You will need a car. There is no public transportation other than Uber. Bathroom amenities include Towels, Shampoo and Conditioner. Weekly maid service is included with the cleaning fee. A list of the best restaurants, beaches and local spots will be provided to you when you arrive. We know all the best secret spots in the area and we will gladly share them with you when you arrive. You will have a great stay in Malibu and leave knowing so much more about Malibu and local Malibu life in the mountains.