Private gated villa with 5 suites. Lovely grounds, views, lighted tennis court, large pool/spa/cabana, patio, BBQ, yards. "Guest mansion" (bigger than a "guest house") is attached to main house but completely separate from host quarters. Includes home theater plus "Great room" including billiard, kitchenette (not a full kitchen), & dining, opening to big yard. Serene retreat for your group. Near hiking, beaches, & wine trail. CONTACT HOST first for parties/events before you "Request to Book".
It feels a world away but you're just a 5-minute drive to the freeway, shops, and stores to the north; a 5-minute drive to the Malibu Wine Trail (they'll pick you up for a tour); and a 10 to 15-minute drive to Malibu beaches to the south. Located in the Malibu hills section of Agoura Hills.
Please note that the max occupancy of 15 people assumes that each bed in the five suites is sleeping a couple (i.e. 10 people), the small sofa/futons in three of the suites are sleeping one small person each (such as a teen or short adult), and the two sofa/futons in the great room are each sleeping one small adult or teen. You should know that it's not very convenient for people to sleep in the great room, since that's where the kitchenette and other facilities are located. So the property COMFORTABLY accommodates 5 couples (i.e. 10 people) or 8 singles, where 3 of those singles are suited to sleeping on a short sofa/futon. Please note that the property is not childproofed or suitable for young children.
Accès des voyageurs
The Guest Mansion, which comprises about 5,000 sf of living space, includes four bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms in the main house (plus a detached small guest house as suite #5), a home theater with big screen and adjacent "Great" room that houses the billiard-game area, dining area, seating area on two futon/sofas, and a guest kitchenette that includes a countertop convection oven, small cooktop, microwave oven, countertop dishwasher, an under-counter frig/freezer plus another larger-sized fridge, and a basic assortment of dishes, pots/pans, utensils, cups, coffee, BBQ implements, small appliances, and other normal kitchenette gear. The Great room opens to a large grassy area with pool & cabana beyond. There is also a laundry room with washer & dryer for guest use. The 5th suite is the detached Casita court-side (small detached guest house with bathroom next to the tennis court). The outside facilities include the pool, spa, huge patio poolside, cabana, BBQ, outdoor BBQ kitchen, lighted N/S tennis court, large parking lot, grassy yards, outdoor heaters, and various seating areas to relax and enjoy the view. Guests have exclusive use of the tennis court, pool, cabana and adjacent yards during their stay. The property is set up to afford privacy for guests.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Guest rooms contain brochures of nearby attractions including Malibu Wine Trail tours, hiking trail maps, and other guides. The property is set up with electronic locks for automated self check-in and various notes and brochures that explain property usage. If preferred, the host will meet you and give you a tour of the property at check-in. You may text your hosts who can answer questions and respond to needs that may arise.
Please note: One of the hosts is severely allergic to dogs and cats, even the "low dander non-allergenic" type. For health reasons, dogs and cats of any breed are not welcome and we will request a cancellation if you show up with a pet or pets. If for some reason the reservation is not cancelled, a fine of $2,500 will be charged to decontaminate the premises after your stay.
Please bring your bathing suit to enjoy the pool and spa. The host supplies colored beach towels for beach and pool use. Please notify the host in advance of your arrival if you want to have the pool heated. (FYI: White towels are supplied for use inside the suites.)
The host also supplies at least 4 tennis rackets for your use along with tennis balls as well as basketballs for the basketball hoop that's on the tennis court. Other sports equipment is provided including a punching bag and gloves for getting rid of tensions so you can relax and fully enjoy the peace and quiet of the Villa.
The Great room with its full-size ice cream counter is stocked with complimentary ice cream, soda, and cones to welcome guests with a root beer float or ice cream cone.
Each suite comes with bedding and towels, a flat-screen TV, small frig, microwave oven, keurig-type coffee system for beverages along with an assortment of "k-cup" beverages, and other complimentary amenities.
Suite #1: The Villa Suite
Two-room suite on the first floor closest to the guest entry with full bath (tub & shower), curtain separating the suite's two open rooms, steps from outdoor patio, king bed, small sofa-futon bed, and bistro table & chairs.
Suite #2: Jazz & Blues Suite
Top of staircase with queen bed, full bath (tub & shower), and opens to mountain-view balcony with table and chairs.
Suite #3: The Malibu Suite
This suite is upstairs, overlooking the pool and mountain view, with king bed and bathroom with shower. Also includes a bistro table & chairs plus a love seat.
Suite #4: The Safari Suite
This upstairs suite overlooks the pool and also affords a view out several directions to the mountains, has a king bed, and bathroom with shower. Also includes a small sofa-futon and chairs with small table.
Suite #5: The Casita Courtside
This detached suite is a mini-guest house next to the tennis court. There are two sets of stairs from the guest parking area to the Casita, which has a queen size bed plus a sofa-futon, table & chairs, tiny partial kitchenette, and a 1/2 bath inside. There is an alfresco shower outside at the cabana or guests may use the bathroom with shower in the back of the home theater room.
Guest Kitchenette: The guest kitchenette is set up in the large bar area of the Great room to accommodate most cooking needs during a several day stay. It includes a 2-rack countertop convection oven that accommodates a standard 13 x 9 casserole dish and another shallower pan, a small convection cooktop with associated pots & pans, microwave oven, countertop dishwasher, an under-counter frig/freezer plus an 'apartment-size' fridge with top freezer, and a basic assortment of dishes, pots/pans, utensils, cups, flatware, coffee, BBQ implements, small appliances, and other normal kitchenette gear (aluminum foil, towels, soap etc).
Please note that the pool does have a removable fence around it (keeps leaves out and pool balls in). If absolutely no children will be present at any time, the fence can be either fully or partially removed to allow direct access from the BBQ area.
Malibu Hills Villa is mostly about saying "Yes" to fun and relaxation, but there are also a few "no's":
No special events with additional guests (i.e. parties) without special arrangement and additional fee. The fee ranges from $500 to $1,000 for a small or modest party up to 50 guests. For weddings or large parties over 50 guests, contact host for pricing.
No pets on the property since one of the hosts is severely allergic even to "short hair hypoallergenic" breeds. (Note: There is a large fine for a pet. Also subject to instant cancellation.)
No videography or photography allowed without special arrangement and additional fee except for personal use only.
Bands and musicians may be allowed with special permission and arrangement with the host. Please note that per the L.A. County noise ordinance, noise levels need to be lowered after 10 pm. That said, there are no neighbors close by but loud music outside can travel considerable distance through the canyon. Generally, there is no problem if the merrymaking moves inside after midnight.
At no time are illegal drugs and/or any illegal substances allowed on the property.
No smoking is allowed inside the property at any time. If needed, small receptacles can be placed outside on concrete areas for smokers. Also no open fires or fireworks in this area (due to nearby dry brush).
Please refer to the property brochure and the Guidebook in each suite and in the guest kitchenette area.