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Monte Nido Retreat,  minutes to Malibu/Pepperdine
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Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Monte Nido Retreat, minutes to Malibu/PepperdineMonte Nido is nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains between Calabasas and Malibu, 5 minutes away from Pepperdine University in Malibu. You can walk to the Backbone trail head from our yard. The guest house has a private entrance, full kitchen, bath and french doors that open up to a private patio with a fountain. There is also a private deck for star gazing and afternoon naps. Perfect for hiking, biking, surfing, and relaxation. There are no streetlights or sidewalks. It is truly paradise.

Santa Monica Adjacent Palisades Garden Guest House
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Private room · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 private bath

Santa Monica Adjacent Palisades Garden Guest HousePacific Palisades: the very best of both worlds! A small town feel, yet part of the second largest city in the United States – perfectly situated between Santa Monica in the south and Malibu to the north. The person who could not fall in love with the Palisades has never yet been born. Our lovely English cottage, nestled in the Palisades bluffs is the perfect getaway.

WAVERLY’S WHITE BUNGALOW OVER THE WATER~~~~~~~
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Entire bungalow · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

WAVERLY’S WHITE BUNGALOW OVER THE WATER~~~~~~~WE ARE CONTINUING TO HOST THROUGH CORONAVIRUS... MAKE OUR BEACH FRONT BUNGALOW YOU’RE SAFE HAVEN HOME. DETAILED SANITIZATION ON PRIVATE BEACH This IS the Real thing! We are DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH. Why settle for a view of the beach, when you can have the entire Ocean at your feet ! Located on the most desired SECLUDED NOT CROWDED beach, along our gorgeous coast~ We now do a Detail Sanitizing of all Surfaces, door handles, keypads, and Lysol /Bleach along with Wipes are left for guest use.

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All About Malibu

Malibu might be California's only seaside town whose residents are as famous as its beaches. This photogenic slice of sand and surf fits firmly into the Los Angeles ethos: It’s beautiful, breezy, and irresistible. Here, celebrity homes and beachfront retreats have overlooked one of Southern California's most pristine coastlines since the 1930s. As Malibu has grown in status and fame, it has added flashy see-and-be-seen restaurants but somehow still retains the quaint charm of a small town. Its 20 square miles contain more than three dozen beaches, and choosing the right one is important. If waves and tan lines aren’t your thing, however, Malibu is hemmed in by the Santa Monica Mountains, which beckon trail runners, hikers, and wild animals.

How do I get around Malibu?

Malibu is located near the western edge of Los Angeles County, 18 miles west of Santa Monica, on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. The most convenient airport to fly into is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is 29 miles away. Expect it to take approximately one hour to make the trip by car due to frequent traffic in the area. Taxis and rideshares are both available at this busy airport; there’s also a bus that takes approximately two hours. Oxnard Airport (KOXR) is a smaller airport served by a few commercial flights, but its location 30 miles to the north means you can reach Malibu in 40 minutes by car.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Malibu?

Malibu's weather is flat-out gorgeous. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, almost any time of year is a good time to visit. If you're looking for the classic golden sun and swimsuit weather, then July through September are the ideal months to visit, with average highs in the mid-70s Fahrenheit but plenty of days rising into the 80s. This is peak season, so be sure to book well in advance. The coldest months are December through February, with temperatures often dipping into the 40s, though you'll still get rogue warm days. Winter is often pleasant enough for you to take advantage of the local bluffs and mountains, but summer and fall are best for water sports.

What are the top things to do in Malibu?

Point Dume Nature Preserve

The long, craggy bluff jutting into the Pacific Ocean known as Point Dume has become a Malibu icon. It's an ideal perch from which to watch the sunset or, from December to April, spot migrating gray whales. The preserve is connected to a state beach that's popular for swimming, scuba diving, and long scenic walks. Point Dume also abuts another not-to-be-missed Malibu attraction: Zuma Beach.

Paradise Cove

One of the most notable beaches in Malibu delivers a one-two punch: prime beach real estate and a cafe with ocean-view seating that is nearly as coveted. People line up early to stake out a table. To the east is a row of Malibu mansions clinging to coastal bluffs, and to the west, a stretch of sandstone cliffs tailor-made for sunset strolls.

Escondido Falls

At 150 feet tall, Escondido Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Southern California, and the trail leading up to it offers a refreshing shady break from worshipping the sun. The waterfall’s three tiers cascade down a series of limestone ledges. To reach it, tread the 3.8-mile moderate trail from Winding Way East. The reward will be worth it.

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