Living room with George Nelson couch, Eames coffee table, rocker and storage unit.View of pool and deck from main house. Pool house is under the deck.
Malibu Modern 1 bedroom Pool House

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Two guest maximum
5 minutes to PCH
Mid-century modern furniture
Super efficient A/C and heat
4 miles to "downtown" Malibu, 12 miles to Santa Monica
Strong Wifi
Filtered drinking water
No late night check-ins

The space

Tranquil and peaceful, a stay here is really like being at a retreat! We are a blissful two minutes away from the noise of busy Pacific Coast Highway but close enough to easily enjoy all that Malibu has to offer.

The one-bedroom pool house has a stunning ocean view with Catalina Island visible on most days. It is an incredibly quiet sanctuary with only the sounds of birdsong and sometimes the waves crashing on Carbon Beach far below. The house is surrounded by organic avocado and lemon trees and has a private patio at the entrance and a wrap-around deck. Furnished with authentic mid-century furniture and all the comforts of home. Fully equipped kitchen features a brand new professional Viking range and refrigerator. Super efficient A/C and heat keep the temperature perfect. Strong Wi-Fi is provided as well as a Harmon Kardon wireless speaker for music. Note: The pool house has a ringside seat for 4th of July fireworks!

Please be aware the price for staying in the pool house changes by season, holiday and weekend. Be sure to look at the price for the dates you are interested in before booking.

Guest access

A private set of stairs leads guests down to the pool house from the driveway and is completely separate from the main house. A spiral staircase outside the pool house door takes guests from the living quarters to the pool deck above.

Interaction with guests

As needed! Our family lives in the main house (which is not for rent). The pool house is a stand alone house separate from the main house and a distance away. We are available if needed but give our guests total privacy.

Other things to note

When inquiring about our property please tell us about yourself and what brings you to Malibu. Our home is our sanctuary and we appreciate knowing a little bit about who will be here.

Please PRINT OUT and BRING the Directions/House Manual that you will receive upon booking! That way you will know exactly where to come and how to check-in.

We communicate with guests via the Airbnb website-- please download the Airbnb app or check the website for messages.

Uber and Lyft are not possible to or from our property.

The pool house does not have a T.V. and cell phone service can be spotty or non-existent in most of Malibu, depending on your carrier. The Wifi in the pool house is strong.

No PARTIES, EVENTS, WEDDINGS OR PHOTO SHOOTS allowed at our property. Professional photo and film shoots are handled by our property's agent, Catherine Meyler and Associates.

Two overnight guests maximum.

GPS is not always reliable in Malibu.
Please refer to the itinerary you will receive upon booking for detailed directions and arrival instructions. Because of Malibu's rural environment (no street lights, limited signage) we strongly recommend arriving during daylight hours. No check-ins after 8PM please.

100% cotton bedding and towels are provided and we use only natural, chemical-free detergent, soaps and cleaning supplies. Washer/dryer and storage facility for luggage is adjacent to the pool house and is specifically for guests' use.

The pool is unheated and will be very comfortable during the summer and early fall but quite cold in the winter and early spring!

The pool house is accessed via a private set of railroad tie and gravel stairs to the left of the main house, below the guest parking area. The stairs may not be suitable for some guests. We have, however, hosted several pregnant women (in their third trimester!) who have not had a problem. Please be aware that large, heavy suitcases may present difficulty.

The interior photos of the pool house show the rental. The main house where we live is not for rent and is a completely separate structure on the property.

September and October are typically the warmest months in Malibu and most tourists are gone by then-- it's the best time to visit! Migrating grey whales are visible from our property in the fall and spring.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 211
Security Deposit: 704
Weekend Price: 387 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

Ideal for couples or single guests seeking peace and tranquility. It sleeps two comfortably.

No unregistered guests on the property. There will be a $100 fee for overnight guests not on the agreement.

Please-- no need to set car alarms here! If your rental car honks, beeps or makes noise when locked please refrain.

No deliveries, Uber or Lyft.

Check-in is 3:00-8:00 P.M. Please don't arrive before your check-in time (unless by previous arrangement.)

Check-out is 11:00A.M.

We don't accept children under the age of 12 due to safety and liability issues but mainly concerns for the mid-century furniture.

Absolutely NO SMOKING anywhere on this property. Carbon Canyon is an extreme fire risk zone and smoking in the canyon is illegal.

For stays longer than a few days please deposit your trash and recycling in the bins at the top of our driveway.

Please leave the pool house in the condition found and wash and dry/put away any used dishes.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The pool house is accessed by a set of rail-road tie and gravel stairs.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

111 Reviews

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Marco User Profile
August 2017
Amazing place!!! Shannon was great host and the view is WOW! You have your own private pool and a top furnished place. Will be back!

Michelle User Profile
July 2017
We stayed at the pool house for our girls weekend in July. It was amazing! The perfect combination of scenic, relaxing, and fun. The house and views exceeded our expectations as did the great service we received from Shannon. We will most definitely be back!

Marla User Profile
July 2017
If you are seeking to getaway from the chaos of the city and into a peaceful 5 star space AND be close enough to have the best of southern California opulence 5 minutes away? Sounds impossible, right? But this family has pulled it off! A wonderful experience, we hope to come back.

Mario User Profile
July 2017
The poolhouse was just amazing. We had a wonderful stay in Malibu. To sum it up: the perfect gateaway for your Malibu/ LA trip. Thanks again to the wonderful hosts.

Corliss User Profile
July 2017
The pool house is beautiful inside and out with the canyon location giving a peaceful natural environment while still close to Malibu restaurants and PCH. Shannon was very helpful and communicative before and during our visit. Everything we needed was provided in the pool house and our stay was very comfortable. A wonderful experience!

Emily User Profile
July 2017
Shannon's pool house is picturesque. It's a vacation in itself. The photos (though accurate) do not do this place justice. Shannon is an excellent host! Best airbnb ever! I would LOVE to stay again.

Michel User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful eyrie up on the edge of the Topanga Canyon looking down on the Pacific. You could be a million miles from anywhere. Relaxing and easy. But not too far away from the real world. Great hosts and very friendly open atmosphere. Good selection of books as well!

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Shannon User ProfileShannon is a superhost.

We're L.A. natives who love nature, architecture, good design and Malibu.

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