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Romantic Malibu celebrity retreat, 180º ocean view, gated, 8 acres, spa, gym

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Malibu, 180º ocean view, gated celebrity house, spa, 8 acres

Please click on "REQUEST TO BOOK" ONLY for a Saturday to Saturday stay, For all others, click on "SEND A MESSAGE" and tell us your preferred dates. Thank you. No weddings and no large social functions.

If you’re searching for the ultimate Malibu getaway, look no further. This celebrity home on 8 acres includes three buildings: the main house, guest house and detached gym. You get exclusive use of the three buildings. The house is equipped with all the modern amenities for a restful vacation. It has stunning 180º ocean views from sunrise to sunset, and faces a four-mile-long stretch of public sandy beach, the best in Malibu. From the living room, you see the sun rise and set over the ocean, and the dolphins play in the surf.

This retreat is perfect for friends seeking a romantic and restful holiday, or professionals preferring not to stay in a hotel, or a multi-generational family where every age group wants their privacy. Standing next to the main house, the guest house is a great private space for in-laws, friends or children and has a full bathroom.

As you arrive through a private street and pass through the gate, you discover an oasis of old Malibu charm, surrounded by mature junipers and California pepper trees. Cool ocean air flows through this private retreat. The property was once the home of Captain & Tenille and Jan Michael Vincent. He told us that Denzel Washington and Jimmy Page lived there before him. The property faces 4 miles of public sandy beach, the best in Malibu, where Steven Spielberg, Pierce Brosnan, Danny de Vito and others have homes.


With 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 10 private parking spaces, this gated property accommodates 8 in comfort.


Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor activity, the moment you step into the property, you feel at peace with the surroundings. The entire gated pad around the house is heavenly. adorned with native plants and trees. This hideaway exudes a positive energy and makes you feel relaxed. Tasteful furnishings, artwork, and a wood-burning fireplace make the interior feel elegant and aesthetically pleasing.

Enjoy the open-beamed ceilings, abundant natural light, antique fireplace, elegant furniture, Posturepedic beds. From the master bedroom, wake up and sleep to the sound of waves.

Spend your downtime in the living room, or on the patio. Unwind on the comfortable patio furniture or BBQ. Watch your favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon or a DVD on the 4K ultra HD Smart TV in the living room, or HDTVs in the master bedroom and in the guest house. Listen to your music from your smartphone or tablet via the Bluetooth speaker system.

From the oversize outdoor patio, you overlook miles of Malibu’s most famous beach. Watch the sun rise and set over the ocean, see dolphins play, and the whales migrate.

When you are not dining out at one of Malibu’s fine restaurants, prepare a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with birch countertops, a gas range, a Subzero refrigerator, and copper/stainless steel pots and pans. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the ocean-facing farm table in the dining room, or at the wrought iron table on the ocean-facing patio. From the hot tub, marvel at the 180º ocean views, watch the sun rise or set over the ocean, or gaze at the pitch dark star-studded sky.

No matter how you spend your time, this spectacular Malibu retreat will quickly become a place you love returning to at the end of the day!.


The house is only 1,200ft from the ocean, aerial distance. To go to the beach, you just drive for a minute and a half, and there is always free parking along Broad beach road.

The Trancas/Broad Beach area, where this hideaway is located, is a trending area, with affluent residents and stores like the Vintage Grocers upscale supermarket.

If you want surf lessons, there is a school, less than a mile away. Kayak lessons are 10 minutes away. On Sundays, stroll through the Malibu Farmers Market (ideal for celebrity sightings), 10 minutes away.

Day trips are easy. Whether you feel like driving to Santa Barbara or Ojai for the day, or hanging out on the boardwalk in Venice, walking on the Promenade in Santa Monica, bringing the kids to Universal Studios, or visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The house is situated only minutes from Pepperdine University, and easy access to UCLA and USC, the 10, 405 and Los Angeles airport.


'Of all the many places I’ve traveled to around the world, this is absolutely the nicest view I have ever seen. What a place! We had such a great time. '

Vince Azzopardi, Model for Georgio Armani

'Amazing is the only word that comes to mind: such a magical and inspiring place. My dream house without a doubt. I have a new place to work towards living in one day. You can bet we'll be back sometime. '

Sean Schafer Hennessy, Film composer

'God, please make me very rich so that I can buy this house.'

Bob Hohman, Senior Partner, The Gersh Agency

(Celebrity management agency)


- Fantastic location--spectacular, 180º views of the ocean and beach

- Hot tub and dining table for 8 and gas grill on the oversize ocean-facing patio

- Fully equipped, ocean-view gourmet kitchen, with copper/stainless steel pots, a Subzero refrigerator and gas range and all expected amenities.

- Wood fireplace, large farm dining table, antique dining chairs

- 3 flat screen TVs, surround sound system, WiFi

- Heating and AC in the guest house, central heating and ventilation in the main house (it has an insulated roof and cinderblock construction)

- Oversized towels, cotton bedding and Turkish cotton bathrobes in all bedrooms.

- Detached gym with treadmill, elliptical, stationery bike and weight machine

- Long board, 3 boogie boards, beach blankets, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas

- 10 parking spaces

- Modern large-capacity washer-dryer

- Upon request a toddler bed, a crib and a high chair can be made available.


- Master bedroom in main house: (1) queen size bed

- Bedroom 2 in main house: (1) queen size bed

-Bedroom 3 in main house: (1) full size bed

- Guest house: (1) queen size bed, (1) twin size bed and, under it, (1) twin size trundle bed.


- Our preference is, whenever possible, is for Saturday-to-Saturday bookings, followed by bookings beginning or ending on a Saturday.

- Pets are allowed with Owner’s consent. Just tell is how many pets you would be traveling with. There is a one-time $90 pet cleaning fee.

- No smoking inside the house

- Must be at least 22 years old to book

- $225 cleaning fee and 12% Malibu tax

We are glad to provide detailed quotes


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Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About Jean-Marie

Born and raised in France, business brought me to Manhattan in 1979. I moved to Malibu in 1994. We bought this house in 1995 and remodeled it, blending the style of the South of France with the original Malibu style. We moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and have rented out this house year-round ever since. We own other houses in Los Angeles, which we rent to Guests from around the world. We are grateful for the more than 300 positive testimonials received in our guest books.

Jean-Marie purchased this house in 1995

Why Jean-Marie chose Western Malibu

The most romantic and comfortable 4 BR 2BA celebrity house on 8 acres in Malibu with the best 180º ocean views, a fireplace, an ocean-facing hot tub, a gourmet kitchen and a detached gym. Beamed ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, comfortable Posturepedic beds. Ideal for families, or groups of friends to get away and chill.

You will enjoy the complete privacy: the house sits behind gates, on 8 acres of land. From the ocean-facing hot tub, watch the sun rise and set over the ocean. From the dining room, terrace or hot tub, watch the dolphins surf the waves.

The house faces the best, 4-mile long stretch of public sandy beach in Malibu. Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, Danny De Vito and other celebrities have houses on this beach.

What makes this house unique

Stunning ocean views, romantic, private, comfortable, cozy, elegant, excellent amenities, clean, safe, gated property on 8 acres. This house was the residence of Jan MIchael Vincent (Airwolf TV series). His wife told us that, before him, Denzel Washington, Jimmy Page, and Captain & Tenille and several other celebrities lived there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My first impression upon arriving at the house was that of a special place; like a retreat overlooking a gorgeous ocean panorama view.

My opinion only got better during our stay because the house has exactly what we were looking for: tastefully furnished comfort with old world charm. I loved the mix of some antique traditional furniture and oriental carpets with contemporary.

There was room enough for our whole family and our 2 children each brought a friend and the 4 of them were able to stay in their own separate quarters in the guest house, giving my husband and I and our best friends who came with us, some adult peace and quiet.

We all love to cook and found the kitchen and out door barbeque well appointed with everything we needed. Even though we had one rainy day, the house is light and bright and the dining room, surrounded by glass, feels like one is practically eating out doors on the terrace.

Perfect for sunset dining. Our only complaint is that we could not stay longer.
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Western Malibu, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4- - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The guest house has 1 Queen size bed and 2 Twin size beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second bedroom in main house has one Queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom in main house has 1 Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This small third bedroom in main house has 1 full sized bed
  • The main house has three bedrooms. Two have a queen size bed and the third (small) has a full-sized bed. The guest house has: - One queen size bed - Two twin beds: one is a day bed and, under it, there is a pull-out trundle bed. Each has a comfortable twin mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For the guests' protection, there is one security camera outside the guest house. It points at the property entrance, and at the yard. There are no cameras inside the buildings.


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Romantic Malibu celebrity retreat, 180º ocean view, gated, 8 acres, spa, gym
average rating of 4.857143 based on 81 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house and view was over the top!! Takes your breath away! You could hear the ocean in the morning. Jean Marie was so helpful with the hot tub repair the first morning. Got it done quickly! We enjoyed talking with him about the history of the house. Jimmy Page lived here with Robert Plant, my husband googled it. Denzel Washington, Jan MIchael Vincent, Captain and Tenillle, what history! If those walls could talk!

Jean Marie provided us with a toddler bed, crib, and high chair. So very helpful for our family.

We enjoyed using the beach chairs, blanket and cooler provided one day at Zuma beach. Only thing I would suggest is some sand toys for the little ones.

I hope we get a chance to stay in this incredible home again.

Thank you Jean Marie for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are delighted to read that you had a good time and that the house exceeded your expectations. This is indeed a very romantic special place, full of charm and rich with the stories of the celebrities that inhabited it. Thank you for choosing this beautiful property-- we hope you will be back!
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Lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5

A great get away... This beautiful home combines an escape from City life with the nearby luxury of world class restaurants. A unique find! Thanks to Jean Marie for the great hospitality. My husband requested I mention the terrific BBQ on the patio... Clean, burned hot, necessary utensils, plenty of gas. Not our typical house rental experience :)

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt at home immediately!

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely be returning to this stunning home. It is the perfect escape. The home feels like a authentic Malibu estate, not at all like a rental property. The mature west coast landscaping is well tended. The home is comfortable & tastefully decorated. Comfortable beds and linens. Well equipped kitchen. We cooked and washed our dishes while gazing out at the ocean. It is perched on the hillside with a view to die for. Lovely & accommodating outdoor space. Took my coffee in the steamy hot tub with a stunning view of the coast each morning =)

Jean-Marie was a friendly, helpful, communicative host. We look forward to visiting again soon!!! Thank you for making our family vacation so special!!

  • Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Chelsea Thank you for the kind words! It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests. This is a special cozy, romantic retreat, and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time. We look forward to having you and your family again as guests. Jean Marie
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Incredible Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm sitting at the kitchen table of the house, sadly looking out at the ocean as I prepare to go back to cold Chicago. This home could not be in a better location if you are looking for beautiful views and a peaceful spot. The property is extremely private with a wonderful hot tub and very comfortable beds. Understand that the home itself is understated compared to surrounding homes but will meet all of your needs with a location and feeling that can't be matched. The house is within minutes of Matador Beach, Point Dume and many other beaches. It's an easy drive to lots of cool stuff but definitely not easy to get to LA or Disney if that's your goal. We came with friends who stayed in the guest house and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. Stay Here!

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely beautiful property with breathtaking views. The home itself was clean with ample room for everyone to have their own space. The guest house was lovely and very cozy as well. We did not get a chance to use the hot tub, but it's located in a perfect place to sip some wine and watch the sunset. I recommend this property if you're looking for great views and a peaceful getaway from the busyness of LA.

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful patio area with gorgeous 180-degree view of shoreline, close to Zuma beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a most excellent time at your property. Your patio is very peaceful and the view is even more spectacular than we expected. The 4-person hot tub worked well. It provided welcome relief after beaching, surfing, hiking and the chill in the evening. You have a wonderful, quirky compound here, and we felt very much at home. It made for a great Christmas holiday for my family and friends. It was a pleasant surprise to see the sunrise as well as the sunset. The succulents garden bench was a treat in the hot afternoon. Wifi, all bed linens, supplies and appliances were as described. It took us a bit to figure out the remotes for the TV/Roku/DVD, but we were successful and used it all. We look forward to returning sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
At Point Dume
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Westlake Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Thousand Oaks: trains to San Francisco and LA
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 101, going to San Francisco or to LA
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
At Point Dume, several restaurants
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Big Bear
Car: necessary

The house sits on 8 acres of land, about 1,200ft aerial distance from the ocean, on a 330ft high bluff overlooking 4 miles of sandy public beaches, with stunning 180º beach/whitewater views, arguably the best in Malibu. The wife of Hollywood star Jan Michael Vincent, who lived in this house with her husband before we bought it told us that Denzel Washington and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page lived there before. The property sits on 8 acres of land, has 180º whitewater ocean views, and faces a 4 mile long public sandy beach including Westward beach, Broad beach, Zuma beach. The property is quiet and private, with three buildings: the main house, an adjacent guest house and a detached gym. You will have exclusive use of all three. There are three bedrooms and two baths. 8 adults can stay in comfort. Please ask us for the address of our web site, which has more photos, and our last minute special discounted price offers. Guests tell us: 'photos don't do justice.'


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Western Malibu, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26-June 30
May 26 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving to Xmas 2018
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
Low season 2019
Jan 5 2019 - Jun 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
Jul 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
Low season end year
Oct 1 2019 - Dec 14 2019
7 night minimum stay
End of year 2019
Dec 15 2019 - Jan 3 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$297.09 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$660.2
Pet Fee C$118.84 + Tax

Check-in and/or check out on a Saturday are preferred --Please email us before requesting a booking.
During July, August, Thanksgiving & year-end holidays, minimum stay is 7 nights with check-in /check out on Saturday.
Payments by eCheck occur no fees. For payments by credit card or Paypal, the fees charged by HomeAway will be deducted from the deposit refund. For more info:
To avoid credit card or Paypal fees, please pay via Homeaway's eChecks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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