Down a long and winding road in the hills outside of Malibu lies this superbly charming rental. You are greeted by a fountain and waterfall as you cross the bridge and enter in the hand-crafted door. The place is HUGE, the bed comfortable and the grounds are excellent for a getaway. The hostess is really nice, too. I recommend it.
Ali & Gary were wonderful from the day we booked until well after our stay. They were available via phone for directions while we were lost in the mountains of Malibu, and invited us up to their home to hang out as we were checking out which we really enjoyed chatting with them. They run an organic soap company from the house as well, which fills the rental with natural cleaning products. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet stay near Malibu wines, good hiking, or even a slightly longer drive to the beaches of Malibu.
From the time I booked the suite, Gary and Ali ensured our girl's getaway was going to be relaxing and stress free. The first order of business was finding out where we were traveling from, which was followed up with detailed directions to their home, traffic related information and an early check-in, if at all possible. Their check-in is 3pm. They had the suite ready for our arrival at 1pm, which was awesome, since they had guests who checked out the same day.
When we arrived, Ali was waiting for us with open arms and big smiles. When she opened the door to the suite, the first thing I noticed was how spacious and full of light it was. The on-line photos give you a good idea of how it looks but it's much better in person. The previous reviewers who said Gary and Ali "thought of everything" were right! I've never experienced such an extensive fruit and snack basket in a vacation rental. Not to mention the variety of coffee/tea and the freshly squeezed orange juice in the refrigerator. We brought snacks but hardly ate them. There are other little surprises in the suite as well, but I don't want to give it all away.
I will tell you that the beds are comfy, the grounds are gorgeous and their determination to make your stay enjoyable, is top notch. Mr. Gary gladly put in several hours of extra work to fulfill our request to have the waterfall turned on and we greatly appreciated it. Thanks again Mr. Gary :-).
If you're thinking about taking advantage of the one hour massage, DO IT!!! You will not be disappointed. Ali is very thorough and very skilled in massage therapy. Thank you so much Ali :-).
Great Malibu Hills retreat. Fun place to relax and close to Malibu Wine Safari. Lots of places outside to enjoy the surroundings.
Ali and Gary are amazing. They think of everything to make your stay comfortable, from snacks, organic orange juice in the refrigerator, to anything you might need. This is a wonderful place to stay. It is a short drive to the beaches or the city of Malibu, yet far enough away to really have some peace and quiet.
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