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Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
TV, fireplace, video-game console, DVD player

Guest reviews

4.9/5 Exceptional
14 reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Hot Tub


Explore the area

Popular LocationMalibu Hindu Temple4 min drive
Popular LocationPepperdine University12 min drive
Popular LocationMalibu Pier14 min drive
AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)49 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Calabasas, this guesthouse is in a rural area and by the ocean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Malibu Lagoon State Beach and Paradise Cove. Traveling with kids? Consider Santa Monica Pier, or check out an event or a game at Malibu Equestrian Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Malibu Hindu Temple - 4 min drive
    • Surfrider Beach - 11 min drive
    • Pepperdine University - 12 min drive
    • Malibu Pier - 14 min drive
    • Malibu Lagoon State Beach - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • Chatsworth Transportation Center - 26 min drive
    • Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX) - 49 min drive


    • Saddle Peak Lodge - 3 min drive
    • Wolf Creek Brewing - 8 min drive
    • Jack in the Box - 8 min drive
    • Subway - 9 min drive
    • Starbucks - 9 min drive

    About this property

    Looking 4 Relief? Come Stay at Home in Nature @the Malibu Retreat Guest House

    Family-friendly guesthouse with water park and outdoor pool
    Since we're all doing our best to Stay At Home, why not come stay at OUR home? Join us in the mountains, away from the crowds & in nature. Walk, hike, swim, all so close to LA. The Malibu Retreat’s Music Promoter Guest House is an ideal choice for a family, friends, love birds or peaceful sanctuary just for YOU! Enjoy our natural bottom pool & Jacuzzi, stunning mountain views, famous hiking trails & one of LA’s 5 star restaurants at the bottom of our driveway. We’re just 5 miles to Pepperdine University & equidistant between Malibu's world famous beaches & celebs favorite old town Calabasas. Remote, quiet, exclusive & yet close to it all! Our compound backs up to 10,000 acres of parkland, mountains, woods, trails, rocks and natural beauty. Enjoy our natural rock pool and Jacuzzi. Hidden in peaceful tranquility but close to all the action. We also have the world famous Happiness Bus on the wooded lower lot, so if you'd like to be adventurous and/or need to sleep more people, you can book both! The Guest House itself has an upstairs open loft with 2 sleeping areas: one with a yummy queen size bed (down comforter & high thread count sheets) & the other side has 2 twin beds. Downstairs has 2 more twin beds and a couple of great couches too that allow 8 people to sleep if you want to get cozy. Downstairs you'll also enjoy a large living space with sectional velvety couch, Philippe Starck swivel chairs, stereo & 50 inch Amazon voice controlled TV. There's even a real life vintage Centipede arcade game for you to play... (Yes it still works) and Smart Home Phillips Hue colored lights that turn thousands of colors with the sound of your voice. The 2 sides of the downstairs are separated by Genuine Zen Soji screens. One side has a sitting area (music nook) with the 2 twin beds & decorated with various memorabilia from the records we got played on the radio: Coldplay, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Fun, Matchbox Twenty, Jewel, Chris Isaak, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Joss Stone, James Blunt, Colbie Calliat, The Zac Brown Band, and more! We have a dining room table that seats 6 & you can cook just about anything in our retro mini kitchenette with the basics which include a medium sized refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, hot/ cold water cooler & a shared poolside outdoor gas BBQ with a cooktop & additional outdoor sink just for your pots & dishes. Fully equipped with dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, etc. Enjoy the full designer bathroom with shower, Phillip stark toilet & sink & equipped with top of the line amenities (shampoos, conditioners, soaps & lotions) from all over the world. Enjoy the GH patio that leads to the shared pool & Jacuzzi with breathtaking Mountain Views. You may never want to venture out, but if you do, we're close to it all (5 miles to Malibu & 5 miles to Calabasas). There is plenty of onsite free parking & 2 spots come with your booking. While someone from our family & 3 rescue dogs are often living on site in the main house as well, we do our best to give our guests privacy. There may also be guests in the Happiness Bus on site. We’re happy to help make your vacation special. If you have a pet too... let's discuss. Please be sure you understand proper bedding for 6 (1 queen & 4 twins) plus a sectional couch if you squeeze in book guests 7 & 8. While you'll feel refreshed by the exclusive location, mountain air & morning mist, we're still only 5 minutes to Malibu or Calabasas, 30 minutes from Santa Monica/ Venice, 40 min from LAX airport, 40 min to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, 1 hour to Disneyland, Santa Barbara, Ojai, 2 hours to Palm Springs or San Diego, 4-5 hours to San Francisco or Las Vegas! This makes a great home base for your adventures. Our guests receive up to 50% discounts when we have scheduled Yoga Classes (paused during COVID19 pandemic) , Sound Healing Baths, House Concerts, as well as a BOGO drink voucher for the historic Saddle Peak Lodge at the bottom of our driveway. Check TheMalibuRetreat.com for current schedules & to reserve your spot in our upcoming events.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this guesthouse offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players and video-game consoles. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

    An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a water park and a fitness center.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    property manager
    michele clark dougherty
    Speaks English, French

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Parking available

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Shared/communal pool
    • Spa tub
    • Water park access

    Family friendly

    • Children's games
    • DVD player
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor pool
    • Refrigerator
    • Separate dining area

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Housekeeping (on request)

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Outdoor furniture


    • Massages


    • In-room accessibility


    • Beach towels
    • Books
    • Designated smoking areas
    • Games
    • Music library
    • Stereo
    • Video library

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Linens


    • Hair dryer
    • Shampoo
    • Shower
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels


    • Cable/satellite channels
    • DVD player
    • TV
    • Video games
    • Video-game console

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Dining room
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric kettle
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Paper towels
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stovetop
    • Toaster

    Outdoor space

    • Deck or patio


    • Chef
    • Fireplace
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Private pool



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions
    An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Malibu Music Yoga Guest House W/pool Views Malibu Canyon Retreat
    Malibu Music Yoga Guest House W/pool Views Malibu Canyon Retreat
    Music Promoter Guest House w/ Pool at The Malibu Retreat

    Frequently asked questions

    Does this property have a pool?
    Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool types include heated pools.
    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this guest house?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    This family-friendly Calabasas guesthouse is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Malibu Hindu Temple and Anthony C Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center. Malibu Lagoon State Beach and Surfrider Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Looking 4 Relief? Come Stay at Home in Nature @the Malibu Retreat Guest House

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Malibu Retreat & Yoga

      We are a family of 5 and there was plenty of room. The yoga deck is fabulous, but the weather prevented our use of it and the pool; although the jacuzziwas used and enjoyed. The kitchen has a 5gl. filtered water cooler which was great. The only issue was some red ants. Our family went for a nice hike on one of the many trails surrounding the retreat. Malibu is down the hill, about a 10 minute car ride. I found Kia products (made locally right in Malibu) at a boutique pharmacy/cosmetic store in town, which was fortuitous. We would definitely return to the Malibu retreat.

      4/5 Good

        Fantastic location!

        We loved the location! It’s the perfect distance to lots of hiking trails and the ocean. The property itself is fun, interesting and quirky. The pool is magnificent. Beds are comfortable. The bathroom could use a better overhead light that doesn’t hang so low for tall people and a full length mirror, but water pressure was good and towels were abundant. We will definitely return.

        5/5 Excellent


          Great place to relax and recharge the batteries. Also within 10 minutes of the beach.

          5/5 Excellent

            Bohemian Cozy Mountain Getaway

            We loved our stay at Malibu Music and Yoga guest house. The home is right in the heart of Monte Nido, an amazing little gem in the Malibu Canyon/Calabasas area. It's a quick drive down to the ocean (15 minutes) and a short drive up the hill to Calabasas (about 10 minutes) for restaurants and supplies. The guest house was perfect for a family of four and had plenty of room for us all to spread out and enjoy the space. The kids in particular liked the vintage Space Invaders video game in the living room, and my husband, a musician, loved the music theme (all of Michelle's gold records from her music promotion career are on display and add fun element to the space). My favorite element was a toss up between the yoga and meditation deck overlooking the mountains, and the hot tub. We were there in the winter so were not able to enjoy the pool, but look forward to coming back in the summer so we can take advantage of that too. Michelle and Sean were excellent hosts and were always available to assist with any needs. One thing to note - the kitchen is minimal and not really equipped for cooking (no sink inside, just a utility sink right outside the door, and small appliances, [microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven]), so it's best to plan on light cooking and then eating out or getting take out for most meals (we did cereal or bagels for breakfast at the house and ate lunch and dinner out). The guest house and the entire property provide an unique, tranquil experience, and we highly recommend!

            5/5 Excellent

              A Dream Getaway that's Awesome in Every Way

              Michele, Jack and Shawn's incredibly property is ideally situated about 13 minutes drive from Malibu, nestled in the Malibu Canyon Mountains which are spectacular. The hosts are friendly, informative and very welcoming! The guest house is even more delightful than the photos suggest. It's large with a separate kitchen and living area, and a fun master bedroom with additional sleeping areas. The pool -- well there are not enough fancy adjectives adequately to describe how magnificent the pool area really is. Palms, decorative objects, incredible pool design, comfy outdoor furniture - it's all there. This place is a TOTAL GEM.