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Architecturally Stunning Home in Perfect Malibu Location

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Quintessential Malibu lifestyle, truly living the dream.

Eagle's Watch is one of Malibu's most famous houses, impossible to miss while driving the Pacific Coast Highway and designed by legendary architect Harry Gesner. Perched above the Pacific Ocean, Eagle’s Watch has the best unobstructed panoramic view in Malibu. Perfect for entertaining with dramatic outdoor and indoor spaces, the views from every location are simply stunning. Stay in ultimate luxury in this one of a kind serene modern marvel.

This spectacular 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is quiet and secluded, but there are many activities near by. A short walk or drive to the beach for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach volley ball, or just lounging around. There are also local hiking trails with amazing views of the Malibu coastline. Malibu boasts numerous great restaurants and the popular Malibu Colony for shopping and your entertainment.

Now available for short & long term rentals, vacation rentals, special events, filming, and photography.

Contact us for more information on the home as well as pricing and availability as it varies by season.

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Katherine VandeVoort
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Katherine VandeVoort

My grandfather built the house 'Eagle's Watch', that was designed by legendary architect Harry Gesner, so I take great pride in the home and take pleasure in others being able to enjoy such a marvelous location. I have been living in Malibu for 10 years, now with my husband and 3 children. My husband and I manage rental properties, we take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the luxuries of home! We also have great local tips to help you make the best of your stay.

Katherine VandeVoort purchased this villa in 1971

Why Katherine VandeVoort chose Eastern Malibu

Eagles Watch has become a famous Malibu landmark that is impossible to miss while driving along Pacific Coast Highway. Built by the late Orlando J. Aliberti and designed by the famous Architect Harry Gesner, both brilliant men with visionary thinking. Seen jetting out from the hillside, above La Costa beach, this house is often referred to as the 'boat House', the 'Viking House' or the 'Pagoda House', but Harry Gesner named the original built in 1955 'Eagle's Watch' due to the incredible 360 degree views of Malibu’s most jaw dropping canyons and seascapes. A cast bronze eagle sculpture is installed on the outer point of the property to commemorate the name of the house. Unlike the properties on the beachfront, Eagle’s Watch has the best panoramic view in Malibu from Santa Monica pier to Catalina to Malibu pier and Point Dume; the view in every direction is simply stunning.

Although the silhouette of the structure is initially most striking, this house is filled with unique design features. One theme throughout the home is the opulent use of rare granite and marble imported from Italy, covering some bathrooms from the floor to ceiling as well as being used in the large, gourmet kitchen and around the two fireplaces. Hardwood floors with decorative inlay work are used throughout the home. Another truly unique feature is the 180-foot incline private elevator or funicular. Also imported from Italy, this glass funicular gracefully takes you from street level to high above the rest of the homes where you are quietly isolated on the beautiful ridge-top.

What makes this villa unique

The view from Eagle's watch is difficult to put in words, and even photos don't do it justice. Every room and every side of the house have panoramic views with no obstructions. The patios and lawn area that surround the house each have a special vantage point of Malibu. Glass railings along the front of the house assure that the ocean view is clear. A dramatic waterfall welcomes you as you exit the funicular and accents the back patio and outdoor cooking area. High ceilings and large windows maximize the views from inside the house.

The location of this home makes it highly desirable as well. It is 8 mile from Santa Monica, 3 miles to the large shopping area in Malibu, walking distance to the beach and a handful of delicious restaurants, and the Post Office is a block away as well. It's the perfect balance of serenity and civilization.

Malibu (/ˈmælɨbuː/) is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Malibu consists of a 21-mile (34 km)[8] strip of prime Pacific coastline. Nicknamed 'the 'Bu' by surfers and locals,[1][2][3] the community is famous for its warm, sandy beaches, and for being the home of many Hollywood movie stars and others associated with the entertainment industry. Signs around the city proclaim '27 miles of scenic beauty', referring to Malibu's original length of 27 miles (43 km) before the city was incorporated in 1991.

Malibu's beaches include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach and Dan Blocker Beach; its local parks include Malibu Bluffs Park[9] (formerly Malibu Bluffs State Park), Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, and Legacy Park,[10] with neighboring parks Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park,[11] Point Mugu State Park,[12] and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and better known as pristine beaches, El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We absolutely loved the home! We will definitely be back. You and your husband were so accommodating and available for anything we needed and we really appreciated that.

All our best. Teri B
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Eastern Malibu, California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , bidet
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main level half bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bedroom with master bath and hot tub on main patio outside
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , High ceilings with ocean and canyon views
    Loft Area- Can be used for bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Downstairs Sunrise Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Gorgeous ocean and canyon views, best room for sunrise views
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Architecturally Stunning Home in Perfect Malibu Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Amazing experience!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures give you a peek at the beauty of this property however to be there and experience the beauty in person is truly special. Katherine and Rory are wonderful hosts and we are grateful they are willing to share this special home with others. The home comfortably accommodated our party of 8. The location is very convenient and the views are absolutely spectacular! Staying here creates life long memories and you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 30/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villanova, Pennsylvania

Unique and beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this property. It is an architectural delight. This was our first visit to Malibu. My family of four had plenty of room. The kitchen and living areas are well equipt and quite comfortable. The weather was nice and we were able to enjoy the large hot tub and outdoor furniture. The funicular, which provided a ride from the garage up to the house was indeed a surprise! The location is quiet and the views are spectacular. Katherine met us the evening we arrived and showed us around. She was very nice and was available for any questions. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Harry Gesner, the architect, was visionary in the placement of the house which recalls a bird in flight. Every window has a spectacular view of the ocean. The sunsets are breathtaking! One also feels in touch with nature. All species of birds land on nearby trees and dolphins play in the ocean. House is truly one of a kind.

Owner is attentive to tenant’s needs and is very nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of a kind property with unbeatable views.

  • 5 of 5

Responsive and great service from the start. Property was amazing with the best sunrises and sunsets we’ve seen. We definitely recommend Katherine and her home.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Dream home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This homes was even better then I imagined. I rented the home for a long weekend to surprise my husband on his birthday. I wanted something luxurious and extremely private. We were not disappointed and felt alone on "top of the world". The views are stunning from every room. We've stayed in many incredible homes thru VRBO, but this one was the very best we've experienced. Katherine and her family were so kind and helpful. The home is centrally located in Malibu and close to all the top restaurants. Loved the history of the home and you can see the love and care that was put in building this gorgeous place. We truly felt a really good vibe there. We will be back soon for sure, hopefully very soon. John & Roxanne Lyons

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views from every room and convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely fantastic. The pictures don’t represent exactly how beautiful the views are from each of the rooms and from the balconies. You will not be disappointed. Beyond that there are some great local restaurants within walking distance which makes for such an extremely relaxing and convenient stay. Finally, Katherine was beyond hospitable. She will help you set up hikes, massages, even an in-house chef if that’s what you’re looking for. We would love to book this house every year we can!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Duke's, La Costa Mission, and NOBU
Nearest Ferry
38.5 Miles
Catalina Express 95 Berth St San Pedro, CA 90731.
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Malibu Golf Club & MANY MANY OTHERS!!!
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Station-VNC Van Nuys, CA /
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Duke's, La Costa Mission, and NOBU
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Billionaire's Beach aka Carbon Beach
Car: recommended

Fun things to do in Malibu include relaxing at the beach, surf lessons, paddle board lessons, guided hiking tours, visiting local wineries, horseback riding, golfing. Malibu has many amazing restaurants, tell me what you like and I will give you my local recommendation.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning AU$521.52
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$3,911.4
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made