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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.

More Details

Katherine VandeVoort
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • I you are auto booking you must send you ID and a list of names for everyone staying in the home. I will send you the vacation rental contract.
  • vacation rental contract must be signed before booking is accepted or traveler entering home.
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Amazing. You will not be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazingly fabulous house in September for a one week birthday celebration with family. Katherine was always easy to communicate with and she and her husband met us upon arrival to bring up our luggage and give us a tour of the house. The layout and architecture of the house is stunning yet relaxed and comfortable. We would recommend it to anyone and it was the perfect place for us to relax and enjoy our family.

In addition, Katherine recommended Sara as a fantastic chef who is very familiar with the house. Sara had a 3 course meal waiting for us when we arrived, and treated us to several more dinners including hosting a birthday party on our last night. She made everyone feel special and we would highly recommend her.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! Everywhere has a wonderful view and it was so lovely for our stay. Katherine and her husband were super responsive and even helped us with our luggage. I would highly recommend this gem of a property and stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Great house

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning. Peaceful. Incredibly Warm and Inviting. Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time I have ever rented a home. I have always stayed in Hotels. There are no words to explain how perfect this house was for me. I was looking for a place to begin writing my second book and this was more than perfect. The house had everything anyone could need, the view is stunning from every room, it's relaxing, and nourishing. I had easy access to Malibu restaurants, shopping and the beach, while at the same time could be up higher away from all the city activity. I will definitely be coming back to Malibu and will use this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Architectural marvel in Malibu

  • 5 of 5

Our family was delighted to spend our vacation together in this magnificent home. The quality of materials, and the details in the building and design make it unique. The property is appropriately named "Eagle's Watch". From the home there are 360degree views. The home is well appointed with ample space for gathering both inside and outside, comfortable furnishings, a large kitchen, and 4 kingsize beds (2 master bedrooms and a 2 room loft. The location near the Pacific Hwy was great for us as it provided convenient access to various beach areas, to hiking trails, and a relatively short drive to west Los Angeles. Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner is very accessible and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous! A true oasis in a chill place

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most spectacular homes we have rented using Home Away--and we have done this often, in the US and abroad. The home is exquisite and precisely as shown and described. Proximity to the beach was great (we walked for miles every morning to a delightful breakfast spot, Malibu Farm Cafe), with views from the hot tub, deck and house to match. The funicular is quite an experience! Katherine was fantastic; totally responsive, patient and generous and made everything super easy. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • 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 Fee AU$548.88
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$4,116.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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