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Villa Contenta

Malibu, California - Los Angeles, United States
Sleeps 18:  $15,000 - $15,000 / night
  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 14.5 Bathrooms

    (7 Ensuite)

  • Pool

Behind, the hills of Malibu; ahead, the Pacific Ocean; between, the incredible Villa Contenta. This lavish estate sits on over six oceanfront acres and epitomizes California luxury in its location and design. Classical architecture, interiors filled with collectibles and antiques, and a collection of outbuildings that includes a Romanesque pool pavilion and greenhouse give the feeling not just of a resort, but of your own private world.

One of the most significant properties in the U.S., Villa Contenta is comprised of a main house, guest house, casita, pool pavilion and greenhouse, all surrounded by landscaping with desert and rose gardens and plenty of secret garden nooks. A saltwater infinity pool, tennis court, croquet lawns, and sitting and dining areas offer ample space to entertain outdoors. With spectacular friezes, hand-painted murals, onyx paneling and seashell adornments inspired by European follies, the breathtaking pool pavilion alone is worth a visit. A billiards room, library and wine cellar let you entertain in grand style, and as this is L.A., there is, of course, a screening room.

Reclaimed marble, restored artifacts and carefully selected antiques give Villa Contenta the rich, considered atmosphere of a royal-family residence. The entryway alone features two stories of carved limestone, a sweeping staircase, a colorful marble mosaic laid by hand and a 2,500-year-old Italian sculpture of a lion’s head. Yet the property feels like a house, not a museum, with comfortable roll-arm sofas perched on natural-fiber area rugs, graceful linen-toned wingback chairs at each end of the stately dining table and a sun-drenched eat-in kitchen that’s fully equipped.

With nine well-appointed bedrooms, this palatial vacation rental can accommodate up to twenty guests. There are four suites in the main house, four in the guest house and one in a separate casita. Though the main-house master suite has an incredible lounge area with a fireplace and views of the Pacific, the casita, tucked away in a fern grove and furnished in tranquil zen style, is perfectly suited to a honeymoon or other romantic holiday.

Villa Contenta may feel like an estate from the Riviera or Capri, but it’s surprisingly close to the premier attractions of Malibu and greater Los Angeles. If it’s the thrill of the surf you’re after, there are four beaches within about 5 miles, including Escondido Beach, a 5-minute walk away; if it’s fantastic shopping and dining, it’s less than 5 miles to the Malibu Country Mart and pier. Also close by are the exclusive Perenchio Golf Club, hiking trails in Topanga State Park and the equally impressive architecture and art at the Getty Villa and the Getty Center.

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      Behind, the hills of Malibu; ahead, the Pacific Ocean; between, the incredible Villa Contenta. This lavish estate sits on over six oceanfront acres and epitomizes California luxury in its location and design. Classical architecture, interiors filled with collectibles and antiques, and a collection of outbuildings that includes a Romanesque pool pavilion and greenhouse give the feeling not just of a resort, but of your own private world.

      One of the most significant properties in the U.S., Villa Contenta is comprised of a main house, guest house, casita, pool pavilion and greenhouse, all surrounded by landscaping with desert and rose gardens and plenty of secret garden nooks. A saltwater infinity pool, tennis court, croquet lawns, and sitting and dining areas offer ample space to entertain outdoors. With spectacular friezes, hand-painted murals, onyx paneling and seashell adornments inspired by European follies, the breathtaking pool pavilion alone is worth a visit. A billiards room, library and wine cellar let you entertain in grand style, and as this is L.A., there is, of course, a screening room.

      Reclaimed marble, restored artifacts and carefully selected antiques give Villa Contenta the rich, considered atmosphere of a royal-family residence. The entryway alone features two stories of carved limestone, a sweeping staircase, a colorful marble mosaic laid by hand and a 2,500-year-old Italian sculpture of a lion’s head. Yet the property feels like a house, not a museum, with comfortable roll-arm sofas perched on natural-fiber area rugs, graceful linen-toned wingback chairs at each end of the stately dining table and a sun-drenched eat-in kitchen that’s fully equipped.

      With nine well-appointed bedrooms, this palatial vacation rental can accommodate up to twenty guests. There are four suites in the main house, four in the guest house and one in a separate casita. Though the main-house master suite has an incredible lounge area with a fireplace and views of the Pacific, the casita, tucked away in a fern grove and furnished in tranquil zen style, is perfectly suited to a honeymoon or other romantic holiday.

      Villa Contenta may feel like an estate from the Riviera or Capri, but it’s surprisingly close to the premier attractions of Malibu and greater Los Angeles. If it’s the thrill of the surf you’re after, there are four beaches within about 5 miles, including Escondido Beach, a 5-minute walk away; if it’s fantastic shopping and dining, it’s less than 5 miles to the Malibu Country Mart and pier. Also close by are the exclusive Perenchio Golf Club, hiking trails in Topanga State Park and the equally impressive architecture and art at the Getty Villa and the Getty Center.

      Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved.

      BEDROOM & BATHROOM

      Main House

      • Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, His and hers ensuite bathrooms with stand-alone shower and bathtub, Walk-in closet, Fireplace, Wet bar, Lounge area, Private balcony, View of the Pacific Ocean
      • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bathtub, Walk-in closet, Fireplace, Wet bar, Lounge area, Private balcony, View of the Pacific Ocean
      • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo
      • Bedroom 4: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo

      Guest House

      • Bedroom 5 - Master: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower and bathtub, Walk-in closet, Balcony, View of the Pacific Ocean
      • Bedroom 6: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Walk-in closet, Balcony, View of the Pacific Ocean
      • Bedroom 7: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo
      • Bedroom 8: King size bed, Access to lower level bathroom with shower/bathtub combo

      Casita

      • Bedroom 9: King size bed, Private bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Walk-in closet, Full kitchen, Living room

      Additional bedding

      • Staff quarters 1: Queen size bed, Private bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Kitchenette
      • Staff quarters 2: Twin size bed, Private bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Kitchenette

      FEATURES & AMENITIES

      • Fully equipped kitchen with stone fireplace
      • Breakfast bar
      • Espresso machine
      • 2 Dishwashers
      • Solarium with seating for 10
      • Formal dining area with seating for 10
      • Pool pavillion with indoor swimming pool, catering kitchen, full bath and shower
      • 18th century chandeliers
      • Antique furniture
      • Fireplace
      • Library
      • Billiards room with wet bar
      • Wine cellar
      • Screening room with 14 foot screen
      • Surround sound
      • Apple TV
      • Exercise room with full bath and shower
      • Safe
      • Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Washer/Dryer
      • Iron/Ironing board
      • Elevator

      OUTDOOR FEATURES

      • View of the Pacific Ocean
      • Salt water infinity swimming pool
      • Terrace
      • Sun loungers
      • Alfresco dining
      • Barbeque
      • Tennis court with viewing deck
      • Multiple gardens
      • Greenhouse
      • Balconies
      • Water fountains
      • Parking
      • Gated property

      STAFF & SERVICES

       Included:

      • Property manager

      Extra cost (advance notice is required):

      • Villa pre-stocking
      • Airport transfer
      • Activities and excursions
      • Housekeeping
      • Chef services
      • Spa services

      LOCATION

      Points of Interest

      • 4.3 miles to Perenchio Golf Course
      • 4.5 miles to Malibu Country Mart
      • 4.9 miles to Malibu Pier
      • 13 miles to Topanga State Park
      • 13 miles to The Getty Villa
      • 17 miles to Santa Monica Pier
      • 25 miles to The Getty
      • 26 miles to Rodeo Drive
      • 30 miles to Hollywood
      • 35 miles to Universal Studios Hollywood
      • 57 miles to Disneyland

      Beach Access

      • 5 minute walk to Escondido Beach
      • 3.5 miles to Zuma Beach
      • 4.4 miles to Westward Beach
      • 5.4 miles to Malibu Surfrider Beach

      Airport

      • 27 miles to Los Angeles International (LAX)
      • 37 miles to Bob Hope Airport (BUR)

      VILLA POLICIES

      • Maximum 18 guests
      • Non-smoking villa
      • Pets are not allowed
      • Children welcome
      • Check in: 3:00 PM
      • Check out: 11:00 AM

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