Weekend Staycation in Malibu

So, I was talking to my sister a few months back and mentioned that I’d love to do a quick weekend somewhere close, like Malibu…where we used to vacation when I was a kid.

She said, “my friend has a place that she lists on Airbnb that’s adorable!” She called her, hooked me up, I asked a couple of friends to join me and we rented this perfect A-frame in Malibu!

I love that it was only an hour and some change by car, but it felt like a world away! The surf comes right under the house and the sound and smell of the waves crashing was intoxicating!

Our first stop was Malibu Pier and lunch at the Malibu Farm Cafe at the end of the pier. The weather was gorgeous, so we sat on the rooftop and enjoyed the ocean view, dining alfresco.




…next stop, our digs for the weekend. This cool A-frame with a view of the ocean and continuous sound of crashing waves.

we were in the A-frame behind this one….

plenty of room for the four of us

We brought plenty of food with us, so decided to stay in the first night for dinner, walk along the beach, enjoy the sunset and play some mahjongg.

mahjong and macaroons…what a colorful display!

Day two was a leisurely morning, followed by a walk on the beach & cliffs watching all the surfers….

…and a drive to check out the Malibu Country Mart (that I swore used to be a little market years ago that we frequented, but could find no sign of my nostalgic memory at all….I think I made it up in my mind?!)

We walked around and enjoyed a little gelato at Grom (…this is a really popular place in Florence, Italy & around the globe, but my daughter preferred Gelateria Santa Trinita…if you’re ever in Florence)

….stopped on the way back to our place to have a cocktail at The Sunset beachside restaurant/bar.

….and our last stop of the day was Neptune’s Net for some lobster, clam chowder and clams for dinner. It’s been here for over 50 years and a must go place when you’re in Northern Malibu. We went to the seafood side, to go, and took it back to our place to enjoy another sunset!

Yeah…still working on the selfie skills…not making much progress!

We finished the evening relaxing and watching a movie…with those same crashing waves in the background. It was a quick weekend getaway, with lots of laughs (learning about trigger farts?? was a highlight!) but seemed so much longer…the perfect pause to inhale the sea air and get lost in the beauty of the ocean with friends.

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

1 Comment

  1. Love this! It’s amazing how just an hour or so away is whole different world and experience! We do that often and still have places to explore, yeah. Paonia is only 88 miles from Aspen but a world of difference. Keep up the adventures, Luv ya, Doreen

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