Amazing beautiful Spanish home on 250 acres with Infinity edge swimming pool, gourmet master kitchen and gourmet outdoor kitchen with Santa Maria Custom wood BBQ, Gas Grill, under counter fridge and cooking island. The house is decorated in traditional Mexican Estancia style furnishings and museum quality art. The is a Canterra fountain gurgling in the front courtyard beside a 100 year old oak tree.
This one of a kind property is located in a lavishly built Spanish gated estate on 250 acres of manicured grounds boasting the finest hand carved Mexican Paver stones. From almost everywhere on the property you can look down the canyon past waves of chaparral-cloaked hills all the way to the Pacific ocean. The quiet and privacy here are absolute. The Casa is an Estancia -Style structure with earth-toned stucco walls, a genuine Mexican tile roof and a wide lawn sweeping out in front.
My name is Geraldine and I hail from Northern Ireland. I moved to America in 1975 with my backpack and $300 and I have never looked back. I live on the property in the Casa Grande so I am always there to assist guests with anything. There is also a full time property manager to assist with any little thing. I was nominated for Irishwoman of the Year by Ireland's Former President, Mary McAleese and I received my award on Saint Patrick's Day 2015 by the Irish Fair Foundation. It is such as great honor to be acknowledged by Mary McAleese.
Total privacy and security yet only minutes to the nightlife in Malibu. There is always a movie star sighting around town and we have a huge celebrity population here. Pierce Brosnan, Roma Downy and Mark Burnett, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Downy Junior, Martin Sheen and Family are only a few names seen frequently around town.
Please note that we do not permit weddings at this property.
I am a chef, author, restaurateur and philanthropist, and I arrived in Los Angeles from Northern Ireland in 1975, to begin my career in the culinary industry. My culinary expertise encompasses an international diversity including Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, French and, of course, Contemporary California and Irish. I have been featured in the L.A. Times, Fine Cooking Magazine, and Bon Appetit Magazine named of the top six chefs in the United States”. Today, I own two distinctively different restaurants on Main Street in Santa Monica,California: Lula Cocina Mexicana, a bold, bright and colorful cantina famous for its murals painted by artist Eloy Torrez, and Signature Lula Margaritas;and Finn McCool's Irish Pub, boasting a beautiful bar shipped painstakingly over from Ireland through the Panama Canal.In 1995, I built my dream home, Rancho Chiquita, nestled high in the Malibu Mountains. Rancho Chiquita overlooks a spectacular panoramic ocean view and 250 acres of rolling hills, and is host to many Charity Fundraising Events, Weddings , Private Cooking Classes , and Film and Movie Shoots. I am an avid advocate on behalf of the protection and rehabilitation of animals, and I share my home with a multitude of Rescue Dogs.