white chaise lounge at malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybaymalibu coastline / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been feeling pretty antsy lately – craving a long leisurely holiday away. i think it’s everyone’s instagram feeds — it seems as though you’re all on holiday! or at least it feels like it. but i haven’t the time to get away for an extended vacation right now, so i did the next best thing — an airbnb weekend away in malibu. i found this amazing airbnb in the canyons above malibu at the spur of the moment and booked it pronto-like before anyone else scooped it up. i think you’ll see why i jumped at it when you have a look at these photos. and the hostess daniela was so lovely, i feel as though i met a new friend — more about that later when i share her new line of resort wear with you — you’re going to flip out, it’s so gorgeous. obviously, she has great taste as you’re about to see.

rustic vintage desk and chair inside malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybay

i felt so content and comfortable in her gorgeous guest house. it’s small, and no kitchen, but we easily remedied that with a small picnic cooler i brought along with wine, snacks, and treats for lucy — yep, lucy was invited too because her place is dog-friendly. there’s a hot tub, great hiking trails, views of the ocean and surrounding vineyards and the most stunning sunsets i’ve seen in awhile. it’s about 15 minutes above pacific coast highway, and very close to malibu proper — including loads of restaurants, the country mart, leo carillo state beach, and zuma beach. i’ve saved this special spot to my airbnb weekend getaway wish list but it’s not like i’ll need a reminder to return. i’ll be back soon!

charming decor at malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybaywhite walls and sofa with vintage chandelier at malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybayoversized painting in bedroom at malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybayblack and white oversized painting at malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybayminimal vintage decor at malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybaymalibu airbnb decor / sfgirlbybayfloral arrangement on vintage desk in malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybaycacti under tree outside malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybayinterior and exterior decor at malibu airbnb / sfgirlbybayexterior of malibu airbnb accommodation / sfgirlbybaythe exterior grounds at my malibu aribnb / sfgirlbybaya weekend retreat to malibu / sfgirlbybaysunset at malibu, california / sfgirlbybayteal lifeguard tower in malibu / sfgirlbybay

• photos by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.