If you’re dreaming of a luxurious and fabulous retreat to the Hollywood Hills or the cliffs of Malibu, THIRDHOME has you covered.

Keep reading to discover some incredible Malibu mansions within the THIRDHOME Exchange and Rentals portfolio. Start planning your California getaway today.

Santa Monica Bliss | Santa Monica, California

Your California dreams have come true with this dream home just a few blocks from the world-famous Santa Monica Beach! As you drive down the courtyard to this luxurious property, the stunning Spanish architecture of the home will surely be noticed. In addition to the beautiful stucco exterior, you’ll be welcomed by the tropical landscaping and raised entryway as you make your way inside. This fabulous home offers guests 4-bedrooms to enjoy during their luxury California getaway!

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747 Wing House, Malibu Mansions
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The Famous 747 Wing House | Malibu, California

Perfectly nestled in the hills of Santa Monica, you can sleep under the wings of a 747 jet! This famous 747 Wing House has incomparable views to anything you’ve seen before. Built of cement, steel, glass, and 747 wings overhead, a stay here is a one-of-a-kind experience! Featuring 2 bedrooms, the unique residence also has a 60-foot long private pool on the 55-acre estate. You can even pick fruits or vegetables from the abundant garden, hike the terrain around the property, or simply relax and take in the breathtaking view. The 747 Wing House was even featured in BBC 2’s “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes”!

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Splendid Santa Barbara Villa | Santa Barbara, California

Perfect for multiple families and large groups, this marvelous compound features five separate living spaces, each offering its own beautifully designed kitchen, lounge area, private entrance, and outdoor spaces with incredible views. The Splendid Santa Barbara Villa is sure to be one the most luxurious in the area with 8-bedrooms overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.

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Le Petit Château | Malibu, California

A true paradise awaits you on the Malibu Wine Trail! This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury residence welcomes you with open, large French doors and plenty of tasteful colors. Stone floors, an outdoor shower, and a private pool with a waterfall are at your disposal while visiting this Malibu oasis. You’re close enough to Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, but the perfect distance to feel totally relaxed in this gem of a home in the middle of Malibu wine country.

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Ventura Luxury Family Beach Villa | Ventura, California

This spacious and stylish home offers a modern look combined with the chic and tropical luxury of California. You’ll adore the open floor plan and the designer furnishings that fill each room. All décor gives off an elegant, sleek air, but with an exotic twist, seen in the vibrant pops of color that catch your eye in an otherwise minimal and modern space. This beautiful beach home allows guests to enjoy 4 bedrooms while also being steps away from the beach.

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Tuscali, Malibu Mansions

Tuscali | Malibu, California

This majestic property will make your ultimate vacation dreams come true- a little piece of Tuscany in Southern California called Tuscali! Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains, Tuscali is located in a gated community with unparalleled views of the Topanga Canyon. There are endless activities to do outdoors including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and many more. Los Angeles and Santa Monica are only a short drive away from this mountain hideaway, and the drive to get there has unforgettable views of the Pacific Ocean and the famous cliffs of Malibu. Tasteful and classic décor is incorporated throughout the interior, appealing to any and all guests alike!

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“Woman to build house out of 747,” read a BBC headline in April of 2006. It’s been 11 years, and the saga of Francie Rehwald’s famous Malibu Wing House continues. Francie joined THIRDHOME in 2013 after a friend told her about the club. Since joining she’s hosted 14 guests through the program. Each stay is accompanied by a glowing review of both Francie and her unique property.

“Anyone seeking a restorative aesthetic experience with luxurious amenities will not be disappointed.”-Andrew 5 stars

“This is one very special home … a site to behold, an engineering masterpiece, something only a few may get to be a part of … but what a special week.”-Frank 5 stars

“I have nothing but the very best things to say about the incredible wing house and the welcome we received from Francie”-Chris 5 stars

THIRDHOME had the opportunity to speak with Francie after she offered a week to be used for a special Curated Journey featuring the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.  Read below to hear what Francie Rehwald loves about The Malibu Wing House and why you’ll love it too.


What was the inspiration for the Wing House?

Using a 747 was David Hertz’s idea (the architect). I’ve always considered myself experimental, Avante-Garde and into contemporary architecture. And I really loved the idea of recycling to help build my home.


What do you love most about the Wing House?

I’m just so grateful to be here. I have such an appreciation for the natural environment found in the hills and the architecture. The wings [of the 747] became the roof structure and ceiling. Every night when I’m in the pool or Jacuzzi and I look up and see that 135-foot swoop, it’s phenomenal and so beautiful. Every day I’m in awe….I feel gobsmacked! That’s how I feel! The mountain range is spectacular it’s like something you’d see in South America.


Do you have any neighbors?

The property is on 55 acres and it’s about a 5-minute drive to the closest neighbor. You can see houses from here, but they’re far off in the distance. It’s very peaceful and private up here.


For members that might be considering attending the LA Wine and Art Festival, and staying at The Wing House, what are some of the must-visit locations in the area?

One of my favorite restaurants is south from here at the beach. It’s called Sunset. You need to go on Tuesday when it’s not so crowded. Lots of locals go there. Malibu Farm Restaurant on Malibu Pier is delicious and has a great view. Each Saturday morning, I go to Thorne Family Farms to get fresh fruits and vegetables. From here you’re only 45 minutes from Ojai which is a cute little town, and you’re also an hour from Santa Barbara.


Any memorable comments from guests?

I get people all the time that say, “I had plans to go to the museum and do this and do that,  but I just couldn’t leave!” others do make it out to all the attractions and say they couldn’t wait to be back home [to the Wing House].

Once I had a film executive who told me, “Every day I’m going to be gone for meetings.” When I followed up, he told me that he’d held all of his meetings at The Wing House instead because he just didn’t want to leave!


What are some of your favorite amenities?

The house has a regulation size bocce ball court, a 60 ft pool and chickens!


The Curated Journey to The Wing House- featuring the LA Food and Wine Festival will also feature a friend of yours, Edward Goldman. Can you tell us about him?

Oh yes, Edward is a very well-known art critic in the area. He’s hosted the show, Art Talk on KCRW for as long as I can remember (Goldman started in 1988). He used to work for the famous Hermitage Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. A mutual friend said we should meet, and so we met at a Pasta and Poetry party. He wanted to see the architecture of the house so I invited him out.


Any local wine recommendations for first timers to the area? 

I just had a tasty Rosé from Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards.


Anything else you’d like members to know about?

Yes, The Wing House is having a fundraiser on the 14th of October for Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing. They partner with the local park service to help pumas and mountain lions. Natural habitats have been blocked off by freeways and their genetic profile is being shrunk. It’s a wonderful cause that ties into what I love about The Wing House- its natural beauty and preserving it.


Francie Rehwald

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At THIRDHOME it’s difficult to discern between the many premier properties that are listed by our members. Each home carries its own special flair. Be it the cabins of the cascading Swiss Alps or the Neo-Renaissance villas of Italy, choosing a home to visit is awfully hard to do! That’s why the THIRDHOME team has chosen three unique properties this week to feature. And unique means unique. Interested in 13th-century European history? Perhaps learning about California’s sustainable architecture is more your style? If you’re still having trouble deciding on a property to reserve, a quick meditation and yoga session on the coast of Indonesia might do you some good.

Check out these unique properties in THIRDHOME’s portfolio:

Wing House in Malibu, California

Unique properties malibu wing

Hiking in the golden hills of Santa Monica you feel a rumble and the sound of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter tearing through the blue California sky. You half expect a bit of Wagner to pour out the helicopter’s speakers, but you soon notice that the helicopter is carrying the wing of a Boeing 747 below it. This isn’t wartime, it’s extremely sustainable architecture. This was the image in Santa Monica in 2011 when David Hertz was finishing his most notable project, the Wing House. The Chinook helicopters carried a decommissioned Boeing 747, piece by piece, to complete the home. Using mostly prefabricated airplane materials, Hertz was able to greatly reduce his greenhouse emissions, and help ensure the long-lasting beauty of the local ecology. With a 60-ft pool and 55-acres of hills, this is the California escape you’ve been waiting for. Crash landing not included.

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Bavaria House in Essenbach, Germany

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Enter the historic lands of Bavaria, whose beauty and architecture inspired Germanic fairy tales throughout the ages. The rounded and flamboyant architecture of this house may even remind you of something from the Grimm’s tome of fantasy. Look out the window (of this home) and you may be even more convinced. The Bavaria House has a direct view of the Trausnitz Castle which was built in 1204 A.D.  Overshadowing the town of Landshut, Trausnitz Castle was built for Duke Ludwig I of the Wittelsbach dynasty. The Castle has served many uses – from royal palace to noble prison, to army hospital. The land and architecture of Landshut are drenched with history, and The Bavaria House is the perfect launching point. Just be sure to leave a trail of breadcrumbs on your way out!

The Mandala House in Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia

Unique properties indonesia

Californian interiors and Bali architecture meet in this stunning villa in the coastal village of Canggu. The once quiet village of Canggu has recently taken on a new life as a hot new surf spot. Attractions such as The Temple of Enthusiasm brings the zen of Indonesia and the Zen of Motorcycle Maintenance all under one roof. Enter one of The Temple’s motorcycle garages with a beer, or have them wax down your board for the surf—they do it all. Businesses like The Temple are catching the wave of tourism that’s helping bring even more amenities to the low paddy fields of Canggu. But those quiet peaceful fields are far from gone at the Mandala House. Have one of Bali’s top yoga instructors join you on the terrace to find your morning balance. Afterward, you might cool off in the glass bottom pool that overlooks the paddy rows. Then, close down the day by enjoying the downstairs pool which has a copper swim-up bar.

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