Serra Retreat Homes for Sale in Malibu California
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Serra Retreat, a community in Malibu California. Read on below the Serra Retreat listings to learn more about this luxury area.
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Living in Serra Retreat
Serra Retreat is a luxury, gated community in Malibu California nestled into the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Head up Cross Creek Road to the gated entrance across the river into this private, wooded oasis. This secluded community nestled in the hills of lower Malibu Canyon is comprised of just 100 homesites, rich with history, scenic winding roads, and mature sycamore and eucalyptus trees.
Serra Retreat is named as a Catholic retreat and conference facility originally planned as the home of Malibu's Rindge family and later sold to the Franciscans in 1942. The Franciscan Friars continue to welcome groups and individuals seeking a tranquil spot for serenity, reflection, and relaxation. Serra Retreat homeowners are part of the Canyon Property Owners Association, maintaining the area's pristine community and typography.
Named as a sanctuary for all who live there, this spiritual retreat center and neighborhood is distinctly different from just about any other community in Malibu. It offers a peaceful refuge surrounded by Californian architecture, Spanish-style homes, and Mediterranean design. Some homes feature famous examples of Malibu tile, known for its distinctive mix of Moorish/Arts/Crafts styles.
Only accessible via two roads, both gated and guarded, residents value the seclusion and privacy only found in Serra Retreat. However, shopping, dining, and services are no more than a couple of minutes for most homes. The Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Village offer local shopping and dining with the Malibu Lagoon and Malibu Pier located directly across the beachside of Pacific Coast Highway or Highway 1. The Malibu Lagoon State Beach and Surfrider Beach are located at the end of Cross Creek, which empties into the Pacific Ocean.
Most of the homes surround the Serra Retreat Facility, a 26 acre Knoll featuring beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. With multiple paths, walkways, benches, and beautifully manicured gardens perfect for meditation, the retreat center is known for accommodating between 25 and 35 people at a time with meeting rooms, 60 fully furnished bedrooms can accommodate up to 120 people, a dining room, a chapel, group retreats, conferences, and one-on-one retreat services.
Serra Retreat Homes and Real Estate
most homes sit on lots of up to 1 acre, however, there are lots of up to 5 acres. There's a wide range of styles and designs with many homes featuring backyard swimming pools, tennis courts, and other outdoor recreational facilities. Nearly every home features a stunning coastline of ocean views as well as mountain views. Homeowners are required to pay monthly dues of about $325 per month, which covers guard entrances, common area maintenance, and access to athletic courts. HOA dues are required to be paid annually. Please check with current listings as these fees can increase over time.
Homes were built from the 1960s to the 1990s with several renovations and updates happening on many homes throughout the years. For more information on luxury homes in Serra Retreat, or to be notified when new properties hit the market within this luxury community, contact my office below. Image above by Luke Jones