John McEnroe has a Malibu home he’d like to rent out this summer. The tennis ace is asking a tidy $125K/monthly for the lease. A high-season rate to be sure, but then again you’re spending August in style in Malibu.
The property is located in The Colony—the original and storied Malibu enclave that gave birth to Southern California upscale coastal living—and it is, of course, beachfront, with a nice view of the mile.
The home is a New England cottage style, and works a little pool house and a large deck into the lot. It dates to the 1930’s, although it’s been dramatically updated, and measures about 3,700 square feet. It contains five bedrooms, and seven full or partial baths.
Among the remodel details are complete kitchen and bath renovations, new hardwood floors, and top-flight materials and finishes. It’s a fairly secluded residence, with an extended entry via a private courtyard. The master suite is on the second floor with two guest bedrooms, but the remodel design reserved the entire third floor for a self-contained suite. Additionally, a one-bedroom guest or staff suite is nestled away, with easy access to the main residence.
All well and good, but it’s the 47 feet of beachfront, and the impressive tiered hardwood deck with spa, that will be top selling points for August in Malibu.
John McEnroe—in his day, the terror of tennis umpires everywhere—brought his considerable skill and enfant terrible personality to the court as an upstart teenager, enlivening the staid sport; he took home seven Grand Slam singles titles and 77 ATP singles titles in the course of his pro career, among many other awards and accolades. His record in men’s doubles is equally impressive, with nine Grand Slam and 78 men’s doubles titles. He remains one of the most gifted players in the history of the sport.