Villa Vista Oceano is deceiving. Viewed from the air, it looks as if it could be set in Montecito. Even the name sounds like that of a sprawling Santa Barbara estate.
But it is in Malibu, on a knoll with views of Santa Monica Bay and the cliffs of Point Dume.
As a rental, it has attracted some big names in the music industry.
Stone Temple Pilots recorded "Shangri-La Dee Da" while leasing the property. The name of the 2001 album was thought to be a reference to this mansion, where the band lived and recorded, but guitarist Dean DeLeo got the title from a "Flintstones" episode. Mariah Carey also leased the home for a short time.
About this home: The gated Mediterranean-style villa was built in 1978 on about 19 ocean-view acres. The compound has a detached guest cottage, a gym, a lighted tennis court, a pool and a vineyard.
Asking price: $12.5 million
Size: The main house has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 6,991 square feet.
Features: The home also has orchards, lawns, a spa, stables, corrals and riding trails to Escondido Creek. And there is a garage for four-plus cars.
Listing agent: Gracee Arthur, associate manager of Sotheby's International Realty, Malibu, (310) 804-0708, and Adriana Daniel of Coldwell Banker Previews, Malibu East, (310) 456-2992.
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