We would like to take this opportunity to thank Pam Van Ireland for the excellent service, advice, and friendship throughout the years. Pam was the first person we met after moving to Malibu in 1998, when our families became fast friends. Pam truly cares about the community and all of her clients, using her many attributes , She provides a service that is beneficial to both. Pam deserves the highest praise for her efficiency, patience, and good humor. We have always found her to be extremely reliable, honest, compassionate, and generous with her time. We would highly recommend working with Pam. She will not disappoint.
We wanted to write about her amazing amount of energy…like how we wish she would bottle it and give it to us! We could go on and on…because she is quite an amazing woman!
This was our first experience renting a house for vacation in Malibu and it was absolutely an amazing experience!
From the first time I called Pam to the day we left it was like a dream! The house is absolutely beautiful and we fell asleep every night listening to the waves and woke up to the beautiful views… We saw dolphins swimming in the ocean and a baby seal on the beach the day we left!
Pam was exceptionally wonderful giving us a list of things to do, as well as having a print out of easy instructions for us that came in handy several times.
This will definitely be a place that we will cherish and hope to return to in the near future!
Thank you again Pam! This was a magical week for us ;0).
My husband and I have used Pamela‘s property management services several times now to handle the rental of our Malibu home. She takes care of everything with the utmost of care and professionalism. Communication is prompt, the transaction is seamless, and best of all – we know our home is in the utmost care with Pamela. We highly recommend her services and will not hesitate to use her again and again.
Before the sweeping popularity of internet home sharing sites, local Pamela Van Ierland recognized the opportunity to share the Malibu lifestyle by starting her business Vacation Rental Malibu. Not only can visitors from the world over stay in luxurious homes unlike a hotel stay, but homeowners from Malibu to Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills and beyond can make use of their properties while they are otherwise vacant.
Starting with just one home nearly a decade ago, Vacation Rental Malibu has grown into the largest collection of luxury vacation rental homes in Malibu with more than 50 homes participating and bringing millions of dollars into the local economy. Vacation Rental Malibu has booked more than 1,200 vacation stays, 200 special events and 150 film shoots.
But Van Ierland doesn’t treat her business as an impersonal internet giant. “I maintain the small business mentality by working one on one with homeowners, vetting clients and being physically present at almost every check in and photo or film shoot,” she explained. Vacation Rental Malibu also acts as a concierge, which big internet companies are unable to do.
Van Ierland has personally gone the extra mile to make guests comfortable during their stays by doing such things as delivering portable air conditioners to a home during a heat wave and building a temporary dog fence. Because Vacation Rental Malibu is locally owned and operated, it serves as a concierge from the best tips on where to hike, to finding chefs, babysitters and even mountaintop yoga yurts for meditation.
Van Ierland’s personal service with clients has won her praise from well-known community members and celebrities.
“She is bright, hard-working, sincere, as honest as they come and always has a smile on her face,” Malibu City Council Member Laura Rosenthal said. “She is calm amid storms and takes ‘Southern hospitality’ seriously.”
Rock and roll legend Tom Petty said, “Pamela truly cares about the community and all her clients. She provides a service that is beneficial to both. We would highly recommend working with Pam. She will not disappoint.”
With the overwhelming demand for long-term rentals, Van Ierland got a real estate license and will add to her services.
“My personal service is the reason for my success. It’s being there when needed that has built this business. With my real estate license I can improve my owners’ income. I consider it a challenge to do what others won’t. I call it ‘property management with a personal touch.’ My strength is my relationship with people. I love what I do and I love my community. I’ve lived in Malibu for over 20 years, so I am blessed to do what I enjoy in a community I adore.”
We booked an estate with Pamela for one of our Miss World photo shoots and it was stunningly beautiful! She found us the perfect place to shoot. Our organization was very happy with all the arrangements, location and professional service we received. I met Pamela before the shoot and she toured many estates with us and it was a pleasure to do business with her, I would use her services again in a heart beat. Thank you!
Pamela Van Ierland has been an acquaintance of mine for many years, and in this time I have seen her build and grow a successful business here in Malibu. Her reputation here in town is outstanding and her honesty is without question .In the many years that her children attended the Malibu schools, she worked tirelessly to chair many fundraisers and raise badly needed funds for the district . She has also worked on the past two Mayoral campaigns and continues to be an ardent advocate for animal rights. Pamela is an honest, hard working, caring and compassionate person, who we are happy to have in our community.
I have known and worked with Pamela Van Ierland for over 10 years. She is bright, hard working, sincere, as honest as they come and always has a smile on her face. She is calm amid storms and takes “Southern hospitality” seriously. Her graciousness and energy adds the right flavor to any endeavor.
Laura Rosenthal Malibu Mayor
The stress of the flight into LAX, and then standing in line for what seemed forever to be checked by Homeland Security, faded away as the sun dipped below the horizon, the stars came out one by one and we sipped our margaritas by the flickering light of the fire pit.
This holiday home, we agreed over the next few days, had everything you could possibly want: a 180 degree view of the Pacific where dolphins, pelicans and the occasional whale could be viewed 3,000 feet below making their way north; a peaceful paradise disturbed only by the occasional twittering call of, our bird app told us, the dark-eyed junko; a hot tub where you can sit looking down on the ocean and watch humming birds visiting the bright flower that flourish in Malibu’s perfect holiday climate Oh, we almost forgot the sound of the waterfall trickling into the fish pond behind the second fire pit – in a perfect sunbathing area which also has one of the property’s two outdoor kitchens in case you want to grill as well as tan.
And all that before we get to the joys of the designer house with its four bedrooms two and a half baths and a superb kitchen with its TWO dining areas. The property description on the vrbo website says it all. And the pictures show the house to be…well, as pretty as a picture. Be warned: you may not want to leave.
I have known Pamela Duke-Van Ierland for several years; her hard work is only matched by her integrity and skill. Any job she takes on is handled with confidence, attention to detail, speed and great good humor. In this endeavor, she is an expert in local properties and her background in the entertainment industry is invaluable. I highly recommend Pamela and wish her every success.