This waterfront property offers a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Two large terraces afford the type outdoor living you would expect with such a view. Completely renovated in late 2016, the Main Cottage offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, as well as a Living Room that opens onto the large upper terrace with a large, well-stocked Kitchen and Dining Room adjacent. Yes, you can see the Pacific Ocean from both the Living Room and the large quartz island in the Kitchen! The Dining Room and Kitchen open onto a side garden with fresh herbs for your use, and a backdrop of bougainvillea. The Main Cottage has easy to clean wood floors throughout, the bedrooms are carpeted, and the bathroom floors are of black river rock.
The Guest Cottage is perfect for providing privacy, we leave the kids in the Main Cottage! The Guest Cottage, also totally renovated in 2016, has two bedrooms and a shared bath with kitchenette opposite. The ocean-front bedroom has a sitting area that opens onto a large terrace. You can leave the twelve foot sliding door open in the ocean-front bedroom or the eight-foot sliding door open in the second bedroom, with vaulted ceiling, and sleep to the sound of waves breaking in the ocean below. The floors are easy to clean wood, and the bathroom is floored with black river rock.
The property is a magical enclave, though within walking distance of a charming market, several restaurants and the Angels Gate Park which is extensive and has beach access.
Please note that we no longer accept children under 12 years of age.
has four televisions, a 60" in the living room, a 24" in the kitchen and a 42" in each bedroom; each television is connected to Direct TV. There is very strong WIFI in the Main Cottage, as well as a land line for emergencies. All our bed linens and towels are cotton, and there are 4 pillows on each bed of different densities. The cottage has an easy to operate security system with several security cameras. Every major room has a ceiling fan operated by a remote.
is charming, originally the living room of the 1934 Cottage that we purchased in 2016. It has a wall of built-in bookshelves that we filled with our small record collection of '60's through '80's beach music, and books on a variety of subjects. There is a record player in the room, as well as an upholstered window seat, a 30" round table in front of the window seat and two chairs, the bed is queen-sized. The bottom drawer of the dresser has an extra cotton blanket, and a heating pad, for those days of aches and pains that we all have. (My husband is a doctor, who firmly believes in heat...)
is literally a bath room, it has a soaking tub, a little over 6' in length, toiletries are supplied, along with towels, hand towels, washcloths and 2 thick robes
has a fantastic view of Catalina Island, there is a sofa, perfect for napping, two chairs, one with ottoman and several lamps and tables. On a bamboo ladder there is an extra throw for chilly nights.
opens onto the narrow herb garden and gets the morning sun, it seats 6, 2 more can be seated at the kitchen island. Napkins, Placemats and Tablecloths are in the cabinets under the television, at one end of the Dining Room Table. The collection of vintage dishes and pottery above the television are not meant to be used.
our Kitchen is large and well-stocked. You will find cookware, dinnerware, a pantry with spices, flours, sugar and sweeteners, teas and coffees for your convenience.
the laundry opens off the kitchen, here you will find a linen closet as well with extra sheets, pillows, towels, and toiletries. Cleaning supplies and laundry detergent are here as well. Beach towels, should you head out to the nearby beach, are on the lower shelf.
affords a view out to the rear terrace, it has a walk-in closet where you will find an additional blanket and pillow. The bed is queen sized, there is a small rattan chest with toys for children, and stuffed animals for your children and pets. Please note we no longer accept children under 12 years of age.
has a large glass enclosed shower as well as a wall-hung sink and dual flush toilet. There is a rattan wall piece that holds towels and toiletries.
The Upper Terrace
The upper terrace has a large outdoor sofa, with pillows and cushions galore. The side chair has an ottoman, perfect for watching the sea. After Christmas of 2017, There will be a dining table that seats 8, currently our table seats 4. The grill is located here, note as of November 2027 - The upper terrace will be covered by an awning.
The Guest Cottage
has two televisions, a 60" in the ocean front sitting area, that is visible from the bed, and a 42" in the second bedroom; each television is connected to Direct TV. There WIFI in the Guest Cottage, as well as a land line for emergencies. All our bed linens and towels are cotton, and there are 4 pillows on each bed of different densities. The cottage has an easy to operate security system with several security cameras. Every major room has two ceiling fans, each has their own remote.
Ocean-Front Bedroom with Sitting Area
a king size bed fills a nook in this elegant room, with two large night table. Aat the foot of the bed is a sofa, opposite that a 36" round table with two comfortable chairs, there is also an upholstered rattan chair that can be moved to watch television, or to create an intimate area for conversing or reading, the room opens onto a large terrace.
also has a king-sized bed, a dresser, and a demi-lune with dried cotton plant branches - a reminder of my South Carolina roots. the lamps are attached to the wall and are adjustable for reading or just ambient lighting. bookshelves and nigh tables flank the round bed. The room is vaulted and has one of the original beams in it.
the lavatory in this bathroom is large and wall-hung, please do not stand children on it, it will not be wall-hung for long - if that happens. A glass-enclosed shower and toilet complete the room. A rattan wall piece holds towels and toiletries.
Opposite the front door of the guest house is a Side Terrace where we traditionally have an evening glass of wine and watch the sun go down.
The raised bar table and 4 stools are a perfect place to watch for whales, or enjoy the effects of a setting sun.
Behind the Guest Cottage is a private Terrace that opens off the Sitting Area of the Ocean-Side Bedroom. It has a Chaise which is perfect for napping next to a large comfortable outdoor chair; there is a side table between the two. As of December 2017, there will be an awning covering the terrace.
There is a lovely little Rose Garden at the front of the House, the bushes are old, the roses can get huge, and you are welcome to cut ONE if you need a memory of your stay with us when you depart.
Note the cottages are both included in the rental fee. We never book them separately.