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Summer Love Cottage - Perfect Catalina Vacation Home! Sleeps 8.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Classic Catalina cottage with big, sliding windows and plenty of room to relax in the spacious living room and awesome deck! Beautifully decorated in a warm beach theme with colorful artwork, accessories and comfortable furniture throughout. Perfect for a couples getaway or extended family trip - 2 flat screen tvs, wi-fi, dining table and game table, fully stocked kitchen, BBQ, and ideally located in the heart of Avalon on Claressa Avenue - just 3 flat blocks to the beach, restaurants and shops. This is the place to get away from it all!

The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed, the second bedroom has a sturdy bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and twin bed on top, the third bedroom has a queen bed and there is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room (with a new memory foam mattress). Summer Love Cottage is completely furnished, including all linens and towels.

You'll enjoy the 50-inch flat screen TV HDTV/HDMI DVR w/Netflix capability (another flat screen tv is in the master bedroom, also with DVD/VCR), ceiling fans, cozy fireplace, IPOD music system, DSL high speed wireless internet (also available with a modem for Ethernet connection). We also have some toys and books for the kids. Everything you need for the beach is here, too - chairs, umbrella, sand toys, floats and large towels. **Condition and number of beach items not guaranteed.

An off-season visit to Catalina Island will remind you of the way vacations used to be, long sunny days and cool evenings. Plenty of time to do as little or as much as you please. This is a perfect time to relax over-worked minds and bodies. Relax with a good book by the fireplace, stroll along the boardwalk, take a tour into the interior of the island or simply do nothing at all.

Keywords: Catalina Island, Santa Catalina Island, Catalina Beach house, Catalina cottage, Catalina island rental, Avalon, Rent a house in Catalina, Rent a house on Catalina Island

More Details

Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes

Summer Love Cottage is the realization of a family dream to own a vacation home on Catalina Island. We all grew up coming here on family boats and even owned a mooring at one time but now are landlubbers! A mother-daughter team manages the home.

Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes purchased this house in 2009

Why Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes chose Catalina Island

We loved the cottage look, the spacious front room for family gatherings and those big windows. They had been painted shut for decades and after much work, we were able to get them to slide open again!

What makes this house unique

Eight people fit easily in the living room and there are two tables so one can be used for playing games or doing a puzzle. Large kitchen makes it easy to cook for the family and the deck is a perfect place for an outdoor meal. The dining room table seats 6, the game table 4 and the deck table 8.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hanging out on the upper patio and bbqing.....2 minute walk to the beach. Big enough home to allow for family relaxation. Amazing. A wonderful home away from home. The whole family had a chance to relax and enjoy each other. Such an amazing trip. Thank you!
Jun 2012
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Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack N Play with bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Beach toys and floats, Towels, Etc.


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Summer Love Cottage - Perfect Catalina Vacation Home! Sleeps 8.
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Perfect Catalina House!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to Avalon for 40 years and this house is ideal! The owners' are so thoughtful, they provide beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels. The open living room is perfect for family time and the roof top deck is incredible! Looking forward to another trip to the Summer Love Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you are continuing your family traditions on the island by staying at our Summer Love Cottage! Glad to have you and family back for 2018 too!
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Highly Recommend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Great Roof Deck. Great location. Great time. Owners were very quick to respond to any little problem we had. We would highly recommend this home to everyone. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A perfect cottage for a family get away to Avalon. BBQ deck is fantastic. Kitchen has everything needed to make any meal, and plenty of beach toys for the kids. Would definately stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Home

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was spacious - living space had room for meals, a game / work table, reading area and large sofa & love seat. Comfortable, clean, nicely updated and decorated but still had the 1920s charm. Beds were comfortable and had plenty of linens, etc. Everything we needed was there... inside and out - including beach towels, chairs. The roof deck was a great surprise. Outdoor space is so limited in town and this was a well furnished deck, view not optimal but still awesome. The location was ideal - easy walk to grocery, restaurants, beach front, etc... but a bit removed from the noise and bustle of the ocean front and commercial zone.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice living space. Very open and inviting. The bedrooms were also very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time in Avalon with my children for my sons wedding. A beautiful place. The grand children loved the beach. Something g for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you chose our home for your son's wedding weekend and that we could allow you to stay all day on Father's Day so you could enjoy yourself. Hope you will be back!
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

My family chose Catalina island for a get-together, and the summer love cottage really made our stay amazing. It was very easy to walk to the house from the pier. Kathy and Linda are easy to communicate with, and the information they provided made our check-in a breeze.

The kitchen has dishes, pots, pans, anything you would need to cook a meal or snack. We went to the grocery store and ate breakfast and lunch at the house during our stay. The main room is big, brightly lit, and has multiple seats - my family enjoyed spreading out, and watching the passer-bys while working a puzzle.

The beds are very comfortable, and there was plenty of linens and towels. It was very nice to have two bathrooms.

One of the highlights of our trip was eating dinner on the roof-top patio. This house could not have been more comfortable for our get-together, and we are already talking about coming back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed our home and had everything you needed to relax together. My daughters and I love doing puzzles on that game table and watching the passer-bys too! We still have some time open this summer, if you can get the group together again, would love to have you guys back. Thanks for the nice comments!
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New activities on the island include a Zip line, an Underwater Walking Tour, Rock Climbing Wall and Paddle boarding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

If Catalina Express/Flyer cancels boat transportation TO the island due to weather, your stay is not refundable. You may extend your trip, if the house is available, or the the monies paid may be applied to an equal number of days within one year, subject to availability.
If Catalina Express/Flyer cancels boat transportation FROM the island and you are "stranded", you will be charged 1/2 of the nightly rate for any additional nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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