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Hamilton Cove Villa Overlooking the Ocean and Pool (Cart Incl)

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our condo is located in the exclusive, gated Hamilton Cove community. You'll enjoy palm trees and an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean from any room in our condo. At the horizon, you can see Los Angeles and in the foreground is a private beach. A pool, hot tub and fitness center are just steps away. The community also offers a playground, sand volleyball court, 18-hole putting green, tennis courts, croquet lawn, basketball hoop and picnic area for your enjoyment.

We continuously update our place and recently installed flat screen TVs. The balcony is a delightful spot to have breakfast and watch the sunrise. And while the sun sets on the other side of the island, it is still incredible to enjoy the beauty of dusk. Our villa is accessed via five flights of stairs.

Keywords: You'll enjoy a beautifully decorated one bedroom villa with views of the Pacific from every room and the spacious balcony.

More Details

Karen Shusterman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Karen Shusterman

We have been enjoying the serene, calmness that is 'Catalina' for several years. We visit as often as is possible when work and life don't get in the way! Beginning at the time we arrive at the boat dock, we feel like we have travelled to a distant island and we shift into island mentality, relaxation and fun.

Karen Shusterman purchased this condo in 2001

Why Karen Shusterman chose Catalina Island

There are several excellent restaurants and boutique shops in the quaint town of Avalon. There are also numerous activities to enjoy or you may simply choose to relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing 236 Hamilton Cove. The property amenities attracted me more than anything compared to hotels in Avalon but I was concerned if it was worth the price. I had no idea the place was so beautiful. Also, the golf cart is a luxury item there and now I know why all the owners have one. Your recommendations were spot on as well.

Again, thank you for sharing this beautiful place.
Jun 2011
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Avalon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
A golf cart is provided for guests to use. Golf carts are the main mode of transportation on the island. The washer/dryer are shared with one other unit, and are located in the closet outside the front door.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(91 traveler reviews)

Hamilton Cove Villa Overlooking the Ocean and Pool (Cart Incl)
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 97 reviews

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Great location, relaxing, awesome views.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside, CA

Great stay for Memorial Day with the kids...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay during Memorial Day. We stayed for 3 days and had a great time. Very nice property with a GREAT view! We had a great time in Catalina with the kids. Spent a whole day at the pool and spa swimming and enjoying the view from the pool. The property included a few tennis rackets and tennis balls for the tennis courts as well as a few putters and golf balls for the 18 hole putting greens. My 2 year old loved chasing the golf balls and dropping them into the cup for me. The included golf cart was an awesome bonus to the rental. We drove it every where.

One warning, there are a lot of steps. We counted 88 steps from the golf cart parking up to the rental. We didn't mind too much. It was an easy way to work off our meals. But if you have any issues with steps, be warned. For us, the steps were completely worth the view.

Contact with the owner was easy and quick. We contacted her a couple times by email and twice by phone. She responded quickly each time via email and answered both times by phone. She was very easy to deal with.

The cleaning crew did a great job cleaning up before our stay. The only complaint I had was one that had nothing to do with property or with the owner. Although it is a non-smoking property, the idiot tenants that rented before us, stayed past their check out time and decided to smoke a ton of weed as they were leaving and as we were checking in with our 4 year old and our 2 year old. We could smell it from a 100 yards away. Needless to say, I was very irritated. I just hope they lost their cleaning deposit. The cleaning crew did an awesome job getting rid of the smell as best they could. Only a faint lingering smell remained for the first night and was gone by the next morning.

Other than idiots that preceded us, we had a great stay. I would definitely stay again and would recommend it in a heart beat. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to jump out to Catalina and we'll stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 STARS . . . even without a toilet!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in this Catalina Island condo and we came home REFRESHED, HAPPY, and STRONGER as a family! The unit itself had an AMAZING VIEW and we spent most of our time out on the deck, taking in God's beauty! The stairs were NOT as overwhelming as I anticipated and I have a chronic pain condition, so that was the GOOD NEWS!

The bad news? The sleeper sofa was very uncomfortable for my 6+ foot son, luckily only one out of 2 of my boys could make it, there is NO WAY that 2 grown ups could sleep there! The toilet was out of commision for 2 days, we had to pour a pot of water in it in order to flush it, the plumber (really sweet guy) was in and out trying to fix the problem! FINALLY, the golf cart, which is the "lifeline" into Avalon stopped working on our second day! We drove to the the repair shop and the mechanic advised we take it back and stop driving it, it BARELY made it! I texted the owner 2 times with no response or advise, so we had to resort to taking a taxi $$, and my son and husband walking, but I couldn't go because I do not have that strength! One additional comment, late one evening a group of really great college boys rented the place next to us. They burned a pizza and it set off the smoke alarm to the ENTIRE building and the fire dept was deployed! Wish we'd have known that could happen before being awakened w a fire alarm blaring!!

SO... even with all of those CRAZY things that usually NEVER happen to us...we had a wonderful time! I LOVE CATALINA!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5 star rating! I'm sorry to hear that the queen sleeper sofa was uncomfortable. We just bought it one year ago and paid the upgrade to get the memory foam mattress. I have not had any other complaints and we don't mind sleeping on it. The toilet issue was a building issue that was not relayed to me as the owner. The sewage system in Hamilton Cove uses saltwater, as a means to save freshwater. The saltwater system had been shut-off for repair which is an unusual occurrence. I'm sorry that it happened during your stay and I apologize that the HOA did not communicate with us, so you would know what was happening. Regarding the golf cart, I only got one text message from you. When I received it, I called the shop to find out what they recommended and they did not call me back. I have no excuse, I simply forgot to get back to you and I am sorry. I wish you had contacted me again or better yet, contacted the manager that is based on the island, so we could get you a replacement cart. The golf cart had been tampered with and was missing bolts when it was taken to the shop. It has been repaired and is working perfectly. I'm so glad you liked our little piece of paradise even with the unusual events!
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Eugene, Oregon

Perfect Visit "Home"!

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding visit this past weekend, and this little gem definitely helped! I was born on the island and have deep family roots there. Finding a place to stay now that we no longer own a home there always makes me a little nervous. This unit was perfect...and the golf cart was awesome. We're looking forward to being repeat customers in August!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Quite

  • 4 of 5

Hamilton Cove is a wonderful place to stay if you are looking to relax. The use of the golf cart is fabulous. The view from the room is great and you can't beat all the amenities you have access to. Would definitely come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My best stay in Catalina!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was great, facilities were amazing would come back again soon!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Catalina Express

Gated Community, Lighted Tennis Courts, a Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center, 18-Hole Putting Course, English Croquet Lawn Court, Sand Volleyball Court, a Picnic Area with Playground and Private Beach Access for the Exclusive Use of the Residents and Their Guests.


Rates & Availability

Avalon Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June/Aug 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep/Oct 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2017
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum 2 night stay for Friday and/or Saturday nights.
Please check the calendar for availability before contacting the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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