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Paradise Penthouse Ocean Views Pool and Spa from $259

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

THIS HOME IS FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED. This home does not come with a golf cart, it is against city policy as to not compete with local rental companies. There are 2 and 3 night minimums for winter and summer, we do not rent for single nights. Also there is a 6 person limit per our rental agreement that we have with the association, if you bring more than 6 people you will jeopardize our agreement and you will forfeit your security deposit. PLEASE NOTE that the Pool is not heated during the winter months and the Jacuzzi is only heated on weekends during this time per the Condo Association. Both Pool & Jacuzzi are both heated during the summer months. We also just removed all the upstairs carpet so now the entire unit is hardwood floors! We also just added a portable wagon at the front door for your use to and from the market or the beach. While rarely needed this condo does not have air conditioning as is the norm on Catalina.

Located above of Santa Catalina's Quaint European Style City of Avalon this Split-Level Penthouse Suite is within a 5-10 minute walking distance from the Crescent Street Beach Walk and White Sandy Beaches; fine dining, fast food, street musicians, entertainment, SHOPPING and just plain fun! The Bahia Vista Condo development offers one of the few Pools and Spas on Catalina Island.

Panorama Views of the Ocean, Avalon Harbor, the City, and Hillside Canyons from All of the rooms and both Balconies.

Catalina is All About Island Lifestyle!

Try out the new Catalina Zipline and EcoTour Excursion, as well as the NEW Undersea Adventure…coming Spring of 2011! Take a bus or van ride up to the Airport in the Sky and have lunch and maybe…..see the California Bison (Buffalo) grazing in the fields below. Hike, walk, bike or obtain transportation to the center of the Island or to the far end development of Two Harbors.

Yes, this is a VACATION and the 'Island' awaits you with numerous activities such as Segway Tours of the City, swimming, boating, golfing, tennis, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, para-sailing, miniature golfing, glass-bottom boat rides, dinner cruises, shopping, fine restaurants, mountain biking and electric bike tours, Haunted Catalina Tours and so much more.

In the 1940s, 1950's and 1960's the Chicago Cubs used to hold 'Spring Training' in Avalon. Learn about Catalina’s history by visiting the Casino museum, and the Country Club Restaurant adjacent to the golf course, which features the original Chicago Cubs Clubhouse and locker rooms, as well as, numerous photographs of prior year Cubs baseball stars. It’s the only place in town to get a “great” cigar.

Find out which Movie Stars, dignitaries, Presidents and “lesser luminaries” walked the streets of Avalon and haunted the Catalina landscape in the early days of film making. The Museum will show you movies of the way Stars were born during the hayday of the movie studios…and where the “bodies” are buried…so to speak.

26 Miles Across the Sea…Santa Catalina Island is just a short 1-hour ferry boat cruise from Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach and Dana Point. You’ll enjoy your stay and the memories you make.

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More Details

Dean and Tina Chrispen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

Why Dean and Tina Chrispen chose Avalon

We have been vacationing in Avalon for a number of years and found just the right luxury condominium to eventually become our retirement home. We love Avalon and know you will come to love it too.

What makes this condo unique

This is an Upscale Condominium located in a beach community, just a short two block walk from the ocean and night life. There is a Pool and Spa on the premises and elevators to assist you for ingress and egress. Catalina Island is the ultimate West Coast Island vacation destination. Remember, it's just 26 miles across the sea...


Avalon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For House Rules please refer to the attached rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) California King in the Master Bedroom and Flat Pannel TV . and Cable, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the second bedroom with Flat Panel TV and Cable, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible Sofa in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fireplace burns Presto Logs from Vons Grocery Store on Catalina Ave; most cell services work in town; Free Wi-Fi is provided in the condo, or use 'hot spots' downtown; walk two blocks to the beach, dining, night life and shopping. The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce website gives a complete list of everything you want to know about the island and things to do here!


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Paradise Penthouse Ocean Views Pool and Spa from $259
average rating of 4.78481 based on 79 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have spent our family vacation in Catalina for the past 18 years and this condo did not disappoint! From the experience, the service,and the hospitality. Chela and her daughter, Diana, were so accommodating and readily available for any needs. My college daughter accidentally left $100.00 in the nightstand and didn’t realize it until we were half way home (we live 400 miles away). She called Chela, she found it and is having it send back to her. Just get people! We already booked again for next year. And for those who need a comfortable bed, the master king was excellent! Thank you Dean and Tina.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City

Great location great place

  • 5 of 5

It’s spacious with great views to ocean and casino from main living and upstairs bedrooms.

Clean and excellent towels.

Beds were comfortable.

We had family at Hampton Cove and Bahia Vista is far superior in access and location.

Owners and managers are quite nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing home with a great location. It is very clean and roomy. Lots of sleeping space and everything we could have asked for. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was in a good location and had a well equipped kitchen.

  • 3 of 5

The owners and property manager were helpful and responded quickly to all questions. The biggest problem with the property was the broken couch, which made spending time in the living room uncomfortable. The multiple levels in the home were workable, but not ideal for anyone with mobility issues. The condo felt lived in, but it was well equipped and we enjoyed cooking in a few times. There are a few maintenance issues, like the couch and the broken screen doors, that need to be addressed to improve the overall experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oregon City, Oregon

Walking Distance to Everything

  • 5 of 5

This residence is within walking distance to just about everywhere in Avalon.

No golf cart needed.

The owners were very easy to deal with.

Nice quiet street with great views.

Beds were comfy and having access to the pool and hot tub was a very good thing.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay. wonderful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was just what we needed. Not to far from the things we wanted to do. It was quiet, comfortable, and clean. We are already talking about maybe coming back next year. We didn't mind the steps, it helped work off some of the food we ate. Over all,it was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Catalina Ferry (approx. 10 minute walk)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Avalon Beach and Pier (approx. 7 minutes walk)
Car: not necessary

Catalina Island Zip Line, Under Sea Adventure, Scuba Diving Park, Scuba Diving Boat Escursions, Fishing Boat Charters, Segway Tours of the City, Ghost Tours of Historic Avalon


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

PAYMENT TERMS - To secure reservations/accommodations an Advance Payment Reservation Deposit of 50% is due at time of booking, and 50% is due 45 days prior to reservation.

CANCELLATION POLICY - A Thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellations on all reservations. Cancellations or changes that are made within thirty (30) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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