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Favorite location-Steps to the Beach-Family Owned & Operated since 1972

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious Island beach house. A place to get away and relax. Walk to evreywhere.

In the heart of of Avalon. Steps to the beach -- 1/2 block. Long time favorite of families that have been coming to Avalon for generations. Warm and comfortable with three patios and an ocean view.

Walk to anywhere in the one square mile town including, the ferry dock that gets you to and from the island, front street restaurants, markets and the beach, all within 3 flat blocks!

Have your morning coffee, or what you like, on the sunny back porch while enjoying the mountain views. Watch the boats come in to the harbor or the beach activity from the upstairs balcony.

Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Has two queen size beds, two full size beds, two twin convertible sofa beds. Fully equipped kitchen. Beach chairs and toys. Includes cable TV and WiFi.

More Details

Chris and Sharon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Chris and Sharon

Longtime Catalina property owner and frequent visitor to the island.

Chris and Sharon purchased this house in 1972

Why Chris and Sharon chose Catalina Island

This property was bought as a get-away for the family in 1972. We are the children that grew up going to Catalina. We love boating, the beach and the island lifestyle.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy being able to walk anywhere in town, including the beach.


Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1) Have a wonderful stay. 2) Must have the agreed to number of guests. Must get permission for more. 3) Any furniture is not for jumping on.
  • 4) Please contact me for late check out or early check ins.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs with beautiful stained glass with natural light
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , kept up original shower with Catalina tile. Preserve history
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - Convertible couches in living room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Full size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Large twin size bed, Convertible sofa (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you rent a golf cart. Parking is on the street. You can walk to everything in town and the boat dock from this location. Taxis are available.


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Spacious with perfect accessibility to everything.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing time. It was so close to everything. The bedrooms were large with great balconies. Thank you for allowing us to slip in between two other bookings. We were able to put our suitcases in earlier than the 3:00pm check in. The leaving occupants left their suitcases in the front room, but removed them by the 3:00 check in. The house keepers were friendly and the washer and dryer access came in handy. We would definitely rent this property in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! Plenty of room. Located close to everything. Chris and Sharon are great and easy to contact. Very cordial. Will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was adorbs! It was so nice to be in town so close to the water. Didn't have to hike our luggage up any hills. Sharon and Chris were great to work with. We come every year and this is definitely by far our favorite house. We will be returning next year and of course booking this house! Thanks Sharon & Chris!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Favorite Island Cottage"---the best spot on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We recently celebrated our 40th anniversary on Catalina. Our stay at the "Favorite Island Cottage" was perfect. Our two sons and their families joined us for an amazing weekend. The location was ideal!!! We walked to everything----shops, restaurants, fishing, beach, ferries, and everything else the island has to offer. The house itself is very charming and includes beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, ice chest and lots of other extras. I highly recommend this adorable little home away from home!. The highlight of our trip was our four year old grandson catching his very first fish off the end of the green pier---sweet sweet memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buellton, CA

Excellent downtown location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs. A very small kitchen, but very functional. 4 beds total, though we only needed the upstairs ones. Ridiculously easy walking distance to town and just about anywhere else you wanted to go in Avalon. Everything was clean and ready to go for us - my only recommendation is to get a "guest book" so guests can write where they're from and/or what they did while they were there to provide feedback and information to the next guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific locale and sweet home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and very close to everything. Love the older homes and cute kitchens. Very large bedrooms and perfect weather to boot. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Zip Line at Descanso Beach, Inland Island Tours, Segway Tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

Please call Sharon at 808-214-8709 or Chris at 310-829-0696

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.