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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) WiFi

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. Includes cable TV and WiFi

More Details

Chris and Sharon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 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

Like 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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Favorite Island Cottage-Steps to the Beach Family Owned & Operated since 1972
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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Oceanside, CA

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

Avalon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Maids fee per visit $120
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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