REMODELED 2013: Comfort, quality, amenities, three blocks from the beach
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie
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About Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie
Mel Dinkel and Leslie Baer Dinkel met on non-other than Santa Catalina Island. A few years later, we were married at Descanso Beach (highly recommended!) in Avalon. Catalina holds so many memories for us, and since we are not on the Island all the time, we wanted to create an 'affordable luxury' accommodation where people could make their own memories! Since lots of families come to Catalina, it had to be fun -- thus, 'La Casa Sirena' (The Mermaid House) which includes both Catalina and Mermaid themes, bright-colored and interesting tiles and aesthetic, along with a closet just for beach accessories! It also had to be romantic for couples, and so, the lush natural woods, leathers and stone, Cal King bed, fun master shower for two and extra-wide jacuzzi! In short, we wanted it to be comfortable enough to be our home away from home, and yours too!
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie chose Avalon
Our properties are well appointed and conveniently located. No big firms, no outrageous extra fees. Our units are now privately managed and an excellent value!
What makes this Condo unique
Multiple condos in this complex make it perfect for family reunions or gatherings of friends. Lower cost than many accommodations on Catalina, without sacrificing a bit of comfort!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Upgraded condo. Great service n location
Beautiful comfortable condo in Catalina!
The three of us loved our stay at the condo. It was less than a 1/2 mile walk to the boat. We walked to the beach and back several times a day without a problem. The new Vons is a few blocks away too!
Art trip stay on island
Very noisy! Due to inconsiderate neighbors, which often happens when sharing a wall in condo situation. But co comfortable and kitchen well appointed.
A Beautiful Condo
The condo was exactly as described, with a beautiful garden, hot tub, pool. It’s a closer, flat walk to the harbor and Vons than I had imagined, just a few blocks away. Avalon is a very small village, even the walk up to the Wrigley Memorial/ Botanical gardens just an easy 20 minutes. Leslie the owner lives on the mainland, was responsive to two small issues we had with the condo. She needs to update the property manager’s phone number and email, as that person never responded to phone calls, voice messages, or email. But this was a small matter; the condo is a gem, with much more space and amenities than we would have had in like priced hotel rooms. There was plenty of space for our party of five. Cheers, Leslie!
summer get way for the family
Good location and short walk to everything. The condo had everything you needed for a 3 night stay. My grandsons enjoyed the pool after going to the cold ocean. Thank you for sharing your home away from home with my family.
Great stay in Catalina
Unit was super clean and not a far walk to shorefront. There was a nice pool and spa only a couple doors down.
The most visited tourist destination on Catalina Island is the city of Avalon. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the “mainland”, Avalon is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Avalon can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year-round Mediterranean climate, it’s the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.
While in Avalon, visitors enjoy swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, shopping, strolling the museum and art galleries, a day at a spa, guided sightseeing tours or renting golf carts to explore the city on their own. You can also zip line, 'SNUBA,' tube, stand-up paddleboard -- or, just lay on the beach!
Avalon’s beachfront is lined with South Beach, Middle Beach and Step Beach—all are conveniently located in the center of town and within easy walking distance of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and land activities.
If you venture a little further through town you will come to The Descanso Beach Club, located just beyond the Casino Building. It is the perfect place to enjoy the sun, lounge on the beach, snorkel, kayak, cruise around on stand up paddle board, or swim in the crystal clear water. With new Cabanas and lounge chairs available you get the ultimate in beach relaxation. Restrooms, outdoor showers, dressing rooms and chair/umbrella rentals are available. This private beach also offers a seaside bar and restaurant in Avalon, so you can dine and enjoy your beverage with your feet in the sand.
Another activity that is not to be missed is heading outside the city gate to the beautiful interior of Catalina Island. One of the unique guided tours will provide you with history and amazing views of the undeveloped outback of the Island. Or explore the isolated coves, secluded beaches, miles of hiking trails, beautiful plants and native animals that abound just outside of Avalon.