This ocean-themed, light-filled 1-bedroom luxury villa at Hamilton Cove in Avalon on beautiful Santa Catalina Island INCLUDES A GOLF CART (valued at $40+ per hour in town!). FREE WIFI, BBQ with propane included. Looks out from the bedroom, living room and patio over the peaceful ocean, private beach, pool, spa and workout room all just about 100 steps away! Grill shrimp and veggies for dinner on the mood-lit patio, the lights of the mainland faint in the distance. Master Suite features luxurious pillow-top king sleep comfort with a wake-up call from the vivid sunrise! Bathroom features two entries, double sinks, tub and shower combo with detachable flex shower head. Accommodates up to four guests, two on the sleeper sofa with a brand new memory foam mattress. Full kitchen, all linens provided; built-in fully-lighted ironing board. Cheery color scheme featuring Catalina and ocean-themed art, plus all amenities mentioned (plus mini-golf) make this the perfect getaway at a great value! PS - Unlike some big companies, we are proud to charge only what our cleaning company charges us with nothing tacked on, and no other fees from us. (The service fee you'll see is charged by VRBO.) We look forward to having you stay with us! -- Mel and Leslie
- Villa700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Luxury 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (two entries), Sleeps 4
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 2018
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. And now, we have two locations: This one at Hamilton Cove which accommodates up to 4, AND La Casa Sirena at Bahia Vista A-05 which accommodates 6! We wanted this property to be romantic for couples, and so, we added a super-comfortable KING bed, and a barbecue and lighting to take full advantage of the patio where while dining you will enjoy sweeping ocean views. In short, we wanted our properties to be comfortable enough to be our home away from home, and yours too!
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie chose Avalon
Our properties are well-accommodated and conveniently located. No big firms, no outrageous extra fees. Our units are our now privately managed and an excellent value!
What makes this Villa unique
Multiple condos in this complex make it perfect for family reunions or gatherings of friends. And of course, a GOLF CART comes with this unit, In addition: Secluded, pool, spa, workout room, mini-golf, private beach! We love it, and we know you will too!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
More than we could have hoped for!
OMG, where do I begin. I'm not a big fan of writing reviews, frankly too much work LOL but I MUST write a review of our recent stay at Hamilton Cove on Catalina. First, it was a special occasion, my wife's 60th birthday. We considered lots of options including Japan for something as special as the big 60! We decided to keep it simple and go someplace local, Catalina. This was our first trip to the island. Second, Mel and Leslie are wonderful hosts/owners. They sent personal welcome emails that made us feel like more than just "renters/vacationers". Kevin, the maintenance, caretaker guy was fantastic, We went out Saturday morning and came back around lunch time and found a bottle of champagne on the dinner table! He knew it was my wife's birthday, what a thoughtful gesture! Next the golf cart, WOW, it made all the difference in the world! we explored the entire island. We went into town Friday night and there was live music in one of the squares and people (including us) were dancing in the square. There was an event at the Casino and lots of folks were dressed in 50-60's attire and dancing right along with us, it was awesome; what a magical time for such a special occasion. The home was great. Fully equipped with anything you would need, the view was breathtaking! The bed was soooo comfortable. Everyone was so friendly, when you passed someone going the other direction in their golf cart everyone would wave....did I mention the golf cart! Oh, we arrived on Friday and on Saturday our 28 year old son and his girl friend joined us; they were blown away! They had so much fun right along with us. Just seeing how much fun they had and hearing all the great things they had to say made the whole trip that much more special....we could not have had a better experience if we would have been able to write it down before hand, in fact we never could have imagined it being so great! I would definitely recommend Catalina Island and especially Mel and Leslie to any would be traveler! AWESOME! oh, did I mention the golf cart! They rent for $45 an hour if you happen to choose a hotel instead of renting from Mel and Leslie so you could still get around, we hope to go back again.
We couldn't be more pleased about your experience in our vacation home, and the overall experience on Catalina Island for your wife's 60th birthday. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope you will visit and continue to make special memories with us over the years!
Leslie and Mel
We loved our stay!
This was our first time in Catalina and we had a blast! The condo was perfect and we loved the open concept! Everywhere we looked we saw the gorgeous ocean and the amazing view! We extended our stay 2 extra days because we didn't want to leave :) It was really nice to have the golf cart too and we loved cruising around in it and exploring. The pool/jacuzzi and fitness center was great and the little private beach was amazing. We will be back for sure and found our new home away from home in this fabulous condo! Thank you!
We are so glad that your stay turned out to be everything you'd hoped for! We look forward to your return to our little corner of paradise.
Leslie and Mel
Beautiful, Relaxing, and Private
This was such a wonderful trip. My boyfriend and I decided to do a last minute trip from HB to Catalina for his birthday. I was able to surprise him with this VRBO, and Leslie and Mel had made it such a delightful trip. They provided us with all of the information I needed prior to arriving. When we walked in, my boyfriend was "wowed" by the view as that is the first time you see when you enter the condo. The golf cart was such a treat. We explored all of Avalon, and realized how expensive it would have been if we didn't have it included. Also, our favorite restaurant is Descano's, and Hamilton's Cove is super close which made it so convenient. To say the least- we plan to come back as soon as we can!
Mel and I are thrilled that you had a great stay and glad to hear you'll make our vacation home your home away from home! Yes the golf cart is an amazing bonus since in town they get up to $40 per hour and you get your very own private cart during the entire stay. I'm sure you had fun exploring the nooks and crannies of Avalon and the surrounding hills (and if you didn't get to see all the stunning views this time, then next!)
Thanks again for sharing your experience with us, and we will look forward to your return!
Most sincerely yours,
One of the nicest condos that we have stayed at on Avalon. The view was fantastic!
Hamilton Cove is definitely the best place to stay. Especially with a golf cart that’s included to get you into town.
We are so glad you enjoyed our vacation home and had fun with the golf cart! There's so much to see. We hope you'll be back soon, and thank you so very much for sharing your review with us.
Leslie and Mel
Great vacation, Great Hosts
We had a great time, everything went well, highly recommended.
Great Anniversary Getaway!
My husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary in unit 2-40. It was exactly as represented in the pictures. It is clean, well maintained, bright and cherry, well equiped, and oh the view from the living and bedroom! The golf cart was a great addition, but there is good access to the pool or a romantic stroll down to Avalon if you don't mind walking. The owners are very engaged in the rental process, which makes is a personable experience. Pack light and the stairs won't be a problem.
The most visited tourist destination on Catalina Island is the city of Avalon, and La Casa Sirena Hamilton Cove 2-40 is a luxury villa located in a quite, gated community. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the mainland behind, Hamilton Cove is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina 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 just a stroll or short drive in your included golf cart from Hamilton Cove, 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. The Descanso Beach Club, located on your way to Avalon, is another 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. Or, enjoy the private beach at Hamilton Cove! Another activity is to head 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
You may cancel 60 days prior to arrival and receive a full refund, less a $75.00 administrative fee, or 30 days prior to arrival and receive a 50% refund less a $75.00 administrative fee. We regret that we are unable to process refunds for cancellations within 30 days of arrival. If your plans are tentative, we strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance. Thank you for your understanding.