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AVALON'S ONLY WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE!! Best Views!! Best Location!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The GRISHAM HOUSE: AVALON'S ONLY WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE!

You can throw a stone into the water from our spacious 65 FOOT WIDE wrap around deck with SPECTACULAR, sweeping views across the harbor, the town, the beach and the ocean. This is the ideal place for dining, drinks, entertaining, sunbathing, playing cards or simply watching the world go by. You'll never want to leave!

** WE ARE TRAVELING THRU JUNE 6 AND WILL BE UNABLE TO REPLY TO ANY INQUIRIES DURING THAT TIME **

We are superbly located just steps away from the beaches, shopping, restaurants, bars and all the recreational activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, parasailing, basketball, volleyball and the many great sightseeing tours which are available. We are also a very short, 2 minute level walk from the boat dock.

Durng the day, we are right in the middle of all the activity Avalon has to offer; full of hustle and bustle. And nearly everyone who takes the ferry walks right past our property, so if you enjoy people watching, you'll be in heaven. At night however, after the 'day trippers' go home and the businesses below us close, it is pretty calm and quiet.

We are Avalon's #1 Vacation Rental home and we get numerous repeat guests and sell out every year. Our superior location and wonderful, relaxing and spectacular view decks is what attracts guests to us year after year. Several of our regulars have been coming for more than 20 years. THERE IS NO FINER SPOT FOR A FAMILY VACATION OR A COUPLES GETAWAY.

This unit is located on the middle floor of a 3 story property. On the ground floor are 2 clothing/gift shops, a jet ski rental, an ocean rafting company and a psychic. The top floor contains our separate 1 bedroom vacation rental. Our Middle Floor Unit (14 steps up - No elevator) sleeps 8. It consists of:

- Bedroom with Queen bed, TV & private 3/4 bath

- Bedroom with Double (full) bed & private 3/4 bath

- Bedroom with Queen bed and great harbor view

- Bedroom with Queen bed & TV

- There is a 3rd Full Bathroom off the living room

- 3 TV's, Stereo, DVD Player

- Wireless Internet Access

- Gas BBQ

- Updated Kitchen

- NO SMOKING and NO PETS ALLOWED.

WHY STAY ANYWHERE ELSE? Our property offers you the BEST location; the BEST beachfront viewing decks in town; and the BEST vacation rental value for your money. We get repeat guests year after year; you'll see why!

This property is best suited for 2 families; 1 large extended family or 3-4 couples. NOTE: Our Top (3rd) floor rental unit is a 1 bedroom 1 bath that sleeps 3 and has decks with great 270 degree views. See vrbo #66587 . These units can be rented together or separately. There is no air conditioning, although it's not needed very often at the beach. We do have portable fans. Lastly, we do NOT have a golf cart.

Sorry, but this is our family vacation home and it is not our policy to rent out to groups such as bachelor/bachlorette parties; fraternity/sorority parties, 21st birthdays, college spring break, etc. ALSO, if you are part of an even larger group or family reunion, we have restrictions on the number of visitors you are allowed. Minimum age limits apply and young adults renting on their own must be 24 years of age. 2 NIGHT MINIMUM at all times and 3 Night Minimum in High Summer Season. Higher rates apply around special events and major holidays.

**BOOKING IN ADVANCE** We have many regulars that come year after year and we always give them first opportunity to re-book for the following year. Therefore we do NOT book more than about 11 months in advance.**

keywords: beach house, waterfront beach house, oceanfront property

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I absolutely loved it and all the throngs of activities. This has been probably the best vacation ever. I had such an amazing time. Sad to leave but very much hope to make this a regular family trip. For once, I'm simply not ready to return to New York.
Sep 2012
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Amenities

Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bathrooms total: There is a full bath off the living room, plus 2 bedrooms each have a private 3/4 bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: Queen bed with private 3/4 bath. Bedroom 2: Double bed with private 3/4 bath. Bedroom 3: Queen bed. Bedroom 4: Queen bed with harbor view.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

AVALON'S ONLY WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE!! Best Views!! Best Location!!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 53 reviews
5

Incredible views, ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

I looked at several places and this was the best of the bunch! Ideal for big families. Incredible views, ideal location, well maintained and fully loaded for those who prefer to cook your meals. We had 6 14 yr old kids and 2 adults , but I was relaxed and comfortable. No hotel could have provided that and none of the other homes had this many bedrooms/ bathrooms in such a great location. I have already recommended it my friends. We will be returning.Thank you Randy for the great accommodations!

Davis Family

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

MEMORIES MADE HERE

  • 5 of 5

After looking at most everything the Island had to offer (as far as houses to rent go), my daughters found this gem, The Grisham House, for us! I took my 5 daughters and 3 of my littlest grandchildren to Avalon to spend some much needed time together. After spending time on the Island, this home to come home to was our centerpiece that pulled all of our magical moments together. The energy there is great. We had all types of weather while we were there and the house was able to meet all of our needs. The view is amazing, the beds comfortable!, the games fun, the bathrooms beautiful, TV if you want it, able to work if you need to (WIFI), all kitchen amenities and much more than I can list here. Everything you would need outside the house is within walking distance but being in the house, spending time together and making memories was the best blessing I could've asked for. We will stay there again and again...

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corona del Mar, Califonria
5

Best location in Avalon!

  • 5 of 5

My three daughters and I enjoyed five days at the Grisham House. It was perfectly located between town and the mainland ferry docks. Its four bedrooms were comfortable, and the whole place was spotless! The deck was a delightful location for viewing the Casino and the harbor, and the stars at night. The kitchen had all the amenities for cooking and serving, and the bathrooms had all the necessaries. We found Grisham House so lovable that we are trying to figure out how to get my 8 granddaughters and grand-in-laws organized for a girls get-away next year! Fortunately, there's another unit upstairs to accommodate a bigger group!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place! Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed to celebrate my oldest son's graduation from UCLA. My two son's 22 and 21, myself and my husband's sister (unfortunately my husband could only stay for the graduation). That gives me a perfect excuse to come back with my husband! Location, location, location! There is not a house with a better location. You can easily walk every where. We rented golf carts one afternoon just to see more of the island. It was really fun. Now to the house. It is exactly as promoted. It's old and well loved. It was like staying at a friend's beach house. Not a rental property. The bedrooms were all comfortable and the bathrooms seemed somewhat updated. We were caught a little off guard that the door into the house leads into a bedroom but had no problem with that. We did not take advantage of the kitchen (too many good restaurants to try) but it had everything you need. Spent a lot of time on the deck, people watching and playing games. The deck was my favorite part of the house. There were people staying in the apartment above and did not even notice they were there. No problem with privacy if that is a concern. Huntington Beach has been my favorite beach to visit in Southern California not anymore. Wish we would have visited Avalon and the Grisham House sooner. This was our middle stop on our southern California vacation and everyone's favorite. It was a perfect way to spend great time with my son before he moves to India for the next step in his life. Thank you Randy! We'll be back

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

OUTSTANDING !!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented both of the owner's properties for my family from 5/16 through 5/19. We had 9 adults & 2 toddlers. I cannot say enough great things about these rentals. Both were very clean & very comfortable, and stocked very well. So close to the Catalina Express & a short walk to restaurants & shops. We spent almost all of our time on the fabulous deck - the views are awesome! I can't imagine staying anywhere else & everyone wanted to make sure the had the information so they could rent in the future. Randy, the owner was very easy to deal with. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girls Weekend for Mothers!!

  • 5 of 5

House and Location were Perfect!! Close to the terminal and town. The deck was amazing and we were able to BBQ, enjoy music outside and all with an amazing view!! It was also great to be close to town where we could rent bikes, paddle boards and shop! The home was comfortable, very clean and the owner was easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
$4,050
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$570
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$3,900
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 24 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$545
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$3,725
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
$520
From
$545
Fri,Sat
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Higher rates apply over major holidays. Minimum 2 nights at all times and 3 nights in high summer season.

A $250-$1000 initial payment (depending on stay) is due at the time of booking with the balance due 30-45 days prior to arrival. We accept checks and PayPal. Any bookings made within 3 weeks of arrival must pay thru PayPal. There is also a refundable security deposit of $400-$600.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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