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WATERFRONT 1 Bedroom!! Incredible Views! Best Location! Best Price! Sleeps 2-3

Bedrooms 1
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)



You can throw a stone into the water from our fantastic 60 foot wrap around balcony deck with spectacular and sweeping 270 degree views overlooking the beach, the town, the harbor and the ocean! There is no finer spot to sit and people watch or relax with a glass of wine. 2 night minimum. (3 nt minimum in summer)

You want waterfront with fantastic views; the best location; a great deck and the best value? This is it - look no further! Compare us to ANY other rental (house, condo or hotel) that claims to be waterfront or have an ocean view.

This family owned vacation home offers you the BEST location in town; only steps away from the sand and swimming, shopping, restaurants and bars and all the recreational activities and sightseeing tours. We are also a very short, 2 minute level stroll from where the ferry docks.

Our property is 3 stories (sorry, no elevator) and is a classic, comfortable beach house. On the ground floor are a couple retail clothing shops, a jet ski rental, an ocean rafting company and a psychic. The middle floor (14 steps up) is our larger vacation rental (vrbo #65480) and this unit is on the top (3rd) floor 14 additional steps up from the middle unit.

During the day we are right in the middle of all Avalon has to offer; hustling and bustling with activity. And virtually everyone who takes the ferry walks right past our property, so if you are a people watcher or enjoy seeing all the activity in the harbor; you'll be in heaven. At night however, after the 'day trippers' go home and the businesses close, everything calms down around us.

This unit is like a small 1 bedroom apartment and offers a large separate bedroom with queen bed, a newly remodeled bathroom with stall shower, a brand new fully stocked kitchen and a small living room. This unit is ideal for a romantic couple getaway or a couple with 1 child. In the living room is a TV with cable; DVD player and iPod player. 2 sets of sliding glass doors open onto the LARGE WRAPAROUND DECK WITH SPECTACULAR 270 DEGREE VIEWS. For eating there are 3 bar stools at the breakfast counter plus a table on the front deck. There is a gas BBQ on the side deck. BBQ and dine on the deck while you enjoy spectacular views. We also have free wireless internet access for your laptop computer.

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


Also, the MIDDLE floor offers four bedrooms and three baths and sleeps 8. (See vrbo #65480). Book both units for a perfect extended family vacation or 4-5 couple getaway.

We also have a GORGEOUS unit 2.5 blocks inland. It's not waterfront with the views, but it's newer, lovely and less expensive. See vrbo #289226. It can be booked as either a 1 or 2 bedroom.

NO PETS and NO SMOKING. 3 Night MINIMUM in Summer (and 2 nt minimum all other times). Sorry, we do NOT have a golf cart. Minimum age limits apply and young adults renting on their own must be 24 years of age.

**BOOKING IN ADVANCE** We have many regulars that come back 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, house, waterfront property, oceanfront property

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first trip to Catalina was amazing. This waterfront cottage has stunning views with the comforts of home. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a great time. We'll be back.
May 2016
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Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • In consideration of any guests on the middle floor, you must reduce levels of TV, music and conversations to quiet levels between 10:00 PM-8:00 AM.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
iPod Player


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WATERFRONT 1 Bedroom!! Incredible Views! Best Location! Best Price! Sleeps 2-3
average rating of 4.888889 based on 60 reviews

Gorgeous View and Cozy Digs!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be in the heart of Avalon with a never ending view of the harbor, the Casino, the parasails, the jet skiers and the amazing city lights look no further. Perfect for a weekend getaway with a huge deck and as you can see from the photo an even larger view. It was perfect for the two of us and we loved it -- one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in hands down. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob and thank you for your gracious review! Just like our guests, we also never tire of the views and of just being there. We hope to have you stay with us again soon. Best regards, Randy
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Happy New Year

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so very much! Great place and wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing & covenient

  • 4 of 5

Great location

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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everything in order, had a lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

we celebrated our birthdays and Thanksgiving, and thankfully there was enough space in the kitchen for multiple days of cooking. we’ll definitely cherish the memories made here. id just suggest updating the locks and carpet

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Weekend in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Who knew paradise could be found just an hour off the coast of Los Angeles? Our first trip to Catalina was wonderful! We stayed at the Grisham House in their top floor 1 bedroom unit. Talk about location, location, location! This charming and clean little unit had a large wrap around deck with spectacular 270 degree views of the harbor, ocean, town and hills. Incredible. We had our morning coffee and our afternoon cocktails on the deck just admiring the views and people watching and observing everything going on in the harbor. It's quite mesmerizing. Easy walking distance to everything. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we return.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property right in town overlooking the harbor

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our brief time on Santa Catalina. The apartment is small, but has everything anyone could possibly need. Great pressure in the shower! We enjoy the sounds of town and the local basketball games, but if someone wants peace and quiet, this isn't it. It's a super easy walk to all the tours, both on the water and on land.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

RATES ARE BASED ON 2 PEOPLE. ADD $25/NT FOR A 3RD PERSON. 2 night minimum at all times and 3 night minimum in summer. Minimum age of 24 years for young adults on their own. We do not have a golf cart however everything is within easy walking distance. Higher rates apply around major holidays: 4th of July; Thanksgiving; Christmas & New Years. Plus a $100-$200 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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