About the property
- Condo1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Hamilton Cove Condo on Catalina Island
Due to popular demand, OWNERS bought a more spacious condo (1469 square foot) for GUESTS requiring LARGE 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with OCEAN VIEWS. French doors lead to large terrace to soak in the SUNRISE and SUNSET. All units in HAMILTON COVE are not created equal but we strive to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible with amenities throughout the property available to all guests, including NEW SIX SEATER GOLF CART to use during your entire stay. The proximity of UNIT 4-13 is closer to POOL AREA and close to our other condo, UNIT 2-35 (see VRBO list no. 579841). Washer and Dryer inside the unit.
This CONDO is great for professionals looking for a getaway to soak up SUN and SEA. Also great to bring the family for quick vacation with tons of ISLAND activities for all ages.
Catalina Island is now in 3rd Level Water Conservation; we ask for our guests to please be mindful of their water use.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
See our other listing number 579841 to know past guest experiences.
Tom purchased this Condo in 2015
Why Tom chose Avalon
We've enjoyed all our guests and listened to what they want from a VACATION: spacious, clean and fun place to visit with someone trusted on the Island to help with any requests.
What makes this Condo unique
Only a five minute golf cart ride (INCLUDED) from downtown AVALON but far enough to feel like a getaway with views and peace that rivals SANTORINI and CAPRI. Island living!
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Combative Property Owner not interested in providing reasonable accomodations.
This condo is a lovely unit, located within the Hamilton Cove property and just north of Avalon on Catalina Island. I'm a native Californian and have been vacationing on Catalina Island for many years as the venue provides a truly relaxing environment away from the hustle/bustle of the mainland. Our recent vacation on the island was severely hampered by the Unit's lack of hot water during the entire duration of our 4 day stay. Lack of hot water renders this domicile uninhabitable by California RE law, but what is most disturbing is the Property Owner's decision NOT to restore the condo to an inhabitable condition. His awareness of this condition and election not to make the necessary repairs to accommodate my family is unacceptable. His unreasonable position on this issue subsequent to our complaints is not compatible with VRBO standards of quality and trust. I have been using VRBO to schedule my family's annual vacation to Catalina for the past 4 years and if other Catalina Island owners operated with such callous disregard for customer relations'...I'd be spending my future vacation budget elsewhere.
As a consumer, the only leverage you have in the hospitality space is your capital expenditures and subsequent rentals of this owner's condo only encourages him to continue his failed style of customer service, which tarnishes the VRBO brand. I would STRONGLY advise others to rent elsewhere.
We, once again, apologize for the inconvenience of not having hot water during your stay. However, we do have an onsite property manager that was not made aware of the situation until the very last day of your stay. The issue was not brought to our attention until we reached out to you about the trespassing and confrontation with Hamilton Cove's security during your stay.
We do recommend that in future stays your reach out to your hosts as many are not on site and are not aware of anything until its brought to our attention. We also manage a neighboring unit that could have been offered to you while we fixed the water heater and hot water was once again available.
We strive to make our guests’ stay as great as possible. Our unit has had remarkable reviews and our staff is always very responsive. We wish you good luck in your future stays with VRBO. We are not taking this as an honest review of our unit as you had threatened the owner about a bad review if you were not refunded your stay. A water heater can malfunction on anybody at any given time without notice, but we would have fixed it as soon as possible.
BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO STAY!
came to catalina with my husband 2 sons and 1 friend. the place is beautiful! the pictures online do not do it justice! triple porch- views everywhere- great kitchen with lots of utensils and great furniture! the bedding is brand new. the layout is perfect- lots of privacy. the golf cart on property is great and saves a lot of money in rentals or taxis. tom and chela were great- i highly recommend and want to return asap!
Beautiful, very spacious unit with nice decor; it was perfect for a family with two teenage children. Everything about it is very comfortable, including having a washer and dryer in unit. It has a nice view and large balcony. The fact that it is a bit lower makes it a little easier to access. Hamilton Cove has a lot of stairs!!! The golf cart is very new. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for providing a beautiful VRBO. Wonderful location
Thank you for providing a beautiful VRBO. Wonderful location. Beautiful place with all the amenities
that are conceivable plus more. Beds were very comfortable. We asked for a propane tank and it was
delivered within 2 hours. Service was just great. The golf cart was a perfect size and ran very well.
No problems with anything at all. We enjoyed all the games that were in a closet very accessible.
The kitchen had more than is expected for a VRBO. The knives were extraordinary. Well equipped all around.
The view was extraordinary. We will definitely come back again. Would be nice to have more TV stations.
Thanks again, Brandon
Clean, spacious condo with amazing views and amenities
Our family stayed here during a recent trip to Catalina. Hamilton Cove is located well outside of downtown Avalon, but it's an easy golf cart ride back and forth. The Hamilton Cove community is beautiful and feels very Mediterranean, with plenty of amenities such as pools, croquet, a beach, etc. The condo was very spacious, with more than enough room for the four of us. Everything was beautifully decorated and immaculately clean upon our arrival. The beds were comfortable, and every room had access to the amazing (and spacious) balcony overlooking the water. The in-unit washer and dryer were also very helpful during our stay. Overall, we had an amazing time staying here and would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone planning a visit to Catalina. We hope to be back soon!
So sad to leave. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute. Love the convenience of the golf cart too! Beautiful sun rises over the ocean. Am ready to return already!
The Santa Catalina Island is only 22 miles out to sea from Los Angeles but oddly retaining an island charm. Lots of guests come just to relax but some come for the adventure. Here are some of the local attractions worth considering, both on LAND and at SEA: ZIP LINE ECO TOUR 1 St. Catherine Way Avalon, CA 90704. Hours › 9:00AM - 4:00PM Daily Pricing › Spring/Summer Prices $125.00 per person* Fall/Winter Prices $115.00 per person* Propel down 5 separate zip lines dropping from 600 feet above sea level with one run that is 1,100 lineal feet long all on its own. This incredible experience will forever change your idea of what a tour should be. You will travel close to three quarters of a mile over five consecutive zip lines at heights of 300 feet above the canyon floor at speeds pushing 40mph. Beginning at the Hog's Back gate, high in the hills near Avalon and descending through Descanso Canyon, you will pause at several eco-stations along the way before continuing on your journey. At each station, your hosts will give you a presentation on some of the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island, its wildlife, history, and the areas you are passing through. Eventually exiting at Descanso Beach your journey will last approximately 2 hours and your memories will last a lifetime. Night Zip will be back in Spring 2015! Experience zipping under the cover of darkness, under the aided light of the stars and moon. Listen for the sounds of the variety of creatures that come out at night including bats, foxes and owls. There's minimal lighting on the course for this thrilling adventure, so participants are outfitted with reflective strips and head lamps. Cape Canyon Expedition Tour 10 Island Plaza Avalon, CA 90704. Tour Time: Seven days a week at 9:30AM. Duration: 4 hrs 15 min Summer Pricing : Adult: $125 and Children & Seniors : $111.50 Fall/Spring/Winter: Adult: $119 and Children & Seniors: $109 (Children 5-11 / Senior 55 and over); Max Passengers ›12 A New Extreme Off-Road Adventure Into Catalina Island's Beautiful interior Experience Santa Catalina Island’s rugged “outback” in our new all-terrain, 12 passenger eco friendly H1 Hummer. Converted to run on biofuel refined from recycled vegetable oil collected from local restaurants, this Hummer is “green." This is the only scheduled off-road tour that travels into beautiful Cape Canyon and the steep, rugged Sheep Chute where Catalina’s bison can frequently be seen. This tour ventures through scenic Middle Ranch Canyon and explores Cape Canyon in the heart of Catalina's interior. You’ll see the Middle Ranch habitat of the American Bald Eagle. Then it’s down the rocky, rugged Sheep Chute to scenic Little Harbor on the windward side of the island for spectacular views. We'll take you on truly unique "roads" no other tour company is able to access. You'll travel to the Airport-in-the-Sky, 1600 feet above sea level where you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Airport's DC-3 Cafe or admire the Conservancy Nature Center’s educational displays. 10% of the proceeds go to support the Catalina Island Conservancy. UNDERSEA EXPEDITION: Daytime Trips Aboard the Sea Wolf Semi-Submersible Vessel Hours › 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM Daily Pricing › Adults $32, Children: $25, Seniors (55+)/Active Military (w/ ID): $25 Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole plus you’re free to roam about the cabin seeking other viewpoints. You’ll see an incredible array of undersea dwellers: bright orange garibaldi, spotted calico bass, urchins, rockfish and bat rays, just to name a few. This is more than a tour; it’s an undersea adventure. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information, please call 800-626-7489. Disclaimer › Price include taxes and fees and are subject to change without notice Those who just prefer to LOUNGE...DESCANSO BEACH CLUB For reservations please book online or call 310.510.7410 March-May / Chaise Lounge Pair $65 / Cabana $150-$250 / Presidential $400-$500 June-Sept. / Chaise Lounge Pair $75 / Cabana $250-$350 / Presidential $450-$600Holidays / Chaise Lounge Pair $80 / Cabana $375 / Presidential $650 Bringing Luxury to Descanso Beach. Descanso Beach Club has 17 Cabanas available for rent. Enjoy the soft imported sand that the Cabana & Chaise Lounge area rests in with views of the beautiful Pacific and Casino Building. Indulge in a massage or try out some of our beach activities. Amenities include: Waterfront Deck Smoothies Upon Arrival, Oshibori Towels, Personalized Beach Butler, Complimentary Premium Bottled Water, Beach Towels and Wi-Fi; Private Massage and Bottle Service are EXTRA.
Additional information about rental rates
Hamilton Cove is a secure community so we require guest/rental information for all persons to be forwarded to security gate including a copy of current driver's license for legal drivers of golf cart (must be legally licensed to drive a motor vehicle). As a courtesy to our guests, we ask current guests to fill gas tank to full before checking out. Fees will be applied otherwise. Thank you!