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Lovely, Quiet Home in the heart of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


This is your opportunity to experience why we love our vacation home and our little island paradise of Avalon. We are only an hour by boat from Los Angeles, but guests often comment it seems like another world. This special home, in our family since 1956, has every amenity to make your stay in Avalon comfortable and relaxing. Our lovely deck is the perfect place to read a book, enjoy friends, or enjoy a warm summer evening with a perfect meal from the barbeque.

Experience why we love our home and our little island paradise of Avalon. Your accommodations are the upper level which is the entryway of our large home. Deck surrounds the house. We have every amenity to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. For those inclined, there are walking trails throughout the island for hiking. There is a zip-line and climbing wall, bicycles and segways to tour the town. Visit the Botanical Gardens, Wrigley Memorial and play a round at the nine-hole golf course. Most tantalizing are the crystal clear waters of Avalon Bay where our state fish, the bright orange garibaldi, abound and delight visitors. You can rent paddle boats, paddle boards, scuba equipment, kayaks, snorkels, masks and more to enjoy the best part of Avalon. Snorkeling Lover’s Cove, our own Marine Reserve, is an experience not to be missed! You can rent a boat, replete with tackle and fishing poles, from Joe’s Rent-a-Boat on the pier and try your hand at fishing the island coast.

Avalon is a wonderful place for our young visitors as well. Did you know that we are the home to the oldest miniature golf course west of the Rockies? Besides all the fun the beach and ocean affords, there is also an arcade with a small bowling alley and the latest arcade games. Generations of children have marveled at the taffy machine in the window at Lloyd’s of Avalon, churning out the delicious taffy that made Lloyd’s famous.

After a busy day, return to your beautifully appointed oasis, above the hub-bub of the town, and enjoy the quiet environment of your beautiful surroundings. There are upstairs and downstairs living rooms affording guests the option to choose what vacation means to you, with a 3D/Blue Ray flat screen downstairs, wi-fi, a variety of games and game table, and another small deck. Upstairs is the kitchen, laundry room, master bedroom with a brand new walk –in stone shower. This level also has an expansive living area to read, relax or nap as you desire.

There are a variety of dining experiences in Avalon and we would be happy to help you choose the spot that is right for your taste. Our on-site host is happy to help point you in the direction of those activities you choose to pursue, from a spa experience at our beautiful new Island Spa to the best place for breakfast. We look forward to sharing our island home with you!


Large open living room with private patio, fireplace, game table, 47' Flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD player

One bedroom with 2 queen beds, TV

One bedroom with 2 twin beds

Bathroom with Shower

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

About Kathe

This a family home and is very quiet. There are also 2 separate studio apartments on the property. Our caretaker lives in one of the units and will be happy to assist you.

Kathe purchased this house in 1981

Why Kathe chose Los Angeles area

The property has been passed down through the generations. The current home was built in 1981. Our family has been coming to the island since 1927 and has been a special place since our grandparents first started coming to the island.

What makes this house unique

Our home is very open and spacious with 2 large living rooms. Our favorite place in the summertime is the deck outside the kitchen that has lovely patio furniture and BBQ and a great place to relax!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Avalon in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom has shower.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large, brand new walk-in stone shower with seat.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom Downstairs - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Queen Beds in bedroom downstairs.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd downstairs bedroom has twin beds.
  • Master bedroom with king size bed is upstairs. 2 bedrooms downstairs. One with two queens size beds and one with twin beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are only 1/2 block to the beach and from street. Avalon is only 1 square mile and most people walk. We have 2 bicycles available for your use and there is also golf cart rental shops. There is a trolley that makes several stops around the island. There is also a taxicab service available. Although our rain fed reservoirs on the island have increased due to the recent rains, please note that we ask you to use water wisely. We have low flow showerheads, aerators our faucets, salt water toilets. Information is posted on the bulletin board in the utility room regarding up to date information on our water conservation. We appreciate and the island appreciates your cooperation.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Lovely, Quiet Home in the heart of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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A great house to enjoy with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a most memorable time here in this house. Our son and "new" daughter got married in the harbor on their sail boat. After enjoying a beautiful sunset ceremony we had a BBQ back at the house. The house is amazing. It is well cared for, was very clean, well stocked and is very roomy. ( 6 of us stayed here and other family members stayed at various hotels, all of which were an easy walk to the house. ). There are several decks located at various spots around the house, each with table and chairs. We had 14 for dinner and never felt like were crowded. The kitchen had everything and more that we needed to prepare for our dinner. The house was well stocked with all items needed to make your stay comfortable.

Kathe the home owner was very easy to work with. She promptly answered all inquiries, and Paula who lives down stairs was very helpful if you had any questions.

We would definitely return to this house and like to spend more time were we can fully enjoy all it has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean! Look forward to having you and your family back anytime!
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The perfect family home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with this property. Aside from the amazing location to just about anything you would ever want to do, it was absolutely darling. Completely stoked with every comfort imaginable and the caretaker, Paula, was the kindest most accommodating person ever. If you're heading to Catalina this house makes the perfect home away from home. We will be back!!! Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience we had on Catalina Island and much of it was due to the hospitality and kindness of the owner. We were here for a bachelor party (no not the wild kind!) and it was the perfect blend of comfort, relaxation, and activity. The home is spacious, beautiful and perfect if you are looking for a relaxing retreat with all of the amenities you could ask for. This is a top-notch place to stay and we plan on coming back! Many thanks to Kathe, the owner, for being so wonderful and available when needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were ideal and met our criteria. Very communicative and we made sure our home met their expectations. At no time were we concerned about renting to this group as they were up front that this was a celebration and respected our home. When they departed, the house was left as they found it!
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Sebastopol, CA

Great Catalina Home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in this spacious, comfortable house. It is well equiped, especially the kitchen! It also has a nice deck with a great BBQ, tables and chairs. Beach paraphernalia is also provided: towels, chairs, etc. The comfort of the beds and living room furniture is also a plus. We are looking forward to staying here again and would certainly recommend it to friends. Barb Coltrin and Bettie Shepard

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and found our home as comfortable as we do!
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Elk, CA

Comfortable, Peaceful Island Home

  • 5 of 5

Santa Catalina has been our annual vacation spot for years, and this well-maintained and comfortable home is our favorite retreat when on the island. Conveniently located on a quiet hill-side street, this house honors the history and traditions of Catalina with photographs and art of the island and its intriguing past. With all the comforts of home (and then some): sunny decks, outdoor dinning, ocean view, a short walk to the beaches, you will be in want of nothing. Furthermore, Kathe, the owner, is a delight; she is very responsive and helpful with anything from the house to things to do on the island.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We so pleased that you found our home a very pleasant place to stay. We strive to make our guests visit a truly positive experience!
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San Clemente

wonderful vacation experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleasantly surprised with how nice this property was. The proximity to the water front was very close by as well as to all of the towns restaurants and activities. The house was stocked almost as well as our home. We will most definitely come back. The owners were also very nice to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nicole. We loved having you as guests and are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Long Beach/San Pedro
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Express Boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Catalina Island Museum. Go to www.catalinamuseum.org for information on upcoming events.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Avalon, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning Fee £170.07

This is a NON SMOKING home.
Pets are not permitted under any conditions.
We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. Children and their ages (no children under 10) are counted in the total occupancy. Undisclosed guests and/or over-occupancy are considered serious violations of your lease and may result in a charge against your security deposit and/or the immediate termination of occupancy without refund.
A maximum of 8 people stay at the house.
All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in trashcans, and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher..
No linens including beach towels are lost or damaged.
No food left in the refrigerator
No loud or unreasonable noise may continue outside as stated in the City of Avalon ordinance requires that all loud or unreasonable noise cease between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of fifty (50') feet from the location.
We reserve the right to refund rents, refuse rental, or terminate occupancy if, in our sole discretion, the occupancy may be or is detrimental to the property. NO REFUND will be given if occupancy is terminated as a result of violation of our rental regulations or if the reservation was obtained under false pretenses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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