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Summer Love Cottage - Perfect Catalina Vacation Home! Sleeps 8.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Classic Catalina cottage with big, sliding windows and plenty of room to relax in the spacious living room and awesome deck! Beautifully decorated in a warm beach theme with colorful artwork, accessories and comfortable furniture throughout. Perfect for a couples getaway or extended family trip - 2 flat screen tvs, wi-fi, dining table and game table, fully stocked kitchen, BBQ, and ideally located in the heart of Avalon on Claressa Avenue - just 3 flat blocks to the beach, restaurants and shops. This is the place to get away from it all!

The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed, the second bedroom has a sturdy bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and twin bed on top, the third bedroom has a queen bed and there is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room (with a new memory foam mattress). Summer Love Cottage is completely furnished, including all linens and towels.

You'll enjoy the 50-inch flat screen TV HDTV/HDMI DVR w/Netflix capability (another flat screen tv is in the master bedroom, also with DVD/VCR), ceiling fans, cozy fireplace, IPOD music system, DSL high speed wireless internet (also available with a modem for Ethernet connection). We also have a Graco Pack N Play including bedding, and plenty of baby and kid toys and books. Everything you need for the beach is here, too - chairs, umbrella, sand toys and floats for the kids and large towels. **Condition and number of beach items not guaranteed.

An off-season visit to Catalina Island will remind you of the way vacations used to be, long sunny days and cool evenings. Plenty of time to do as little or as much as you please. This is a perfect time to relax over-worked minds and bodies. Relax with a good book by the fireplace, stroll along the boardwalk, take a tour into the interior of the island or simply do nothing at all.

Keywords: Catalina Island, Santa Catalina Island, Catalina Beach house, Catalina cottage, Catalina island rental, Avalon, Rent a house in Catalina, Rent a house on Catalina Island

More Details

Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes

Summer Love Cottage is the realization of a family dream to own a vacation home on Catalina Island. We all grew up coming here on family boats and even owned a mooring at one time but now are landlubbers! A mother-daughter team manages the home. The photo above is our winning entry in the 2013 July 4 golf cart parade!

Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes purchased this house in 2009

Why Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes chose Los Angeles area

We loved the cottage look, the spacious front room for family gatherings and those big windows. They had been painted shut for decades and after much work, we were able to get them to slide open again!

What makes this house unique

Eight people fit easily in the living room and there are two tables so one can be used for playing games or doing a puzzle. Large kitchen makes it easy to cook for the family and the deck is a perfect place for an outdoor meal. The dining room table seats 6, the game table 4 and the deck table 8.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hanging out on the upper patio and bbqing.....2 minute walk to the beach. Big enough home to allow for family relaxation. Amazing. A wonderful home away from home. The whole family had a chance to relax and enjoy each other. Such an amazing trip. Thank you!
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Avalon in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack N Play with bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Beach toys and floats, Towels, Etc.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Summer Love Cottage - Perfect Catalina Vacation Home! Sleeps 8.
average rating of 4.763158 based on 47 reviews

Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well maintained and the location was fantastic, walking distance to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun on your Spring Break getaway! Hope you will be back to the island soon!
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Comfortable cottage style home on Catalina!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Summer Love Cottage recently and it was just as described. The living/dining room were very spacious and the rooms had enough space for everyone to be comfortable. Having two bathrooms was nice, since there were five of us. The home was clean and all of the amenities listed on the website were what we found upon arrival. Linda and Kathy were kind enough to allow us to check out late since no one was checking in that same day, so we were able to hang out at the house until our boat left the island. That was a HUGE plus. They were also very responsive via text and replied to any questions we had very quickly. I'd highly recommend staying here if you need a place to stay on Catalina Island!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for the great review! We are so happy you had a nice time and that the late check out added to your vacation. Hope to see you again!
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Like staying at "Grandma's House"

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the comforts of the Summer Love Cottage. Cottage had everything you would ever need - waffle iron, baking pans, coffee maker, etc. We did not need all of those luxuries but were pleased to see that they were readily available. The beds were very comfortable and the warmth felt within the cottage was a welcomed surprise. Great location - easy walk to town. Really enjoyed the deck on top - had good weather and enjoyed gazing at the stars. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't blame you for not making waffles when the awesome Jack's is down the street! So glad you enjoyed your time on the island. We agree gazing at the stars is amazing because you can actually see them there!
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Perfect Summer Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the Summer Love Cottage! The home is very well stocked and the decor is perfect for a beach home. The set up is very spacious for an Avalon home. We had a fun and relaxing family vacation at the Summer Love Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your vacation was just what you wanted! Hope to see you next summer!
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Perfect place for a Catalina getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four couples stayed at the cottage for Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time and the house was a total hit. The location is ideal...five minute walk from the ferry...2 minutes to town restaurants & bars...5 minutes to the golf course. The house was comfortable for the eight of us. The living room was spacious and breezy, but the hit was the rooftop deck, which is ideal for sunset drinks, grilling, and hanging out. We'd definitely love to stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun and hope you will be back!
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Fantastic house and an amazing island!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place and Catalina is spectacular ... it was the perfect setting for my 50th birthday celebration! Kathy and Linda's roomy cottage is the epitomy of "beach house" in terms of the decor, the big windows and especially the rooftop deck oh my =) Not that you ever want to leave, but there are so many fun activities to partake in ... be sure to rent a golf cart and tour the island, visit the botanical gardens and the Wrigley memorial, bike to Descanso Beach Club for fruity frozen drinks, and definitely take time to do the "garden to sky" hike if you can ~ amazing views of the island and the gorgeous pacific ocean ... I highly recommend a visit!!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Jan. - March 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning £100
Tax Rate 12.0%

If Catalina Express/Flyer cancels boat transportation TO the island due to weather, your stay is not refundable. You may extend your trip, if the house is available, or the the monies paid may be applied to an equal number of days within one year, subject to availability.
If Catalina Express/Flyer cancels boat transportation FROM the island and you are "stranded", you will be charged 1/2 of the nightly rate for any additional nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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New activities on the island include a Zip line, an Underwater Walking Tour, Rock Climbing Wall and Paddle boarding.


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