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Beach Cottage Home! 140 steps to the beach!

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Avalon - Sand Castle

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Perfect home for your vacation. Our home has two bedrooms one with King size bed and the second one with two twins. In the living room we have a Queen size Futon bed that two more people can sleep in. We welcome families and individuals who enjoy the activities of Catalina Island including bike riding, hiking, boating, beach activities and diving. Our rustic cottage was built in 1912 and retains the charm of early Avalon. Come stay in our home and enjoy the ambiance of a genuine historical setting. Amenities include cable TV, air conditioning, completely equipped kitchen and washer & dryer.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Michael Ponce
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Beach Cottage Home! 140 steps to the beach!
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews

Location, location, location! Historic home close to water and restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

Photos on VRBO accurately reflect this home. A bit rustic and quirky. You can see home was added on to over time built in the early 1900's. I understand in Catalina this is typical according to a local. You can't beat the location close to water and dock. Manager very helpful and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. I hope to have you back as a guest soon.
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Newport Beach CA

Everything to like about this Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Location, management and charm! My first impression online was that this property would be a place to stick my college-aged kids. It indeed was a perfect location for us and younger children.

Yes it's older and charming and has evolved over the decades, but it's exactly what we needed. We had fun with the decor, plenty of sleeping areas, and the location really is absolutely unbelievable. It was not noisy; it was comfortable, air-conditioned and we had everything we needed.

The owner and management representative were gracious.

I own two luxury vacation homes and have some experience. These people did it right. Would absolutely come back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best features were the proximity to town and the funky casual ambiance of the house. Allowing a small dog was a huge bonus too. Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place

  • 4 of 5

Couldn't get ahold of the manager but we showed up and walked in and everything was ready for us. I think she just respects your privacy to the max. Accommodating with rental too

Street is loud outside and the house will get very cold, but to me that was part of the rustic charm. Not the fanciest place you'll find but gets the job done.

Got my deposit back quickly.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

All the raving reviews are accurate - this is a very comfortable, well- furnished historic cottage that is very conveniently located. Its older construction is really not an issue, unless it gets chilly and you will quickly notice its lack of insulation (as you would with any older home). There are plenty of heaters here, so its not really a problem though. Everything worked well and was kept in good condition, despite what appears to be the original electrical wiring still in use.

Notably, its proximity to the beach could be a double-edged sword for some, possibly. Although it is so convenient to get anything you need only a short walk away, you will notice the noise and traffic that must make its way past your living room each morning and evening. It's not a big deal, but it may get annoying if you're here for some peace and quiet. The Von's Express store literally a few yards away is very convenient too, as are the many great eateries around town. We never even thought about using a golf cart here. Use the city shuttle or just walk instead.

Our favorite activity: the dolphin quest boat trip. We must have seen two hundred dolphins!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach

Perfect Catalina Cottage Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the island for 30 years, mostly staying on the water. But boats don't grow with families, so to the land we went. You can find plenty of nice cookie cutter places to stay at in Avalon, but you will never find an original cottage like this one! This cottage is a classic evolution of island architecture with half a century of memorabilia. There is plenty of space, lots of windows, great water pressure, well stocked kitchen, even a sewing kit. The living room (once a porch) has plenty of seating and feels like home. The cottage is right in town and it is easy to get to everything. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Ed and Bee for sharing your treasure!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Lobster Trap
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to the beach.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in Avalon, Los Angeles area

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £103
Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Avalon in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is a queen size bed futon in the living room
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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