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Villa Sul Mar - 2000 sq ft on the sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,033 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

On water's bluff - minutes walk to the beach - minutes cart ride to downtown

An exquisite retreat for guests, with the essence of the Italian Riviera and the Amalfi Coast, this condo is uniquely located on the bluff beneath the blue sky and overlooking the tranquil Pacific Ocean of Catalina Island.

Why rent VILLA SUL MAR? We are on the water, only three steps to front door (not common with other condos), 2 minute walk to beach (whoops! I forgot my sunblock), 3 bedrooms, (two with balconies and view), an additional 400 sq. ft. of patio with lounge chairs, table and umbrella, BBQ, and all of this overlooking the Pacific.

Artist, writer, poet, or vacationer, VILLA SUL MAR offers many amenities to make your stay memorable. Custom furnishings, white carpets and flooring, fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, indoor formal dining area, large kitchen counter for informal snacks, outside patios, and especially - moonlight over the water with the twinkle of the mainland lights in the distance.

Located in a guarded gate community, Hamilton Cove offers the beach, pier, pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, putting green, tennis courts, sand BBQ pits and volleyball. A 10 minute walk (or 5 minute cart ride) to Descanso Beach offers more fun— kayaking, Catalina climbing wall, zip lining, restaurants, shopping, cabanas, and all water sports rentals.

This VILLA was purchased for, and is still used by the owners, as a year round home, so everything is maintained at the highest levels.

With over 2000 sq. ft. of spacious accommodations, a new 6 passenger cart is included in rental with an option to rent another 4 passenger cart from the owner for an additional fee.

So sorry, sweet pets and smokers not allowed. Please note that there is a $200 cleaning fee based upon total occupancy that is due upon check out and payable directly to the housekeeper by cash or check. Check in is 3PM and check out is 11AM.


More Details

Property Manager
Villa Sul Mar Reservation Team
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017


Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Descanso Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Descanso Beach Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Descanso Beach
Car: not necessary


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please be aware of water shortage on the island and use water responsibly.
  • Please fill the golf cart(s) with gas to the level it was when you arrived before you depart from the island.
  • Cleaning fee is separate from your rental fees paid on VRBO and must be left in cash or check upon departure or we will pull from the security deposit
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Master Retreat (bedroom 1) can be closed off for ultimate privacy. Features a full bathroom complete with a soaking tub and walk in shower. Walk in closet in room. Opens to upper patio with ocean views. Bedroom 2 (2 queen beds) open to upper patio with ocean views. Shares bathroom with bedroom 3. Walk in closet. Bedroom 3 (2 queen beds). Large windows for taking in the mountain/community views. Walk in closet. Shares bathroom with Bedroom 2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One of the few vacation rentals in Hamilton Cove that is just steps from the water. One golf cart that seats 6 guests is included in the rental. A second golf cart that seats 4 is available for an additional $100/day and must be pre-arranged prior to your stay. Housekeeping is paid direct by the guest at the end of the stay via cash or check in an amount of $150-200 depending on number of guests in your party.


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(46 traveller reviews)

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Villa Sul Mar - 2000 sq ft on the sea
average rating of 4.4347825 based on 46 reviews

Stunnning views

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous views from this home! Enjoyed being in Hamilton Cove community, Descano Beach Club is great! Pool is close by and it's fun to watch people on the zip line and obstacle courses. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Great property with large entertaining areas, great views and very accomodating reservation team. Will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful Labor Day weekend stay at Villa Sul Mar!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 just spent a fabulous 4-night stay at Villa Sul Mar over Labor Day weekend. This was our second visit to this wonderful property on the waters edge at Hamilton Cove and we couldn't have been happier! With virtually every room having direct french door access to a seeming endless deck running from end to end of the unit -- coupled with its large private patio just a pebble toss away from the waters edge -- there is no better location to take in 180-degree views of the ocean and Catalina Harbor. We cooked many meals in simply because nowhere else on the island could compare to the comfort and beauty we had right at home in our awesome villa. We made full use of the water floaties, beach chairs and tennis rackets that were provided with the unit. And we gladly made use of the in-unit washer and dryer and BOTH golf carts (the second at reasonable extra charge) for frequent excursions to town and Descanso Beach Club.

This was a perfect weekend in a pretty darn perfect villa at Hamilton Cove. I'd say our only complaint would be that the living room furniture is definitely ready for a refresh as well as the carpeting. That said, you can bet that we're looking forward to our next booking at this very special home!

Thank you, Villa Sul Mar!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxful stay with fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxful vacation with endless views out of every window. Always a pleasure to stay at Hamilton Cove, playing tennis, sunning at the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location in Hamilton Cove!

  • 4 of 5


We were blown away by the location of this unit... best location in the Cove in my opinion! Panoramic unobstructed view of the water. And one of the few units with a spacious deck to enjoy... we sat outside on lounge chairs, ate dinner outside, etc. Our first thought was it felt like we were on a Greek island with gorgeous views of the mediterranean. Bonus: If you get out on the deck betweek 6:00-6:45AM you can see big sand sharks roaming the coast below.

The unit was spacious, with 5 beds plus a sofabed, comfortably accomodating our group of 8. The layout is great too and condo is well furnished.

The owners were wonderful to deal with, making everything so easy. I can't rate them high enough on quality of service. Just terrific.

The unit includes a large golf cart, which was fantastic to have. You can pay extra for a 2nd cart if you have a large party which really helped us out.


Pretty sure this is an island wide problem, but ants... we found these little critters roaming around every room of the place. Never en masse, which was good (the traps around the house probably keep them at bay), but we did have them in a few of the beds. My husband woke up one night with several crawling on him.

In the summer, be prepared that you may have some annoying outside noise at night. The Cove is filled with renters in the summer, many of whom I'm sure are considerate of their neighbors. We were unlucky and had some incredibly loud people next door for one night of our stay, as well as loud families yelling in the streets that same night around 11pm. 2 nights of quiet, then a loud Saturday night.

A few of the home features are starting to show their age: deadbolts that don't actually lock, blinds that won't close or turn, broken lamp in one room, some windows difficult to close, etc. The bones of the home are great, but could use just a little bit of updating.


The ants in the beds were a problem for us, but every other issue could be overlooked because of the fantastic location, the spacious deck and the comfortable home. If we knew a more aggressive solution was in place for the ants we would ABSOLUTELY book another stay at Villa Sur Mar.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, helpful staff!

  • 4 of 5

The owner and staff made planning and departing easy with their friendly flexible attitude. The location was gorgeous. The golf cart was fun. My parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and we will all remember this trip. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Avalon, California

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £227.46
Tax Rate 12.0%

There is a $200 cleaning fee that is due upon check out and payable directly to the housekeeper by cash or check. This fee is not shown in your pricing break down for your stay as it gets paid directly, not through the VRBO system. Please figure it in to your budget for your trip.

Check in is 3PM and check out is 11AM. Full names of all guests staying at or visiting during the traveler's stay must be provided in order to ensure access to the rental property. If your boat or helicopter arrives prior to check in time, we recommend you stay in town and grab a bite to eat as there are no restaurants or shops in Hamilton Cove and it is a 1/2 mile hike to town from the villa. As there is a water shortage on the island please be responsible with use. Similarly be courteous with lights and power usage during your stay. We look forward to hosting you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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