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Description from the manager
This large street level home (located in a fourplex) easily accommodates up to eight people. Wood floors in living/dining areas, carpet in bedrooms, fireplace, sunny game table area, granite counter tops in kitchen, updated bathrooms. Wireless internet and only two blocks to the beach!
This property rents on a nightly basis during the non-summer seasons (2 night minimum, holidays and selected dates excepted) and on a weekly basis (Sunday to Sunday) in summer (mid-June through Labor Day). Rates vary by week and are subject to change. Rates do not include one-time cleaning and linen fee, 12% City of Avalon occupancy tax, and processing fe...Read more
Catalina Island, California
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Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$195 - $380||$195 - $380||$1,170 - $2,270||$0||2 nights|
|Jan. 2 2013 - May. 23 2013||$195||$195||$1,170||-||2 nights|
|May. 24 2013 - Sep. 1 2013||$380||$380||$2,270||-||2 nights|
|Sep. 2 2013 - Oct. 21 2013||$195||$195||$1,540||-||2 nights|
|Oct. 22 2013 - Dec. 29 2013||$195||$195||$1,170||-||2 nights|
|Dec. 30 2013 - Jan. 1 2014||$380||$380||-||-||2 nights|
|Jan. 2 2014 - May. 22 2014||$195||$195||$1,170||-||2 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
** Weekend rates in Sep & Oct will be calculated as 'summer' rates. Rates subject to change at any time. Monthly rates available upon request. Please email or call our office for more information.**
*This property rents on a nightly basis during the non-summer seasons (2 night minimum, holidays and selected dates excepted) and on a three night basis in the summer (mid-June through Labor Day). Rates vary by week and are subject to change. Rates do not include one-time cleaning and linen fee, 12% City of Avalon occupancy tax, and processing fees.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Convenient to Everything and Comfort throughout!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Catalina, and 243 Claressa was the perfect place for our extended family get-togethers! Would recommend it in a heartbeat!!
Accommodation good but very noisy
The condo is relatively new with good accommodation. The trouble is Clarssa is the main route through town and noisy all day. The condo up-stairs may be a day care or a bowling alley. There is no sound barrier between floors.
This was a Thanksgiving vaca with my 2 sons, their girlfriends and my granddaughter. My parents moved to Catalina in 1974 and I lived on the island myself for a couple of years so I'd past by these cute condo/townhouses since my parents move. It is as adorable inside as it is on the outside, very quaint and cozy. There has been some attempt to moderize the inside, though spotty. The remodel looks as though every dollar spent was 'pinched'. We actually made a complete Thanksgiving meal in the semi-equipped kitchen and only needed to purchase a couple of disposable pans. However, the kitchen cabinets were disorganized and somewhat grungy. There was plenty of clean towels (and a washer/dryer) and clean linens. The place was tidy but in need of a thorough deep cleaning. Other than that, there is plenty of comfy sitting space for 6-8 people. The location is great (though located on a busy thoroughfare and noisy at times). We all loved staying at 243 Claressa but we were in unison about how relatively inexpensive it would be to take the place up a couple of notches.
We stayed at 243 Claressa for my birthday in late September. We were there for 5 days. The unit is clean, and has a very open layout. We has three couples, and an infant. The unit was big enough that we were not on top of eachother. The toaster broke, and management had a new over within the hour. I would stay there again.
Imperial Beach Ca.
Great Location & Spacious!!
our family loved Catalina!! the house we rented at 243 Claressa was perfect for us!! it was very spacious, comfy & close to the beach. The house was stocked with the stuff we needed to get started...the only thing I would suggest that the house needed is an updated radio with an aux. outlet to plug in our ipod. & a new TV stand, it was about to fall apart...thanks & we look forward to coming back to Catalina & staying again!!!
Spacious family rental.
Nice spacious house. Good location for walking to the beach and town.
Linda Maynard Hironimus
San Diego, California
If I could give six stars I would
It was a very special weekend for my 98yr old father and family. We rented 243 Claressa, a lower 3bdrm, 2bath home on Catalina Island. The house was immaculate, warm and welcoming. I loved the fact that a washer/dryer was provided for our 3 day stay. Loved the big bathroom off the kitchen, however, we thought we were getting two full baths and I would say it was a 11/2 bath.
The staff was very helpful, management, Janet was extraordiarily gracious and helpful. I would definitely rent it again and absolutely recommend Catalina Island Vacation Rentals and this house to my friends and family. Thank you again, for a wonderful stay.
It ain't what it used to be
We've stayed in this duplex many, many times. We know avaloan and we know not to expect 4 star accommodations. But the "charm" of the place has worn off. The closets in the main bedroom have to be fought to open and closed. They give new meaning to the work "sticking." The outlet in the bathroom had no cover on it. The back toilet noisily gurgled. We were very careful and luckily it never overflowed. The wifi did not work. We called to get help and were promised someone would come out--they never did. Luckily one of us figured out what to do since one had to work from the house every day. But the absolute worst thing were the upstairs tenants. They had small children--they are year round tenants--and the noise they made jumping, running--it acutally sounded like bowling--was horrible. We could not stand to be in the house when they were home--forget relaxing or taking a nap and the noise went on into the night.
Susie & Curt
Another Day in Paradise!
Location was excellent-house was spacious for being a beach/island property. Hardwood floors, two full bathrooms & a decent size kitchen. Golf carts going up & down the street made it a bit noisy at times and you can definitely hear the tenants upstairs, but overall, we would rent this place again in a heart beat!
Relaxing family vacation.
We had a 3 day stay here, with extended family from Wyoming. It was spacious and clean. The kitchen was stocked well, and the bathrooms were large and spacious. This home does need some repainting and ceiling work done in the bathrooms,but its mostly just cosmetic. There are several fans to keep the home cool. Easy walking distance to all in avalon.
Walking distance from the restaurants, shops, boat terminal
The place actually has 2 full bathrooms with a sink in one of the three rooms. We stayed 2nights and 3 days.
Pros: clean... (clean enough), working and free washer and dryer, full service kitchen with all the utensils you need included, fridge, microwave, stove; dish soap provided, therefore no automatic dishwasher, everything was near by... but avalon is not that big of a town in the first place; linen and towels clean and sufficient, plenty of storage and drawer space in each room; easy and early check in if available.
Cons: unable to access WiFi, no cable T.V. in the living room, small (less than 32" TV) in one room and the living room; occassional stomping and loud thuds above from the second floor; it's off the street so you can hear carts and cars passing by.
Tips for the beach: unless you plan to go outside of avalon... don't bother taking more than 1 or 2 pair of swimming gears... there is not much of a beach around the area; just a block of sand and rocky shoreline (bring water shoes).
Ate at avalon Grille (all right but pricey, pot roast a bit chewy and dry, halibut a bit overseasoned-but moist nonetheless; Buffalo Burger "good" according to my sister, mac & cheese a little dry and bland); service great.
Ate at Lobster Trap (luv their fish sandwiches and sweet potato fries) and had to eat there twice; everybody enjoyed their meals from this place, from shrimp to tacos; service great.
Ate at Steve's Steakhouse: another pricey restau but worth more than avalon Grille; steaks of different kind were great-moist flavored just right; baby back ribs delectable-fell right off the bone; my only complaint---portion size quite small and clam chowder a bit runny-not much content; excellent service
ate at the only Chinese Restau Mr. Nings: affordable food, but not at all comparable to the Chinese food in Los angeles, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Temple, area. But if you want to save a little, it's an okay place to get some food; hot and sour soup pretty good, fried rice okay...
awsome! beautiful rental. my family absolutely loved it.
Great great. My daughters and myself chose this property to spend our annual girls trip at. We enjoyed the house so much. Very roomy and comfortable. We were all very plesantly surprised. I would definately recommend it to anyone.
This house was in an amazing location. Just a minute walk from everything. Very cozy and clean home with a very nice lay out. We had a few issues during our stay which the Manager handled with the upmost professional attitude and promptness. He was fabulous and next time we come we will definitely be renting from him again
Response from Catalina Island Vacation Rentals - 02/27/2012
Thanks for your response I am glad we were able to handle the issues you had with your property in a prompt manner. Please come back and see us soon.
Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
Catalina Girls Trip 2011
Catalina Girls Trip 2011
The house was nice and comfortable. There was plenty of room. I would definitely rent this property again!
San Carlos, CA
243 Claressa - Value and location
Several friends and I stayed at 243 Claressa for a Friday and Saturday night. We found it clean and comfortable. It was not luxurious, but had an excellent location.
It was a spacious nice home with basic amenities. Items that we had issues with were: 1. the refrigerator was so loud we couldn't sleep untill we turned it off. 2. We could hear the people upstairs walking back and forth and arguing untill 2:30am one night. 3. The people upstairs caused ceiling water damage when their washing machine flooded.
Huntington Beach, CA
Comfortable in Catalina
The house was a comfortable and roomy one-level. Furniture and beds were nice and cozy. My only issues were that it was not as well maintaned or as clean as I would have liked (i.e. the whirlpool bathtub jets did not work and were not well cleaned/moldy; the porchlight was burned out, the fan over the dining room table did not work, floors were not clean). The kitchen lacked any kind of dish rack to facilitate washing dishes (no dishwasher). If these issues are cleared up it would warrant 5 stars, but because of these I give it 3.
Response from Catalina Island Vacation Rentals - 08/26/2011
Thanks "Comfortable in Catalina"
We have reviewed the issues with the property and all of them have been addressed.
Please come back and see us.
Had a very good time in Catalina as always, and have rented houses the last 3 years. This home is in desprate need of a carpet cleaning. The house is close to Cressent St. and easy walking to shops and restrants. There was quite a bit of noise from gym above the house.
Roomy house, good for kids and families
This was a good place for our small nieces and nephews, there was plenty of room so as not to feel cramped and overwhelmed by small people. The place, however, smelled a little funky and could use a little freshening up.
Overall, good roomy rental on a great street, close to everything. A short easy walk from the ferry dock, even with luggage.
243 Claressa, 10/9 - 10/12/2009
We had very little contact with the staff of Catalina Island Vacation Rentals, but each experience was very pleasant. From making the reservations to checking in and out, everyone was very helpful and nice.
The house itself was great. It was clean and nicely furnished. It had everything we needed and more. The only problem we had was the knob for the deadbolt on the front door didn't always lock or unlock the door. It seemed like is wasn't fully engaged with the mechanisim.
Thanks for all your help.
Overall, the house met our needs. However, the rugs were very dirty and stained. Screens were missing from some of the windows and we were uncomfortable leaving windows open during the night.
It is a busy street and there was lots of golf cart traffic. Not quiet if that is what is wanted.
Tear out the carpet
I was attracted by pictures of the hardwood floors. And they are beautiful. But there is very dirty looking carpet in the bedrooms and "sun porch" adjacent to the living room. It should be replaced. That said, the house was clean and we enjoyed our stay. Really liked all the ceiling fans. I would also suggest providing some hand towels and wash cloths.
Convenient location- be advised that "two blocks" is the city equivalent of at least three. Close to Von's express and the ferry dock. Also, due to the wiring, wall plugs are scarce so reading in bed was not an option.
Newport Beach, CA
Perfect family getaway!!
We loved the location of the house and the layout fit our family perfectly! We
had eight people and one baby and there was more than enough room for
everyone and all of our stuff. In Avalon location is very important and this was
just perfect! We immediately rebooked for the same week next year!
LOVED THE LOCATION OF THIS HOME! IT IS IN THE FLATS OF AVALON. LOCATED CLOSE TO BEACHES AND RESTAURANTS. PROPERTY WAS VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
Long Beach, CA
Our family has been renting from CVR for well over 10 years. Usually the properties are well maintained and very pretty. Though this property is very charming and with lots of character, I must say there was a strong mold odor. So much so, even the linen smelled like mold. There was also a gap under the front door that was well over 1 inch. We had to resort to placing a towel to keep the cold air out. The heater also took over an hour to work. On the plus side, the dining room was fabulous, the living room was spacious, the bedrooms were not too small and that little table in the extra adjacent room was great for poker playing.
Mimi of Ramona
Great home lots of room for a large family
Love this home hope to get over to the island more often. The home can be on the expensive side but when we come over with alot of people its great-- we split the bill.
Be Back soon
St. Louis, MO
Great House/ Noisy Neighbor
The house itself was wonderful. Except,the jacuzzi tub does not work. It's too bad the upstairs resident played LOUD THUMPING MUSIC until 4AM. Since this person lives there full time, you would think they would be more considerate!!!
big bear lake,ca.
nice stay diving was great
review for 4/2008
Me and my friends had a woulderful time. Diving in catalina for the weekend. The house was clean and well kept. I will enjoy returning later this year.
April 2008 Vacation
We spent a mini vacation in Avalon at 243 Claressa and had a wonderful time. We were there to celebrate my mom's birthday and this house made it possible for our family to have a great hassle-free vacation. This is
the first time that we stayed in a vacation rental home instead of a hotel while visiting Catalina-- and it was perfect.The
house was close to the beach, just a short walk down the road. It was easy to walk around Avalon and go sight-seeing. We especially enjoyed renting a boat for a few hours one day to enjoy the beautiful sea air and sun in Avalon harbor. Everything was in order when we arrived, the house was very clean and neat. We'd definitely recommend this house - great for families. We would love to go back one day again to beautiful Catalina!
One recommendation: Bring extra towels for the beach!
Alli of Colorado
Great for families
This is a lovely home. We had a large group in town for a wedding. The property managers went well above and beyond their duties to help us with shipping issues we had with wedding supplies. I would definitely stay here again.