Think extended family and quiet location, and this is the vacation home for you. This two-level home is located on a private street (pedestrians only). It offers a spacious living area with large windows, a dining room, and a large kitchen for preparing those family meals. All five bedrooms are upstairs and each has its own TV and a collection of books to read. The owner supplies 2 high chairs (one with tray) and a pack 'n play portable crib. FYI: Fireplace is nonfunctional. Families only, please.A total of 1200 SQ FT.
This property rents on a three night minimum basis year round. Rates vary by week and are subject to change. Rates do n...ot include one-time cleaning and linen fee, 12% City of Avalon occupancy tax, and processing fees.
Additional amenities include: bedroom 3: twin/single, tennis: n/a, laundry: in unit, deck/balcony/patio: n/a, bedroom 1: king, bedroom 2: queen, golf cart: no golf cart, view: no view, smoking: not allowed, TV's in property: 5, bedroom 5: bunk beds, extra bedding: bunk beds, bedroom 4: 2 twins.Read more
** 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.
Left on 04/23/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Yes.To.This.Place
I rented this place for my big family for the weekend of my wedding. It was perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our own meals (feasts) at the home. It even had an outdoor grill (yay!).
The house was cozy and only 4 blocks away from the shore. I will definitely be recommending this place to my friends/family. Thank you.
Left on 05/22/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | charlotte
The place was amazing. Everyone loved it and had a comfortable and special time. The house included more than we could ask for and the bedrooms were adorably designed. Will definitely rent here again!
Dad's Birthday Celebration trip
Left on 04/30/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Christina
We had an awsome family getaway, our Family enjoyed the rental property. We had enough room for everyone.
Menlo Park, CA
Left on 04/15/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Jill S
This house reminded me of homes in New England due to the diminutive size of the rooms, with the exception of the kitchen. We only had seven of us (less than the ten-person limit), which made the 2 small bathrooms fine for just a few days. Overall it was a pleasant, clean, charming home. It was nice to have on-site laundry.
Thanksgiving Family Fun
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Thanksgiving Fun
Grandma, Grandpa,our kids, spouses and grandkids(from 20 months to 15) stayed for four nights over Thanksgiving. Great house for big group, even cooked a Turkey. Lots of fun things to do, and the location was the best.
Good place for large families!
Left on 08/31/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Miriam Riley
Great location children can play outside on the closed street! The
refrigerator doesn't keep things very cold. Under the rugs doesn't
get cleaned by housekeeping staff. Queen bed and king bed aren't
Del Mar, California
The best family vacation.
Left on 07/20/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Carol Kennedy
We've been coming to this same house for over 4 years now and have signed up for another week next year. We love the house decor and location. The only negative is the kitchen and bathrooms. Kitchen is antiquated and difficult to work in. The bathrooms are to small for ten people. And, there is a horrible smell in the laundry room. Perhaps the fishing equipment was not cleaned before it was locked up. We had to close the door and put towels under the door to contain the smell.
Left on 02/08/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Norris
We loved the cozy house with all the great bedrooms. Our group filled everyone of the beds! Also appreciated was the magnificent selection of books and videos. A house to definitely choose again in the futre. The only disappointing moment was when we could not go up on the roof.
Newbury Park, Calif.
Left on 08/26/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | lovely home
The house has a family , homey feel to it. Recently put in hard wood flooring which is a big improvement.
Left on 08/11/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Kenneys
great location; great house; great service fro civ
Great to rent with larger family
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | FamilyCircus
Really solid house to rent with large family, esp. with kids. Comfortable rooms & lots of space to spread out. Safe places for toddlers to roam & at least our kids didn't get into too much trouble while wandering around. We rented gates but ended up not using them.
Dishwasher not the most thorough cleaner - which meant that many of the dishes had caked on gunk, which we discovered when we first arrived. However, once we realized that the dishes needed to be rinsed first, the dishwasher was great.
The oven is a old & we had problems with it, but the rental company sent someone over immediately to fix it. Read more
Response from Catalina Island Vacation Rentals - 10/10/2011
We appreciate your comments. Avalon has very hard water, and we're experimenting with the best type of dishwasher detergent. We think we're on to something with Cascade Liquid Gel Tabs.
The owner has replaced the oven and refrigerator.
Catalina Island Vacation Rentals Management
Del Mar, California
Building wonderful memories
Left on 07/31/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Kennedy Family
The Wills home is just that...a home. We always love coming to this specific house. It feels like our home. The only negatives would be the small bathroom upstairs, the oven, the refrigerator and the ugly sink. But this does not stop us...we signed up for next year. Yeay!!! Read more
Response from Catalina Island Vacation Rentals - 10/10/2011
Thanks for your input. This owner takes alot of pride in her home. She recently replaced the oven and refrigerator. CIVR Management
Santa Rosa, CA
Left on 10/22/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | mizjdelg
I am a grandmother and rented this house to accomodate myself, my son's and my daughter's families. We were all very comfortable, plenty of room without everyone being on top of each other. Loved all the games, etc. that resulted in very enjoyable moments of family activity. This house is centrally located making it convenient to stores, restaurants, and other retailers. Love the closed off street - great for a family gathering. Will reserve for further family vacations. My only complaint is the bathrooms - they need some updating. When you spend that much on a vacation rental you don't want to be fixing toilets.
Arroyo Grande , CA
Left on 02/13/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | Rsczbecki
Our stay at Catalina was a wet one. The weather was rainy so we had to stay indoors quite a bit. The house we rented was functional. However the heating system was not working upstairs. The nights got cold! We have 3 young children and the other family have the same. Without a bathtub we found bathing very difficult for 6 children in the house. We will probably not rent this home again for these reasons. It did not meet all of our needs.
The Sims Family
Orange County, CA
Left on 01/08/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | The Sims Family
My wife and I have always enjoyed our visits to Avalon and Catalina Island. During one of those visits, we decided it would be nice to have a "Sims Family" reunion. We stopped by the rental company and came across this particular rental property. It was in a great location, close to the main part of town and the beach. It was large enough to accommodate 9 people, some of who flew in from Denver, CO. Close to shopping, eating and everything the Island has to offer. Even when the hot water heater gave out, the management team was extremely helpful. Would rent this unit again, in a heartbeat!
Best Family Home
Left on 01/08/2009 for a stay in September 2004 | Kevin
This is simply the very best place on Catalina Island to spend time with your family - close to everything, but away from the crowds.
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