This is a classic and comfortable three bedroom cottage with two bath rooms, each with a shower (no tub). It is an easy stroll to downtown, the boat terminal, the golf course and the beach. It offers a fully equipped and updated kitchen with granite counter tops and a spacious dining area. The spacious and comfortable living room has a fireplace, big screen cable TV, Ipod docking station, and a cathedral ceiling. 1122 sq. ft.
This vacation home rents on a nightly basis (2 night minimum, holidays and selected dates excepted; 3 night minimum mid-June through Labor Day). Rates subject to change and may vary by week. Rates do not include on...e-time cleaning and linen fee, 12% City of Avalon occupancy tax, and processing fees.
Additional amenities include: laundry: in unit, bedroom 3: double, bedroom 2: queen, fireplace: in living room, golf cart: no golf cart, view: no view, bedroom 1: queen, TV's in property: 3, deck/balcony/patio: na, extra bedding: sofa sleeper queen, internet access: none in home, tennis: na, smoking: not allowed.Read more
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Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
(424) 226-0892 Full profile
Overall rating:4.3 / 5.0based on 2,785 reviews and 175 properties
354 Descanso Catalina Island, California
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Last updated on September 17, 2014
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** 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 08/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Catalina Lovers
We have been spending our summer vacation at Catlina Island for 12 years, one week each year and now two weeks. We love the service which Catalina Vacation Rentals provides. They are accomodating, pleasant, and prompt. We give them 5 stars.We have stayed at 354 Descanso for 9 out of the 12 years and finally had to move on. The house is cute, the amenities are great,but the beds are terribly uncomfortable. So uncomfortable that we are giving up the amenities and found a place with excellent beds.We have requested the owners to replace them for 2 years now with not luck. Their solution was to switch out mattresses from one bedroom to the next in an attempt to pacify the issue and it is truly unbearable. We brought an egg crate mattress topper last year...still unbearable and this year we shipped a foam topper before we left to make it bearable...still unbearable. We never rested well and that's what a vacation should be about. We finally gave up the house we adored for comfort. Beware the 2 back bedroom matresses are unbearable.
Antelope Valley, CA
Left on 07/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Carol
Our stay at 354 Descanso was wonderful. There were 7 in our family and the house provided plenty of room for us. The house was clean and the pictures do give you an idea of what to expect. The house location is 3 blocks from the beach, however it's a very easy walk to town and the beach. Also, the street was quiet in the evenings - very little golf cart traffic. Overall, I would recommend this house to others.
Andrew Y REALTOR
Left on 05/30/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Andrew Y REALTOR
Had a great time. Cottage was just enough space with 3 couples. Would definitely stay there again!
354 Descanso, A Clean Older Home
Left on 09/27/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Paul Klure
The house itself is nice, older but fairly well kept.
The bedrooms have tiny tv sets with VCR? Really?
It is in a rather unkempt part of avalon.
The house to the immediate north is apparently a rental and rundown, dirty kids and dogs always out front. Just north of that house is an old rundown apartment building with trash all around out front.
Avalon itself offers little in transportation, you can only rent a golf cart for 2 hours and 354 Descanso is at the top of the 3rd block from the bay, making for quite a hike to and from.
The other main problem with avalon is the sewer bacteria infested water making swimming out of the question.
Good for angie Bera pointing that out. Would not recommend the house until the neighboring houses are cleaned up and avalon's sewer system is replaced. Read more
Response from Catalina Island Vacation Rentals - 10/24/2013
The house next door is in the process of updating, and CIVR management is assisting this owner, for the betterment of the neighborhood. The city of Avalon has done extensive sewer/drainage upgrades and the water quality has improved dramatically. The owners of 354Descanso are also making requested improvements to the property.
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay
Our family reunion in this house was a great experience!
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Teresa
The people at Catalina Vacation Rentals were very kind and professional and I totally recommend booking your rental through them. The house we stayed in was so nice. Thank you Civr!Teresa and family.
Leader of older girl scouts
Left on 07/01/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Leader of older girl scouts
There were no surprises as the property was exactly as advertised on the web site. I knew ahead of time, what the property could and could not provide therefore, there were no surprises or disappointments.
The check in process was quick and efficient, and the property is cenrally located to all avalon has to offer.
Easy and fun
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | ScubaDivers
Our stay at 354 Descano was very pleasant! Very roomy for such a small house. We had 4 couples and we had plenty of space except having to share 1 bathroom. The decor was very outdated and old but was still cozy and quaint. We had an amazing experience and would recommend staying at this property, if you don't mind the walk ;)
Left on 05/16/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Cordova
House was great, we had a great time and would definite go back.
Very cute and fun... But no air conditioner!
Left on 04/11/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Della carter
We had a great time and we will always come back...but it was so hot during the day and early evening than night time came and it would get so cold.
Left on 09/02/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Divamomoftwins
We really enjoyed our stay in Catalina and can not wait to go back. The little house was just perfect for the 6 of us and the price was right too! We were happy with the location and the homes around us were friendly and helpful the entire time we were there.
The Kellogg clan
A very special way to start the new year.
Left on 01/09/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | The Kellogg clan
354 Descanso was a very thing I had hope for in a cosy place to bring in the new year. My family enjoyed the 5 night stay in a truly wonderful home. Great for entertaining and great for just simply kicking back enjoying the time together making a special family memory. We had planned to wake up on New Year's Day to enjoy the Rose Parade and the Bowl Games to follow. We were so pleasantly surprised to find a newly installed large screen TV...it was like someone had read our minds. We found the home warm, cozy, and great attention to detail to make you feel at home. Winter vacation at Catalina, why not!
San Diego, CA
Comfy, cozy home, just steps from the beach
Left on 01/22/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | erin l.
Our family just fell in love with this cute and comfy little home, just steps from the beach and horse back riding.
We stayed for a week in July as part of my daughters 9th birthday celebration. She LOVED the house -- full of books, games, boogey boards and beach toys. We snorkeled, fished, went horseback riding, barbecued fresh-caught fish fillets, and made home-made fish tacos in the very well-appointed kitchen.
While the home is small, the rooms were very comfortable - not crowded - and very quiet. The table-top fans came in handy on warm days and evenings.
For those who require internet access, they do have a dial-up connection setup in the home, but if you prefer wireless, there is a nice spot on side porch, just outside the laundry-room that gets pretty good wireless reception.
The neighborhood is lovely -- and the neighbors were so welcoming. One neighbor even offered to share his street-side barbecue with us, and cooked our chicken for us. Thank you Dennis!
We will be back, and recommend this home to everyone we know.
-- a side note: the description above reads "families only, with no children" I believe when we rented it, the description read "Families only. with no PETS." Which to me, makes more sense, since it is hard to have a family -- with no children.
wonderful home away from home
Left on 01/12/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | Berni Degener
this particular home is very warm, clean and relaxing. Exactly what you want in a Vacation home.
San Diego, Ca
Left on 01/08/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | Bill
We had just returned from Hawaiia, from a very hectic week and wanted to spent a little time with the family and felt, what more than Catalina Island. With the wonderful weather and to have relaxation at your fingure tips.
This is the first time we had stayed in a vacation rental home.
The house was clean, Old fashion, and very close to the town center. Walking is perfect
in this case, less than a mile to the town Center.
The first contact with the rental agent, was very pleasent, whilist obtaining a rental agreement from me but when in reality, the after sales,poor. When collecting the keys from the office, office personel needs to have more training in customers service. Poor attitude when asked for locations and entertainment for the evening. Not what you would expect!
Catalina Island, great to let your hair down..
Prices seem rather high compaired to the mainland...could be expected some say..
Restaurants, Looks good, service good, food
fair and prices high. Also watch out if you have a party of 6, that also means counting childern under 3, with 18 to 20 percent for tipping,could push the budget over, if your not expecting this.
A Great time was had by all.I did return to the mainland, with weight loss, mostly from the back pocket.
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