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Welcome to Catalina Island's exciting new vacation rental. This is one of the newest properties, as well as one of the best reviewed. This luxury built 3 story European inspired residence gives you the OPTION of renting it as EITHER a 1 Bedroom and 2 Bath unit sleeping 2 people OR as a 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath unit that sleeps 4.
When rented as a 1 BEDROOM you get over 900 square feet of superb accomodations. On the ground floor is the living area and a FULL bathroom. This room also has a table and chairs and a flat screen TV with DVD player as well as an iPod/AM-FM stereo.
On the middle floor is the full deluxe kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a small breakfast nook eating area. And on the top floor is the spacious Master Bedroom suite with new queen bed, flat screen TV and a beautiful master bathroom with double sinks, separate toilet room and large stall shower.
When rented as a 2 BEDROOM you get the extra bedroom with queen bed, flat screen TV and it's own private 1/2 bath on the middle floor. This bedroom also has a fireplace (seasonal Nov-March). When rented as a 2 Bedroom it totals about 1275 square feet.
So this lovely upscale property can be rented as a 900 sqft 1 bedroom 2 bath sleeping 2 people maximum OR as a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath with fireplace and 1275 sqft sleeping 4 people MAXIMUM. (Just to clarify, this property is one unit that can be rented as EITHER a 1 bedroom or as a 2 bedroom. There are not 2 separate units.)
NOTE: THE PRICES LISTED ON THE RATES TAB ARE WHEN THE UNIT IS RENTED AS A 1 BEDROOM 2 BATH. WHEN IT IS RENTED AS A 2 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH, ADD $50/Night TO THE POSTED RATES.
** NOTE: Due to the drought, Catalina is experiencing a severe water shortage. In August 2014, the city of Avalon went to Phase 2 water rationing which requires everyone to reduce water usage by 25% or face stiff fines and penalties. The top floor master bathroom has an oversized Jacuzzi tub which unfortunately will NOT be in use during Phase 2 rationing. It still has a large stall shower plus there's a standard tub on the ground floor.
Compare our price, size, age and condition to ANY other vacation rental or upscale hotel room. The more you shop around, the better we look.
On the 2nd and 3rd floor landings are French doors that open against balcony pillars to provide sunlight, fresh air and partial views of the hillsides. (These are not step out balconies, but you get both whether you rent as a 1 bedroom or as a 2 bedroom).
Beginning at dusk and continuing until late in the evening, look for deer grazing just 40 feet out our window!
Out in front we have a flagstone patio with our own 4 hole PUTTING GREEN that provides hours of fun for young and old alike.
Never again will you stay in a basic hotel room, when you get ALL this for about the same cost or less!
This lovely property is located in a quiet residential area 'on the flats' at 357 Clemente Avenue; at the corner of Tremont. It is 3 blocks from the waterfront and is an easy 3-7 minute walk to all restaurants, shops, bars, golf course, miniature golf course and all the many sightseeing activities. It is a 11-12 minute fairly easy and level walk from the boat terminal, however with luggage you might want to take a taxi which will cost @$12-15 depending on luggage.
Compare the features, size, reviews and rates of this beautiful vacation residence with all other rental units on the market, especially Hamilton Cove located 1 mile outside of town, where similar luxury rentals run 30-60% higher! Also compare our price and size and amentities against ANY other upscale hotel room in town and you'll discover we offer you the BEST vacation rental value for your money.
This property sleeps a MAXIMUM of 2 people when booked as a 1 bedroom and a MAXIMUM of 4 people when booked as a 2 bedroom - sorry no exceptions. NO SMOKING allowed and NO PETS. 2 Night Minimum. We accept checks and PayPal; however reservations booked within 3 weeks of arrival must pay thru PayPal. NOTE: This is a 3 story unit with hardwood floors thruout and stairways going both up and down from the middle floor bedroom where any children would likely be sleeping. Therefore we do not feel this property is suitable for infants and toddlers. Children age 5 and older are welcome. There is also a minimum age of 23 years for young adults renting on their own. REMEMBER, THE RATES LISTED ARE FOR WHEN THE UNIT IS BOOKED AS A 1 BEDROOM SLEEPING A MAXIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE. WHEN BOOKED AS A 2 BEDROOM SLEEPING 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM, ADD $50/NIGHT TO THE RATE.
Sorry, we do not have a golf cart. Golf carts are only available for rent by the hour, however 1-2 hours is all you need in a golf cart to get a great overview of the town, because everything is within easy walking distance....Read more
Left on 02/23/2015 for a stay in February 2015 | WCooper123
We stayed in this beautiful 2 bedroom over Valentine's weekend and loved our stay. We arrived to a very clean and classy place indeed. The location was perfect to walk into restaurants and shops. We cooked breakfast in the kitchen and the cooking utensils were great. Randy allowed us a late check out gladly. We will definitely be returning to this wonderful house. The fireplace in the master was a great touch. Thank you Randy!
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What a joy to walk into!
Left on 07/01/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Skye
After a nice ferry ride from Dana Point and a short walk to the home, we opened the door to this truly wonderful and refreshing property. The decor is truly tasteful and upscale. My favorite part of the decor is the fun murals and bath tiles- such a pop of whimsy. The furnishings are comfortable and fill all ones needs. What surprised me was how exceptionally clean and fresh the home is. Every little detail is attended to. I told Randy he has a truly wonderful cleaning team.
Randy was very easy to communicate with about any needs and to process our stay. If I find myself returning to Catalina Island I would definitely hope this home would be available for my stay. I have rented 6 home/apts in the us and Europe in the past and this was definitely the smoothest process due to quick response and ease of rental process.
Thanks for making my Catalina adventure so comfortable!
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Wow ! Great Home plus a putting green ! It was sure fun to stay in this newer home vs. a condo or hotel...for about the same price! Very comfortable and we loved the "off-the-beaten" path location. Just a few minutes to the beach and shops, restaurants. Owners paid great attention to make our stay easy & comfortable. We will mae this and annual spot!
Left on 08/28/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Just got back from our stay 8/24/12-8/27/12 and have nothing but positive things to say about this condo. We loved the attention to detail with the decor, the putting green was fun too:)
There are many places to stay on Catalina but none will impress like this jewel on the corner of Clemente and Tremont. We plan on making this a summer tradition, so please if you do decide to stay here take good care of this condo because it holds a special meaning to my family.
On a side note Randy made the booking very easy and payment was a breeze through paypal, thanks Randy!
Left on 06/03/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Loved our stay here. Easy to arrange with Randy, clean, well-furnished house, short walk from beach, pier, restaurants. Kids loved the putting green. Mom loved big fridge and well appointed kitchen. Dad loved flat screens and wifi!
Left on 02/20/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Uttster
This place was a dream for my girl and I. It is spacious, clean as can be, squared away in every way, and a total haven. We loved the jacuzzi tub and spent most of one night in it together. The 3 levels are great as you can separate if you need to. The light is fantastic with lots of glass. I liked everything about this place. It is classy and a good value for the $. I recommend all day rentals of electric bikes and the couples massage deals at Catalina Canyon Resort Spa, run by Helen...who is a fantastic masseuse. The lattes at CC Galeghers, served in a bowl were memorable as well as the chocolate lava dome and the fish at the Lobster Trap.
Very cool place!!!
Left on 07/24/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Cameron and Kerry
I have been to Catalina numerous times with my family and this rental was by far the nicest and most luxurious place I have stayed. I decided to take my girlfriend over the Fourth of July and came across this property on Trip advisor and all the great reviews were right! It is very spacious with a great sized kitchen and living area and the master bedroom and bathroom are amazing. Having 3 levels is also nice and provides good separation should you wish to bring kids or a second couple. The decor is pleasing and the traditional Catalina murals on the walls are spectacular, also the "Tuscan Villa" vibe gives the feel that you are far far from the smoggy la area. The putting green and patio out front are a great use of space and perfect for hanging out and entertaining. Now that we have found this new rental we plan to return again and again!
Left on 07/13/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We usually camp, but we decided to rent a place for our honeymoon stay on Catalina. I've used Vrbo a bunch of times to find great value and unique lodging.
This place was roomy enough for two, very clean and comfortable, and a good short walk to the beaches and shops, including our favorite breakfast place.
Multiple bathrooms and a well-appointed kitchen were a plus, as were extra pillows and blankets, and if there are any issues, the owner is just a phone call away.
Before you go: You might inquire about the fireplace being on since it was not on when we vacationed in July, if that is something which draws you. We felt the place was a bit small/not private enough for families/more than 2, but maybe we're just space hogs - so if you're 2 couples or a family, you might want to request additional pictures or a virtual tour/floor plan.
Left on 04/19/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Steve & Lori H.
Our family of 4 vacations in avalon once a year. This will be our new vacation spot to stay. Well appointed and super clean, we enjoyed our stay tremendously. I love how the french doors open to the trees and hillside. We enjoyed the fireplace, the putting green and the large master bathroom also. The local residents were so welcoming and friendly. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Left on 03/05/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | TWill
We stayed here for our fifth anniversary. The place was immaculate! Everything was perfect. Nice gas fireplace, great kitchen, new flat screen Tv's and even a putting green! Located a few blocks from the beach, and an easy walk to the ferry terminal.
Left on 01/03/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Suzy & Phil
This is a beautiful place. We were there with our two teenage boys and enjoyed it all! There are 3 levels to this home. The top floor is a comfortable master suite with a big jacuzzi tub. The middle floor has a full kitchen and eating area and and a living room that turned into the boy's bedroom. The bottom floor is a game room. The reason we gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was that the couch that turned into the pull out bed was not very comfortable. It was also pretty cold in the game room and we could not get much heat down there. But there were plenty of blankets to wrap up in to keep warm while watching movies. We had a great time there!
Fantasy Island Getaway
Left on 08/04/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Hurley
The moment we crossed the threshold into Vernazza, I was sure I heard Charlie say, "Guys, where are we?" These accommodations were unparalleled to any others we've ever experienced in a vacation rental. We knew from past experience that the Grisham family who own this home are among the best hosts in avalon. So we didn't think twice about renting their newest home when our needs outgrew their other two homes we had also rented for our extended family. The pictures posted simply don't do justice to the colorful ambience of this villa. It's elegant while being super comfy, playful, and whimsical; it's spaciously roomy and charmingly intimate at the same time; it's very romantic yet family friendly; it's well equipped providing everything needed for a relaxing escape from your norm! If you've ever fantasized about leaving it all behind or to become lost on an island, for a few days, this is the place to stay.
Only one con: due to the stairs leading to all sleeping accommodations, this rental wouldn't meet the safety or comfort needs of young children, some grandparents, or guests of any age unable to physically navigate stairs to the second level.
Left on 07/12/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | C&D&T
We really enjoyed the beautiful accommodations, as well as the convenience of its location. Our son especially enjoyed having a "whole floor" to himself when he got to sleep on the sofa-bed in the living room! As we walked around the area we saw other rental properties, and very few looked like they came close to offering the value and quality of Vernazza.
Left on 07/10/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My daughter was asked what she wanted to do for her 16th birthday and of all the choices we suggested she said she wanted to go to Catalina. We have been to Catalina numerous time and have rented a home each time. Typically we stay in Hamilton Cove but with teenagers we thought it would be more fun to be in the heart of avalon. I found this house and couldn't believe the rates that they were posting cause it just seemed to good to be true.
Randy, the owner hellpd me along the process to make it seamless and the house is even more beautiul than the pictures. It doesn't feel like a beach house because it is so beautifully and modernly decorated. My daughter and her girlfriend had the second floor and we were on the top floor which was ideal to give everyone their privacy.
We played on the putting green outside, cooked in the kitchen, enjoyed the game table downstairs...we enjoyed every part of this home. It's close to town and such an easy walk. We can't wait to go back!
Marry and Jonathan Tran
CA stationed in Killeen TX
It it a wonderful place to stay...
Left on 07/09/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Marry and Jonathan Tran
Me and my husband stay for 3 day and we were so sad to live.. the whole house has a modern fill to it we loved how it was so roomy. We will definitely stay here again. it was like being in our dream home..
Left on 06/06/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | The Brooks Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this luxurious vacation rental. There were 4 adults and each couple enjoyed having our own floor. The home is decorated beautifully and is close to everything. We had fun practicing our putting on the putting green out front. We will definately come back and stay longer.
Left on 05/01/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | md5363
There's nothing not to love about this house. Everything in it is top of the line from TV's on every floor to the furnishings. It's a short walk to everything, including the beach. This was a great home to stay in with our 2 kids...lots of privacy in the master bedroom. We will stay again!
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Recommended for: Friends, Tourists, Families w teenagers, Families w children, Romantic, Luxury, Singles
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perfect for family of 4.
Left on 02/28/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
What a fabulous house! It was very clean and the decor and furniture was great! My kids loved the den/game room and they had tons of fun hangin' out there. We walked everywhere and enjoyed the convenience of being close to town. We cooked a lot of meals and the kitchen was fabulous for all our cooking needs. We will definitely be renting this property again very soon. It's comfortable with plenty of room. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and didn't want to leave. Thanks!!!!
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Recommended for: Friends, Tourists, Families w teenagers, Families w children, Rugged, Romantic, Luxury, Singles
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A One Bedroom Castle!
Left on 02/27/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
EVERYTHING about this weekend getaway was amazing! We have rented another property from this owner before and as always, Mr. Grisham is professional and gives full attention to making his renters comfortable and happy! This particular unit felt almost like a "castle" to our family. We've rented one-bedroom units before in the past and they can be a challenge for a family of four. My boys (12 & 13) enjoyed sleeping on the middle floor and having their own space away from the parents. We utilized the bottom floor to play board games and cards or socialize with our islander friends. Having 2.5 bathrooms made cleaning up from a day at the beach or fishing much easier on the family. (No more racing to the bathroom first.)
I have been coming to the Island for over 35 years and have stayed in some homes that are unkept and pure rentals. This unit, along with his other property is upscale and lovely to stay at. It feels like someone's home. It is beautiful and clean and has all the amenities a family could need. The kitchen is immaculately clean and spacious! I enjoyed the DVD availability and the WiFi access.
We love the fact that the location is on the flats and you never have to take a taxi. Everything is walking distance from this property.
My favorite thing about the "castle" is the fact that it feels SO spacious having three floors. It gives the parents and kids their own space when needed and yet there is plenty of space to entertain together. The sad part for us is that we had to say "goodbye" to it and hope that everyone else loves and treasures this vacation rental as we have.
Thank you for the privilege of renting your property!
The Russo Family
NOTE: These rates apply when booked as a 1 BEDROOM 2 bath that sleeps 2 people maximum. When booked as a 2 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH that sleeps 4 people maximum, ADD $50/night to the rates listed above. Minimum 2 nights at all times. 3 NIGHT MINIMUM in peak summer season. Higher rates apply around major holidays. Rates do not include $70 cleaning/linen fee ($85 cleaning fee when booked as a 2 bdrm) plus 12% Avalon Bed Tax. We accept Checks and PayPal. Any bookings made within 3 weeks of arrival, must pay thru PayPal. There is also a $100-$200 refundable security deposit. NO smoking & NO pets. NO exceptions. Minimum age of 24 years for young adults renting on their own. Children age 5 and older are welcome. 2 People MAX when rented as a 1 bedroom & 4 People MAX when rented as a 2 bedroom.
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