CasaDeFreeman Catalina Island Family Vacation Home
Casa De Freeman has been providing families with fun and memorable summer vacations for almost 50 years. Located on Catalina Ave, your vacation home is just one block from the beach, and within easy walking distance to the markets, restaraunts, dozens of shops, and all the recreation venues that Avalon has to offer.
Your Catalina Casa is a two story fun family house that sleeps seven comfortably. The house, originally built in the 1920's , combines the new like an Amana bottom freezer refrigerator and a GE gas stove with powerboil burners, with the original, like brass doornobs with keyholes and eyelet hooks on the the bathroom doors.The house has 2 bathrooms upstairs, one with a built in tub, the second with a stall shower, and a powder room downstairs. All the bedrooms are upstairs. The front and back bedrooms have queen beds, the small bedroom at the top of the stairs has a twin bed, the middle bedroom which you have to walk through to get to the back bedroom has two twin beds, (which makes these two rooms perfect for parents that have little ones they need to monitor) and the master bedrom which has a king bed. There are three TV's in the house, one in the master bedroom and the other in the living room, which has a DVD player attached.
The house also features a large covered patio perfect for family meals, like that barbequed fish that you just caught off the pier. The house has another amenity that is rarely found in Avalon,a large back yard complete with a rare Coral tree, some large Bird of Paradise, and a lot of hibiscus trees. Beyond the greenery there is another area in the back yard with two chaise lounges for those who wish to get their tan in a more private setting.
The last feature, and probably the favorite with most guests year after year, is the old fashioned front porch, complete with two redwood rocking chairs where you can have your morning coffee, read your mid-day book or newspaper, or sip some wine or beer at happy hour time.
So whether you want be going all day golfing, fishing, biiking, trying the zip-line or parasail, or prefer to just park yourself in the redwood rockers on your front porch, say howdy neighbor to the friendly locals, and just watch the world go by, your Catalina casa gives you the perfect home base. This is also a great place for those extended family vacations where the kids, the parents, and the grandparents can can all share the fun and memories of Catalina togeher !
There is no smoking in the house, and as much as we love animals, for many reasons , no pets are allowed. The house rents weekly from Sunday to Sunday,...Read more
Left on 08/07/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | JenniferReviewed Aug 7, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
The best vacations are those shared with wonderful people. When combined with comfort and great service, it really makes the experience that much more unforgettable.
CasaDeFreeman truly felt like a home-away-from-home. The atmosphere was cozy with a comfortable feel. The rooms were well lit and ventilated. Everything was very clean--the beds, bathrooms, towels, etc. One of the best parts was that it was close to the beach and the restaurants. Just walk out and within a few steps its the beach. This truly is the best location on Catalina Island. The home is right in the middle of everything. A very short walk to gift shops, bars, the pier and all the attractions. The days we spent here were completely stress free. The grocery store is less than a block away so it was easy to stock the full kitchen. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and having dinner in the large back yard. It was a complete pleasure to leave the traffic of Southern California and take a one hour boat ride to what seemed to be another country.
We were also very lucky to spend the 4th of July on Catalina Island. This was a major event like no other on Catalina. The city has a parade tradition that included the USC marching band and golf cart floats. At night there was amazing firework display that can be seen right down the street on the pier.
Greg and Terry were the perfect touch to make my experience here a totally memorable one. It was my first time in Catalina, and they made sure I had great time by touring us around the island and showing all the good spots for food, entertainment, and the different beaches. We also enjoyed great conversations on the porch with some wine. They were very hospitable and always ready to help make the experience better during my stay. I will be sure to come back to CasaDeFreeman for my next visit to Catalina!
Left on 08/04/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 4, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We had a great stay on Catalina made special by the attention paid by Greg and Terry to make sure we had an enjoyable time. Good to have a back yard and be close to everything happening in avalon. Would definitely recommend.
Left on 08/28/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Bassler FamilyReviewed Aug 28, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Casa De Freeman, Catalina Island: We really love our annual summer visits to Catalina Island. This updated, historic house is by far the best vacation rental home in avalon. We highly recommend that you consider this rental home as your first choice if you plan to vacation for a week or two at this beautiful, accessible, kid-friendly Pacific paradise. Read over the 'Description from the owner'. That is all true! Some families consistently make reservations to return each year, you will need to select the weeks you would like to visit Catalina and begin the process to reserve this home as soon as you are able. The best vacation rentals will have only limited 'Available' opportunities for the dates you may prefer. Casa De Freeman is large enough to accommodate your extended families and/or vacationing friends. You can relax with some drinks and/or an outdoor BBQ in the large tropical garden. Sit on the front porch and enjoy your morning coffee and donut. We love the many fun things to do in avalon that are all within a few blocks from 236 Catalina avenue. We will be back too!
“We have enjoyed our annual Catalina vacation 40 years; we leave”
Left on 02/18/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | The Blanchard FamilyReviewed Feb 18, 2012Stayed Jul 2011
The highlight of our summer vacation is our family stay at 236 Catalina. We have enjoyed this special place for the last 40 years. The rooms are clean and the kitchen well-equipped. Attention to detain is evident. The side yard is spacious and offers outdoor cooking for family gatherings and special parties. We love the front porch where we can enjoy spectacular sunsets and visit with Islanders and other vacationers. The home owners at 236 are second to none. They will meet your every need and go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Catalina Island has many choices of activities, restaurants, and beautiful sights. Your stay at 236 will complete your unforgetable experience.
Left on 07/14/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | Zeny De LeozReviewed Jul 14, 2010Stayed Aug 2009
I think CasaDeFreeman Catalina Is. Family Vacation Home is truly a home away from home. We enjoyed our stay here immensely. The house is big enough to accommodate my extended families. The kitchen is fully- equipped with everything we need; from making smoothies, home-cooked meals, doing BBQ in the spacious backyard, or enjoying cold drinks by the balcony across the mini golf area or just watching people go by or watching the horse-drawn carriage pass by. This maybe one of the few places in the island that you can rent that have a beautiful garden with big grown trees. We all loved relaxing in lounge chairs enjoying each others' company while admiring the view. The kids enjoyed walking to the beach & shops which is approximately one block away. They loved going to the pier to do some fishing, paddle boats, & the glass bottom boats which runs straight from Catalina St. The place is so centrally located that everything is either steps or blocks away; you do not need to rent those "golf carts" to get around unless you join the tourist bus trips to do some sightseeing in and around the island. This is truly a great place for a great price in a fun filled island not too far from home.
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