Avalon Homes - 219 Descanso - 4 bedrooms - 3 baths
This wonderful two-level home has a deck off the master bedroom upstairs, offering a mountain view, and a gas fireplace in the living room. You'll find a TV and VCR in every bedroom. Comfortably decorated, it's one of our finest family friendly houses. One bedroom and bath are on the first floor.
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 fees.
|Jan 2, 2013 - May 23, 2013||$2,430||$405|
|May 24, 2013 - Sep 1, 2013||$3,395||$565|
|* Sep 2, 2013 - Oct 21, 2013||$2,750||$405/$565|
|Oct 22, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013||$2,430||$405|
|Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014||-||$565|
|Jan 2, 2014 - May 22, 2014||$2,430||$405||
Vacation Rental Summary
We rented this place for a week. It seems new, very clean, and it's a super location. Lots of space for family gatherings, good cooking facilities. Be aware that like most island houses there is no a/C, so street noise will be evident with windows open, like in any city. Rental agent was great to deal with. We found mattress on king bed in master BR a bit soft, but we got used to it.
House is nice and big. Plenty of seating in family room for relaxing after a day at the beach. Unit is right around the corner from Von Express which makes trips to the grocery store very easy. Washer and dryer are very tiny would be my only negative. Tried to pack light since we had laundry in unit but it was so small it took to many loads. Who wants to do a ton of loads of laundry on vacation!! Would rent this home again would just pack with the small washer in mind.
The house is large for rentals in avalon and in a great location, which is the main reason we rent it. It feels like a rental house (not a home) -- impersonal, not always carefully maintained (furniture and carpet looks more worn each year, we've had problems with bathroom fixtures most years tho' not in 2012). Great to have a washer and dryer for longer stays on the island (esp. With kids). The dishwasher is a nice plus, as is the balcony off the master bedroom. It would be nice if the house came with beach chairs, an umbrella, and beach towels, as many other rental houses do, especially as we fly out from the East Coast and can't bring our own. The huge downside is price --- it's extremely expensive, even for avalon.