Avalon Condos - 229 Beacon A - 2 bedrooms - 2.50 baths
This is a beautifully decorated town home in the heart of Avalon. It offers full ocean views and is just a short walk to the beach, shopping, and activities. With two bedroom suites, it's perfect for two couples or a family. This home was comfortably furnished with your vacationing pleasure in mind, including flat panel televisions in each major room. You can easily walk to dinner, or with the fully equipped kitchen, you can make your own gourmet meal and dine in. Make this beautiful town home your beach paradise for a few nights or a few weeks. The "house rules" are "Relax, relax, relax," so come enjoy, relax, unwind and recharge the entire family!
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 (Saturday to Saturday) 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.
|Oct 22, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013||$1,980||$330|
|Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014||-||$430|
|Jan 2, 2014 - May 22, 2014||$1,980||$330|
|May 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014||$2,595||$430|
|* Sep 1, 2014 - Oct 20, 2014||$2,180||$330/$430|
|Oct 21, 2014 - Dec 29, 2014||$1,980||$330||
Vacation Rental Summary
The service that we received from Catalina Vacation Rentals was mixed. On one hand, when we checked in, the representative was abrupt and not very helpful or welcoming. However, when we requested more hangers and a vacuum, the response was immediate and friendly. The temporary office location for CVR is above the Pancake Cottage. It is up two flights of stairs - which is inconvenient if you want to keep your luggage with you during check-in. The townhouse itself is in an excellent location and it feels like a second home rather than just a vacation rental. The view was fantastic! It is generally well stocked with kitchen equipment,etc. The only negatives with the home itself is that the carpet needs to be replaced and the dishwasher doesn't really clean the dishes- old fashioned pre-washing is required. It would be nice if they included a golf cart for exploring the island, as they do with the Hamilton Cove rentals.
This beautiful home far exceeded our expectations. Better than any hotel! Stunning views of the bay, comfortable beds, huge kitchen , the list goes on... But what impressed us most was the attention to detail and the hospitality. Everything was in great taste, very classy... My only friendly suggestion would be to move the bed in the master bedroom to face out towards avalon Bay... Thank You for a phenomenal stay, we will be back!
We loved so many things about this rental unit -- the location so close to town, the double master suites, the 3 bathrooms, the great view and the beautiful décor. With that said, there were a few missing things that were very disappointing. First, there is no sizeable patio or outdoor space, which is such a shame given the outstanding location/view. If you have more than 1 or 2 people visiting, you can't enjoy the outdoor space -- although we spent 90% of our time on the island outside the condo, we were really sad we couldn't hang out on the patio in the mornings/afternoon. The property seems to have more than enough space for a large patio, so it's rather odd. In addition, although this condo is rather upscale, it has no internet access, which is bizarre in 2013. I'm guessing the owners mean for it to be a place to disconnect; however, everyone today uses wifi to connect to music, the smartphones, their families, etc. Wifi is such a cheap monthly expense that it seems silly not to offer it to guests paying such a premium for a condo rental. Finally, they had no MP3 player or even a CD player in the house to enjoy music -- again, this seems like a no-brainer for a vacation home. We loved sleeping here, but we really didn't enjoy our time in the condo beyond that.
We loved the Super Condo but it had no air conditioner. On a positive note it had beautiful views of the ocean from the master bedroom balcony and living room. It felt very cozy and loved the decor and large kitchen. The steep walk up to our condo was hard after all the walking and tours we had done but it was well worth coming home to. I just would have never thought that a beautiful modern condo would not come with air conditioner. I will no longer choose a condo with out air conditioner because it really makes a difference on your stay. We kept hearing people say that the weekend we stayed was one of the hottest. The space was comfortable perfect for 2 couples.
The location and the view were fantastic and exceeded expectation. However, for the rental cost the cleaning was definitely inadequate - dusty/greasy countertops in kitchen, dark hairs in bathtub, etc. Also the dishwasher didn't really get the dishes clean even if you rinsed before loading. My teenage boys loved the parasailing, zip line and the land and sea tour (which was my idea.) Since I had bad knees the hill and the stairs were a bit of a challenge for me, but the view made it worth it.
I can't begin to thank you for making our weekend vacation a memorial and pleasant experience. Your booking agent gave excellent recommendations on how to get to the Island from the airport so that we could get to Long Beach in time to reach the ferry. The house that we rented was very nicely decorated and made us feel very welcome the minute we arrived. My husband even remarked that he loved the beach themed decor!! We were just two blocks from the beach and all the activities. We rented bikes, did the zip line (would recommend it) and hanging out at the beach. Great job everyone and thanks again for making our mini vacation a special experience. By the way, I already have passed along your website to another friend and showed them this house since we enjoyed our stay with you.
The house was ideally equipped and designed, with two master suites, so that my husband and I could have a relaxing vacation with one of our grown sons. The kitchen was ultra-modern, beautiful and spacious. The nice decor made it feel home-like. We particularly loved that it is so well-located--just a short walk down to the harbor and restaurants, very near the grocery, and set on a bit of an incline, such that the ocean views were stunning from one master suite with its own terrace, and very nice also from the living room. We all thought it was the best location and condo we could have had for our Catalina trip.