Avalon Homes - 300 Catalina Upper - 2 bedrooms - 1.75 baths
This vacation home is the entire upper level of a triplex located two blocks from shopping, activities and more. It offers a very spacious open floor plan with lots of natural light. From the front door, you enter the living room space where you will find the sofa sleeper, 46-inch flat panel TV and Blu-Ray DVD player. Just beyond the living room space is the dining table, which will comfortably seat six. From there you move into the kitchen, which has three counter seats (so you can keep the cook company!), as well as all new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and tile floor - all new and very well-supplied. Beyond the kitchen is the laundry room, where there is an exit door to the back stairs down to street level. Just outside that back door is the BBQ grill. The master bedroom suite has a Cal king bed, 32-inch flat panel TV, iHome and 3/4 bath. The second bedroom has twin beds, a 32-inch flat panel TV and iHome. In the hall between the bedrooms is a full bath with tub and shower, all granite and natural stone. Ceiling fans in three rooms. You will truly enjoy staying in this well-appointed and comfortable vacation home. Only 16 steps up to the vacation home.
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 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.
Vacation Rental Summary
We loved the presentation of the unit that is the entire top floor of an apartment building where year round tenants live below. The flat is spacious, sunny, clean, new, has a very well equipped kitchen,beautiful high end bedding, but extremely noisy. It is on a (4 stop) corner where the golf carts travel up and down day and night. The noise does settle down the wee hours of the night and the tv in the evening can mask it. Romantic not, but family appropriate. The location is a short walk to ice cream, Vons, the beach or restaurants. I loved this! I was recovering from a hospital stay and was fine with trading the noise for the quality of the flat until Sunday morning at 9am (against la Noise Code) that the neighbors right next door and below the master window at 306 Catalina decided to drill/jack hammer and woke our whole family up with a startle. I asked if this could be done another time and got flack from the hired contractor who had been there daily and he continued on. I don't hold the rental responsible for the incident, but it did impact the way I felt about my stay when I left since I was there to rest and vacation. I did notify the rental company but have had no response. :-(
This is a great place to stay. Updated kitchen with all needed utensils. A large front room for your family/friends to watch movies on the big screen or play your favorite games. Clean. Its one block from the beach.
Lovely rental! Top of the line furnishings and super clean. Only complaint would be the noise because it is on a corner. Hot week, so we kept the windows open and the noise was incredible! However, because it is so nicely furnished and clean we booked our week again for next year!
Great location, close to everything, nice remodel, very well appointed with towels, Pottery Barn dishes, comfortable furniture but we could not relax due to the constant road noise. It is on the corner of a very busy intersection. We just happened to be on the island during a warm week in the summer and we had to have the windows open at all times or we would suffocate inside. We could not hear each other sitting next to each other on the sofa. The street sweeper (2 times a week) and the trash truck were also early morning wake up calls. A small air conditioner would make this place a much nicer condo to rent. I have stayed at several places on the island and this was by far one of the nicer appointed places but seriously the noise level will it unbearable to rent again. Side note - Steep stairs going up to the condo would make it difficult for people with mobility issues. The wall of windows in the condo are not child safe. They are floor to ceiling and would pose a risk for small children.
We were very pleased with this rental. It was clean and well apportioned. Having just been remodeled it still smelled brand new. The furniture and carpet were exceptional. The location was great, with a very short walk to town...Maybe three minutes. We will definitely try to reserve this on our next visit.
Great location, nice job on their renovation. Living-room noisy with all of the golf carts but master bedroom was quiet. Nice kitchen, furnishings. Would rent again. We go every other year and have stayed with a group at Bahia Vista, not enough condos over the 4th so selected this unit. Good find!