Avalon Homes - 321 Eucalyptus - 2 bedrooms - 1.75 baths
This charming cottage with an open floor plan is located on a pedestrian only street and is only 2-1/2 blocks to the beach and downtown. This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage can sleep 6 people (maximum allowed by City regulations). The bedrooms are tandem (you walk through one room to get to the other). It does have a private rear entrance to the master bedroom. The two bathrooms are 3/4 (showers only). It offers a fully equipped kitchen, color TV and DVD player, stereo, and a stacked washer and dryer.No smoking and no pets, please.
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.
|Oct 22, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013||$1,290||$215|
|Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014||-||$265|
|Jan 2, 2014 - May 22, 2014||$1,290||$215|
|May 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014||$1,590||$265|
|* Sep 1, 2014 - Oct 20, 2014||$1,390||$215/$265|
|Oct 21, 2014 - Dec 29, 2014||$1,290||$215||
Vacation Rental Summary
The home is located on a quiet no-vehicle street which is great for eating outside and visiting with your neighbors, plus it's just a short five minute walk to the beach. The house is old though and can use some remodeling. The front sliding windows don't lock. The front curtains are thin and the light from the exterior street lamp is so bright that it is impossible to sleep in the front rooms at night. Another problem is that you have to walk through the front bedroom to access the rear bedroom. It does have a washer and dryer which is a bonus. It would be nice if the owner would provide some plastic chairs for outside seating. The rental company is great to deal with.
A lot of homes in Catalina are old and falling apart, so we didn't expect the house to be like new, but it was pretty dingy. Kitchen was not well stocked. No cheese grater or spaghetti strainer. I couldn't find a lid for the skillet. No dishwasher. Cushions and sheets are stained. There was a weird drip-like stain on the wall in the master bedroom. The top bunk bed squeaked like crazy and kept all three kids awake for much of the night. Master bedroom is small. My husband and I barely fit on the bed together, and we're not big people. Think of it as upscale camping. For the good part, the staff of Civr are efficient and easy to work with. The location is great - on a quiet street but close to everything. And it is a cute, quaint little house. Our relatives stayed two houses down at 315 Eucalyptus, which was newly remodeled, so we spent most of our time over there.
Catalina bungalow are small, but our group of 6 from 7 to 75 found it very comfortable. Two bathrooms is nice. It was clean and comfortable. We liked being on the no car street. The staff at Civr were helpful and friendly. Jan
Everything went super smooth, from picking up keys to dropping off keys and everything in between. House was as promised and the street was very quiet and peaceful.