Avalon Condos - Bahia Vista - B41 - 1 bedroom - 1.50 baths
One bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, one level condo located on the top floor of the complex. Walk past the pool to the elevator and take to the 3rd floor, exit left from the elevator and then take a left and walk through the hallway to the property. Upon entering, you will walk down seven steps to the dining and living area, with TV, VCR, DVD player and stereo, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious master suite, and a large deck accessible from both the bedroom and the living space. Enjoy the view of Avalon Harbor and town while relaxing on the deck! No smoking, please. A total of 749 sq ft.
Rental of a vacation home at Bahia Vista includes use of community pool (Heated from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend) and spa. Some restrictions may apply. Occupants subject to Bahia Vista Condo Owners Association Rules & Regulations.
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 subject to change and may vary by week. Rates do not include one-time cleaning and linen fee, 12% City of Avalon occupancy tax, and processing fees.
|May 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014||$1,449||$230|
|Sep 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014||-||$175|
|Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 29, 2014||$1,040||$165|
|Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015||-||$230|
|Jan 2, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015||$1,040||$165|
|Mar 1, 2015 - May 21, 2015||$1,103||$175|
|May 22, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015||$1,449||$230|
|Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015||$1,811||$288|
|Jul 6, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015||$1,449||$230|
|Aug 31, 2015 - Oct 21, 2015||-||$175||
Vacation Rental Summary
Location was the only positive for this rental- Although close to the water front its nestled on a quite street. Property is very peaceful and quiet. However the unit we stayed in definitely needs a serious upgrade. The bed linen was awful. The comforter and blanket was filled with hair probably from the previous guest who stayed there. Was very repulsive to see this. The bed skirt was torn and shreds hanging on both sides of the bed. Both the toilets would clog all the time and I had to end up using the plunger. The bath tub did not drain well and took about 5-10 minutes to drain. The living room furniture too was old, dirty and stained. The kitchen utensils were very old. The glass tumblers are so old and badly stained that we had to buy disposables. The rental charges a $90 cleaning fee but we have to wash the dishes before we leave and are asked to dispose our garbage. For almost $280 a night I think the owners/management company can definitely do a better job of providing a cleaner more comfortable unit if they want return customers.
My wife and I stayed in this unit for 3 nights. Here's the good and the bad: Positives- Spacious one bedroom. Fully equipped kitchen. Huge balcony with amazing view!! comfortable living room.Large sliding doors in each room leading to balcony.Other than the kids above us, it was a surprisingly quiet complex. The pool looked inviting but not many people used it. I guess if you can walk to the beach you don't need a pool. Negatives- Although the there was an elevator to the floor of the unit, there was a lot of steps and a long walk to get to the unit. Having heart issues, it would have been good to know that in advance. It took some time to air out the room when we got there. Warm and stuffy until airing out. The Tv's were older, not flat screen, but we hardly had time to watch anyway.The people above us must have had kids who were jumping/running until they went to bed around 10pm. The carpet desperately needed to be cleaned or replaced Once we settled in it was very comfortable. It was at the end of town, which made it nice for the view, but a little longer walk to town.Keep in mind this would not be a problem for someone in good physical condition (or a golf cart!). The day we got there, there were no screen doors but the next day when we got back to the room, someone had put new ones on!!
We had a nice stay all in all. Lots of good points: well equipped, roomy, nice patio with good view, nice pool, easy walk from the town. However, should only be advertised as sleeps two. The mattress on the sofa bed is beyond horrible, even topping it with the foam pad rolled up in the closet. This improvement and some low cost cosmetic and modernization upgrades would put it up to "very good" in my book.
Initially I was a little disappointed: The decor was pretty old. Faded pictures, really old appliances and slightly crunchy carpet in the bedroom. The whole place had an interesting odor (the elevator was the worst). However: The bed was comfy and clean. The furniture was not ragged or abused. Everything worked and was clean. Taking the stairs is good for you. Once you get the doors open and the place aired out it smelled find. The deck is awesomely large and fairly private. It was deathly quiet at night especially since it was a little removed from what passes for a downtown with the bars. Overall I liked the place especially for the price and will very likely come back. If not to this unit possibly to the complex.
Have stayed at Bahia Vista many times. This was our first time in B41. Found the unit to be poorly cleaned. Sticky cabinets, dirty dishes in cupboard, hair clogging the tub that we had to clean out to drain after the first shower. Vacume cleaner in unit did not work. I would say it is a basic, comfortable unit that needs a good cleaning. When reported to Catalina Vacation Rentals was told "well, it's the end of season."