Hamilton Cove Villa 13-43 - 3 bedrooms - 1.75 baths
This spacious villa offers wonderful ocean, island and Hamilton Cove views. It was totally remodeled in 2008, with three bedrooms, new furnishings, fresh paint, and tile floors throughout and is absolutely beautiful! The third bedroom now has a double bed and a twin bed. The living room, queen bedroom, and master bedroom (Cal king bed) all have french doors which open to the comfortably sized balcony. On the balcony, you'll find a table with seating to enjoy your meals outdoors and comfortable chaise lounge chairs to kick back, relax, and enjoy the views. The balcony is common, but not shared, with the two adjoining villas, so please be considerate of your neighbors! 8 steps, 1840 sq ft. The property comes with a complimentary 6-passenger golf cart purchased new in 2013.
Rental of a vacation home in Hamilton Cove includes use of the community’s amenities (pool, spa, health club, 18-hole putting course, tennis courts, croquet court, sand volleyball court and beach area with built in barbecues and picnic tables). Some restrictions may apply. Occupants subject to Hamilton Cove Homeowners Association Rules & Regulations.
This vacation home rents on a nightly basis (2 night minimum, holidays and selected dates excepted; 3 night minimum July & August). 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.
|Mar 1, 2014 - May 22, 2014||-||$520|
|May 23, 2014 - Jul 2, 2014||-||$620|
|Jul 3, 2014 - Jul 6, 2014||-||$775|
|Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014||-||$620|
|Sep 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014||-||$470|
|Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 29, 2014||-||$520|
|Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015||-||$620|
|Jan 2, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015||-||$470|
|Mar 1, 2015 - May 21, 2015||-||$470||
Vacation Rental Summary
Great unit, lots of square footage, not too many steps, and a new golf cart that seats 6! If there is one negative I would say it is the interiors...it's outdated and a little tired looking. We rent this unit for the size and golf cart. It is very clean and the people at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals do their very best to accommodate! They are the best!
I honestly think that the owner of this property bought and furnished it as economically as he possibly could in order to start renting. Since it became available (just looking at the calendar) it has rented briskly. The net result is the cheap furniture is worn, the floors are all exceedingly dirty, the gas grille was so clogged with built up ash that it was unusable till we cleaned it ourselves, the doors to the veranda are broken and, generally, the whole place needs to be upgraded. Initially I thought the dirt was coming from the veranda but it became increasingly clear that the floors have a layer of black soot that you will pick up with your feet or socks simply by walking from one room to the other... the entire place needs to be scrubbed. Hamilton Cove is beautiful, the view from the veranda is beautiful... everything else needs attention to justify the cost of the stay.
I won't get into the particulars, but this owner did do a fairly complete remodel a couple of years ago, at considerable expense. The furniture was replaced, or reupholstered at that time, as well as new appliances purchased. The housekeepers do mop the floors between rentals, so I trust they were clean when you got there. It does sound like the BBQ had been overlooked, and a quick phone call to our office would have corrected the oversight in short order. I've spoken to housekeeping about both of these items. The patio doors at Hamilton Cove are being worked on, as the sliding locks on the stationary doors warrant repair.
This owner also has recently purchased a new Yamaha 6 passenger golf cart, complete with side curtains. We, along with this owner will continue to try to keep improving the vacationer's experience.
As Southern Californians, we viewed our first Catalina vacation as a low-key staycation. We completely underestimated the beauty, serenity and escapism that Catalina offers- all without the airfare!! We will definately be back- probably sooner than later. We were thoroughly impressed with Hamilton Cove and Civr. Regarding this particular unit: it's spacious and minimally decorated (which we actually liked as it was not too "busy"); however, as other reviewers have mentioned, it is in need of a deeper cleaning. We had to rewash the dishes and hand scrub all the pots & pans before we could use them; the floors left our feet black daily, and the insides of drawers and cabinets were funky.
We were thrilled to see Catalina Island thriving, clean and welcoming! From the Taxi ride to getting checked into the Hamilton Cove Condo was a breeze. The Unit was great, services expediant, golf cart a big big plus! Beds comfortable. Should have had beach towels, better kitchen equiptment but all in all it was great. Next time we will stay a week!!
The unit was just as it looks on the internet. It was spacious and accomodated the four of us very well. We loved the patio and lounging with our coffee in the mornings. We were able to grill dinner when we wanted. The only negative I can comment was the cleanliness. On first look, it seemed okay, but it really needed a good cleaning. Maybe sat in between rentals and got dusty that way?? Maybe need to freshen up when someone is coming in. The thing we were appreciative of was the fact the Ferry did not run the first day we were supposed to check-in due to inclement weather, but they worked with us and extended another day at the end so we got all 5 days that we paid for. The golf cart was fun for us also and we spent some of every day back in avalon. Great people, great shopping and really good food.
First time we've taken a vacation with our older boy and twins + grandma. We had a wonderful time, if you don't need to eat or shop, you almost don't even need to leave the compound. Everything was easy and the condo was just beautiful as was the view. Would recommend definitely for adults, kids had a ball too. the floors were a bit dirty so would recommend socks at all times, the kids and our feet were pretty black after a while, only negative i can think of.
We were at Catalina for our daughter's wedding, which was also held at Desconso Beach. The affair was wonderful, the condo was wonderful, and the weather was wonderful!! Expensive, but worth it!
Everything was great. The condo was beautiful, clean and comfortable. Beautiful views, quiet and airy. Loved it. There are stirs to go up and down to getto the condo, but only a few. This would not be for anyone with a walking disability.
This condo is very large, and has a great view. However, some of the furniture seemed dirty. The golf cart really only accomodates 4 comfortably, and you need it to get everywhere. The condo is not within walking distance of the shops, restaurants or activities.
This is a gorgeous condominium with delightful views of the ocean. The beds were very comfortable and the area was quiet. The furniture is comfortable and the condo is quite spacious. The third bedroom could use a TV. The kitchen was fairly well stocked. I did find it odd that there was no toaster or toaster oven. We had to make toast in the large oven on a cookie sheet. Our family really enjoyed the 18 hole putting course and playing tennis. It is nice to have all of the equipment (golf clubs, etc.) provided at the guard shack. The first night of our visit, the refrigerator was not cold enough, and the staff immediately provided us with a small electric cooler for the night. They checked back with us in the morning to make sure our fridge had begun to work sufficiently, which it had. I was disappointed to find there was not any laundry detergent at all, and I had not bought any in town. All of the condos I have stayed in previously that had a washing machine provided a small container of laundry detergent to start you off. This is an inexpensive amenity that would be helpful to add. The location is quite a distance from town, and steep to get to because it is up the mountain. Since this condo sleeps 6 people, a 6 person golf cart should be provided for the convenience of a family traveling all together. Making several trips up and down the mountain to get everyone to town and back again in a 4 person golf cart was extremely time consuming and tiresome. Upgrading the golf cart would make the cost of the condo much more worth it.
We spent 3 days in 13-43 and had a wonderful time. The master room is crazy big with an awesome view. The 2nd room isnt as big but the view is just as awesome. The boys stayed in the 3rd room and could care less about a view! Our golf cart was broken when I first arrived. I called Denny and he had a replacement out in 20 minutes. He got it fixed and had it back to me within a few hours. Nice Job! 13-43 is close to beach, pool and golf putting course. We all had a great time and will be back to 13-43 again.
We loved our stay & our view. It was very comfortable for a family. Since the condo accommodates 6, a larger golf cart would have been appreciated.