Hamilton Cove Villa 8-95 - 1 bedroom - 1 bath
Top floor, corner villa has cathedral ceilings which offer lots of light. Charming nautical decor, fireplace, and close to the pool and jacuzzi. Small side balcony with BBQ plus balcony off living area with full ocean view. Only 10 steps to the road and a total of 820 sq. feet.
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.
|Oct 22, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013||$1,827||$290|
|Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014||-||$390|
|Jan 2, 2014 - May 22, 2014||$1,827||$290|
|May 23, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014||$2,457||$390|
|* Sep 1, 2014 - Oct 20, 2014||$1,944||$280/$390|
|Oct 21, 2014 - Dec 29, 2014||$1,827||$290||
Vacation Rental Summary
Hamilton Cove is the best place to stay on Catalina, away from the bustle and noise of avalon, but an easy golf cart ride into town. The amenities are terrific, though there isn't really a beach per se if that's what you're looking for. Unit 8-95 was spotless, modern, comfortable, bright, and has phenomenal views of the water and the hillside. We spent most of our time on the balcony. If you're looking to lie out and get some rays though, go down to the pool, just a short walk away for the lounge chairs. The kitchen is well stocked, and it was a joy staying in a place the owners appear to use, and have set up as their own vacation home, not just a beachfront hotel devoid of personality. I wouldn't hesitate to book 8-95 again!
This vacation home is a true retreat. It is beautifully decorated. the decor is so clean and cool yet comfortable. The location is perfect as well. The breeze comes through and the views are spectacular day and night. Love this place! Only one complaint, the golf cart has terrible fumes, but it got us back and forth so no big deal.
My wife and I were looking for a memorable, restful, laid back vacation and could not have found a better combination than Catalina, Hamilton Cove and unit 8-95. Simply wonderful. It is the Mediterranean in the U.S. The unit is clean, crisp and well-appointed. The front door is at the road (few steps for carrying luggage), the sounds of the ocean waft in through the windows, and the view is remarkable. Hated to leave! Specifics: 1. Catalina businesses are almost entirely local but affordable. No McDonald's etc. Many only take cash, so take plenty with you. Cab ride: dock to the Cove is $17. 2. The unit provides a very nice gas-engine golf cart. Everyone carts, and avalon is only a 10-minute ride from the unit. Walking is not an option. Used the cart extensively to explore the island and needed a half tank ($9) to fill up when we left. 3. The unit is nicely furnished, but the two Tv's are a bit small, no DVD and no Wifi. Wifi from a local provider is quick and easy to access at $10 or less per day. Excellent connection. 4. The avalon theater is a must. Don't miss it. Saw South Pacific and The Great Gatsby, bought a bucket of popcorn, and listened to the 30-minute organ recital prior to the Saturday night film. Fun evening. 5. Sitting on the veranda with a book can provide a day's entertainment. Bring binoculars. Something is always going on in Hamilton Cove. Catalina Express, cruise ships, the Coast Guard, yachts, sailboats and jet skis are constantly in view, but the most entertaining are the tourist kayakers who meander past all day long. Renting a kayak at Descano Beach is great fun for all ages. Very affordable, very safe and a wonderful way to see things (small sharks, dolphins, seals and flying fish) from the water. 6. Hamilton Cove beach is tiny and pebbly, and the complex is very hilly. 7. May/June water temp marginal. Most people wearing wetsuits, but local kids do fine in their swim suits. No coral, poor snorkling.
This is our third trip to Catalina for a weekend retreat and we have stayed at other properties. This Villa is by far one of the nicer units and its location perfect. Walking distance to beach, pool, dock and the cart is right out front the door. Decor very classy and bed comfortable. My parents came for the day and fell in love with the unit. Great get away. Wish we had more than 2 nights.