Hamilton Cove Villa 1-60 - 2 bedrooms - 1.75 baths
This is a light and bright, impeccably decorated two bedroom, 1 3/4 bath corner villa that offers incredible ocean views from the living area, master bedroom and balcony. There is a bay window in the living area and french doors that open to the balcony from the living area and the master bedroom. The interior of this villa was recently refreshed with new paint and furnishings. Both bedrooms have queen beds. Extra bedding is accomplished by arranging the sectional sofa and automans into a 'sofa bed' the size of a king bed. The washer/dryer are conveniently located in a small room just outside the front door of the villa. The villa and views are worth every one of the steps up to the property, plus it has wireless internet and a new 4-passenger limo style golf cart.
Rental of a vacation home in Hamilton Cove includes use of the community’s amenities (pool, spa, health club, putting course, tennis courts, croquet court, sand volleyball court and beach area). 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.
|May 24, 2013 - Sep 1, 2013||$2,803||$445|
|* Sep 2, 2013 - Oct 21, 2013||$2,353||$345/$445|
|Oct 22, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013||$2,173||$345|
|Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014||-||$445|
|Jan 2, 2014 - May 22, 2014||$2,173||$345||
Vacation Rental Summary
I had read some not so favorable reviews about this unit before renting it, but it was pretty much the only one that fit my needs at the time. Its disappointing to see that these units could be much nicer than they are. I rated the unit average because its like any other business. As long as they can keep people renting it, there is no real need to keep it anything above average. The white covers on the sofa and chair need to be seriously cleaned are thrown out. We put covers over the covers because they are simply nasty. In one of the bedrooms the comforter was just as nasty...the sheets were clean as was the topper under the comforter so we just removed the comforter. The unit has a grill which would have been perfect, but it was so dirty it was beyond use. By the way, I mentioned all these things when we checked out and I got the impression...they had heard it all before...I was left with the old..."we'll get on it right away"...sucker! If you plan to save money and do some serious cooking...don't. The kitchen was nice except one of the stove top burners didn't work (electric), but there are no really decent pots and pans to use...so bring your own and actually I brought a stove top grill pan which we made work for most everything we cooked. Look...the view is truly amazing!! Its quite a climb up the stairs to the unit, but you can actually walk down to the unit as well...so upon arrival with luggage...make sure the taxi lets you out at the upper 60/70 series units. Took us a day or so to figure that out. There are probably better units and there are probably worse units. The bathrooms were fine with plenty of clean towels and we were able to do laundry just outside the unit which is a huge plus for us...don't like traveling with dirty clothes. Internet took some time to figure out. If it doesn't work and you can't get it to work based on the instructions...push the reset button on top of the black router...it worked perfectly after that.
Dear Awesome view.
Thanks for your response on your recent stay. I will address the issues above with our housekeeping staff. I apologize on behalf of our company if your concerns/issues were not handled in the proper manner. I will also discuss with the owner of the need to upgrade their kitchen ware.
After being there staying in another amazing apartment we had arranged to stay in another and was given this even more beautiful apartment for our last night. The decor was so comfortable and relaxing, felt like a home away from home. We could imagine it was our own slice of heaven and were sad to have to leave. The management company did everything they could to help us when we wanted to stay an extra day and are very friendly. The location was perfect, not that the area is too big to be far from much but the golf cart truly helped. The best is hard to choose but the worst is the stairs to get to the apartment, anyone with any sort of problems going up stairs would have a hard time.
Although the location and the view from our room was beautiful, this was our first time staying in a vacation rental home, and we were quite surprised that certain details were overlooked in such a beautiful space. First, The rug in the living area was filthy. Second, there were items left under the bed in the guest room that you could see while laying in bed facing the mirror. Third and worst of all, when we took the rug up in the living room because it was so dirty, we could see silverfish moving in and through the carpeting which prompted us to move the couches and vacuum. When we did that, we saw more silverfish...lots of silverfish at least 25-30. When we called customer service, someone did come right over and spray. We didn't see anymore after that. But mentally, having seen so many in the beginning, it took away from our ability to really relax which is why you go on vacation in the first place. With all this being said, our vacation was average because we were not really able to relax in our living space. Other than this, the property is lovely and we would come again but we would ask more questions and find out our rights in terms of switching units when we arrive if we are not satisfied.
Thanks for your response. I will address your concerns with our staff and housekeeping to ensure this does not occur again. Please do come back and see us and we will ensure that your stay at Hamilton Cove is more enjoyable.
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We took my daughter and her cousin for an overnight stay for her 16th birthday and it was gorgeous! The condo was immaculate, the view was spectacular and the the girls had a blast! Having use of the golf cart was such a bonus!We rode down and fed deer, explored the island, went kayaking, played tennis, swam, worked out and had lovely meals. We are definitely going to stay here again!
The pictures online are accurate of it's current remodel. The view is incredible and the mattresses in both bedrooms are really comfortable. The onsite gym, pool & jacuzzi are very nice. Down by the dock/beach there is a kids swing set, bathrooms, picnic tables and mounted palapas for shade. There is a tiny unloading dock that you can get in/out of but it is easiest if you have a shore boat to transport people & luggage in and out on. On the other hand, this was the only unit available when we booked so we didn't have much of a choice with its horrible location directly in the middle of the first building on a bluff! Luckily, it was just 2 couples and no kids in the condo and we packed light and brought minimal groceries. No matter which way you decide to go (up or down) there are 84 steep steps to your front door, which makes it exhausting! It was very nice to have the golf cart included in the rental because it is way too far to walk into town from Hamilton Cove. Since the rental office is in town, it makes it difficult checking in and out without the golf carts on the rental office site. It would be niocer if you could leave the keys in the unit upon checkout. Also, there were no hot mits in the condo (ouch!) and the pots, pans, knives selection was very limited. They only had 2 tall chairs on patio and need at least 4, so everyone can see the great view. Also, the linens & pillows had some stains on them in the guest bedroom. We would love to come back to Hamilton Cove again; however, we will come when we can book a unit with fewer stairs.