203-Descanso-Ave 203 Descanso Ave.

203 Descanso Ave. | Avalon Vacation Rental


This beautiful two-story, custom-built Avalon home is just a short block from the beach, shopping, and more. You will find Catalina tile and murals throughout this home, as well as an open great room style main floor, including a custom gourmet kitchen with a center island, granite counter tops, all stainless steel appliances, and a gas chef’s stove. All three bedrooms, with ceiling fans and televisions, are located on the second floor. The first bedroom is the master suite with a Cal King bed and large flat panel TV, opens onto a spacious outside deck with patio furniture and a propane barbecue, fridge and sink for private morning breakfasts or evening dining. The second bedroom has a Queen bed. The third bedroom, an office for the home’s owners, has a double bed. One ¾ bath is located on the main level, a second is located on the second floor, and a third is in the master suite (no bath tub). Just one visit will make this your new favorite Avalon home to return to again and again! 1307 sq. ft.

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 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.

  • Avalon Homes
    Max Occu - 6
    Air Conditioning - Yes
    Bedroom 3 - Double
    Bedroom 1 - Cal King
    Bedroom 2 - Queen
    Internet Access - Wireless
  • TV's in Property - 3
    Grill/BBQ - Propane
    Deck/Balcony/Patio - Deck
    Dishwasher - Yes
    Smoking - Not Allowed
    Tennis - NA
    No View - No View
  • non smoking only - Yes
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We feel we were gouged...too bad, because it is a pretty home
1 2 5
Review Date: 08/21/2016
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Booked this property through Catalina Island Vacation Rentals and was very disappointed upon arrival to find that a new home was being constructed right across the street. This meant that our rental home was going to be subjected to heavy construction noise from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon for 5 out of the seven days we were booked. Not only noise from construction, but second hand smoke, music and loud conversations from construction workers who arrived early and left late. We had to lower the curtains and shut the windows during a heat wave in order to mitigate the smell, noise and leering glances from the various tradesman who were there from 7 am to 7 pm. Making matters worse for our rental experience was the fact that the owners of this property disengaged the washing machine and disconnected the air conditioning compressor, ostensibly to save money on utilities and "do their share" for water conservation during the drought. We did get a warning email that notified us that the washing machine was being disconnected, but this email came to us after all arrangements had been made and paid for. No mention was made of the air conditioning disconnection and the heavy construction accross the street. The high season rental rate for this home was almost 4 grand, which apparently was not sufficient enough for the owners and rental company to provide amenities that were heretofor offered by this rental. We would know about the previous offering of these amenities, as this was the second time we had rented this exact property over the years and had enjoyed these amenities in the past. I called the vacation rental company to complain about the construction and they sent a manager over to see me the following day. He told me that he was aware of the construction because a previous renter had also complained. This meant that the rental company had failed to notify us of a material problem with our rental home. We were told that no other rental was available to move to, but that he would try to arrange for a credit for one day out of our 7 day rental (I had asked for a $1,000 credit, or a move to a comparable property.) Later that day, I received a cheerful voice mail message from the manager who told me that he would be issuing a refund on my credit card for half a day's rental which he calculated to be about $275 from my total rental fee that had already been paid (approximately $3,900). My call to discuss this unilateral decision was not returned. The home itself is a beautiful one, and located in a very desirable and convenient Avalon location. Unfortunately, this must have given the owners and rental company license to gouge their customer, rather than to do the right thing. A really disappointing experience, considering we have been renting properties from Catalina Island Vacation Rentals for more than 20 years and had previously rented this one.
Nice house
1 4 5
Review Date: 07/02/2016
Great house. The air conditioning worked well the first day and then seemed to stop working, so it got a little hot. Great location.
Perfect for our family
1 5 5
Review Date: 01/07/2016
Bud Mehan
We had a wonderful stay! The house we rented from you accommodated our family perfectly. Its location was convenient to the water, shops, restaurants, tours. Everything. The house was stocked with everything we needed--and was in perfect shape. Thanx for your hospitality.
Perfect home
1 5 5
Review Date: 11/17/2015
We took my parents, my daughter and her boyfriend up for 3 magical days. The house is amazing and very very clean. The beds are comfy and the kitchen is well stocked. We went up for my moms birthday and it was great bbqing at the house. Even was able to bake a cake. The house is in a great location to everything. The stairs up to the rooms were a bit steep for my older parents but that was expected. I can't wait to come back again and we'll be renting this house again. When going with more than 2 people, a house is a must and this one was perfect for us
Great House in a Great Location
1 5 5
Review Date: 09/25/2015
My wife booked this place for my birthday. We brought along our 1-year old and invited two other couples. The house is perfect for families or friends. Although the island has some good restaurants, we found it better to cook at home in the well stocked kitchen or grill and enjoy each others company on the upstairs patio. You can walk anywhere you need to go from the house and don't need to rent a golf cart (which seemed expensive). The toilets pump seawater to conserve fresh water which we found to be a nice touch as well. We are looking to book another visit in this very same house for another birthday celebration. Highly recommend it.
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