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4 BR
3 BA
6 Guests
CASAMAR - wrap-around bay windowsCASAMAR - Avalon HomeCASAMAR - wrap-around Avalon bay windowsCASAMAR - Living Room View WindowCASAMAR - Living Room with FireplaceCASAMAR - Open Living Room SpaceCASAMAR - Dining room areaCASAMAR - KitchenCASAMAR - Front Patio viewCASAMAR - Front Patio w Mountain ViewsCASAMAR - Front Patio TableCASAMAR - Front of HouseCASAMAR - Front areaCASAMAR - EntranceCASAMAR - Entrance areaCASAMAR - Living Room TV areaCASAMAR - Living Room TvCASAMAR - Open Living AreaCASAMAR - Living Room Area ViewsCASAMAR - Fireplace - Catalina tileCASAMAR - Living Space open areaCASAMAR - Over Dining TableCASAMAR - Open Living Room with TV and ViewCASAMAR - Dining TableCASAMAR - Dining RoomCASAMAR - Kitchen to laundry roomCASAMAR - Kitchen areaCASAMAR - Kitchen to SolariumCASAMAR - Dining room into SolariumCASAMAR - Front Patio into houseCASAMAR - Front Patio AreaCASAMAR - Front Patio ViewsCASAMAR - Solarium with extra bed downstairsCASAMAR - Solarium w extra bed into backyardCASAMAR - Downstairs Bed head onCASAMAR - Solarium Breakfast TableCASAMAR - Solarium w Breakfast TableCASAMAR - BackyardCASAMAR - Bathroom 3 with Tub DownstarisCASAMAR - Bathroom 3 Shower DownstarisCASAMAR - into Stairs to BedroomsCASAMAR - Stairs to BedroomsCASAMAR - Red Room into Primary BedroomCASAMAR - Primary Bedroom with DeskCASAMAR - Primary Bedroom Head OnCASAMAR - Primary Bdr into wrap-around bay windowsCASAMAR - Primary bdr Wrap-around bay viewsCASAMAR - Primary bedroom vanityCASAMAR - into Primary Bedroom ClosetCASAMAR - Primary Bdr Closet Vanity areaCASAMAR - into Primary Bdr BathroomCASAMAR - Primary Bathroom 4CASAMAR - Primary Bathroom w TubCASAMAR - Purple Room into Bedroom 2CASAMAR - Second BedroomCASAMAR - Primary Bdr wrap-around bay windowsCASAMAR - Circular room into bedroomsCASAMAR - Purple Room - Second BedroomCASAMAR - Second Bedroom Dek ViewCASAMAR - Bathroom 2 Upstairs sharedCASAMAR - Bathroom 2 UpstairsCASAMAR - Bathroom 2 shower UpstairsCASAMAR - Green Room into bedroom 3CASAMAR - Green Room - Bedroom 3CASAMAR - Blue Room - into Bedroom 4CASAMAR - Blue Room - Bedroom 4CASAMAR - Front of HouseCASAMAR - EntryCASAMAR - Front DoorCASAMAR - EntranceCASAMAR - Telephone RoomCASAMAR - Backyard AreaCASAMAR - Laundry room

Area

Avalon

Description

CASAMAR - Avalon Home
Welcome to your sabbatical home or writer's retreat!
Monthly rentals only (30-night minimum)

"Casamar" is a dreamy four-bedroom art-deco home, overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Santa Catalina Island. The home includes four beautifully furnished bedrooms, three full bathrooms, private in-home clothes washer/dryer, a gorgeous back yard with fruit trees, an open plan living-dining space with panoramic ocean views, and a gorgeous chef's kitchen covered in Talavera Mission/Deco tiles. The home includes a second-story circular writing studio, with wrap-around bay windows.

Catalina island rises out of the sea, just an hour ferry-boat ride or 15-minute helicopter jaunt from LA or Long Beach or San Diego. Catalina feels like a Greek Island, a world away from the hustle and bustle of Southern California. The place has been a retreat for novelists and academics, as well as actors and artists.

This home was first owned and decorated by Lena Schwab, who ran Schwab's Drug Store, the glamorous Hollywood hub and place where stars were "discovered" in the 1930s. Since the 1940s, the house passed on to my great-grandmother who was Lena's best buddy and was married to the president of the Port of Long Beach. Many of the art-deco furniture pieces, in perfect condition, date back to this period. The home was designed by William Kesling, the Bauhaus influenced "Streamline Moderne" architectural master of Southern California whose style adorns many Noir films. The home's kitchen appliances, plumbing and electrical, were thoroughly modernized in 2007.

The beautiful small town of Avalon, where the house is located, includes a wonderful fish market, great seafood, a high-end Vons supermarket, unparalleled dolphin and whale watching, a scuba dive park, kayaking, beaches, and golf. All within five minutes walking distance of the house. 99% of the island is a park -- the Conservancy -- for fantastic hiking, running, cycling and camping. Wild buffalo roam there, and bald eagles are easy to spot. The quiet, and the natural beauty are perfectly conducive to writing. Of course, the house also has high-speed wireless internet, and Netflix, etc.

Maximum Occupancy: 6 people / Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: 2 Twin Beds | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed | Bedroom 4: 2 Twin Beds | Extra Bedding: King Bed

Amenities

  • Tennis
  • Std 4 Passenger
  • Washer
  • Ocean View
  • New Listing
  • Wireless Internet
  • King 1
  • Queen 2
  • Twin 4
  • Deck/Balcony/Patio
  • Movie Channels
  • No Smoking

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