AVALON'S ONLY WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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AVALON'S ONLY WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE!

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The GRISHAM HOUSE: AVALON'S ONLY WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE!

** Most of our summer guests are regulars who re-book every year, therefore we will not be taking any new reservations for summer 2015 until after Labor Day. If you have interest in summer 2015 please contact me after Labor Day to see if we have any open dates. ** Right now our next open dates are Sept 14-19, 2014. Please check the calendar for availability before sending an inquiry.

You can throw a stone into the water from our spacious 65 FOOT WIDE wrap around deck with SPECTACULAR, sweeping views across the harbor, the town, the beach and the ocean. This is the ideal place for dining, drinks, entertaining, sunbathing, playing cards or simply watching the world go by. You'll never want to leave!

We are superbly located just steps away from the beaches, shopping, restaurants, bars and all the recreational activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, parasailing, basketball, volleyball and the many great sightseeing tours which are available. We are also a very short, 2 minute level walk from the boat dock.

Durng the day, we are right in the middle of all the activity Avalon has to offer; full of hustle and bustle. And nearly everyone who takes the ferry walks right past our property, so if you enjoy people watching, you'll be in heaven. At night however, after the 'day trippers' go home and the businesses below us close, it is pretty calm and quiet.

This is a 100 year old classic, comfortable and casual beach house with smaller sized bedrooms, so if you're looking for a Sheraton Hotel experience this may not be for you. However we are Avalon's #1 Vacation Rental home and we get numerous repeat guests and sell out every year. Our superior location and wonderful, relaxing and spectacular view decks is what attracts guests to us year after year. Several of our regulars have been coming for more than 20 years. THERE IS NO FINER SPOT FOR A FAMILY VACATION OR A COUPLES GETAWAY. (NOTE: We will not be taking new reservations for summer 2015 until after Labor Day in order to allow our many regulars first opportunity to re-book for the following year)

This unit is located on the middle floor of a 3 story property. On the ground floor are 2 clothing/gift shops, a jet ski rental, an ocean rafting company and a psychic. The top floor contains our separate 1 bedroom vacation rental. Our Middle Floor Unit (14 steps up - No elevator) sleeps 8. It consists of:

- Bedroom with Queen bed & private 3/4 bath

- Bedroom with Double (full) bed & private 3/4 bath

- Bedroom with Queen bed and great harbor view

- Narrow bedroom with 2 twin beds

- There is a 3rd Full Bathroom off the living room

- 2 TV's, iPod Stereo, DVD/VCR Player

- Wireless Internet Access

- Gas BBQ

- Updated Kitchen

- NO Smoking and NO pets allowed.

WHY STAY ANYWHERE ELSE? Our property offers you the BEST location; the BEST beachfront viewing decks in town; and the BEST vacation rental value for your money. We get repeat guests year after year; you'll see why!

This property is best suited for 2 families; 1 large extended family or 3-4 couples. NOTE: Our Top (3rd) floor rental unit is a 1 bedroom 1 bath that sleeps 3 and has decks with great 270 degree views. See vrbo #66587 . These units can be rented together or separately. We also have another very lovely unit 5 minutes away that can be booked as either a 1 bedroom 2 bath OR as a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath. See vrbo #289226. For large family vacations, our 3 properties can accommodate 15 people. There is no air conditioning, although it's not needed too often at the beach. We do have some ceiling and portable fans. Lastly, we do NOT have a golf cart.

Sorry, but this is our family vacation home and it is not our policy to rent out to groups such as bachelor/bachlorette parties; fraternity/sorority parties, 21st birthdays, college spring break, etc. ALSO, if you are part of an even larger group or family reunion, we have restrictions on the number of visitors you are allowed. Minimum age limits apply and young adults renting on their own must be 24 years of age. 2 NIGHT MINIMUM at all times and 3 Night Minimum in High Summer Season. Higher rates apply around special events and major holidays.

Keywords: beach house, waterfront beach house, oceanfront property

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
I absolutely loved it and all the throngs of activities. This has been probably the best vacation ever. I had such an amazing time. Sad to leave but very much hope to make this a regular family trip. For once, I'm simply not ready to return to New York.
Sep 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
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Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65480vb
Catalina Island Los Angeles County
5

The perfect house!

  • 5 of 5
The Grisham house was perfect! It’s the best location in Avalon. The property is very near the ferry terminal and right in the heart of town. The home is comfortable, not fancy but provided everything we needed. The property was clean and well maintained. The views are amazing and looking out at the harbor was hypnotizing. The huge covered deck is awesome and a perfect spot for a group to gather for happy hour. The large dining room table was not only where we dined but also where we played games and had lots and lots of laughs. The bedrooms are dated but comfortable. The bathrooms were very nice and updated. Randy was great to work with and the rental process was very easy. We had a great time here and would happily choose this property again!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65480vb
Catalina Island Los Angeles County
Lakeside, Montana
5

Girls Weekend (Friends for 55 years)!!!

  • 5 of 5
Best weekend ever!!! The Grisham house was perfect! Best location, close to the boat dock, views fabulous and great people watching spot. Being above the street was great as you could see out in so many directions. The home is comfortable, not fancy but provides all the amenities one needs. The huge covered deck is awesome and a perfect spot for a group. The bathrooms were very nice and updated. I can't wait to go back!!! Our group of ladies are already planning a couples weekend!
Randy was great to work with and the rental process was so simple as well as arrival and departure.
Best find yet on VRBO rentals and I do use VRBO often.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65480vb
Catalina Island Los Angeles County
5

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We rented both the upper and lower units of this property for our wedding weekend and it was amazing. The listing description is spot on regarding the location - you can not beat this location! The listing photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance. The property was clean and well maintained. The rooms are very small, however, and are made just for sleeping - not hanging out in. The common areas and the balcony are a great size and are where you will spend the most time. The views are amazing and waking up looking out at the harbor was one of the highlights of our stay. The owners were great - we needed to stay an extra day and they were very accommodating. They are easy to get in touch with and are nice people. The property was perfect for our immediate families to stay in. We had small children and people in their 90's staying there and the space was perfect. The property is very near the ferry terminal and right in the heart of Avalon. I would recommend this property without reservation.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House!
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Catalina Island Los Angeles County
Fort Worth, TX USA
4

Great Catalina Location

  • 4 of 5
In Catalina to celebrate my folks 50th wedding anniversary (they honeymooned in Avalon), we had four generations here for a long weekend. With so many of us in Catalina, we had three different properties, but this was a great place for everyone to gather - especially the large patio area, much of which is covered. Great people watching!

We had a great time here and would happily choose this property again!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65480vb
Catalina Island Los Angeles County
Corona,Ca
5

the view is to die for

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed at his location for a 4 day weekend and we loved it. The house was clean, fully stocked kitchen and updated appliances. We felt right at home and the outside deck was the topping on the cake. We spent most of our time there hanging out and BBQing and the view of the city of Avalon was breathtaking. With my elderly mom, it was very convenient to have the shuttle so close. We will definitely go back again.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65480vb
Catalina Island Los Angeles County
The Northwest
5

Location, location, location! The Grisham House has got it!!

  • 5 of 5
A group of four couples stayed at the Grisham House from Feb 10-16, 2012. It has the location - a very short walk from the Catalina Express docking! It has the view of the harbor and the deck so that you can enjoy the view. The cooler weather didn't allow us to use the deck as much as we wanted to. But the large dining room table was not only where we dined but also where we played games and had lots and lots of laughs. Each couple had their own bedroom with only two couples having to share a bathroom. A great place to get away.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Catalina Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
Jun 16 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$540
$3,500
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$505
From
$530
Fri,Sat
$3,350
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 20 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$505
Fri,Sat
$3,250
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$440
From
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,900
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 13 2015 - Apr 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$465
From
$495
Fri,Sat
$3,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes A $250-$750 initial payment (depending on stay) is due at the time of booking with the balance due 30-45 days prior to arrival. We accept checks and PayPal. Any bookings made within 3 weeks of arrival must pay thru PayPal.
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Amenities

Amenities

Catalina Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms have queen beds, Double Beds (1) 1 bedroom has a double (full) size bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 bedroom has 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
iPod Player
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