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Lovely, Quiet Home in the heart of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


This is your opportunity to experience why we love our vacation home and our little island paradise of Avalon. We are only an hour by boat from Los Angeles, but guests often comment it seems like another world. Our lovely deck is the perfect place to read a book, enjoy friends, or BBQ.

We have every amenity to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. For those inclined, there are walking trails throughout the island for hiking. There is a zip-line and climbing wall, bicycles and segways to tour the town. Visit the Botanical Gardens, Wrigley Memorial and play a round at the nine-hole golf course. Most tantalizing are the crystal clear waters of Avalon Bay where our state fish, the bright orange garibaldi, abound and delight visitors. You can rent paddle boats, paddle boards, scuba equipment, kayaks, snorkels, masks and more to enjoy the best part of Avalon. Snorkeling Lover’s Cove, our own Marine Reserve, is an experience not to be missed! You can rent a boat, replete with tackle and fishing poles, from Joe’s Rent-a-Boat on the pier and try your hand at fishing the island coast.

Avalon is a wonderful place for our young visitors as well. Did you know that we are the home to the oldest miniature golf course west of the Rockies? Besides all the fun the beach and ocean affords, there is also an arcade with a small bowling alley and the latest arcade games. Generations of children have marveled at the taffy machine in the window at Lloyd’s of Avalon, churning out the delicious taffy that made Lloyd’s famous.

After a busy day, return to your beautifully appointed oasis, above the hub-bub of the town, and enjoy the quiet environment of your beautiful surroundings. There are upstairs and downstairs living rooms affording guests the option to choose what vacation means to you, with a 3D/Blue Ray flat screen downstairs, wi-fi, a variety of games and game table, and another small deck. Upstairs is the kitchen, laundry room, master bedroom with a brand new walk –in stone shower. This level also has an expansive living area to read, relax or nap as you desire.

There are a variety of dining experiences in Avalon and we would be happy to help you choose the spot that is right for your taste. Our on-site host is happy to help point you in the direction of those activities you choose to pursue, from a spa experience at our beautiful new Island Spa to the best place for breakfast. We look forward to sharing our island home with you!


Large open living room with private patio, fireplace, game table, 47' Flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD player

One bedroom with 2 queen beds, TV

One bedroom with 2 twin beds

Bathroom with Shower

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

About Kathe

This a family home and is very quiet. There are also 2 separate studio apartments on the property. Our caretaker lives in one of the units and will be happy to assist you.

Kathe purchased this house in 1981

Why Kathe chose Avalon

The property has been passed down through the generations. The current home was built in 1981. Our family has been coming to the island since 1927 and has been a special place since our grandparents first started coming to the island.

What makes this house unique

The house is very open and spacious with 2 large living rooms. Our favorite place in the summertime is the deck outside the kitchen that has lovely patio furniture and BBQ and a great place to relax!

Our golf cart is available for an extra fee.


Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom has shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large, brand new walk-in stone shower with seat.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom Downstairs - 2 queen , 2 Queen Beds in bedroom downstairs.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd downstairs bedroom has twin beds.
  • Master bedroom with king size bed is upstairs. 2 bedrooms downstairs. One with two queens size beds and one with twin beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are only 1/2 block to the beach and from street. Avalon is only 1 square mile and most people walk. We have a bike available for your use. Please ask us about the use of our golf cart for an additional fee. There is a trolley that makes several stops around the island. There is also a taxicab service available. Although our rain fed reservoirs on the island have increased due to the recent rains, please note that we ask you to use water wisely.


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Lovely, Quiet Home in the heart of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Our family loved your beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

It was our pleasure to stay at your house in Catalina from Aug 10 thru Aug 17, 2017 . The house was perfect for the eight of us. It was very quiet, comfortably furnished and was wonderfully equipped to accommodate every need . The location was perfect in every way and the use of the golf cart was a real plus.

We also loved that the house has two stories, each with adjacent decks. The upper deck had a large table with many chairs and a BBQ which we used. Our family really enjoyed the access of being a half block from the main street and shops, restaurants, and especially to the beach.

Kathe and Paula were great to work with and very helpful if there were any questions.

We hope if/when we return to Catalina, that your home will be available. We were very pleased.

Thank you so much,

The McGowan Family

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear McGowan Family It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We're so pleased that you enjoyed our home and the island as much as we do! We appreciate that you adhered to our policies and treated it like your own home. Come back anytime! Kathe & Paula
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is roomy, well equipped, very comfortable, everything has been thoughtfully pulled together for their guests. Our thanks to the property owners for a carefree getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come back anytime!
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Spacious and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

The property had a ton of space between the two separate living rooms, three bedrooms and open kitchen. The kitchen was stocked w/ everything we needed to cook, towels were plentiful in all the bathrooms, and Paula was super helpful in getting us all set up w/ beach chairs and towels. It's a pretty easy walk from the ferry to the property if you don't mind a ten minute walk with your luggage. And it's just a couple minutes from the home to the main drag in Avalon.

Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hallie. You are welcome back anytime!
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The best place on Earth! We loved every minute of it the place was incredible!

  • 5 of 5

The house was Immaculate and had everything we could imagine. The caretaker of the property was most gracious! She brought us a delicious homemade pie. We were greeted with yummy cookies and excellent coffee that we will order online for years to come. Paula, thank you do much

We will definitely come again and again. Just one thing that would have made the experience even better was if the main living room upstairs had a TV with a DVD player over the fireplace. Overall, your beautiful home was so wonderful and we all have fond heartfelt memories forever. 9th and again and hope to be back next July. We will keep in contact.

God bless you,

Terry and Laura

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you and your family enjoyed our home and the island as much as we do! Come back anytime!
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A great house to enjoy with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a most memorable time here in this house. Our son and "new" daughter got married in the harbor on their sail boat. After enjoying a beautiful sunset ceremony we had a BBQ back at the house. The house is amazing. It is well cared for, was very clean, well stocked and is very roomy. ( 6 of us stayed here and other family members stayed at various hotels, all of which were an easy walk to the house. ). There are several decks located at various spots around the house, each with table and chairs. We had 14 for dinner and never felt like were crowded. The kitchen had everything and more that we needed to prepare for our dinner. The house was well stocked with all items needed to make your stay comfortable.

Kathe the home owner was very easy to work with. She promptly answered all inquiries, and Paula who lives down stairs was very helpful if you had any questions.

We would definitely return to this house and like to spend more time were we can fully enjoy all it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean! Look forward to having you and your family back anytime!
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The perfect family home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with this property. Aside from the amazing location to just about anything you would ever want to do, it was absolutely darling. Completely stoked with every comfort imaginable and the caretaker, Paula, was the kindest most accommodating person ever. If you're heading to Catalina this house makes the perfect home away from home. We will be back!!! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snorkeling Catalina
Clear ocean waters give divers great viewing of ocean life.
The Lobster Trap
Casual dining with great fresh fish.
Original Jack's Country Kitchen
Great for breakfast & great hamburgers. Nicely decorated.
Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour
Wonderful adventure with beautiful scenery!
Steve's Steakhouse
Wonderful venue for dinner - beautiful views from the upstairs balcony. Service is excellent!
Catalina Express
70 minute ride to the island. Boats are clean and efficient.
Casino Ballroom
Catalina Museum is located here and also a beautiful art deco theater. Upstairs is the famou...
Wrigley Botanical Garden
Beautiful garden with plants indigenous to the island
Parasailing Catalina
Catalina Glass Bottom Boat Co
The Sandtrap Restaurant and Bar
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Great Happy Hour
Discovery Tours-Flying Fish Boat Trip
Catalina Island Golf Course
Inn on Mt. Ada
Formerly William Wrigley's home. Now a bed and breakfast. Open to the public for lunch. Rese...
Eric's on the Pier
Descanso Beach Club Catalina Island
Great venue and beautiful beach. Completely redone this year!
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Long Beach/San Pedro
Nearest Point of Interest
Express Boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Catalina Island Museum. Go to for information on upcoming events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $220
Damage Insurance $59

This is a NON SMOKING home.
Pets are not permitted under any conditions.
We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. Children and their ages (no children under 10) are counted in the total occupancy. Undisclosed guests and/or over-occupancy are considered serious violations of your lease and may result in a charge against your security deposit and/or the immediate termination of occupancy without refund.
A maximum of 8 people stay at the house.
All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in trashcans, and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher..
No linens including beach towels are lost or damaged.
No food left in the refrigerator
No loud or unreasonable noise may continue outside as stated in the City of Avalon ordinance requires that all loud or unreasonable noise cease between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of fifty (50') feet from the location.
We reserve the right to refund rents, refuse rental, or terminate occupancy if, in our sole discretion, the occupancy may be or is detrimental to the property. NO REFUND will be given if occupancy is terminated as a result of violation of our rental regulations or if the reservation was obtained under false pretenses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.