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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Beautiful Rental in the Heart of Avalon

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Stay at the Shelton's, a short two-block walk from the seashore. We are a family owned and operated vacation rental with no minimum stay required. Stay one night or a month!

During your stay you will enjoy all the comforts of home. The unit is fully furnished and has a kitchenette. Enjoy the mountain and city views from the balcony or walk to nearby shopping, entertainment, restaurants, boating and beach activities.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We love meeting people and care about making their vacation a relaxing and enjoyable one.

This is our 19 summer season, we have gotten to know many family while being hosts to our new friends, it's always a pleasure to see the kids grow up & face a new challenge, swimming out to the platforms, fishing, rock climbing, and even parasailing!!

The Owner purchased this townhome in 1998


based on 42 traveler reviews

Beautiful Rental in the Heart of Avalon
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Absolutely Perfect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Every excellent review before mine is true! Jeanie was so wonderful and provided, in my opinion, the best place to stay in Avalon. We felt special, cared for and welcome. She picked us up and dropped us off at the ship at the start and end of our trip. She gave excellent insight into what to do and where to go on the island. The place was more well-stocked than I could have imagined, including some food items, any toiletry you might need, games, maps, and more. Everything was super clean and beautiful. The bed was amazingly comfy. Everything there is fresh and clean. I can tell she puts her heart into what she does. And thank you, Jeanie, for giving my daughter some shells. She will cherish them. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved meeting Sonya and her family. It's always fun to watch a first time visitor to the island! It brings back a flood of memories for me! Thank you for being careful with our home Catalina! Please come back for many visits whenever your parents will bring you!
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Incredible experiance on Catalina Island

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to visit Avalon for the first time and couldn't have been happier with choosing the Shelton's as our place to stay. Jeannie is very accommodating; from the first moment we met at the docks, where she takes us and our bags to her house, to her great knowledge of the island and activities that must be done. This was the first time we have ever done a VRBO and the benchmark is now set. Things like beer and wine in the fridge, or almost any toiletry you could need, (or forgot), is at your disposal. The only thing we regret is not staying longer. We stayed in the Mermaid room which is a perfect size for a couple.We cannot wait to return to Catalina Island and stay at the Shelton's.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful experience here!

  • 5 of 5

Being VRBO owners/operators ourselves, we can honestly say that Jeanie is a model host. We stayed here for our anniversary with my mother and our 2-year old son. The space is exactly what we needed for a base-camp where we could prepare meals and rest between activities. The location is completely central to everything in Avalon - we literally walked everywhere from here! This is truly a home away from home with all the toiletries and sundries you could ever need - so much better than a hotel! As other reviewers have stated, Jeanie is very accommodating and understanding about shuttling luggage to and from the rental and boat dock and storing it for her guests on arrival and departure days. That was most helpful and made us feel like VIP guests! Thank you Jeanie, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With only 2 rooms to care for, we try to add that extra touch to each guest that visits us! Glad to hear that they notice.
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Castle Rock, Colorado

Excellent Vacation at Shelton on the Island!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay thanks to our lovely host/owner, Jeanie Shelton. She met us at the ferry and was SO accommodating the entire week that we were in Avalon. The room had everything we needed including nice touches like moisturizer, make-up remover, band-aids, contact solution - home away from home. Jeanie's knowledge of the island is unsurpassed. We made great choices on activities thanks to her suggestions. We also scored on collecting sea glass and Catalina pottery pieces. Jeanie patiently identified my daughter's many "treasures" on a daily basis. There were so many personal touches including a birthday cake on my husband's birthday! I can't think of anyplace where you will get the wonderful care we received. The location is also great. It is just a short walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Best place to stay on Catalina!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay on Catalina Island (and why wouldn't you?), the Shelton's is definitely the place to go! My wife and I got to kick off our honeymoon right after stepping off the boat with a grand tour of Avalon, driven around by our hostess Jeanie. She knew everywhere we would need to go, from the grocery store to the best restaurants, from where to take a glass-bottom boat to where to get great ice cream. After giving us ideas to pack our stay on the island with fun, she took us to the "Captain's Quarters," an adorable suite with a perfect kitchen and the most comfortable setup. It's right in the middle of all the fun in Catalina--everything we wanted to do was within walking distance, and the place smelled great, like it was right on the beach! Jeanie is a sweetie; she did our laundry, she gave us a bottle of champagne as a wedding present, and she gave us a ride back to the boat as well. Not that I'd expect that all again, but she is the most loving hostess, and we will go back there every time we stay at Catalina again. We definitely found the perfect place to stay when we picked this spot; I hope you enjoy it too!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fullerton, California

Shelton's on the Island just keep getting better!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time in two years my husband and I have stayed at Shelton's on the Island. What impressed me was the new paint, carpeting and drapery that made the unit even more bright and inviting! Of course, Jeanie was waiting for us at the boat to drive us and our luggage up to our home-away-from home. When we departed, we wanted to have breakfast before getting on the boat. We ate and walked down to the dock. Jeanie was waiting for us with our luggage! What a wonderful way to enjoy the magic of Avalon!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you!! It nice to know that you enjoyed your stay again! It's always more relaxing when you know how everything works. Shall we go 3 for 3? We are ready!
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Car: not necessary



Rates & Availability

Catalina Island Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2016 - Jul 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

2 Night minimum at all times & 3 nights minimum in summer. Minimum age 24 years for young adults on their own. We do not offer a golf cart because we can walk just about ever were in Avalon. The town is a walking town with limited parking.

CANCELLATION POLICY - A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellations on all prior reservations. We will try to fill those dates. If we are not able to rent it out for you will forfeit the full advance payment.

Rates on Holiday's are slightly higher call for pricing and availability.

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservations are confirmed. Call the owner directly at 310-510-1707 to book your reservation.

Monthly not available in the spring or summer season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Los Angeles County Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower Sink Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed 1 Sofa Sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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