House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Loved this little cottage right in the middle of Avalon!
This was our second stay here and we enjoyed it once again. It's a great laid back cottage in a convenient location. We look forward to coming back again :)
There is nothing modern about this place
There is a lot wrong with this place. There are very few electrical plugs in the house. To plug in your computer, phone or fans you have to unplug something else. There is no garbage disposal. The place slopes so bad from front to back you have to prop books under the doors to keep them open. The latch mechanism on the front door is not there so the door will not stay closed unless it is locked with the deadbolt. By far the worst aspect is the floor plan. To get from the back bedroom to the front of the house you have to go through the front bedroom. Not a good thing to do if the people are still asleep. What we did was squeeze past the washer and dryer to go out the back door then walk through the alley to get back on the street and go in the front door. The problem now is there is no door on the front bedroom so you have to be quiet in the kitchen as to not disturb your guests. Only one shower is an inconvenience for 4 people. The place was only 'broom clean' upon arrival. The wood floors were so dirty you couldn't walk around bare foot or they were black with dirt. The neighborhood can be noisy, with several nights the neighbors carrying on a conversation in the back alley into the midnight hours. On the positive side, the place is on the flats with easy access to the beach. There is ample water pressure and hot water. The bed did creak a bit but was ok on comfort. Our family has been coming to Catalina for nearly 60 years and with most of the places we have stayed our first reaction upon arriving is 'this place is nice'. This was not the case with this place.
Another year in the books
My friend and I stayed here again this summer with our kids. We were excited to see many upgrades, the best being new engineered flooring. We love this house because its walking distance to everything. Our kids are still in strollers so being in the flats is imperative. We love that there is plenty of space bring them in at night and only 3 stairs to climb. Another new location perk is the Vons market is complete and just down the street. The home is light and inviting and not as cluttered as many of the other cottages we have stayed in. There is a skylight in one of the rooms that lights the entire room at sunrise even though it has been covered with a decorative fan. We have learned to pack an eyemask to help us sleep a little longer. I'm still hoping for a chest of drawers or bar in the closet to hang clothes. There is no ac but lots of fans availible. Alll in all we really enjoy staying there. Its not a five star hotel but it has that Catalina charm we love and suits our needs perfectly.
Wouldn’t rent again
Location was good, home not ADA format. A step would be helpful. The drop was too big to enter the washroom so it was unusable for my stay. No handrails in the 3 step enteranxe while was unsafe and very difficult for me to enter and exit the property. The bottom lock broke on our 1st night locking us out of the house until the handy man got in through a window. We left Friday and the lock still was not fixed. We only could lock the front door via deadbolt. Noisy beds when you moved. Not the best experience sorry to say.
Such a cute little place! Perfect for us & our senior doggie!!
Would recommend to anyone - Small & intimate - Close to town - Owner very helpful & cooperative