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Summer Love Cottage - Perfect Catalina Vacation Home! Sleeps 8.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Classic Catalina cottage with big, sliding windows and plenty of room to relax in the spacious living room and awesome deck! Beautifully decorated in a warm beach theme with colorful artwork, accessories and comfortable furniture throughout. Perfect for a couples getaway or extended family trip - 2 flat screen tvs, wi-fi, dining table and game table, fully stocked kitchen, BBQ, and ideally located in the heart of Avalon on Claressa Avenue - just 3 flat blocks to the beach, restaurants and shops. This is the place to get away from it all!

The first bedroom has a queen-sized bed, the second bedroom has a sturdy bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and twin bed on top, the third bedroom has a queen bed and there is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room (with a new memory foam mattress). Summer Love Cottage is completely furnished, including all linens and towels.

You'll enjoy the 50-inch flat screen TV HDTV/HDMI DVR w/Netflix capability (another flat screen tv is in the master bedroom, also with DVD/VCR), ceiling fans, cozy fireplace, IPOD music system, DSL high speed wireless internet (also available with a modem for Ethernet connection). We also have some toys and books for the kids. Everything you need for the beach is here, too - chairs, umbrella, sand toys, floats and large towels. **Condition and number of beach items not guaranteed.

An off-season visit to Catalina Island will remind you of the way vacations used to be, long sunny days and cool evenings. Plenty of time to do as little or as much as you please. This is a perfect time to relax over-worked minds and bodies. Relax with a good book by the fireplace, stroll along the boardwalk, take a tour into the interior of the island or simply do nothing at all.

Keywords: Catalina Island, Santa Catalina Island, Catalina Beach house, Catalina cottage, Catalina island rental, Avalon, Rent a house in Catalina, Rent a house on Catalina Island

More Details

Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes

Summer Love Cottage is the realization of a family dream to own a vacation home on Catalina Island. We all grew up coming here on family boats and even owned a mooring at one time but now are landlubbers! A mother-daughter team manages the home.

Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes purchased this house in 2009

Why Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes chose Los Angeles County

We loved the cottage look, the spacious front room for family gatherings and those big windows. They had been painted shut for decades and after much work, we were able to get them to slide open again!

What makes this house unique

Eight people fit easily in the living room and there are two tables so one can be used for playing games or doing a puzzle. Large kitchen makes it easy to cook for the family and the deck is a perfect place for an outdoor meal. The dining room table seats 6, the game table 4 and the deck table 8.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hanging out on the upper patio and bbqing.....2 minute walk to the beach. Big enough home to allow for family relaxation. Amazing. A wonderful home away from home. The whole family had a chance to relax and enjoy each other. Such an amazing trip. Thank you!
Jun 2012
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Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack N Play with bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beach Chairs, Umbrella, Beach toys and floats, Towels, Etc.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Summer Love Cottage - Perfect Catalina Vacation Home! Sleeps 8.
average rating of 4.785714 based on 51 reviews
Los Angeles

Beautiful place with perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at the house. Very central to the town and just a couple blocks from the beach. We walked with our luggage from the harbor and it was about 10-15 minutes. Plenty of space in the house and the deck is a major plus. The owners are lovely, instructions were easy, and I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time at our house and on the island! You made my day by calling me lovely :) and can I say...right back at ya! Come back to Catalina soon.
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Loved staying here

  • 5 of 5

Great house that had all the essential things we needed. The owner was very accomdating and easy to communicate with. Would definitely recommended this spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Summer Love Cottage and had a wonderful weekend on the island. Hope you will be back!
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Beautiful Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation spot for a weekend away or a week with the family. It's a short walk from the boat landing and close to the main boardwalk. The rooftop deck is perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or having an afternoon bbq. The house is well stocked and very comfortable. I'd recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Summer Love Cottage in March of 2017. The common area had plenty of room for six adults to spread out, sleep, and cook meals. Two bathrooms suited our needs just fine. The roof deck was very nice, and gave us an added space for hanging out. Plenty of seating, cookware, and serving ware for a family meal. Easy walk to everything. Hoping to talk the group into going back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well maintained and the location was fantastic, walking distance to everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun on your Spring Break getaway! Hope you will be back to the island soon!
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Comfortable cottage style home on Catalina!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Summer Love Cottage recently and it was just as described. The living/dining room were very spacious and the rooms had enough space for everyone to be comfortable. Having two bathrooms was nice, since there were five of us. The home was clean and all of the amenities listed on the website were what we found upon arrival. Linda and Kathy were kind enough to allow us to check out late since no one was checking in that same day, so we were able to hang out at the house until our boat left the island. That was a HUGE plus. They were also very responsive via text and replied to any questions we had very quickly. I'd highly recommend staying here if you need a place to stay on Catalina Island!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for the great review! We are so happy you had a nice time and that the late check out added to your vacation. Hope to see you again!
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New activities on the island include a Zip line, an Underwater Walking Tour, Rock Climbing Wall and Paddle boarding.


Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

If Catalina Express/Flyer cancels boat transportation TO the island due to weather, your stay is not refundable. You may extend your trip, if the house is available, or the the monies paid may be applied to an equal number of days within one year, subject to availability.
If Catalina Express/Flyer cancels boat transportation FROM the island and you are "stranded", you will be charged 1/2 of the nightly rate for any additional nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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