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

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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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. 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 a Graco Pack N Play including bedding, and plenty of baby and kid toys and books. Everything you need for the beach is here, too - chairs, umbrella, sand toys and floats for the kids 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kathy Arman and Linda Hayes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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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. The photo above is our winning entry in the 2013 July 4 golf cart parade!

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

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the Summer Love Cottage! The home is very well stocked and the decor is perfect for a beach home. The set up is very spacious for an Avalon home. We had a fun and relaxing family vacation at the Summer Love Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a Catalina getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four couples stayed at the cottage for Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time and the house was a total hit. The location is ideal...five minute walk from the ferry...2 minutes to town restaurants & bars...5 minutes to the golf course. The house was comfortable for the eight of us. The living room was spacious and breezy, but the hit was the rooftop deck, which is ideal for sunset drinks, grilling, and hanging out. We'd definitely love to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun and hope you will be back!
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Fantastic house and an amazing island!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place and Catalina is spectacular ... it was the perfect setting for my 50th birthday celebration! Kathy and Linda's roomy cottage is the epitomy of "beach house" in terms of the decor, the big windows and especially the rooftop deck oh my =) Not that you ever want to leave, but there are so many fun activities to partake in ... be sure to rent a golf cart and tour the island, visit the botanical gardens and the Wrigley memorial, bike to Descanso Beach Club for fruity frozen drinks, and definitely take time to do the "garden to sky" hike if you can ~ amazing views of the island and the gorgeous pacific ocean ... I highly recommend a visit!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Comfortable Casual Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Summer Love Cottage during a weekend in April for a wedding. It slept 6 very comfortably - every couple had their own room! The Summer Love Cottage has everything a normal home would have from towels, beach toys, and games/puzzles to a crock pot and blender. It's location is perfect; a two minute walk from the boardwalk and set back just enough from the noise. The key is the beautiful roof top deck, which was the perfect accompaniment to our morning cups of coffee and cold beers in the afternoon.

Linda and Kathy were very helpful and sent all the information regarding the house/check-/check-out before we arrived. They even let us check-in early since the house was not occupied before our stay. Those of you who know Catalina, know that the ferries only get in at certain times, so figuring out what to do with your luggage is important. This solved the problem.

Additionally, we got stuck on the island due to Gale Force Winds. No boats would make the trip back to the mainland until the next day. Kathy was very responsive and worked with us to help us extend our stay in the house. The house has a policy in their contract that if something like this happens, the extra night is half off the original price. Worked great for us and we were able to enjoy another day in Paradise!

A great home! I highly recommend it and plan to go back!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family fun!

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and our spouses had a wonderful time at the Summer Love Cottage. The accommodations couldn't have been better. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed to have a fantastic visit on Catalina Island. The best part was the location, location, location. We walked everywhere. Linda and Karen were so easy to work with from day one. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your cottage, we will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family had a great time and hope you will be back again!
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Great Avalon get-away

  • 4 of 5

Very well located to downtown and the pier, clean, comfortable, great roof deck!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan. - March 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 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
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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