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Dean and Tina Chrispen

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Paradise Penthouse Ocean Views Pool and Spa from $259

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Avalon Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This Home is privately owned and family operated. This home does not come with a golf cart, it is against city policy as to not compete with local rental companies. There are 2 and 3 night minimums for winter and summer, we do not rent for single nights. Also there is a 6 person limit per our rental license rules that we had to sign with the island, if you bring more than 6 people you will jeopardize our license and you will forfeit your security deposit, Please note that the association only heats the spa on the weekends during the winter months. We also just removed all the upstairs carpet so now the entire unit is hardwood floors! We also just added a portable wagon at the front door for your use to and from the market or the beach. While rarely needed this condo does not have air conditioning as is the norm on Catalina.

Located above of Santa Catalina's Quaint European Style City of Avalon this Split-Level Penthouse Suite is about a block or two from the Crescent Street Beach Walk and White Sandy Beaches; fine dining, fast food, street musicians, entertainment, SHOPPING and just plain fun! The Bahia Vista Condo development offers one of the few Pools and Spas on Catalina Island.

Panorama Views of the Ocean, Avalon Harbor, the City, and Hillside Canyons from All of the rooms and both Balconies.

Catalina is All About Island Lifestyle!

Try out the new Catalina Zipline and EcoTour Excursion, as well as the NEW Undersea Adventure…coming Spring of 2011! Take a bus or van ride up to the Airport in the Sky and have lunch and maybe…..see the California Bison (Buffalo) grazing in the fields below. Hike, walk, bike or obtain transportation to the center of the Island or to the far end development of Two Harbors.

Yes, this is a VACATION and the 'Island' awaits you with numerous activities such as Segway Tours of the City, swimming, boating, golfing, tennis, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, para-sailing, miniature golfing, glass-bottom boat rides, dinner cruises, shopping, fine restaurants, mountain biking and electric bike tours, Haunted Catalina Tours and so much more.

In the 1940s, 1950's and 1960's the Chicago Cubs used to hold 'Spring Training' in Avalon. Learn about Catalina’s history by visiting the Casino museum, and the Country Club Restaurant adjacent to the golf course, which features the original Chicago Cubs Clubhouse and locker rooms, as well as, numerous photographs of prior year Cubs baseball stars. It’s the only place in town to get a “great” cigar.

Find out which Movie Stars, dignitaries, Presidents and “lesser luminaries” walked the streets of Avalon and haunted the Catalina landscape in the early days of film making. The Museum will show you movies of the way Stars were born during the hayday of the movie studios…and where the “bodies” are buried…so to speak.

26 Miles Across the Sea…Santa Catalina Island is just a short 1-hour ferry boat cruise from Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach and Dana Point. You’ll enjoy your stay and the memories you make.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dean and Tina Chrispen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Dean and Tina Chrispen chose Los Angeles County

We have been vacationing in Avalon for a number of years and found just the right luxury condominium to eventually become our retirement home. We love Avalon and know you will come to love it too.

What makes this condo unique

This is an Upscale Condominium located in a beach community, just a short two block walk from the ocean and night life. There is a Pool and Spa on the premises and elevators to assist you for ingress and egress. Catalina Island is the ultimate West Coast Island vacation destination. Remember, it's just 26 miles across the sea...


based on 48 traveler reviews

Paradise Penthouse Ocean Views Pool and Spa from $259
average rating of 4.7708335 based on 48 reviews


  • 3 of 5

Thank you for the stay in your home. For the most part it was fine. A little dated in some respects. Master shower seems to have a crack in the floor. I was surprised that we did not have access to a washer/dryer within the condo. I didn't use the ones downstairs. The view was the most spectacular, the weather was outstanding! We love coming to the island every year. I was born there so for me it is always a home coming. The stairs are starting to be too much for us so we might look at the flats next year. Thanks again!

Julie Vella

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thanks for taking the time to review, I'm sorry you were unimpressed with our home, the steps can be challenging and that's why we show them in the pictures. The shower pan is not cracked but it does have a deep scratch in that just happed recently, not quit sure how though, anyway were glad you enjoyed the island. Sincerely, Dean and Tina
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Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property was in overall excellent condition and in an excellent location. The rooms were clean and spacious. We really enjoyed the view of Avalon and the harbor. The only minor drawback was that the beach chairs located on the balcony area were in poor condition and not really usable to take to the beach. Otherwise a very nice experience and we would certainly look to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very pleased with this vacation rental. The unit was very clean and well maintained. It had an open spacious feel and the perfect balcony to enjoy an evening glass of wine. We will definitely stay here again! Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ofelia, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and hope you will come again! Dean and Tina
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Very nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in this condo with 3 girlfriends. It is the perfect size for 4 people! Very nice, clean and comfortable. The view from the balcony is spectacular! I would highly recommend staying here. I just wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, We are so glad your and your girlfriends enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we hope you can stay longer next time! Dean and Tina
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Paradise in the Sky

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great location and beautiful penthouse. The views outside our balconies were amazing and Tina was such a great host. The town is quaint and fun with so many things to do like parasailing, zip lining, and touring the island in a golf cart. It did rain a little on Saturday, but it did not detour our fun. We spent the evening in the condo cooking and relaxing as well as soaking in the warm Jacuzzi.

We will definitely be back! Thank you Tina and Dean for allowing us to absorb the beauty of Catalina in your Paradise Penthouse!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home, thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we look forward to having you stay with us again! Dean and Tina
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Great condo with beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week in this comfortable and clean condo. The condo is just as pictured and described with a great view from both balconies. Dean and Tina are friendly and responsive to any needs that come up. The condo is updated and very spacious. We had a terrific week and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, I'm glad everything turned out good and you enjoyed your stay, we hope you can stay with us again! Dean and Tina
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Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Catalina Ferry (approx. 10 minute walk)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Avalon Beach and Pier (approx. 7 minutes walk)
Car: not necessary

Catalina Island Zip Line, Under Sea Adventure, Scuba Diving Park, Scuba Diving Boat Escursions, Fishing Boat Charters, Segway Tours of the City, Ghost Tours of Historic Avalon


Rates & Availability

Avalon Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday - Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housecleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

PAYMENT TERMS - To secure reservations/accommodations an Advance Payment Reservation Deposit of 50% is due at time of booking, and 50% is due 45 days prior to reservation.

CANCELLATION POLICY - A Thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellations on all reservations. Cancellations or changes that are made within thirty (30) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment.

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Avalon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) California King in the Master Bedroom and Flat Pannel TV . and Cable, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the second bedroom with Flat Panel TV and Cable, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible Sofa in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fireplace burns Presto Logs from Vons Grocery Store on Catalina Ave; most cell services work in town; Free Wi-Fi is provided in the condo, or use 'hot spots' downtown; walk two blocks to the beach, dining, night life and shopping. The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce website gives a complete list of everything you want to know about the island and things to do here!

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