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Marty Heim

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Super Clean, Balconies, read the reviews, toys included

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Hamilton Cove Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

If you want to be in the heart of town and walk anywhere this is it. It is on the first block, steps to the sand and steps to any restaurant or bar. Right next door to the Catalina Island Conservancy so easy if you want a tour or event. Two nice decks, you can have a drink and enjoy the views or people watch. All newly redone, nice everything. Sound throughout along with flatscreen bluray and mp3 dock. It technically is a one bedroom but it is 1100 sq ft with two euroloungers that fold out and all bedding/towels included. This is a fun place to go and you will love it, we do.

NEW POLICY, NO REFUND DUE TO CANCELLATION. Sorry, it was getting to be a pain in the neck. VRBO does offer travel insurance.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach casita, condo, apartment, centrally located, walking distance, downtown

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marty Heim (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Marty Heim chose Los Angeles County

Always loved the Island, the best memories are here.

Did a total remodel very recent. Everything is in great shape, read the reviews. Everybody loves this place.

What makes this villa unique

Includes 2 Kayaks, 2 SUPs, 4 Bikes, two sets of golf clubs, umbrella, cart to carry stuff to beach or market, 4 beach chairs and kid sand toys.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(137 traveler reviews)
Super Clean, Balconies, read the reviews, toys included
average rating of 4.9197083 based on 137 reviews

Perfect little paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time in Marty's charming, well equipped house. The bed and couches were all very comfortable. It is conveniently located a block from the beach, shops and restaurants. His toy closet full of bikes, kayaks, chairs, floaties etc. was amazing and can't wait to use them next time. Marty was prompt in returning my texts too. Definitely booking for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, wonderful balconies with water views. All amenities you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place. Great location 1/2 block from beach. Loved kicking back on the balcony with a cold drink and a good book. Big comfy bed, slept great every night. Big screen tv with access to Netflix, etc and a library of DVDs available. Plus any possible beach/water tot you could ask for: chairs, floaties, kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, sand toys. And bikes!!!

Marty sent us fantastic directions about how to get in, where everything was, and tips for where to go on the island. I texted him with a minor problem about the tv remote control and he called me back immediately and resolved the issue. Cannot recommend more highly!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burbank, CA

Best Deal in Avalon!

  • 5 of 5

The Yellow House was gorgeous! Marty is the best host. He was great to communicate with before, during and after our stay. And the price for the rental was the best in town.

The house has two balconies, plenty of space and two full bathrooms. A nice open kitchen and an "island on wheels" made it really easy for cooking.

Marty has spent a lot of time upgrading the home. Beautiful tile floors and stairs. Modern decor. Two convertible couches/futons that are comfortable to sleep on, and a memory foam bed, which was fantastic!

The house has a keypad lock or key lock. The keypad is great for when you go out to the beach, kayak, snorkle etc. You don't have to worry about taking along the keys and losing them.

The house is not far from the beach so it's not really necessary to beach camp with the crowds. A short walk down and you're at the water. A short walk back and you're at the house, on the balcony enjoying the sun and scene and cocktails.

The best part was the "Toy Room," with two paddleboards, kayaks, bikes and floaties.

The location is perfect. Avalon is small but many things are just around the corner from the house: golf cart rental, Pancake Cottage, Luau Larry's, and the large courtyard where you can catch the inner island tour buses. There's also a decent Mexican restaurant practically next door, a deli and a coffee place & bar on the corner. Vons is just a street over and Marty has a Vons club card to use to receive the discounted prices on items.

As previously stated, Marty was great to communicate with. Every message was answered.

I've been coming to Catalina since I was a baby. I now have a new place to stay! Thanks again, Marty.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Toyroom was a pleasent suprise

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 stayed for 5 days. Great location, beautifully updated. The relatively smaller size of the unit is perfectly offset by the smart furnitures and the two spacious balconies with side ocean view.

The toyroom was a very pleasant surprise. Bikes, beach toys, anything you need for a great vacation. Highly recommended. We are planning to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Overall - Fantastic! Location, balconies, space, and have to mention the toys

  • 5 of 5

Glad we chose to go VRBO and this location for our adventure to Catalina Island.

Marty's place is right in town with balconies which is perfect for relaxing and people watching. We mostly ate in with no problems as the grocery stores were nearby and the kitchen more than stocked with the right equipment. We had thought about taking a tour but decided against it as Marty's "toys" became our focus - bikes for riding, kayaks for exploring the harbor, and chairs for hanging out on the beach. We never got to trying the paddle boards!

4 of us - 2 adults and 2 teenagers (17 & 18) had plenty of room with a full bed and two conversion couches. Two full bathrooms too!

Communication with Marty was fantastic throughout - from the beginning inquiry to after we left.

If we ever get back to Catalina Island, this location will be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

First Time to Catalina

  • 4 of 5

The rental itself is amazing! Loved having the 2nd and 3rd stories as our living quarters. All new appliances, two bathrooms and plenty of room for my husband and I and our two children to enjoy the rental. It was clean and comfortable. We loved having the bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks. The location to the center of town and the grocery stores was perfect. What I didn't realize is that it had no AC and only one fan and it was hot while we were there. But, because the living quarters were on the 2nd and 3rd stories, we could open the patio doors and windows and get a breeze going through. I also didn't realize that this rental is on the very first road that people drive on when they first arrive in Catalina. So, because we had the doors and windows open, it was loud from the vehicles and golf carts. We still made the best of it and had a great time! We swam in the ocean everyday, the kids zip-lined, we rented a golf cart and did the loop around Avalon that took us to the high places that we didn't want to walk to, we had $1 tacos at the Sandtrap, we visited the Wrigley Botanical Gardens and Descanso Beach, snorkeled in Lover's Cove, took a sunset sail, shopped, went to a movie in the historic Casino (Tuesday night is $8 night), watched the sunrise and the sunset. It was a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Included with the rental is two single man Kayaks, 4 bikes and two stand up paddleboards. You have to carry them to the beach which is less than a block. You have to be responsible to know how to use them, I am not offering any instruction. There are life vests but no helmets. Nice new stuff, and also includes beach chairs and an umbrella, two sets of golf clubs.


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Hamilton Cove Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 15 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

I am negotiable on the payment structure but if you don't ask I'll request 1/2 then the other 1/2 whenever VRBO sends out the request which is probably 30 days prior to travel. If its a month or less then just one payment. Please use the eCheck option or let me know so I can ad 3% for the credit card choice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Hamilton Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Super comfortable
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
This property is located on the first block in Avalon, you can walk anywhere. The 4th of July parade goes right in front of the place. There are two nice decks with views of the harbor and the ocean and look directly across to the Wrigley Mansion. City lights at night and a short walk to your favorite Bars and Restaurants. This place was recently totally remodeled and has not been rented until now. We are right next door to the Catalina Island Conservancy so very convenient for tours.

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