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Marty Heim

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Super Clean, Balconies, read the reviews, toys included

142 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Avalon 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.


based on 142 traveler reviews

Super Clean, Balconies, read the reviews, toys included
average rating of 4.9225354 based on 142 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Vacation rental on Clarissa Ave is absolutely perfect...not one single thing in the negative column!!..... The positive column....FULL.....Clean, Location Location Location....Adorable, nicely stocked kitchen, the bed super comfy!! the French doors on both floors.... They were both open for an entire week. The toys are a bonus....except beware the smallest bike it doesn't shift well or maybe not at all and the brakes on the way down from the Wrigley Botanical Gardens ....a lil' scary....but everything else TOP NOTCH.....Thank You to Marty .. he is a very involved owner and you want for nothing by way of a comfortable stay and any of your questions and concerns answered ASAP...!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the yellow house and of course it was perfect. We love the location, the house itself which is cute, clean and comfortable, and the amazing owner who is super helpful and sweet. We are already excited for a return trip next year. Love you Catalina!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 24th Anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed how comfortable this location is to hang out in along with the views from the decks. At times we just wanted to stay in instead of going out because it's so comfortable. If you want to go out, it's close to everything. You definitely can't miss with all the toys available. We enjoyed kayaking and hanging out on the beach using the beach chairs & floaties -- didn't get up the nerve to try the SUP's -- maybe next time ;-)

Marty is great to deal with and very responsive if you have any questions. My husband was instantly jealous of how Marty has it going on with this location! We will definitely be back! Thank you, Marty!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location, best price, best rental!

  • 5 of 5

I've lost track of how long we have been renting Marty's place for our annual Catalina vacation - 5 years at least. And it's always great - the set up is awesome, from all the amenities he provides in the house, comfortable beds, big screen TV, not to mention the storage room of toys. This year we didn't get around to using the SUP's or kayaks, but the bikes, beach chairs, and umbrella we always use. The location couldn't be better - very convenient if you need to run back to the house for something. And yes, there is noisy traffic during the day, but who hangs out in the house all day when you are at the beach?? Most importantly, it is super quiet at night when you want to sleep. Marty is awesome to deal with - he is very responsive if you have questions, and always makes sure everything is perfect. My only complaint is that word is out on his place and every year we find we have to book earlier and earlier!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute and clean! Convenient location and toys included!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, we've decided to make this our home away from home every summer (for a few days)!

The house was completely adorable and super clean. Everything you needed was available, aside from the groceries. The super markets were conveniently located within a short distance and more importantly the beach and Boardwalk!

The house was overly accommodating with cable tv, wifi, board games, kayaks, bikes, beach chairs and sand toys! We utilized the kitchen daily, which free'd us up from spening too much money at restaurants.

Lastly, but very important; Marty is fantastic! Very nice and easy to communicate back and forth with. He was very accommodating and surpassed expectations of great customer service!

The yellow house was perfect for my family!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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
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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.


Rates & Availability

Avalon Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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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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Avalon 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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