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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Are you ready to step into an island paradise located in Los Angeles county? If so, whether you arrive by air or sea, be prepared to enjoy what has been called “The most charming island get-away in all of North America.”

Mike, the Buffalo overlooks this enchanting home completely renovated to capture the “island vibe.” This home is a spacious 1275 square foot treasure with stunning 180-degree direct ocean views. In the day, you can watch the dolphins, seals, birds and boats while the evening brings the unapparelled view of the southern California coast alit from twenty-three miles across the pacific. Inside the home, vaulted ceilings and open floor plan offer an expansive living space with Ocean Views from three sets of French patio doors. Relax on the 150-inch Sectional Sofa while selecting one of 10,000 movies on hand from Netflix on the massive 65-inch Plasma TV. Read a book from our 'All Things Catalina' library, stream your own music or play what is provided through the blue tooth enabled stereo system. Many choose to BBQ or cook with the ocean breeze while enjoying the professionally decorated unit which incorporates brand top shelf furnishings with rare, antique and indigenous items such as original Catalina Pottery and tiled table.

We have taken great strides to make the home comfortable and hope you enjoy the 500-thread count bedding and Designer Towels. Stainless Steel Appliances accompany fine Marble and updated Faucets and Lighting fixtures throughout the kitchen and both bathrooms. Enjoy the blue Pacific from the game room a game table which has a full selection of board games and Murphy bed. Furnishings and bar-b-que sit under tiled deck on the patio. Washer and Dryer are present inside the unit. This unit along with unit next door unit take up the entire top of building four so you can rent both units for extended family and friends. In exchange for steps up to building four, these units both have elevated vaulted ceilings and amazing sprawling ocean views making the walk up well worth it! Please reference VRBO ID 497962 to view the neighboring unit.

This home is located in exclusive Hamilton Cove which boasts of a beach area, tennis, croquette, putting and tennis courts. Yet, if you are visiting Catalina, we recommend you get take our superior Brand New 2015 Yamaha Limo Cart into town and explore. You will be just minutes from the Descanso Beach Club where you can rent a Cabana or simply enjoy this fully wonderful beach club which offers beach lounge chairs as well as a bar and food. Many folks will hit the beach club after an exciting zip line experience or to simply enjoy an afternoon. We could go on and on about Catalina Island, but we think the Chamber of Commerce said it best in describing our beloved Island, “Catalina Island is a picture-perfect paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland just 22 miles away. The air is refreshing, the water is clear, the community is casual and friendly, and there’s not one traffic light on the whole Island. From the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors, experience the Island for yourself - explore the rugged back country where the buffalo roam, enjoy the most stylish in dining experiences, conquer the rush of thrilling adventures, and relax on the sand with the gentle rhythm of the ocean. When you’re on Island Time, you’re always having the time of your life.”

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More Details

Property Manager
Jenny Blaylock
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jenny Blaylock

This stunning home is managed by Simplicity Vacation Property Management, but the owners love to come to Catalina Island and partake in the island activities such as snorkeling, zip lining, hiking, etc. BUT they also love to eat! Catalina has some of the best food - be sure to try Big Olaf's ice cream and the Cheese Bread! Enjoy!

Jenny Blaylock purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jenny Blaylock chose Avalon

This unit has been completely remolded and all the furnishings have been purchased very carefully for this shows like a designer model. Our home is very open and comfortable...the way a vacation home should feel. Because it is 1275 square feet, unlike most other two bedrooms that are below 1000 square feet, you have room to unwind when staying with a family.

What makes this condo unique

While staying in Hamilton Cove many guests love to snorkel off our private beach as a family. Father and son can play basketball while Mother and daughter enjoy the play ground or look for sea glass at the beach. Please enjoy the pool and spa and mini golfing as a family. Also, feel free to take advantage of the work-out facilities or just relax on the patio while enjoying the spectacular view. If you want to leave, this unit comes with a really nice golf cart that will take you anywhere you need to go on the island.


Avalon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • • Bedroom 1 • Convertible bed(s) • King Bed in master bedroom, Queen size pillow top Queen mattress in Murphy bed in guest game room and Queen sofa sleeper in Living Room of home.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Both the Front room and Master bedroom have new, large flat screen TVs, Netflix provided for extensive Television enjoyment. Extensive Reading Library with books relating to Catalina Island. Our unit can sleep a large family very comfortable with a King bed in the large Master bedroom, a murphy Queen bed in the guest room, in addition to a queen sleeper in the family room's oversized 150 inch couch. Washer and Dryer located inside the unit....many other units do not have Washer and Dryers inside unit.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

Amazing Views!!

  • 5 of 5

This place did not disappoint!! Great view and clean property. The golf cart was an added bonus that came in handy to explore the island. Overall we would be happy to come back again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best of all places I have stayed and I have stayed in many.

  • 5 of 5

I have visited dozens of vrbo properties on Catalina and all over country and I am going to call this my favorite. Hamilton is only place one should stay on the Island and this is only unit one should stay in Hamilton. The ad says one bedroom but it really had two. The golf cart is one of the big 6 person types and is almost new. The unit is incredibly clean, the view are direct ocean. It is decorated in true island spirit and Jenn as a dream to deal with.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Rancho Relaxo. As some of the other reviews mentioned, there are a lot of stairs to get to this unit, so my mother and mother in law who are both in their 60s were not thrilled at that part, but the view was well worth it and the accommodations were perfectly comfortable for our group. Use of the 6 passenger golf cart was a nice bonus and very easy to operate.

We would definitely consider staying here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Climb 4 stories! Needs work!

  • 3 of 5

Was expecting 5 star, got 3.5! Windows, doors need replaced, half won't close or open, very beat up, food left in fridge, freezer, washer and dryer full of towels and sheets, furniture in the master closet? Needs paint and window treatments. Would be nice with about 25k of work, had to change light bulbs, and work to try to get windows closed. Nice size, stocked kitchen appliances, washer,Dryer disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views - Cute Condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Tuesday through Friday this past week at the condo. It has beautiful views. We stayed with our 1 year son. The condo has drop down steps throughout so I had to constantly hold my son so he didn't fall. The other Minor down side is the shared balcony, there isn't a partition so privacy felt non existent while outside. The golf cart cover constantly unhooked while driving, that needs a little TLC. We had Tons of fun driving the golf cart around. There's a deer family we encountered, so much fun. The weather was perfect. Loved the tub and the decor was pleasing to the eye. The condo is about 60 stairs up, great for exercise. Enjoyed having a washer and driver so I didn't have to lug dirty clothes back on to the helicopter. Visited the pool one day and only 1 person there, very peaceful during the week here.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable stay. Clean. Enjoyed the place with my son and his girl friend. If you r disabled, this is not the place for you due to the stairs. Carting groceries up would have been tough if my son and his girl friend were not with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Hamilton Cove is a resort like condominium unit. On the property of Hamilton Cove you can enjoy working out in a state of the art gym with ocean views. This gym has a spa and massage services available. The club house is adjoined with a large family pool and jacuzzi overlooking to private beach. The beach has sand volleyball, a playground for the kids, BBQs and a basketball court - all on the water with gorgeous views! The property also has tennis courts, boche ball, croquet and a full sized mini golf course. Aside from dining, there is no reason to leave the property!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

20% premium for Holidays and Special Event weekends with 3 night minimum

No Pets Please
Children are welcome with no additional charges

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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