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Amazing Value in Hamilton Cove,CATALINA WITH ZERO STEPS and Golf Cart

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Spacious villa located just steps away from the ocean, in a building that is the closest to the water, that one can be, in the Cove. The 1109 sq ft villa houses a master suite with a full bath, and a second bedroom right across the hall from the second bath with NEW SHOWER VALUES AND FIXTURES in both baths, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. French doors open from the living room to a private balcony. In addition one can use the second private balcony off of the master suite. Enjoy the limited ocean views from both the balconies. Take a quick walk to the beach and feel that sand between your toes! The villa may be accessed by using the walkway and elevator at the end of the building or by walking up the ramp (no steps) to the front door. A shared laundry room is one level below, to provide all the conveniences of home. Take advantage of the free wireless internet. Lay back on the over-sized sofa in the spacious living room, select one of 10,000 movies on hand from Netflix and indulge on the 55inch LG 3D TV.

Rental of a vacation home in Hamilton Cove includes use of the community’s amenities (pool, spa, health club, 18-hole putting course, tennis courts, croquet court, sand volleyball court and beach area with built in barbecues and picnic tables). Some restrictions may apply. Occupants subject to Hamilton Cove Homeowners Association Rules & Regulations.

November 1 -May 31 Winter Rate

June 1 - Oct 31 Summer Rate

20% premium charged for all holidays and event weekends

mandatory occupancy tax of 12% charged to City of Avalon

departure clean fee of $150

security deposit of $500 No Pets Please

2 night minimum (3 night during summer and special events/holidays)

children welcome at no additional fee

+++ Is this a good value? Catalina Golf Cart Rental Charges $80-$120 per hour to rent a golf cart alone, so 8 hours of cart use would cost between $640 and $960. Hamilton Cove Villa and is one of the only condo complexes that allows the owner's to provide cart usage during their guest visits.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Lamont

Since visiting Catalina Island over 20 years ago, I've always dreamt of owning anything on the Catalina Island. Allow me to share my dream with.

Lamont purchased this condo in 2012

Why Lamont chose Los Angeles County

This building is the closet to the beach you can get. With zero steps to climb to get to the front door, its convenient and comfy for people from 2 to 8. With two PRIVATE (non shared) balconies, you can truly enjoy your privacy.

What makes this condo unique

Two entries into the unit, one from the Kitchen/Livingroom and another from the master suite, so mom and dad can respark the romance in complete privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lamont I just wanted to thank you again for your beautiful place and the whole family and friends had a time of our lives. Weather was a perfect 10!


Yes! It's was a five out of five!!
Mar 2013
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Avalon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Amazing Value in Hamilton Cove,CATALINA WITH ZERO STEPS and Golf Cart
average rating of 4.52 based on 51 reviews

Hamilton Cove is awesome!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family visit to Hamilton Cove on Catalina Island. The property is as described: close to the beach though no ocean view, spacious accommodations, and a golf cart for six included! We had minor plumbing issues while we were there but the on-island help was prompt and effective. The unit has a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. We'd go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation condo rental

  • 5 of 5

Great amenities within the rental that include the BBQ, pans, dishes, cooking amenities, and even a fishing pole. Very close to the beach for volleyball as well as to swim in ocean, and a quick walk to the pool and Jacuzzi. Very clean and nice furniture as well as large two bedroom, two bath, with comfortable couch. The six person golf cart is very valuable when you have a group larger than four due to Hamilton Cove restrictions on only four people to standard golf cart (4/5 seater). Owner answered phone calls and messages very timely. Would recommend this to anyone who is looking to stay in Hamilton Cove.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bugs, Noisy and Rundown

  • 1 of 5

We were extremely dissatisfied with this property. Nothing was as it was presented and we have pictures of everything listed below and would be happy to share with anyone that has questions.

The issues we had were as follows:

1. Lamont never completed the paperwork required for my family to get into Hamilton Cove. I send him two e-mails reminding him and he never followed up. When we got to the gate, they would not let us in and made us wait a half an hour until they could contact him.

2. The condo was extremely hot and stuffy. There condo is situated a way in that there is no breeze or airflow. There was one fan for two bed rooms, the living room and the kitchen. Needless to say one old fan was worthless for this amount of space and number of rooms.

3. Their is no view, except for the other condos and golf carts.

4. There is absolutely no privacy. The front balconies of the condos next door look directly into your bedrooms and family room.

5. The condo kitchen is filled with ants. When we arrived the first night, there were ant trails which we sprayed with ant killer. Thank God there was ant spray, but it's obviously a common problem since it was readily available. On would think the place would be cleaned for arriving guests. Then, the morning after we arrived, there were more ant trails from under the oven and from the wall behind the coffee pot.

6. The beds are like rocks, you would be better off sleeping on the floor.

7. When we arrived, the condo did not have all of its towels, to which Lamont left a message stating, I'm sorry they aren't there, but my cleaning lady couldn't get there in time, so she, Rosie, will be bringing them by tomorrow.

8. The toilet seat in the master bathroom is cracked and the door does not lock.

I am surprised the home owners association hasn't made him clean the place up.


  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm not sure why your experience was such and negative one. I love staying in the unit when I come and so have the other over 300 guest that have stayed in the unit over the past 3 years that we've owned it. Have a fantastic week and take care.
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5 1

Amazing house over looking the ocean. Pictures do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Great host, super tidy, perfect location. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, but wouldn't return.

  • 2 of 5

This was our first time renting a condo in Catalina versus staying at a hotel. Hamilton Cove is a bit of a drive from the town. It was about $22 for a taxi from the boat dock.

When we got into the room it smelled very strong like cleaner; however after spending some time in the condo it was obvious it wasn't very clean. There was hair in the shower and the floors were dirty. Overall it felt a bit grubby.

We quickly discovered that there was only 3 bath towels (for 6 people). We called the number for the property manager and it went straight to voicemail. We did end up getting more towels within a few hours.

When we were getting ready to put the kids to bed we realized there were no extra sheets for the pull out bed and zero pillow cases on any of the beds. I called again..voicemail again. A couple hours later I emailed the owner. We heard nothing back from anyone until after 9am the next morning. Then around noon we got some pillow cases.

Additional negatives were the constantly running toilet in the main hall, ants EVRYWHERE, limited kitchenware (no measuring cups or spoons), no soap in the bathroom, LOUD (if you leave the windows open at night because you're right above the street where the golf carts are parked), no ocean view, early checkout, and to top it all off we got blamed for breaking something that was already broken when we got there.

The few positives were the fun golf cart, the comfy couch, the TV that had Netflix, and Hamilton Cove in general.

In summary...would stay at Hamilton Cove again, but not at this place and definitely with an ocean view.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was unfortunate that the property manager was on holiday during your stay, she had her staff filling in during that time. We never want to leave anyone with a negative view of the island, the complex nor our unit. Give me a call sometime so we can talk more about your experience. Cheers!
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time! The condo was just the right size for the six of us! and the view was amazing! And having the golf cart was great help as well! Thanks for the stay! i Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Catalina Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Descanso Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Catalina Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Descanso Beach Club
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Hamilton Cove beach

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

Avalon Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non Peak
Nov 9 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fouth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Management Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

November 1 -May 31 Winter Rate of $299 ($1,593 per week = 6 nights)
June 1 - Oct 31 Summer Rate of $399 ($2,155 per week = 6 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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