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Great Ocean Views - Short walk to beaches, restaurants and shops

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths - Sleeps 12 - Fully Remodeled - Lovely Large Yard

This house was originally built in 1918. It is easy walking distance to the beach and features great views of the bay and open ocean. The house was fully remodeled in 2003. There are six bedrooms and four bathrooms, a large dining room with a table that easily seats 12, a full, well stocked kitchen, a large living room, sun porch, bonus room, Ratskellar, and laundry room. The yard includes a Catalina tile fountain, large redwood bench for sun-bathing and family gatherings, propane barbecue, two tables for outdoor dining and beautiful landscaping including lovely plumerias and succulents.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms. There is a suite with one bedroom with a king size bed, a full bathroom including tub with a shower and a bedroom with twin trundle beds (the beds can be converted to a king size bed). The other two bedrooms upstairs each feature a queen size bed and have a private powder room, with a sink and toilet. The kitchen, living room, dinining room and sun porch are also upstairs. There is an additional shower off the kitchen, just inside the back door of the house for easy access after a trip to the beach.

Downstairs there are two bedrooms each with a queen size bed. The bonus room with a mounted sword fish, television and an all house stereo system, the Ratskeller (German for a bar or restaurant located in a basement - this is yet another magnificent evening gathering spot), a bathroom with a shower, and the laundry room are also downstairs.

More Details

Liz Staff
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017

About Liz Staff

This house is a family home that is currently owned by four sibblings that were raised on Catalina island.

Liz Staff purchased this house in 1967

Why Liz Staff chose Los Angeles County

This home was passed to the current owners by their parents. The owners, their children and their grandchildren all cherish the house and enjoy frequent visits to this wonderful family treasure.

What makes this house unique

The large well appointed yard and the family gathering areas such as the sun porch, living room, dining room, bonus room and Raskeller make this a very unique vacation home. There are very few homes on the island that feature even a small yard, let alone a large yard with a view of the bay. The front corner of the yard offers a birdseye view of the bay and is a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or tea and evening cocktails and appetizers.


Avalon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This is an in suite bathroom with a sink and toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , This is an in suite bathroom with a sink and toilet
  • 1 full bath with a shower in the tub 1 1/4 bath with a sink and toilet 1 1/4 bath with a sink and toilet 1 3/4 bath with a shower stall 1 extra shower room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Twin trundle bed set can convert to King size bed
  • 1 bedroom with a king size bed 4 bedrooms with a queen size bed 1 bedroom with a twin trundle bed set to convert to king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Great Ocean Views - Short walk to beaches, restaurants and shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
San Clemente, CA 92672

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Avalon. This was our 6th year to spend a week in the Summer on Catalina. We have stayed in different locations in Avalon, but this was by far the nicest home. Located above the harbor, the view is fantastic, and the cool ocean breezes are wonderful. We has parents, grandparents, teens and youngsters.....and everyone had a grand time. The home is a short walk to Descanso Beach, where you can rent cabanas, floaties, and enjoy musical groups. The Casino movie theater is very close and there are tons of restaurants 5 minutes away(walking). Give yourself a treat when you visit Avalon and stay in this home. Happy traveling!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you all had a great time at our home and on Catalina Island!
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Great location to beach & town in this view home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our large family with young children to older grandparents and cousins. Enough room to have quiet time with a view, and let the children play games or watch TV in another room. Enjoyed the BBQ area outside and having the family dinners around the large table telling stories of the day, and making memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our home with your extended family! Liz
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Los Angeles, Long Beach and John Wayne airports
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Avalon Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Catalina Island Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
710 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Step Beach
Car: not necessary

Avalon has old world charm as well as many recreational activities for the entire family. The golf course was the first west of the Mississippi and it is located in a lovely canyon. There is a very fun, rustic, beautifully landscaped minature golf course.


Rates & Availability

Avalon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2017 Rental Rates
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

The $1,000 damage deposit is due upon booking. Any refund amount will be sent back within two weeks of departure. The damage deposit is in addition to the rental fee of $4,200. The rental fee of $4,200 must be received 18 days before arrival. The 12% room tax and the cleaning fee are included in the $4,200 per week rental fee.

Catalina island is currently under extremely strict water rationing. Our only source of water is reservoirs and a low capacity desalinization plant. Guests need to be very careful to use water sparingly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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