This ocean-themed, light-filled 1-bedroom luxury villa at Hamilton Cove in Avalon on beautiful Santa Catalina Island INCLUDES A GOLF CART (valued at $40+ per hour in town!). FREE WIFI, BBQ with propane included. Looks out from the bedroom, living room and patio over the peaceful ocean, private beach, pool, spa and workout room all just about 100 steps away! Grill shrimp and veggies for dinner on the mood-lit patio, the lights of the mainland faint in the distance. Master Suite features luxurious pillow-top king sleep comfort with a wake-up call from the vivid sunrise! Bathroom features two entries, double sinks, tub and shower combo with detachable flex shower head. Accommodates up to four guests, two on the sleeper sofa with a brand new memory foam mattress. Full kitchen, all linens provided; built-in fully-lighted ironing board. Cheery color scheme featuring Catalina and ocean-themed art, plus all amenities mentioned (plus mini-golf) make this the perfect getaway at a great value! PS - Unlike some big companies, we are proud to charge only what our cleaning company charges us with nothing tacked on, and no other fees from us. (The service fee you'll see is charged by VRBO.) We look forward to having you stay with us! -- Mel and Leslie
Luxury 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (two entries), Sleeps 4
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 21, 2018
About Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie
Mel Dinkel and Leslie Baer Dinkel met on non-other than Santa Catalina Island. A few years later, we were married at Descanso Beach (highly recommended!) in Avalon. Catalina holds so many memories for us, and since we are not on the Island all the time, we wanted to create an 'affordable luxury' accommodation where people could make their own memories! Since lots of families come to Catalina, it had to be fun -- thus, 'La Casa Sirena' (The Mermaid House) which includes both Catalina and Mermaid themes. And now, we have two locations: This one at Hamilton Cove which accommodates up to 4, AND La Casa Sirena at Bahia Vista A-05 which accommodates 6! We wanted this property to be romantic for couples, and so, we added a super-comfortable KING bed, and a barbecue and lighting to take full advantage of the patio where while dining you will enjoy sweeping ocean views. In short, we wanted our properties to be comfortable enough to be our home away from home, and yours too!
Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Your Hosts, Mel and Leslie chose Avalon
Our properties are well-accommodated and conveniently located. No big firms, no outrageous extra fees. Our units are our now privately managed and an excellent value!
What makes this Villa unique
Multiple condos in this complex make it perfect for family reunions or gatherings of friends. And of course, a GOLF CART comes with this unit, In addition: Secluded, pool, spa, workout room, mini-golf, private beach! We love it, and we know you will too!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
More than we could have hoped for!
OMG, where do I begin. I'm not a big fan of writing reviews, frankly too much work LOL but I MUST write a review of our recent stay at Hamilton Cove on Catalina. First, it was a special occasion, my wife's 60th birthday. We considered lots of options including Japan for something as special as the big 60! We decided to keep it simple and go someplace local, Catalina. This was our first trip to the island. Second, Mel and Leslie are wonderful hosts/owners. They sent personal welcome emails that made us feel like more than just "renters/vacationers". Kevin, the maintenance, caretaker guy was fantastic, We went out Saturday morning and came back around lunch time and found a bottle of champagne on the dinner table! He knew it was my wife's birthday, what a thoughtful gesture! Next the golf cart, WOW, it made all the difference in the world! we explored the entire island. We went into town Friday night and there was live music in one of the squares and people (including us) were dancing in the square. There was an event at the Casino and lots of folks were dressed in 50-60's attire and dancing right along with us, it was awesome; what a magical time for such a special occasion. The home was great. Fully equipped with anything you would need, the view was breathtaking! The bed was soooo comfortable. Everyone was so friendly, when you passed someone going the other direction in their golf cart everyone would wave....did I mention the golf cart! Oh, we arrived on Friday and on Saturday our 28 year old son and his girl friend joined us; they were blown away! They had so much fun right along with us. Just seeing how much fun they had and hearing all the great things they had to say made the whole trip that much more special....we could not have had a better experience if we would have been able to write it down before hand, in fact we never could have imagined it being so great! I would definitely recommend Catalina Island and especially Mel and Leslie to any would be traveler! AWESOME! oh, did I mention the golf cart! They rent for $45 an hour if you happen to choose a hotel instead of renting from Mel and Leslie so you could still get around, we hope to go back again.
We couldn't be more pleased about your experience in our vacation home, and the overall experience on Catalina Island for your wife's 60th birthday. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope you will visit and continue to make special memories with us over the years!
Leslie and Mel
Wonderful location to stay!
We had a wonderful time. Location was great. Nice and quiet.
Our first trip to Catalina Island and it did not disappoint. Gorgeous views from all over especially from the condo patio. The Pacific was crystal clear and surprisingly calm. The golf cart is a must to get around so many thanks to the owners for having that available. Very comfortable bed, well stocked kitchen that we used for dinners. This unit was very clean and fresh. We were sad to have to leave, but we will return.
The owners are very good at communicating with you before your stay and we were very well prepared before we arrived on the island. Thank you for opening up your spot in paradise.
A memorable experience for our family
We spent three nights at this beautiful condo and very much enjoyed everything it has to offer. The view is spectacular and you can enjoy it from every spot, even the bathroom! :o) The bed was extremely comfortable and having 2 sinks in the bathroom was very convenient. Sitting on the balcony for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just to watch the boats go by, was truly a relaxing experience. Even though you may see your neighbors on either side of the balcony, access is cut off by each unit's BBQ and/or patio furniture and therefore you have complete privacy when you are inside the home. The kitchen is ample and the round dining table is perfect not only for meals but for game nights with your family, although we played many rounds of cards on the balcony. Hamilton Cove is really the place to be in Catalina, away from the crowds and with impeccable grounds and luxurious amenities. We brought a putter and a couple of golf balls and enjoyed the 18 hole putting green on the property. The beach on the property is small and rocky, but a great spot nonetheless to admire the expanse of the ocean; there were some people snorkeling and seemed to really enjoy the spot. The pool was absolutely immaculate, as was the spa and the workout room. The golf cart was the icing on the cake and a must when staying at Hamilton Cove. We explored Avalon and enjoyed a couple of meals at the locals' favorite--and for good reason--Buffalo Nickel in Pebbly Beach (right next to where you will be fueling up the golf cart before you leave--please notice their service hours!). We did not mind the 60 or so steps to get up to the golf cart, in fact, it was a good way to get a light workout a couple of times a day. We must admit that we did not walk down to the swimming pool but instead took the cart first to the putting green and then to the pool; you will find parking spaces for the cart at both locations, as well as the beach. The owners were always extremely prompt in responding to our many questions from the time of our first inquiry to our check-in, and everything was in working order. The sofa bed was a little creaky and maybe a bit tired but perfectly fine for our 9-year-old son. We would go back in a heartbeat! Thanks Leslie and Mel!
The owners were great, and the room is great. And oh ya, the view is out of this world! The included golf cart made it the perfect mini vacation.
Beautiful waterfront Condo
MY boyfriend and I stayed here for four nights. The location was great as it was out of the main stream of down town Avalon. The condo overlooks the ocean from the bedroom, and living room and the outdoor patio of was a delight for early morning coffee and evening cocktails. The condo is very comfortable and quite! It is just what we were looking for. This was my first time using VRBO and was not disappointed. We would stay at this condo again on our next trip to Catalina - as it was very romantic. One word of advice is the stairs. We were not aware of having to walk up and down three flights of stairs --- but we looked at it as getting additional exercise in several times a day. The unlimited use of the golf cart was an added bonus!! Shelley
The most visited tourist destination on Catalina Island is the city of Avalon, and La Casa Sirena Hamilton Cove 2-40 is a luxury villa located in a quite, gated community. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the mainland behind, Hamilton Cove is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year-round Mediterranean climate, it’s the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.
While in Avalon just a stroll or short drive in your included golf cart from Hamilton Cove, visitors enjoy swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, shopping, strolling the museum and art galleries, a day at a spa, guided sightseeing tours or renting golf carts to explore the city on their own. You can also zip line, 'SNUBA,' tube, stand-up paddleboard -- or, just lay on the beach!
Avalon’s beachfront is lined with South Beach, Middle Beach and Step Beach—all are conveniently located in the center of town and within easy walking distance of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and land activities.
The Descanso Beach Club, located on your way to Avalon, is another place to enjoy the sun, lounge on the beach, snorkel, kayak, cruise around on stand up paddle board, or swim in the crystal clear water. With new Cabanas and lounge chairs available you get the ultimate in beach relaxation. Restrooms, outdoor showers, dressing rooms and chair/umbrella rentals are available. This private beach also offers a seaside bar and restaurant in Avalon, so you can dine and enjoy your beverage with your feet in the sand. Or, enjoy the private beach at Hamilton Cove!
Another activity is to head outside the city gate to the beautiful interior of Catalina Island. One of the unique guided tours will provide you with history and amazing views of the undeveloped outback of the Island. Or explore the isolated coves, secluded beaches, miles of hiking trails, beautiful plants and native animals that abound just outside of Avalon.
Additional information about rental rates
You may cancel 60 days prior to arrival and receive a full refund, less a $75.00 administrative fee, or 30 days prior to arrival and receive a 50% refund less a $75.00 administrative fee. We regret that we are unable to process refunds for cancellations within 30 days of arrival. If your plans are tentative, we strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance. Thank you for your understanding.