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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House! Best Views! Best Location!

28 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Los Angeles County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The GRISHAM HOUSE: AVALON'S ONLY WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE!

You can throw a stone into the water from our spacious 65 FOOT WIDE wrap around deck with SPECTACULAR, sweeping views across the harbor, the town, the beach and the ocean. This is the ideal place for dining, drinks, entertaining, sunbathing, playing cards or simply watching the world go by. You'll never want to leave!

We are superbly located just steps away from the beaches, shopping, restaurants, bars and all the recreational activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, parasailing, basketball, volleyball and the many great sightseeing tours which are available. We are also a very short, 2 minute level walk from the boat dock.

Durng the day, we are right in the middle of all the activity Avalon has to offer; full of hustle and bustle. And nearly everyone who takes the ferry walks right past our property, so if you enjoy people watching, you'll be in heaven. At night however, after the 'day trippers' go home and the businesses below us close, it is pretty calm and quiet.

We are Avalon's #1 Vacation Rental home and we get numerous repeat guests and sell out every year. Our superior location and wonderful, relaxing and spectacular view decks is what attracts guests to us year after year. Several of our regulars have been coming for more than 20 years. THERE IS NO FINER SPOT FOR A FAMILY VACATION OR A COUPLES GETAWAY.

This unit is located on the middle floor of a 3 story property. On the ground floor are 2 clothing/gift shops, a jet ski rental, an ocean rafting company and a psychic. The top floor contains our separate 1 bedroom vacation rental. Our Middle Floor Unit (14 steps up - No elevator) sleeps 8. It consists of:

- Bedroom with Queen bed, TV & private 3/4 bath

- Bedroom with Double (full) bed & private 3/4 bath

- Bedroom with Queen bed and great harbor view

- Bedroom with Queen bed & TV

- There is a 3rd Full Bathroom off the living room

- 3 TV's, Stereo, DVD Player

- Wireless Internet Access

- Gas BBQ

- Updated Kitchen

- NO SMOKING and NO PETS ALLOWED.

WHY STAY ANYWHERE ELSE? Our property offers you the BEST location; the BEST beachfront viewing decks in town; and the BEST vacation rental value for your money. We get repeat guests year after year; you'll see why!

This property is best suited for 2 families; 1 large extended family or 3-4 couples. NOTE: Our Top (3rd) floor rental unit is a 1 bedroom 1 bath that sleeps 3 and has decks with great 270 degree views. See vrbo #66587 . These units can be rented together or separately. There is no air conditioning, although it's not needed very often at the beach. We do have some ceiling and portable fans. Lastly, we do NOT have a golf cart.

Sorry, but this is our family vacation home and it is not our policy to rent out to groups such as bachelor/bachlorette parties; fraternity/sorority parties, 21st birthdays, college spring break, etc. ALSO, if you are part of an even larger group or family reunion, we have restrictions on the number of visitors you are allowed. Minimum age limits apply and young adults renting on their own must be 24 years of age. 2 NIGHT MINIMUM at all times and 3 Night Minimum in High Summer Season. Higher rates apply around special events and major holidays.

**BOOKING IN ADVANCE** We have many regulars that come year after year and we always give them first opportunity to re-book for the following year. Therefore we do NOT book more than about 11 months in advance.**

** IMPORTANT: If you send an inquiry, you will get a VRBO/HomeAway email confirmation, which might include a price quote. HOWEVER, that does NOT mean that your reservation has been booked; , or does not mean the quote is accurate. I may NOT have even seen your inquiry yet. Also, the unit MIGHT not even be available for the dates you want, as we get new inquiries daily and the calendar might not have been updated.

Once I see the inquiry and have a chance to reply, I will send you an offer. NO INQUIRIES ARE CONSIDERED BOOKED OR ACCURATE UNTIL YOU GET A CONFIRMATION AND RENTAL AGREEMENT FROM ME (Randy Grisham)*

Keywords: beach house, waterfront beach house, oceanfront property

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

I absolutely loved it and all the throngs of activities. This has been probably the best vacation ever. I had such an amazing time. Sad to leave but very much hope to make this a regular family trip. For once, I'm simply not ready to return to New York.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

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based on 28 traveler reviews

Avalon's Only Waterfront Beach House! Best Views! Best Location!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 50 reviews
5

Great Place! Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed to celebrate my oldest son's graduation from UCLA. My two son's 22 and 21, myself and my husband's sister (unfortunately my husband could only stay for the graduation). That gives me a perfect excuse to come back with my husband! Location, location, location! There is not a house with a better location. You can easily walk every where. We rented golf carts one afternoon just to see more of the island. It was really fun. Now to the house. It is exactly as promoted. It's old and well loved. It was like staying at a friend's beach house. Not a rental property. The bedrooms were all comfortable and the bathrooms seemed somewhat updated. We were caught a little off guard that the door into the house leads into a bedroom but had no problem with that. We did not take advantage of the kitchen (too many good restaurants to try) but it had everything you need. Spent a lot of time on the deck, people watching and playing games. The deck was my favorite part of the house. There were people staying in the apartment above and did not even notice they were there. No problem with privacy if that is a concern. Huntington Beach has been my favorite beach to visit in Southern California not anymore. Wish we would have visited Avalon and the Grisham House sooner. This was our middle stop on our southern California vacation and everyone's favorite. It was a perfect way to spend great time with my son before he moves to India for the next step in his life. Thank you Randy! We'll be back

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OUTSTANDING !!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented both of the owner's properties for my family from 5/16 through 5/19. We had 9 adults & 2 toddlers. I cannot say enough great things about these rentals. Both were very clean & very comfortable, and stocked very well. So close to the Catalina Express & a short walk to restaurants & shops. We spent almost all of our time on the fabulous deck - the views are awesome! I can't imagine staying anywhere else & everyone wanted to make sure the had the information so they could rent in the future. Randy, the owner was very easy to deal with. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend for Mothers!!

  • 5 of 5

House and Location were Perfect!! Close to the terminal and town. The deck was amazing and we were able to BBQ, enjoy music outside and all with an amazing view!! It was also great to be close to town where we could rent bikes, paddle boards and shop! The home was comfortable, very clean and the owner was easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun Times!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! We had the best time ever. This trip was a family Christmas gift to our kids and granddaughter and they couldn't thank us enough for renting this great place. Plenty of room, fabulous view and close to everything. We will definitely be planning another family trip utilizing this rental. Clean, family friendly and great bedroom and bathroom layout. The huge balcony was a great place to hang out in the mornings and relax. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home made our family vacation by far one of our most memorable and favorites to date. The owners are very responsive, the house is super clean, has everything needed for a nice stay, spacious, plenty of room, beautiful decks and views. We cannot type enough about how much we fell in love with this vacation home. We will be renting again and again only this time instead of 5 days, more like 2 weeks! Very homey, loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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60th birthday with family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home, could not stay in a more centrally located rental on the Catalina. Seeing the bay from the kitchen, living room and of course the wrap around deck really enhanced the get away. Owner was great and easy to work with. Home is comfy and well appointed, fridge has lots of condiment and cupboards loaded with spices for someone wishing to BBQ. Can't wait to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Catalina Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
Jun 20 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,900
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$540
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$3,750
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 24 2016 - Dec 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$510
From
$545
Fri,Sat
$3,550
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 2016 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
From
$525
Fri,Sat
$3,400
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 10 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$515
From
$545
Fri,Sat
$3,550
 
 
Spring
Apr 14 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$540
From
$570
Fri,Sat
$3,700
 
 
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$595
Fri,Sat
$3,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
$4,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Higher rates apply over major holidays. Minimum 2 nights at all times and 3 nights in high summer season.

A $250-$1000 initial payment (depending on stay) is due at the time of booking with the balance due 30-45 days prior to arrival. We accept checks and PayPal. Any bookings made within 3 weeks of arrival must pay thru PayPal. There is also a refundable security deposit of $300-$500.

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Amenities

Los Angeles County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bathrooms total: There is a full bath off the living room, plus 2 bedrooms each have a private 3/4 bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: Queen bed with private 3/4 bath. Bedroom 2: Double bed with private 3/4 bath. Bedroom 3: Queen bed. Bedroom 4: Queen bed with harbor view.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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