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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

WATERFRONT 1 Bedroom!! Incredible Views! Best Location! Best Price! Sleeps 2-3

16 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Los Angeles County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

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

You can throw a stone into the water from our fantastic 60 foot wrap around balcony deck with spectacular and sweeping 270 degree views overlooking the beach, the town, the harbor and the ocean! There is no finer spot to sit and people watch or relax with a glass of wine. 2 night minimum. (3 nt minimum in summer)

You want waterfront with fantastic views; the best location; a great deck and the best value? This is it - look no further! Compare us to ANY other rental (house, condo or hotel) that claims to be waterfront or have an ocean view.

This family owned vacation home offers you the BEST location in town; only steps away from the sand and swimming, shopping, restaurants and bars and all the recreational activities and sightseeing tours. We are also a very short, 2 minute level stroll from where the ferry docks.

Our property is 3 stories (sorry, no elevator) and is a classic, comfortable beach house. On the ground floor are a couple retail clothing shops, a jet ski rental, an ocean rafting company and a psychic. The middle floor (14 steps up) is our larger vacation rental (vrbo #65480) and this unit is on the top (3rd) floor 14 additional steps up from the middle unit.

During the day we are right in the middle of all Avalon has to offer; hustling and bustling with activity. And virtually everyone who takes the ferry walks right past our property, so if you are a people watcher or enjoy seeing all the activity in the harbor; you'll be in heaven. At night however, after the 'day trippers' go home and the businesses close, everything calms down around us.

This unit is like a small 1 bedroom apartment and offers a large separate bedroom with queen bed, a newly remodeled bathroom with stall shower, a brand new fully stocked kitchen and a small living room. This unit is ideal for a romantic couple getaway or a couple with 1 child. In the living room is a TV with cable; DVD player and iPod player. 2 sets of sliding glass doors open onto the LARGE WRAPAROUND DECK WITH SPECTACULAR 270 DEGREE VIEWS. For eating there are 3 bar stools at the breakfast counter plus a table on the front deck. There is a gas BBQ on the side deck. BBQ and dine on the deck while you enjoy spectacular views. We also have free wireless internet access for your laptop computer.

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

RATES ARE BASED ON 2 PEOPLE. ADD $25/nt FOR A 3RD PERSON.

Also, the middle floor offers four bedrooms and three baths and sleeps 8. (See vrbo #65480). Book both units for an extended family vacation or 4-5 couple getaway.

NO PETS and NO SMOKING. 3 Night MINIMUM in Summer (and 2 nt minimum all other times). Sorry, we do NOT have a golf cart. Minimum age limits apply and young adults renting on their own must be 24 years of age.

**BOOKING IN ADVANCE** We have many regulars that come back 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.**

Keywords: beach house, house, waterfront property, oceanfront property

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a way to celebrate my 50th b-day. We loved our stay on Catalina and loved the Grisham House. There is no better place to stay on the island.

We saw deer nearly every night. The first annual air show was yesterday and we had the best views of anyone from our porch. Hope this is an annual event.
Sep 2012
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5
based on 16 traveler reviews

WATERFRONT 1 Bedroom!! Incredible Views! Best Location! Best Price! Sleeps 2-3
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
Denver, CO USA
5

This is the place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st visit to Catalina and had a great time. We rented the upstairs unit and it was exactly as described. The owner was easy to work with and the location is great. It's a great place to watch people strolling by and close to bars, restaurants and shops.

We had a wonderful time and loved this location!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

watch the world go by

  • 5 of 5

oh my geepers! PERFECTION! seriously, we could not have had a better vacation!

we've rented on sumner for years, so we were just a bit hesitant about changing our catalina "home."

first, and almost foremost....LOCATION!

in the past, we have trudged through town, carrying all of our week long belongings, from the forever far, catalina express, to our rental on sumner. NOT THIS TIME!

i know it is stupid, but it was SO NICE, to only walk 3 minutes from ferry to home! entrance is "hidden" between two shops, but randy's email/directions were spot on, and we found it just fine.

CUTE little house! instant relaxation, as soon as we opened the door. new wood floors, CLEAN, INCREDIBLE wrap around deck/balcony!

fabulous breeze, throughout the house, when you open the front slider, and side slider.

you can see ALL of avalon, from basically any spot in the house.

we sat out on front balcony/deck for the majority of our stay; watching the MANY people arrive, the boats bobbing in the harbor, the incredible weather, the gorgeous sunsets, and we're amazed by how many people touched, kissed, and took pictures with, the bronze seal! :)

bedroom is small but for whatever reason (layout?) it was completely comfortable, and did not feel closed in.

i was concerned the golf cart/pedestrian traffic noise, from out front, would disturb our sleeping in....not a problem, at all! (we were bums, and slept in 'til 930 -10, every morning!)

kitchen had all we needed, although we ate out most every meal. (pancake cottage has the BEST breakfast!

good service, yummy food, portions are large so we shared...they close at 1:30 so don't miss out.)

plenty of towels & bedding, good water pressure, close to all!

we can't wait to go back to this house!

*even though the house is smack in the middle of hub bub, we had plenty of quiet and privacy.

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!

thanks, randy and fam! <3

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san diego ca
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fun time here snorkeling, parasailing, jeep tour (highly recommend), zip line, movie at the round building you see in the background, power boat ride, hiking, biking and finally relaxing at this awesome place. We walked anywhere we needed to go we had planned on going out to meals but never did we walked to the nearby Vons and got our goodies we had coffee and breakfast watching people get off the shuttle boat and the beach come alive, had lunch between activities and finally BBQ'd dinners and had wine overlooking the sunset. The place is clean and has everything you need even bikes but the best part is the location. We will be back

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfection. Best location and view of Catalina Island. The home is comfortable and clean. The wrap around balcony was really great for my daughter (2 years old), although the birds were a little too friendly. The kitchen is equipped with all the amenities, the bed is comfortable, and bathroom is clean. I would definitely recommend this place to a couple or small family. Contacting Randy was easy and efficient. He replied quickly and check in/out was simple. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City CA
5

PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

I may not be doing myself any favors by recommending this wonderful home and perfect location on Catalina but alas I must as it would be wonderful if everyone could enjoy it as much as my husband and I did. Great deck with terrific views, comfy bed, complete kitchen (though we never used it). Looking forward to the two of us returning to the same spot or maybe sharing the larger place below with our friends. Not lose out - book it!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 17 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$280
Fri,Sat
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Feb 10 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
Apr 14 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$270
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$290
From
$310
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$315
$2,075
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

RATES ARE BASED ON 2 PEOPLE. ADD $25/NT FOR A 3RD PERSON. 2 night minimum at all times and 3 night minimum in summer. Minimum age of 24 years for young adults on their own. We do not have a golf cart however everything is within easy walking distance. Higher rates apply around major holidays: 4th of July; Thanksgiving; Christmas & New Years. A $100 refundable security deposit may apply.

A $100-$400 initial payment (depending on stay) is due upon 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 be paid in full thru PayPal.

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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
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
iPod Player

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