3 BR, 3 BA, Sleeps 8
About Karin Erickson
We grew up in the frozen tundra of Minnesota and relocated to southern California for our careers. Over the years, we've spent time on Catalina and have always enjoyed the low-key, relaxing life-style. To us, Catalina has a Mediterranean flair, similar to Capri, Italy, with it's charming restaurants and shops, beautiful little harbor and undulating hillsides. We are fortunate to own a piece of paradise and want to share it with others!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Pool use for registered renters and residents only. NO GLASS in pool area! Keep towels, bathing suits, wetsuits, etc., off balcony railings.
Avalon Municipal Code Sec 9-8.404(f)8 restricts the number of guests allowed in any one rental property. Unreported guests will result in a fine!
Avalon Municipal Code Sec 9-8.404(f)7 mandates that outdoor decks and patios be NO NOISE zones between 10p & 8a.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Everything was perfect!
This condo was exactly as described in the listing very clean and the owner was very accommodating.
Love the island. Our condo was beautiful not to mention the view. It is a short 10 minute walk to main st. For an awesome local meal I recommend the Lobster Trap and a must is Descanso Beach for buffalo milk cocktail!! Another attraction we had so much fun doing for the first time was the Biofuel hummer tour east end adventure. Very thrill seeking!! The shopping for my self and two sisters was a blast. Karin answered our questions promptly and left detailed instructions prior to check in. We’ll be returning to Bahia Vista condos many years to come.
Great spot to get to know Catalina
We loved this property. We are 6 friends who visited for 4 days. This is about a 5-10 min walk from downtown and the water. (Avalon does not have a “real” beach near the center of town but Descanso Beach is about a 15 min walk from the condo.) When you arrive with suitcases, be prepared for 3 sets of stairs each about 7 -10 steps.
The condo is lovely with really everything one needs for a short or longer stay. We ate in twice a day and cooking was easy. The patio has a great view. The bedrooms are comfy and two have the same views as well. Karin is a great host and easy to communicate with. She gave us detailed info about her property and the town. Great value for our fun vacation.
Great stay in Avalon
The property was clean and well equipped. Comfortable beds too. We had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation in Catalina.
Great set up somewhat far from town could use more supplies
The set up of the unit is great. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. 2 bedrooms with adjoining bathroom.
Supplies were a bit short - dishwasher soap but no dish soap for pots and pans.
W&D but no washing machine detergent
2 small soaps on the master vanity, but no shower soap.
Air cons were locked at 72, which meant it was 76 at best (with drapes closed.
We also had trouble getting emails from VRBO, I am working separately on that but seems to be on their end.
Thanks for taking time to leave a review, Pam! We appreciate you trusting us with your stay and your feedback is important. However, I wish you would have contacted me about these issues, so that we could've dealt with them immediately.
Over the weekend, we did notice that the thermostat settings were changed from our preset of 72 to 76 degrees, but we assumed you may have been a bit chilly with our original setting, so we didn't address it. But could have easily managed it remotely to make you more comfortable.
Also, had we been aware of the lack of various soaps in the unit, we would have quickly had some delivered to you. As you can imagine, the summer months are quite hectic on the Island, and unfortunately things sometimes get missed; but we really strive to provide the best experience for our guests. That being said, as detailed on our home's VRBO page, we provide a "starter set" of some amenities, which is pretty standard within the vacation home rental business. It is up to the guests to bring or buy some necessities, too.
Again, I truly wish you would have contacted me so that we could have made your stay more enjoyable, and we'll continue to try to do better on all fronts.
Great Week in Catalina
We really enjoyed our stay - the property was just as described, the location was great, and the view was amazing!
Thank you for the nice review, Stacey! It was a pleasure to host you and your family!
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