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Catalina Island Vacation Rentals: Hamilton Cove #ad

Posted by on May 21, 2013

A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to check out Catalina Island Vacation Rentals.  They gave us a one night complimentary stay on behalf of this review.

Upon arrival to the island the Hamilton Cove Beach Villas were the first things we saw on the island, little did we know that we would soon be staying in those exact villas.

Hamilton Cove Properties

Have you ever taken a vacation, but wanted some extra room compared to your average hotel stay?  Or perhaps you wanted your own kitchen where you could bring groceries back to your place and do all the cooking there instead of eating out all night?

Well, Catalina Island Vacation Rentals has you covered.  They have places throughout all of Avalon including places located close to the activities happening in town, and then, if you wanted a little more intimate of a setting they have places that reside in “Hamilton Cove.”

Hamilton Cove is nestled in their own little cove along Catalina Island just a few blocks past Descanso Beach.  With each rental they even offer you your own golf cart to use throughout your vacation.  All they ask is that you fill up the golf cart prior to checking out.

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When first arriving with all of your luggage you will definitely have to take a taxi to arrive at your Hamilton Cove destination, and a taxi to bring you back the day of your departure.  Each trip costs roughly 15 dollars plus tax.

The Hamilton Cove Beach Villas also have a pool and jacuzzi, volleyball and tennis courts to utilize throughout your vacation.


Each Villa is decorated to the owners wants and needs, but it still gives a very cozy and comforting feeling.  Our home for the weekend was coined “The Beach House.”

Now lets see some pictures:


Our beach villa was  2 bedroom 2 bathroom home.  There are one bedroom options available too.  This vacation home could easily sleep 4 and one more on the couch, if needed.


This home had a beautiful full size kitchen and dining area.  There was even a grill located outdoors on the side deck.  All they ask is that you do your dishes before checking out, but it is fully equipped for all your cooking needs.


The living room area was also cozy with a full view of the ocean right in front of you as you sat on the couch.  A fireplace was also present so you could rent one of these during the off season and stay warm.


And the view.  You honestly can’t beat the beautiful ocean front view.  I want to believe that every Hamilton Cove Beach Villa has an ocean front view from one angle or the other.

The Hamilton Cove Beach Villas can be rented out for a few nights up to an entire week.  For more information about the Catalina Island Vacation Rentals please check out their website here or follow along with them on facebook or twitter.

In the future when we visit Catalina Island this is the way we’re going to go.  Having a home that feels like a home is truly a vacation to me.  The owners and Catalina Island Vacation Rentals really make it easy for you to feel relaxed and at home.

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Check in is at 3pm the day of arrival and check out is at 10am the day of departure.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary one night stay on behalf of Catalina Island Vacation Rental for this post.



13 Responses to Catalina Island Vacation Rentals: Hamilton Cove #ad

  1. Lisa D.B. Taylor

    What a beautiful, relaxing setting! We always stay in “hotel houses” as my kids call them, if possible. It makes travel so much easier.
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  2. Ana @MommysBundle

    Wow the photos of the beach and villa are beautiful! Wish I can take a vacation like that one day! Visiting from SITS.
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    • Jamie

      Thanks for stopping by Ana! It’s a beautiful venue… very spoiled in Southern California… but that Island is one of the best parts..

  3. Nadeen

    Amazing!!! This is so funny because I have been to LA area soooo many times but have never made the trip out to Catalina island. However I am going in April and I was hoping to make the trip and after seeing these pics I am definitely going!! What views!!

    • Jamie

      You’re going to have an amazing time… It’s so funny… it’s so close to LA, but so different… you definitely feel like you’re on vacation… Enjoy your stay and let me know your thoughts =)

  4. Leilani

    I visited Catalina island for a couple hours when I took a cruise down to Mexico. I still want to go back and actually stay overnight. It’s so beautiful!
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    • Jamie

      Oooh, I’m dreaming of a nice cruise after your comment now.. It’s truly beautiful.. Definitely worth a weekend stay if not, an entire week… so remote and relaxing. =)

  5. Emily Smith // The Best of this Life

    Gorgeous! The views, the beach, the rentals. Sigh, it’s so cold here right now – I could step right into your photos!! Visiting from the SITS FB group thread 🙂
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    • Jamie

      Thanks for stopping by Emily =) See, I’m just inspiring you to plan a vacation now.. Hope you stay warm over there… winter can be brutal.

  6. Valenica Abbott

    My husband and I took a vacation with our then one-year-old and rented a vacation home and it was wonderful! They had all sorts of baby proofing items available for us which we would not have received in a hotel or cabin rental.

  7. Alan Blake

    Holiday rental homes sound a brilliant option, especially for bigger families. We’ve never stayed in one but it’s definitely something I would look in to when booking holidays.

  8. Jeffrey Lanon

    Really this one is a good post, I had read many other posts but yours are excellent and very informative.

  9. Diane Price

    Fantastic views! This makes me want to hop on a plane and enjoy a vacation. Thanks for sharing.

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