Santa Catalina Island vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Santa Catalina Island

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Cast-A-Way Cottage
A Short 2 blocks up from the ocean, Hotel type room with private bathroom and entrance. Very cute and clean. Refrig, micro, a/c, cable, wifi...Located in a very upscale neighborhood, safe and quite. Very comfortable beds, newly remodeled. Has a connecting separate room (for a fee) with its own bathroom that would hold an additional 3 people. PLEASE ASK FOR MORE INFO AND COST IF NEEDED! No key required, a code will be given. The first block is up a hill, the second is flat.
$170 per night
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Excellent Catalina Condo w/King Bed*Close 2 Beach!
Excellent Catalina Condo with King Bed in Superb Location! *Closest Vacation Rental to the Beach*
$279 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
Vista Blanca 🌊 Brand New | Oceanfront Villa with breathtaking views on Catalina Island
Vista Blanca is a brand new ocean front 1 bedroom 1 bath villa that's newly updated and beautifully furnished with Spanish modern charm and luxury amenities for an unparalleled stay in Avalon. Situated in prestigious Hamilton Cove resort, this spectacular ocean front villa boasts a panoramic ocean view terrace, a fully appointed kitchen, a wood burning fireplace, outdoor/indoor dining, a private washer & dryer, smart TVs, and everything you need to relax & soak up the sun!
$681 per night

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Santa Catalina Island beach vacation rentals

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Entire cottage · Avalon
The Sumner Cottage
$285 per night
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Island Cottage Retreat
$261 per night
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The Big Blue 2
$463 per night
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Eagle's Nest | Voted Best Panoramic View in Avalon
$838 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
BEST 2 BEDROOM DEAL IN HAMILTON COVE
$500 per night
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Hamilton Cove Catalina Island Condo 13-37
$365 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
Enjoy Catalina Island in Style with wonderful view
$275 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
Luxury Ocean View Condo
$378 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
C58 - Bahia Vista Condo + Contemporary Decor + Balcony + Ocean Views + WIFI
$244 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
Oceanfront villa w/ One of a kind Amazing View!!
$900 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
H-156 Hamilton Cove Views From Every Room
$565 per night
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HAMILTON COVE unit 2-35
$361 per night

Santa Catalina Island house rentals

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318CL Upper - Spacious Avalon Home, Large Balcony + Mtn Views
$193 per night
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House on the Hill
$503 per night
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Views, Views, Views! Avalon Home on Front Street - 718 Crescent
$321 per night
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Entire home · Avalon
316CL - Spacious 4 bdr House , Quick walk to Beach, WIFI
$221 per night
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Entire home · Avalon
Catalina Island Home: Walk to Main Street Beach!
$538 per night
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Beautiful Newly Upgraded 4BD/3BA!*Closest to Beach
$717 per night
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Catalina Two Bedroom View Home
$858 per night
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316MAR - Modern Avalon house, AC, WIFI, Golf Cart and patio with BBQ
$815 per night
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Ocean-View Home - Walk to Avalon City Center!
$623 per night
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5 Bdrm Home, Vaulted Ceilings, 180° Ocean View - 176 Middle Terrace
$659 per night
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339CL - Beautiful Remodeled House+AC+WIFI+Close Walk To Beach
$342 per night
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Central Catalina Cottage: Walk to Ferry & Eateries
$428 per night

Santa Catalina Island condo rentals

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Entire condo · Avalon
lovely 1-bedroom with view, Patio and BBQ
$359 per night
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Lux Oceanfront Penthouse suite w/panoramic views!!
$731 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
Villa Bahia Penthouse Harbor View B45
$619 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
H2-28 Contemporary two-level Villa + Views + Golf Cart
$295 per night
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Entire condo · Avalon
Hamilton Cove Villa "Island Escape"
$681 per night
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Hamilton Cove 2 Bedroom Condo, Avalon, Catalina
$683 per night
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Luxury one bedroom, 2 full baths,A/C sleeps 4
$367 per night
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Lux Oceanfront Villa with breathtaking views!!!
$801 per night
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Gorgeous Oceanfront villa with panoramic views!
$815 per night
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Villa Casablanca w/Harbor View B37
$562 per night
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HAMILTON COVE GEM
$500 per night
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Stunning Hamilton Cove property Comes w/Golf Cart
$591 per night

Your guide to Santa Catalina Island

Welcome to Santa Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island (just Catalina to those in the know), a 76-square-mile piece of land located 22 miles off the Southern California coast, has had a few lives. Humans have lived here for some 8,000 years. A chewing gum magnate bought the island in 1919 and turned it into a swinging hotspot for Hollywood elite who frolicked on the sunny beaches and spent their nights in a swanky Art Deco ballroom and theater. Today, the port town of Avalon oozes retro charm and boasts streets lined with candy-colored bungalows and locals tooling around in golf carts. The Catalina Island Conservancy, a private land trust, oversees 88 percent of the island, and maintains 62 miles of undeveloped beaches. You can start your day with a hike on the more than 165 miles of trails, and be on the sand with a drink in your hand by sunset.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Catalina Island?

During summer, Catalina is a sunny beach paradise, and the island buzzes with visitors who flock to the area’s vacation rentals. The warm temperatures usually continue into early fall, after which they begin to dip. Winter is the coldest season, and January the wettest month. Springtime is great for hiking, and February through May is wildflower season. Nights can be cool year-round, so layers are a good idea.


What are the top things to do in Santa Catalina Island?

Catalina Casino

Opened in 1929, the stunning Catalina Casino is an Art Deco landmark that, despite its name, has never featured gambling (casino is Italian for “gathering place”). This destination houses a massive ballroom and an ornate movie theater, replete with black walnut paneling, a 50-foot domed ceiling, and pipe organ. Nine colorful murals designed by a famous artist who also decorated Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, appoint the lobby. Its owner, the Catalina Island Company, conducts daily tours of the building.

Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens

Located about 30 minutes’ walk from Avalon town center, this pretty garden pays homage to the chewing gum magnate who helped shape modern Catalina, alongside California flora. The memorial, which includes a reflecting pool and terraces topped with a grand 80-foot tower, is crafted from rock and blue flagstone sourced from the island. (Wrigley’s body once resided in the monument, but it was moved to the mainland in 1947. ) The nearly 40-acre garden showcases exotic succulents and desert plants, including some that only grow on Catalina.

Garden to Sky Loop

This moderate four-mile hike begins in the Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Gardens, carries you uphill to sweeping ocean views and then downhill through a verdant canyon before returning you to your starting point. You’ll travel portions of the Trans-Catalina Trail, a 38.5-mile journey that takes most hikers three to four days to complete.