This villa was incredible in terms of location, location, location. The bldg has an elevator. The first night we saw dolphins, seals and leopard sharks from our balcony! Amenities at Hamilton Cove were fantastic. Playground for the kids, quiet, snorkeling, dock to fish, pool/spa, workout room, crochet, golf cart, etc. Lots of fun! Great for fams.
Now the bad...Like most of the reviews, we too were disappointed with the cleanliness. Actually, it was bad. To sum it up, they need to hire a new housekeeping crew. The day we left, I looked under the bed to make sure I didn't forget a pair of socks, and I found (to my horror) dead bugs, wrappers, food, and just junk underneath it. Housekeeping hadn't vacummed underneath the bed in probably ages. The kitchen and main living areas were nice. The carpet and bathrooms needed a deep cleaning. One of the extra linens stunk and had yellow spots. I was scared to use it on anyone. I would have assumed that at the beginning of the season, they would have done a thorough cleaning and then the lazy housekeeping crews could just do a cursory wipe down btwn turnovers.
The sofa pullout was disgusting and inoperable. The aero bed was cool but had a leak. They brought us an air mattress when we called the next day, so that was nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Catalina Island Vacation Rentals offers a wide selection of vacation lodging on Catalina Island with nearly 200 privately owned properties, ranging from our beautiful villas at Hamilton Cove to quaint cottages, houses and condos in the charming resort village of Avalon, California. CIVR now offer two beautiful casas in Two Harbors, located on Catalina’s remote West End. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hamilton Cove Avalon
- Hamilton Cove Hotel Avalon
- Hamilton Cove Villas Catalina Island/Avalon, CA