Catalina Island rentals can be found in a variety of locations from Two Harbors to Avalon. The broad selection of accommodations for rent means that you can be very selective when it comes to everything from style and size to location on the island. The center of tourist activity is Avalon, the only incorporated city on the island. This is where you will find the vast majority of the 800 or so hotel rooms, restaurants, the Catalina Island Casino, and most of the attractions and activities on the island. There are plenty of Catalina Island vacation rentals in Avalon and the surrounding areas. You can rent a Catalina beach house with stunning views of the ocean or the mountains. Renting your own place can be a nice change from the traditional hotels on the island.
There are several companies that offer Catalina Island beach rentals. Something you may want to consider before choosing who to work with is finding out which part of the island you wish to stay in. Some companies only specialize in Catalina Island rentals in Avalon. If you have your mind set on staying in Hamilton Cove, for example, you will need to go another way. In any event, you will have no problem whatsoever locating a host of companies that specialize in vacation rentals.
If you are a couple looking to get away on a romantic vacation, a quaint Catalina beach house might provide the ideal setting. Avalon is enchanting and romantic and the houses that line the beaches and hillsides are inspiring to say the very least. You can find a place that suits your exact style. There are tiny, yet comfortable Catalina Island vacation rentals that enjoy superb location overlooking the harbor and within close proximity of beaches like Step Beach, Descanso Beach, and South Beach. Enjoy moonlit walks on the beach and along the harbor, romantic dinners on Crescent Street in Avalon, and the generally tranquil and inviting atmosphere on Catalina Island.
Once you have selected your Catalina beach house you can begin to plan the itinerary for your trip. Catalina is perfect for a day or weekend trip or a week’s vacation. If you are a couple on a romantic getaway, you may not have a need to leave the beach house or the beach all that often. However, if you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, it is good to know that there are virtually endless things to do on the island, from zip lining tours and motor tours of the interior to see buffalo and bald eagles to glass bottom boat tours and scuba diving, there is literally something for everyone. If you are in fact traveling with a large group, you can find a Catalina beach house that sleeps up to ten people. There are large houses on the beach just as there are tiny cottages and villas spread throughout the island.
If you are planning to travel to Catalina Island during the peak travel season of mid-April through mid-October, you are going to want to make your reservations as far in advance as possible to ensure availability and give yourself the best chance to get decent rates.