Catalina Island Vacation Rentals

Catalina Island is a great destination for Island accommodations, just off the coast of California. Catalina is home to a good selection of vacation homes and many of these are available as a condo rental or vacation rental homes. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is an excellent source for your vacation rental accommodation needs. There are luxurious and budget condo rentals and vacation rentals available. Come to Catalina Island and live the locals in a vacation rental. You won't want to leave!

Just off the coast of California is the small, rocky island of Catalina. Catalina Island is a slice of island paradise where visitors can slow down and take in the surrounding beauty of the area. Catalina Island is located 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles. The island's only incorporated city is Avalon, which has an estimated population of just over 3,000 people. Two Harbors is the second residential area on the island and has about 300 residents. Accommodations are available throughout the island.

Catalina is a popular weekend getaway destination for residents in southern California. They get to leave the mainland but the distance is not very far. Their vacation, even if just for the day, feels like a world away. Catalina is a great destination for visitors to California, as well. Whether you plan to come for the day or are hoping to find lodging and stay overnight or even longer, your trip to Catalina will be spectacular.

Getting to Catalina Island is easy. There are three passenger service ferries that transport visitors to and from the island. You can also get to Catalina by air with Island Express Helicopters. With plenty of boutique shopping, fine dining restaurants, beaches and boating opportunities, you likely will not want to leave to go back home.

Diving, kayaking, golf, para sailing, fishing, boating and snorkeling are all popular activities on Catalina Island. Come see why this beautiful vacation paradise makes for a top vacation destination.

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  • Disney Themed Vacation Home

    Disney Themed Vacation

    Anaheim & Disneyland: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 11
    • #207245
    $499 to $499 USD/night Credit Card Paypal Star Rating
    If you're looking for a luxurious vacation home that gives you the feeling of a 5 star hotel, you've found it. The bonus is, you're less than 1 mile from Disneyland. Driving will take 4 - 5 minutes or less and walking 15-20 min. This home is a 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, 2,000 sq. Feet and was totally renovated from bottom to the very top. Everything is brand new!!! New hardwood floors throughout, fresh paint, brand new bathrooms with European Steam-massage Showers and Sauna, brand new kitchen cabinets and marble counter tops, new stainless steel appliances (GE- Monogram), brand new swimming pool with kid safe gate, new furniture throughout the entire home, New AIR CONDITIONING/Heating System( American Standard) with electronic temperature control.The living room has a 60' LCD HDTV flat screen with at&t u-verse, DVD player, blue-ray, PlayStation 3 and a family/kid friendly movie library, a large chenille sectional sofa. The dining room seats up to 10 people. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, toaster oven, built in microwave / stove, coffeemaker, as well as cookware, dinnerware, utensils, and basic cooking spices. All bedrooms were designed with elegance in mind. All mattresses and bedding are high quality to ensure your comfort --1st bedroom--2 bunk beds with standard twin-size top bunk, a full size bottom bunk with Mickey mouse TV, 2nd bedroom a queen bed with foam mattress and 46' LCD HDTV, 3rd bedroom a queen bed with foam mattress and 46' LCD HDTV and 4th bedroom 2 bunk beds with standard twin-size top bunk, a full size bottom bunk. The recreation area offers a brand new pool with kid safe gate , BBQ, and patio furniture. We also offer a baby suite to comfortably accommodate a baby or toddler and have 2 lightweight strollers available for use. We provide free wireless internet, in-house steam washer and dryer. Our home is surrounded by amazing old pine trees , where you can experience your favorite Disney characters, including our amazing Water Mill, witch are exposed and visible through large panoramic windows. This Home has many kid safety features including baby proof plugs and tempered windows. Contact us and we will help you plan a memorable vacation.
  • Grand Opening

    Grand Opening

    Anaheim & Disneyland: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    • #211989
    $499 to $499 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    If you're looking for a luxurious vacation home that gives you the feeling of a 5 star hotel, you've found it. The bonus is, you're at walking distance to Disneyland. This home has 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,000 sq. Feet and was totally renovated from bottom to the very top. New salt-water Pool and Jacuzzi ( heated) with amazing waterfall. The first bedroom theme is “Frozen” with queen size bed and 46-inch hdtv. The Frozen room also has an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower. The second bedroom theme is “Disney Fairies ” with a queen size bed and a 32-inch hdtv. The third bedroom theme is “Cars’ with a queen size bed and a 32-inch hdtv. The fourth bedroom theme is “ Winnie The Pooh” it has 2 twin size over full bunk beds. “Winnie The Pooh” room has also a 46-inch hdtv. There is cable tv in all bedrooms and living room. On the hallway there is the second bathroom with bath tub. The living room features a chenille sectional sofa perfect for the whole family to lounge and watch tv on our full HD 70-inch Smart tv. Enjoy cable, Dvds (we have a collection of Disney), Netflix and the amazing Karaoke system with two wireless microphones and tons of Disney Karaoke songs, beautiful stage and laser light show. The Large kitchen has everything you need to cook a family meal. Plates, utensils, cookware, a crock-pot, rice cooker, coffee pot and more are all available for you to use. There is too much to list. A high chair is also provided. Dine indoors or outdoors with a great dining room that seats 12 and a patio dining table and chairs right outside that seats 12 . In the back you will find our amazing salt water pool (5.5ft. Deep) and 3ft spa with a beautiful waterfall surrounded by palm trees. This amazing pool has a built in hot tub that cascades into the pool. It also features a 12 feet long and 16ft wide shallow area “baja step “ for the smaller kids a to play and for adults to lounge and sun bait. The kids would love it. The pool and spa areas are gated for your safety. Also in the backyard we have a large bathroom with separate shower, patio set and BBQ. There is also a small play area with castle and outdoor kitchen and dining for kids. We provide 2 single strollers, a pack n play and plenty of toys and games for everyone, as well as a washer and dryer. For your convenience we have also included a helpful welcome packet in the home. This packet includes information on the home and the local area, tips and tricks for Disneyland, where to buy discounted tickets, lists and maps of local restaurants and grocery stores, maps to Disneyland from the house and more. Waterproof, allergen proof and bed bug mattress protectors are on every bed and everything is thoroughly cleaned between each stay. A keypad entry makes it easy for guests to get in and out of the house. There is no need to pick up a key so you are flexible to arrive when it is convenient for you. Plus we will make your own personal code so there won't be any worry of getting locked out or wondering where you placed the key. Thanks for looking; we hope to help you make this the best vacation yet. Contact us and we will help you plan a memorable vacation!
  • Ocean Front on Pacific/Mission Beach

    Ocean Front on

    San Diego: Mission Beach Retreat: Condo in a complex
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #6534
    $225 to $285 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    This unit is right on the ocean on San Diego's Pacific/Mission Beach boardwalk. Ocean views from Master Bedroom, balcony, living room, dining room and kitchen. Enjoy casual dining on the patio while overlooking the boardwalk's skaters, bikes, joggers and the waves beyond.
  • Steps to the Sand!

    Steps to the Sand!

    Manhattan Beach: Apartment
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #234539
    $275 to $375 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    This condo is perfect for those looking for a retreat at the beach. We are steps to the beautiful white sandy beach as well as charming breakfast eateries, boutiques, day spas and yoga studios. You can also find nice restaurants and a place to have a drink for a night on the town. We are home to Los Angeles' most famous surf spot, El Porto. Watch surfers and dolphins in the mornings and gorgeous sunsets by night. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo comes with a 2 King sized beds, a very spacious living space and a fully stocked kitchen with new appliances, and everything you would need to have a lovely dinner.We also have a BBQ for those who love to grill. It is shared with one other vacation rental. We have a large flat screen TV, cable & Wifi. There is 1 car parking space included as well as a coin operated washer & dryer.
  • Manhattan Beach Vacation Rental ID203514

    Manhattan Beach Vacation

    Manhattan Beach: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #203514
    $550 to $785 USD/night Credit Card
  • Cozy Private Quiet House 15 Minutes to Beach - Sleeps 8 Comfortably

    Cozy Private Quiet House

    Oceanside: House with occupied suite
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #230036
    $135 to $169 USD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE HOUSE IN A SAFE AND QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, IN THE CUL-DE-SAC; CENTRALLY LOCATED, 15 MIN. TO THE THE BEACH, 20 MIN. TO LEGOLAND RESORT, 45 MIN. TO SAN DIEGO, SEA WORLD, BALBOA PARK AND MUSEUMS, THE ZOO, CORONADO ISLAND AND HOTEL DEL; ONE AND A HALF HOURS TO LOS ANGELES AND DISNEYLAND; 5 MIN. TO STATE PARK AND A LAKE, WALKING AND BIKE TRAILS. THE HOUSE IS WELL INSULATED AND COMPLETELY PRIVATE WITH A FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE AND TWO ENCLOSED PATIOS FULL OF VEGETATION YEAR AROUND. IT IS SURROUNDED BY SHADY TREES AND FLOWERING PLANTS IN THE PATIOS WHERE YOU CAN HAVE YOUR MORNING COFFEE, LISTEN TO THE BIRDS, AND RELAX IN THE SHADE AFTER A DAY AT THE BEACH, HAVE YOUR BARBECUE AND WATCH YOUR KIDS PLAY. THERE IS A TRAVERTINE NATURAL STONE TILE THROUGHOUT AND CARPET IN THE BEDROOMS, GAS FIREPLACE, HIGH CEILINGS IN THE LIVING ROOM AND DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS, CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING IF NEEDED, FANS IN EVERY ROOM, ACCESS TO A LAUNDRY ROOM; WI-FI INTERNET, CABLE TV, NETFLIX, DVD PLAYER, BOOKS TABLE GAMES, AND TOYS. THE HOME IS WELL ORGANIZED AND SOUNDPROOFED, FUNCTIONAL AND COZY; RADIATES POSITIVE ENERGY. THE OWNER IS NEARBY, IN THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY, AND KEEPS IT PRIVATE, BUT ALSO CAN PROVIDE HELP UPON REQUEST. CLEAN SHEETS AND TOWELS, DISHES, UTENSILS, POTS AND PANS, SMALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES ARE PROVIDED, AS WELL AS SOAPS, SHAMPOO, AND PAPER. GUESTS BRING THEIR PERSONAL TOILETRIES AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR MORE THAN A DAY OF STAY. A VACUUM CLEANER AND PRESS IRON ARE AVAILABLE. TWO PARKING SPACES ON A DRIVEWAY ARE DESIGNATED FOR GUESTS.
  • Lovely one Bedroom Condo

    Lovely one Bedroom Condo

    Mission Beach: Condo
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #205261
    $136 to $150 USD/night Paypal
    Located in North Mission Beach, this is a Charming One-bedroom Condo with a kitchenette, a bath, a living room and a lush patio. The perfect economical alternative to a hotel stay for a couple or a small family, (with only one small quiet child). Only steps to the sand, (about 175 feet), on a quiet courtyard WE'RE also just a short walk to restaurants, shops, and a myriad of outdoor activities. This is a charming ground floor one-bedroom with a brand new bed, a brand new down comforter, bed linens and a ceiling fan; a kitchenette with a granite countertop, fridge, micro, brand new gas stove, coffemaker, dishes/service for 4, etc.. The living room is furnished with hardwood floors, a new custom crafted entertainment center with a 32" flat-screen TV, a couch, coffee table and a ceiling fan. A large window (4'x5') opens to let you feel as though the outside and in blend. The bath is freshly painted and has a brand new ceramic shower. The patio has a table with a sun umbrella and two chairs and a gas grill - all beautifully surrounded by lush flowers and palms. Now with WIFI! ---And two beach cruiser bikes are available at 20-25/week each. This is a non-smoking unit that sleeps two.
  • Beautiful South Mission Beach Ocean Front Condo

    Beautiful South Mission

    Mission Beach: Condo
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #36793
    $235 to $400 USD/night Credit Card Star Rating
    The ocean is at your doorstep and offers spectacular views of the surf. Enjoy dolphins and whale watching while you relax on the oceanfront patio. If you are coming to South Mission Beach, San Diego and have dreamed about the possibility of having the ocean at your doorsteps, then you should pay close attention to this delightful unit offered to you at a very attractive rate. This nicely furnished ocean front unit with a spectacular view is perfect for a family vacation. A rather unique and enticing feature of this unit is that both the ocean front living room and master bedroom open out to a large patio area with unobstructed view of the surf.
  • Come Back To Your Lovely Vacation Home After An Exciting Day Of Activities!

    Come Back To Your Lovely

    Pasadena: Townhouse
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #203109
    $275 to $400 USD/night Credit Card Paypal Star Rating
    Convenient Access to 110 and 10 Freeways Public Library - walking distance Huntington Hospital - 8 min USC Medical School - 10 min Caltech - 10 min Rose bowl - 15 min Occidental College - 15 min JPL - 15 min Old Town Pasadena - 10 min Downtown LA - 15 min Universal Studios - 25 min LAX Airport - 30 min Disneyland - 40 min * Just a few minutes from the Rose bowl(for games, jogging, cycling, aquatic center, special events & flea market [2nd Sunday of the month] or to enjoy the New Years Day Rose Parade * Few minutes to Old Town Pasadena for Great Dining, Shopping, Movies, Museums and Groceries * Visit many attractions in surrounding areas: Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal City Walk, Descanso Gardens, Venice Beach, and much more
  • Pet Friendly Ocean View House / Cottage with Private Yard

    Pet Friendly Ocean View

    Encinitas: Beach style house
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #213895
    $195 to $395 USD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    Note - This place can be rented with the pet friendly house with Jacuzzi right next door at the same time if available...Or if this place is booked for your dates, please check the calendar for this other place which is also a 2-bedroom place...It's listing ID # is 213896 on this website. Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 5-8) A gorgeous tropical Encinitas beach vacation rental cottage awaits you with a spectacular Pacific Ocean view. The home is just a couple blocks away from the famous Moonlight Beach and a few steps away from the Old Historic Downtown Encinitas California shopping, award winning restaurants & nightlife. Encinitas Public transportation bus & coaster station is just 2 blocks away. The nearest public beach access (at D-Street) is about 3 1/2 - 4 blocks away and is a very nice walk through Old Historic Downtown Encinitas. This house has an ocean view that is spectacular during sunsets!!! The Sunsets and close proximity to the Old Historic Downtown Encinitas (1/2 block) is what brings back so many repeat clients. This old historic house has been recently furnished and decorated with a Shabby Chic style in mind. Brand new everything including furniture (New Gas Stove/Range, Microwave, bed, blinds, kitchen utensils, TV, couch, etc.)…Be one of the first to stay in this great little house with awesome ocean views. Pets are considered on a case by case basis. Encinitas, CA is an ideal vacation rental destination for families, a private honeymoon getaway, golfing, surfing and water sports enthusiasts’ corporate relocation rentals or retreats. Encinitas sits along the six-mile long Pacific Coast with flattish terrain dotted by steep California sea cliffs. Enjoy a vacation in the northern San Diego County on one of the unique and stunning southern Californian shorelines at Encinitas by reserving our relaxed vacation rental by owner.
  • 1/2 Block to the Beach. Bright & Spacious!

    1/2 Block to the Beach

    Manhattan Beach: Apartment
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #234356
    $275 to $375 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    We are steps to the beautiful white sandy beach as well as charming breakfast eateries, boutiques, day spas and yoga studios. You can also find nice restaurants and a place to have a drink for a night on the town. We are home to Los Angeles' most famous surf spot, El Porto. Watch surfers and dolphins in the mornings and gorgeous sunsets by night. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo comes with a 2 King sized beds, a very spacious living space and a fully stocked kitchen with new appliances, and everything you would need to have a lovely dinner. We also have a BBQ for those who love to grill. It is shared with one other vacation rental. We have a large flat screen TV, cable & Wifi. There is 1 car parking space included as well as a coin operated washer & dryer.
  • House with Pool 5 Min. To Disney Land

    House with Pool 5 Min. To

    Anaheim & Disneyland: Home
    • 6 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 14
    • #225518
    $380 to $500 USD/night Credit Card
    Large family house over 3250sq accommodated family and friends up to 18 peoples, 6br ( 5 bedrooms have their own High Definition tv), the 1st living room has another 50' HD TV , the 2nd living rooms has a 42' HD TV, 4 baths, pool with Jacuzzi, outside gas bbq, games room, laundry, so lots of things to do if you decide to relax at home. Just 5 minutes from Disney by car and other Anaheim attractions, only 20-30 minutes to many popular beaches, a short drive to Los Angeles, Universal Studios and Hollywood. A scenic 90 minute drive to San Diego's attractions. Located on the border of L.A. And Orange counties, this home is very central to everything including important 91 & 5 freeways, to give you easy access to all Southern California has to offer. No party's or event's home.
  • Rancho Santiago, Close to Disney, but Central for La and San Diego Attractions,

    Rancho Santiago, Close to

    Anaheim & Disneyland: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 14
    • #229749
    $283 to $283 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Located in the center of Orange County, less than 30 mins to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, beaches, stadiums & outles, malls, shopping. (Disneyland is 9.5 miles away) Our home is great for Multiple families, traveling executives & groups of professionals. Home features: 1 Downstairs private bedroom with queen bed & separate bathroom. 3 bedrooms & 1 bath upstairs. Master bedroom has a king bed Middle room has 3 single beds End room has 2 full sized beds (bunkbed style), 1 fold down couch, 1 single roll a way sleeper and 1 floor futon. Living room has pullout couch sleeps 2 100 Mbps FAST internet/WiFi Stream Media around ENTIRE property Kitchen has pots/pans/keurig/ coffee maker, microwave etc Washer/dryer, iron/ironing board Bathrooms have hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Toys/books/activities for the young travelers. PLUS 1 high chair, children's eating utensils, baby bath tub and over the toilet potty. Darts and Air Hockey on the patio and BBQ Grill Guests love the home for the complete privacy, large backyard and patio, and the circular driveway to make getting in and out easy. Entire home is yours. Home is 100% Set up as a full time Vacation Rental. Designed to have everything you need to enjoy your stay. 2 car garage, washer/dryer, private back yard & patio. For young travelers, play fort, high chair, baby bathtub, potty seat & eating utensils/sippy cups etc.
  • Convenient Access

    Convenient Access

    Pasadena: Townhouse
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #211720
    $275 to $400 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Convenient Access to 110 and 10 Freeways Public Library - walking distance Huntington Hospital - 8 min USC Medical School - 10 min Caltech - 10 min Rose bowl - 15 min Occidental College - 15 min JPL - 15 min Old Town Pasadena - 10 min Downtown LA - 15 min Universal Studios - 25 min LAX Airport - 30 min Disneyland - 40 min * Just a few minutes from the Rose bowl(for games, jogging, cycling, aquatic center, special events & flea market [2nd Sunday of the month] or to enjoy the New Years Day Rose Parade * Few minutes to Old Town Pasadena for Great Dining, Shopping, Movies, Museums and Groceries * Visit many attractions in surrounding areas: Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal City Walk, Descanso Gardens, Venice Beach, and much more
  • Sunset Sands Is a Lovely 2 Bedroom Ocean Front Vacation Condo in San Diego.

    Sunset Sands Is a Lovely 2

    San Diego: Sunset Sands: Condo
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #5598
    $210 to $225 USD/night Star Rating
    Among the very best ! of vacation rentals in Mission Beach, San Diego Sunset Sands oceanfront vacation rental is a lovely 2 bedroom vacation condo located directly on beautiful Mission Beach in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, California, offering spectacular views, abundant and excellent furnishings, and much more, all at an affordable price. A wonderful San Diego vacation rental beach home... Right at the sand and directly facing the ocean Third (top) floor privacy in a friendly 18 unit building Elevator access Balcony overlooking ocean with gorgeous views. Mirrored interior for views all around. Master bedroom with large window facing ocean Large collection of tourist info and brochures Condo/Neighborhood information book Beach chairs Bicycles Pentium Computer with internet access, 2 telephones with answering machines
  • Remodeled luxury + surfboards, boogies boards, wet suits, bikes, etc, etc

    Remodeled luxury +

    San Diego: Duplex - right side
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #111882
    $365 to $365 USD/night Paypal
    This house is located 130 steps to beach access or 100 steps (or approx. 1 and a half minute walk) to town in the famous Moonlight Beach area where you will find restaurants, shopping, and more. Short walk to train station and drive to numerous attractions in the southern California area. Please request any extras that would make your vacation as special as possible at no extra charge and we will try to accommodate you. The garage holds many sports supplies and beach toys which are available to guests. There are bicyles, boogie boards, games, beach toys for the little ones, and more.
  • Beautiful, Newly Remodeled Hollywood Hills Retreat!

    Beautiful, Newly Remodeled

    Hollywood: Mallorca Condos: Condo in a complex
    • 1 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #125725
    $175 to $200 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Location, Location, Location. In the heart of Hollywood, this newly remodeled unit is set in a quaint residential neighborhood near the Hollywood Bowl. It offers peace and serenity, yet is only a few minutes by foot or cab to all the action. Beautifully furnished and well-equipped 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom, plus living room with sofa and fold out bed (sleeps 1). There is also a full kitchen and patio. Rates include wireless Internet,and basic cable TV. Additional amenities are pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness and recreation rooms including ping pong and pool table. Beautiful mountain and wildlife views from windows and balcony.
  • A Magical Place

    A Magical Place

    Anaheim & Disneyland: Executive style house
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #66435
    $148 to $148 USD/night Credit Card Star Rating
    An Executive home with three bedroom, a loft, a family room, and 2-1/2 baths, sleeps 8. It is equipped with a gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace, barbeque, furnished patio and satellite TV. It is located within 5 minutes of the Disney Resorts, the Convention Center, and Knott’s Berry Farm in a gated community. The airport, beaches and Costa Mesa Mall Shopping are 20 minutes away. Located in a gated community.
  • Golf and Tennis Resort Holiday Villa

    Golf and Tennis Resort

    Palacio Del Mar: Villa in a gated community
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #208117
    $800 to $800 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    *Palacio Del Mar Golf and Tennis Resort 4 Bedrooms *3 Bathrooms *Open Plan Kitchen *2 TV Entertainment Areas *Formal Living and Dining *Sq.Ft. 2,475 * 10 minutes away from the beach Offers a world class gated community which is tucked away amongst the trees and natural surroundings of beautiful Carmel Valley within minutes of the world famous Del Mar Race Track. Geographically, the area is bordered by the I-56 to the north, Carmel Country Rd to the West, The Grand Del Mar Resort is next door to the lovely community offering a spin off array of entertainment, golfing and dining to be enjoyed by the whole family. Our Resort community amenities include a 9-hole executive golf course, 4 tennis courts, a full-sized basketball court, fitness center, rec center, a playground, biking trails, equestrian trails and 2 sparkling pools & spas. If you enjoy an active Southern California lifestyle, and are looking for these features in your own resort-style neighborhood, Palacio has something for everyone. One of the great things about this neighborhood is access - it's located just a few miles from world-class beaches like Del Mar & Torrey Pines. You're about 20 minutes from the airport and downtown, yet close to great restaurants and shopping. There's the newly- renovated Del Mar Highlands Centre & the Piazza Carmel shopping centers hosting a wide array of restaurants and retail shopping within a 5 minute drive. The lovely Palacio villa for your family to enjoy is nestled in a park like setting with high expansive windows looking onto the pine tree garden setting. Newly decorated southern California style of decor. Offering the setting of an indoor outdoor feel throughout includes ground floor level formal living and dining, large open style kitchen and tv entertainment lounge and wonderfully dressed guest bed and bath. The upstairs hosts a large family tv lounge, 2 guest bedrooms, guest bathroom and master bedroom with a spa style bathroom. The patio garden is set in a park like surroundings offering a large sectional sofa with gas fire pit and BBQ grill. A terracotta large dining table is displayed under the pine trees for enjoyable outdoor dining throughout the year. This Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms hosts 2,475 square feet and sleeps a maximum of 8-10 people and is comfortably furnished with a King size bed in the master bedroom, 2 Queen size beds in the ground floor guest bedroom and upstairs guest bedroom, 2 Twin beds in the third guest bedroom upstairs, and a cozy couch sofabed in the family tv upstairs lounge.
  • Huntington Beach Condo 30 Night Minimum Stay

    Huntington Beach Condo 30

    Huntington Beach: Condo
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #231353
    $122 to $139 USD/night Credit Card
    This enchanting 1 bedroom 1 bath condo, is newly remodeled to include all the high end upgrades you would expect to find in a 5 star resort. We recently purchased this property and upgraded it to high end standards. We laid new carpet in the master suite, painted the interior and the new bed is from Bombay with a Sherwood Luxury Mattress. Living Room and Dining Room are newly furnished as well. We bought a large French door style refrigerator, cuisinart stainless cookware and flatware. We are very pleased with the property and hope you will feel at home :) You will have ample parking (complimentary), all ground level with easy access, a lovely patio and courtyard. The pool, jacuzzi and tennis courts are just steps away. Pierpointe Huntington Beach is an unparalleled resort community walking distance to shops, bars,restaurants, and only 2 miles from the pier. Included are the following: Use of Resort Pools and Tennis Courts Password protected Wifi Beach Chairs/Beach Towels Convenient parking behind your condo Grocery delivery service (we stock the shelves, you pay only the cost of groceries, 15 items or less please) You will have personal attention to help plan activities, and highlight the features of the area. I live only 1 mile away and am anxious to see to your every need and ensure you are happy and comfortable. Come experience this paradise. Just give us a call, we'll make it easy :)
  • Luxury Boutique Style View Home Overlooking Mission Bay

    Luxury Boutique Style View

    San Diego: House
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 10
    • #200272
    $500 to $500 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Luxury view home overlooking Mission bay with beautiful Bay & Ocean views. The home offers 4 bedrooms, each with a king bed, and a den with two twin day beds. The romantic master suite on the second story offers its own private bathroom with a separate shower, Jacuzzi bathtub, double vanity sinks, walk-in closet, deck and fantastic views of the bay and ocean. The upstairs den has 2 twin day beds that are perfect for children or young adults. The 3 remaining bedrooms are downstairs, each with a king bed with luxury linens and tasteful décor. The downstairs also has 2 full bathrooms stocked with fluffy towels and boutique bath soaps. Admire the beautiful views while cooking dinner....Enjoy stainless-steel appliances & granite countertops. This gourmet kitchen has all the kitchenware you will need. Relax in the beautiful living room while watching a movie from the video library. Enjoy your meal in the dining room or outside in the beautiful private patio. The private gated yard will provide you with privacy and security if you have small children. If you have a large group or are expecting company, the large driveway can accommodate up to 4 cars.
  • Broad Beach Guest House with Ocean & Canyon Views

    Broad Beach Guest House

    Malibu: Guest House
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #224261
    $499 to $499 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Welcome home to this tastefully Tuscan guest house featuring stone floor, fireplace, open SS kitchen & gorgeous windowed bath. Beamed ceilings & windows on each wall. Ocean facing balcony. Steps to beach, hear nature, & watch the stars in seclusion. Murphy bed in living room. Washer/dryer.
  • Luxury Furnished Condo in San Diego little Italy near Water Front and Restarants

    Luxury Furnished Condo in

    San Diego: Condo in a complex
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #232460
    $264 to $400 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Stunning Luxury Condo with almost 900 square feet space with all the furniture and huge office space. In the best part of Downtown San Diego Great Views. Stay inside quiet and elegant living space 0.25 miles from Water Park, Ferries, Water Front and all the Tourist attractions. Surrounded by Little Italy Restaurants and everything you can think of in San Diego the most finest city of USA. Dedicated parking spaces in Fourth Floor not underground. Brand new furniture and flooring. Brand New!
  • 180 Degree Ocean Views- 2 Suites plus Loft- Architect Designed Home- Huge Patio

    180 Degree Ocean Views- 2

    Santa Barbara: Beach style house
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 Loft
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #224590
    $480 to $570 USD/night Pet Friendly
    Tranquil days and dreamy nights await you at the Santa Barbara Retreat. Come enjoy a glass of wine on the patio, take a dip in the ocean front jacuzzi, watch the sun go down, and drift off to sleep listening to the crashing waves-- awake to a magnificent vista and see the pelicans float by as you sip your morning coffee while you watch the sea life in the ocean below.
  •  Luxury duplex 130 steps to beach + surfboards, boogie boards, wetsuits, bikes

    Luxury duplex 130 steps

    San Diego: Duplex - left side
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #111832
    $365 to $365 USD/night Paypal
    This luxuriously re-modeled duplex (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7) is located 130 steps to beach access or 100 steps (or approx. 1 and a half minute walk) to town in the famous Moonlight Beach area where you will find restaurants, shopping, and more. Short walk to train station and drive to numerous attractions in the southern California area. Please request any extras that would make your vacation as special as possible at no extra charge and we will try to accommodate you. The garage holds many sports supplies and beach toys which are available to guests. There are bicyles, boogie boards, games, beach toys for the little ones, and more.
  • My California Beach Cottage

    My California Beach

    San Pedro CA: House
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #212805
    $125 to $125 USD/night  
    Fully furnished short term corporate housing & vacation rental. Just bring your laptop and clothes. Located one block away from the ocean these 1920 beach cottages are completely renovated to today's modern standard. Make this your home away from home, where the ocean breeze will greet you as you arrive in this quiet and quaint area of San Pedro called Point Fermin. This is beach community without the noise or traffic because it is located at the very edge of the peninsula, so no through traffic. Southbay's best kept secret. Furnished with top quality furnishings such as top of the line mattress for your comfort to fully equipped kitchen. Free WIFI and cable. The cottages are very spacious for work and/or vacation. Brand new kitchen equipped with all new appliances such as dishwasher, huge microwave, in-unit washer and dryer and a full size refrigerator perfect for the chef in you. The bedroom is so comfortable you’ll have hard time waking up. Original hardwood floor will always give you a clean feeling, help with allergies, and a flash of the past. The entire complex is artistically designed and implemented with high quality work, and infused with Feng Shui for health & prosperity. The feelings you get when you are here is always of happiness. The middle palm tree on the picture with the cruise ship, is our palm tree located in the front yard.
  • Beautiful Home Close to all!

    Beautiful Home Close to

    Los Angeles County: House
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #214491
    $175 to $200 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Location, Location, Location. Hollywood adjacent and near to Los Angeles International Airport, this beautiful home is set in a quaint residential neighborhood near Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Culver City. Also close to the beach, The environment offers peace and serenity, yet is only a few minutes drive or cab to all the action. Beautifully furnished and well-equipped 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, plus living room with sofa and fold out bed (sleeps 1). There is also a full kitchen and patio. Rates include wireless Internet, DVD player and basic TV.
  • Duplex overlooking La Costa Country Club with Ocean View and Pool

    Duplex overlooking La

    San Diego: Duplex - left side
    • 3 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #117517
    $365 to $365 USD/night Paypal
    Newly remodeled approx. 3,000 sq. ft. duplex including new bathrooms, new carpet, new flooring and all the trimmings. Enjoy your 10 ft. bar area in your spacious living room with large formal dining room. Great sunset views. A 10 foot bar in living room.
  • Charming Bel Air Villa

    Charming Bel Air Villa

    Los Angeles: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #209674
    $600 to $600 USD/night Credit Card
    Enter this charming, cozy Bel Air retreat with an old style character situated in a heavy lush green vegetation situated in over a 12,000 Square feet of lush green land facing the most breath taking views of the canyons, mountains, Bel Air Lake, the reservoirs, tall high rises and LA flickering lights at night. This home contains Italian marble floors, tile kitchen/bathrooms, brand new stove, 2 fireplaces, 3 rooms ( one with wooden walls Ralph Lauren Polo style), large master bedroom with a largest closet, facing 360 degrees views of breath taking nature. This is a calm, quiet, older and very affluent neighborhood nestled in the heart of Bel Air. This home can sleep 6 easily with 3 beds, and a pull out futon couch and two bathrooms with full showers & Italian marble/tiles floors. Walk into an all Italian marble villa with older style charm with all brand new furniture that were purchased as of January 01, 2012. The kitchen contains a brand new large oven for your cooking needs. There are washer/dryer/dishwasher inside and your vehicle can be parked in a one car driveway. There are hiking trails, close by (5-10 minute drive). This street is at North Bel Air gate and crosses over to the famous Mulholland drive with its gorgeous breath taking views as if your in south of France. There is a large backyard, and a large patio where you can dine during the day while looking into the breath taking views. One of the rooms can be used as an office room with printer, fast speed WIFI, free, nationwide phone to serve all your business needs. Come enjoy this once a life time experience in Bel Air, a vacation to paradise one which you will never forget.
  • Gorgeous, Spectacular Home in Upscale Area of Mount Helix!

    Gorgeous, Spectacular Home

    La Mesa: Mount Helix: House with occupied suite
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #206720
    $118 to $118 USD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Beautiful home with lap pool & spectacular views. This cozy home is a 15 min. Drive from all of San Diego’s attractions. We are located 12 miles east of San Diego within 1/4 mile from major freeways. Airport, beaches, Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, downtown are all near by. This is truly America’s finest city. Our one bedroom home with full bath is within the wooded area of Mount Helix. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, large closet with all amenities. This property is very private and quiet with beautiful surroundings, lots of places to sit and enjoy the garden or the early morning wildlife. Walk out onto the wrap around porch which over looks the pool and amazing views of the hillsides of Mount Helix. This one acre property also has a studio adjacent to the main house which is sometimes rented as a vacation rental as well (a max of 2 adults) I will most likely be on the property some of the time maintaining it, if so I stay in the private guest house. So at any given time there might be a max of 5 adults on my property. Ask at time of renting how many adults will be on property. When you come to sunny Mt. Helix you’ll enjoy the savings on your accommodations & see sunshine everyday. Be sure to visit the top of Mt. Helix for a 360 degree view of San Diego. Enjoy downtown La Mesa which is known as the 'Jewel of the Hills.' Near perfect climate, a quaint downtown village. Visit the Farmers' Market which is a tradition on Friday afternoons. The garage is not part of this rental however there are a view items in garage that are shared with guest renting main house only. I have an older cat that roams the property during the day & sleeps in the garage at night, I prefer guest who don’t mind cats. This is a no shoes home. The hardwood floors are original to this 1952 home to help maintain the hardwood we ask that you take off your shoes. Thank you!
  • Live the California Dream

    Live the California Dream

    Capistrano Beach: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #235810
    Credit Card
    Live the California dream in this ground-floor 3BR/2BA beachfront duplex. Located on private Beach Road, the home has everything you need for a perfect getaway by the sea. Close to San Clemente, Dana Point, and Doheny State Beach. Sleeps 7.. This 3BR/2BA Orange County duplex enjoys a prestigious address on Beach Road. The ocean is right out your door and you have private access to the sand and surf. The lower-level unit offers convenience and easy access, with parking right across the street for three vehicles. With three bedrooms, there’s plenty of room for everyone to get a comfortable night’s sleep. Easily reach some of South Orange County’s best sites, like San Clemente with its beautiful mountain and ocean scenery. You also have easy access to Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. ABOUT THE HOUSE Enjoy panoramic ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the main living space. Out on the patio, sip on your morning coffee as the waves crash on the sand. Cookout on the charcoal grill and dine al fresco at the two patio tables seating ten total. Steps lead down to your private beach, where you can enjoy the sun from a lounger with your feet in the sand. In the kitchen you’ll find granite counters and full-size appliances, including a gas stove. Sit down to home-cooked meals in one of the two dining areas—there’s a four-person table in the living room and a six-person formal dining table. Opt for a quiet night in and settle into the sectional couch in the living room to watch the 46” flat screen TV above the gas fireplace. With three bedrooms, the home sleeps seven comfortably. After a day in the sun, sleep like a baby in the master bedroom, which is furnished with a queen bed, 40” flat screen TV, and large walk-in closet. The en-suite bathroom has a tub/shower combination with glass door. The second bedroom has a full bed, picture window, and closet with mirrored doors. Colorful fish decor outfits the third bedroom, where guests can get a good night’s sleep in a twin bed and twin-over-twin bunk bed. Another full bath offers extra space with two sinks and tub/shower combination. Additional amenities include parking for two cars and a laundry room with washer/dryer. THE LOCATION Home of the Ocean Institute and a California Historical Landmark, Dana Point and Dana Point Harbor are just 5 minutes away. In addition to its romantic water views, the area is known as a great surfing spot. Catch a charter with Dana Wharf Sportfishing for whale watching and fishing adventures. Doheny State Beach is another favored surfing beach, and is also frequented by paddle boarders and kayakers. Just a 10-minute drive down the coast, San Clemente, named the “Spanish Village by the Sea” features stunning architecture and scenic mountain and ocean views.
  • Ocean Views Await at

    Ocean Views Await at

    Dana Point: Vacation Rental
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #235804
    Credit Card Pet Friendly
    Ocean views await at this newly remodeled 1BR charmer. Walking distance to bustling shops and cafes at Dana Point Harbor. 30 minutes from LegoLand, 30 minutes from Disneyland, and 20 minutes from John Wayne Airport.. Ocean views await on the breezy balcony of this newly remodeled 1BR charmer. Located in the historic Lantern District, your home away from home is within walking distance of the bustling shops and cafes of Dana Point Harbor. With breathtaking cliffs and romantic beach strolls, you’re sure to enjoy deep relaxation during your stay. Centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego (both 1 hour away), your rental is 30 minutes from LegoLand, 30 minutes from Disneyland. ABOUT THE HOUSE This newly remodeled apartment is bright and inviting, with vaulted beamed ceilings and hardwood flooring throughout. Spend quiet mornings sipping coffee from two wicker chairs on the ocean-view balcony. After a day at the beach, fire up the grill for an afternoon barbecue. In the living area, cozy up on rattan furnishings with turquoise cushions and coral accent pillows to watch your favorite shows on a 55” wall-mounted flat screen TV with Cox Contour capability. Or settle into one of the two sitting chairs and get lost in a good book. The kitchen is open and airy, with stocked white cabinetry, granite countertops, and a full suite of stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and oven. Enjoy home-cooked meals at the breakfast bar with three chairs. Retreat to a master bedroom with plush queen bed, 39” flat screen TV with Cox Contour capability, and mid-century modern furnishings. Slide open the mirrored closet doors to unpack your bags, and catch up on some emails at the desk with upholstered chair. The en-suite master bath features a granite vanity and a tub/shower combination with glass surround. Please note that our unit does not offer air conditioning. During your stay, you can park one car in the driveway. Help yourself to the washer/dryer and vegetable garden. THE LOCATION Situated in the historic Lantern District, you are within walking distance of shops and cafes. This quaint surfer town is known for its breathtaking cliffs, pristine ocean views, and romantic beach strolls—making it the perfect destination for couples in need of some R&R. Centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego (both 1 hour away), your apartment is 30 minutes from LegoLand, 30 minutes from Disneyland, and just 20 minutes from John Wayne Airport.
  • Come as a Couple

    Come as a Couple

    San Diego: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #235803
    Credit Card
    Come as a couple or bring a crowd—this 2BR house can be rented in combination with two adjoining houses to accommodate large groups. Close to University of San Diego, shops, golfing, and downtown. Sleeps 8. Relax in this bright and spacious 2BR house with hardwood floors and crown molding. The house sleeps eight but can be rented together with two other houses—making it ideal for a large group get together. You’re close to the University of San Diego campus, beaches, Riverwalk Golf Course, Fashion Valley Mall, and downtown. ABOUT THE HOUSE You can be assured of a great stay at this sunny and immaculately maintained home with an open-concept layout. In the living area, you will find a sofa (which converts to a full bed) plus two ottomans (that each convert to a single bed). Snuggle up and share a movie on the 40” TV. The spacious kitchen has lots of counter space and all the essential cookware and appliances you'll need for making meals, which can be enjoyed at the dining table for three. Outside there’s an al fresco dining set for four in the private yard. Both bedrooms have queen beds, closet space, and ceiling fans. They share a full bathroom with two sinks and a tub/shower combination. Guests should note there is no central air conditioning, but there is a portable unit for use. Parking is available on the street. THE LOCATION You’re just 2 miles from SeaWorld San Diego and 1.5 miles from historical Old Town. Balboa Park, one of the most popular urban parks in the United States, is 6 miles away. And, of course, there’s the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also plenty of eateries, bars, and grocery marts within half a mile of the house.
  • All Photos, Amenities, Calendar

    All Photos, Amenities

    Oxnard: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #235611
    Credit Card
    All photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of home with a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. And we make it easy to stay with us. Drive straight to your rental and access the rental with a unique lock code that we give only to you. When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions, lock code, and instructions. We’re available 24 hours a day with live help. All vacation rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Property Damage Protection policy.
  • This 2br/2ba Carlsbad Duplex

    This 2br/2ba Carlsbad

    Carlsbad: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    • #235600
    Credit Card
    This 2BR/2BA Carlsbad duplex is just minutes from the sand and surf of Carlsbad Beach. Hang out in the private courtyard with fireplace and outdoor seating. With its many attractions, there’s something for everyone in Carlsbad.. California is known for its wonderful year-round weather and the private courtyard at this 2BR/2BA Carlsbad duplex is the perfect spot to soak up the warmth. When the sun sets, the outdoor fireplace creates a cozy ambiance, and a patio table offers seating for al fresco dining. Just a few blocks west, Carlsbad Beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing. North of the beach, downtown Carlsbad has numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options. No matter your age or interests, there’s something for everyone. Causal coastal furnishings and decor characterize the interiors, and eco-friendly features include solar-generated power and passive-design warmth from the many windows. ABOUT THE DUPLEX Spend evenings gathered with friends or family in the private courtyard. Sit around the four-person table telling stories while a fire blazes in the outdoor fireplace. Soak in the hot tub and rinse off in the outdoor shower before heading back inside for the night. Unwind in the casual living room furnished with a couch/chaise and 50” flat screen TV. Enjoy all of the natural light that pours through the many windows. Fully equipped to handle your culinary needs, the kitchen has full-size appliances, Shaker cabinets, and a double sink. With two bedrooms, the home sleeps five comfortably. Spend leisurely mornings relaxing in the main level master bedroom with its high ceilings and queen bed outfitted with luxurious white bedding. The room offers plenty of storage and a 50” flat screen TV. You’ll find bench seating and a walk-in shower with dual showerheads in the master en-suite bathroom. Put guests up in the second-floor loft area, which comes with a queen bed on one side and a twin on the other. A full bath on the main floor has a tiled walk-in shower with dual rain showerheads. There is parking for up to two cars in the driveway, plus plenty of on-street parking. Guests also have access to a washer/dryer set. THE LOCATION Less than a mile away, Carlsbad Beach is full of activities and amenities. Enjoy bike trails, picnic areas, fishing, swimming, and water sports including snorkeling and surfing. The beach also has conveniences like restrooms and outdoor showers. Spend a quiet afternoon sipping coffee and people watching at one of several downtown Carlsbad coffeeshops. Dine at local favorites like Cessy Taco Shop, Craft Burger, and the Land & Water Company, all less than 5 minutes away. Catch a film at the New Village Arts Theater and sip wine at Witch Creek Winery.
  • Looking for a Large

    Looking for a Large

    Santa Barbara: Vacation Rental
    • 8 BDR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 16
    • #235479
    Credit Card
    Looking for a large rental You’ve found it here, with this spacious 8BR/5.5BA house that’s just steps to the shoreline. A lounge, media room and rooftop deck offer space to sprawl, with a hot tub in the yard and lots of nearby attractions to explore.. With an 8BR/5.5BA layout and bedrooms on two levels, this house is ideal for large groups. The living room has a generous sectional couch and TV, with French doors opening to a private yard and hot tub. Cater to a crowd in the well-stocked kitchen with banquette and table dining. You’re near all of the coastal activities Santa Barbara has to offer, with shopping and a children’s playground nearby. Winding stairs lead to the third-story rooftop deck, where you can take in the panoramic ocean views. ABOUT THE HOUSE Inside this expansive house is a spacious open-concept living and dining room, where you can gather and plan your day. A roomy sectional couch, large TV, and fireplace characterize the living room, and there is a dining table for up to nine guests and a breakfast banquette for five. The well-equipped kitchen has a center island, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. French doors open to the yard, where you’ll find a private hot tub, grill, sun loungers, and a dining table all behind a private fence. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one with a king bed and the other with a queen, and a full bathroom with walk-in shower. There’s also a media room with a giant Samsung TV and sectional seating for the kids to flop down and share a movie. Upstairs are the other six bedrooms, including the master suite with king bed and 42” TV as well as an en-suite bathroom and private balcony. Bedroom two shares the balcony, with two twin beds. Bedrooms three, four, and five all have queen beds, with a twin day bed in the fifth, and each has access to a balcony. If you’re travelling with small children, you can take advantage of the crib in bedroom six, which also has a twin day bed. Up a winding flight of stairs, find the rooftop balcony. There, panoramic ocean views offer the perfect way to end each day. THE LOCATION Shoreline Drive is just a few minutes’ walk from 1,000 Steps Beach, where you can stroll along the sand and admire the scenery. The Mesa shopping district, 0.3 mile away, offers a play area for the kids and retail opportunities for the adults. Santa Barbara Harbor is 1.5 miles along the coast. Visit the Maritime Museum, grab a snack at one of the beach cafes, go whale watching, or take a sunset cruise. Whatever brings you to Santa Barbara, it will be hard to tear yourself away.
  • Live in Luxury at

    Live in Luxury at

    Santa Barbara: Vacation Rental
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #235473
    Credit Card
    Live in luxury at this swanky 4BR/3BA home on the Riviera of Santa Barbara. Just 5 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to the beach, and 40 minutes to Santa Barbara wine country. Spacious master suite and quiet backyard with fruit orchard.. Take it all in—the panoramic 180-degree views from this 4BR/3BA Santa Barbara home are simply breathtaking. Located on the fashionable Riviera, the custom-built home overlooks downtown Santa Barbara, the ocean, and the Channel Islands. Hop in the car and in just 5 minutes, you’ll be in historic downtown Santa Barbara, bustling with shops, restaurants, and attractions. In 10 minutes, you’ll be on the beach. After a day of sightseeing, retreat to the spacious master suite with en-suite bathroom. It also has a covered patio that extends into the backyard and the hidden orchard full of fruit trees for you to enjoy. ABOUT THE HOUSE With vaulted ceilings and tasteful modern decor, the living room is an inviting gathering spot. Relax on the L-shaped sectional and watch a movie on the 54” flat screen TV, or just enjoy the wonderful views. Out on the deck, you have a front-row seat to the million-dollar vista of Santa Barbara. Enjoy meals al fresco at the four-person patio table. Cooking is a pleasure in the stunning kitchen with gleaming white counters, trendy wood-grain cabinets, and massive center island with seating for four. Backed by huge picture windows, the dining area has a six-person table. The two-story home sleeps eight comfortably in four bedrooms. Chic and classy, the lower level master bedroom gives you quiet privacy. Sprawl out on king bed and enjoy the cozy ambiance of the wood-burning fireplace. Watch favorite shows on the 49” flat screen TV. French doors lead out to a patio with orchard, seating area, and gas BBQ. Pamper yourself in the en-suite bathroom with vessel sink and soaking tub with shower. The lower level has two other bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a full. Each one has a large closet and picture windows framing the incredible views. Both lower level guest bedrooms share a full bath with walk-in shower and extra storage. The main floor bedroom comes with a queen bed, desk, and closet. Next door, the full bathroom offers a glass-enclosed walk-in shower. Other amenities include parking for three cars in the driveway and a washer/dryer. THE LOCATION You are just 5 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, where you can shop at the numerous boutiques that line State Street. You can catch the latest blockbuster or indie favorite at the Metro 4 Theater or at Paseo Nuevo Cinemas. Lace up your hiking boots and head to the trails of the Santa Barbara mountains, just 5 minutes away. The area also has excellent golf courses and tennis courts. Find your new favorite vintage in Santa Barbara wine country, just 40 minutes away.
  • Steps from World Famous

    Steps from World Famous

    Long Beach: Vacation Rental
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #235467
    Credit Card
    Steps from world famous Kite Surfing and just 3 blocks from the heart of this exclusive seaside community's beach life experience.. Steps from world famous Kite Surfing and just 3 blocks from the heart of this exclusive seaside community's beach life experience. An exclusive seaside community, affectionately referred to by locals as “The Shore". Great weather. Right at the beach and just down from all the action on 2nd street, home to more than 250 locally inspired shops that include unique and upscale boutiques, gift shops, fine jewelry, floral shops, books, accessories & specialty shops.
  • All Photos, Amenities, Calendar

    All Photos, Amenities

    Imperial Beach: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 9
    • #235462
    Credit Card
    All photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of home with a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. And we make it easy to stay with us. Drive straight to your rental and access the rental with a unique lock code that we give only to you. When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions, lock code, and instructions. We’re available 24 hours a day with live help. All vacation rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Property Damage Protection policy.
  • Luxury and Comfort Combine

    Luxury and Comfort Combine

    Del Mar: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #235461
    Credit Card Pet Friendly
    Luxury and comfort combine at this stylishly remodeled 2BR/2.5BA townhouse in Del Mar, just 1 block from the beach. Includes a tropically landscaped patio, outdoor dining, gourmet kitchen, and plasma TVs. Walk to Del Mar Village for dining and shops.. Enjoy a taste of the good life at this beautifully remodeled 2BR/2.5BA townhouse in Del Mar, just 1 block from the best beach in San Diego County. Upgrades include a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plasma TVs with premium cable channels, and a landscaped backyard with an outdoor dining table, BBQ, gas fire pit, and shower. Local attractions and dining spots are a 15-minute walk away. Enjoy oceanside strolls around Powerhouse Park, head to Del Mar Village for shopping and dining, and enjoy a lazy lunch at fabulous beachside restaurants such as Jake's Del Mar and Poseidon. The garage is packed with extras for a day at the coast, including beach chairs and games, an umbrella, a stand-up paddleboard, and two boogie boards. ABOUT THE HOUSE Feel instantly at home in a contemporary living area with a leather couch and two comfy armchairs set beside a gas fireplace. Share stories of your coastal adventures, or watch favorite shows on a 55” smart TV with a Blu-ray player and premium cable channels (including NFL and NBA). The upscale open-concept kitchen features polished granite countertops, a stainless steel gas range, a wine fridge, and plenty of quality dishware and cookware essentials. A dining table offers seating for four, and there’s room for three more at the breakfast bar. Feel like dining outdoors A private backyard has a patio table for eight and a gas grill. Rinse off under the outdoor shower (with hot and cold water) after a day at the beach, then chat late into the evening around the gas fire pit surrounded by four cushioned chairs. From the main living space, a spiral staircase leads up to the three bedrooms, which together accommodate up to six guests. The stylishly appointed master bedroom has a king bed and a 50” flat screen TV with a Blu-ray player, Sonos sound system, and premium cable channels. This room also has a full-size bed (if you need extra sleeping space), a mirrored closet, and a contemporary en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. A cheery second bedroom features a queen bed and a private balcony with seating for two—a great spot to sip your morning coffee. An en-suite bathroom comes with a tub/shower combination. A half bath is located by the main entry. Planning a day at the beach The garage has beach towels, beach chairs, a stand-up paddleboard, two boogie boards, an umbrella, and beach games—all available for guest use. Amenities include a washer/dryer and driveway parking for two cars. THE LOCATION With the beach just 1 block from the house, you can spend lazy days stretched out on the sand. Feeling a little more energetic Walk 16 minutes to Powerhouse Park, perched beside the ocean—a dreamy spot for coastal walks. Mix things up with a trip to Del Mar Village (17-minute walk). There’s a vibrant shopping scene and plenty of restaurants from which to take your pick. You’re also a 14-minute stroll from Jake's Del Mar and Poseidon—two fabulous beachfront restaurants serving up fresh seafood and ocean views.
  • Enjoy Panoramic Views at

    Enjoy Panoramic Views at

    Escondido: Vacation Rental
    • 4 BDR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #235448
    Credit Card
    Enjoy panoramic views at Turtle Rock Ranch, a sprawling 4BR/2.5BA house overlooking a 2.7-acre kumquat grove and Malbec vineyard. With contemporary interiors and ample outdoor entertaining space, this home is perfect for multi-family gatherings. Sleeps 8.. Plan your next multi-family getaway at stunning Turtle Rock Ranch, a sprawling 4BR/2.5BA home overlooking a working 2.7-acre kumquat grove and Malbec vineyard. With contemporary interiors and ample indoor and outdoor entertaining space, this private retreat offers a truly unique vacation experience. Enjoy panoramic mountain views from a hot tub and solar-heated pool, fire up the grill for a family barbecue, and relax around an outdoor fire sculpture. ABOUT THE HOUSE Inside, settle onto the plush couches in the main living area, and be warmed by a two-story stone fireplace. Soaring, wood-paneled ceilings with exposed beams create an open, airy atmosphere, while a vintage grand piano is a striking decorative piece. In the second living area, natural light and an inviting leather sofa make for the perfect gathering spot. Watch movies and shows on a flat screen TV, or select a book from the built-in shelves and read by the wood-burning fireplace. Prepare a favorite recipe in a chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances—including a French-door fridge—and a center island with granite counter and seating for two. Come together at a glass-top dining table with six leather chairs. A half bath off the kitchen includes a mosaic tile vanity. Slide open glass doors to a sprawling stone terrace with panoramic views of the mountains. Enjoy cool drinks and conversation on the wicker lounge furniture, or linger over a bottle of wine at a table for two. The expansive backyard is a prominent highlight of this estate. With a solar-heated pool, hot tub, fire sculpture, gas grill, and al fresco dining area, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your time in the California sunshine. Plus, you’ll have the unique opportunity to overlook a kumquat grove and Malbec vineyard, which line the gently sloping hillsides of the property. Sleep comfortably in four spacious bedrooms with direct access to outdoor living space. The queen-size master features vaulted ceilings, sliding doors to a deck, and an immaculate en-suite bath with walk-in glass shower. The second bedroom has a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub and standing glass shower. A third guest space is located upstairs in the study and offers a convertible couch. The fourth bedroom has a full-size bed, and is tucked away in an attached studio with workout area and its own sink and vanity. Your reservation includes access to Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, and parking for one car in the garage and two on the driveway. THE LOCATION Situated on a working 2.7-acre kumquat grove and Malbec vineyard, Turtle Rock Ranch offers endless ways to spend your time. Go for a refreshing swim in the solar-heated pool, enjoy a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub, heat up the grill for a family barbecue, or just kick back by the fire sculpture. For a fun day on the fairway, tee off at Boulder Oaks Golf Course (4 minutes’ drive) or Welks Resort San Diego Golf Course (11 minutes). Several wineries are within biking distance of your door.
  • All Photos, Amenities, Calendar

    All Photos, Amenities

    San Diego: Vacation Rental
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #235439
    Credit Card Pet Friendly
    All photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of home with a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. And we make it easy to stay with us. Drive straight to your rental and access the rental with a unique lock code that we give only to you. When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions, lock code, and instructions. We’re available 24 hours a day with live help. All vacation rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Property Damage Protection policy."
  • All Photos, Amenities, Calendar

    All Photos, Amenities

    San Diego: Vacation Rental
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #235434
    Credit Card Pet Friendly
    All photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of home with a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. And we make it easy to stay with us. Drive straight to your rental and access the rental with a unique lock code that we give only to you. When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions, lock code, and instructions. We’re available 24 hours a day with live help. All vacation rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Property Damage Protection policy.
  • An Unbeatable Location for

    An Unbeatable Location for

    San Juan Capistrano: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #235393
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    An unbeatable location for families, this 3BR/2.BA single-family home is a 10-minute drive from the beach, 30 minutes from Disneyland, and 50 minutes from LEGOLAND. Walk 15 minutes to downtown and cycle along local bike paths to Dana Point Harbor.. Mix sun, sea, and sand with fun-filled days at world-famous theme parks. Your stay at this 3BR/2BA single-family home in San Juan Capistrano will put you in the middle of it all. You are a 10-minute drive from the nearest beach, Disneyland is 30 minutes away, and LEGOLAND is just 50 minutes. Hop in the car and take a day trip to Los Angeles (1 hour) and San Diego (1 hour, 20 minutes)—or catch the train from San Juan Capistrano Station, a 14-minute walk from home. Downtown eateries, bars, and parks are a 15-minute walk away, and nearby bike paths lead to Dana Point Harbor, where you can arrange whale watching tours, fishing trips, and kayaking adventures. On lazy days, sit in the sun and enjoy dining outdoors in the privacy of your leafy backyard. ABOUT THE HOME Whip up home-cooked meals in a kitchen with all-white cabinetry and essential cooking appliances, including a gas range. A large pantry provides plenty of space to store vacation groceries and snacks. Enjoy meals in the dining nook, where a high-top table seats four. Large windows welcome natural light into the living area, furnished with a sofa and a plush chair with ottoman. A 46” flat screen TV comes with a DVD player and library. Need a spot to catch up on email There’s a glass-top desk in the living room. A sliding glass door from the living room leads to the backyard, where you can enjoy al fresco dining around a six-seat dining table, or drinks and snacks at a wrought-iron table for two. In the front yard, watch the world go by from a sitting area with two benches and two chairs. There’s also a picnic table, making it a great gathering spot for a game of cards. When you’re ready to retire for the night, three bedrooms offer sleeping accommodations for up to six guests. The spacious master bedroom has a queen-size bed on a dark wood frame, a small bench, and a closet for guest storage. There is also a convenient en-suite bathroom with shower. A tastefully decorated second bedroom has a full-size bed and storage area. The equally welcoming third bedroom has a queen bed and a closet area. Both rooms share access to a bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Amenities include a washer/dryer in the garage, and parking space for two on the driveway. Please note that this single-family home does not have air conditioning. THE LOCATION The nearest sandy beach is just a 10-minute drive from your front door. If you’re bringing the kids, Disneyland is only a 30-minute drive away. In addition to the Magic Kingdom, there’s more family fun to be had at LEGOLAND, 50 minutes away. Downtown restaurants, bars, and parks are just a 15-minute walk from home. Reserve a table at Guapas Tapas & Wine Bar, or go for Californian-style eats at Sundried Tomato. Walk off lunch with a stroll around Mission Fine Art Gallery, or take stroll around Historic Town Center Park. Mix things up with a day trip to Los Angeles (1-hour drive) or San Diego (1 hour, 20 minutes). Or leave the car behind and take the train—the San Juan Capistrano station is a 14-minute walk away. You’re also close to local bike paths that lead all the way to Dana Point Harbor—home to an eclectic dining scene, specialty shops, fishing, and whale watching tours.
  • Steps from World Famous

    Steps from World Famous

    Long Beach: Vacation Rental
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #235046
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    Steps from world famous Kite Surfing and just 3 blocks from the heart of this exclusive seaside community's beach life experience.. Steps from world famous Kite Surfing and just 3 blocks from the heart of this exclusive seaside community's beach life experience. An exclusive seaside community, affectionately referred to by locals as “The Shore. Great weather. Right at the beach and just down from all the action on 2nd street, home to more than 250 locally inspired shops that include unique and upscale boutiques, gift shops, fine jewelry, floral shops, books, accessories & specialty shops.
  • Enjoy Glorious Views of

    Enjoy Glorious Views of

    Laguna Beach: Vacation Rental
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    • #235044
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    Enjoy glorious views of Laguna Beach from the balcony of this 2BR/2BA condo. Part of a gated community, the place includes access to a private beach, an enclosed patio, and the amenities at five-star Montage Laguna Beach Resort.. Enjoy outstanding ocean views from this 2BR/2BA condo in a gated community. Your reservation includes access to a beautiful private beach. Unfurl a towel and stretch out under an umbrella, or take a dip in the extraordinarily blue waters. At home, relax on the private patio, where you can grill al fresco meals. Access the many five-star amenities right next door at the Montage Laguna Beach Resort; you’ll find a spa and salon, a bar and grill, and Modern French cuisine at Studio restaurant. ABOUT THE CONDO The main living area is located on the first level and includes a balcony, where you’ll enjoy views of Laguna Beach. Make an adult beverage at the wet bar, then step onto the private back patio to relax on one of the lounge chairs. Prepare meals for your group in the well-appointed kitchen complete with dishwasher, stainless steel double-door fridge, and an array of small appliances. Or cook up a tasty BBQ feast on the outdoor grill. At night, close the plantation shutters in the living room and enjoy a movie on the 75” flat screen TV with sound bar and cable. Upstairs you’ll find the master bedroom, which boasts a roomy California king-size bed, 36” TV, large double closets, and an en-suite bathroom with shower and marble vanity. The second bedroom has four twin beds—one of which is a trundle. The second bathroom has a shower/tub combination. You’ll find laundry facilities and beach chairs for your use, as well as a convenient downstairs shower for sandy beachgoers. Reserved parking is available in two carport spaces. THE LOCATION Not only is this condo just steps from the beach, but it’s also only a 5-minute walk to an array of shops and dining options - including organic Mexican favorites, Asian fusion, and a 40s-style diner. Need a new bathing suit The Shops at Mission Viejo are 20 minutes away by car. Whisk the kids off to play in the park at Top of the World, a 12-minute drive, and snap a few shots of the superb vista while you’re there. Or head out for a fun-filled day at Disneyland, just under an hour’s drive away.
  • This Updated 3br/2ba Home

    This Updated 3br/2ba Home

    Anaheim & Disneyland: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #235035
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    This updated 3BR/2BA home features a pool and backyard lanai. Located in a quiet neighborhood, you’re just a quick drive to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and other Anaheim amusements. Seal Beach and Sunset Beach are 25 minutes away. Sleeps 6.. This 3BR/2BA home features an updated kitchen and bathrooms. Cool off in the backyard pool and enjoy an al fresco meal on the patio. This is the perfect home base for families or groups of friends. Unique touches like exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and a decorative brick fireplace add character. This home is located in a quiet neighborhood, just a quick drive to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Anaheim. Seal Beach and Sunset Beach are 25 minutes away. ABOUT THE HOUSE The updated kitchen has everything you’ll need to prepare meals or pack a lunch for a day of sightseeing. You’ll find a stainless steel French-door refrigerator, a gas range, and a coffee pot for your morning brew. Whip up a healthy breakfast smoothie, and enjoy an easy family breakfast at the table for four. Or make dinner and head out to the patio for dinner by the pool with seating for six. In the living room, there’s plenty of space for everyone to stretch out on three sofas. Share stories about your day’s adventures or watch a film on the 32” flat screen TV. One guest bedroom has a queen bed, and the other has a twin-over-full bunk—perfect for kids. The master bedroom features a California king bed and a view of the pool. There are two hallway bathrooms, both with updated tile and tub/shower combinations. The fenced backyard offers a nice outdoor space in which to relax after a day of exploring. Cool off in the pool, then enjoy a meal at the six-person table. Amenities include a washer and dryer. THE LOCATION This home is located in a quiet neighborhood, 3 miles from Anaheim and close to an array of amusement parks including Disneyland (4 miles), Disney California Adventure Park (4 miles), Adventure City (2 miles), and Knotts Berry Farm (4.5 miles). When hunger strikes, there is an array of restaurants nearby. Check out Nara Bistro for Middle Eastern fare, Zankou Chicken for Mediterranean, and Pepe’s for quick Mexican. If you’re looking to sample California’s best-known fast food joint, the nearest In-n-Out Burger is a six-minute drive away. If you want to hit surf and sand, Sunset Beach and Seal Beach are just a 25-minute drive, and Long Beach is 30 minutes. For a day trip, L.A. Is 50 minutes by car, and Santa Monica is just over an hour away.
  • Once you Have Settled

    Once you Have Settled

    Ventura: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #235034
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    Once you have settled into this remodeled 3BR/2BA Ventura Beach home, head straight to the beach, which is right outside your door. You’ll appreciate the sunroom and large yard, and you’ll be within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Sleeps 8.. The kids will be on the beach before you’ve put your bags down—this completely remodeled 3BR/2BA house is just a few houses from the sand. It sleeps eight with a sleeper sofa, making it ideal for a family. Take the free trolley to downtown Ventura or walk over to Seaward Avenue for cafes and shops. Santa Barbara is 25 minutes away, Ojai is 10 minutes, and you can rent a boat at Ventura Harbor, a 5-minute drive. Pierpont Beach is perfect for surfing, beach volleyball, and good old-fashioned family fun. ABOUT THE HOUSE The interiors of this house have been completely renovated, and include a spacious open-concept layout featuring beechwood floors and exposed ceiling beams. Subdued decor, an ornamental fireplace, and carefully curated details define the home. In the lounge, find a 55” Samsung TV with DVD player and cable, comfortable seating, and a sleeper sofa that converts to a full bed. An adjoining dining room seats six with a mix of chair and bench seating. The brand-new kitchen boasts beechwood countertops and a center island bar with three stools. Sink into a California king bed in the light-filled master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom with dual-sink vanity and walk-in shower. The bedroom yields to a private sunroom with a wicker love seat—the perfect spot in which to curl up with a book. The sunroom opens to the yard with fire pit, outdoor seating, and a dining table for eight inside a gazebo. You’ll also find an outdoor shower and towel hanger. The second bedroom has a queen bed and direct yard access. Bedroom three is perfect for the kids with a twin-over-twin bunk. The shared bathroom has a shower/tub combination. THE LOCATION This house is just a few houses from the beachfront, so you can all be wriggling your toes in the sand within minutes. A 5-minute stroll puts you at Seaward Avenue, where you can dawdle in local shops and take your pick of cafes, bars, and eateries. If you want to stock up on groceries, Marina Village Shopping Center is across the street. Swim, surf, or paddleboard at family-friendly Pierpont Beach, a half mile down the road.

Catalina Island News and Events

Catalina Island Annual Events & Festivals

Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run (January): The 31st Annual Run crosses Catalina Island from Avalon to Two Harbors and back! Run where the buffalo roam through the island’s interior and see both sides of the island. 

31st Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup (February): This is the only time scuba diving is allowed in Avalon Bay, with 500+ expected volunteer divers collecting trash and debris. Awards ceremony follows on Wrigley Stage with prizes & giveaways. 

Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon (March): This event will feature the exciting and historic marathon course used largely since the first year on the Catalina Island Conservancy’s lands. This includes much of the rugged terrain, spectacular vistas and special challenges enjoyed by Hans Albrecht and friends in the earliest days of the event under his management and enhanced over the years. 

Catalina Mountain Bike Gran Fondo and Festival (May): Calling all mountain bikers. Come experience trails that have never been open to mountain biking in this unique event opportunity. Multiple route options suitable for beginners to experts ranging from 10-65 mile loops. Ride includes majestic island views single track trails winding through epic backcountry as you learn why the interior of the Island is such a sacred jewel.

Annual Catalina Island Triathlon (November): Swim it, Bike it, Run it, Tri it! Experience the beauty of Catalina Island and the City of Avalon with the perfect end of season triathlon.

Los Angeles Times Article: Catalina calls from across the water
Written by: Jordan Rane
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-catalinaescape-20120722,0,5787822.story

The island, just 26 miles across the sea, as the song goes, is an easy-to-reach getaway for lovers of nature and relaxation.

Ferrying to Santa Catalina Island — just you, that special someone and an upper deck brimming with buoyant kids, chiding parents and assorted Jimmy Buffett look-alikes — isn't exactly a secret on any summer Friday. L.A.'s fabled leisure isle hosts more than 1 million visitors each year, and by the looks of those lines at the waffle-cone place, the throngs at the Green Pleasure Pier and the buzzing golf carts in downtown Avalon, many of them are hitting it right now. Should that deter you? Nah — it's all fun. But it might inspire a little solitude strategizing without resorting to hiding out in Two Harbors or (more drastic) hiking the Trans-Catalina Trail. 

Most of this deceivingly huge island is gorgeous, rugged outback managed by the Catalina Island Conservancy (125 Clarissa Ave, http://www.catalinaconservancy.org), which stewards more than 40,000 acres of rolling interior, where bison outnumber people, as well as 50 miles of frothing coastline that wouldn't look out of place in Big Sur. Taking a Conservancy Jeep Eco-Tour, led by a naturalist, is the best way to get an off-road glimpse without a backpack and compass.
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