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Hamilton Cove Villas

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119 Sumner Avenue, Suite B, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Montrose, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frequent visitor of Catalina Island. It is one of my favorite places to get away for a couple days. This was the first time we stayed at Hamilton Cove - building 1-68. First, make sure you read the list of amenities very closely! I just skimmed them and when I saw "internet access" I kept going down... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catalina reminds me of old Hawaii. They have made a conscious effort to limit development, therefore the town is quaint and not overly crowded. Hamilton Cove is a large group of condos that remind you of houses on Santorini. They are all white with red tile roofs. Cars (in general) are not allowed on the island, everyone uses golf carts.... More 

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CIVR, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay in Hamilton Cove. The Hamilton Cove community does have many stairs. Our reservation specialists at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals (CIVR) make it a point to inform guests of the number of stairs for each villa and this information is always listed on our website at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at the Hamilton Cove Villas was amazing. The views were just awesome. The only negative was no internet and virtually no cell phone coverage. Beware, there are a lot of stairs. Only a few of the villa's had an elevator. l would definitely go back.

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los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We rented a 3 bedroom 2 bath condo in Building 11. The unit is #48. It is one of only 2 condos out of 185 condos that has 2 private outdoor spaces-a large private patio overlooking the water as well as a private balcony. Many of the balconies at HC are common. We have stayed at Hamilton Cove several times.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We traveled to Catalina island for a wedding at Descanso Beach Club, and since all of the bridal party stayed in Hamilton Cove (gated community) we didn't look for accommodation anywhere else. It was so hard to choose but when we saw the unit 2-27 we knew we found our home for the holiday. All of the units in Hamilton... More 

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CIVR, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Catalina Island Vacation Rentals (CIVR) is lucky to have Denny Honsey as our General Manager, he always goes above and beyond and we're happy he was so helpful to your wedding party. Villa 2-27 is gorgeous and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, CIVR Management More 

Pasadena, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have stayed at Hamilton Cove Villas many times. It is amazing how different you feel when you stay there. This last trip in early May was no exception. Looking around the property there is a sense of tranquility and peace. Our three bedroom villa was just what we expected. Having the golf cart included is such a big plus.... More 

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CIVR, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Hamilton Cove Villas. Catalina island Vacation Rentals manages many villas in this community and we are thrilled you continuously come back to stay in this beautiful community. We look forward to seeing you again soon. CIVR Management More 

Oakhurst, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had an amazing view and our unit was upscale and beautiful. It comes with a golf cart to get around. I'm not going to tell you my favorite unit. I don't wan the competition. But, it is lovely there! Two thumbs up! I can't wait to go back. I think we will make this an annual event.

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CIVR, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Hamilton Cove Villas. We are thrilled you enjoyed staying in this private community. Catalina Island Vacation Rentals manages many properties within Hamilton Cove and we definitely have one that suit many styles and budgets. We look forward to seeing you again soon. CIVR Management More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

please note this is not a hotel and does not have the same amenities as a hotel - the setting of these villas is beautiful but depending on which unit you rent could be the 'make or break' of your vacation... from the looks of it every room has somewhat of a view - the view gives you outstanding sunrises... More 

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CIVR, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review of Hamilton Cove. There are several vacation rental management companies that rent villas in Hamilton Cove. Without specifying the villa you stayed in, I cannot tell you if this is managed by us. We at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals conduct walk throughs before and after each guest stay to ensure cleanliness. You are... More 

San Antonio, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

No doubt about it, Hamilton Cove is the spot on Catalina, by a big margin. Besides camping which is fun there, HC is a very memorable and special location. Were it located on the mainland it would cost twice as much. The units are all individually owned and mostly managed by vacation rental companies, but this is all to say... More 

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CIVR, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for review of Hamilton Cove. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Hamilton Cove, as you said, it is a special area of Catalina Island. It sounds like you rented your villa via a different company. We are Catalina Island Vacation Rentals (civr.com) and we do have a website where you can read descriptions and... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I've stayed all over Catalina Island. My family goes every summer. Nothing beats Hamilton Cove! It has everything! Relaxation, gym, sauna, BBQs, world class views, tennis, golf, and croquette. AND YOU GET A GOLF CART! Most of the units I've stayed in are pretty dated. The best one I've stayed in is unit 4/15. Most up to date and a... More 

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CIVR, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review Hamilton Cove. We at Catalina Island Vacation Rentals manage a large number of villas in the Hamilton Cove community. With property inspections before and after every stay, we ensure that the villa is vacation-ready when you arrive. Our website has very thorough descriptions and photos so you can choose the villa... More 

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