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Hamilton Cove Villas
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Hamilton Cove is a beautiful resort feeling. I can't tell you how much the view was amazing from out particular unit peering down to the beach. Seagulls would visit and they were quite beautiful. Our coffee pot was broken upon arrival so we called and they brought a Brand New one in a timely manner. It was confusing as to where the laundry facilities were so by the time we figured they were Outside the unit we were halfway into the trip so we never used them.

Our golf cart was slow and Loud. As I have read a previous review I know that you get what u get. Compared to what we would have had to pay for one you cannot beat it, beat up cart or not. We felt very safe in the complex with the security and the security cameras. As a matter of fact we never even locked thr door out entire stay. We had two adults and two,children ages 12 and 17 so they slept on the pull out bed in living t
Room and the bedroom for the adults was very comfortable. Huge bed and the decor throughout was tasteful. The bathroom is very big but I had a small complaint about the lighting at least for a woman pitting on makeup. We cooked breakfast and made lunch the entire stay, savings of a considerable amount. We ate at Avalon Grille which was nice ambiance but we had to return a dish due to it being overlooked. We also got 4 free movie tickets and took advantage of thr 16 dollar a piece price that we got from eating at Avalon Grille as part of a coupon incentive from Ziplining. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THR ZIPLINING TOUR. IT IS NEXT TO HAMILTON COVE. You could walk there from the Villas.

Overall it was a beautiful place to stay and our unit only had one flight of stairs. Next to the road So convenient. Make sure you ask about th stairs in each unit. Some have like a lot to climb!

Room Tip: stairs. Ask about stairs !! And the golf cart. If it is dated or newer!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Hamiltoncovemanager, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2012

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review! We appreciate them as we like to know of any issues with service or the unit itself. I will contact the owner regarding the lighting to see if there is a way to add a lamp or possibly a cosmetic mirror. My appologies regarding the golf cart. It is unfortunate that we cannot provide a variety of carts to choose from as the city does not allow the registration of more than one cart per unit. On a future stay we would be more than happy to look up the make/model of the cart for more information when choosing a unit to book. Thank you for you business and we hope that you come to visit the island soon! Have a great Summer!

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Last year I made the mistake of staying at the "historic" Glenmore Plaza which, no matter what they do to it, would make for a nice museum but not a "hotel". Hamilton Cover is simply exceptional. renting through Catalina Island Rentals I took a two bedroom unit in building 11 on the corner, top floor with a sweeping terrace. Everything was clean as it should be. Washer and Dryer in my unit and the furnishings were actually just fine for a rental. All appliances worked as did the golf cart that came with the unit. One of only two pools on the island and its in a gated community on the other side of the Casino. One supermarket trip to Von's and you are set. This is where I will stay next time and I highly recommend thr buildings more away from the gate simply for the views. Access to the pool and fitness center is easiest from buildings 1 and 2 but its not much of a walk. No matter what they charge, its a bargain compared to what is in town. Buy food. Restaurants all close at 10 except the Lobster Trap which should be avoided at all costs.

Room Tip: Just book this place and do ask them how many steps to the road or to your gold cart. For some, the steps are a bit much. But the cab drivers are great on the island and they will help you.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Hamiltoncovemanager, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

We are glad that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us at Hamilton Cove! Thank you for the helpful tip to on your review as the stairs can definitely be a concern for many guests.
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding a past stay or a future visit to the island and we hope that you come to our island paradise again soon :)
Warm Regards,
General Manager
Hamilton Cove Real Estate & Vacation Rentals
310-510-0190
hamiltoncove.com

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Booked a remodeled condo for Memorial Day Weekend. It was a fabulous two bedroom, second story water front unit. The views and property were amazing. Unit was furnished with a newer four person golf cart which was a great way to get to town and back. Deduct one star for slippery tile installed in showers. ( They used "wall" tiles instead of "floor" tiles, there is a difference in the coefficient of friction for safety purposes.) This will lead to a slip and fall, almost happened to the whole group. Bottom line: if we return to Catalina Island, Hamilton Cove will be our first choice.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank Mister E
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Hamiltoncovemanager, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the island! I will relay your comment regarding the shower tiles to the maintenance manager and unit Owner so that we can see about having some kind of grip installed onto the tiles. If you by any chance have a moment to reply or email us to let us know as to which unit we need to inspect, i would greatly appreciate it.
I hope that this was not too much of an inconvienence to you and your guests. Please let us know if you have any questions at all regarding a past or future stay here on the island.

Kind Regards,
General Manager
Hamilton Cove Real Estate & Vacation Rentals
310-510-0190
hcre@hamiltoncove.com

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Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

If you are expecting service this is not the place!

First major complaint is the golf cart..it was a piece of junk!!! So loud we needed earplugs to ride in it. Called manager Valerie and she told me" it was in perfect working order" and would not do anything or find me a replacement...meanwhile I think I now have hearing loss:)

Next complaint is no coffee available...this is small, but holiday inn stocks coffee! this is supposed to be a nice place. simple amenities go along way!

Final minor complaint is antiquated booking process. You have to send a fax and actual check! At least early 90's Decor and booking process matches.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Hamiltoncovemanager, Manager at Hamilton Cove Villas, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2012

We are very sorry that you felt your stay with us was unsatisfactory.
Due to the fact that each unit is individually owned; the decor, golf cart, and views will all vary drastically. There is no fee for the use of the golf cart, but as we do have them as a complimentary amenity we do our best to make sure that they are regularly serviced.
The particular golf cart that was referred to is a 2-stroke yamaha golf cart. Though it is louder than some other carts here on the island, there is nothing mechanically wrong with its performance. Since the city of Avalon only allows one golf cart to be registered to each residence, the unit owners are not allowed to have others on hand as a replacement. We wish this wasnt so.

My appologies for any inconvienence the booking process may have caused.
We try our best to make our booking process as easy as possible by emailing rental agreements for a timley receipt. We ask that the rental agreements are signed and returned with payment although we do accept rental agreements via fax.

To ensure that our guests have chosen the unit that they best like, our website (hamiltoncove.com) is uploaded with photos and descriptions for each unit.
Please contact us for any questions you may have in regards to a past present or future stay. We are sorry for any inconvience that this may have caused. We hope you enjoyed your visit to the island, and will return again.

We welcome and encourage any questions or concerns about the property and/or units as we use those suggestive comments to try and better our accomodations.

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

My family and i stay at Hamilton Cove for a few nights a couple weeks ago for a birthday Celebration. When i called i originally called Catalina Island Vacation Rentals. I was immediatley turned off by the atittude that i was greeted with. Every questions i asked seemed as if i was bothering this young lady. i felt as if by business was not important. I then asked her if there were any other companies that rented out Hamilton Cove Units and she quickly replied "NO!" so i told her thank you and that i would just keep looking and call if i cad more questions.
i then found hamilton cove real estate. When i called a girl answered and immediatley asked me how i was and what my name was and in return told me hers. This was very inviting as i felt more like she wanted to know what MY needs were for our special celebration. Long story short...
We got two 2 bedroom units RIGHT next to each other, which was VERY convienient, and had an incredible time. When we called to ask about check in they told us that we could go straight out there and door would be unlocked and they keys on the counter. We found that convienient as we had a large party and wanted to get settled as soon as possible. In the unit we found a document that stated that if there was anything that we noticed wrong with the unit that we should all immediately. When i called to tell them that there was no dishsoap and the coffee maker didnt work, they had one sent out within the hour. The only complaint i had i called down to the office and spoke to the manager, i believe her name was Malorie, she said that she would send someone over as soon as she could. 35 minutes later a man came to the door to fix the deadbolt on our door. We later met the owner of the company who also said he lived out there. They were very nice and told us if we needed anything to let them know. Other than that minor door issue we had a blast and will definitely be staying with this company again.

Room Tip: If you stay here stay in a unit that is higher up, great panoramic view! And when making a reservation, make sure you stay at least 3 nights because you wont have enough time to do everythign you want to do!
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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