Guest Reviews

We will always do our very best to ensure your stay at Hamilton Cove is comfortable and memorable.
Here's what some of our happy guests have to say:

“Wow! I can’t rave enough about our recent stay at this incredible villa in Hamilton Cove. If you’re considering booking, let me share why this place is an absolute must.

Firstly, the views are beyond breathtaking – untouched and truly mesmerizing. Our family of five felt right at home in the spacious villa. The beds were not only comfortable but also made for a restful night’s sleep, ensuring we were ready to explore the wonders of the island each day.

The kitchen is a dream, and we loved the large kitchen table, where we had the most memorable family dinners with panoramic views as our backdrop. And here’s the kicker – our absolute favorite part was being able to hear the waves crashing from every room in the house. It added an incredible coastal ambiance that made our stay even more special.

Having explored various rentals in the area, I can confidently say, not all villas are the same. This one is a hidden gem! A great host paired with an amazing location. A++.”

– Steve, Villa 68

“We love to visit Catalina Island at least twice a year. We always stay at Hamilton Cove as we find it to be the most peaceful and beautiful place to stay in Avalon. This unit was by far our favorite for ourselves and our teen daughter. Amber thought of everything you could need and more. The furnishings and decor were comfortable and of good quality. I’m a linen and bed snob and found the bed comfortable and the linens also comfortable. And thankfully there was a good amount of towels. I hate when I stay at an Airbnb and there’s not enough towels. The views are amazing!!! And the overall comfort and feel of the unit was great. I highly recommend this unit. The host was very friendly and accommodating. She seems to know her stuff about the magical island that is Catalina ♥️ from the beautiful views, to the serenity of the sea you will not be disappointed you decided to stay here. We went back reality (Los Angeles) well rested and grateful for the time we shared as a family.”

– Kim, Villa 97

Perfect Island Getaway! I wish I could give this property 10 stars, it was absolutely amazing, we had such a great time. Everything really was perfect, very clean, the view cannot be beat and every amenity fit our needs. I recommend this property to anyone visiting Catalina! We can’t wait to go back.”

– Gretchen, Villa 33

Italian Riviera Meets Catalina – 
The views for this property cannot be properly conveyed through photos. It’s gorgeous! Wrap around balcony with multiple views of the sea/harbor. Brilliant property with gorgeous amenities. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Easy communication. Spacious 1 bedroom. But let’s face it…it’s the views, views, views.”

– Carrie, Villa 97

If you dream of just relaxing with your favorite drink in a comfortable chair, soaking in the sun, listening to the waves while watching the boats float by….this is the PERFECT location. The mostly private (we never saw a neighbor) wrap around, corner balcony was AMAZING! We were so comfortable it was hard to leave to visit Avalon. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable. The beds, pillows and linens were all very high quality. The condo is spacious with views from every window. The golf cart was stylish, easy to drive/park and quiet. IF I had to say anything negative it would be the countless stairs BUT we knew about that and we got a great workout in. The condo is worth every step and more. I can’t say enough positive things about our stay. Our only regret was not booking it for a longer stay!”

– Vivian, Villa 68

“From checking in to checking out Amber was a great communicator. The property was well described and we were in need of not a single addition. Look forward to using again!”

– David, Villa 15

This is heaven on earth. It was peaceful, quiet, safe, very clean, everything worked so well, it was beautiful oceanfront I could see the ocean from my bed… I call this my perfect hideout from the busyness of life. I feel so relaxed and will definitely go again… it’s the best kept secret. I came here after reading the reviews and for sure the view is breathtaking! I couldn’t take enough pictures and videos. From the living room and bedroom balcony you see the oceanfront. I was looking for a great view and this did the trick. The high ceilings and amazing shower and bathtub were a plus. Electric fireplace in bedroom was great! I just love this place. The owners were so gracious and amazing in communication. You must try this place. “

– Esther, Villa 97

Amber’s place is gorgeous and has the most stunning view! It feels rare to have an Airbnb that is even more delightful than the photos, but this truly was. We had a wonderful, peaceful time and everything about it was just perfect.”

– Mollie, Villa 33

“The property was stunning. We would love to go back every year.”

– Jackie, Villa 15

Best balcony and view in Hamilton Cove.
I have stayed in Hamilton cove at least 10 times over the last 15 years and this property had one of the best views and longest balcony. We enjoyed perfect sunrises and sunsets with great views of the ocean and Palos Verdes Peninsula in the distance. Definitely will return again.”

– Terri, Villa 15

This private villa, nestled in the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of the best stays on Catalina Island. Whether it’s a weekend trip or more extended stay, there are endless amenities to provide convenience & comfort—beach access, warmed pool, hot tub spa, indoor kitchen, outdoor patio, grill, & even a six-seater golf cart! Wonderful experience.”

– Sam, Villa 15

This property is incredible. The location and the views are priceless. All furnishings and appliances are top notch. The golf cart was such an amazing bonus and it hauled the 5 of us all around town with ease. The place is so beautiful you may not want to leave! Great communication from property manager and terrific instructions.”

– Eric

“This was a girls trip, and I was thrilled when we arrived to see that the description of this unit was exactly what we had expected. The decor and the views were amazing. Having coffee every morning on the patio taking in the gorgeous sunrise. Great location, just steps away from the pool. Having the golf cart was a great addition. The manager was very responsive when we had any questions and was truly concerned that we were taken care of. Definitely will be returning.”

– Patti, Villa 15

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful villa. The view was fantastic – from sunrise to sunset! The space was clean and easily felt like home. We’ll never stay anywhere else on the island!”

– Ashley, Villa 97

“This was such a lovely getaway. The accommodations were perfect. Honestly, the pictures don’t do it justice. It was way more than I expected. Out of all the places to stay on Catalina Island, this was the one with the very best view and had such a Greek Tuscany vibe. Loved it so much. The Golf Cart was such a great amenity. Thank you so much.”

– Monique, Villa 97

“We loved our stay and cannot wait to go back. Amber was a super host and was very responsive.”

– David, Villa 68

“Epic views… could have sat on that balcony our entire stay. Just beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer. First time to Catalina and will be back!”

– Paul, Villa 33

“We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful Hamilton Cove home!! All the decor was so perfect and made it feel like a seaside paradise! And starting each morning on our porch with coffee and a sunrise over the ocean was a dream! It was our first time to Catalina and would definitely come back! Highly recommend!”

– Brianna, Villa 15

“Overall, we had a great time. The place was very well cleaned and maintained. Beautifully decorated. We are looking forward to staying there again.”

– David

“It was a great stay, the condo exceeded my expectations. The host Amber was very responsive and hospitable. The place had two beautiful balconies and was in very close proximity to the pool. The four person golf cart was also very helpful for getting around town. Overall a great experience, would highly recommend it!”

– Villa 97

“What a great place. Perfect. Frankly, every aspect is better than advertised. We had an amazing weekend and will be back. I hope we can stay in this exact unit again – Think that’s kind of a rare thing to say after a trip. Thank you!!”

– Wade, Villa 68

“This place is gorgeous! EVERYTHING is perfect. Comfortable, clean, and so stunning. The view is magical and you can drive down into town easily on the golf cart provided. Lovely experience!!”

– Mikayla, Villa 97

If you are looking for the best Hamilton Cove has to offer, stop. You found it. This is an amazing experience with awe inspiring views hosted by a true super host. From the fast booking confirmation and check in instructions, all the way through checking out of this phenomenal home, we felt their professionalism, attention to detail, and thoughtful in all details large and small during our anniversary weekend. We have traveled all over the world and my spouse said this is her new favorite! A huge thank you to CatalinaDreamVacations!!!”

– Lee, Villa 68

“This place is amazing! The views are fantastic and the beauty is unrivaled. My family of 6 had so much fun playing boardgames and watching movies. It has a great kitchen and super comfy beds. The balcony is HEAVEN!!! Great place to have your coffee in the morning and a cocktails in the evening. We love this place! ❤️❤️ Oh the heated pool was delightful!”

– Berta, Villa 15

Sometimes the real thing doesn’t match up to photos, but in this case the real thing was even better! The view from the condo was SPECTACULAR. The condo had everything we needed. Falling asleep to the crashing waves in a super comfortable bed provided the most peaceful sleep. The golf cart was fantastic. All 6 of us fit comfortably and it was a convenient way to tour the town. I booked our family trip for next year before we even left the condo. Can’t wait for a repeat of a wonderful vacation!”

– Villa 33

“This was our second trip to this amazing getaway! It has become a birthday tradition and my family and I love everything about our visits. The location is breathtaking, it feels like home, but yet so peaceful and far away! I would highly recommend this villa to anyone, it has everything you need to relax, have fun, and recharge. Amber is a fantastic host and we look forward to next year already!”

– Scott, Villa 68

“My husband and I along with another couple had an amazing stay. The villa is well appointed. Beds are extremely comfortable. Views so incredible that words are hard to find to describe. The boys spent their morning diving at Avalon Dive Park while the ladies couldn’t peel themselves away from the patio and mimosas. Would absolutely recommend staying here. One thing to keep in mind, the villa is down quite a few staircases. But definitely worth the effort!”

– Villa 68

“I was a little nervous because I was uncertain if the property was going to be true to the photos in Vrbo. Our first time renting someone’s property for vacation. The property exceeded our expectations and the golf cart was definitely a huge “plus” with the rental. I found myself drawn to the balcony for the ocean view throughout our stay. I would highly recommend this property to family and friends.”

– Villa 97

“The Villa was a magical place to spend a couple of days. It was squeaky clean and beautifully decorated. The view is stunning. We watched the sunrise and it was spectacular.”

– Villa 68

“Just perfect! Such a lovely villa, we loved everything about it. From the cozy beds, to the well stocked kitchen, to the comfy couch and of course to the beautiful view. We will be back!”

– Villa 15

“Perfect Girls Weekend — We had a great weekend. Loved the place and location. Packed so much in a short weekend. Thank you!!”

– Villa 15

“Will definitely book again! The view is amazing and the condo is nicely decorated and maintained. Perfect place for a weekend getaway!”

– Villa 33

“We stay at several VRBOs over the course of a year and this has to be on of the top of our list! Absolutely stunning views and beautifully decorated inside and out! The unit has everything you could need plus more. We can’t recommend this place enough and the kindness and thoughtfulness of the owner made our stay even more special. We will definitely return to enjoy this utopic place again!”

– Villa 68

“We enjoyed our stay! The balcony with views of the ocean was amazing. We loved having the golf cart to make our way into Avalon. Would stay here again!”

– Villa 97

“First time visit to Catalina. Wonderful property with terrific views.”

– Villa 68

“My wife and I stayed here for her birthday and couldn’t have asked for a better place! It was spacious, clean, and the views were incredible from every part of the home! Having the golf cart was an absolute gem to explore the town all that Hamilton Cove has to offer! I would highly recommend anyone coming to Catalina to rent this place!”

– Justin, Villa 15

“We had a wonderful stay! Property was right next to the pool, which made it easy with little kids. They asked us multiple times if we could live here. We’ll come back for sure!”

– Juliette, Villa 97

“We stayed as a family of 3 adults and 2 children. The villa was well appointed with plenty of space for everyone and exactly as in the pictures. The views from the balcony, living room and main bedroom were absolutely stunning! You can hear the ocean from the living room and main bedroom which is wonderfully peaceful and relaxing. The location within the complex is super close to the pool and just a short distance from the Hamilton Cove beach. We thoroughly enjoyed BBQing dinner in the evenings and there was ample propane without worry of running out. Probably our favorite feature was the awesome, brand new, 6 seat electric golf cart that came along with the villa! It was super convenient and tons of fun driving the short distance into Avalon. A golf cart is a must and this was probably the nicest one on the island. We loved this villa and would definitely rent it again.”

– Amanda, Villa 33

“Phenomenal views everything was perfect. Only downfall was our short stay. Thank you for hosting us :)”

– Kevin, Villa 97

“Excellent view – best view in Hamilton Cove with the corner location.”

– Keith, Villa 68

“Stop!!! Just book it now…look no further.
We love this condo….Amber and Veronica go out of their way to make our stay a wonderful one. We try to stay here every 4th of July and this year we were lucky once again to book it before someone else did. The condo is serene, beautifully decorated in the Catalina Beach Theme, the bedding is fantastic, the kitchen well stocked, the wine glasses to die for, the view is beyond fantastic and the patio is awesome. I really can’t say enough nice things. We feel like we have come home every time we stay here. Just book it before I do. Ha ha.”

– Cory, Villa 15

“Absolutely beautiful stunning ocean views… Huge balcony best location probably in the entire property… House was perfectly decorated had everything we needed and we loved spending time there. We never went out to dinner, lunch or breakfast we had a five star dining location right where we were! Thank you so much we will definitely be back again. Also wonderful having the golf cart to get around the island.”

– Arlene, Villa 68

“Our stay was absolutely gorgeous. The views were amazing. Waking up to the sunrise and waves crashing on the beach was amazing. The condo was gorgeous inside, roomy enough for my family of 6. Wish we could’ve stayed longer, we will definitely be booking again in the future.”

– Valerie, Villa 33

“I can’t give enough compliments to the Suite or the Owner. Amber is a great communicator and was incredibly helpful with her great advice. Our suite was perfect: comfy bed, beautiful view, close to a little beach spot and pool, and so quiet and peaceful! This was our first time to Catalina and we had a great time. I appreciated being able to zip to town for great food and activities, then head back for some quiet time at Hamilton Cove. Having the golf cart included was a huge plus! There is no place there I’d rather stay!”

– Amy, Villa 97

“This home was amazing! The views were out of this world. It was well decorated, and everything was at your fingertips. Crazy that I enjoyed being inside as much as outside. The master bed is incredibly comfortable. Man, I could have stayed there all day. Amber was a fabulous host and she was available at any time I needed to call. Do not hesitate to book this home. Looking forward to coming back again and again.”

– Jeanine, Villa 33

“Great communication, amazing location, beautiful, comfortable, and clean. My family cannot imagine staying anywhere else on the island now after having the most perfect experience here! The view was a delight with our morning coffee and dinners on the balcony. With the use of the golf cart, everything was very convenient. Thank you for the wonderful memories! We will be back!”

– Krystal, Villa 97

“Hamilton Cove is heaven on earth. The water is beautiful and Amber is a phenomenal host. The condo is well appointed and has everything we needed. She even had plenty of board games for the kids. When I come to Catalina I will stay at her place again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.”

-Evan, Villa 33

“The place is absolutely gorgeous! The condo and furnishings are beautiful and the views are just amazing. Probably one of the nicest places we have stayed in Hamilton Cove. Definitely recommend to anyone!”

-Kevin, Villa 68

“This may be the most beautiful spot on the Pacific Coast in the U.S. Wow! Hamilton Cove is unsurpassed. A little outside of town with all the benefits. Quiet. Secluded. Peaceful. I loved it. The local museum and Buffalo Tour are a must. I love everything nautical so pick your poison. All good. Quality home in a special place.”

– Geoffrey, Villa 97

“By far the best customer service around. Hands down. We will be referring all of our friends. It was an amazing trip. Amber and her team which appeared to be the entire island really make that place special the entire island works together to ensure customer services is at the highest level.”

– Dan, Villa 33

“Worth every penny! Our stay in Catalina Island was made extra special in this beautiful home with a million dollar view. The go cart made our stay so easy and smooth to go wherever we need to be. The heated pool and jacuzzi was the perfect night cap. We stayed at Amber’s place for 4 days and 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer!”

– Jennifer, Villa 33

“This villa is the place to stay. It is incredibly clean, close to town, and offers some of the best views on the island. The complimentary golf cart is extremely helpful, and the service wouldn’t be matched. If you want the best experience on the island, stay here.”

– Michael, Villa 97

“Had such a great time at this home. So clean and great location. We woke up to the ocean and it was perfect! The host was flexible and responsive to our needs. Definitely worth every penny.”

– Chidera, Villa 33

“Beautiful stay in an incredible location. You can’t beat the view. Everything was spotless and the villa is quite spacious. The amenities at Hamilton Cove are top-of-the- line! I would absolutely stay again. Thanks Amber!”

– Caitlin, Villa 97

“The views are EXACTLY like the photos! Stunning!! The villa is relaxing, comfortable, well stocked, and gorgeous location! Amber was on her game at communicating and passing along tips! Our vacation was perfect and smooth thanks to Amber and going to sleep with the sound of the ocean. We will be back!”

– Kim, Villa 68

“Breathtaking. It was everything and more than we could have imagined!!! Looked like Greece and the villa was perfect!”

– Julie, Villa 15

“This is the best rental in Hamilton Cove. We loved the two decks, high ceilings, ocean themed decor, and quick access to the pool and jacuzzi. The bed was very comfortable and had a great view. The bathroom was huge and had a terrific shower. The kitchen was well stocked. And you don’t have to climb steps to get to the unit. We loved our stay here and highly recommend it.”

– Cathryn, Villa 97

“We had a wonderful stay at this spectacular condo. The views were amazing and the expansive terrace let us spread out and enjoy different views of the bay, harbor and ocean. The condo is extremely well supplied with everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Amber, our host, responded quickly to questions and was extremely helpful and accommodating. We highly recommend staying here for a rewarding experience.”

– Kelley, Villa 68

“It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed at. Pictures don’t do it justice, will stay again.”

– Erdim, Villa 68

“Great stay. Comfortable home with incredible views from living area, bedroom and balcony. Safe and quiet neighborhood with lovely views all around. 10 min ride to all the shops and restaurants was a scenic drive with provided golf cart. Super convenient to Descanso beach club and its activities.”

– Divjyot, Villa 33 

“This 2-bedroom was so nicely decorated and had all the amenities we could want. A lovely stovetop/oven, dishwasher, barbecue, french-door refrigerator, and a great view to boot!

We entered no problem with clear instructions to access the wi-fi and were quickly able to watch television complete with Netfix, Hulu and all the cable channels.

Thank you for a great stay for our daughter’s wedding!”

– Gillian, Villa 33

“I will absolutely 💯 recommend this property! Amber was such an awesome host, quickly responds to any questions or requests, the villa was very clean fully stocked and the views are amazing, also loved the decor .I went with my family, we enjoyed playing tennis, the playground, private beach and just walking around Hamilton Cove was refreshing. We had so much fun, we just wanted to extend our stay.

It was so nice of Amber to let us check in early.”

– Felicia, Villa 97

“Amazing views and location, we felt like we were in Greece. Beautiful condo and very comfortable, well stocked and absolutely amazing outdoor patio and views. Highly recommend!!”

– Daniel, Villa 68

“We had a wonderful stay! The view is amazing and the condo was very comfortable and fit all our needs. Would recommend and have already recommended to friends.”

– Kate, Villa 33

“Great host and spot. Nicely decorated and has all the little extras to make the trip perfect.”

– Dave, Villa 15

“Hamilton Cove and this unit were the perfect place to celebrate a birthday with friends and family. The owner and management were very responsive and took care of a special request last minute. The views are stunning and the unit itself is very cute. It was perfect for our party of five. I would definitely rent here again. Thank you.

– Alpa, Villa 33

“A well appointed dwelling with a gorgeous view. Spacious accommodations. Very prompt and thorough communications. A definite return.”

– Rich, Villa 15

“Best option for overnight stay on Catalina. Do yourself a favor, pay a little extra and enjoy what Hamilton Cove has to offer. You won’t regret it.”

– Chris, Villa 33

“Everything you need in one place for a vacation. Great views and a comfortable stay.”

– Shannon, Villa 15

“This property has the feeling that you are on an isle in Greece. Beautiful setting and outdoor spaces. Very convenient to all common areas and not too many steps. Would love to return soon!

– Cindy, Villa 97

“My family and I (4 of us) stayed the weekend and couldn’t have asked for a better apartment! It was a 5 minute golf cart ride from town and the view was spectacular! I would absolutely recommend this apartment and stay here again!”

– Alexx, Villa 15

“This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend this property to everyone.

– Sarah, Villa 97

“This property is the best part about Catalina. Spectacular views!”

– Pam, Villa 97

“We loved Catalina and these accommodations were perfect for us! So clean, well decorated and the views are stunning. We had a pod of dolphins swim by in the morning. We just loved it and cannot wait to return.”

– Tara, Villa 15

“We really enjoyed our week here. Communication with Amber and Veronica prior to check in was excellent and found our way into the property easily. The view is insane, Hamilton Cove is a slice of paradise and the unit was beautiful. We had everything we needed including clubs/golf balls for the mini course, rackets/balls for tennis, plus everything else to make meals. We ran into a few minor issues that Veronica went above and beyond to resolve for us, things happen and how she dealt with it is well appreciated! We are already missing afternoons on the balcony.

Thank you for allowing us into your home 🤙🤙”

– Ed, Villa 15

“Catalina was such an amazing place to vacation. The weather was beautiful, the trip over was so easy, and it was very relaxing. Staying in Hamilton Cove made it even better. You are just far enough way from town to feel like you are in a secluded resort, but conveniently close to go in for dinners and shopping. The condo was beautiful, had amazing views from every room, and was so accommodating for the whole family. They have everything you need to enjoy all the fantastic amenities. This was our first trip, but we will definitely be back!

– Megan, Villa 15

“Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

You will not be disappointed… Within 15 mins upon arrival I tried to extend my stay, however the next next few nights were already reserved. I could wake up to this view everyday for the rest of my life.. This will likely turn into a yearly family vacation.

– Jaques, Villa 33

“This was a cozy beautiful and safe place to spend time as a family. Private and quiet, yet a short drive to downtown for the full experience. A great host and a great place!”

– Carlos, Villa 33

“Amber was very good at communication. She made the whole process easy and enjoyable, we will be booking again soon.

– Justin, Villa 97

“What an amazing island, little town and condo in Hamilton Cove!

The condo had everything we needed. Plus all the comforts of home. I asked the property manager to pick up some things at the grocery store for our arrival to surprise everyone, and she didn’t even hesitate before saying no problem!

Highly highly recommend this condo!!

– Julie, Villa 33