Friday, August 8, 2014

Luxury homes welcome guests in Two Harbors 

Catalina Island’s undiscovered destination
 
Avalon, CA -- For the first time, guests of Catalina Island Vacation Rentals will be able to experience a luxurious new lodging opportunity in Two Harbors, at the island’s remote West End. 
 
Casa Santa Cruz and Casa Santa Rosa, named for two other islands in the Channel Islands chain, offer a dramatically different way to stay at the Isthmus, which is known for camping and boating. 
 
“These two homes represent a level of luxury and convenience that has not been available to Two Harbors visitors in the past,” said Kevin Strege, president of Catalina Island Vacation Rentals, which is now managing the two properties. “Both homes have amazing views, luxurious linens and all the comforts of home.”
 
Casa Santa Cruz and Casa Santa Rosa are the only vacation rentals available at the isthmus of Catalina, the popular Southern California island’s narrowest point and home to the small community of Two Harbors. 
 
These new accommodations are a result of a partnership between CIVR and the Santa Catalina Island Company, which owns most of the island’s visitor services and privately held real estate.
 
“Catalina Island Vacation Rentals has always had excellent synergy with the Santa Catalina Island Company,” Strege said. “This new partnership builds on that relationship and the desire of the two companies to bring new experiences to Catalina Island’s visitors.”
CIVR has long been a leader in providing a vacation rental option to visitors to Avalon. Two Harbors, located about 20 miles from the island’s only city, provides a vacation alternative for visitors looking for a unique vacation destination. 
 
With a wealth of adventure opportunities, Two Harbors is an adrenaline seekers dream, but its simple pace of life also make it an ideal spot for relaxation. “Two Harbors offers a vacation experience unlike anything else,” Strege said. “It’s an ideal destination for anyone hoping to get off the beaten path.”
 
One of Southern California’s top yachting destinations, Two Harbors has been luring boaters for a century. “I think that many Two Harbors boaters will appreciate the opportunity to experience the isthmus while staying on shore,” Strege said. “These two homes are ideal for a family or group of friends.”
 
Casa Santa Cruz has three bedrooms and accommodates up to eight guests. Casa Santa Rosa has four bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. Both properties have full kitchens, outdoor decks with barbeque grills and views of the ocean and surrounding hillsides. Complimentary transportation from the pier to the Casas and daily housekeeping and butler services are also available upon request at an additional charge.
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About Santa Catalina Island Company
Located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a popular resort and outdoor recreation destination, anchored by the two charming villages of Avalon and Two Harbors; and also commonly known for its vibrant history as the island of choice for Hollywood’s elite during its Golden Years. Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo) incorporated in 1894, offers a wide range of services and amenities including the Descanso Beach Club,  Island Spa Catalina, Pavilion Hotel, the Catalina Country Club and Golf Course, Banning House and Harbor Reef at Two Harbors, the iconic Casino Building and Avalon Grille. SCICo’s expedition operations also boasts a menu of more than 20 outdoor adventures designed to introduce visitors to the island’s natural beauty and rich history, including expeditions and tours such as the Zip Line Eco Tour, Cape Canyon Hummer Expedition, Dolphin Quest, Undersea Expedition and many others. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach. For more information, please visit www.visitcatalinaisland.com. 
 
About Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
Catalina Island Vacation Rentals is the leading vacation rental management company on Catalina Island. The growing company represents nearly 200 homes in Avalon, including Hamilton Cove Villas, quaint cottages, family homes, and luxurious condominiums, as well as the only vacation rentals available in Two Harbors at the island’s remote West End.  CIVR’s owners and staff members are leading experts in the vacation rental industry as well as active members in the Catalina Island community. For additional information, visit www.CatalinaVacations.com.
 

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