Some Guest Reviews For Our Home


André & Leslie were just a joy to work with. Their attention to detail & anticipation of our needs was clairvoyant. We loved sharing their home. The view & amenities were just amazing. We were the envy of all our friends staying in pricy hotels. Id welcome the chance to stay at Bahia Vista again.

From San Diego, CA · May 2018

The place was GREAT! Leslie and Andre couldn’t have been better host. They did everything they could to make sure we knew were to go to have fun as well arranging an early check in time to accommodate with our early arrival. The place it self was amazing, definitely well taken care of and makes you feel right at home. The view from the balcony was great, a lot better than I expected. The place Had patio furniture and a bbq so the family can sit out to have a drink, eat, and enjoy that wonderful view. Definitely a place I would recommend to book if you plan to go escape to Catalina Island for the weekend. I know if I plan trips in the future this place will definitely be first on my list!

From Anaheim, CA · April 2018  ·

Andre and Leslie are pros at this and they left crystal clear directions for us for checkin and getting into the place. They even arranged for a taxi from the helipad, which was very helpful. They clearly have put a lot of thought into their great local tips which led us to excellent restaurants and excursion vendors.

From San Francisco, CA · April 2018

Andre and Leslie are excellent communicators, they have everything set up for you, they’ve thought of every detail. Wonderful hosts!!

From Sunnyvale, CA · April 2018

Great view from deck with a grill for making dinner. Very comfortable for us (2 adults and two teen daughters). The location is convenient, 5 minute walk to beach and boardwalk. Very clean.

From Fresno, CA · April 2018

May 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful weekend in Avalon, celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. Andre and Leslie were gracious hosts even arranging transportation from the port to the key pick up and then to their lovely place. The icing on the cake for a most enjoyable weekend was to find a bottle of champagne awaiting us upon our arrival. Andre and Leslie also were great communicators and let us know the place was available early for us. Thanks very much!! Dan

May 2017

The apartment was beyond of our expectations. It was clean and cozy, the view is gorgeous. It’s the case when a real place is better than on pictures. I highly recommend to all travelers to consider Andre’s and Leslie’s apartment for your stay on the island. Mikhail

April 2017

We spent memorable Easter weekend on Catalina island renting Andre and Leslie’s lovely flat. The place is very clean, comfortable, spacious and the view is amazing. Andre and Leslie communicated very well with us prior our arrival and we followed many of their suggestions regarding dining, hiking and other fun activities. Thank you!!! Lubica

March 2017

Was everything that the reviews said it was. Andre and Leslie are wonderful hosts. Were emailing us tips and suggestions well in advance of our trip, and gave us some suggestions that definitely helped us on our first real visit to the island. The condo is very conveniently located to Avalon, yet far enough away to let you enjoy the privacy and quiet. The Jacuzzi is definitely a plus! – as well as the very spacious patio where we enjoyed our morning coffee and breakfast during our stay. I would definitely stay at Andre and Leslie’s place again on a future visit. And I’ve already been telling my friends about it.  Leslie

November 2016

We had a perfect vacation at Catalina! I generally don’t post reviews – but I have to do so for Andre and Leslie. As many others have mentioned, Andre was truly AMAZING! Right from the time I sent out the request for rental, Andre answered all my questions promptly. We were at Catalina to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Andre had some great suggestions for dinner and also helped me find a place that would bake a cake for the birthday! Unfortunately, due to bad traffic in LA I missed the last ferry to Catalina. Andre jumped in and helped me find a hotel for the night. When we checked in, a basket of Fruits, Nuts and Cheese was waiting for us! The house is in great condition and has a good view of the ocean from the Balcony. Highly recommend. Faisal

October 2016

We just returned from Catalina and had a blast! We had been there before but never stayed on the island. We were very nervous because we didn’t know anything about the area and had no idea what we needed. Andre was AMAZING! He helped us every step of the way and went out of his way to make our first stay memorable and perfect. He even took care of a cab to pick us up from the dock and took us to our condo. It made things so much easier to not have to worry about those little details! He also allowed us to have an early check in and late check out to accommodate our travel schedule. The condo had a beautiful view and a perfect location. We spent tons of time out on the large deck just enjoying the view and weather. I have ZERO complaints and nothing to even suggest that would have made our stay better. We will definitely be back!  Belinda

October 2016

“My family of four had a marvelous time. The Condo actually had a balcony that you could not see in the pictures which was a wonderful surprise. The views were breathtaking and the walk to town although a gradual hill was very easy. ” Dennis and Kristin

October 2016

“We had a great stay for our anniversary. Andre and Leslie left us a bottle of champagne in the fridge to start the celebration with. A very nice touch!”

September 2016

“It was better than expected! Very clean and safe. Incredible view. Good space for the price. Wonderful experience!” Jen 

September 2016

You could not ask for a better host. Andre went the extra mile in resolving any of our issues. I think his objective is for you to love Catalina Island as much as they obviously do. An exceptionally responsible and caring host.  Colburn

September 2016

We had a great stay for our anniversary. Andre and Leslie left us a bottle of champagne in the fridge to start the celebration with. A very nice touch!  Jorgen

September 2016

Andre was very helpful and set up a cab ride for us to get the key and take us to the property. It was as advertised and a great value for the area. Paul

September 2016

The location and view from Andre and Leslie’s condo was incredible. While the stairs were a trek, getting to the top level condo was worth it. The condo was homey but clean, and the condo itself was just a few blocks away from downtown Avalon. Yuan

August 2016

Andre was so amazing to deal with. He was very great with communication, answered all my questions up front and even sent me a link to his Catalina blog/website that was very informative about all activities, restaurants and night life on the island. I would definitely rent from Andre and Leslie again, they made sure our vacation stay was top notch and went above and beyond with their service.

Catalina is my favorite place to visit and now I have a new favorite condo I will rent again for all my future visits to the Island. Amazing view, the pool and hot tub were so well maintained, and the complex is only a few blocks from the ocean which was very accommodating. Never needed to take a cab once. Very quiet complex with ocean view, friendly neighbors and so many luxuries. Keely

August, 2016

Andre was so fantastic. He gave lots of suggestions of things to do and places to go with the kids! He suggested restaurants too. When we had a problem with the TV, he sprang into action and had it fixed before we returned from dinner! He even checked on us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed.  Sara


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