Fans of the quieter side of Catalina Island, rejoice. Quiet and rustic Two Harbors is going a bit posh with two new vacation rental homes that elevate the lodgings lineup offered on the western end of the island.
"These two homes represent a level of luxury and convenience that has not been available to Two Harbors visitors in the past," Kevin Strege, president of Catalina Island Vacation Rentals, said in a statement Wednesday. The company struck an agreement with the Santa Catalina Island Co. to manage the properties.
Prices range from $2,205 to $7,679 weekly and $350 to $1,219 nightly, depending on time of year. (A two-night minimum is required; a quick online check of availability at Casa Santa Rosa shows a March 21 and 22 stay for $1,497 including tax.)
Other options for Two Harbors stays include:
--a year-round campground with tents or tent cabins a quarter-mile from the village or boat-in camping.
--Catalina Cabins that sleep two (available Nov. 1 to May 1),
--the 12-room bed-and-breakfast Banning House Lodge.