Tuesday, March 28, 2023
            Hamilton Cove is a 185 unit condominium development in the City of Avalon, on Catalina Island approximately 22 mile from the mainland. It is part of Los Angeles County, California. It was built directly adjacent to the shoreline, facing generally east. There are 24 moorings directly offshore for boats up to 50 feet in length, and three swinglines for boats up to 100 feet. From May to October, Hamilton Cove has a dock in the water to facilitate accessing Hamilton Cove by boat.
A history and description of the 185 Units can be found HERE.
            Units at Hamilton Cove range in size from 755 sq. ft to 3542 sq. ft. and have from one to three bedrooms. Each unit has at least one balcony with almost all balconies facing the ocean. Many or the units have wood burning fireplaces. 
            Hamilton Cove has three distinct beach areas stretching approximately 1500 feet. The beach areas are set up for BBQ, volleyball and other appropriate beach activities. In addition, the area immediately offshore is a kelp garden teeming with fish. This area can be enjoyed either by snorkeling or scuba diving. Many a lobster is caught just off shore during lobster season.
            Hamilton Cove is a golf cart community. Transportation within Hamilton Cove and from Hamilton Cove to Avalon is accomplished by golf cart.
            Hamilton Cove has a well-appointed Club House with a full kitchen available for use. It has a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. There is also a Gym with the usual equipment found in a gym except you look out over the ocean as you exercise. The Gym has separate men and women locker rooms, each with its own sauna. There is also a Conference Room that can be variously configured for meetings.
            For additional entertainment and exercise there is a croquet course, an eighteen hole putting course and two lighted tennis courts.
            Hamilton Cove has its own Security Staff with at least one guard on duty at all times.

The California Coastal Commission and the City of Avalon have approved Phase Five for development, which will be the last phase at Hamilton Cove. Construction will start soon. Phase Five will add 88 units single family residences and townhouses; a second swimming pool and a second Club House. Phase 5 is built on adjacent land not owned by the Association. Completed buildings are annexed so that Owners have access to the Association's ammenities. The Association stakes no responsibility for the buildings. 



Hamilton Cove Homeowers Association ("HCHOA") is a California mutual benefit corporation with 185 voting members.  It has a five person Board of Directors elected by the members.  The Board elects officers.  All of the officers are also directors. The officers manage the Association in accordance with the Restated CC&Rs and policies adopted by the Board of Directors.  No management company is involved.


Prior to January 26, 2010, the members held subleases to their condominiums.  The Land, Improvements and Infrastructure was owned by a subsidiary of the Santa Catalina Island Company.  On January 26, 2010, the Association purchased the Land, Improvements and Infrastructure and became the Sublessor on the 185 Subleases.  It immediately sold a 1/185 undivided fractional interest in the Land, Improvements and Infrastruture and fee interest in their condominiums to 119 members and canceled their subleases.  The Association remains the Sublessor on 66 Subleases.  These 66 members pay their pro rata share of a Master Land Loan each month.  When a sublessee member pays his or her pro rata share of the Master Land Loan in full, he or she receives the same interest in the Land, Improvements and Infrastructure and their condominium as was obtained by the 119 members referenced above. Only 10 subleases remain as of July 2021.