f you’ve ever wanted the beach home experience for a shortened amount of time, the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages at Crystal Cove State Park Historic District are your perfect opportunity to get away without getting too far away. Ranging from individual or dorm-style private room cottages, these rentals offer the opportunity to capture the historic ocean views from a unique beach colony. Originating in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Crystal Cove can be your haven to experience both history and beauty.
This community is one of the few along the Orange County coast that has been preserved to reflect its original founding. The cottages range in design but are similar in offerings, all including a vintage style refrigerator and a microwave as well as linens and utensils. Without television and Wi-Fi, the cottages truly provide a much-needed break from the chaos of daily life. Who needs phones when you have the breathtaking views?
With the Beachcomber Café just a few steps from every cottage, there’s no need to worry about where to grab a bite to eat between relaxation hours. If you’re not one for lying on the beach all day, there’s plenty of room to plan some activities. The Crystal Cove Alliance has a calendar filled with events including sea glass jewelry making as well as family nature hikes.
Reserving a cottage has now been made easier than ever, with guests having the ability to book online through their website. Reservations are made the 1st of each month at 8 a.m. pacific standard time. Although booking fills up quickly, it is recommended that potential guests frequently check for availability from cancellations.
So what are you waiting for? Add this to your bookmarks and make a date in your calendar to check for openings. Whether it’s a getaway with your girlfriend’s or a family spring break without all the complications of travel, the cottages at Crystal Cove will become your new favorite home not too far from home.
Fun Fact: CA Coastal Commission recently approved a multi-million dollar renovation of the last 17 ocean-front cottages at Crystal Cove State Park. Stay tuned!