Crystal Cove Beach Bungalows Transport You Back To The Golden Days of Early Hollywood

March 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
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Tucked between the tony enclaves of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, on California’s sunny southern coast, lies a charming seaside sanctuary dotted with cozy beach bungalows preserved from a bygone era.  More than a dozen Crystal Cove Beach Cottages (located within the Crystal Cove State Park ) have been lovingly restored and are available for rent by the day or week.  Originally constructed as a set for a South Pacific movie, snug beach homes continued to be built throughout the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s as rustic retreats for silent film stars, rum runners and a rising Hollywood elite.  The Crystal Cove Beach Colony developed into a nature sanctuary where only the tides brought change.  An active Crystal Cove Alliance association successfully saved the community from redevelopment into a massive beach resort and is gradually refurbishing 46 homes to their original vintage condition.

Today, there are 10 individual restored cottages for rent year round, as well as 3 dormitory style homes.  Some homes are located directly on the 3.5 mile stretch of beach, while others enjoy a bluff top perch with sweeping coastal views.  The prices to rent these historic gems are astonishingly low, resulting in a brisk competition for vacation availability.  Cottage rental rates start at $125 per night, and all are under $200 per night as the base rate.)  All reservations are handled by (800-444-7275) and availability (for 7 months ahead) is posted on the first day of each month at 8am (pacific time).  It is recommended that you pre-register on the site in advance so you can click right through to the reservation without having to fill out preliminary information.  Reservations can be made for a maximum of a 7 night stay or for a little as one day.  It is also recommended that you read all tips about securing a reservation at the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages reservation information page.  Those lucky enough to snag a reservation will be treated to a memorable stay at one of the last undeveloped yet accessible coastline beaches in all of California.

Here’s a link or more information on the southern beaches of California and the web page for the Crystal Cove State Park.

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