Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Love of a Bohemian Mama

A Vintage Vacation

Take a step back in time . . . to a preserved Southern California beach colony nestled in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District, between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach. "Built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & 40’s, Crystal Cove endures as a magical escape for visitors who appreciate the opportunity to experience California’s natural and architectural beauty, untouched by time."
"Thanks to the efforts of the Crystal Cove Alliance, all of the original cottages are still standing today – spared from the hands of developers. Twenty-one cottages have already been authentically restored to reflect the era between 1935 and 1955, when the Cove evolved as a community."
"We invite you to experience the magic of Crystal Cove as it existed in the 1930s to ‘50s with a stay in one of eleven(11) Individual or three(3) Dorm-Style Cottages. Located directly on the beach or overlooking the seaside from a bluff top, each cottage has been painstakingly restored and furnished to recreate Crystal Cove’s unique vintage beach culture and rustic ambience. Reservations are available year-round."
You can book a reservation, on the 1st of every month, for up to 7 months in advance. I highly recommend getting online in advance to register and scope it out; for these vintage beach cottages book very quickly. 

Each cottage has its' own special name, from the "Sand Castle Cottage," to the "Dive Shack," to the "Romantic Retreat." Each cottage is incredibly special and unique. What a magical place to create memories with your family and friends! 


  1. Oh wow, I want to stay in the Sandcastle cottage!
    Gorgeous pics!
    I can't imagine anything more soothing and wonderful than a vacation there! One more reason to buy lottery tickets!

  2. How fun! Wow, I learned something new about my own backyard lol. I'll have to go visit sometime =)

    - Sarah

  3. I love Crystal Cove! Growing up, I had a friend who lived in one of the houses...this was when the land was on a 99 year lease and the people owned their homes. it's still a favorite beach and the restaurant on the beach is great!

  4. This is incredible-I love how beautifully everything's been preserved! I think John and I need to make a trip...

  5. Gorgeous pictures!! That is my type of town - I bet that is relaxing beyond words. That is on my must-see list :)

  6. Oh I want to go here now! It looks like an amazing vacation spot!

  7. love LOVE love!
    i still haven't been, can we go when i come down at the end of the month?!

  8. i'm quite sure this is where one of my friends grew up. she's now an expat in Montenegro.

  9. This place looks amazing, the photos are epic, I would love to spend a weekend there!! xo

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