Crystal Cove Beach Cottages (Newport Beach), Orange County

Address 35 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA 92657 Map, Tel (800) 444 - 7275 Call, Website

The secluded Crystal Cove shoreline is dotted with beach cottages first built in the 1930's to 1950's. The 46 cottages were recently restored restored as guest houses for visitors. Most are rented as individual cottages to families visiting the area, but a few have been converted into dorm style accommodations. These are simple accommodations, without fine linens or pampering service (in fact there is no daily housekeeping), but visiting families get to enjoy the true luxuries of an unspoiled beach, bedrooms for everyone, a refrigerator & microwave, and an affordable price tag. Best of all, the money is returned to the non-profit organization that runs the cottages to help restore more of the original cottages.

Reservations open up 7 months in advance and sell out almost immediately, but last minute cancellations are sometimes available.