Individual Cottages

Authentically furnished and themed to reflect its distinctive history, each Individual Cottage tells a compelling story about its unique past and the colorful characters that peopled it.

Every cottage has been painstakingly restored to its 1935 to ’55 condition with the textiles, furnishings, and fashions of that period to bring you back in time to a bygone era of Southern California history.

In a Individual Cottage, you will enjoy stunning ocean views and charming historic details from the privacy of own unit. Each Individual Cottage includes a kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator and disposable plates & utensils. Guests in the Individual Cottages will find their beds made upon arrival with towels & soap supplied in bathrooms. Upon request, towels are replaced after four(4) days.

Check-In is anytime after 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Check-Out is anytime prior to 11:00 am. The maximum consecutive stay is seven(7) nights. Whether you’re visiting us for one night or for an entire week, our staff is committed to making your time at CRYSTAL COVE BEACH COTTAGES unforgettable.


Cottage #2 ~ Shell Shack

Shell Shack

Wake up to the sound of crashing waves in this lovely beachfront shell themed cottage originally built in 1926. In the front room, guests will enjoy tall windows overlooking the beach and a cozy covered front porch from the comfort of a daybed and sofa bed. 

The main living space includes a dining area, two full Murphy beds, a small kitchen, and two doors to the covered side deck. In addition to the front and side porches, this cottage has a large, partially covered back patio with an outdoor dining area and lots of space for relaxation. 

Centrally located next to the Beachcomber Cafe and boasting multiple decks, this cottage is perfect for a relaxing group getaway. Please note that this cottage has no private bedroom.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$231 4 7 $34

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Cottage #14 ~ South Beach Suite

South Beach Suite

From the top of the quaint stairway find a comfortably-styled individual cottage featuring an elevated front deck overlooking the sandy South Beach. Enjoy the light-filled two-story interior with a spacious wood-floored and multi-windowed living room, large kitchen, bar-counter; rear patio and two bedrooms with two baths.

Open-beamed ceilings accentuate this “sweet” beach vacation home-away-from-home with one king bed, two twin beds and a queen-size sofa bed. Spacious ocean-facing front deck, grand first-floor view windows and second-floor “sitting room” provide plenty of space for relaxing, lounging and appreciating the stunning panoramic views and the sounds of the sea from your own Crystal Cove suite.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$249 4 6 $34

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Cottage #16 ~ Sand Castle

Sand Castle

Originally built in 1930, this bright, whimsical cottage with wood floors, an open floor plan, and a large oceanfront deck makes for a charming beachfront retreat. 

Guests enter into a spacious tiled kitchen with a dining counter opening into an airy living room with a decorative fireplace, sofa bed, rollout bed, and large sliding glass doors to the expansive deck. Downstairs, a cozy bedroom with a full bed and wooden shutters is adjacent to a tiled bathroom, while upstairs a spacious, bright bedroom with a full bed and windows on three sides treat guests to panoramic views of the ocean and bluffs. The large front deck provides plenty of space for relaxation and lounging.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$246 4 7 $34

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Cottage #19A ~ South Sea Shanty

South Sea Shanty

Savor the spectacular views from one of four(4) decks in this beachfront cottage dating to 1931. 

Guests in this large unit overlooking the beach will enjoy a spacious living/dining room with high ceilings, a sofa bed, two twin beds and a front door to the front porch, a tiled kitchen with ample storage space, a bedroom with two twin beds, and an ocean view bedroom with a full bed. 

One covered and three uncovered spacious decks are perfect for basking in the sun or indulging in an oceanfront dinner. Stairs from one side deck lead guests onto the beach.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$246 4 8 $34

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Cottage #19B ~ Crew’s Quarters

Crew’s Quarters

Guests in this cozy downstairs studio unit located on the ground level of Cottage 19 will enjoy gorgeous views and an open floor plan with a full bed, sofa bed, and windows facing the ocean.

Originally built in 1931, this studio is only steps away from the beach. Please note that this unit has no private bedroom and is the lower level of Cottage 19.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$162 4 4 n/a

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Cottage #24 ~ Rustic Loft

Rustic Loft

Perched atop a winding wood staircase, this rustic wooden cottage features spectacular views up and down the coast. 

Built in 1932, this cottage boasts a front room with a trundle bed, twin bed, and 5-foot-tall windows facing the ocean, a bedroom with a full bed, and a bathroom with a sunken tub underneath a skylight.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$231 4 5 $34

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Cottage #27 ~ Dive Shack

Dive Shack

Accessed by a charming brick staircase, this beachfront marine dive themed cottage offers guests a front wall covered in windows facing the sea, three large porches, and an interior decorated with authentic nautical relics.

Whether in the wide-windowed front room with a sofa bed, the cozy back bedroom with a full bed, or the loft with a porthole view and full bed, guests can rest well after a night on the ocean-front porch or at the tiki bar on the expansive back patio. Built in 1931, this cottage features original details like net fencing on the front deck and kitchen cabinets salvaged from a shipwrecked boat.

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$230 4 6 $34

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Cottage #32 ~ Painter’s Cottage

Painter’s Cottage

Guests in the spacious and bright painter’s themed cottage will enjoy its beautiful ocean views, warm wood floors and walls, and whimsical large pink kitchen with wide windows and a door to the porch. 

The living room contains a sofa bed and opens onto an enclosed front porch with a daybed and windows on three sides for a fantastic view of the creek, ocean, and bluffs miles up the coast. In the back of the cottage, originally built in 1936, two bedrooms (one with a full bed and one with two twin bunks) with sliding windows will make for a relaxing night after a day spent lounging on the beach, small front deck, or back patio.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$245 4 9 $34

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Cottage #33 ~ Romantic Retreat

Romantic Retreat

Perched on top of a cliff, guests in this cozy romantic retreat cottage will enjoy exceptional, unobstructed views up and down the coast. This beautiful cottage, originally built in 1938, features a front room with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and two built in bench-style cushion beds. 

A middle room with full ocean views has a sofa bed, small dining area, and charming details like scalloped edging and skylights. Original tiling in the bathroom and kitchen, wood floors, and stained glass windows in the bathroom and bedroom with a full bed make this open and airy cottage perfect for a romantic retreat or relaxing family getaway.

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$231 4 6 $34

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Cottage #37 ~ Fisherman’s Perch

Fisherman’s Perch

Built in 1938, this spacious fisherman’s themed cottage features warm wood floors and walls and a beautiful view of the ocean and bluff. 

Guests will enjoy the front room’s six-foot-tall windows facing the beach, decorative antique iron fireplace, sofa bed, and high sloped ceiling. 

In the next room, the bright and spacious kitchen offers a small dinette and ample storage space. Two cozy bedrooms (one with a full bed and one with two twin bunks) with closets for storage sit on either side of a bright nautical bathroom.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$245 4 8 $34

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Cottage 40 ~ Creekside Studio

Creekside Studio

Cottage is ADA compliant; however, it is NOT restricted to ADA guests only.

Originally built in 1939, this cozy ADA accessible, freestanding studio cottage features an expansive deck alongside Los Trancos creek, bordering the beachfront sand. Guests will enjoy the cozy interior with with light colors, natural-wood floors and an open- beamed ceiling. One full bed, a twin-daybed and an ADA kitchen unit.

Cottage is located adjacent to the restored Educational Commons and the surrounding grounds along the creek. Large oceanfront deck provides plenty of space for relaxing, lounging and enjoying stunning panoramic views and sounds of the sea.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$204 3 3 n/a

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Cottage #45 ~ Soda Shack

Soda Shack

Dating back to its origins circa 1935, this charming and bright one-bedroom cottage with kitchen served as the Cove’s snack shack/soda fountain before its move to this location in 1950. Soda fountain motif with interior wood paneling, colorful décor and open-beamed ceilings add to the spacious feel. One full bed and a sofa bed easily accommodates up to 4 adults.

Situated in the heart of the hollow immediately adjacent to main entryway to the Historic District. Guests may take pleasure in their own secluded sitting deck overlooking the contiguous creek.

Base rate Base rate max # Max # of people Additional guests
$198 4 4 n/a

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