How do I make a reservation to stay at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages?
Please see our page on Reserving a Cottage.
What are the rates for cottage rentals?
Please see The Cottages for current rates.
Am I able to cook during my stay at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages?
All cottages have a microwave and refrigerator; and, ADA Disabled units have a small electric cook top. Disposable paper plates, napkins, paper towels & basic utensils are supplied. A limited amount of disposable plates, utensils, and paper goods will be in unit at check-in, but not replaced.
Note: It’s suggested that you bring any favorite utensils such as knives, can openers, containers, bowls, etc. & coffee mugs. Moreover, coffees & coffee carafes are available in the Reception Office for your enjoyment in the cottages.
Covid-19 Update: Disposable supplies and free coffee are temporarily unavailable.
Will I be able to barbecue at the cottages if I am an overnight guest at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages?
Open flames are prohibited in the entire Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. This includes charcoal and wood burning barbeques, tiki torches, candles, smoking, and other open flames. However, self-contained gas canister type barbeques are permitted on the beach and at designated locations at each cottage.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in all cottages – violations will be charged damage fees.
Are pets allowed at the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District?
Dogs on leashes, are only allowed on the common roads and pedestrian pathways within the park and Historic District. No pets are allowed in the cottages or on the beach with the exception of qualified ADA Service Animals (dogs) as recognized by Department of Justice ADA law, Titles II & III. Emotional Support animals are not recognized as service animals by ADA law Titles II & III.
What are Dorm-Style, Private Cottage Room cottages?
Cottages #29A,B, #38A,B,C,D & E and #39A,B & C have been designated as Dorm-Style, Private Room Cottages. These lodgings include individually secured private bedrooms that share a common living area, kitchen, patio areas and bathrooms. Like the Individual Cottages, the Dorm-Style, Private Room Cottages have been decorated with period appropriate colors and furnishings to preserve Crystal Cove’s unique historical ambiance.
For Dorm-Style Rooms, linens and towels will be furnished on bed tops upon arrival. It will be the guests’ responsibility to make their own beds. Towels are not replaced during your stay.
Also, in Dorm-Style cottages, common areas and Kitchens feature a microwave, refrigerator, disposable paper plates, napkins, paper towels and basic utensils. A limited amount of disposable plates, utensils, and paper goods will be in unit at check-in, but not replaced.
In addition, ADA Disabled cottages include a small electric cooktop.
Alcohol possession is prohibited in all Dorm~Style, Private Room Cottages.
How many nights can I stay at the Cottages? Is there a limit?
You can reserve up to seven (7) nights per ‘rolling calendar year.’ These can be reserved in one 7-night block or split between multiple stays.
What amenities are provided at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages?
Every Individual and Dorm-Style Cottage has been renovated to match its 1935 to 1955 condition. Every cottage has been carefully restored with modern electricity, plumbing, and safety features, while at the same time preserving every original detail possible. The historic cottages are fully furnished with vintage furniture and accessories.
Housekeeping service is limited. For Individual Cottages, beds will be made with towels and soap placed in bathrooms. No daily service will be provided except for trash removal. After 4 days, towels will be replaced upon request. For Dorm~Style Private Rooms, linens and towels will be furnished on bed tops upon arrival. It will be the guests’ responsibility to make their own beds. Towels are not replaced during your stay.
There are no laundry facilities on the premises. No beach towels will be furnished, but they along with chairs and umbrellas, will be available during the season on the beach for a nominal fee.
There are no televisions, phones or wifi in the cottages.
All cottages have kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens feature a microwave, refrigerator and a limited amount of disposable plates, utensils, and paper goods will be in unit at check-in, but not replaced. (Update: Due to Covid-19, no supplies will be provided. Please bring your own)
ADA Disabled cottages include a small cook top. Cottages do not have working kitchen stoves.
Complimentary coffees and tea will be available at the reception office each morning starting at 7am. Smoking is prohibited in and around all cottages, and alcohol possession is prohibited in all Dorm-Style Cottages. For information about Crystal Cove Beach Cottages’ accommodations & amenities, please review our Guest Information section at CrystalCove.org.
What are the Check-In and Check-Out times?
Check-In is after 4:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm; Check-Out is any time prior to 11:00 am. Sorry, late Check-Outs are not allowed and strictly monitored.
What is the cancellation policy at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages?
All reservations and cancellations are processed at ReserveCalifornia.com and/or 800.444.7275 (8:00am to 6pm daily).
Reserve California CANCELLATION POLICY: Crystal Cove Beach Cottages reservation holders will forfeit the first night’s room charge fees when cancelling six (6) or fewer days prior to arrival.
Crystal Cove Beach Cottages EARLY OUT POLICY (In-house cancellation policy): Registered guests at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages may cancel any remaining nights, when departing earlier than planned, by giving notice prior to 11:00am at the Front Desk the day before (24 hour notification) the new requested departure date to avoid forfeiting a one night’s room charge fee.
Please retain your confirmation letter and allow at least 30 days for processing of any applicable refunds by Reserve California.