The Cottages Crew

THE COTTAGES CREW

THE CRYSTAL COVE BEACH COTTAGES TEAM STRIVES TO MAKE EVERY VISIT TO THE COTTAGES A FUN AND MEMORABLE STAY.

More than 25,000 people spend the night at the cottages at Crystal Cove State Park each year. A stay in one of the cottages is a magical experience—one that immerses visitors into the rich history of the Cove with carefully restored decor and a welcoming community. Behind the scenes, there’s a team of people working tirelessly to make the magic happen. Meet a few of the people who help make every stay a memorable one.

KENT AND JOY KNOBLOCK (PICTURED ABOVE)
Kent and Joy, a husband and wife team, have worked at Crystal Cove since May 2006, a month before the cottages opened for overnight rental. “We are drawn to the Park’s natural beauty and unspoiled coastline,” they share. As a longtime employee, Joy is happy to divulge one of her favorite secrets of the Cove: Walking on the beach at low tide often reveals old pottery shards and multicolored sea glass, perfect for making unique pieces of jewelry and ornaments.
ChrisAlanCottagesCrewCHRISTOPHER ALAN (PICTURED LEFT)
Chris has manned the front desk at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages for one year. He shares that what he loves about working in the Park is creating the ultimate guest experience in the “quaint little colony by the shore.” He’s also known for his musical talent: “I do play the acoustic guitar for our guests in the evening hours when the time is appropriate,” he says. “I’ve also played at several fundraising events and weddings in the Park.”

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