I went to Sunset Cove for a few days of uninterrupted beach time. I needed to go someplace where I could recharge after a long summer.
I got exactly what I was looking for.
Laguna Beach is pretty mellow compared to most Orange County cities. It has a nice, village feel. Within that, Sunset Cove has carved out a private refuge right on the sand. I felt isolated in the very best sense of the word.
I was in the Seychelles Villa, one that I would highly recommend because of the uninterrupted ocean views. The interior was fitting and extremely comfortable, but the paintings and other touches play second fiddle to the views of the Pacific. When the tide was high the water would lap at the seawall underneath my deck. In the mornings I'd a take swim then have breakfast at the beach cottage turned coffee shop next door (Sunset Cove provides vouchers).
I've stayed in other exclusive resorts, hotels and villas and Sunset Cove offers all of the accoutrements that typifies that type of place: flat-screen TVs in the living room and bedroom, a bathtub the size of my college dorm room, Egyptian cotton on a massive and insanely cozy bed, etc. The bathtub and bed I used, but the TVs weren't touched once.
Not when there was all that ocean to enjoy.
I left feeling invigorated-- which is what I had been going for all along.
(Notes: The property is loaded with perfect places to watch the sunset-- an experience not to be missed, the staff is friendly and helpful, but give the guests plenty of space, which I loved. I'd highly recommend the nearby taco shop, La Sirena, for organic Mexican Food, the sushi bar across the street is half-price on Thursdays)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront luxury accomodations in Laguna Beach, CA. 8 units ranging 1 bedroom and 1 bath to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, can accomodate from 4 to 8 guests. Gourmet kitchens, lots of decks, gas barbecues, exquisite ocean, whitewater and coastline views, and private access to beach. Most units with Jacuzzi bath and private patio or deck. Entertainment systems and hi-speed internet in all. Located in downtown area near shopping, galleries, restaurants and attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunset Cove Villas Hotel Laguna Beach