CBS Los Angeles names Sunset Cove Villas “Best Beach Staycation”

"Sunset Cove is a vacation apartment rental building that houses eight island-themed villas, each of which faces the ocean and is surrounded by the sound of crashing waves 24/7. The villas are fully appointed – all you bring is the food, and you don’t even have to cart that with you, because there is a Ralph’s less than a block away. (Even a Taco Bell in the backyard if you get really desperate.) Beach umbrellas, sand chairs, even sand toys and boogie boards are parked oceanside for guests to use, so no need to pack your car with clunky gear.

The beach here is not miles wide, and lined with rocky pools that are revealed at low tide and offer up tidepool exploration to children and adults alike. The area is a protected marine reserve, so signs at every beach entry warn that collection of shells and other souvenirs is illegal. Hopefully that warning helps a little, because the sea anemones and crabs and mussels and tiny fish are wonderful to behold.

If your idea of vacation heaven is to wake to the sound of the ocean, walk outside and be right there on the sand with easy access to your kitchen (for lunch) and your couch or bed (for a mid-day nap), enjoy the sunset on your balcony or on a rooftop deck with a 360-degree view, and to fall asleep to the lullaby of the waves, Sunset Cove is the place for you."

Repost from original article on CBS Los Angeles here by Kim Tracy Prince, a writer in Los Angeles. She blogs about parenting, travel, and other misadventures at House of Prince, where you can see more photos from her stay at Sunset Cove.