We have spent the past three Valentine’s Days cozied up at the Manzanita Cottages and I thought I’d give you a little tour. Manzanita Cottages are located in lovely Laguna Beach. It’s almost like walking into a fairytale as you descend a steep flight of stairs into a courtyard surrounded by four darling cottages with a wishing well in the center of the courtyard. Each has a different color theme; we’ve stayed in all but the green cottage. The first year we went was a surprise getaway for D. that I had arranged. We had a little bit of a rough start when there was a mix up with the cottage we got. After several frantic phone calls and emails we got things straightened out and we settled in. We spent that entire rainy weekend holed up with movies and reading materials. I think we probably left the house once, it was awesome. That’s the beauty of this place, you can unplug, recharge and totally relax. If you don’t want to stay in though you have central Laguna just a short stroll down the hill (of course you have to come back up the hill, but what’s a little huffing and puffing). If you ever find yourself in Southern California check these places out.
Greeted by the wishing well
come on into our blue cottage
heat up water for tea in the kitchen
then settle in for a good read or a nap…ahhhh
Stroll down the hill to town to enjoy an evening out or a sunset stroll on the beach…
Can’t wait to go back.