Head to California’s Orange County coast for a classic beach-cottage vacation.
Photographer Shelley Metcalf
When Temecula, California, resident Mike Fages heard that the grand opening was set, he reserved a coveted cottage just feet from the water. As he relaxes on the beach with his wife and four children, Mike looks like a typical American dad from a classic issue of Life. “Looking at the Crystal Cove Cottages book took me back to being a kid. Now so many people can experience what it was like,” he says.