Crystal Cove Residents Dive Into Summer at The Canyon Club

Delectable food served poolside on lazy Sunday afternoons. Dorados Swim Team practices and meets. Spirited round robin tennis. Aqua aerobics and other adult fitness classes. Children’s play dates, gymnastics classes and a Summer Reading Club. For families who live in the luxurious seaside enclave of Crystal Cove along The Newport Coast®, summer vacation is happening only moments from home at the private Canyon Club!

“When you live in a breathtaking estate residence within walking distance of the beach and the resort-caliber Canyon Club is your own special place to play and socialize, you might find yourself rethinking those summer vacation plans!” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “With its magnificent facilities and a wide variety of activities, clubs and events, The Canyon Club invites Crystal Cove residents to be as active as they want to be. It’s the perfect place to relax, stay in shape and get to know your neighbors.”

Spanning two and one-half acres overlooking stunning natural vistas, The Canyon Club is the recreational and social centerpiece of the gated Crystal Cove community. The Club even has its own full-time activities director, Jamie Bolduc, who works closely with the Crystal Cove Community Association and resident committees to provide a range of activities for all ages and interests.

“The Canyon Club is the heart of community life at Crystal Cove, the place where new friendships are being formed amid outstanding resort-caliber facilities,” Bolduc said. “Whether it’s the adults getting together on Friday mornings for conversation at the monthly Coffee Break or the younger set making new friends over pizza, crafts and a movie during the monthly Kids Pajama Movie Night, there’s always something fun going on. We have so many different clubs and activities to bring residents together at The Canyon Club and other locations throughout the community. Activities include everything from mahjong, bunco, and a book club to classes in piloga, tennis and kickboxing.”

Bolduc also arranges meetings with volunteer committees and currently helps recruit people for resident-led group activities such as Brownie Troops.

Added Bolduc: “Right now, everybody’s talking about next month’s annual Summer Beach Party, which is Crystal Cove’s most popular event of the year. Residents will gather in the Historic District of Crystal Cove State Beach for an evening of live music, great food and sweeping sunset views. In May, Crystal Cove families got together at the community’s Ocean Garden Park for the Mother’s Day Tea & Croquet Party. Other popular events throughout the year include the Halloween Harvest Festival and Movies at the Pool.”

Residents and their guests enter The Canyon Club through a classically designed courtyard with a bubbling fountain, a perfect greeting for a flawless lifestyle. Statuesque palm trees and other lush foliage provide a timeless resort quality. Perched on a ledge overlooking Abalone Point, the beautiful Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and spa offer relaxation and renewal. The expansive pool deck also encompasses a children’s wading pool, a kitchen cabana available with barbecue grill, and both sunny and shaded lounging areas. Showers, restrooms and changing areas are conveniently located in a separate 1,600-square-foot cabana. Furthermore, Bristol Farms is providing a poolside snack bar every Sunday throughout the summer.

The Club also features a half basketball court, three tennis courts and a volleyball court, plus a fully equipped fitness center, the beautiful Abalone Point Room for community gatherings and private events, a catering-style kitchen, a cozy indoor/outdoor fireplace connecting to an outside terrace, and a combination library, card and movie room.

In addition to The Canyon Club, Crystal Cove residents benefit from several distinctive parks.

Land, sea and sky come together beautifully at Ocean Garden, a picturesque setting canopied by lush coral trees. The garden’s exotic plants resemble kelp, sea urchins, jellyfish, and sea anemones.

The Island Garden offers stunning vistas of Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands, enriched by park foliage that follows those islands’ native vegetation.

Sidney Bay Tot Lot is a popular gathering place where adults can mingle with their neighbors as they watch their children exploring the park’s colorful jungle gym or turning endless somersaults on the expansive play area.

Scheduled to open later this year, Reef Point Park will provide a children’s playground, half basketball court and covered barbecue area.

For those who dream of the ultimate upscale lifestyle in an extraordinary coastal setting, Crystal Cove currently offers breathtaking estate residences in three prestigious enclaves, with a fourth one scheduled to debut this fall.

The four neighborhoods are as follows:

The Tides, by Standard Pacific Homes, a limited edition of only 30 multi-level estate residences sized from approximately 6,675 to 7,532 square feet of living space. These magnificent, open and airy courtyard homes feature an optional subterranean level with wine cellar. Four to seven bedrooms and up to seven and a half baths are included. Prices start from the $7 millions. To register on the interest list for The Tides, please call the Sales Counselors at (949) 715-0640 or visit

SeaCrest, by Laing Luxury Homes, embraces Southern California’s enviable indoor/outdoor lifestyle with outdoor living spaces such as vast courtyards, rooftop terraces and sheltered loggias. The one- and two-story estate residences offer approximately 5,517 to 7,678 square feet, available with three to eight bedrooms and up to eight and one-half baths. Please call SeaCrest at (949) 715-0707 to schedule a private tour.

Nautilus by Laing Luxury Homes is a collection of single-level and two-story estate homes sized from approximately 3,341 to 4,012 square feet. The available plans offer four bedrooms and up to four and one-half baths. Please call (949) 715-2020 for more information.

SeaPoint, by Laing Luxury Homes, scheduled to debut this fall, presents luxurious detached residences ranging from approximately 6,100 to 6,800 square feet of living space. These stunning estate residences offer up to seven bedrooms, seven baths, and three to four-car garages with captivating outdoor living areas. To register on the interest list for SeaPoint, please call (949) 715-9720 or visit

Crystal Cove’s limited-edition custom homesites are sized from approximately 16,000 to more than 35,000 square feet. For homesite pricing information, call (949) 720-COVE.

Nestled in the coastal hills that rise above Crystal Cove State Park between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove features a private pedestrian gate to the Los Trancos underpass with access to the beach. Just outside the entry gate, Crystal Cove Promenade™ provides convenient shopping and dining in a relaxed coastal setting.

To visit the exquisitely appointed model homes at The Tides, SeaCrest, Nautilus and SeaPoint (coming this fall) in Crystal Cove, take the I-405 freeway, exit at MacArthur Boulevard and drive south toward the ocean. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway and proceed through Corona del Mar, turning left on Reef Point Drive to the gated entrance.

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