My husband and I had taken vacations previously using "VRBO." When we chose to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in Monterey, we spent a few minutes on the internet before we found this place. There is so much I want to say to describe this magical experience, and then I realized that all the reviews were very similar to what I want to relate. The cottage itself is gorgeous, very tasteful and designed for comfort. The private backyard is very private, and very relaxing for your morning coffee or a glass of wine before bed. The hot tub really was private as well, the whole area with the fire pit and seating area was awesome. The cottage contained everything you can think of, I only needed to bring clothes! The bathroom was elegant and I loved the shower and reading material. They even provided make-up remover wipes and full size shampoo and conditioner...my brand too! The kitchen was well stocked and we found treats everywhere, little snacks, protein bars, chocolate bars...ice cream too. The bed was straight out of a fairy-tale, we slept very well! We loved the aquarium passes and the multitude of brochures and maps available for us to plan our stay. Best of all we were privileged to have met the owners, Melissa and Bob. Melissa met us as we pulled up in the driveway to give us the grand tour and ask if we needed anything or help planning our day(s). Did I mention that Melissa was extremely helpful in planning our nights out before we even arrived? She helped us pick the perfect restaurant for our special anniversary dinner, and recommended a place to hear jazz and have a glass or two of wine after our dinner. Our whole stay was perfection! I must add that the cottage is very light and airy with lots of natural light. Also the cottage is so close to everything, you can walk or use the bikes made available by the owners. My husband and I wanted to move in, next time we will stay longer for sure!
"Simply the Best!" ~ Great walk & bike location