Absolutely PERFECT. Really.
I'm a bit late in putting my review up for this absolute GEM of a property, but here it is, nonetheless. First off, I should say that this place is one of those VRBO rentals that is *soooo* good you're tempted to just keep it a secret and never tell anyone about it at all. But Melissa and her husband are so kind and I can't help but gush about their amazing property. We booked this property for a birthday and diving weekend in Monterey and we were absolutely not disappointed. The pictures do not do this place justice. It's EVEN better in person, if that's possible. The private gated entrance really made the property feel like it was our own. The hot tub was an amazing indulgence and with the privacy curtains, you really felt like you were in your own hideaway. The studio itself was spotless and secure and I never felt that we were lacking for anything. Every detail has been thought of - literally, down to the ziplock baggies in the kitchen, extra toiletries in the bathroom and other amenities. The bikes and helmets were an amazing asset to have, as it saved us at least $40 in parking fees since we could just bike down the path to the Monterey Aquarium (for which passes were ALSO provided, amazing!). The bed was amazingly comfortable and the couch and seating area were cozy. This really is the perfect getaway for a couple. As I stated, Melissa and her husband were amazing in their communication and all aspects of customer service. She was prompt in her responses and always polite. The night we arrived, she had left us a note to call her and let her know when we arrived, to answer any questions, etc. She refunded the deposit immediately upon our departure and that was the only time we ran into them during our stay - as we were packing up the car. They were very respectful of our space and privacy the entire time. Honestly, I can't think of a single, even minor detail, to state negatively about this place. It was absolutely perfect and I can't wait to think of another excuse to come stay here.
"Simply the Best!" ~ Great walk & bike location