The Zen House will absolutely be our first choice for a place to stay in Carmel going forward. My husband and I loved the house, and were apparently the first to stay post-bathroom remodel (which was all top-notch). We came to Carmel for a long weekend/"baby moon" and wanted something where we could walk to nearby shops and restaurants, walk to the beach, lounge and read books -- the Zen House was perfect on all fronts. We were discussing what we would change over dinner last night, and there really wasn't anything we could come up with. Blaine (the home owner) and RIck (the property manager) were so responsive to any questions that came up. Also, one of the most well-appointed kitchens for a rental I've ever encountered if you don't want to go out to eat every night! We will definitely be back.