I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
Fantastic location. We were attending the Bach Festival. Property was close to venues, but removed from traffic. Beautiful, relaxing views. As advertised, close to probably the best beach we walked on during our 1-week stay. Very comfortable for three couples. Well equipped.
Our party had a family loss the week before. Owners were very accommodating when our party increased from 6 to 10 people so the family could share remembrances on the full-length porch overlooking a lovely view.
Saw fat bunnies, a couple stags, a covey of quail, and a family of quail with little ones. Lots of birds. Very quiet.
Owners checked several times to see if there was anything we needed, without being intrusive. Very nice people. Very generous.
BTW - "Magical Getaway" - Didn't initially make the connection between the location name and the extensive collection of paraphernalia and books on magic. Owner is a professional magician!
Restaurants: Mission Ranch - $$$, but not as pricey as we expected. Yes, many of the menu items look like American "comfort food", but the preparation is exceptional. Our foodies were very impressed. Beautiful location. One of the views is across to the ridge where the rental is located.
Cindy's at the Aquarium - $$$. Did not expect a restaurant at a tourist location to be outstanding, but it is. And you can't beat the views of Monterey Bay. Quiet. Excellent service. Excellent wines.
Refuge Spa recommended by Sunset mag was a big hit. Only $109 for massage and plunge pools in a beautiful setting.
Nepenthe in Big Sur, 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf are, of course, all must sees. If you are into music, the Bach Festival is wonderful. Not only are the music and international performers first rate, but hearing the concerts in the different venues is a real treat. The All Bach Organ Concert in the Carmel Mission was amazing.