Lin was very flexible and accommodating about meeting us at the home for check-in, which we appreciated. She showed us around the house, explained its features, some general rules, and then left us to get settled. She has amassed a notebook full of information for the home, things to do in the area, places to eat, menus for take out, and even coupons for local restaurants.
Lin has thought of everything to make her guests feel like they are are right at home! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed for meals and has anything we needed to prep food, cook, and even bake. The appliances, counters, and all house decor are updated. The beds are all made, towels are in all the bathrooms, and there are extra linens available, too. The house is also very clean and offers everything you would need to feel comfortable from bars of soap, to shampoo and conditioner, paper products, and cleaning supplies. There is even laundry detergent for guests to wash clothes. Lin has thought of everything!
Our favorite part of the home was all the natural light! There are so many windows, which lend the home an open and light feeling. The home itself is spacious. There is a two-car garage, an entry patio, and a backyard with grill, seating/eating area, and a bocce ball set. The living room area flows into the kitchen nicely so we all felt connected but not on top of each other. The living room also has a collection of board games and a wood-burning fireplace, which the kids enjoyed. There is also a dining area that accommodated our family of 6 adults and 4 kids easily. This flows into a den area with an entertainment area. The house's first floor has 3 bedrooms and a double vanity bathroom with a shower/tub and toilet. There is a second story which houses a fourth bedroom with a bathroom and large closet. This bedroom also has a full sized futon and additional bedding for more guests.
This was a great feature of the home! The house is on a quiet street but is just a 5-8 minute walk from the beach, which the kids loved for kite flying and tidal pool exploring. We enjoyed it because the views are lovely. If you're lucky, you may come across one of the many seals native to the area.
Moreover, the house is close to downtown Monterey, a short drive to the central Pacific Grove area, and is close to Carmel. Within an hour drive, we could also be at Big Sur.
Overall our family staycation was a success and we have Lin and her home to t