My wife and I stayed at Villa Montara for 3 days recently and it was everything we expected and more. The home's interior has a unique artistic style that was both rustic and refined with spectacular views framed by the windows. The grounds were excellent with beautiful views from the home's cliff side perch. We enjoyed the music system in the house and the hot tub's setting at night with a clear sky and a glass of wine. We went to nearby Montara Beach and the water was cold but invigorating. Swimming here is not for the faint of heart; the surf break is strong and the beach steep, resulting in a strong undertow. But the beach is very scenic, surrounded by cliffs. Our daughter lives in the bay area and Villa Montara is close enough to make a very comfortable 35-40 min drive back and forth. Despite being near Highway 1, the feeling you have behind the walls of the grounds is one of solitude and serenity. We hope to return and I would recommend it to anyone.