We are a family of 6 - two parents, two teenagers, a young adult and a senior citizen. We usually stay in vrbo properties when we travel because we like to have plenty of room, and we like to have the option of cooking and doing laundry. The Montara Beach House was absolutely perfect for our needs. San Francisco was within easy reach by car, and Monterey and Napa were about 1.5 hrs drive, making it a perfect base of operations for lots of activities. Even better, within 5 minutes walk are a lighthouse, a gorgeous beach, and an adorable little coffee shop! Mornings and evenings were so wonderful and peaceful with these things nearby. The house itself is spacious and beautifully decorated, and I have rarely encountered such a well-appointed kitchen! It didn't feel like a vacation rental at all, it is cozy and home-like (if your home has Viking appliances, beautiful hardwood floors and a fireplace in the master bathroom!)
One extra bonus was the kind, attentive property manager, Allen. He met us at the house and showed us where everything was, and he assisted us with a minor issue (we had trouble figuring out the thermostat). He located an extra fan for the master bedroom when I found it a little warm. He even had soup waiting for us on our arrival! We are very happy that we stayed at the Montara Beach House. It is perfect for a family vacation, and we will definitely be returning for another stay.