This property turned out to be a beautiful spot for our family reunion in the Monterey area. We had four families coming in from NW Florida, Indiana, and SoCal. The photos barely do it justice, the property is much more impressive in person. The large, gated property in a low-density residential area makes it feel very private, and the grounds are beautiful. The two houses easily accommodated our group of fourteen ranging in age from 3 to 75, though we did have the two teens sleeping on air mattresses. Property was clean, reasonably well stocked, in great shape, and shows the obvious pride in ownership. A couple of minor issues were quickly and pleasantly resolved with a simple phone call to the owner, who was also very accommodating with our late arrival. Lots of space for the young kids to run and play and for the teenagers (and parents) to lounge in the sun with a good book. The location in the foothills east of Monterey proved perfect, even when the coast was socked in with the typical CA summer gloom it was clear blue and warm during the day and blissfully cool at night. The guest house and outdoor kitchen area were so nice we stayed in and cooked every night - good for the local grocer, not so good for the local restaurants! Easy driving distance to Monterey/Pacific Grove/Carmel, some beautiful beaches (check out Ft. Ord Dunes), Moss Landing (Sanctuary Cruises for whale watching), Salinas. The location also made for easy day trips to Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Henry Cowell Redwoods, Pinnacles National Park, etc. Lots to do in a beautiful part of our great country! I would highly recommend this property to anyone with a big group seeking some space in the Monterey area. I don't think we could have done better.