This is our second time staying in Pacific Grove and I have to say that I liked this house much more than the last one we stayed at. Being doggy-friendly is our number one issue since we take our furry son everywhere. The upgrades are great, except I can only imagine that the owners are very tall people because everything in the kitchen seemed abnormally tall for 5'2" me (and even tall for the others that I was with that are taller than me) :-). Besides that, there is a beautiful gallery of art on the first level and nice, tall windows by the front door, which my dog enjoyed. Unfortunately, he enjoyed it to look at the several neighborhood cats that seemed to frolic in the front area.
Some things that could use improvement:
There are a couple areas in the fence out back and the patio area where a smaller dog could sneak out or jump/fall, so we always had to ensure that our dog was on leash outside and even on the patio unless we blocked those areas with some object. My dog is a Jack Russell and he is good at finding spots to sneak out of that you never thought was possible.
The back area is small, but could use a little improvement - just bark and a small patio area for the BBQ would be nice. A clean BBQ grill would have been nice too - probably the last people that used it did not clean it.
Pillows should probably be replaced for more fluffiness - being 7 mos pregnant, I was glad I brought my pregnancy pillow as the ones there would not have been sufficient for my comfort since they were flat.
Tile stairs were a little hard on my joints, but it looked pretty.
Stove/oven could be upgraded to match the other beautiful renovations of the kitchen.
Lovely renovations overall, close proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, etc. in Pacific Grove and close proximity to the Monterey Aquarium, wharf, etc. Nice jet tub on bottom floor and nicely renovated bathroom in master as well. Kitchen/dining area is nice and neighborhood is pretty quiet. The aquarium passes were nice and we enjoyed going there.
Hope to come back to this place again in the future!