I think this is the best place I ever stayed. I walked in and I kept saying to myself, "Am I really here? This is incredible." The location is amazing. You sit on the front porch, drink wine and watch the ocean and otters. It is a spectacular view. A short walk away is the beach for laying out. Right across the road are benches and a walking trail that goes for miles each way up and down the coast. I did not have a car and walked everywhere - to Monterey for sailing lessons, down to Asilomar beach, and in a short 10 minutes walk are all the shops and restaurants of all price ranges. Every morning I checked out a different coffee shop to see who had the best latte. You can take a shuttle from San Jose airport so no car needed if you like to walk a lot.
The home itself is wonderful. Very clean and comfortable. It feels modern with the granite counter tops and leather sofas, and yet also very warm. They have everything I needed including bikes, binoculars, beach towels. There were even fresh flowers by the window. Imagine eating breakfast at the window watching the ocean! Waking up to sea gulls! It doesn't get better.
The owners have been a blessing - so easy to work with, helpful, kind, etc. I would highly recommend this home for a vacation.