Loved Every Minute of Our Stay
Submitted: July 14, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Our family -- 2 adults and 2 boys ages 10 & 13 -- stayed here for a week. We simply did not want to leave. The location is fabulous, situated 10 miles in from the coast with warm sun every day, even when it's foggy in Carmel. There is fantastic dining a mile away at Cafe Rustica, which is not to be missed (we had two dinners there). Conveniently located near a local grocery store and Earthbound Organic Market. Also 1.6 miles from one of the best hiking parks in the area, Garland Ranch Park.
The house itself is charming and spacious, and the views are beautiful. Lots of room for our family to be together and to spread out when each wanted some space. The bedrooms and beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked and served us well as our breakfast location for the week. It is well stocked to cook any meal, but, hey, it was vacation, so we went out! The pool and the spa were a huge hit and certainly a must for our two boys who swam every day during our stay. The pool and spa water were each at great temperatures and larger than the photos suggest. The outdoor fireplace also got a lot of use as we wound down our days.
Diane could not have been more welcoming to us. The communication leading up to and during our stay was always prompt and helpful. When we arrived, she met us at the house and gave a tour, pointing out all the important things to note. Her dining and activity advice was also excellent. Cafe Rustica was one of the best spots we dined at all week, and our visit to Galante Vineyards Tasting Room was excellent (now a Wine Gang member, thank you). The four member passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium also came in handy as we gladly used those one day.
We hope we are lucky enough to return to this great house at some point in the future. Thanks, Diane!
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