Fantastic Oceanfront Home
Submitted: May 18, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
I stumbled upon this listing while seeking lodging for the Good Old Days Celebration, and will be forever grateful to the homeowners! What a fantastic place in an ideal location. A short walk to the east is Lover's Point with a lovely park, sandy beach area, and burger stand. A short walk to the west takes you to benches where local artist's are drawn to paint nature's beauty. We walked along the ocean pathway all the way to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, to town for a late breakfast, to the outlet mall for taffy, thru residential streets admiring homes, and to the butterfly grove. We drove past the brightly painted butterfly house on 9th St. into Monterey for happy hour appetizers, and to Point Lobos for hiking and a picnic. But we were thouroughly entertained just sitting at the front window with beautiful ocean views and sea life -- boats of all kinds, otters, sea lions, birds, dolphins, and even whales. There was a bicyclist convention that week and we enjoyed watching teams whizz by us. Seeing the sun rise over the ocean was a huge bonus for us Californian's.
Every room in the house is quite comfortable, clean, and well-equipped. From leather couches, to the master bed, to the full-sized shower - there was comfort. We were surprised to see the landlord's paintings and photographs throughout the house. The kitchen is full of quality dishes, appliances, and gadgets needed to prepare any meal. The bar-b-que worked great and provided an opportunity to draw out friendly neighbors with it's smoky smell. Even the washer/dryer worked well, as did the dish network tv, wi fi, and stereo. There are emergency numbers and contacts readily available, helpful tips and instructions posted, and even equipment guides and travel brochures.
The landlords are absolutely terrific and their house is very well maintained. This home is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the Monterey Bay area, and one we hope to return to -- again and again.
Owner's Response: Thank You!
Nothing makes us happier than to have our guests tell us how much they enjoyed staying at our
house. We hope you can return many times.
Walt and Marion
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