We wanted a quiet, romantic, out of the way retreat with out of this world views for our 30th anniversary, and that is exactly what we got here. Take groceries with you because you may not want to leave. We spent 1 week here and left only once to replenish supplies. (Not a quick trip away- the route to Carmel Village is about 20-30 minutes and on a winding road) We had two small dogs with us and they enjoyed this property too. Birds and hummingbirds of all kinds started and ended our days with lots of pool time in between. The 360 degree views are beautiful & varied, and although the property is not flat you can do some walking. Neighbors are barely seen and very rarely heard - it was our private retreat. There is a very nice bocce court and horse shoe pit located steps away from the house. The house interior is more than adequate and comfortable. We relaxed by the fire pit and watched stars every night. It was a perfect anniversary!
Cons: gnats were a little bothersome at times (a portable fan helped us), we did some of our own landscape patio/deck clean up each day (we did not mind this), number and location of bathrooms might not work for larger groups, check your cell service provider because service is limited
Pros: Quiet & peaceful, breathtaking views, romantic. Karen was accessible and helpful and offered any assistance we might want. Kids who need constant stimulation could get bored, but others would find the bocce, horseshoes, pool and TV enough
The bottom line: This property fulfilled our expectations nicely and we had a wonderful week. We wanted to respect the property and the owner's efforts and leave it as we found it. All the pros definitely outweigh any cons in our opinion. We had a great time!