"We had a wonderful time over the Labor Day weekend, celebrating our oldest daughter’s 30th birthday in Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey. This home was the perfect home away from home to help us enjoy the area. It was the nicest and most well-appointed and well equipped home we’ve rented to do these family getaways over the last few years.
I appreciated how the owner seemed to approach setting the home up for what she would want to have, see and use when she rents a home getaway. It was a unique and caring approach that was very much appreciated by all of us.
It was an honor to be her guest.
(Following is my ex-wife’s review)
I have strong ties to the Salinas Valley where I was born and where I have many relatives. For me, enjoying a long weekend in this lovely home was a step back in time, as the home is situated in the heart of Monterey, where I still have so many cousins and fond memories.
Our family getaways are a rare joy - - when we bring our adult children back to a place where we may have enjoyed time with them as children. Though we are no longer married, we are still family and these rare family reunions provide a time to focus on each other and create the atmosphere for our kids to share their latest plans, joys and struggles.
For those reasons, we wish to express our deepest appreciation for the obvious love and care the owner has given this home for so many years. The home is so well kept, the appointments both welcoming and comfortable - - from the comfy couch and chairs, to the family room, to the well-appointed kitchen where we had more than every kitchen appliance, dish and tool at our disposal. In former trips, we encountered homes where we were left to fend for ourselves without so much as a napkin or even a salt/pepper shaker, necessitating endless trips to the store, which were not as handy as your centrally located home, to pick up basics from toilet paper to dishwasher soap and so forth.
The kitchen was so well equipped, and so generously appointed, with even an ample supply of high end herbs, olive oils and the like that left us free to spend every waking moment on time with each other without worry about having to run time-consuming errands on a precious Labor Day weekend.
THANK YOU for the thoughtful care in creating such a restful, well-appointed and comfortable home. The best part of our stay was feeling that we truly 'at home' in which we felt so well taken care of."
Guest: Bruce R.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 27, 2015