"My family and I spent four nights at this beautiful home to celebrate my birthday. The home is so spacious, with many areas to sit and read a book, or gaze out at the beautiful surrounding hills and trees.
The bedrooms are very comfortable; we slept great and woke up each morning to lots of sunshine.
The pool and spa are amazing. The pool was at just the right temperature and I loved swimming in it at least twice a day! The spa was perfect. There is the most amazing huge old oak tree that is just gorgeous viewed from the pool and patio area.
The kitchen is a cook's dream. We had some meals at the house, and also used the grill. We also enjoyed outdoor lunches at the Corkscrew Cafe (like a French cafe) and Cafe Rustica. Both had great food and are very close by in Carmel Valley Village.
There are lovely antiques throughout the house, and it was very relaxing and quiet.
There are numerous wine tasting spots right there in the village. We stopped by the Cowgirl winery, which was really charming, and fed the free range chickens!
The outdoor fireplace was wonderful at night, and having a kitchen fireplace was an extra special treat. Having a big sitting area in the kitchen with comfy chairs and sofa, in addition to the lovely antique French country dining tables, was the best!
My daughter and husband were delighted to use the free Monterey Bay Aquarium passes.
Thank you, Diane, for your warm welcome, and for making my birthday special with your personal touches, and the most delicious bottle of Cabernet!"
Guest: Sandy G.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 22, 2015