The photos don't do this home justice. The neighbourhood is gated with well maintained single family homes. It is quiet with the exception of noise from trains on the nearby railway track, which occurred at any hour of the day or night. However we quickly got used to these and the frequency was not great. The listing description is accurate and the house was very clean, well maintained and well equipped. We were a family of parents, a grandparent and 2 small children, aged 5 months and 4 years and we stayed 4 weeks. It was the ideal choice with young children as there were many toys available...even a foosball table in the child's room. Also we didn't have to worry about the children's noise bothering anyone else or vice versa. The convenience of having our own pool was wonderful, as shared pools can be awkward with children. Tyra was very helpful arranging for things to be done and always answered our texts promptly. All questions were answered clearly ahead of time and requests dealt with quickly. With small children, we did most of our own meals at home, but we all loved Sherman's Deli on Country Club near Monterey for casual child friendly meals out. Visiting Joshua Tree National Park was a beautiful day trip. The Thurs. evening street fair in Palm Springs and the Sat. market at the College of the Desert are fun. We bought a membership at The Living Desert and visited several times as our 4 year old fell in love with the miniature village there, as well as the animals and the Discovery Centre. The Children's Museum was also a great child experience and Boomer's Fun Park on Hwy 111. There is a playground in Freedom Park within easy walking distance from the house and lots of other playgrounds throughout the larger area accessible by car. The weather is perfect 99% of the time and we had a great vacation. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental to anyone and particularly to families with young children.