We really enjoyed our stay at Anne's "Monarch Home". The place was cozy and very clean. There were labels and instructions all around the home, so it was easy to figure everything out. Anne checked up on us to make sure things were going well. We rented bikes, went kayaking and had some gorgeous walks on the beach. I also enjoyed using the beach chair to read at nearby Asilomar beach.
My family and I recently stayed in Anne's home in Pacific Grove and had a wonderful time. The house is in a great location - just a couple minutes drive to the main street in Pacific Grove where there are plenty of cute restaurants as well as shops to browse through. The house was very clean and well-appointed. It had everything we needed and more. Anne clearly takes very good care of the home and made sure to have all the little extras to make our stay as convenient and easy as possible. While the house isn't very big, it was perfect for the four of us. The beds are very comfortable and even the air mattress is a nice one - plenty big and really deep so that you're not just sleeping right off the ground.
Anne really has this Airbnb thing down - there are labels and instructions all over the house so you're never trying to figure out where the glasses are or how to work the thermostat or turn on the TV. It really seemed like she had thought of everything. Anne was very clear in her communication (how to find the house, how to get in, etc.) and was super responsive. And while she checked in with us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed, she left us to enjoy our stay in peace.
All in all, we had a really great time and would definitely stay here again!
The Monarch Home is a great place to stay for vacationing in the Pacific Grove/Monterey Area. This home has all the amenities you need to make you feel at home away from home. It is very close to downtown Pacific Grove, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and minutes away from a beautiful drive or walk along a scenic coastline. The only issue we really found was the house is located on the famous 17mile scenic drive which does get quiet a bit of traffic during the day but does quiet down at night. The host is extremely helpful friendly and her response was always very prompt to any questions. The house is very clean, organized and well lit with material light. We will definitely come back a d stay here when we come back to this area. If you are traveling and want the feel of a home away from home this is a great place for that!
The Monarch home was a lovely house within walking distance of the beach, the Asilomar conference grounds, and the Pacific Grove downtown. The house was very neat and comfortable. Anne was an attentive host who would quickly respond to any concerns.
From our first contacts for the booking to helping us book a ride for our friends, door to San Jose airport, Anne's communications added to our stay. The location of the Monarch house is central for driving to local and nearby activities. More importantly, the house is in a beautiful location for exploring the entire peninsula by foot (and it is worth the walk) as well as the local eateries and downtown. Buses and shuttles were easy to catch as well. The information in the house and Anne's guidance allowed us to maximize our enjoyment of Pacific Grove and Monterey. The house was clean, very comfortable, and a well-stocked spice cabinet made our cooking in much easier. The central location with an "off the beaten path" feel of the Monarch home made it a perfect place for us. This is a great place to explore this area from.