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.