Thank you Heath for doing my work! Our kitchen is tiny. This year we are in a full ocean view one level, one bedroom unit. (Living room and bedroom floor to ceiling, wall to wall window). I'll take the view over the townhouse any day. Last time we were in a one bedroom townhouse and the kitchen was a little bigger. No washer-dryer but they are available on the resort though I've never used them.
One fun thing they provide are binoculars! And bathrobes (2)! And an umbrella for use while here. I love it here! It smells like a cedar forest. You could walk the grounds and down the long windy driveway to the road and cross the street to look over the ocean. It is VERY rocky and rough so no beach strolling here. You really would need a car to truly experience the area. The restaurants are good, but expensive so you would need a car for groceries and to get here from the airport. The Monterey Aquarium is world class, the charming towns of Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pacific Grove have endless dining and shops plus wine tastings right in the town. Carmel Valley Road has +12 wineries or tasting rooms within a 20 minute drive from the resort. Big Sur is 20 miles away and all along this part of California there is vista after magnificent vista. Tuesday 4-7 there is a farmer's market in Monterey that sells amazing fresh produce plus all kinds of interesting vendors. We bought jams, vinegarettes, nuts, honey, pestos and tapenades, all in varieties we've never seen before. There were exquisite cashmere scarfs and stoles for $25 or less from England, very fine quality. I've had a lot of fun every day exploring; today we're headed to Big Sur and the beach with PURPLE sand. So yeah, there is LOTS to do, much more than say, Hilton Head which is truly an RnR place for us.
P.S. we went on a whale watch Wed. and saw +12 whales, 3 gray mating, yes they mate with 3 together! Don't ask me!
There are no fees that I'm aware of (there is plenty of golf around but we don't indulge) and we're in unit 421 on the map; I'll try and post photos later.