Elegant Mid-Century with Round Pool, Old Oaks and Great Views

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This architect-designed mid-century modern house features stunning indoor-outdoor spaces and fantastic views of Carmel Valley and Garzas Canyon. South-facing walls have huge steel and glass sliding doors that open to the round pool with surrounding Carmel stone walls, surrounding portico, patio, and expansive views.

The one acre yard is completely fenced and a great space for your dog (limit one with pre-approval) to explore and play. The property includes 75 olive trees (inspired by good friends in Greece), numerous fruit trees, berries, and a variety of drought tolerant and native plants.

The entire house was extensively updated during 2011 through 2012, with all new custom limestone counter tops, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and heating system. The kitchen features all new premium stainless steel Bosch appliances, including refrigerator, gas range, ventilation system, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Kitchen cookware and appliances include a Nespresso espresso system (coffee pods supplied), conventional coffee-maker, gas cooktop, oven, microwave, toaster, Caphalon pots and pans, Henckels knives, and glass and flatware to serve 12. Entertaining is easy with kitchen bartops open to the dining room and also outdoors to the pool area.

All bedrooms have been remodeled and feature new Simmons premium pillow-top mattresses, Egyptian cotton high thread count sheets, artisan wool blankets from MacAuslands Woollen Mills of Prince Edward Island, down comforters, and a variety of down and other types pillows.

The master bedroom has a sliding glass door that opens to the pool area, and a private master bathroom with new tile shower and soaking tub. The second bedroom has a sliding glass door that faces east and opens to the large fenced yard.

The house is heated with a new energy-efficient radiant system, with independent temperature control for each bedroom and for the living room and kitchen. The large living room fireplace has gas logs that provide supplemental warmth and ambience.

Electronic entertainment and communication features include: open wireless broadband throughout the house and poolside areas, DirecTV high definition satellite TV, Sharp HD LED TV, Bose Cinemate sound system for TV and music, BluRay CD/DVD player, and Apple TV. All bedrooms have clock radios, and two bedrooms have Sonos speakers for streaming music and radio.

Taza's location in Carmel Valley is typically above the ocean 'fog line' and occasional fog usually burns off by mid to late morning to give sunny days. Real time weather conditions from the weather station at Taza can be found at Weather Underground by using this link:


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum renter age 21 years....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Because of swimming pool, children require direct adult supervision at all times....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the premises....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs, one only, considered with additional fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Private bath with shower and tub. Slider opens to pool area....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Large room with east-facing sliding glass door....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    East-facing glass door to yard....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Oversize custom tiled shower with rain head. Soaking tub. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Restored original 1956 tile shower. Connects to BR 2....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray HD CD and DVD player....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV High Definition....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view over Carmel Valley and of the neighboring mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Bosch high efficiency dryer in separate laundry room....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Large custom-built Carmel stone fireplace with gas logs and remote control....moreless

  • Garage:

    Carport for 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New energy-efficient radiant heating system with individual thermostats for each bedroom and for the dining room/kitchen....moreless

  • Internet:

    Open wireless broadband available throughout the house and pool area....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count Egyptian cotton sheets for all beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    24 ft x 34 ft living room with large sliding glass door to pool area and expansive valley views. Large gas fireplace build with local Carmel stone....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway parking for up to 6 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and emergency calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxury cotton towels provided in bathrooms. Pool towels also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bosch high efficiency front-loading washer in separate laundry room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso espresso machine with pods available on-site on honor bar basis. Nespresso Aerocino milk heater and foamer. Conventional coffee maker is a Hamilton Beach Brew Station....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishware, glassware, and flatware to serve 12-16...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch stainless steel dishwasher with quiet operation and delayed start....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New custom limestone counters with bar tops opening to dining room and pool area. All new stainless steel Bosch appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Bosch stainless steel microwave....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry includes spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and occasional staples. Wine rack has multiple choices on honor bar basis....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Bosch stainless steel side by side....moreless

  • Stove:

    Bosch stainless steel gas 4 burner cooktop with center burner. Bosch stainless steel convection oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck and portico surrounding pool. Poolside lounges. Outdoor dining table with chairs for 6....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Round 24 foot diameter pool with steps. Six feet deep. Pool safety alarm....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 15 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$3,120 $11,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,910 $10,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $45
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Toast Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Carmel Valley Ranch
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Laureles Lodge Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Carmel River State Beach

Car: Recommended

The property is about a 15 minute drive from the beaches in Carmel and Monterey, and far enough inland to avoid coastal fog most of the time. Carmel Valley Village is about one mile from the property, and has plenty of great wine-tasting, galleries, and restaurants. In the immediate area there are ample recreational opportunities with miles of great trails for hiking and horseback riding. Multiple golf courses are within 5-7 miles, and Laguna Seca Raceway is 7 miles away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We live in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area) and love Carmel Valley for the scenery, hiking, nearby beaches, food, and wine. One of us is an interior designer, and the other works in research. Taza is named for our dog Tasman, a 6 year old (acts like 3 year old) retriever mix rescue from Illinois. He loves the 1 acre fenced yard, hiking, the beach, and greeting all living creatures.

Why the Owner Chose Carmel Valley:
We chose this property because the location in Carmel Valley is above the usual fog line, and because of the great views and wonderful layout of the house and pool. We love the layout and the site - it was obviously custom-designed and built originally in 1956. It's rumored that the property was a getaway for Hollywood folks - the house and pool layout, with pass-through kitchen bar, is perfect for entertaining or just hanging out.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Walking into the pool area from the front door is magical. The round pool is surrounded by Carmel stone walls and magnificent oak trees. The site is perched with expansive views of Carmel Valley and Garzas Canyon. The living room opens to the pool patio, creating a fantastic indoor/outdoor space.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Portico


  • Portico


  • Built-in Living Room seat

    Built-in Living Room seat

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen entrance

    Kitchen entrance

  • Master Bedroom looking out

    Master Bedroom looking out

  • Pool/Portico from Master Bedroom

    Pool/Portico from Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Bathroom


  • Pool


  • Entrance


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room looking out

    Living Room looking out

  • Kitchen looking out to patio/pool

    Kitchen looking out to patio/pool

  • Kitchen from patio pass through

    Kitchen from patio pass through

  • Master sofa

    Master sofa

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Art


  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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