|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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:
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.
Eric Rey purchased this house in 2010
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.
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.
We had a fantastic time and stay at your house, as far as we are concerned the house was everything we hoped it would be and more..
When we plan another visit to California I will be sure to send you a email, as we would love to come and stay at your house again.
Thank you again for all your help, and with meeting our requests of a high chair and BBQ set etc.
This place is incredible the setting is something out of a Hollywood movie set, if you want a real great place to reset from the daily grind you've found the spot!
Many years ago I lived in Carmel, and I wanted to show my husband the area and take a romantic pre-Christmas holiday. I opted for a house in the peaceful Carmel Valley, above the fog line.
I am notably finicky and looked at every available rental in the area, regardless of price. The moment I saw this home and read the glowing reviews I was pretty sure I had found our spot.
Things only got better as I communicated with the owner Eric, who was responsive and helpful. Even after we had booked, an unexpected schedule change on our end was easily and graciously accommodated. Once we made our deposit, a guide of home and visitor information popped into my inbox, with everything we needed to easily access the property and area customized for us.
Our arrival was simple and again, Eric texted letting me know we could arrive at any time since there was no one in the home, which was much appreciated, since we were making a long drive.
Upon arrival we found that the online photos, impressive as they are, did not do the house justice. It is luxuriously clean, well equipped, contemporary and abundantly comfortable as well. The minute we arrived we felt at home.
The view is beautiful, we sat in front of the huge fireplace for hours listening to our own music ( the whole house has SONOS). The owners of this home got all the aesthetic details right: decor, bedding, beds. At no time did I ever feel like I was in someone else's house with all of their old "stuff". Having rented many vacation homes, I would say that feeling is my biggest peeve. I felt like I was in a wonderful , clean, cozy enclave, which exceeded my expectations.
The house is only about 15 minutes from Carmel and 5 minutes drive or brief walk from restaurants in the Valley.
We found it a delightful and romantic getaway, far too big for just the two of us,(and our dog) but nonetheless so inviting and cozy that we had trouble leaving the house to explore some days, the lure of the fireplace was overwhelming once or twice...
We thank Eric for his hospitality and his high standards of excellence. We hope to return and would recommend this property to anyone, young or old.
My wife and I stayed here for over a month. Our kids and grand children joined us for a couple of weeks and friends other times. Eric and his sister in law Kathy were always available and responsive to any of our wants. Arranged for extra housekeeping services (at our additional expense). We have rented all over the world through VRBO and this one exceeded our expectations. Clean, elegant, and stocked with all the necessary needs and beyond (unlike some of the other places we have stayed.) Highly recommend!
My family, including a 3 yr old and 2 yr old, loved the pool and running around in the large, landscaped yard. Views are beautiful with warm sun most of the day. Would not hesitate to recommend. We plan to come back soon.
We stayed here for a local wedding and it was the best choice we could have made. The home was perfect. Great kitchen, great pool, and fantastic views of scenic Carmel Valley.
Eric was extremely responsive to any requests which we had and we had a pleasure staying here. Would highly recommend and come back again to stay here.
It's not hard to run out of superlatives when describing this property. What a find! Only one other rental experience over the past 10 years for us has come close...It was really a treat to arrive at this lovely home and to have such an easy check in experience. Check out was equally painless. The home is spacious, very clean and well laid out, exquisitely decorated to compliment the modern design of the house. How refreshing to have a lovely art collection to view as well! Everything was provided, from laundry detergent to paper towels to coffee filters...even a selection of corkscrews...It really did feel like ours for the (all too short) week we stayed there. The pool area is so serene, especially in the remarkably quiet late afternoon when you can kick back and drink in the nature views. The location, for us, was ideal...very private, away from the business of Carmel and yet close enough to drive there for a great evening meal (try Demetra...if you can get in!). We also almost daily visits to Carmel Valley Village, where there are several wineries, a good grocery store, as well as a few nice restaurants (Corkscrew, Cafe Rustica). We also hit the Farmstand at Earthbound farm, between Taza and Carmel...definitely worth a visit...Our dog had a fantastic time too!! Garland Ranch Regional Park was a nice surprise! Also located (conveniently) between Taza and Carmel, it provides many hiking and horseback riding trails. We stopped there frequently, so he was able to meet new friends(some equine!) in this park as well as on beautiful dog-friendly Carmel Beach! We found people in the area to be very welcoming, friendly and laid back! Last but not least, Eric was so responsive and yet unobtrusive, and could not have been a better host-in-absentia! We would definitely love to stay here again!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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