Zatara - Pacific Grove
5 Bedroom Oceanfront Beach House
What could be lovelier than expansive glass patio doors opening to a wrap-around balcony overlooking Monterey Bay? Designed for grand views of the sea, this custom Pacific Grove home includes three verandas with lounge chairs… and a private dining area for two. Romantic arched... more doorways frame tiled outdoor living spaces, and indoors, serene colors create an air of peace and tranquility. One of our larger homes, Zatara sleeps up to twelve in five bedrooms (two kings, two queens and four twins) and 3-½ baths. The spacious open kitchen and extensive granite countertops are functional for both meal preparation and entertaining, and two dining tables plus bar stools provide ample seating. Your home-away-from-home includes three flat screen TVs with cable, two DVD players, TV with X-box game system, CD/digital alarm clocks in each room, and Internet access. Leave the doors open to usher in cool sea breezes and whisk away the hassles of daily life. And if you can tear yourself away, head out on the coastal trail - you’re less than five minutes from Lover’s Point, Point Pinos Lighthouse, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. less ↑
3 Full, 1 Half
Dog Friendly (1)
34 Guest Reviews
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
I was fortunate enough to spend 30 days here during March/April 2023. I cannot say enough good things about the experience. We saw whales, dolphins, seals and otters from the balcony of the property. The view is just spectacular and includes amazing sunrises! It is... more directly across from the bay and 30 steps from the front door there is a walking path along the bay and tide-pools. The property is walk-able to the Pacific Ocean (Pt Pinos 1 mile), Pacific Grove Downtown (1 mile), Monterey Aquarium & Downtown (2 miles). Numerous restaurants and a really nice golf course (Pacific Grove Golf Links) also within these distances. The property is nice for large groups, with four bedrooms, two baths & a garage with laundry on the ground level and the upper main floor has the kitchen, dining & greatroom (all connected) along with the master suite. There are two balconies facing the water and a private patio in the back. Condition is overall good, with a renovated kitchen, however the bathrooms appear to original. But, no worries as everything is functional and with the views, you will be spending most of your time on the balconies or in the greatroom. Another nice touch are the three gas fireplaces on the main floor for those foggy days or cool evenings. If you are looking for a excellent location in a place that sleeps a large group......Zatara is a great option! less
— Robert, Stayed 04/20/2023
Wonderful House in a Wonderful Location
We loved staying at Zatara. We loved sitting at the table watching Whales and Dolphins swim across the bay. We loved the beautiful trail along the coast right outside our front door. We loved the spacious kitchen with two ovens and two microwaves that made... more preparing large family dinners a pleasure. We loved the view, the location, and everything about the house. It was wonderful. less
— Mark, Stayed 12/12/2021
Zatara Pacific Grove CA
This is a fabulous house and perfect for our family of 11 to celebrate our Mom's 85th birthday. The house is very nice, clean, well equipped and the ocean views are amazing! It's also a great location, especially if you like to go for walks... more along the ocean. I would definitely return to and highly recommend this house. less
— The Brown's, Stayed 03/18/2020
Zatara is an amazing vacation home with quite the view. Nothing like getting up in the morning, making a cup of coffee and watching the sea otters float in the ocean right outside your door! Make sure to bring a pair of binoculars! The house... more was very clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed. It's a little "well loved" and could probably use some minor maintenance (light bulbs out, etc.) but nothing that affected our vacation. less
— Tricia, Stayed 01/14/2020
PROS: Beautiful accommodations. Beautiful views and location. Right across the street from the bay. The sound of the water was therapeutic. Although, updates in kitchen and bathrooms are needed and should be implemented to continue with the ambiance. But, the house was exceptionally clean. Enjoyed... more by all. CONS: Not the best if you have seniors in your group. With the exception of the master bedroom, all of the bedrooms are downstairs. The kitchen, master, and great room are upstairs. Both exits are downstairs. The number of stairs are significant. There are two baths downstairs, neither were senior friendly. Parking is a challenge. No on street parking, Driveway and garage leaves very little room for maneuvering. OVERALL: Great Place less
— Donna, Stayed 09/03/2019
The location of Zatara was perfect for us. The view was spectacular and the ocean just across the street was accessible for all three generations. The house had ample room for everyone to be together and allowed personal space for all. The house needs some... more maintenance. We didn't mind the dated aspects of the house as long as everything was clean and functioning. This is where help is needed. For example, the carpet/tile threshold of one bedroom has exposed nails which is a safety hazard. The bathroom rugs are worn and slip on the tile floors which again is a safety hazard. There are two open holes on the two decks . . again a safety hazard. There are other areas of defered maintenance such as the blinds in one of the bedrooms with an ocean view are broken and thus could not be raised so the ocean view was lost. The toilet in the half bath ran continuously. The refrigerator light was out and the wheels on the dishwasher lower rack are missing making it difficult to use the dishwasher. The carpets need to be cleaned as there are larger stains, especially in the Master. The above mentioned items should not be expensive to address and would make this home a return destination. less
— Annemarie, Stayed 07/24/2019
Thank you so much for letting us know about these maintenance items! The plumber repaired the running toilet, the carpets have been cleaned, the deck drains are covered, and we are working hard to address the other issues you listed. We do hope you will make Zatara a return destination, and again, we thank you for taking time to write a review.
Our family of 10 (7 adults, 3 kids + 1 dog) had the pleasure of staying at Zatara for a family vacation this year. We had the most amazing experience. The house was extremely accommodating and we all were extremely comfortable. Can't say enough about... more how well equipped this house is; from all the amazing appliances in the kitchen to all the gadgets and games for the kids. It was a wonderful vacation and I can't thank Monterey Bay Rentals enough for all their customer service in making long lasting memories for myself and my family. Thank you less
— Gwen Dooley, Stayed 06/12/2019
Get Away Weekend
Love, Love, Love this place. It is roomy, comfortable and right across the road for the ocean. We come here every year for a long weekend and just love it. Perfect for large families.
— Marla, Stayed 04/29/2019
Monterey Bay Property Management did everything possible to make sure our visit to Pacific Grove was perfect. The house has the most amazing views. The kitchen, dining and living room are beautifully decorated. We loved the dining room fireplace with the two comfortable chairs, perfect... more for a game of cribbage. Plenty of chairs on the deck to watch the waves crashing on the rocks. All the bedrooms were very comfortable. Great location, lovely walks along ocean path and to downtown PG. Easy drive to anywhere on the peninsula. But the house is so lovely you might not want to leave. less
— Sara, Stayed 02/28/2019
The view is absolutely the best part. Great living space, updated kitchen. The only negative is the master bath and bedroom definitely need remodeled! Had a great time.
— Richard, Stayed 09/16/2018
Perfect location and size
Our family of 9, aged 5-73 enjoyed our several days inMonterey at Zatara. The spacious rooms, comfortable beds, gorgeous views of the Bay and proximity to just about everything suited us well. We could easily run along the coast, explore tidal pools or just sit... more on the balcony overlooking the Bay. The accommodation was well equipped for cooking and for eating as a large group as well as the common areas were spacious and suited for playing board games or watching TV together. The garage was a bit difficult to access as it was in the back part of the house with a bit of a tight turning angle, but this was a minor issue. We’d definitely rent this property again! less
— Kathleen, Stayed 08/19/2018
Best house rental ever!
The house was perfect, clean, well furnished and comfortable. It easily accommodated 8 adults and 2 children. We loved watching the ocean life from the deck and could hardly tear ourselves away the first few days. Kitchen was well equipped with dishes, cookware, glasses. We... more took turns cooking and it was a real pleasure to do so. The beds were comfortable with nice linens and plenty of extra blankets and pillows. It was very nice to have supplies, soaps and detergents, present when we arrived. We were a little surprised at the amount of daytime traffic on Ocean View but it was quiet at night. The driveway was a bit challenging with the four cars we had. less
— Robert and Susan, Stayed 08/17/2018
It's large and roomy, it's beachy and the views are phenomenal. Loved our stay
— Marla, Stayed 04/29/2018
A home with a view!!!
We were a group of 9 long time friends looking to have a relaxing time in Monterey...and Zatara was perfect!! The views of the ocean are breath-taking!! Within couple of hours of being there, we were able to see seals, whales, plenty of birds, etc... more right from the balcony!!! Spacious bedrooms, comfortable beds, great layout of the kitchen, dining and the living room area with plenty of space to enjoy to enjoy each other!!! Plenty of TVs, DVDs, etc but who had time to watch anything? So many areas to sit outside on first floor or on the ground floor! There is a barbecue, if you are so inclined! We just sat outside on the balcony either sipping tea/coffee in am or wine in the evening! Mornings were awesome....going for long walks with miles and miles of changing landscapes. Great neighbors who welcomed us when we arrived...watch them feed the birds!! The decor on the outside blew our minds---people passing by almost always had to look at it and admire!! The grocery stores are not too far, the 17-mile road is also nearby.... To sum it up, this was just perfect for us and would recommend to anyone planning to have a great time and need multiple bed rooms!! less
— Jay Patel, Stayed 09/16/2017
Our Zatara family week
Our family of 12 had a wonderful week in July. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds and linens were comfy and attractive. It really felt like home except for the bathrooms and some of the door fixtures which need updating and repair. It is... more a beautiful house. Sitting on the balcony enjoying the ocean calm and action was a favorite. We will definitely go back! less
— Vicki, Stayed 07/13/2017
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The owner is gradually doing upgrades at the house (as they can be scheduled between reservations), so future guests can always look forward to improvements.
Luxury Home on Monterey Bay
My wife and I rented Zatara for 4 nights from March 28-April 1, 2017 to accommodate ourselves, our daughter, her husband and their six children. It was ideally located, ideally sized and designed, and ideally fitted out for our family holiday. We enjoyed the sunrise... more each morning, plus the birds, the boats, and the waves. The house is in good proximity to the Aquarium in Monterey. Point Lobos is a short drive, as are Carmel and its charms. The house layout was perfect for our family: my wife and I took the ensuite master bedroom upstairs, and our daughter and her family had their own suite downstairs, which afforded the parents the opportunity to keep tabs on the children ages 11-17. Parking was adequate for our two vehicles, though one must be careful backing onto the street. The area is quiet as can be. The kitchen was amply equipped with first class appliances and chef's tools, allowing us to prepare meals when we stayed home rather than enjoying the wonderful restaurants nearby. The living room and outside balcony were generously sized to allow everyone to gather for a movie while allowing additional room for group jigsaw puzzles, solitary reading and quiet contemplation of nature. The washer/dryer allowed us to keep the kids in clean clothes. The housekeeping prior to our arrival was impeccable: the place was immaculate. Overall, we highly recommend Zatara and certainly will return the next time we need something this size. less
— Will King, Stayed 06/14/2017
Beautiful house and fabulous view! Nice location and close to town. We had a great stay : ) Everything was very organized and easy! Thank you!
— Deana, Stayed 05/12/2017
Great house! Monterey Bay management was great/easy to work with. House was as expected, clean and well appointed. Beds were comfortable. Location and views were both outstanding. We stayed for three nights and managed to see whales, dolphins and seals right from the deck. I... more rented the house for myself and several people running the Big Sur Marathon. The layout worked well for our group - the open concept kitchen with deck overlooking the bay was perfect for a fun dinner in. I could live here! less
— Lorrie, Stayed 05/08/2017
This place had beautiful views of the ocean, plenty of room for all my family, the beds were comfortable. Loved the beachy decor! It was just perfect!!
— Marla, Stayed 05/01/2017
Fabulous house! Spectacular view!
We rented the place for 3 nights in April and truly loved it.The house is gorgeous with all the amenities one could hope for: well stocked with linens, dishes, etc. The view is just spectacular. No one wanted to leave! We will be back again!... more The manager was very responsive and easy going. Overall an A++. less
— Aani, Stayed 04/16/2017
The Zatara house was a great house for our family when my daughter got married in Carmel last weekend. It was especially helpful on the morning of the wedding when the bridesmaids came over to have their hair and makeup done. There was enough room... more for the girls, the hair/makeup artists, and the photographers with lots of natural light and beautiful views. Other than some minor plumbing problems, everything else went very smoothly. The house was well stocked, the beds comfortable and the views of the ocean were priceless. less
— Teresa, Stayed 01/13/2017
This property was almost perfect in every way. It is just the right size for our family of 12. It is located right on the bay and the waves were awesome! The home is beautifully decorated, is very well equipped and is so very homey.... more If you need some space, there is little places you can go to get away from others. We absolutely loved it and have reserved it again for next year. Thank you for sharing your home! less
— Marvin , Stayed 01/07/2017
Perfect house for our large family weekend
The house was beautiful and the view could not be beat overlooking the ocean. The kitchen was well equipped which came in handy with 12 of us and the BarBQ worked well and it was nicely located right next to the kitchen door. Location was... more wonderful, as we could walk downtown, walk along the beach paths, or just walk to Lover's Point for a cocktail overlooking the beach. We all enjoyed having all 3 fireplaces for added coziness and warmth during the evenings. Other than the bathrooms being a bit outdated and having a few minor maintenance issues, we loved the house. We will be back. less
— Clelie D, Stayed 11/16/2016
A magical stay with our family: 5 grandchildren and 6 adults. The accommodations were convenient to walking, the beach...and "eating in" was a joy as the view was better than any you could find at even the finest restaurants! Only the 7 month old baby... more was left out of the "kids" bedroom which made going to bed a breeze because the cousins got to be together. We want to return next summer!!! less
— Sally L, Stayed 07/27/2016
Wonderful home for a family get together
This was definitely everyone's highlight of our 10 day vacation trip. Monterrey was beautiful, but this home was really the icing on the cake. The home was so spacious with absolutely breathtaking views. We were able to cook two meals at the home with no... more problems. We were 9 adults and had a lot more room to share. The location for key pick-up and drop off was located conveniently close by. The decor was lovely and the rooms were clean. Thank you and hope to be back! less
— Ana, Stayed 05/31/2016
We absolutely LOVED our stay at your home. Everything was just as advertised and all pictures met every expectation!! We look forward to visiting again and staying in this beautiful home on the ocean with spectacular views. Thank You!!!
— Marian, Stayed 10/16/2015
A Wonderful Class Reunion
We organized a middle school class reunion at Pacific Grove. We rented Zatara, Bellisima, and Chateau Sandy Toes to house twenty around seventy-five-year-olds and use Zatara as the base. We had a wonderful time. All three houses are spacious, clean and beautiful. The beds are... more comfortable. Not to mention that Michelle and Sandy are so helpful that they even mail the items we left behind back to us. Thanks for the memory. less
— Steve, Stayed 10/09/2015
Our extended family stayed in this home while visiting Monterey for Grandma's 92nd birthday. This home was super clean, beautiful and comfortable for our family of 10 with plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The Property Managers were quick on the scene when... more we had issues with the cable TV. Kitchen was well equipped, there was nice seating areas indoors and on the deck and patio with magnificent views. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and the beds were comfortable. I highly recommend this home and look forward to renting it again next summer! less
— Sandy, Stayed 08/31/2015
Absolutely awesome place!
We rented the place for my 60th Birthday Celebration and I truly cannot think of anyplace that I would have rather been.The home was gorgeous with all the ammenities one could hope for. It was very well stocked with linens, dishes, etc. The view was... more incredibly spectacular!! We are hoping to get together and rent the home again in the future, just want to make our stay longer the next time. We truly didn't want to leave! less
— Sheryl M, Stayed 06/13/2014
Very Relaxed-We will be back again
Good location. We thought that the street would be loud but it was not. Lots of room to spread-out and the kitchen worked out well. Would be nice to have had another queen rather then the bunk beds--all are married couples. Thanks for sending the... more whales our way, they hug out with us all week long. Key pad on garage did not work, but it was not needed so we did not call. when do your winter rate cease? We are thinking that early March might we a bid nicer. Bob Witham less
— Robert Witham, Stayed 02/14/2014
Amazing location! Fabulous house!
We stayed at this house in January and it was the perfect home for us. We had 4 kids with us and they all loved it as well. Great views, great location!
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 01/31/2014
Above our expectations!
This property has a large family gathering place. It's location right on the water was memorable. The kitchen was well stocked. The 3 gas fireplaces were the icing on the cake. Our entire family votes this property as a winner!
— The Hess family, Stayed 01/19/2014
We had a wonderful time at the Zatara House. The house is as pictured. The rooms are comfortable. The view is amazing!! My family is mostly early risers so we all enjoyed the sunrise in the morning with a cup of coffee. We had amazing... more weather the week we were spent there. The house is stocked with everything that you need to make you stay comfortable. We cooked most of our meals at home and all the appliances worked very well. The location was perfect for our needs. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/30/2013
A memorable vacation.
Our stay was for our son's wedding in Monterey. Our family consisted of our children, aunt and uncle, cousin, neice, grandmother, and friends. We all enjoyed our time in the house, especially grandma who loved looking out at the ocean. The only downfall is that... more the house was a little cold so we turned up the thermostat but that didn't seem to help. Other than that, the house provided a great time for all! less
— Cindy, Stayed 10/21/2013