PERFECT FOR FAMILY / FRIENDS REUNIONS! THE PICKFORD HOUSE

Marci Forgrave

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps29
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type estate

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Marci Forgrave

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PERFECT FOR FAMILY / FRIENDS REUNIONS! THE PICKFORD HOUSE

Cambria Estate Rental Photos and Description

9 Bedrooms, 9 Baths (Sleeps over 20) No Minimum Nights

No minimum night stay. Please request a quote. 9 BR, 9 BA Largest House in Cambria! Beautiful Mansion. Close to 20+ wineries. Have the place to yourselves! Price range $685 (7 nights) to $845 (2 nights) per night for non peak. Rate calculator is inaccurate on this site. PLEASE request for a custom rate. We have a lovely 20-40 person seating downstairs dining room with piano and a 20' long antique bar from the Buffalo Hilton, NY! 1920's film star theme. Eight upstairs rooms are fully furnished, clean, and include a full bath with claw-foot tub/shower. One room downstairs is a studio with shower. Flat screen TVs in each room. We can accommodate 23 persons in beds if doubled up and use 3 of our twin roll-aways. 6 additional guests at most may be added to the rooms if you bring your own cots or air mattresses. Four of the nine rooms will fit 2 twins or 1 queen each. Sleeping is allowed in bedrooms only.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Marci Forgrave (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Marci Forgrave

Our family owns this house and we've had it running as a successful bed and breakfast for many years. We have many memories of great times. In 2010 we decided to change it from a B&B to a vacation rental for exclusively for family reunions. Location 2555 MacLeod Way Cambria, CA 93428

Marci Forgrave purchased this estate in 1999

Why Marci Forgrave chose Cambria

Cambria is a perfect coastal village in Central California. The wineries are amazing and we feel no other place in California is better to take a vacation or have a family / friends gathering. Even corporate retreat. WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN AND TO THE BEACH.

What makes this estate unique

KARAOKE system for your use and enjoyment. 9 BR, 9 BA Largest House in Cambria! Beautiful Mansion. Have the place to yourselves! Newly available on the Central Coast of California. Super Deal! We have a lovely 20-40 person seating downstairs dining room with piano and a 20 foot long antique bar from the Buffalo Hilton, NY dated 1865! 1920's film star theme. Eight upstairs rooms are fully furnished, clean, and include a full bath with claw-foot tub/shower. One room downstairs is a studio with shower. Flat screen TV's in each room. Near Hearst Castle. Wonderful coastal cliff hikes and beach walks. Beaches w/ amazing stones of all colors including moonstones. Cambria Village has unique shopping, restaurants, art galleries. Elephant Seals on the beach nearby reserve. Wineries close and beautiful rolling hills surround. The mansion comes with a full use commercial kitchen. 10 parking spaces. Cambria is located just 3.5 hrs north of Los Angeles or 3.5 hrs south of San Francisco.

Guestbook comments from the owner

August 5, 2011

Having a great family reunion with CA, AZ and Colorado family gathering. Great place to stay. It really has met and exceeded expectations and kitchen is perfect. Taking trips to Cambria, Morro bay, Elephant Seals, Monterey and Solvang. Love the Cookie Factory! Such a laid back, relaxed atmosphere with not a fast food restaurant in sight. 24 people from 7yrs to 80 yrs. Yesterday we went to the Hearst Castle. Beautiful. Karaoke was fun.
Aug 2011
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Sleeps29
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type estate
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
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Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285192
818-259-4934
Cambria Central Coast California
Vally Center, CA
5

Outstanding Home for our Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5
I guess this is the year of the 60's as 15 of our family gathered together to help us celebrate our 60th Wedding Anniversary. The house is perfect for this size as there were bedrooms for all. It is great having a bath in each bedroom. The large gathering room and super bar was perfect for our wonderful meals and for lively conversation. The fireplace was a great spot in the morning for family to gather and share morning coffee. The location in Cambria is perfect for enjoying the wonderful Central Coast and we did just about everything - elephant seals, walks on moonstone beach, hikes along the Cliff trails in Cambria, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo tea and shopping in the town of Cambria. When staying there don't miss the wonderful photographs all over the home, in the halls and in each bedroom. There is a lot of interesting history to see. We will highly recommend this home to all.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285192
818-259-4934
Cambria Central Coast California
5

Our best family gathering thank you Marci!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This is not your ordinary house for family and friends to gather, it is far beyond that.
We arrived to a beautiful Christmas decorated home away from home. Thank you so much
Marci. This was for our 60 years of marriage.
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rollin and Family! Very sweet of you all. Please come back anytime. 60 years is amazing. Take care! Marci
business
Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285192
818-259-4934
Cambria Central Coast California
East Bay, San Francisco
5

United Methodist Church Group

  • 5 of 5
We are a church hiking group from Northern California. Stayed in the Pickford House and really enjoyed its amazing features. Rich in period decorations, furnishings and charm. The bedrooms are elegant and the bar/eating area is so welcoming. We ate all our meals in the great room and the preparation was easy in the nicely appointed kitchen. Had fun with the Karaoke set up, talked and played games at the beautiful and rich bar. Our entire group was impressed and we agree to return for another weekend of fun.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
business
Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285192
818-259-4934
Cambria Central Coast California
Santa Maria, CA
5

Love Love Love the Pickford House!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Marci for letting us stay in your wonderful house. We stayed at the Pickford House for my daughter’s wedding weekend and had an intimate ceremony and reception there. I found it online and the pictures are great but when you see the house in person you will be blown away. So beautiful and even bigger in person. We ran from room to room and I couldn't decide which bedroom I wanted because each bedroom was more beautiful than the next. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with claw foot tub and flat screen TV and is decorated with antiques. Being able to have my immediate family all have their own rooms and be together was fantastic.

Marci was so helpful and thanks to her we had the perfect stay. She was always available to answer all my questions. Amparo came in and helped us in the kitchen and was a real sweetheart. The kitchen is incredible with 2 large refrigerators, professional stove and all the dishes, pots and pans, utensils you could ever need.

The dining room is magnificent and the big antique bar is one of the many highlights of the house. I can't wait to plan another visit. Maybe a couple’s weekend or a mini family reunion!! Thanks again Marci!!! We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285192
818-259-4934
Cambria Central Coast California
United States
3

Awesome House for a big Venue, Service could improve

  • 3 of 5
I booked this 9 room house 8 months in advance of my 30th b-day. I had done tons of research and this was the best option for hosting an event and having 22-29 people all stay in the same house...comfortably.

In a short statement: The house is Awesome, the service and friendliness could definitely improve. If you want to judge for yourself, I'll give you some facts about our experience, things that were important to me, may not be as big of a deal for others.

The house is amazing, very unique in decor and although its a little rough around the edges (like some rooms don't have working heaters and the fan turns on the same time as the main lights, etc..) BUT its got an awesome dining/hang out room with a fantastic vintage Bar. Well equipped kitchen and 2 fridges. Not only did this house work great as a venue for my Old West Saloon themed party, but it is also a great option for family reunions, etc. Each room having its own full bathroom and all the rooms being upstairs keeps everyone's stuff stowed away and the downstairs area becomes a clutter free hang out zone.

My issues with the stay: Marci, the owner is very busy with other things and doesn't really have the time to address all the little questions that come about with booking a reservation...she does get back to you and will answer them, but you always ge the sense that she is annoyed and has more important things to be doing. I was paying for the entire rental myself and when I'm spending a couple grand on something, I'm going to have questions and be a little high maintenance.

The caregiver that lives on-site was supposed to let us into the house late night and when we arrived those arrangements had not been made, she was also supposed to take the trash out each day, but that did not happen either. On the day of check-out, we had arranged for a 2pm check-out, but the caregiver came out angry at 11 and it appeared as though the information had not been communicated to her.

The caregiver was great in that she did not disturb us and put up with our loudness, but she could have been a lot more welcoming and friendly.

Like I said before, LOVE the house and would prob. turn this into an annual family reunion location, but not jumping to make those arrangements considering the annoyed energy the people give off.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow interesting people with review. I admit I was busy because I took on a volunteer project that prevented me from being 100% available unable to reply to each and every questions or phone call within 10 minutes. It's over now and things are back to normal. Thank you for making us better. I do try and we do care. Marci
business
Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p285192
818-259-4934
Cambria Central Coast California
Sierra Foothills, Ca
5

Great home for a large group

  • 5 of 5
Recently, 14 lovely ladies celebrated a couple of birthdays at the Pickford House. Our stay could not have been better. All bedrooms had full baths and there was plenty of room for all, not to mention the fully equipped gourmet kitchen, the beautiful old bar and the Kareoke machine. This is the perfect place for a reunion or family gathering in beautiful Cambria.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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3.5 hrs North of Los Angeles, 3.5 hrs South of San Francisco. Cambria Village has unique shopping, restaurants, art galleries. Elephant Seals on the beach nearby reserve. Wineries close and beautiful rolling hills surround. Near Hearst Castle. Wonderful coastal cliff hikes and beach walks. Beaches w/ amazing stones of all colors including moonstones. Walking distance to town and beach!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Cambria Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Now
Sep 12 2014 - Jan 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
$685
 
 
Non Peak
Jan 5 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$685
 
 
Peak
Jun 1 2015 - Jan 4 2016
1 night minimum stay
$685
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$685
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $595 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Owner will send you custom rates via email for a stay of 2,3,4,5,6,7 or more nights upon request. This VRBO/HomeAway calculator does not have the correct rates. Peak rate and 3 Day minimum for holiday weekends. A complete breakdown of all fees is available via email. Thank you! The calculator here is inaccurate. Lower for 4+ nights.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cambria Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , downstairs w/ separate entrance
  • 8 upstairs bedrooms are full bath with claw-foot tub/shower. New vanity sinks added in summer 2014!
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , downstairs w/ separate entrance
  • King Bed (6) : 8 rooms are upstairs. No elevator. 1 room is a separate studio located downstairs with separate entrance. Queen Bed (2). Double Bed (2) : 1 room has 2 double beds, 8 rooms with kings or queens. Crib
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
Music Library: Complete Karaoke system! Perfect in the downstairs dining / bar area! Amazing gathering room dining room with a 1865 antique walnut wood bar that seats 10! Air Conditioning: Ceiling Fans Perfect for warm days. Wall heaters and fireplaces for cooler days. Low 45 Hi 95 Year Round. 10 parking spaces.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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