PERFECT FOR FAMILY / FRIENDS REUNIONS! THE PICKFORD HOUSE

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Marci Forgrave

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Sleeps29
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type estate
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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)

9 BR, 9 BA Largest House in Cambria! Beautiful Mansion. Close to 20+ wineries. Have the place to yourselves! 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:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Marci Forgrave

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english, spanish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps29
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Property Reviews

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Perfect for Family / Friends Reunions! The Pickford House
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 32 reviews
business
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
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
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
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
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
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 1/1
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
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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.
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
Helpful votes: 10/13

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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

Cambria Estate Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Cleaning $495

Notes

  • NEW 2012 RATES JANUARY TO JUNE $495 per night. SEE RATES.
  • LOWEST RATES! 20+ persons! The entire mansion 9 rooms,9 baths YOURS for as low as $595 a nt. PEAK RATES: July thru December are $1100 1 nt, 2 nts $795 per nt, 3 nts $775 per nt, 4-6 nts $750 per nt, 1 week $695 per nt. January to June Non PEAK Deduct $100 off PEAK per nt rates. Holiday weekends pay peak rates. Includes 2 hrs kitchen help/cook MOST days if available. Scheduled in advance. Only $495 cleaning fee, $400 security deposit.50% deposit required to confirm booking. Balance due 21 days prior to stay. Cancellation policy and other rules are in our rental agreement. No minimum nights. CAMBRIA HAS 70 degree lovely days in WINTER too.

Amenities

Cambria Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
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
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:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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. An on-site caretaker in a sectioned off and downstairs section of the house, is available for up to ***2 hrs per day*** (pre-scheduled) at no extra charge charge and based on availability. This will be for help in the kitchen/dining area. Catering available. 10 parking spaces.