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Large Historic Beautiful Victorian , perfect for family reunions License #0039

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 12, hot tub, fire pit and Sonos System

A beautiful Victorian with modern amenities.Enjoy morning coffee on the front porch, cocktails and conversations around the fire pit on the back deck. Soak in the hot tub, play croquet on the lawn. Watch TV on the 46 In High Def TV in the family room or sit by the fireplace in the living room with the stained glass windows. Have a formal dinner in the dining room that seats 12 or enjoy an intimate dinner in the country kitchen. Everything you could want or need is within walking distance including beaches, restaurant, shops, antiques, and museums. One mile along the paved beach trail to world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic Cannery Row. Enjoy shopping in Carmel, golfing in Pebble Beach, hiking in Point Lobos or Big Sur, or quiet reflection and restoration of spirit on the tranquil Monterey Peninsula.

This home is perfect for family reunions, or that special Anniversary or Birthday gathering.

Sites: Pacific Grove , Monterey and Pebble Beach make up the Monterey Peninsula which is 130 miles south of San Francisco. Carmel an old art colony with many art galleries and a beautiful beach is 15 minutes away. Continuing south for an hour is Big Sur. Monterey Bay has been established as a Marine Sanctuary and whales and otters are common sites. Monterey Bay Aquarium is known worldwide for it's exhibition of otters and the largest kelp tank in the world. Those who love nature will be thrilled with Lovers Point, Asilomar State Beach and Pt. Lobos all close by. Pebble Beach and 17 Mile drive are just next to Pacific Grove. Famous golf courses include, SpyGlass, Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, and Poppy Hills. Pacific Grove has its own 18 hole course with the back nine all along the water. Two of the California Missions established by Fr. Junipera Serra in the 1700's can be seen in Monterey and Carmel. John Steinbeck's Cannery Row is within walking distance of Pacific Grove.

Restaurants and Museums.: Since Monterey is an active fishing town, fresh fish abounds on the Monterey Wharf and in local restaurants. Restaurants include wonderful family places like Gianni's Piazza all the way to 5 Star dining like Roy's in Spanish Bay. The museum in Pacific Grove focuses on the migration of the Monarch Butterfly. In Monterey one can visit Robert Louis Stevenson's house where he had his idea for Treasure Island.

More Details

Mary Looram, Looram and Associates LLC.
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Mary Looram, Looram and Associates LLC.

My husband and I purchased this home when he was stationed at Ft. Ord. We have 5 children and needed a big home. It was a wonderful place to bring up our family. Now they live all over the world. We need to be in New York but we gather together from time to time at Willow Street. Our family has grown to 19 with 8 grandchildren.

Mary Looram, Looram and Associates LLC. purchased this house in 1975

What makes this house unique

We love the Victorian bones of our home with high ceilings and stained glass windows. It is a bright, cheery ,comfortable home perfect for families getting together to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

We enjoy the backyard because of it's privacy using the hot tub and fire pit. A great place to hang out at the end of the day.


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , overlooking garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV
  • Double Sleep Sofa in downstairs study.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a bedroom on the first floor with a bathroom next to it. This would work for a family with an elderly or infirm guest. The other 4 bedrooms are upstairs. There is a High Def TV in the kitchen and 46 in High Def TV in the family room. Front porch has a wicker couch, and two chairs with small tables. Upstairs balcony has small patio table and two chairs. Deck has three lounge chairs, umbrella, 5 patio chairs and three small tables, also croquet set and barbecue.


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Large Historic Beautiful Victorian , perfect for family reunions License #0039
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 88 reviews

A wonderful Victorian with room to spare

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house has so much character and our host made us feel at home and even took care to return some items we accidentally left behind. The house has so much history, especially the group of family photos throughout the years. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt, Thanks so much for your lovely review. I am very happy you and your friends enjoyed our home. It was wonderful weather for the watching golf. Brenda told me she would send you what was left behind. I love having my greeters meet our guests in person and making them feel at home. I think this is added value to staying in someone's home. I would love to have you and your friends back next year. Thanks again for choosing our home for your stay on the peninsula and taking the time to write a review. Sincerely, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC
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Fabulous & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that I have rented the Victorian on Willow Street for myself and a few colleagues while we attend a conference at Asilomar. I adore this home. It is filled with the life and love of the Looram family, whose family photos through the decades adorn the kitchen wall. It is incredibly spacious and comfortable; a little bit quirky, very well-kept, filled with the right stuff for everything from cooking to reading to hot-tubbing. And now, two adult passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium are thoughtfully provided as well; what a bonus! Thank you, thank you. Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Merrilee, Happy you and your colleagues enjoyed our home. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope you can return again. Yes, I agree it is spacious and comfortable. We have made many happy memories there and we love sharing so others can make their own. Thanks for choosing our home for your yearly conference at Asilomar. Warm Regards, Mary Looram & Associates LLC
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Pacific Grove Gem

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Pacific Grove Victorian within walking distance of restaurants, museums and a short drive to the aquarium. Plenty of room for a large extended family.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon, I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. So happy our home worked well for you and yours. Our family was there for Christmas and we love sharing our home with other families. The location is convenient to downtown Pacific Grove and Lover's Point. Our home is roomy and bright and is comfortable for a large group. With 5 bedrooms, a huge living room, dining room and family room, and a large deck that has a hot tub and fire pit, there is room for gatherings and places to be quiet and alone. Hope the reviews of Sharon and others will convince you our home is a good place for your next vacation. Sincerely, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC
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a private bed and breakfast

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Thanksgiving in Pacific Grove and this house was the perfect venue. It is very accommodating for a large family with a beautiful living room, expandable dining table, many bedrooms and even more living space on the front porch and back deck. Clearly a loved and lived-in family home, it is full of books and games and personality. The kitchen is comfortably large and pleasant, well stocked with equipment and serving dishes, though not the high point of the house. Our family loved being here and all requested that we come again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heidi, So happy your family enjoyed our home. It is roomy and comfortable and suitable for families and groups of friends. Updating our kitchen is on our to do list. Just installed a new furnace right before you arrived. Would love to have you and your family return next year and appreciate you writing a lovely review. Our family will be there for Christmas. Warm Regards, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC
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Another great HM weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I am a repeat visitor to this house. My friends are a group of runners who raced this weekend in Monterey; despite a minor issue with the heater we enjoyed another terrific weekend in this house. Location is great, the kitchen well-stocked, and the layout is very nice for a large group, not to mention the hot tub and fire pit for pre- and post-race discussions/celebration! I would recommend this house for a convivial gathering of friends!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Naomi, So glad you and your friends chose our home once more. You are always very welcome. Yes, the location is great close to Lover's Point, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and downtown Pacific Grove. We all love the hot tub and fire pit and I am sure you runners really appreciate them too. I feel our home is a great gathering place for fiends and families alike. Our family will be there this Christmas. We love sharing our home with others because it is comfortable, roomy and bright. Warm Regards, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC P.S. The minor issue with the heat has been fixed.
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Clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The location is excellent for walking around the area. The house and grounds were clean and cozy. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and visiting. We were a group of six high school friends celebrating turning 60 this year and the house met all our needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy, So glad you and your friends enjoyed our home. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope you can come back again. Sincerely, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC
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Pacific Grove is known as 'Butterfly Town', home to the Monarch Butterflies. Located next to Pebble Beach and Monterey and nearby Carmel and Big Sur. The town is filled with beautiful Victorian homes, and has a walking trail along the bay which leads to the Famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and out let stores.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is no City tax on Monthly rentals. Possible additional laundry charge if excessive use of linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.