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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 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

Owner
Mary Looram, Looram and Associates LLC.
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Large Historic Beautiful Victorian , perfect for family reunions License #0039
average rating of 4.753846 based on 65 reviews
London, UK
5

We loved Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5

We all had a fantastic time at this house, which is a very comfortable and charming family home. Everything was as described on the website and all very clean and well-maintained.

Upstairs there is a large den which the kids loved - this worked very well for us when we wanted to enjoy peace and quiet around the fire downstairs. The front porch was another favourite area - we spend many hours there in the morning with our coffee watching the world go by.

Location is a very big advantage to staying here - the beach, and lovely shops and restaurants of Pacific Grove are a 5 minute walk away. The walk into Monterey to visit the aquarium (do not miss) is around 1/2 hour (slow pace) and follows the coast. The street the house is on is very quiet. We saw deer running down the road a number of times in the morning.

The owner of this property is a pleasure to deal with - prompt replies to emails and very helpful. We arrived to a fresh bunch of flowers, bottle of wine and welcoming card - thanks very much, Mary, we'd love to come back some day. My mother-in-law described staying at your home as life-enhancing and I agree.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location in Pacific Grove-well maintained vintage Victorian. Great for a mini reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Backyard w fire pit and hot tub a bonus. Quiet residential street 5 min walk to liquor store

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charlie, Sorry some of your family wasn't able to make it. I am happy you enjoyed our home. We love the hot tub and fire pit. Many wonderful conversations have taken place around it. Thanks for staying at our home and taking the time to write a review. Best, Mary Looram
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5

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This house has so much character to it! It feels like a piece of history in Pacific Grove and I truly feel lucky to have stayed here with my family for a few days. It's located in walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and an amazing bakery (Pavels on Forest Ave). We did cook in the kitchen that was loaded with a lot of spices we were allowed to use plus plenty of cups and plates and everything else we could ask for. The kids loved running around in circles in the house. We had a 9 month old that napped so the rest of us would stay upstairs and nobody could hear anyone on the other level. The older kids could be loud upstairs and watch movies or play with some of the many games the house was stocked with while the baby slept downstairs. We were able to fit 3 kids comfortably in one room ( 2 in beds and one on a fold away floor pad). Plenty of towels for our family of 12 to not worry about doing laundry a lot. I love that there was a good amount of paper products for us so we only ended up buying some toilet paper and paper towels later on in the trip. Even soap was there to start us off in the bathrooms. We loved the hot tub and great space in the backyard to play around plus the warm fire pit which we roasted marshmallows in. There were pictures and articles about the family and house that made me feel like we sort of knew the owners. I loved the photos in the kitchen of the growing family that started as the owners back when they got married, then their family with 3 kids and many more that show weddings and grandkids. Even the height charts of everyone is still in the laundry room. So cute!

The location of the house was fantastic with a nice walk to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium (about 20 minutes) and a lot of restaurants minutes away in downtown Pacific Grove. We drove easily and quickly to Point Lobos for tide pools and hiking, 17 mile drive (totally worth paying the $10 fee), Carmel, and Safeway and Trader Joe's for food. We walked to Nob Hill on the way home from the aquarium one day.

Our group had 2 grandparents, me and my husband plus our 3 kids, my brother and his wife plus baby, and my sister and her daughter. We had plenty of space with extra beds available from sofa beds. We had an excess of blankets, never ran out of hot water, and had plenty of space to get along the entire time and not get in each other's way. The 2 full bathrooms worked using one shower and keeping a toilet available

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beauty by the sea

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 12 enjoyed Thanksgiving in this beautiful home. Very comfortable for all of us ages 1-90. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit in the evenings. An easy walk to the beach and local shops and restaurants. We highly recommended this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dana, happy to hear you all enjoyed our home. Thanks too for recommending our home to others. We especially love it when families with three generations make some memories around holidays or special occasions.
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5

This is the perfect house for a reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This house offered lots of space, comfortable beds, a large well-equipped kitchen, and a lovely backyard with a hot tub and fire pit. Our group had the best time sitting around the kitchen table, talking, laughing, and eating. The location was great, too, with the downtown area plus Monterey and Carmel close by. Can't wait to come here again!

Joyce P.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joyce. We are so happy you and your friends enjoyed your stay at our home. As we have often said it is a large comfortable home which allows plenty of room for all. Having a large yard with hot tub and fire pit adds to the enjoyment. We hope to welcome you back next year. Sincerely, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC
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Spacious, very clean, with amenities

  • 4 of 5

This home is the place to stay if you have a large group. The house is very spacious with lots of room for everyone and is comfortably furnished. It also has a lovely front porch to sit on in the morning with your coffee or tea, plus a beautiful backyard with fragrant flowers that draw hummingbirds. The backyard also features a fire pit and a hot tub and plenty of patio chairs for everyone.

There were eight of us who stayed at this home; we enjoyed the house and enjoyed our stay. We especially loved the large round kitchen table where we congregated for meals, talk and card games.

Because the house is an original Victorian it's got some quirks but that's to be expected in an old historic home. Everything is functional and there's plenty of hot water to go around. It's a really beautiful home with huge windows that let in lots of light.

It's located off Lighthouse Rd, within walking distance of all the fun little shops, good restaurants and ice cream parlor, which are on Lighthouse Rd.

We'd like to book this house next year, too, if we can clear everyone's calendars in order to meet up.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so happy every one enjoyed our home. We love the big round table in the kitchen too. Hope you can return next year, would love to have you back. Thanks for taking the time to review our home. Best, Mary Looram
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Jan 8 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,600
$7,500
 
 
High Season
May 21 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,800
$8,500
 
 
Concourse D'elegance
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Standard Rate
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,600
$7,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $275
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.

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Amenities

Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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