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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 - 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

Mary Looram, Looram and Associates LLC.
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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.


Pacific Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Large Historic Beautiful Victorian , perfect for family reunions License #0039
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 68 reviews
London, UK

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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Unbelievable Home VRBO was a simple process.

  • 5 of 5

The Loorman Mansion was exquisite! We walked a couple of blocks to the shops and restaurants in downtown PG and then another 3 blocks to Lovers Point and experienced the Seals birthing and Whale migration. What a week of experiences that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joel, Thanks for your lovely review and thanks so much for taking such good care of the house. Liane said you enjoyed the hot and fire pit. We certainly do whenever we are in residence. If you ever want to come back; you and your family or co-workers are more than welcome. Warm Regards, Mary Looram
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It is large and spacious with lots of areas to group. We loed the kitchen table and gathered there d

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable beds. Lots of towels. Well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils. Good heating. Great upstairs TV room for gathering. Only difficulty was one bathroom upstairs for 4 bedrooms and 8 people. A second bath downstairs helped. Great location for walking to Pacific Grove

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi MaryEllen, So happy your family enjoyed your stay at our home. I wish we could have another bathroom upstairs. Unfortunately, we are blocked from doing that by the city because of the water situation. When our family is in residence we have a rule, no putting on make up or reading in the bathroom. :) Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope you can come again sometime. Sincerely, Mary Looram
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Most glitch free vacation rental yet

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented vacation homes nine times and really appreciate that people are willing to share their homes with renters. This time we were concerned that our brief stay (3 nights) would prevent us from getting the most out of the home since we have usually experienced a "learning Period" during which we figure out logistics. But at this place we were greeted on our arrival by a lovely lady who walked us through the house and gave us all the information and ideas that we usually have to figure out for ourselves. We were also walked through on our departure so there was no question about how we treated and left the home. And the home was ideal for our group of 8 adults and 5 children ranging in age from one to nine years old. It was spacious and perfectly located for seeing the Monterey attractions and waterfront. Our only disappointment was not having more time there. We would certainly return to this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Marge, That you for choosing our home for your family get together. So happy your family enjoyed your stay. I have always felt having a greeter welcome a guest to our home and showing them through is most helpful. I so appreciate you writing about being greeted. It will help future guests. I also hope you will be able to return and spend more time in our home. You are more than welcome. Warm Regards, Mary
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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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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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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

Pacific Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 8 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 21 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Concourse D'elegance
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Standard Rate
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 5 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 24 2018 - Sep 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $275
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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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