About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
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.
Mary Looram, Looram and Associates LLC.
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- Apr 25, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
2nd time we have stayed at this beautiful home. Amazing location. Walked to everything.
By far the best vacation property available in Monterey/Pacific Grove. We all loved the backyard with the fire pit and jacuzzi.
Well located large Pacific Grove Home for Family Reunion, Celebration and Holiday Meal
We rented this home for a family celebration (surprise birthday) and Passover meal. Mary, the owner, and Brenda, the welcomer, answered my various questions regarding the property as I had a number of requests to make everything work out well. The logistics and their responsiveness was great as was the location to the water, stores/restaurants, and the aquarium. There was plenty of room in the house for all and everybody enjoyed their stay.
Unique and charming
Staying in Mary's place was like staying at your grandmother's house -- but even better! The house is so cute and quaint. It is truly a special place as this is where they raised their family. Seeing remnants of them raising children here -- like the height measurements on the door frame inside the pantry, and the photos of their family -- made us realize that we were in a very special place.
All 9 of us enjoyed breakfast around the big round table in the kitchen every morning. We enjoyed sitting in the front room, and watching movies upstairs. The fresh cut flowers on the table just made things even more beautiful.
There are some quirks with the house like waiting for the hot water before showering -- but it was built in 1896 -- so what do you expect? We never felt like we were sacrificing. It was truly a wonderful stay!
If you want a very memorable vacation in a unique and charming home -- then look no further.
Also we loved walking to Lovers Point, the Grove Market, and Pavel's Bakery (amazing pastries!!!) You really can't beat the location.
Dear Josh and family,
Thank you for this lovely review. It warms my heart. Yes, we do have a few quirks but as you said it is a "Historic House", one of the originals in Pacific Grove.
I am delighted you and your family enjoyed our home. Our family made so many happy memories there. We love to share our Victorian with other families so they can create their own.
I love that you noticed the height chart. Our 8th and youngest grandchild was measured there this past Christmas.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Unfortunately, there are a number of Pacific Grove residents that want to do away with Short Term Rentals. I wish they could read letters like yours. It shows you not only enjoyed Pacific Grove but shopped at local stores and contributed to the local economy.
Fantastic house for a large group!
This house was perfect for our group of 10 women in town for our high school reunion. Very clean, great location with walking distance to the ocean & local restaurants. 5 bedrooms slept 10 comfortably. We were greeted & walked through the entire house - very excellent hosts. Thank you for a wonderful stay - we will be back!
Thank you, ladies. So happy our home was able to accommodate all of you for that special reunion.
You are more than welcome to return anytime. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is much appreciated.
A wonderful Victorian with room to spare
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.
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.
Looram & Associates LLC
Fabulous & Cozy
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!
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.
Looram & Associates LLC
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
Additional information about rental rates
There is no City tax on Monthly rentals. Possible additional laundry charge if excessive use of linens.