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Cambria - The Pickford House for Family / Friends Reunions 9bdrm 9ba Mansion

Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Exclusive for Groups - Enjoy Pickford For your Group Only!

PLEASE CLICK SEND MESSAGE/EMAIL INSTEAD OF CLICKING REQUEST TO BOOK to receive information and a quote. HomeAway Rate calculator is for 2 night stay. 3 Night pay $945 per night. FOUR + NIGHTS pay only $875 per night. 9bd 9ba largest vacation rental in Cambria perfect for a gathering of family and friends or even a retreat. 1920's film star theme mansion. Pickford and Central Ca is near 100+ wineries. We have a lovely 25-35 person seating downstairs dining room with piano, karaoke, and a 20' long antique bar from the Buffalo Hilton, NY! Eight upstairs rooms are fully furnished with antiques, 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. HEARST CASTLE IS 9 MILES NORTH OF PICKFORD.

Property Manager
Marci Forgrave
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Marci Forgrave

Our family owns this house and we had it running as a successful bed and breakfast for many years. In 2010 we decided to change it from a B&B to a vacation rental exclusively for family reunions, friends gatherings and corporate retreats. Location 2555 MacLeod Way Cambria, CA 93428

Marci Forgrave purchased this house in 1999

Why Marci Forgrave chose Central Coast California

Cambria is a perfect coastal village in Central California. The wineries are amazing and we feel no other place in California is better to take a vacation or have a family / friends gathering. Even corporate retreat. WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN AND TO THE BEACH.

What makes this house unique

KARAOKE system for your use and enjoyment. 9 BR, 9 BA Largest House in Cambria! Beautiful Mansion. Have the place to yourselves! Newly available on the Central Coast of California. Super Deal! We have a lovely 20-30 person seating downstairs dining room with piano and a 20 foot long antique bar from the Buffalo Hilton NY dated 1865! 1920's film star theme. Eight upstairs rooms and each include a full bath with claw-foot tub/shower. One room downstairs is a studio with shower. Flat screen TV's in each room. Near Hearst Castle. Wonderful coastal cliff hikes and beach walks. Beaches w/ amazing stones of all colors including moonstones. Cambria Village has unique shopping, restaurants, art galleries. Elephant Seals on the beach nearby reserve. Wineries close and beautiful rolling hills surround. The mansion comes with a full use commercial kitchen. 10 parking spaces. Cambria is located just 3.5 hrs north of Los Angeles or 3.5 hrs south of San Francisco.

Guestbook comments from the manager

August 5, 2011

Having a great family reunion with CA, AZ and Colorado family gathering. Great place to stay. It really has met and exceeded expectations and kitchen is perfect. Taking trips to Cambria, Morro bay, Elephant Seals, Monterey and Solvang. Love the Cookie Factory! Such a laid back, relaxed atmosphere with not a fast food restaurant in sight. 24 people from 7yrs to 80 yrs. Yesterday we went to the Hearst Castle. Beautiful. Karaoke was fun.
Jul 2011
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Cambria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 29
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
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. 10 parking spaces.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Cambria - The Pickford House for Family / Friends Reunions 9bdrm 9ba Mansion
average rating of 4.785714 based on 41 reviews
Hanford, CA

2nd Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 22 in all, (from 63 years old to 5 months) enjoyed our 2nd family reunion in this fantastic home. We definitely hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Good overall location. House very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Retreat Bliss

  • 5 of 5

First let me say there are not a lot of places that will accommodate up to 29 people!

This is the second time we have rented the Pickford House for our Mother's birthday gatherings. The Pickford house makes you feel as if you've stepped back in time with it's 1800 decor while accommodating large groups of people at the same time. The fact that each quest has their own bedroom and bath, I can't say enough about. The downstairs bar/dinning area allows all to gather at the same time to enjoy each others company. The surrounding area, of course, speaks for itself.

Would we rent again? You bet!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so very proud to be able to provide such a wonderful environment for our guests so they can bring their loved ones together! See you again soon! Marci
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Hanford, CA

Wonderful Family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 17 in all, enjoyed The Pickford House last month for our family reunion. We had such a wonderful experience. Everyone enjoyed the lovely rooms and convenient bathrooms. When we were downstairs playing games the young babies rested well upstairs, not even disturbed by the noise. The large kitchen and dining area worked so well for our delicious meals. We definitely want to come back again. Thank you Marci for all you helpfulness, and a big thank you to our wonderful onsite helper.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for groups - our second time!

  • 5 of 5

Our college group has been getting together in January for the past 27 years and we've returned to the Pickford House twice. We love the nice bedrooms with individual bathrooms. We like to cook and the commercial kitchen is great and well stocked with cookware and dishes. There's plenty of room for all of us to spread out (we had a group of 16 including young children, adults and 20-year-olds). We love sitting by the fireplace, relaxing with a glass of wine and spreading out with board games on the tables. Everyone in our group said it is one of the most relaxing places to stay with a large group!

The house has wi-fi, so that was great as we updated our weekend facebook posts too! They also have cable TV and a karaoke machine (but we didn't use either).

Cambria is a great place to visit and use as a jumping off spot for the rest of the county. We took our group to Hearst Castle, SLO, the beach and zip lining in Santa Margarita (about 45 min away)!

We highly recommend the Pickford House for groups!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol and family! We loved having you and are glad you decided to come back! Thank you for your kind words.
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Porterville, CA

Some Good/Some Bad

  • 3 of 5

Beware the 9th bedroom (which is the one accessible for the elders) for it shares walls with a live-in neighbor who likes rap music, resembles a C- motel room, and has odor issues. My husband and I were celebrating my 80th birthday and our 60th wedding anniversary with our grand family. Not the accomodations we would have chosen. Other than the 9th "bedroom" and the plumbing back-up and the accident in the parking area (the cement bumpers are not centered...just restripe it!), we truly did have a special gathering. Would we stay again? Sorry but probably not. Please rent only suitable lodgings to your guests and understand the property has weaknesses currently and families are coming from coast to coast. This should be a really wonderful venue. I hope that happens for the next family and I hope the owner loves constructive critiques .

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were shocked to see this review. I was told by a family member that it was written by her great grandmother. She says she had a great time but instead of saying anything to anyone or contacting us she felt the need to post this. We take any unhappy stay to heart. We will make sure to address this and correct. The studio is on the north end of the house and it was built into the side of a dirt hill. It's like a cave. It is not an issue for 99% of guests at all. No mold. Just earthy. It is considered our 9th room. Everything inside is new. It is a beautiful little cottage. Thank you.
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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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Cleaning $595 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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