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Marci Forgrave

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

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

26 Reviews
Sleeps29
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Central Coast California House Rental Photos and Description

Exclusive for Groups - Enjoy Pickford For your Group Only!

Save $$$ on fees. PLEASE CLICK SEND MESSAGE/EMAIL AND REQUEST A QUOTE THAT WAY INSTEAD OF CLICKING REQUEST TO BOOK. No minimum night stay. 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. Home Away / VRBO Instant quote calculator is based on a 4 night stay. We will send you a custom quote depending on length of stay. 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.

Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Marci Forgrave (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

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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4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

The Pickford House for Family / Friends Reunions 9 bdrm 9 ba Mansion!
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 39 reviews
5

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
5

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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5

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
3

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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Volcano CA USA
5

ANOTHER GIRLS WEEKEND AWAY AT THE AWESOME PICKFORD HOUSE 14 LADIES ATTENDED

  • 5 of 5

HI MARCI AS ALWAYS WE HAVE SUCH AN AMAZING TIME AT THE PICKFORD HOUSE. WE ARRIVED ON A THURSDAY AND DEPARTED ON SUNDAY. WE LOVE THE HOUSE AND ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO OUR ARRIVAL THEN SAD FOR OUR DEPARTURE. THANKS FOR HAVING US BACK FOR THE 4TH TIME IN A ROW! TERRY WRIGHT

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry for the kind words. So glad you love coming to The Pickford House! Marci
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United States
5

Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered for a reunion and chose the Pickford House because of its location, half way between Northern California and Southern California, as we live in both locations. We had a fantastic time. The little town of Cambria is delightful. The Friday Farmers' Market is great. "Moonstone" Beach is great. It wasn't even windy on the beach! The house is big enough for all of us to gather around the table for meals and sit around the fireplace, although, it was too warm for a fire, it was still lovely! All of the rooms are nicely theme decorated. Being foodies, we are all about the kitchen and meals. Two nice big frig/freezers, 6 burner stove, oven (BUT no broiler, just FYI), electric waffle iron that works great! Toaster, mixer, blender.... some basic spices and cornstarch. The kitchen has seen better days, but it worked great and plenty big enough for a bunch of people working in there. The big bar made for a nice backdrop for a group photo as well as a place for gathering. We plan to go back!!! Thanks, Marci for a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Cambria House Rental Rates

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Special Offer Rate
Aug 26 2016 - Aug 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
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Special Offer Rate
Sep 16 2016 - Sep 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
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Special Offer Rate
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $595 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager'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.
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Amenities

Central Coast California House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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. New vanity sinks added in summer 2014!
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
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.

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