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Cambria - REUNION for Family & Friends! - 9bdrm, 9ba Mansion

Bedrooms 9
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

12 Room Mansion Near Hearst Castle and The Ocean Great Year Round

We are a 9bd 9ba largest vacation rental in Cambria perfect for a reunion of family and friends or even a retreat. Cambria is wonderful year round. We are currently working on adding and improving photos of house and rooms on this site. Please check back 1/19-20/2018.


1920's film star theme mansion built in 1983. Pickford and Central Ca is near 100+ wineries. We have a downstairs hardwood floor dining room with piano, karaoke, and a 20' long antique bar from the Buffalo Hilton, NY! ALSO a large additional living room with lot's of seating and new carpet. Eight upstairs rooms are fully furnished with antiques, clean, and include a full bath with claw-foot tub/shower. The 9th bedroom is downstairs and has a large master full bathroom. Flat screen TVs in each room. We can accommodate 23 persons in beds if doubled up and use 3 of our twin roll-aways. Six 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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 Cambria

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 on ground level with full master bathroom. 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 29
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 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. Plus a restaurant Mens and Womens bathroom in the dining/bar room.
  • 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 , This is the only downstairs room. The Charlie Chaplin.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • 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
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.


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Cambria - REUNION for Family & Friends! - 9bdrm, 9ba Mansion
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 49 reviews

Ideal for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

My extended family gets together a couple of times a year somewhere in California. There are as many as 30 of us if everyone goes. The Pickford House has been the best accommodations we've had for a long time because each family got its own bedroom and bath, there was a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, and plenty of gathering space. The location is good as there are plenty of activities for everyone's interests such as hiking, visiting the town, going to the beach, or just staying at the house to make music and play games. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Wishing everyone a happy 2018. We look forward to yiur return.
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Fullerton, california

Fabulous house! Everything is exactly as it is described!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our family! The house easily accommodated 14 of us. With plenty of room to sit and eat meals together. I feel very fortunate to have found this wonderful house! I️ would highly recommend it to anyone for a large group. Marci is very easy to work with as well. The kitchen is beyond fully stocked with all the dishes and pans for cooking. I️ am looking forward to staying there again at some point. If I️ could rate it higher, i would!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best ever place for a group

  • 5 of 5

My women's motorcycle group used Pickford House for our end of year meeting/planning session. The site was fantastic. Everything we could have asked for and some we hadn't known we needed. Lots of parking for either our bikes or cars. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. Commercial style kitchen, awesome dining/bar area. Will definitely be using this site again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

amazing stay for our annual college reunion-- adults and many little ones! clean, comfortable, spacious, and fun! Marci is easy to reach and has everything ready, all you need to do is bring your friends and family to enjoy. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate you choosing our property for your gathering. Take care. Marci
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Perfect home for large group

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 people spent 4 days at this amazing place. The house itself is uniquely decorated to fit the theme of the movie legend era that donimated the area when Wm. Randolph Hearst resided in San Simeon. The discription on VRBO tells it all - ample parking, fully equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining room including a bar, comfortable bedrooms, (each with own bathroom), etc.

Conveniently located close to the town of Cambria, it's easy to get to other coastal or nearby inland communities that offer a fine variety of opportunities. We will surely be back here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressive.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 17 there to celebrate an 80 th birthday. Everyone was impressed with the home and furnishings. We used the 8 bedrooms upstairs, every room was quiet and great to have your own bathroom. The kitchen and bar-b-que area was very nice. Well equipped. The great room was perfect for meals and games. We would certainly come back and recommend it to others. Thank you Marci.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: 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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $895 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.