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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 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Large Historic Beautiful Victorian , perfect for family reunions License #0039
average rating of 4.7625 based on 80 reviews

Awesome family home close to old Pacific Grove

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults, 3 teenagers and 3 children

We had plenty of room of family dinners and the upstairs loft/family room was great fir the young to play games. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. We were close to wharf and aquarium. 2 of our grandchildren were visiting for Peru and we were headed back to LAX to send them home We were able to create some great memories we would definitely visit again

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judy, Thanks so much for your lovely review. So happy our home gave you an opportunity to spend some time on the Monterey Peninsula with your family especially your two grand children visiting from Peru. Our family knows about that since 2 of my grandchildren are in Hong Kong and two grew up in Vietnam. You are more than welcome to return any time. Warm Regards, Mary Looram & Associates LLC
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Great for a large group

  • 4 of 5

With 10 people (1 kid, 2 toddlers, and 1 baby) we had more than enough space for everyone. The yard in the back and croquet set provided hours of entertainment. Children and adults equally enjoyed the firepit and the hot tub. The house was convenient, on a quiet street. We were able to walk to Love'rs point beach (great because it was HOT), to dinner on Lighthouse Ave, and to a nearby playground. It was an easy drive to the aquarium as well as to Carmel. Thank you for a great weekend home!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rebecca, Happy you enjoyed our home and everyone felt they had enough room. It's nice to be able to walk downtown and to Lover's Point. We love to share our home with families. Since we brought up 5 children in that house, it has good energy and I love that friends and families are able to make their own memories. Thanks for choosing our home for your getaway for the city. Sorry it was so hot that weekend. Not the norm for Pacific Grove. Sincerely, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC..
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Pacific Grove Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you have a group of 3 or more this is the place to consider. The area hotels rates are increased 100% or more during the time we want to visit the Monterey area. The location, accommodations, and cost, create the perfect place for our group to stay year after year. The fire pit is great for recapping the days activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nathan, So happy you and your friends enjoyed staying at our home again this year. I don't feel I overcharge people for what they get with our big home. Lots of room, great kitchen to share meals , spaces to be alone and a yard with hot tub and fire pit for relaxing evenings. Thanks for telling other travelers about our Victorian in Pacific Grove. Warm Regards, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC
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Sisters, Cousins Get Together!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. There were 11 of us that stayed and the house is large enough that we never felt crowded. We even had some more family that lived in Pacific Grove come over one night for pizza We spent much time outside around the fire pit laughing and talking. Our favorite place was the kitchen. We loved the round table and all the chairs that were available.

So glad you rent your home out for groups to enjoy!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Phyllis, So happy your family enjoyed our home. We love that big old round table in the kitchen. Our children and their friends grew up spending so much time around that fire pit. We always knew they would come home early from parties to gather there and talk. You and your family are the reasons we rent our home. We can't be there full time and we love other families to enjoy that roomy , comfortable house. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Warm Regards, Mary Looram Looram & Associates LLC
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Charming and spacious

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for our large group and we enjoyed the fire pit and jacuzzi every niter

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Kathleen. Happy your family enjoyed their stay at our home. Thank you for taking such good care of it. We love the fire pit and jacuzzi too. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Warm Regards, Mary Looram & Associates LLC
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Historic family home

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here, fun to be in historic house. Great gathering spots for our family and very convenient to anything on the Monterey Peninsula. Just right for our family reunion!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy, so happy you and your family enjoyed your time on the Monterey Peninsula and especially in our home. We love sharing our home built in 1895 with other families and friends. We love the many places to gather together or be alone for awhile. We love sitting around the fire pit for quiet conversations when all the children are sound asleep. :) Thanks for choosing our home for your family reunion. Sincerely, Mary Looram & Associates LLC
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $1,000

There is no City tax on Monthly rentals. Possible additional laundry charge if excessive use of linens.

Owner'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.