|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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The former home of legendary magician Harry Houdini, the historic Houdini Estate is a masterpiece of intricate craftsmanship and design. Located in the Hollywood Hills minutes from Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, and Universal City, the five-acre property is the most famous estate in America still in private hands.
Highlights include a dramatic, three-story waterfall fed by a natural mineral spring, century-old palms and exotic trees, canyon views, one hour of hiking trails, pool, spa, BBQ patio, 7 gazebos, terraced gardens, koi pond, and parking for 80+ cars.
The house features an open-plan kitchen, 3 large bedrooms, 4 granite bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, washer/dryer, wireless Internet availability, and flat-screen TVs in all rooms. Available for film shoots, still shoots, charity events, romantic get-aways, relaxing vacations, family bonding, and other regenerative life events. Sleeps 8 to 10.
My daughter wanted a fantasy wedding and we looked at numerous location around L.A. before coming to the Houdini, it was just perfect!
From our first meeting with Lori, to our last e-mail with her, it has just been perfection. Not just the amazing location, but Lori and her amazing staff, and her recommendations for services, made this a perfect day for our daughter and our new son in law.
One of the things we loved about this venue is that in photo's, you could be placed in Italy or Spain. It is truly a magical location!
We will cherish this day and our time at the Houdini forever!!!
I found the Houdini house to be absolutely amazing! I coordinated a wedding there in November for a unique couple who wanted a non-tradish event and the guests would not stop raving about the property. It truly was the highlight of the event. Since November I have returned to see about booking more events there and each time I come in there are new improvements and amenities. They have a coffee maker and fridge in each room. Swimming pool, jacuzzi and huge TV's in every room that worked fine when we were there. We even did an after party where guests came in and played Guitar Hero and then at 2 am decided to go swimming with the remaining guests. Talk about unique, you will not find another rental so flexible and willing to accommodate.
We were quite surprised to arrive and find that there was a lot of renovation going on on the grounds of the property as well as renovation and fixes inside the property.
The heat did not work the first night we were there and it was an extremely cold night.
In addition, the house has significant pest issues (ants and what the owner said were "gophers" in the walls of the house).
There were holes in the walls where in progress wiring work was happening and only one of the four big screen flat panel televisions worked.
The sofa in the main room needed to be replaced as well as the dining table and chairs.
There was just crap everywhere in the pantry and kitchen cabinets and drawers!
I could go on and on. Needless to say, the renter did not disclose any of these things to me prior to agreeing to rent to me. In fact, he specifically misled me.
Please do not waste your money!!
The Houdini Estate is located in one of the most intriguing area of Los Angeles, close to many of the area's main attractions such as Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood, the Kodak Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, and Universal Studios.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$5,000|
National holiday weekends, Easter and Halloween all cost 66% more.
Any party, event or gathering must be authorized by property manager.
Comfortably sleeps up to eight guests, ten with couches. Please inquire for additional guests.
Long-term rentals available. Event rates available.
Available for charitable events and film or photo shoots.
Event prices range from $5,000 up to 30 people to $16,000 for 400 guests. Please inquire.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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