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The Houdini Estate Hollywood Hills Mansion

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4 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
West Hollywood, California
Built in the Edwardian tradition in the early 1900s, the Houdini Estate still has caves, hidden tunnels, terraced gardens, and a deep-water tank where Harry Houdini reportedly practiced his underwater escapes. The secluded property was the perfect retreat for America’s first action hero. The estate and its gardens were restored after the 1959 Laurel Canyon Fire burned the original mansion and now enjoy modern amenities while maintaining the grand mystique and marvel of Harry Houdini.

The five-acre estate features an expansive lawn, terraced gardens filled with exotic plants, a rock waterfall, a natural-spring pond, an hour of hiking trails with an unexpected ocean view, and romantic gazebos with stunning canyon vistas.
A master suite features a carved-stone mantelpiece and a spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub. The open-plan kitchens...
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About the Owner, Lori S
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 1 review and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN6890591
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Our daughter was married at Houdini Estate in August 2016. The setting, overlooking the Hollywood Hills, sprawling gardens, historical treasures made for a most memorable celebration. "The Houdini" is ideally located, and allowed us ( and our guests) to explore Los Angeles sights, hike in the hills, swim in the pool, watch sunset on the patio, do yoga on the lawn : all in the same day. We rented estate for 3 nights and made it into combination of celebration and vacation. Lori, the Manager was a pleasure. She answered any question put to her and solved any problem that happened along the way. She was there from the moment we entered the estate to the time last guest left in the Uber.
Would we stay here again? YES! Would we recommend The Houdini for big celebrations? Absolutely! Romantic getaway? In a heartbeat!

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It was our pleasure to host you. We feel wonderful when guests can take advantage of our efforts to provide a unique and different place for your enjoyment.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
The NUMBER OF GUESTS is restricted to the number of guests agreed in your reservation; any additional guest requires written consent from property manager. ABSOLUTELY NO PARTIES...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Twins
    1 Sofa
    3 Kings
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R 18 053
US$1 500
R 30 088
US$2 500
R 96 281
US$8 000
R 361 054
US$30 000
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: R 4 212 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 60 176 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Located in Hollywood Hills, the fenced and gated estate is 6 minutes from Sunset Boulevard, 7 minutes from Beverly Hills, and 13 minutes from Universal Studios. Accessible to the gate by public transportation.
Car recommended
How to get there
The Houdini Estate address is 2400 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Please enter the property by the Willow Glen gate, which is at the
southeast corner of the Willow Glen Road and Laurel Canyon Blvd.
intersection. Willow Glen enters Laurel Canyon from the east about 100
yards north before the traffic light at the intersection of Lookout
Mountain Road and Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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