Entire villa hosted by Lori

  1. 10 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 4.5 baths
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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License # HSR21-000580


At the former Los Angeles home of Harry Houdini you experience the magic of romantic gardens, hidden passageways, centenary trees, sunny and shady photographic vistas, nine levels for entertainment, meals, ceremonies, hours of hiking trails, and a natural three-story waterfall.

The space

101 locations in one for a love story or a Tarzan movie. Rent mansion with its whole five-acre Estate. Great for any type of production, events, and weddings. This one-of-a-kind Estate features an expansive lawn, terraced gardens, rock waterfalls, a natural-spring pond, hiking trails, and romantic gazebos with stunning canyon vistas. Film crews have multiple backgrounds to choose from: tropical, jungle, steep hills, terraces, hidden gardens, caves, rock passages, cliffs, and more.

The Estate still has the deep-water tank where Houdini reportedly practiced his underwater escapes. This private property and its gardens boast numerous modern amenities while maintaining the grand mystique and marvel of the famous magician. Features include high-speed Internet, satellite television, outdoor fireplaces, barbecue patios, five gazebos, three water fountains, a heated pool, an outdoor spa, and more.

The property’s main house has two stories and four bedrooms. A master suite features a carved-marble mantelpiece and a spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub, three bathrooms plus five outdoor ones, ample living room next to the dining area, an open-plan kitchen, greenrooms, wardrobe, and makeup area. Easy loading and storage space for equipment.

The fenced and gated Estate is ultra-private and four minutes from Sunset Strip, nine minutes from Beverly Hills, and twelve minutes from Universal Studios.

We only provide the property, so you’re welcome to bring your own caterers, drinks, equipment, and props. We’re also happy to make suggestions and help you plan. Please note, outdoor noise of moderate volume is allowed until 10:00 p.m. per city ordinance; indoors until 2:00 a.m.

We charge $100 to your group to send somebody knowledgeable about the Estate to open and explain the property. Your $100 payment is donated entirely to an IRS-recognized charity; you will also receive a credit of $100 toward your rent with our compliments if you book at the showing.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 36 reviews


Where you’ll be

Los Angeles, California, United States

The five-acre, $15 million estate is conveniently located in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, only minutes from Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, and Universal Studios.

Hosted by Lori

  1. Joined in September 2013
  • 55 Reviews
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Lori Seyer has been a host for more than 15 years at some of Los Angeles’ most iconic properties. For several of those years, she has been named a Super Host, which has allowed her to happily welcome discerning tenants from all over the world who are looking to experience one of her singular houses for anywhere from three days to several months.

Located in the world-famous Hollywood Hills, the serene and very private properties Lori oversees range from an historic villa with a magical history and five acres of gardens to a strictly modern octagonal house with airy canyon perspectives to an amusing Hollywood regency home with one of the most stunning overlooks in Los Angeles to a Mediterranean mansion on a 10-acre property with 270-degree views of Downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Lori looks forward to welcoming many more visitors to her wonderfully unique properties.
Lori Seyer has been a host for more than 15 years at some of Los Angeles’ most iconic properties. For several of those years, she has been named a Super Host, which has allowed her…
  • Policy number: HSR21-000580
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy