Welcome to the Penfield mansion. Once the home of Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker and then Roger Miller in the 1970s who raised his whole family here, this house is amazing with exceptional history that can be felt in every room! The hit song, King Of The Road was actually written by Roger (email hidden)! We strive to provide a comfortable, safe and professional environment. The property sits on the top of a hill, all by itself on over an acre of land with 360-degree views of the whole city and is completely gated and secure. You have total privacy from all angles. There are no neighbors able to see the land or the house. Take a tour and see for yourself! High speed internet and cable TV included free of charge. The house also has a built in JBL sound system for radio, CDs, Ipod, MP3 players etc. Parking for 20 cars on premises.
See pictures for complete details on the house layout. The neighborhood is very nice and quiet. The house is at the very end of a culdesac, children can ride bikes in the street, its very safe. There are tons of fabulous restaurants in the area including Roys, Flemings, Ruth Chris, Benihana etc. all within 5 minutes.
All 4 beds have the highest quality Egyptian cotton'Royal Velvet' fabulous down alternative comforters, very high count Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow cases, down alternative pillows and also firmer pillows to suite your taste. White bathroom towels, and large beach towels for the pool are always provided.
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I charge extra for pool/jacuzzi heat?
-jacuzzi always heats for free, pool heat is $100/day, sometimes $75 depending on the time of year. In the summer, its always warm.
Do I allow parties/events?
Do I charge more for parties over 20ppl?
-Yes. Pricing depends on how many guests, the age group of the guests, the type of event, will alcohol be sold or given away, special setup needs, entertainment etc. I custom price every event or large gathering, so just send me the details including how many nights and how many guests sleeping at the house, and I will give you a quote.
Check in/out times?
-Normally check in is 4pm or after, check out is 11am or before. Either one can be extended to fit your schedule, usually for a few hundred extra added to the cost of the reservation.
What other charges may I expect?
-Trash removal fee. If you leave a giant pile of trash bags, there will be $100 charge for a dumpster, or more depending on how much trash it is.
-cigarette butts, small trash in the yard, grass etc. If there are cigarette butts, cups, gum wrappers, whatever trash all over the property, you will be charged for time to clean it up.
-Not following the parking instructions. And of course any damage to the property
What are the options for sleeping extra people?
-On top of the 4 bedrooms (1 cal king, 3 queens) there also have 2 real queen mattresses that can be setup with bedding upon request. Also, plenty of extra blankets and couches.
Everything seen in the pictures.
Interaction with Guests
Check in/out only
Very private and quiet
Yes buses, taxis and trains all within 5 minutes
House Rule List
5902 Penfield Ave, Woodland Hills 91367
No parking on the street or half way up the driveway. If all your cars don’t fit in the driveway, then people may park on Winnetka (from the house go right on Winnetka and 1 block down there is free parking on both sides of the street) Then you can shuttle them up.
Don’t drag anything on the wood or marble floors including furniture, chairs, plants etc. Please pick furniture up and set back down gently in desired location. If dragged, the rubber feet will snap off and you will scratch the floor and be charged for repair.
Don’t place equipment or lights on wood floors without tennis balls.
Don’t put any holes in the walls or tape anything to the walls without permission
Don’t touch the walls-if you mark a wall, clean it off
Don’t leave any trash or cigarette butts around the house or property-USE THE ASHTRAYS!
Don’t put anything in the toilet except toilet paper-NO TAMPONS!
If something spills, wipe it up completely
No animals on the property of any sort
Don’t light fires in the fireplaces without prior instruction.
Keep doors to outside closed when it’s cold or hot
No cigarette or cigar smoking in the house
Don’t turn the heat above 75 degrees, or the AC below 70 degrees. Keep the fan on Auto.
Never stand on or apply weight to any marble or granite surfaces except flooring
If you break, tear, rip, stain, crack or mess up anything in the house-you bought it
No loud music going up or down the driveway
No underage drinking
When you’re finished…
close all doors and windows.
Turn off all lights, heat or AC, and appliances before leaving
Place all your trash in the black and blue cans located across the driveway and down the path
PUTTING GREEN / FAKE GRASS RULES
-PUTTING ONLY on putting green. Otherwise, Keep Off.
-Do not hit any golf balls down the hill or off the course.
-No Smoking, Eating or Drinking. No Cigarette butts or trash.
-No High Heel Shoes, or hard bottom shoes.
-Do NOT set Anything on the putting green or fake grass
-Do Not put water on fake grass/putting green using the hose. If its raining or the area is wet, STAY OFF
-No Oil or Artificial Tanner/Sunscreen near grass
-Trampoline is OFF LIMITS TO EVERYONE. Owner assumes NO LIABILITY.
-If Your Stupid: Only 1 Person at a time! 21 and over.
-No Smoking, Eating or Drinking
-No High Heel Shoes, or hard bottom shoes
-Do Not Damage trampoline netting, mat, spring cover, pads.
DAYBED / CHAISE LOUNGE RULES
-Do Not Move Daybeds or Chaise Lounges Please
-No Eating or Smoking
-No High Heel Shoes
-No Oil or Artificial Tanner/Sunscreen on beds or chaise lounges. Stains may be permanent
Michael was a great host. We were last minute with our booking and Michael was very accommodating, fast at responding to everything, and all over very nice and easy to deal with.
The house and outdoor areas are great! Every room has it's own character and there's a lot of entertainment to be had with the pool, jacuzzi, pool table, flipper games etc.
We entertained a small group of friends and family while there and our guests very much enjoyed themselves, as did we.
We'd love to come back for a longer stay. Thanks Michael for having us!
Michael was excellent. He was extremely patient with me, it taking me over 3 weeks to lock in a specific booking date. Through out the process, prior and after booking kept communication very efficient with quick reply's. The home its self, as huge as the pictures showcase. Every single room in the house has its own flare and character. Your right on a big hill so the view is amazing.
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Michael was an excellent host and the house was simply amazing. Everything from check in to check out was perfect! The house was clean and organized just as I imagined it, and my guest loved the seclusiveness of the house. Hope to be returning here sometime in the near future.
Property was really nice. Great views, a lot of amenities, but kitchen is in bad shape. This property rental would have been amazing, but the host was awful and very unprofessional. Threatened to kick me out with no refund because the neighbor found a golf ball in their swimming pool. The host also charged me $100/day for heating the pool and they heated it for only half the time I was there. Would not recommend this place to anyone.
Eric was an absolute nightmare to host as a guest and I would never have him back to my house again. His check in time was 4pm, however he had guests showing up as early as 130pm that completely interrupted another reservation I was hosting. He did not provide proper instruction to his guests to find the house, and 1 guest walked right into my neighbors yard, thinking it was mine. Then we had originally agreed on no more than 40 people for a 1 night party (his stay was for 2 nights) the first night around 70 people showed up, and 1 of them hit a golf ball off my putting green, over 100 feet down a steep hill and into my neighbors pool area, where he sits everyday with his wife and kids. He is retired and works in his yard everyday, gardening etc its what he loves to do. He was furious as a golf ball traveling that far could kill someone. I had gone to bed early but woke up to the message from my neighbor and contacted eric, of course he denied it, but my handyman who was at the property late that evening confirmed that the party was completely out of control. I tried to contact airbnb support, I was on hold forever and then transferred several times and still received no help from them, finally 4 days later, 2 days after the guest checked out, I received a call from them, and they told me that because there was nothing in my listing stating that guests could not hit golf balls off my hill and risk killing people with them, that there was nothing they could do to help me. You would think if something is against the law, it shouldn't have to be in your rule list but I guess airbnb makes their own laws. I drove to the house in person saturday midday to see that eric was setting up for another huge party, he had giant dj speakers blasting techno music at completely unreasonable levels and instead of pointing them toward the house where he guests were, he had them pointed out toward the entire san fernando valley. I live on top of a hill so when speakers are pointed that direction, it just travels forever, and why would you point them away from the house when your guests are all on the other side. Not to mention that the speakers were on 6 ft stands, making the sound travel even further. Just a complete lack of common sense with this guy and his guests. He apologized about the golf ball and admitted that he had no control over the 70 people that were there the previous night. I accepted his apology and let him stay at the house, although if it was booked through any other site I would've asked him to leave, because only airbnb will take the money back away from you if you upset a guest, and nobody from airbnb would respond to me in a timely fashion. When he checked out sunday, I was left with a house full of used cocaine straws, white residue on almost every glass table or surface in the house, tiny baggies with residue of strange powders, 2 ecstasy pills that had fallen under a couch, marijuana cigarette butts, regular cigarette butts scattered outside as well as cups, alcohol containers etc. Eric said he would leave me a great review on airbnb to make up for it. He waited until my time had ran out to file a claim on his deposit and wrote me a nasty review. This was my worst experience renting to a guest ever and I have been in business for 10years now, with over 1000 successful bookings. This incident created major damage to the relationship between my neighbor and I, which as a host is something that money cannot fix. This is not a hotel, it is a home. Go rent a nightclub if you have no regard for human life or my 10 years of hard work building my business and my relationships with my neighbors.
Michael was super accommodating! Highlights were definitely the pool/jacuzzi. A great spot for a pool party with fabulous sunset views!
I used this residence for a film shoot. The host was awesome and was always available.
I am 31 years old. I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life. I work in real estate, buying and selling homes and also as a loan officer and financial advisor for real estate dealings. I also produce music for film and television. I enjoy traveling, ocean and water sports, hiking, biking etc. I look forward to meeting you and thank you for considering my home for your rental.