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Stay at this Beautiful Estate

Registration HSR21-000580

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. The property’s three full bedrooms plus bonus room comfortably sleeps eight, although up to 12 have stayed overnight with the use of sofas and roll-away beds. A master suite features a carved-stone mantelpiece and a spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub. Four full baths inside and one half-bath outside are available for residents and guests. The open-plan kitchens are fully appointed. High-speed Internet, satellite television, outdoor fireplaces, barbecue patios, a heated pool, and an outdoor spa are part of the amenities. The fenced and gated estate is six minutes from Sunset Boulevard, 10 minutes from Beverly Hills, and 13 minutes from Universal Studios.


All proceeds go to charity



The Mystique of the Houdini Estate® Explained

This centrally located, $20 million private landmark can be all yours short term. Thanks to our natural water spring, our gardens are fresh and green all year. This iconic property, beautifully decorated as per Houdini’s era, provides an exclusive way to escape the banality of the usual hotel or banquet hall. The Houdini Estate has so many areas that you can also hold the after-party.



You will experience the magic of century-old trees in five romantic acres tended by 15 gardeners, intriguing artwork in unexpected places, seasonally curated flowers, fabulous sunny and shady photographic vistas, nine outdoor terraced levels for entertainment, meals, and ceremonies, hours of hiking trails, hidden passageways, a three-story waterfall, and outdoor and indoor spas. 


Adding charm are brilliantly colored koi, regal peacocks, curious turtles, giant bullfrogs, stately blue herons, and wild deer and their babies. Your guests will never be bored. All of this in the central Laurel Canyon, two traffic lights from Hollywood Blvd. When your celebration is at the legendary Houdini Estate, don't expect empty chairs - people do come and will remember your Houdini event for a lifetime. (Click The Wall Street Journal article at, the Newsbreak article at, and the Yahoo Travel article at

$100 TOUR

We receive many requests to see The Houdini Estate, but this private landmark rarely opens its gates to people just visiting. Therefore, we request a $100 donation to send someone knowledgeable about the property and event possibilities to open the gates to your group of any size for an exclusive tour. Your $100 goes to an IRS-recognized charity and is also credited toward your rent. Bring comfortable shoes and reserve an hour for the showing. We are kid- and pet-friendly.



We provide The Estate with nine bathrooms and property support staff for the event; there are no up-sales. You have the creative freedom to bring your caterers, musicians, and rentals. We can include tables and chairs for 100 at no charge. Your caterers can use our kitchen - four burners and an oven. Food trucks up to 16 feet long are welcome. We’re happy to suggest vendors and plans for your event. You can host up to 1,200 people.


You get the entire Estate for up to an eight-hour event. Count hosts, guests, vendors, staff, and performers in your total approximate headcount.

2023 Friday and Saturday
Rate #1 –– Up to 100 people, $19,609

Rate #2 –– 101 to 125 people, $21,789
Rate #3 –– 126 to 150 people, $23,969
Rate #4 –– 151 to 175 people, $26,149
Rate #5 –– 176 to 200 people, $28,329

Rate #6 –– 201 to 225 people, $30,509

Rate #7 –– 226 to 250 people, $32,689

Rate #8 –– 251 to 275 people, $34,869
Rate #9 –– 276 to 300 people, $37,049

Rate #10 –– 301 to 350 people, $41,409

Rate #11 –– 351 to 400 people, $45,769

Rate #12 –– 401 to 450 people, $50,129

Rate #13 –– 451 to 500 people, $54,489

More than 500 people, please inquire.


2023 Sunday to Thursday

Rate #14 ––  Up to 25 people, $6,529

Rate #15 ––  26 to 50 people, $8,709

Rate #16 ––  51 to 75 people, $10,889

Rate #17 –– 76 to 100 people, $13,069

Rate #18 –– 101 to 125 people, $15,249

Rate #19 –– 126 to 150 people, $17,429

Rate #20 –– 151 to 175 people, $19,609

Rate #21 –– 176 to 200 people, $21,789

Rate #22 –– 201 to 225 people, $23,969

Rate #23 –– 226 to 250 people, $26,149

Rate #24 –– 251 to 275 people, $28,329

Rate #25 –– 276 to 300 people, $30,509

Rate #26 –– 301 to 350 people, $34,869

Rate #27 –– 351 to 400 people, $39,229

Rate #28 –– 401 to 450 people, $43,589

Rate #29 –– 451 to 500 people, $47,949

There is a $250 penalty for each additional person attending the event above the rate you contracted for and a charge of 10% of the rental amount for each extra hour beyond eight hours the event overextends. Also, there is a 10% surcharge of the rental amount for national holidays, Valentine's Day, Easter, and related weekends for overtime personnel.


A 10% reservation down payment of $2,000 minimum holds your desired dates and is cancellable within three business days. The payment balance will be split into installments. Events occurring within 120 days of a reservation require total payment upfront. Checks, wires, Zelle, ACH, and cash are accepted. There is no processing fee of 1.75% on booking deposits paid with a credit card only.


Events need a minimum  40% security deposit with a maximum of $10,000.


You are welcome to arrive at 3 p.m. to prepare The Estate, have a celebration, and enjoy the property until departure at midnight. If you need additional time, you may book a half day or early access at 11 a.m., for half of the daily stay rate.


You can also book additional nights related to your event.

Eight people can sleep in the property's four bedrooms, plus seven more on couches and rollaway beds.

Inquire if you need nearby houses to lodge guests.

Weekend night for up to 15 people at the property at any one time: $3,750 (Friday-Saturday) or weekday night: $1,750 (Sunday-Thursday)

Each person beyond 15: $250

An additional event during the rental term is half of the main event's rental rate.

City tax: 14% ONLY of the overnight portion if you spend the night, not of the event.


Events receive a 20% discount on the event rate in January, a 15% discount in February, and a 10% discount in March. 

In addition, weekdays are heavily discounted year-round,


Cleaning: $486

Extra rollaway bed: $99 each
Outdoor heater: $99 each
Pool heating: $99 each day, starting the day before.


The three-gated Estate can park 25 cars in the lower parking lot without valet plus 125 cars with a valet (150 cars total). With events with more than 250 people, shuttles, Uber, and Lyft should be used.


Outdoor amplified music up to 90 decibels is allowed until 10 p.m. per city ordinance, with a semi-silent disco afterward. Indoors, music can go on until 1:30 a.m.
There is a surcharge of $5,000 for a live band with amplification.


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