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Michael Griffin

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Frank Sinatra/Roger Miller/Clint Walkers Woodland Hills Mansion

89 Reviews
People16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Tarzana

Clint Walker and Roger Miller also lived here!

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 Miller at the bar! 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?

-Yes

Do I charge more for parties over 20 people?

-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, how many nights the house will be booked, how many guests sleeping at the house etc. I custom price every event or large gathering because every one is very different, so just send me the details and I will give you a quote.

Check in/out times?

-Normally check in is 4pm or after, check out is 10am 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 me 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 all over my 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) I also have 2 real queen mattresses that can be setup with bedding upon request. Also, plenty of extra blankets and couches.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Griffin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Michael Griffin

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.

Michael Griffin purchased this house in 2004

Why Michael Griffin chose Los Angeles

This property gives guests a unique experience to stay in Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker and Roger Millers old house.

What makes this house unique

The property has several unique features. A sauna, waterfall, pinball machines, putting green, fabulous commercial grade kitchen etc.

Reviews

4.9
based on 89 holidaymaker reviews

Frank Sinatra/Roger Miller/Clint Walkers Woodland Hills Mansion
average rating of 4.8539324 based on 89 reviews
Sagle, Idaho
5

HAD AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING STAY

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this Woodland Hills mansion was definitely the best choice we made, when visiting Los Angeles. Its so private, and the house is so spacious, that we felt so relaxed and at ease while staying here. There are so many bathrooms and rooms, that your whole party can spread out and not be all in each others way.

The view is absolutely to die for you. You can see the whole San Fernando Valley and even beyond. The house is perched on top of a hill, and is like its own hideaway! With a private coded gate and long driveway, you feel like a celebrity, driving towards the house.

The kitchen is a true chefs kitchen! It has everything a restaurant would have, even restaurant quality and style fridge and freezer. And a huge bar counter. Where we would pop open a few bottles of wine and have long chats while preparing dinner.

The pool area, we nicknamed the mini playboy mansion, has a mini grotto area, and a huge lawn. We would sit out by the pool area and eat our dinner's watching the lights of the city.

The master room is the whole top floor. It is humongous. It has a shower that could probably fit like 10 people in it, and a balcony that overlooks the front of the house. We would often have our coffee on this balcony in the morning and watch the sun peeking through the tree's.

There's a pool table, pinball machines, and even a stripper pole in the back room! The house is classy, but also so much fun! It would definitely be PERFECT for huge parties, and weddings.

There is so much parking, which was great when we invited friends we knew in town to come over and visit.

Mike, the property owner, was just amazing throughout our whole stay and even after our stay! He made sure upon arrival that everything was clean and spotless. We had towels, and blankets, and pillows, everything. He even left a bunch of welcome home goodies in the kitchen for us. Chocolates and wine and fruit! Even after our stay he made sure we enjoyed ourselves and everything went well and we were happy.

And we are! Very happy! Definitely will stay again. We already booked a week in March and April!

: D

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Would definitely stay here again and was perfect for our small wedding.

  • 4 of 5

I wish I could give 5 stars, Michael deserves 5 for his customer service but unfortunately there were some hitches to our stay.

No wedding goes perfectly and ours was no exception. The driveway had just been repaved (good thing right?) except it was the day we were supposed to move our things in and start setting up so we couldn't drive or park on it. This meant lugging everything up a very long steep hill on foot. It was not the owner's fault, as we later learned the paving company did not meet their proposed completion times. However I had some guests and family almost pass out from heat exhaustion from the many trips up and down that hill, along with the neighbors voicing their unhappiness to my guests when we had no choice but to be in their way.

Michael (the owner) wasn't able to give us a welcome walk through so there was a lot of figuring out what switch did what but, he was always available by phone or email and responded right away!!

There were plenty of towels for us to use for the pool, we never ran out of toilet paper or anything like that. The kitchen had some pots, pans and other things to use for cooking but it's best to make sure you're prepared to serve the food yourself (plates, cups, knives, forks things like that). I didn't feel like that was a negative thing. I'm sure people take those things all the time anyways.

After the first day of troubles we all had a good soak in the spa everything else was perfect.

Anything you need or want just ask. Want the outside lights turned on, just ask Michael and they are on, want the spa on, just ask and seconds later it starts to warm up. Michael is so warm and welcoming every time we talked.

We had toured the property months before we stayed and he had made sooo many upgrades! The old grass in the yard was gone, and replaced with really nice turf! The new driveway fits many more cars and I know he's working on making the place more and more wedding friendly for the future.

The pictures don't do this place justice because you just can't capture that kind of character in a photo. There is so much to explore and even after 2 days we were still finding fun nooks and crannies to explore.

Overall our guests had an amazing time, our wedding was magical and I would totally come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Wedding Venue!

  • 4 of 5

Positives: The view was amazing. The house was great to host a large party or a wedding. We had about 70 people and we were very comfortable on the lawn. Micheal was quick to respond and came over to assist with something during the stay. Everyone loved the venue! There was plenty of room for people to stay! We probably had 16 or so people stay the night comfortably.

Negatives: The A/C seemed to go out on the night of the wedding, so it was pretty hot down stairs. The house seemed a pretty "lived in"... needs a deep clean. Fountain was green upon arrival and would have been for our event if Micheal didn't come over to help with the pump. He drained it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for 5 days. The house was everything the pictures showed and more. The owner, Michael was very friendly and helpful whenever we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
2

Great... on paper.

  • 2 of 5

Let me first say that this house may suit some groups and some circumstances. I am an admittedly picky person, with very high standards, and modern tastes, but if you're willing to settle for "pretty good" then this might be your spot. My co-host, who was the actual renter, loved it. Certainly it boasts a plethora of amenities you won't find anywhere else. Fun for everyone! That is, if you can figure out how to get them to work. Among other things, we encountered pinball machines that were not positioned to reach outlets, and a putting green without putters (we had to call for their location). We also encountered a large pile of party gear (folding tables and chairs, carafes, etc.) in the middle of the main patio. We called to make sure it was ok to move them. The owner told us they were supposed to be there and that it shouldn't matter because our party was only supposed to be a small one, though I'm not sure how our party size relates to what was not only a major eyesore, but a serious hazard as they were quite precariously in the way of the path to the pool. We moved them.

I think this house may be good for a multi-family get-away where you want to be able to stay out of each other's way. I found it challenging for a party because the layout is such that containment, and thus critical mass, is impossible to achieve - it is too big and disjointed. Perhaps a very large party would fill the space adequately. I will say that at least one of the stars, is for the owner's willingness to allow parties. I know that this is hard to find in the vacation rental market and I am grateful that we found a place where we could gather. However, it would seem that the parties have taken a toll. There is a general quality of grime and disrepair. And I won't even go into how poorly appointed the kitchen was. Suffice it to say that there wasn't even a wine bottle opener. This oversight was compounded by the 30 or so sticky and barren drawers that every person in search of some basic utensil or dish had to go searching through before realizing that the kitchen was essentially empty (To be fair there were pots, pans, and a few mismatched bowls plates and cups. No serving dishes. Bring your own dishes for a party of more than 10).

To end on a more positive note I would like to acknowledge and thank the owner for being available to fix the various issues we encountered. Though, obviously I would have preferred not to have encountered them to begin with.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Pretty amazing and unique property to have all the features it does. A perfect place for a party. Had amazing birthday celebration and was very relaxed because on a hill the sound wasn't a disturbance to any neighbors. Great views and very interesting lay out of house with lots of areas to explore and have different scenes going on all at once. Can't wait to throw another party there next year :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
burbank
Nearest Train
4 Miles
chatsworth
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
topanga
Car: not necessary

Welcome to the Penfield mansion. Once the home of Frank Sinatra and then Roger Miller in the 70?s 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 Miller at the bar! 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 25 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tarzana, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
winter 2017
1 Dec 2016 - 2 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
£615
for 1 night
From
£461
From
£677
Fri,Sat
£3,999
£13,997
 
 
summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£831
for 1 night
From
£677
From
£738
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,768
£17,458
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£731
for 1 night
From
£577
From
£677
Fri,Sat
£4,384
£15,151
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,154
Cleaning Fee £154

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tarzana in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1) The master has a california king with a temperpedic mattress, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) 2 double beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Waterfall, grotto, 4 pinball machines, dart board, putting green

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