About the property
- House6200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Clint Walker and Roger Miller lived here!
Welcome to the Penfield mansion. Please check out my brand new aerial video tour of the property by scrolling to picture number 2 in the picture set and pressing PLAY!
Once the home of Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker and 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 10 speaker 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. I just completed a brand new driveway, expanded in width to accommodate 2 way traffic all the way up and down the hill, beautiful paver stones in the beginning of the driveway. Tons of additional outdoor lighting, landscaping and design. I expanded the main grass area in the backyard to 5000sqft and replaced the real grass with fake grass as well as built a lookout point for wedding photography. Totally flat and beautiful. 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 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. Bathroom towels, and large beach towels for the pool are always provided. Ping pong table, mini golf and pinball games on premises.
I also offer my guesthouse for rent, which is a separate structure located in the front of the property for an additional $150/night, or I price match the Woodland Hills Hilton hotel if it happens to be cheaper on any given night. It's 650sqft, freshly painted, has a Cal King and a temperpedic queen bed, 50in HD TV, private kitchen and bath, dishwasher, AC, bbq and private deck/patio with jacuzzi (upon request). If you don't decide to rent it, it will just be vacant during your stay. I do not rent the guesthouse separately, it is only offered to whatever guest is renting the main house.
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Frequently Asked Questions
How big is the house?
6200 sq ft main house. 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
600 sq ft guesthouse. 1 bedroom, 1 bath
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. Keep reading for details. Fri/sat nights must be booked together. Sun-Thurs can be booked one day at a time.
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 a $250 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
-Waking up the neighbors late at night-please don't or part your deposit will be used to buy them gifts.
-$100 pet fee. You can select this option at check out. $200 additional charge if pet goes to the bathroom in the house.
What are the options for sleeping extra people?
-On top of the 4 bedrooms (1 cal king, 3 queens, a twin and a full) I also have 1 real queen mattress that can be setup with bedding upon request. Also, plenty of extra blankets, futon mattresses and couches.
Cancellation Policy- I always kept my cancellation policy set to the "90 days before check in" option for a full refund policy. Recently, VRBO took that option away and made it 60 days, but I still enforce my 90 days original cancellation policy on vacation rentals. For events, weddings, large parties etc, my cancellation policy is 1 year from the check in date due to the complexities of wedding and big event planning. I don't mind switching a date for free on weddings and events, unless the date is within 3 months and I am unable to rebook it. Thank you for your understanding.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Michael G
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 G purchased this House in 2004
Why Michael G chose Tarzana
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent Place to Spend Quiet Time with Friends and Family
Spent four days at Michael G's fine property. We had a total of ten of us and there was enough room for a few more guests. We had visitors from overseas and the East Coast attending my daughter's wedding at the Adamson House in Malibu. Each and every one of them had a wonderful time at this secluded property. We planned a catered dinner on Friday night and there were another 25 visitors from the other house we rented and hotels where we put up our guests. Positives about theis property:
- Very quite
- Many rooms for friends to do their thing--read, work on computers, play pool, or pinball
- Spacious kitchen and family room
- Great view and spacious patio and yard.
- Great landscaping and view
- Lots of parking spots
- Very responsive to minor questions on cooling and appliances
- Jed, who is Michael's assistant is a terrific guy
Above all, a very good experience.
Everything you need for a great vacation
The owner, Michael, allowed us to check in a couple of hours early, which helped tremendously. This house (mansion) has so much room you can have your won space to relax. My wife and I hosted my son's rehearsal dinner here and everyone was amazed with the history and the layout of the house. The master bedroom with 2 balconies offers amazing views of the mountains and surrounding area. The house is located close to several malls and grocery stores. The outside area offers plenty of room for everyone with a putting green, day beds, patio tables, pool, jacuzzi, and large yard. The sound system allows you to play the type of music you like inside and outside. I would recommend this house for someone that doesn't want to travel and see the local sites, because you never want to leave.
Not as advertised, invasion of privacy, not a mansion and dirty.
I was hesitant to write a review but in my opinion, the house is advertised falsely and I wanted to warn future renters.
We booked offline and paid cash for a weekend rental. We sent Mike cash via PayPal. This all went smoothly, he was easy to work with.
A few days later I received a standardized email with his parking rules. The description of the house on the website says “Parking for 20 cars on premises.” However, in the email it says:
“...NO cars can park on my street (Penfield Ave), Oxnard St or halfway up the driveway. The driveway can fit approximately 10 cars...”
He also stated that event parking required a shuttle:
“...I DO NOT INCLUDE THE SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR FREE. I can provide a shuttle service, either 15 passenger van for $$$ or an 8 passenger SUV for $$$ for the day/night (plus gas), and a
driver for $$/hr...”
All of this parking information should be included in the description of the rental especially before any agreement is made.
At 3:50pm on the day of my 4:00pm check-in he texted that he needed a cash security deposit sent to his PayPal. I fully understand what the security deposit is for however not one time during our negotiation for the price or anytime in the 4 months prior leading up to our rental did he ever mention a security deposit. I know it does say that a security deposit is added on the website but we did not book through the website so we’re unaware. We had a very clear agreement with Mike on what we were paying for and what we were to expect and a cash security deposit was not included. Now the house, while large, was not impressive. It’s dirty, old, one of the pinball machines was broken, the waterfall in the pool wasn’t working, the ping-pong table was in two pieces and there was only a single ping-pong ball that was dented. He didn’t even provide a bar of soap to bathe with. The only working ovens would not fit in a normal size sheet tray. The outside had cameras all over. We were not told where they were only that they were outside. Michael texted us a picture of dog poop as we were on our way to clean it up. This was so creepy and unsettling. It made myself and guests feel really uncomfortable to know that we didn’t have privacy. There’s a rule that says the a/c can’t go below 70 or heat above 75 and if you leave the door open with the air conditioning on you will be fined for each occurrence. This is absolutely insane.
Overall I was disappointed and I felt uncomfortable and dirty.
This place worked great for us.
Our group had a wonderful time. We had 2 adult families and the place worked great for us. Michael set up the pool area with lighting beautifully for my son as he proposed to his fiancé one evening.We loved the place and would recommend.
We hosted a dinner for 60 outside. Slept 16 family members inside.
The property grounds are lovely and provide stunning views of the valley below. We hosted a dinner for 60 outside. The interior is huge and accommodates a large crowd. We had 16 people sleeping comfortably. Plenty of bathrooms. Six people can be working in the kitchen without stepping on top of one another.
Michael is very responsive and accommodating.
The PERFECT getaway for family and friends
My wife and I rented Michael’s place for our family and friends to have a place to stay for our wedding. We were not disappointed.
There was PLENTY of room for everyone to not go crazy.
There was also a certain charm about it belonging to Frank Sinatra and Roger Miller.
I love how the furniture and the vibe seemed like something straight out of the 60s.
The master bedroom and bathroom are awesome!
Our favorite room was the middle one with the pool table and fireplace.
If you’re looking for an extravagant mansion with fancy fixings, this isn’t it. But Michael offers an AMAZING and vintage space for a price us simple folks can afford. We felt like it was a luxurious weekend. The bathrooms were all NICELY updated. The house is a nice mix of vintage charm and modern technology. We were happy to add on the guesthouse and the heated pool.
If you’re looking for a great place to host a family or friends getaway, this is the place!
You won’t be disappointed.
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.