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It's no secret that LA is home to an array of celebs and their mansions. And we don't have to tell you that these Hollywood pads are pretty pricey. But living the celebrity lifestyle, even just for a few days, is far more affordable than you might think. We've done some research on plush places you can rent, and we think you'll agree the findings are pretty swanky. What's best is that they all sleep minimum eight people, so the dream LA getaway with friends has never been so achievable. Facilities range from private spas and wine cellars, to games rooms and theatres, but what they all have in common is a pool that dreams are made of. So, splash around with the squad, get the drinks in and enjoy those quintessential LA views. Your Instagram will be sure to thank you. But, more importantly, so will your friends. These five stunning mansions will help you make memories that'll last a lifetime.  

Panoramic Views

Nestled in the picturesque Hollywood Hills and perched above the famous Sunset Strip lies this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with stunning panoramic views. Listed as suitable for events, invite nine of your closest friends (the house can accommodate 10) for your next big event, be it a memorable birthday getaway or a balling bachelor/ette retreat. Barbecue poolside while enjoying the high-quality SONOS sound system, then sink into the spa at night under the stars. The options at this perfectly located mansion are endless.

Stone Canyon

You can live like the (fresh) Prince of Bel Air at Stone Canyon , a mansion tucked behind gates in a prestigious neighborhood. With six bedrooms, you can invite 11 friends to join you lounging poolside, grilling by the BBQ, tanning on the spacious terrace or taking advantage of the private spa. Fine dining, shopping and nightlife will all call to you as they're all less than 10 miles away from the estate, but if we were you, we'd keep some spare time to enjoy the extra amenities. Al-fresco showers, a wine cellar, a games room and in-home theatre will make you never want to leave.

Casablanca

The ultimate home to experience the California lifestyle is Casablanca . The six suite-style bedrooms, two sprawling, sunny decks, outdoor pool and killer views will have you and 13 of your friends lost for words. Like Stone Canyon, it's locked behind gates for ultimate privacy, and made for a memorable luxury retreat. The contemporary architecture is complimented with tasteful outdoor sofas, an al-fresco dining area, fire pit, and textured furnishings and accents, such as fur throws and brightly colored pillows.

Modern Marvel

Calling all Beyoncé fans: this architectural masterpiece is the modern mansion you've been dreaming of, and was actually used in one of Queen Bey's music videos. Smaller than the previous three, the gorgeous home can accommodate eight guests, and features a heated outdoor pool, fire pit, ping pong table, and a Smart Home system for all your entertainment needs. Choose to barbecue by the pool or visit one of the nearby venues, as it's a quick drive away from the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive.

Modern Luxury

Similar to the above listing, this modern mansion can sleep eight guests, with no additional charge for extra people (who can always stay on the 2 extra Queen-size blow up mattresses provided). With an outdoor pool, indoor A/C, alfresco shower and indoor/outdoor sound system, it's the perfect retreat to beat the city's current heat wave.

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