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The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation The Villa Sophia - aerial view, LA sanctuary designer bathroom - la spa experience romantic LA honeymoon suite your own private spa - steam shower LA garden accommodation, private pool, views private entry to your romantic LA retreat enter this LA oasis thru your private loggia... guest house to the left, facing the private pool LA oasis - lush tropical LA garden and view romantic luxury L.A. villa accommodation grand L.A. villa - Tuscan style Villa glamorous romantic getaway sumptuous luxury and comfort grand master fireplace kitchen and water closet with bidet view facing south of downtown los angeles LA ocean view from The Villa Sophia accommodation view east towards Pasadena LA view - looking east from The Villa Sophia - view from bed view LA skyline from The Villa Sophia LA garden sanctuary - The Villa Sophia LA Villa - Roman style LA Villa accommodation - The Villa Sophia

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Los Angeles villa description

LA Weekly's 'The Best Place to Pretend You're a Celebrity for a Day - 2013' , The Villa Sophia is a glamorous five star luxury designer GUEST HOUSE with private pool and grounds. Location of many TV, movie and fashion shoots including TV show 'Entourage', Victoria's Secret, Vogue, W and GQ Magazines. Former home of cult director, James Whale, best known for his films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

The 750 sq.ft. GUEST HOUSE, is situated on the garden grounds of a large 1927 Mediterranean estate, rests securely above 15' walls and high atop a Los Feliz hilltop. Bright, sunny and spacious it overlooks large emerald tile pool to view of downtown Los Angeles skyline and city lights. Mountains and ocean visible from property. Villa located on a cul-de-sac. Completely private, secluded and tranquil. Located in the celebrity-filled hills of the exclusive Los Feliz neighborhood.
Spa-like GUEST HOUSE built in 2003 has massive stone fireplace,10' venetian plaster walls, surfaces of limestone, tile, marble and stone. Deluxe master bath with huge stone/marble steam shower room. Water closet with toilet and bidet. Brand new surround sound system. Separate entrance with exclusive use of 500 sq. ft. covered grotto sitting area made of ancient terra cotta tiles. EXCLUSIVE USE of entire rear yard lawn and garden, POOL, HOT TUB and additional 500 sq. ft. of outdoor patios


Location: The Villa is situated next to Griffith Park, the largest municipal and urban wilderness area in the United States with many walking and hiking trails. The Park is the home of the Los Angeles Zoo, four Golf Courses, the Greek Theater, the Griffith Observatory, the Autry Museum, horseback riding, public tennis courts, bicycle rental, pony rides, camping, picnic areas, swimming pool, athletic fields etc. Two Frank Lloyd Wright museums, the Hollyhock House and the Ennis-Brown House (by appointment) and Richard Neutra's most famous house, The Lovell House are all in the neighborhood. Walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, mail/shipping store, grocery and health food stores in Los Feliz Village center.

Coveted Photo Shoot Location: The Villa Sophia is a favorite of directors and photographers and has been used as a location for fashion photo shoots for magazines and publications including Vogue Magazine, Victoria's Secret and GQ Magazine. Please see website www.thevillasophia.com for more information.

Acqua di Parma Hotel Amenities: ACQUA DI PARMA amenities are provided to guests: bar soap, glycerin soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel.
The Italian luxury perfume maker's prestigious hotel amenities line is inspired by the brand's flagship scent, Colonia. Created exclusively for only the most elegant 5/7 star luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. Reminiscent of Italy, Colonia amenities have a light, fresh and crisp fragrance containing Sicilian citrus, lavender, rosemary, verbena, Bulgarian rose, sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and ylang-ylang. The line is suitable for both men and women.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bright, sunny and spacious has 10' Venetian Plaster walls, huge armoire/entertainment center, floor to ceiling custom storage cabinets and shelves, massive stone fireplace, custom hand forged iron doors, windows and sconces, limestone floors, marble window sills. Deluxe RALPH LAUREN King sized bed. All bed linens are from luxury Italian manufacturer RIVOLTA CARMIGNANI. Sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover are 300TC mercerized, Egyptian cotton satin. In November 2010 RIVOLTA CARMIGNANI became the first company in Italy to be certified under the OEKO-TEX Standard 1000 for it's environmentally friendly and socially responsible production conditions....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Romantic spa like bathroom with double bathroom sinks made of copper, huge stone/marble shower with rain shower head, additional side mounted and hand held shower heads, double steam units with marble seating for 4, two Hammacher Schlemmer terrycloth bathrobes and HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER Turkish towels, limestone/tile floors, marble counter-tops, generous space with custom cabinets of reclaimed wood, plentiful pool and bath towels. Toilet and bidet in separate water closet. wireless waterproof shower speaker with dock transmitter. AQUA DI PARMA hotel amenities - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body cream, glycerin soap and bar soap....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Brand new surround sound stereo system, Ipod dock, DVD/CD player, Playstation, 40' flat screen TV w/ cable T.V., 488 channels. NESPRESSO machine with complimentary coffee capsules, King sized bed. hair dryer, hair straightening iron, iron and ironing board, steamer, Pilates magic circle with workout DVD, Yoga mats, blocks, strap and eye pillow, aqua fitness swim gloves, jog belt and barbells. ACQUA DI PARMA soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner and bodywash provided. Complimentary Nespresso capsules, milk, wine, bottled water. Wireless and direct connect high speed internet hub. Cell phone booster and free land-line telephone, wireless waterproof shower speaker with dock transmitter, sleep masks, printer and copy machine. Hammacher Schlemmer towels. Goown pillows and duvet. All bed linens are from luxury Italian manufacturer RIVOLTA CARMIGNANI. Sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover are 300TC mercerized, Egyptian cotton satin. Separate 500 sq. ft. tiled grotto seating area....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Video Library
                  • Video Game Console:

                    Play Station...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Theme

                      • Romantic

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Attractions

                          • Nude Beach
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Library
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Live Theater
                          • Coin Laundry
                          • Restaurants
                          • Synagogues
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Zoo
                          • Health/Beauty Spa

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          local services and businesses

                          • Babysitter
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • ATM/Bank

                          Location Type

                          • Downtown
                          • Ocean View

                          sports and adventure activities

                          • Basketball Court
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Hiking
                          • Golf Privileges Optional

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                                  • Dining Area

                                  forms of payment

                                      • Accept Credit Card

                                      General

                                      • Iron & Board
                                      • Thermos Bottle
                                      • Wireless Internet
                                      • Bottled Water
                                      • Hair Dryer
                                      • Local Activities Guide
                                      • Paper Towels
                                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                                      • Shampoo
                                      • Basic Soaps
                                      • Toilet Paper
                                      • Parking
                                      • Internet
                                      • Towels Provided
                                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                                      • Telephone:

                                        land line with private number - free of charge for domestic calls ...moreless

                                      • Air Conditioning
                                      • Heating
                                      • Linens Provided:

                                        extra set of linens included...moreless

                                      • Washing Machine:

                                        House Keeper will do laundry for an extra charge of $20/hour....moreless

                                      • Fireplace
                                      • Parking On Street
                                      • Gas Fireplace:

                                        Huge Stone Fireplace...moreless

                                      • Free Long Distance:

                                        domestic only...moreless

                                      house cleaning

                                          • Housekeeper Optional

                                          Kitchen

                                          • Coffee Maker
                                          • Toaster
                                          • Ice Maker
                                          • Mini Refrigerator
                                          • Kitchenette
                                          • Refrigerator
                                          • Freezer
                                          • Microwave
                                          • Catering Available
                                          • Kitchen:

                                            kitchenette with Nespresso Machine and complimentary coffee capsules, coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, toaster, electric tea kettle, ice machine, sink, refrigerator...moreless

                                          Outside

                                          • Gazebo
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Patio
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Terrace
                                          • Raft

                                          Payment Type

                                          • Amex
                                          • Visa
                                          • Mastercard
                                          • Discover

                                          Pool / Spa

                                          • In Ground Pool
                                          • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                          • Steam Shower
                                          • Jacuzzi
                                          • Outdoor Pool
                                           

                                          Reviews

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                                          • Absolutely spectacular

                                            Absolutely spectacular

                                            • Guest Anonymous
                                            • Date of stay 02/27/14
                                            • Review Submitted 04/11/14
                                            I would definitely recommend staying there, our family had such a wonderful time. The property was gorgeous and everything was easy and simple. There was so many great amenities, just a beautiful place to stay!

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                                          • The Villa Sophia in LA - a truly luxurious refuge!

                                            The Villa Sophia in LA - a truly luxurious refuge!

                                            • Guest Carey G.
                                            • Date of stay 01/10/14
                                            • Review Submitted 03/22/14
                                            "The Villa Sophia is an extraordinary place to stay in Los Angeles. Steeped in traditional architecture the house is perched high above the madness of downtown L.A. with jaw dropping views. The pool house retains the old character feel but with some lavish modern touches. Truly a place to spoil yourself for a few days. Quite apart from the luxurious surroundings, the owner Tim is a genuinely nice bloke who along with “Sophie” made us feel very welcome. Tim’s recommendations for restaurants were spot on. To quote from the old Nike ad, “Just do it!” You won’t regret staying at this place.”

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                                          • Just what I needed

                                            Just what I needed

                                            • Guest Touring Band (Sweden / New York / On the road)
                                            • Date of stay 10/26/13
                                            • Review Submitted 03/07/14
                                            I spent a week in Los Angeles at the Villa Sophia and couldn't have been more pleased! The Villa was perfect to be able to work, be centrally located, while at the same time be able to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The Villa Sophia added peace and tranquility to my stay, and allowed for an escape and privacy that you don't get staying at one of the typical "LA hotels". I travel constantly and rent properties and hotels, and Tim was an excellent host and everything was at the highest level of excellence. Thank you again and I cannot wait to go back!!

                                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                                          • The Villa Sophia is Charming

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                                            The Villa Sophia is Charming

                                            • Guest Kayleigh N. Los Angeles, CA
                                            • Date of stay 12/11/13
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                                            Villa Sophia is a truly charming property; the accommodations are very comfortable (great bed), and well outfitted. with a large and stunning tiled pool, beautiful garden, terrace and spa. The Villa Sophia is everything you could wish for and more...

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                                          • Amazing Place

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                                            Amazing Place

                                            • Guest jadg2014 London, United Kingdom
                                            • Date of stay 12/20/13
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                                            Wow, this place was even better than the photos ! I wanted peace and tranquility and thats what I got. Views were incredible, everything was perfect, Tim the owner was very helpful. Only minus point was the pool wasn't heated , water a bit cold in December so had to pay extra to heat. Go there you wont regret it.

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                                          • Looking forward to going back

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                                            Looking forward to going back

                                            • Guest R&S, Hong Kong
                                            • Date of stay 09/08/13
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                                            My partner and I booked this stay at Villa Sophia as part of our California experience. Living a crazy busy life in asia wanted somewhere to totally relax, Villa Sophia did that and more. The whole experience was perfect, we ended up cancelling many trips just to stay all day by the pool. The pool and Poolhouse are perfect place to hide away, you could be on and Italian Island for la seems a million miles away. It was worth travelling to the other side of the world just to experience this unique location and feel so special. Tim the host is always a moment away but never intrusive you feel totally alone and Sophia the dog is a delight visiting for her biscuits.Sorry about Scruffy Tim our hearts are with you on that one. We will be back very soon. Thanks a million R

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                                          • A little touch of paradise

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                                            A little touch of paradise

                                            • Guest Hmltnangel - Bathgate, UK
                                            • Date of stay 06/15/13
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                                            Tim & Sophie are pleasant and welcoming and on and to help with any problems quickly. The house is lovely and on the hillside overlooking la. Everything you need for a fantastic break. The pool is fantastic and is possibly the most impressive part of the Villa Sophia. That being said the rest of the house is great too. Location is close to everything you might need, supermarket close by, close to the Interstate. A fair trek from the airport if youre flying in but not too far. A few small issues such as power cuts and issues with aircon breaking near the end of the stay but nothing that detracted from the overall stay Thanks Tim and we will possibly see you again sometime.

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                                          • Villa Exceptionnelle

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                                            Villa Exceptionnelle

                                            • Guest Eclair A Paris, France
                                            • Date of stay 08/04/13
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                                            Vacances de stars à prix fort raisonnable. Difficile de quitter la maison. Je comprends les 35 avis 5/5. Hate de retourner ! Piscine grande, jaccuzi réglable, pas de sur-taxes de séjour ou autre au check-out, la douche fait également hamamm, transats confortables et épais, literie de même, feu de cheminée possible et vue depuis les hauteurs sur tout le downtown...

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                                          • Honeymoon Perfection

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                                            Honeymoon Perfection

                                            • Guest Megan and Steven, Minnesota, USA
                                            • Date of stay 06/01/13
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                                            My husband and I stayed at The Villa Sophia for a week in June. It was beyond our expectations, and we couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon stay. Tim was a wonderful host and was eager to help answer any questions we had about local food and attractions! The villa is in a great location close to everything we needed. Every detail was completely thought out- from the beautiful flower petals that fall on top of the water in the hot tub to the fountain lights flickering off the leaves of the trees. The view of the city was absolutely gorgeous as well. We would stay here over a hotel any day! I can't tell you how nice it was to be away from home but still have all of the conveniences like a toaster over, a nespresso maker, candles, movies, and pretty much anything you can think of. Wonderful everything!

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                                          • Unbeatable L.A. Experience

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                                            Unbeatable L.A. Experience

                                            • Guest Bill - Wellington, New Zealand
                                            • Date of stay 01/18/13
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                                            Absolutely superb accommodation far exceeding any hotel suite you could stay in as you get all the luxury of a beautiful hotel suite with sole and exclusive use of the absolutely beautiful garden, terrace, swimming pool and spa. Truly unbeatable in la. Constantine, the owner is a real gentleman leaving you to enjoy his wonderful property as if it was your own. Great location for enjoying walks around the Griffith Park.

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                                          Rental basis: Per property
                                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                          My Standard Rate
                                          1 night min stay
                                          $395
                                          $2,373 $10,170

                                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

                                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                                          • cleaning fee $80 + tax
                                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $395
                                          • Tax Rate 14%

                                          Notes:

                                          The guest house rate is either $395 or $435/night for two people with every 7th night free.* There is an $80 cleaning fee for stays of 3 nights or less. There is 14% hotel tax. No other charges. $75/each extra guest/child.

                                          * $395/night for dates that fall within 60 days from the day you make your reservation. $435/night for dates beyond 60 days from your reservation date.


                                          Cancellation policy:

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                                          Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                                          Location

                                          • Nearest Airport: Los Angeles International at 25 Miles
                                           

                                          Owner info

                                          Year Purchased: 2000

                                          About the owner: I am a single man who lives alone in the main house. The property is big enough so that guests and owner's paths rarely cross...although I am available at all times for any reason necessary.

                                          Why the Owner Chose Los Angeles:
                                          The Villa Sophia is located in the eastern Hollywood Hills, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. Although you are walking distance to Los Feliz Village where you can find all the conveniences of a major city, up here in the Hills you feel as if you are in the country. The guest house faces south providing all day sunshine and the only sounds are of the birds singing, the gentle breeze blowing and the soft murmur of the fountain...

                                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                                          Peace and tranquility with views, all day sunshine, ocean breezes in total luxury.


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                                          Speaks: english
                                           

                                          Photos

                                          • The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation

                                            The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation

                                          • designer bathroom - la spa experience

                                            designer bathroom - la spa experience

                                          • your own private spa - steam shower

                                            your own private spa - steam shower

                                          • private entry to your romantic LA retreat

                                            private entry to your romantic LA retreat

                                          • guest house to the left, facing the private pool

                                            guest house to the left, facing the private pool

                                          • romantic luxury L.A. villa accommodation

                                            romantic luxury L.A. villa accommodation

                                          • glamorous romantic getaway

                                            glamorous romantic getaway

                                          • grand master fireplace

                                            grand master fireplace

                                          • view facing south of downtown los angeles

                                            view facing south of downtown los angeles

                                          • view east towards Pasadena

                                            view east towards Pasadena

                                          • view LA skyline from The Villa Sophia

                                            view LA skyline from The Villa Sophia

                                          • LA Villa - Roman style

                                            LA Villa - Roman style

                                          • The Villa Sophia - aerial view, LA sanctuary

                                            The Villa Sophia - aerial view, LA sanctuary

                                          • romantic LA honeymoon suite

                                            romantic LA honeymoon suite

                                          • LA garden accommodation, private pool, views

                                            LA garden accommodation, private pool, views

                                          • enter this LA oasis thru your private loggia...

                                            enter this LA oasis thru your private loggia...

                                          • LA oasis - lush tropical LA garden and view

                                            LA oasis - lush tropical LA garden and view

                                          • grand L.A. villa - Tuscan style Villa

                                            grand L.A. villa - Tuscan style Villa

                                          • sumptuous luxury and comfort

                                            sumptuous luxury and comfort

                                          • kitchen and water closet with bidet

                                            kitchen and water closet with bidet

                                          • LA ocean view from The Villa Sophia accommodation

                                            LA ocean view from The Villa Sophia accommodation

                                          • LA view - looking east from The Villa Sophia - view from bed

                                            LA view - looking east from The Villa Sophia - view from bed

                                          • LA garden sanctuary - The Villa Sophia

                                            LA garden sanctuary - The Villa Sophia

                                          • LA Villa accommodation - The Villa Sophia

                                            LA Villa accommodation - The Villa Sophia

                                          $395 per night (USD)
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                                          Sleeps 4

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                                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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