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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat

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The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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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

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

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bright, sunny and spacious with a south facing view overlooking a large emerald tile swimming pool to a view of the downtown Los Angeles skyline and city lights. 10' tall 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. Deluxe upholstered '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. For extra guests there is an inflatable bed and linens. $75/night. 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

                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Television:

                    40' flat screen...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Time Warner cable TV...moreless

                  • Books:

                    25 or so miscellaneous books...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    25 or so movies library....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Miscellaneous children's toys mostly for the water left by prior guests....moreless

                  Theme

                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

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

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      local services and businesses

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

                      Location Type

                      • Downtown
                      • Ocean View

                      sports and adventure activities

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

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 4 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Bottled Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Fireplace
                              • Telephone:

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

                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided:

                                extra set of linens included...moreless

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Fitness Room / Equipment
                              • Parking On Street
                              • Gas Fireplace:

                                Huge Stone Fireplace...moreless

                              • Thermos Bottle
                              • Wireless Internet:

                                High Speed DSL...moreless

                              • Washing Machine:

                                House Keeper will do laundry for an extra charge of $20/hour. Housekeeper visit is minimum 4 total hours or $80. You can have whatever combination of cleaning and laundry you would like....moreless

                              • Free Long Distance:

                                within the USA only...moreless

                              • Parking:

                                We are near the end of a dead-end street with plenty of street parking. The Villa Sophia has no driveway as we are located 45 steps up from the street below. Please park on the uphill side of Villa....moreless

                              • Internet:

                                High Speed DSL...moreless

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Mini Refrigerator
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Kitchenette
                                  • 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

                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    There are 2000 square feet of stone and terra cotta terraces in the guest house area surrounding the pool. This includes a three different covered sitting areas....moreless

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

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Amex
                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Discover

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Sauna:

                                    Steam shower room with 2 steam generators. This is a favorite feature of The Villa Sophia guests. If you toggle back and forth between the 2 steam units you can continuously steam shower for hours. ...moreless

                                  • Private Pool:

                                    8.5' deep (3 meters), completely tiled...moreless

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

                                    large enough for 8 people...moreless

                                   

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                                  1 night min stay
                                  $395
                                  $2,370 $9,480
                                  * 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
                                  • Tax Rate 14%

                                  Notes:

                                  Additional guests will be considered for $75/night. The guest house is large (750 sq. ft. or 70 sq. meters) but only has one king size bed. There is an inflatable bed and linens for extra guests. No other charges.


                                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                                  Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                                  Location

                                  25 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Los Angeles International

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  The Villa is situated next to Griffith Park a U.S. historic-cultural monument and 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.

                                  Other Activities: WITHIN 3 MILES:

                                  Wildlife viewing, golf, tennis, shopping, basketball court, biking, hiking, L.A. Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, architectural tours, bird watching at the L.A. River, several equestrian centers, bowling alley, ice skating rink and more...

                                  Golf: 4 local golf courses within Griffith Park

                                  Ski: Big Bear is approx. 100 miles from Villa Sophia

                                   

                                  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

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                                  • The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation

                                    The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation

                                  • The guest house faces south towards the swimming pool.  Poolside dining table.

                                    The guest house faces south towards the swimming pool. Poolside dining table.

                                  • Your private entrance through the loggia.

                                    Your private entrance through the loggia.

                                  • Nighttime outdoor garden lighting is soft and romantic.

                                    Nighttime outdoor garden lighting is soft and romantic.

                                  • LA Villa accommodation - The Villa Sophia

                                    LA Villa accommodation - The Villa Sophia

                                  • Classical bronze twin-tailed mermaids support glass poolside dining table.

                                    Classical bronze twin-tailed mermaids support glass poolside dining table.

                                  • designer bathroom - la spa experience

                                    designer bathroom - la spa experience

                                  • View from inside the guest house looking towards the swimming pool.

                                    View from inside the guest house looking towards the swimming pool.

                                  • LA skyline view from inside the Poolhouse at The Villa Sophia accommodation.

                                    LA skyline view from inside the Poolhouse at The Villa Sophia accommodation.

                                  • LA view - looking east from The Villa Sophia

                                    LA view - looking east from The Villa Sophia

                                  • View from inside the guest house looking out across the swimming pool.

                                    View from inside the guest house looking out across the swimming pool.

                                  • Grand L.A. villa - Tuscan style Villa

                                    Grand L.A. villa - Tuscan style Villa

                                  • romantic LA honeymoon suite

                                    romantic LA honeymoon suite

                                  • Bright, airy and spacious.

                                    Bright, airy and spacious.

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                                  Date last modified - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

                                  $395 per night (USD)
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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 2

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