About the property
- Guest House750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Large Guest House with Pool and Hilltop Views - 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - 4)
The Villa Sophia - LA Weekly's 'The Best Place to Pretend You're a Celebrity for a Day". This sumptuous, cozy and elegant GUEST HOUSE is like a private spa suite at a five star hotel, except that you have the hotel to yourself! Bright, sunny and spacious, the GUEST HOUSE overlooks a huge, private, 8' deep emerald tiled swimming pool to views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline, rolling yellow hills to the east and city lights. You will be surrounded by the lush garden grounds of an enchanting and historic, 1927 Old Hollywood, Los Feliz Hills estate that rests high upon 15' castle walls all around. One of the most filmed and photographed locations in Hollywood. Used often as an "Italian Villa" in films. Located in Central Los Angeles near to Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory. Walking distance to the Greek Theater. Views are reminiscent of Tuscany looking east from bed. Enjoy number one rated Acqua di Parma hotel amenities and deluxe Italian linens by Rivolta Carmignani. Truly the finest luxury accommodations in Los Angeles. Totally private, peaceful and tranquil. Secluded in the exclusive, celebrity filled Los Feliz Hills neighborhood. Mountains and Pacific Ocean visible from property. Located on a small, hidden cul de sac for added privacy. Luxurious and private, this Hollywood Hills designer GUEST HOUSE was built in 2005. It does not get any better than this. Sublime and surreal. Magical.
*** FILMING REBATES: The Villa Sophia is sometimes rented as a location for photography, filming or special events. Any filming or event at The Villa Sophia on any day during your stay that requires use of the rear garden or exterior pool areas entitles the Renter to compensation. Renter will receive either $75/hour OR a full reimbursement of their daily rental fee. You will not be disturbed in the Guest House.
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Tim Vlahos
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.
Tim Vlahos purchased this Guest House in 2000
Why Tim Vlahos chose Los Feliz
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 fountains...
What makes this Guest House unique
Peace and tranquility with views, all day sunshine, ocean breezes in total luxury.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 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.
Peace & Serenity
Great location away from the LA chaos!
Beautiful stay with wonderful host
The views of downtown la is amazing
A True Hollywood Hills Estate!
I was so so happy with the whole property & the owner, Tim, could not have been better. In fact, he is the BEST! We have become fast friends & I cannot wait to return. I told him I did not want to leave! Thanks Tim!
My daughter and I loved it. The best hot tub ever!
Honeymoon for the books!
This is one of the most beautiful, secluded, private, romantic, peaceful, serene, epic, majestic places I've ever been. To have been able to stay for 10 days was just incredible. There is nothing I would change outside, everything is perfect. The only suggestion we had would be to bring a Roku stick with you as there is no streaming options available but that really is a) not the point of the stay, and b) not important at all. Everything was absolutely stunning. We spent every morning watching the sunrise from the hot tub with a nice hot cup of coffee. You can not beat the view. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to spend our honeymoon. We hope to be back for our anniversary! Thanks, Tim!
Timeless Tuscan charm in the heart of L.A.
Neither words nor photos can accurately convey how much we enjoyed our stay at Villa Sophia. Old world grandeur and charm, modern amenities, stunning views, and the delightful daily visits from canine hostess extraordinaire, Sophie!
Tim, the owner, has created a spectacular vacation retreat that transports you to other places and time periods - all just blocks from great dining and shops. He's also a heck of a nice guy.
The suite, itself, seemed more spacious than I expected from the photos. The bathroom is wonderfully large, with two sinks and more counter space than you'll ever need (rare in vacation rentals). The steam shower is an experience not to be missed, a relaxing and invigorating shower or spa that just happens to look out over downtown L.A. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, and the bedding and towels were all top notch. The property is beautifully landscaped, with a leisurely Mediterranean ambiance, and a variety of places to just sit and admire the sumptuous surroundings. I could go on and on, but as I said, words can't do justice to this rare and memorable place. You just have to see it for yourself.
Thanks for a one of a kind truly special stay, Tim and Sophie!
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. It is also within walking distance to Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course and Vermont Canyon tennis courts
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The guest house is large (750 sq. ft. or 70 sq. meters) but only has one king size bed. We charge $75/night for each additional person/child. There is a rollaway bed for extra guests. There are Full (54” wide) and Twin (39” wide) inflatable beds as well. There is a crib for infants.