The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat - Central Los Angeles Hilltop(64 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Guest House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Large Guest House with Pool and Hilltop Views - 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - 4)
***Please inquire before making a "BOOKING REQUEST" for stays of LESS THAN 3 NIGHTS. We can't always do stays of less than 3 nights.***
*** Please inquire before making a "BOOKING REQUEST" for FILM OR PHOTO SHOOTS. (pricing is $150/hour for 4 people, $25/hour for each add. person) ***
***Filming REBATES: The Villa Sophia is sometimes rented as a location for photography, filming and 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 if the pool area is needed for more than 5 hours. ***
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).
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.
Acqua di Parma Hotel Amenities: ACQUA DI PARMA amenities are provided to guests: bar soap, glycerin soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and shower gel.
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Member since: 2008
- Guest House
- 750 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- 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
- Romantic spa like bathroom with double bathroom sinks made of copper, huge stone/marble shower room with rain shower head, additional side mounted and hand held shower heads, double steam units with marble seating for 4, chaise lounge chair, laundry basket, 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. waterproof shower radio. AQUA DI PARMA hotel amenities - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body cream, glycerin soap and bar soap....moreless
- 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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View:
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
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
- Parking On Street
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- cleaning fee $85 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 14%
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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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
Year Purchased: 2000
About: 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 Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
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...
The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
Peace and tranquility with views, all day sunshine, ocean breezes in total luxury.
Links to more information:
Spectacular views from atop the Hollywood Hills in Los Feliz. (view from bed)
The large fireplace adds warmth to this stone and marble honeymoon spa retreat.
Wake up to this view from bed in your tropical garden paradise. Peaceful
Luxurious but relaxed European style Villa retreat. Honeymoon Suite.
The view of downtown Los Angeles looking out from inside the shower/steam room
This is your private entrance and exit to the Guest House, thru the loggia.
The Villa Sophia with the Griffith Park Observatory on the next hilltop...
Private spa for two. Big spa shower room with double steam bath and rain shower.
Entrance of The Villa Sophia in Los Angeles. Praise to Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom
Feel the romance of The Villa Sophia in Los Feliz. (bridal photo shoot)
Night time lighting with views of the city beyond.
These poolside club chairs are the best seats in the house. Sunrise in L. A.
The Guest House faces south across the pool towards the downtown L.A. skyline.
Guest House with private pool, hot tub, gardens, exterior lounge, dining areas.
Luxury spa bathroom w double steam shower and sinks, chaise lounge, water closet
Inside the master bedroom looking out. King size bed.
Authentic Tuscan villa in Los Angeles - Guest House entrance is in lower right.
This is what you see as you enter your private oasis.
Kitchenette on the left next to water closet w bidet and toilet on the right.
Italian Acqua di Parma hotel amenities. #1 rated hotel amenities in the world.
Fashion photo shoot - Elle Magazine
Outdoor dining table and grass courtyard. Peace and quiet in a classical garden
Downtown Los Angeles skyline views.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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