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THE VILLA SOPHIA - ROMANTIC HONEYMOON SPA RETREAT

tim

Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
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THE VILLA SOPHIA - ROMANTIC HONEYMOON SPA RETREAT

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Hollywood - Villa Sophia

Villa, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
tim (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english

About tim

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 purchased this villa in 2000

Why tim chose Hollywood

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...

What makes this villa unique

Peace and tranquility with views, all day sunshine, ocean breezes in total luxury.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Villa Sophia for three wonderful nights. Since we live in different cities, my girlfriend always comes to visit once awhile. We try to stay at different places every time instead of my own. So we have been to the SLS, the W Hotel Westwood, Sofitel at Beverly Hills, Chateau Marmont etc...Compare to most of the accommodation in LA, we like the Villa Sophia the best in every aspect.

Nowadays, “A hidden gem” has been overused so many times, but the Villa Sophia is really the place that matches this phrase.

As soon we walked into the villa at night, the night view of downtown LA just amazed us. The view was just as the same as you can get from the Griffith Observatory. And the next morning when we woke up, everything surrounding the pool house makes it unbeatable. The house, garden and pool just brought an aesthetic and illusionary feeling of being in Tuscany instead of busy and crowded Los Angeles. The uniqueness and tranquility just can’t be found at those fancy Beverly Hills hotels (Although some of them are very cool hotels, but compared to the private space you can have, they are even more expensive).

Despite the perfect atmosphere and scenery, the details of the house are still among the best. The room is equipped with beautiful floor to ceiling windows, marble shower room with steam system, aesthetic paintings, decent stereo and books and movies! The bed is super comfortable, and my girlfriend says the shower product is her favorite and the best (Tim you really have a good taste!). Also there’s microwave, dinnerware, any daily necessities.

The owner, Tim is such a considerable host that makes sure everything is here and functional for your needs. He never makes you feel ignored but never being intrusive. His cute dog Sophie always came for her biscuits which Tim puts in a pool house cookie jar. (there are gates surrounding the pool/guest house area if you want privacy from Sophie)

Words and pictures can’t really explain how amazing The Villa Sophia is. Just go and experience it yourself. We are already planning to visit Tim and Sophie and stay there again.

Thank you, Tim, for opening your place to let us experience and appreciate the true beauty of The Villa Sophia.
Mar 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232759
Hollywood Los Angeles area
5

The best stay you can find in LA!

  • 5 out of 5
Me and my new fiance stayed at the Villa Sophia for 3 nights after staying at the Mondrian in West Hollywood for the first 3 nights, and the Villa Sophia doesn't even come close to any of the 5* hotels in West Hollywood! For the same price you get a much more beautiful suite, and the exclusive use of the pool & hot tub makes you feel like you're in your own private villa in Italy! Tim goes above & beyond to ensure that all amenities are fully stocked from water, Nespresso coffee, to bathroom essentials and the Shampoo / Bath Gel was wonderful! Morning visits from Sophia the dog was one of the best things we looked forward to every morning, and hanging out with Sophia by the pool as well :) Tim is an attentive host and tries to meet all of our needs and requests. Looking forward to another stay in the near future!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232759
Hollywood Los Angeles area
5

The perfect proposal setting!

  • 5 out of 5
I looked far and wide for a place to propose to my girlfriend of 4 years in the LA area and ended up choosing the Villa Sophia. It exceeded every expectation I had. From the breathtaking views, to the exquisite pool / spa all in a supremely private setting with all the amenities you need and then some. The fact that the 4th of July fireworks were going off above downtown LA as I proposed was the icing on the cake. We felt at home in the pool house, and had a fantastically relaxing stay at this very peaceful property. It may be very close to the action in LA, but we preferred to stay and enjoy the warm weather and some cold drinks by the pool. Tim is a very gracious host and definitely great at respecting the privacy of his guests. The house dog Sophie is adorable not to mention super calm. So whether you are from out of town, or right here like us, this is a perfect place to stay and an amazing value when you consider that even the best hotels in Los Angeles cannot offer anything comparable and charge much more for large suites.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232759
Hollywood Los Angeles area
5

Already Looking Forward to our Next Visit!

  • 5 out of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Villa Sophia and it couldn't have been more memorable. She had no idea where we were staying and was blown away when we walked up the stairs. As beautiful as pictures are, they still don't do the property justice. The Villa is perfect for a romantic getaway...so much so, that I ended up proposing to my girlfriend poolside at sunset.

Tim was a pleasure to deal with and was very helpful throughout our stay. Furthermore, his communication pre and post travel was top notch. I will recommend the Villa Sophia to all my friends and family. I can't say enough good things about our experience and the accommodations. Absolutely perfect!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232759
Hollywood Los Angeles area
5

Absolutely spectacular

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232759
Hollywood Los Angeles area
5

The Villa Sophia in LA - a truly luxurious refuge!

  • 5 out of 5
"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.”
  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232759
Hollywood Los Angeles area
Sweden / New York / On the road
5

Just what I needed

  • 5 out of 5
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!!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Hollywood, Los Angeles area

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$2,842
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 14.0%
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hollywood in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Parking On Street
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenette
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • naturist beach
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • live theatre
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • Basketball Court
  • golf pass optional
Notes:
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.
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