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.