THE VILLA SOPHIA - ROMANTIC HONEYMOON SPA RETREAT

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa

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THE VILLA SOPHIA - ROMANTIC HONEYMOON SPA RETREAT

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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:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

tim

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english

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

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...

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa

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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
average rating of 4.97561 based on 85 reviews
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Absolutely spectacular

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
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5

The Villa Sophia in LA - a truly luxurious refuge!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
"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.”
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5

Just what I needed

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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The Villa Sophia is Charming

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Villa Sophia is a truly charming property; the accommodations are very comfortable (great bed), and well outfitted. with a large and stunning tiled pool, beautiful garden, terrace and spa. The Villa Sophia is everything you could wish for and more...
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Amazing Place

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Wow, this place was even better than the photos ! I wanted peace and tranquility and thats what I got. Views were incredible, everything was perfect, Tim the owner was very helpful. Only minus point was the pool wasn't heated , water a bit cold in December so had to pay extra to heat. Go there you wont regret it.
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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

Hollywood Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
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$2,373
$10,170
1 night
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Refundable damage deposit $395.00
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes The guest house rate is either $395 or $435/night for two people with every 7th night free.* There is an $80 cleaning fee for stays of 3 nights or less. There is 14% hotel tax. No other charges. $75/each extra guest/child.

* $395/night for dates that fall within 60 days from the day you make your reservation. $435/night for dates beyond 60 days from your reservation date.

Cancellation Policy

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

Hollywood Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace
  • Parking On Street
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 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 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bright, sunny and spacious has 10' 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, marble window sills. Deluxe 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. 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:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Raft
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • golf privileges 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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