Hollywood villa rental - The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation
The Villa Sophia - LA Villa Accommodation
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
 

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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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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.

85 Reviews of Property 232759 in Hollywood, California

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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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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Looking forward to going back

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My partner and I booked this stay at Villa Sophia as part of our California experience. Living a crazy busy life in asia wanted somewhere to totally relax, Villa Sophia did that and more. The whole experience was perfect, we ended up cancelling many trips just to stay all day by the pool. The pool and Poolhouse are perfect place to hide away, you could be on and Italian Island for la seems a million miles away.
It was worth travelling to the other side of the world just to experience this unique location and feel so special.
Tim the host is always a moment away but never intrusive you feel totally alone and Sophia the dog is a delight visiting for her biscuits.Sorry about Scruffy Tim our hearts are with you on that one. We will be back very soon. Thanks a million R
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A little touch of paradise

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Tim & Sophie are pleasant and welcoming and on and to help with any problems quickly. The house is lovely and on the hillside overlooking la. Everything you need for a fantastic break. The pool is fantastic and is possibly the most impressive part of the Villa Sophia. That being said the rest of the house is great too. Location is close to everything you might need, supermarket close by, close to the Interstate. A fair trek from the airport if youre flying in but not too far.

A few small issues such as power cuts and issues with aircon breaking near the end of the stay but nothing that detracted from the overall stay

Thanks Tim and we will possibly see you again sometime.
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Villa Exceptionnelle

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Vacances de stars à prix fort raisonnable. Difficile de quitter la maison. Je comprends les 35 avis 5/5. Hate de retourner !
Piscine grande, jaccuzi réglable, pas de sur-taxes de séjour ou autre au check-out, la douche fait également hamamm, transats confortables et épais, literie de même, feu de cheminée possible et vue depuis les hauteurs sur tout le downtown...
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Honeymoon Perfection

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I stayed at The Villa Sophia for a week in June. It was beyond our expectations, and we couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon stay. Tim was a wonderful host and was eager to help answer any questions we had about local food and attractions! The villa is in a great location close to everything we needed. Every detail was completely thought out- from the beautiful flower petals that fall on top of the water in the hot tub to the fountain lights flickering off the leaves of the trees. The view of the city was absolutely gorgeous as well. We would stay here over a hotel any day! I can't tell you how nice it was to be away from home but still have all of the conveniences like a toaster over, a nespresso maker, candles, movies, and pretty much anything you can think of. Wonderful everything!
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Unbeatable L.A. Experience

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Absolutely superb accommodation far exceeding any hotel suite you could stay in as you get all the luxury of a beautiful hotel suite with sole and exclusive use of the absolutely beautiful garden, terrace, swimming pool and spa. Truly unbeatable in la. Constantine, the owner is a real gentleman leaving you to enjoy his wonderful property as if it was your own. Great location for enjoying walks around the Griffith Park.