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The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat on Central Los Angeles Hilltop

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
LA Weekly's 'The Best Place to Pretend You're a Celebrity for a Day'. This sumptuous, cozy and elegant GUEST HOUSE is like a private spa suite at a five star hotel, except that you have the hotel to yourself! Bright, sunny and spacious, the GUEST HOUSE overlooks a huge, private, 8' deep emerald tiled swimming pool to views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline, rolling yellow hills to the east and city lights. You will be surrounded by the lush garden grounds of an enchanting and historic, 1927 Old Hollywood, Los Feliz Hills estate that rests high upon 15' castle walls all around. One of the most filmed and photographed locations in Hollywood. Used often as a 'Italian Villa' in films. Located in central Los Angeles near to Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory. Walking distan...LA Weekly's 'The Best Place to Pretend You're a Celebrity for a Day'. This sumptuous, cozy and elegant GUEST HOUSE is like a private spa suite at a five star hotel, except that you have the hotel to yourself! Bright, sunny and spacious, the GUEST HOUSE overlooks a huge, private, 8' deep emerald tiled swimming pool to views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline, rolling yellow hills to the east and city lights. You will be surrounded by the lush garden grounds of an enchanting and historic, 1927 Old Hollywood, Los Feliz Hills estate that rests high upon 15' castle walls all around. One of the most filmed and photographed locations in Hollywood. Used often as a 'Italian Villa' in films. Located in central Los Angeles near to Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory. Walking distance to the Greek Theater. Views are reminiscent of Tuscany looking east from bed. Enjoy the number one rated Acqua di Parma hotel amenities and deluxe Italian linens by Rivolta Carmignani. Truly the finest luxury accommodations in Los Angeles. Totally private, peaceful and tranquil. Secluded in the exclusive, celebrity filled Los Feliz Hills neighborhood. Mountains and Ocean visible from property. Located on a small, hidden cul de sac for added privacy. Luxurious and private, this Hollywood Hills designer GUEST HOUSE was built in 2005. It does not get any better than this. Sublime and surreal. Magical. ***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) Two hour minimum. *** ***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. *** Historic Hollywood film and photography location. Former home of director James Whale. Best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Seen in Vogue, W, GQ, ELLE, Victoria's Secret, TV shows 'Entourage', 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', 'The Bachelorette' and many more TV shows, films, music videos, magazines and commercials. Spa-like, 750 sq ft guest house built in 2005 has surround sound system throughout, Ipod dock, DVD player. 10' tall Venetian plaster walls, huge custom iron doors and windows, massive stone fireplace, hand forged iron sconces and chandeliers, limestone/tile floors, marble countertops, custom cabinetry of reclaimed wood. Grand master bath with double bathroom sinks, 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 terrycloth bathrobes, ACQUA DI PARMA hotel amenities - bar soap, glycerin soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. King sized bed, kitchenette w/microwave, complementary N'espresso coffee maker, toaster oven, ice machine, wifi internet, flat screen TV w/ cable T.V., 488 channels. 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.More
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About the Owner
constantine V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
Interaction with guests
ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS: We would like to greet you and help with your bags if possible. If the black Range Rover is parked in front of the garage we are home. Please ring buzzer (press Call and #1) and someone will come down and help with your bags. If for some reason no-one can be home when you arrive, we will leave your keys in the lockbox at the front gate as described in the Rental Agreement. PRIVACY: This is a large property. The Guest House has it's own private entryway that leads around the south side of the main house and thru a covered walkway (loggia). The Guest House, which is built into the side of the hill is safe, private, luxurious and cozy. We are in the main house and available at all times. Kindly, Constantine
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

My husband and I spent a week at the Villa Sophia for our 20th Anniversary. We can’t express how beautiful the Villa, pool and gardens are. The views are absolutely amazing! The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable, and there are no words to describe...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Kimberly P
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The Villa Sophia was so romantic, relaxing and like home. We felt safe at all times, and the location was not far from any attractions that we had scheduled. Constantine was available whenever we had questions or needed anything at all. The property is immaculate,...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank TrailBlazer740450
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

My daughter and I loved Villa Sophia, for all the reasons one would expect -its gorgeous, inside and out and it is extremely comfortable with the host providing a lovely welcome and all the amenities of a top notch hotel but with privacy that was...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 28 August 2014

My husband and I had a magical weekend at The Villa Sophia. We had a great time relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views. Tim left no stone unturned in providing exquisite comfort on all levels. We are accustomed to staying at five star hotels and...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank YearRoundFun
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Simply extraordinary! From the moment we turned up the winding road I knew that this was going to be a special trip. Just like Tim noted, parking was ample and spacious. I never felt worried leaving the exotic rental on the public street, that's even...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank Eternal1199
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Books
Parking
Shared Garden
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Gym
Hot Tub
Central Heating
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
Los Angeles International Airport is 19 miles and 38 minutes away. The charming Burbank Airport is 9.5 miles away. Los Feliz is an affluent, hilly neighborhood of 40,000 residents in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. There is an Albertson's supermarket, restaurants, cafes and miscellaneous shops exactly 1 mile from the Villa Sophia. You can walk there in 15 - 20 minutes. Hillhurst and Vermont Avenues are the main shopping streets of Los Feliz Village.
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