Villa Sophia Pool House Los Angeles, CA

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  • GuestHouse
  • 1 BR
  • Sleeps 2
  • from $ 395 nt
What we like about this property

We were a little starstruck by this glamorous guest house at Villa Sophia with glittering views of LA. With old world elegance and Hollywood allure and just the right amount of opulence and style! 

Description

Named in LA Weekly’s BEST OF LA 2013 issue as ‘the best place to pretend you’re a celebrity for a day’, The Villa Sophia has true Hollywood pedigree. Set within the grounds of the former estate of cult director, James Whale, best known for his films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), this is a historic and beautiful Hollywood Hills gem. And now the pool house is available to guests to enjoy this amazing property.

Built in 1927, this grand Mediterranean estate set in lush gardens sits securely atop a Los Feliz hilltop with stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline, the mountains and the Pacific in the distance. Surrounded by 15′ castle walls, the villa is completely private, secluded and tranquil. It has been the location of many television, movie and fashion shoots including Entourage, Victoria’s Secret, Vogue, GQ and W magazines.

Bright, sunny and spacious, the spa-like pool house was built in 2003 and overlooks the large emerald tile pool with room for two. Built as an addition to the house, it is a seamless and beautiful transition in style and tone. 

The separate entrance through a covered grotto seating area is made with ancient reclaimed terra cotta tiles and allows for complete privacy. Restored with authentic period materials, the home features a large stone fireplace, venetian plaster walls, surfaces of stone, tile and marble, hand forged iron sconces and chandeliers, and old world custom cabinetry. The grand master bath contains a huge stone and marble shower room with rain shower head and additional side mounted and hand held shower heads. Double steam units insure a deluxe experience with seating for four. The floor to ceiling iron doors and windows open out to the emerald mosaic tiled pool and hot tub and thousands of square feet of outdoor living space with million dollar views and poolside dining.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Kitchenette with complimentary drinks and Nespresso coffee.  Sub-Zero refrigerator.  State of the art surround sound and audio system throughout with iPod dock, high speed WiFi internet, DVD player, Logitech Harmony universal remote control and flat screen TV. Acqua di Parma hotel amenities and Hammacher Schlemmer robes. Rivolta Carmignani brand bed linens are 300TC mercerized, Egyptian cotton satin. Yoga, pilates, water exercise equipment provided.  Free landline for USA calls.  Thick premium Turkish towels.  Professional massage services available.

AROUND

An exclusive and fashionable neighborhood, the Loz Feliz area of the Hollywood Hills is one of the best for taking advantage of all that LA has to offer. (See Guide)

LOCATED 

Los Feliz Hills, Los Angeles, CA 

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Villa Sophia Pool House

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Bed TypeKing
KitchenKitchenette with Sub-Zero fridge/freezer/ice machine, Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary coffee, toaster oven, microwave, tea kettle, toaster, coffee machine, garbage disposal, sink
Bathrooms1 Bathroom
Accommodate2 Guests
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyNo
Rates$395/night OR $2370/week
Minimum Stay1 night
ViewDowntown Los Angeles skyline
Notes

Hotel Occupancy tax = 14%

Cleaning Fee is $80 for stays of 3 days or less

$395/night with every 7th night free

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Reviews

18 Reviews

  • Jacob G., May 25, 2018

    Simply Amazing!

    No complaints what so ever and we highly recommend here to anyone that wants to have a nice peaceful stay but still wants to be close to just about everything going on in Hollywood. Tim thanks again for the wonderful accommodations.

    Jacob G.

    , United States

  • Mike G., May 4, 2018

    Peace & Serenity…

    Great location away from the LA chaos!

    Mike G.

    , United States

  • Roxy, April 9, 2018

    Staying at this house was unbelievable! Such a beautiful location, amazing pool, hot tub, views- it doesn’t get much better! My husband and I stayed there for a whole week and we wish we could’ve stayed longer. Tim was a great host as well! He provided us with everything we needed, was very communicative, and also gave us our privacy. It feels like you are staying at your own private Italian villa! Tim’s dog Sophie was also very sweet! Can’t wait to go back next time I’m in LA! Thanks Tim!

    Roxy

    , United States

  • Brian, March 23, 2018

    Place was great! Lots of privacy and the guest house is wonderful!

    Brian

    United States

  • Cathy C., January 14, 2018

    A True Hollywood Hills Estate!

    I was so so happy with the whole property & the owner, Tim, could not have been better. In fact, he is the BEST! We have become fast friends & I cannot wait to return. I told him I did not want to leave! Thanks Tim!

    Cathy C.

    United States

  • Dawn M., January 12, 2018

    Beautiful stay with wonderful host!

    The views of downtown la is amazing!

    Dawn M.

    United States

  • Steven, August 14, 2017

    What can I say that everyone else hasn’t said?The Villa Sophia is stunningly gorgeous and a true getaway from all the hustle and flow of LA. You feel separated and tranquil at this mini resort. The best part has to be the shower too! I could stay in there all day. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks Tim!

    Steven

    United States

  • Cynthia, June 14, 2017

    Villa Sophia is a magical place. You feel that you have left the continent and been transported to an Italian villa. LOVED it. The pictures are lovely but don’t reflect the actual beauty, as another reviewer also said. There is great attention to detail from the finishings to the choices of amenities. Robes, complimentary bottled water, great wifi, tv and sound system, warm spa and incredible steam shower…..too much to list. I have stayed in 4/5 star hotels all over the world and this equates with some of the best of them. Tim is lovely, meant me downstairs to assist with luggage, briefly and very accurately described any needed info and instructions, then left me to my own devices and was available whenever needed! There is a great energy in the place and the lovely dog Sophie who visits brightened my day!

    Cynthia

    United States

  • , August 13, 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 The Villa Sophia did not disappoint.

    Laguna Beach, USA

  • Laura Meadowcroft, July 23, 2014

    An amazingly beautiful place to stay, my husband and I fell in love with Villa Sophia. A total gem and an escape from the LA hustle and bustle. Tim was a fantastic host, Sophie was fab and we loved her daily visits :-) Can not wait to stay here again, highly recommended!

    Laura Meadowcroft

  • Damien B., July 4, 2014

    The perfect proposal setting!

    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.

    Damien B.

  • Mazdak Nassir, June 11, 2014

    Amazing place! I have traveled pretty much all around the world and I must say, this place is wonderful. I have always difficulties to sleep, but here I sleep like a baby! Environment, where you can rest and see the LA in the skyline. I love the pool area and the privacy makes you feel like a happiest person in the world. Simply the best and I will definitely return and sad to leave back to Finland! This place makes you feel special!

    Mazdak Nassir

  • Eternal1199, June 3, 2014

    “If the devils is in the details, how did Lucifer make it into heaven.”

    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 if you want to call it that because the only traffic was scarce and that was from the residents.

    The Villa was magical, my wife was speechless. The garden, plants, flowers, statues, pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, lighting, the architecture was simply divine. Enough to humble the most wordly of guest. I’ve frequented some of the best rooms at the Waldolf Astoria, Manderin Oriental, the Wynn and a host of other upscale establishments and I most say the beauty and privacy of Villa Sophia is incomparable. Even the toiletries were on par with 5 star accommodations.

    No painting or tapestry will capture the view that you get from your bedroom, the pool or any other room on the property. A timeless classic, such a well thought out design.

    The only thing that stopped us from thinking we were vacationing in Italy was the fact that Tim spoke English…I highly recommend this place. Tim, you were a gracious host and Sophia was a lovely companion.

    You know it’s a good deal when you think of sending your mother there all the way from Brooklyn just to relax.

    Eternal1199

  • Shane L., May 25, 2014

    Already Looking Forward to our Next Visit!

    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!

    Shane L.

  • TonyS1202, March 3, 2014

    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 surround the pool house makes it unbeatable. The house, garden and pool just brought a aesthetic and illusionary feeling that being in Tuscany instead of the busy and crowded LA. The uniqueness and tranquility just can’t be found at those fancy Beverly Hills hotels (Although some of them are very cool hotels, but compare 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 a biscuits which Tim put some in the pool house.
    Words and pictures can’t really explain how amazing the Villas 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.

    TonyS1202

  • Anonymous, February 20, 2014

    Absolutely spectacular

    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!

  • Carey G., January 31, 2014

    The Villa Sophia in LA – a truly luxurious refuge!

    “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.”

    Carey G.

  • Joe Gonzalez, September 4, 2013

    What an unbelievable experience I had staying at the Villa Sophia. From the moment you step foot on the property, you are transported to Tuscany. I absolutely love the fact that you are so close to everything in LA, yet there’s such a feeling of privacy and exclusivity. You can’t ask for a better host than Tim. He greets you immediately; helps you with your bags; explains everything about the property in perfect detail. The pool house is cozy, well-lit, and beautifully decorated. The full use of the pool and hot tub felt amazing after a full day at Universal Studios and Disneyland. I felt so relaxed, and let’s not forget about the one-of-a-kind shower; it has a steam room built inside! I have absolutely no desire to stay anywhere else while in the Los Angeles area. I am looking to return next spring and bring my girlfriend along. I have no doubt in my mind that she’ll flip when she sees this place. Many thanks to Tim Vlahos and Sophie! See you both soon!

    Joe Gonzalez

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