Los Angeles holiday villa rental with private pool, jacuzzi/hot tub, internet access and balcony/terrace

46 Reviews

Los Angeles holiday villa rental with private pool, jacuzzi/hot tub, internet access and balcony/terrace

From the owner

  • Villa
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking.  See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

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.

*** FILMING and EVENTS - The Villa Sophia is sometimes rented as a location for photography, filming and very rarely special events. Mostly fashion photography. In the case of a shoot/event you will not be disturbed in the guest house and you may come and go like normal. We will inform you of any scheduled shoots/events upon booking and as they come up. Shoots are most often booked less than a week before the desired date. ***

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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

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



Cancellation policy

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£281.20) $395.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Pets are sometimes permitted on a case by case basis.
Visitors - Two total visitors are permitted per each 3 days stay. Visits are limited to 4 hours and require prior approval.
Personal Photography - guests are welcome to take photos of themselves for personal use at no cost.
Commercial Photography - not allowed

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About the owner

Constantine V.
Tourist Licence
Calendar updated:
14 May 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 May 2010. Located in California, it has 46 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £2314.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 May 2021.


46 reviews
Very Good
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

Absolutely Breathtaking!!
Aug 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 … More 

Reviewed 25 Aug 2018


Nov 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… More 

Reviewed 5 Dec 2017

Elizabeth M
San Francisco, California

Stupendous location, gracious host, delightful experience!
Apr 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 … More 

Reviewed 16 Apr 2015


Ein Traumhaus wie aus einem Hollywoodfilm
Aug 2014

Wir waren für fünf Tage in der Villa Sophia und haben dort unseren 30. Hochzeitstag gefeiert.Es war ein Traumaufenthalt, und die Villa Sophia hat alle unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Di… More 

Reviewed 8 Nov 2014

Laguna Beach, California

Aug 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… More 

Reviewed 28 Aug 2014

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Constantine (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Constantine (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Constantine (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Constantine the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Constantine (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Constantine (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Constantine (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Constantine (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Constantine (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Constantine (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Constantine (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Constantine (the owner) a message.

If Constantine (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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