The Villa Sophia - Romantic Honeymoon Spa Retreat
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This is the wondferful thing about Hollywood - there's always room for surprises and this is one of my favourites. The Pool House at Villa Sophia is an intimate, luxurious hideway nestling in the grounds of the estate which was once home to James Whale, who directed 1930s masterpieces 'Frankenstein' and 'Bride of Frankenstein' (which deserved an Oscar alone for Elsa Lanchester's hair). For a little under 400 bucks a night you can now live the mogul's life in this Tuscan fairytale overlooked by Griffith Park Observatory, with commanding views towards downtown (that is, when you can see it through the smog). The guest house is a more recent addition to the state, so not quite in the same architectural league as the main house, which dates from 1927, but nevertheless why stay in a hotel when you can have this? The beady-eyed among you may recognise the house as the location for one of the episodes of 'Entourage'. Highly recommended.Recommended for:
Guest Reviews from Homeaway (3)
- Damien B.
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 privat... ...read more
- Shane L.
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.... ...read more
- Constantine "Tim" V.Submitted: May 15, 2014 | Stayed: Mar 20, 2014
“The Hidden Gem”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 ... ...read more
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