Chelsea Leyland

Villa Carlotta

with Chelsea Leyland
  • Where:Los Angeles, California

  • Why:Work...shooting in California with Separating The Strains.

  • When:November 2018

  • Who:Just me.

Highs & Lows

  • The bed.

  • The view.

  • The feeling of privacy.

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Plastic Free

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Takable Treats

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 45/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      The recently re-opened 1920’s Villa Carlotta in Hollywood is a residential hideaway with the sophistication of a five-star hotel and is the ultimate in luxury. Villa Carlotta leads the trend in transient residential living, with a 30 day minimum stay, ideal for those in Los Angeles for extended stays for filming, recording an album, award season or Frieze art fair.

    • Vibe

      Incredibly chic – like the new Chateau. A really great mix of people staying here – from the film, music and art industry – lots of creative people and the chance to meet other people

    • Location

      Close to Silverlake, Los Feliz, in the heart of Franklin Village, close to Bronson and Beachwood Canyon and underneath the Hollywood sign. Pretty quick to get downtown and West Hollywood.

    • Rooms

      Almost 50 apartments – two duplexes with two-bedrooms over two floors, several one bedrooms and then the rest are HUGE spacious studio apartments which are bigger than most NYC / London apartments – all super spacious with their own kitchen and dining area

    • Music

      Not really...

    • Year Opened

      Re-opened in 2018 after several years of careful renovation and restoration.

    • Designed By

      Designed by local, design firm, Studio Preveza, no two units share the same layout, and almost all original moldings, cabinetry, sinks, doors, and huge windows. All rooms have custom made furniture and have a chic European charm.

    • Pool/Gym

      A club-house and pool will be arriving in 2019.

    • Restaurant

      Not yet...

    • Bar

      Not yet…

    • Minibar

      There is a beautiful courtyard and incredible rooftop under the Hollywood sign, both with amazing areas to host friends for dinner parties / sunset drinks. The Villa also have regular events and supper-clubs / drinks for the residents to create a community feel.

    • Wifi

      Yes and yes – high-speed.

    • Children

      There are larger apartments for those with children.

    • Price

      Much better value than airbnb or hotel for a longer term stay, and the beauty is that these are serviced apartments so you have everything you need.

    For the best view of LA.

    Hike to the Hollywood sign or Griffith Observatory

    Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    For the best view of LA.

    Worth the visit.

    See the Celebrity Scientology Centre

    Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International, Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Worth the visit.

    For some fitness.

    Pilates Plus In Silverlake

    Pilates Plus Silverlake, Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    For some fitness.

    To pair with anything.

    Something cute from Le Petit Trou

    Villa Carlotta, Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    To pair with anything.

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