Villa Sophia is set on 12 private acres amid the dramatic scenery of the San Jacinto Mountains. Passing through the gate you are surrounded by an oasis with ponds, bungalows and an incredible perspective of the mountains. This gated luxury property is laid out around a lake with an island you can cross to by bridge.
The property is spread out over the main house, guest house and casita, each with charming Southwestern exteriors and its own enchanting interior style. There are 11 bedrooms and 13.5 bathrooms in total. The main house is all elegance, with coffered ceilings, stone fireplace surrounds and wrought-iron details in its expansive living room and formal dining room. The guest house and casita have more rustic appeal, with stucco fireplaces, terracotta floors, and beamed ceilings. Three fully equipped kitchens give the houses practical features to match their thoughtful decor. There’s also an indoor wet bar, media room, heated pool, and hot tub.
Paths lead guests through the beautiful landscaping to the outdoor pool, al-fresco kitchen, bar, a large terrace with loungers and tennis courts. Climate-controlled garages have space for 11 cars, and the stables and helicopter pad are available on request.
Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of the areas of great beauty in Western North America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which the Cahuilla people so expertly used and its abundant Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm) are breathtaking contrasts to the stark rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond. A moderately graded, foot path winds down into the canyon for picnicking near the stream, meditating, exploring, hiking or horseback riding. While in Palm Canyon visit the Trading Post for hiking maps, refreshments, Indian art and artifacts, books, jewelry, pottery, baskets, weaving, and conversational cultural lore.