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Shell Stone Coffee Table with Large Oversized Comfortable Sofa
Fashionable Melrose Avenue #1
Fashionable Melrose Avenue #1
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
0 shared baths
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NO SMOKING Chemical free home

* Small boutique room, designed for the light traveler
This room has a shared bathroom and no laundry facilities; kitchen available only for guests who book a consecutive week or longer.

Check in: 3:00 pm to 8.00 pm only. Check out is 11:00 am.

The space

Relax by the Sparking Pool and listen to the subtle sounds of the wind chimes and if you're lucky sip on Rita's Organic Lemonade or Ice Tea. Easy access to shops, restaurants, movie theaters all within safe walking distance, even at night.

Queen Platform Bed with a Simmons Plush Euro Top Mattress, beautiful Soft Linens and Duvets Covers. The room has a small hanging space for your clothes. Plenty of drawer space, ideal for the light travelers. Sliding doors with heavy drapes to provide plenty of privacy. Private porch with outside seating area through sliding glass doors.

Kitchen facilities are available for guests who book for a consecutive week or more. THERE IS NO MICROWAVE ON THE PREMISES. Filtered Water available. Private Swimming Pool and Lounge Area.

Easy access to local restaurants, tourist attractions and safe walking areas.

Guest access


Interaction with guests

This is determined by the guest, some guests come to meditate and swim,( weather permitting) other come to sight see, I love it when I have return visitors, we fall into step with one another, like we have never been apart. As I stated earlier if you are a person that can be made happy, I'm 99.9 % sure you will enjoy your stay at my serene home. Great for the weary traveler or the professional here for CE credits.

Please remember to clean up after yourself. Thanks so much, now let's have some fun!

Other things to note

My home is very quiet and serene. Weather permitting, you can eat outside, look at the Beautiful Wisteria Tree and listen to the parrots call. This is a smoke free, chemical free home; please do not bring your non- organic items here. It very important to have medical coverage while travelling especially in America; in 14 years of hosting, I have had to use it a few times. Please provide copy of coverage along with your passport and any emergency numbers, and write a little note about any prescription medication you are taking. If you have insurance on your car and your well being, now everything is covered. No need to worry, come have a good time, see you soooon!! Rita

Wireless Internet
Extra people $37 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $22 NZD
Security Deposit $224 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking, no pets, or partying, mingling with other guests delight me. There have been many friendships developed, and some of my visitors have even taken language courses so they can communicate when they visit each other. Please be considerate of my other guests, there likes and dis-likes and an IMPORTANT RULE YOU MUST LIVE BY: ENJOY YOURSELF. All guests to have goverment ID on file along with a copy of passport, medical coverage and drivers license.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - Shared bathroom with wide window of showers after 9 pm
Amenity limitations - cooking ....$20. 00 each load of laundry
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
2 nights minimum stay

146 Reviews

Check In
Tessa User Profile
July 2016
Rita was a wonderful host. Very helpful and kind. The house was beautiful and we both had a wonderful stay. Thanks again so much for having us!
Rita User Profile
Response from Rita:
Thank you Tessa so happy to know you had a good time, say hello to Prince Harry ha ha love rita
July 2016

Benjamin User Profile
November 2017
Great location. Rita is a lovely host.

Amee User Profile
November 2017
Good value for the style, charm, and comfort of the place. Everything was clean, smelled fresh, and had been taken care of..Rita showed good hospitality by staying in to welcome her guests and show them around. Bedding was comfortable, and bathroom was spacious and nice. It is a shared bathroom between two rooms, but not a problem as doors have locks and you can take turns using the bathroom. Shower door is not a problem unlike some other reviews mentioned. Location is good, as can take uber to Hollywood, Beverly Dr., and Convention Center. Street is nice and safe, and has some lovely designs of houses.

Jonathan User Profile
November 2017
I had a lovely stay at Rita's Home. She is a very sweet and energetic woman with lots to share if you oblige. I got mustard on my clothes and Rita was kind enough to do my laundry in exchange for a charitable donation to be made to a humanitarian organization which i though was brilliant. I would love to stay again
Rita User Profile
Response from Rita:
Thanks for the lovely review....and yes I am very excited all my guests have been very receptive to my charitable organizations, Last month I donated a sizable amount to "Heifer International" I selected Chicks and Rabbits that will be ideal for Christmas, the thought of these children having them as Christmas gifts brought me to tears. thank you so much. I also spoke to Peets coffee shop with every free cup of coffee they give me I donate that money to either "Operation Smile" or Heifer International, MY NEXT DONATION WILL BE FOR A WATER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS. SO MANY MANY THANKS. LOVE RITA
November 2017

Roby User Profile
October 2017
Rita's place is as wonderful as you can see in the pictures! It looks elegant and feels very homey. The location is perfect: close to Hollywood, nice and safe neighbourhood. Rita is such an explosive personality: she's so lovely, and she'll tell you wonderful stories as a host! It was my first AirBnB experience, and I was astonished!
Rita User Profile
Response from Rita:
Thank you for your lovely review, its been a long time since I stayed up until midnight talking about the amazing guests that I have had the good fortune to have stay with me....and how they have remained in my life...I have had an astonishing life because of my amazing guests. I can now add you to my list.... Happy travels, happy life.
October 2017

Jingyi User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful decor , cozy and very convenient, plenty of street parking.

Sabrina User Profile
October 2017
It was a wonderful and amazing stay at your house Rita and I wish I could stay longer. Thanks to your helpful life-advices, your warm hospitality and your help to come to the Pumpket-Market :) I really, really enjoyed my stay and loved the closeness to the Melrose Avenue and your safe neighborhood. And guess what it worked to get the Cupcakes to my house in Germany - no Problems at the Airports - Jeahhhh :) Thanks so much for everything. Oh und PS: Danke auch für den Tipp des persönliches Fahrers Alex. Es war super easy zum Flughafen zu kommen und auch zu sonstigen Sehenswürdigkeiten - seine Insider-Tipps zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten auf dem Weg waren echt super und er ist super angenehm als Fahrer. Danke dir und ich vermisse dich und dein gemütliches, tolles zu Hause :) Kisses, Sabrina
Rita User Profile
Response from Rita:
You were a very nice guest....I am glad you had a good time, Alex the driver said Hello, and said he would be happy to pick you up at L.A.X when you come back. Enjoy the cup cakes.
October 2017

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Rita User Profile

I am thoughtful and energetic, a humorous individual that loves life. I am originally from London, England and moved to the United States in my teens."I am Rosalind Russel from Auntie Mame" in other words, I am a wee bit eccentric. I am internationally traveled and very city savvy. I have owned a successful Furniture Moving Company for many wonderful years. My friends are like a" banquet of flowers". And if you are person that can be made happy, I am 99.9% sure you will enjoy your stay with me. The question is can you be made happy???

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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