Couch in the Studio with Cable TV!The backyard patio.
Garden Casita retreat w/ private bathroom
Hosted by Kathy
Kathy is the host.Kathy is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The Spanish Castle was built in 1927. The separate garden casita retreat is light and airy and has:
* A private entrance;
* Skylights and many windows, curtains and shutters close off the light if you want to sleep in;
* A spacious private bathroom;
* A comfortable queen sized bed;
*A big desk if you want to work;
* A couch;
*A portable air conditioner, fan and a space heater;
* Cable TV;
* Wifi;
*For an extra guest, an air mattress is available.

The space

We rent two bedrooms and a casita garden retreat:
*Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms;
*Central air and heat work though the house
*Guests are given keys to lock their rooms.
* Cable TV available in each room.

Guest access

In a warm and friendly atmosphere, we offer easy access to the kitchen, laundry, and guests are welcome in dining and sitting areas.

Interaction with guests

I like friendly interactions and good communication with my guests! If you want to keep to yourself, that is OK, too.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

We like guests to keep me up-to-date of delays in their arrival.

Other things to note

I have two adorable and well-behaved dogs, so we can't accommodate any other pets. Please don't leave the gate open and let the dog out!

Free parking on premises
Smoking allowed
Wheelchair accessible

Extra people $44 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $74 NZD
Weekly Discount: 11%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No parties or overnight stays by friends here. No drugs, please.

Please arrive before 9 pm if possible when you first arrive..

You are welcome to use the kitchen and refrigerator and dishwasher.

Guests are also welcome to use the clothes washer and dryer, but please conserve water.

Also try to save electricity.
There is space on the backyard deck for smoking.
Please don't let my dogs out, thanks!

I look forward to every new guest, and want you to feel welcome!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 2 small dogs, very sweet
Some spaces are shared - Living rooms, breakfast room, kitchen, laundry room


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

59 Reviews

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Shannon User Profile
October 2017
I really enjoyed staying in Kathy's Garden Casita - her room/bathroom detached from the house. It was clean and comfortable. Kathy accommodated a bit of an early check-in, which I appreciated. She also made it easy to access the main house for the use of her kitchen. The location is fabulous, it's a safe neighborhood, and everyone (other guests included) was so friendly. I would stay with Kathy again for sure!
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.
Response from Kathy:
So glad it worked out. Hope to see you again.
October 2017

Bree User Profile
September 2017
Kathy's place is great. I stayed in the Casita out the back and it was so big, very comfortable and clean. Private entrance and full use of the kitchen and laundry. The location is great - so close to shops and great restaurants. Easy to get around on foot, but I caught uber most places and it was pretty cheap as it's in a central location. Kathy is a great host - she helped me check in early when I arrived first thing in the morning and even took me for a coffee to wake up! Kathy also checked in on me to see how everything was going when it had been so hot and I'd be out and about all day. It was really nice. The dogs are adorable and such well behaved pups. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Kathy!
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.
Response from Kathy:
Thanks so much, Bree. Great to have you.
September 2017

Bennett User Profile
September 2017
Kathy is a friendly, helpful host with charming, adorable dogs. I stayed in the casita which was just perfect. So quiet, private, and comfortable. This airy, beautiful space gets great natural light as well. Thanks, Kathy!
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.
Response from Kathy:
Glad it worked out for both of us. Thanks.
September 2017

Parastoo User Profile
August 2017
Kathy's place is amazing! Very clean and located in a great location! She is a super host! One of the best places I stayed at. Will definitely recommend
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.
Response from Kathy:
That would be great, thanks.
August 2017

Ross User Profile
August 2017
Kathy was such a sweetheart and extremely accomodating. She truly cares about the spaces she rents out and you can easily tell. Thanks so much Kathy.
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.
Response from Kathy:
Thanks for your enthusiasm. Great to have you stay.
August 2017

Sehaj User Profile
June 2017
Kathy was a wonderful host. She is extremely responsive to any questions or concerns and very friendly and goes above and beyond for her guests. I was very absent-minded and left my hoodie at Kathy's place before heading to the airport back home. She was able to ship it out to me the same day. Best Airbnb host ever! The studio is really perfect for anyone who wants a little more space or is in town for business (like I was). I would get work done at the desk, relax on the nice couch, and enjoy a great night's sleep in the large bed. I loved having my own space and having a nice, friendly conversation with Kathy whenever we ran into each other. The location is absolutely perfect. Take it from someone who makes many trips to LA and has to constantly get around all of the city, Kathy's studio is in the center of everything. There's also everything you could need within a 20-minute walk (Trader Joe's, CVS, plenty of restaurants, etc.). Would highly recommend this listing.
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.
Response from Kathy:
Thanks for your visit and review. I hope to see you again.
June 2017

Melinda User Profile
May 2017
Excellent host

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Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Kathy User ProfileKathy is a superhost.

Hello! I'm your host Kathy. Welcome to LA!
I enjoy meeting new people, so Airbnb is perfect for me. It is important to me that my guests be open and friendly.

I love all the arts, fine dining and doing interesting things around the city. My cinematic tastes include independent and artful movies. My neighborhood is pretty, and my friendly dogs love going for walks. Traveling is an important part of my life. At one time I lived in London for 7 years, while doing a lot of other European travel. I'm a calm person, a good listener and also very interested in the news.

During the day, I work at my own public relations and marketing business from home.

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

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