I'm easy going, respectful, and drama free. I love beaches, reading, NPR, NYT, autobiographies, documentaries. Art galleries. Clean, simple food.
I'm looking forward to hosting through this site.
Really great stay! Clean room, everything you need (we loved the little notes). It's really close to the beach and stores/restaurants etc
The shower rocks!
Melody was an awesome host. I loved that she was so familiar with the area and she was beyond helpful. Her prices are reasonable and the location is prime. I would stay with Melody again.
This was a great little crash pad just north of the action on Abbot kinney. The place was ready when I needed it and when I needed to coordinate checking out Melody was really flexible. The room is basic and without a kitchen or fridge, but when I left my 6 pack of beverages on the counter, she was kind and put them in the supplied cooler (that I failed to see:) with ice packs! So great to come back to that. There are little notes everywhere to direct to you: Like the wifi password on the candle on the table, arrows to light switches and even nail-polish hash tags on the handles in the shower for the water to be perfect temperature. I'm a heavy sleeper so the car noise didn't bother me but it's right on Venice Blvd. and something to consider.
great apartment, great location, fresh fruit every day :-) the street is quite loud - that's the only negative thing i can think of. would definitely go back!
Address was easy to find, short bike ride to the beach and a great bike path. Parking was not a problem. Fresh fruit everyday. The beds were very comfortable. Other than the continual road noise, it was really good.
As announced, superb location with easy access to beach, canal (by foot or by bike), highway, airport (by car). Plenty of street parking next by.
Melody is very helpful and discreet. Our 1-week stay has gone so smoothly that we almost felt like home, like the old times in college.
In all, great choice for an authentic LA experience, which was what we were looking for 10 years after graduation from UCLA and left the city.
Great location, felt like home. Having a bike was the best part, if you want to visit Venice and the surrounding areas, this is the place for you!
Melody's place was great! We stayed only one night and she was very accommodating. I loved it that she provided bikes! We had a great sleep and wonderful time. I would definitely recommend her place and stay again!
Melody's place was clean and cozy - perfect for me, my sister and my dog to call home during our stay in LA. And the location was fabulous... we walked to dinner and spent an entire afternoon shopping just two blocks away. Melody was a wonderful, warm, welcoming host. Can't wait to visit again!
This really was an A+ Venice location! It was easy to find parking, even when we got in super late and once we were there it was just a short walk to the beach. A comfortable place to lay our heads with fruit for the mornings, could not ask for much else. While we didn't see Melody much she was a gracious host. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Very sweet and laid back guest! Great conversation and helped us clean up after dinner. Definitely recommend.
Melody was a joy to have at our home. She seemed to love our critters and we enjoyed getting to know her. We would love to see her again, should her adventures bring her back our way again.
Melody was an amazing guest. She abode by all the house rules. She left the room very clean and didn't demand many things from us. Being an airbnb expert, she even gave me tips on how to be the best host. She was courteous, emailing me to let me know every time she had to swing by the house when she's out. We provided her with breakfast, which she loved. She was easy-going, with vacation in mind and enjoyed the room and the city. I highly recommend hosting Melody!
Melody was wonderful. She was so quiet during her stay it seemed as though she floated through our home like a butterfly. An extremely mellow and relaxed guest -- she enjoyed the pool and misters while lying in the sun. She even left us with red wine and a cute thank you note! She is always welcome back here next time she ventures this way!
I've been a friend of Melody's for many years. She is caring and respectful of the needs of others, and that's going to be a big plus for anyone staying at her place in Venice. She's honorable, helpful, educated and easygoing. If you're visiting from out of town, Melody is the perfect person to steer you to all the right places in Venice, having been a long-time resident. You'll be glad you stayed at Mel's and you'll end up making a great friend. Can't recommend highly enough.
Melody is classy and cool! She probably knows everything you want to know about Venice. Easy walking the colorful streets from this location. Mid Century Modern accents (those couches are wide and very comfortable. . .better than a hide-a-bed.) Friendly, friendly, friendly.
I have know Melody for 30 years. I worked with Melody and friends we were ever since. I also have the fortune of staying with Melody a lot, she a great person, very generous with her knowledge and energy, easy going and helpful. To share space with her is great, the apartment itself is nice, comfortable and the location is in what I think is the coolest part of LA period, you can walk to the hip Abbott Kinney area and the beach. I highly recommend Melody's place for all the reasons above.