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Spacious Maisonette, Swiss Cottage/Hampstead NW3

Alon

Spacious Maisonette, Swiss Cottage/Hampstead NW3

9 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
9 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

1st & 2nd Floor Period Property with stairs.
Location: 2 minutes walk from Swiss Cottage station.

2018: PLEASE SEND INQUIRY (not a Reservation Request) TO CHECK AVAILABILITY

I reside in the home, studio or attic. (Reviews convey I am discreet & available if need be). Can sleep at friends, negotiable.

- Suitable for Photo / Film shoots (Please discuss terms).

100% RESPONSE RATE
But I don't have a smart phone, so if I'm not home, it may take a few hours to respond from home computer.

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer
TV
Iron

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets

Accessibility

Wide hallway clearance

Availability

40 Reviews

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Jonah User Profile
Jonah
July 2018
My stay in this place was essentially like staying at a family friend's house in the summer. It is a bit quirky. Lots of rules, the toilet doesn't flush normally, you have to clean the shower when you use it, one small bathroom for 9 guests, 3 guests sharing 1 storage room with a…
Alon User Profile
Response from Alon:
Jonah’s review is grossly misleading and its length speaks volumes about Jonah’s approach to this booking and dealings with me. --Firstly, Jonah egregiously misrepresents our initial communication: ‘I WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BOOK’. Jonah sent a (prepaid) Reservation Request contrary to my headline notice ‘2018: PLEASE SEND INQUIRY (not a Reservation Request) TO CHECK AVAILABILITY’ Jonah more accurately states ’I should have read more carefully before booking….I had very little time….’ In fact, Jonah drew me into a lengthy, complex communique made more difficult by his being in Belarus evidently without WiFi for considerable time, whence he also had to ask one of his band to cover for him in Ukraine! – This was partly related to the frustrations of trying to fulfill Jonah’s request to arrange a taxi to pick them up at the airport. -- I was unable to accommodate 5; so suggested a friend & fellow host was able to take one or two. The proposition was attractive as my friend was a musical producer. However, 3 days later on arrival, immediate request for Wifi lead to one deciding to rather lodge with a family-friend; while the other 4 wanted to stay together. Thus Jonah casually told me to cancel my friend without apology or penny in compensation.. The 4 had 2 rooms, but chose to sleep 1 & 3 respectively.. So it was Joanh who OVERCROWDED the house and had to make do with a floor futon in lieu of a bed in my friend’s place. Still, I don’t believe it caused problem with the bathroom – not small by UK standards, and with shower & a bathtub, and a separate toilet - given the hours kept by Jonah’s band. And beyond a glass of water, Jonah did not wish to use the kitchen. -- This leads to Jonah’s peculiar reference to ‘RULES’, never discussed with me! In fact Jonah IGNORED the rules and rather exercised his own (Website hidden by Airbnb) by inviting several strangers at all hours of day or night, when they also created considerable NOISE in keeping others awake till 4 – 5am! Thus not surprisingly, I was more present and alert than normal. Still, contrary to my so called ‘unprovoked conversations’, it was Jonah who engaged me as he sought a last minute Bass player for his gig, and I introduced him to my friend staying here, also a professional musician! -- In sum, my experience of Jonah was a somewhat disorganized professional musician, egocentric and dysfunctional, floating around in a haze. This included his failure to respond to the recalculation of payments. He was charged for 2 rooms as per norm with additional persons, as well as additional ‘administration’ fee for my time and effort & 1 night compensation to my friend.
July 2018
Nina User Profile
Nina
July 2015
Very convenient location for central London and especially having the underground so close. House is spacious and neighbourhood very nice, very safe
Candace User Profile
Candace
May 2015
Alon was very accommodating and helpful. It was a first time trip for my family to come abroad so I wanted to meet their expectations and Alon's house was cozy and quiet, very suitable for families and small groups of guests.
Glenn User Profile
Glenn
October 2014
The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Gillian User Profile
Gillian
July 2014
Alon was indeed a quiet and gracious host. Most of the time we were hardly aware that he was home, but when we did meet he was welcoming, friendly and accommodating to our few requests. The location is wonderful, in a quiet street very close to Swiss Cottage tube station. …
Alon User Profile
Response from Alon:
I enjoyed hosting Gillian and greatly appreciate her feedback. Only for sake of clarity, the futon bed' Gillian refers to is in the upper bedroom (see 'Quiet Room...' among the other 4 listings). The bedroom at the bottom of the house with the curvy wall, my mother's bedroom has a good quality divan bed. The futon-bed was long the choice of mum's long time lodger who slept very comfortably for many years. Similarly most guests have been content. I only recall one other who explicitly mentioned it as uncomfortable. Nevertheless, I am contemplating replacing the futon-bed with one that may suit everyone better; while keeping the futon as an alternative for those who prefer it. -- A new bed along with new equipment in the kitchen; indeed renovation of the kitchen itself, are on the list. This follows last year's more essential renovations, double-glazed windows in the bedrooms, and new cupboards in the upper bedroom & studio, Yet as I conveyed to Gillian the wish to continue renovations is presently restricted by the need to principally fuel the substantial Inheritance Tax on the property, which will permit me to keep the family home of 30 years that I love and am loathe to lose. In short, the renovations will be done as soon as possible.
July 2014
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Adrian
May 2018
Alon was very chill and accomodating. The place is wonderful if youre also a lover of places with loads of life and personality. The house is always full of artists and it has a cinematic bohemian charm. The design is very interesting, specially in the beige room. The area is ver…
Devorah User Profile
Devorah
October 2017
Alon was incredibly helpful and open to our project from the very first moment I contacted him with our filming request. He was very quick replying to questions and doubts, giving very clear instructions and directions which allowed us to organize the shooting schedule quickly an…

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I'm an historical researcher and writer, of both creative and academic works. In the past I've written novels, fairytales, and a piece for the stage. In younger days I used to travel quite a bit, study and work abroad. I spent most time in Greece, France, Belgium and Holland,…
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