About this listing
This cool, compact, well equipped one bedroom flat has a private courtyard garden and is located in a very pretty and tranquil canalside area close to tube stations, easily and quickly accessible to the centre of London.
A cool one bedroom apartment on the canal at Little Venice with private courtyard and big communal garden in a tranquil location with easy access to central London.
This is the owner's London base but frequently available to visitors. Regrettably it can only accommodate a maximum of two people and is not suitable for babies or small children.
There is a well equipped kitchen; towels and linen are provided. There is a washing machine but no dryer. A launderette in nearby Formosa St offers a drying service. There is a clothes drying rack, iron and ironing board. There is Wi Fi, a printer, a TV and a docking station for an iPod/MP3 player.
Access to private courtyard and communal gardens.
Interaction with Guests
Communication is principally by email as I live a long way out of London and am rarely able to meet guests personally. However I always check shortly after their arrival to make sure everything is satisfactory.
The neighbourhood is remarkably peaceful and very pretty with lots of mature trees, attractive streetscapes and boats on the canal. It is pleasant to take an evening stroll along the towpath - you can walk for miles free of traffic with only the odd bicycle to avoid.
There is a wide selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants within close walking distance. There is a very good choice of local shops in Clifton Gardens including a butcher, greengrocer, deli, pharmacist, wine shop, cafes, florist and small supermarket.
It is a 10-15 minute walk to Regents Park and Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park which offer hectares of green space, lakes, play areas and both sporting and cultural activities.
It is a 5 minute walk to Warwick Avenue tube and Paddington mainline station which has a regular 15 minute service to Heathrow.
Meter parking during day, free after 6.30pm.
The Number 18 bus stops very close by and takes you to Baker St from where you can stroll down the delightful Marylebone High Street with its many attractive shops and on towards Oxford St, Soho etc. A folder for guests inside the apartment gives further information and travel tips.
The two tube stations are a few minutes walk away. Warwick Avenue on the Bakerloo line, Paddington on Bakerloo, Circle and District, Hammersmith and City lines. Paddington is also a mainline station to the west. There are several convenient bus lines nearby. There are 'Boris bikes' to hire in Warwick Avenue which also has a taxi rank.
Other Things to Note
Please note there is limited storage space - just one hanging cupboard in the bedroom. I plan to provide a small chest of drawers in the near future.
Normal consideration for neighbours.
Please leave the flat as you found it.
Further details on booking.
Perfect location esp arriving from paddington ex Heathrow. Canal activity interesting, lots of eating places and bonus local community area with big screen tv. Apartment small but everything you needed. Newly decorated bathroom. Fast wifi and well stocked kitchen. Would book again.
My wife and I loved the apartment! The location is impecable, near to tube stations, Little Venice is very nice and quiet.
The flat was more than we expected, we actually felt like being at our home. Everything was ready as we arrived, and Jane
was very helpful in everything.
We are already planning to come back.
Location is awsome, flat was ready and our host prepared everything for us. i would highly recommend this place as you will enjoy your time as a true londoner
Very comfortable cosy flat in such a pretty & quiet area of London. The flat is exactly as show in the photos with a lovely courtyard & garden. An easy walk to both Paddington & Warwick Ave stations and other public transport options.
Jane's instructions were very clear & easy to follow, & her welcome email was most appreciated.
Would highly recommend and hope to have the pleasure of staying again.
The apartment looks exactly like in the pictures and, although we haven't met Jane personally, she always answered our emails promptly and was very helpful.
Vidunderligt & pittoresk område midt i London. Hyggelig lille og ren lejlighed. Vi nød terrassen meget. Vender gerne tilbage næste gang vi er i UK. Prøv f.x. Water-buses til Camden, som ligger til lige ud for lejligheden. God instruktion og info om ankomst & afgang.
Jane's apartment in Little Venice was pure perfection! My wife and I loved every minute of being there! The bed was SO comfortable, the shower was amazing, and it was conveniently located to everything! Little Venice is so cute also. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay! If we head back to London we will definitely re-book with Jane.
About the Host, Jane
I am a journalist with three grown up children. I live in the country and the apartment is my London home which I use two or three times a month for a night or two. Otherwise it is often available for Airbnb guests.
Sadly I am rarely able to meet my guests as I live a long way out of London but I keep lines of communication open, answer questions promptly and always check that everything is OK after their arrival.
I lived in Sydney for several years and am happy that many of my guests come from Australia - they are great travellers. Quite often guests have come to visit their adult children who live and work or study in London.
My favourite holidays are active: riding, walking, tennis. Favourite destinations: Patagonia, Kenya, SW France, Tuscany. Currently reading: The Green Road by Anne Enright. Last read: Do no harm by Henry Marsh. I love dancing, cooking, gardening, walking, tennis and riding.
Life motto: never be afraid to entertain strangers lest you entertain angels unawares.