Notting Hill, just by Portobello rd

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Bevington Rd, Kensington, England W10 5, United Kingdom
Chris

Our apartment is right on the Portobello Road where the Portobello Market happens every Friday and Saturday. It's an area full of restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy the mix of international cultures.

Your host, Chris
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Our apartment is right on the Portobello Road where the Portobello Market happens every Friday and Saturday. It's an area full of restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy the mix of international cultures.

The Space

Ground floor apartment in the heart of Notting Hill, just one street from the famous Portobello Road Market. At the end of our street is the multicultural Goldborne Road with a Portuguese coffee shop and Market, and it's great second hand shops. There are many fantastic restaurants as well as the independent shops for which the area is known. Holland Park is 20 minutes walk away, and Kensington Gardens around 25 minutes walk, or a short busride. Underground is 5 min walk and plenty of buses to move around the city are available.

The apartment is divided over 2 floors, it has 2 bedrooms, both with comfortable double beds and a studio with a single bed also. The beds are brand new, and the building itself only around 4 years old. It accommodates 5 person-max. It has 2 bathrooms and a beautiful and airy terrace/patio. There is wi-fi, Apple TV and Netflix, washing machine, dishwasher, oven and microwave. Lovely, cosy, clean and comfortable; fresh linens and towels provided. Boris bike access provided on request. Kids friendly!

Price is 180 pounds per night.

Please, no smoking, no parties and no pets. Check in at 3 p.m., check-out at noon. 5-person maximum. Pay through AirBnB.

And please take care of our sweet home!!!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Security Deposit: $529
Cleaning Fee: $88
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • The flat is spacious and is really near to Portobello Rd.
    All you see in the photos is true, the kitchen is cute and you have a great sofa to have a relax when you return after a full day out!
    In my opinion, the flat does not have a good heating system (another guest said the same) and this is the reason why I decided to rest one star.
    Chis is a perfect host, he has a helpful attitude and sent me emails with a lot informatino about his flat and the neighborhood.
    Good location if you are interested to stay in Nothing Hill.

    April 2013
  • Chris seemed to be a nice guy and the apartment had great potential but the airbnb ad is unfortunately disingenuous. It was not his fault that the downstairs shower flooded (despite draino then a plumber), requiring us to use the upstairs shower that doesn't have a screen (so also flooded). Nor that the downstairs toilet didn't flush properly (and probably hadn't been properly cleaned in years). However it IS disingenuous to claim on the airbnb website that there was TV (there wasn't, but there was Apple TV, not quite the same thing), and that there was a washer/dryer (there was a washer but the dryer didn't work which made drying clothes in winter a challenge). Further, when we arrived the owners' clothes and general stuff was all over the study, hallway and kids room (unlike the pristine photos in the ad), leaving very little practical space for use by us. All in all a disappointing experience given the obvious pluses of the intrinsically nice apartment and it being in a great location near Portobello Road/ Notting Hill shops, market and restaurants.

    January 2013
    Chris
    Response from Chris:

    Obviously, we were disappointed to have our first unhappy customer. Just a few comments; Henry neglected to mention that in recognition of the issues he raised, we gave him a significant discount.
    We also had stocked the fridge for him full of food (he arrived Christmas Day) and the big issue - the plumbing was fixed by a plumber immediately. It worked fine when we arrived, contrary to the comments here. The flat is very clean and tidy, also unlike the impression given here.
    All the issues aside from the TV are now fixed. I can assure any guests they will have a great time in the heart of Notting Hill if they stay with us, as all other guests except for Henry have.

    January 2013
  • Chris was a very kind host, the house was very nice and very central the only think I would suggest is to make a bit more room available for guests in terms of cupboard space.

    November 2012
  • Chris provided our small group a wonderful place to call home during the recent London 2012 Olympics. The accomodations were exactly as described and provided us a good amount of space to feel like we weren't on top of each other. The Portobello Road area is terriffic!!! We would stay here again too. I wish we had a few more days to hang out and experience London with this great place as a backdrop.

    August 2012
  • Great place to stay in London. Myself, wife and 3 kids stayed over the Easter break. Location is superb - Portobello market is literally two minutes walk away and all the restaurants and activities of Notting Hill. London Underground on 5 minutes away. Apartment comfortably slept 5 people and was big enough so everyone had their own space. In a quiet and safe area if returning home late at night. Chris met me with the keys and left good directions for how to use everything.

    April 2012
  • My friends and I stayed at Chris apartment for a week. It was our first time in London and we tought that maybe the place was a bit far from the center of the City but with the tube is really easy to go everywhere - and you're at few steps from Portobello RD!
    We really liked the apartment. We were 5 people and It was perfect for us: it's clean, big and cosy, and two bathrooms are really comfortable if you are more than 3 people. Chris was very kind with us; he arranged everything and when we arrived everything was perfect. He left us even some helpful informations about the place, restaurants, cinemas and underground. This was the first holiday for everyone in London and we loved it even more than how much we imagined. We recommend the apartment to everyone!

    January 2012
  • we really enjoy our stay to London. We liked notting hill and portobello which are lovely place.
    this appartment is very comfortable and particulary with children.
    It was very well organised. Chris answer very quickly to all question by mail.
    And the flat was very clean. Thanks!!!

    January 2012
  • We had a very nice stay at Chris Barrets appartement. No problems what so ever. Good beds, nice and well equiped kitchen, WIFI, delicate bathromms.
    I will recomend it to others.

    December 2011
  • The flat is in a cool modern building and the area is great for walks and food. I can fully recommend to stay there – we were 5 and everything worked perfect: conversation with Chris, very nice neighbours giving us the key, beds and towels all new + nice, ...

    December 2011
  • We were 4 adults and one child of 4 years old. We spent 3 days in Beverton Road, London and we are very happy about our choice.

    We found the house very cosy, clean and well furnished. The instructions left by the owner were very precise and was very easy to pick up the keys and to find the stuff. All was perfectly organised.

    We also appreciated the area nearby which is full of shops, bars, and nice pubs. It is a short distance from the Tube (5 minutes) but I recommend to take a walk on Notting Hill towards South Kensington and Holland Park.

    December 2011
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I've been living in West London for the last 3 years with my wife and 4 year old son. Prior to that I was living in Barcelona for 1 year and Amsterdam for 7 years before that. I love to travel, and have visited all the continents except the really cold ones! I own two properties, (one London, one Barcelona) which from time to time I make available (as the entire place) on airbnb. I've lived in both, so can give you good advice about what's nice to do/see/experience in the respective cities.
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