Twin option

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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Stay with me in my light and airy home, close to beautiful Richmond Park and the River Thames.

The space

I am offering a light and airy double or twin room, and your own private living room in my Victorian home, located in the residential area of north Kingston. Your bedroom has plenty of drawer storage, space for hanging clothes, a dressing table/desk and chair, and a hairdryer. Your comfortable living room has a sofa, armchair, flat screen TV/DVD player with various cable channels and radio.

Guest access

Guests share the bathroom with just me (and I never hog it!), a second loo, and the kitchen and dining area too for light meals, which looks out on to my beautiful, peaceful garden. Guests are given a couple of shelves in my fridge, your own food cupboard space, and you are free to use all kitchen facilities to cook light meals up until 11pm. You can also hop on to my wi-fi.

Interaction with guests

I am out at work 3 days a week, then work from home the rest of the time so I am available to answer guest's questions most of the time. I love meeting people from all over the world through Airbnb and am happy to chat in the kitchen and dining area, but I do respect guest's privacy, as I would expect guests to respect mine too.

Other things to note

For security reasons, I only accept reservations requests from guests who have included verifications in their Airbnb profiles.

Check in times have to be arranged around my hours of work.

I provide bed linen and towels.

You can help yourself to tea, coffee and milk during your stay but please note I don't provide breakfast.

Please restrict use of the shower and kitchen after 11pm - my house is not huge, noise travels, and I often have to get up early in the morning!

Visitors parking permits for outside the house are £3 a day, and for around the corner £1.50 a day. There is free parking about a 2 minute walk away but spaces are not always available.

Optional £10 for cleaning of bedroom if staying for more than one week.

Guests do not have access to my washing machine. There is a launderette just a 2 minute walk away where you can have a very reasonably priced service wash.

Both your bedroom and living room do face on to a road, so there can be some traffic noise, particularly during rush hours, but no more than what would be expected from most suburban residencies.

Wi-fi signals upstairs in the bedroom can be patchy, even with boosters, but downstairs in the kitchen and your own living room it's fine.

I live in a house, not a flat/apartment, so there are a few stairs (14 steps in total).

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No guests
No pets
No smoking
Please tidy up after yourself in the kitchen and bathroom
Please eat your meals in the dining area and not in your bedroom or lounge.
If you're back after me at night, please make sure all lights are turned off.
Washing machine facilities are available to guests staying longer than one week providing there is ecologically enough for a full load. Otherwise, there is a very good launderette around the corner.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

110 Reviews

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Natacha User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful house and hostess. We had a really lovely stay with Ruth and were made to feel at home in her arty and tasteful house. Its a superb location and as we had our bikes with us were able to get to Busy and Richmond park easily. Highly recommend and will return!

Karly User Profile
July 2017
Ruth is very helpful and nice. She picked us up from the train station and offered to give us a lift to the station at checkout. There's a lot of information for us to travel around. The house is near the station, and very convenient. However, the wifi signal was weak in the bedroom but better in the living room downstairs. Also, the water from the shower is very hot and the switch was very stiff.

Hong User Profile
July 2017
Bus run from central London 24 hrs! Just use the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) map. Ruth was so nice she picked me up from and sent me off to the train station! The local information she prepared is very good! Hope I had more time to visit more places she introduced.

Colin User Profile
June 2017
A lovely light & arty house with good facilities, including private sitting room. Quiet location.

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
Ruth was kind and patient with us despite horrendous traffic delays which meant a great imposition. She was informative and helpful, her home was a charming blend of tasteful, artistic and edgy. I loved it. Her garden was a tranquil haven in the city despite the fantastic central location and she made us feel comfortable and welcome. She arranged parking and provided an iron and board and hairdryer. I would highly recommend Ruth and her home and have given her top marks for everything! Thank you Ruth

Elaine User Profile
May 2017
Ruth made us feel very welcome lovely house perfect location. We walked from Ruth's just a minute on the same road to enter Richmond park and go to the Isabella plantation which is lovely. We also walked into Kingston which took around 15/20 minutes

Iulia User Profile
April 2017
Dear Ruth, thank you so much for everything! You are a grate host! We really felt like in our house into your house. We will come back again if our situation need it. Many thanks!

Kingston upon Thames, United KingdomJoined in April 2014
Ruth User ProfileRuth is a superhost.

I'm a designer and art teacher so my house is individual and colourful, and I can tell you a lot about the local arts scene as well as what's on at the London galleries. I love food and drink so can recommend some good local restaurants and bars. I am also a keen walker and can recommend a lot of lovely local walks.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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