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