This is a beautiful bookish, sunny, happy home full of art, in a fab London area: Notting Hill. It is now only rarely available on airbnb so contact me first now and make it yours for your stay!
The space is compact and ideal for a family, a couple, or friends who want to be out exploring but have somewhere beautiful to enjoy breakfast or a relaxed evening. Enjoy a vibrant neighbourhood area both close to the centre and with its own charm.
Please do not book without messaging me first!
Welcome to my home!
If you're enquiring for Grenfell, please note you'll be sharing with me, so you'll get the bedroom and I'll sleep on the sofa bed.
This beautiful Notting Hill flat, from a Superhost (former; I achieved Superhost status when I was doing this enough to fulfil the requirements!) is available on an ad hoc basis.
As I live in my flat myself and only make it available if I'm away (or go away to accommodate you), to avoid disappointment, please check availability by sending me a message before booking.
Here's some detail about the space:
Just 6 minutes walk from the best part of the Portobello Road, this is a homely, arty, sunny, bookish flat where you'll feel instantly at home and love the experience.
I'm sure you'll love staying here. It's very much a labour of love - my own home, so you can enjoy life as a real Londoner with your own pad in the best part of town. The flat is recently refurbished with a gorgeous red kitchen, wood flooring throughout, dishwasher and washing machine, handmade ceramic sink and Nespresso coffee maker (with capsules provided, of course! You're a guest!). Free wi-fi is of course included.
New to the flat, and not featured in the photos, is an amazing projector set up for watching TV or films. Also lots of new/different pictures on the walls and even more books! Plus the bathroom floor was recently redone with gorgeous wood. Again, as the photos are a bit older, this is not shown, but it is a vast improvement. Another change to the flat is that instead of the wardrobe in the bedroom, there are rails behind a curtain. Two clothes rails and two shelves are available for guests' use.
The neighbourhood is really sought-after. I absolutely love living here and just can't get enough. Vibrant, diverse and dynamic, lots of restaurants, some very cool bars, and great shopping.
The flat is fully furnished and will sleep two very comfortably, 3-4 if you are happy to use the sofa bed in the living area. No travel cot unfortunately and be aware that both beds are doubles, so you'll have to enjoy sharing!
It's great for couples, and in the past has worked well for families with one or at most two young children who don't mind sharing the sofa bed, which turns into a compact double bed. Two couples can also enjoy a short stay here. Please don't enquire for more than four people as it's simply not possible!
Please get in touch for more information, and to enquire about your preferred dates! I look forward to hearing from you. If I'm in town I'm happy to help with any questions about London, the area, etc - even a small tour. There is a small surplus for extra guests - however technically the surplus applies if you intend to use both the bed and the sofa bed, even if there are only two of you. Please let me know and we can agree a price!
Interaction with guests
I'm happy to socialise if I'm around, and certainly would like to meet you when I can. I do like communication, it's not a rental flat, it's my home, so feel free to chat and ask questions etc.
Other things to note
Please be aware the flat is on the third floor - 50 steps and no lift - that's how you get the gorgeous Mary Poppins views!
Please be aware also that the flat is SMALL. It's 40 square metres, so however massive airbnb's wide-angle photos make it look, it's still a small flat. The vast majority of families have loved staying here. But if you're expecting masses of space and walk-in wardrobes, please either discuss with me first, or don't book, as you'll be disappointed! Many thanks for your understanding.
This is a living, working home, in the original Airbnb spirit. It is not a serviced apartment, or a rental property. As such it will have personal items in it. By agreeing to rent it, you confirm your understanding and agreement of this.
No smoking please in the flat, and no lighting candles either! Please respect my neighbours by not making excessive noise. I'd be grateful if you could bring my post upstairs, water the plants, and if you could turn off the heating when you leave!
The flat has happily hosted children and infants of all ages, however it is a grown-up's flat, with lots of ornaments, plants etc, that do require care. It is also on the third floor with no lift. If that concerns you, then please ask for more details.
Please leave the flat as you found it, or rather, as you would like to find *your* home when you come back to it after someone's borrowed it. I don't charge cleaning fees because I trust my guests to be clean and decent and to treat my home as they would their own. So please, take your rubbish out when you go, hang any wet towels out on the clothes dryer so they don't go musty in my absence, and please do not change the position of any ornaments or furniture, (or if you do, please put them back).
Also, I respectfully request that all my guests sign an agreement/disclaimer that I send out upon booking. If you'd like more information about this, please feel free to ask.
That's it! More details when you book. Thank you!
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
Please get in touch for more information, and to enquire about your preferred dates! I look forward to hearing from you. If I'm in town I'm happy to help with any questions about London, the area, etc - even a small tour.