Welcome to my home!
This beautiful Notting Hill flat is available on an ad hoc basis.
Short lets are preferred, but do enquire! To avoid disappointment, please check availability by sending me a message before booking.
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, jacuzzi bath, dishwasher and washing machine, handmade ceramic sink and Nespresso coffee maker. 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 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.
The neighbourhood is really sought-after. Vibrant, diverse and dynamic, lots of restaurants, some very cool bars, and great shopping. Nearest tubes are Westbourne Park (6 minutes), Royal Oak (8 minutes), Bayswater and Notting Hill (each 12 minutes). Several buses very close to the flat get you to most parts of town including Oxford Street, Camden, Trafalgar Square.
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. Two couples can also enjoy a short stay here. Please don't enquire for more than four people as it's simply not possible!
Discounts are negotiable, subject to references.
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!
PPS 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!
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!
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).
That's it! More details when you book. Thank you!
Lina is super responsive host, like how she is organized and u will find that is very useful to your stay. We didnt meet Lina up but we know everything about her home, it is so warmy and clean that we hesitate to go out. For location it is close to Westborne park station and u can walk to notting hill place, so it is very good. Will definately recommend to friend and hope to stay here again for our next visit.
This was my second visit to Lina's flat and, once again, I had such lovely time. The fact that it was my second visit says it all. Lina is a wonderful host, helpful, kind and welcoming. Fabulous location, beautiful views, quiet, cosy, immaculate, safe, welcoming and with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is so much to do and see within walking distance and the public transport links are brilliant - choice of three tube lines, overground at Paddington, buses galore. The area itself is great - lots of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, Kensington Gardens on the doorstep. And if you don't want to go out then Lina's flat is a lovely retreat. Thank you, Lina!
Good flat in a beautiful part of london. Lina is very helpful with her guests. The flat is near the underground but there are also many buses. Unfortunately we have stayed only 3 days too few to see the wonderful city. Like me the flat is perfect for 2 people or family with a child because the sofabed is little small. However the apartment is good also for 4 adults for few days.
This is the loveliest place to stay in London! Lina's apartment is not only nicely decorated, but it has this homey and cozy feeling which make you want to spend your entire day huddled up on the couch watching movies and having tea. Its location is very convenient, in a lovely quiet neighborhood with lined up Victorian townhouses, so close to Portobello road, Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park, Kensington Gardens, and both the Central and Hemmersmith/Circle tube stations.
The apartment is on the 3rd floor providing you with an amazing view- which I loved the most, because I could enjoy lovely sunrises and sunsets over Notting Hill :)
I stayed at Lina's apartment by myself for 3 days and then I shared the apartment with Lina which added even more pleasure to my entire stay. Lina is an interesting, smart, and utterly nice person who cares about her guests a lot. Staying with her was like staying with an old good friend. I am not exaggerating when saying that this is the best airbnb experience I have had so far!
I would highly recommend this place and would love to stay there again the next time I am in Belgrade.
We spent 4 nights in this charming, inspirering and cosy flat with walls that were filled with poetry and beauty. Who could not fall in love with this place? Very nice neighbourhood, close to Portobello Road and close to Westbourne tube station. Just perfect. Lina was a very good hostess and provided us with all the information we needed.
We had a great time at Lina's place: the flat is well located next to Notting Hill and only afew minutes far from the subway. The neighbourhood is very quiet. Further, Lina made everything for us to feel like at home. We'll definitely come back there!
Everything went very well! I love the neighborhood, and you will too. Lina's place was nicely decorated and worked out perfectly.
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.