About this listing
Great value double for 1 or 2 people. There's plenty of storage, and all bed linen and towels are provided at no extra charge. There's also a fully equipped kitchen; hob, oven, microwave, fridge, utensils and wi-fi, also for no extra charge.
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Clean, neat room, with self-catering if required (kitchen) 15 minutes walk from Wimbledon and 25 mins from Zone 1 (Waterloo Train station) by train. 35-45 minutes to the West End. There's a direct train to BLACKFRIARS and FARRINGDON.
Parking is free on nearby streets, on weekends and after 6.30pm on weekdays.
Check in is flexible most days but not all of them, as I sometimes need to go out for work. Communication is key.
The room is somewhat larger than the photo shows. It has a very large wardrobe, a desk and a good sized comfortable double bed.
Guests share kitchen and bathroom with either 1, or sometimes.. 2 other people, which includes myself. Though it's not so busy as most guests are out most of the time.
The flat is well located for Wimbledon All Lawn Tennis Club.
An additional guest is fine for £15 extra per night.
I will only accept single night bookings at a higher rate of £40 for one person or £55 for two people.
Wireless broadband is included.
Free parking can be found on street a couple of minutes walk away.
The flat is located 1-2 minutes away from a Tesco supermarket, a 24hr M&S supermarket and a co-op supermarket. Waitrose and other supermarkets and shops are a 10 minute walk from the flat, or 2 minutes by bus.
There are also a selection of good restaurants and take aways in the local, and wider area depending on your tastes.
The flat is 15 mins walk away from Wimbledon town centre (District Line) or, alternatively, 2 minutes away by train.
Buses to the Northern line (Morden or South Wimbledon) leave every 10 mins and take around 5 minutes to arrive.
Neighbourhood is generally very quiet.
Clothes washing facilities are NOT available but there is a launderette about 8 minutes walk from here.
Kitchen with cooking facilities, hot water, wi-fi, shower/ bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
Just a little, or a bit more if necessary.
I know most of the good places to eat. It's convenient for almost anything you should need or want. That's London!
The public transport is excellent once understood!
Other Things to Note
Check in is 5pm by default but it's often possible to check in earlier when I am available.
HOUSE RULES/ GUIDELINES
Please follow the best you can and I’d appreciate it. Thanks
•SHOES OFF at the door please.
•NO SMOKING inside or at the front of the house.
•Non-paying guests are not permitted in the property.
•Use of kitchen and cooking utensils/ cutlery is fine on the condition that everything is PROPERLY cleaned after use.
•After showering, I’d appreciate it if guests could wipe or rinse the bath out,
•On checking out, please leave the room as it was when you arrived, and leave the key on the table or shelves. Thank You!
This property certainly was value for money. James was a great host and I have no hesitation in recommending the property.
Good flat, clean and tidy. Good location and really easy to get to London. James is helpful and friendly.
James was a great host: easygoing, kind and friendly. I was working at Wimbledon Tennis for a week and he helped me to work out the best route to get there, and gave me some tips about the local area. He also suggested the best route for me to take from the train station on the day of my arrival.
The flat is perfectly located for local buses and Wimbledon itself. I found the area safe and the local amenities are perfect: Tesco, Co-op and M&S just across the road!
The double room was perfect for my needs: it was warm, the bed was comfortable, and the extra storage space and wardrobe came in handy. The bathroom and kitchen are small but clean and have everything you need. Amazing power shower! I would recommend staying here.
Good, comfortable place. I enjoyed my stay here. Big room, warm and easy to find. Right next to Wimbledon Chase Station, 20 mins from South Wimbledon Tube if you are walking. Host is friendly but not intrusive. Kitchen and bathroom was clean and tidy. I would stay here again
Jackson shows all rules on Airbnb. The house is quiet and clean. It took us almost one hour to go to central London. So travelers who go to central London everyday need arrange the time, not miss the train.
I had a super stay at James' house. Everything was as advertised and James was an excellent host with loads of useful tips and valuable advice for someone visiting London. The bonus of staying at James' BnB is that you are within easy reach of all the attractions of central London and yet still be a peaceful neighborhood. It's also not everyday that you get to meet an author, let alone stay with one. The room is definitely great value and being positioned very close to Wimbledon Chase station (thameslink) and Wimbledon (including the underground) means a quick and painless transit to the center of London.
Would I recommend James' BnB? Absolutely, without a doubt!
I enjoyed my staying there. Thank you James! Everything as discribed so I felt very familiar with the place. House was in order so it is worth following the rules which are not complicated. We had a problem with internet and James sorted it out quickly and officially.
Location is superb in terms of convenience. Even if you don't know London you can easily find your way to and from there! Also it feels safe which is important for female traveling on her own. I would like to stay there again in the future.
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About the Host, James
If booking a room, you will need to have a fully filled out profile. If offline ID not verified, I require an email me the photo ID right after the booking is completed.
My name is James,
I'm a writer who will mostly be working from home this summer (2015). From November I will be a regular guest on airbnb as I travel for research purposes and work on writing away from home.
I've been living Wimbledon for a number of years but have also travelled to 40 countries worldwide, and much of the UK and Europe.
I attended the University of Surrey, graduating with a Creative Writing degree.
I'm interested in wildlife conservation, hiking, travelling, comedy and film.
I offer private rooms with self catering at really reasonable prices for London.
After booking, please read the reservation (it has the house address and detailed directions on how to get here), and then email/ SMS me with information of arrival time so we can co-ordinate. Thanks