About this listing
Centrally Located - Spaciouse Double Room - Paddington/ Royal Oak (W2) - with Great Public Transport Connections (incldg Nightbus)
Close to Bayswater, Notting Hill, Little Venice and Maida Vale
Nice large furnished double bedroom in houseshare with one other gay guy. Room has two large windows, TV, wardrobes, 2 chest of draws, a desk and chair - WIFI connection provided. There is a large share kitchen and big shared bathroom.
It's not luxery dwelling, but the room is about twice as big as an average London Hotel room, tidy - and you get to use a well equipped kitchen (with your own fridge plus you are welcome to use the small TV there too) and a large bathroom (with room to swing a cat).
I work from home (Spiritual Healer an Masseur), but don't see more than 2 clients a day, so it does not get in the way really (plus most guest are out and about when I work). Oh, and I am friendly and gay.
I'll provide bed linen and some towels. You are welcome to use some of my shampoo...
Guest can also have use of the washing machine and tumble dryer.
For the avoidance of doubt, hosts on airbnb can choose whether they offer breakfast or not. This room is offered without breakfast (again you are welcome to use the kitchen though).
The house is non-smoking, but it's just one flight of steps to step outside...
The house is on a little cul-de-sac. Quiet most of the day. There is a school, church and old peoples home nearby though, so there is some traffic from these institutions. I do not hear it anymore, but will provide earplugs for lighter sleeping guests.
Room has no lock on the door, sorry. Will kock and wait though, if I have to communicate! :-)
I SPEAK ENGLISH, ICH SPRECHE DEUTSCH, GOVORIM MALO HRVATSKI
Guest are provided with their own house key.
Interaction with Guests
I have plenty of sharing experience and know that some people prefer to stay to themselves and others like a bit of a chat. I'll try to stay out of the way of the first and try my best to find some time for a coffee and chat for the latter.
I have lived in London for 13 years - so if you have any questions - I'll do my best to help.
Located 5 min from Royal Oak Tube; 9min from Warwick Av.; 15 min cycling to Soho (25 min by public transport); one stop from Paddington Station and 6 stops from St Pancras Intl..
Two bus lines 1min away (24/7 service). Some off-licenses (open 24hrs) just around the corner, as well as a laundry mat (though you are welcome to use the washing machine and tumble dryer in the laundry room).
Location is just across the tracks from Bayswater with lovely Queensway (great for shopping) on one side and across the canal from Little Venice.
There is several gyms in the area.
Traditionally the best and most affluent areas of London are the Center and towards the West (as the mainly west to easterly winds used to blow all the (coal)smoke out towards the eastern parts of town.)
don't really have any real rules - just no smoking in the house please (as it is a house it is quick and easy to step outside for a fag though)
Feel free to come and go as you please - I'll provide you with a key.
When you go out, can I please just ask that you do not leave the big window(s) open in your room - thanks. and if you do open them please secure the windows with the fastener, so the wind cannot slam them!
Basic respect of each others space is taken as common courtesy - and since the bathroom is shared a bit of consideration there too (common sense really - I'll do the same)
We had a fantastic stay with Alexander. The room is very large and comfortable. I found the area to be really charming and interesting, very close to canals and "little Venice," which I had never visited before. We had bikes with us and central London was a very easy cycle away. Alex was also very accommodating in terms of providing space for our bikes, and even a few tools when we needed to do bike maintenance! All in all I would definitely recommend staying here. Thanks Alex!
This room was great for what we needed. Easy to find, a very big room, use of the shared space was very convenient. Alex was a lovely host, he let us drop our bags several hours before check-in time and made us feel welcome. Little things like tea & muesli in the kitchen were much appreciated. The flat was convenient to a tube stop and bus line and was on a very quiet street. Thanks!
Very spacious room, everything as described. Hassle-free, great stay, well-connected location. Alex is friendly, makes you feel at home in 5 minutes. Thank you!
On arrival, Alex was helpful with showing us around the house and a bit of local knowledge. We saw very little of him which was fine. We found him somewhat distant and not very warm, and quite unpleasant in manner when I did approach him to say we were wanting to leave early as catching an early flight the following day from out of London and needing to be closer to the airport.
Sorry you guys felt that way. It was unfortunate circumstance that I was with a client when you informed me that you want to check out early - and I could not very well have you come into the massage room during a session. You might have been a bit perplexed that the door was locked and it took me a minute to come out.
It was the first time that my massage work and airbnb guests needs crossed wires, so it might have taken a second to get my bearings. To be fair though, I do advertise that I work from/ in the house.
All the best for your further journey!
The stay was cosy, comfortable and the room is spacious and has all we need. We had access to the kitchen and even the washing machine during our one-week stay so there was really nothing we could ask more. The location wasn't central but it turned out just the way we want it - quiet, peaceful and oh! Before I forget, don't forget to visit the Little Venice right behind, it's a gem that no one should miss. In all, we really appreciate the stay and thanks to Alex.
Very nice flat and host, you are close to public transport and at 20 min of St Pancras.
We enjoy our stay!!
Nous avons été très bien accueillies par Alexander. La chambre est grande et confortable, idéalement située dans le quartier de Little Venice, à 15 minutes à pieds de la gare de Paddington. Alexander a été gentil, discret et très accommodant, s'adaptant sans problème à nos horaires d'arrivée et de départ, nous aidant avec nos problèmes de bagages perdus par la compagnie aérienne. Le quartier est assez calme, nous avons pu ouvrir les fenêtres sans être dérangé par le bruit. On a aussi pu utiliser le lave-linge et le sèche-linge un soir facilement. Bref, nous recommandons sans réserve cette chambre, pour ses qualités intrinsèques et celles de son hôte.
About the Host, Alexander
friendly gay guy (you don't have to be!)
who like his gym, movies, massages, meditation, and healing. I also like to keep fit and occasionally go out to burn energy over the weekend.