****£50 sale is applicable for weekdays**
***Three different apartments available - Just ask!***
The apartment that you are looking at, is one of three, newly refurbished beautiful apartments available.
* Whole Private Studio apartment
* Sleeps up to 6 people - 1 large king bed (that folds up into the wall) - one double sofa bed and two fold up single beds
* Seperate shower room
* Fully Equipped kitchen
* Portobello Road - 10 mins walk
* Kensington Gardens - 15 mins walk
* Westbourne Grove (20 different restaurants, boutiques,
supermarkets) - 5 mins walk
* Central London (Bond Street, Oxford Street, Leicester Square,
Covent Garden) -10 mins tube
*Nearest tube - 7 minutes walk
*Nearest bus stop - 2 minutes walk (direct buses to British
Museum, V&A museum, Natural History, Royal Albert Hall)
*Check-in strictly after 12 noon (unless otherwise
*Check-out strictly at 10am (unless otherwise agreed)
Spend your well-earned vacation in a smart, spacious, bright and newly refurbished studio apartment housed within the traditional London Town house, just moments away from the most famous market in the world! Its modern styling with a retro twist echoes the wonderful sights and sounds of the fabulous & funky Portobello market, which resides no more than 10 minutes away!
Complete with traditional Georgian sash windows, washer/dryer, shower room and an extra fold-down double bed, it can sleep up to four easily. It's worth mentioning that as these are Georgian windows - this is traditional, listed Georgian Central London building folks! - which means no unslightly double glazing!
On your arrival, the wall bed will be pulled down and set up ready for sleeping, but you are very welcome to push it back up and remake it into a sofa!
Being on the 3rd floor offers a wonderful view of London life, although please note, it has no lift, but will certainly keep you fit!
Perfectly positioned, Kensington Palace & Gardens is a short walk away, (the other side of which is the one and only Harrods); the nearest tube station is only 7 minutes walk away and the fabulous tea rooms, cafés and restaurants of Westbourne Grove are only one street away!
Sleeping 6 people : Six guests can certainly be comfortably accommodated should you be a group on a budget! It's easily spacious enough for the two fold away single beds, which can be swiftly tucked away during the day - along with the double sofa bed - so perfect for a larger family or as it has often been used; As a great economical way for a larger group of friends to stay altogether for a big London night out!
Check out is at 10am, and check in time runs from 12 noon; Fortunately, the key collection can be accessed at anytime during the day or night, so late travellers need not worry!
I can potentially be flexible about the 10am check out time, provided the apartment has no other guests checking in on the day you leave, just drop me a line to discuss. In which case, should any potential guests wishing to book have their travel itinerary handy at the time of enquiry, I'd be most grateful!
If I might also kindly stress to any potential guest that once you and i have arranged your booking, it is really quite essential that you let me know at least an approximate time by which you expect to arrive. It's also really very important that if you are running late, you do keep me informed; So please do ensure that you travel with a mobile phone from which you can call, text or e-mail me!
****Please also note guys, although wifi is indeed available, however it is not free of charge.****
****Please also note, as I work very long (and very strange hours!) it may not be possible for me to actually meet you with the keys, at the apartment address.
In which case, the keys will be left with a concierge at a second, (very close-by!) address.****
Any questions, please do ask, I'm always very happy to do my best to accommodate!
Other Things to Note
If you could please be aware, although I usually do have the basic toiletries and cleaning supplies available for you - these will be found under the kitchen sink, or in the bathroom - in order to keep the costs of hosting to a minimum, I do believe it the responsibility of the guest to bring their own personal toiletries, their own food, their own trash bags, their own washing/cleaning supplies, should they wish to use any.
If I could ask guests to not use any unopened toiletries, or sundries that can be found in my wardrobe, these are my own personal supply.
There are several shops, only a few minutes away, which supply all of these things should you wish to not bring any with you.
If I could politely ask all guests to treat my parents apartment with the same care and respect as they would do their own, remembering that it is indeed a home, not just a rental apartment and that all belongings and furniture are personal to them and hand picked, just like any other household.
Therefore if guests could be sure to use the provided coasters and place mats to avoid any damage to furniture, I'd be very grateful.
Please do not use any of my unused, personal toiletries or sundries that are housed within my wardrobe, these are my personal effects.
When using the washer/dryer, please ensure that all pockets are emptied of any coins, pins, tissues or anything else that might block the filter!
I don't have a bin, I find the flat is a little too compact for this, so implement the use of ordinary plastic store/shop bags which can be conveniently disposed of everyday, at the council dumpsters at the end of the road, (situated at both the left and the right of the building, less than 1 minute walk away.)
Should you prefer to use trash bags, please look to purchase your own.
Please do ensure that you dispose of all of your own rubbish.
Please wash any dishes that you use, and generally tidy up - I'm sorry to have to say, but due to some past experiences with guests - should the apartment be left in a unpleasant or very dirty state, photos will be taken and an extra cleaning fee may be taken from your deposit.
I would prefer if guests would please avoid inviting strangers, or people they have just met up into my apartment, although friends are of course allowed!
Also, please do be aware that this is a residential block, and that noise should be kept to a minimum.
Other than that, make yourself absolutely at home!
The flat is very well located in London, has a good view, and looks nice. However, there are a number of serious deficiencies that other reviewers have also mentioned. First among these is that under amenities it says that wifi is included, but in the notes it says only if you pay - that is not what is meant by included! The beds are very uncomfortable. The freezer in the fridge is broken. The oven had no knob and did not work. The range top did not work. There were only two bowls - not good when there are three of you. This would be a nice flat if it had a little maintenance carried out on it. Of our ten airbnb experiences, this one was, unfortunately, the worst in that one expects for the price a certain level of functionality, which was absent.
L appartement est situé dans une très jolie rue de notting (website hidden) est propre et joliment (website hidden) y a 2 lits doubles et un matelas d appoint,nous y avons séjourné à 5.Nous n avons pas vu notre hôte mais avions ses coordonnées en cas de problème.Nous avons trouve les clés comme convenu à une autre adresse proche sans problème.pour trouver la première fois l appartement le taxi est plus facile,ou le bus 28 qui s arrête à qq mètres.bref nous avons apprécié notre séjour à Londres et l appartement de Sophia était parfait pour nous
We hadden erg lastminute geboekt, maar er was direct en snel contact met verhuurder. Duidelijke uitleg waar we sleutel moesten ophalen. De buurt was erg fijn en rustig, goed bereikbaar. Studio is prima voor 3 personen, die een weekendje gaan shoppen. Het 2 persoons bed was opgemaakt, de bedbank moesten we zelf opmaken. Alles was aanwezig wat we nodig hadden. Matrassen zijn een beetje hard, maar voor een weekendje prima te doen! Beetje stoffig en warm appartement (ondanks dat we de verwarming hadden uitgezet en ramen open), maar dat ligt denk ik aan de stad en niet aan het huis zelf. Vergeet niet een wereldstekker (type G) mee te nemen, waren wij vergeten...
Die Wohnung liegt in einem stillen und sehr schönen Quartier, nahe an der U-Bahn gelegen. Sofia ist herzlich und zur Stelle wenn man was braucht. Die Wohnung war sehr sauber, allerdings ist ein Bett etwas wackelig... Zu dritt haben wir uns da sehr wohl gefühlt. Allerdings ist die Treppe zur Wohnung nur was für fitte Personen.
Spent a weekend here with my other half. The placee is nice, basic and clean. However this palce was on the top floor- 3/4 flightss up ( very strange building, tricky to figure out where to go! ) so you must be able to do this...also thin walls. The location is what really makes this place. There are two double beds in this studio of which one is a sofa bed- but made up as a bed- could've been done up as a sofa for us ?! Ther flat has all the basic kitchen utensils you need. Small towels were provided. NO free wifi.But as a whole a good place for max 2-3 nights. Does what it says on the tin.
Cannot flaw the location..just brilliant! ...but that's where it ends. Room was filled with owners belongings that you could not touch. Tiny bathroom and beds that were very uncomfortable including one that was lob sided and being held up by paint tins. Could not recommend this accommodation.
The apartment was shabby and some of the facilities described were not available.
The apartment stank of cigarettes when I arrived and the windows had been left open.
Despite advertising WiFi it was not available. Wifi availability was an important criteria. Cable was advertised but there was no box set; so no service.
The bed mattress was broken and needs replacing; the linens did not smell fresh.
I was very, very disappointed. I would not recommend this apartment.
I'm very disappointed to read this review from Peter, as he and I discussed the smell of smoke in the apartment at the time and I assured him that this is absolutely NOT a smoking apartment and that the previous guest had disobeyed the rules. Unfortunately, smoking is a difficult thing to police. On this occasion, the windows were left open to air the apartment, they are usually closed.
I've discovered, in fact, that rather than having cable, I instead have Freeview, which offers over 60 channels and have since rectified my listing and apologise for any misunderstanding.
Wifi is available in the apartment - Peter is simply mistaken - the listing describes this very clearly as being available by the use of a public hotspot.
Had Peter told me at the time that the linens smelt of smoke, I would have replaced them immediately.
I'm sorry Peter was disappointed because I would have been very happy to rectify any issue at the time.
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I'm a 34 year old market trader, spending my weekends at the famous Portobello Market sourcing and selling vintage clothing, homeware and interiors. I've always loved antiques and vintage finds and so, am very lucky to do what I love, in a place that I love. London is my real home and a place that I can't see myself leaving, I thrive on everything that it has to offer! I also massively enjoy being a homemaker; creating the perfect atmosphere in the place where one is to stay is very important to me, and my aim above all is to give family and guests a " home from home" experience, where they feel welcome and at ease.