A family flat in Central London

House - Entire home/apt · Stonor Rd, Hammersmith, England W14 8, United Kingdom

This is a lovely family home in a great location in West Kensington. It is within walking distance of three tube stations and with great bus routes going to all over London. It is a vibrant area with a great array of restaurants and shops too.

The Space

This is a very comfortable and spacious home in Central London. The street is an English Heritage listed, grade II street from 1893. So, you will have the experience of staying in a real old London area.

The flat has large spacious rooms throughout and it's interesting in every corner. This Edwardian house has preserved its stained windows up the staircase giving a beautiful light throughout. The kitchen is a great place to eat with the whole family around the round table.

There are three very large double bedrooms and a single bedroom with a raised bed where another bed can be added.

As head of your party you will be able to enjoy the most luxurious and amazingly comfortable bed in the master bedroom. A bed fit for a King and a Queen!

All beds are comfortable and dressed in nice freshly ironed linen. The inflatable beds (when required) are top of the range and blow to full size beds and not just the mattress so they are really comfortable and can easily be adjusted to firmness preference.

There are two whole bathrooms with showers, a separate toilet, a huge fully equiped kitchen, TV, a fast and reliable wireless internet connection, a lovely living room, utility room and terrace.

Washer and dryer are available. There is also a dishwasher in the kitchen. Two hair dryers for you to use and towels and linen provided.

There is also a cot available for babies under 1 years old.

I usually set a double bed in the living room when required.

The terrace is a nice place to relax and have a drink or coffee during the summer. There you can enjoy the architecture of this lovely listed and quiet street.

The flat has excellent transport services: West Kensington station is only 3 minutes walk, Barons Court Station and Olympia station are 5 and 7 mins walk respectively. The overground from Olympia will take you to North and East London within an hour. You can go to the next station, Shepherd's Bush, in order to take the Central Line and go to Westfield Shopping Mall which is next to the station.

This is a great location if you happen to come to Olympia Exhibition Hall for work.

From West Kensington station you can take the District Line. Then, from Barons Court Station you can take the Piccadilly and District Line too. I normally go to West Kensington and then take the train in either direction to Barons Court or Earls Court to take the Picadilly line.

From Olympia you can take many buses going to different parts of London. Buses (phone number hidden), C1 and 49. Hop on the 9 bus and you'll get to Trafalgar Square within 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic. Buses are a great way to get to know the city. 27 and 28 buses take you to Notting Hill where the Portobello Market is. 27 goes all the way to Camden Market. Number 10 takes you Marble Arch to Oxford Street and King Cross Station.

49 and C1 go to Chelsea and Battersea and then to Shepherd's Bush in the other direction.

We are near the High St Kensington, Holland Park, and The Royal Albert Hall. All the museums in South Kensington are just a few minutes on the tube or bus, walking or cycling are great alternatives. Holland Park is around the corner with open air opera during the summer, a great place to jog and take the children for a play in the sandpit or playground.

During the summer, from mid June to September, The Proms are on at the Royal Albert Hall. They are so much fun and a very London Experience to have. For £5 you can go into this gorgeous hall and listen to a World Class musicians and performers every single day, sometimes twice a day. It's just an 8 minutes bus ride from Olympia and a nice vibrant and colourful 20 minutes walk through High Street Kensington. Once you finish Proming at 10.00 pm walk for a few minutes and have a delicious cheap and cheerful chinese meal at Stick and Bowl in High St Ken, before heading home.

You can walk through one of the most beautiful residential areas in London and get to Notting Hill and Portobello Market.

Piccadilly and Soho, Trafalgar Square with all the Galleries are just a 25-30 mins bus ride too. The flat is just in an excellent location.

The area is safe and quiet during the night. Although within a couple of minutes you will be able to find a great choice of shops and restaurants.

I will leave a manual with all the information you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I will also leave enough food for the first breakfast so you don't have to run to the shops for juice, milk, eggs, bread, or cereals.

There is a strict no smoking policy in the house.

There is also a no shoe policy in order to keep the carpets as clean as possible. So please bring slippers or non-slip socks.

The deposit is withheld in case of any breakage and will be returned within three days of leaving.

I endeavor for my guests to be happy and comfortable. I will help you as much as I can to make your London stay really memorable.

Guest Access

You will have the whole flat for yourselves. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a separated toilet, a fully equipped and extra large kitchen, a separate living room with access to a lovely terrace and a utility room with a washing machine and a dryer.
Please don't make use of personal items such as cosmetics, clothing and food stuff. If you do use up something in the kitchen, I would appreciate you replace it.

Interaction with Guests

Most of the time I will receive you upon arrival and I will be contactable through email and my mobile in case you need my help or advise. I will take you around the area and brief you about the house as you come in. Then, if time permits, I will come and say good bye.

The Neighborhood

The neighbourhood is safe and the house is tucked in a quiet street, yet also central and a good selection of shops, tube stations and restaurants and local ammenities within a walking distance and a short bus or train ride if you prefer.

Getting around

Three tube and train stations within 3, 5 and 7 minutes walk, giving you a great selection of transport to get you around London and out of London. 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 1.15 hour from Gatwick and 10 minutes from Victoria Station. Lots of bus routes taking you through the wonderful and smart Kensington area to the very centre of town within 20 minutes. The rides themselves will be a joy to look at.

Other Things to Note

If you require an early check in or late check out a charge of an extra day may be applied as I won't be able to take any other bookings for that reason.
Please enquire about it.

Experience: Family-friendly
Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $78 / night after 7 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $16366 /month
Security Deposit: $345
Cleaning Fee: $258
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • A Perfect week in Kensington, London! Our family of ten, the youngest beeing 10 months and the oldest 70, had a great time in this supercomfy and very nicely decorated flat. The Kitchen fitted us all (tightly) and we had lovely breakfasts here. Good bathrooms too. The size of the bedrooms were great and the double beds were comfortable. Its a great area to live in, only a couple of minutes walk to Olympia where a bus or a Train will take you anywhere. Good bars nearby too (The hand and the flower, Cumberland...). And ofcourse Kensington (website hidden)., Kensington Gardens, Holland Park... in the springtime...magnolias and appletrees flowering... It was all wonderful! Did'nt want to go home.
    Maria is the best host ever, very easy to deal with and incredibly friendly and helpful. We will definetly go back and recommends the host, the flat and this way of travelling. Especially with small children. Thank you Maria!

    March 2014
    Response from Maria:

    Many thanks Sissel! My greetings to all of you and the lovely babygirl!

  • We really enjoyed our 7 day stay at Maria's house on Stonor Road. There were 9 of us, including children 8, 12, and 18. The house was very comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped. Maria even made sure there was breakfast food for our stay and had coffee and chocolate croissants ready for our arrival.

    She made a point of walking us around the neighborhood to show us the bus and tube stops as wells as shopping and restaurants.

    The location is very convenient. It's a short walk to the West Kensington tube stop and the trains run every few minutes. Alternatively, there is great bus service. The Sainsbury's Local is very close and had everything we needed for groceries.

    Maria left a guide with detail on recommended London attractions and how to get there from her house.

    I strongly recommend Maria's house, and her as a host.

    Mike Rogers

    February 2014
    Response from Maria:

    Many thanks for such a positive feedback!

  • Maria was a wonderful host, extremely warm and accommodating on our arrival, especially given we were all tired from a long flight. The apartment had a homely feel to it, was clean and very conveniently located. I will stay again on my next visit to London.

    February 2014
  • Everything was as expected. Maria has a beautiful apartment in London, the location is superb, and very close to the underground station. She was very attentive, this was my first experience using airbnb and Maria was very helpful.

    We rented the flat and Maria was out of town, so she left everything arranged for our stay well in advance. The flat has a very good size kitchen and living room, the beds and bathrooms are comfortable and bedrooms have fairly good sizes.

    I definitely recommend Maria's flat for your next stay London. I hope to come back to her place and have a chance to meet her personally.

    October 2012
  • Maria was very hospitable... The house was conveniently located with two options for transportation, and food nearby. There was lots of room to accommodate all of my family.

    August 2012
  • We were a family of 9 (6 adults and 3 teenagers), staying i Maria's flat for 4 nights, and we had a great time. The flat was excellent. No problems with anything at all. 5 minutes walk to the bus stop, bringing you to central London in no time, and 5 minutes walk to the District Line. And Maria is wonderful hostess. She spent time to show us the neighbourhood, the bus stops, Underground, supermarkets and restaurant. And she had bougth breakfast for us to the first morning, without charging us. Amazing, thanks Maria.
    So if you are going to London, consider staying at Maria's it is a very good experience.
    Per Rasmussen, Denmark

    November 2013
    Response from Maria:

    Many thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see all of you again! Best wishes for Christmas and New Year!

  • Maria's house is lovely and situated in a pleasant neighbourhood close to the station. She is also a very lovely host! Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house :)

    October 2013
  • Grandes dias em Londres no apartamento da Maria. Local tranquilo, mas perto de várias opções de pubs, restaurantes, mercados e lojas. A estação do metrô West Kensington está a 5 minutos de caminhada. Paradas de Õnibus também estão próximas. Caminhando, você chega a vários lugares legais. Facilidade total de deslocamento.
    O apartamento é bem legal. Como ela mora no lugar, ele é muito bem cuidado. Tem algumas escadas, com as quais você logo acostuma e não se tornam problema, a não ser para pessoas com dificuldades de deslocamento. A cozinha é toda equipada, os quartos são confortáveis e os banheiros são bons. Sala grande com uma pequena sacada para apreciar a bela rua residencial. Tem máquina de levar e secar, que não usamos. Ficamos hospedados em 8 pessoas e não tivemos problemas. Fizemos um jantar para 10 pessoas em um dia, com tranquilidade.
    A Maria, proprietária, é uma grande pessoa. Não houve nenhum problema durante a negociação inicial e antes da nossa viagem ainda nos mandou um pequeno manual com as informações sobre a casa, a vizinhança e a cidade, com várias dicas (website hidden) chegada, além de nos recepcionar com comida para o lanche (pão, frutas, suco, geléia, etc), ainda nos levou para uma volta na vizinhança para mais dicas e informações.
    Resumindo, um ótimo local para hospedagem em Londres e uma grande anfitriã.

    September 2013
    Response from Maria:


  • Sono appena rientrata da una splendida vacanza di una settimana a Londra con soggiorno nella stupenda casa di Maria in West Kensigton! Maria è host eccezionale, sempre attenta ai bisogni dei componenti della famiglia indipendentemente dall'età. La casa è in posizione superba, la via è tranquilla ma si è vicini ai mezzi di trasporto comodissimi che ti portano in centro e in moltre altre bellissime zone londinesi. Abbiamo soggiornato in una vera casa inglese come era previsto, quattro adulti tre bambini ed un infant. La casa è davvero bellissima e caratteristica con tutto ciò che serve. Maria si è preoccupata in ogni momento della nostra comodità ed è stata davvero (website hidden) torneremo sicuramente!!! Grazie!!!

    July 2013
    Response from Maria:

    Grazie mille! You are welcome! I really enjoyed meeting all of you.

  • Vi hadde en utrolig fin helg i leiligheten til Maria! Vi var en familie pluss venner på totalt 9 personer som hadde leiligheten fra torsdag til (website hidden) ble møtt av en smilende og serviceinnstillt dame som viste oss rundt i den sjarmerende og store leiligheten over to etasjer, beliggende i en rolig (website hidden) var heldige å få en varm sommerhelg i London, så i løpet av oppholdet kom verten innom med et par vifter til oss for å gjøre oppholdet enda mer behagelig. Like i nærheten av leiligheten lå en gigantisk og rimelig dagligvarebutikk som var åpen mer eller mindre 24 timer i døgnet, det var fint å kunne lage mat i leiligheten når vi ville det. Ellers noen cafeer, restauranter og minst en pub i området. 3 minutters gange til district/grønn t-banelinje som tok oss kjapt til (website hidden) kunne ikke bedt om en bedre helg, og det var mye takket være en super leilighet og en vert som gjorde det hun kunne for å gi oss et mest mulig behagelig (website hidden) anbefaler på det sterkeste.

    July 2013
    Response from Maria:

    Many thanks! You are welcome. I am listening to your music! Thanks for the CD.

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