I am from London. I am an artist and a Mother.
This is the family home of an artist on the famous Portobello Road and market.
We had a lovely stay at Julie's beautiful house which is absolutely unique and just how you would imagine an artist's house in the middle of Notting Hill. The breakfast was really good to with lovely bread and marmalade. We also fell in love with the adorable cuddly cats! We would definitely book it again.
A friendly home in a very nice location. A nicely decorated room with character. Julie is a very kind host and I will gladly come back to this place on my next London visit.
Portobello Road is BEAUTIFUL and lively!!!
Near the metro, this fall is very convenient for visiting London.
Response from Julie:
Thank you Aurelia for the kind note that you both left for me. Lovely to meet you and your Mother.
The best address in London! Had a wonderful stay in Julie's fabulously idiosyncratic home. I return year after year and revel in the quirky, bohemian, warm, friendly ambiance that is Julie's place. It is truly one of a kind, with a front door that opens out onto Portobello road with it's colourful famous market, great vintage shops, yummy food places and general hullabaloo that you aren't going to experience anywhere else. Julie is gentle and easygoing and makes you feel right at home. I love this magical special place, that is rich with quirky artworks and curios. There are fascinating books galore. The room itself is clean, bright and airy with lovely crisp cotton sheets. As it faces away from the main Portobello Road it is quiet and restful. In my opinion this is a treasure-trove of a find. If you like a characterful environment and aren't looking for a sterile five star, this is definitely the place to stay. Invigorating!
Response from Julie:
Thank you Lisa. Hope to see you again!
So we had to pleasure of spending or holidays in London and especially in nothing hill near on the portobello road. I must say we experienced Julie to be a pleasant host and very flexible. The location of the room is fantastic and the room itself is nice. We had clean towels and clean bed sheets and we could leave our belongings safely in the room. I have read to other reviews as well and have to say that to stay some points are correct and others not. Indeed some areas of the house , like the kitchen,could use some cleaning but then again other areas like to shower were fine. I think if you come to stay at Julie you have to realize that you are on the best location and that keeping an open mind is key to having fun. In addition when you go to London its about being out and not staying in I believe. We had a good time, took in the environment , adapted and had fun!
Julie was a supergood host, very patient with my late arrival. Cozy and clean room with good internet connection. Thanks for the pleasant stay!
Julie was a very relaxed and easy-going hostess. Portobello Road can of course be noisy, but Sunday mornings are fine - I slept in till 10am! The house was conveniently located near to the Tube station, my room was comfortable and I enjoyed my stay.
I feld unwelcome as a quest. Hardly slept because of unknown persons (who lived there?) and party in the house. Very thin wall and a lot of noise of the highway. Window does not close.
Had to share the wc and bathroom with too many people.
Julie is a wonderful helpful host and the room is really nice and light with a big bed and a work area. The house is situated very convenient on Portobello road with the market just outside the door on friday and saturday. Not the most clean place when Julie has alot to do at work. Very affectionate cats!
Julie is a great hostess and was really friendly. Her place has a great location, close to the tube station (Circle Line) and was everything I needed. If you're a serious germaphobe, it may not suit you since she has a crowded space with lots of lovely art mixed with cats and books. But otherwise, it was really great.
Julie is the very embodiment of a sunny disposition. I couldn't meet but we shared a few jolly texts to arrange the visit . Behind the light hearted manner, though, is the mind of a very self-starting, highly organised and adventurous individual. It's very straight forward planning with someone who knows five days in advance what train they are catching - not always the case with airbnbers. Good reports coming in from the locals here too.