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Martin was very accomodating although some miscommunication generated last minute problems which he helped resolve.
Good host. The place itself is more an annex to their property as you go through their kitchen to access the room but it's exactly as in the pictures.
We had a really lovely stay at Martin's place. The neighbourhood was fantastic and Martin was a great host. If you're staying there, check out the Kew Gardens, it's very near the underground station.
Martin and his family were wonderful hosts and the apartment was a perfect place to stay for us during a time of transition. The area is very comfortable with many areas to take advantage of along the river and of course kew gardens. The flat itself is well equipped with great light and a comfortable bed. I would highly recommend it and have nothing but good things to say about the experience.
Martin and Bridget were wonderful hosts. They had a tiramisu cake waiting for us with "Welcome" on it. The studio is spacious, light and airy with modern furnishings, a great double bed, a seating area, dinette and microwave, hot plate, coffee maker, tea maker, toaster oven and really nice shower. It is on the second floor separate from the house and above the garage. It has a spiral staircase which Marilyn, even with a broken foot, had little trouble climbing. The hosts helped with our luggage. Coming and going require access through the host's ground floor area which was not a problem. They have two adorable dogs, Leah the older, and a young puppy, Emily in the yard between their home and the studio. We did breakfast at the studio most days, dinner only once since washing up is more complicated without a kitchen sink (we used the plastic wash tub provided and bathroom sink which worked for us). The location was an easy walk to the Kew Station with direct trains to London, a bus to Richmond, Hampton Court and into London is just a block or two away. Kew Station has several wonderful restaurants well worth trying and three coffee/pastry shops that are great. We had a very nice nine day stay with a lot of trips into London. Definitely invest in an Oyster Card for transportation when you're there. Thanks Bridget & Martin for a nice respite.
Martin & Bridget are wonderful hosts! Their location is in a private and beautiful neighborhood near a rail stop (Kew Gardens) allowing easy access to central London. Their location is a very short walk to grocery, pharmacy and retail stores. My son and I had a wonder time!
Martin and his family were perfect hosts. The apartment is ideally located for Kew Gardens, Richmond, and London. It is 5-10 minutes walk to Kew Gardens Station - a walk we enjoyed every day. We were in the area on business and getting to our meetings was an easy train journey to all destinations.
The neighborhood is friendly and the gardens beautifully maintained. We did not use the pool and gym but ran most days along the Thames River Path. Walking to Kew Gardens is delightful. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area - we love walking and walked to pubs over the other side of Kew Bridge along the River at Strand-on-The-Green.
The apartment is ideal for a couple. There are limited cooking facilities - it was not a requirement for us - local pubs and restaurants and the occasional salad from M&S sufficed! :-)
A most comfortable apartment in a quiet and refined area. Close to shops and public transport
The hosts were very welcoming and hospitable during the period of my long stay (18 days). The room is in a separate from the main unit (you enter through the main unit, go out to a small terrace and then go up a short flight of stairs to the room). The room is spacious (queen bed, tv and sitting area, dining area) and an attached bathroom (shower, toilet, sink). The gym is across the street, is very up to date, and is fun to work out in (there's also a shallow pool in the building, but I did not make use of it). The National Archives, Kew Gardens, and Kew Tube Station (about 40 minutes to city center) are all a short walking distance. M&S grocery store and Boots pharmacy nearby. Bottom line: I enjoyed my stay in the unit very much, and I could not have asked for nicer and more hospitable hosts that are both friendly and also very respectful of their guest's privacy.
I could not have asked for a better set-up than what Martin and his family offered. If you are looking for a well-outfitted, clean place close to the National Archives, this is the place. I was able to walk to the Archives every day in under 5 minutes and find good food options along the way. Access to the condo gym and pool is great, and you can run along the Thames, which is right outside the condo complex. Martin and his family are very kind and welcoming people. I will definitely come back again on my next archives trip. Thank you!
Our 9 day stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Our hosts were welcoming and friendly. This studio is a short walking distance
from our daughter's flat and very close to various shops including
grocery stores. Everything was very convenient.
Martin has been great, responsive in all communication and his family took great care of our house. We would recommend Martin & his family to anyone who would like to host for them. We look forward to seeing them again soon!
I can't imagine there could be better Airbnb guests than Martin and his wife. Even though the start of their stay started out with a couple of bumps (briefly interrupted wifi service, key location confusion and door lock issue), they were communicative, understanding, patient. gracious, and kind. My flat was left immaculate and there was even a nice note with the most delicious box of chocolates left as a thank you. Hosts should almost even pay Martin and his wife to stay with them. Crazy, but true!
Martin and Bridgette are wonderful. They are exceedingly friendly, charming and interesting. They treated our home with care and respect throughout their stay. I would welcome them back at any time and highly, highly recommend them to any airbnb host. When they left, it felt like saying goodbye to longtime friends.