After three years in London, where we were AirBnB hosts, we returned to our hometown of Toronto. Sam works in sustainable urban development; Ben is a freelance journalist and creative consultant.
It was a quick stay, but it was a fantastic one. The house was lovely and tidy, very well decorated. While we didn't get a chance to meet Ben and Sam, they were very good at getting in touch and making sure everything was as it should be. I highly recommend this location as someone who used to live in London. It's a great neighbourhood and a short bus ride / walk into Angel which is a fantastic area of town to be in.
Cute little cottage in a quiet neighborhood with small grocer and a few restaurants. 10- 15 min walk to park and Upper Street. Futon folds out to be pretty much on the floor- not the most comfortable, but fine. Free wifi and complimentary wine were great! Thanks!
We had a great stay at Ben's place! The apartment is cozy, clean and well connected. Really enjoyed the quick and very helpful communication!
Ben and Sam's cottage in the heart of Highbury proved to be the perfect choice for our short time in London. Quiet enough to get away from it all, but close enough to a variety of shops, bars and eateries if needed. A good base for various tube/train connections also. We would stay again. Thanks for having us.
We had a lovely time in London, staying in Ben's perfect apartment.
Communication before and during our visit was excellent. I would definitely consider staying there again. Many thanks for letting us stay in your lovely home!
I booked Ben and Sam's place for a month for my in-laws and brother-in-law who were visiting over Christmas and New Year. They really enjoyed their stay.
The house is spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. It's a great size for two people, though a little small for three. We had four people staying there for a few days, which was a bit tight, but they managed.
This was our first airbnb experience so I was a little nervous about the process, but it couldn't have been more straightforward. Ben and Sam were extremely easy to deal with, and were very accommodating regarding arrival and departure dates/times.
I will definitely consider re-booking their place if we have guests in town in future.
It was a lovely experience, the house is really nice and cosy. Ben is very welcoming and helpful. I would strongly recommend the place.
I reserved Ben & Sam's house for my family visiting from the states. Ben was enormously helpful in arranging everything, and the house was excellent. Such a smart choice for dozens of reasons--comfort, location, ambiance, affordability, safety. It was wonderful and highly recommend. Thanks Ben!
Ben is an excellent host and I will surely rent his house again next time I am in London. The location is great, with a range of quality shops and cafés to chill in style. The ideal London experience. Very civilised. Thanks !
We enjoyed a month at Ben & Sam's very charming 2 bedroom cottage. We were coming to London unexpectedly from a Caribbean trip and the great communication and hospitality we received from Ben helped us greatly. Everything in the cottage looked just as it did online and worked great . Its located in a good central location, with a short walk to parks (our baby enjoyed very much), shopping and tons of restaurants (even Mexican!) nearby in Angel (about 20 min walk). Highbury Islington is a great overground (& underground) station and hub to just about everything in London. We personally found shopping at Budgens just past this station and past the local Starbucks to be great for groceries (over the closer local shops with less selection and higher prices). This cottage is nice, quiet and peaceful. No stairs and privacy in the heart of the city is a rarity! Highly recommend staying at Ben and Sam's place, They were wonderful, gracious hosts.
Ben and his friends were excellent guests; very clean, respectful, and low-maintenance. They will always be welcome back at the Dutch House. Highly recommended guests for other hosts out there. Thanks Ben!
Ben and Sam were just a delight! I got to host them last minute, which is one of my favorite things. They were easy to communicate with, left the place spotless, and left a lovely note. I'd host them again myself anytime, and heartily recommend them to any Airbnb host!
Ben has been an excellent guest during his stay
Ben & Sam have been the perfect guests: on time, clean, tidy, they took great care of my flat. I highly recommend them!
It was a pleasure hosting Ben & Sam in Budapest!
Lovely & respectful couple, highly recommend them as your guest.
We look forward hosting them again in Budapest!
just three words: THE PERFECT GUESTS!
Glad to have had Ben as first guests in Mistley - good commuinication, flat left very clean and tidy and very happy to recommend them to other hosts
Ben and Sam are perfect guests!
We liked having Ben and Sam and their friends to stay at La Touche. They were friendly and easy to be with and looked after the place brilliantly. We hope they will come again.
Ben and Sam are both incredible hosts and incredible guests. Since first meeting them a couple of years ago, we've shared quite a bit of time together, both at home (in London) and abroad (as guests through Airbnb). I'd happily open up my own home to them. I'd also happily recommend their flat to the Airbnb community - the cottage is charming, inviting and well located.
I've known Ben and Sam since they moved to London two years ago and we hit it off right away. I would highly recommend them and their lovely place to all Airbnb users because I have travelled and stayed in Airbnb places with them and I know how much they respect the whole ethos of the Airbnb community.
Also did I mention their place is lovely and so are they?