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Luxury Townhouse in Central London

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

HOW WE TAKE CARE OF YOU
From the moment you walk through the front door of our Edwardian townhouse, we want you to feel welcome. Our townhouse is spacious, light and lovingly cared for. We provide high speed wireless internet, free long distance phone calls to North America, Australia and most of Europe and oyster cards (travel cards) which you can top up across the street and use on all tubes and buses. We take care of you before you arrive with our own guide to the area, including nearby stores and restaurants, a little local history and some of our favorite haunts. We also mail you directions and descriptions of our favorite London walks and a street map of London, which includes bus routes and tube stops. If you need any advice about your stay just email or call Fatijah (presently in California but still a Londoner at heart). If anything crops up during your stay, text our wonderful property manager, who is there to help.

THE CHARMING SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD
Maida Vale, one of Central London's upscale neighborhoods, is a sought after area for Londoners, because while you can easily get anywhere in central London, it is also quiet and friendly, without the pollution and bustle of Soho or Oxford Street. The charming parade of shops boasts a florist, beauty parlor, and general store (where you can top up the travel cards we leave you) as well as restaurants and delis (such as Bon Appetit, specializing in homemade croissants).
One block away is a large park with two children’s playgrounds and a running track (where Roger Bannister trained to break the 4 minute mile). The Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded, is a 15-minute walk; as is Little Venice, with its 18th century canals and colorful houseboats. (Check out the puppet theatre barge, the canal boat ride to the zoo and the waterfront eateries.) Want to venture further? The Portabello Road Market and antique district in Notting Hill is a little over half an hour's walk.

OUR EDWARDIAN TOWNHOUSE
The reception room has large windows and classic features marking the style of the late 1800's: nine-foot ceilings, crown molding, crystal chandeliers and period prints. We provide high speed wireless internet, a high-end stereo system and an assortment of guidebooks and brochures.The dining room, which can be closed off from the living room, is stocked with Portmeirion china and has a couch and TV nook at the far end. The eat-in kitchen has modern appliances as well as a washer and a dryer. The two bedrooms, on the upper floor, are large and light. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has a double and a single bed, plus a pull out trundle bed. Both bedrooms overlook one-way streets with trees and little traffic. The bathroom is vast, with a tub, shower, and bidet - as well as excellent water pressure.

CENTRAL LONDON AT YOUR DOORSTEP
From Heathrow Airport take the 15 minute Heathrow Express to Paddington Station. Go one tube stop or a very short cab ride. You’ve arrived!
Our townhouse is close to two tube stations, Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue. You can get anywhere in Central London with ease. (The Bakerloo line is one of the best, with trains running every 2 or 3 minutes.) For example, Oxford Circus, London’s shopping mecca, is a ten-minute tube ride. Piccadilly Circus, the center of the theater district, is a twelve-minute ride. The Number 6 bus runs 24 hours and stops two blocks from our residence. It has a great route – stops at Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square. You can get on and off the tubes and buses easily with a travel card. Whether you spend your days navigating the crowds on Oxford Street, touring Westminster Abbey, or awed by the Tower of London, you will welcome returning to our quiet, safe oasis.
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Large park with 2 children's playgrounds is a block away. T.V. room can be closed off from the reception room. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • The master bedroom has a queen sized bed. The 2nd bedroom is perfect for 2 or 3 kids with a double bed and single bed plus a trundle bed. The TV room has a double sofa bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Since the townhouse is bordered by one way streets and the bedrooms are on the upper floor, sleeping conditions are excellent....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books about London and travel guides as well as brochures of tourist attractions....moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free phone calls to the U.S., Australia, Canada and most of Europe....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots and pans, dishes, cutlery and utensils ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well-equipped kitchen. Oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, washer and dryer. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Olive oil, salt, pepper, tea and coffee...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
 

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My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$355

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Non refundable cleaning $125

Notes:

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Downpayment of $500 secures your dates. The balance is due 6 weeks before your stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

We provide a street map of London that is yours to keep. The townhouse has a library of guidebooks and brochures on historical sights, museums, parks, restaurants, walks, pubs, and day trips that are not to be missed. We'll advise you on getting around by bus or tube, how to top up your travel card, a few lesser known sights of London, and a few of our favorite hole-in -the-wall restaurants. We also provide information on walks that we love and day trips to historic places an hour's train ride from London.

We love London and hope you will too.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My husband and I live in California, which we love - but I am English - grew up in London - and was missing my friends and family. We were fortunate enough to buy this Edwardian townhouse. We visit whenever we can and when we can't be there, we love that other people are able to enjoy London.

Why the Owner Chose Maida Vale, London, UK:
We looked for over a year at more than 50 residences to find the perfect home base. We wanted it to be easily accessible from Heathrow, to be near a good tube line and bus route so we could easily navigate all of London, to have its own separate entrance and a spacious interior, and preferably to be a period property in a charming neighborhood (if possible with a good deli and general store across the street). Voila! This is it!

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The townhouse was built in the Edwardian era - late 1800's or early 1900's - and we have decorated it with prints and memorabilia from this era. Our friendly neighborhood is a quiet oasis in busy London. It is also near two tube stops on an excellent tube line so all of London is easily accessible - trains run every 2 to 3 minutes and go straight to Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square etc.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Photos

  • Outside of building

    Outside of building

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room and TV nook

    Dining room and TV nook

  • Eating nook  (5 oyster cards on counter - top up at general store over the road)

    Eating nook (5 oyster cards on counter - top up at general store over the road)

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  •  'Bon Appetit' bakes fresh croissants every morning

    'Bon Appetit' bakes fresh croissants every morning

  • At the counter - Bon Appetit

    At the counter - Bon Appetit

  • to Regent's Park - Walk #3 in Information package mailed to you prior to arrival

    to Regent's Park - Walk #3 in Information package mailed to you prior to arrival

  • to Trafalgar Square.  Walk to Westminster - see  map in information package.

    to Trafalgar Square. Walk to Westminster - see map in information package.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • TV nook

    TV nook

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Hallway looking through to sitting room

    Hallway looking through to sitting room

  • Upstairs - Hallway to bathroom

    Upstairs - Hallway to bathroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Park, with children's playground, one block away

    Park, with children's playground, one block away

  • The shops around the corner

    The shops around the corner

  • Walk along the canal

    Walk along the canal

  • Hop on a number 6 bus

    Hop on a number 6 bus

  • En route to Westminster you will pass Horseguards Parade

    En route to Westminster you will pass Horseguards Parade

VRBO #173394

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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