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Edwardian Townhouse in Central London

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhouse, 3 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.

More Details

Owner
Fatijah Clark
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Fatijah Clark

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.

Fatijah Clark purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Fatijah Clark chose Westminster

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!

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Map

Maida Vale Station
"6 minute walk Best London tube line, runs every 3 minutes:10-15 minutes to Oxford Circus (s..."
Portobello Market
"35 minutes walk."
Abbey Road Studios
"20 mins. walk."
The Regent's Park
"30 mins. walk."
Little Venice
"15 min. walk"
Paddington Recreation Ground
"5 minute walk."
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.

Amenities

Maida Vale Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • We provide towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • 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 very comfortable double sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes:
Since the townhouse is bordered by one way streets and the bedrooms are on the upper floor, sleeping conditions are excellent.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Edwardian Townhouse in Central London
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
5

A beautiful town home in a quaint part of town

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. It was very easy to get to London and the neighbors are delightful. The owner has taken great pains to make one feel comfortable and at home. From supplying Oyster cards to having a very detailed list of things to do. If you stay, make sure you go down stairs and visit Mitch's Restaurant, He makes a great pizza and makes you feel at home. Our Son is in University in England, and when we come back, We hope to be able stay here once again. A true gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Flat, Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

This flat made my Londoner husband feel right at home, only in a better neighborhood :)

Super-close to either Maida Vale or Warwick Avenue tube stops, less than 5 minutes' walk. It was in great shape and very clean, and had plenty of space for visitors: 2 bedrooms and 2 sleeper sofas. We had 5 adults in our group, plus an extra visitor one evening, and we all were very comfortable. Fatijah was wonderful to work with; we were pleased to receive 2 large informational packets in the mail that were very helpful in planning our stay.

Because the apartment is situated over 3 levels, there are lots of stairs, as can be seen from the photos, so be aware if you have anyone for whom this may be a challenge. This area is beautiful and really is part of the local lovely neighborhood, but with central London still very easily accessible.

It was the best of both worlds, with all of the original Edwardian charm along with modern conveniences, can't wait to return! [Hey Fatijah, Paul says to let us know if you want to sell it some time ;) ]

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I have just left this beautiful townhome. We spent a week there and it was just perfect. The pictures don't do it justice. It's gorgeous and you couldn't ask for a better location. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet and quaint. And so easy to get to and from. A very short walk to the Tube on the Bakerloo Line. It's a breeze to get anywhere from this location.

The townhouse itself is great. Large and airy and absolutely beautifully furnished. If you want to cook the kitchen has everything you need. Including a dishwasher. The bathroom is huge. With additional toilets, one by the kitchen and one just outside the bath. It would be perfect even for more than just two. Fatijah thinks of everything. I've rented a lot thru VRBO and this is by far the most well prepared rental. She's fantastic. I had to laugh that this house has more built in USB outlets than I've ever seen. I'm jealous! They're in just about every room. We never needed our adaptors as there was everything we needed in the house. I think my only tiny comment is that if you or anyone with you has an issue with stairs then perhaps this wouldn't be ideal. They are steep. To me they are part of the home's charm but might be a little difficult if someone doesn't take to stairs well.

This place is truly one of the best rentals I have ever had from VRBO. Absolutely perfect in every way. If you're coming to London I wouldn't pass on this one. You won't be disappointed in the least. If I could give this more than 5 stars I would.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal family apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a great apartment! It has two nicely-sized bedrooms, which was perfect for our family of four, although there were beds to accommodate two other guests. There is a really large full bathroom, as well as a powder room and an additional, separate toilet and sink; with four people, this made getting ready for bed or ready for the day easy (and eliminated bathroom arguments between teenagers!). The apartment is beautiful and conveniently located -- just a few blocks from the subway and an easy walk to many locations, such as Regent's Park. There are several shops just across the street or around the corner so coffee in the morning or other groceries and prepared foods are easy to bring back home. There is truly everything you need in the apartment, including adapter plugs. The host even leaves Oyster Cards in the apartment to add money to for using on the subway, which would otherwise be fairly costly. What is especially noteworthy is the information provided by the host -- so many tips on where to go, places to eat, transportation, etc. The host has really anticipated everything that a guest might need and that makes this apartment the best vacation rental I've used. I would totally stay here again and I highly recommend this listing.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the townhouse and the location. It's close to everything but not in the middle of the tourist areas so we felt like locals! We will definitely be back and I'm not even considering any other place to stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure to come home after a full day of sightseeing! Beds are super comfortable, neighborhood friendly and convenient to the Bakerloo line, nearby park lovely. Coffee shop across the street served a delicious Chai soy latte and yummy pastries. Very happy week!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Check in and check out - Please let us know your preferred check in and
check out times and we will try to accommodate you.

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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