Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Maida Vale - Elgin Avenue
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with the cafés and canals of Little Venice close by
Fine and dandy
Elgin Avenue is made to measure – its cool colour palette tempered by period features and sumptuous textures. Sitting sprucely on a Maida Vale street, this home is buffed and bold. Plush sofas sit beneath delicate chandeliers, and while the ceilings are tall and corniced, the coffee table is both designer and rakishly low. But before you pour a drink and settle in around at the matte dining table, you‘ll want to explore nearby Notting Hill or picturesque Little Venice.
Your French host has polished Elgin Avenue to the highest standard – smoothing its creases, while staying true to its tradition. He’s also added intriguing artwork and photography, which tell of a life well-travelled.
This is a home of chiselled charm, from the period sash windows to the twin lanterns that stand at either end of the fireplace. You might admire the grey-shaded cabinets and bold red dining stools from the comfort of the deep sofa, or take to the kitchen, with its gleaming gadgets. And when the time comes to kick off your shoes for the day, there’s the tub in the well-groomed bathroom and the creamy-hued master bedroom.
- non smoking only
- children welcome
About The Owner
onefinestay gives you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights.
Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room. And there's service to match.
Nobody wants to be a tourist, so our homes come with recommendations from the people who live in them. For everything else, we're here 24/7.
Why The Owner chose Maida Vale
There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. And Maida Vale is the perfect place to do it. This is where the Grand Union Canal peters out in the Paddington Basin and joins the Regent's Canal, the former stretching as far north as Birmingham and the latter eventually meandering into Limehouse Basin in East London. With slender houseboats gently rocking and weeping willows sweeping the water, the locals call this area Little Venice – the gondoliers might be missing, but the Neapolitan pizzas at the Red Pepper on Formosa Street should sate any Italianate longings.
The Victorian mansions might be handsome and the area around Warwick Avenue has harboured famous names from David Ben Gurion to Alan Turing, but it's the waterways that provide the flavour of the neighbourhood (sorry, Duffy). At the Canal Café Theatre, the world's longest-running live comedy show, the News Revue, continues every Thursday through to Sunday, with luvvies having replaced the navvies having a pint of ale in the next-door Bridge House Pub – where better to enjoy a few tales from the canal bank.
What makes this apartment unique
Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too.
Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities.
Once we’ve helped you settle in, we’re just a call away, 24/7. If it’s something we can’t solve over the phone, we’ll pop over to lend a hand.
And because nobody wants to be a tourist, our homes come with personal and unique recommendations from the people who live in them – places to eat, things to do and adventures to go on.