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Joel Schweitzer

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Your own entrance to London life, in Paddington

18 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Paddington

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 15 minutes to the West End

Live like a Londoner. The flat has its own entrance as originally it was a corner shop.

The open plan living/dining/kitchen is at ground level with a decorative fireplace. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking, if you wish. It has an oven, microwave, gas hob with extractor fan, dishwasher, fridge, freezer. There are two stools for eating at a counter.

A few steps down to the two bedrooms and shower room (with toilet and basin) and en suite bathroom (Shower over tub, basin, toilet and bidet).

The master bedroom, with en suite, can be arranged as a King bed (6ft wide) or as two extra long twin beds. It opens onto a small patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a evening drink. Smoking is allowed on the patio.

The other bedroom has a Queen bed (5 1/2 ft wide bed).

The living room has two sofas, one of which has a small double sofa bed.

The dining room seats 6.

The entire flat is about 900 ft 2 (80 square meters).

This is a non-smoking, non-pet flat.

We provide some items for your arrival but you will probably have to get more, especially for stays of more than a few days. Items include shower gel, hand wash, toilet paper, paper towel, dishwasher tabs, dishwashing liquid, tea, coffee, oil & vinegar.

We have a crib and high chair for use at no charge, upon request. Due to the nature of the decoration, the flat is okay for 2-5 year olds only if they are well behaved. It'll save you from constantly running after them.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joel Schweitzer (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish

About Joel Schweitzer

An American living in London for more than 17 years.

Joel Schweitzer purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Joel Schweitzer chose Westminster and West End

The flat used to be a corner shop. It still has the stained glass windows with farm scenes. As I grew up on a dairy farm there was some resonance for me.

I was looking for a project and this house had to be completely redone. I have enjoyed doing it up, while learning the history of the area and the type of construction typical to London in the mid-19th century.

What makes this apartment unique

You'll like the location as it is central to the best parts of London. The area is quiet and residential but close to shops and restaurants.

We hope you, like other guests, will feel very comfortable in a flat that is like a home, much more than a rental flat or a hotel room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We LOVED this flat! It was exactly as pictured and described in all previous photos and reviews. Perfect for 2 couples with a busy London sightseeing schedule. It's a very quiet street and only a 10 minute walk to Paddington Station (train and tube). We were so busy that we didn't get to spend much time here - our only regret! And our hosts - Joel and Nacho were WONDERFUL! Friendly, helpful, available and FUN! I will return to this flat in a heartbeat the next time we visit London. And I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to visit London and have a clean, quiet place to come "home" to at night.
Apr 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Your own entrance to London life, in Paddington
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 41 reviews
5

Excellent apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of four. We stayed for a week in the apartment and enjoyed it very much. The owner, Joel, was very helpful to meet all our needs before our arrival, and helped us in our early arrival.

The listing description of the apartment was accurate regarding the location, layout and amenities. The property was clean, well-maintained, including the WI-FI, hitting and hot water.

The apartment is 5-8 minute walk from Edgware Road tube station and Paddington station. Bus stations are even nearer. The neighborhood is nice and quiet.

The owner and his partner, Nacho, provided a very good and friendly customer service, and were willing to assist us in every request we had.

We certainly recommend this property for a stay of 4-5 people, since the apartment is a large one.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Lovely London Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Joel's flat. We were warmly welcomed by his partner, Nacho, and given all of the necessary house info. Joel went above and beyond by bringing a birthday cake for our youngest and sending on a beloved stuffed animal left behind. The flat itself is great. Plenty of room, well-equipped with all of the amenities. The location is perfect - easy walk to Paddington and Edgware Rd for transport, but also good base to explore London sites on foot like Kensington Gardens, Baker Street and Portobello Rd. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect place to explore London and beyond

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this great flat. Super convenient to train into central London and great for national rail service connections. Fun neighborhood to explore with Little Venice at your door step and plenty of area restaurants and shops. Flat is clean, well appointed and comfortable. We would love to come back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Paddington pad comfy and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Joel and Nacho's ground floor flat in Paddington (Little Venice) is a perfect place to base yourself for your London exploration as our family (Mum, Dad and two young adult sons) did this northern winter just been. A short walk from Paddington Station means London's excellent underground is super handy along with a range of restaurants, Sainsbury's grocery stores, Edgware Road and motorways. The flat is well appointed, warm and secure, with bedding for five, two bathrooms and ample entertainment via TV (with cable) and stereo to while away the time you're not touring.

Highly recommended and a no-brainer for a return trip to London.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Perfection in Paddington

  • 5 of 5

I have rented apatments in London before, but this was by far the best.

The flat is even more attractive than depicted, with spacious high ceilinged rooms with lots of light and comfortable, tasteful furniture. All TV tastes are fully catered for if one has time to relax in the evenings, when eating in is easy with a kitchen supplied with modern appliances.

Bathrooms are great and the showers have a decent pressure, something unusual in many London apartments.

We were there when it was quite cold, but the heating was excellent and very easy to control.

The location is perfect, with 3 tube stations very close by: Paddindton, Edgeware Road and Warwick Avenue. It is situated in a quiet location with a separate street entrance so privacy is ensured. Restaurants and supermarkets are close by.

An early morning run to Regents Park along the canal (around the corner) is a great way to get some excercise.

And just to top it all, Joel and Nacho are wonderful hosts and very helpful. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: Lynda We are really glad you enjoyed the flat and your trip here. You and your family were a treat to host. Come again! Joel
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Wonderful apartment in Paddington

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? I can't begin to say how delighted we were with the apartment, the process of booking and the attention Joel and Nacho gave us when we arrived. The apartment was spotless, very well equipped right down to a highchair for our baby, lots of lovely soft towels and everything you would need to a family stay. The location is perfect - only a stone's throw from Paddington Station. Joel answered our questions immediately by email and when we arrived, they were both there to greet us. The apartment is cosy, beautifully furnished and comfortable. The beds were amazing. Having an en suite bathroom attached to our bedroom was wonderful and cooking for the family in the kitchen was a joy. We have travelled all over the world and we all agreed we would be hard pressed to find a more fabulous place to stay. I highly recommend this apartment and thank Joel and Nacho for making our stay so special.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
The Union
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Paddington
Nearest Restaurant
70 Kilometres
The Union, Zizzi, Smiths, Pearl Liang
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Brighton
Car: not necessary

Easy access from Heathrow airport as the Heathrow Express or Connect arrive at Paddington Station. We are a 5 minute walk from there. Other airports accessible with underground, train or bus connections. Underground stations are 5 minutes walk away.

The area is a leafy residential area with canals and shops.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Paddington, Westminster and West End

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
October early week
2 Oct 2016 - 3 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£460
for 2 nights
From
£230
£1,390
£4,600
 
 
Autumn 2016
4 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
£1,614
£4,600
 
 
October 2016
15 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£960
for 3 nights
From
£320
£1,734
£5,000
 
 
Late Autumn 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
From
£288
Fri,Sat
£1,408
£4,100
 
 
Holidays 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
£5,100
 
 
January 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£410
for 2 nights
From
£205
From
£230
Fri,Sat
£1,230
£3,900
 
 
Late Winter 2017
3 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£510
for 2 nights
From
£255
From
£307
Fri,Sat
£1,445
£4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£600
for 2 nights
From
£300
£1,750
£5,550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Prices shown include credit card charges of 2%. We accept bank transfers in £, EUR, US$, C$ & A$. Please ask for a quote in your currency.

The security deposit is payable, in cash, upon arrival (£300, EUR375, US$500, A$500 or C$500) The security deposit is held for up to 7 days after departure against damage, loss or extraordinary cleaning.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Paddington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Uses the shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Sofa bed in living area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With ensuite bathroom; Can be made into 2 extra long twins
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
We do provide a small amount of supplies upon arrival (coffee pods, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, toilet paper, paper towel, soap, dish washing soap). However, you should plan to do a bit of shopping.

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