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Your own entrance to London life, in Paddington

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

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

Owner
Joel Schweitzer
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Your own entrance to London life, in Paddington
average rating of 4.85 based on 43 reviews
5

Wonderful London flat

  • 5 of 5

The flat exceeded our expectations. It is very roomy , great floor plan , super clean and has all the amenities you need. We were 2 couples and the space was perfect. The owners provide lots of information and were always available to answer all,our questions. Quiet neighbourhood, just a 5 min walk to the tube .

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Great Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Joel's place for 8 nights, it was wonderful. Great communication, Nacho greeted us upon arrival and explained the workings of the Flat to us. A wonderful layout, the bedrooms are down a few steps from the living room so you feel you have some extra space. All the furnishings were in excellent condition, no rips or tears on couches, etc.

5 minute walk to the tube and same for Sainsbury market across from Nuffield gym, you can find everything for your stay. We did a bicycle tour which was relaxing and fun. Take the boat down the canal to Camden market, great food spots and stores.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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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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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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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.

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
 
Late Autumn 2016
11 Dec 2016 - 13 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
£1,300
£4,100
 
 
Holidays 2016
14 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£370
for 2 nights
From
£185
£1,300
£5,100
 
 
January 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£326
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£203
Fri,Sat
£1,230
£3,900
 
 
Mid January
20 Jan 2017 - 25 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£195
Fri,Sat
£1,280
£4,488
 
 
Late Winter 2017
4 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£510
for 2 nights
From
£255
From
£307
Fri,Sat
£1,445
£4,500
 
 
Spring 2017
17 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£930
for 3 nights
From
£310
From
£350
Fri,Sat
£1,665
£4,500
 
 
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 5 nights
From
£293
£1,793
£6,600
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£855
for 3 nights
From
£285
From
£360
Fri,Sat
£1,665
£5,300
 
 
Late Autumn
5 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£580
for 2 nights
From
£290
£1,435
£4,500
 
 
Holiday 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,060
for 7 nights
£2,060
£8,067
 
 
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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
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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