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3 Bedroom Luxurious High Spec Sunswept House in Notting Hill Walk to Portobello

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in North Kensington - Sunswept Loft

Sun Filled Open Plan Loft Home, 3 Bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Park View Private

This stylish loft style home boasts wonderful lateral space (1900 square feet), the rarest of features in London housing. A ten minute walk away is the very fashionable areas of Portobello and Golbourne Road markets and Westbourne Grove. A bus stop directly outside the home and Ladbroke Grove Tube Station is a 7-10 minute walk ensuring breezy transport links that can have you in bustling Oxford Street, the Royal Parks, major museums and other landmarks within 1/2 hour.

Contemporary in style, accented by key family antiques, modern collector pieces, exquisite soft furnishings, a well stocked library and three extremely well appointed double bedrooms with 2 luxurious bathrooms, this impeccably furnished and kept home, owned by an Anglo American family, has a 'right on' mix of American comfort and quirky Britishness.

A balanced fusion of original modern art and large scale colourful abstract textiles adorn the expansive white walls, mixed in with personal touches and objects trouve’, give this home an undeniable aura of elegance with a twist of spirited bohemian style.

Post sightseeing, stretch out in the open plan 45 foot room spanning 2 super spacious reception areas with 2 plush sofas and enjoy the unique experience of cooking a meal in the cutting edge German bulthaup b3 kitchen. Or head out to a family dinner at Pizza East or any of the other great restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.

Privacy and quiet are another key feature of Sunswept Loft which is tucked away, through a gate and down a ferny landscaped path. As if that was not enough, open blue sky views onto the park in front allow the sun to spill in unobstructed through all six windows, ensuring this home earns its reputable name.


You cannot get any more high end than the state of the art ultramodern German bulthaup b3 kitchen. A fully integrated Gaggenau fridge/freezer (akin to Subzero), dishwasher and a stainless steel freestanding Viking Professional 4 burner stove will delight the serious foodie.

Watch, Listen and Work

WIFI is standard snd strong. There's a Bowers and Wilkins A7 wireless Airplay dock for your tunes and a top of the range 40' Samsung D8000 HD 3D TV, including Netflix streaming movies and full cable with premium channels for those quieter evenings in.

Sleeping Quarters

A short flight of stairs takes you to three well appointed double bedrooms all with luxurious sprung mattresses and five star sheets. The sumptuous master bedroom has a super king size bed and there are a further 2 double bedrooms each with 2 single/twins sleeping four more people. Large velux pivoting windows let in lots of natural light which can be subdued with awning shades when a dark atmosphere is desired.

Pamper Zone

To soak away the effects of tramping around London, a steaming hot bath can be had in the oversized old fashioned cast iron tub in the roomy family style bathroom, while the 2nd bathroom has a spacious walk in shower with a large rain effect shower head, a delightful way to start or end your carefree London day.

All this nestled within the highly sought after area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

What we provide

Strong Wifi

24/7 for assistance

High level of pre arrival info to make your entry as smooth as possible.

A welcome check in.

A link to a a custom pinterest board on the local area that covers all the amenities (both visually and written) available to you in Notting Hill.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Marina Mazur
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2016
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About Marina Mazur

I am the American owner has been living in London for 20 years having grown up in the sunny climes of Santa Barbara, CA where I spend our family vacations. We have has been hosting guests in our carefully managed owner operated home for over 7 years as demonstrated by a consistent five star feedback rating of contented families who have made life long memories of their holidays here.

Marina Mazur purchased this house in 2008

Why Marina Mazur chose Kensington and Chelsea

Notting Hill and the life blood that is Portobello Market is inspiring to be a part of each day. It is a real neighbourhood in the old fashioned sense. Daily trips to Portobello Road for your morning capp, procuring of vegetables & fruit from old fashioned greengrocer stalls in the market itself and generally soaking up the wonderful atmosphere, make this area very special. It has retained it's individual feel through wonderful mix of ethnicity adding to the local flavour. Leafy streets, great architecture and the wonderful open green space of Kensington Memorial Park literally next door are wonderful amenities. The tennis courts in the park and the playground area is a real godsend for kids who need to let off steam after a long day of sightseeing!

What makes this house unique

This unique home has an abounding sense of space and light from having windows on three sides. The sun rises through the kitchen window and sets through the sitting room windows, while during the day it travels around the 3 windows on the side of the house. The lateral home has great flow and can absorb a family comfortably so everyone has their own space, as opposed to the more typical vertical terraced housing where communal areas tend to be in one room on different floors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The loft house provided a perfect escape at Christmas time, offering an ideal home away from home for our 8 night stay. Eclectic design and a chef's kitchen, with fantastic delicatessens and other produce nearby, resulted in a warm, welcoming, relaxing and culinary experience. Close enough to London but with a small neighbourhood feel, the location and transport options were ideal for our family's needs.
Dec 2009
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based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

3 Bedroom Luxurious High Spec Sunswept House in Notting Hill Walk to Portobello
average rating of 4.576923 based on 32 reviews

Charming loft as photos and great to be next to a park

  • 3 of 5

Marina's home is lovely! We had a nice week in london with our 2 children! The kitchen especially is so well equipped.

The neighbourhood is very charming and just situated right next not even a few minutes walk to the Kensington memorial park.

There are also some feedbacks regarding this lovely home:

- the home is very tastefully decorated as it is the owners' primary home. There are many vintage and expensive furnitures and sensitive material use around the house in different areas and we have to constantly remind our young children to stay away.

- Although is all friendly reminder notes around the house but at the same time, we feel like we have to take care of the house rather than to enjoy the house we rent.

- the bedrooms are all upstairs and the roof ceiling is angle and very low, although the bedrooms are very nice and clean, is not too comfortable to bend down the head to go into bed. It could get very hot in the summer under the low ceiling, even with fan on.

- The location of the home from nearest tube station is about 15 mins walk and not major tube line! Therefore the transportation access is not as convenient if one likes to explore other areas during the day (but there is direct parking and bus route right Infront of the home)

Marina is a very lovely lady and very helpful! The home is spotless cleaned and she made great attention to details! But If to rent out to family, may be not too suitable for young kids below 8 years old as we always have to keep an eye on them not to touch or be in certain areas. This is a vacation home and would be nice to be more carefree and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did enjoy having the lovely Joyce and her immaculate family stay in our home, it is unfortunate her stay coincided with a heatwave - a rare occurrence in London. The bedrooms are in the eaves and even with fans, it was not ideal. Fortunately it only lasted for 2 days.
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Convenient Location

  • 4 of 5

Its a wonderful home with all the items customarily found in a vacation home. The house has beautiful decor and is very well maintained by the owners. The first floor is a great space for families to gather cook, eat, read, watch tv, surf the internet, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World traveler

  • 5 of 5

Entry via a lovely garden was so welcoming. The loft is truly sun swept and cheerful. The decor and artwork, books, furniture and kitchen equipment were so exceptional that I felt we were visiting a friends home as a special guest. Everything reflects a great "design eye" and loving care. Hardly what one usually finds in a rental. We were two adults and art lovers. Then one left after a week and my family(2adults and two girls 10&8) arrived. The park next door was an immediate hit with the girls. They had daily play time after their London sightseeing as an added bonus. The area is a quiet residential neighborhood like being in the country ( fresh air) looking out at trees and a green park yet within walking distance to the tube that takes you to the bustle and sights of London. We felt it was further from NOTTING HILL than we expected. Also if you have children one needs to be especially vigilant to have them take the care that the lovely furnishing deserve. Marina was most helpful for any of our needs and questions. They were many guidebooks and maps at our disposal. Marina has a book for visitors that thoroughly covers all aspects of how things work and labels items throughout the house. I admire her organization and communication skills. Can't imagine anyone not loving their stay at this very special property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

139 is a very unique place. It has all the benefits of a London house but with a lovely country feel at the same time. It overlooks a pretty park and is extremely private. Marina has fitted out her place with beautiful and expensive furniture and appliances and is extremely meticulous about her home, leaving lots of advice and instruction. She is always on hand if you have any queries about the house which is very useful and is often on hand to pop over should needs be. Parking is great and access to the house is easy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

This property is a museum, not a home. There is a long and laborious owner's manual, detailing all manner of behavior. For example, "Heels are not allowed" to be worn within the property. In addition, there are written notes in plexiglass throughout the household demanding further behavior. For example, "Use the black washcloths to wash your face". Plus, there are labels all about the house, with more instructions as what to do and what not to do.

The owner texted daily and on a repeated basis, interfering with our ability to enjoy our vacation. I had to demand she stop texting. I received four texts alone on the simple matter of the trash, which I had already read about in the manual. The female owner made two unexpected visits to the property and once knocked on the door, disturbing my sleep. The male owner of the property dropped by unannounced and twice spied through the kitchen window.

Currently, we are in a contract dispute with the owners regarding the full return of our deposit. One of the many issues is that we are being billed a small fortune to recover one small seating pad of a dining room chair. It is our fault that it was stained and my son should not have tried to clean it himself, but the price is ridiculous. Plus, we were reprimanded for eating at the dining room table and using the dining room chairs without first putting "tea towels" down to protect them. We are also being billed for a pre-existing stain on a sofa.

The photos of the downstairs are accurate. The photos of the upstairs are shot at an angle that does not properly portray the low-slanted ceilings. I hit my head at least twice per day and I am only 5'2". You virtually have to duck down to get dressed.

In addition, though the VRBO listing states that the owner accepts credit cards and the listing includes the credit card icons, when I paid the first deposit with the credit card, the owner cancelled the payment and demanded a cash wire transfer. Furthermore, upon exiting the property, the owner requested that the non-disputed damages be paid in cash, even though she held our deposit in her possession.

The property is conveniently located. There is easy and accessible public transportation. The property is quiet. The property is beautifully appointed.

I have successfully used VRBO all across the world and this was the worst experience I have ever had. You could not pay me to stay there, again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to say how sorry I am that a guest renting my house did not enjoy themselves. In all the 8 yrs/ 21 reviews for this home, I have never had less than a 5 * review (and 2/4 *). I work very hard to ensure customer satisfaction, and I did no less for this guest’s stay, sadly to no avail. It is unfortunate that this guest misconstrued all efforts to make their stay safe and enjoyable concerning the house procedures which include advising the owner if any extra guests, that are not on the intial enquiry, are to stay overnight. This is outlined in the contract/terms, both of which they read & signed. We also ask to advise immediately if any accidental damage has been caused. As this review points out, the home is beautifully appointed, the soft furnishing are high end, however it is nonetheless very much a family home. We live here with our children. It was extremely distressing for me to have to manage this guest, who was contrary, the likes of which I have never experienced. This review contains inaccuracies: we would never spy on our guests (!); my husband never made any unannounced visits /he was doing some mainteance on our rental home next door; all exchanged texts were to do with operational aspects of the home: mainly organising damage accidentally caused by the granddaughter being sick on a rug; I did knock once ‘unannounced’ at 11a.m when I saw said rug outside clearly in a bad state, - front door was open -she was downstairs and came outside right away to explain what had happened; we do recommend using kitchen cloths IF children are eating on dining chairs (as the fabric is high end) - a prudent protective measure; I never disturbed her rest, nor awoke her; the washcloths are there as a courtesy to remove make up; I asked if she wanted to pay cash for the small matter of cleaning the rug to allow her deposit to be returned in full on her cc - I did not then know about the further damage, that she admits to in her review & did not disclose to me; at the time of her initial booking, I was not accepting credit cards, but now I am (because VRBO require it). It is clear this house was not a good fit for this family. They did not appreciate it, nor the discreet notices to assist/protect guests. This is our home, we are very proud of it, our standards are high. Please do feel free to email me with any concerns you have on any points raised by this review and which I am more than willing to explain in full detail.
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Beautiful Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this lovely two story home myself, my husband and our two young children over Easter. The home is very well appointed and immaculate. Beds and linen are top quality. Kitchen is a dream to cook in. Large open floor areas downstairs for the little ones to play on and a wonderful small park adjacent which is a real bonus for the kids.

Marina was very attentive in all the follow up to our stay, we organised a crib to be delivered for our youngest and she dealt with all those details and also the pick up when we left. She was a pleasure to deal with.

She stocked the fridge with a pre selected list of necessities, which made arriving much easier - this is a really nice service if you don't want to think about grocery shopping right after you arrive.

There are good transport links from the house, you can either take the bus to the tube station or walk, its not far, we got around perfectly.

The home is very private and very quiet too and in a nice residential area.

We were very happy with this home and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Portobello House
Nearest Ferry
83 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Urban Golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Paddington Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
St Helens Cafe and Deli
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Portobello Market
Nearest Point of Interest
St Mark's Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Golborne Road
Nearest Point of Interest
St Charles Emergency Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
2 great local shopping streets
Nearest Point of Interest
Worldclass Shopping
Car: not necessary

Portobello Antiques Market, the world’s largest antiques and silver market.

Designer shopping on Westbourne Grove / Ledbury Road.

The West End Theatre District, Oxford and Regent Street, Westfield shopping center.

Ladbroke Grove tube station (5 min fm house) where both bus and tube lines will take you to any attraction or landmark in the capital being no more than ½ hour away by public transport i.e. Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, London Eye.

A 15 minute bus or taxi ride are Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace which house Diana’s apartments & The Diana Memorial and Harrod's.

Other Activities: park and playground next door, water feature playground, indoor climbing wall (largest in UK), skateboard park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Exit Cleaning Fee £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Christmas/New Year £3590 per week.
The home available to rent during school vacations and other major holidays: Easter/June/July/August/beg Sept. and Christmas New Year.
Please ask for Thanksgiving week availability or if you have a special request such as an event.
For stays of one week or longer, a mid stay cleaning charge may apply.
Rates are subject to change.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
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  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , shower via telephone style attachement to bathtub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , walk in tiled shower enclosure with rain effect shower head
  • The spacious light filled family sized bathroom has large roll top/cast iron bath tub with telephone style shower attachment and very high quality traditional style nickel finished fittings, WC with wooden loo seat and large free standing sink. White painted floorboards throughout. A large velux window over the bath gives you a blue sky view. The second bathroom is tiled in white and blue mosaics with a large wet room type walk in shower with glass partition, top notch German stainless steel fittings, sink and wall hung WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking 6 x 6.6' pocket sprung mattress
    Bedroom 2 (Middle) - 2 Single Bed , two full sized single (twin) pocket sprung mattresses
    Bedroom 3 (End Bedroom) - 2 Single Bed , same sized room as master bedroom, two small singles
  • 5 star hotel 100% Egyptian Cotton 400 thread count bed linen and 100% Egyptian Cotton 650 gram fluffy white towels to add that little bit extra! All velux windows have sunshades to control amount of light into the room at any given time. Bedrooms are very quiet being set off the street and facing the park.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
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  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The house backs onto Kensington Memorial Park so trees, green lawn and blue sky are your view from all the six downstairs windows as well as out of all three bedroom velux windows upstairs. There is a fantastic, newly refurbished playground, including a state of the art water feature playground for children. The new tennis courts can be reserved through the Royal Parks All this is only about 50 yards from the house. Please click the link to our personal house website below which offers more photographs and details of the house including useful links to further information about the area and activities available.

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