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Your own entrance to London life, in Paddington

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Joel Schweitzer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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 & 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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Map

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.

Amenities

Paddington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Uses the shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Sofa bed in living area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With ensuite bathroom; Can be made into 2 extra long twins
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9117646 based on 57 reviews
5

Perfect place to settle for a week. Convenient location to Paddington Station

  • 5 of 5

Had a very nice time at 21A St Mary's Terrace. It was just as advertised. Great location and convenient to Paddington. Quiet leafy neighborhood. I like being on street level personally. Easy entrance and exit. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious, quiet & great location

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 with 2 teens and this flat was perfect for our needs. With 2 bathrooms we could all get ready for our day quickly. While we didn't spend a lot of time in the flat, having a kitchen is always a must for us due to my son's food allergies. This kitchen is well-equipped, and we prepared take-away lunches every day. We found it very easy to get anywhere we needed to go via the nearby Paddington Station, and the neighbourhood itself is lovely to explore on its own. Abbey Road was a short walk and a fun place to people-watch. The bedrooms had blackout curtains as well so we could sleep past the early dawn. I can't recommend this flat enough. Joel was super to communicate with and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay! Joel and Nacho were excellent to deal with and very friendly.

The location is perfect and the flat was very clean and comfortable for our family of four.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well appointed, comfortable, good location

  • 5 of 5

The hosts/owners are lovely, very responsive, and go the extra mile to make things as nice as possible. They have great suggestions for restaurants in the neighborhood. We loved our location both in proximity to the subway and other fun neighborhoods and restaurants but also because it was quiet so we could get a good night's sleep. The apartment was comfortable and kitted out with everything we needed. The ironed sheets and plantation shutters as well as the comfortable sofas made it extra nice. We are happy customers.

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

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here. Clean and very cozy and well equipped. Great location within walking distance from some amazing restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5 Stars in all areas

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and would absolutely recommend!!! Flat is very nice and So comfortable! Had everything we needed and thought the location was very convenient! Loved our walk to Paddington Station. So easy! Our hosts were so gracious... we loved meeting them and will definitely book again if lucky enough to get back to London. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $395.67

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund