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Your own entrance to London life, in Paddington

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


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

Joel Schweitzer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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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Paddington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Your own entrance to London life, in Paddington
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 52 reviews

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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Utah, USA

We LOVED this flat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this flat in the Little Venice/Paddington area of London. Not only was it super cute & well equipped but it was in a very convenient spot for the Tube & Heathrow Express. The owner & manager were very attentive to detail and very easy to reach (if needed) before, during and after travel. It was perfect for our family of four (including 2 teens). Thank you for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temecula California

Fantastic Flat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our foursome. It is decorated beautifully. Having two bathrooms is a real plus. It is within walking distance to Paddington Station, restaurants, grocery stores. It is very comfortable after a long day of sightseeing. Kitchen is well appointed.

Joel was very helpful in seeing that our stay was as pleasant as possible.

Will stay again when I return to London.

Recommend The nearby Lebanese restaurant. There is a Starbucks and a very quaint restaurant called the Bay Water. It is on a boat in the canal with indoor and outdoor seating. All within walking distance.

Cannot recommend this flat too highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect London apartment for week stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family, including two young adult daughters, for a week. Joel is very helpful with sending travel information prior to our stay, as well as recommendations for car service from Heathrow, restaurants in the area and places to pick up a quick meal to bring home. We loved the quiet residential area, while being steps from Paddington Station with access to trains and major subway lines. The apartment is lovely, with modern kitchen, roomy bathrooms, and comfortable beds. The living/dining area offers room for everyone to relax after long days touring the city. We loved our visit to London and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Joel and Nacho's flat. It is beautifully decorated, quiet and lots of conveniences. Two teenagers happily shared the master bedroom set up with twin beds. Groceries and coffee are close by and it's an easy walk to Edgware Road station which is the one we used every day. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this flat, really felt like coming home. A sanctuary after big days (and nights) out in London. We mostly used the tube, a few minutes walk to both Paddington and Edgeware Rd stations. We used 7-day travel cards which also gave us lots of 2-4-1 deals to attractions. M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose all convenient. We often picked up something to heat in the oven for dinner on our way home. Very comfortable for family of 4, including 18 & 21yr-old sons - lots of TV stations for a night in. Good Wi-Fi. Big bonus being able to separate king size bed into 2 singles, and having 2 bathrooms. Owner great to deal with, very helpful. Used the car service recommended by owner to Heathrow - punctual and for 4 of us very cost-effective. And just in case you're a cricket tragic, this flat is only 15 mins walk to Lord's!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
The Union
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
70 Kilometres
The Union, Zizzi, Smiths, Pearl Liang
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Paddington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April Gap
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
April Gap
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Price Fixing
May 13 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Gap
May 16 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Chelsea Flower Show
May 24 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late June Gap
Jun 25 2017 - Jun 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
2 Day Gap
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid summer
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
August Gap
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Second Half of Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $385.09

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

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