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Notting Hill Open Plan Airy Spacious Loft House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Special Discount March-April, May-June & July 10% discount for stays of 7+nights

7+nights=10% discount, 28+ nights=20% discount off published rate. If your stay is 7+ nights please contact me for an adjusted quote to reflect the this discount.

20-30 min tube/bus travel from major attractions: Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Museum Mile (Science, Victoria and Albert Museums), Westminster Abby, Big Ben, British Museum, Kensington Palace, National Gallery/Trafalgar Square , Hyde Park.

The brief on this brand spanking newly furnished architect and interior designed lateral home was to create a light and airy feel, make it cosy but modern, and grown up but not stuffy. 100% achieved. This gorgeous home, equally suited to a family or for a romantic getaway, packs it all in with a 45 foot room spanning 2 large and spacious reception areas with 2 custom sofas: one so oversized that you can lounge four people comfortably (it’s 13 ft by 4 ft to be exact).

Owned by a seriously peripatetic family who are currently stationed in NYC for a few years, the well dressed open plan living space glows with a pale freshness created by a carefully chosen colour palette, acres of ground floor space for roaming around in and custom furnishings everywhere you glance. The overall result is delightful English sensibility meets American wide open spaces.

You won’t be caught short on neighbourhood action in Notting Hill. The whole area is buzzing with great shops, cafés, bars and family friendly restaurants. Having had your fill of this fashionable neighbourhood, you can jump on the bus at the stop right outside the house, to take you and your brood to the further sightseeing delights of the capital - all within easy transport of 1/2 hour.

The galley style featureless kitchen has everything you need to produce a family meal to be enjoyed at the large modern, gleaming table with swivel chair seating for up to 8. After which time you can settle down in front of the 46” flat screen to catch some great British television or a DVD.

Privacy and quiet are further key benefits of this home which is set off the street down a leafy fern strewn landscaped path. In fact its so private no one can see the house from the street.

WIFI is of course standard, there is a set Bose powered speakers to plug your tunes into, while you are enjoy great views of park life via windows flanked on either side of the living room that are set off by a massive crumbling Victorian mirror in between.

Sleeping arrangements are spread across two lovely bedrooms. The master has a queen bed and a luxurious marble clad en suite with roomy shower, the 2nd bedroom is a cosy space with a double bed and a single bed that can sleep 3 in comfort: all with wall mounted swivel reading lamps and custom headboards and valances in neutral linen stripes. Both bedrooms have large pivoting velux windows with black out blinds when complete darkness is desired.

The 2nd spacious bathroom has a large tub and hand shower and gleams all white marble throughout.

Finally, a custom pull out double sofa bed in one of the reception areas can sleep your rangy teenager wanting his own space or another couple as the case may be, making this home work any which way for whatever guest configuration is needed.

More Details

Property Manager
Marina Mazur
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Marina Mazur

Your hosts are a very British family (Scottish to be exact) that have lived all over the world. Based in NYC for the foreseeable future, the host works with the UN resolving world conflicts. They have asked me to manage their home for vacation rentals whilst managing my own home which I have been offering to guests for several years now and attested by strong 5 star feedback. I am excited to be offering 'all about space and light' as a sister property my own. They go hand in hand. I am American and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and have been living in London for 20 years where I am raising my family.

Marina Mazur purchased this house in 2011

Why Marina Mazur chose North Kensington

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 still retains it's individual feel and there is a wonderful mix of ethnic races which add 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 bonus for kids!

What makes this house unique

This unique west facing home has a wonderful feeling of space and light which it gets from it's double height ceiling and windows on three sides and is what makes this home unique. This house has great flow and can take a large family comfortably so everyone can be doing their own thing without bumping into each other such as in more typical terraced housing where the houses are very narrow and the light source is only from the front and back of the house.


North Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Number of guests not to exceed number stated on original request without prior written approval from owner.
  • Quiet time after 10 p.m. No parties or events without prior written consent from owner.
  • If you are a group of unrelated adults under the age of 30, please email me to explain your group and intended activity and ages prior to booking.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite to Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , marble clad, wall hung WC and heated towel rail
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , telephone attachment shower. marble floor, heated rail
  • bathrooms have 5 star guest toiletries (L'Occitane) and fluffy Egyptian cotton towels. Hot water is supplied to both the shower and bath via a hot water tank which holds apx 1/2 hour worth of hot water. It takes apx 1 hour to refill the tank. We mention this for larger parties to be aware of.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , QUEENSIDE high quality comfortable 5 star bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , DOUBLE BED AND FULL TWIN/SINGLE high quality 5 star
    Pull out Double Sofa in living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , high quality double sofa bed
  • beds have custom upholstered headboards and valances and swivel wall mounted reading lights. Ample built in closet and drawer space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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Notting Hill Open Plan Airy Spacious Loft House
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Excellent home for a holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house was the perfect choice for us! We were a family of 4 with two teenagers and this home offers more than enough space. It's beautifully decorated, very clean, has every necessity you could ever want, and the location was perfect. It's in a very quiet residential section of London with the back facing a park. There is a bus stop just steps away from the front door that will take you to the train station in 5 minutes. There are several shops and restaurants well within walking distance. This is a very safe and quiet area. The property manager was the absolute best and actually lives next door should any problems arise. I would absolutely stay here again when visiting London. You won't be disappointed with your stay in this home. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, You were wonderful guests to host! Thank you for the lovely review!
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Very comfortable, spacious and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely apartment to stay in. It is extremely spacious, and our family of 5 felt quite comfortable! The kitchen although looks minimal, has all the standard appliances, including a very nice combi washer/dryer, high end dishwasher, and nice stove. Upstairs ceilings were heavily vaulted and if you are tall you might bump your head on the ceiling while using the master bathroom. I am 5'3" and barely cleared the space. Beds were super comfortable, oversized sofa downstairs was able to hold our entire family at once! Bus stop in front of the house, made it convenient to use public transportation. The neighborhood is quiet, and the park with playground and splash pad was used almost everyday after a long day of sightseeing. Marina was a wonderful host, extremely responsive, and even paid us a visit to help us with minor details of the home.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenny You were ideal guests in every way. Thank you.
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Beautiful Property in Quiet Residential Area

  • 5 of 5

We booked the home for four nights in May and found it excellent. Marina was very quick to respond to all our requests and extremely pleasant to deal with. It's a little bit of a walk from the tube station (about 7 to 10 minutes) but nothing that would dissuade us from going back to the property. Everything we needed was there and the home itself was beautiful. There were four of us so we found the two bedrooms and two bathrooms extremely convenient. The only thing (and it's very small) was that the hedges leading up to the door could do with a trim. When it rained we got a little damp running the gauntlet through the foliage. Other than that the place was first class. Thanks very much!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review! You just missed the monthly gardener visit to cut back the hedge. May is a time of extreme growth - so the hedge needed trimming, and this happened right after you left! Glad to know that you found the home comfortable and it worked out for your family.....
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Fantastic! Will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is awesome! Just what you dream of while in London.

Forget about the distance to major attractions, the ride is always a pleasure.

Its like being a local during your stay and that is priceless.

Marina is the best. She is always there ready to help you, whatever it is she has an answer.

The house is immaculate, beautifully decorated.

Just notice that the 2 bedrooms are quite small, but comfortable.

Kitchen, Living room and dining, for you to enjoy.

We loved it. Thank you Marina! As I said, we will be back !

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Gabriella and her family. They are the perfect guests. Thank you.
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As advertised!

  • 4 of 5

Great stay in London,

Lovely apartment, great host which made it better. Marina was readily available whenever I needed her great correspondence everything was clear and concise. If I had to knock it, it's not as central to the Notting Hill area as I would've liked it to be especially after a late night out. But for the reasonable rates I can't complain that much. The outside could use some TLC as the shrubs need some serious trimming and a wipe out of the cobwebs, as the kids were getting creeped out thinking a creepy crawly was going to get them. Other then those two minor things it didn't bother our trip one bit. Thanks again Marina for letting us enjoy the apartment.



  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nicely decorated and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We only had one water issue in the shower but these things happen. We enjoyed very much your home!! It was perfect for our stay in London this trip. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Portobello House
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Paddington Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
St Helen's Cafe and Deli
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 centre.

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 half an hour away by public transport: Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and the 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $152.38
Refundable damage deposit $484.83

Instant Book Booking Requirements
Check in 2 p.m Check out 10 a.m. You must be 21 years or older to book this property. If you are a group of unrelated adults between 21-30, you are required to email to explain your group and ages prior to booking this property. Number in party not to exceed # stated on original enquiry. No parties/ functions without prior emailed consent from owner. Quiet time after 10 p.m unless agreed beforehand with me.
Note: During off peak you may be able to check in right away from first thing in the morning. This is dependent on the property being not booked and prepped the day before or if there are no travellers leaving the day of your arrival. Please do ask.
For out of hours check in, we have a keysafe.
If there are no incoming travellers on your check out day, we can be flexible with the check out time. Regardless of your departure timing, travellers can leave their luggage in the home until 2pm on their check out day while sightseeing and come back to pick up the bags before heading to the airport.
Longer stays of 1 month or more may require extra deposit to be evaluated by the owner.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.