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****Your Dream House in London’s Famous Notting Hill Sleeps 7 Quiet & Private***

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Walk to Portobello Market and Tube From This Huge Airy Loft in Notting Hill

Behind a perfect white gate is a garden path teeming with flora and fauna leading to the front door of this bright and spacious loft. With an entire open-plan lower floor, there is plenty of space for everyone in your group. Equally suited to a family, friends, business travelers or a romantic getaway,

The home has fantastic transport links: 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.

This airy, modern loft is 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' x 4' ft to be exact).

The well dressed open- plan living space glows with a pale freshness created by a carefully chosen colour palette, lots 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 of 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. It's so private no one can see the house from the street.

WIFI is free, there is a Sonos powered speaker to plug your tunes into, while you enjoy great views of park life via windows flanked on either side of the living room that is set off by a massive burnished Victorian mirror.

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 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's flexible sleeping configuration a bonus.

More Details

Property Manager
Marina Mazur
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Marina Mazur

I have been running holiday rentals for over 9 years. It's been a great experience and our homes have hosted many wonderful travellers throughout the years. Through this long experience, I have the benefit of knowing what works and we have a fine-tuned system that makes happy, satisfied guests. I am always on the lookout to improve. My style of hosting could be defined as highly responsive with a thoroughness of information and support during pre-arrival, stay and post stay.

Italy is my numero uno travel destination - I am half Italian, I also love California - I grew up in Santa Barbara, I love to cook and I have teenage son. When I am traveling, I like to seek 'off the tourist track' places to have a more authentic experience.

Marina Mazur purchased this house in 2011

Why Marina Mazur chose North Kensington

There’s a reason why so many films are set in Notting Hill. The neighborhood’s cobblestoned streets weave through scrunched alleyways and richly furnished Victorian townhomes, and its stylish shops and passionate antique vendors satiate design-driven appetites: Notting Hill’s famed Portobello Road Market is a rummager’s delight. Celebrated as much for its idyllic streetscapes as it is for its cafe lifestyle and ephemeral fancies, it’s easy to understand Notting Hill's cinematic celebrity.

This home backs onto Kensington Memorial Park affording lovely open sky views with wide open space. The park has tennis courts and a fantastic kids playground.

At your fingertips: Custom Pinterest boards detailing all the tried and true local amenities, giving you visuals, directions and easy internet links to of all the attractions of Notting Hill on your smartphone via an app.

A 10-minute walk will take you into the fashionable, hip areas of Portobello Road, and Golbourne Road markets. Adjacent Westbourne Grove boasts high- end designer shopping.

What makes this house unique

I do provide a series of pre-arrival pdf's detailing how to get to the home from the major airports, what to expect in the home and other important transit info to/from the home to planning your sightseeing.

Open Plan loft style lateral living is a rarity in London. Please view floor plan in the photographs to see the layout.

Hotel quality beds/linen and towels. Fully equipped for a most comfortable stay.

Adjacent park is a huge bonus for kids.


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: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking No parties or events Check-in from 2 pm Check out by 10 am Quiet time after 10 pm Guest numbers cannot exceed number stated on enquiry
  • Last-minute reservations being made within 24 hours from the arrival date are subject to a change in check-in time of 6 pm instead of 2 pm
  • If you are a group of unrelated adults under the age of 28, 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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****Your Dream House in London’s Famous Notting Hill Sleeps 7 Quiet & Private***
average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews

The flat is beautiful. Impeccably cared for. Every detail guiding use of the well equipped place.

  • 5 of 5

In a magical garden enclave, a retreat from the bustling city, an easy walk to the tube stop. From the living room windows is a large expanse of a quiet park, as if it were a private lawn. Wake up to the birds singing and sun shining. See the stars and moon at night. Have the space to enjoy and relax even in a busy London visit. The host is helpful in every way. London guides provided and we arranged an itinerary as we stayed. We had many meals at home, shopping for fresh produce in the portabello market nearby. I couldn’t ask for more. The wi fi and television and movies available made for good fun and a quiet evening at home. This place is a treasure. Clean and luxurious and every detail thought of. It is an original architecturally designed renovation of a classic London free standing building. One of a kind. We are lucky and happy with our stay and will return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate is one of those guests that are completely self- sufficient, and charming - a winning combination. I enjoyed having her stay at our home, and would have her back in a heartbeat. Kate, thank you for the super review, highlighting the unique features of this property, so helpful to future travelers!
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Stunning property in slightly out-of-the-way location

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as beautiful as pictured - furnishings are pleasing and comfortable and the layout worked perfectly for my husband and I and our three children. I highly recommend this apartment for a traveler for whom aesthetics are particularly important because it's a delightful space in which to relax, share meals, etc.. The location is in a quiet neighborhood away from the restaurants and shopping that we enjoy, so we spent quite a bit of time on the bus and Tube. If it's important to walk out the door to restaurants, shops, and sights, this might not be your best choice.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic home from home ! highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

There is always a certain amount of trepidation when you rent someone's home for the weekend especially when you are travelling with smaller children ( 5 years and 5 months old )!

Well fear no longer- Marina is the host from heaven - welcoming , quick replies , a helpful answer for every query and thinks outside the box of the things that you haven't though of yourself. Oh such a joy !!

We needn't have worried about anything , from cots to highchairs, from flexible timing to arrive and leave , and the secure knowledge that someone that caring was nearby and willing to lend a hand or step in wherever needed !

An amazing experience , to be repeated , and a huge thank you to our host Marina that was outstanding !

PS The house is a dream and has everything you need - you would be hard pushed to find anything that is missing - if anything ! 5 STARS !!!!

Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely and positive review. So pleased the home worked for your family. Hope you have you all back soon again at the loft.
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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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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $489.99

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.