About the property
- Townhome1300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay6 nights
Townhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
HOW WE TAKE CARE OF YOU
From the moment you walk through the front door of our Edwardian townhouse, we want you to feel welcome. Our townhouse is spacious, light and lovingly cared for. We provide high speed wireless internet, free long distance phone calls to North America, Australia and most of Europe and oyster cards (travel cards) which you can top up across the street and use on all tubes and buses. We take care of you before you arrive with our own guide to the area, including nearby stores and restaurants, a little local history and some of our favorite haunts. We also mail you directions and descriptions of our favorite London walks and a street map of London, which includes bus routes and tube stops. If you need any advice about your stay just email or call Fatijah (presently in California but still a Londoner at heart). If anything crops up during your stay, text our wonderful property manager, who is there to help.
THE CHARMING SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD
Maida Vale, one of Central London's upscale neighborhoods, is a sought after area for Londoners, because while you can easily get anywhere in central London, it is also quiet and friendly, without the pollution and bustle of Soho or Oxford Street. The charming parade of shops boasts a florist, beauty parlor, and general store (where you can top up the travel cards we leave you) as well as restaurants and delis (such as Bon Appetit, specializing in homemade croissants).
One block away is a large park with two children’s playgrounds and a running track (where Roger Bannister trained to break the 4 minute mile). The Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded, is a 15-minute walk; as is Little Venice, with its 18th century canals and colorful houseboats. (Check out the puppet theatre barge, the canal boat ride to the zoo and the waterfront eateries.) Want to venture further? The Portabello Road Market and antique district in Notting Hill is a little over half an hour's walk.
OUR EDWARDIAN TOWNHOUSE
The reception room has large windows and classic features marking the style of the late 1800's: nine-foot ceilings, crown molding, crystal chandeliers and period prints. We provide high speed wireless internet, a high-end stereo system and an assortment of guidebooks and brochures.The dining room, which can be closed off from the living room, is stocked with Portmeirion china and has a couch and TV nook at the far end. The eat-in kitchen has modern appliances as well as a washer and a dryer. The two bedrooms, on the upper floor, are large and light. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has a double and a single bed, plus a pull out trundle bed. Both bedrooms overlook one-way streets with trees and little traffic. The bathroom is vast, with a tub, shower, and bidet - as well as excellent water pressure.
CENTRAL LONDON AT YOUR DOORSTEP
From Heathrow Airport take the 15 minute Heathrow Express to Paddington Station. Go one tube stop or a very short cab ride. You’ve arrived!
Our townhouse is close to two tube stations, Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue. You can get anywhere in Central London with ease. (The Bakerloo line is one of the best, with trains running every 2 or 3 minutes.) For example, Oxford Circus, London’s shopping mecca, is a ten-minute tube ride. Piccadilly Circus, the center of the theater district, is a twelve-minute ride. The Number 6 bus runs 24 hours and stops two blocks from our residence. It has a great route – stops at Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square. You can get on and off the tubes and buses easily with a travel card. Whether you spend your days navigating the crowds on Oxford Street, touring Westminster Abbey, or awed by the Tower of London, you will welcome returning to our quiet, safe oasis.
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- May 24, 2018
About Fatijah Clark
My husband and I live in California, which we love - but I am English - grew up in London - and was missing my friends and family. We were fortunate enough to buy this Edwardian townhouse. We visit whenever we can and when we can't be there, we love that other people are able to enjoy London.
Fatijah Clark purchased this Townhome in 2008
Why Fatijah Clark chose Maida Vale
We looked for over a year at more than 50 residences to find the perfect home base. We wanted it to be easily accessible from Heathrow, to be near a good tube line and bus route so we could easily navigate all of London, to have its own separate entrance and a spacious interior, and preferably to be a period property in a charming neighborhood (if possible with a good deli and general store across the street). Voila! This is it!
What makes this Townhome unique
The townhouse was built in the Edwardian era - late 1800's or early 1900's - and we have decorated it with prints and memorabilia from this era. Our friendly neighborhood is a quiet oasis in busy London. It is also near two tube stops on an excellent tube line so all of London is easily accessible - trains run every 2 to 3 minutes and go straight to Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square etc.
The best place to stay in London
This is my second stay at Fatijah's lovely home. And home is the operative word - from the moment we arrived we felt comfortable and at home. The house is delightful and Fatijah has thought of all those extras that make a place more homey and special - a microwave, an espresso machine, washer dryer, Oyster cards to use during the stay. As for location, Maida Vale is a gem. We were very close to all the sights of London (Bakerloo line makes for an easy ride to anywhere) while maintaining a neighborhood atmosphere. So after a day of frantic sightseeing we would happily regroup and take a lovely walk, either to the Paddington Recreation Park (just minutes away) or to Regents Park (a 20 minute walk). I'm already planning next year's stay. So, thank you, Fatijah, for a lovely vacation spot.
If you are in search of a flat for a family or two couples, look no further, this is the place to stay! My family of 5 stayed here for a week during spring break and it was absolutely perfect. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and provided us in advance with a detailed information packet on the flat, neighborhood, restaurants and sights. Very useful in the planning process.
The flat is exactly as described and provided us with plenty of space and the ability to cook our own meals. Very helpful when you have food allergies. The flat was in a lovely and in a quiet neighbor with quaint local shops for all of your basis necessities. The tube station is only 3 blocks away on the Bakerloo Line. A very easy and quick trip to the local sights.
If you are a runner, there is a Sports Club across the street and a amazing park with a running track a block away.
I would highly recommend this flat to anyone looking for an alternative to a hotel in London. We had a wonderful time!
Our family of four stayed here for a week over spring break. It was everything and more! First, I cannot say enough about how helpful Fatijah was. We received a booklet in the mail prior to our leaving the states. In it, there is advice on everything from groceries, pubs, pizza, to loading the provided Oyster cards for the tube. The townhouse has a treasure trove of brochures and books for any type of outing or touristy type of activity you can imagine. Fatijah also provided maps and descriptions of some of her favorite walks and we enjoyed several of these.
The townhouse is located in a fantastic neighborhood. Only three blocks from the tube station, it is safe, clean and very convenient, yet gives you a quiet oasis to escape to in order to recharge after a full day of sightseeing.
This townhouse is far superior to a hotel. There is room for everyone to spread out and have some space. Plus you get the feel that you are actually "living" in London which makes the immersive experience all the better.
All local businesses, coffee shops, grocery, wine store, pizza restaurant, flower shop were very friendly and helpful.
After a full week, we barely scratched the surface of all London has to offer. We hope to return.
Absolutely the best place to stay in London. It’s our 2nd stay here and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Beautifully appointed and in a stellar location.
family of 6
great location, great food, great pubs! perfect for family of 6.
The location of this rental is convenient to lots of major London attractions while far enough away to be a wonderful respite from the crowds. In addition the local shops and restaurants are super convenient, plentiful and tasty.
We provide a street map of London that is yours to keep. The townhouse has a library of guidebooks and brochures on historical sights, museums, parks, restaurants, walks, pubs, and day trips that are not to be missed. We'll advise you on getting around by bus or tube, how to top up your travel card, a few lesser known sights of London, and a few of our favorite hole-in -the-wall restaurants. We also provide information on walks that we love and day trips to historic places an hour's train ride from London. We love London and hope you will too.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check in and check out - Please let us know your preferred check in and check out times and we will try to accommodate you. Downpayment of $500 secures your dates. The balance is due 6 weeks before your stay.