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Ideal Location, Perfect for couples and families, All amenties in this 2 bd flat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, sleeps 6

This fully equipped and beautifully located apartment is perfect for the vacationer who wants to see and do everything London has to offer, while living in a real neighborhood just outside the noise and hustle of downtown London. This 2 bd/2.5 bath is perfect for one couple, two couples, or a family. Two double bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room sleep six with the convenience of an en suite bathroom in each bedroom and a powder room (half bathroom) off the hall. It is in the heart of Little Venice, a unique 'upscale' residential neighborhood in central/west London, minutes by tube from all the cultural and historical sights, entertainment, and other attractions you come to London for. We are centrally located and very close to public transportation. The nearest tube (Warwick Avenue station on the Bakerloo line) is only one block away, as are four convenient bus lines. Piccadilly, the entertainment center of London, is 12 minutes away by tube. Regents Park, with a boating lake, playgrounds, and lovely gardens, is an easy walk. You can get anywhere from here! Or stay near home and explore wonderful cafes, shops and services nearby. Our rates are may be flexible, depending on length of stay and time of year. For more detailed information, please read the material below and in the specialized sections describing specific rooms, amenities, and things to see and do nearby. Please contact Maxine and Stuart Seller (a mother and son team) through VRBO or HomeAway and we will be more than happy to answer any questions. This is our second home and we look forward to sharing it with you.

The apartment occupies the entire second floor (one level above the street) with a secure front entry and a lift (elevator). The apartment is modern, bright, and airy with 12 foot ceilings, a balcony, huge windows, generous closet space, and interesting artwork and craft items. In addition, we have many USB charging ports thougout the flat for all of your devises. The larger bedroom has a queen size bed and a storage wall with two large closets and shelf space. The en suite bathroom for this larger bedroom has a shower and a tub. The second bedroom has a desk, a storage wall with one closet and a bank of shelves. This bedroom has a trundle bed that can be raised to create one double bed or twin beds.- (You can see how this works in our photo section.) The en suite bathroom in this bedroom has a shower but no tub. The living room has a very comfortable sofa that seats three and opens to sleep two. The room also has two leather tub chairs and a giant floor to ceiling window. Outside the window is a balcony with flower boxes. The dining area is at one end of the living room The table seats four with a self storing leaf that opens to seat six. There's a convenient pass-through to the kitchen. Near the table is a book case with a collection of paper back books. In the bookcase is also a collection of maps and guide books on London and on the British Isles.

Other amenities in this well equipped apartment include multiple USB charging stations, WIFI, cable TV,, stereo with CD player, washer/dryer, dishwasher, four burner gas range and convection electric oven, microwave, family size refrigerator and separate freezer, garbage disposal (rare in London apartments), electric coffee and tea makers, toaster, hair dryer, a generous supply of dishes, kitchen utensils, and linens, elevator, secure entry, and free local phone calls.

One of the best features of this apartment is its location in Little Venice, which the London Walks brochure describes as the prettiest and most romantic neighborhood in London. It is a quiet, tree filled neighborhood with flowers most of the year. One block from your doorstep is the lovely Regents Canal with its flower decked longboats (including an art gallery and a puppet theatre) and 19th century towpath. Walk the towpath or take a water taxi to the London Zoo or Camden Market.

Enjoy the charm and convenience of the local shops: a small supermarket, a bakery, 2 delis with great take-out food , a pharmacy, wine shop, several hair dresser, and many boutiques, even a specialty shop for animal lovers. Bring your pet a toy from London. Of course you can cook in and enjoy our modern kitchen. But if you'd rather eat out, you have many choices within a few blocks walk. Neighborhood pubs, cafes, and restaurants offer excellent Indian, French, Thai, Middle Eastern, Persian, Burmese, English, and American food.

Need a break? Take a short walk to Lords Cricket Club, or Regents Park with its boating lake and magnificent gardens, or to Paddington Recreation Park, with a gym, 12 tennis courts, a rose garden, and two children's playgrounds.

We hope our privately owned flat (our second home) will add to your memorable vacation.

More Details

Owner
Stuart Seller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Stuart Seller

I, Maxine am retired historian after many years at the University at Buffalo. I live in Buffalo, New York (no jokes about snow, please) I typically spend a few months each year in London, in that very pretty and convenient apartment you see on our website. We know the apartment is comfortable and up to American standards because it's our second home.

After spending two sabbaticals with my husband in London, 1988 and 1995, we fell in love with the city. We bought an apartment here because any time of year there's an endless choice of things to see and do. London is a perfect visitor's city. It's easy to get around by public transportation, and everyone (almost) speaks English. We enjoy the world class music, dance, art, museums, and theatre here. For a change of pace we explore parks, craft shows, street festivals, open air markets, and restaurants offering every kind of food you can imagine. The surrounding countryside is lovely for walking, and Oxford, Cambridge,York, Canterbury, and Stratford-on-Avon are easy day trips.

As retirees, we have time to take advantage of being here. We enjoy hosting our friends and our family (three sons, two daughters in law, and five grandchildren.

My sons Stuart and Michael now assist me in handling the day to day operations and share the love of London with me. Stuart and Michael both live in Colorado. Stuart is a business owner and a ski instructor in Vail. Michael is a psychiatrist in Denver. Both like to spend time at the flat with their families.

Samuel Johnson once said, 'If a man is tired of London, you're tired of life.' We agree.

Stuart Seller purchased this apartment in 1994

Why Stuart Seller chose Westminster & West End

Our apartment is in a unique, upscale neighbohood in central London, a few minutes from a tube stop and many busses, but it is also in a very pretty residential area. So we have the best of both worlds---trees, flowers, local shops, and the Regents canal a few minutes walk away, and just a short tube or bus ride to all the 'downtown' city activities and attractions we enjoy so much.

What makes this apartment unique

Our location is unique--both urban and residential--beautiful, quiet, yet close to all the action of a great city.

The apartment is unique also in being both traditional and modern. It is in a 'listed' Victorian house (Mary Poppins could be upstairs!) the outside of which can't be altered. However, an architect bought it, gutted the inside, and made it into four modern apartments. He had just started when we bought it--so we could have it just the way we wanted. Therefore, unlike many London flats, we have lots of closets, bright light, an elevator, two and a half bathrooms, a dishwasher, a big freezer, our own laundry (not shared) even a garbage disposal-- Our location is London but our comforts are U.S. This is great for us and for our renters.

Another unique benefit is our location. We are in central London, so close to transportation and so close to 'downtown' that you won't waste your time on long journeys getting to the places you want to see.

Unlike commercial properties, this is our second home. We are here twice a year for at lest 6 weeks. So our apartment is not decorated like a rental flat. It has leather chairs, a really comfortable sofa bed, and art work and craft items that we picked out because we liked them.

Finally, unlike many other neighborhoods in inner London, which are dreary, or noisy, or both, our neighborhood is quiet, safe, and beautiful. There are flowers most of the year. Property values are rising-- as reflected in the shops and boutiques. At the same time, it's a diverse, interesting neighborhood where people of all kinds seem to get along fine. That is perhaps the most valuable of the many 'unique benefits' of our property--it's a great place to live, as an owner or as a guest.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Ideal Location, Perfect for couples and families, All amenties in this 2 bd flat
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
No. Va.
5

Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

Our family ( 2 x kids + 2 x adults) stayed for 6 nights. This flat was ideal for us. We had enough room for the all of us after a busy day of tourism, quiet area yet 2 minute walk to Bakerloo line underground, 2 minutes to local high street. The area is both quiet, yet ideally located for tourism. The flat itself was well-furnished, with linens, plenty of towels and easy to figure out washer/dryer and dishwasher. To be this close in to central London with this much space is truly the prefect situation for us. Highly recommended and we are already planning a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent five days at this lovely apartment in London. The location was perfect for us as it gave us a neighborhood feel with the convenience of easy access to the tube and buses. I travelled with my husband and two 15yr olds. The apartment gave us all the privacy and space we needed with 2.5 bathrooms! The area is very quiet and safe with a great block of cafes, gourmet deli Raul's (our go to for cheese, sausages, olives, bread), small grocery store, wine shop, and pharmacy - everything within a easy block. Don't miss the Summerhouse Restaurant along the canal which is another great perk. There was a beautiful path to walk to Regent Park and Camden Market, then take the canal boat back. We so enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathleen W.

  • 5 of 5

How we enjoyed this beautiful apartment! We were so comfortable in its light-filled rooms (those windows!). The owners are lovely & organized & provided every necessity. The neighborhood is gorgeous, peaceful and filled with charming cafes. Subway & bus access is outstanding. Ideal for a family or a spacious retreat. Apartment offers opportunity for gathering together and private down time. 2.5 bathrooms. Highly recommend & hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Safe, Quiet, Pretty

  • 5 of 5

This is a quiet and wonderful apartment for people who like getting out and about during the day, but coming back to a peaceful flat and neighborhood at night. I stayed for a full month (ask the owners about a long-term rental discount) and enjoyed settling into life in London. I cooked at home or ate in the neighborhood, I walked about, and generally lived my life. It was a great apartment to write in as it is surrounded by pretty greenery -- and the master bedroom is so quiet as it is in the back of the house. And only 11 - 13 minutes to the uproar of Piccadilly Square!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two teenagers (13 yo boy and 14 yo girl). It was perfect for us. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out and 3 bathrooms - unheard of in England! While the flat isn't right in the middle of the touristy areas (a pro or a con depending on your needs) it is right by the tube and is easily accessible. We found a number of wonderful breakfast places within a few blocks and it was a great hub for our week in London. The owners were also lovely to work with - very nice and went out of their way to return a few items that the kids left behind. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent London apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a warm and wonderful apartment for a family... comfortable, spacious, well-equipped. All was as described by the helpful owners. We loved the neighborhood shops and super easy access to the tube, and would look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Paddington Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Locally, go to Regents Park for playgrounds, summer theatre, a boating lake, and wonderful gardens. Walk the canal towpath to the famous London Zoo and, just beyond it, to Camden Market, a giant upscale flea market and shopping area--funky jewelry, second hand books, antique toys, leather jackets,vintage clothes, etc--and lots of ethnic food. Teens love it. So do adults. if you don't want to walk, there's a water taxi. Near Little Venice you can visit a floating art gallery and puppet theatre. You can also feed the local ducks and swans. Also local is Paddington Recreation Park, with a gym, two playgrounds, a track, 12 tennis courts, and loads of room for children to run. We go there to play with the local dogs when we miss our own. Lord's Cricket Club is also a short walk away.

We consider all of London 'our area' because public transportation is so good. London's many theatres, galleries, and museums are within easy reach. Some of our favorites are the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert (new directors--wonderful special exhibitions), the Museum of Natural History (adults as well as children) Tate Modern (go to St Paul's tube station and walk across the Millennium Bridge for great views), Tate Britain, the Jewish Museum, Somerset House, and the Theatre Museum. Don't forget the National Gallery (free) and the National Portrait Gallery, (also free) with a lot more than traditional portraits. There's even a cartoon museum. Something for everyone.

We love London theatre. The National Theatre (south Bank) is world class. The West End is like Broadway. Also try the off-West End theatres and the unique 'fringe' theatres scattered all over London. A website 'LondonTheatre.co. uk lists what's on and what's opening and closing soon, with reviews. It's good to look at that before you come to London and get tickets ahead of time for popular shows. If you are a 'senior,' ask for 'concessions' on any tickets. (Seniors are called OAP's--Old Age Pensioners!)

If you are a music lover, as we are, London is full of music, in large places like Royal Festival Hall, in modest local churches, and everything in-between. You'll find classical music, country, jazz, and a lot of African and Asian music that you won't find easily in the US. There's opera in the original language and in English and wonderful dance of all kinds at Sadler's Wells and other venues.

There are lots of festivals in London, no matter what time of year--film festivals, craft festivals, ethnic festivals, and, in summer, street parties and outdoor events of all kinds. We love the food, the music, and the photo ops. Many are in neighborhood parks. Get on a bus or tube and seek them out. You'll meet nice people and see different parts of London.

I'm not a big palace person, but the Royal Stables are fun to visit. The Tower of London is great if you are a history buff, also Parliament, and St Paul's . Go by boat to Greenwich for the nautical museum, the prime meridian (we're all on Greenwich time'), and street market. Like gardens? Go to Kew.

Walk London! The books in our apartment have suggestions for walks in London and nearby countryside. There are organized 2 hour 'London Walks,' often led by unemployed actors, with themes-- Jewish East End, Dickens, Shakespeare , Harry Potter ,, a Churchill War Rooms walk (our favorite). Shakespeare fan or not, go to the reconstructed Globe theatre on the South Bank for the tour and adjacent exhibition. You can record a part in a famous play and compare your rendition of Hamlet to that of Lawrence Olivier.

There's so much to do in London that if you have a week or less, stay in town. If you are here longer, try a day trip to Oxford or Cambridge (more beautiful and less frenetic), York (great cathedral, Viking remains), Avebury (like Stone Henge only you can get closer), and Stratford-on-Avon. Our favorite outing is Churchill's summer home, Chartwell--great house, gardens, and historical documents.

If London is part of a longer trip, (2 weeks +) go further. Take a train, then rent a car at your destination. Our favorite 3-4 day trip is south and west to Devon and Cornwall (charming inns, thatched roofs, fishing villages, wild horses, beautiful cliff walks by the sea). Or go north to the Lake District for rugged hills and challenging hiking.

There are endless things to do in and around London. You probably have plans. But if you want, Bob and I will be happy to talk with you about what would be especially interesting and fun for you and your family.

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Rates & Availability

Maida Vale Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LOW SEASON - winter
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
REGULAR SEASON
Mar 4 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
LOW SEASON - fall
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
HOLIDAY SEASON
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
$10,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please inquire if staying longer than 2 wks for discounted rate. Security deposit returned after receipt of keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Maida Vale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Hall bathroom - toilet , half bath located in hall just outside living room
  • Tub and shower in bathroom #1 Shower (no tub) in bathroom #2 Toilet and sink in bathroom #3--'powder room'
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , full ensuite bath, storage wall and 2 large closets
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , ensuite bath, trundle bed raises to 1 double / 2 twins
  • Both bedrooms have full ensuite bathrooms. Both bedrooms overlook gardens. There is no street noise. Living room also has a sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This fully equipped and beautifully located apartment is perfect for the vacationer who wants to see and do everything London has to offer, while living in a real neighborhood just outside the noise and hustle of downtown London

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