|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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This stylish loft style home boasts wonderful lateral space (1900 square feet), the rarest of features in London housing. A ten minute walk away is the very fashionable areas of Portobello and Golbourne Road markets and Westbourne Grove. A bus stop directly outside the home and Ladbroke Grove Tube Station is a 7-10 minute walk ensuring breezy transport links that can have you in bustling Oxford Street, the Royal Parks, major museums and other landmarks within 1/2 hour.
Contemporary in style, accented by key family antiques, modern collector pieces, exquisite soft furnishings, a well stocked library and three extremely well appointed double bedrooms with 2 luxurious bathrooms, this impeccably furnished and kept home, owned by an Anglo American family, has a 'right on' mix of American comfort and quirky Britishness.
A balanced fusion of original modern art and large scale colourful abstract textiles adorn the expansive white walls, mixed in with personal touches and objects trouve’, give this home an undeniable aura of elegance with a twist of spirited bohemian style.
Post sightseeing, stretch out in the open plan 45 foot room spanning 2 super spacious reception areas with 2 plush sofas and enjoy the unique experience of cooking a meal in the cutting edge German bulthaup b3 kitchen. Or head out to a family dinner at Pizza East or any of the other great restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
Privacy and quiet are another key feature of Sunswept Loft which is tucked away, through a gate and down a ferny landscaped path. As if that was not enough, open blue sky views onto the park in front allow the sun to spill in unobstructed through all six windows, ensuring this home earns its reputable name.
You cannot get any more high end than the state of the art ultramodern German bulthaup b3 kitchen. A fully integrated Gaggenau fridge/freezer (akin to Subzero), dishwasher and a stainless steel freestanding Viking Professional 4 burner stove will delight the serious foodie.
Watch, Listen and Work
WIFI is standard snd strong. There's a Bowers and Wilkins A7 wireless Airplay dock for your tunes and a top of the range 40' Samsung D8000 HD 3D TV, including Netflix streaming movies and full cable with premium channels for those quieter evenings in.
A short flight of stairs takes you to three well appointed double bedrooms all with luxurious sprung mattresses and five star sheets. The sumptuous master bedroom has a super king size bed and there are a further 2 double bedrooms each with 2 single/twins sleeping four more people. Large velux pivoting windows let in lots of natural light which can be subdued with awning shades when a dark atmosphere is desired.
To soak away the effects of tramping around London, a steaming hot bath can be had in the oversized old fashioned cast iron tub in the roomy family style bathroom, while the 2nd bathroom has a spacious walk in shower with a large rain effect shower head, a delightful way to start or end your carefree London day.
All this nestled within the highly sought after area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
What we provide
24/7 for assistance
High level of pre arrival info to make your entry as smooth as possible.
A welcome check in.
A link to a a custom pinterest board on the local area that covers all the amenities (both visually and written) available to you in Notting Hill.
I am the American owner has been living in London for 20 years having grown up in the sunny climes of Santa Barbara, CA where I spend our family vacations. We have has been hosting guests in our carefully managed owner operated home for over 7 years as demonstrated by a consistent five star feedback rating of contented families who have made life long memories of their holidays here.
Marina Mazur purchased this house in 2008
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 has retained it's individual feel through wonderful mix of ethnicity adding 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 godsend for kids who need to let off steam after a long day of sightseeing!
This unique home has an abounding sense of space and light from having windows on three sides. The sun rises through the kitchen window and sets through the sitting room windows, while during the day it travels around the 3 windows on the side of the house. The lateral home has great flow and can absorb a family comfortably so everyone has their own space, as opposed to the more typical vertical terraced housing where communal areas tend to be in one room on different floors.
The loft house provided a perfect escape at Christmas time, offering an ideal home away from home for our 8 night stay. Eclectic design and a chef's kitchen, with fantastic delicatessens and other produce nearby, resulted in a warm, welcoming, relaxing and culinary experience. Close enough to London but with a small neighbourhood feel, the location and transport options were ideal for our family's needs.
Entry via a lovely garden was so welcoming. The loft is truly sun swept and cheerful. The decor and artwork, books, furniture and kitchen equipment were so exceptional that I felt we were visiting a friends home as a special guest. Everything reflects a great "design eye" and loving care. Hardly what one usually finds in a rental. We were two adults and art lovers. Then one left after a week and my family(2adults and two girls 10&8) arrived. The park next door was an immediate hit with the girls. They had daily play time after their London sightseeing as an added bonus. The area is a quiet residential neighborhood like being in the country ( fresh air) looking out at trees and a green park yet within walking distance to the tube that takes you to the bustle and sights of London. We felt it was further from NOTTING HILL than we expected. Also if you have children one needs to be especially vigilant to have them take the care that the lovely furnishing deserve. Marina was most helpful for any of our needs and questions. They were many guidebooks and maps at our disposal. Marina has a book for visitors that thoroughly covers all aspects of how things work and labels items throughout the house. I admire her organization and communication skills. Can't imagine anyone not loving their stay at this very special property.
139 is a very unique place. It has all the benefits of a London house but with a lovely country feel at the same time. It overlooks a pretty park and is extremely private. Marina has fitted out her place with beautiful and expensive furniture and appliances and is extremely meticulous about her home, leaving lots of advice and instruction. She is always on hand if you have any queries about the house which is very useful and is often on hand to pop over should needs be. Parking is great and access to the house is easy.
This property is a museum, not a home. There is a long and laborious owner's manual, detailing all manner of behavior. For example, "Heels are not allowed" to be worn within the property. In addition, there are written notes in plexiglass throughout the household demanding further behavior. For example, "Use the black washcloths to wash your face". Plus, there are labels all about the house, with more instructions as what to do and what not to do.
The owner texted daily and on a repeated basis, interfering with our ability to enjoy our vacation. I had to demand she stop texting. I received four texts alone on the simple matter of the trash, which I had already read about in the manual. The female owner made two unexpected visits to the property and once knocked on the door, disturbing my sleep. The male owner of the property dropped by unannounced and twice spied through the kitchen window.
Currently, we are in a contract dispute with the owners regarding the full return of our deposit. One of the many issues is that we are being billed a small fortune to recover one small seating pad of a dining room chair. It is our fault that it was stained and my son should not have tried to clean it himself, but the price is ridiculous. Plus, we were reprimanded for eating at the dining room table and using the dining room chairs without first putting "tea towels" down to protect them. We are also being billed for a pre-existing stain on a sofa.
The photos of the downstairs are accurate. The photos of the upstairs are shot at an angle that does not properly portray the low-slanted ceilings. I hit my head at least twice per day and I am only 5'2". You virtually have to duck down to get dressed.
In addition, though the VRBO listing states that the owner accepts credit cards and the listing includes the credit card icons, when I paid the first deposit with the credit card, the owner cancelled the payment and demanded a cash wire transfer. Furthermore, upon exiting the property, the owner requested that the non-disputed damages be paid in cash, even though she held our deposit in her possession.
The property is conveniently located. There is easy and accessible public transportation. The property is quiet. The property is beautifully appointed.
I have successfully used VRBO all across the world and this was the worst experience I have ever had. You could not pay me to stay there, again.
We spent two weeks in this lovely two story home myself, my husband and our two young children over Easter. The home is very well appointed and immaculate. Beds and linen are top quality. Kitchen is a dream to cook in. Large open floor areas downstairs for the little ones to play on and a wonderful small park adjacent which is a real bonus for the kids.
Marina was very attentive in all the follow up to our stay, we organised a crib to be delivered for our youngest and she dealt with all those details and also the pick up when we left. She was a pleasure to deal with.
She stocked the fridge with a pre selected list of necessities, which made arriving much easier - this is a really nice service if you don't want to think about grocery shopping right after you arrive.
There are good transport links from the house, you can either take the bus to the tube station or walk, its not far, we got around perfectly.
The home is very private and very quiet too and in a nice residential area.
We were very happy with this home and would stay again.
Our family of two adults and three young adult children stayed for Christmas through the New Year. When we arrived the two story home was literally sun filled which put us in a great mood. We were able to get everywhere we wanted to go, all over the city and beyond, via public transportation (despite the closest underground station being close for repair). It is a very residential neighborhood, but you can still walk to the market and shops to get a bite to eat and drink. The home is comfortable and tastefully and stylish appointed with enough room for everyone to find a cozy spot to relax in the large open first floor. The bedrooms are comfortable for sleeping and it was nice having two bathrooms upstairs. Marina has a lot of rules and reminders to help guests care for the home and it works, because everything is spotless and in perfect repair. She is also a good communicator and and pleasure to deal with.
My family of 5 (2 adults, 2 children and a nanny) came to London for an extended 2 month stay over the summer and we had such a lovely time in Marina's home. The location was was perfect, a short walk into Portobello Market for our day to day shopping and soaking up the local air, very easy access to the tube station (7 min. walk) as well as the added bonus of being next door to a lovely park which is great if you have children that need to let off steam. The house is beautifully appointed and very tasteful, well maintained and was very spacious for all of us to move around freely. Beds and bedrooms were very comfortable and the two bathrooms were well appointed and spotless. The entire downstairs is a large open space with two comfortable seating areas (one for the kids and one for us), an open plan kitchen and dining area (kitchen great to cook in - all top of the line appliances both large and small) and lots of natural light throughout the day. Nice that the sun set through the two living room windows casting a glow over the whole downstairs.
The home is very quiet during the day as it is set off the street, no traffic noise night and also very private with no other homes looking onto it which is unusual for London.
The owner was highly attentive to all our needs both pre arrival and throughout our two month stay. We also loved her housekeeper who came twice a week to keep things tidy.
I would highly recommend this home not just for an extended stay! We were very happy during our time in this home and would definitely stay again!
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 center.
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 ½ hour away by public transport i.e. Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London, 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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 15 2016 - Jul 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Exit Cleaning Fee||$196|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,309|
Christmas/New Year £3590 per week.
The home available to rent during school vacations and other major holidays: Easter/June/July/August/beg Sept. and Christmas New Year.
Please ask for Thanksgiving week availability or if you have a special request such as an event.
For stays of one week or longer, a mid stay cleaning charge may apply.
Rates are subject to change.