|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Apartment is located above a Security Showroom directly across from St. Mary's Hospital (where Prince George was recently born!) and only a one minute walk from Paddington Station.
There are several flights of stairs to climb after entering through the front door so access to disabled or elderly may be limited.
Upon entering the apartment you will be greeted by the tiled terracotta floors, huge skylight and exposed brick wall of the living/dining room. A compact, but well equipped kitchen also awaits you. This has recently been renovated.
There is also a small rooftop patio for barbequing or sunbathing (weather permitting). SMOKING is confined to this area!
Also on the first floor of the maisonette is a bathroom with shower and a large bedroom comprising 4 single beds. Of special interest is the ornate gas fireplace. The large picture windows look out onto busy, cosmopolitan Praed Street.
Up one flight of stairs you will find three additional bedrooms, the bathroom and a utility closet, where washer and dryer are located. Two of the bedrooms are medium sized and furnished with double beds, while the third is much smaller and features bunk beds. Most bedrooms are provided with clock radios and hairdryers. Floors on the upper level are hardwood except for the bathroom which features black and white tiling.
Recessed lighting is featured throughout the apartment. There is central heating but no air conditioning although in the case of a heat wave we will provide fans.
Our housekeeper, Maria S., is available on request for extra cleaning (at your own expense). She lives very nearby so can be called if any problems should arise.
If you are part of a large group you can also rent our next door property which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 8 persons.
Keywords: 2 Story Maisonette
The property has been in our family for over 60 years. My father started the business on the ground floor as a bicycle (and scooter) repair shop. He later expanded into cutting keys and eventually into a fully fledged locksmith firm. Today my 3 brothers and one sister continue the tradition! My role, since my older brother and his family moved out, is to keep the upstairs flats rented out as frequently as possible. The family is of Italian/Irish/Scottish decent. (We also have a property in Barga, Tuscany (Italy) listed with VRBO.
Maria Barry purchased this apartment in 1946
Its proximity to many London sights and the easy access from Heathrow makes the location an ideal one!
The fact that there is almost always someone in the downstairs Security Showroom whom you can go to with problems and/or queries is definetely a bonus!
I booked this property for a few colleagues who were in London for a meeting and they said that it was great. There's definitely a good amount of space and seating for all your needs. I would also like to note that Maria (owner) was available to answer all of my questions prior to booking and made this the smoothest VRBO experience I've ever had. Maria (housekeeper) was very helpful as well and was available later in the evening to meet one of the guests. Highly recommend this property!
Our group of five very much enjoyed our stay at this Paddington Maisonette. Communication was excellent. The maisonette is clean, presentable, secure and well equipped with TV, WiFi, functional kitchen and two modern bathrooms with excellent showers. Our stay was hassle free. Walking distance from Paddington Station/tube and Lancaster Gate tube means getting around is easy. Waitrose is just down the road for food shopping. We will consider staying here again next time we visit London. Thanks.
We had 6 adults stay for 4 nights and it was perfect. Very close to Paddington station and walkable to many attractions or just a short 2 mile cab to many others. Apartment was clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend staying here.
I recently stayed at this apartment with two families with a total of 4 adults and 5 teenage children. The apartment is on the third floor of a building on Praed Street and just a few minutes walk from Paddington rail and Underground Station. The first floor of the apartment had a large bedroom with four single beds and a bathroom with shower. The first floor also had a room with large kitchen table and two sofas and a TV and a small kitchen. The second level had two rooms with double beds and 1 bedroom with a bunk bed (two beds). It also had another bathroom and shower.
The apartment was clean and a very comfortable space for my large group. It was very convenient to get anywhere in London and was a great base for traveling the city. The owner communicated very well with me prior to arrival and when I was making the arrangements. The housekeeper Maria was very nice, extremely accessible and was always available to come over when we called.
Overall I was very pleased with this apartment. It is difficult to find an apartment for such a large group in central London and this property worked out great. Only things to be aware of are that it is on the third floor so you need to bring your bags up quite a few stairs and there is no air conditioning. But these were not a problem for us. I would certainly stay there again.
Good location near Paddington Station (includes rail and four lines of the Underground). The 15 minute train ride to/from Heathrow on the Heathrow Express was a huge plus. Also relatively close to the Lancaster Gate station for the Central Underground line. Easy walk to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
The kitchen was small, but well equipped. Laundry facilities were good and the hot water for showers seemed to be unending. The common area was a nice size with 2 couches and a large table.
Lots of restaurants nearby - Pride of Paddington and Ask Italian were great for our large family group. Noor Jahan was excellent. We enjoyed an adult only dinner out at The Victoria. Close to the Tesco Express which had a decent selection for groceries.
Good availability from the caretaker.
Three of the four bedrooms face a busy street with lots of traffic. We ended up using White Noise apps on our phones to help cover it when sleeping. There was also random jack-hammering one night at 11:30 pm that woke us up.
They need curtains in some of the bedrooms, especially for summer travelers. The window coverings were basically transparent at night. We ended up hanging jackets on the window in an attempt to block some of the light.
This is mentioned in the property description, but just want to re-iterate that you climb 3 flights of stairs to get to the apartment. At the end of a long day of walking, this was harder for some members of the group.
They don't provide washcloths, which is fairly common for European travel, but worth noting.
There was a panhandler that set up camp right in front of the entrance every afternoon. He was not aggressive.
Under the amenities section, it mentions a bathtub, but there are only 2 showers.
Spacious and full of light, our stay was wonderful! Maria was so accommodating and responsive before and during our stay. Good size bedrooms, open living spaces and two full bathrooms allowed everyone to be very comfortable. Across the street from many bus lines and only two blocks away from the Paddington Underground and Central train station, we could easily connect to all the sites of the city. Close to coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores, the neighborhood had everything that we needed!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$251|
We especially welcome families with children. Please advise childrens ages as we offer 50% discount to under 16s and babies 2 years old or under stay for free!
IF YOUR GROUP CONSISTS OF LESS THAN 6 PERSONS WE RETAIN THE OPTION OF DECLINING THE BOOKING OR ASKING THAT YOU ONLY USE THE UPSTAIRS 3 BEDROOMS!
If you have a large group, you can also rent our next door property (3 bedrooms/2 baths). Sleeps up to 8! See this property at www.vrbo.com/486661
Due to an unfortunate recent incident we will not tolerate any PARTIES in our property. Only guests registered are allowed to be in the property after midnight and in order not to disturb neighbours the playing of loud music is also forbidden. Thank you for your consideration.
Ask for special combined price!