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Conveniently located, cosy double bedroom
Conveniently located, cosy double bedroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This spacious flat overlooks a quiet and well maintained garden & being only two minutes' walk from the tube station, is an ideal base from which to explore London. It's within easy walking distance of the famous Portobello Markets and Notting Hill & the Westfield Shopping Centre are close by too. The flat is situated in a quiet corner of the square. There are a number of pubs and cafes close by and if you are lucky, you may bump into a celebrity or two!

The space

This one bedroom flat is bright, comfortable and cosy. Two minutes' walk from the tube station, it is an ideal base from which to explore London.

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
The local tube station (Latimer Road) is served by the Circle line and the Hammersmith & City line. Both of these lines will take you directly to Paddington station in about 15 minutes.

It takes 30 minutes to Oxford Circus, with one change for the Bakerloo line at Baker Street. To get to Covent Garden change at Hammersmith and then the Piccadilly line; altogether it takes about 30 minutes. For Camden Town change at Kings Cross then two stop up on the Northern Line, takes about 45 minutes. Kings Cross St Pancras is very convenient if you are arriving by the Eurostar. Just take the Hammersmith & City line from Kings Cross with no changes.

You have two options to get from Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street station. One is by train which takes 45 minutes, there's one every 15 minutes and costs £19 one way (as at October 2016) ((URL HIDDEN) The other option is by bus which leaves every 30 minutes and it takes about an hour. If you book the bus online ahead of time it costs £10 ((URL HIDDEN) From there you will make your way to the Underground (in the same station) and take the Hammersmith and City line to Hammersmith, getting off at Latimer Road. The tube to Latimer Road takes about 25 minutes.

Heathrow Express goes from Paddington, taking only 15 minutes from London to Heathrow airport. You can get to the university city of Oxford (in Oxfordshire) from Paddington in one hour. It takes 1.5 hours to get to Bath for the famous Roman baths.

10-15 minutes' walk from my flat takes you to Ladbroke Grove where you have a great choice of busses that go to the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum (no 70) and to Selfridges in Oxford St (nos 7, 23). The number 23 goes to many interesting places: Trafalgar Sq., Covent Garden and St Paul's Cathedral. The 52 goes to Notting Hill, Kensington Palace, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner. The 452 follows most of the route of the 52 except it goes on to Sloane Square.

For those on business the BBC White City is close by. The tube will take you there in 12 minutes, the 295 or the 316 bus will take you to Shepherd's Bush in 15 minutes and it's only a 5 minute walk from there. Or to walk from door to door it's only 30 minutes.

GENERAL STUFF:
My flat is a shoe-free zone to help keep it nice and clean. The lovely large double bedroom has fresh bed linen, towels, complimentary herbal teas, coffee and biscuits.

The bathroom will always be stocked with extra toilet paper and, a must for me, hooks on the back of the door! Help yourself to shampoos. I keep the hair-dryer & straighteners in the 'communal area'. The bathroom is not an en suite; you will be sharing it with me. I'm starting to introduce healthy alternative cleaning products. Recently I've made an all purpose cleaning product using only water with a splash of vinegar and essential oils such as Rose Geranium and lavender. It's great for bringing up a shine on chrome and glass!

PLEASE NOTE: THE KITCHEN HAS LIMITED ACCESS as I will be here most of the time but we can come to an arrangement that will best suit us all. If you think you will be using the kitchen please let me know in advance so I can plan ahead. The kitchen contains a fridge/freezer, cooker and oven, a juicer, a blender, a coffee grinder and percolator. I do not possess a micro wave.

I love to have some sort of concoction or fermented food 'brewing' away in the kitchen and would love to share some with you. Right now I have some seasonal vegetables fermenting away - a bit like sauerkraut. I always have a pro-biotic Kombucha drink on hand and some kefir. Hopefully I will also have something soothing & hydrating like Lynseed tea on offer. Remind me if you would like to sample any of them.

The quiet, spacious, south-facing sitting room has limited access too. It overlooks a lovely square that is very well maintained, with beautiful mature plants and trees. If you stay in the summer I hope to have some herbs or vegetables growing on my window boxes which I would love to share with you. My most successful crops have been mint, rosemary, Basil, tomatoes, kale and spring onions although last summer the bugs got my kale first! Remind me if you would like to add some of these herbs to your salads.

I do not possess a TV.

Guest access

In the bedroom there are speakers on either side of the bed and a subwoofer available for use but remember to keep the music down so as not to disturb my lovely neighbours! Sadly the large wardrobe is full but there is a smaller one which should do the trick to store your clothes.

I keep a spare blanket in the small wardrobe should you need one.

In the kitchen feel free to cook and use my pots and pans, dried herbs and spices, etc but be sure to use wooden spoons for cooking. I keep a small hand held vacuum next to the bin area.

Mondays and Tuesdays I work away from home so will be out all day and usually get back by 6.30pm. We can discuss access to the kitchen for those evenings. For the rest of the week I tend to work from home so we can discuss kitchen access for those days and evenings.

Interaction with guests

You will find my phone number in my 'Profile' to contact me should you have any questions during your stay. I always aim to welcome my guests to my home and after I've explained everything I'll leave them to enjoy their stay. I can even pop over to the local tube station and collect you. Feel free to contact me with any queries while you are here.

Other things to note

It would be really great if you could be careful when closing doors. I don't want to disturb my neighbours and unfortunately I am a light sleeper. Also, if you eat any take-aways etc in the bedroom please place any leftover food and containers either out in the hall or in the kitchen. In the hot weather things go off quickly.

Other than that have a wonderful stay!

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Hair dryer
Shampoo
Prices
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $91 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

The house rules are no shoes, no smoking, no parties, no visitors, no pets.
Noise: Try to keep noise down to a minimum especially after 10pm, I go to bed early. That would include no showering after 10pm.
Bags: Checking-out time is 12 midday but if your travel arrangements are for later you are welcome to leave your bags in the hall; the bedroom must be vacated by 12 midday though.
Disgarded food packages: You are allowed to eat in your bedroom but remember not to leave any disgarded food packages in the room. You can either leave them outside your room and I will dump them or use the bin in the kitchen. This is especially important in the warm weather.
Basically, leave the place as you would like to find it.

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - The bathroom will be shared only by me.
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1 night minimum stay

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Gayle User Profile
November 2017
Kerena is a great host!!She is very sociable and always available when we need anything. The location is perfect in London as it only 2 mins walk to the tube. The room is very cozy and tidy with warm heating, and it is totally quite at night. There are also tea and coffee and biscuits in the room~will definitely choose Kerena's place next time in London:)
Kerena User Profile
Response from Kerena:
Thank you Gayle, that's very kind of you.
November 2017

Cassandra User Profile
November 2017
Everything was great about Kerena's place. All the reviews were really accurate and Kerena was super nice. Our flight got in pretty early but she let us check in earlier and drop our bags off without any problem. The location is really great for getting around and the room was clean, quiet, and warm. There was also a kettle and coffee with cookies, which was a nice touch. Overall great stay with such a nice host.
Kerena User Profile
Response from Kerena:
Thank you, Cassandra, how lovely of you! You are very kind.
November 2017

Laure User Profile
October 2017
Un grand merci à Kerena ! Thank you to Kerena for her kindness, helpfulness and discretion. After intensive days, the room (and quality mattress) offered us regenerating night. The morning tea was perfect for us. The place of Kerena is a quiet place close to London life. You must not miss the Portobello Market and the place of Notting Hill, very close. Thanks to the maps drawn by Kerena (in the folder in the room), we became more familiar with the buses, and we enjoyed a lot London like that ! The line 23 is very convenient to join the center, and Soho for example. For the morning, don't miss the Porridge Apple Cinnamon at Helen's and Deli... and for the night, to have an atmosphere both elegante and relaxed, you must go the Pelgin Pub. We loved it so much !
Kerena User Profile
Response from Kerena:
Hi Laure, thank you so much for your lovely comments and the useful information for any future guests. I'm glad you enjoyed St Helen's Deli and the Elgin pub which is indeed elegant!! I hope you will come again! X
October 2017

Marcel User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Kerena's! Easy to find, very near to the next tube station. Her place is very tidy and clean and she provides the guest with everything he may need. For my wife it was the most confortable matress I ever slept on, honestly! She prepared a folder with all nearby locations where to eat, drink and have a good time. This is really a place I would highly recommend.
Kerena User Profile
Response from Kerena:
Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to seeing you in the future.
September 2017

Tianhua User Profile
September 2017
I do appreciate Kerena's guidance in London's life and the conveniences provided by her. Kerena is a nice and kind lady who will prepare dozens of useful and detailed tips to travel in London.

Peter User Profile
August 2017
Well.. the second time staying with Kerena now.. such a rare find in a perfect location.. if your looking to explore London Kerena's place Is ideally placed for public transport into the city.. the tube is just a couple of minutes away by foot..on top of this kerena is the perfect host.. so accommodating and informative.. book now you won't be disappointed.. Thanks again Kerena...

Peter User Profile
August 2017
Located within a small community, Kerena's place is ideally situated.. for a short tube journey into the centre of London with stations just a few minutes walk away.. kerena is the perfect host and will make you feel at home as soon as your bags touch the floor.. she has excellent knowledge of the surrounding area and is keen to help where possible.. already booked my next trip.. Keep up the good work Kerena..

London, United KingdomJoined in February 2015
Kerena User Profile

Having moved from Dublin many years ago I settled here in West London. I am very lucky to live in such a location, near to the buzz of Portobello Markets, and among such a wonderful community.

I love food & trying out new recipes, especially on my friends or guests. I cook from scratch, eating foods in season & locally sourced, as much as possible. In June 2015 I joined a Kitchen Garden Community where I can grow some of my own vegetables. Let me know if you would like to see it and I would gladly take you to it; it's 10 minutes walk from my flat.

My next joy is walking. It's lovely to occasionally escape to the countryside and bring the camera in the hope of capturing that illusive photo.

I love meeting people from different cultures and making them feel welcome in my home. It's important to me that their stay is a pleasurable one, where their holiday experience is a positive one. Sometimes my guests inspire me on where I should visit in London!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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