No skylight in this maisonette but lovely black & white tiled flooring and brand new furniture throughout. We recently installed a brand new bathroom on the ground floor, featuring shower, toilet & sink. Upstairs features 2 double bedrooms and one bedroom with bunk beds. There is a sleeper couch in living room for guests numbering over 6. Kitchen has oven, fridge, washing machine, dryer, toaster, microwave and a dishwasher. Television with Digital Box and we do also have WiFi ! There are hairdryers and clock/radios in most bedrooms. Again, this property is suitable for families and we can provide cot and high chair where necessary!
4 bedroom unit: Once inside, the living room is illuminated with natural light via a huge skylight. Downstairs floors are terra cotta tiled. The kitchen is modern and comes fully equipped with all the necessities. We have just added a 2nd bathroom on the lower floor which features toilet, sink & shower. The large downstairs bedroom (with 4 single beds) features a gas fire. The main bathroom is on the upper level and also features a shower. Upstairs are two more double bedrooms and one bedroom furnished with bunk beds. The upstairs floors are hardwood. All bedrooms come equipped with clock/radios and hairdryers. Also, upstairs, is a utility cupboard where the boiler lives and there you will find the washer/dryer/iron & ironing board.
3 bedroom unit: No skylight but plenty of windows! On the lower floor there is a very large newly fitted out kitchen, dining area and living room as well as a bathroom with shower. Floors are of black & white tiles. The upper floor is where the 3 bedrooms are located (2 doubles/one room with bunk beds) and here the floors are all wooden. Utility cupboard contains the washer/dryer, boiler and iron & ironing board.
There is central heating, adjusted by remote control, but no air conditioning. We will be happy to provide fans in the case of the rare heatwave.
Both units share a small outside patio area suitable for B-B-Q (or for smokers to light up). We do not allow smoking in the apartments!
We have catered to many family groups with young children and can provide cots and high chair wherever necessary!
Top Traveller Review
Clean, good value, & perfect for families!Clean, good value, & perfect for families!
About the Owner
About Maria Barry
My family have owned house for three generations. I spent many happy summers here with my nonna and even went to school in Barga for a while (which is how I come to speak Italian!)
We are only in residence over the summer months and in the Easter holidays as we have our main residence in London. We will always be 'on site'' to help with any queries as we live on the ground floor or the villa, above the Taverna.
We have been renting to holiday makers for over 10 years now and love opening up our beautiful home to visitors.
Having worked extensively in the Travel Business both in the USA and England I am uniquely qualified for this task! We also have two properties in London, UK (Paddington) which are also listed with Owners Direct and which we rent out all the year round!
Maria Barry purchased this apartment in 1949
Why Maria Barry chose Westminster and West End
Paddington has changed a great deal over the years. It used to be quite run down but now is virtually trendy!
What makes this apartment unique
Close to everything: Tube, Train, Buses, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Portobello Road, Oxford Street etc etc. Also right across the street from St. Mary's Hospital where our latest member of the Royal Family was born!
After initial contact you will be asked to prepay using a credit card. Usually we take full payment on booking and send you a receipt and informal Rental Agreement. This guarantees your dates and price and helps us to avoid no-shows!
For Unit 1 we ask a £200 (fully refundable) security deposit.
For Unit 2 we ask a £150 (fully refundable) security deposit.
There are no preferred arrival/departure days but please note that check in time is 4pm and check out time is 11am. Occasionally early occupancy can be arranged but this is by no means guaranteed. We provide storage of luggage prior/post arrvl/dept times
Notes on prices:
Price quoted is for 5/4 persons. Additional per person (over 16) charge is £50 per night. Children under 16 pay 50% (£30 per night). 2 years old and under stay free! Please ask for price for your group. We have been known to be very flexible with our prices!
PLEASE NOTE: We appreciate being advised if you plan on inviting any additional guest to sleep in the accommodation. Our housekeeper will provide bedding if and when the £50 per adult/£30 per child (per night) fee has been collected.
(3 traveller reviews)
Great location. Perfect for getting to Theatre Land, Oxford St, Hyde Park etc.
Accommodation was perfect for our party of five adults and two children. Cot and high chair provided was perfect for our 18 month old grandchild. Lounge/kitchen/diner was well fitted/sized allowing us to catch up with friends whilst in town. Would recommend using the parking at St John's church, if you need it. Very convenient and reasonably priced.
Clean, good value, & perfect for families!
We were two families traveling together and really enjoyed our stay at the 121 Masionette. It was clean and roomy enough that we never felt on top of each other. We had difficulties with one of the showers and Maria and the plumber fixed it straight away. They also allowed us to leave luggage after check out, which was such a plus. The flat is located one block from Paddington station which was also super convenient. Very enjoyable stay.
Lovely and stunning property
We had a lovely time in Maria's property.
The property is in a very good location, the underground station and bus stop just outside the property, it is so convenience to travel to anywhere in London.
Supermarkets and pharmacy are just few minutes away from the property. There are variety of restaurants and pubs on the same street.
The property is very clean and well-maintained, the house keeper Maria is so friendly and helpful and providing very good customer service.
I will definitely recommend this property to anyone who would like to stay in central London.
From the Owner
“Paddington has changed a great deal over the years. It used to be quite run down but now is virtually trendy!”
Activity and Interests
We are only 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport using the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect Trains to Paddington. Car use is not recommended since we are located very close the Congestion Charge area of London and parking meters are hard to find and expensive! However, if you do decide to bring a car we can arrange very reasonable rates at a nearby open air garage. (10 mins walk from maisonette) Rates are around £20 per day, per vehicle which is very cheap for Central London!
The property is located centrally and most London attractions are within walking distance. Paddington tube (and main line) station is only one minute away and many buses stop right outside the door! Satisfied rentors always comment on how convenient the location is.
There are shops and restaurants galore and Oxford Street is only a short walk away. A small supermarket (Tesco Express) is only a few minute's walk from the maisonette and the larger Waitrose is a 5 minute walk away. There is a very good fish & chip shop (Mikey's) almost directly next door, on Norfolk Place.
From the Owner
“Close to everything: Tube, Train, Buses, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Portobello Road, Oxford Street etc etc. Also right across the street from St. Mary's Hospital where our latest member of the Royal Family was born!”
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- city centre
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk Bed
- Veranda ...
- Notes on accommodation: We have hosted many families over the past few years and they have all been extremely satisfied with the accommodation. References available on request! Paddington is a busy, lively and cosmopolitan area with many restaurants, coffee shops, buses & tourist attractions etc right on your doorstep. 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.There is the added bonus of having the owners working in the Security Showroom below so that if you have any queries or questions you can have them answered immediately. Outside: There is a small outside area for sunbathing, or B-B-Q's (in the summer). This area can also be used by smokers ! During summer months it is a good place to hang washing out to dry!