About the Homestay
The room is bright and warm with plenty of space and a high double glazed window that allows a lot of light coming in. It is fully furnished with a modern double bed, super-comfy mattress, a wardrobe, bedside table, chest of drawers, a compactly useful desk and chair. It further features an additional oil-free electronic climate control heater on top of the house’s central heating and a fire extinguisher. Beautifully presented, with a convivial look and neutral decor throughout, this well-located double sized room is ready to welcome you immediately.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
London is divided into 1–9 concentric zones, and Central London is zone 1. Zone 2 is the ring around zone 1. Zone 3 is the ring around 2, and so on.
The house is located in London's Zone 3 on a quiet and safe street, and features double glazed windows, central heating and a patio garden. It is placed in the very heart of Walthamstow (zone 3) with lots of amenities around including shops, restaurants, pubs, post office, library, petrol station, ATMs, hospital, etc. Food stores such as Tesco or Sainsbury’s and a ultra-modern gym (Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre) are on the doorstep.
The area is extremely well-connected to the public transport (lots of transport: buses, overground trains, underground). It takes about 10 to 12 min walking (fewer by bus) to Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line - tube) and 7 min to Wood Street Station (overground trains to/from Liverpool Street Station & St. Paul’s Cathedral). Also, a Victoria Line tube ride to King’s Cross Station takes around 14 min and less than 20 min to Buckingham Palace or other London attractions. 20 min to Central London by tube. 25 min to Stansted Airport by car and 35 min by express train.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
YOU MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT:
Check-in time is 5PM - 10PM. Check out by 10AM.
Location not suitable for children and infants.
No pets accepted.
No parties or events.
The guests must pay the remaining balance of the price of stay on arrival via PAYPAL. For alternative payment methods, please refer to rule (R) of the House Rules below.
Amenity limitations - Please wait for several seconds for the toilet cistern to refill after flushing before showering.
No parking on property - Parking is on-street and free during the evenings / weekends only.
Potential for noise - NONE at All.
Must climb stairs - A flight of stairs.
Some spaces are shared - Bathroom only
IMPORTANT. This set of House Rules is mandatory, so please do read them carefully in conjunction with the rest of the listing description.
(A) The guests are accommodated in my private residential house in a respectable and very residential area. This is a homestay accommodation, so please do not treat my place as a B&B or hotel because it is not.
(B) Gatherings are not accepted in the house, room or garden and therefore, strictly, any visitors to the Homestay guests are not allowed in the property without prior permission during the daytime, and the visitors' access to the property is completely denied at night. Protecting the privacy of all my Homestay guests and also keeping them safe and happy are my main concerns.
(C) Further to (B), only the Homestay registered/approved guests of the ORIGINAL BOOKING are allowed to stay in. As a result, any overnight or unregistered partners/friends would be banned from entering the property. If the Homestay guest can foresee such a circumstance, it is highly advisable to book the room for two people instead of one person.
(D) As a matter of common courtesy, whatever booking method you will use (a booking request or an instant book), please be kind and provide some basic trip information such as: (1) Where you are from; (2) What brings you to London; (3) Whom you are coming with; (4) When you think you’ll arrive; (5) Whether you have been vaccinated against Covid-19; (6) Whether you are currently experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms; (7) Whether you tested positive to Covid-19 in the last 48 before the check-in; (8) Whether you were asked to self-isolate during the last 48 hours before your check-in. The failure to provide the full name of the guest’s companion will attract the instant cancellation of the booking.
(E) There should be at least one basic communication between the host and guest PRIOR TO the check-in during which the guest is expected to disclose the details requested in paragraph (D) above and to raise any questions concerning the current set of rules.
(F) In terms of last-minute or same-day reservations and subject to exceptional circumstances, if a guest stays silent immediately after a successful booking or fails to communicate, in a timely manner, with the host just in order to circumvent or breach these rules, the booking is going to be instantly cancelled.
(G) Further to (F), the guest is expected to engage in a host-guest conversation in a reasonable time which is, from the previous experiences, less than one hour from the host’s first message. A delay longer than one hour in replying to the host’s first message will automatically attract the cancellation of the booking as fait accompli is not tolerated.
(H) Any early check-in or late checkout must be agreed on right at the outset. Late checkout favours asked later on during the stay are rarely granted.
(I) Any use, either personal or commercial, of the postal address of my place is completely prohibited. The OVRO registrations are banned as well. Should any guest wish to receive post, there are two Post Offices and a mail Delivery Office less than a mile away from my place where any mail can be sent and held on behalf of the guest.
(J) Hanging around in front of the building during the late-night hours is not a good idea. The guests might get complaints from neighbours and just end up either in a Police Station or a court of law or both for public nuisance.
(K) Further to (J), there are four pubs and an Italian restaurant less than ten minutes away from my place where the guests could enjoy good food and lovely evenings with or without live music until very late at night. For additional reference, please check on any search engine the following: The Bell Walthamstow, William Morris Bar, The Duke E17 and the Flowerpot Walthamstow alongside La Cafeteria Restaurant.
(L) So long as no cleaning fee is charged, the bathroom and kitchen must be kept clean at all times. It would be highly appreciated if the guests could also maintain the cleanliness of both the room and all shared areas. COVID-19 UPDATE: There are NO COOKING facilities during the pandemic.
(M) In terms of doing chores such as laundry or cooking AT NIGHT (after 10:00 pm), I would be deeply grateful if they can be avoided as much as possible to none. Sound travels well in these London townhouses and other guests or neighbours can hear everything, so please be considerate and keep the noise to a minimum. COVID-19 UPDATE: There are NO COOKING facilities during the pandemic.
(N) The cooking should be focused to a single simple dish done in between reasonable hours. Also, both the cooker and kitchen must be left behind in a proper clean state, tidy and in good order. COVID-19 UPDATE: There are NO COOKING facilities during the pandemic.
(O) The time when the bathroom is engaged/held busy and the overall use of the bathroom must be reasonable without affecting the others. Also, the property’s water consumption is metered so a bit of consideration would be welcome and beneficial.
(P) As to smoking, please note the following: (1) The agreed smoking areas are the Kitchen and Garden. (2) Any other stuff except tobacco is NOT welcome.
(Q) As regards getting to the location, if directions are necessary, please do not hesitate to ask for. Also, please provide, in full, your travel and arrival details, for instance rail & underground stations, ports, airports, etc in order to obtain pertinent pieces of advice.
(R) Any other different matters, requests or favours not covered by these rules should be either asked or discussed and agreed on from the outset and before the guests’ bookings or check-ins.
(S) Any abnormal or deviant behaviour (or requests) will be reported to both the Homestay and Police. And please, do not slam the doors around the house.
(T) For the sake of clarification, (1) Reasonable is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “fair, practical and sensible; acceptable and appropriate in a particular situation”, and (2) Fait Accompli as “something that has already happened or been done and that you cannot change”. Moreover, OVRO means the Overseas Visitors Records Office.
(U) Thank you very much indeed for your co-operation. In the end, it is just a matter of RESPECT, hopefully mutual!
(V) One more thing, YOUR FEEDBACK is important to me and essential for other guests like YOU, so it is always requested and very much appreciated.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Very welcoming host even though I was late to check in around 22 pm. The spacious, welcoming, quiet purple room is all I want after a long day of work. The host Giani always pays attention to everything I need to feel at home: internet , refrigerator and every time he has a pleasant present for the guests a little attention.Everything is very clean and welcoming makes you feel at home. For anyone who travels I warmly recommend the host Giani for hospitality, attention to detail and all the support to make guests feel as good as possible.
I had a wonderful experience at this accommodation. The host Giani was extremely accommodating and allowed me to check in early although I said I'd come later, I got to accomodation super early and I didn’t wanna wait. As well I must mention he help me with adress because I m not good in orientation. So this was a big plus for me after my shift in the hospital. The rooms were clean, very comfortable, wonderful view on the window , the bathroom very clean and tidy and the host was amazing. He went over and beyond to help make my stay enjoyable sevice was exceptional as well. Would definitely send a friend there and recomand this accomodation .
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.