About the Homestay
This is a modern apartment situated in the heart of London. We reside in Paddington, Little Venice where we have the beautiful canal, large willow trees, canal boats, canal cafes and much more. Enjoy the nature surrounding my area as well as walking access to many major tourist spots, such as hyde park, Madame Taussauds, Regents Park, Notting Hill, Portobello Market and more.
The beauty of living in the heart of London is that there are activities for all to enjoy. Enjoy a lovely walk at sunset on the canal, or enjoy a trip to Camden via boat, just from our door step. Take the tube to trendy East London in just 20 minutes, and explore all the markets and cute coffee shops. Prefer museums and architecture? No problem. We are lucky enough to live right next to 3 tube stations, Paddington is a 7 minute walk away, where you have access to the rest of London. Warwick Avenue and Royal Oak, are both a 5 minute walk away also giving you easy access to the rest of the city. As well as many bus links that take you all over the London. Therefore wherever your interests lie, you can do it all!
In our sleek, modern home, you will find a mother and daughter. My daughter is a recent design graduate working on various projects, she is kind, warm and welcoming, and loves to meet new people. I am a Legal Interpreter, who has found a passion for hosting. I have been hosting guests from all over the world for many years now, I have met the most incredible people, and have shared great memories with so many of them.
In the apartment, we have a fully equipped kitchen, including a Fridge, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Kettle and more. There is a marble breakfast bar where you can enjoy your own breakfast in the mornings, and we can share a glass of wine in the evening if you feel like socialising. One Bedroom includes a double bed, a dressing table, bedside table, and a wardrobe where you may hang your clothes. The second bedroom includes 2 single beds, a desk, 2 bedside tables, and a wardrobe. These are all the essentials every traveler needs. Of course we have a modern bathroom too, with a waterfall shower head, a hand bidet, a clean toilet. And last but not least, we have a lovely balcony and garden, where I have dedicated many years filling it with plants and flowers. I have spent many evenings sat on the patio with some wine and music, enjoying the summer air. This is also the smoking area. I am very lucky to have a garden in central London, and it is the heart and soul of my flat, where I would sleep if I could. LOL
At home we speak 3 languages and we teach English and Arabic. Upon arrival, I am happy to give you details about the area, give you some more tips on getting around and places that are a must see.
I am keen to make my guests comfortable and feel like they are at a home. I look forward to meeting you!
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The flat is located in a well-established and popular neighbourhood of London called Paddington
It is set in a small estate with direct access to Hyde park.
The flat is just 1 minute' walk to a bus stop and 7 minutes walk to London Underground (Paddington, Warwick avenue, Royal Oak) giving great access to everywhere in London.
Paddington is very close to Heathrow Airport and a train gets there from Paddington station in just 15 minutes using Express Paddington.
Paddington has lots of restaurants, bars and cafes, and a very large shopping centre with a cinema.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- 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
Payment should be in advance to confirm your booking.
My bank details will be given to you after booking .
Smoking is allowed in the Garden & balcony only.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Hello, what to say about Salwa... If you hesitated, I tell you stop hesitating, Salwa is the good host !!!! I thank her for everything she has done, I come from France, I am 19 years old I was a little afraid to go alone and she reassured me, helped me once I arrived. She showed me around, she was like a mom. She has a daughter, who is just great, they put me at ease directly. The apartment is clean, it is well located. Salwa thanks, thanks, thanks for everything, your kindness, your hospitality. (Sorry for my English I keep progressing)
Salwa est une personne incroyablement gentille et attentionnée. J’y retournerai sans aucune hésitation.
Très sympathique accueil de Salwa . Nous avons passé un agréable séjour, l appartement a 2 grandes chambres et petit jardin où se reposer. Il est proche des bus, du métro et a côté de la petite Venise pour une croisière sur la rivière. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir.
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Très bon séjour chez Salwa, on fait comme chez nous !
A 5min à pied du métro.
Si je peux mettre un bémol ça serait par rapport au matelas qui commence un peu à faire mal au dos.
Je recommande cette hôte chaleureuse !
Lovely host & highly recommended. Very friendly and the facilities are first class.
She is a very kind person and helpful. If I return to London again I will make a reservation with her.
the location is absolutely perfect. The stay was OK. Her daughter Sarah, who was hosting at the time of my stay was thoughtful and very approachable
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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 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.