Comfy Sunlit Room With Fireplace
- Family/child friendly
- Indoor fireplace
- Parking available
|Address||St Marys Road, NW10 4AX London, United Kingdom|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
My property is in NW10, Willesden Junction. It is an area very close to Wembley, Portobello Market and Queens Park, Westfield Shopping Centre and the Central Middlessex Hospital ( buses (phone number hidden) and 226).
Transport facilities are very good, two underground stations ( Zone 2), Bakerloo Line which takes about 25 minutes to Oxford St or Piccadilly Circus. The overground will take you all over North London or to the South with a final destination in Clapham Junction. There are also a number of buses to take you to central London, number 18 to Euston, 266 to Hammersmith or to Golders Green. For more information look into (website hidden) where you can get all the information regarding public transport.
If you like to exercise, Roundwood Park is just a 5 minute walk where you can exercise in a very relaxed setting but if you are more into swimming or weight training, Willesden Sports Centre is a 12 minute walk. The sport centre is very good and you can pay by the day, so you could incorporate training in your holidays or your short stay. For more information about the centre please have a look at their web page: (website hidden) There is also a Bikram yoga centre about 15 minutes bus ride from the flat: (website hidden) If you are interested in mediation and more alternative ways of life, the Brahma Kumaris centre is a 15 minute walk from the flat, more info in : (website hidden)
The area has quite a few good affordable restaurants ranging from Spanish, Caribbean, Brazilian and Iranian as well as a few good pubs on the Harrow Road such as the trendy Paradise or William the IV.
The flat was completely refurbished in 2009 with all modern facilities. There are two bedrooms, one occupied by me and a double room which is the room offered to rent. You will have access to quite large family kitchen and if If you are lucky enough to have good weather, a lot of my guests, have breakfast in the garden. We get the sun all day and it is very pleasant in the morning to sit and start the day in a peaceful manner.
I am flexible in terms of checking in and out and you will have your own keys. If you are a driver I have a guest parking permit so there is no problem for you to bring your car.
I love London and have quite a busy social life, so I can also give you information about this wonderful city in terms of what is going on for people who want to feel the real London and not just the tourist visits and if you are a dancer... that is my passion, so you will have all that information at your hands. I speak English, Spanish, French some Portuguese, some Italian , and my son is fluent in French so we can answer questions in a few languages and help you if you need further information about the area.
If you are a driver, I can book parking on the street for your stay. I provide this service free.
I interact with my guests as much as I can. If I am home and I am cooking I love to invite the guests to share the meal with my son and myself. I am very proud to say that some of my friends are from Wimdu that came as guests and we become friends.
I love interacting with people and any information you need I would be glad to spend time with you and explain. I love London and everything that it is offered, therefore I have good knowledge of how to get the most out of this wonderful city.
I love the diversity of this neighbourhood, different cultures and sometimes the crazy ambience that the area provides.If you are a cook, the area is like Aladin's Cave. You can find meats from Brazil in the local Brazilian's butchers. All type of Caribbean food at Blue Mountain ( a shops that caters for the Caribbean community).
There is also a 24 hour supermarket that offers Turkish food, olive bar, polish deli counter and freshly baked bread.
There is also some good restaurants in the area such as Iranian food, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian.I love the fact that you don't have to leave the area in order to meet all these different cultures.
There are also a couple of Brazilian/ Portuguese clubs with one of them offering Kizomba classes.
The flat is located 12 minutes walk from Willesden Junction. The Bakerloo line will take you to central London in 25 minutes, Picadilly Circus and the overground can take you to the North of London in very short space of time as well as to the South of London ( Clapham Junction).
The M1 is 10 minutes drive from the flat and the North Circular is also very close. The M40 is about 15 minutes drive.
|Weekly rate||R 6756 ZAR|
|Monthly rate||R 28955 ZAR|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Very kind host, made us feel at home. Nice multicultural suburb not too far from London. Would definitely be back when we're in the area again.
The room is such in the photos. We were very, very comfortable bed and cozy home. Pilar only concur with the first day, we talked for a while and is a very friendly person. At propocionarte some keys, you have absolute freedom to enter and leave the house. The neighborhood where the house is located is about 20-25 minutes from Picadilly, no bus stop near the house and the metro not more than 10 minutes away.
La habitación es tal cual en las fotos. Estuvimos muy bien, cama muy cómoda y la casa muy acogedora. Con Pilar solo coincidimos el primer dia, estuvimos hablando un rato y es una persona muy cordial. Al propocionarte unas llaves, tienes libertad absoluta para entrar y salir de la casa. El barrio donde esta situada la casa está a unos 20-25 minutos de Picadilly, hay parada de bus cerca de la casa y la de metro no esta a mas de 10 minutos andando.
The worst that can happen in any aspect of life is to create false expectations. My girlfriend and I decided to choose as Wimdu option because we were tired of the cold are hotels and wanted to feel "at home". To opt for the option of Pilar's house were determining each of the feedback from previous tenants where the extraordinary virtues of Pilar as a person and extol hostess, and a comment of his in which he says that some of their best friends are people who passed by his house. So the expectations that we had created about my host were very high. And what has been my experience? Well, honestly do not know how is Pilar and I can not comment on it, just saw the day of my arrival, and not that I was home, he came home from work, ate dinner and got into his room. Normally when we arrived and had left or was in his room. It never came to ask if we were having fun, we had visited the night or simply say goodbye before we leave. On the one hand I understand you do not want to disturb or bother but I was looking for a family atmosphere I have not found. As for the house it is a bit far from downtown and the neighborhood seems a little uncertain. The photos are well taken everything seems larger than it really is and about cleaning the room I will not make any comment or as found or as left Pilar after ordering it. If I will use Wimdu, almost certainly, if I return to the house pillar, surely not, next time ... house without host.
Lo peor que puede suceder en cualquier aspecto de la vida es crearse falsas expectativas. Mi novia y yo decidimos escoger como opción wimdu porque estábamos cansados de lo frío que resultan los hoteles y queríamos sentirnos "como en casa". Para decantarnos por la opción de la casa de Pilar fueron determinantes cada uno de los comentarios de los anteriores inquilinos en los que se ensalzan las extraordinarias virtudes de Pilar como persona y como anfitriona, así como un comentario suyo en el que dice que algunos de sus mejores amigos son gente que pasó por su casa. Así que las expectativas que nos habíamos creado respecto a mi anfitrión eran muy altas. Y cuál ha sido mi experiencia? Pues sinceramente no sé como es Pilar y no puedo opinar sobre ella, tan solo la vi el día de mi llegada, y no es que no estuviese en casa, llegaba de trabajar, cenaba y se metía en su cuarto. Normalmente cuando llegábamos o había salido o estaba en su cuarto. Nunca se acercó para preguntar si lo estábamos pasando bien, qué habíamos visitado o sencillamente despedirse la noche antes de marcharnos. Por un lado entiendo que no quiera molestar ni importunar pero yo buscaba un ambiente familiar que no he encontrado. En cuanto a la casa está un poquito lejos del centro y el barrio parece algo inseguro. Las fotos están muy bien tomadas parece todo más amplio de lo que realmente es y respecto a la limpieza de la habitación no haré ningún comentario ni de como la encontramos ni como la dejó Pilar después de ordenarla. Si volveré a utilizar wimdu, casi seguro, si volveré a la casa de pilar, seguro que no, la próxima ocasión... casa sin anfitrión.
Pilar is a very nice hostess and does a lot of effort in advance. So we were given as a kind of catalog, where all sorts of information were about the area. How to get where you can shop, eat, etc.
That would perhaps have warned us, because the area is not that great. Everywhere is garbage in the streets. The room and the apartment is very cozy and also reasonably clean. I missed somehow a TV. But the apartment is quite far from the subway and you can not do much else in the area - really anything - we were anyway from morning to night on the road. When you go to bed early or get up later, maybe you should also take earplugs because Pilar sometimes comes home late and early going again and you can hear everything in the apartment.
Pilar ist eine sehr nette Gastgeberin und macht sich schon im Voraus viel Mühe. So bekamen wir zum Beispiel eine Art Katalog, wo alle möglichen Informationen über die Gegend standen. Wie kommt man hin, wo kann man einkaufen, essen usw.
Das hätte uns vielleicht warnen sollen, denn die Gegend ist nicht so toll. Überall liegt Müll auf den Straßen. Das Zimmer und die Wohnung ist aber sehr gemütlich und auch recht sauber. Mir fehlte irgendwie ein Fernseher. Aber da die Wohnung recht weit von der U-Bahn entfernt ist und man auch sonst nicht viel in der Gegend machen kann - eigentlich gar nichts - waren wir sowieso von morgens bis abends unterwegs. Wenn man früh zu Bett geht oder später aufsteht, sollte man vielleicht auch Ohrenstöpsel mitnehmen, da Pilar manchmal spät nach Hause kommt und früh wieder geht und man in der Wohnung alles hören kann.
Weekend 3 nights at Pilar in October, 2014.
Glitches communication before arrival, but we were there to welcome us.
A bit complicated for getting to St Marys'Road from the subway the first time. Saying do not get the wrong side Wilesden. Once we understand this is very simple. Possibility to also take the bus.
Outlying district of central London (25 minutes by subway) quite popular but fears nothing, even at night.
The double room was nice and very quiet to sleep well! There was another person in another room, which did nothing embarrassed to use the bathroom.
We recommend Pilar chamber for its price / quality ratio. And for people who like to walk.
Week-end de 3 nuits chez Pilar en octobre 2014.
Petits soucis de communication avant l'arrivée, mais elle était là pour nous accueillir.
Un peu compliqué pour parvenir jusqu'à St Marys'Road depuis le métro la première fois. Disons qu'il ne faut pas se tromper de côté à Wilesden. Une fois qu'on a compris c'est très simple. Possibilité de prendre aussi des bus.
Quartier excentré du centre de Londres (25min en métro) assez populaire mais ne craint rien, même le soir.
La chambre double est agréable et très calme pour bien dormir ! Il y avait une autre personne dans une autre chambre, ce qui n'a en rien gêné pour l'utilisation de la salle d'eau.
Nous recommandons la chambre de Pilar pour son rapport qualité/prix. Et pour les personnes qui aiment marcher.
We have been for four days my boyfriend and I ma staying in Pilar house and have been great. The house is very nice and cozy. The house is the same as sample photos and the room is very nice. The truth that I have no hits, have been great. In addition Pilar does not make you any difficulty or time of entry or exit. It was a perfect trip.
Hemos estado durante cuatro dias mi novio y yo alojados en ma casa de Pilar y hemos estado genial. La casa es muy bonita y acogedora. La casa es igual como muestras las fotos y la habitación es muy bonita. La verdad que no tengo ninguna pega , he estado genial. Además Pilar no te pone ninguna dificultad ni en hora de entrada ni de salida. Ha sido un viaje perfecto.
We were very agusto! Pilar is very nice and fun.
The house is in a quiet residential area, no noise could be heard so we slept very well. The room we stayed in was very large and comfortable.
If you're planning to visit London for a few days we recommend this site because of its location (it is quite close to the metro station lleba you downtown in 20 minutes without any transshipment), the host and guest.
Estuvimos muy agusto! Pilar es muy simpática y divertida.
La casa está en una zona residencial muy tranquila, no se oían ruidos así que dormimos muy bien. La habitación en la que nos hospedamos era muy grande y cómoda.
Si tienes pensado visitar Londres unos días te recomendamos este sitio, por su situación (está bastante cerca de la estación de metro que te lleba al centro en 20 minutos sin hacer ningún transbordo), su anfitriona y sus habitaciones.
My daughter (11) and I stayed 4 nights at Pilars in July. We really enjoyed our stay because of Pilars great hospitality, the nice room with the comfy bed, the lifely area and the great connection to the center of the city. We did not met Pilar personally but could easily reach her, sending a text and her answer came immediatly, or via email. Before the trip she provided us a lot of useful information via email about the area, supermarkets, restaurants, things to do etc. On our departure date we could stay as long as we would in the room, I was very thankful for that opportunity because we had a very late flight back. The tube station is a 15 minutes walk away. If we come back to London we would stay again at Pilars and can recommend her accomodation.
We stayed at Pilar's home from june 27th to july 1st. We rented the frontroom of her house. Pilar's hospitality was great. She is relaxed and easy going. A big plus was the free parking she offered. As we drove to London with our own car having a free parking place was one of the reasons for choosing Pilar. Traveling to London City Centre will cost you 30-45 min. In walking distance (10-15 min) are Willesden Junction and Harlesden tube stations. Be aware that you share the bathroom and kitchen with Pilar and her son. Earlier reviews stated that the bathroom door could not be locked. That is no longer the case. The door can be locked. So if you are looking for a room in London with a good price/quality ratio and parking facilities Pilar's room is a good choice.
My boyfriend and me stayed at Pilar's home for 6 nights. We went there by car and it was easy to park it near the house. We felt easy and welcome. It was a pleasure to meet Pilar and talk to her. We would always recommend this accommodation.
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