The Oakington Road residence

maida vale, london
4 bedroom - 2 bath
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£480 - £792 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

A light, bright and spacious residence with a private garden, set on a leafy residential street in charming Maida Vale. It sleeps 5 + 2. Parquet floors, whitewashed walls and stylish décor set the tone for this design-led home. With 3 bedrooms set up for kids, there is enough space for parents to claim some for themselves. There's plenty to choose from including a roomy downstairs sitting room with plush seating, a pretty patio garden with sun loungers and a primary bedroom on a floor of its own for ultimate peace and quiet. It also comes with a kingsize bed and a luxurious ensuite with a bathtub for soaking away a busy day. The residence’s location benefits from the best of all worlds with a laid-back neighborly vibe and the leafy canal paths of 'Little Venice' a short walk away alongside easy access to the local underground station for fast tube trains into central London.

Why Kids Love it

Kids will feel right at home in this creatively designed residence with 3 playful bedrooms to choose from, each with a singlesize bed and an armchair made for curling up in. Fun features include a starry night sky ceiling, bright floor cushions, pom pom table lamps and colorful poster art. Downstairs, there’s plenty of space with a sociable kitchen/diner, a large reception room with a TV and piano for movie – or musical – nights in, and a sunny garden with space to play and enjoy some alfresco dining (a highchair is available on request). For those keen to explore, the local area has various parks, laid back cafes and a cinema. Older kids and teens will love the buzzing street markets in Portobello and Notting hill, a 25 minute walk away while kids of all ages will find something of interest at the world-famous Natural History, Science and V&A museums of Kensington, just a short hop away on the tube.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. The residence is set over 4 floors without an elevator. The property comes with Wifi, a welcome pack, toiletries and cleaning/housekeeping for stays longer than 7 days. The residence does not have air conditioning but fans are provided between June and September. Please note that some noise from the nearby school can be heard inside the home, particularly during the school's lunch break. The second bedroom of the property is in the form of a pull-out ‘Murphy’ style bed and is on the lower ground floor. There is a security camera located outside the home entrance. The fireplace in the home is ornamental and the barbecue is not in use. The host’s concierge team can organise a pre-arrival fridge fill, travel crib, airport transfers, car rental, restaurant bookings etc. prior to your stay upon request. The host will meet guests at the property upon arrival and help them to get settled. Please note that the lead guest must be at least 25 years old, and a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card will be secured, and released at the end of the stay post damage inspection. No smoking or parties please. Pets are welcome subject to an additional cleaning fee. A dog usually lives at the home and although he won’t be present when guests are there, the house might not be suitable for people with allergies. Check in 4pm; check out 11am.

About the Location

The residence is located on a residential road in Maida Vale, renowned for its wide leafy streets of Victorian housing and the canal network affectionately known as Little Venice (about 10 minutes’ walk away). The Elgin road with its various cafes, grocery stores and restaurants is minutes’ walk away and a short, easy stroll down it will take guests to the hub of the neighborhood where there’s a cinema and some lovely cafes and restaurants. Alternatively, guests may wish to take the canal route where they’ll find an excellent choice of restaurants from Peruvian through to classic European Fare. Warwick Avenue subway is the closest, about 12 minutes’ walk and is on the Bakerloo line with fast, direct access to Marylebone, Regents Park and Oxford Circus. Guests can make an easy change at Paddington for trains to the city’s best family-friendly museums at Kensington. The nearest airport is London Heathrow, around 45 minutes by car or subway/train.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, set over 4 floors. The entrance leads on to a smart open plan kitchen/diner with a table seating 8 and a chic kitchen with marble countertops, fully-stocked with everything a guest might require. On this level there is also a bathroom with a bath and an integrated shower. Down one level is the main reception room including a corner sofa, an ornate fireplace, bookshelves, a piano, a TV and doors leading out to a private garden with a table seating 8. At the other end of the reception room are doors leading to the second bedroom which has a kingsize pull-out bed, a hanging rail and an ensuite bathroom with a shower. Upstairs from the entrance level is the ‘second floor’ where there are 3 single rooms, ideal for kids, each with a singlesize bed and an armchair, alongside clothes storage. The primary bedroom can be found up one further level on the third floor. It has a kingsize bed and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a fitted bath, a shower and underfloor heating.

Style Notes

Townhouse chic. This Victorian residence has been imaginatively re-designed to create spacious, multi-level living. Elegant style exudes throughout with wooden parquet floors, marble countertops and flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms and a splash of fun and playfulness in the kids’ bedrooms. Designer lighting is used to great effect alongside period furnishings and bright, colorful textiles to create a characterful home away from home feel. Bright, hand-picked works of art balance the residence’s soothing neutral palette to create a relaxing environment, perfect for unwinding in after a busy day out in the city. We love the huge reception room which opens onto the pretty garden offering space to relax whatever the weather.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
3 twin / single
sleeps 5
Florence C.
Member since July 02, 2015
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Maida Vale, London

Canal boats and garden squares

One of London’s loveliest neighborhoods for families, Maida Vale is packed with parks, garden squares, yoga studios and coffee shops. Take a canal boat along Regent’s Canal to London Zoo or take in a puppet show on the theatre barge. Take family snaps on the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, watch cricket at Lord’s or wander to Regent’s Park, Little Venice or Primrose Hill.