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Super Family Home! One Minute from Tube Station!
Super Family Home! One Minute from Tube Station!

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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The space

Welcome and thank you for looking in!
We would like to send all our guests (all 90 of you!) who stayed with us over the last year best wishes for 2017!
Please note that this is one of two rooms available for guests. If this room is booked please try our other listing (under "Lovely Family Home").
The advantages of renting a room in our place:
1)Reasonable rent. Why pay more, possibly much more, for a room in Central London when you can hop on the tube, a minute away, which takes you into the heart of London?
2)Spacious and comfortable accommodation.
3) Safe, friendly family ambience.
4)A beautiful garden where you can sit and chill out!
5)A beautiful view from the bedroom window.
6)Very convenient for travel.
7)Very convenient for amenities: the beautiful Canons Park, restaurants, shops and station....all just a minute away!
8)Off street parking if space available (please note cars are parked on the property at guests' own risk!).
9)We have a long list of satisfied the reviews!
10)We are now SUPERHOSTS! For more information on superhosts go to the Help heading at the top right hand corner of the page and type in "superhosts".

This room is suitable for one or two persons. There are two single beds in the room as well as cupboards, desk, lamp, bookcase and shelves.

A bit more:
There is satellite tv (46inch flat screen), Wifi, washing machine, dryer, kitchen, garden etc.

The house itself is spacious and comfortable. Guests have use of the communal facilities: lounge, diner and kitchen.

There are two bathrooms (one with shower for guests' use and the family bathroom with bath and shower) as well as downstairs cloakroom.

We also have a beautiful garden which has a range of shrubs and trees, a lawn and tables to sit at and eat outdoors if you should so wish (weather permitting!).

The view: You look onto a large garden (ours!) and behind that the green playing fields of Barnet Football Club. Finally in the distance is the arch of England's most famous stadium and the heart of English football, Wembley. The view at night can transport you into a wonderland. First there are low level lights along the path leading up to Barnet Stadium which have led it to be known locally as "The Runway", then, when lit, the lights of Barnet Stadium and finally beyond that and the lights of distant houses, the lights, if you are lucky enough to see them illuminated, of the iconic arch of Wembley. The new LED lighting installed in 2014 means the arch can be illuminated in an endless range of colourful possibilities. It literally takes your breath away!

A key is provided for your room for additional peace of mind as well as for the front door so you can come and go as you wish.

As mentioned, we are particularly well placed for public transport. We are just one minute from the tube (subway) station and bus stops.
Moreover, Jubilee Line stations are near some of London's most famous landmarks, saving the hassle of having to change trains, including:
Big Ben
The Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey
The O2
Baker Street
Buckingham Palace
Not least of the advantages of our station is that being near the end of the line you will always get a seat going into town!!

The centre of Edgware is nearby with its shopping centre and other amenities.

We are opposite Canons Park, a beautiful park where you can enjoy the walks and the scenic views.

There is an additional charge of £10 per night for a second person.

We can, if required, provide meals as an optional extra (English breakfast £5, light breakfast £3, other meals £7) but otherwise we are happy to provide milk, tea, coffee, etc at no charge.

Guests also have free use of washing machine and dryer (including soap powder) once a week. To avoid excessive use of this facility there is a charge of £5 per additional wash. Longer term guests may wash (without charge) their bedding every two weeks. We encourage guests to use the clothes line in warmer weather.

Please note that this is a family home and we are looking for guests who are comfortable in family surroundings.

Please also note that WE CAN ONLY CONSIDER BOOKING REQUESTS WHERE APPLICANTS HAVE VERIFICATIONS (INCLUDING OFF-LINE ID), PROFILE AND PHOTO. The photo should be a clear photo of all guests and not a photo of a cuddly toy or pretty landscape! Please contact Airbnb if you need assistance with any of the requirements.
Some Further Updates:

1)We have refurbished our shower room to high standards. We have re-tiled, fitted new lighting, a new shower enclosure, new toilet, new vanity unit (washbasin and cupboard) and new illuminated, sensor operated, mirrored cabinet.

2)A new Tesco Express has opened just 2 minutes walk from here. Tesco is the UK's largest supermarket chain and the Express stores are their smaller stores where you should be able to find your basic food needs.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 10
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No shoes upstairs.
No loud noise, especially after 9 pm.
No food in rooms, please. Guests are provided with cupboard and fridge space and may eat in the dining room.
Please keep bathroom and kitchen clean and tidy after use.
No visitors without prior permission.
No overnight visitors.
Free use of washing machine once a week (including soap powder). To avoid excessive use, additional use is charged at £5 per wash.
Check-in procedures. We are flexible with our check-in times. Check-in is after 2 pm to allow for previous guests to check-out and for us to get the room ready. If there are no guests checking out then it's fine to check in earlier. Or if there are, you can leave your bags here ahead of time. But whatever time you arrive you must agree with us on an approximate time of arrival to avoid us having to wait in all day!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property
Some spaces are shared



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

134 Reviews

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Arnaud User Profile
August 2017
I had a wonderful time at Phil and Aquilla's place! Phil was a super host, very friendly and welcoming. I enjoyed good conversation and delicious English tea upon arrival. There house is spacious and beautifully situated. The room was very clean with lots of storage space and was big enough for me. I definitely recommend it! Merci beaucoup Phil et à bientôt j'espère.

Hanneke User Profile
August 2017
I stayed over at Phil and Aquilla's place for a whole week together with my best friend Melanie. On the day of arrival we asked Phil if it was possible to drop our luggage earlier which was no problem at all! We were welcomed into the house by Phil and the lovely family dog Jojo. Phill showed us our bedroom and the common rooms and invited us for tea. The room is very tidy and light and from the window you can have a look into the beautiful garden. The beds were really comfortable and if you keep your windows closed at night you will not be disturbed by the tub (we let the windows open during the day and closed them during the night so the room would be really quiet). There is a special badroom for the guest which is very lovely and clean. During the week we usually went to restaurants in London Central or nearby. We can really recommend Melissa Restaurant (which is in the same street as the house). They offer really good food for really low prices! Another recommendation is Phils cooking! He made Shepherd's pie and Apple crumble for us once :)! Furthermore, I really enjoyed the garden at this airbnb. It is really big and pretty. You can also use the laundry line here to hang up your freshly washed clothes (we were very happy that we had the option to wash our clothes since we were staying quite long). Phil is a great host who is really interested in you, but gives you privacy as well and his dog Jojo is so lovely that I would recommend you to book this place just for this fact! :)
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Response from Phil And Aquilla:
Thank you, Hanneke, for your lovely review. We're glad you liked the room, the beds, the baTHroom, in fact everything! You and Melanie were great guests and you will be most welcome to stay again if you return to London!
August 2017

Bismah User Profile
August 2017
Great airbnb/host and recommended. Will use again in future
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Response from Phil And Aquilla:
Thanks, Bismah and Ammer, for being our guests and for your appreciation of our place. Hope to see you next time you're down in London!
August 2017

Joaquin User Profile
July 2017
Great place and location, very welcoming and friendly. Like other reviews say, the only down side is a rough ride of about 40min in the tube to get to center of London, which I didn't mind, so just take that in consideration. The good thing about that is that you stay in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood away from the noise of the city. I would definitely recommend it.
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Response from Phil And Aquilla:
Thanks, Joaquin, for being our guest and for your appreciation of our place. Not too sure about the "rough ride of about 40min" as we find it pretty comfortable travelling into the centre (to Green Park around 30 minutes). From Canons Park (our station) you're always sure of a seat! :-)
July 2017

Maíra User Profile
July 2017
My cousin and I stayed at Phil's place twice: at the beginning and at the and of our trip to Europe. Staying there was great once again! If one day I travel to London again, I will surely try to stay there for a third time!
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Response from Phil And Aquilla:
Thank you, Maira and Thais, for once again being great guests and for your appreciation of our place. You would be most welcome to stay again if you return to London!
July 2017

Patricia User Profile
July 2017
My mom and I really love Phil's place. We love the weather, location (1-2 min walk to the tube), and the amazing kebab restaurant by the station. Room with the garden view. We will also miss Jojo. Definitely recommend Phil's place if you ever come to London.
Phil And Aquilla User ProfilePhil And Aquilla is a superhost.
Response from Phil And Aquilla:
Thanks, Patricia, to you and your mom for being great guests and for your appreciation of our place. You will definitely be welcome to stay again!
July 2017

Benice User Profile
July 2017
My second stay at Phil and Aquilla 's house and a fabulous one. Nothing is too much trouble for Phil. He tries very hard to help in any way he can. He is a lovely kind person and is truly a super host. Phil wants to make sure everything is as good as it can be. I feel very at home there and everything is so convenient. I highly recommend a stay there and I'm booked to go back shortly for my third visit. Several very good shops very close by together with a tube station. Excellent host excellent stay.
Phil And Aquilla User ProfilePhil And Aquilla is a superhost.
Response from Phil And Aquilla:
Thank you, Benice, for being a great guest and for your appreciation of our place. What a lovely review! We look forward to hosting you again next month!
July 2017

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Hi there!

I am a retired teacher. My wife, Aquilla, works at at a local hospital and we have two daughters, one at uni studying computer with digital media and one at college studying film and photography. We lived abroad, in the Far East, for several years and we now live here in our lovely spacious family home in Edgware, North West London.
In my youth I travelled widely (my father was a career diplomat) and I continued to do so later, having now visited/lived in around 25 countries on 6 continents! Having been a guest so often abroad it's great to be able to reciprocate by hosting other travellers!
We hope to hear from you if you require a comfortable, spacious, welcoming and friendly base in London...especially convenient for getting into Central London!!

Languages: English, Français
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