“Where to begin? Marie and Lee’s home is very beautiful. You feel instantly at home and relaxed coming in from the buzz of the city. Their way of decorating their home is on point. The beds are very comfy, the rooms lovely light and spacious, the bathroom with its strong shower and beautiful bath is top and the kitchen living dining area leading into the garden is a very inviting space and super on a practical level. We were two couples who came to stay (out of which one was highly pregnant!! and was grateful for the comfy bed). Everything you may want to visit in London is easily accessible, but also the actual area around has a great feel to it with lots of fantastic places to eat and drink and spend time around wandering. The highlight, we must say, is how lovely Marie is!! Great communication, so welcoming and kind. Thank you for having us. We would love to return in future!! :-) Thanks Josh & Daniela”
“Marie and Lee have been wonderful hosts, being super friendly, warm and responsive through the communication, and gave top rated hospitality providing us with a bottle of wine n snacks upon arrival. Their apartment is beautiful, cozy and at really nice location near to Queen's Park with nice shops, cafes and cocktail bars, that takes under 20mins to Oxford Circus, center of london. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this to anyone whom enjoys a homely and luxury-chic stay at theirs. Thank you Marie & Lee! ”
“Love Love Love......... fantastic”
“We had five nights in the flat which is situated in a lively and colourful part of North London. Access into central London is excellent. We used the number 16 bus and also the underground from Kilburn Station on the Jubilee Line. There are plenty of shops, restaurants of all nations and pubs within a couple of minutes which was really appreciated as the November weather varied between pouring rain and cold, sunny days. It was really nice to come home to the flat at the end of a long day, light a couple of candles, put our feet up and watch telly. Marie was very accommodating to us as we changed our arrival arrangements three times, each time a bit earlier, so a big thank you for that.”
“We had a lovely September stay at Marie's house. The house was very comfortable and we liked the open plan lounge and kitchen space which led onto the well designed garden. Communication with Marie was great, she seemed to have thought of everything. We enjoyed the excellent transport links in to the centre of London for museums and shopping, I always love Covent Garden and Oxford street. We walked to West Hampstead and we can recommend Lola's for cakes and what felt like a healthy breakfast. Having shopped at the usual supermarket chains during our visit, on the last day we found an amazing supermarket on the local high street selling pitta breads and humous and a huge variety of cultural foods, we wish we had found it earlier! Thank you Marie and Lee for a great holiday and I do hope that we will be able stay again.”
“Marie and Lee's house is a true gem in the heart of London. The space is simply awesome and with literally EVERYTHING you will need.Transports are 5minutes walk and Marie was really quick with her answers, everytime I asked her something. I really hope to come back soon as I totally fell in love with them and their house. Thank you so much guys!!”
“We had a lovely stay at Marie's beautiful flat in London. It was clean, well-decorated and they were wonderful hosts. Marie is accommodating and she's easy to communicate with. We also really enjoyed the neighborhood, where there are many interesting restaurants and pubs! ”
“Marie and Lee’s home is a delightful oasis to return to after a hectic day exploring London. We were visiting family who live just 5 minutes away so it was ideal for us and getting into central London is both quick and easy using public transport- there are buses, tubes and over-ground trains to choose from! We loved your beautiful bathroom, the kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need to self-cater and the bedrooms are very comfortable. We would love to return in warmer weather to enjoy the quiet and restful garden. Marie is the perfect hostess and was so easy to commicate with right from the very first contact. ”
“We had the most wonderful stay in Marie's home! Marie made sure we had everything we needed prior to our arrival and during our stay. The home was wonderfully comfortable and well equipped. The location was perfect for us to get around London and Marie gave loads of tips and suggestions along with a wonderful arrival pack! Loved the Royal family mask, they made for a hilarious dinner party. There was also a very comprehensive guide to how everything works, so helpful! I really can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay and how welcoming Marie was. Thank you so very much for the memories we made in your home xx”
“We had our fantastic first experience swapping houses with Marie! We couldn't have had a better start!. Marie is a fantastic and welcoming host. We have learned from her generosity and her good taste decorating the house. Highly recommended if you want a city break in a fantastic spot and location. ”
“We had a wonderful exchange with Lee and Marie. We felt right at home from the moment we arrived, and I can recommend their beautiful home without hesitation. The back garden is truly lovely for BBQs or a glass of wine after a busy day in central London, and the flat is stylish, clean and comfortable. The area felt really safe and had lots of good pubs and restaurants. It’s in an excellent location, as the flat is on a quiet road, but you’ve got all of central London on the doorstep via a quick bus or tube journey. Communication with Marie was great and really quick, she was the most fantastic host. Thank you!”
“We loved staying at Marie and Lee's flat. It's beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Marie is a fantastic host, she thought of everything and the food parcel was a lovely addition. Her family left our house in such a pristine condition, you'd hardly think anyone had stayed at our house. We only stayed for a weekend but it felt like a proper holiday. Thanks Marie!”
“Wow! Wow! Wow! Maries home is everything and more. A claw foot bath, luxurious bath towels a welcome pack and treats. We felt so very special. Greeted on arrival our every question was answered. Located near the main street, with public transport at the door. My family felt very spoilt, spent so much time laughing and giggling (particularly after a few wines and fooling around with the royal family masks). Staying in Maries home allowed my family to create forever memories....Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be recommending your house to my family.”
“Everything was AMAZING. My sisters had incredible time. Thank you Marie”
“Marie and Lee are fabulous hosts. Their flat is a perfect place to get around London with lots of transport links around. Marie always goes the extra mile and makes you feel very comfortable. Thank you so much for letting me stay, twice now! Maxine Porter”
“Marie's flat was a wonderful initial base for us to arrive in London to. It was easy to find, in a handy location and we received a warm welcome from Marie's family to show us around. The food parcel was such a thoughtful and welcome gesture and all communication with Marie was easy and thorough. Thank you so much. ”
“Had the best experience staying at Marie and Lee's beautiful home. Everything from first contact to leaving the flat was so smooth and Marie is the most welcoming host EVER. We could not have had a better stay if we had been in a five star hotel, just amazing! ”
“We had a lovely time staying at Maries perfect little flat in London. Thank you for making us so welcome.”
“My stay in this flat was perfect, the location is great with 3 different rail and tube stations within 7 minutes walk so it makes the flat a real Jewel. Local shops and even a theatre/cinema are very close by. The flat is very comfortable and the host extremely helpful. I will be hoping to stay in this lovely flat again. ”
“Had a lovely weekend in Marie.s stylish home loved the décor so much to look at amazing art and mirrors and very luxurious bathroom wish we had had more time to appreciate garden but so much to do in the area transport links good easy for main attractions we did st katherines dock , , hampstead drinks in the Heron tower And the Shard , I love a view loads of restaurants and bars near flat spoilt for choice will definitely go back and do more Arranging trip with Marie was a pleasure she is quick to respond and very helpful Another great swap ”
“Marie and Lee were very lovely and welcoming hosts, their flat was comfortable, clean and decorated with flair and taste,Their welcome basket was a lovely treat after a long and tiring flight. The information book that they provided about London was most helpful and we followed much of their valuable advice.Transport was excellent with train and underground within ten minutes walk and there were plenty of pubs, entertainment and shops within an easy walk.' ”
“We spent a lovely weekend at Marie and Lee's place and discovered London by bus - as the kids were all into bus riding. It was really easy to get everywhere we wanted to go. The apartment is in a calm side street from where you can pick your direction to different busy locations, it seems almost tourist-free and therefore just our style. It was a pity we didn’t get to enjoy the beautiful terrace as it had been rainy, but we admired the thoughtful interior arrangements. I found it a bit cold at the beginning but once the heating kicked in we soon settled in - with children the place is almost too small for a longer stay, but there is a playground just the next street, where our two girls could happily stroll to by themselves. Thanks for the lovely welcome at your place!”
“Wonderful time in London, Marie is adorable and the apartment is too. Marie looked after us as if we were her long lost best friends. Location of apartment is ideal, vibrate local area and very easy commute to the best London attractions. If you get the chance to swap with Marie take it! ”
“Marie is an excellent guest. She left us several information about the area and the apartment. Her apartment is modern, clean, and well-cared for. It has nice artistic young touch, but at the same time it is very comfortable and well equipped. We had a great time a Marie´s place. We can definitely recommend her as a guest.”
“This is a really fabulous place. It's beautifully decorated, not cluttered at all and very clean. One of the best parts is that the huge doors open fully out into this fabulous back patio, so it feels like indoor-outdoor living. The beds, pillows and linens were very good quality and we were all comfortable. They had a book full of clear instructions and useful information about local shopping. We were initially concerned that the area was a rougher area, since it was difficult to tell online, but it's very safe. It is a diverse neighborhood, but there are plenty of artists and musician types and the night scene looked like a lot of fun if you are going without kids. Also, the neighborhood felt perfectly safe with our two young children, the local shop people were friendly and we really loved that it wasn't a typical tourist place. The local restaurants were also good, and there's a wonderful Indian area pretty nearby with some amazing Indian food, best I've had out of India. This area is also a close train ride to many tourist sites, especially the places we wanted to go, which included the Harry Potter studio tour. If you have kids, this was really a highlight for us. We also drove up to Scotland for a night, and this place was in the north of London, so it was easy to get a car and drive out of the city for a tour through the British countryside. I highly recommend this place. We'd stay there again for sure if we returned to London. ”
“Marie, her husband and their friends were ideal house guests. Marie has carried out a good number of swaps before and from the start her communication was spot on. This was only our 2nd stint at hosting and we felt a little nervous, however, we needn't have worried, the house was left immaculate with beds stripped, bins emptied and all clean and tidy. We thoroughly recommend Marie as a house guest to any LHS members and would happily have her and her guests to stay again. ”
“All went very well especially as swap in Covid regulations. very respectful. Happy to accommodate again. Richard”
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