Home exchange: Enfield - JANICE's home - Greater London/United Kingdom - GuestToGuest

Simple home, kids welcome, only 28 minutes away from Central London.

200 GP / night
This home is

A family home: convenient, comfy, and designed for the whole family

What your guests will love about your home
Dates for reciprocal or non-reciprocal exchange 1-17 April 2017 27 May - 5 June 2017 July 22- 4 September 2017 21-29 October 2017 22 December 2017- 3 Jan 2018 10-18 February 2018 30 March -15 April 2018 27 May -3 June 2018 21 July - 2 September 2018 Our home is quite simple and we are quite easy going. We have 3 bedrooms, apartment, not a house. Our apartment is on the top floor of a 3-storey building. Camera/intercom entrance, security camera in front of the building, strictly no smoking even anywhere in the building. Smoking is allowed outside the building only. No smoking in the balcony neither. Howevere, on reciprocal or non-reciprocal exchange we can only offer the 2 double bedrooms because the small room is a music room with folded wardrobe bed. It tends to be where my kids play music so we do not wish this to be used and it will be locked. There is the sitting room with a sofa bed and if needed, we have a single air bed. We are respectful and we hope you will respect our home too, with minimal criticism as we are sharing our private home. If you are looking for a hotel or bed and breakfast standard, our home is NOT the place. We endeavour to maintain cleanliness and order but if you have a particular standard, then perhaps our home is not the place for you. Also, if your home is spacious, and you like big spaces, our home may not be suitable for you. If you are looking for exactly the same size as your home, please read and ask questions and details first, before you request to stay. I do not wish for guests to come, stay then comment on how the space is small. We are sharing our home and space in order for both homeowners to save money and not to compare each other's home and spaces. We will help you in your stay with us, whether you want to know the public transport or free things to do in London. However, it is important to ask early as it us quite time consuming and I'm busy. Anything you want to book in London works out cheaper if you book early. We have a weighted electronic keyboard, drum and guitar for those who are musical. There's cable TV, DVD player and unlimited fast internet, Netflix on TV. Lots of English DVDs. We do not provide food but you are most welcome to help yourself with hot drinks such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate. If you wish to buy food, you can eat it in our home, or buy food to make sandwiches, you are welcome to do this, and use the fridge. Cooking is permitted. We provide linen, up to 4 towels. I also require £20 cleaning fee, payable in cash upon your arrival. If keys are lost, there's £30 cost, which you can pay in cash or will be taken from your deposit. If you damage anything, you must report it to me immediately or to Guest to guest, if I'm not contactable. If you use the washing machine, please buy your own soap. Local shops are 5 minutes walk. Kids are most welcome! We offer one double bedroom anytime for one or two people for non-reciprocal (100 points per night- please request this on my other profile) guest to guest points. This means we will be in our home if you want to visit London. A couple with a young child is also welcome! We offer reciprocal or non- reciprocal exchange (see my other listing) during the UK kids holiday from school. We are not strict with the dates but their holidays for 2016-2017 are as follows: 1-17 April 2017 27 May - 5 June 2017 July 22- 4 September 2017 21-29 October 2017 22 December 2017- 3 Jan 2018 10-18 February 2018 30 March -15 April 2018 27 May -3 June 2018 For exchange, or when you occupy the whole apartment and we are not in, the guest to guest points for 3- 7 people is 200 points. Everything is negotiable with insurance. Ideally, I like the insurance to be require if there are children, and I expect that from the host as well, since Iam aware accidents are more likely with kids, especially young children. The deposit is negotiable too. The flat is available for reciprocal exchange on British school holidays. I am on 3 websites and busy so I do not always have the time to read requests. Please contact me also on whatsapp for instantaneous contact. Make sure you have requested dates on gtg website before you contact me on whatsapp. 00447809667286. I have extensively described my home, my rules, dates, transport, things to do etc. If your profile is not comprehensive, please update your profile or else send me all details of transport, things to do airport etc, since I have no time to do my own research and can be time consuming, unless you are from big international cities, which information can be freely available on the Internet. 1 bedroom has king size bed, second room has a double bed, third bedroom IS NOT AVAILBLE for guests as it is a music room/son's bedroom. Our home is quite simple and we are quite easy going. We have 3 bedrooms, 1st is double with a king size bed, 2nd double bedroom with double bed ( can have a messy desk but it is a hidden desk, as occupied by young teenage girl!), We have a weighted electronic keyboard, guitar and drum set for those who are musical. There's cable TV, DVD player and unlimited fast internet, Netflix on TV. Kids are most welcome! We offer one double bedroom anytime for one or two people for non-reciprocal (100 points per night) guest to guest points. This means we will be in our home if you want to visit London. You will use a double bedroom for this request. This is request can be any date. Please request it from my other profile. We offer reciprocal or non- reciprocal exchange during the kids holiday from school. We are not strict with the dates but their holidays for 2016-2018 are as follows: 1-17 April 2017 27 May - 5 June 2017 22 July-31 August 2017 For exchange, or when you occupy the whole apartment and we are not in, the guest to guest points for 3- 7 people is 200 points. Everything is negotiable with insurance. Ideally, I like the insurance to be require if there are children, and I expect that from the host as well, since Iam aware accidents are more likely with kids, especially young children. We have 3 bikes in the shed, 2 folded, more for teenage girls. We usually cycle in the canal, just 15-20 cycle away ( maybe longer, depends how fast you are!). We can also try to arrange the use of our car, 7 seater ( so long as we are not using it to travel to Europe of UK) and you are prepared to pay for the car insurance. The deposit is negotiable too. The flat is available for reciprocal or non- reciprocal exchange during British school holidays.
What your guests will love about your neighborhood

There are 2 stations nearby, enfield lock( 10 min) and Turkey street ( 15 minutes) both end in Liverpool street. Check www.tfl.gov.uk. It's within zone 6. At enfield lock, there's a train that goes to Stratford station where Stratford international and Westfield shopping centre. The train also takes you to Tottenham hale station (Victoria line) where you go to Central London, or take fast train to stansted
airport.

For cheaper public transport, buy it before you come to get tourist price. Www.tfl.gov.uk see visiting London. Buying early not only saves many but you will also receive discount in many of the attractions.

Kids under 11 years old is free on all public transport in London, so long as they travel with a full paying adult. You must order your ticket early and online to benefit from this or discounts for 11-16 (half price adult).

Olympic park- uk tallest sculpture, free
Enfield lock station to Stratford station-20 minutes
http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk
ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT
Stand on top of the world in the UK’s tallest sculpture.
Zoom up in the lift and ascend 80 metres to the top of Britain's tallest sculpture. Here you'll be greeted by a show-stopping panorama of London at its very best. Play a spot of "I spy" with the view that stretches 20 miles and identify the iconic buildings that dot the London skyline: The Shard, The Gherkin, Big Ben, Canary Wharf and The O2 Arena- to name a few!
The distinctive looping red steel tower stands 114.5 metres high and inside the venue you can enjoy more delights from Turner-prize winning designer, Sir Anish Kapoor. Turn the horizon on its head with the concave mirrors and interpret the view up close using the interactive screens and gigapixel technology- you have to see it to believe it!

Buses is across the flat. There's a leisure centre, 10 min, shops, restaurants just 5 minutes walk. Shopping centre and cinema is a bus away.

Things to do in Enfield:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g580413-Activities-Enfield_Greater_London_England.html

This include Myddleton house and gardens - free entry
http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/myddelton-house-gardens/

Westfield Stratford Shopping and Olympic village:
Enfield lock station - Stratford station 20 minutes
The largest shopping centre in Europe!
https://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity

Westfield Stratford City is the largest urban shopping and leisure destination in Europe, offering plenty of high street favourites as well as the latest catwalk fashions and celebrated home and lifestyle brands. There are over 250 shops including Jaeger, Mulberry and Hugo Boss, and over 65 restaurants. You’ll be tempted to indulge in cuisine from all over the world, from Japanese to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Italian. Shop, shop, shop, then be wined, dined and entertained.

In addition to its huge variety of shops and restaurants, you’ll find a dazzling array of leisure facilities. The 17-screen, all-digital Vue Cinema is one of the largest and most innovative in Europe. You can embrace the luxury bowling experience at All Star Lanes, or try your luck at the 24-hour Aspers Casino, which is the biggest in the UK.


Free things in Enfield
Myddleton house
https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/myddelton-house-gardens/

Fortis hall
http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk

In our apartment, 5 minutes walk to the shops including Lidl ( closes at 10pm), Italian shop, continental shops, takeaways, restaurants, free library, Albany Leisure centre, small children's park.

Cinema:
Odeon Lee Valley
Enfield cineworld (£1 kids films on Saturday!-you must go with children)


All about Enfield
https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/boroughs/enfield/


Summer/Easter
Plenty of kids club or day camps for those kids want to improve their English, other kids activities. There are also free sports activities. If there are parents out there interested in some academic/educational activities for kids, do ask me. My kids always attend these, they have fees but definitely worth it, some courses my kids have attended are: coding, building a computer, digital photography, music production, robotics etc.

For those on a budget, there are plenty free activities at museums ( free for now, might not be free forever!)

For anything free in London, ask me in advanced!

Additional information
nearest airports London stansted luton Gatwick London city Southend International: Heathrow Ports: Portsmouth, Poole, Callais, Dunkirk Motorway M25 Junction 25 Please contact me for the details of your arrival so I can advise you for the best way to get here, especially if it is Sunday, the train stations near me may be closed. Www.tfl.gov.uk has live updates of public transport in London. Also check National rail website for updates for trains in and out of London. I'd you need a taxi, let me know, too. Or I can offer collection from the airport, if I am free for less fee.
Beds
  • 2 double
  • 0 single
  • 0 children
  • 0 baby
Put-up beds
  • 0 double
  • 1 single
  • 0 children
  • 0 baby
Outdoor
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • BBQ
  • Playground
  • Tennis court
  • Ping-pong table
  • Balcony / terrace
Multimedia
  • TV
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • WiFi
  • Home cinema
  • Satellite / cable
  • Phone
  • Video game console
Amenities
  • Disabled access
  • Baby gear
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave oven
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Bathtub
  • Heating system
Miscellanous
  • A/C
  • Elevator
  • Parking space
  • Piano
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Fireplace
  • Gym
  • Pool table
Home rules
  • Smokers welcome
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome
Favors
  • Dog to feed
  • Cat to feed
  • Plants to water
Available vehicles
  • Car
  • Bicycle
  • Motor scooter
  • Motorcycle
  • Motorboat
  • Sailboat
Staff
  • Doorman
  • Cleaning person
  • Baby-sitter
  • Cook
  • Guide

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  • Type Apartment
  • Residence Primary
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Size 135 m²
  • Deposit 900 €
  • Insurance Required
  • Home's id #2170