Melvin's Flat in the Centre of Notting Hill - Right Next to Hyde Park and Portobello Road
Melvin is a rescue dog that we adopted 5 years ago. He's what we like to call a "Barnyard Accident" and we think that there's a bit of Jack Russell in him, but the rest is a mystery. Most of the time, he likes to loaf at home, but he can definitely keep up on a run with you, or on a walk around Hyde Park. He loves to bound through fields, and sniff unusual smells.
Jason and Claire are his proud owners! We're Americans and we moved to the UK in January 2018. We really want to explore Europe on monthly trips.
Claire's an outgoing event producer and Jason's a lawyer specializing in tech. Our favorite weekend activities consist of yoga for Claire, TRX for Jason, going out with friends, and taking Melvin out for long walks to explore London.
** Melvin prefers women to men. Melvin can get defensive around M/F couples & men*
Our Home & Location
We live in a fabulous 2 bedroom flat right at the intersection of Portobello Road and Pembridge Villas - a mere 4-minute walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station. It's bright and sunny and you'd have the guest room to yourself. It's very convenient to head downtown, to Hyde Park nearby, or just explore Notting Hill, Kensington and Portobello Road. There are 3 grocery stores and numerous coffeeshops within 2 blocks of our place. Feel free to use any food in our kitchen, and make yourself at home during your stay!
Responsibilities & Pets
Melvin usually gets 3 outings a day: a morning walk to the park, an evening stroll around the block, and then a quick pee before bed. He's happy being at home by himself, so if you work or want to leave him during the day, that's fine.
He's a picky eater but we generally feed him in the morning and night. It's not unusual for him not to finish his food. He loves pets and cuddling on the couch, or at the foot of the bed with you. And he's most definitely into treats - we can teach you his tricks. :)