central exeter : stylish maisonette
Hosted by Stephe
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5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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The space

A stylish, central 2-bed maisonette available for holiday, business or study let. The apartment is very light, airy and comfortable. It is tastefully decorated in a combination of original features and contemporary design; full of quirky vintage flea-market finds.

It will suit those wishing to enjoy a quiet, peaceful stay in an excellent central location for city breaks, business trips, exploring Devon, conferences or courses. Perfect for family visiting students at the University. Definitely not suitable for party animals, sorry!

Lovely feather/down duvets: 100% cotton bedlinen, electric blankets in winter (allergy sufferers please request synthetic duvet if required)

Private off-road parking (for one car only) is available for the duration of your stay and is included in the price.

about 10 mins walk to :
: st davids & central station
: city centre shops, cafes and restaurants, museum and art galleries, cinemas, parks.
: several language schools (e.g The Globe English Centre is 2 minutes, Scola is 10 minutes)

15 minutes walk to :
: exeter university main campus
: exeter coach and bus station
: exeter quay
: main coach station

only 20 minute drive to/from exeter airport : buses to the airport also go from st davids train station

kitchen/living : gas hob, microwave, mini-oven, dishwasher, fridge + most things you need to prepare and cook a meal (herbs, spices, sea salt, pepper etc).
teas and coffee provided, cereals for breakfast.
smart tv, dvd player (and dvds)
deep bath with shower
sleeps 4 comfortably (but can sleep 2 or 3 extra on daybeds/toddler bed £20 pppn extra please ask me).
towels provided
good wi-fi

Sorry, no pets allowed.

The property is not totally ideal for young children or people with mobility restrictions (stairs) but please ask as lots of children have stayed. There is a little park very close by for the kids to play, with swings etc plus to kick a ball around.

please email for further details or any queries.

Guest access

The apartment is accessed by the front door of the house into a completely private hallway, where you can leave your coats and shoes - (the apartment is 'no shoes' place, please). The apartment is up the stairs on the first and second floor. It is all for your sole use.

Note: please don't leave a buggy or large luggage in the hallway as this would create a fire hazard.

Interaction with guests

I'm happy to help with any queries if I am able.

Other things to note

No washing machine in the apartment, but the launderette is only 2minutes walk away, on the same street, so it's easy to get your laundry washed and dried.

Please bring your own travel cot if you have an infant. There is restricted space in the entrance hall, so please keep buggy in your car to avoid fire hazard.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $34 CAD / night after 3 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $151 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

This is a 'SHOES OFF' house, please.

The maisonette is quiet and peaceful, very airy and light. It suits people who would like a calm, restful atmosphere.

Not suitable late night party animals or if your plans involve returning in the early hours, please. Noise will disturb sleeping neighbours.

Strictly no smoking inside or on the courtyard at the front of property.

The original wooden floorboards are 140 years old and liable to shoe damage so please respect this and remove shoes in the hall before going upstairs.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

125 Reviews

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Jeff User Profile
August 2016
Stephe was very welcoming and made us feel at home. Too often we only need a place to crash when on vacation, we wish we had the time to stick around and relax for a few more days in this very cozy and comfortable home. Although well located in the city it is quiet and relaxing. The interior is at once rustic and very modern. Great place for a short or an extended stay.
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Response from Stephe:
Thanks for the lovely review, Jeff. I wish you could've stayed a bit longer too. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
August 2016

Tim User Profile
February 2016
Stephe's place is probably one of the best AirBnB's I've been to (and I've been to a lot!). It suited me and two others perfectly. Very cozy, extremely relaxing and everything you need is close by. Stephe was very sweet, easy to get in touch with and helped us with anything we needed. Will definitely be back if we're in Exeter again :)
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Response from Stephe:
I'm genuinely touched by your lovely words. Thanks Tim, you are always welcome here. Enjoy your travels.
February 2016

Loreen User Profile
September 2015
We had a wonderful 4 nights in Stephe Grays flat. It is a beautiful place in a great location! When we arrived Stephe greeted us warmly, showed us around made recommendations for the area. We were delighted to see that she had made an incredible spelt bread for us and had the fridge stocked with cream, butter and condiments. This was over an above and so appreciated! She also researched where my daughter could by a bike and even looked on Ebay for us for a used bike! So helpful. Thank you.

Denysse User Profile
July 2014
Yes it was what we expected- great location, excellent host! The neighbours were quiet and friendly. We would both recommend her property, and stay with her again!

Kath And Peter User Profile
October 2017
We loved this place. Stephe has created a charming, easy living place that was perfect for a stay of several weeks (in a great central location). Stephe gave us a warm welcome (even though a communication hitch meant we arrived earlier than expected). She went out of her way to help us get connected to the internet when our devices couldn't manage the original setup. During our stay Stephe touched base with us thoughtfully and unobtrusively, a great host. Much of the charm for us, and something not so apparent in photos or in other reviews, is the living space. The kitchen/lounge is a loft at the top floor of this maisonette. It is cosy and warm. When it rains you can enjoy the rain on the sky light. When the sun shines you can hear birds and see squirrels leaping between nearby trees. When the Cathedral bells are ringing, you can open the windows to enjoy the gentle sound. As Stephe and other reviewers note, the stairs and low ceilings won't be for everyone but we highly recommend this home and host - thanks Stephe!
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Response from Stephe:
What a lovely, thoughtful review, Kath, thank you. I'm so happy you appreciated those little things that make this house peaceful and special.
October 2017

Bernd User Profile
August 2017
Really cosy place to stay. Everything was there what you could need during a stay and Stephe is a lovely person who gave us a warm welcome. Especially the selfmade bread was a big and yummy sursprise to us. The communication was perfect. The children (6&9) loved their room as well. I can definitely recommend and would love to come back again one day.
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Response from Stephe:
Thank you Bernd. You are all very welcome if you come back this way.
August 2017

Anna User Profile
August 2017
Stephe's place is lovely and beautifully finished with some fab additional touches like the freshly baked bread and luxury beauty products in the bathroom. We all enjoyed our stay and the kids loved the cute fairy castle and lights. The location is great for getting into town and for heading down to the quay for a riverside dinner. Great place.
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Response from Stephe:
Thanks for the lovely review, Anna. Great to meet you all and hope to see you again one day.
August 2017

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Exeter, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
Stephe User ProfileStephe is a superhost.

I'm a designer/maker and have also taught English for many years to foreign adults. I love travelling and meeting people from around the world. What else do I love? Good manners, dogs, flea-markets, jazz and that tea/cake combo about 3pm...guess that makes me English! I love my house too, and hope you like it enough to come and stay.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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