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Member since: 2006
Speaks english

Simply the best with wi-fi

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Kensington holiday apartment

2 Bedroom Luxurious Apartment

Beautiful apartment on the lower ground floor with your own front door in the elegant entrance hallway of a grand Georgian House, very quiet and private and exceptionally safe. Outside patio with table and chairs. It is possible to leave the bedroom doors (which open onto the patio) open all day and night, it is that safe! Super large bathroom with underfloor heating,large bath and walk in power shower. A spacious dressing room with lots of hanging space.The dressing room seperates the two bedrooms. Fully fitted kitchen with a Panasonic music system. Sitting room with dining table and chairs for 6 persons. An L shaped sofa system which is large enough to sleep an extra person if necessary. 42 ' 3D Plasma tv, with Freeview cable tv (100's of channels). Coal effect fire within the fireplace. Very atmospheric room. A most romantic apartment for a couple but also perfect for families. This is like having your own personal hotel suite in London, warm and cozy in winter, cool and welcoming in summer.

Added attractions within the area are:- swimming in summertime in the Hyde Park serpentine lake, there is also a private and safe little play area and paddling pool for toddlers and little ones, as well as a great adventure playground for the older child in Holland Park. Barnes wetlands is also close by (15 minute bus ride), this is a bird-watchers paradise, you would never dream you were so close to London. Kew Gardens is 20 mins by tube. Wining and Dining in the most exclusive of restaraunts or casual cafes and picnics in the park. Boris bicycles everywhere, this is the best way to see the parks. Roller blading also in Kensington Gardens near the Albert Memorial statue, this is a meeting place for the keen roller bladers to show off their skills. Horse riding in Hyde Park from stables just the other side of the park in Bayswater. Little Venice canal boats, will take you to Camden for a different shopping experience. Portobello Road is a must on a Friday or Saturday, not just for antique collectors, it is a wonderful day out for all the family and you cannot fail to enjoy the atmosphere.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks english

About The Manager

Helpful and reliable.

The Manager purchased this apartment in 2012

Why The Manager chose Kensington & Chelsea

Unique and quirky.

What makes this apartment unique

So Central. Top postcode .

Walk to everything.


based on 26 traveller reviews

Simply the best with wi-fi
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews

Great location in Kensington.

  • 5 of 5

My family of four ( 2 boys) had a fabulous stay in at the beginning of July. The location of the flat from the Gloucester Road underground station was absolutely ideal for us ( maybe a two minute walk), especially with children (11 & 8). Being near the Museum of Natural History was great, as it was a quick walk and great place for the children. Overall, this location could not have been better for a travelling family as there are plenty of nearby restaurants and a convenient market on Gloucester Road.

Yvonne, the manager, was great to deal with and she was always quick to reply. One of the better VRBOs we have had.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying here!

  • 5 of 5

On a "senior" trip with an 18 year old and 3 senior ladies, we started our 3 week trip to Europe in London staying in this apartment for 5 days. We could not have been happier with the accommodations! We booked the apartment months in advance of our trip, and Yvonne was such a help with all the questions we had pre-trip. Once the date arrived, we were scheduled to fly into London arriving at 8am. Unfortunately our plane was detoured to Shannon, Ireland due to problems with the plane's radar.....instead of arriving at 8am we finally arrived at 11pm. Yvonne stayed in touch with us all day and in touch with our airport limo so that we would have transportation when we finally arrived. Upon our arrival, we were met by her son who had shopped for coffee, etc. for us knowing that we would wake up the next morning tired without our coffee! The neighborhood is perfect, clean and centrally located with lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Although the steps going downstairs to the apartment are a bit narrow, once you get settled in that's not a problem. A great place to come "home" to after a day of sightseeing! We definitely loved London and our apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely flat, many positives, bathroom was an issue for us

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with our family of four in this lovely flat. Yvonne was there to meet us and was very welcoming.

The location of the flat was EXCELLENT...away from the madness of overly touristy destinations, but a very quick tube ride to wherever we wanted to go. The layout of the flat was perfect for our needs. Our children liked their little room off of ours. There is great storage for everything, and that's a LOT for a family of four.

The only drawback was the bathroom. Because it's a basement apartment there is no ventilation. This leads to a pretty musty bathroom, and by extension, bedroom. Happily we had gorgeous weather and kept the patio doors open quite a bit. With a family of four, each showering every day, the bathroom was constantly wet with wet towels everywhere...there is not great space for hanging towels. The shower itself is a stall shower with no door so the spray from the shower just kept everything damp all the time. I will say that Yvonne provides a TON of towels, so we were very happy about that.

Overall, we had a lovely stay. For those who prefer to use the bathtub, the wetness probably wouldn't be an issue.

Enjoy London!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind words. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in London but sorry about the bathroom. I will endeavour to rectify the problem with maybe a shower door or curtain. I appreciate your feedback, many thanks.
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Cozy Flat in Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed for a week in February, 2016 at this cozy and very clean basement flat. It was in a great location near to where my daughter is going to college. The Tube stop was a short walk and there were many grocery stores, shops and restaurants. Beds were comfortable too. Would definitely rent again when we return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Great flat!

  • 5 of 5

Very good location and convenient to everything. We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful flat in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to London for 9 days over the Christmas holidays with our three small boys and stayed in this flat. It was a 5 minute walk to the nearest tube station (Gloucester), grocery, and restaurants. Yvonne was awesome! She got us some minced meat pies, chocolates, and Christmas crackers upon arrival. When we mentioned that we wanted to search out a small Christmas tree, she found one for us and even put some lights on it. We had a really fabulous Christmas.

The only issue we had, was that the flat was very, very warm. It was about 45-55 degrees outside everyday we were there, so we opened the living room window and the balcony door most of the time to keep it cooler.

Our favorite pub was just a couple of blocks away, The Queens Arms. We also found a small French brasserie where we had breakfast multiple times, Coco Momo. We also had a delicious Indian meal at Little India on Gloucester Road.

Overall, our stay was really great. We would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Too many
Nearest Beach
60 Miles

Location, Location, Location: This luxurious apartment is in a quiet and exclusive area of South Kensington. Just a 2 minute walk away from London's finest museums in Exhibition Road (Natural History museum, Science museum and Victoria and Albert museum). It is also very close to Imperial College University. Just 5 mins from Gloucester Road tube station (District, Piccadilly, and Circle lines), 10 minute stroll to the world famous stores of Knightsbridge; Harrods and Harvey Nichols and the fashionable boutiques on Beauchamp Place, Sophisticated or as 'laid back' as you like, with pubs and cafes galore, as well as many top class restaraunts. 3 mins from supermarkets (Waitrose) for your everyday needs. This place is a walkers dream. Or rent a Boris bike and cycle through Hyde Park to Bayswater and Portobello Road. Go the other direction and you reach Oxford St. There is a charming walk to High St. Kensington, through Kynance Mews and past some of Kensingtons finest houses and garden squares. Hyde Park (5 mins) Visit the Princess Diana Memorial fountain also in Hyde Park. Or take a bus and see Big Ben and The London Eye. Buckingham Palace is a 20 minute walk.

Brompton Oratory, London's first post Reformation catholic church is 5 mins away as are other numerous places of worship. The Albert Hall for concerts throughout the year including the summer Proms is just 5 mins away. You couldn't be closer to the action.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Kensington, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
20 Mar 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
8 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment is only accepted in the quoted currency. A 25% deposit payable on booking.Remainder of rental fee payable 6 weeks before rental period starts or by negotiation.The price quoted is for a maximum of 4 persons, a fifth person would incur a charge of £10 per night.The price includes gas, electric, bedlinen, towels.Wifi is free.Telephone use extra..Cleaning fee added for less than 5 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Kensington, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Underfloor heating. A generous supply of towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , trundle bed, can be double or two singles
  • Top quality bedlinen supplied, bright rooms both with double doors to the patio. Doors can be left open all day and night.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a narrow staircase down to the apartment, which is the only reason elderly may find it difficult. But once in the apartment, it is on one level and totally suitable. Cream carpets in bedrooms, so well behaved toddlers please.