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Paula Harvan

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english

40% Off, 5-Star Luxury w/Your Own 'Secret Garden', Free Car Service & More,!

72 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Pimlico holiday apartment

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 5

• HOLIDAY SALE: Enjoy this 5-STAR LUXURY APARTMENT in the heart of London for as low as $199.00-$250.00 (U.S. dollars), a 40% savings off regular rates. This discounted rate, which includes many money-saving COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES (listed below), is only available for LIMITED TIME -- now through March 2017.

• Enjoy an EXCEPTIONAL RENTAL EXPERIENCE and SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS/VALUE for your travel dollars that's unmatched by most other comparably-sized and priced holiday properties.

• One of HIGHEST RATED VRBO/Homeaway properties. With 70+ five-star guest reviews in TOP 10 of 900+ Westminster area rentals. Descriptions include: "5-star EVERYTHING", "Hidden Jewel," "Perfect in Every Way," "Wonderful Oasis," "Great Space/Great Value/Fantastic Location," and "Exquisite Gem in the Heart of the City."

• Impeccably designed, furnished, maintained and presented 5-STAR LUXURY ACCOMMODATION in the centre of London on award-winning private garden, Eccleston Square. SIMILAR TO FIVE-STAR HOTEL with 3x more space at a much lower cost! MANY COMFORTS, COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES and CONVENIENCES not offered by other rentals. (see list below.)

• Located in one of London's MOST EXCLUSIVE (SW1) AND ACCESSIBLE AREAS for visiting major sites. Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery and the trendy shops, department stores, restaurants and markets of Belgravia, Sloan Square/Chelsea, Mayfair and Knightsbridge and West End theatres within 15-20 minute walk or underground/bus ride.

• CONVENIENT LOCATION. Victoria Underground, train, and bus and stations, cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, 3-5 minute walk. Easy access to sights outside London, including Cambridge, Oxford, Hampton Court Palace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Brighton, Highclere Castle (setting for Downton Abbey TV series), Bath and Stonehenge.

• MANY COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES not provided by other rentals: private car service from Heathrow/Gatwick airports for stays of 7 nights or more; fully-stocked bar with wine, spirits, English ales and ciders; coffee bar with 16 different Nespresso brews and dozens of Twinings teas; gourmet chocolates and cookies; kitchen stocked with cooking oils, vinegars, spices, WIFI. local/international calling; Samsung Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV; office equipment and supplies; deluxe bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries; washer and dryer, and central air conditioning and heating. Professional laundered and pressed linens.

• Apartment opens onto YOUR OWN SECRET GARDEN’: award-winning Eccleston Square, three-acre oasis of botanical beauty, stone paths, bricked patios, glass conservatory, clay tennis court, play/rest/relaxation/BBQ areas accessible ONLY to Eccleston Square residents and their guests.

• Check in, key exchange, property introduction and neighborhood tour provided IN PERSON by dedicated manager accessible 24/7.

• Since 2007, EXPERIENCED Family-owned/operated business with luxury holiday rentals in London, Paris, Southern France.

• Discounts offered for bookings of both London and Paris properties.

“Amazing place. Look no further. Nothing else can compare!” “Best ever London stay.” “Exceeded our expectations”. “A beautiful apartment in an exceptional location.” 'Great space, great value.' 'Beautiful apartment in prime garden setting.' “Thoughtful design, décor and attention to detail.” These are just a few of the ways our many satisfied guests have described their unforgettable holiday stay at Greenhaven.

VALUE FOR MONEY: It's hard to beat our rates considering the superb level of care and comfort guests enjoy.

COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES: Provided free of charge: Private car service pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick airports to the flat for those staying 7 nights or more; English ales/biscuits/chocolates; crystal decanters of spirits (Gin, Scotch, Vodka, Rum and a variety mixers); Nespresso espresso/cappuccino machines with 16 brews and a collection of Twinings teas found only in the United Kingdom; long-distance phone calling to the U.S., Canada and Europe; high-speed WiFi and notebook computer; printer/fax/scanner/office supplies; Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV with access to hundreds of TV channels and movies; electronic massage chair and luxury bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries and professionally laundered linens. The kitchen is stocked with herbs, spices and oils/vinegars. All you have to shop for are groceries!

As an added bonus, you get unlimited access to the award-wining English garden on Greenhaven’s doorstep. Subdivided into mini-gardens of exceptional beauty with carefully situated areas for rest/relaxation, play, picnics and tennis, this 3-acre oasis is accessible only to Square residents and their guests. Not even guests of the nearby 5-star hotel who are paying more than twice Greenhaven’s nightly rate can enter! Google 'Images for Eccleston Square garden' for photos of the garden and the neighborhood.

LIBERAL CANCELLATION POLICY: If your travel plans change, you’re never out of pocket. You’re guaranteed either a full refund or a combination of a partial refund and credit towards a future stay by you or another party of your choice.

BEFORE MAKING YOUR RENTAL SELECTION please note: Greenhaven ranks NUMBER 3 with the most 5-STAR guest reviews of all the 927 VRBO/Homeway apartments listed in the Westiminster (neighborhood) of London!!! With 57 such outstanding reviews – and not one negative review -- the Greenhaven has earned a place in the TOP 15 of all the websites’ 4900+ vacation rentals in Central London.

What this means to you: YOU CAN’T GO WRONG CHOOSING for your London holiday. Hundreds of guests have vetted the property, awarding it the highest customer satisfaction rating of ‘5 stars.’ With Greenhaven, you have peace of mind knowing that you can enjoy a truly ‘presented-as-advertised’ holiday accommodation that meets – and in many cases, exceed – guest expectations No worries before arrival. No disappointment and frustration upon arrival. Just superb accommodations location, amenities, comforts, conveniences and first-class client service await you provided by experienced vacation rental owners.

FYI: BUYER BEWARE! Hundreds of short-term rentals, many run by inexperienced owners or agencies looking to make a quick buck, have recently flooded the London market so be aware before you book! Read all the guest reviews. If there are few -- or worst yet, none -- think twice about selecting the property. And don’t forget to check the fine print for any hidden charges.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

WHAT TO EXPECT: This light-filled, lower-ground floor apartment with private gated entrance is part of a listed historic building that sits opposite the private garden of Eccleston Square. Known for its diverse collection of rare and tender plants, this garden square surpasses most in London, including the one featured in the popular movie 'Notting Hill'. Everything needed for day-to-day living . . . cafes, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, green markets, bakeries, health food shops, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and international newsstands . . . are all within a 2-10 minute walk.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Greenhaven is newly refurbished by European architectural & design firms, air-conditioned/centrally heated and fully-furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique décor. By London standards it's very large (600 square feet) and includes living room/dining room area, galley kitchen, bedroom and bath. The apartment is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Sixteen foot high ceilings and large windows in the main living/dining area contribute to its very open, light and airy feel.

LIVING/DINING AREA: The main living/dining area has a table with seating for four, a comfortable king-size sleeper sofa and armchair with electronic back/shoulder massage unit that lets you unwind after a long day of touring. The furniture is set in front of non-working fireplace and a built-in wall unit/library with a large selection of books on London, as well as English history and culture. Atop of the decorative fireplace is a 42” Smart (Internet enabled) Samsung flat-panel HDTV with separate sound bar for enhanced listening pleasure. There's access to 100+ channels, including CNN International, Sky News International and BBC World plus hundreds of movies on demand. For those who must work while away, there's FREE high speed WIFI, wireless phones with FREE international calling to the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and other countries, and FREE use of printer/scanner/copier/fax machine and office supplies.

MODERN KITCHEN: Gourmet cooks can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, state-of-the-art appliances (stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances) and lovely tabletop accessories. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to enhance delicious meals, including a variety of basic culinary supplies, such as spices, oils, vinegars, flour & other staple items so you don't have to buy things you'll only be using a few times.

MODERN BATH: The modern bathroom suite features a glass-enclosed walk-in shower with large rainfall shower head, ample shelving/storage and washer and dryer units.

ROMANTIC BEDROOM: A romantic bedroom with a queen-size mattress is topped with a sumptuous 3-inch deep featherbed wrapped in fine Egyptian cotton linens. Add to that, a fine Hungarian goose down comforter, and you feel as though you're sleeping between layers of soft clouds. A well-designed halogen lighting system, including personal reading lamps, allows you to select your preferred level of illumination.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula Harvan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Paula Harvan

I have been offering luxury holiday accommodations since 1999, with properties in, Paris, and the South of France. London is my latest location. Residential design and decor is my passion, and I strive to provide dwelling places that are more expressive, more beautiful than other vacation rentals. I live part-time in all these places. So each functions as a 'home' -- not just a rental property. The hallmark of each residence is its personal style, which reflects its unique character and location. For example, my London apartment, which opens to the beautiful private gardens of Eccleston, is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Quality furnishings, decor and a level of convenience, comfort and attention set my locations apart from those that are exclusively used as rentals. My philosophy is that I would never rent a property that I would not stay in myself. So, putting myself into my guests’ shoes, I 'think of everything' to make a stay a most positive and memorable experience. I started renting GreenHaven in August 2011, so I'm just now collecting guest testimonials. But to get an idea of the quality of my rentals and guest services, read the dozens of positive comments from those who have stayed at my French properties: just URL 'yourparispenthouse' and 'charmingfrenchcottage'.

Paula Harvan purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Paula Harvan chose Westminster & West End

I've lived in London for a few years, and I wanted to find a location that combined all of its best aspects at my doorstep: proximity to major sites, transportation, shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, but with a traditional London feel. Eccleston Square is it -- with an added bonus: the private garden that's only accessible to residents and their guests.

From the outside of Greenhaven, the view is a scaled-down version of New York's Central Park. You see the upper branches of trees, swirls of clematis, heady explosions of climbing roses and, here and there, the opposite side of Eccleston Square, London SW1 -- one of London's most posh addresses. When you get into the garden, you wouldn't know you’re in the heart of a world-renowned international city. When you smell the flowers and hear the birds sing, London seems to disappear -- yet all of its wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and experiences are right outside the garden gates.

Eccleston Square came about when town planner Thomas Cubitt, who developed it in 1845, had the idea of gathering everyone's back gardens together. Around the periphery, a shady walk takes you though arches of wisteria and clematis. For garden buffs, there are several unique specimen plants, including a handkerchief tree from China -- and art buffs will enjoy the irises, some of which came from Monet's garden in Giverny, France. The Garden Square has won many awards not only for its botanical beauty, but also for its well-integrated features, such as several brick patios, glass conservatory, tennis court, and play and BBQ areas.

Reviews

5
based on 72 traveller reviews

40% Off, 5-Star Luxury w/Your Own 'Secret Garden', Free Car Service & More,!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 72 reviews
5

UNBELIEVABLE GUEST SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had to cancel our reservation last minute — less than 24 hours before we we due to arrive at the apartment. Unlike other vacation rentals we considered, Greenhaven offers an extremely liberal and generous cancellation policy. Within several hours of notifying Paula, the owner, of our change of plans, we received a refund and a cancellation credit so we were not out of pocket. I know that with most other vacation rentals (and hotels, as a matter of fact) we would have forfeited 100% of our rental fee. We were always please with our selection of Greenhaven as the apartment and the amenities it provides looks amazing. But now we’re doubly pleased. We can look forward to rebooking instead of stressing about losing our rental fee. I recommend that you book this apartment — unbelievable guest service from an super responsive owner.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The little stairs down to the apartment made us a bit nervous, especially when wet, but other than that it's a perfect place to stay. Nice and close to everything! Very clean and well kept. Paula and her entire team are fantastic! You really could not ask for better service. We used the car service Paula recommended and they were top notch too. We ended up using them many times for travel to areas outside London. Cheaper than a taxi and great service. Suresh was our driver and we loved him.

Highly recommend this apartment! Thanks Paula!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a way to turn 60!

  • 5 of 5

Having a warm and convenient “home away from home” in London made our weeklong trip from our Chicago home all the more special. Greenhaven in Pimlico and incredibly convenient to Victoria Station could not have been more lovely or enjoyable. The flat was all that Paula represented on VRBO. The flat is located on an exquisite and quiet street. Though we never had the chance to meet her personally, Paula was prompt in all our communications and walked us through our planning, questions, reservation, and arrival details. The flat is truly comfortable, but more than that. She provides the seemingly little things that added up to made us feel truly welcome. The minor inconvenience of some blown lights was remedied creatively with full explanation…and a special treat. My husband and I were in London to celebrate my 60th. Some nights we stayed in shopping at the local grocery and cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, while other nights we enjoyed nearby restaurants. The flat was a great place to relax if we wanted to stay in and perfectly located to access all that London has to offer. We certainly recommend Greenhaven to all who are looking for a place to rent for a London vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classy, comfortable, convenient, and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great location for getting all around London as it is a very short distance from Victoria Station for the Underground and some trains, also near Victoria Coach station if you want to get out of the city. It is very well appointed with beautiful furnishings and space to relax. Also very clean. An added bonus it is just a few minutes away from the only London location of the famous French bakery Poilane, in Belgravia! It is very quiet because of the private park across the street. Access to the park is available to those staying in the apartment, but as we were there in cool weather we did not take advantage of it. Paula, the owner is very helpful and responded immediately to any questions. As others have said, it was wonderful to have this beautiful apartment to come back to at the end of a long day of sightseeing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional flat in London

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with Paula at Greenhaven has set the bar very high for other properties and experiences. From prior to our arrival and continuing throughout our stay--which had to be unexpectedly extended--Paula was a fabulous host. Paula's place is clean, well organized, highly functional and beautiful. It is as she says-close to many conveniences- and in an upscale and marvelous part of London.

We easily went to the grocery, restaurants, the dry cleaner for tailoring (where they knew Paula and her husband by name) the pharmacy, the park, Victoria Station on foot and had only the most favorable experiences.

Our only question is how soon we can return to London and request to stay at Paula's place. Highest recommendation for these owners and Greenhaven.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, Cozy and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just had the pleasure of visiting London (from California) for a week and of staying at this marvelous flat. It was comfortable (spacious), cozy (had everything we needed) and convenient (great neighborhood, and three minutes from Victoria Station). We "tubed" all over the city (all day, every day)...always aware that we had this wonderful refuge to return to. We highly recommend this flat to anyone....and everyone !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Pimlico, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Winter
30 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$267
 
 
Winter Holidays / 2 people
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall / 2 people
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$336
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring people
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$370
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
1 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$336
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linens A$168
Refundable Damage Deposit A$403

Please note all rates are quoted in British Pounds. There is a 75.00 pounds cleaning/professional linens fee.
Many FREE AMENITIES, including international phone calling, WIFI, wine, mini-bar, nespresso coffee/tea, cookies, chocolates. For those staying 7 nights or more, there is free car service from the airport to the apartment. Also discount offer on London apartment to those guests also booking our Paris penthouse with stunning Eiffel Tower views.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Pimlico, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The modern bathroom features a large walk in shower with rainfall shower and handheld shower heads. Under floor heating ensures the room is always cozy warm -- a welcome feature with damp, cold London weather. Also, there is a washer and dryer located in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • There is a cozy bedroom with double bed and luxurious bedding. In the living room there is a queen-size sofa and sleeping alcove with single size mattress suitable for a child. All rooms enjoy central air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests have access to 2.3 acre private garden square with many walking paths, play areas, tennis courts (by reservation) and BBQ grills. Google 'Eccleston Square Garden' to view the garden's website.