Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Affordable 5-Star Luxury & Style, Free Car Serv, MiniBar & More, Value 4 Money!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 55 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

• Greenhaven, a 5-star luxury apartment in the heart of central London on a beautiful award-winning private garden square, offers an EXCEPTIONAL STYLE, COMFORT, COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES, GUEST EXPERIENCE and VALUE for your travel dollars that's rarely matched by most other comparably-sized and priced holiday properties.

• One of HIGHEST RATED VRBO/Homeaway properties. With 90+ five-star guest reviews in TOP 10 of the 1000+ Westminster area rentals. Guest 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."

• CONVENIENT & UP MARKET LOCATION. Situated 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.

• ALL YOU NEED OUTSIDE THE DOOR. Victoria Underground, train, and bus and stations, hop-off/hop on tour buses. 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 rarely provided by other rentals: a 50 pound voucher for private car service pick up from Heathrow/Gatwick airport for stays of 5 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; deluxe bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries; washer and dryer, and central air conditioning and heating. Professional laundered and pressed linens.

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

• VALUE FOR MONEY: It's hard to beat our rates considering the superb level of care and comfort provided, and our liberal cancellation policy.

• LIBERAL CANCELLATION POLICY: If your travel plans change, you’re never out of pocket -- even if you cancel less than 24 hours before your arrival!. 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. Rarely will you find another vacation rental with such a generous policy.

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

• Discount on London rates when booking both our London and Paris property, a luxury penthouse with stunning Eiffel Tower views, www.vrbo.com/125613.

“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.

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 ; Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV with access to hundreds of TV channels and movies; 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!

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 85+ 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. 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. 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.

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

Owner
Paula Harvan
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

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 Pimlico

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.

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:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Free Wifi
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(95 traveller reviews)

96% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Affordable 5-Star Luxury & Style, Free Car Serv, MiniBar & More, Value 4 Money!
average rating of 4.968421 based on 95 reviews
5

Excellent Accommodations, Service and Location

  • 5 of 5

We have used HomeAway several times and this rental was one of our favorites. The apartment is located in a convenient location, with Victoria Station, pubs, many restaurants and shopping all within a five minute walk. Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben area attractions are an easy 10-15 minute walk. All of London is easily accessible using the bus or tube system and trains from Victoria can get you out of town in a snap. The area is very safe for walking, even at night.

The apartment is outfitted with everything needed for a comfortable stay. It is very light and airy for a ground floor unit, with high ceilings and a very nice decor. We loved the Nespresso coffee supplies provided by the owner. We didn't cook, but everything you need is there in the modern kitchen. The furniture is very comfortable and the bed was amazing - we both slept very well. And the bathroom was very large, clean and modern. The shower had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. Everything was absolutely spotless on arrival.

The owner could not have been more helpful, especially after I made a mistake with the arrival date. She fixed everything for us to make sure we had an easy transport to the apartment where the contact person was waiting to show us how to use everything in the apartment. They really went out of their way to make the arrival as smooth as possible. Thank you, Paula, for sharing your apartment with us and for all you help in making this a stress-free, comfortable and wonderful vacation. It could not have been nicer and we would love to come back.

Traveler tips: In Pimlico, Kazan Cafe serves a good breakfast in a friendly atmosphere, Valerie Patisserie has tasty sweets and SeaFresh had the best fish and chips and the waitstaff was so very welcoming and nice. The Albert Pub (on the way to Parliament on Victoria Street) had a great meat pie in a historic, friendly setting. We loved it there.

We liked the bus system more than the tube. Buses ran on time and you see the city better using the buses. The #24 bus in Pimlico will take you straight to Camden Market which is a huge, quirky outdoor market along the Camden Locks. The #52 bus at Victoria will take you to the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Kensington and Harrod's.

  • Review Submitted: 03/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Austin, TX
5

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad I booked this property. Paula provided the best accomodations and service while I stayed at her rental.

A great location close to many sights, restaurants, and the Victoria station, but very quiet and safe.It had everything I needed plus more, and I felt very comfortable - like a home away from home.

I met the cleaning lady on my first day and she was so lovely and helpful - letting me drop my luggage off early, providing me a tube map and good places to go.

There's a reason Paula has 100 five star reviews. I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in London. :)

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Oakville
5

Fantastic location and gardens

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 stayed in this lovely apartment in August for 6 nights. We loved the location, walking distance to many sights, restaurants and transit. The highlight of the apartment for us was the garden across the street, which only residents of the homes have access too. We spent many evenings here enjoying an aperitif and playing catch. Thanks to Paula for her quick response as our flight was delayed on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great location next to Victoria station

  • 5 of 5

Helpful, responsive and accommodating host. Some nice extra touches include bathrobes, slippers, coffee, tea, whiskey. You have to be careful with the hot water in the shower and the entry spiral staircase. The bed is probably a little small if you are a large person but it was fine for us and quite comfortable...overall a very good experience for us.

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean for your kind comments, especially noting our complimentary (free of charge) open bar complete with scotch, vodka, gin, rum along with wine and English ales and ciders -- a nice guest comfort rarely provided by other rentals. For prospective guests, please note the staircase, a photo of which appears in this listing, is NOT spiral as mentioned in this review. Hence, it's much easier to use.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Diego
5

Beautiful Property in a GREAT Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I got a rare parents only vacation and were looking for a great place to stay in London that could accomplish the nearly impossible task of being beautiful, conveniently located and not too expensive. Greenhaven was perfect. It was well appointed, cozy yet fancy and located in a VERY cool neighborhood that was within easy walking distance of many major destinations (Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben , Churchill War Rooms, Hyde Park etc) not to mention great pubs and restaurants. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Excellent overall experience.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for the price, excellent hospitality, friendly management and excellent accommodation for the price as well. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Pimlico, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holidays
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
16 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$333
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring/Summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$438
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$398
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Clean/Greet/Linens/Taxes AU$233.05
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$399.51

Please note all rates are quoted in British Pounds. There is a $125.00 cleaning/professional linens fee.
Many FREE AMENITIES, including 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.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable