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Dinah Voisin

Member since: 1999
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Speaks english, french, italian

Spacious, beautifully decorated garden apartment in Earls Court Square sleeps 4

57 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Kensington holiday apartment

Unusual apartment , very much a home, in a convenient, central location.

This extremely spacious and beautifully decorated apartment sleeping four has the feeling of a home and not just accommodation to be rented out. The colours are rich and sumptuous. The rooms are large and the feeling of calm and space that the flat offers is a welcome relief after a busy day’s sightseeing. A long passage leads to an area with desk, and to the cosy living room which, in turn, leads to a glass conservatory used as a dining room beyond which is the charming garden. One of the two bedrooms is at the back of the apartment looking at the garden and is extremely quiet. It has its ensuite bathroom (shower). The second bedroom is at the front of the flat and has big bay windows facing south – its bathroom (bathtub) is across the passage.. Both these bedrooms have queen size double beds (5ft or 160cm), and there is also an additional single bed. The kitchen is small but very well equipped.. There is excellent security, Wi-Fi, 32 inch flat screen TV . Earls Court tube station is a five minute walk away (both Piccadilly & District Lines). Excellent shopping facilities around the corner.

Sightseeing :

South Kensington (Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum) is a short bus ride, or two stops on the tube.

Knightsbridge (Harrods) is 3 stops. Piccadilly, West End theatres, Soho, etc is a fifteen minute tube journey on the Piccadilly line.

Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and South Bank activities are about a twenty minute ride on the District Line.

Tower of London a bit further.

Arrival Access:

Heathrow Airport: Direct access to Piccadilly line tube from all terminals with a 40 minute journey to Earls Court. You buy an Oyster card for all your Tube and Bus travel during your stay, with a one week travel card if you are staying that long.

Gatwick Airport. Take the Gatwick express to Victoria (they sell tickets in the baggage hall which saves time). Then take District line to Earls Court (4 stops). About 5-6 min walk to flat from Earls Court tube station.

Heathrow is 30-40 minutes by road. Gatwick 1 hour. It is possible (via Google) to pre-book a minicab to be waiting at arrivals.

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dinah Voisin (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly loved the apartment it was perfect for the 4 of us. Our family agreed it was one of the smartest decisions we made to stay there. It was so charming and comfortable; a great place to unwind at the end of the day. We had plenty of room to relax - tea and shortbread cookies before bed became routine for the week. The location was also terrific, very convenient to the tube, plenty of places to eat or buy groceries. We loved London!
Nov 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 57 traveller reviews

Spacious, beautifully decorated garden apartment in Earls Court Square sleeps 4
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 58 reviews
4

Garden flat in the Earl's Court area. Absolutely wonderful location.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and well stocked. We had a family of 4 and there was more space than I had anticipated. The flat is 2 blocks from the tube station with a small grocery store in between which was very convenient. Mary was sweet to meet us earlier than check in time and showed us around the flat. Lots of good tourist info. Overall a fantastic experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT
5

Delightful and arty, comfortable all around.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great apartment, very quiet and peaceful, even though it was easy to get around from the apartment. We loved the custom painted walls and antique furniture. The place had a homey feel, as though you were a guest in a friend's house. The dining room and connected small back garden were wonderful for meals and hanging out. Everything in the apartment was operational, and the beds were quite comfortable. Mary, the owner's representative who met us, was warm, welcoming, witty and generally nice to see as our first contact after an overnight flight to London. She gave us a thorough run-down of the workings of the flat. We didn't need to contact her after getting the keys, but as she had biked over for that meeting, my guess is it would have been very easy for her to pop in for any other need. One minor issue, while the flat was clean, the basement level does come with a bit of a musty smell, which cleared out well once we got the windows open for a good cross breeze from the front to the back of the flat.

Access to sights was a breeze via the Earl's Court tube station, about 3 blocks away. A "city bikes" station is even nearer, and those work well in the areas I explored (mostly along the river and to Portobello Road).

I would certainly stay at this flat again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Choice!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very happy with this apartment. It is beautifully decorated, comfortable, clean and well stocked. We had extra towels, blankets, pots and pans, dishes, glassware etc. The apartment is at the western side of the city in a residential area. It was quiet , and very close to the tube station. Very convenient. Stores and restaurants very close as well. For a Family (we are four) this was a great choice. So much nicer (and less costly) than a hotel. Great to have the two bedrooms and two bathrooms with the children. I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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huntley, il. 60142
5

Nice Garden Flat in Earl's Court

  • 5 of 5

A week in London was a grand daughters high school graduation request. My wife and I chose Earl's Court because of the convenience of being minutes from the "tube" station. Easy access to Heathrow and central London with both District and Picadilly lines.

Correspondence and booking with Dinah went very well. Her welcoming agent, Mary, met us at the flat and gave us the tour. It was nice to have two separate bedrooms and baths for convenience sake. Kitchen was very well stocked although we did little cooking; mainly heating takeaways and some light breakfasts. We had a slight problem with hot water the first evening, but Mary returned to promptly fix the problem: simply priming the boiler. The beds were comfy and with our daily activities in touring, slept soundly.

We did the popular tourist things; London Walks, Westminster Abbey, a river cruise to Greenwich, Kensington Palace, and tea at Harrods!

We had a wonderful time in London and surely will be remembered by our grand daughter. Would we book the flat on a return trip to London: You Bet!!

Thanks Dinah and Mary.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

The flat was lovely and just like the photos. It is so well set up for 2 people to share,each with their own bedroom/bathroom on opposite ends of the flat. Also...very very convenient and close to grocery store and the tube stop.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Practically perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous apartment. Conveniently close to the tube station but also just around the corner from the madding crowd.The apartment was spotlessly clean, equipped with everything we needed, lovely crisp clean sheets and bedding. The apartment was larger than I'd anticipated, and was very comfortable. The decor is "shabby chic" in the warmest, cosiest, nicest possible way...really lovely, with quirky individual touches and interesting furniture and artworks. It was a treat to come "home" each day. I fully recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

The prestigious Earls Court Square is a very quiet residential area minutes away from the closest underground (tube) station, Earls Court, which is on both the District and Picadilly lines thus offering very quick access to all the main London Tourist attractions and the West End with its theatres, shopping etc. For example, two stops away on the Picadilly line, less than ten minutes, is South Kensington (Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum). Three stops finds you in Knightsbridge (Harrods). And so on. There are also plenty of buses. Around the corner from the flat, in Earls Court Road, you find all manner of food shops (a Marks & Spencer food shop is minutes away and open until 11pm), small supermarket, chemists including a Boots, stationary, post office, 2 banks, laundry, etc. Also plenty of restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaways. A very quiet location extraordinarily convenient for a visitor to London.

We are also just 7 stops from Wimbledon for the famous tennis tournament (District Line, no change needed and trains leave every four minutes).

Earls Court Exhibition Centre is a five minute walk from the apartment.

The Olympia Exhibition Centre is a short bus ride away.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Kensington, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Oct. 1 to Dec. 21
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
A$295
A$1,938
A$6,572
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$329
A$2,275
 
 
January February March
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$286
A$1,938
A$6,572
 
 
April to October 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,359
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We charge £80 for cleaning for a stay of less than 5 nights.

Payment in sterling can be made by bank transfer or through the HomeAway Secure Payment System. I also accept payment in euros via Paypal.
CANCELLATIONS: The initial deposit is non refundable so we advise to take out travel insurance to cover this. The second payment is refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • One bedroom is situated at the back of the flat and is therefore extremely quiet - you could imagine you were in the country and not in the centre of London! It has its ensuite bathroom with shower. The other bedroom is very spacious and faces south. It has its own bathroom across the passage, with bathtub. There is a foldaway single bed (80cm x 190cm) which can also go into this bedroom, should there be two people who would rather have separate beds. This bed is equipped with a second mattress to ensure your comfort. We prefer to have a maximum of 4 people stay in the apartment.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Notes:
Television is 32 inch flat screen and we have a DVD player WiFi Internet access but we do not provide computer Central heating is gas fired and very efficient. Hot water is on demand so you never run out Hair dryer supplied White Egyptian cotton bed linen