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COSY APARTMENT IN SHERLOCK HOLMES BACK YARD, PERFECT FOR VISITING THE WEST END

Neil Roberts

Advertiser since: 2013
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People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Neil Roberts

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2014
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COSY APARTMENT IN SHERLOCK HOLMES BACK YARD, PERFECT FOR VISITING THE WEST END

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Marylebone - Balcombe Street, Marylebone

One Bedroom, One Bathroom, Modern apartment in London Townhouse with free WiFi

Just a short walk from Baker Street Station you will find this cosy modern apartment. A perfect place from which to explore London's West End and visit all the sights and attractions.

This quiet street has no through traffic so you won't be disturbed at night, yet you have all of London on your doorstep. Madame Tussaud's and the Sherlock Holmes museum are just around the corner. Marble Arch and the famous shops on Oxford Street are just a 15 minute walk through the streets of the West End. Catch a bus or tube from Baker Street Station and before you know it you will be admiring Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Take a stroll along the South Bank and visit the London Eye. The British Museum, the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square and Tate Modern are all within half an hour’s travel.

This is authentic London so try traditional London grub, get Fish and Chips at the Seashell or enjoy Sunday lunch at The Chapel, my favourite local pub with a fine selection of beers and a gourmet menu. All of these are just a few minutes away. A little further along explore the intriguing metropolis London has become. Edgware Road, with it's delicious Middle Eastern restaurants. Crawford Street has splendid Thai and Indian curry houses. Baker Street has many restaurants, from Pizza and Pasta to Mexican and Japanese.

Rustle up a quick breakfast or dinner in the kitchen, fully equipped with gas hob, microwave combination oven and a fridge freezer. Both Tesco and Marks & Spencer supermarkets are less than 5 minutes away and they are open late, so grocery shopping is quick and easy. Eating in can be fun too and helps balance the budget! Don't want to cook? Just order a takeaway for delivery within the hour.

There is free unlimited WiFi so you can connect your phone or computer to the internet, or use the classic iMac which is in the living room. Check the latest bargains or current exhibitions London has to offer or connect with the folks back home. Once you have seen the major sights, why not take time to explore the area and find your own London. Stroll down Marylebone High Street with its wonderful shops or visit the fascinating Wallace Collection on Manchester Square.

Check out some television on the 32' flat screen TV or watch a movie on the Blu-Ray player, which also has Netflix, YouTube and the BBC iPlayer. There is a collection of DVD's and Blu-Rays including some classic Sherlock Holmes movies. Or relax with a good book.

If you have an iPhone or iPad I recommend the City Mapper app for getting around London and the Table Pouncer app for finding a table at a restaurant with a huge discount!

Constant hot running water is available for a long bath to relax or a refreshing shower: the choice is yours. Fluffy towels give you that luxurious feel. If you are staying a bit longer, feel free to use the efficient Hotpoint washer dryer. The 30 degree time saving wash gets things done in just over an hour. Clothes airer, Ironing board and Iron are provided as well as a hair-dryer. There is also a first aid kit in the kitchen for those little emergencies.

I think it's got all you need for a comfortable stay in London. Try it for yourself and let me know if you think the same!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Neil Roberts (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Neil Roberts

This was my first flat when I was working as an editor in the West End, I bought it because I didn't like the idea of commuting in every day and I'm so glad I did.

The area is lovely with easy access to the West End but with the tranquillity of Regents Park and so many great shops and restaurants.

Neil Roberts purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Neil Roberts chose Marylebone

The apartment is close to the bustling heart of London but in a quiet street with no traffic. Ideally located for travelling by underground from Baker Street, train from Marylebone and even by air from Heathrow which is only half an hour away on the Heathrow Express from Paddington.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, Location, Location! This flat is so centrally located but in a quiet street within easy walking distance of Regents Park, Baker Street, St Johns Wood and Edgware Road. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and London's Theatreland are just a few minutes away by bus or tube as are all of the tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and the London a Eye on the South Bank.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This apartment was wonderful as was Neil the owner, he met us upon arrival at the apartment for our 4 day stay and helped us with our suitcases up the stairs. I was travelling with my 19 year old daughter and 75 year old father. My daughter and I shared the double bed in the bedroom and dad slept on the fold out sofa bed. There was plenty of nice bedding and the apartment was even equipped with basics like shampoo and washing up liquid etc. Neil was also nice enough to start us off with a loaf of bread, some milk, jam, marmalade and a welcome bottle of Prosecco - totally unexpected but lovely. The apartment is only about 150 metres from Marylebone station and maybe twice as far from Baker Street station so we could get to anywhere in London very easily, quickly and cheaply. The apartment was clean and had WiFi and an Apple Mac PC.... Couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend it. We'll be back next time we visit London.
Jun 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
average rating of 4.740741 based on 30 reviews
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Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
-+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
New York, NY
5

Highly Recommend.Owner goes above and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment/flat is as described and pictured. Great, quiet and convenient location near Marylebone and Baker Tube stops.

Neil was lovely to work with. I have stayed at my share of homeaway listings and really think Neil goes above and beyond in providing a guide to the area and the apartment, providing breakfast goods - bread, jam, butter, coffee, tea, milk and stocking the apartment with everything you could need and more including nice bathroom toiletries. I stayed at Neil's flat for 3 nights with my retired parents. The set-up of the flat was great in allowing my parents the bedroom and I slept on the convertible couch that was very comfortable in the living room. I also felt that I had my privacy in the living room/kitchen because there was a door. The bedroom, bathroom and living room/kitchen are joined by a common hall space. I loved Neil's kitchen and very much enjoyed cooking in it.

I highly recommend Neil's flat and would most definitely stay there again if my travels bring me to London. Thank you, Neil!!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Livia. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future, All the best, Neil
business
Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
-+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

Nice apartment in perfect location

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed a week in the apartment. It was perfect for our family, two adults and one kid. The location is very good, close to Baker Street and the Underground, but in a very quiet Street. It was also very close to Regent's Park and The Zoo ( I recommend a visit there, a really good Zoo). Nice pubs nearby. We really enjoyed our stay.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.
I'm glad you had a good time in London and I hope to welcome you again soon.
Best Regards, Neil Roberts
business
Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
-+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
4

COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT

  • 4 out of 5
This apartment was a great home base for our stay in London. The Marlebone train station is very close by making all of our trips around the city easy and convenient. Located on an incredibly quiet street, the apartment is almost just as pictured. The bed is against the wall on one side. Although this is something I always try to avoid, it turned out to be very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this rental.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Robin, I have moved a few things around since the pictures were taken and putting the bed against the wall allows for more space in the bedroom. I'm glad you found it comfortable and I look forward to welcoming you again, All the best, Neil
business
Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
-+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

Great location, lovely stay

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed a week at Neil's apartment and thoroughly enjoyed it. He was a very welcoming host and the apartment was cosy, comfortable and easily accessible to wherever we wanted to go, by tube, train, or walking. His Sherlock Holmes memorabilia is fun to peruse. Close to good pubs and groceries. Quiet street. We definitely would stay here again and would recommend it to friends. Two cautions: #1-the stairs might be a bit difficult for elderly and #2-you may become addicted to M&S shortbreads.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a good time and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Neil
PS Sorry about the Shortbread biscuits :-)
business
Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
-+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

Ideal location, great attention to detail!

  • 5 out of 5
Cosy indeed, perfect for a couple but worked just fine for 4 adults and a baby! Spotlessly clean with high ceilings and big windows on a quiet street just around the corner from Marylebone Station & M&S Simply Food. Baker Street and Regents Park a couple of blocks in the other direction and a nice walk along back streets takes you to Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, the Embankment etc.
From travel cot to chilled Prosecco, milk, bread, tea, coffee etc. to Oyster Travel cards, TV, computer, Wifi, Neil has thought of everything a weary traveller could want.
A small gem to use as a base to explore London and the surrounding area.
Thank you Neil.
Millar, Jenny, Arthur, Anna & baby Thomas
  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, I look forward to welcoming you again in the future,
All the best,
Neil
business
Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1167470
-+44 (0)7881304048
Marylebone Westminster and West End
5

Aug.13-Aug.19 in London

  • 5 out of 5
Neil was an excellent host! He met us at the door and provided a nice welcoming gift. Place was clean and properly maintained. Location was excellent as we were close to Marylebone and Baker St stations, making it easy to tour around London. It was also quiet at nights allowing for a good night sleep. Would definitely recommend this rental to anyone.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Gary. I look forward to welcoming you again next time you are in London.
Best regards,
Neil

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Easy access to all London Airports
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Wood Marylebone
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Marylebone and Baker Street Stations nearby
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many Restaurants within a few minutes walk
Car: not necessary

The Flat is located within easy walking distance of both Marylebone and Baker Street Stations.

It is within walking distance of Madame Tussauds, The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Regents Park, The London Business School, Lords Cricket Ground, St Johns Wood, Maida Vale, Little Venice, The Shops and Restaurants of Edgware Road and Londons West End with all the shopping, Restaurants and Entertainment you could wish for.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Marylebone , Westminster and West End

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
4 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
4 night minimum stay
£550
for 4 nights
From
£130
£810
 
 
Summer 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£170
£1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£150
£940
£3,030
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning Fee £30
Notes A payment of 25% will confirm your booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before your reservation.
There is a security deposit of £200 which will be refunded within 7 days of your stay.
I can accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card via HomeAway or direct bank transfer.
There will be a extra charge if you are arriving at the property after 8pm
£20 per hour from 8pm and £50 per hour after midnight

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marylebone in Westminster and West End

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Compact bathroom with bath and over bath shower, toilet, washbasin and bathroom cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa easily converts to double bed, sleeps two adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel Cot is available, suitable for children up to 3 years
  • Bright and airy bedroom with comfortable double bed, large wardrobe, full length mirror, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner. All Bed linens and Towels are provided. Travel cot is available if required. Leather sofa in living room easily converts to double bed, sleeps two adults. Bedding stored in footstool.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
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