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David

Member since: 2006
Speaks English

Quiet, Comfortable, Convenient, air-conditioned Kensington apartment. Free WiFi

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Kensington and Chelsea - Kensington apartment

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, air-conditioned, in central London

Our apartment is located on a beautiful, garden square in a residential area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is very quiet, yet only a 2 minutes walk to Kensington High St, with the Tube (Underground), buses, shops, restaurants and cafes.

The apartment has been recently refurbished to an American standard with air-conditioning in every room. It is modern, spacious and light and very well equipped. The kitchen has a washing machine, separate tumble dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal and all appliances. The master bedroom has an American king size bed (6' X 6'6') with ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 twin (single) beds which can be zipped together to form another king size bed if required, plus a separate bathroom.

Kensington is a district of central London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. An affluent and densely-populated area, its commercial heart is Kensington High Street, and it contains the well-known museum district of South Kensington.

Kensington High Street is one of western London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. It also has Europe's largest roof garden area (1.5 acres (6,100 m2)), consisting of three different gardens with 500 species of plants, fountains, a stream, ducks, flamingos and a restaurant - said to serve the best high tea in Kensington.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English

About David

My main home is on the South coast of England. This apartment is my second home which I use occasionally and make available to rent when I am not using it.

I lived in USA for 25 years so am very familiar with the standard of accommodation expected by Americans which my apartment offers. This includes air-conditioning in both bedrooms and the living room.

David purchased this apartment in 2005

Why David chose Kensington and Chelsea

Location, Location, Location.

Close to Kensington High Street. 2-minutes walk to the (underground / subway), close to Hyde Park and Museums.

What makes this apartment unique

Air conditioning which is quite rare in London apartments and really necessary in July and August some summers.

Free WiFi

Fully equipped kitchen including separate washing machine and tumble dryer

The apartment is on the 4th floor with a lift (elevator)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so thrilled with this apartment. The location could not be more convenient and the flat is is outfitted better than most villas, houses, flats, condos I've rented. Also I've stayed in many places in London and this is the cleanest and most well-equipped by far. Thanks for sharing it with us! Lois, USA
Nov 2007
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Reviews

5
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Quiet, Comfortable, Convenient, air-conditioned Kensington apartment. Free WiFi
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews
Dublin
5

Perfect! Such a gem of a place! Excellent value!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in October 2009 for a week - everything about this apartment, our stay and booking was perfect. Genuinely, there was nothing we could fault that we would book again without any hesitation. The owner was a delight to deal with when we booked the apartment - very accommodating and helpful. When we arrived at the apartment, arrangments were made for keys to be given to us by the local property manager and the apartment was immaculately clean. There were clear instructions in the apartment but nothing too formal or prescriptive that you did not automatically feel at home.

The apartment is very well furnished to an excellent standard - the layout & size of the apartment is particularly good for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment (not to be taken for granted in London esp in new developments) and the availability of WIFI broadband access is excellent. As for location, this was perfect for us and our young son - so close to High St Ken yet so private overlooking a beautiful and quiet Victorian square and church - all shops are within a few minutes walk - Boots, M&S, Tesco Metro, Wholefoods, Waitrose.and minutes from Kensington Gardens, Princess Diana Memorial Playground & museums so our son had plenty of space to run around! We brought our nanny to London with us and she had never been to London before so the location, local sights and convenience of local amenities was perfect for her! She loved it too. Thank you for making our stay in London so pleasant and welcoming! Cannot recommend this property more highly!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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ISLIP, NY
5

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT AND A FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY! LOVED OUR STAY!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying here. My family loved this apartment. It is very updated, but always felt comfortable. We really liked the extra space. We had an American King Bed and the room and bathroom were quite spacious. My 13 year old daughter also had her own large bedroom w/an additional bathroom. The main living area had 2 comfortable couches and a flat screen TV. There was also a dining table. The Kitchen was a full kitchen, although we did not cook here, it was great to have. Since we had a large refrigerator, I bought drinks, yogurt, fruit for breakfast and snacks. That was very convenient and also saved us quite a bit of pounds as I like a light breakfast, so could have food available instead of eating every meal out. Also, had leftover food one evening, There is a microwave and plenty of plates and utensils that feels like home. The location to Keniston High Street was wonderful. It is literally a minute walk to the Main Street. Hyde Park is very close by and we went there several days. It is so nice to just relax outside some of the time. It has Keniston Palace right there and I did the Museum Tour and saw the beautiful gardens, which I really enjoyed. David, the owner was so helpful and answered questions 2 months in advance and very quickly, even with the 5 hour time difference. Same for Karen, the property manager, she was very helpful. She coordinated transport from the airport and always answered my questions within 30 minutes. Really, we Loved our stay and I can only think of good things to say. We didn't have any problems, but felt if I needed to, I could call Karen anytime. This is a High Quality Rental that is well worth the price. We would recommend this to friends and family and love to come back. So Thank You Very Much for making our stay in London so spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Many Happy Returns!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our SECOND stay in this flat, where we first stayed in September 2015 (reviewed then also) and again want to share the phenomenal experience. The location can't be rivaled, with the Tube hidden around the corner, several good markets within 2-3 blocks, every possible retail need and multiple restaurants within steps and yet the serenity of the immediate environs of Iverna Gardens, like an oasis just steps away from busy, Central London.

During this visit there were several minor issues, for which we called the manager, who was immediately responsive, followed by a call from the property owner. Also, the Meeter was there ahead of us, despite it being 9:30 in the evening when we arrived.

Whether there are 4 of you planning to go or just 1 or 2, there is no better place to stay and we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice And Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

It was a very comfortable stay in this apartment. Everything worked Well And The locatIon is Great. High rating.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect London residence

  • 5 of 5

If you want to experience London as though you live there, this flat will do it. Located on a lovely neighborhood square in Kensington, you wake to children playing at the church school and go to sleep with the sounds of the neighbors settling in. It's quiet, perfectly located, and feels safe as safe can be.

The flat itself is impeccably appointed, clean, and comfortable. Everything you need is provided, from kitchen utensils to ice. A two-story Whole Foods is only a few blocks away, which makes cooking a breeze. The windows open to allow air without the air conditioner, and the climate control works well. We visited in January, with rain and wind most of the week, but the flat was cozy and made us feel totally at home.

The only issue I had was with the speed of the internet wifi service, but the owner let me know this area of London is being upgraded soon, and that will take care of this problem, I am sure.

The apartment has a manager who was extremely responsive to my questions and who checked on us after a few days to see how we were getting on. This sort of personal attention doesn't come with every flat, but it was certainly present here. The value for the money was high, and you can bet I will try to book this amazing flat again. It made our stay in London outstanding.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific location, very responsive owner and property management, highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four adults who stayed here in December. Excellent location just off Kensington High Street. Five minutes from both a Marks & Spencer and the Whole Foods grocery. Lots of shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. The High Street Kensington tube station is perhaps three minutes away. Close walking distance to Kensington Palace and other sights nearby. The flat is on a relatively quiet side street with a view of a lovely Armenian church.

Our stay was made much more enjoyable by the incredible responsiveness of the owner and the professional management company in confirming our reservation (believe me, this does not always happen as I had an experience with another London property in which the owner was largely indifferent or inept to even minor matters and ended up double-booking two reservations--ours and another--for the same dates) and arranging transport from Heathrow. For example, when the microwave in this flat did not work, the property manager had a new microwave delivered--on Christmas Eve day--within a few hours of my report. And the property owner followed up with me via email to confirm that the microwave issue had been addressed. This was crucial since we had Christmas dinner planned in the flat and desperately needed a microwave. BTW, the kitchen was well stocked with contemporary appliances, silverware, plates, pots, and everything else that we needed. Modern bathrooms and well maintained wood floors.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Brittania, Allen Street, Kensington
Nearest Ferry
77 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Train
2.3 Miles
Paddington
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Balans, 187 Kensington High Street
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Brighton
Car: not necessary

The wonderful sites of London are within easy access as we are so central. Hyde Park and Kensington gardens are a ten-minute walk in one direction. Holland Park is a ten-minute walk in the other direction. We are within a short distance of the Royal Albert Hall, the museums and Harrods. High Street Kensington Tube Station (Underground / Subway) is two minutes walk away. The theatre district is just a short hop away. There are 2 gyms within 5 minutes walk. One of which has a swimming pool and both welcome short term members.

From Heathrow you can take the Heathrow express to Paddington and then tube or taxi - or we would be happy to arrange a taxi pick-up for you with our own driver.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Last minute deal
18 May 2016 - 4 Jun 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
Standard Rate
5 Jun 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,420
for 4 nights
From
£340
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,420
for 4 nights
From
£340
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £60

Refundable security / booking deposit of £300.
The deposit is automatically refunded 7 days after your visit unless there is any serious damage.
Check-out cleaning fee of £65 added to every booking
The price includes WiFi, gas, electricity, bed-linen and towels. Telephone use is extra and will be deducted from security deposit.

We accept Mastercard or Visa.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington and Chelsea in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 94 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Air-conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , air-conditioned
  • Both Bedrooms, air-conditioned. 2nd bedroom can be either 2 single (twin) beds or they can be 'zipped & locked' together to form an American king-size bed or UK super-king size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
This is a non-smoking apartment only. There is air-conditioning in the living room and both bedrooms

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