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Cosy apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Period apartment close to Baker Street and Marylebone stations, Sleeps four

Just a short stroll from Baker Street Station you will find this bijou Georgian apartment. A perfect place from which to explore London and visit the well known sights and attractions.

This quiet street has no through traffic so you won't be disturbed at night, yet you have 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. Hop on 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 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 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 an iMac for you to use or you can connect your own devices to the WiFi. Check the latest bargains or current exhibitions London has to offer or connect with the folks back home. Once you have ‘done’ the major sights, take time to explore the area and find your own London. Stroll down Marylebone High Street with its eclectic 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. Or relax with one of the books I have provided.

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.

This is an entire home that is fully serviced. If you would like additional cleans or changes of towelling and bed linen then these can be booked upon request. A welcome pack is provided with tea, coffee, chocolate, fresh milk, toiletries as well as dishwasher & washing machine tablets.

Free high speed wifi included.

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

Property Manager
Neil Roberts
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

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.

Why Neil Roberts chose Westminster and West End

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 manager

Neil's place was a wonderful hideaway for a couple with a few days in London. It is comfortable and well-appointed, and lots of snacks and amenities made us feel very welcome. It is very very close to Marylebone station and easy access to underground and train. The neighborhood is quiet and residential, but shopping and restaurants are very close. We would definitely stay here again. (Also major Sherlock Holmes decor, if the proximity to Baker Street is what draws you to this listing.)
Oct 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marylebone in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Compact bathroom with bath and over bath shower, toilet, washbasin and bathroom cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

Cosy apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
average rating of 4.733333 based on 74 reviews
5

Authentic English apartment

  • 5 of 5

Authentic English apartment located in a very quiet street but very close to 2 major tube stations. The apartment was fitted out with everything - including detailed instructions on ""how to use"". We were greeted by a lovely man who showed us around the apartment which was very helpful. A small Tesco is located very close for you to buy some essentials for the apartment. On the negative, a bit small but very typical English. On the second floor so be prepared to stairs. Overall a fantastic apartment in a wonderful area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location. Everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our decision to rent this flat. With two young boys, we probably loved the washing machine the most. But it was very comfortable for us. Very convenient to the Tube. And there's a Tesco between the flat and the Baker Street Station, so we could stop in for some quick groceries when we got back each night. A couple of nights, there was a good deal of noise out on the street, but we were too tired to care. We'd stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect place for a vacation in London

  • 5 of 5

For a vacationing couple this is the ideal one bedroom apartment. It is set up for the international visitor. Even the decor is themed to welcome you to the British culture. The apartment has all the necessary amenities ...a completely outfitted kitchen, washer/dryer, power converters, maps, books, toiletries, hair dryer, iron, Internet, computer, etc. Everything a guest would need. Plus, it is located in a quiet neighborhood but less then a 5 minute walk to the Marylebone tube/train station and a bit further to the Baker tube. All of London is readily available. A Main Street of stores and pubs is only a few streets away. Next time we are in London this will be the first place we will try to reserve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Time in London/Marylebone Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this flat. Everything was exactly as it had been described. Our family appreciated the convenience of the tube stations at Marylebone and Baker Street, as well as major bus lines. We were met at our appointed time and welcomed by some treats and staple groceries already on the shelves and in the refrigerator. The neighborhood is quite quiet and very convenient to all London's main sights. We would not hesitate to stay at this location again and were very appreciative of Neil's hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time! Please come back and visit us soon!
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5

Well located cozy flat

  • 5 of 5

Neil and his colleagues were excellent hosts. Very welcoming and accommodating. Flat is small, but worked well for our family of 4. Flat was clean, well appointed and great location to all public transport.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you've had a great time! Come back soon!
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NOT at all as advertised! this is what we sent to the owner after his request for a review

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This is what we sent to the owner:

Thank you for advising that our deposit has been refunded. Thanks also for being prompt and friendly in all our dealings including meeting us at the flat.

We do have a considerable list of things that disappointed us at your property and I have outlined them for you as constructive comment:

* The bedroom is NOT AT ALL as shown in your online photos, there is no headboard, no foot-board and certainly no bedside tables, nor was there room for them and one could access the bed from only one side; additionally there were no drawers...as far as we could see this room is a obvious misrepresentation and it certainly was a complete disappointment.

* The carpet is completely threadbare in many places and is tired and not clean throughout...one daren't go barefoot.

* The toilet seat is broken and off one hinge.

* The livingroom furniture is exceptionally uncomfortable for any length of time and all we wanted to do was to watch the news!

*The kitchen was absolutely not clean other than superficially....food is stuck to all surfaces. There was one small tea towel, no dish cloth and the bare minimum of everything else. The place mats were caked with dried food from previous tenants and there were no napkins.

* The building, while well situated, is not well maintained and other flat occupants pound up and down stairs at all hours and leave the front door to slam when exiting...this reverberates through the flat.

* A good 20 hours before we were due to leave, cleaning folks arrived with a request to leave their two giant sized bags of supplies in the flat till we left; since there already wasn't sufficient room to swing the proverbial cat, I declined their request!

We have been renting this type of accommodation for the last 15 years in all parts of the world and for the last 10 years in London on an annual basis...so we know something about what to expect for what price. Yours was not inexpensive but ranks as well towards the very bottom of our list and we could not possibly recommend it in its current state. And this is a shame as the neighbourhood is one that we will return to next year. As we see it, your investment is not being maintained and eventually that'll catch up with you ...especially as the photos misrepresent the flat and are not what one finds on arrival.

I will be sharing this info on the HomeAway site so others will not be "caught" as we were!

mjl, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review Margaret, Your feedback is very important to us. No one likes to hear negative feedback and obviously we are extremely unhappy that you did not enjoy your stay and had issues with so many things at the apartment. We would have liked to have heard from you at the time, then many of the issues you mention could have been addressed. I understand you were unwell following on from your cruise and had to spend most of your holiday time in the apartment which must have been a massive disappointment for you. Please be assured that I will be looking into every issue personally and will ensure that they are put right. The bedroom had been re-arranged to make space for a new bed and I had not yet updated the pictures on the listing. Once again I would like to apologise and I hope we can welcome you back at some time in the future. Best regards, Neil Roberts
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marylebone, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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2017 Season
30 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£345
for 2 nights
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£150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£345
for 2 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

200 pounds security deposit required as part of booking. 45 pounds cleaning fee per booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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