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Our central cosy apartment is located in the heart of vibrant Islington

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cosy 1 b/r with sofa bed in living room. Minutes from Islington Upper street!!

Our cosy and beautifully furnished one bedroom flat is available for short and longer rents. It is very well equipped and has everything you will need for a cosy and homely stay. The apartment is suitable for up to four people as there is a comfortable sofa bed in the living room that sleeps two.

The location is great, it is very easily accessible from Kings Cross station and is only 8 minutes walk from the Angel, Islington tube station. It is essentially at the heart of Islington, very close to some of the trendiest shops bars and cafés, the perfect neighborhood for your London stay.

In the flat you will find a fully equipped kitchen which has an oven, gas hob, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave oven, toaster, kettle and coffee maker. Fast broadband Wi-Fi is included.

The bedroom has a comfortable double bed, dressing table and shelving.

The bathroom is very clean and has a bath with a shower attachment.

Transport connections are great. As stated, it is 8 minutes walk from the Angel Tube station and 3 minutes walk to Essex Road train station.

We provide fresh good quality bed linen and large fluffy towels for your comfort and convenience.

More Details

Owner
Eti Wade
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Hebrew
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Eti Wade

I am an artist and writer, I live with my family in North London. I own the flat in partnership with my friend Lou Hains. We enjoy hosting visitors from all over the world in our lovely, cute apartment in Islington and we love making the flat homely and comfortable, designing and furnishing the apartment to create an apartment that we would love to stay in ourselves.

Eti Wade purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Eti Wade chose London

Islington is one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Central London. Full of lovely cafes, restaurants, shops, antique shops and lovely outdoor and indoor spaces. It is also very central and provides easy access to so many other exciting parts of London. We couldn't imagine a bette place from which to enjoy London. A real neighbourhood close to everywhere but still with a residential heart beating through it.

What makes this apartment unique

Staying at our Islington Chic Cosy & Central apartment you will love the location, you will enjoy the comfort and cosiness of the apartment and appreciate the practical details of the fully equipped kitchen. Staying as a small group, you will appreciate the comfortable sofa bed in the living room allowing for separate sleeping for two guests or space for children or another adult sharing the holiday with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay, the location was great (literally as close as you could possibly get to the great and getting better shops and restaurants of Islington) and the description of the flat was accurate and was very appropriately priced for the space. The flat was perfectly sized for three of us (two adults and one child) and we stayed for 8 days. The back bedroom was quiet and comforting (the fairy lights were a very nice touch). Our host met me promptly and showed me everything I needed to know about the flat.
Nov 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Angel
Car: not necessary

Essex Road is at the heart of Islington. 5 minutes walk from Angel tube station, 10 minutes away from Kings Cross station by bus.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Islington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom with bath and shower head, sink and toilet.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower head, sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Main bedroom with double bed, dressing table, drawers and shelving.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Our central cosy apartment is located in the heart of vibrant Islington
average rating of 4.133333 based on 20 reviews
3

The location was perfect. Close to everything, shopping, restaurants, and a lovely area to walk.

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is perfect for two people. It was clean and has all the basics but no extras. The owners were very quick to answer any questions we had. It was good value for the money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this clear and informative review. I am happy that you found the flat comfortable. I'm a little disappointed as to why you've only give it three stars and would love it if you could let me know what extras you would have liked us to provide because we are very keen to importer the visitors experience and have made the flat as comfortable and inviting as we can.
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5

The flat was perfect for what we needed and the price was good.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 2 weeks when we visited our daughters from our new born grandson. The flat was clean it has all the essential's you could need in closing bath towels, Eti was very accomidating, since we arrived in London early in the morning. There are only 2 negatives in our eyes they are that there is no freezer in the fridge we had to buy ice everyday, and it should have a ceiling fan or a floor fan when it's hot, there was no air circulating, even with al the windows open, overall I would highly recommend this flat to stay in, I know we will rent it sgain.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Cozy in a great neighborhood is an apt description (3.5 Stars)

  • 3 of 5

The flat is small, but bigger than a hotel room (especially if you are sharing). If you are traveling with a child, don't be nice and give her/him the bedroom; that is for adults! Pros and cons:

PROS:

- GREAT location! 5-minute walk to Angel Station for Underground and steps from buses. The neighborhood is awesome and has great shopping, dining, etc.

- Bathroom, although small, has a full-size tub great for a long soak.

- Bedroom is comfortable

- Well-equipped for basic cooking (So many VRBO rentals are not)

- Eti (owner) is communicative and on top of things; we appreciated her correspondence and tips.

CONS:

- Loud in the front room. The flat is on a major street, and noise ends late and starts early. Buy ear plugs for a good sleep.

- Refrigerator does not have a freezer. The pub across the way will let you have ice for your in-room cocktails.

- Could use more towels (a very minor nit, I know)

- Fold out bed is fine for a child, but just large enough for a large adult. This didn't affect us but is something to be aware of.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this clear and descriptive review. As you've said the flat is comfortable and well equipped for cooking, good bathroom with a tub which is a great added bonus with so many apartments only offering a shower and the bedroom is comfortable. The location is great, as you've said, Islington is indeed a great neighbourhood. I'm a little surprised that with all those positives, the rating is only three stars? Such a shame, as this gives potential visitors the impression that there are serious problems when in fact it is a great little flat and we do our utmost to make it great for our guests.
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3

Convenient but noisy flat

  • 3 of 5

The flat is in a great location, and if you stay in the back bedroom it's quiet, but my niece slept on the sofa bed in the front room and was kept awake much of the night due to, as she put it, "drunks and sirens". Also, while the flat had everything that's absolutely necessary, it would have been nice to have everyday items such as sugar in the kitchen, a few basic, inexpensive toiletries in the bathroom, and a clock somewhere.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

lovely apartment for two

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is lovely, clean and well equipped, and Eti was available and very welcoming.

Perfect for one person or a couple - less suitable for 3 or 4, as the sofa bed is not comfortable, and there is quite a lot of light and noise from the street in the morning.

Good location - fun neighborhood and tons of good food around.

10 minutes walk from the nearest underground station (Angel).

Elders found the narrow stairs to the apartment challenging.

Recommended for up to two people in good shape.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of the apartment. It's such a shame you found the sofa bed uncomfortable. We have put a lot of effort into choosing an excellent quality and expensive sofa bed to ensure any extra guests have a comfortable night sleep, so I'm not sure what the problem was. Possibly it was an elderly person sleeping on it, it's difficult for me to work out as you never raised any of this while staying as my guest. I also want to comment on the stairs to the flat, which are just two very normal and easy flights of stairs, 18 stairs in all, in a nicely renovated entry hall. I wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong impression that the stairs are in any way challenging. The front room faces on to Essex Road, it is a standard street in London with shops and cafes which is vibrant and lively. There are Venetian blinds on the windows to shut out the light and yes, the street, being a normal London street is sometimes busy. I'm so sorry this has been a problem for early mornings. Again, thanks for reviewing the apartment and making it clear that it's great for two people. I think it is also great for more than two people but you might be right that the sofa bed and the front room would not be ideal for older people to sleep in. It's possibly a shame that you did not offer to swap with the older person and let them sleep in the bedroom instead of on the sofa bed.
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4

Well located, very good service

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the property for 4 days with our children in April 2016.

It is very well located with a bus stop to center London right in front of the door. And Angel tube station 5 min away with quick access to King's Cross. The close surroundings are very animated with lots of amenities, including a Tesco supermarket. Perfect logistic wise.

Recent, well furnished kitchen. Good heating system.

On the downside, the apartment is not very recent and one should not look at all the little things that obviously wear out. That being said, Eti and her husband were very fast at organising the repairs that we mentioned to them.

The sofa bed being located on the street side of the apartment, better have "heavy" sleepers there, not afraid of noise from the street below.

All in all, that holiday rent is good value for money according to British and London standards. It will suit anyone seeking to dive into lively London atmosphere, with fast acess to the hyper center.

In addition, the landlord clearly cares about her customers and that is important to mention these days as it becomes rare.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Islington, England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£405
for 4 nights
From
£95
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas +NYE
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£465
for 4 nights
From
£110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£90
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £25
Pet Fee £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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