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Luxe apartment in Kensington Olympia. Sleeps 2 (one bedroom)

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxe apartment in Kensington Olympia. Sleeps 2 (one bedroom)

Chic one bedroom Victorian terraced apartment on quiet street, home from home feel, very close to Olympia Exhibition Hall, Holland Park, Kensington High Street. Heathrow in 25 mins. Central line access to central London. Free wifi, and a warm welcome.

Maclise Road is a beautiful, light-filled first floor apartment forming part of an impressive Victorian house in the very popular ‘village’ of Brook Green in Kensington Olympia, within easy walking distance of High Street Kensington. The apartment features a beautiful sitting room with unusually high ceilings and windows– giving the apartment an impressively spacious feeling – beautiful cornicing, a lovely south facing balcony and wonderful old wooden floors. This property is a dedicated, professionally run holiday full-time rental business, and not someone's home. Though we have made it extremely homely!

The accommodation comprises of an open plan living room/kitchen with exceptionally high ceilings, bathroom and double bedroom. There is a private balcony to the front which is accessed through double doors from the living room. Maclise Road is a quiet residential street very close to the Olympia Exhibition Hall.

This spacious apartment has a large living room and separate kitchen area with additional seating. There is a well equipped modern kitchen with fridge, oven & hob, brand new cutlery and crockery, and full cooking equipment. There is a new TV in the sitting room with all freeview channels, and DVD. Also a Bowers & Wilkins ‘Zeppelin’ docking station and Wi-Fi broadband access.

Maclise Road has a beautifully proportioned bedroom with high ceilings and a king size bed (made by Loaf, one of the comfiest beds you will ever sleep on!) and plenty of storage space. The bathroom has modern bath and shower, and plenty of hot water. Beautiful White Company towels, and 400 thread count Egyptian bed linen are provided

There is security intercom access from the street below. The property is cleaned before and after your arrival and Ana the housekeeper cleaner is available for additional cleaning if required. There is also a washing machine, ironing board, and bicycle available at a Boris Bike stand just 40 yards away.

There is a plethora of local shops and pubs in Brook Green, and also a short walk away on High Street Kensington you will find a huge array of world class restaurants and big-name shops. The new mega-mall at Westfield (the biggest in Europe) with its extensive retail, restaurant, leisure and transport facilities is also within easy walking distance. This area of West London is within easy reach of Heathrow Airport (20 mins by car or taxi). There are many nearby Tube stations for access to central London, and one of the best gastro pubs in London, the Havelock Tavern, is in close proximity.

We look forward to welcoming you to your home from home...

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Owner
Elizabeth
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About Elizabeth

We manage six 'home from home' apartments in the London Kensington Olympia area. We pride ourselves on our warm welcome and the fact that we will be on hand 24/7 for any information requests or to resolve any problems. We have a full time housekeeper on hand, the indomitable Ana, and we are always reachable by phone or email. Please note that all of these apartments are exclusive dedicated full time short let apartments, they are not people's homes just vacated! My husband works for the world's foremost upmarket travel magazine and he loves to pass on any hidden gems in London he has discovered. We look forward to hearing from you and it will be a pleasure to accommodate you during your trip to London. We love our little portfolio of apartments and we are sure you will too!

Warm regards

Lizzie

Why Elizabeth chose West Kensington

We always loved the fact Brook Green and Olympia have very cosy 'village' feels whilst still being in the heart of central London and with easy access to the rest of the city. There are two parks on our doorstep, Holland and Hyde parks, glorious in summer. You can walk to the heart of Kensington in 10 mins - so its very well positioned. It is fabulous for pubs and restaurants, very handy for tubes and trains ... and very easy for exiting London on the M4 or M40 motorways.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in West Kensington in Avonmore and Brook Green

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Non smoking only
  • You can check in after 9pm (key safe), but our offices will close at 9pm and we will not be contactable after that until the next day.
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has modern bath and shower, and plenty of hot water. Beautiful White Company towels, and 400 thread count Egyptian bed linen are provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Maclise Road has a beautifully proportioned bedroom with high ceilings and a king size Loaf (the best!) bed and plenty of cupboard space. The bathroom has modern bath and shower, and plenty of hot water. Beautiful White Company towels, and 400 thread count Egyptian bed linen are provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
No smoking please Please be considerate to neighbours at all times Please note: Check in is at 3pm. Check out is at 11am. We try to be flexible with this wherever possible, but it is frequently not possible due to other bookings. To guarantee an early check in, guests would need to also book the night the before so that we can block that date out on the calendar. Please also note: We do not have a 24 hour reception desk for keys and arrivals. It is therefore VERY important that guests communicate any delays in arrival or flight times, so that we can facilitate your arrival and collection of keys. And while we do allow check-ins up until 10pm, you can arrive later than that time and we will leave the keys in a key safe for you, but please note we will not be contactable after 10pm as we will be in need of our beauty sleep by then!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Luxe apartment in Kensington Olympia. Sleeps 2 (one bedroom)
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Canada
5

Fantastic location, great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a really great location. It is located on a quiet street in a very nice neighbourhood. We definitely felt like locals while we stayed here! There are 2 major tube stations located an easy 10 minute walk from the apartment on opposite sides of the neighbourhood, and these two stations are the only ones you will need to get you to anywhere in London within 40 minutes. There is also an overground train station 2 minutes walk from the apartment, which was handy when we used it to get to Windsor Castle. There are plenty of local pubs and restaurants nearby, as well as a well-stocked Tesco Express just 3 minutes walk and a Tesco Superstore 7-10 minutes walk away.

The apartment is on the 1st floor (North American 2nd floor) of a building, accessible by one set of stairs. We did not have any trouble getting our suitcases up to the apartment. The apartment is exactly as listed, and it was a very cozy and welcoming apartment to come home to after a long day of sightseeing and exploring. Even though we stayed during a heatwave, the apartment was a comfortable and cool temperature due to the large windows in the living room and bedroom. The bathroom was spacious and had the necessary linens available, and the kitchen was well-stocked with cooking supplies and utensils.

The owners communicated very well with me before, during, and after our stay, and were very friendly and accommodating to our late check-in. I would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and family, and I definitely plan to stay here again if/when I visit London in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheridan ... wow thanks so much much for such a lovely review, we really appreciate it! You are welcome again any time. Thanks so much and happy onward travels to you! all best Lizzie
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Atlanta
5

Cosy retreat in Kensington Olympia

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the flat. It is well appointed and was very nice to come back to at the end of the day. There is a luxurious bath tub to soak in and a little front deck to eat breakfast on. The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. The area was quiet for sleeping at night. The tube stations are several blocks away but not too far. There is a bus that stops at Kensington Olympia as well. Hugo and Lizzie provided lots of good information about the flat and the area.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robin ... thanks so much much for such a lovely review, we really appreciate it! You are welcome again any time. Thanks so much and happy onward travels to you! all best Lizzie
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4

Just as pictured

  • 4 of 5

If stylish surroundings are a must, then this property delivers. The photos accurately represent the flat. Creatively and cleverly designed with a touch of English whimsy, the flat is a comfortable London-base and retreat for all seasons. We were there during the heat wave and didn't pull out the fan as the thick-walled construction and the cross breezes kept the space lovely and cool. Soft natural light during the day, the pretty sconce lighting plan in the living room/kitchen space makes the room cosy and relaxing in the evening.

The bed is very comfortable and the neighbourhood quiet, as is the building. And the flat was immaculate.

It's a few minutes walk to the overground station and walking distance to Kensington High street and other underground and bus stops but we lazily planned our outings from the overground station. There are also a couple of corners shops where you can pick up milk or a bottle of wine.

Hugo was easy to contact and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michele ... thanks so much much for such a lovely review, we really appreciate it! You are welcome again any time. Thanks so much and happy onward travels to you! all best Lizzie
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Chicago, Illinois USA
4

Lovely elegant flat for London fun

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Hugo and Lizzie's flat for 9 days and had a wonderful time there.

The place was immaculate, comfortable and very quiet.

And dealing with Hugo was wonderful. We got a great info packet from him regarding many wonderful places to eat and go to...very well thought out and easy to understand. And the recommendations were spot on!

We would definitely rent this flat again were we to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Property in Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommend this property that is in a great location by bus, tub or taxi to all London attractions. On the same block there are restaurants, mini-grocery stores, and even a dry cleaner. An additional plus is the bike rental rack less than a block from the flat which you simply use a credit card to use at your leisure. It is an easy tub ride from the airport combined with either a short bus or taxi ride to the flat. Windows at both sides of the flat allow great air-flow and cool temperatures through-out the day. Kitchen is very well supplied with any cooking a guest would like to do. We had a great stay and will keep this property in mind for future visits to London.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quaint, typical-looking English flat to stay in and that's what we got! Walking down the street we expected Mary Poppins or Dick Van Dyke to appear! This flat was really clean, had all we needed, was in a great location - about a five-minute walk to one Tube station and about a fifteen-minute walk to another, grocery stores and restaurants all around. Hugo was great to deal with and very responsive to our needs. We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cleaning Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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