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Bright, Cheerful, Comfortable 2 Bedroom Kensington Flat

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 770 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

We live in Florida, this is our London home. We visit it at least once per year. We have come to know this area very well and truly enjoy its many attractions as well as the excellent access to the West End and the major tourist sites.

The flat is bright, cheerful, and spacious. All rooms have large windows. The kitchen and the two bedrooms have a Western exposure. The living room, bathroom and toilet (which are separate rooms) have an Eastern exposure. The large master bedroom has a very comfortable USA king-size bed and ample wardrobe and drawer space. The second bedroom has two large single beds and ample wardrobe space. For the 'fifth' person we use an air mattress in the living room.

The living room has comfortable seating for four people as well as a large 37' flat screen TV (with Freeview and SKY TV), radio, CD/tape player, and a DVD player. Free broadband internet connection (wireless or cable) is available. A printer may be connected to your laptop. International phone calls are free to landlines in many (36) countries. The kitchen is large enough that four people can eat around the table and not impede someone preparing food. It is fully-equipped to service six people.

The flat is located on the second floor (third floor by USA definition) of a picturesque Mansion block built in 1896. It does not have a lift. Access to the stair well to the flat is by a key or by remotely unlocking the door after verifying the caller’s identity via TV cameras. The mansion block is located at the end of a cul-de-sac and road noise is almost non-existent.

West Kensington Underground station is a seven minute walk from the building. It is on the District line and is three stops from the Knightsbridge shopping district and seven stops from Westminster Abbey/Houses of Parliament.

A five minute walk to Hammersmith High Street will give you access to multiple bus routes taking you up Kensington High Street, through Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner into the West End of London.

There are half a dozen restaurants and the same number of 'take outs' that can be reached in under ten minutes. The large, superb Tesco Supermarket is a ten minute walk. There are green-grocers and smaller supermarket shops on the way to the Underground station, which are closer to the flat. There is a dry cleaner, video rental store, liquor store, news-agent, and 3 eating places all within five minutes of the flat.

There is a large multi-screen cinema at the bottom of Kensington High Street - a 12-15 minute walk. For tennis fans, the Queen’s Club tennis facility is a 15 minute walk and Earl’s Court Underground station (a 12 minute walk) offers a direct (six stops) connection to Wimbledon. The flat is less than a 10 minute walk to the Olympia and Earl's Court exhibition halls. Holland Park - peaceful and relaxing - is a 15 minute walk.

Please note that our pricing is in British Pounds. This listing may reflect prices in your 'local' currency. These numbers are approximate and will change as the exchange rate changes.

If our flat is of interest, please check our calendar for availability. If the first or last day of your visit period is unavailable, we have an arrangement with a local hotel to accommodate you for this night, possibly at no additional cost.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 770 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower. Toilet separate room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • USA King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
Printer, Ceiling Fans, Central Heating, No Smoking & No Pets

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Bright, Cheerful, Comfortable 2 Bedroom Kensington Flat
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

This flat worked so well for our April 2017 visit.

  • 5 of 5

I don't give as much feedback as maybe I should but I'm usually time crunched after taking time off. This experience needs to be shared however, it's a property and owner deserving to be mentioned. My family likes to live within a budget, we can add by subtracting just a little. I looked at this property because of it's price, configuration for my wife and 2 kids, it's appearance of cleanliness and care, it's proximity to the train stop and our ability to get in from Heathrow without a lot of hassle. The owners are long-time owners, the property was well reviewed, booking was straightforward with quick and clear emails.

This property and owners are 5 star in these and other criteria for judging a property. Most importantly is how this flat helped us have an even better vacation. We figured out the transit system pretty easily and at our first kiosk to buy the Oyster Card at Heathrow we got help from transit employees to buy just the right amount for our stay. From there London is pretty easy to get around but keep rush hours in mind and factor in sidewalk crowds and London Traffic. The British people we met were delightful! Foreign travel where everything is in English is something we haven't done a lot but could get used to. We had the good fortune of meeting The Plummers, a lovely couple, who were leaving the day of our arrival.

Everything in the property worked. It's uncomplicated, uncluttered, comfortable, and family friendly. There is working wifi. The neighborhood is quiet, I slept better with the windows open and not a peep. The flat is on the third floor but stairs were no issue for us, we liked it. At first feeling more secure being higher up was comforting but we felt secure everywhere in London. The photo of the kitchen view is real, the neighborhood is a little mixed in ages, styles, sizes, etc and there is some construction but it was all still clean, no big deal at all for us. This area is more suburban residential and a bit less expensive than other parts of London. No shopping here or sidewalk dining but there's a big bar on the corner that was always packed when we were coming and going. Not many places to eat between the West Kennsington train stop and the flat but the Turkish place was very good, try it. We had good leftovers for a few days too. My son and I stepped into the barber shop on the boulevard for a cut and a nice razor shave. The shops had basics and were convenient. Enjoy London!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as advertised - great location, great for family

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this flat was exactly as advertised. From the time of booking, the owner was communicative and accessible, so the entire stay went without a hitch -- no surprises. We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids), and the flat was plenty big enough for us, especially since we spent most of our time sightseeing. The flat is a short walk to the West Kensington tube stop, which takes you directly into Westminster, Central London, etc. The flat was clean and well stocked with dishes, utensils, linens, etc., and we found no problems at all. The neighborhood is a quiet residential area with grocers and restaurants within walking distance. One note -- you must walk up about 3 flights of stairs to get to the apartment, so keep that in mind. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful West Kensington property

  • 5 of 5

As mentioned in other posts, this flat is conveniently located, within easy walking distance to the tube and bus stops. The flat is plenty big enough for 5 people, and has a nice kitchen and bedrooms. Very safe neighborhood, upscale, good security at the flat. A 17 minute tube ride to Westminster and downtown, but also try the double-decker on Kensington High Street. Fun shops just minutes walk away, and only 5 minute walk to Tesco, Waitrose, and Sainsbury for quite good groceries. (Try Best Mangal II on Cromwell for great Turkish food).We highly recommend this accomodation

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky to find this flat after my original reservation cancelled on me about 36 hours before I was departing. The owner was very responsive to emails and phone calls. The flat is nice. It was in a neighborhood area, but eating and drinking establishments were within a 5 minute walk. There were different options for trains and subways within walking distance. As mentioned in other posts about the only negative was the living room was on the back side of the flat and there is a train track right behind the building. Highly recommend this rental. The listing was accurate in all descriptions.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable & cosy flat in London

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I & our 2 sons (17 & 21yrs) stayed in this flat for 5 nights over Christmas and had a fabulous time. David, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with from when we booked, prior to our stay & since our departure. His communication is outstanding, with lots of practical information about the flat, the local Kensington area & London, which greatly enhanced our stay. The flat was extremely comfortable & very cosy for Australians spending their first 'Winter-time' Christmas! The flat is well appointed, with everything you need to make it a home away from home. The location is great, so close to public transport, supermarkets, and is in a very attractive part of London. Thank you David for helping us to make our time in London so enjoyable & memorable, we would highly recommend this flat to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice location convenient to tube station

  • 4 of 5

Our family of three spent five nights in the flat. It was very clean and in a nice quiet neighborhood. Owner was a pleasure to work with. Amenities were good. Kitchen was well equipped and everything was in good working order. There was renovation being done on the exterior of the building which we were not notified of in advance. Made it very difficult to take a nap the day we arrived as it was very noisy. Also the building was built around 1893 and the residents above us were up very late and the floors above were quite squeaky. Nice to have a market close by and felt safe to walk around at night. An excellent place to stay while you explore the great city of London.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 'renovations' mentioned in this review are the cleaning of the front of the building which is done each decade. Unfortunately, this visitor is correct - he was not notified of the renovations since I failed to send him a copy of my 'latest flat information' email 5 days prior to his arrival. This is a standard procedure for all visitors. The renovations were one of several items that he would have been informed about in this email. My apologies for this failure.
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Location

Holland Park, Olympia and Earl's Court Exhibition Halls, North End Road Market

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in West Kensington, London

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
 
Spring 2017
9 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£701
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£813
for 4 nights
From
£187
£1,335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£701
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov/Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£601
for 4 nights
From
£134
£975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
14 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£701
for 4 nights
From
£159
£1,145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Cleaning £65

No Pets, No smoking

There is a single charge of 60 GBP for 5th person (not 15 GBP per night)

Payment accepted in most major currencies

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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