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Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat

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Overview

About the property

Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat

(I also have two other rentals for your review, so if you require different dates, or amenities, please visit these links as well: The Millennial Hideaway https://www.vrbo.com/762499 The Burbank Sanctuary https://www.vrbo.com/635249)

A short 13 minute walk from beautiful downtown Burbank, the Urban Refuge is a well-equipped and spacious studio apartment with amenities to impress. Enjoy luxury bedding, spa sundries, 55" flatscreen, full kitchen, and laundry. Experience five diamond standards with at home comfort, privacy and security. There's laundry in the unit! The apartment also has an iron and ironing board.

The Space

Relaxation and comfort will come easy during your stay with us in this top-floor apartment. Your experience includes queen-size luxury bedding, unlimited hot showers, free wifi and digital 55" widescreen with Netflix and Amazon.

Can you believe the convenience of having a complimentary, full-size washer and dryer inside?

You will also have a full size kitchen at your fingertips with all the cooking comforts you could wish for. A full size fridge, unlimited ice, soap, shampoo and towels are among the many delightful amenities available during your stay at the Urban Refuge.

Enjoy accommodations and VIP treatment of a boutique hotel with at home comfort, privacy and security.

The building is a charming and cozy 5-unit apartment residence. There is a secluded side-entrance for maximum privacy and home-like comfort.

Guest Access

Ample unrestricted street parking is available, no permits or pesky meter feeding required. Driveway parking is reserved for our permanent residents. Everything is digital, no keys to weigh you down during your time out and about. I set a new code for each guest which assures total privacy and security during your stay.

Interaction with Guests

Depending upon the time of year, self check-in is available or you may meet and greet with your host, sharing tips and information about the apartment and local area.

The Neighborhood

Overview

I love the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. This property sits next to the Chandler bike path and is walking distance from the downtown Burbank area. There's convenient food, markets and plenty of shopping nearby.

Getting Around

I always recommend rideshares such as Sidecar or Uber, but public transportation is equally within reach. If you wish to use Sidecar, my referral code is sf6z2 which will grant you a special discount on your first ride.

Other Things to Note

I have been in the hospitality industry since 2005. I owned and operated two hotels and I have traveled extensively. My sensibilities are for the traveler and the amenities included in your stay meet my high standards for quality hotel accommodations. In addition, the Urban Retreat offers the fastest and most reliable internet available in the city.

House Rules

I cater to the nonsmoker without pets. Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment nor on the property. Our other tenants dislike the aroma. We love small non-human friends, but unfortunately they are not allowed at the property. We observe quiet time from 10pm to 8am and kindly request that you do the same by turning down your music or television during these times. This is a 2nd-story apartment with stairs. Not suitable for persons who require an elevator.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Owner/Manager

I have been in the hospitality industry since 2005. I owned and operated two hotels and I have traveled extensively. My sensibilities are for the traveler and the amenities included in your stay meet my high standards for quality hotel accommodations. In addition, the Urban Retreat offers the fastest and most reliable internet available in the city.

Location

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Burbank in the Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Free Wifi
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
4

Great location, convenient, nice amenities

  • 4 of 5

The location was just about perfect, and everything was very convenient. I really appreciated having a full-size kitchen. Shower is great. This property is on the second floor, accessible only by stairs, which wasn't really a problem at all, but might make carrying luggage and groceries a challenge for some. Overall, it's a lovely property in a great location, and I would certainly consider using it again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place to stay while in Burbank

  • 4 of 5

This place worked out really great for us. In a great area. Close to everything. The owner left us a bottle of champagne and chocolate which was a nice treat as we were celebrating our 35th Anniversary. The bed is really comfortable and we loved the rain shower head. The only thing we wish it had was a regular coffee maker and a clock next to the bed. The French press is ok but takes time to figure out how to use it and a regular coffee maker is way faster and easier. But overall was a great place to stay. It is near our grandkids so I am sure we will be back. I highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate the opportunity to improve amenities based on guest feedback. Since there are two items I would consider guest issues in the review, I felt it helpful to respond with my thoughts. As to the clock, virtually all guests use phones for waking up and the images of the bed and nightstand are clear on the lack of an alarm clock which has become less relevant over the years with mobile phones. I asked many guests when appointing the room and this was stated to me. The fewer things to dust and deal with (less clutter) is my goal with all my units. As to the coffee press, I have provided images of the amenities and the French press is in those images. If a guest requires an amenity not shown in my listing, I am always prepared (and have in the past) gone out and pre-set the apartment with exactly what was requested. I have no issue bringing a coffee maker from home. As it stands we include free coffee and condiments with the French press. Since our listing does not advertise any form of coffee or coffee maker in it, I consider the coffee service a free bonus item. There are many bonus amenities in the rental that are not advertised. While I have never asked for a review, I feel it important that someone who appears to be dissatisfied, even slightly, and who elects to explain this openly and publicly, that the feedback is weighed against what was paid for. The apartment is highly discounted against comparable rentals and offers a nice, no-frills spot to relax and unwind in a safe area. If you are considering renting from me, feel free to let me know up front what you want and need so I'm not hearing about it at the tail end of your stay. For those who require amenties that are assumed to exist in a luxury resort, we can recommend (and sometimes do recommend) the $200 - $300 a night hotels in the area.
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. This was our first time using VRBO so we weren't sure what to expect, well this place was amazing! So much better than a hotel! You can't find a decent hotel for this price! Since there is a full kitchen we were able to cook at the apartment and save some money that way too. If we come back to Burbank we would definitely stay here again. My husband said "I love this place! Put the owner on speed dial!"

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy studio was exactly what we needed for our LA getaway. The location was perfect- close to everything! The studio was well furnished with everything you need and on top of that, we felt completely safe. Beautifully kept and will definitely be back for our next visit to Los Angeles. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Celebrities aren't the only stars in Burbank!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three nights in this studio and had a wonderful time. Chris has thought of everything. We were greeted with a bottle of champagne, chocolate, and a detailed manual with helpful recommendations. The place was clean and welcoming. There is nothing better than a comfortable bed after a long day of walking around town and the bed at Urban Refuge exceeded our expectations. The location cannot be beat. We were within minutes of Griffith Park, The Hollywood Bowl, WB Studios, Universal Studios, etc. We loved staying at Urban Refuge and look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! It was a great stay. Everything was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for seeing all the sights in the LA area. The bed was incredibly comfortable!! We even emailed Christopher afterwards to find out what type of mattress was on the bed. My only suggestion to improve the experience would be to have the tv mounted on the wall instead of on the low tv stand. It's not a big deal, but it would be nice to be able to watch it from the bed. (We were often tired from walking around all day & wanted to veg on tv at night!) Thanks for making our trip amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Burbank, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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2017-10-17 - 2017-10-22
17 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
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£109
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£57
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2017-10-23 - 2017-10-29
23 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
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£109
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2017-10-30 - 2017-11-05
30 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
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£109
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2017-11-06 - 2017-11-12
6 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
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£109
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2017-11-13 - 2017-11-19
13 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
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£109
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2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
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£110
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£58
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£69
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2017-11-27 - 2017-12-03
27 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
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£109
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2017-12-04 - 2017-12-10
4 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£109
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2017-12-11 - 2017-12-17
11 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
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£109
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2017-12-18 - 2017-12-24
18 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
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£109
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2017-12-25 - 2017-12-31
25 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
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£113
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2018-01-01 - 2018-01-07
1 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
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£109
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2018-01-08 - 2018-01-14
8 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
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£109
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2018-01-15 - 2018-01-21
15 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
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£109
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2018-01-22 - 2018-01-28
22 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£110
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£58
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£69
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2018-01-29 - 2018-02-04
29 Jan 2018 - 4 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£110
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£58
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2018-02-05 - 2018-02-11
5 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£112
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£60
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£74
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2018-02-12 - 2018-02-18
12 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£111
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£59
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2018-02-19 - 2018-02-25
19 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
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£112
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2018-02-26 - 2018-03-04
26 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£112
for 1 night
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£74
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2018-03-05 - 2018-03-11
5 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
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£112
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£75
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2018-03-12 - 2018-03-18
12 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
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£112
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2018-03-19 - 2018-03-25
19 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£112
for 1 night
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£60
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£75
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2018-03-26 - 2018-04-01
26 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£118
for 1 night
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£66
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£75
Sat
 
 
2018-04-02 - 2018-04-08
2 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£111
for 1 night
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£59
From
£72
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-04-09 - 2018-04-15
9 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£122
for 1 night
From
£69
From
£61
Sun
 
 
2018-04-16 - 2018-04-22
16 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£110
for 1 night
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£58
From
£70
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-04-23 - 2018-04-29
23 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£109
for 1 night
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£57
From
£69
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2018-04-30 - 2018-05-06
30 Apr 2018 - 6 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£109
for 1 night
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£57
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£69
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2018-05-07 - 2018-05-13
7 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£111
for 1 night
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£59
From
£69
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-05-14 - 2018-05-20
14 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£110
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£58
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£71
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-05-21 - 2018-05-27
21 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£112
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£60
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£75
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2018-05-28 - 2018-06-03
28 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£115
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£63
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£79
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-06-04 - 2018-06-10
4 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£119
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£67
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£84
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-06-11 - 2018-06-17
11 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£122
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£70
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£87
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-06-18 - 2018-06-24
18 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£124
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£72
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£89
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-06-25 - 2018-07-01
25 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£131
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£79
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£90
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2018-07-02 - 2018-07-08
2 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£125
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£72
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£93
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2018-07-09 - 2018-07-15
9 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£139
for 1 night
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£87
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£101
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-07-16 - 2018-07-22
16 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
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£81
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£103
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-07-23 - 2018-07-29
23 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£137
for 1 night
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£85
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£104
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-07-30 - 2018-08-05
30 Jul 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£136
for 1 night
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£84
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£103
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-08-06 - 2018-08-12
6 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£134
for 1 night
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£82
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£100
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-08-13 - 2018-08-19
13 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£131
for 1 night
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£79
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£97
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-08-20 - 2018-08-26
20 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£128
for 1 night
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£76
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£93
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-08-27 - 2018-09-02
27 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£125
for 1 night
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£73
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£90
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-09-03 - 2018-09-09
3 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£123
for 1 night
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£71
From
£87
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-09-10 - 2018-09-16
10 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£122
for 1 night
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£69
From
£85
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-09-17 - 2018-09-23
17 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£121
for 1 night
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£69
From
£84
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-09-24 - 2018-09-30
24 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£119
for 1 night
From
£67
From
£82
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-10-01 - 2018-10-07
1 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£118
for 1 night
From
£66
From
£79
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£116
for 1 night
From
£64
 

Additional pricing information

Check-Out Cleaning Fee £52.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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