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Stunning Perfect Home in Heart of London- South Kensington.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

EXCELLENT LOCATION, Large 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Living Room, Kitchen.

The Space Beautifully finished 2 bedroom apartment which sits on the Second floor on Queen’s Gate The most Elegant residential street of white stucco houses, conveniently situated a 5minutes from the tube stations of South Kensington and Gloucester Road and close to Hyde Park The open plan living and dining room is spacious and with view towards the Natural History Museum where not a single building blocks the view, with its large sash windows it is bright, benefiting from being on the second floor of the building There is a huge Walter Knoll sofa, a Wooden table Leo Saarinen table big enough to seat six people comfortably, and a custom made coffee table with in-built embedded white pearl. The modern kitchen is fitted with all the amenities you'll need to dine in when not enjoying the fantastic selection of restaurants in the vicinity. These include microwave, oven, hobs and complete sets of cutlery, crockery, glasses and decanter. The master bedroom has a Super king-sized bed (with comfortable memory foam mattress). Its sash windows, looking out to the back of the apartment offer, great views of the roof-tops and tree-tops in the surrounding area. The second bedroom features a double bed, two High end wooden Custom made side tables. The bathrooms offers a bath with fully functional shower units and a heated towel rail Bed linen are White Cotton and towels are high end and help create a luxury boutique hotel feeling. The property is located on Queen’s Gate, extremely close to Hyde Park (4 minutes’ walk). It is a 5 minutes walk to South Kensington or Gloucester Rd tube stations, which serve the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines giving very easy access to the rest of London. For example, from South Kensington station, Knightsbridge (Harrods, Harvey Nichols) is one stop away, Notting Hill Gate, Green Park (Mayfair, Ritz) and Westminster (Big Ben) are only 3 stations away. The heart of Chelsea and the trendy Old Brompton road and King's Road are a short walk away and the local area is served by many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. For culture, the museums of South Kensington Victoria and Albert, Natural History and Science are less than a 2 minute stroll- Royal Albert Hall in 5 min away walking distance. You're also just a couple of minutes from bus routes to Piccadilly, Oxford Street and the West End with its theaters and the Royal Opera House at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. Please note that the entry to the apartment is on the Second floor of a beautiful Georgian stuccoed building (WITH LIFT). Be aware that the flat has a 65 inch Television. If you bring your laptop you'll be able to link up to the internet broadband (Fiber Optics wireless connection in the entire apartment).


Owner
Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Arabic
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Owner/ Manager

Architect/ London based since 2009.

Owner/ Manager purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Owner/ Manager chose Kensington

The Flat is fantastically located just seconds from the Natural History Museum, Imperial College and in the heart of Museum district. My flat is just five minutes walk from Gloucester Road and South Kensington Tube stations which are on the Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines (which serves Heathrow Airport). It is perfectly located for events at the Royal Albert Hall, V&A, Natural history Museum, Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Royal College of Art, Brompton Oratory, Serpentine Gallery , Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

as well as shopping in Kensington and Chelsea.

What makes this apartment unique

An amazing location, being able to see one of the greatest museums and buildings in London from your living room truly is a rare privilege. You can even use a little balcony to sit outside and sip from a glass of wine while you watch the world passing by at a fast pace. Not only it's an extremely convenient location but it’s also a very quintessentially beautiful street and building. You can feel nobility the moment you enter and there is no doubt those high ceilings and large areas provide a rare sense of space in London. The furniture is made of beautiful (and some custom made) design classical pieces, this is when it starts getting luxurious, the main bed is also bigger than the average and they all have an incredible feel to it. The entertainment is fantastic and the kitchen comes with all the modern appliances you might need. It’s a complete apartment and there are many special aspects to it.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Please note: I reserve the right to request a picture of your passport and credit card prior to your arrival.
  • **The person who made the booking have to do the checking in AND needs to have the same name on the passport/credit card.
  • ***If a copy of your ID is requested, please send a picture of yourself holding your ID next to your face so we can verify it belongs to you.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • BEDROOM 1 SUPER KING SIZE BED BEDROOM 2 " TWIN SINGLE BED LINKED OR UNLINKED DEPENDS ON THE GUEST LIVING ROOM _ 2 SOFA BEDS
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
Notes:
A trusted taxi driver can collect you from any London airport and takes you directly to your holiday home for an extra charge. We will welcome you at the property to meet & greet + give the keys.

Reviews

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(32 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Perfect Home in Heart of London- South Kensington.
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Too put it simply this is without doubt the best self catering apartment we have ever stayed in.

Cannot say Thankyou enough to you Moe, we had a ball while we stayed in London and staying at your apartment was the cherry on the cake.

Huge thanks

Happy Christmas

The hastie family

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Carlos, California USA
5

We loved it and the location was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved the flat and the location was spot on

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diana, Thank you very much for rating the apartment & the location as 5 Stars. I am delighted to learn that you and your family had enjoyed your stay at the apartment & loved the location. I hope to accommodate you once again in future. Thank you again, kind Regards to you and to your lovely Family, Moe
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Newton, MA USA
5

Great location, great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here for a week with 2 adults and 2 teenage boys. The property was great --

we ate breakfast there in the am, had a long day of sightseeing and were happy to hang at night (we got to enjoy Winter Olympics on huge tv).

Mo was very easy to work with -- prompt to meet us, welcoming and so nice to bring some much appreciated treats.

We found the flat to be stocked with everything we needed and more -- extra adapters, hair dryer, coffee maker, washer/dryer, panini maker.....all contributed to a great trip. Would stay here again. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Edward, I would like to thank you very warmly for leaving such genuine /detailed review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your holiday and felt comfortable at home/location. It was a pleasure welcoming you on your arrival and will look forward to seeing you again in London. Thank you, Best Regards to you and the Family, Moe
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5

Wonderful flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this flat for a week over Christmas 2017 and loved every second. The location was great and the flat was perfect. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, I would like to thank you genuinely for leaving such positive and accommodating review. I am very happy that you felt comfortable at home. It was a pleasure having you here and will look forward to seeing you again in London. Thank you, Best Regards to you and the Family, Moe
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Chicago, IL
5

The 5 Star reviews are spot on!

  • 5 of 5

The location and host could not be better! The apartment itself is spacious (rare in London), luxurious and very comfortable. Bed felt like sleeping on a cloud! Moe our host was very responsive and offered great advice. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear JeanMarie, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I am delighted to learn that you and your family had such a great time in London and enjoyed your stay at the apartment. I hope to accommodate you once again in the future. Thank you again, kind Regards to you and to your lovely Family, Moe
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5

Moe is an excellent host, and our experience was outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We would happily recommend this property and it’s owner to anyone traveling to London. The apartment is exactly as advertised, and the owner’s responsiveness and genuine hospitality were exactly what we were hoping for. Save yourself a lot of time searching - just stay here, you’ll love it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan, I would like to thank you for leaving such lovely review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your holiday and felt comfortable at home/location. It was a pleasure having you in London and will look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards to you and the Family, Moe
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Location

South Kensington Station
UNDERGROUND TUBE
Gloucester Road
Hyde Park
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gardens
Little Waitrose
Natural History Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Science Museum
Byron
Car: not necessary

South Ken, as it is often referred to, is a great place to while away a whole day. As well as three of London's biggest and best museums, there're plenty of other things to do that are sure to entertain and amuse everyone in your group.

Travel to South Kensington

South Kensington has a Tube station which is served by the Piccadilly line, the Circle line and the District line. There are also some bus routes that go through the area.

If you're going to be in London for more than a day, it's worth buying a Visitor Oyster Card in advance. The Visitor Oyster Card is delivered to your home before you arrive in London. It is one of the easiest ways to get around London.

If you do not have a Visitor Oyster Card, but still plan to travel around London for more than a day, buy an Oyster card at the Tube station. Learn more about Oyster Cards.

South Kensington: London's Free Museums

South Kensington is home to a cluster of free museums, making it the perfect destination for families and adults alike.

In winter, the Natural History Museum also hosts an ice-rink.

At the Victoria and Albert Museum, you can see art and design from the past 3000 years, including ceramics, furniture, fashion, jewellery, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

The family-friendly Science Museum caters for kids of all ages. The interactive Garden area is specially designed for under fives, while the hands-on Launchpad gallery is perfect for teenagers.

Just next door you'll find London's Natural History Museum, where you can come face-to-face with a giant T-rex, and experience an earthquake in the Power Within zone.

The Royal Albert Hall

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Kensington's famous Royal Albert Hall plays host to The BBC Proms concerts each year. As well as classical concerts, you can also see rock and pop gigs, ballet, opera and even tennis here!

Next door to the Royal Albert Hall is the Royal College of Art, a postgraduate art and design college, which holds regular exhibitions. Look out for up-and-coming artists and designers at the annual graduate shows.

Royal Parks in Kensington

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There's plenty of green space in Kensington – the area's home to two of London's magnificent Royal Parks: Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.

When you're in Kensington Gardens, make sure you visit Kensington Palace, the current London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It is also where both Queen Victoria and Diana, Princess of Wales lived. Explore the State Apartments, see Queen Victoria's bedroom, look around temporary exhibitions, stroll around the landscaped gardens and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Orangery.

Take a walk around Kensington's Royal Parks and you'll discover lots more attractions, including the Serpentine lake, the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery, and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground.

High Street Kensington

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Looking for a shopping fix? Check out High Street Kensington's fabulous shops, from Urban Outfitters to Oliver Bonas. Don't miss the Whole Foods Market, a huge organic food market housed in a former department store.

High above the shops of Kensington High Street is a hidden oasis, Kensington Roof Gardens. The rooftop is home to award-winning British restaurant, Babylon, as well as a private members' club, a series of themed gardens and four resident flamingos!

If you're a history fan, make sure you visit nearby Linley Sambourne House. Cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his family lived here from 1874, and the house still contains most of the original furniture and fittings.

Read more at http://www.visitlondon.com/discover-london/london-areas/central/kensington-londons-museum-quarter#BwokGVXZa6gDvuK1.99

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95
Damage Deposit £550

NB For safety and protection, the person checking in must be the person named in the booking. You will just need to show me your passport when you check in Your room will be professionally cleaned before your arrival. This is your space, l hope you will treat it with the respect you have for your own home. No one will enter your room while you are staying with me There is NO smoking in the flat. I also do not allow any drugs of any kind .There is fresh linen and towels in your room please ask me if you would like extra blankets. There is space in the wardrobe to hang your clothes and a side closet with shelves for clothes and for your personal items and toiletries. FREE super fast WiFi, the network passcode will be available when you check in. Since neighbors work during the week, we also expect guests to not have loud music/noise in their rooms after 9:00 pm, pets NOT allowed. NO Smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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