LIVING IN LONDON AS A LOCAL. TASTY. VIBRANT. CONNECTED.

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LIVING IN LONDON AS A LOCAL. TASTY. VIBRANT. CONNECTED.

Islington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Delicious Central London one bedroom apartment.

Midway between King's Cross St Pancras and Angel stations, a traditional Georgian residential neighbourhood awaits your visit. For over twenty years this home has been a convenient pad for music and film industry creatives. A perfect place from which to explore London and visit the well known sights and attractions. Close to superb Islington eateries such as Ottolenghi and Jamie Oliver's Italian - as well as many others - this comfortable first floor flat is brilliant as a base for a taste of authentic London.

This is vibrant Islington, on the northern edge of Central London with its eclectic mix of bars and pubs, shops and antiques, theatres and cinemas. A Sainsbury's supermarket - open til midnight on weekdays and late at the weekends - will allow you to stock up on your essentials, whatever time you arrive. In the apartment you will find all you need for your stay, from fluffy towels to broadband and wifi.

This is modern metropolitan living as convenient as you need it to be.

The great thing about not staying in a hotel is that *you* get to decide when to get up! No set breakfast times to share with all those other tourists. You can just wallow at leisure in luxurious bedding, waking to your own music using the integrated iPhone charger or find local radio stations to set your mood.

Indulge in energising hot water for a shower or bath with fluffy Clarissa Hulse towels to completely relax. The salon style hairdryer and iron with ironing board (if you must!) will complete your look whilst your partner is out getting the fresh stuff.

Around the corner Chapel Market is bustling 7 days a week, brimming with good value London necessities. Get that freshly baked bread, enjoy some healthy fruits or just go for that full english breakfast! In the green park opposite the flat, you can join energetic types for a morning jog or catch some sunshine (when available!). At the bottom of the hill, go to Cally Pool for a quick swim.

Meantime, why not plan the rest of your day? Some useful guidebooks are yours to use at the flat. Broadband internet and wifi are always on, because we understand you want to stay connected.

If you are staying a bit longer, feel free to use the efficient AEG washer dryer. The 30 degree time saving wash gets things done in just over an hour. If there are more than two of you, the sofa in the lounge converts to a double bed and there are two single quilts to get comfortable. Plenty of towels for four but remember this 35 square metre apartment is bijou rather than palatial. We do find it comfortable for ourselves and our two teenage children. There is another iPod/iPhone charger with speakers to enjoy your music in the lounge.

And because we know that a good coffee or tea *whenever you want* can be essential, we have made sure that the kitchen comes fully kitted out for that perfect crema espresso or that fragrant cuppa.

In the kitchen you will find the best pans ever, if you want to make your own meal. Easy to clean hob and combination oven microwave makes cooking a pleasure. Elegant wine glasses with plenty of modern dishes will quickly make your meal at your London home taste yum! Don't want to cook? Just order a takeaway for delivery within the hour. Atmospheric lighting gets you in the mood to just crash out in your own London hideaway. Digital TV and on demand films (these do cost a bit extra!) are easily chosen.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
“Our family of Mum, Dad and two teenage boys had a very comfortable stay in this very conveniently located apartment. It lived up to the owner's description. Booking was very straightforward, professional and friendly. The accommodation was very comfortable and although small, it contained everything you need and certainly is much better equipped than most accommodation available for holiday lets. There was an umbrella for rainy days and shopping bags too! Islington is a great base from which to explore London, lots and lots of cafes, shops and great transport links. Would recommend this apartment for a couple or a family of 4.”
Aug 2012
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maryke

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks dutch, english, Some French and German
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Living in London as a local. Tasty. Vibrant. Connected.
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
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Islington London
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LOVED THE NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 4 of 5
Good location in a nice neighborhood. Clean, comfortable and modern. The washer/dryer was a big convenience. Two large windows face the street corner, great for people watching in the summer. The grocery two blocks away had everything - crumpets, English muffins (which they just call muffins) bangers, etc. Nice bakery around the corner at Chapel Market. Hot water in the shower was a bit sporadic, a minor inconvenience. We would definitely recommend this flat, a good value and a great place to live like the locals.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Matt, It sounds like you really did live London like a local during your stay, enjoying the Islington vibe! We recently had the hot water supply checked so hopefully this is fine now. Thanks for looking after our apartment and see you again! All the best, Maryke
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A SMALL YET EFFICIENT RETREAT

  • 4 of 5
Wonderful location--away from the main tourist traps but easily accessible by metro. Maryke and Eti were nothing but gracious during our booking process. The flat had everything our family needed. Just minor critiques including the locks, which were a bit screwy and some of the furnishings were not the greatest quality. Overall, though, the flat was fully functional and added to the pleasure of our London stay.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michael, Just want to assure you that the screwy locks have been replaced! Naturally there is wear and tear on the furniture which we replace when necessary. We have new dining room chairs for example. Glad that you enjoyed the Central London Islington location and that you had a pleasant stay! Hopefully see you again!
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Toulouse
5

NICE APARTMENT IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 5 of 5
We spent a very great stay in London and in your appartment which is very nice and well situated too.
Without hesitation, we will recommend your appartment to friends who would like to spend time in London.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and great that you enjoyed the vibrant Islington location too! Thanks for recommending us to your friends and hopefully see you again! All the best, Maryke
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Islington London
Köln
5

PERFECT FLAT IN CENTRAL LONDON

  • 5 of 5
Everything has yet been said about this cosy, friendly and well-located flat in Islington. Believe all these comments - they tell the truth! Hope we´ll come back!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed our centrally located apartment and the wonderful amenities of Islington! Looking forward to seeing you back in London again!
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Islington London
Melbourne
4

HANDY AND NEAT IN A CENTRAL LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
Loved staying in Islington at this flat, convenient to public transport, restaurants, pubs and shopping. Flat was comfortable and well equipped. A bit too cosy with two teenagers but absolutely doable and comfortable. Helps make the adolescents appreciate how good they have it at home in Melbourne. If we could afford to buy a house in Islington we would move to London tomorrow. Great Location and funky little flat. Thank you
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Want to live the London life with teenagers, well then Islington is the way to go! Glad you found that too! If you need a bit more space next time, try our Central London Marylebone apartment with two bedrooms, equally well kitted out and with a patio garden as well! Looking forward to seeing you again in Islington or Marylebone!
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Islington London
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NICE LITTLE FLAT!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed 4 days in this flat. We're a family of 4. We're in our 30's with two daughters ages 7 and 12. The flat was the perfect size for us.

What we loved: Maryke and Koko were lovely and pleasant to work with. They graciously accommodated our last minute change of plans. Islington is a great area to be in. It's out of the bustle and traffic of downtown London, but still a 5 minute tube ride away from anywhere in London you'd like to visit. The flat is in a great location with a grocery, a street market, a movie theater, shopping, and pubs and restaurants all in a short walking distance. The flat includes nearly everything you could possibly need for your stay. Plenty of nice towels and bedding, and everything was clean and fresh smelling. We loved the way the flat was decorated. It felt like a second home while we were there - very cozy after spending a long day out in the city sightseeing.

What we didn't love: The Macbook was broken so were were not able to use it during our stay. We have iPhones, so it wasn't much of an issue for us, and the WiFi did work great. We had trouble with the hot water - we only got about 6 to 7 minutes of hot water in the shower before it turned cold. We learned that if we turned off the water and turned it back on, it would get hot again, but not very convenient if you're covered in soap! The building is old (even though the flat is modern and nice) and the walls are thin. You can hear conversations of people walking by on the street outside from within the flat. I'm a light sleeper, so the night-owl downstairs neighbor kept me awake with dance music and Game of Thrones until about 1:30am every night. They also threw a party the last night we were in the flat with music that lasted late in the night. No bath soap, shampoo, or conditioner was provided. We brought our own so it wasn't an issue for us.

We truly enjoyed the flat and our stay, and we would stay here again.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello,
Great to hear that you felt our apartment was like a second home. Thanks very much for looking after our apartment and for the detailed review. This is so helpful for future guests.
For us it is very useful to know if there are issues so that we can address them. Our neighbours downstairs have just changed and so I will have a quick word with the landlord to remind them to observe quiet hours. The nineteenth century building was originally one house built during the time of horse drawn carriages..and so structurally sound can travel up and down.
It is useful to know about the water running out as the hot water should be unlimited and so we can tell the engineer when the boiler is serviced.
The Macbook is sad and is still out for repair.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed the convenience of the shops and other amenities close by and we are looking forward to welcoming you back for your next stay in London!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
all london airports within an hour by rail
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Kings Cross and St Pancras ten minutes away
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Islington Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
£110
£700
 

Additional information about rental rates

third guest (optional) £25
Refundable damage deposit £200
fourth guest (optional) £25
cleaning £30
Notes We hope to be able to welcome you to Islington soon!
If you would like to book, let us know the dates you wish to stay and we can double-check that they are still available.
Our quoted rates are up to two people. For third and fourth guests we charge a flat fee of GBP25 per person.
A 30% deposit confirms the booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. Security deposit is GBP200.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Islington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fabulous Clarissa Hulse towels to feel warm and snugly after your splash. A good shower or bath. It's your choice and there is plenty of hot water. An iron and ironing board if you must and a salon style hair-dryer will complete the look!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Luxurious bedlinen for a relaxing stay. Atmospheric lighting sets the mood whilst chilling to your own music using the iPod charger. Of course you can listen to the radio too! Plenty of wardrobe space for those essentials. And, believe it or not, even though this is the heart of London, the dawn chorus may greet you in the morning as the bedroom overlooks typical courtyard gardens. In the lounge, the sofa converts very easily to a comfortable double bed. There are two separate single duvets for you to use. Ample towels are available for these extra guests. All the bedding has been selected with low allergenic so nothing is feather filled and soft furnishings have been kept to a minimum to ensure a clean and dust free environment.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A Macbook with broadband internet keeps you connected to your home base. You can also easily keep up with the latest attractions and all the excitement that London has to offer. Wifi is available for your own device. Digital TV and on demand films are easily chosen, although these do cost a bit extra. In the kitchen you will find the best pans ever, if you want to make your own meal. Easy to clean hob and combination oven microwave makes cooking a pleasure. Elegant wine glasses with plenty of modern dishes will quickly make your meal at your London home taste yum! Don't want to cook? Just order a takeaway for delivery within the hour. Atmospheric lighting gets you in the mood to just crash out in your own London hideaway. Feel free to use the efficient AEG washer dryer which allows you to do a time saving 65 minute wash. If you really feel adventurous have a play with the the Dyson cordless hoover for a quick clean. It is brilliant and dinky at the same time.
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