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MODERN 1 BED, SLEEPS 2-6, VERY CENTRE OF LONDON-COVENT GARDEN/SOHO

Sara Abraham

Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Sara Abraham

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Speaks: english
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MODERN 1 BED, SLEEPS 2-6, VERY CENTRE OF LONDON-COVENT GARDEN/SOHO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

West End Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Stylish Accommodation With Many Of London's Sights Just A Short Stroll

This is a bright and comfortable one-bedroom apartment, in an unbeatable location: many of the things you'll want to do are just an easy stroll away. It sleeps up to six people, with bedroom, lounge, designer kitchen, designer bathroom, and wifi Internet.

MINIMUM STAY USUALLY THREE NIGHTS ...

There is a minimum stay of three nights. If there is an empty slot of 1 or 2 nights between bookings, we will accept a shorter reservation that completely fills the empty slot.

MORE ON LOCATION ...

The apartment is perfect for visitors who want to be in the very centre of London, with everything in easy walking distance. It’s right inbetween Covent Garden and Soho: a 200 yards walk takes you to either. So both Covent Garden piazza and Soho’s lively Old Compton Street are at your doorstep, all teeming with people and fun day and night. Very many other places are close by; for example, the following are within five-20 minutes' easy walk: Big Ben & Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, River Thames, Southbank, St. James's Park, and 10 Downing Street. You’re also within a ten minute stroll to most of London’s theatres.

Many visitors are surprised to learn that London has been one of the world’s gastronomic capitals for some years. You are surrounded by restaurants covering an enormous variety of cuisines, and fitting every pocket. Feel like a splurge? Many of London's finest restaurants are within five minutes' walk, such as Sheekey's, The Ivy, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, and Rule's (founded in 1800, and London's oldest restaurant).

For shopping the location is hard to beat. The trendy boutiques of Covent Garden are a stone’s throw away. Within a 15 minute easy stroll you are at the big department stores of Oxford Street, the exclusive shops of Jermyn Street, and yet more trendy boutiques on Carnaby Street.

If you don’t feel like walking, public transportation is very easy. Cabs are everywhere, and if you order, they normally show up within five minutes. The tube and bus links are equally convenient and I think a lot more fun. Trafalgar Square nearby is the main hub for London buses: travelling at the front of a bus, on the top floor of a double-decker, is great. Tottenham Court Road tube station is two minutes’ walk away, connecting to Heathrow airport and the rest of London. All the main line stations are close by, including the Eurostar terminal.

MORE ON THE PROPERTY ...

The open plan lounge has big windows that let in a lot of light. It has a large sofa, which converts into a very solid and comfortable king sized bed. There are antique wooden captains’ chairs, which came from a Victorian wine bar which my family used to run. The walls have pictures and paintings of my family over the last two hundred years, many of them who worked in the wine bar. As I did, when a student.

The polished granite breakfast bar seats six on stylish bar stools, and separates the kitchen from the lounge.

I cook a lot, so the kitchen is spacious and fully equipped, with a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, induction hob/stove, full sized electric oven, microwave, toaster, and a full range of cooking utensils. For seekers of their daily bread, there's an automatic breadmaker. The cutlery/silverware, plates, and glasses are of good quality.

To clean dirty clothes, there’s an efficient combined washer/dryer. It's very quiet. Several large supermarkets are nearby, open seven days. London’s best organic farmers’ market, Marylebone Farmers’ Market, is a 15 minute walk.

The bright and airy bedroom contains a double bed (54' by 74'). Two chests of drawers provide plenty of space for your clothes. There are hangers for things that need hanging, and a trouser press for trousers that need pressing.

The designer bathroom is accessed via the main bedroom, and has heated towel rails, sink, toilet, shower, and a large tub to luxuriate in if you feel like a long soak. There are various other knick-knacks too, like a heated mirror that doesn’t get steamed up when you take a shower.

Regarding technology, there is:

* A 31' flat screen TV with a large number of British and international channels. If you enjoy spending several hours configuring technology while on vacation, don't miss the opportunity to try to use this as a computer monitor, via HDMI.

* Free wifi (fast: around 14Mbit/sec download, 1 Mbit/sec upload).

* An Airplay speaker that works with over wifi with Macs, and with music players/mobile phones that have a headphone jack and a male to male 2.5mm stereo jack.

* A 20' computer monitor that connects via HDMI--please bring your own cable.

* An HP Photosmart 5515 printer/copier/scanner that connects over wifi--please bring your own cartridges and paper.

There is carpeted underfloor heating throughout, which feels nice on your feet in winter.

EXTRA GUESTS ...

Two guests are included in the price. For fifteen pounds per person per night, up to four additional guests can be accommodated: two on the comfortable sofa bed in the lounge, and two on inflatable airbeds that go on the floor. The airbeds are good quality and have built-in electrical pumps, so they can easily and quickly be deflated during the day and reinflated at night if so desired.

It’s crowded with five or six people, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you’re all friends or family. If you have airbeds, most guests put them aside, e.g. on top of the main bed, during the day. Alternatively, for more space during the day, you can deflate them in the morning and reinflate them at bed-time.

It’s easy to fold up the sofa bed, but most people don’t do this because they are out having fun. The typical arrangement for six people is:

* Two adults go in the main bed in the bedroom.

* One mattress goes alongside the main bed.

* Two adults go in the king size sofabed in the lounge.

* One mattress goes at the side of the sofabed.

Despite being in the very heart of London, the flat is quiet, and I often sleep with the windows open at night. The street gets very little traffic. All but the lightest of sleepers will get an undisturbed night’s rest, and without any need for earplugs.

SAVINGS FROM BEING IN THE CENTRE ...

The cost of public transport is very high, and you'll save a lot of money (as well as time) by staying in the centre. An off peak day ticket (for use after 09:30) on the London Underground (which stops running at midnight) is now £7.40 for Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 and £8.50 if you are in Zones 5 or 6. Cabs after midnight quickly become very expensive.

THE SMALL PRINT ...

You can usually drop off luggage earlier than 3pm, provided the cleaner is there. For an additional charge, sometimes you can also have an early checkin or a late checkout. We can only confirm this a day or two before, depending on when other guests arrive or depart.

The flat is on a mezzanine level. Access for most people is no problem at all, but it’s not suitable for disabled people or for wheelchair access. To get to the flat, you take an elevator from the lobby, walk along a short corridor, and then down short 14 steps.

To get to the toilet/bathroom from the lounge, you pass through the bedroom. This informality is fine for family and friends, but could be slightly uncomfortable for, say, two couples who don’t know each other very well.

The beds are firmer rather than softer. I like them this way, and they say firmer beds are healthier.

Babies, even if you bring a crib, count as an additional person.

We provide two toilet rolls, so you may need to purchase additional ones during your stay, or bring additional ones with you.

IN SHORT ...

A modern and stylish place in the very centre of London, with tons of things to do at your doorstep. I hope you'll come and stay!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sara Abraham (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About Sara Abraham

Londoner, went to the US to grad school at Stanford in philosophy. California girls are beautiful, they offered me a scholarship, plus had fantasies of being a philosopher, so decided to try out the place.

Instead discovered computers and mathematical logic so got diverted into research in artificial intelligence. Which people say describes me perfickly. Met some Extremely Rich and Famous people but alas their defining characteristics didn't rub off. Founded and ran an IT research company in Silicon Valley. Recently founded and established a technology museum.

Then started this holiday rental business to provide for ill-deserved retirement, assisted by friend Sara (met her in Eritrea, lovely but poorly-governed country). And Jason, Angelica, and Magally, who help with meeting guests and cleaning. And Sean and Steve and Rex, who help with maintenance.

Next project is to write essays on how technology affects humanity.

Sara Abraham purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Sara Abraham chose West End

I like to be in the very centre of London, with the places I want to go to within several minutes' walk.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is in a fantastic location. And, amazingly, it’s quiet.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 2-6, Very Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 2-6, Very Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1078648
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West End Westminster & West End
4

Great flat in a teriffic location

  • 4 of 5
We loved our stay at this flat, which we found to be nicely furnished, well-equipped and very well located. It was clean and quiet, tucked away just a block from the hustle and bustle, and with a "secret garden" we discovered next door. You could walk to several theatres in five minutes or less, as well as to the British Museum and other spots. This turned out to be a real blessing as there was a tube strike while we were there, and traffic/busses were a nightmare those days. We were lucky to be able to walk to our destinations! The flat was very clean. It's quite small in the living room (and no dining room, but we didn't mind eating at the counter when eating in.) Only odd thing was that you had to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom, which was okay for us (a family), but could be a bit awkward for two couples....All in all though, great value for the money in the heart of London. We really liked it!
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 2-6, Very Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho
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+44 - 07400054181
West End Westminster & West End
Mt. Juliet, TN
4

Very good apartment

  • 4 of 5
The location of the apartment was good, we could get around very well. The kitchen was well furnished. Everything was clean and well maintained. The communication was very good. I would definitely recommend this!!
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 2-6, Very Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1078648
+44 - 07400054181
West End Westminster & West End
5

Comfy, clean and close to everything

  • 5 of 5
Nice and comfortable. Location was great, close to the train station, theaters, food... everything was just a stroll away.
David was very helpful. Would definitely pick this place to stay when in London again.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 2-6, Very Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1078648
+44 - 07400054181
West End Westminster & West End
5

A very well located, cosy, and clean flat!

  • 5 of 5
I liked the furnishing and the personality of this flat. The property was very clean and well-maintained. The description of the flat and its facilities was accurate, and detailed, clearly written indications (i.e. how to open and close the windows, how to use the microwave) were also provided inside the apartment to help customers. The kitchen was well equipped, and the bathroom worked perfectly.
Both the manager and owner helped us to arrange our stay in the best way.
The property is very well located, at walking distance from the British Museum, theaters, many restaurants and pubs. I not only would recommend the flat to a relative or a friend, but definitely I would like to come back here in my next visit to London!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 2-6, Very Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1078648
+44 - 07400054181
West End Westminster & West End
Burbank CA
5

Very well kept flat in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed for 8 days at this flat last fall. I know London very well and I honestly could not hand pick a better location!
You are a 5 minute walk to Covent Garden and London's theater district and just 2 minutes from the nearest tube station, Tottenham Court Rd.
The flat is very well equipped with everything you could need for a week's stay or even more.
We found it to be very clean on arrival and the housekeeper Cristina was very helpful to us both when we arrived and even one time when we called her at midnight because I had locked ourselves out!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I enjoyed browsing the unique library that is well stocked inside the flat.
Thanks for helping to make this an awesome trip to London!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying Matt, and I'm very glad all went well. Yes, the location is fantastic for visitors (as well as me), and the yes the flat is well equipped and clean, and I'm glad you appreciated those aspects. Sorry to hear you lost your keys--ouch!
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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 2-6, Very Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho
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West End Westminster & West End
Texas
4

Fabulous flat in the heart of Covent Garden

  • 4 of 5
We truly enjoyed this location. We traveled with our three young children, and between a roll-away and the pull-out couch, they slept well. There was no noise at night, and the kitchen met our needs well (the induction stovetop is a dream!). We loved having a washer/dryer and our showers were reliably warm enough. The area is safe and only a five-minute walk from the Tottingham Road tube station. Foyle's bookstore is nearby and became a favorite stop. The apartment is humid, so prepare to open windows, but it was not a big issue for us. Thanks to the cleaning staff the flat was spotless and we were well cared-for during our stay. They even left me a hairdryer!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! And the induction stove--I agree, it's fantastic. As you say, perhaps the main selling point of the flat is that it's in a wonderful location, with pretty much everything at your doorstep.

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

In addition to the famous tourist sights, there are many things for your specialized interests. For example, if you love pulling teeth, there are three museums of dentistry. As the early lexicographer Dr. Johnson said, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life!

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Rates & Availability

From £110 Per night

West End Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Dec 16 - Jan 4, 2015
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
£160
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Jan 5-31, 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 31 2015
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£110
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February, 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
£110
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March, 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
£110
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£130
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £300
Cleaning Fee £60
Notes Check In: from 3 PM
Check Out: by 11 AM

Early checkin, if available: noon to 2pm, £25; 9am to noon, £37.50; 7am to 9am, £50
Late checkout, if available: noon to 3pm, £25; 3pm to 6pm, £37.50; 6pm to 9pm, £50

Cancellation: full refund except any 3rd party fees up to 6 days before arrival, no refund otherwise
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Amenities

West End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Large 2-person tub
  • The designer bathroom has a large tub, that can comfortably fit two--it's lovely to soak in.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Lounge - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable sofa bed, 2 single mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The main bedroom contain a large double bed (75' long by 55' wide). The room has plenty of spare space, so it's also possible to put a single mattress on the floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

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