FABULOUS FAMILY FLAT SUITABLE FOR 7 GUESTS IN K&C

Carl and Liz Risberg

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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FABULOUS FAMILY FLAT SUITABLE FOR 7 GUESTS IN K&C

Kensington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

This striking London townhouse is perfect for families or groups of friends who are visiting London. Up to 8 people can stay together in this comfortable and attractive apartment.

The living space is a perfect place to relax together. The pretty green walls, cozy sofas and many lamps create a soft, warm ambiance.

With a central location and convenient transport, Lord Elsham is a great base for a family holiday.

This flat is located on a quiet one-way street lined with oak trees in Kensington & Chelsea in central London. A traditional British pub is on the street and two fine restaurants are just one minute away.

The Royal Borough has many bars, trendy cafes and markets. Westfield London, a new billion pound shopping complex, is nearby. The area is a centre of live music, especially at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, Portobello Market and High Street Kensington are only a 10 minute stroll away. You can walk to Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace within 15 minutes. You can easily reach the West End and other parts of London via the local tube stations.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carl and Liz Risberg (Owner)
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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4.2
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Fabulous Family Flat Suitable for 7 Guests in K&C
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews
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Fabulous Family Flat Suitable for 7 Guests in K&C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286518vb
+44 78 2871 3856 (United Kingdom)
Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Barbados
4

As advertised

  • 4 of 5
Really good location, convenient to bus, underground and train. Flat was spacious. Once we figured out the hot water trick, the shower was fine. Loved the neighborhood. Having the cell phones came in handy as it let us explore at different paces. We appreciated the owner's flexibility in arranging payment terms and in agreeing to arrange pick up from Gatwick.

Overall a good experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Fabulous Family Flat Suitable for 7 Guests in K&C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286518vb
+44 78 2871 3856 (United Kingdom)
Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Richmond, VA
1

Don't Do It!

Don't Do It!
  • 1 of 5
Run don't walk away from this one! I just returned from a trip to England. During our stay in London, we booked the Lord Elsham flat. I wish I had never found this property.
"More than a set of keys" is the slogan that Carl and Liz use. If anyone can figure out what that means let me know. They have 14 different properties in the London area so beware!
1. They require a hefty deposit and full payment in advance. If coming from the US, payment is required in pounds sterling - cant use a credit card. They discourage wiring. Many phone calls and trips to the bank later, I finally had a check I could mail. A hotel would have taken a credit card upon my departure!
2. They offer a car service...DONT DO IT! I'm not sure they actually have this or if it is just a scam. We arranged for the car but when we arrived at the airport, the driver was nowhere to be found. We called Carl's assistant and her only response was that he should be there. We finally gave up and took the train.
3. Emails from Carl stated that they could "Help with luggage". I understand check in is not until 3:30 but we needed a place to store our bags while we were site seeing as we arrived at 7:30 am. I thought that is what "help with luggage" met. After a bit of back and forth, Carl said that his assistant could meet us and store our bags across the street. However, when I spoke to her from the airport, she said there was no way she could meet us until 3:30 and claimed to have no knowledge of Carl's commitment. Remember, this is why I had arranged for the driver. If I couldn't store my bags, what would have been the reason for going straight to the flat from the airport?? Which by the way, the flat is about a mile west of Hyde Park...not the area we would be site seeing!
4. The flat was OK. No curtain on the shower - bathroom got soaked. Mattresses are VERY thin. Washer and dishwasher didn't work.
5. Here is the kicker, remember the driver we ordered that never showed. Seems Carl found it appropriate to charge me for that unfulfilled service. When I received my deposit refund it was significantly short. Yep, I got charged and the driver never showed. After many emails back and forth, Carl said he was not going to argue with a client and stopped responding.
If you decide to book at any of their lodgings....don't say you weren't warned!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Flat Suitable for 7 Guests in K&C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286518vb
+44 78 2871 3856 (United Kingdom)
Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
4

Lord Elsham review

  • 4 of 5
The apartment is in very safe family neighborhood and you can easily walk to groceries, bus, underground at the Shepards Bush area. Very nice park (Holland Park) nearby for walks and some green space. Apartment itself is very functional, sleeps 6 comfortably and kitchen is very functional. It looks similar to photos. No elevator and you will need to walk up 3 flights with your luggage. Wifi was very good.
The heat was not on and had to use small space heaters.
There were no cell phones (as advertised )and we were counting on using these during our stay.
We did not meet the owners and the person who met us to open up the apt. could not answer any of our questions about the apt, neighborhood ,etc.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Fabulous Family Flat Suitable for 7 Guests in K&C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286518vb
+44 78 2871 3856 (United Kingdom)
Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Montreal canada
5

Great apt. Great location

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful rental for my husband and I. The apt.was clean and bright and had all the comforts of home. It is located on the top floor and has no lift,so if you have problems with stairs,not the place for you. One of the best things about this rental was the car service that is included,how very nice not to have to worry about directions and getting to the apt.after a long flight. The ease of rental was very easy and Carl and Liz,are very quick to reply with any questions you may have. The location of the apt.is great! You are about a ten minute walk to the tube and to an amazing shopping mall. The mall has some wonderful outside restaurants that are very trendy,this was great, as at the end of very busy sight seeing days,we would stop there each evening to have supper and and drinks, and than have a nice ten minute stroll back to the apt. A wonderful way to finish our day. There are two bedrooms,the beds are comfortable. We always had hot water for showers. There is a train track behind the apt.but it is far enough off not to disturb your sleep.Thanks to Nelly for meeting us at the apt.and giving us all the information we required to get around. Thanks to the team for allowing our early and late check out! Always appreciated by guests! Sincerly, Tina and Michel
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Fabulous Family Flat Suitable for 7 Guests in K&C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286518vb
+44 78 2871 3856 (United Kingdom)
Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
Orlando, FL
4

Nice Flat, Great Location in London

  • 4 of 5
My family of 5 stayed here for a week in July and we found the flat to be just as described in the listing. The location was great-the neighborhood was nice and quiet and we were within walking distance to the underground, the grocery and restaurants. We had a couple of minor issues when there and I emailed the property owners who sent someone over the next day to help. Unfortunately the issues could not be resolved but hopefully they will be taken care of for the next guests. The communication all throughout the rental process was great and our deposit was returned promptly. When renting in London remember that not all flats have air conditioning (this one does not) because they rarely need it. Unfortunately, London was having a particularly warm summer so the day time inside was a little warm. However with the windows open in the evening it was very pleasant. Also this flat is on the third floor so if you cannot climb stairs, this one is not for you.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
business
Fabulous Family Flat Suitable for 7 Guests in K&C
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p286518vb
+44 78 2871 3856 (United Kingdom)
Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Lord Elsham apartment for 3 nights. This was a very last minute booking but Carl was very helpful in arranging everything. He was very courteous on the phone and I never had any problems getting in contact with him by email or phone.

The actual apartment is lovely and really well maintained. The photos are exactly what you get. It is a very good size and easily accommodated our group. There are two bedrooms, one with a large queen sized bed and one with a double bed and a single. The couch in the living room also converts into two large singles. All the beds are very comfortable. There is one bathroom and the shower has fantastic pressure. A hair dryer is also provided.

The apartment is only a 5 minute walk (if even) from Shepherds Bush tube station which is also where Westfields Shopping Centre is and since its on the Central Line it is on the direct tube for oxford street and Liverpool street station which was extremely handy.

Nelly met us on Thursday morning at the apartment (which meant we didn't have to waste time collecting the keys from a separate location) and accommodated an early check in at 12:15pm and showed us the apartment. There is free wifi and a laptop provided which was really a plus.

The only negative was that it was odd having to take off our shoes before we entered the apartment and I would perhaps recommend that white carpets are not the most appropriate colour for a rental. However it was not really an imposition and would not stop me recommending this apartment to anyone.

Nelly also accommodated us leaving our bags in the apartment on the day of check out until 4pm which was infinitely helpful and Carl was in contact that day about the return on my deposit.

All in all I can easily say this was one of the easiest and most pleasant apartments I have ever stayed in and I would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Heathrow
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Kensington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 16 2014 - Sep 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
£229
£1,499
 
 
Fall
Sep 19 2014 - Nov 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
£169
£1,299
 
 
Winter
Dec 5 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
£159
£1,199
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
6 night minimum stay
£199
£1,393
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
£179
£1,199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £225
cleaning fee £154.8
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Amenities

Amenities

Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Mobile Phone
  • Computer Available
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Notes:
This flat is on the top floor of a period conversion bldg. The trains goes by this property. I do not mind the sound of a train but others might.
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