5-STAR LUXURY W/ YOUR OWN SECRET GARDEN, MANY FREE AMENITIES, INC. CAR SERVICE!

Paula Harvan

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Westminster Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 5

'Greenhaven' is an impeccably designed, furnished and maintained luxury apartment in one of London’s most exclusive areas (SW1). Located in a handsome 19th century townhouse on award-winning Eccleston Garden Square, Greenhaven is within easy reach of Victoria Station and is near many of London’s most celebrated sites, sounds and tastes.

Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and the trendy shops, department stores, restaurants and markets of Belgravia, Sloan Square/Chelsea, Mayfair and Knightsbridge are only a short walk or ride away on London’s Underground, buses or taxis.

In addition to superb accommodations/location and first-class service, Greenhaven offers an ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE, MANY COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES and a LIBERAL CANCELLATION POLICY. This exceptional rental experience provides value unmatched by other comparably sized and priced holiday properties.

“Amazing place. Look no further. Nothing else can compare!” “Best ever London stay.” “Exceeded our expectations”. “A beautiful apartment in an exceptional location.” 'Great space, great value.' 'Beautiful apartment in prime garden setting.' “Thoughtful design, décor and attention to detail.” These are just a few of the ways our many satisfied guests have described their unforgettable holiday stay at Greenhaven.

If you’re a discerning traveller who appreciates deluxe accommodations similar to those of a 5-star hotel, but with the comforts, convenience and welcoming feeling of home, Greenhaven is the right choice. If you’re a value-oriented traveller who wants the most for your money, Greenhaven is the smart choice.

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE: Our rates may appear higher than other rentals, but they are all-inclusive, with many COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES (listed below). Lower rates quoted by others may not include local taxes, linen and cleaning charges, personal greeting upon arrival, 24/7 guest support or reflect the most favorable exchange rates.

COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES: Provided free of charge: Private car service pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick airports to the flat for those staying 4 nights or more; French Champagne; English ales/biscuits/chocolates; crystal decanters of spirits (Gin, Scotch, Vodka, Rum and a variety mixers); Nespresso espresso/cappuccino machines with 16 brews and a collection of Twinings teas found only in the United Kingdom; long-distance phone calling to the U.S., Canada and Europe; high-speed WiFi and notebook computer; printer/fax/scanner/office supplies; Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV with access to hundreds of TV channels and movies; electronic massage chair and luxury bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries. The kitchen is stocked with herbs, spices and oils/vinegars. All you have to shop for are groceries!

As an added bonus, you get unlimited access to the award-wining English garden on Greenhaven’s doorstep. Subdivided into mini-gardens of exceptional beauty with carefully situated areas for rest/relaxation, play, picnics and tennis, this 3-acre oasis is accessible only to Square residents and their guests. Not even guests of the nearby 5-star hotel who are paying more than twice Greenhaven’s nightly rate can enter! Google 'Images for Eccleston Square garden' for photos of the garden and the neighborhood.

LIBERL CANCELLATION POLICY: If your travel plans change, you’re never out of pocket. You’re guaranteed either a full refund or a combination of a partial refund and credit towards a future stay by you or another party of your choice.

Greenhaven is part of our family-owned business that has been providing luxury holiday rentals in London, Paris, the South of France and Napa Valley, California, for more than 10 years. Hundreds of guests have vetted our properties, awarding them the highest customer satisfaction rating of 5 stars. (You can see these guest reviews at our vrbo.com listings.) Travel easy knowing that superb accommodations and location, as well as first-class amenities and client service, await you. No worries before arrival; no disappointment upon arrival. Enjoy 'presented-as-advertised' holiday accommodations that meet – and in many cases, exceed – expectations.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

WHAT TO EXPECT: This light-filled, lower-ground floor apartment with private gated entrance is part of a listed historic building that sits opposite the private garden of Eccleston Square. Known for its diverse collection of rare and tender plants, this garden square surpasses most in London, including the one featured in the popular movie 'Notting Hill'. Everything needed for day-to-day living . . . cafes, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, green markets, bakeries, health food shops, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and international newsstands . . . are all within a 2-10 minute walk.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Greenhaven is newly refurbished by European architectural & design firms, air-conditioned/centrally heated and fully-furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique décor. By London standards it's very large (600 square feet) and includes living room/dining room area, galley kitchen, bedroom and bath. The apartment is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Sixteen foot high ceilings and large windows in the main living/dining area contribute to its very open, light and airy feel.

LIVING/DINING AREA: The main living/dining area has a table with seating for four, a comfortable king-size sleeper sofa and armchair with electronic back/shoulder massage unit that lets you unwind after a long day of touring. The furniture is set in front of non-working fireplace and a built-in wall unit/library with a large selection of books on London, as well as English history and culture. Atop of the decorative fireplace is a 42” Smart (Internet enabled) Samsung flat-panel HDTV with separate sound bar for enhanced listening pleasure. There's access to 100+ channels, including CNN International, Sky News International and BBC World plus hundreds of movies on demand. For those who must work while away, there's a notebook computer and FREE high speed WIFI, wireless phones with FREE international calling to the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and other countries, and FREE use of printer/scanner/copier/fax machine and office supplies.

MODERN KITCHEN: Gourmet cooks can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, state-of-the-art appliances (stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances) and lovely tabletop accessories. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to enhance delicious meals, including a variety of basic culinary supplies, such as spices, oils, vinegars, flour & other staple items so you don't have to buy things you'll only be using a few times.

MODERN BATH: The modern bathroom suite features a glass-enclosed walk-in shower with large rainfall shower head, underfloor heating, ample shelving/storage and washer and dryer units.

ROMANTIC BEDROOM: A romantic bedroom with a queen-size mattress is topped with a sumptuous 3-inch deep featherbed wrapped in fine Egyptian cotton linens. Add to that, a fine Hungarian goose down comforter, and you feel as though you're sleeping between layers of soft clouds. A well-designed halogen lighting system, including personal reading lamps, allows you to select your preferred level of illumination. There is also a built-in storage unit with ample space for belongings.

BONUS ROOM: A separate storage area off the kitchen lets you stash away suitcases and other large items.

PRIVATE GARDEN: The private garden square has gathered a string of awards throughout the years, including First Prize at the London Garden Society in 2011 and 2013. Planned by Thomas Cubitt in 1828, the 3-acre square is subdivided into mini-gardens. In recent years, planting has aimed to give year-round interest with many specialist collections such as ceanothus, camellias, climbing and shrub roses. Notable features include a rock garden, a wisteria arbour, an iris garden and a fern garden. Mature trees include fine planes, with acacia, chestnut, lime, and numerous smaller trees and flowering shrubs such as holly, laburnum, laurustinus, lilac, flowering cherry, fatsia, rowan and bamboo with herbaceous bedding at the south-western end of the square.

NEIGHBORHOOD: Greenhaven is located in Pimlico, a small residential area of central London (Zone 1) in the City of Westminster. Like the posh Belgravia area, to which it was built as a southern extension, Pimlico is known for its grand garden squares and impressive Regency architecture. Notable residents have included politician Winston Churchill who lived for a time on Eccleston Square, designer Laura Ashley, philosopher Swami Vivekananda, actor Laurence Olivier, illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley and inventor of lawn tennis Major Walter Wingfield.

If you're travelling to Paris, we also have a luxury penthouse with stunning eiffel tower views, vrbo number 125613; a charming cottage in the vineyards of southern france, google Le Petit Charme; and a mid-century modern ranch house in the vineyards of Napa Valley, California, vrbo number 497158.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Paula Harvan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Paula Harvan

I have been offering luxury holiday accommodations since 1999, with properties in Napa Valley, California, Paris, and the South of France. London is my latest location. Residential design and decor is my passion, and I strive to provide dwelling places that are more expressive, more beautiful than other vacation rentals. I live part-time in all these places. So each functions as a 'home' -- not just a rental property. The hallmark of each residence is its personal style, which reflects its unique character and location. For example, my London apartment, which opens to the beautiful private gardens of Eccleston, is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Quality furnishings, decor and a level of convenience, comfort and attention set my locations apart from those that are exclusively used as rentals. My philosophy is that I would never rent a property that I would not stay in myself. So, putting myself into my guests’ shoes, I 'think of everything' to make a stay a most positive and memorable experience. I started renting GreenHaven in August 2011, so I'm just now collecting guest testimonials. But to get an idea of the quality of my rentals and guest services, read the dozens of positive comments from those who have stayed at my French properties: just URL 'yourparispenthouse' and 'charmingfrenchcottage'.

Paula Harvan purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Paula Harvan chose Westminster

I've lived in London for a few years, and I wanted to find a location that combined all of its best aspects at my doorstep: proximity to major sites, transportation, shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, but with a traditional London feel. Eccleston Square is it -- with an added bonus: the private garden that's only accessible to residents and their guests.

From the outside of Greenhaven, the view is a scaled-down version of New York's Central Park. You see the upper branches of trees, swirls of clematis, heady explosions of climbing roses and, here and there, the opposite side of Eccleston Square, London SW1 -- one of London's most posh addresses. When you get into the garden, you wouldn't know you’re in the heart of a world-renowned international city. When you smell the flowers and hear the birds sing, London seems to disappear -- yet all of its wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and experiences are right outside the garden gates.

Eccleston Square came about when town planner Thomas Cubitt, who developed it in 1845, had the idea of gathering everyone's back gardens together. Around the periphery, a shady walk takes you though arches of wisteria and clematis. For garden buffs, there are several unique specimen plants, including a handkerchief tree from China -- and art buffs will enjoy the irises, some of which came from Monet's garden in Giverny, France. The Garden Square has won many awards not only for its botanical beauty, but also for its well-integrated features, such as several brick patios, glass conservatory, tennis court, and play and BBQ areas.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Westminster Westminster & West End
St. Helena
5

London Flat Supreme

  • 5 of 5
So i just have to write this review which is unusual for me. Yes, this place is that good! All anyone could want for a stay in London. Safe, quiet, close to Victoria Station and all the deluxe amenities anyone could ask for. I'll be back....
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster Westminster & West End
St. Helena
5

Fabulous stay in a perfect flat!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful apartment for 5 nights. The location is very central, but more importantly, it is less than a 5 minute walk to Victoria Station for both the tube and the train. It was so easy to get to any London destination within just a few minutes. The area is safe, clean, and very quiet. The lovely park across the street, which is for the private use of Eccleston Sq. residents and guests, was an added bonus. There are many restaurants and a wonderful grocery store within a 5 minute walk. The apt. is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for our stay. Natasha, one of the owners, met us upon our arrival and patiently showed us the apt. and how things worked. We were able to do laundry which is important when your trip is of a long length and found the kitchen to be very well equipped. The bonuses of the apt. are the little extras such as a Nespresso coffee machine fully stocked with coffee, a bottle of Champagne, a stocked pantry filled with cooking essentials, and other thoughtful touches. We have stayed in Paula's Paris apt. and found this one to have the same level of decor. It is decorated with taste and thoughtfulness for your stay. We hope to be back someday!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster Westminster & West End
Mexico City
5

Excellent flat to stay in and great location.

  • 5 of 5
The flat is just as it is described. It is in excellent condition and a very beautiful flat, definitely a very nice option to stay at London. The location is excellent to move around and the area is one of nicest in London. We are a family of 5 and stayed for three days to visit London. Natasha is a very nice person who took very good care of us upon arrival, showed us how everything works and took us around to show us the neighborhood. We only have good comments and definitely would like to stay there again in a future trip. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Westminster Westminster & West End
New York, NY USA
5

Everything included, Simply the Perfect Place in the Heart of London!

  • 5 of 5
This quaint place in a quiet square in London was a stones throw to Victoria Station to take you to any sight seeing expereince in town. The amenties were amazing from pick-up service at the airport to a cup of great expresso coffee every day. The place comfortably slept 5 and was so neat, clean with beautiful upgrades, like built-ins, a dishwasher, washer dryer and great decor. Every need we had for our 4 day stay was met, from TV, to internet, to plug converters to restaurant guides and maps provided. I highly recommend this place for a week, a month or longer. If I had to live in London, I would love a place like this. It allows vistors to feel like they live there with all the comforts and conviences of home, but with the service of a 5 star hotel! If we ever make our way back to London, this is where we will stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster Westminster & West End
Lake Worth, FL, USA
5

Great Stay in London for Family of 4

  • 5 of 5
We just recently returned from a 5 night stay at Greenhaven. The apartment is very modern, was exactly as described and perfect for our needs. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, Nespresso machine along with other amenities made it much nicer than staying in a hotel. Natasha was very helpful upon our arrival and took us for a walk around the neighborhood to show us grocery store, restaurants, etc... The location is outstanding being only a couple of blocks from Victoria Station. Many famous London sites are within a 15-20 minute walk. We will definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster Westminster & West End
Boston
5

Lovely haven in London

  • 5 of 5
Recently had a wonderful 10-night stay in this property. I have rented the owner's properties several times due to the excellent quality of her choices in design, furnishings, fixtures, and amenities. This property is wonderfully located, well-appointed and filled with natural light in the mornings. Close to fabulous places to shop, and a great kitchen if you are a cook. Looking forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

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Availability & Rates

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Westminster Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer / 2 people
Jun 22 2014 - Sep 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
£265
 
 
Fall / 2 people
Sep 22 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£265
 
 
Late Fall / 2 people
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
£265
 
 
Winter Holidays / 2 people
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
£285
 
 
Winter/ 2 people
Jan 9 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£245
 
 
Spring / 2 people
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£265
 
 
Late Spring / 2 people
May 1 2015 - Oct 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£265
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£265
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £300
Notes Please note all rates are quoted in British Pounds
THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES and many FREE AMENITIES, including international phone calling, WIFI, champagne, mini-bar, nespresso coffee/tea, cookies, chocolates. For those staying 4 nights or more, there is free car service from the airport to the apartment.
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Amenities

Amenities

Westminster Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • The modern bathroom features a large walk in shower with rainfall shower and handheld shower heads. Under floor heating ensures the room is always cozy warm -- a welcome feature with damp, cold London weather. Also, there is a washer and dryer located in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a cozy bedroom with double bed and luxurious bedding. In the living room there is a queen-size sofa and sleeping alcove with single size mattress suitable for a child. All rooms enjoy central air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • playground
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests have access to 2.3 acre private garden square with many walking paths, play areas, tennis courts (by reservation) and BBQ grills. Google 'Eccleston Square Garden' to view the garden's website.
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