|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
• EXCEPTIONAL RENTAL EXPERIENCE unmatched by other comparably sized and priced holiday properties.
• Impeccably designed, furnished and maintained LUXURY ACCOMMODATION similar to 5-star hotel. Perfect for business or holiday stays.
• Located in one of London's MOST EXCLUSIVE (SW1) AND CONVENIENT AREAS for visiting major sites, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery and the trendy shops, department stores, restaurants and markets of Belgravia, Sloan Square/Chelsea, Mayfair and Knightsbridge and West End theatres.
• Victoria train, bus and Underground stations, 3-5 minute walk.
• ALL INCLUSIVE rates! No additional charges for cleaning, linens, and/or taxes.
• MANY COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES not provided by other rentals: private car pick-up service for stays of 4 nights or more; fully-stocked bar with wine, spirits, English ales and ciders; Nespresso coffees and Twinings teas; gourmet chocolates and cookies; WIFI and notebook computer; local/international calling; Samsung Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV; office equipment and supplies; Homedics massage chair; deluxe bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries; washer and dryer, and central air conditioning.
• One of HIGHEST RATED VRBO/Homeaway properties. With 41 five-star guest reviews in TOP 10 of 560 Westminster rentals.
• Apartment opens onto your own ‘secret garden’: award-winning Eccleston Square, three-acre oasis of botanical beauty, stone paths, bricked patios, glass conservatory, clay tennis court, play/rest/relaxation/BBQ areas accessible only to residents and guests.
• Check in, key exchange, property introduction and neighborhood tour provided by dedicated manager accessible 24/7.
• Family-owned/operated business with luxury holiday rentals in London, Paris, Southern France and Napa Valley, California since 2006.
• Discounts offered for bookings of both London and Paris 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Our family stayed in this fabulous flat last summer and cannot say enough great things about it. We travel frequently and often rent beach homes and flats to accommodate our family of five (two teenagers and an 8-year-old.) For many reasons, this rental is one of our favorites. First, it was the single best welcome we've ever received at a rental property - really enjoyed the quick and friendly tour of the flat and recommendations for groceries, directions to the Tube, etc. We have an active family and were very busy in London, so the ability to return to this quiet, incredibly clean, comfortable, bright, well-decorated flat at the end of each day was wonderful. My husband and I took our wine and cheese to the park each evening before dinner while our youngest son played and met new friends at the playground and our teens strolled the paths through the gardens. When we recalled our favorite things about London (high speed boat tour, Harry Potter Studio, Miss Saigon at West End, Tower of London, London Eye, James Bond exhibit at London Film Museum, etc. etc. etc.) our time in Eccleston Park was at the very top of everyone's list. The location could not have been more perfect - close to Victoria Station so everything was easily accessible, but quiet, safe and quaint. Truly perfect - we all hope to return soon!
I'm always a bit leery when booking a vacation property, but didn't need to be on this one! We loved London, and our trip was made even better by having such a great apartment! The highlights are: its location, which is a couple of blocks from Victoria Station and very close to shoppping, restaurants; its neighborhood is upscale, quiet, safe; it's furnished beautifully and includes a lovely kitchen, washer/dryer, wifi, internet, TV, etc; its private park (Eccleston Park) was great for evening wine and cheese as well as morning coffee; and the owner Natasha treated us so warmly. This is a great apartment. Go there.
My husband and I cannot say enough about the jewel of a flat that we stayed in while in London. Prior to seeing, we were somewhat concerned about the flat being on the first floor below ground; however, on arriving, we were surprised to find that the description of the flat was exactly as described. The interior was light and airy, designed with exquisite taste and looked far larger than 600 square feet. The location was perfect - only two and a half blocks from Victoria Station. From there we could go anywhere. Restaurants and grocery stores were within walking distance. The lovely private park across the street was a treat with its history and lovely old trees and unique plants. It was a respite after being out in busy London all day. My husband and I looked forward to the evening, when we were tired of walking throughout the city, to coming "home" to a peaceful,clean and beautifully decorated flat with all of the conveniences we needed. We had the opportunity to meet the delightful owner and learning that he and family have other vacation places in Paris and in California, we decided that we knew exactly where we were going to stay on our next trip to Paris. One last comment - on arriving, we had a small problem with the shower. As soon as we let it be know, it was fixed immediately. Excellent place to stay; great and responsive service; helpful in every way. We will be back!
We stayed here on two separate occasions in September and would stay again in future
Main reason is the location and the private access to the Eccleston square garden.
The apartment has everything you could possibly need and extra touches such as airport pick up and complimentary champagne, beers etc that truly add to the experience.
The basement nature is adequately compensated for by the garden. Take your bottle of champers and sit under the magnificent plane trees and enjoy one of Londons great squares. We did most nights!
Everything has been thought of in the kitchen although the local eateries are so good( once you get past the bus station) we hardly needed it.
Look forward to returning.
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....
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Spring / 2 people
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring / 2 people
May 1 2015 - Oct 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||£300|
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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