LARGE, LUXURY 3-BED APARTMENT IN QUIET STREET CLOSE TO CENTRAL LONDON

James and Helen

Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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James and Helen

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LARGE, LUXURY 3-BED APARTMENT IN QUIET STREET CLOSE TO CENTRAL LONDON

West Hampstead Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large south-facing terrace, parking place

This 115 m2 apartment is on the garden level of an attractive Victorian house. It was modernised recently to a high specification.

It comprises 3 good-size double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite. The main bedroom has a super-king bed and opens onto the terrace. The modern 225 sq ft kitchen includes a separate dining area with seating for 8. The spacious living room has full-width sliding folding doors which open onto the south-facing garden terrace.

The apartment is furnished to a high standard with good quality furniture - B&B Italia, Cassina, Habitat, Natuzzi. It has wifi, gas-fired heating and hot water, It also has a Sonos multi-room hifi system, 3 flat-screen TVs, 2 DVDs, Sky TV, movies and sports packages, garden furniture and barbecue. There is even a printer!

Foldable beds can be provided in the living room on prior request. A cot, high chair and baby play mat are also available on prior request.

See below for more details.

You enter this split-level apartment from the ground floor of the building. On entry, there is a short windowed passage containing a cupboard for coats, shoes etc. At the end of the passage, to your left is the door to a bright, high-ceilinged bedroom, which contains an enormous bay window, two full-size single beds (which can be combined), bedside cabinets, a wardrobe and an armchair.

Returning to the short entrance passage, straight ahead is a half staircase (with glass bannister) leading down to the modern, fully-equipped kitchen/diner, which is fitted with stylish white gloss cabinets and a silestone work surface, as well as a black slate floor. The appliances are all good quality and include a large Liebherr fridge, a dishwasher, built-in oven and microwave, a ceramic hob, a large and small sink and a built in flat-screen TV.

When you enter the kitchen, a couple of steps lead down to the right to the open-plan dining area, which contains a large extendable dining table, 4 beautiful chairs and a 10ft L-shaped solid walnut bench seat. Beyond the dining area is another bedroom and ensuite bathroom (directly underneath the first bedroom). This bedroom has a 150cm wide double bed with storage underneath and a stylish Italian chest of drawers mounted on the wall. The ensuite bathroom is tiled to ceiling level with grey slate and is fitted with a walk-in Grohe shower with 15cm shower head, as well as a basin and toilet. Leading off this bedroom is the cellar, which contains a washing machine and a dryer.

Returning to the kitchen, to your right is the entrance to the large living room. As you enter the living room, at the far end you will see the 3-metre wide sliding-folding doors and the south-facing terrace and gardens beyond. The living room is beautifully decorated and furnished throughout with modern Italian furniture. Facing the sofa and three armchairs is a built-in, ceiling-height glass and wood cabinet containing 42' flat screen TV, a DVD and high quality hifi speakers. These speakers and those in the main bedroom, main bathroom and kitchen are all linked to the Sonos multi-room hifi system (which is in turn linked to a huge online library of music and radio stations).

Returning to the kitchen, to your right is a short passage which leads to the family bathroom and the main bedroom. The modern family bathroom is tiled to ceiling level with black ceramic tiles and, in places, with travertine tiles. The large walk-in shower has a Grohe mixer and 15cm shower head, as well as a 1m glass shower screen. Separate from the shower, underneath the window, is a large Kaldewei bath. The bathroom also includes a toilet and a large basin.

Entering the main bedroom, you will see windows on the far side, as well as a door leading onto the terrace. To your left is a 180cm wide B&B Italia bed and headboard, upholstered in grey. The wall behind the bed is beautifully wall-papered. To your right is a built-in cabinet and shelving containing a 36' flat screen TV and DVD. The room also contains matching oak veneer wardrobe and chest of drawers, as well as an upholstered bench at the end of the bed.

The 30 x 15 ft slate terrace contains a stylish table surrounded on one side by a bench built into the flowerbed. There are 4 further chairs. Beyond the terrace can be seen the beautiful neighbouring gardens. The exit from the terrace leads back up the side of the house past the kitchen and on to the street, via a closed gate.

The living room and bedrooms are floored throughout with real-wood walnut flooring.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear James,



we had a wonderful time in London. The weather could have been warmer. But better cold than rainy.



Your apartment was really lovely and high equipped. We enjoyed the site very much. So we will come again if we need an apartment in London once more.



Many greetings



Nicole
Mar 2013
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James and Helen

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Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.2
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Large, luxury 3-bed apartment in quiet street close to central London
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
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Large, luxury 3-bed apartment in quiet street close to central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897369
West Hampstead Camden & Covent Garden
1

SECURITY DEPOSIT RETURN PROBLEM

  • 1 of 5
This is a well-kept flat in a quiet neighborhood close to shops, restaurants, and transportation. The kitchen and baths are up-to-date; there are three bedrooms--a large and very nice master, and two others, one of which had a steep ladder to a dangerous loft which posed a hazard for my 2 young grandchildren, and the other below ground, dark, and rather cool and damp. There are a washer and dryer, though they are awkwardly placed, a good-sized dining area, a living room, and an outside terrace. My complaint about the flat, other than that the danger of the loft was not disclosed, was the trouble I encountered in obtaining return of my large
security deposit. I made all payments, including the security deposit, to the owner in a timely manner and through PayPal, which he indicated he accepted. My first inkling that something was wrong, was his claim that the security deposit company (the use of which was not disclosed either) had "lost" my deposit initially, so that I was unable to claim it for an additional 30 days. The owner provided no proof that he had deposited it in a timely manner; when I attempted to claim it, before he agreed to its release, he emailed that he thought I should "share" charges he claimed to have incurred through PayPal, charges he had not mentioned until that time even though I had made 3 payments through pay pal over the course of several months; basically, he was holding my deposit hostage. Eventually, my deposit was returned in early February but it was paid in British pounds not US dollars; neither of my banks will accept the check for deposit. My broker has agreed to collect the funds but has advised me that it may take 45-60 days. So, basically a large deposit made in early November will not be actually repaid to me until sometime in mid-April. I've rented flats in the UK before and never encountered this kind of nonsense; in the future, I intend to rent through an agent who clearly states the terms upfront and who honors them without question.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am surprised by this guest's criticism of the apartment. The comments she made just after the rental were "everything is terrific--your flat is lovely and quiet. Thank you for everything" (see guest comment dated 20 November). However, several weeks after the rental, she became unhappy when I drew to her attention the fact that she had not paid the full rental price originally agreed and that I wished to deduct the shortfall from the deposit. She was aggressive on email, so I quickly agreed a compromise in her favour. To be honest, she didn't really give me a choice!

I offer guests the option of having their security deposit held by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS), a UK government approved scheme intended to provide guests with comfort that their deposit will not disappear. The DPS can be a bit slow repaying deposits, especially with payments outside the EU. I have looked for a more efficient service, but without success so far. What I normally do to speed the process up is to repay guests their deposit directly from my bank account and then recover the deposit from DPS. However, recovering the deposit from the DPS requires the guest's co-operation. In this case, I had lost confidence in this guest and did not trust her to co-operate in getting the deposit released to me.

If guests would prefer, however, I am happy to hold the deposit myself.
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Large, luxury 3-bed apartment in quiet street close to central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897369
West Hampstead Camden & Covent Garden
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FAWLEY ROAD

  • 5 of 5
Lovely flat with all mod cons including solid wood floors and bi-folding doors opening out onto a lovely patio.

Great location close to numerous transport links, shops and restaurants and yet is really quiet.

Highly recommended
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, luxury 3-bed apartment in quiet street close to central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897369
West Hampstead Camden & Covent Garden
5

CONVENIENT, CLEAN, COMFORTABLE … AND MODERN

  • 5 of 5
This flat is well-located in a quiet street, close to good transport connections to Central London by Underground, Overground and buses. It is within walking distance of one of London's largest supermarkets, that is open 24-hours a day Monday-Saturday. Nearby there are numerous restaurants, bars and convenience stores.

The owner has totally renovated the flat, so it is modern, clean and well-equipped with new appliances and kitchen cabinets. It's quite spacious and light, with outside space, which can be accessed through huge sliding windows in the sitting room and master bedroom. The master bedroom is large, and has a really great bathroom. The furniture all appears to be new and modern in design. In the flat there is no street noise, nor was I conscious of noise from neighbours. Beds were very comfortable.

All in all, I was happy with my stay here. The owner was helpful and courteous, and gave me tips on using the trains and buses; there were no problems with keys. I would certainly recommend this flat to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, luxury 3-bed apartment in quiet street close to central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897369
West Hampstead Camden & Covent Garden
5

GREAT FLAT IN COOL NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful, contemporary flat is in a really good location: a lovely, quiet leafy street but close to the buzz of West Hampstead which has lots of nice bars/restaurants/shops and all of the excellent transport links into other parts of London. The decor is modern and stylish, the furniture is of an excellent quality, and the main bedroom as well as the living room are great as they look out onto a big garden and have lots of light flooding through. The outside space felt like an oasis of tranquillity from the hub-bub of London. The bathrooms are very nicely done as is the kitchen/dining room which was funky but also cosy as it was laid out on two levels. The remaining bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. All in all this is an excellent London flat, which felt more like a home with lots of care and attention and detailing than a rental.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, luxury 3-bed apartment in quiet street close to central London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p897369
West Hampstead Camden & Covent Garden
5

EXCELLENT APARTMENT IN LONDON

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at James's apartment with my partner and two colleagues for four weeks in January 2013.
Everything was excellent! The apartment is just as shown in the pictures, it's really cozy and has everything you need to live comfortably. The only thing that kept me from feeling I was home was the fact that my five cats didn't travel along!
The wi-fi signal is very good in all areas except the room down by the kitchen (which wasn't a problem). There are some squirrels in the backyard, it was really nice to have breakfast and watch them jum around the trees!
The heated bathroom floors were definitely a plus during the winter!
There are many restaurants and two supermarkets less than two blocks from the apartment, and the tube station is really close (even on snowy days it felt like some steps from the station).
We only had two minor issues (one of which was on my account):
- there was a neighbor with small children (who were very noisy steppers) who complained that we were noisy at night (we would have dinner after arriving from work and talk until 10 pm on the living room, no music low or loud involved), he was a bit verbally aggressive towards my female colleagues (a bit calmer when men were around);
- we had arranged to get the security deposit back on cash on site a few days after leaving the apartment, but my colleague that was supposed to get had a schedule problem, so we had to find another way, since the banks in Brazil charge a lot for international transfer, we had to use PayPal (and cope with the taxes). James and Aimee (who was our on-site contact) were very available to refund us on cash, it was us who couldn't arrange it. My suggestion is that you arrange with James to get the cash after the review of the apartment.
If I go back to London with more than two people, that's definitely the place I'd like to stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: Alugue Temporada, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
London airports
Nearest Train
0.3 Kilometres
London stations
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
M1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
West Hampstead
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in a quiet, tree-lined street in West Hampstead, a lively, upmarket residential suburb close to the centre of London. Central London and the West End are a 15 minute taxi or metro ride away. The apartment is just 50 metres from the shops and excellent cafes and restaurants of West Hampstead. The London Overground railway station is a 3 minute walk and the underground station is a 5 minute walk.

The apartment is very convenient for London airports: the high-speed train from Heathrow goes to Paddington Station, which is a 15-minute taxi ride away. Direct trains from Luton Airport and Gatwick Airport stop at West Hampstead railway station, which is a 3-5 minute walk away.

Olympics: Access to a number of Olympic events is excellent. West Hampstead has direct rail connections to the Olympic site at Stratford, as well as to Richmond. Lord's cricket ground is 3 stops away on the underground. Wembley is about 25 minutes away by train or underground. See the link below for a map showing key transport links during the Olympics.

http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/travelinaffectedareas/city/london-public-transport.html#

Hamsptead Heath and Lord's Cricket Ground are 10-minutes away by car.

There are two good supermarkets and a range of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants within a 3-minute walk.

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Availability & Rates

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West Hampstead Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May
May 1 - May 31
5 night minimum stay
£220
£1,295
 
 
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30
5 night minimum stay
£250
£1,505
 
 
July/August
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
£1,680
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £500.00
Check-in and cleaning £100.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

West Hampstead Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made up as double bed
    Living room - 2 twin/ single , Only available on request
  • A cot is available by prior arrangement for a cost of £20
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
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