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Barry Bowen

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian

Fabulously Located 2 Bed/Bath Central London Flat - 4 guests preferred max 6

49 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Lambeth Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + sofabed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-max 6)

Probably the best located flat with the best reviews on VRBO!

You can -

rent whole unit as a 2 bed/2 bath (complete with sofabed in the living room), kitchen & private deck , perfect for 4 people, max 6 ...with its own private entrance - Great for guests wanting a wonderful location at a great price...

All with free wi-fi, & guests met on arrival and tour where requested.

A fantastic location in the quiet beating heart of the South Bank yet is only a short stroll from the excitement of Covent Garden, the West End & the Olympic sites. South Bank attractions include the beautifully remodelled Royal Festival Hall, The National Theatre & the iconic Oxo Tower (all moments away). The penthouse restuarant at the Oxo Tower offers one of the best views of London.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (to see or not to see it, that is the question!), the Tate Gallery of Modern Art (Miro a must!) and the staggering London Eye (dwarfing Big Ben!) are all less than a 10 minute walk from the property.

These world class attractions are knitted together by the inspiring river walkway (pedestrianized) which threads the length of the South Bank to London Bridge, the Tower of London & beyond.

All the major tourist attractions are a mere caber toss (a Scottish pastime!) from the apartment, which means that you can save on expensive travel cards during your stay.

Whilst you can genuinely walk to all the major sites on foot, public transport is right outside. A red bus picks up right outside the apartment stopping at attractions between Covent Garden & London Bridge, as do passing black taxis.

Waterloo station (main Train line & Tube line) is only 5 minutes walk away.

Paris is possible as an exciting daytrip on Eurostar in 2 hrs!

Broadwall is arranged over 2 floors & has all amenities. It comprises of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the downstairs one is en suite with shower and a bath whilst the upstairs unit has shower facility. Bathroom and shower room furniture is complimented with chrome taps and shower fittings, towel rail, wall-to-wall mirrors and siena tiled floors.

There is a sofa bed.

Hallways and living/dining & bedrooms feature beautiful cherry wood flooring.

The kitchen has quality designer units featuring curved breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, microwave, toaster stainless steel hob with build in oven and extractor hood.

One of the great benefits of this property is that despite its fabulous central location it enjoys a marvellous secure & peaceful outside deck, leading onto a fantastic urban garden.

THIS MAKES THE PROPERTY ALMOST UNIQUE!

A timber decked roof garden with plants, seating and lighting proves very popular & a huge luxury in such a central location.

Security video entry phone has been fitted to the apartment. Remote controlled access to car park.

The apartment has allocated covered parking space within the ground floor car park which may be available upon request.

If it is not available, don't panic, I have another property minutes away ideal for 2.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Barry Bowen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

About Barry Bowen

To live here was to walk to work & live in Heaven!

Friends would stay & tell me how much they loved it.

Since then I have let it out & guests love it too...

The property has a fantastic deck which provides great extra space for adults & children.

The proximity to the amenities & attractions offers great savings on transport costs too.

All in all, a great vacation option!

Barry Bowen purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Barry Bowen chose London

The location is the key to this property.

It is so great for access to most of London, has fantastic transport link & amenities, & is wonderful if you enjoy walking about the city.

What makes this apartment unique

Huge private deck - which means great extra space.

Great location keeping those expensive transport costs can be kept to a minimum, so important when travelling with a group.

Immaculate inside, which means you can concentrate on doing what you do best - enjoying yourself!

Parking possible on request- allowing for those who rent cars security & peace of mind.

Free guided tour on arrival upon request- allows you to get orientated quicker.

Early & flexible check-ins to assist our transatlantic travellers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A Great Guest-translation

We just arrived from a week's stay in London and the truth is that we have returned delighted with the house. These are, in our opinion, the strengths of this property:

- Location, location and location: the apartment is in the heart of London, close to the London Eye. In this way we were a short distance from the main tourist resorts. At the same time, it is at the gates of a not so crowded by tourists area; so you find usual services (supermarkets, etc ...) under normal conditions.

It also is within walking distance of Waterloo station, so you can move quickly to anywhere in the city.

- A terrace charming: We have had the great good fortune that we have had a great time, so in the morning we could have breakfast on the terrace of the property or sunset we could relax with a beer. The truth is that before we did not go much with it, but it gives a lot of charm to the apartment. Also, just around the corner it is an Italian cafe serving excellent coffee and pastries.

- Relation with the owner: the relationship has been by email and has worked smoothly and cordial. The first day we made a presentation of the neighborhood, which was of great help to guide us and to know (and be known) any special shops.

Otherwise, the house corresponds as described on the website. It is fully equipped, giving the opportunity to prepare some meals and relax at the end of the day, in our case, far more than in a hotel.

This was our second experience with Homeaway and the result has been highly satisfactory.
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Reviews

4.8
based on 49 traveler reviews

Fabulously Located 2 Bed/Bath Central London Flat - 4 guests preferred max 6
average rating of 4.755102 based on 60 reviews
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfectly located about a block south of the Thames. Barry is extremely helpful. Besides taking the time to help you get your bearings straight, he went above and beyond in helping me out when I needed to have a new credit card shipped to the property on really short notice. He was an absolute life saver. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a little place close to the tourist attractions, but just far enough away that you are with the locals.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Eat, love, enjoy London!

  • 5 of 5

The flat served us perfectly with 2 separate sleeping rooms and baths. The comfortable terrace gave us fresh air and privacy.

And Barry gave us the perfect walking/orientation tour which included tips on taxis, sightseeing and places to eat (and not) so we immediately felt comfortable everywhere we went.

It really is a block from the Thames and the walk to the Globe Theatre or across the bridge into London proper could not have been easier. This is an ideal location for 2 couples or a family who enjoys the sense of "living" in London while doing as many or as few touristy things as you wish. Good pubs and excellent restaurants nearby. If only we had had more time to explore.

Barry was very responsive to our queries, clear in his directions and very gracious to supply tools when the airline tore a luggage handle. This is a little gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would rent this property for my next trip without a doubt

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing location to explore London. Located close to the river and within in walking distance of everything. Barry met us opinion arrival and gave us a great sense of the neighborhood and provided tips on tourist activities but also on places where the locals go. He was super to communicate with and his property is in great condition.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Location in London

  • 3 of 5

Terrific Location for our short visit to London. Home a bit different than we imagined, but appreciated the concern and care shown by owner

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the review however was surprised by the 3 star rating as they had verbally said everything was fabulous. I asked him what I could do better & he replied that he could nt think of anything but never gives a 5 star 'even if it is off the scale' fabulous. No worries & glad it was enjoyable.
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Amazing location and easy access to many London landmarks. Barry could not have been kinder or more

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and easy access to many London landmarks. Barry could not have been kinder or more accommodating as our schedule changed after booking my due to a death in the family. My wife, 2 adult children and I had plenty of space and room. The deck was a welcomed respite and relaxed area after a day and evening of running around. I use VRBO regularly for personal and occasionally business trips and if ever in the London area - I will rebook this property! Tony C

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location, absolutely wonderful host/owner, and very nice flat with a garden space!

  • 5 of 5

The flat was just right for two couples. The unit had 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a nice kitchen and living area, but the garden area was the best aminity.

Barry (the owner) met us at the flat when we arrived and we were 1 hour late due to customs. He not only showed us around the flat, he gave us a 40 minute walking tour of the area. He was a delight and really gave us insight on transportation, restaurants, sites, etc., we can't thank him enough!

The location was right in the heart of everything; two minutes from the river, 10/15 minutes to the Waterloo train and tube station, 15 minutes from the London Eye and you could be standing at Big Ben in 25/30 minutes. We found and frequently visited a great little pud (the Thirsty Bear) just 25 yards from the flat.

We all agreed that we would definitely stay at Barry's flat on our return to London.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London Eye
"A great way to start or end your trip!"
Tower Bridge
Big Ben
"The name of the bell in the tower & overlooks the Houses of Parliament & River Thames. Iconi..."
Trafalgar Square
"Location of national celebrations & flanked by the National Gallery."
Hyde Park
"Enormous park flanked by Kensington Palace & the site for the world renowned artists in conc..."
Westminster Abbey
"Resting place for the most prominent Kings & Queen's of England."
Buckingham Palace
"Home of the Queen. Popular to see the 11 am changing of the guards."
Harrods
"The shoppers mecca. Some go to buy a Harrods bag just to say they have been there!"
Covent Garden
"If you saw Shrek, you/ll love this. This is theatre land, Drury Lane, the muffin man. Great ..."
Leicester Square
"The place to go where they roll out the carpet for first night shows & where you go to get h..."
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
"A personal favourite at great prices. Just the best outdoor theatre in an authentic open air..."
Thames River Boat Cruise
"A wonderful way to see London through the ages."
Millennium Bridge
"No traffic, just great views down the river & a wonderful view of St Paul's."
Carnaby Street
"Ah the swinging sixties ! The Beatles etc ...."
Royal National Theatre Box Office
"Wonderful London theatre at its best. A 5 min riverside walk from the flat."
Borough Market
"Foodies paradise, & Dickensian London at its finest. Where Charles Dickens London comes to l..."
St. Paul's Cathedral
"Walk over the Millennium Bridge to Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece. Just 15 min walk from..."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Thirsty Bear
Nearest Ferry
10 Metres
At property
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Waterloo
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Oxo Tower
Nearest Beach
54 Miles
Brighton
Nearest Point of Interest
Tate Modern Art Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Shakespeare's Globe
Nearest Point of Interest
Borough Market
Nearest Point of Interest
London Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Tower of London
Nearest Point of Interest
St Paul's Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
National Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
London Eye
Nearest Point of Interest
Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey
Nearest Point of Interest
Buckingham Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterloo Station & the Cut
Nearest Point of Interest
British Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
National Gallery
Car: not necessary

Within a 15 minute walk of most of the attractions in the City of London. Underground just a 5 minute walk, bus right outside. World class theatre, restaurants & sites easily walkable.

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Rates & Availability

Lambeth Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$293
$1,950
$5,201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $98

Please note that the first payment of £75.00 does not form part of the rent and acts as a security deposit until departure when payment converts to a cleaning fee. A vrbo travellers fee may by applied by vrbo.

Arrival time - 2 pm
Departure time -10 am.
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Amenities

Lambeth Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 698 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Whole unit - 2 bathrooms, 1 with shower & bath, 1 with shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    sofabed - 1 double , not another bedroom, however sofabed in living room
  • 2 double bedrooms with double bed in each. One bedroom with en-suite, other with private bathroom. Sofa bed (full double bed size) in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
One set of keys per group per party - 2 available upon request where possible. Others with the owner in case of emergency. NB - please note that if you are looking to accommodate more than 4 persons at the property the standard rate is £25 per person per night extra. This is to cover extra linens/bedding and insurance necessary. Please notify owner with your enquiry.

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