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Neil Roberts

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End

57 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Westminster & West End Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One Bedroom, One Bathroom, Modern apartment in London Townhouse with free WiFi

Just a short walk from Baker Street Station you will find this cosy modern apartment. A perfect place from which to explore London's West End and visit all the sights and attractions.

This quiet street has no through traffic so you won't be disturbed at night, yet you have all of London on your doorstep. Madame Tussaud's and the Sherlock Holmes museum are just around the corner. Marble Arch and the famous shops on Oxford Street are just a 15 minute walk through the streets of the West End. Catch a bus or tube from Baker Street Station and before you know it you will be admiring Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Take a stroll along the South Bank and visit the London Eye. The British Museum, the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square and Tate Modern are all within half an hour’s travel.

This is authentic London so try traditional London grub, get Fish and Chips at the Seashell or enjoy Sunday lunch at The Chapel, my favourite local pub with a fine selection of beers and a gourmet menu. All of these are just a few minutes away. A little further along explore the intriguing metropolis London has become. Edgware Road, with it's delicious Middle Eastern restaurants. Crawford Street has splendid Thai and Indian curry houses. Baker Street has many restaurants, from Pizza and Pasta to Mexican and Japanese.

Rustle up a quick breakfast or dinner in the kitchen, fully equipped with gas hob, microwave combination oven and a fridge freezer. Both Tesco and Marks & Spencer supermarkets are less than 5 minutes away and they are open late, so grocery shopping is quick and easy. Eating in can be fun too and helps balance the budget! Don't want to cook? Just order a takeaway for delivery within the hour.

There is free unlimited WiFi so you can connect your phone or computer to the internet, or use the classic iMac which is in the living room. Check the latest bargains or current exhibitions London has to offer or connect with the folks back home. Once you have seen the major sights, why not take time to explore the area and find your own London. Stroll down Marylebone High Street with its wonderful shops or visit the fascinating Wallace Collection on Manchester Square.

Check out some television on the 32' flat screen TV or watch a movie on the Blu-Ray player, which also has Netflix, YouTube and the BBC iPlayer. There is a collection of DVD's and Blu-Rays including some classic Sherlock Holmes movies. Or relax with a good book.

If you have an iPhone or iPad I recommend the City Mapper app for getting around London and the Table Pouncer app for finding a table at a restaurant with a huge discount!

Constant hot running water is available for a long bath to relax or a refreshing shower: the choice is yours. Fluffy towels give you that luxurious feel. If you are staying a bit longer, feel free to use the efficient Hotpoint washer dryer. The 30 degree time saving wash gets things done in just over an hour. Clothes airer, Ironing board and Iron are provided as well as a hair-dryer. There is also a first aid kit in the kitchen for those little emergencies.

I think it's got all you need for a comfortable stay in London. Try it for yourself and let me know if you think the same!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Neil Roberts (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Neil Roberts

This was my first flat when I was working as an editor in the West End, I bought it because I didn't like the idea of commuting in every day and I'm so glad I did.

The area is lovely with easy access to the West End but with the tranquillity of Regents Park and so many great shops and restaurants.

Neil Roberts purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Neil Roberts chose Westminster & West End

The apartment is close to the bustling heart of London but in a quiet street with no traffic. Ideally located for travelling by underground from Baker Street, train from Marylebone and even by air from Heathrow which is only half an hour away on the Heathrow Express from Paddington.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, Location, Location! This flat is so centrally located but in a quiet street within easy walking distance of Regents Park, Baker Street, St Johns Wood and Edgware Road. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and London's Theatreland are just a few minutes away by bus or tube as are all of the tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and the London a Eye on the South Bank.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Absolutely perfect. From first contact Neil was wonderful to deal with, an honest and forthright person. The apartment was exactly as photographed and as expected (in fact slightly larger than expected). We were travelling with a baby and a preschooler and Neil was very encouraging about this from the start. The kitchen, laundry and bathtub made our travel with children pleasant, and the location was very convenient to busses and the tube. The Oyster cards were filled for us on arrival and we filled them up before leaving - just so convenient! The little touches in the apartment (Union Jack pillow cases, map of London tea towels, etc.) were just plain fun. We walked to and from both Paddington and Euston station, easy walks, and were in Regents Park (a 5 min walk away) almost every day. Deposit was returned promptly. Stay here - you will not regret it!
Jul 2015
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Reviews

4.7
based on 57 traveler reviews

Cosy Apartment in Sherlock Holmes back yard, perfect for visiting the West End
average rating of 4.7192984 based on 61 reviews
5

Wonderful Time in London/Marylebone Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this flat. Everything was exactly as it had been described. Our family appreciated the convenience of the tube stations at Marylebone and Baker Street, as well as major bus lines. We were met at our appointed time and welcomed by some treats and staple groceries already on the shelves and in the refrigerator. The neighborhood is quite quiet and very convenient to all London's main sights. We would not hesitate to stay at this location again and were very appreciative of Neil's hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time! Please come back and visit us soon!
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5

Well located cozy flat

  • 5 of 5

Neil and his colleagues were excellent hosts. Very welcoming and accommodating. Flat is small, but worked well for our family of 4. Flat was clean, well appointed and great location to all public transport.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you've had a great time! Come back soon!
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BC, Canada
1

NOT at all as advertised! this is what we sent to the owner after his request for a review

  • 1 of 5

This is what we sent to the owner:

Thank you for advising that our deposit has been refunded. Thanks also for being prompt and friendly in all our dealings including meeting us at the flat.

We do have a considerable list of things that disappointed us at your property and I have outlined them for you as constructive comment:

* The bedroom is NOT AT ALL as shown in your online photos, there is no headboard, no foot-board and certainly no bedside tables, nor was there room for them and one could access the bed from only one side; additionally there were no drawers...as far as we could see this room is a obvious misrepresentation and it certainly was a complete disappointment.

* The carpet is completely threadbare in many places and is tired and not clean throughout...one daren't go barefoot.

* The toilet seat is broken and off one hinge.

* The livingroom furniture is exceptionally uncomfortable for any length of time and all we wanted to do was to watch the news!

*The kitchen was absolutely not clean other than superficially....food is stuck to all surfaces. There was one small tea towel, no dish cloth and the bare minimum of everything else. The place mats were caked with dried food from previous tenants and there were no napkins.

* The building, while well situated, is not well maintained and other flat occupants pound up and down stairs at all hours and leave the front door to slam when exiting...this reverberates through the flat.

* A good 20 hours before we were due to leave, cleaning folks arrived with a request to leave their two giant sized bags of supplies in the flat till we left; since there already wasn't sufficient room to swing the proverbial cat, I declined their request!

We have been renting this type of accommodation for the last 15 years in all parts of the world and for the last 10 years in London on an annual basis...so we know something about what to expect for what price. Yours was not inexpensive but ranks as well towards the very bottom of our list and we could not possibly recommend it in its current state. And this is a shame as the neighbourhood is one that we will return to next year. As we see it, your investment is not being maintained and eventually that'll catch up with you ...especially as the photos misrepresent the flat and are not what one finds on arrival.

I will be sharing this info on the HomeAway site so others will not be "caught" as we were!

mjl, Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review Margaret, Your feedback is very important to us. No one likes to hear negative feedback and obviously we are extremely unhappy that you did not enjoy your stay and had issues with so many things at the apartment. We would have liked to have heard from you at the time, then many of the issues you mention could have been addressed. I understand you were unwell following on from your cruise and had to spend most of your holiday time in the apartment which must have been a massive disappointment for you. Please be assured that I will be looking into every issue personally and will ensure that they are put right. The bedroom had been re-arranged to make space for a new bed and I had not yet updated the pictures on the listing. Once again I would like to apologise and I hope we can welcome you back at some time in the future. Best regards, Neil Roberts
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Tucson. AZ
4

Clean, efficient and so close to Marylebone station.

  • 4 of 5

We were welcomed with treats and supplies for next mornings breakfast which was very helpful considering we had just traveled or such a long time. The place allowed for the four of us (Parents plus two teens) to come back at the end of the day, unwind, do laundry and sleep.This was avery tight space for us, but it did the trick for a few days. The pad is incredibly close to Marylebone station and made for easy planning. The Sherlock motif was appreciated by all and the Wi-Fi and television were good. There is a grocer a few blocks down to buy your supplies like paper towels and coffee pods. The property was clean and there was a helpful guidebook to all amenities like the washer/dryer and microwave. All kinds of new toiletries were provided although we brought our own. Quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm glad you had a great time! Looking forward to potentially hosting you again the future!
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Crescent City
5

Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming and quaint apartment! The location couldn't be any better. Just steps away from Baker and Marylebone stations as well as shops and restaurants. The amenities were nice and the manager was pleasant to work with. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this lovely little flat. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to London. As a side note, the bed in the master bedroom is to die for comfortable! I've literally never slept better!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to host you and so glad you had a great stay. Please come back and visit us soon!
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5

Light, airy, corner location in a nice location with easy access to all London offers

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 12 nights here and we're well satisfied. The location is as advertised, quite convenient, only a few tube stops from the Thames, and it was easy to get everywhere we wanted to go. The kitchen is well equipped for a traveler, and the local stores sell plenty of heat and eat if you want to dine in. The interior is charming. We used this flat as a base for my first trip to London and it was easy to get around, Marleybone station is small but Baker Street is very close and has four tube lines so getting around without a car was simple. The Oyster cards for the Tube made life really easy.

It IS a London flat, which means it seems small to us Seppos, but we were here to see London, not stay indoors. The neighborhood is pretty quiet, so if you want a lot of activity outside your immediate door, this might not be your first choice.

The amenities, towels, sheets were excellent, and everything worked, we had no need to ask for any help. We would be willing to stay here again. We appreciated the early check in on arrival.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback and we are really glad you've had a great time!
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Easy access to all London Airports
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Sir John Balcombe Pub
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Marylebone and Baker Street Stations nearby
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many Restaurants within a few minutes walk
Car: not necessary

The Flat is located within easy walking distance of both Marylebone and Baker Street Stations.

It is within walking distance of Madame Tussauds, The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Regents Park, The London Business School, Lords Cricket Ground, St Johns Wood, Maida Vale, Little Venice, The Shops and Restaurants of Edgware Road and Londons West End with all the shopping, Restaurants and Entertainment you could wish for.

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Rates & Availability

Marylebone Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$196
$1,191
$3,926
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59
Refundable damage deposit $262

A payment of 25% will confirm your booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before your reservation.
There is a security deposit of £200 which will be refunded within 7 days of your stay.
I can accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card via HomeAway or direct bank transfer.
There will be a extra charge if you are arriving at the property after 8pm
£20 per hour from 8pm and £50 per hour after midnight

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Westminster & West End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Compact bathroom with bath and over bath shower, toilet, washbasin and bathroom cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa easily converts to double bed, sleeps two adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Travel Cot is available, suitable for children up to 3 years
  • Bright and airy bedroom with comfortable double bed, large wardrobe, full length mirror, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner. All Bed linens and Towels are provided. Travel cot is available if required. Leather sofa in living room easily converts to double bed, sleeps two adults. Bedding stored in footstool.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat

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