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Spacious 2 bedroom flat located in the heart of fashionable Kensington

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat

Tucked away from the main thoroughfare in a wonderful picture postcard location is this generously proportioned two bedroom apartment. On the second and third floors (no lift) the apartment boasts glorious views. The home has been beautifully restored with attention to creature comforts apparent.

The owners' believe in the power of good design and its ability to effect your mood and create a memory. Feel inspired and relaxed. Beautiful understated pale tones create a scheme in which to unwind. The road outside is a pretty, enchanted stretch that brings you to Notting Hill (turning right) or down to High Street Kensington (turning left). In summer cherry blossom trees create a pink boundary along the road.

The area is blessed with acres of green space. Hyde Park, originally one of King Henry VIII's hunting parks, and Kensington Palace, official London home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are a short walk. Hyde Park's Serpentine Gallery is one of London's best-loved free galleries. Kensington Gardens is the setting for J M Barrie's book Peter Pan.

A perfect base to explore some of the many attractions London has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Nick Brandler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 8:30 AM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master En Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master-bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds that can also be a king-size bed
  • Television
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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Spacious 2 bedroom flat located in the heart of fashionable Kensington
average rating of 4.2608695 based on 23 reviews
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Lovely property. Perfect location. Wonderful devices.

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our little flat in Kensington and it provided a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of London. Terrific location to public transportation, great restaurants, supermarkets and more. Flat was clean, well stocked with essetials and the linens were top notch. Nick was fantastic and very responsive. Will definitely stay here again if the occasion presents itself.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello May, Thank you for your kind words and for taking such good care of the flat! We would absolutely love to have you back very soon! Best, Nick
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Pleasant stay in Kensington

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay. Flat was in a great location and well maintained. Very good communication with Nick in checking in and out. Great space for a family of 4.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are both over 75 so we found walking up to the 3d and 4th floors a little challenging, but not our two grandsons. However, once getting into our flat it was worth it. Everything worked very well, from the very nicely equipped kitchen to the combination washer/dryer. We thought the shower was very good and easy to use. Two of us actually showered in the evening. The only criticism is that the toilet seat in the master bathroom was never attached correctly, so it is a little off kilter and the seat part must be held or else it will fall down onto the toilet- male users should be aware of that.

We all thought Palace Gardens Terrace was very pretty and the location was excellent. We used the Notting Hill Gate entrance to the Underground and found the Underground was a very easy way to get around London and extremely cost efficient- get an Oyster card. Circle Line gives you access to many of the touristy sites and basic Oyster card and Zones 1 and 2, same inclusive cost, gives you access to just about all you would want to see in London. We also found we could easily walk to Paul (food just like in Paris), and enjoyed the Italian restaurant De Amici on Notting Hill Road. On the way to the Underground station we passed a few local small food markets. Nearby is also a local organic food market. You can also go in the other direction to Kensington Road and shop at a Whole Foods- that direction was too far for us to walk on a regular basis so we used the Notting Hill Gate Underground.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location. Provisioning needs work.

  • 3 of 5

The good news: this flat is wonderfully located on a beautiful street just off Kensington Gardens. Its access to Kensington and Notting Hill is fantastic. Public transportation -- easy! Great shopping -- absolutely (especially an incredible Whole Foods). Wide selection of restaurants -- done.

The not so good news: the bedding and furniture are all bare minimum and seem likely to have been pulled together from yard sales. We were told the pillows had been replaced but found them -- as suggested in prior reviews -- lumpy and uncomfortable. The master bath truly needs a shower (or at least a curtain to allow for one to be improvised). One has the distinct impression that the owners have done the bare minimum to earn income off of the unit. Everything you would need is there, but it is not particularly comfortable. Would be an easy one-time fix to remedy with a long-term payoff.

Final confirmation of other's comments: we didn't mind the steps, but this would not be a good flat for the elderly or for those with very young kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 3 of 5

We were met by Karen, who walked us through the flat. Very nice, on time, easy meet. Spacious flat for us and our 2 boys. There are 2.5 baths but only one shower, which was an issue in the morning. I thought I could use the bath in the master, but there is little water pressure so we took turns with the shower in the other bedroom. I felt the security deposit was high for the condition of the floors, couch, and walls in the apartment. Also, a couple of the kitchen cabinets were hard to close. We weren't provided with kitchen towels or a sponge so off to the market we went which was about .5 miles from the flat. The tube was .25 miles and very easy to navigate. The bed linens were fine but agree with other reviews that the pillows are horrible. Checkout was easy, met again by Karen. Took around a week to see the deposit refunded.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, apartment is tired and needs upkeep

  • 3 of 5

I don't want this to be an entirely negative review, but here were our concerns during the stay:

- we must have missed the notes on the booking that it was a 3rd floor walk up - 52 steps up the last flight being very narrow. Extremely difficult for young children and more senior people.

- the entire building was covered in scaffolding so you had no view out the front of the building which happens to be the main sitting area and the main bedroom - not to mention there were strangers right outside your windows from early in the morning throughout the day (privacy and security issue). This DEFINITELY was not mentioned to us at the time of booking. When we asked upon arrival they said "it was meant to be gone by now", but the workers said they'd be there until July.

- the beds are somewhat comfortable, but the pillows are in atrocious shape. Totally lumpy, old, gross, must be replaced! We asked for new pillows but of 10+ pillows in the suite, I think they gave us 2 new ones....and they were definitely not NEW PURCHASES (likely just brought from owners suite up)

- the shower in the 2nd room did not drain properly - almost overflowed with even the quickest shower.

- general wear and tear in the suite - lots of marks on walls, bathrooms missing toilet paper holders, etc.

As for positives of the suite:

- location/area is great - close to tube stations and buses. easy to walk from here to many great locations

- property management company employees were very friendly and attentive to our concerns, but the owners likely have the final say in things like replacing pillows, etc.

- spacious suite - we easily had 4 people stay here

- nice restaurants nearby

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $674.13

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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