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Kensington flat for professional single or couple. Free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Double Bedroom + in-suite Shower/WC+ living room + kitchen. Free WI-F

This is a comfortable, bright 1 double bed with a modern en-suite on a first floor of a delightful Victorian Building. Located at the Holland Park side of Kensington. In addition there is a full use of modern kitchen and a lovely Living/dining room. only the Kitchen may be shared from time to time with one owner who is usually not around. Perfect for professional couple or single .The kitchen is fully equipped and very clean. You will find anything to cook and feel like at home.

The bedroom is welcoming and bright. There is a comfortable double bed, reading chair, side table, mobile air conditioner and ample of storage. Fresh Beds linen and towels are provided.

This safe and clean flat in fact has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is kept by the owner who is a female economist, works abroad most of the time. The main bedroom with en-suite shower/WC together with the Kitchen and the living room is being let out with Les rental price then the similar other flats in the area. Because the living room and the kitchen might be shared with the owner from time to time If she is in London. If not, the owner closes her room and leaves the rest of the apartment to the guest. As a result, this is definitely the right place to enjoy London in a well looked after home.

The flat is situated in a very quiet, tree lined peaceful side road in between High Street Kensington and Holland Park Avenue. Kensington is the best part of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

With the direct buses and stations (Kensington Olympia and Shepherd Bush on central and circle lines), this property will provide you an ideal base from which to discover London’s main attractions. Stations are only 5 to 7 minute's walk away.

Further, for those who like walking, Holland Park, Westfield Shopping Centre, Notting Hill, Portobello Market, Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall, all are in walking distant .

There is a corner convenience shop and 2 reasonably priced famous restaurant just around the corner. Also many other coffees, restaurants, pubs and markets are in between 1 to 10 minutes walk.

Only if the landlady is not in London, out-of-office hours (8 pm to 8 am) checking fee is £40.

I wish you have a pleasant stay!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Maria

I am a post graduated female economist works in between countries. This is a flat for me to live in it. I did not intent to let it out. But, Since I spend most of my time out of London, I thought it would be nice other to have the benefit of it

Maria purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Maria chose Kensington & Chelsea

Good transport, Very good area, very safe, Clean, Comfortable and positive, Compare to other similar properties in the area, this is very cheap. Also very relaxing and positive.

Kensington's Holland Park area is one of the best part of London.

What makes this apartment unique

Area, the Location, transport and the flat itself. I just love living here. Especially in Spring I enjoy the blossoms in the road. I love being very close to the Holland Park, the Nothing Hill, the Portobello, the royal Albert Hall etc. All are in walking distance. Every body that stayed here loved being in the flat and, in the area. A female German solicitor, came to live here for 2 month and stayed 11 month until she went back to Germany. There are regular single ladies from USA and from Canada comes every year. There are several markets and shops just around the corner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Much better then expected. Had a lovely 2 months. I recomment to any one
Sep 2009
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Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is one in-suite shower/WC used only by the guest. Also there is a separate bath/WC used by the Owner while in the flat which is not very often.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very clean flat. Double bed, build in cupboard . In-suite shower/WC. suitable for Professional only Bedside cabinet, comfortable chair for reading. Mobile DYSON air conditioner with remove control.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
1- Please do not use the towels for removing make-up. 3- Please do not smoke in the flat. 3- You will find washing up liquid in the kitchen. Please do not use dishwasher liquid for the washing machine or for the dish washer 4- You need to get your own washing powder for laundry 5- Washing machine/ dryer are very easy to operate. 6- If you do not like dryer you can use the airier kept in the main bathroom. Please read the advert in full before reserving.


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average rating of 4.787879 based on 34 reviews

It was a very good experience.

  • 4 of 5

Maria was very accommodating and was very helpful if I needed directions or information about London. She respected my space . I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. She even gave me a tour of London on her day off!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want in a London stay...

  • 5 of 5

As a 'Holiday Rental Agent' who handles a lot of properties in Australia, I really loved this flat/apartment. It is beautifully renovated, furnished, equipped and presented, with lots of thoughtful touches to ensure a memorable and delightful stay. As clean as a new pin with lovely linens and towels etc., the location is both convenient and safe. There are restaurants/cafes and a local supermarket/ off-license just around the corner. Maria very kindly collected me from the tube station (being an Aussie) and showed me around most hospitably before dashing off to have a mini holiday herself. Well done Maria. You had a very happy guest who will come back again to your lovely apartment.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Of the twelve places we stayed at in the UK, this was the best.

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently within walking distance of the Olympic and Shepards Bush stations. Outstandingly renovated apartment with beautiful working appliances. The best bed we slept in during our 32 day UK travels.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A brilliant place to stay! Clean and comfortable ! Will stay again!

  • 5 of 5

I was there for 3 weeks

Loved the Apartment, Great location, very safe, 10 to 15 minutes’ walk to vibrant shopping area of High street Kensington as well as Nothing Hill. There are plenty of places to eat in the area. The flat was extremely well presented, clean & tidy with fast wifi which is important for me. Although I was on my own, the flat will comfortably accommodate 3. I spent most nights eating out, however I did eat in a few times & found the flat is well equipped with all cutlery, crockery etc. Maria was there for only 2 night but I wish she was there more. She is very kind, quid and helpful. Maria made me feel welcome & her local knowledge is impressive. I usually pay significantly more for a small hotel room when I need to be in this part of London, but was pleased I tried this service. recommend this property especially for woman travelling alone. But very suitable for Couple too. I think I found my home in London . Than you Maria

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, Great price! fast internet, very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband booked the flat because of the location and price. We were a little worried at the but turned out to be Perfect for our need.

The flat has been nicely furnished very clean and feels like home. We had a great stay with all the facilities in the heart of London. Really close to all amenities and well connected by public transport to go everywhere. The Maria was not there when we arrived. Maria's assistant, lovely Lucy checked us in. But we were able to contact maria via whats up and email any time. She is really kind and helpful so I would recommend it to everybody..

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, convenient to public transportation.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is situated in a very quiet clean neighborhood. The bus stops are right outside on the main street. Shepherd's Bay rail station is within walking distance which connects you to central London. Maria, the owner is very nice, she was there to meet us and orientate us to the apartment. If there is one negative, that I would comment on, is the fact that she stayed a couple of nights and dropped in periodically throughout the days. She tried her best to stay away but it is not like having an apartment to yourself. I think that when someone makes an inquiry, she should disclose whether or not she will be there during that time. In doing so, one will make the the decision to stay or not to. For us, it felt like staying with in your mother in laws'house ( be on your best behavior). Not ideal for couples who want alone time.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice; With respect, Although my add says that the living room and the kitchen MIGHT BE shared with the owner FROM TIME TO TIME, when and if she is in London", before you made the payment , I had send you an email informing you that i was also going to be in the flat during the time in question. You wrote back to me saying You had no problem with that... Unfortunately you were not one of those lucky guest who paid the same low price but did not arrive while i was abroad... Further I have given you the opportunity for having the whole flat for your use only with higher price... People usually ask to make sure if i will be in or not during the time in question. My answer, always, is "I might be". I would have rent it for £150 per night if i knew the dates i would not be in.
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Nearest Airport
10.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The area is famous with it Local bars and Pubs
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Kensington Olimpia, Sheperd's Bush, Holland Park
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
to many in b etween 2 to 15 minutes walk away
Car: not necessary

The nearest over/under ground Olympia and Shepherd Bush are both 5 minutes’ walk away. If you walk to left from our house you reach to High Street Kensington within 4 minutes. You will see Hilton Olympia on the left and Olympia exhibition center on the right. Hilton side of High Street Kensington takes you to Kensington, the other side to Hammer Smith area. There a stores , restaurants cafes and supermarket at both side and are 2 to 5 minutes’ walk. Also there are buses to every direction. From the flat, if you walk to the right side, in 2 minutes, you reach to beautiful Holland Park Avenue that lead to Nothing Hill another 2 minutes takes you to Shepherd Bust station and to europe's biggest Shopping Center West field.

Car Parking:


Rates & Availability

Kensington Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Bank transfer fee $45.28
Cleaning $77.62
Refundable damage deposit $258.72
Tax Rate 0.0%

£60.00 one of cleaning fee taken in Cash at check at check in.

If the flat becomes inhabitable as a result of emergency the landlord has the right to offer equivalent one, or to cancel o month earlier then the check in date.

Only if the owner is not in London on your arrival day, and only if the guest arrives between 8.00pm and 9.00am any days of the week, £40 out of hours check in fee will be paid in cash at arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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