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Cosy, 1-bedroom Kensington flat close to shopping and all tourist attractions

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 409 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Superbly located 1-bedroom flat, situated between Earls Court and High St Kensington. Close to all major tourist attractions.

Cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery, all linen, cable TV & computers with broadband access.

Shower over full-size bathtub, lift and wooden & tiled floors throughout.

Secondary glazing, central heating and all home facilities provided.

Centrally located for transport to all parts of central London, as well as direct links to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.


Owner
Stephen McQuillan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Stephen McQuillan

I work from home very close to where the apartment is located, running a small business, letting and managing properties for my clients.

Having worked in the business for some 15 years, I am quite familiar with this property, which belongs to one of my clients who lives abroad.

Why Stephen McQuillan chose Kensington

Quite simply, it's a home away from home!

Amenities

Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 409 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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 -
  • Full-size bath with overhead shower. Handbasin and WC. Good water pressure!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double bed with side table and lamp, built-in wardrobe & fan for use in summer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Cosy, 1-bedroom Kensington flat close to shopping and all tourist attractions
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
5

Comfy apartment for two in great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a well furnished and comfy little apartment just two blocks from the Earl's Court underground stop (great for in/out to Heathrow as well as getting around the city). Overall it's a good size for two; might be a bit tight for more (except children). You do have to keep the windows closed at night due to Cromwell Road traffic, but they are very good at blocking sound. Everything functions well; the wifi is great. The neighborhood has great eating options.The rental agent, Stephen, is exceptionally courteous and accommodating. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to deal with the nice people I've welcomed to the little flat I use for holiday rentals! Blaise and his partner Virginia were exceptionally pleasant to deal with and I'll be more than happy to have them again!
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5

Wonderful location ,and best host ever

  • 5 of 5

I stayed 2.weeks in this lovely old Victoria building flat,its so close to earls court tube station (5mins walking )and has everything u need near by the place the cozy and neat and Stephen is most friendly and helpful host i ever met definitely recommended

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for young people!

  • 3 of 5

This apartment is in a great location, convenient to the underground and useful shops . The manager is a lovely person, and super helpful. Other things I appreciated were the well-stocked kitchen in terms of utensils, microwave, stove + oven, coffee pot, toaster, etc.--even a small laundry washing machine! The refrigerator leaves something to be desired, as the freezer compartment lacks a door and thus does not keep frozen items. But for short stays, that's not a big handicap. The bed is very comfortable. A very good desktop computer with WiFi turned out to be an extremely important feature for me.

All that said, this is not an apartment for someone like me--elderly, easily tired, a bit arthritic. (1) The apartment is on the attic floor, 4 long flights up, and the lift is unreliable. Sometimes walking all the way up (or down, or both) was necessary; and it was difficult. (2) The toilet is so close to the wall as to be uncomfortable for women to sit on--at such time as the apartment is remodeled, this should be kept in mind. (3) speaking of the bathroom, the tub is too high for an older person to step into easily (though the water pressure is excellent, considering it's on the top floor). (4) finally, the windows (one in the bedroom and one in the living room) are so high that the only thing one sees is the sky; and the TV antennae on the roof of the hospital across the street. This is a structural matter and in no way a criticism of the manager, but it felt strange to not have a view. Also (and this is NOT a structural matter and could be fixed), the venetian blinds on both windows do not catch to stay open, so one cannot get optimum light in the rooms as the blinds are always down.

Again, I appreciated the small touches that the manager provided, including personal attention when I arrived and the night before I left, as well as being available througout the two weeks if I had any problems. Thanks, Stephen!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very kindly for your review of the apartment I manage for short stay holiday rentals. A very well-balanced report! The items mentioned which are under my control, while not mentioned previously, will be taken care of for future guests! Thank you once again very much! It was a pleasure to meet you.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
4

Cozy apartment near Earl's court

  • 4 of 5

This is a good size one bedroom apt very close to Earl's court tube station, restaurants, grocery stores and parks. Kensinton Palace and park, Hyde Park and Holland Park are all just a short walk. We also walked to Harrod's in Knightsbridge. We enjoyed it very much and Stephen was great. Very welcoming. Definitely would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind words! Many thanks indeed, although the location isn't anything to do with me, but you're quite right. I live in Earls Court myself and don't find much need to travel around London much for anything, other than by choice!
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Glen Rock
5

Excellent apartment in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is well maintained, close to underground stations, restaurants and supermarkets. Kitchen is well equipped. Fast internet. If we can suggest removing one of the computer tables to provide a bit more room. Excellent and quick communication with the property manager who is exceptionally courteous and accommodating indeed, he met us at the underground station and led us to the apartment, while providing a lot of interesting and useful information about the area and London.Thank you so much for a great place to stay during our vacation. We would highly recommend this place to everyone who would visit this beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words Peter! I'm not in the habit of following reviews for the sake of gaining such compliments. the job of providing a comfortable place for people to stay isn't exactly rocket science after all. But your words are much appreciated. I'll be happy to be of assistance to you again in the future if you visit London again!
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4

Great option for an extended visit to London.

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely perfect location for sightseeing. Comfortable for a couple and one child. Close to Tube, near restaurants, groceries, bakeries and pubs. Quiet building, even on busy street. Lots of natural light. Bus service close by.

Only suggestion we had was to get rid of superfluous furniture that make apartment feel closed in. Who needs two computer desks and three empty bookcases?

Agent Steven McQuillan was great, full of information about the neighborhood. He even bought a French press for our coffee.

We and our thirteen year old grand-daughter enjoyed our stay and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire's suggestions are well-received and appreciated. She and her husband and grand-daughter were very welcome as guests and would be most welcome if they decide to return to London! Thank you!
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Map

Car: not necessary

Well located for all sights in central London, on direct bus routes to the West End, for theatres and 5mins walk to local Underground station, connecting with all parts of central London.

Only 5mins walk away is the Little French Restaurant, which features an a' la carte 3-course menu, for £12.50!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administration charge $133.19
Refundable damage deposit $266.38

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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