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

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Kensington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Stephen McQuillan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

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 & Chelsea

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


based on 9 traveler reviews

Cosy, 1-bedroom Kensington flat close to shopping and all tourist attractions
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Good Location

  • 3 of 5

Stephen is a great guy and is more than ready to help. The location of the apartment is fantastic,with proximity to Earls court station and many pubs and eateries.

However, the apartment is located in the attic of an old building and needs some attention in the general cleanliness, the bathroom needs work, the bedroom wardrobe is pretty poor condition ( a dozen good hangars can be far better than 25 flimsy plastic hangars), the blind on the window is short (was an issue in the summers). One of the sofas in the sitting room needs attention. Lastly the living room has got cramped, because they have put couple old office computer tables with PC and printers and fax machine. (these could come handy for business traveler, but not for holiday makers).

Hence the apartment gets a 3 star rating.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it, would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable little flat convenient to Earls Court tube station, grocery stores, local pubs and restaurants. Having access to a computer was a plus for us. Stephen met us outside the property, and after familiarizing us with the flat, encouraged us to phone him should we need anything. He messaged us once during our stay to make sure everything was okay, which I though was nice. Our son slept on the sofa bed. It was slightly too short for his 6' frame but otherwise he did fine. Fans were provided in the bedroom and front room and were much appreciated. Kitchen is smaller than it appears the photos; just an observation, not a complaint.

The only downside I could think of, and this is a stretch, because it didn't bother us and we really loved this place, is that the building is on a busy main road. If you are looking to stay on a quiet residential street, this may not be the place for you. I'm sure closing the windows would mitigate the traffic sounds, but we had them open during our entire stay in late July and early August.

In short, it was a perfect home away from home for our 11-night stay, and Stephen was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan and her husband Scott stayed with their teenage son recently and were very pleasant to deal with! Having been to London before they looked after themselves quite easily. I'd be more than happy to see them again!
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Great location, well-equipped, cosy and convenient. Will stay there again next time in London.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in London. The flat is perfectly located and fully equipped. Mr. Stephen McQuillan is very nice and helpful. He has made our stay very pleasant. We'd like to stay in the same flat next time in London.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little flat to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It is our second stay in this nice comfortable and practical 1-bedroom flat. The location could not be better. Within walking distance to so many sights like the V&A Museum, NHMuseum,

Hyde Park and other attractions. Easy to get to the Tube Station. Direct link to Heathrow Airport. Fantastic! A nice place to stay and enjoy London.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words in your review! Very much appreciated! You're very welcome to return again in the future! Stephen
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  • 5 of 5

Stephen is an unequivocal human. When my father and I decided to spend a week in London, we weren't exactly sure what to expect from our stay here. When it became clear to us that we would be nearly two hours late to meet with Stephen to exchange keys, and discuss the apartment, he was very kind and willing to work with the complications. When we finally did make it to the apartment, Stephen met us with groceries and some flowers to help make up for the time we had lost at the airport.

He proceeded to run us through the apartment, show us what we needed to know about. (As Americans, some of the UK things were quite different). He then left us with a map and some suggestions for restaurants we could go to.

This apartment is within walking distance of Earl's Court tube station, which connects to the District and Picadilly Line. It's a nice neighborhood in Kensington and Chelsea. You can even walk to Hyde Park if you're up for a long walk.

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay in London, that is just far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but just close enough that all you have to do is hop on a five minute tube, then this is it.

Stephen is more than willing to help you with whatever you need. Even when we had an unexpected visitor, he came and brought extra linen for him.

I will be staying here again next summer, for sure!

Stephen is one of those people you can sit down and have a beer with, and I highly suggest you do.

Also, the shower is excellent, which seems to be one of the commonly worst things in rented apartments. But, here, it was perfect.

Thank you, Stephen for an incredible stay. I hope to see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words in your review! Very much appreciated! Stephen
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Very close to Earl's Court, restaurants, take-away and super-market, The appartment is perfect for two or three people who want to visit London. The owner is very attentive and the apartment was adequate for a short stay of one week. With no doubt, the next time we'll return to London, we'll choose again this flat.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words, reviewing your stay! Very much appreciated! Stephen
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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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Additional information about rental rates

Administration charge $92
Refundable damage deposit $244

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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Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 38 m²
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size bath with overhead shower. Handbasin and WC. Good water pressure!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double bed with side table and lamp, built-in wardrobe & fan for use in summer.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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