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Luxury Location, Style & Comfort, Free Car Serv, MiniBar & More! Much Value 4 $

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 5

• Greenhaven, a 5-star luxury apartment in the heart of central London on a beautiful garden squares, offers an EXCEPTIONAL STYLE, COMFORT, COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES, GUEST EXPERIENCE and VALUE for your travel dollars that's rarely matched by most other comparably-sized and priced holiday properties.

• One of HIGHEST RATED VRBO/Homeaway properties. With 85+ five-star guest reviews in TOP 10 of the 1000+ Westminster area rentals. Guest descriptions include: "5-star EVERYTHING", "Hidden Jewel," "Perfect in Every Way," "Wonderful Oasis," "Great Space/Great Value/Fantastic Location," and "Exquisite Gem in the Heart of the City."

• CONVENIENT & UP MARKET LOCATION. Situated in one of London's MOST EXCLUSIVE (SW1) AND ACCESSIBLE AREAS for visiting major sites. Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery and the trendy shops, department stores, restaurants and markets of Belgravia, Sloan Square/Chelsea, Mayfair and Knightsbridge and West End theatres within 15-20 minute walk or underground/bus ride.

• Victoria Underground, train, and bus and stations, hop-off/hop on tour buses. cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, 3-5 minute walk. Easy access to sights outside London, including Cambridge, Oxford, Hampton Court Palace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Brighton, Highclere Castle (setting for Downton Abbey TV series), Bath and Stonehenge.

• MANY COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES not provided by other rentals: private car service from Heathrow/Gatwick airports for stays of 7 nights or more; fully-stocked bar with wine, spirits, English ales and ciders; coffee bar with 16 different Nespresso brews and dozens of Twinings teas; gourmet chocolates and cookies; kitchen stocked with cooking oils, vinegars, spices, WIFI. local/international calling; Samsung Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV; office equipment and supplies; deluxe bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries; washer and dryer, and central air conditioning and heating. Professional laundered and pressed linens.

• Check in, key exchange, property introduction and neighborhood tour provided IN PERSON by dedicated manager accessible 24/7.

• Since 2007, EXPERIENCED Family-owned/operated business with luxury holiday rentals in London, Paris, Southern France.

• Discounts offered for bookings of both London and Paris properties.

“Amazing place. Look no further. Nothing else can compare!” “Best ever London stay.” “Exceeded our expectations”. “A beautiful apartment in an exceptional location.” 'Great space, great value.' 'Beautiful apartment in prime garden setting.' “Thoughtful design, décor and attention to detail.” These are just a few of the ways our many satisfied guests have described their unforgettable holiday stay at Greenhaven.

VALUE FOR MONEY: It's hard to beat our rates considering the superb level of care and comfort guests enjoy.

COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES: Provided free of charge: Private car service pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick airports to the flat for those staying 7 nights or more; English ales/biscuits/chocolates; crystal decanters of spirits (Gin, Scotch, Vodka, Rum and a variety mixers); Nespresso espresso/cappuccino machines with 16 brews and a collection of Twinings teas found only in the United Kingdom; long-distance phone calling to the U.S., Canada and Europe; high-speed WiFi and notebook computer; printer/fax/scanner/office supplies; Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV with access to hundreds of TV channels and movies; electronic massage chair and luxury bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries and professionally laundered linens. The kitchen is stocked with herbs, spices and oils/vinegars. All you have to shop for are groceries!

LIBERAL CANCELLATION POLICY: If your travel plans change, you’re never out of pocket. You’re guaranteed either a full refund or a combination of a partial refund and credit towards a future stay by you or another party of your choice.

BEFORE MAKING YOUR RENTAL SELECTION please note: Greenhaven ranks NUMBER 3 with the most 5-STAR guest reviews of all the 927 VRBO/Homeway apartments listed in the Westiminster (neighborhood) of London!!! With 85+ such outstanding reviews – and not one negative review -- the Greenhaven has earned a place in the TOP 15 of all the websites’ 4900+ vacation rentals in Central London.

What this means to you: YOU CAN’T GO WRONG CHOOSING for your London holiday. Hundreds of guests have vetted the property, awarding it the highest customer satisfaction rating of ‘5 stars.’ With Greenhaven, you have peace of mind knowing that you can enjoy a truly ‘presented-as-advertised’ holiday accommodation that meets – and in many cases, exceed – guest expectations No worries before arrival. No disappointment and frustration upon arrival. Just superb accommodations location, amenities, comforts, conveniences and first-class client service await you provided by experienced vacation rental owners.

FYI: BUYER BEWARE! Hundreds of short-term rentals, many run by inexperienced owners or agencies looking to make a quick buck, have recently flooded the London market so be aware before you book! Read all the guest reviews. If there are few -- or worst yet, none -- think twice about selecting the property. And don’t forget to check the fine print for any hidden charges.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

WHAT TO EXPECT: This light-filled, lower-ground floor apartment with private gated entrance is part of a listed historic building that sits opposite the private garden of Eccleston Square. Everything needed for day-to-day living . . . cafes, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, green markets, bakeries, health food shops, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and international newsstands . . . are all within a 2-10 minute walk.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Greenhaven is newly refurbished by European architectural & design firms, air-conditioned/centrally heated and fully-furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique décor. By London standards it's very large (600 square feet) and includes living room/dining room area, galley kitchen, bedroom and bath. The apartment is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Sixteen foot high ceilings and large windows in the main living/dining area contribute to its very open, light and airy feel.

LIVING/DINING AREA: The main living/dining area has a table with seating for four, a comfortable king-size sleeper sofa. The furniture is set in front of non-working fireplace and a built-in wall unit/library with a large selection of books on London, as well as English history and culture. Atop of the decorative fireplace is a 42” Smart (Internet enabled) Samsung flat-panel HDTV with separate sound bar for enhanced listening pleasure. There's access to 100+ channels, including CNN International, Sky News International and BBC World plus hundreds of movies on demand. For those who must work while away, there's FREE high speed WIFI, wireless phones with FREE international calling to the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and other countries.

MODERN KITCHEN: Gourmet cooks can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, state-of-the-art appliances (stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances) and lovely tabletop accessories. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to enhance delicious meals, including a variety of basic culinary supplies, such as spices, oils, vinegars, flour & other staple items so you don't have to buy things you'll only be using a few times.

MODERN BATH: The modern bathroom suite features a glass-enclosed walk-in shower with large rainfall shower head, ample shelving/storage and washer and dryer units.

ROMANTIC BEDROOM: A romantic bedroom with a queen-size mattress is topped with a sumptuous 3-inch deep featherbed wrapped in fine Egyptian cotton linens. Add to that, a fine Hungarian goose down comforter, and you feel as though you're sleeping between layers of soft clouds. A well-designed halogen lighting system, including personal reading lamps, allows you to select your preferred level of illumination.

More Details

Owner
Paula Harvan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About Paula Harvan

I have been offering luxury holiday accommodations since 1999, with properties in, Paris, and the South of France. London is my latest location. Residential design and decor is my passion, and I strive to provide dwelling places that are more expressive, more beautiful than other vacation rentals. I live part-time in all these places. So each functions as a 'home' -- not just a rental property. The hallmark of each residence is its personal style, which reflects its unique character and location. For example, my London apartment, which opens to the beautiful private gardens of Eccleston, is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Quality furnishings, decor and a level of convenience, comfort and attention set my locations apart from those that are exclusively used as rentals. My philosophy is that I would never rent a property that I would not stay in myself. So, putting myself into my guests’ shoes, I 'think of everything' to make a stay a most positive and memorable experience. I started renting GreenHaven in August 2011, so I'm just now collecting guest testimonials. But to get an idea of the quality of my rentals and guest services, read the dozens of positive comments from those who have stayed at my French properties: just URL 'yourparispenthouse' and 'charmingfrenchcottage'.

Paula Harvan purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Paula Harvan chose Westminster & West End

I've lived in London for a few years, and I wanted to find a location that combined all of its best aspects at my doorstep: proximity to major sites, transportation, shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, but with a traditional London feel. Eccleston Square is it -- with an added bonus: the private garden that's only accessible to residents and their guests.

From the outside of Greenhaven, the view is a scaled-down version of New York's Central Park. You see the upper branches of trees, swirls of clematis, heady explosions of climbing roses and, here and there, the opposite side of Eccleston Square, London SW1 -- one of London's most posh addresses. When you get into the garden, you wouldn't know you’re in the heart of a world-renowned international city. When you smell the flowers and hear the birds sing, London seems to disappear -- yet all of its wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and experiences are right outside the garden gates.

Eccleston Square came about when town planner Thomas Cubitt, who developed it in 1845, had the idea of gathering everyone's back gardens together. Around the periphery, a shady walk takes you though arches of wisteria and clematis. For garden buffs, there are several unique specimen plants, including a handkerchief tree from China -- and art buffs will enjoy the irises, some of which came from Monet's garden in Giverny, France. The Garden Square has won many awards not only for its botanical beauty, but also for its well-integrated features, such as several brick patios, glass conservatory, tennis court, and play and BBQ areas.

Amenities

Pimlico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • The modern bathroom features a large walk in shower with rainfall shower and handheld shower heads. Under floor heating ensures the room is always cozy warm -- a welcome feature with damp, cold London weather. Also, there is a washer and dryer located in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a cozy bedroom with double bed and luxurious bedding. In the living room there is a queen-size sofa and sleeping alcove with single size mattress suitable for a child. All rooms enjoy central air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests have access to 2.3 acre private garden square with many walking paths, play areas, tennis courts (by reservation) and BBQ grills. Google 'Eccleston Square Garden' to view the garden's website.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.966292 based on 89 reviews
4

Perfect location, a lot of little extras that make property welcoming.

  • 4 of 5

Located in a great part of London. Flat very well equipped, coffee, tea, bathroom extras etc. The car service at Heathrow was a welcomed extra, especially after long flight. Only part that caught us out was check out time which is 10am - for some reason I just assumed it was 11 am - -and I couldn't find anything in house manual, ( it was in contract though - but totally overlooked)! Other than that, I would highly recommend this flat. The communal gardens were beautiful, just like a secret garden - wished we had more time to enjoy them. Many thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location. Pristine with everything you could ever need. Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Will definitely stay again. Could not ask for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous! Would definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4, including two grown children, stayed at Paula's flat for 3 nights. The location was close to the train station, and walking distance from restaurants and other fun things. The decor was lovely and the bathroom and kitchen looked newly renovated with high quality fixtures and cabinets. Bedding was comfortable, kitchen had everything we needed (though we didn't cook anything). We felt safe in this basement flat, and were happy not to trudge up many flights of stairs as with so many places I looked at in London. Be sure to make time to meander through the garden across the way; there are many paths and "secret" areas to discover. Paula was very responsive to our questions and requests, and helped us out when we left something behind after checking out. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing little flat in great area

  • 5 of 5

Three people lived in this little flat very comfortably. The sofa bed in the living area was super comfortable. Furniture and decor very pleasant and inviting. The private gardens are gorgeous (private to the whole building, not just our flat). Kitchen well appointed, bed comfortable. We could walk everywhere (Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, etc). However, if your mobility is impaired this flat may not be ideal as there is a steep, narrow staircase leading to it.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Manuela your very kind words about Greenhaven. We're happy that your family of three was very comfortable staying in our flat. We'd like to point out to prospective guests, however, that although you describe the flat as 'little', it is BIG -- 650 square feet -- for a one bed, one bath flat in London. According to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the average size of a one bed, one bath apartment in London is between 400 to 500 square feet. By comparison, the size of an average hotel room in the U.K. ranges from 175 to 200 square feet, according to Hotelmarketing.com.
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience, location is in a very posh and historic location.

The private garden was great. It was really good for us 2 adults and 2 kids.

very clean well maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a beautiful flat for our first stay in London. Well appointed and well located.

  • 5 of 5

The flat had everything we needed for our 5 night stay. Immaculately clean and furnishings were top notch. The location was convenient to the tube, trains and bus which made our travel around London and beyond quite easy.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean/Greet/Linens/Taxes $175
Refundable damage deposit $300

Please note all rates are quoted in British Pounds. There is a $125.00 cleaning/professional linens fee.
Many FREE AMENITIES, including WIFI, wine, mini-bar, nespresso coffee/tea, cookies, chocolates. For those staying 7 nights or more, there is free car service from the airport to the apartment. Also discount offer on London apartment to those guests also booking our Paris penthouse with stunning Eiffel Tower views.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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