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Excellent Location, Beautiful Interior West Of Holland Park

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Kensington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Immaculately Presented Two Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment In London Townhouse.

Stylish living, benefiting from high ceilings and large rooms this Kensington flat it offers stylish central living. Featuring tall bay windows overlooking a well maintained front garden and open plan living in a beautiful residential property. Fully equipped open plan kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, ample storage and use of garden.

Spacious living area boasting high ceilings, recently refurbished, use of front garden.

Reception room: (22'6' x 14') Sash bay window with original shutters overlooking garden, coving, ceiling rose, feature fireplace with tiled insert and marble surround. 50' flat screen TV. Painted wooden floors. Tall bookcases either side of bay windows. Large radiator.

Open plan kitchen: range of hand made wall and base units, ceramic hob, Smeg oven, microwave integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher 9/6 kg washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1: (18 x 9'3') double glazed sash bay window to rear with shutters, range of built in wardrobes, king size bed, covered ceiling, fitted carpet. Large radiator.

Bedroom 2: (10'3' x 7'6') two windows to rear, ceiling spotlights, chest of drawers, fitted carpet. Fits 2 single beds or a king-size. Radiator.

Bathroom: paneled bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin, low level wc, towel heater, ceiling spotlights, large storage cupboard.

The neighbourhood:

West Kensington is a quiet residential area, with easy access to all Central London entertainment and restaurants. Holland Park, Kensington Hight street, Westfield Shopping Centre and Olympia exhibition centre are all within a 5'-10' walk.

Getting around:

Shepherd's Bush (central line) station and Westfield are a 7' walk, Kensington Olympia (district and overground) and Olympia exhibition centre on Hammersmith Road are a 5' walk. Holland Park and High street Kensington are a 5' bus ride away. Bus stop for no 49 and C1 are a 2' walk.

Hammersmith Station is a 10' walk.

To get to the flat from Heathrow take the piccadilly line to Hammersmith and either walk for 10' or take a £6 cab to being you to the property if you have luggage.

The flat is located within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. There are parking spaces with meters on the street as well as an NCP car park about 10 minutes walk.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Lara Tambacopoulou
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2016
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About Lara Tambacopoulou

A multilingual world traveler since a young age, Lara has worked in photography and art direction for many years. Passionate about beautiful surroundings, she combines elegance with function and knows how to make guests feel at home in a foreign country.

Lara Tambacopoulou purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Lara Tambacopoulou chose Kensington & Chelsea

This is a traditional London flat, recently refurbished but having kept it's original features such as the shutters and ornate marble fireplace. It has comfortable furnishings and all the appliances and comforts one will need. Ideal for families, there is a garden in the front that can be used any time and there are many shops and restaurants near by as well as parks and playgrounds.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is suitable to accommodate all kinds of travelers from business travelers to honeymooners to families.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Excellent Location, Beautiful Interior West Of Holland Park
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews
5

Bright, comfy London flat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The online photos gave an accurate impression of this bright, compact space. It gave us everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. It was nice to have a full kitchen. The location is a short walk to the Underground, making it easy to get to the tourist attractions. And it is on a lovely residential street. It was the perfect home base to relax after exploring the city all day. Lara was easy to reach when we had questions. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Initial view of property is favorable, however that changes quickly upon closer inspection.

  • 3 of 5

Despite having sent an e-mail and left two voicemails with the owner prior to our arrival, we received no instructions about getting a key, etc..I was forced to call VRBO customer service to have them contact the owner while sitting on my suitcase on the sidewalk outside the flat. That issue was resolved, however it was not a great introduction. The location is great, but the flat itself leaves much to be desired for its' premium price. Reminded me of some of the apartments I rented in older buildings when I was going to college.Hot water was unreliable, lights sketchy, bathroom smelled of dampness/mildew and the tub was badly stained. While it was spacious enough for two people, it definitely would be uncomfortable for the five people it is supposed to accomodate. Especially with only one tiny bathroom. No instructions on how to operate water heater, washer/dryer, etc.. Had to buy toilet paper and hand soap and the supply of bath towels was sad.

I would certainly look elsewhere on my next visit to London. I would cousel others to do the same. I would prefer to pay more for a better quality accomodation than feel cheated by an owner whose sole focus is maximizing profit at the expense of guests' comfort.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, it was a mistake of mine to run try apartment to someone I did not communicate with prior to booking. I have looked through all the correspondence, there have been no emails sent to me whatsoever until VRBO called me and I gave the information needed. The next thing I received was a rather aggressive email and her intention to leave which did not. First of all, the apartment is not advertised for 5 people and had the guest read the listing better she would have had different expectations. I was never told there would be 5 people staying. It is the first time I am faced with someone so hostile who is staying in my property. It is an old London building and by no means a five star hotel but it is clean and bright and has made many people's stay comfortable and enjoyable and it is of course likely that one person has chosen the wrong property for their stay. However, one thing is for certain, we have always tried to help guests wherever possible and had she requested our assistance or had let us know that she needed soap and toilet paper (which are amply provided, she may not have found them) we would have immediately sent some. It is really disappointing that such efforts go into creating and offering a comfortable home for guests and a guest who has not even attempted to ask for what they need deem us as simply profit seekers and entirely uninterested in the guests' experience. Nothing can be further from the truth.
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4

Great location, as advertised

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the apartment! ,The location is great - a 5 minute walk from Shepard's Bush station. Lots of neighborhood restaurants nearby; especially charming a few blocks east. The floor plan was great for us traveling with two teenagers. The secondary bedroom is tight, but everyone gets their own bed and the living room provides good "hang out" space. The wi-fi worked great. I agree with the other poster that it would be helpful to have some instructions in the apartment (water heater operation, check out instructions, etc.). Lara was very responsive whenever I needed to contact her and returned our deposit very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Bright apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was decorated very prettily and was in a reasonably quiet area. It was about a 10 minute walk from the Sheperd's Bush subway stop, and a little bit farther for the enormous Westfield shopping center. Grocery stores were fairly close. We only went to one restaurant in the area. There are a lot in Westfield, but we didn't try them, as we didn't want to eat at a mall (too American for a London vacation.)

The second bedroom and the bathroom were very small. There was a lot of storage area and a lot of hooks for hanging clothes, backpacks and stuff. The windows in the bedrooms didn't open very easily, so it was warm and stuffy at night. The apartment had a musty smell.

The apartment was very bright, with large windows in all the rooms. We enjoyed the Wi-Fi and the large television.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Looks like pictures - but not a good stay

  • 2 of 5

This property looks exactly as advertised. But that's all you get.

We were four professionals and 1 child.

Cons:

No arrival instructions provided.

We had to e-mail owner for address. Wrong tube station was provided as it's closed for renovations all summer.

No one to welcome us and give household instructions.

No key or key instructions provided - We were told we would get keys at 3. We stood around waiting for an hour. Went to ask the neighbors for their WIFI information so we could call the owner. Luckily the upstairs flat nanny told us that the key is usually hidden. So we got to spend another hour looking for the key.

Once inside - no written instructions provided.

No WIFI password provided.

The apartment was "tidy" but not clean.

We (four adults one child) stayed for 5 nights and the owner provided one roll of toilet paper - so we had to buy more.

No basic cooking supplies (salt/pepper/oil/vinegar)

No hot water for showers/baths the first night - had to figure out how to turn on water heater.

Never contacted by owner during or after the stay.

Pros:

Great location - took 10 minutes to walk to Tube.

Grocery store near the Tube station.

Air conditioning.

Washer and Dryer.

Large living room/kitchen which was nice with a 11 month old.

Of the five home stays we had over the past 5 weeks, this stood out for lack of service, communication and supplies. Our other hosts communicated effectively with us prior and during our stay even if we never met them in person. I personally prefer to have a less "pretty" apartment with more service/communication. We would never recommend this apartment.

We would recommend the location.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you had such a difficult time accessing the flat and other problems too. Usually we get an email prior to arrival to arrange final details. The wifi code has recently changed and it is under the modem, most places have it there. The flat is not for 5 people, it is for 4 and we made an exception this time to accommodate you. I am truly sorry you encountered so many problems and regret that you did not email or call, we usually respond very quickly.
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5

Excellant location, great flat for 3-4 people.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting London and having the ability to have such a great home base at Lara's flat made a huge difference. The flat is very bright and airy, great amenities such as an easy kitchen to work in and large bedrooms were very nice. The location can't be beat as it is a 5-7 minute walk to Shepherd's Bush Underground on the Central Line. Holland Park and Kensington Gardens are a short walk away and this gives the opportunity to get away from the hustle of the city for a few minutes. We would definitely want to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cibo
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Shepherd's Bush
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Alounak, Cibo
Car: not necessary

Westfield Shopping centre is 7' walk

Holland Park is 10' walk

Olympia Exhibition Centre is 7' walk

Transport to all attraction within 5' walk

Rates & Availability

Kensington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday season
Dec 11 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$297
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$241
$1,504
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning/linen fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $451

No refunds can be made for cancellations 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Shower/bath, heated towel rail, sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large bedroom, range of wardrobes, bay window
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis

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