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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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A lovely three bedroom vacation home in London's safe South Kensington district.

Flat Overview:

- Private 100 square meters mews house right in South Kensington

- 1st floor flat without an elevator

- Accommodates up to 6 guests with 3 full bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms

- Fully equipped kitchen with a clothes washer and dryer

- Free Wi-Fi connection and flat screen TV with cable

- 5 minutes to South Kensington or Gloucester Road Underground Stations (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines)

- Walking distance to Hyde Park and the some great London museums

About the mews house:

This 100 square meter, first floor townhouse embodies typical British architecture and is surrounded by many famous landmarks and places. You will benefit from a relaxing atmosphere inside the tastefully decorated home. A private mews house is a wonderful experience. Originally, when houses were built along the streets of London, the mews lanes behind the great houses were lined with lovely “cottages” for horses and carriages. The Beatles made enjoying life in a private London mews house very fashionable, a lifestyle that remains popular to this day.

Upon entering in the house, on the right hand side you are greeted by a large and bright living area. The living room contains a corner sofa and large flat-screen television with cable for your enjoyment. You will also benefit from a free high-speed Wi-Fi connection throughout the flat.

Moving on from the living room, you’ll find the dining room with a table and chairs for six people. It is the perfect place to gather around to enjoy a home cooked meal when you feel like staying in instead of testing one of South Kensington’s best restaurants. The fully-equipped kitchen with a stove, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, teakettle and more. All pots, pans, crockery and utensils are provided so that you can benefit from the luxury of being able to prepare meals at home. The flat also has a clothes washing and drying machine and iron and board for your convenience.

On the right hand side, you will find the three separate bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a king size bed. The second and third bedrooms each contain a queen size bed. The house can accommodate up to 6 guests very comfortably. All bedding, linens and pillows are provided and you will find the bed neatly made upon arrival.

There are two bathrooms next to the bedrooms and contains a combination bathtub/shower, sink, toilet and hair dryer. Fresh towels and complimentary rolls of toilet paper are provided for your stay. Luxurious bath towels for 6 people are provided. You will also receive complementary travel-size shampoos, soaps, shower gels and toilet paper rolls to start off your stay.

The flat is heated during the colder months of the year. Unfortunately there is no air conditioning as the London weather forecast rarely proves to be warm enough to justify it, but we will be happy to provide you with fans to keep you cool during your stay. Our Welcoming Team will come and meet you upon arrival, give you a tour of the mews house and the kitchen appliances, get you connected to the Wi-Fi and give you the keys to the flat. Inside the house you’ll also find a personal guidebook with ideas on where to eat in South Kensington and what to do in London.

About London’s South Kensington Neighbourhood:

The South Kensington area is one of the most central, safe and family-friendly neighbourhoods in London. Its residential streets are lined with beautiful architecture and typical mews houses. Some of London’s best museums call this neighbourhood “home”, including the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum. The Imperial College of Science and Technology, The Royal College of Music and the Royal Albert Hall can also be found in this area. There are endless shopping opportunities at High Street Kensington. There are plenty of good restaurants in the South Kensington area and you are sure to find something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

Hyde Park borders this neighbourhood to the north. It is easily accessible by foot and provides endless opportunities for walking, jogging or running in London. You can rent a canoe to explore the Serpentine River and experience London like a local. A picnic in Hyde Park is an ideal way to spend a sunny afternoon in the city. No visit to London would be complete without passing by Kensington Palace and Gardens, home to Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton.

The nearest Tube Station, South Kensington Underground Station (Piccadilly, Circle and District lines), provides an easy way to navigate around the rest of the city. From here you can easily reach some of the other major tourist sights in London including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus and the West End and more. The London Underground also provides and easy link to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports.

Important Information and Policies

- Cancellation. Please inquire for more information about cancellations.

- Minimum Stay is 5-6 nights, with shorter stays accepted if the booking fits our calendar

- Check-in starts from 3:00PM. Late check-in fees apply after 7:00PM.

- Check-out is by 10:00AM.

- Final cleaning fee: £130

- Damage Deposit. £400

- Smoking. All of our apartments are non-smoking.

- Pets. Unfortunately furry friends are not allowed in any of our homes.

- Parties. The apartment is not suitable for parties and the maximum number of guests should not exceed 6 people.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, polish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Paul

Hello, my name is Paul and I run a small apartment rental company the heart of London. My team and myself handpick only the most central and luxurious apartments so that we can offer you the best London experience. Whether you are traveling on holiday or for business, with family or with friends, we are sure that you will be impressed with the high standards and choice of exceptional locations in the most exclusive and safe areas of London. It is our pleasure to be able to share our properties of the utmost quality with you while you take in the wonders and hidden treasures of our city. We look forward to welcoming you to our vacation rental in the heart of London.

Our philosophy:

Our mission is to provide all our guests with an unforgettable stay in London with exceptional service.


All our properties include amenities and personal services to make you feel comfortable and welcome throughout your stay so that your experience in London will be unique and unforgettable. On arrival, you will be greeted directly in front of the building where the apartment is located by a member of our team. They will present to you the apartment, show you how to operate the equipment inside, provide you with information and suggestions about the surrounding area, answer any questions about your stay in general and provide you with apartment keys. Each apartment has free unlimited Wifi internet access included in the price of stay. We will also provide you with free wifi codes to use in hotspots all around the city so that you can conveniently remain connected throughout your visit. Our team is at your disposal to answer any questions you may have, you can email or phone us any time during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you in London.

Paul purchased this house in 2014

Why Paul chose Kensington & Chelsea

This apartment is located in one best areas to stay in London. It is located close to all of the must-see London attractions including but not limited to: Buckingham Palace, Chelsea, Kensington Gardens, The Natural History Museum, The Tower of London and the London Eye. If you are looking for a central and safe place to stay in central London with a family look no further than our apartments!

What makes this house unique

Every apartment:

- is fully equipped with everything you should need (towels, bed linens, hair dryer, free WIFI internet, TV, coffee machine...)

- has been newly renovated for short term rental

- is located close to grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and much more to experience the true Londoner lifestyle.

We are sure you will have an excellent stay in London !


based on 12 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Terrific house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful time during our recent holiday in London with our 3 children. The house is centrally located and the Tube station is just a short walk away. Hyde Park is extremely close and the kids loved walking there to have some time to run around and breathe some fresh air. Many museums are near as well for those looking for a cultural experience. The house is spacious and nicely renovated. It has nice modern amenities including a good wifi connection (important for my husband's work). The kitchen was equipped with all of the necessities and we were also provided with sheets and towels. Paul remained available to answer any and all of our questions. Highly recommended for a family who needs some space and privacy.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-located, spacious flat, but poorly managed and maintained

  • 2 of 5

The flat is a bit shabby and was not clean for our arrival. The kitchen was filthy and we had to purchase cleaning supplies and clean it ourselves to make it suitable for our stay. Light bulbs need to be replaced, cobwebs removed, toilet seat repaired, stairs swept. We had to purchase soap for the bathrooms. Beware the large cleaning fee as it isn't being put to good use.

The rental manager was not reachable by any of the means provided (phone, text, email) and was mostly unresponsive. Overall, completely unhelpful. The greeter kept us waiting without word on the street with our luggage when we arrived. Frustrating. They did not deliver a second set of keys as promised, which hampered our visit.

Also, this flat is on the first floor of a wobbly old mews and has a VERY steep and narrow set of stairs to climb. Could be a challenge for older people with heavy luggage. Only able bodied guests will be able to access this place comfortably. Also, outside lights did not function and are needed to illuminate stairs and doorway at night.

We would not return here, nor rent from this manager again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear William, thank you very much for taking the time to submit such sincere and constructive feedback. It sounds like we did not meet your expectations on this occasion and for that we are truly sorry. We apologize that you found the apartment to be in a state of disrepair on your arrival. We are truly sorry that the level of cleanliness and maintenance of the flat upon your arrival did not meet our own high standards. We have given the flat a thorough cleaning and performed some general works and upkeep and we believe you would be pleased with the end results. We would be grateful if you would give us a second chance to host you again on a future visit to London so that you may see the improvements we have made. You would benefit from a returning guest discount. Please do take care until then.
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Maison Calme en Plein Coeur de South Kensington

  • 5 of 5

Pierre était à l'écoute et très attentif. La maisonette est très bien située en plein coeur de South Kensington et au même temps dans une rue très calme. Nous avons adoré la maison - la décoration, le confort et la propreté sont au rendez vous! Il y avait des serviettes et des produits dans la salle de bain pour nous. Trois chambres avec 2 salles de bains, c'était parfait pour notre famille.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire, Farid! We are glad to know you enjoyed a family stay in our apartment. We hope you will be back to visit London again soon. Please be in touch so we may provide you with a special returning-guest discount. Cheers! TRANSLATION: Pierre was very attentive. The house is well situated in the very heart of South Kensington and at the same time on a very calm street. We loved the house - decorations, comfort and cleanliness - it's all there! There were bath towels and products in the bathroom for us. Three bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, it was perfect for our family.
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

I came here with my wife and two children, and we all loved the house. It was bright, very spacious, and most importantly, very clean. The area is very good as well, with plenty of restaurants, and also museums and parks. Would recommend to anyone as a great starting point for exploration. Close to South Kensington tube. We wouldn't have enjoyed London as much had we stayed in a hotel. Thanks for everything, we’ll be back !

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that the apartment met your expectations and that you enjoyed the great location and amenities. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family and we look forward to having you back in the future. You will benefit from a special rate when you make your second booking with us. Cheers until then, James!
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Thanks For Everything!

  • 5 of 5

I came here with my husband and two children, and we all loved the house. It was bright, very spacious, and most importantly, very clean. The area is very good as well, with plenty of restaurants, and also museums and parks. Would recommend to anyone as a great starting point for exploration. Close to South Kensington tube. We wouldn't have enjoyed London as much had we stayed in a hotel. Thanks for everything, we’ll be back !

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location !

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well-maintained and well-managed property. Would recommend to anyone as a great starting point for exploring London. Close to South Kensington tube, Hyde Park, bus lines and lots of great restaurants. Very large home, great for a group of 6.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Kensington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 24 2016 - Nov 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $488
One time cleaning fee $159 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.6%

Late check - in: In the instance that you arrive between 7:00PM and 9:00PM there will be a £30 late check-in fee, if you arrive even later, between 9:00PM and 11:00PM the check-in fee will be £50. Between 11:00PM and 1:00AM the check-in fee will be £80. After 1:00AM there will be a £100 check-in fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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