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Diana Dion-Arivas

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, Catalan

Chelsea: exceptional 1BR w/views of the River Thames & Battersea Park

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kensington & Chelsea Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with stunning views of the Thames and Battersea

1 bedroom flat with stunning views of the river Thames and Battersea Park from both the living room and bedroom. In the entrance hall you’ll notice the wooden panelled walls and hanging chandelier which set the sophisticated tone for the rest of the home. Step into the sitting room and feel your toes against the plush, red rug which lies before the large double sofa (it folds into a sofa bed for guests). Recline and admire the rose bouquet which sits on the fireplace, or the red brocade curtain drapes. Find the lever along the wood panelled wall until it slides to reveal a hidden kitchen, complete with super-slick chrome fixtures and modern appliances. Head into the master bedroom where a muted, teal wallpaper will lull you into a sense of calm. Relax on the king size bed beside the stylish, industrial radiator, and watch the wall-mounted television, or pamper yourself before the floor-ceiling mirrors. Next door in the brand new shower room, enjoy a luxurious power-shower while a fluffy towel heats on the shiny chrome rack.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diana Dion-Arivas (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, Catalan

About Diana Dion-Arivas

The owner of the apartment is an eye surgeon who’s exacting sense of style is played out all over his stunning Chelsea home – from the sitting room’s crystal chandelier to the original ceiling stucco. He enjoys sailing and diving in far flung destinations.

Diana Dion-Arivas purchased this apartment in 2010


based on 15 traveler reviews

Chelsea: exceptional 1BR w/views of the River Thames & Battersea Park
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic location, perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Echoing the comments of other reviewers: this is a perfectly located apartment. We just stayed here for our very first trip to London and we adored it. We appreciated the in-person welcome and orientation, the bottle of wine, and to have someone able to answer all our questions and needs. Aside from the amazing location in Chelsea with views of the Thames and Battersea Park, the apartment was also convenient: we used the washer/dryer several times and had no problem using the Wi-Fi. It's close to King’s Road where there are lots of great restaurants and shopping, the Saatchi Gallery etc. There is a bus close by and the tube is just a 10 minute walk away. There are convenience stores and mini-marts nearby where we bought fruit and snacks. The apartment is charming with everything you could need, and the bed is very comfortable. If we ever make it back to London we would definitely stay here again! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barcelona, Spain


  • 5 of 5

We came to London for 3 days. I had only been in London for business and it was the first time for my husband. What a fantastic town to spend some free days!! And the apartment is so nice, warm and tastefully decorated! The location is perfect and it is well connected by bus and the tube. I look forward to coming again soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location in London

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is situated in Chelsea in a beautiful building overlooking the Thames. Lots of little stores, pubs and restaurants within walking distance. The apartment was extremely clean, beautifully decorated and perfect for our needs. Footing by the river and Battersea Park before a long cultural and shopping day is great. We finally found our place in London.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Perfect Little Place in Chelsea

  • 5 of 5

I was in London for just under a year for work, and stayed in this lovely Chelsea apartment. This one bedroom apartment was absolutely perfect for me. Beautifully decorated, very cozy, and everything I needed was provided (towels, linen, dishes etc). Ray was always available if I needed help with anything or had any questions. Within walking distance to Kings Road, the train and bus, and stunning views of the Thames and Battersea Park. I loved it and would definitely recommend it!! Hopefully I can come back to London again soon! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose Costa Rica

Excellent location and value

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I rented this unit for one week. Upon arrival we were met by Ray who showed us the unit. The unit looks just like the photos. There was one very minor problem ( the smoke alarm needed its battery changed and it is on the ceiling) which was addressed quickly. The unit is a 4 minute walk to bus 170 which goes to Victoria station so its quite convenient. Marks and Spenser and the shops on Kings Road are a 12 minute walk. The unit is quiet and has lots of light. It is a great unit and I highly recommend it. Why rent a hotel room when for less money you can get an apartment? One small note there is a safe listed as part of the description, but it is not working. Other than that everything in the unit worked and was as described.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Nice little apartment

  • 4 of 5

Delightful little apartment, admirably efficient and perfect for 2 people. The kitchen is like a ship's galley kitchen, not really meant for any major cooking, although we made several pasta meals and I even baked scones! You can't load the dishwasher and throw away the garbage at the same time so this is where admirably efficient becomes cramped feeling!

The location has its pluses and minuses. It is off the tourist track so one gets to be part of a London neighborhood. It is about a 10 minute walk from the Sloane Square underground station but the 170 bus is right around the corner. There is a small convenience store about 5 minutes away but the bigger supermarket is a 15 minute walk. It is 10 minutes by bus to Victoria train station, which is helpful for out of town excursions. It is very near a busy road but with windows closed one does not hear noise.

However, as one previous reviewer said, if it is hot and you open the window, it gets noisy. I spoke to the manager about this and he agreed that a fan might be a good addition to the place so inquire about whether they have added this if going in the summer.

One of the best parts of the experience is the person with whom you book ( Diana) and the manager who meets you there ( Raymond). They were both unfailingly helpful and responsive. Diana particularly deserves praise as she answered my e-mails promptly and was willing to answer all my enquiries prior to booking. This made me feel confident in renting here as I am fairly new to VRBO.

I thought this was excellent value for a London apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Traditionally a haunt for the London bohemia, Chelsea is now one of the city’s most affluent areas, with wide, elegant boulevards of period properties. Take a trip to King’s Road and Sloane Square and Avenue, the crown jewel of London haute-couture. In times past it was also a haven to artists, scientists, and many other influential people.

Chelsea was originally known as the “village of palaces” in the 17th Century, the only residents being those in palatial manor houses. Residents included Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More, Elizabeth I, the Duke of Monmouth and the Duke of Beaufort.

On Embankment Gardens’ doorstep you’ll of course find the upscale Chelsea Embankment, with its wide view of the Thames and the elegant Ranelagh Gardens. Further north, explore the shopping delights of King’s Road, and the world famous museums of South Kensington. Central London is accessible in just 20 minutes via the nearby Sloane Square underground station.


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Final Cleaning Fee $138
Refundable damage deposit $288
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Kensington & Chelsea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1). Can be separated into two twins.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center

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