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Mark Browning

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german

Beautiful Kensington Apartment - 1000 Sq Feet Abingdon Road W8

42 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Kensington & Chelsea Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

We are located on Abingdon Road, London W8, one of London's premier addresses, and near neighbours to William & Kate (and George & Charlotte) who have moved in down the road. Abingdon Road is a peaceful and quiet street despite being minutes from the centre of things.

If you do not know London well, the old mantra of 'Location, Location, Location' means a great deal in this city. Also look carefully at the size of your rental. Spending a week in a tiny studio apartment or even a small one-bedder can prove to be a little miserable. We are fortunate in being able to offer our guests much more room than most, plus a gorgeous terrace.

We attach great store to what our guests tell us. In fact we are fortunate to have many reviews left by our guests. Here are some of the comments from recent guests:

'...it was incredible and better than I ever imagined.' B&CS, AZ

'Part of the fun was sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine taking in London!' DH, CA

'the apartment and location were both excellent. We had a great time.' L&HN, CAN

'...very conveniently located and well appointed to suit our every need. I could have stayed 3 months!' M&CW, NZ

'It is particularly nice to be able to conveniently contact people from home free on the phone' M&MLH, OR

'Congratulations on a very nice apartment....you have thought of everything and it is very comfortable.....' PHF, AUS

We are proud of our apartment; and want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible, so we have tried to think of everything. The apartment is located one up from ground and is the entire floor of a converted Victorian house. There is no elevator, but the 15 or so stairs are not taxing.

We have just installed a comfortable king size bed with a luxurious Hypnos mattress and we believe in providing the finest Egyptian cotton sheets, which get many a favourable comment from our guests. Even the large double sofa bed has the same linen and a fully sprung mattress. The bedroom faces the gardens at the rear to ensure that even the lightest sleepers get a good night's sleep.

We have some great local restaurants (check out The Abingdon and W8 Kitchen) and a range of excellent supermarkets within a few minutes walk (Waitrose, Whole Foods etc).

You can also easily walk to High Street Kensington underground station (about 7 mins), the Royal Holland & Hyde Parks, Marks and Spencer, Kensington Palace, or just about any store that you might need.

We are also conveniently located for the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, the Albert Hall, the National Gallery and the principal sites of London (Buckingham Palace, the Eye, Theatres, The Tate, The Thames Walk etc).

As a result most of our guests are regular visitors, often people who are staying for longer and find regular holiday apartments too confined. We are also very popular with honeymoon couples.

We are happy to provide discounts for single business travellers and those who wish to stay for extended periods.

We always provide a personal check-in so that we can orientate you to the area and help you plan the best way to make the most of your stay. And if you need us, we are at the end of a phone.

Our conservatory has blackout blinds the bathroom features a fabulous overhead rain shower. We also have a flat screen TV and DVD player, a printer and a desk full of London guides and information.

You may have heard that London has a cycle hire scheme - a great way to get around the centre (just ask Arnold Schwartzenegger) – and we have three docking stations within a couple of minutes walk

Plus we can help with cars from the airport, cell phones for your stay, theatre bookings etc.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and making your stay in London as comfortable as possible.

Mark & Sophia (and the kids!)

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Mark Browning (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german

Why Mark Browning chose Kensington & Chelsea

The W8 post code was last year voted in the Press as London's most desirable address. We love the area and the apartment is a home for us not just a rental.

What makes this apartment unique

Plenty of space, a fabulous terrace, high thread count linens, a brand new kitchen and bathroom, unrivalled location, Whole Foods on your doorstep, free phone calls, wi-fi broadband, state of the art TV, great local restaurants (check out W8 Kitchen and Whits), and plenty more

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

Beautiful Kensington Apartment - 1000 Sq Feet Abingdon Road W8
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Sunny, Beautifully Maintained and Well Located Kensington Flat

  • 5 of 5

Hi Mark,

I just wanted to let you know that we loved the apartment, and had no problems or difficulties during our stay there.

Well organized, clean, comfortable, cheerful and perfectly located, it was everything we could wish for in a London apartment.

In fact, it was our favorite of four that we have rented in London over the past three years.

We hope to return to London again this year, and will be checking with you then to see if it is available.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valencia,California
5

Book it!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in Mark and Sophia's flat numerous times over the years. it is in an excellent location,you feel safe in a beautiful neighborhood with markets,restaurants,coffee houses and bars. You are off High Street Kensington with everything at your feet including a close tube stop and the bus system almost depositing you on the front door step.

The flat is perfect for any couple who want a spacious,clean and very comfortable place to stay that is truly better than a hotel. The bathroom is gorgeous as the bed is wonderful.

You are across the street from Holland Park for a great morning walk or just down the road from Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

Mark and Sophia are perfect hosts and we enjoyed our bottle of champagne for New Years Eve from them :)

Can't complete this review without mentioning Kitchen W8 Michelin starred restaurant just downstairs.

During the week they have a prix fix early menu that is incredible, defiantly worth checking out.

Such a great place to stay and feel at home!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC. US
5

Again...nearly 10 years on

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been staying at the flat nearly every year for about 10 years, with one or two off years.

That pretty much says it all! The new bed is really wonderful, and all the usual amenities provided by Mark and Sophia continue to sparkle. As I've told Mark on numerous occasions, the flat is our home-away-from-home when we are in London, and on the few occasions we have not been able to stay, it's never quite as perfect a visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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São Paulo, Brazil
5

Take this flat!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay! Everything just perfect, from the location to the quality of the flat. A very well equiped kitchen invited us to cook, and we could save a lot of $$ eating at home. Spacious bathroom, with first class towels. Very well iluminated living room with the German doors and a marvelous terrace, very handy on summer nights. The location is nothing but perfect, with a Waitrose located over the corner, tube station and Whole Foods Market just 3 blocks away. High Street Kensington has a lot of excellent shops, and Notting Hill is as far as a 10-minute walk. Mark is a very personable guy, and we only regret that we could not pay him a dinner, which BTW would be well deserved. Our stay was the best ever in London, mainly because of this flat.

Julio and Andrea from Brazil

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gary

  • 5 of 5

A great apartment in a great location. In our experience, this was much bigger and more modern than what you would typically get in Europe. very spacious and updated. (bathroom was great). Virtually all tourist attractions were within walking distance or a subway ride away. Mark and Sophia were a pleasure to work with, both in booking the apartment, and with any inquiries we had during our month long holiday. We would definitely recommend this property and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lowell, Indiana
5

Wonderful vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo what other reviewers have said. This is a lovely apartment, the perfect place for a couple on vacation in London. It is well-situated, close to grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater, the High Street Kensington Tube, and lovely Holland Park (with great formal gardens) is just a couple of blocks away.

The apartment itself is clean, quiet and safe. The terrace is an added bonus. There are a number of thoughtful touches that set this property apart from others -- free telephone calls to the US and Canada; a printer (with the setup manual and a pack of paper!) that can be connected to a laptop for printing theater tickets or boarding passes; a supply of various computer cables; a number of books (novels as well as travel guides); individual reading lamps by the bed; welcoming chocolates and a supply of ground coffee. Best of all, everything works! There is even a binder with the operating manuals for the appliances (coffee maker, washer/dryer, microwave) in case unfamiliar equipment stumps you.

Mark and Sophia were communicative and prompt, and accommodated our desire to arrive early in order to make a walking tour. The information provided via email before arrival and in the "welcome" book was clear and comprehensive.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this Kensington apartment, and if we should return to London we would definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kensington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 1
May 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$318
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 1
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$318
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$281
$1,969
 

Additional information about rental rates

Our cancellation terms are a full refund of deposit if cancelled 90+ days before arrival and 50% refund of deposit if cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival (less any bank charges). We require a Credit Card as a security deposit during your stay with us. Please contact us with any requests that you may have. We very much look forward to welcoming you to London. Mark & Sophia

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kensington & Chelsea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1) The bed is a lovely Indonesian four poster with a top of the range luxury mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a fully sprung mattress on our convertible double sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis

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