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David

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Quiet, Comfortable, Convenient, air-conditioned Kensington apartment. Free WiFi

30 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 90 nights

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Overview

Kensington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, air-conditioned, in central London

Our apartment is located on a beautiful, garden square in a residential area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is very quiet, yet only a 2 minutes walk to Kensington High St, with the Tube (Underground), buses, shops, restaurants and cafes.

The apartment has been recently refurbished to an American standard with air-conditioning in every room. It is modern, spacious and light and very well equipped. The kitchen has a washing machine, separate tumble dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal and all appliances. The master bedroom has an American king size bed (6' X 6'6') with ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 twin (single) beds which can be zipped together to form another king size bed if required, plus a separate bathroom.

Kensington is a district of central London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. An affluent and densely-populated area, its commercial heart is Kensington High Street, and it contains the well-known museum district of South Kensington.

Kensington High Street is one of western London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. It also has Europe's largest roof garden area (1.5 acres (6,100 m2)), consisting of three different gardens with 500 species of plants, fountains, a stream, ducks, flamingos and a restaurant - said to serve the best high tea in Kensington.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About David

My main home is on the South coast of England. This apartment is my second home which I use occasionally and make available to rent when I am not using it.

I lived in USA for 25 years so am very familiar with the standard of accommodation expected by Americans which my apartment offers. This includes air-conditioning in both bedrooms and the living room.

David purchased this apartment in 2005

Why David chose Kensington & Chelsea

Location, Location, Location.

Close to Kensington High Street. 2-minutes walk to the (underground / subway), close to Hyde Park and Museums.

What makes this apartment unique

Air conditioning which is quite rare in London apartments and really necessary in July and August some summers.

Free WiFi

Fully equipped kitchen including separate washing machine and tumble dryer

The apartment is on the 4th floor with a lift (elevator)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so thrilled with this apartment. The location could not be more convenient and the flat is is outfitted better than most villas, houses, flats, condos I've rented. Also I've stayed in many places in London and this is the cleanest and most well-equipped by far. Thanks for sharing it with us! Lois, USA
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

Quiet, Comfortable, Convenient, air-conditioned Kensington apartment. Free WiFi
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
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5

Perfect! Such a gem of a place! Excellent value!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in October 2009 for a week - everything about this apartment, our stay and booking was perfect. Genuinely, there was nothing we could fault that we would book again without any hesitation. The owner was a delight to deal with when we booked the apartment - very accommodating and helpful. When we arrived at the apartment, arrangments were made for keys to be given to us by the local property manager and the apartment was immaculately clean. There were clear instructions in the apartment but nothing too formal or prescriptive that you did not automatically feel at home.

The apartment is very well furnished to an excellent standard - the layout & size of the apartment is particularly good for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment (not to be taken for granted in London esp in new developments) and the availability of WIFI broadband access is excellent. As for location, this was perfect for us and our young son - so close to High St Ken yet so private overlooking a beautiful and quiet Victorian square and church - all shops are within a few minutes walk - Boots, M&S, Tesco Metro, Wholefoods, Waitrose.and minutes from Kensington Gardens, Princess Diana Memorial Playground & museums so our son had plenty of space to run around! We brought our nanny to London with us and she had never been to London before so the location, local sights and convenience of local amenities was perfect for her! She loved it too. Thank you for making our stay in London so pleasant and welcoming! Cannot recommend this property more highly!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable, great location

  • 4 of 5

Overall the stay was comfortable, the location very convenient with all amenities. However we were disappointed that the second bathroom toilet was out of order throughout our one week stay, which was an inconvenience. We were informed that they were waiting for a spare part to arrive. In lieu they allowed us a later check out of 2pm but it still was somewhat disappointing and certainly inconvenient to not have the use of the second toilet.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were aware of the plumbing problem with the toilet in the 2nd bathroom and our plumber had ordered the spare parts. Unfortunately, the spare parts seemed to take much longer than the day or two promised. We continued to push the plumber on a daily basis and apologise for the delay in fixing the problem
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5

Perfect family stay

  • 5 of 5

This apartment exceeded all of our expectations and is exactly as advertised. All beds were comfortable bathrooms were good ....kitchen had everything we would need and washer and dryer were very handy too. TV and air check in process was perfect. Great find.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean and spacious!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in a great location. The metro stop (Kensington High Street) is right across the street. There is a store that has a everything from food to personal items such as soap shampoo, etc. The apartment itself was very nice and had everything we needed. The only thing I didn't see but would like to see was a computer of some sort that had printing abilities, but there is a printing place about a 10 minute walk. Karen was very helpful and quick to respond when we had any questions at all. They do have a driver named Mark that can get you to and from the airport on travel days. Mark was very nice and professional and very helpful. The cost was about 70 pounds, which isn't bad for the distance (30-45 minutes). This is a definite recommend!!! These people are very nice to deal with and handled things really well. I will try to stay here anytime I am in London!!! Thanks for making this a great stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better Flat that was located in a perfect part of Kensington. The Flat was well equipped and and clean. David the owner was very accommodating with all our needs, even had arrangements made for us for pick up to and from the airport.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

As described, quiet, comfortable, convenient, air-conditioned, clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We were running a little late and Alker was there waiting to meet us on behalf of OwnersDirect when we arrived from LHR. He provided a really good stress-free welcome and a wonderful way to begin our stay.

We had a considerable amount of luggage and found that the lift was immensely useful.

Once inside the apartment, we found it clean, bright, spacious and extremely well equipped with two superb bedrooms and bathrooms, a lovely sitting room and the kitchen had everything that one might need such as a dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. Refrigerator, cooking hob and oven all to boot.

Location is fantastic, just off High St, Kensington and near to the Underground station, taxi ranks, bus routes and bicycle hire stands, not to mention Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and Gardens plus a whole host of restaurants,pubs and supermarkets.

We prefer not to say any more for fear that we will not be able to secure a booking in the future !

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Brittania, Allen Street, Kensington
Nearest Ferry
77 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Train
2.3 Miles
Paddington
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M4
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Balans, 187 Kensington High Street
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Brighton
Car: not necessary

The wonderful sites of London are within easy access as we are so central. Hyde Park and Kensington gardens are a ten-minute walk in one direction. Holland Park is a ten-minute walk in the other direction. We are within a short distance of the Royal Albert Hall, the museums and Harrods. High Street Kensington Tube Station (Underground / Subway) is two minutes walk away. The theatre district is just a short hop away. There are 2 gyms within 5 minutes walk. One of which has a swimming pool and both welcome short term members.

From Heathrow you can take the Heathrow express to Paddington and then tube or taxi - or we would be happy to arrange a taxi pick-up for you with our own driver.

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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
 
Autumn
Sep 17 2016 - Jan 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
$1,561
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $78

Refundable security / booking deposit of £300.
The deposit is automatically refunded 7 days after your visit unless there is any serious damage.
Check-out cleaning fee of £65 added to every booking
The price includes WiFi, gas, electricity, bed-linen and towels. Telephone use is extra and will be deducted from security deposit.

We accept Mastercard or Visa.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 94 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Air-conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , air-conditioned
  • Both Bedrooms, air-conditioned. 2nd bedroom can be either 2 single (twin) beds or they can be 'zipped & locked' together to form an American king-size bed or UK super-king size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
This is a non-smoking apartment only. There is air-conditioning in the living room and both bedrooms

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