|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Non smoking residence. Beautiful, modern 2 bed bungalow with 100 foot mooring, on the banks of the River Thames. Hot Tub, Sauna, Wi-Fi. 4 miles to Windsor and Eton, 5 miles Thorpe Park, London Eye and Westminster 45 mins by car (18 miles).
Hot tub and Sauna in garden.
Large Bedroom with King size bed, sleeps 2 adults.
Smaller 2nd bedroom has a sofabed that sleeps 2, (it's a 4'6" wide sofabed), similar to a small double bed, suitable for children.
There is also a sofabed in the lounge sleeps 2, ( again this folds out to be 4'6" wide).
The house would be a squeeze with 6, but do-able. Ideally, for a really good holiday, the house sleeps 4 comfortably. If you are going to be using it mainly as a base to travel and visit tourist hot spots, then 6 might be okay. But if you bring 6 massive suitcases and you have the sofabeds folded out, you're going to be tripping over each other, and strangulations may occur.
This is suited to Mum, Dad and a fun packed gaggle of children.
We had a wonderful time! The weather was beautiful and the bungalows location and facilities made our holiday one to remember. Our 6 year old son particularly enjoyed playing the piano and followed the learning manual in the piano stool to learn to play, (with some accomplishment), 'Ode to Joy'. It was a pleasure to listen to. My husband plays well and listening to him play whilst I sat in the hot tub with a glass of wine watching the river was idyllic. Kind regards, Catherine Cable.
What a pity! A fantastic week comes to it's end. Everything was perfect: bungalow, wildlife, weather. That was quite an experience living a few days of our life on the riverside of Father Thames. We'll never forget this wonderful time! Robert and Barbara Koch. Augsberg.
So nice to be back, another lovely break in a lovely place, we had a great day at Royal Ascot (and we had a winner!). The Hot tub was a welcome place after a day at the races. We'll be back in October, the Thain family. Granite City.
Beautiful place by the river with a hot tub, sauna and pod to admire the views. Fun house with lots of quirky touches, spacious kitchen and living room. Would definitely go back!
Great property. Perfectly described in the details. Comfortable, well equipped and welcoming. Great location. Good instructions on how it all worked. Would go back in a flash. Loved the decor and the character too. Thank you
The booking process was easy; I was given a timetable of when I needed to pay including my security deposit for any damages.On the day of arrival I had excellent communication with the owner, who told me not to arrive at the property before 2PM otherwise I would block the maid car, as the property is at the bottom of a no turn road, this was fine as we went to Bicester Village to do some shopping ( highly recommend!! and Tesco for some incidentals)Navigating our way into the driveway took a bit of effort as we have a very large car but we got in, the first impression was that of weeds everywhere, bird houses one of which was nailed onto the outside wooden dinning table, bird dropping and filthy windows.
The hot tub and sauna looked impressive but the pod was covered in bird dropping and cobwebs.On entering the property the radio was left on so we knew the maid had arrived and there was a bottle of prosecco and after eights.This was the only highlight of the inside of the property.
1- The kitchen was disgusting hob and hood were covered in dust & grease
2- The radiator at the side of the oven was filthy
3- The kettle was caked with lime scale
4- The toaster was burnt black
5- There were tea cups hanging on a rack on the wall with lipstick marks visible, inside these cups were black marks and dead flies.
6- The American fridge freezer was dirty crumbs on the shelves and out of date food still in the freezer smoked salmon best before Jan 16 ??
7- The microwave was filthy and the buttons was all broken
8- The cutlery and plates were mismatched and filthy
9- The bin had a bin bag but when it was moved there was peas and noodles on the floor, cobwebs grime all down the back of the wall where the bin was positioned.
10- The bathroom had loads of mismatched clean towels but had bleach marks all over them.
11- The shower cubicle and tray were absolutely disgusting, it has never in my opinion ever been cleaned
12- The shower cubicle had a used shower wash and two used shower scrunches which I through in the bath.
13- The bath looked clean
14- The toilet needed to be flushed twice in quick succession – god help you if you had big hands otherwise you would not be able to flush it.
15- the sofa bed in the second bedroom had springs clearly visible my teenage son couldn’t sleep there and ended up sleeping on the couch.
My advise DO NOT book this place!
The location of the property was idyllic along the River Thames, the swans and ducks were beautiful and the house itself was cute and the hosts left a lovely box of chocolate and a bottle of wine, however there was some mold growing in the shower and also the inside of the clothes washer. The beautiful wood window blinds were so dusty and cobweb filled that no one wanted to touch them, the window sills were dirty and the toilet didn't flush properly. There was a note taped to the toilet explaining how to flush, but that didn't work. We had to use a pan to fill the tank with each use in order to get it to flush.
In the photos on the VRBO site the outside area was pristine, in reality it was weedy and everything was dusty. Not an insurmountable issue, just disappointing. The owner did respond to my initial email alerting them to the status of the property but still has not returned our refundable deposit after 7 days, nor have they responded to my email requesting its return.
We placed used bedding and towels in the tub as directed, took out the trash, ( as much as would fit in the already mostly full trash can) and left the kitchen and rest of the house neat and tidy, and the gate locked fulfilling our obligation.
In reviewing the VRBO site for assistance, their recommendation is to write a review, I had hoped for a private response so I could write a more favorable review.
With maintenance issues handled, I would recommend the property but would be unwilling to pay a refundable deposit without a clear and well-defined check list of the expectations and an on-site visit of a property representative prior to departure.
I received notice that the refund has posted. It's a great little house in a great location. Do check it out.
We were very pleased with our stay overall. The setting is stunning, although the patio and garden areas would benefit from a tidy up. The interior is extremely well equipped and we were also impressed with the quality of Wi Fi acres and the television service. It might be be worth advising prospective visitors about the narrowness of the entrance. One other word of caution - the keyring currently incorporates a penknife. My wife tried inadvertently to take it through security at Windsor Castle, which as you will appreciate caused some difficulty! Nevertheless we will certainly be coming back.
when I was looking for accommodation for our recent trip to Royal Ascot I wanted something more than a hotel or b&b could offer, and I must say I found it!!! We loved staying here, from chilling in the hot tub to drinking bubbles in the pod and sitting on the swinging chairs overlooking the Thames whilst feeding the ducks what more could you ask for. We found the house very quirky with lots of character, to us it made our stay a very memorable one!! Great communication with Sharon, thank you for the bubbles so thoughtful. X
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Prices are in UK Pounds. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, injury or accident, personal or otherwise, whilst staying at the house. We strongly recommend that you take out good quality travel insurance.
Please do not re-arrange the furniture.
Please do not touch the satellite/Tv wires, scarts etc. If you do and we need to get a tv repair chap in to sort the tv for the next guests, we will have to charge you.
Do not touch the settings on the hot tub, it is set to 36.5 degrees, this is ample temperature. Please don't fiddle with the settings, it's very simple to use, just fold the hot tub lid back and press "jets".
(If you mess around with all the settings and we have to get the hot tub repair man out, we will have to charge you, ditto the sauna. We will leave instructions that do not get any more complicated than, 'Switch on', or 'press jets' etc. If you have a member of the family who cannot stop himself tinkering with things , please keep him away from the Tv, Hot Tub, Sauna.
Anyday, check in at 2pm, check out at midday, giving us 2 hours to get ready for next guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
The poular resort of Brighton is 72 miles away, and takes about 1 hour 20 mins by car, or 2 hours 30 minutes by train from nearby Sunnymeads Train Station.
Heathrow airport 5 miles. There is a bus route (60) at the end of the road direct to terminal 5 free onward travel to connecting terminals. Sunnymeads train station, (London Waterloo to Windsor line), is 5 minutes away, where you can catch a train to Waterloo 55 minutes, alternatively drive to Hounslow West tube station, park all day for £2.50, then buy a london underground travel card, (£7.50), and the whole of the transport of london network is at your disposal. Windsor city centre 10 minutes.
Wraysbury village 1 mile. Windsor 4 miles. London 18 miles.
Waterskiing 1 mile away. Village pubs, newsagents, cafe, village convenience store, 1 mile away in Wraysbury village. Larger Waitrose hypermarkets are 4 miles away in nearby Windsor, or Staines, (Sainsburys hypermarket is also in nearby Staines). Famous Michellin chef, Anthony Worrell Thomsons restaurant, 'The Grill', is in nearby Windsor, as are many other highly recommended restaurants, and the famous Windsor Theatre, (right opposite historic Windsor Castle). For children theme park, Thorpe Park is only 5 miles away www.thorpepark.com and in nearby Windsor there is Legoland.
We also have another holiday home in the South Of France, on the breath-takingly beautiful riviera, 15 minutes from Cannes, (fly to Nice), more details on owners direct property reference FR479.