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Chelsea, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Bedrooms 1
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom apartment

Lovely 1 bedroom apartment located in the heart of Chelsea. The apartment is light, spacious and very airy and, being on the 2nd Floor (top floor), it is therefore also very private. There is only one other apartment (below mine) in the building. Excellent WiFi connection and landline telephone are provided.

My guests enjoy the best of both worlds here, being so close by the River Thames with The Physic Garden on one side of my home and The Royal Hospital Chelsea on the other. The hustle & bustle of Kings Road for great shops, bars and restaurants are only a few minutes stroll away.

Additionally, there are some wonderful local restaurants and pubs tucked away in the side streets close to my apartment.

London's best museums including The Natural History, The Science and The Victoria & Albert Museums are close by. If guests don't want to walk to them, excellent means of public transport are available.

My closest tube station is Sloane Square and, being in Zone 1 of the London Transport System, the fares are the lowest. Numerous buses are also a few minutes stroll away with one being less than a 2 minute walk away from me.

A Local Tesco store, open 7 days a week between 7 am to 11 pm, is only a minute from the apartment and there are larger supermarkets close by, including Marks & Spencer & Waitrose.

Most importantly, I pride myself on ensuring the highest standard of cleanliness for my guests and always ensure there is coffee, tea, milk etc here on their arrival.

I can also arrange cab meet & greet my guests from any airport via a company I have used for years. As a result, I am able to secure very competitive fares for my guests (almost 50% less than a normal taxi) with the added benefit of the driver carrying luggage into the apartment.

More Details

Eileen Roche
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Chelsea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Separate walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • In addition to 2 fitted double wardrobes, there is a six drawer chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Chelsea, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Vancouver, BC

Really a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

When I was researching a place to stay in Chelsea, I saw Eileen’s apartment. A king size bed and shower meant it met my 6’4” (1.96 meter) husband’s requirements. I saw a kitchen with a washer/dryer and dishwasher so I was happy too. I read the reviews and they were all five stars. This sounded too good to be true. I booked the apartment but I thought I bet it will only rate four stars in my review.

I am pleased to say that Eileen’s apartment rates five stars. It was perfect for our stay in London. The location is great. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Sloane Square tube station. There is a Tesco Express nearby for that emergency pint of milk. For a larger shop, a Marks and Spencer is a 10 minute walk away. Their 2 for £10 meal deal (with wine!) is ideal for eating in without the hassle of prepping a meal. If you did want to cook a meal from scratch, however, the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need.

The best part of the apartment is the space. After three weeks of being cramped in small bedrooms, it was lovely to spread out. The bedroom has plenty of space to stash the suitcases in the wardrobe and put the clothes in the dresser. The bathroom has a tub and a separate shower cubicle that was large enough to fit the husband. There is enough counter space along with a shelving unit to store the toiletries. It was nice to relax in the sitting room and watch some TV after a long day of sightseeing and tennis.

The only niggle about the apartment is the noise from the traffic. We aren’t used to hearing traffic so it took us a couple of nights to get accustomed to it. For some people that won’t be an issue and It certainly wouldn’t dissuade us from staying here again.

I would highly recommend Eileen’s apartment. It is spotlessly clean. The bed was comfortable. Even though Eileen wasn’t able to meet us when we arrived, she phoned to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. I think the best compliment I can make about staying at Eileen’s is it felt like home.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather & Perry, I'm so pleased to have met you before you lef even tho I missed welcoming you on your arrival . I have to admit that the current roadworks in Kings Road means entails a traffic diversion down Royal Hospital Road. That aside, thank you for "finding" my home to stay...I couldn't have had more lovely guests. My home was so clean that it looked as though you hadn't even stayed here. Thank you & hope you can return. Best wishes always. Eileen
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Fantastic property and fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and our stay at Eileen's beautiful Chelsea property. It was a perfect and quiet location for our family during our London vacation. Easy short walk to subway transportation. A little store on the corner just a few steps away made it easy to eat breakfast first before heading off for our adventures. Taking a short walk to the river in the evening to see the lights on the bridges - should be on everyone's list! Thank you Eileen!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here and Eileen was very helpful with my questions and the arrangements. Chelsea was our destination so the location was perfect, and we were happy to take long walks or take the tube to get to other locations. We were also pleased to find the nearby Royal Hospital and the Physic Garden so nice, and enjoy some nearby restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to know that Marilynn & Dan enjoyed their stay here & especially pleased that Marilynn was so successful at the London Art Biennale. Her work is both beautiful & unique. See some for yourself on:
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for couple. Centrally located, Eileen very helpful. Would come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Michael for your great review; much appreciated.
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Lovely, quiet apartment - home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My two teenagers and I spent a week at this wonderful home. It is located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood close to the Thames. The owner is an absolute delight who went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another wonderful family staying in my home and leaving it so clean to come back to! As a home owner who rents out her home from time to time, I maintain contact with my future guests before their visit. I arrange cabs for those that need them (using a good, reliable company whose fares are really competitive). Also tea, coffee, etc is always here. Rather than simply hand over keys, a welcome introduction to the flat is given to everyone, including details about the local area and readily answer any questions my guests have. I also have to add that my intuition as to who I should accept as my guests has only let me down once to date.
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Bay Area, California

HIGHEST Recommendation

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't believe my luck when I booked this flat. Agree that it is super clean, roomy and cozy. It is a nicely decorated, well-loved space and has a really good energy, if you have a sense for that kind of thing (and I'm no hippie). The pictures really don't do it justice. It's in a very safe, tony neighborhood, on a busy street where we felt safe out of doors any time of day or night.

We stopped by the little Tesco Express 1 block away almost daily for staples (open until 11pm). We also made good use of Marks & Spencer, 0.4 mile away, with surprisingly reasonably priced gourmet offerings we could warm in the perfect, efficient kitchen.

In Britain, they don't count the ground floor, so this flat is on what we would call the third floor in America. It was wonderful not to have any footsteps overhead. And having a desk job, I was very happy to have stairs to start and end the day. Never heard the neighbors. The bed was very comfortable, lots of closet and drawer space. The wifi router is in the bedroom, and worked great there, where there is a little desk where I could catch up on work each day (I know).

Sloane Square is an easy 13 minute walk way, just one stop from Victoria station. Navigating the underground is quite easy from there. Buses are closer by, but we wanted the exercise. Even though you are not in the heart of the city here, you are in the neighborhood of Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum (hello, Chuck Darwin!), Harrods and Kensington Gardens. From this home base, we easily reached every top feature of the City, and at the end of each day, we landed in this wonderful, welcoming home.

Eileen is a very kind hostess and super responsive to my every contact. (Check your spam folder for e-mails coming via Home Away) She is a brilliant, thoughtful and very sharp woman with whom we had wonderful conversation. She greeted us on arrival with fresh flowers, and checked in on us once or twice during our stay, but never intruded. She offered fantastic advice and tips for our stay. She arranged a car service to take us to and from the airport for about half the cost of what my sister has paid for car service to her hotel on previous visits to London. She recommended great places to eat, and one of our best meals was at 100-year old The Surprise Pub ( ), a 3-minute walk away. We were so pleased that she saw us off as well, and I miss her already!

You've found it, now book it!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an unbelievable review. Wendy & Brett were great guests and we kept in touch even after they returned home as the U.S. Election was unfolding. I am so happy that they both had a lovely time and were so comfortable in my home. My secret is that I have never gone for the money, but rather get to know a little more about my potential guests. Wendy & Brett are wonderful. I would love to welcome them back one day. Any owner would count their blessings to have them as their guests.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
There are several in the neighbourhood
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
There are several close by
Car: not necessary

A lovely one bedroom apartment in the heart of Chelsea close by the River Thames. London's best museums on your doorstep and the bustle of Kings Road with great shops,bars and restaurants is only a stroll away. Transport, both bus and tube also nearby. WiFi and all mod cons in the apartment.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

50% of rent payable on reservation and 50% on arrival. Rental costs will be negotiable for bookings over 2 weeks.
For cancellations within (less than) 90 days, £250 will be retained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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