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Alexander, Pass the Keys

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Spacious and Luxurious 2 Bedroom Townhouse, Central N1/Kings Cross, Free WIFI

29 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Camden & Covent Garden House Rental Photos and Description

Secure 2 Bedroom Townhouse, sleeps 6, central N1, close to transport links

This secure, spacious and luxurious three storey, 2 bedroom end of terrace townhouse, is situated in central London, N1, in a development next to Regents Canal Our townhouse is located in a private courtyard area of the development, set back from the street and comes with its own parking space. Free WIFI is included. Our house offers 1189 sq ft of space - making it ideal for couples sharing or families, plus for guests that need to work - the lounge area contains a desk and chair next to the fast/reliable WIFI connection.

• Kings Cross St Pancras Station is only a short 5 minute walk away and has more underground connections than any other London station. The West End (Oxford Circus and Covent Garden) is only 3 tube stops away. Islington is a short ten minute walk and has a large Sainsbury's along with Waitrose and Marks and Spencer plus numerous restaurants, pubs and shops. A well stocked Tesco Metro Supermarket is only a couple of minutes' walk from the house.

• The ground floor has two double sized bedrooms sleeping 4 guests - 1 king size bed and 1 double size bed - plus a contemporary family bathroom with shower cube bath and his and hers wash basin unit.

• The first floor has a kitchen with all mod cons such as oven, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer and a dining area with table and chairs for up to 6 guests, plus a separate WC.

• The spacious lounge is on the second floor mezzanine level overlooking the dining area. With a large 5 seater corner sofa and a 3 seater sofa, it comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests. The lounge area contains a hotel standard small double Jay-Be luxurious memory foam folding bed which can sleep 2 guests. Blinds overlooking the mezzanine level can be pulled across at night to provide privacy. The dining and lounge areas have a bright and airy feel as they benefit from huge floor to ceiling double height windows and wooden laminate floors.

• The lounge has a Loewe Widescreen TV, Freeview, Sony DVD, IPOD Docking Station and a selection of DVD's and books, plus the free WIFI connection so that guests can relax after sightseeing. For younger children, we have a small selection of toys, DVD's and books as well as plastic plates, bowls, beakers and cutlery stored in the kitchen. A travel cot and high chair are available upon request.

• Access to our property is via an entry key stored in a Key Safe outside our house which offers more flexibility where arrivals are in the evening or where travel has been delayed. Guests are provided with a code to open the Key Safe once the rent and refundable security deposit is fully paid. Check-in is anytime after 15.00pm on arrival day. Check out is by 10.00am on departure day. We may be able to be more flexible on check-in and check-out times, depending on whether we have departures or arrivals either side of a guests bookings.

• Guests can pay by bank transfer or credit card (operated by Homeaway.co.uk) with any bank charges and additional fees payable via credit card being the responsibility of the guest. Bookings are secured by payment of a 25% non-refundable deposit with the 75% balance plus refundable security deposit of £200.00 payable 40 days before arrival. For arrivals in less than 40 days, 100% rental plus refundable security deposit of £200.00 is payable immediately.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alexander, Pass the Keys (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Alexander, Pass the Keys

Andrew (the owner) purchased Bridge Wharf originally as a base for his office in London. After relocating to Devon after his son was born in 2008, it was rented out to tenants. In 2011, as Andrew missed having a base in London, he decided to rent it as a holiday let and it was run by Andrew's wife, Rebecca. For practical reasons, Andrew and Rebecca wanted someone based in London to take over the running of Bridge Wharf and I was appointed in September 2015.

Why Alexander, Pass the Keys chose Camden & Covent Garden

The property is very spacious, offers off street parking and is nearby to Regents canal, which offers walks along the canal to nearby Camden. Islington is only a short ten minute walk away with a fantastic selection of shops, bars, restaurants and a couple of cinemas. In addition, the Kings Cross area has undergone massive redevelopment in the last few years and the local area has many exciting restaurants, shops and bars.

What makes this house unique

Bridge Wharf offers 1189 sq feet of space in a 2 bedroom townhouse in north London with its own parking space. The townhouse is based in a development overlooking Regents Canal and as it is set back from the main road, the house is quite quiet - a big advantage in central London. Kings Cross St Pancras Station is only minutes away - so guests can easily reach all the main sightseeing areas by underground/train. Oxford Street or Covent Garden is only 20 minutes away door to door so guests can enjoy all of the attractions of the West End!

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

Spacious and Luxurious 2 Bedroom Townhouse, Central N1/Kings Cross, Free WIFI
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
5

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Rebecca is a star! From pre-booking questions to aftercare (returning our deposit and even cash that we had left behind) Rebecca dealt with everything swiftly and often went the extra mile ensuring that our stay was extremely comfortable and stress free.

The house itself is exactly as seen in the photos, very spacious, modern and stylish with all home comforts provided as well as luxury linens/towels and appliances. On arrival the house had been spotlessly cleaned and was warm and inviting.

The location is perfect with every amenity close by. Despite its central location the house is in a private courtyard and therefore extremely quiet and peaceful, with free off-street parking, a definite bonus in a central London location.

In all our stay was just perfect, so much so that we are looking to re-book soon. Many Thanks Rebecca for such a wonderful service.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback and for your kind comments -greatly appreciated! We really glad that you were happy with our house and its amenities and with its location - (Kings Cross and Islington) which does have some great local restaurants/bars/shops. It is really nice to hear that you are looking to rebook soon - thanks so much!
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St. Louis
4

Nice family flat

  • 4 of 5

Overall very nice in good location on lovely regents canal. Family of four very comfortable for 5 day London visit. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review - you were a fantastic guest and I would be more than happy to host again! All the best.
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Arlington, VA
5

A great family place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place for a family and even comes with all the toys. It is perfect also for those who travel with a car because it comes with parking. It is quiet in a great neighborhood walking distance to Kings Cross with bus service that goes directly to central city outside the door. Local old fashioned pubs across the street and a lovely canal walk to wonderful restaurants The owners are very responsive. would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. It's lovely to receive such positive comments about Bridge Wharf and good to hear you enjoyed the local neighbourhood. Whilst we are very centrally located (you can reach most places in London easily via Kings Cross St Pancras station) as you say, locally there are some lovely walks along the canal and great restaurants. Pleased to hear that you would stay again, if you return to London.
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5

Home from home - excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have visited this property. Firstly, the location is excellent - close to Kings Cross & Islington stations. The house is located on a canal and we had some lovely walks along Regent's Canal to the Granary Square (where there are some excellent restaurants, fountains etc). The house was perfect for my husband, myself and two teenage sons - very spacious. On arrival, it was clean and the beds were all made up. We made good use of the kitchen facilities (cooker, dishwasher, washer-dryer) and enjoyed eating our meals in the airy dining area. Everything that you need, and more, is catered for! We would also like to thank Rebecca for her outstanding communication and courtesy throughout - full of recommendations and advice. Thank you so much - we will return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your second visit and that you will return again! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the location - it is nice walking along Regents Canal and each time we visit, we find more restaurants are opening up in the Kings Cross area which is developing all the time. Thanks also for your positive feedback about communication, recommendations and advice - it is very much appreciated. Until next time!
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5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

The property is well equipped with everything you need and large enough to accommodate a party of 5. Centrally located and situated near transit and shops it made the stay very enjoyable. Owners are great to deal with and nearby so any issues are resolved quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review - much appreciated! We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our house well equipped and liked the central location. We're always on hand (via phone) to provide help or advice and we also have local support from Alex, who manages our house as well. We'd love to have you and your family back again - if you return to London.
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5

a quiet oasis in a hectic city

  • 5 of 5

We just spent ten days in this beautiful house. We regularly come to London and we have stayed in many hotels and apartments in different parts of our favourite city.

Honestly, this house was simply the best!

The location is perfect if you arrive by Eurostar. During your stay you can either opt for public transport or you can easily walk. Islington is a very nice part of London. It's pleasant to walk along the canal and this in both directions (towards Camden and Regent's park or towards Shoreditch).

Everything that has been said in the earlier reviews is true.

It is impossible to mention something negative about the house.

Above all, the way the booking was treated and the way the practical arrangements were made, ensured a pleasant feeling.

We can only hope that the house is available the next time we come to London!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property! Really glad you enjoyed your time at our house and the local area - we also enjoy walking along the canal up to Camden and love Islington with all the shops/restaurants etc it has to offer. It is really pleasing to receive such a positive review about our house and the booking and we would love to have you back again next time you visit London.
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Heathrow Airport
Nearest Train
0.63 Miles
Kings Cross St Pancras
Car: not necessary

Our townhouse is very centrally located being just a short 5 minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras International Station, which has more underground connections than any other London station. There are four main services from the station - Eurostar, East Midlands trains, Southeastern and First Capital Connect.

Kings Cross St Pancras Station also has many shops, restaurants, deli's and small supermarkets inside its station.

All of the airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton can be easily reached by train or underground from Kings Cross St Pancras in around 1 hour.

From Kings Cross St Pancras Station, the bustling West End can be reached in only 3 tube stops! Take the underground to either Oxford Circus or Covent Garden tube stations and you will find numerous attractions such as shops, restaurants, West End theatres and pubs.

The city of London, the heart of London's Financial district can be reached in 4 tube stops - Kings Cross St Pancras to Bank station.

Islington is only a short ten minute walk away and offers major supermarkets such as Sainsburys, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer plus numerous restaurants and pubs, shops, boutiques, a cinema and Sadlers Wells, the UK's leading dance house.

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Rates & Availability

Islington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Apr 2 2016 - Oct 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
$249
$1,741
$6,962
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 9 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$236
$1,479
$4,960
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$327
$2,114
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $262
Cleaning fee $94

The monthly rate is for a 4 week period. 25% deposit is non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is held on our website or can be emailed. For stays of over 1 month, £500 refundable security deposit is payable. Security deposits returned by same payment method within 7 working days, less any charges incurred. Rates include linen, towels, heating, electricity, WIFI, car parking and end of cleaning.

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Amenities

Camden & Covent Garden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1189 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • A brand new luxury contemporary bathroom was fitted in 2013. This comprises of a shower cube bath (a bath with an additional width at one end that offers both a super deep bathing area but also boasting an innovative ergonomic L shape screen and side screen which converts the bath into a full enclosure to get a proper shower experience) and a fantastic sleek statement double (his and hers) basin unit with overhead lighting and mirror, matching WC. The upstairs bathroom has a toilet and wash hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are double sized rooms. Bedroom 1 contains a double bed, bedroom 2 contains a king sized bed. Each of the bedrooms has a bedside table and lamp and a dressing table with a mirror. Good quality bed linen and feather pillows/duvet are provided. Each bedroom has built in cupboards with plenty of space to hang clothes. The lounge area contains a hotel standard small double Jay-Be luxurious memory foam folding bed which can accommodate 2 further guests. Bed linen and feather pillows/duvet is provided upon request for the folding bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
This property was refurbished at the beginning of 2012 with a new sofa, washer/dryer, dishwasher, dining table and chairs for 6 and all new linens/towels and crockery and kitchen utensils. At the beginning of 2013, a brand new contemporary family bathroom was added, the kitchen floor replaced, the back bedroom was redecorated. The kitchen opens onto a small narrow, terraced area, where smoking is allowed. A cot-bed and high chair are available upon request. An off-street parking space, just outside of the congestion zone is included in the rates quoted.

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