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Apt. opens onto one of London's most beautiful private garden squares.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Westminster apartment description

• EXCEPTIONAL RENTAL EXPERIENCE unmatched by other comparably sized and priced holiday properties.
• Impeccably designed, furnished and maintained LUXURY ACCOMMODATION similar to 5-star hotel. Perfect for business or holiday stays.
• Located in one of London's MOST EXCLUSIVE (SW1) AND CONVENIENT AREAS for visiting major sites, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery and the trendy shops, department stores, restaurants and markets of Belgravia, Sloan Square/Chelsea, Mayfair and Knightsbridge and West End theatres.
• Victoria train, bus and Underground stations, 3-5 minute walk.
• ALL INCLUSIVE rates! No additional charges for cleaning, linens, and/or taxes.
• MANY COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES not provided by other rentals: private car pick-up service for stays of 4 nights or more; fully-stocked bar with wine, spirits, English ales and ciders; Nespresso coffees and Twinings teas; gourmet chocolates and cookies; WIFI and notebook computer; local/international calling; Samsung Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV; office equipment and supplies; Homedics massage chair; deluxe bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries; washer and dryer, and central air conditioning.
• One of HIGHEST RATED VRBO/Homeaway properties. With 41 five-star guest reviews in TOP 10 of 560 Westminster rentals.
• Apartment opens onto your own ‘secret garden’: award-winning Eccleston Square, three-acre oasis of botanical beauty, stone paths, bricked patios, glass conservatory, clay tennis court, play/rest/relaxation/BBQ areas accessible only to residents and guests.
• Check in, key exchange, property introduction and neighborhood tour provided by dedicated manager accessible 24/7.
• Family-owned/operated business with luxury holiday rentals in London, Paris, Southern France and Napa Valley, California since 2006.
• Discounts offered for bookings of both London and Paris properties.






“Amazing place. Look no further. Nothing else can compare!” “Best ever London stay.” “Exceeded our expectations”. “A beautiful apartment in an exceptional location.” 'Great space, great value.' 'Beautiful apartment in prime garden setting.' “Thoughtful design, décor and attention to detail.” These are just a few of the ways our many satisfied guests have described their unforgettable holiday stay at Greenhaven.

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE: Our rates may appear higher than other rentals, but they are all-inclusive, with many COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES (listed below). Lower rates quoted by others may not include local taxes, linen and cleaning charges, personal greeting upon arrival, 24/7 guest support or reflect the most favorable exchange rates.

COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES: Provided free of charge: Private car service pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick airports to the flat for those staying 4 nights or more; French Champagne; English ales/biscuits/chocolates; crystal decanters of spirits (Gin, Scotch, Vodka, Rum and a variety mixers); Nespresso espresso/cappuccino machines with 16 brews and a collection of Twinings teas found only in the United Kingdom; long-distance phone calling to the U.S., Canada and Europe; high-speed WiFi and notebook computer; printer/fax/scanner/office supplies; Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV with access to hundreds of TV channels and movies; electronic massage chair and luxury bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries. The kitchen is stocked with herbs, spices and oils/vinegars. All you have to shop for are groceries!

As an added bonus, you get unlimited access to the award-wining English garden on Greenhaven’s doorstep. Subdivided into mini-gardens of exceptional beauty with carefully situated areas for rest/relaxation, play, picnics and tennis, this 3-acre oasis is accessible only to Square residents and their guests. Not even guests of the nearby 5-star hotel who are paying more than twice Greenhaven’s nightly rate can enter! Google 'Images for Eccleston Square garden' for photos of the garden and the neighborhood.

LIBERL CANCELLATION POLICY: If your travel plans change, you’re never out of pocket. You’re guaranteed either a full refund or a combination of a partial refund and credit towards a future stay by you or another party of your choice.

Greenhaven is part of our family-owned business that has been providing luxury holiday rentals in London, Paris, the South of France and Napa Valley, California, for more than 10 years. Hundreds of guests have vetted our properties, awarding them the highest customer satisfaction rating of 5 stars. (You can see these guest reviews at our vrbo.com listings.) Travel easy knowing that superb accommodations and location, as well as first-class amenities and client service, await you. No worries before arrival; no disappointment upon arrival. Enjoy 'presented-as-advertised' holiday accommodations that meet – and in many cases, exceed – expectations.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

WHAT TO EXPECT: This light-filled, lower-ground floor apartment with private gated entrance is part of a listed historic building that sits opposite the private garden of Eccleston Square. Known for its diverse collection of rare and tender plants, this garden square surpasses most in London, including the one featured in the popular movie 'Notting Hill'. Everything needed for day-to-day living . . . cafes, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, green markets, bakeries, health food shops, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and international newsstands . . . are all within a 2-10 minute walk.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Greenhaven is newly refurbished by European architectural & design firms, air-conditioned/centrally heated and fully-furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique décor. By London standards it's very large (600 square feet) and includes living room/dining room area, galley kitchen, bedroom and bath. The apartment is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Sixteen foot high ceilings and large windows in the main living/dining area contribute to its very open, light and airy feel.

LIVING/DINING AREA: The main living/dining area has a table with seating for four, a comfortable king-size sleeper sofa and armchair with electronic back/shoulder massage unit that lets you unwind after a long day of touring. The furniture is set in front of non-working fireplace and a built-in wall unit/library with a large selection of books on London, as well as English history and culture. Atop of the decorative fireplace is a 42” Smart (Internet enabled) Samsung flat-panel HDTV with separate sound bar for enhanced listening pleasure. There's access to 100+ channels, including CNN International, Sky News International and BBC World plus hundreds of movies on demand. For those who must work while away, there's a notebook computer and FREE high speed WIFI, wireless phones with FREE international calling to the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and other countries, and FREE use of printer/scanner/copier/fax machine and office supplies.

MODERN KITCHEN: Gourmet cooks can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, state-of-the-art appliances (stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances) and lovely tabletop accessories. The kitchen is stocked with everything needed to enhance delicious meals, including a variety of basic culinary supplies, such as spices, oils, vinegars, flour & other staple items so you don't have to buy things you'll only be using a few times.

MODERN BATH: The modern bathroom suite features a glass-enclosed walk-in shower with large rainfall shower head, underfloor heating, ample shelving/storage and washer and dryer units.

ROMANTIC BEDROOM: A romantic bedroom with a queen-size mattress is topped with a sumptuous 3-inch deep featherbed wrapped in fine Egyptian cotton linens. Add to that, a fine Hungarian goose down comforter, and you feel as though you're sleeping between layers of soft clouds. A well-designed halogen lighting system, including personal reading lamps, allows you to select your preferred level of illumination. There is also a built-in storage unit with ample space for belongings.

BONUS ROOM: A separate storage area off the kitchen lets you stash away suitcases and other large items.

PRIVATE GARDEN: The private garden square has gathered a string of awards throughout the years, including First Prize at the London Garden Society in 2011 and 2013. Planned by Thomas Cubitt

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Guests are requested to limit smoking to the private patio area....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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              • Convertible Bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • There is a cozy bedroom with double bed and luxurious bedding. In the living room there is a queen-size sofa and sleeping alcove with single size mattress suitable for a child. All rooms enjoy central air conditioning....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Full 1: toilet, shower

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              • The modern bathroom features a large walk in shower with rainfall shower and handheld shower heads. Under floor heating ensures the room is always cozy warm -- a welcome feature with damp, cold London weather. Also, there is a washer and dryer located in the bathroom....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Guests have access to 2.3 acre private garden square with many walking paths, play areas, tennis courts (by reservation) and BBQ grills. Google 'Eccleston Square Garden' to view the garden's website....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    There is a 42' HDTV mounted above the fireplace....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Surround sound bar attached to TV....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Samsung HDTV with surround sound....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Tennis

                          Communication / Internet

                              • Fax

                              Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 4 people

                              General

                              • Activities Guide
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                There is central air conditioning throughout the apartment....moreless

                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Broadband Access:

                                Free WIFI...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                There is a full size dryer....moreless

                              • Computer Available:

                                Notebook provided....moreless

                              • Fireplace:

                                There is a decorative fireplace and mantle...moreless

                              • Free Long Distance:

                                To North America and Europe, as well as parts of Asia....moreless

                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Heating:

                                Central....moreless

                              • Internet
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Linens Provided:

                                All linens are luxury Egyptian cotton. All towels are thick and fluffy. The deluxe duvets are light as a feather....moreless

                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • PC
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Parking
                              • Parking Off Street:

                                Those parking must pay for municipal parking via meters....moreless

                              • Parking On Street
                              • Safe
                              • Shampoo
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Telephone:

                                2 wireless handsets....moreless

                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine:

                                There is a new full size washer....moreless

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                Free WIFI...moreless

                              • Wood Fireplace:

                                There is a decorative fireplace and mantle....moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Nespresso machine with 16 different coffees and a cappuccino/latte maker. A selection of teas and biscuits are also provide....moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                There are a variety of small appliances including toaster, hand blender, Nespresso machine, tea kettle....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Ample supplies of matching dishes and tabletop accessories...moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                There is a full size dishwasher...moreless

                              • Freezer
                              • Grill
                              • Kitchen:

                                The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and kitchen tools. It is also stocked with cooking supplies, such as spices and oils, so guests don't have to buy items they will use only a few times....moreless

                              • Microwave:

                                There is a microwave oven and grill....moreless

                              • Mini Refrigerator

                              Outside

                              • Child's Swing
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Guests can dine outdoors on the brick patio in the private garden square....moreless

                              • Gated Community
                              • Lanai / Gazebo
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Patio
                              • Sand Box
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Tennis:

                                There is a private tennis court that can be accessed only by reservation. Tennis racquets not included. ...moreless

                              • Tennis Court

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Discover
                              • Mastercard
                              • Visa

                              Forms Of Payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  House Cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional
                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Winter Holidays / 2 people
                                      Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                                      3 night min stay
                                      £255
                                      Winter/ 2 people
                                      Jan 6 - Feb 28, 2015
                                      3 night min stay
                                      £215
                                      Spring / 2 people
                                      Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                      3 night min stay
                                      £255
                                      Late Spring / 2 people
                                      May 1 - Oct 28, 2015
                                      3 night min stay
                                      £255
                                      My Standard Rate
                                      3 night min stay
                                      £235

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest


                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees:

                                      • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
                                      • Taxes Included

                                      Notes:

                                      Please note all rates are quoted in British Pounds

                                      THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES and many FREE AMENITIES, including international phone calling, WIFI, champagne, mini-bar, nespresso coffee/tea, cookies, chocolates. For those staying 4 nights or more, there is free car service from the airport to the apartment.

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                                      Last updated: 11/27/2014
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                                      Car: Not Necessary

                                      Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa

                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 2011

                                      About the owner: I have been offering luxury holiday accommodations since 1999, with properties in Napa Valley, California, Paris, and the South of France. London is my latest location. Residential design and decor is my passion, and I strive to provide dwelling places that are more expressive, more beautiful than other vacation rentals. I live part-time in all these places. So each functions as a 'home' -- not just a rental property. The hallmark of each residence is its personal style, which reflects its unique character and location. For example, my London apartment, which opens to the beautiful private gardens of Eccleston, is designed with the idea of bringing the look and feel of the garden inside with a calm natural palette sparked by carefully placed bursts of color. Quality furnishings, decor and a level of convenience, comfort and attention set my locations apart from those that are exclusively used as rentals. My philosophy is that I would never rent a property that I would not stay in myself. So, putting myself into my guests’ shoes, I 'think of everything' to make a stay a most positive and memorable experience. I started renting GreenHaven in August 2011, so I'm just now collecting guest testimonials. But to get an idea of the quality of my rentals and guest services, read the dozens of positive comments from those who have stayed at my French properties: just URL 'yourparispenthouse' and 'charmingfrenchcottage'.

                                      Why the Owner Chose Westminster:
                                      I've lived in London for a few years, and I wanted to find a location that combined all of its best aspects at my doorstep: proximity to major sites, transportation, shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, but with a traditional London feel. Eccleston Square is it -- with an added bonus: the private garden that's only accessible to residents and their guests. From the outside of Greenhaven, the view is a scaled-down version of New York's Central Park. You see the upper branches of trees, swirls of clematis, heady explosions of climbing roses and, here and there, the opposite side of Eccleston Square, London SW1 -- one of London's most posh addresses. When you get into the garden, you wouldn't know you’re in the heart of a world-renowned international city. When you smell the flowers and hear the birds sing, London seems to disappear -- yet all of its wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and experiences are right outside the garden gates. Eccleston Square came about when town planner Thomas Cubitt, who developed it in 1845, had the idea of gathering everyone's back gardens together. Around the periphery, a shady walk takes you though arches of wisteria and clematis. For garden buffs, there are several unique specimen plants, including a handkerchief tree from China -- and art buffs will enjoy the irises, some of which came from Monet's garden in Giverny, France. The Garden Square has won many awards not only for its botanical beauty, but also for its well-integrated features, such as several brick patios, glass conservatory, tennis court, and play and BBQ areas.


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                                      • Apt. opens onto one of London's most beautiful private garden squares.

                                        Apt. opens onto one of London's most beautiful private garden squares.

                                      • Many major sites within walking distance or 10-20 minute Underground/bus ride

                                        Many major sites within walking distance or 10-20 minute Underground/bus ride

                                      • King sofabed sleeps two, reading nook sleeps one, halogen lighting throughout

                                        King sofabed sleeps two, reading nook sleeps one, halogen lighting throughout

                                      • romantic Victorian fireplace with candles provided

                                        romantic Victorian fireplace with candles provided

                                      • large galley kitchen w/ range, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances

                                        large galley kitchen w/ range, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances

                                      • free coffee, tea and spirits bar w. vodka, gin, rum, scotch, english ales/cider

                                        free coffee, tea and spirits bar w. vodka, gin, rum, scotch, english ales/cider

                                      • Superb double bed with halogen reading light system

                                        Superb double bed with halogen reading light system

                                      • Ample shelving/storage.  Underfloor heating makes for cozy bathing experience

                                        Ample shelving/storage. Underfloor heating makes for cozy bathing experience

                                      • washer and dryer

                                        washer and dryer

                                      • library of books on london

                                        library of books on london

                                      • 2.3 acres of private gardens with BBQ, dining, play, tennis areas

                                        2.3 acres of private gardens with BBQ, dining, play, tennis areas

                                      • Complementary private car service is provided for stays of 4 nights and more.

                                        Complementary private car service is provided for stays of 4 nights and more.

                                      • Apt opens onto Eccleston Square Garden w/ its many walking paths and rest areas

                                        Apt opens onto Eccleston Square Garden w/ its many walking paths and rest areas

                                      • Bright living room, Smart HDTV w/ sound system, central air conditioning

                                        Bright living room, Smart HDTV w/ sound system, central air conditioning

                                      • electronic massage chair relaxes back and shoulders after a long day of  touring

                                        electronic massage chair relaxes back and shoulders after a long day of touring

                                      • beautiful attention to design and details throughout the apartment

                                        beautiful attention to design and details throughout the apartment

                                      • pantry stocked with spices, herbs, oils and vinegars

                                        pantry stocked with spices, herbs, oils and vinegars

                                      • 16 different nespresso coffees for expresso, lattes and cappuccinos

                                        16 different nespresso coffees for expresso, lattes and cappuccinos

                                      • deluxe robes, slippers and toiletries provided

                                        deluxe robes, slippers and toiletries provided

                                      • modern walk in shower with rainfall shower head, underfloor heating

                                        modern walk in shower with rainfall shower head, underfloor heating

                                      • notebook computer, printers/scanner/fax, free phone calls, stationary, supplies

                                        notebook computer, printers/scanner/fax, free phone calls, stationary, supplies

                                      • Cozy reading nook/sleeping area with feather down and silk pillows.

                                        Cozy reading nook/sleeping area with feather down and silk pillows.

                                      • children's play area

                                        children's play area

                                      • Greenhaven is a family owned and operated business run by Paula and Natasha

                                        Greenhaven is a family owned and operated business run by Paula and Natasha

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                                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 5

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