"We just came back from a fabulous first trip to London, as well as our first time using a VRBO property, and I'm pleased to say I hope to be doing both again in the future.
The Gosfield property was absolutely perfect for us ( 2 daughters in theirs 20's, hubby and I) during our 8 night stay. We found ourselves referring to it as "home" very soon after our arrival. The girls were thrilled to each have their own rooms. I thought the 1 bathroom might be an issue as we are spoiled Americans, but really was not a problem at all.
We couldn't have asked for a better location. Weather was perfect and we love to walk... So grocery stores, restaurants, pubs, tube stations, bus stops, parks, shopping, EVERYTHING was nearby or easily accessible by public transportation, which is quite easy.
The kitchen is on the small side, as others have mentioned, but we just ate breakfast at the apartment and then headed out for a full day of sightseeing, and returned in the evening after dinner. There are plenty of "take away" restaurants, as they say, nearby, if you are interested. Anita provides you with a VERY comprehensive list of everything in the area and about the apartment.
The street is very narrow, so there is minimal traffic, and very quiet. You DO NOT need to rent a car in London. Public transportation is superb. We also felt very safe in the area...... Even when I was running to the grocery store at 22:45, I had no concerns at all.
WiFi was excellent, and great for planning our adventures for the next day.
In addition to all the positives about the Gosfield property, I do have to mention how wonderful it was to deal with Anita for our first VRBO experience. She definitely went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were well informed about everything related to the flat, the area, our contract, our responsibilities, etc. She always responded promptly to my NUMEROUS questions, and never made me feel like I was inconveniencing her in any way.
I asked my kids and husband if they would want to stay there again if/when we return to London some day and they all agreed that we would.....it was so much nicer then staying in a hotel."
Guest: Mary Linn F.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 31, 2015