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Kensington flat for professional single or couple.

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

One double bedroom + in-suite Shower/WC + living room + kitchen. Free WI-F

A comfortable 1 double bed with a modern en-suite use of kitchen and lounge/living room on a first floor of a delightful Victorian Building. Located at the Holland Park side of Kensington. In addition there is a full use of modern kitchen and a lovely Living/dining room. only the Kitchen may be shared from time to time with one owner who is usually not around. Perfect for professional couple or single .The kitchen is fully equipped and very clean. You will find anything to cook and feel like at home.

The bedroom is welcoming and bright. There is a comfortable double bed, reading chair, side table, mobile air conditioner and ample of storage. Fresh Beds linen and towels are provided.

This safe and clean flat in fact has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is kept by the owner who is a female economist, works abroad most of the time. The main bedroom with en-suite shower/WC together with the Kitchen and the living room is being let out with Les rental price then the similar other flats in the area. Because the living room and the kitchen might be shared with the owner from time to time If she is in London. If not, the owner closes her room and leaves the rest of the apartment to the guest. As a result, this is definitely the right place to enjoy London in a well looked after home. THIS FLAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE SOLE USE OF GUEST IN BETWEEN 23/11 AND 15/12 2017 WITH EXTRA £20 PER NIGHT.

The flat is situated in a very quiet, tree lined peaceful side road in between High Street Kensington and Holland Park Avenue. Kensington is the best part of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

With the direct buses and stations (Kensington Olympia and Shepherd Bush on central and circle lines), this property will provide you an ideal base from which to discover London’s main attractions. Stations are only 5 to 7 minute's walk away.

Further, for those who like walking, Holland Park, Westfield Shopping Centre, Notting Hill, Portobello Market, Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall, all are in walking distant .

There is a corner convenience shop and 2 reasonably priced famous restaurant just around the corner. Also many other coffees, restaurants, pubs and markets are in between 1 to 10 minutes walk.

Only if the landlady is not in London, out-of-office hours (8 pm to 8 am) checking fee is £30.

I wish you have a pleasant stay!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Maria

I am a female economist. I work in between countries. This is a flat for me to live in it. I did not intent to let it out. But, Since I spend most of my time out of London, I thought it would be nice other to have the benefit of it

Maria purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Maria chose Kensington

Good transport, Very good area, very safe, Clean, Comfortable and positive, Compare to other similar properties in the area, this is very cheap. Also very relaxing and positive.

Kensington's Holland Park area is one of the best part of London.

What makes this apartment unique

Area, the Location, transport and the flat itself. I just love living here. Especially in Spring I enjoy the blossoms in the road. I love being very close to the Holland Park, Nothing Hill, the Portobello Market, the royal Albert Hall etc. All are in walking distance. Every body that stayed here loved being in the flat and in the area. A female German solicitor, came to live here for 2 month and stayed 11 month until she went back to Germany. There are regular single ladies from USA and from Canada comes every year. There are several markets and shops just around the corner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Much better then expected. Had a lovely 2 months. I recomment to any one
Sep 2009
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Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is one in-suite shower/WC used only by the guest. Also there is a separate bath/WC used by the Owner while in the flat which is not very often.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Very clean flat. Double bed, build in cupboard . In-suite shower/WC. Bedside cabinet, comfortable chair for reading. Mobile DYSON air conditioner with remove control.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
1- Please do not use the towels for removing make-up. 3- Please do not smoke in the flat. 3- You will find washing up liquid in the kitchen. Please do not use dishwasher liquid for the washing machine or for the dish washer 4- You need to get your own washing powder for laundry 5- Washing machine/ dryer are very easy to operate. Just read the instruction on them 6- If you do not like dryer you can use the airier kept behind the guest room. 7- I have an Audi TT. I can let it for £35 a day. It Has parking permit all over Kensington and Chelsea Area. Please read the advert in full before reserving.


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average rating of 4.804878 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was in order and as expected based on the description of the property. Maria was very friendly and quick to respond to any inquiries.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain View, CA

Good location

  • 5 of 5

Good location - close to bus line; 10 minute walk to tube station. Flat is comfy and cozy, small, but has all the amenities.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Kensington Flat

  • 5 of 5

Very nice flat in the Kensington/Chelsea district in London, near Shepard Bush tube. Bus stop directly below our bedroom window makes it convenient to get around. The room is a bit tight, but that is normal throughout most of Europe. Maria was so accomodating! Very informative as well as kind and caring. All-in-all a great spot to call home when taking in all of the excitement and diversity of London.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA USA

Great location, great flat

  • 5 of 5

Very nice flat, comfortable and homey, has everything you need

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA USA

Excellent place excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This is the best apartment ever located in the best neighborhood ever

With the best hostess ever...I've been staying here every year since 2010

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was clean and well located. Convenient to train/underground and buses.

  • 5 of 5

Maria was lovely. Very interesting, kind and helpful. She helped me figure out ground transport in a London. Educated me about the neighborhood and the sights in London. She even took me to the hospital when I tripped (not at her apartment) and needed medical attention. Highly recommend her flat. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The area is famous with it Local bars and Pubs
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Kensington Olimpia, Sheperd's Bush, Holland Park
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
to many in b etween 2 to 15 minutes walk away
Car: not necessary

The nearest over/under ground Olympia and Shepherd Bush are both 5 minutes’ walk away. If you walk to left from our house you reach to High Street Kensington within 4 minutes. You will see Hilton Olympia on the left and Olympia exhibition center on the right. Hilton side of High Street Kensington takes you to Kensington, the other side to Hammer Smith area. There a stores , restaurants cafes and supermarket at both side and are 2 to 5 minutes’ walk. Also there are buses to every direction. From the flat, if you walk to the right side, in 2 minutes, you reach to beautiful Holland Park Avenue that lead to Nothing Hill another 2 minutes takes you to Shepherd Bust station and to europe's biggest Shopping Center West field.

Car Parking:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $82.95
Refundable damage deposit $276.51
Bank transfer fee $48.39

If the flat becomes uninhabitable as a result of emergency the landlord has the right to offer equivalent one, or to cancel a month earlier than the check in date.

Only if the owner is not in London on your arrival day, and only if the guest arrives between 8.00pm and 9.00am any days of the week, £40 out of hours check in fee will be paid in cash at arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.