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

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 5

• Greenhaven, in the heart of central London on one of the town's most beautiful garden squares, offers an EXCEPTIONAL STYLE, COMFORT, AMENITIES, GUEST EXPERIENCE and VALUE for your travel dollars that's unmatched by most other comparably-sized and priced holiday properties.
• One of HIGHEST RATED VRBO/Homeaway properties. With 70+ five-star guest reviews in TOP 10 of the 900+ Westminster area rentals. Guest descriptions include: "5-star EVERYTHING", "Hidden Jewel," "Perfect in Every Way," "Wonderful Oasis," "Great Space/Great Value/Fantastic Location," and "Exquisite Gem in the Heart of the City."
• Impeccably designed, furnished, maintained and presented LUXURY ACCOMMODATION SIMILAR TO FIVE-STAR HOTEL with 3x more space at a much lower rate! MANY COMFORTS, COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES and CONVENIENCES not offered by other rentals. (see list below.)
• Located in one of London's MOST EXCLUSIVE (SW1) AND ACCESSIBLE AREAS for visiting major sites. 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 within 15-20 minute walk or underground/bus ride.
• CONVENIENT LOCATION. Victoria Underground, train, and bus and stations, cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, 3-5 minute walk. Easy access to sights outside London, including Cambridge, Oxford, Hampton Court Palace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Brighton, Highclere Castle (setting for Downton Abbey TV series), Bath and Stonehenge.
• MANY COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES not provided by other rentals: private car service from Heathrow/Gatwick airports for stays of 7 nights or more; fully-stocked bar with wine, spirits, English ales and ciders; coffee bar with 16 different Nespresso brews and dozens of Twinings teas; gourmet chocolates and cookies; kitchen stocked with cooking oils, vinegars, spices, WIFI. local/international calling; Samsung Smart (Internet-enabled) HDTV; office equipment and supplies; deluxe bedding/bathrobes/slippers/toiletries; washer and dryer, and central air conditioning and heating. Professional laundered and pressed linens.
• 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 Eccleston Square residents and their guests.
• Check in, key exchange, property introduction and neighborhood tour provided IN PERSON by dedicated manager accessible 24/7.
• Since 2007, EXPERIENCED Family-owned/operated business with luxury holiday rentals in London, Paris, Southern France.
• 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.

VALUE FOR MONEY: It's hard to beat our rates considering the superb level of care and comfort guests enjoy.

COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES: Provided free of charge: Private car service pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick airports to the flat for those staying 7 nights or more; 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 and professionally laundered linens. 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.

LIBERAL 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.

BEFORE MAKING YOUR RENTAL SELECTION please note: Greenhaven ranks NUMBER 3 with the most 5-STAR guest reviews of all the 927 VRBO/Homeway apartments listed in the Westiminster (neighborhood) of London!!! With 57 such outstanding reviews – and not one negative review -- the Greenhaven has earned a place in the TOP 15 of all the websites’ 4900+ vacation rentals in Central London.

What this means to you: YOU CAN’T GO WRONG CHOOSING for your London holiday. Hundreds of guests have vetted the property, awarding it the highest customer satisfaction rating of ‘5 stars.’ With Greenhaven, you have peace of mind knowing that you can enjoy a truly ‘presented-as-advertised’ holiday accommodation that meets – and in many cases, exceed – guest expectations No worries before arrival. No disappointment and frustration upon arrival. Just superb accommodations location, amenities, comforts, conveniences and first-class client service await you provided by experienced vacation rental owners.

FYI: BUYER BEWARE! Hundreds of short-term rentals, many run by inexperienced owners or agencies looking to make a quick buck, have recently flooded the London market so be aware before you book! Read all the guest reviews. If there are few -- or worst yet, none -- think twice about selecting the property. And don’t forget to check the fine print for any hidden charges.

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. 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 FREE high speed WIFI, wireless phones with FREE international calling to the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and other countries.

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, 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.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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:

    on tourist attractions, london and other places in england...moreless

  • 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

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:

    No...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:

    Yes, plush luxury towels and robes...moreless

  • 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

  • Fax

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:

    private 2.3 acre garden...moreless

  • 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring people
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer/Fall
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall
Nov 1 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$270

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Clean/Greet/Linens/Taxes $175

Notes:

Please note all rates are quoted in British Pounds. There is a $125.00 cleaning/professional linens fee.

Many FREE AMENITIES, including WIFI, wine, mini-bar, nespresso coffee/tea, cookies, chocolates. For those staying 7 nights or more, there is free car service from the airport to the apartment. Also discount offer on London apartment to those guests also booking our Paris penthouse with stunning Eiffel Tower views.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I have been offering luxury holiday accommodations since 1999, with properties in, 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 Pimlico, London, UK:
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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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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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.

  • Light, open plan Living/dining room w/HDTV  Central air con throughout apt.

    Light, open plan Living/dining room w/HDTV Central air con throughout apt.

  • Enjoy an evening in front of the fireplace

    Enjoy an evening in front of the fireplace

  • Quiet bedroom with no street noise.  Deluxe linens/bedding

    Quiet bedroom with no street noise. Deluxe linens/bedding

  • INCLUDED. Deluxe robes, slippers and toiletries. Ample storage space

    INCLUDED. Deluxe robes, slippers and toiletries. Ample storage space

  • Kitchen entrance.  Easy meal prep w/nearby supermarkets/shops.

    Kitchen entrance. Easy meal prep w/nearby supermarkets/shops.

  • kitchen features new appliances and granite countertops

    kitchen features new appliances and granite countertops

  • INCLUDED.  Twinings black, green and herbal teas and shortbread.

    INCLUDED. Twinings black, green and herbal teas and shortbread.

  • INCLUDED. Choice of red, white or sparkling wine

    INCLUDED. Choice of red, white or sparkling wine

  • Rainfall shower w strong water pressure.  Plush towels, toiletries.

    Rainfall shower w strong water pressure. Plush towels, toiletries.

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

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

  • Private gated entrance to apt. offers much  privacy/security.

    Private gated entrance to apt. offers much privacy/security.

  • Quiet 2.3 acre, gated-garden oasis only for residents/Greenhaven guests use.

    Quiet 2.3 acre, gated-garden oasis only for residents/Greenhaven guests use.

  • Cosy sleeping/reading alcove

    Cosy sleeping/reading alcove

  • Library of books on London sights. nternet/Phone/free landline calling to U.S.

    Library of books on London sights. nternet/Phone/free landline calling to U.S.

  • Superb double bed with halogen reading light system

    Superb double bed with halogen reading light system

  • King size sofa bed w. memory mattress

    King size sofa bed w. memory mattress

  • INCLUDED. oils, vinegars, spices, etc.  Storage room in back for suitcases

    INCLUDED. oils, vinegars, spices, etc. Storage room in back for suitcases

  • INCLUDED. 16 different Nespresso coffees and chocolates

    INCLUDED. 16 different Nespresso coffees and chocolates

  • INCLUDED.  Selection of alcohol, beer, cider and mixers

    INCLUDED. Selection of alcohol, beer, cider and mixers

  • INCLUDED.  Free car service airport pick upon arrival for stays of 7 nights.

    INCLUDED. Free car service airport pick upon arrival for stays of 7 nights.

  • Bathroom w/ washer and dryer.  laundry supplies provided.

    Bathroom w/ washer and dryer. laundry supplies provided.

  • children's play area in private garden square

    children's play area in private garden square

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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