Beautiful Kensington Apartment - 1000 Sq Feet Abingdon Road W8

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The terrace - a rare commodity in Central London!


Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We are located on Abingdon Road, London W8, one of London's premier addresses, and near neighbours to William & Kate (and George & Charlotte) who have moved in down the road. Abingdon Road is a peaceful and quiet street despite being minutes from the centre of things.

If you do not know London well, the old mantra of 'Location, Location, Location' means a great deal in this city. Also look carefully at the size of your rental. Spending a week in a tiny studio apartment or even a small one-bedder can prove to be a little miserable. We are fortunate in being able to offer our guests much more room than most, plus a gorgeous terrace.

We attach great store to what our guests tell us. In fact we are fortunate to have many reviews left by our guests. Here are some of the comments from recent guests:

' was incredible and better than I ever imagined.' B&CS, AZ
'Part of the fun was sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine taking in London!' DH, CA
'the apartment and location were both excellent. We had a great time.' L&HN, CAN
'...very conveniently located and well appointed to suit our every need. I could have stayed 3 months!' M&CW, NZ
'It is particularly nice to be able to conveniently contact people from home free on the phone' M&MLH, OR
'Congratulations on a very nice have thought of everything and it is very comfortable.....' PHF, AUS

We are proud of our apartment; and want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible, so we have tried to think of everything. The apartment is located one up from ground and is the entire floor of a converted Victorian house. There is no elevator, but the 15 or so stairs are not taxing.

We have just installed a comfortable king size bed with a luxurious Hypnos mattress and we believe in providing the finest Egyptian cotton sheets, which get many a favourable comment from our guests. Even the large double sofa bed has the same linen and a fully sprung mattress. The bedroom faces the gardens at the rear to ensure that even the lightest sleepers get a good night's sleep.

We have some great local restaurants (check out The Abingdon and W8 Kitchen) and a range of excellent supermarkets within a few minutes walk (Waitrose, Whole Foods etc).

You can also easily walk to High Street Kensington underground station (about 7 mins), the Royal Holland & Hyde Parks, Marks and Spencer, Kensington Palace, or just about any store that you might need.

We are also conveniently located for the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, the Albert Hall, the National Gallery and the principal sites of London (Buckingham Palace, the Eye, Theatres, The Tate, The Thames Walk etc).

As a result most of our guests are regular visitors, often people who are staying for longer and find regular holiday apartments too confined. We are also very popular with honeymoon couples.

We are happy to provide discounts for single business travellers and those who wish to stay for extended periods.

We always provide a personal check-in so that we can orientate you to the area and help you plan the best way to make the most of your stay. And if you need us, we are at the end of a phone.

Our conservatory has blackout blinds the bathroom features a fabulous overhead rain shower. We also have a flat screen TV and DVD player, a printer and a desk full of London guides and information.

You may have heard that London has a cycle hire scheme - a great way to get around the centre (just ask Arnold Schwartzenegger) – and we have three docking stations within a couple of minutes walk

Plus we can help with cars from the airport, cell phones for your stay, theatre bookings etc.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and making your stay in London as comfortable as possible.

Mark & Sophia (and the kids!)

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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Whilst we are happy to accept babies, we are not suitable for toddlers and children up to 12 as we have a low unfenced wall....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Double Beds (1) The bed is a lovely Indonesian four poster with a top of the range luxury mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a fully sprung mattress on our convertible double sofa bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Numerous Channels including BBC, ITV, news, films, sport etc and a state of the art Sony Bravia large flat screen...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Tennis


  • Air Conditioning:

    Portable AC Unit on wheels - available on request...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Contained within the apartment...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free phone calls are provided to the USA, Canada, Australasia and mostopean countries...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We use the very best high thread count linens from The White Company...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free phone calls are provided to the USA, Canada, Australasia and most European countries...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    We have a new kitchen fitted with granite work surfaces and the latest equipment...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    One of our very best features - an oasis in the heart of London...moreless



Write a review 5
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 1
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2016
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $46 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2
Dec 1 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $46 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Our cancellation terms are a full refund of deposit if cancelled 90+ days before arrival and 50% refund of deposit if cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival (less any bank charges). We require a Credit Card as a security deposit during your stay with us. Please contact us with any requests that you may have. We very much look forward to welcoming you to London. Mark & Sophia

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Kensington, London, UK:
The W8 post code was last year voted in the Press as London's most desirable address. We love the area and the apartment is a home for us not just a rental.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Plenty of space, a fabulous terrace, high thread count linens, a brand new kitchen and bathroom, unrivalled location, Whole Foods on your doorstep, free phone calls, wi-fi broadband, state of the art TV, great local restaurants (check out W8 Kitchen and Whits), and plenty more

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Speaks: english, german



  • The terrace - a rare commodity in Central London!

    The terrace - a rare commodity in Central London!

  • Our bathroom

    Our bathroom

  • The Entrance Hall

    The Entrance Hall

  • The Dining Area

    The Dining Area

  • View onto the terrace

    View onto the terrace

  • The bedroom

    The bedroom

  • The bath tub with overhead rain shower

    The bath tub with overhead rain shower

  • The fully equipped Kitchen

    The fully equipped Kitchen

  • The bedroom

    The bedroom

  • View from the terrace

    View from the terrace

  • Stairs leading to the apartment

    Stairs leading to the apartment

VRBO #65836

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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