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5 Star Central London Apartment

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom with king size comfortable bed, sleeps 4, with free Wi-Fi internet

Ideally located apartment for both Tourist and Professional. A cosy apartment with a garden terrace in a Victorian London street. The apartment is comfortable with a large and well equipped kitchen. King size bed with Egyptian cotton linen. Free Wi-Fi internet. Fully equipped for shorter or longer breaks.

The apartment is in Zone 1 and is very convenient for local neighbourhood shops and services.

Unusually for London, the area has the feel of a local neighbourhood whilst being close to the city centre. The neighbourhood offers an excellent and varied selection of local pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops, local library, dry cleaning and a large supermarket.

At the same time getting to the West End and many other areas is easy and quick. Fast 24 hour buses to the West End are 150m away. Vauxhall's zone 1 underground station is within 10 minutes' walk and it is 4 stops (8 minutes) from Oxford Circus. You can also walk along the River Thames to Westminster and the South Bank arts centre.

I want you to enjoy your stay and to feel comfortable. Please check our reviews for feedback from fellow travellers.

More Details

Owner
Terry Davies
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Terry Davies

I have lived in the London area for many years and know Vauxhall extremely well. I am a composer and conductor in this city of many great musicians. Originally the attractions of the apartment for me included the quiet location and easy access to the excitement of the West End and the cultural centres.

Terry Davies purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Terry Davies chose London

This flat was my home for 21 years until I began offering it for holiday rentals in 2010. I was very happy here and I now want the same for my guests. Having travelled widely, I never forget what everybody needs from a decent holiday home.

What makes this apartment unique

It has been wonderful to see the area around the flat develop into the lively residential centre it is today. I love the peace of the place. In the hallway you might meet Philippa, our lovely neighbour upstairs, but you are unlikely to hear her. If the weather is good, the garden terrace is a little oasis in the city, facing the sun and protected by high plants.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in London in England

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Children must be at least 10 years old
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • library
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Notes:
A charge of £80 will be added for cleaning & linen. Additional weekly cleaning & linen changes are £80. We need to pay our greeter extra for arrivals before 08.00 or after 23.00. The amount depends on your arrival time so please let us know this so we can give you an accurate figure. Local parking is controlled but we can provide residents' parking permits that cost £5.00 per day. The apartment is not suitable for children under 10.

Reviews

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(80 traveller reviews)

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5 Star Central London Apartment
average rating of 4.9625 based on 80 reviews
5

Cozy, clean, spacious flat. Terry & Peter were fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

I totally concur with the other rave reviews about this property. My review will focus on how Terry and Peter came to my timely rescue during a financial emergency that arose on my vacation. I lost my wallet on the airplane from the USA and arrived at the apartment for a week's stay with just a few pounds in my pocket and no credit cards. No London bank would cash my personal check or accept a wire transfer from my bank. Terry and Peter immediately arranged for me to get access to enough funds so I could enjoy my vacation, which otherwise would have been ruined. I can't thank them enough. Hope this never happens to anyone else but know that if a problem arises, know you can rely on Terry and Peter to do everything possible to help.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Buck. We were very happy to help.
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4

Quiet, Convenient, & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was quiet and comfortable. The kitchen is light, airy and well equipped. The bed comfortable and the shower hot. The living room is decently furnished with a comfortable sofa and chair. The closet space is limited but okay for a short stay. The bus connections are particularly good the west end 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic. The alternative of walking down the Thames embankment is lovely. Terry and Peter were both helpful, and telling us about Esskay cars (for airport transfer) was particularly useful as the tube and Heathrow express are not particularly convenient for Vauxhall. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, North Carolina USA
5

comfortable close in flat with east access to all London has to offer

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, though small, flat close to central London. The kitchen is roomy and well-equipped with a sweet, private courtyard just outside. There is one quiet, comfortable bedroom and a sofa bed. There is not a lot of storage space, especially for hanging clothes but adequate for a short stay. The flat itself, is comfortable, well equipped and easy to get used to. It is very close to public transportation, both bus and tube. The bus stop is minutes away and the tube less than 10 minutes or one could take the bus to the tube stop at Vauxhall. The system is easy to use and a great way to get around. The most informative and only thing you need is Google maps which will give you everything you need to know to use the system. If you can, order an Oyster card in advance from the Transportation for London (TFL) website.

We did not meet the owner, Terry, but his cohort, Peter, is most charming and helpful. He was there to greet us and inform us fully about the flat and how to get around. We would certainly stay here again and can recommend it without reservation though Terry the owner will require a reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad you enjoyed the apartment. Our guests do not need to order Oyster cards as we always provide them free.
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5

All worked out just beautiful. Peter did an excellent job in explaining everything.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the bus line. Great bed. Halls a little narrower than in the USA but very comfortable. Peter did recommend a taxi service for a ride to Heathrow for our return flight. The office staff sent us to the wrong terminal. The driver said it happens all the time. If we would have stayed at terminal 5, we never would have made it to our flight at terminal 2. You might call them if you have any influence.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovingston Virginia / Philadelphia PA
5

Comfortable, well-equipped flat in Vauxhall

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Terry's very comfortable flat for about 10 days. We were in London for a combination of business and pleasure, and this flat suited both. It was very pleasant to sit and work in the light, airy kitchen, or have a cup of coffee in the garden area. Nice touches include great bed linens and a very good shower. Communication with owner was easy and he was very responsive at all points of the process.

We loved the chance to get to know Vauxhall and points south a bit more, and it was easy to walk or take the tube to all parts of the city.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded all our expectations. It was a beautiful, comfortable flat and we enjoyed a very happy time staying there. The buses were frequent and very convenient for getting too and from the train and tube stations.

There was an excellent selection of books to read too.

We will definitely stay here again should it be available when we next want to come.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Tia Maria
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Newhaven
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Vauxhall
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Many around South Lambeth Road
Nearest Beach
82 Kilometres
Brighton
Car: not necessary

Within a 10 minute walk is Vauxhall's excellent transport hub (Zone 1) with many trains, tubes and buses to all parts of the city. And 100m away from the apartment are two regular 24 hour bus routes to the West End.

Many popular attractions are within a half hour's walk, some along the River Thames which passes nearby. Among them are the West End, Westminster (the Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament), Buckingham Palace (if the flag's flying the Queen's at home), London Eye (the UK's most popular tourist attraction), the incomparable South Bank (concert halls, theatres, galleries and cinemas) and the Imperial War Museum. Tate Britain gallery, Lambeth Palace, National Garden Museum, New Covent Garden Market and Oval Cricket Ground are all within 20 minutes walk. Wimbledon is 3 stops away.

The fast and frequent Gatwick Express from Gatwick Airport travels directly to Victoria Station, a 10 minute taxi ride away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in London, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Booking
5 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£740
for 6 nights
From
£110
£740
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£860
for 6 nights
From
£130
£860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£860
for 6 nights
From
£130
£860
£3,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning and bed linen £80

An extra £5 per night or £30 per week is charged for a 3rd or 4th person.
A 25% deposit is required to hold your booking.
A damages security of £200/€250/$300 is required & will be held during your stay in case of loss or damages.
This will be returned to you at the end of your stay.
£80 will be added to your booking for cleaning & linen.
Additional weekly cleaning & linen changes: £80.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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