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Updated: 22-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Penthouse Studio Apartment - Great for London

A very clean and tidy apartment in the London suburb called Finchley which is a very safe and nice area. It is located in a quiet residential road away from passing traffic or train noise.

The apartment is self catering. We provide some basic things such as cleaning liquid, foil and tea bags. This should save you packing and carrying excess weight and will give you more time to relax upon your arrival.

The apartment is all open plan. It is L shaped. Starting from the top of the 'L' there is the Kitchenette, then there is a dressing area, then there is a reasonable sized lounge area and then in the corner of the 'L' (which you cannot see in the photos) is a double bed area which sleeps 2. The sofa acts as a further double bed when required, and I also have another single that can be fit in so sleeping 5 maximum.

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About the property

Finchley Rental - London

Garden Flat

First Floor 1 bedroom apartment

See separate tabs at top, conveniently located, residential street and only 4 minutes from West Finchley underground station taking you straight into Central London in 20 minutes. It has a direct link to Kings Cross and very convenient for Eurostar. High quality accommodation consists of an extremely large studio with kitchenette, lounge, bed area and with a beautiful en-suite bathroom with shower, marble floors, granite shelves and high spec fittings. The kitchenette includes a fridge, hob and cooker with a small table and chairs for dining.

The 1 Bed Apartment has wooden flooring and a separate lounge, kitchen and bedroom. Can sleep 5.

Locally, there is excellent shopping, a shopping centre and conveniently located for Hampstead and busy Camden.

Street Parking outside the property is free. Other facilities include a large TV with many cable channels. Wireless Cable Broadband is also available.

General Area of Finchley Central: It is a very clean and tidy apartment and it is in the London suburb called Finchley which is a very safe and nice area. It is located in a quiet residential road away from passing traffic or train noise.

In terms of amenities, the apartment is approximately 4 minutes walk to West Finchley tube station and there are a few shops including a sweet shop and a small supermarket where you can buy the basics. Then, about 10 minutes walk (or there are bus services from the top of the road), there is Finchley Central or North Finchley which has Tesco’s, Waitrose and Sainsbury's supermarkets. They also have the full range of banks and building societies. North Finchley has more extensive shopping facilities including a very wide range of general shops, cafes and restaurants and should be able to cater for all of your needs.

Facilities and local bus: The apartments are very well situated in West Finchley only minutes from the underground station which takes you straight into central London without changing. It is 25 minutes from Kings Cross (approx 2.5 hours from Paris!!).

There are also buses at the top of my road and excellent shopping facilities nearby. If you decided to hire a car there are no parking restrictions or parking charges as there would be in central London, as you can park for free outside the house.

About 15-20 minutes by bus from top of road is Brent Cross shopping centre in Hendon which has all of the main shops including John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and all of the mainstream fashion shops and well known high street chains and has extensive options of places to eat. This is an enclosed shopping centre (and so you don't have to worry about the weather) and there is a bus (the 326) which runs from the top of my road (1-2 minute walk) and takes you directly to the shopping centre where it terminates.

Within easy Reach by Tube: Hampstead on the Northern Line has a vast choice on offer. It is an extremely pretty suburb of London. On one side it has countless restaurants, cafés, bars, cinemas, pancakes, shops and theatre and on the other side it has Hampstead Heath with breathtaking views of London, a teahouse in an old English mansion and beautiful walks through very pretty parkland. This is one of the prettiest parks in North London. This is one of the most expensive and exclusive suburbs of London and I find it very pleasurable just walking through some of the residential areas to see the houses, many of which are absolutely fabulous (I can dream!).

Just a stop away from Hampstead is Belsize Park (but is also a pleasant walk from Hampstead) which is a very pleasant up market area with many restaurants. Then another stop away on the underground is the well known district of Camden. This is home to the very famous Camden Lock Market, which has a vast array of stalls and shops on offer and is very near.

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About the Owner

Mr Russell Jacob
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Mr Russell Jacob

Family man just looking for the best for my family and I run this business independently as well as work full time. I want to make these apartments the best that people can get for the price.

Mr Russell Jacob purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Mr Russell Jacob chose England

Because it works! The location is great. Quiet with good neighbours. Very near to the tube. In a nice family area.

What makes this apartment unique

It has it's own character and is very comfortable. I have many guests returning to stay with me again.

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A 25% deposit (£200 minimum) will be required in advance to secure a booking, paid immediately after you decide to proceed with the booking.

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16 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Oberursel, Germany

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We (2 Adults, 2 Teenagers and 2 seven year old children) have spent one week in the garden apartment.

It was a very friendly, nearly perfect budget accomodation for our needs. The apartment was clean and the kitchen was very well equipped.

WiFi was very useful for sightseeing and shopping plannings.

The owner was very friendly and helpful. We could leave our bicycles in a small alley beneath the house.

Tube from nearby station brought us very quickly (about 20 min.) to the City attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to receive a positive review. It makes me feel that I must be doing something right. My goal is that my visitors will return to stay with me whenever they travel to London. I will always strive to improve my accommodation so that each year my visitors will have confidence in the quality of my accommodation and will recommend me to their friends and family. I look forward to hearing from Maike and Frank in the future.
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24 0

Very nice place Well-equipped in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
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comfortable apartment very close to the tube station. Very nice host and a fair price

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little unit, but a few little issues.

  • 3 of 5
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Unit was neat and tidy. The bed was comfy, and storage for a thing with Ample. A place to cook breakfast and snacks was great. The was a store to make purchases very close by. As this is in zone four, the tube was rather expensive. The hot water was not great, but we may do. The television was very outdated, and had difficulty with turning it on. Actually sometimes it turned on by itself. The receiver had to be rebooted on a daily basis, and there was warm-up time. Technology was definitely not what I was used to. Wished I had no about the turn on turn off issue with the television receiver.

From what I could tell the other units were all rented, however we never heard any noise. On the third level, it is a long way to carry luggage. It is very close to the to the tube, and walking there took only minutes.

The neighbourhood is primarily residential, and was very safe feeling. The community members we spoke with were very nice and cordial. I would recommend this unit to anyone looking for an out of downtown location with access to London.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. Yes, you are right about the TV and I am now planning to change it to a more modern unit. I will also change the receiver (it's a cable TV box providing lots of channels) and I have arranged with the provider to get the updated box which should resolve the issue with this box. The apartment is on the 2nd floor which provides good views locally (it's a residential area) and yes...you will need to carry your bags up, but once up it is a lovely studio with a great bathroom. There are other apartments in the building but the sound insulation is excellent and most of the time you would not hear them and not even know they are there. My guest had trouble using the shower. I came around to check, made sure the heat valve was turned up and then it worked well.....this was somewhat strange as my system is modern and has always provided good levels of hot water for showers or baths. It is a residential area and one of the safest areas in London, particularly late at night. You will not have to worry about your safety in my area and the local community is very nice.
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One of the better deals available

  • 5 of 5
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My adult daughter and I stayed in the penthouse studio apartment for the nine days we were in London. It wasn't what you'd call elegant, and it was a bit of a hike from some things (like a large grocery store); but it was clean, tidy, and comfortable and located close to a railway station, which was all we really needed to be able to enjoy the bulk of our time in central London and elsewhere. The suburban residential neighborhood was quiet and attractive, and we could sleep well on the excellent beds provided and feel safe there. Russell Jacob, the owner, was unfailingly prompt, courteous, and detailed in his responses to our emails, which we appreciated. While I have to say his no-refund policy did give us a bit of pause when making our choice (my mother just turned 94, which makes me hesitant to make ironclad commitments to being away), it was nothing that couldn't be addressed with some low-cost travel insurance. In short, if we were rich, we might have chosen to stay someplace larger and fancier and with fewer stairs to climb; but we're not, and ordinary working people like to take vacations, too. This was perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank my guest for this kind review. I am always looking for ways to improve. Regarding the grocery stores, there are several options. One or 2 for basic products within a few minutes walk and then the bigger supermarkets are 10 to 15 minutes walk depending on which one you would choose to go to. I will now include this information in the guest information files in the apartments so that your options are clearly to hand. My no-refund policy is due to being let down many times when my business started. As I am an independent owner and try to provide a fuss free prompt service, if a situation is explained to me then we can always take a view about the refund policy on an exception basis. My accommodation is not palatial but its good quality accommodation, well presented, in a very safe and quiet neighbourhood, clean and because it is so close to the tube station is easy to get into London. It is also reasonably priced. We are always glad when guests enjoy their stay.
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Lovely Northern London Property!

  • 5 of 5

Love this location. I have stayed here twice and each time it has been a pleasant experience. The owners are very helpful and hospitable and the location is very peaceful and convenient. Located very close to the underground and a supermarket - which is very helpful to people traveling. Definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We always try to make a home from home for our guests.
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Frankfurt am Main

Mehr Schein als sein...

  • 3 of 5
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Die Dachwohnung war nichts für uns ( 52&54 Jahre alt ).Teppichboden, Couch,Geschirr verschmutzt.Bett ist nur von einer Seite begehbar und quietscht......

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 3 stars. Most of my guests enjoy their stay and this is the first time that I hear that the bed creaks. I will see what can be done about it.
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From the Owner

Because it works! The location is great. Quiet with good neighbours. Very near to the tube. In a nice family area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Luton at 32 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : About 6-8 minutes walk. at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 80 Miles Nearest Golf : Just 5 minutes away - ask for further information at 200 Metres Nearest Train : West Finchley Underground (Northern Line) at 250 Metres Nearest Motorway : M1 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many different 5-10 minutes away at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Indoor Ski centre at Hemel Hemstead at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Southen at 30 Miles Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in West Finchley, just 3-4 minutes walk from West Finchley underground station.

It is only 15-20 minutes into central London on the tube, and so is very convenient for Central London.

Very near to large supermarkets including Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury's.

Close to beautiful Hampstead and the lovely surroundings.


From the Owner

It has it's own character and is very comfortable. I have many guests returning to stay with me again.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Hi -spec
  • The bathroom is a designer bathroom with bath, shower, marble floors, granite shelves and hi-spec fittings. The shower is thermostatically controlled for your comfort.


  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Can sleep 5
  • The Studio Apartment is in an 'L' shape and the bedroom area is in the small of the L and doesn't feel as if it dominates the apartment leaving plenty of room to enjoy the space, including the hi-fi and TV (with dozens of cable channels to choose from). Broadband cable connection is also available. Linen is provided and there will be an additional charge of £25 per person for more than 2 people staying. Cots are available for babies and/or toddlers.


  • Self-catering


  • Free Broadband wireless internet service is available. It works 99% of the time, but I cannot guarantee 100%.

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