Cool Casa Chelsea

Apartment - Private room · Flat 139 Iveagh House, London, SW10 0TY, United Kingdom
Wills
Your host, Wills
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Kia orana,
After reading my listing and if you choose to book - I would greatly appreciate a brief description of you & a photo if possible.This will give me some idea of who I will be hosting here at Casa Chelsea.

A stylish & soothing, newly redecorated bedroom with an extremely comfortable double divan bed which overlooks a peaceful communal garden in a tidy & contemporary flat on the top floor (2nd).
Daily housekeeping provided as well as...
Fresh flowers, water jug, luxury Egyptian cotton towels & duvet bedding, Organic shower gel, scented candles, fluffy white dressing gown, Sassoon hair dryer/hair straighteners & LED make-up mirror for your convenience.
We share a cosy kitchen,shower/bathroom and a living/dining space.
TV free zone but FREE Wi-Fi available.
A wide range of Twinings Herbal Infusion or normal teas & fresh cafetiere coffee available.
If you fancy - a Continental breakfast of cereal and/or fresh fruit salad & toast is provided.

Minimum 2 nights for single person & minimum 1 night for couples.
My neighbourhood is a vibrant & colourful mix of cafes,restaurants,bakeries,cinemas & stores along picturesque Kings Road which makes for a pleasant retail therapy experience compared to the congested West End.or just strolling around the delightful & historical borough that is Costa del Chelsea!

Recommended dining on Kings Rd...

- Bluebird cafe,deli & restaurant & al fresco courtyard...Modern European + cocktail bar
- Beaufort House...Modern English + cocktail bar
- Busaba (email hidden)uth East Asian
- New Culture Revolution...Chinese
- Ranoush Juice...Lebanese
- Maremoto...Modern Italian + cocktail bar
- Eight Over Eight...Pan Asian + cocktails
- Byron...tasty burgers
- The Jam Tree...Commonwealth cuisine
- Chutney Mary...Posh Indian
- Little Italy with roof terrace...traditional Italian
- all within 5 mins walking radius.

Rental-Bikes...2 mins from flat

Oyster Card & brollies at your disposal...

Public Transport: Opposite front gate (Checkpoint Charlie) are regular buses (11 & 22) on Kings Rd towards Sloane Square (underground station) Central London
Buses (C3 & 328) on Gunter Grove towards Earls Court - West London (underground station) is only 2 mins walk from flat.

22 Bus Route travels along Kings Rd turns left at Sloane Square (District Line Underground Station), towards Knighstbridge (Piccadilly Line Underground Station), Hyde Park Corner and ends at Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo & Piccadilly Line Underground Station)...West End, Central London

11 Bus Route travels along Kings Rd turns right at Sloane Square (District Line Underground Station, towards Belgravia,Victoria (Victoria Line Underground Station), Westminster (Jubilee Line Underground Station), Whitehall, The Strand, (Northern Line Underground Station), St Paul's Cathedral (Central Line Underground Station) and (email hidden) Station.

C3 Bus Route travels along Gunter Grove towards Earls Court (District & Piccadilly Line Underground Station)...stops at Tescos Supermarket after Earls Court.

328 Bus Route travels along Gunter Grove towards Earls Court (District & Piccadilly Line Underground Station), Kensington High Street ( Circle Line Underground Station), Nottinghill Gate (Central Line Underground Station) and onwards to Ladbroke Grove etc.

Fulham Road bus stop ( 5 mins walk) has buses 14 & 414 towards Central London via South Kensington, Knightsbridge etc

Sloane Square Underground (email hidden)e District Line

Earls Court Underground (email hidden)e District Line, Piccadilly Line, Circle Line

Supermarket & Convenience Stores;
Co-Op Supermarket - Kings Rd (3mins walk) 8am -10pm
Better Price Convenience Store - Ashburnham Road (3 mins walk)
Tescos Petrol & Convenience Store 24hrs - Fulham Road (5 mins walk)
Kings Road Pharmacy - Kings Road (3mins walk) 8am - 8pm

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital - 5 mins walk

Banks;
Barclays Bank - Kings Road ( 6 mins walk)
Post Office - Kings Road ( 5 mins walk) 10am - 5pm

Attractions;
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum are a pleasant walking experience to South Kensington.
Battersea Park is nearby across the Thames River and Hyde Park is also in the borough.
Harrods & Harvey Nichols Department stores are nearby in Knightsbridge.
Stamford Bridge home to Chelsea FC is 5 mins walk away.
Nottinghill & Portebello Market are a leisurely bus ride from C.C..

Guest Access

Book an in-house deep tissue & relaxing massage at 50% discount.

Interaction with Guests

I strive to be your host with the most & personal in-house concierge.

The Neighborhood

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has stunning historical architecture amid a vibrant cafe & dining scene all within strolling distance Of Casa Chelsea.

Getting around

Convenient & regular public transport across the street from front gate to Central London or hailing Black taxis on Kings Road.
I can also book a private car at very reasonable rates to Heathrow Airport.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $44 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $802 /week
Monthly Price: $3174 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Cool Casa Chelsea was a simple but comfortable place to stay in London, especially if you enjoy the Chelsea area. The house is right in front of the bus stops, and walking distance from earls'court tube station which makes transportation fairly easy. I need to make a special mention of the bed which is is incredible, I slept like a baby. Wills is a very entertaining and caring host, that has the ability to make incredible breakfast, randomly guesses that you're thirsty and spontaneously brings you water, light scented candles in your room in the evening, or offer you a drink before you're off for a night out.. all these little details made up for a fabulous time at cool casa chelsea.

    July 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Cher Charlotte,c'est un plaisir de vous avoir ici Cool Casa Chelsea!

    July 2014
  • Witr hatten drei wundervolle Tage in London. Die Wohnung ist ein kleines Schmuckstück, sehr gepflegt, ruhig gelegen, in unmittelbarer Nähe einer Bushaltestelle der Kings Road mit kleinen Geschäften, Cafés und Restaurants. Wills war ein sehr aufmerksamer, umsichtiger, hilfsbereiter und unterhaltsamer Gastgeber. Morgens stand immer ein leckeres Frühstück für uns bereit. Unser Fazit: jederzeit wieder!
    Lieber Wills, auf diesem Weg nochmals herzlichen Dank und all the best from Germany!

    July 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Liebe Angelika und Nadia,viele dank fur wunderbare rezension und fabelhaft gaste!

    July 2014
  • Nous avons passé un excellent weekend grâce à Wills. C'est un hôte très attentionné et la chambre qu'il nous a mis a disposition était impeccable/très bien équipée et parfaitement située pour profiter du très beau quartier de Chelsea. Un grand merci Wills pour ton accueil.

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Kia orana Paul,I'm touched by your kind comments.Thank you for choosing to stay here at Casa Chelsea!

    June 2014
  • I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Cool Casa Chelsea. It is a beautiful flat, tastefully decorated and very clean. It is perfectly located: bus stops, shops, restaurants are all nearby. Wills is a wonderful host, warm and friendly, hospitable and generous, helpful with directions and other useful travel tips. He provides a lovely healthy breakfast, and is always ready to offer coffee and tea. Thank you very much, Wills!

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    This is why i enjoy hosting to meet such a lovely person such as Gerda!

    June 2014
  • We had a great time staying at Casa Chelsea, could´t be better.
    It´s location is perfect, buses just outside to take you around London.
    Wills is a very charming, warm, kind and generous person who do everything to help you and to make you feel at home.
    The room´s very clean with a very comfortable bed and a lot of space for baggage and hangers for clothes.
    Wills serves the most wonderful breakfast, fresh fruit salad and yoghurt, coffee or tea. I will definitely recommend everyone to take this opportunity to stay at Casa Chelsea, we will definitely do it again.
    My daughter (19 years) just LOVED Wills and the place.

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Kia orana Jenny,It was my pleasure to host you both.I'm delighted Genoa enjoyed her stay.here at Casa Chelsea! :))

    June 2014
  • Cool Casa Chelsea was absolutely beautiful. The apartment has well appointed and spotless rooms, linens and most of all, Wills...the host of Casa Chelsea is a delight. Delicious breakfast served each morning when you wake up, insider tips on the neighborhood and London's sights. Wills is so welcoming and lovely. The apartment is conveniently located just steps from the bus station getting to the tube is a breeze, putting the entire city of London literally at your door step. I will definitely stay at Cool Casa Chelsea on my next trip to London.

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Kia orana Renee,absolutely thrilled to have met such a dynamic person!Thank you for choosing Casa Chelsea..."The mind is everything.What you think you become" - Buddha

    June 2014
  • Kia Orana Wills.

    En estas pocas líneas no se puede expresar del todo lo agradecidos que estamos, y el buen trato que recibimos en "Cool Casa Chelsea" por parte de su anfitrión Wills. La locaclización de casa Chelsea es perfecta si quieres pasar unos días visitando la ciudad, llegar hasta ella es muy fácil y está muy bien comunicada tanto por autobús como por metro con los puntos más importantes de la ciudad. Además el barrio de Chelsea es muy tranquilo y bastante cool, merece la pena perderse por sus calles y por qué no buscar un jardincito privado donde sentarse a charlar (son típicos en chelsea los jardines dentro de las courts o zonas residenciales).

    Desde el momento que entramos en la casa sentimos como si fuera nuestro hogar, y cuando conocimos a Wills, el nos acogió como a uno más en su casa, tratándonos con mimo desde el primer momento y estando siempre a nuestra disposición. Siempre estuvo atento en recomendarnos qué podíamos hacer y cómo. (Es número uno en organización de rutas para sacar partido al día).

    La casa está decorada con gusto y la habitación es muy acogedora, ideal para ir con tu pareja y desconectar de la rutina. Pero sin duda lo mejor de todo es el servicio de desayuno que Wills prepara todos los días, si algo no olvidaré es la atención recibida por parte de Wills. Cualquier cosa que necesites Wills hará todo lo posible por ayudarte, está siempre atento a las necesidades que puedas tener, siempre disponible y servicial.

    Si tuviera que volver a Londres a pasar unos días especiales volvería sin duda a "Cool Casa Chelsea". ;)

    Many thanks, Wills!! Estamos muy contentos de haberte conocido.

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Kia orana Maria,your gracious comments I shall treasure.Hosting you & Rodrigo was like having family to stay except without the drama!

    June 2014
  • Our visit to Cool Casa Chelsea was just what we expected...and more! The apartment is ideally located with excellent , convenient bus routes available 50 metres from the building. Wills was a most engaging and welcoming host who has very helpful and exceptional local knowledge.

    Our stay was not primarily for pleasure as the purpose of our trip was for me to attend the nearby hospital for treatment and for my partner to have accommodation nearby. Wills was considerate, flexible and very supportive to our needs, even when we had to be up early and leave for the hospital before 07:00!.

    The apartment is stylish, comfortable and perfect for our short (far too brief) visit.

    We did manage one visit to an superb nearby restaurant, Terra Vergine, that specialises in food of the Abruzzo region and which we would highly recommend for its amazing value for money, attentive service and excellent menu that take one beyond the usual pizza and pasta fare.

    Despite the reason for our visit, we had a really lovely time and would not hesitate to stay here again. Wills provided us with everything we needed, with the added benefit of great humour, capacity for wonderful gossip and zest for life. Thank you so much for providing this fabulous haven for us.

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Kia orana Anthony & Aiden,I wholeheartedly agree - your visit was far too brief.However,I shall not forget what super guests you both were!

    June 2014
  • Wills non è solo il proprietario di casa: è un amico, una guida, un pozzo di conoscenza, una persona profonda e sensibile.
    Ha accolto me e la mia amica Simona chiedendoci subito da che lato del letto avremmo voluto dormire e di conseguenza ci ha appoggiato le sacche sul porta valigia dedicato e ci ha indicato quali erano i nostri rispettivi asciugamani, accappatoi, comodini, appendini, prese, guide (website hidden) siamo poi accomodati in salotto per conoscerci e la chiacchierata è proseguita per ore, senza accorgercene.
    Al nostro ritorno da cena abbiamo trovato il pigiama piegato sul letto, le giacche appese, le scarpe in ordine...insomma, in certi hotel la camera non la sistemano la notte: Wills, che non è tenuto a farlo invece si!
    Al mattino, poco dopo aver cominciato a chiacchierare con la mia amica sentiamo bussare alla porta: "Room Service!" E con il suo sorriso contagioso ci porta 2 tazze di caffè fumante, e poi accompagna la mia amica da Bluebird a fare una colazione abbondante. L'ultima sera è stato bello passarla con lui, nel giardino del pub dietro casa, chiacchierando di viaggi, musica, festival, valori, storie passate, religione e politica. Siamo diventati amici, sicuramente ci sentiremo regolarmente e non avrò dubbi su dove alloggiare la prossima volta che tornerò a Londra!
    Ulteriore nota di merito: il mattino della partenza si è svegliato all'alba per farci il caffe ed accompagnarci al taxi che ci aspettava sotto casa alle 5.45am per andare all'aeroporto.
    Siamo state viziate e coccolate ed abbiamo avuto l'onore di conoscere una persona davvero valida e con un grande cuore, che si prende cura di suoi ospiti quanto della sua casa: ordinata, pulita, luminosa ed accogliente.
    Grazie Wills!

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Kia orana Azzurra & Simona - "One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    June 2014
  • Wills was a wonderful host. His apartment was clean and beautiful. Upon arrival at the airport, he provided detailed instructions on how to reach the apartment. The instructions left no room for confusion which was great for someone who was not familiar with London. When we reached Casa Chelsea, Wills was waiting for us in his apartment. He allowed us to settle in, then he very kindly showed us where to pick up the bus and the tube stops. He also walked us to a great Lebanese restaurant! Like that first day, he was very helpful throughout the trip in providing restaurant recommendations and directions to places throughout London. At night he provided turn down service, and in the morning he provided a wonderful breakfast which went above and beyond my expectations for an airbnb host. To top that all off, he even offered to do some of our laundry while we were there! Wills was truly a pleasure to stay with. When I go back to London, I will definitely be staying at Casa Chelsea once again! So from the bottom of our hearts, Thank You Wills! -from your posh damsels

    June 2014
    Wills
    Response from Wills:

    Kia orana Kendall & Jackie,I trust the remainder of your European vacation was full of magical memories.You Posh Damsels are always welcome back here at Casa Chelsea! :)

    June 2014
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Kia orana! (Hello in Cook Is) I'm a friendly & personable gay guy originally born in Pacific paradise on earth...The Cook Islands,of paternal Scottish heritage (with a proud collection of Kilts & sporrans) also raised in stunningly beautiful Aotearoa - New Zealand.Lived in London since '89...I strive for a positively pro-active lifestyle...ex professional dancer & graduate of NZ School Of Dance.Free-lance Fashion Archivist,Massage Therapist as well as volunteering to organise fundraising events for a HIV charity.I try to maintain a reasonable fitness level by cycling and attending regular gym classes. I enjoy socialising with my wonderfully eclectic bunch of friends but equally comfortable at home poodling about. Recently discovered the pleasurable benefits of infusion teas though I haven't as yet out grown my addiction to chocolate and desserts. Travel feeds this insatiable soul and desire to challenge my perceptions of the world at large as well as curiosity of folk from faraway fascinate me...off the top of my head in no particular order...music, jewellery, contemporary art, Buddhism, dance, fashion, vodka, photography ,current, affairs, anthropology, sport, cinema, architecture, history, theatre, flying, concerts, floral & fauna, Art Deco, Damask & cuisine stimulate my senses...you could say I'm a work in perpetual progress with a Polynesian/Tartan twist :)
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