Superb short term flat in Hampstead

Apartment - Entire home/apt · A Belsize Terrace, London, NW3 4AX, United Kingdom
Ester Miriam

Only available for business or study purposes

Your host, Ester Miriam
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Only available for business or study purposes

The Space

Please note, this flat can only be booked if you are coming to London for work or study purposes. The lease on the flat prohibits us from letting it to holiday makers.

Description:
Lovely and comfortable flat located in Belsize Park Village and very close to Hampstead.

I'll try and give you an idea of what to expect when you come into this lovely little gem of a flat in Hampstead.

As you come in, you will see a large open plan space. To your right is the bedroom, which boasts a luxurious king size bed, always stocked with excellent quality linen.

The bed is very comfortable and you can be assured a very good night sleep.

Off the bedroom is a generous walk in wardrobe so you can unpack your clothes and have comfortable access to all your belongings for the duration of your stay.

To your left is the dining area and lounge. The large solid wood dining table is large and comfortable, perfect for a romantic dinner for just two or for some friends to come along and share food together.

The lounge area has a cosy leather sofa with cushions and the TV is connected to Virgin media so you can have lots and lots of TV and films to choose from.

Further to your left is the shower room with a generous size cubicle, constant pressurized hot running water so you can have a luxurious shower after your long day taking in the sights in London.

The bathroom is supplied with plenty of cosy, soft towels to wrap up in.

There are large windows letting in the light with a view onto a garden.

By the entrance you will also see the kitchen, it is small but very well stocked and equipped. You can warm up pre-prepared meals in the microwave oven which you can buy from some of the great local supermarkets on your doorstep or cook a meal from scratch if you so desire. An oven, ceramic hob, pots and pans are all available for you to use and be creative, yum!

The flat is perfectly positioned for excellent public transport links to central London. 5 minutes walk from Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park stations.

On your doorstep are: Belsize Park village where you will find great shops, restaurants and lovely friendly cafes. You are also minutes away (walking) from the buzzing Finchley Road home to shops, food shops, the O2 entertainment center (with a wonderful cinema) etc.

It really is a five star area, it is one of the most desirable London neighborhoods.

I've been an Airbnb host for over a year now. I always meet my guests on arrival, making sure they are happy with everything. I live close by and am available in minutes if any problem develops - very hands on.

I look forward to hearing from you, all you lovely Airbnb guests and to hosting you in my flat.

Guest Access

The flat is self contained hence you can have access to all parts.

There is no garden.

Interaction with Guests

I will see you when you arrive and when you leave unless there are specific problems that I need to take care of.

The Neighborhood

On your doorstep are: Belsize Park village where you will find great shops, restaurants and lovely friendly cafes. You are also minutes away (walking) from the buzzing Finchley Road home to shops, food shops, the O2 entertainment center (with a wonderful cinema) etc.

It really is a five star area, it is one of the most desirable London neighborhoods.

Getting around

The flat is perfectly positioned for excellent public transport links to central London. 5 minutes walk from Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park stations.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $26 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 30 nights
Weekly Price: $953 /week
Monthly Price: $3969 /month
Cleaning Fee: $44
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We did not stay in this flat. We booked it six months in advance of our trip, but about a month and a half later, Eti contacted us to tell us she had made a mistake, and the flat was in fact already booked. Eti offered us two other flats, which we accepted and spent half our visit in each.

    The first flat is close to the Belsize Park tube station. It is a large, one bedroom flat with a kitchen and bathroom. In spite of the fact that we arranged to meet Eti to check in at 11:30am after our redeye flight, when we arrived no one was there. It seems we were forgotten, though we confirmed these arrangements only days before. Fortunately we were with our daughter who had a flat close by, so we pulled our luggage 20 mins. to her place where we were able to use her phone and internet to contact Eti. Two and one half hours later Eti’s husband came to our daughter’s flat in Hampstead to pick us up and our suitcases and take us to the flat where Eti was waiting.

    The flat was cold. We were told the heat would come onin the evenings, but it did not. The bedding is rough, and there is a dip in the mattress. It’s a large flat in an excellent location, but the lack of heating, the dreary bedding, the challenging bathtub (deep with no hand holds) and the old, warped mattress made it less than comfortable.

    We were told that if any of the neighbours asked us what we were doing there, we were to tell them that we were old friends of Eti’s. This made us uncomfortable. Fortunately, no one in the building spoke to us at all.

    The second flat is a studio, tiny but functional with wifi, a tv, and better heating and bedding, but the soft springy mattress was uncomfortable. Eti and her husband moved our luggage from the first flat to the second, but because we had to be out of the first flat by 10:30 and meet them at the second flat at 2pm, it meant that it was a day with a split use .

    A further bit of confusion was when Airbnb sent a reservation reminder one week before departure, they had us staying at a fourth flat with Ruthie, both Ruthie and the flat, we had never heard of before. When we contacted Eti over this confusion she said that was an Airbnb issue that she didn't know how to change and the split accommodation was still valid.

    When it came time for us to submit a review of our Airbnb experience, they still had us as staying at a flat we didn't use or with Ruthie who we never dealt with.

    All in all despite the above we had a good holiday experience. Both flats were clean, had all necessary appliances and were close to transit .

    October 2013
  • Eti kindly arranged this accommodation for us until requested
    accommodation was available. Very comfortable and excellent location.

    September 2013
  • Hi Eti and Daniel
    We had a lovely stay at your apartment. Clean and oonfortable. Daniel made s feel like home. The flat is well situated in a lovely área. We wouldn't mind staying there in a future visit.

    August 2013
  • Thank you, we had a great stay in this lovely flat. It's very clean & in an excellent location, near to nice restaurants, bars & the tube.

    July 2013
  • We've had a great time in in Eti's lovely appartement. The flat is well equipped and offers enough space for a pleasant stay in London. Eti and her husband Daniel are lovely hosts and we would love to come back.

    July 2013
  • Clean, quiet and convenient location

    July 2013
  • It was a great experience staying at Eit's flat. The kitchen is well equipped but a little overused. The bed is comfortable, the bathroom is fine and there is plenty of room space. The only thing that they have got to fix is a small pumbling noise that happens by the bed wall due to the heating. When I turned off the heating near the bed, the noise was gone, but it was good that the severe winter had already gone. Once they fix this, this flat is the place to stay.

    July 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2013
  • Eti's apartment was perfect. The apartment was exactly what we needed - perfect size for two people, great facilities (including free wifi) and it was very clean when we arrived. It's also in a great location - Belsize Park and Swiss Cottage stations are within walking distance. It was so easy getting around London from these two stops. Plus, the area has a lot of great cafes and restaurants. Eti was also very good at getting back to us if we ever had a question for her. I would definitely recommend this to anyone staying in London and I would love to come back here too!

    January 2013
  • This lovely flat contains pretty much everything one would need for a stay up to a week or so. And if you need something in addition to what you've already got, Eti, (email hidden), will drop in as soon as she can to bring it to you. Very nice of her indeed :)
    The only problem was a bit too soft matress, cause we're used to sleeping on a firm memory foam matress and at the end of the week we ended up having collective back aches. But it's just us, i'm sure a lot of people like soft matresses :) Ah also, we had a lot of fun trying to figure out how the shower works! But it's still a great shower with powerful pressure.
    The area of Belsize Park is particularly lovely. If you happen to stay at the flat, check out the Turkish restauerant called Beyoglu just around the corner - delicious meat courses! There are also all sorts of cafes and shops by the tube station, including the pharmacy.
    I'd recomment Eti's place to anyone who's in London for a short visit. I'm actually planning to stay here again myself, maybe very soon ;)

    October 2012
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An Airbnb host for nearly a year now, I love having new people come and stay at my fabulous flat in Belsize Park. My guests are always delighted with the flat and I enjoy seeing their faces as they come into the flat and see the standard of accommodation for their holiday. Many of my guests come again and again. Make sure you book early because I have nearly full occupancy all year round.
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