YOU WILL NOT FIND ANYWHERE IN LONDON MORE SPECIAL THAN THIS
Some local and international calls for free -- see below.
**Note: a guest room, as opposed to the entire home, can also be reserved separately under my other listing http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/449523 ----> **
The apartment is located in central London, perfectly located for both tourists and business guests and has very good transport links. The area is called Kensington and Chelsea and is one of the most sought after locations in London where Londoners love to live. The shops, restaurants and bars of buzzing Chelsea are within walking distance, and glamorous Knightsbridge within easy reach. Head for the nearby attractions of affluent High Street Kensington, wander through Hyde Park, or explore the world famous Museums. For the bright lights of the West End, central London is just 20 minutes away by tube. It's a smart yet very charming area where you will find many of the best restaurants, shopping and museum in London nearby!
- Covent Garden: (20 minutes away)
- Picadilly Circus: (20 minutes away)
- Harrods: (15 minutes away)
- Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum : (less than 10 minutes away)
- Hyde Park: (10 minutes away)
- The City: (30 minutes away)
- Canary Wharf: (30 minutes away)
- Tube: 3 mins walk from flat to Earls court tube station
- Airports: easy access to all airports Heathrow 30 minutes taxi ride or direct on Picadilly line tube
- Bikes: The new London bike scheme are located very nearby and for just £1 you get a bike and London really is your oyster, with Soho, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben all a relaxed pedal away.
Summary of place:
This is a luxurious and modern interior designed flat in a lovely area overlooking a quintessential English garden square. You could not feel more at home and in London than in this home! The flat offers generous living space, a modern bathroom and is flooded with light throughout. The pictures speak for themselves so check them out. From the living room there are 3 french windows leading onto an L shaped balcony which has stunning views over the garden square. Perfect to enjoy a summer meal or to just relax and take in the quiet surroundings. My place is on the 1st floor, the best in London as you get the high ceilings and amazing balcony!
Before your arrival Sveta my lovely cleaner will spring clean the whole place and make up your beds with nice linen and put out a welcome pack, property manual, your set of keys and some essentials we always find handy when we stay away from home! High speed wireless internet, fluffy towels, a bath robe.
Reception Area – generous area of over 500sqf, I fell in love with this part of the flat when I first saw it. Elegant wood floors, high ceilings and luxury furniture make this a modern yet decadent space. There is satellite TV and also a Bose sound system, complete with iPod/iPhone jack for you to enjoy your music.
Dining Area – The dining area forms part of the reception area and has a specially designed beautiful oval dining table and chairs to seat 8.
Kitchen – fully equipped modern and open plan style, large granite worktop surfaces, 4 point gas hob, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, an ‘American sized’ fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. There is also ample crockery, cutlery and glassware.
Master Bedroom – super cosy and large bedroom with a kingsize bed, plenty of storage and full length chinoise mirror.
Bedroom Two – The second bedroom has a cute double bed 120cm, high ceiling, a huge sash window and double glazing. There's plenty of storage space with a large empty cupboard. It's ideal for one person, the bed is 120cm so a small double, but it can accommodate a couple too!
Bathroom – a modern and slick pamper-palace with dark slate tiles, a walk-in shower enclosure and chrome fittings. Has a separate bath, toilet, sink, plenty of space for your toiletries, large mirror but no shaving socket.
PHONE landline. So that you can reduce costs during your stay in London I offer guests the ability to use the phone in the flat to make local calls to 0207 or 0208 london numbers. If you do use the landline even for local calls pls do inform me on my email (email hidden). Landlines in france/Germany and many European countries also fine as are all USA numbers including mobiles. Pls do not call mobiles in Europe or Uk as it’s expensive and I’ll charge £1 per min or 50p per min respectively from your deposit which is what I get charged. If you’re calling countries other than those stated, pls enquire with me first to check if they are included.
**Please also see the floor plan in the images section!**
- Enjoy yourself and the place!
- To rent a room rather than the entire home see my other listing http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/449523
- it's a no shoe home! so pls use the shoe cupboard!
- no smoking indoors (there's an outdoor terrace) but pls close glass doors so smoke does not come in
- no parties without me! (no more than 2 additional people in the property at any time)
- security deposit of £250 returned on checkout subject to any dilapidations. If house keys are lost cost of replacement locks may be charged.
I can honestly say that our experience with Ali and his flat in Earl's Court could not have been better. From the moment we were in touch about the flat, Ali was both responsive as well as helpful in making our time at the flat as smooth as possible. The flat itself is beautiful and overlooks a wonderful garden across the street. The neighborhood has all of the conveniences one could want including restaurants, grocery stores, and great access to public transportation. My wife and I stayed with our two children and there was plenty of room. If you are bringing kids - they should be well behaved as there are really nice things in the apartment that could be damaged with rowdy children. Ali could not be a better host and was quick to make great suggestions and make sure we understood how to operate the flat. I would highly recommend both Ali and the flat to anyone hoping to have a great London experience.
I have been to London at least 20 times and know the city and the properties people live in. This is AMAZING. It is big, clean, stylish and it is in the best neighbourhood in London. It has all amenities you could wish for. This apartment is inhabited by a true gentleman. It is very quiet, built to meet the highest standards and simply is - in lack of a better word - very expensive. The price Ali is asking is a steal. We did not meet in person but had a very friendly email conversation. I did meet his sister who is a warm-hearted and very nice and helpful lady. Take my word for it: this is a no brainer! GET THIS APARTMENT. And please: since everything is nicely and elegantly built and done, take very good care of it. Ali: thank you for this. We will be back 100%!
Great place, close to the station, lots of light, clean and modern, description is accurate. Second bedroom is bit small, flat is great for business travellers or small family.
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I love travel. That's why I joined Airbnb. I've been lucky enough to travel to many countries and have a passion for meeting new people and seeing new places. Airbnb is a great concept to let you stay in the comfort of a cosy home rather than in a designer hotel! I grew up in London and am lucky to have settled down in one of the best areas in a lovely quaint English garden square which combines tranquility with the buzz and life of surrounding earls court and south ken. I've also lived, studied and worked abroad and whenever I get the chance I travel. When travelling I'm out discovering most of the time so not at home a great deal. When I am at home, I'm responsible and tidy, and look after someones home like it was my own. Soon hoping to put my own place on Airbnb so that folks can enjoy it and discover London!
I've now put my own home in London on Airbnb. I like having guests and getting a chance to see London in a different way through the eyes of my guests and I really like the interaction with so many people from different places around the world and all walks of life. This is a fun additional hobby for me rather than a business and any cash goes right back into my home to maintain it and keep it as cosy and welcoming for future guests. See you soon!