About This Listing
Wonderful home from home spacious flat with 5 bedrooms, free secure parking and garden. Sleeps 8+ with comfortable beds, no sofa beds or bunk beds!
Our home is a wonderfully warm and very spacious first floor apartment in a quiet gated development called Alphabet Square in Bow, East London Zone 2, within very easy reach of EXCEL, O2 CENTRE, OLYMPIC PARK, WESTFIELD STRATFORD, CANARY WHARF, BRICK LANE and SHOREDITCH etc etc...
Breakfast of cereal, bread, brioche, bagels, juice, eggs, fresh coffee, etc etc is included.
The contemporary and calm living area is massive, consisting of the following open-plan rooms:-
Kitchen/Diner with Island and stools, well-equipped and with Bosch oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, microwave
Dining area with huge dining table seating 10
Lounge with tv/dvd player, iPod docking station, and lots of sofas and comfy chairs
Utility room with a shower, washing machine, sink and WC
Family bathroom with underfloor heating, a huge bath and shower, separate walk-through shower, WC, and large sink
2 x Double bedrooms (each with a kingsize bed)
2 x twin rooms
1 x single room
All beds and mattresses are from Warren Evans or John Lewis so are excellent quality - NO sofa beds or bunk beds
Other features include
- free WiFi with strong signal
- large communal garden with lawn and flower beds
- free secure parking
- hairdryers and hair straighteners provided
- Oyster cards provided
- park and playground opposite the flat
We are situated off Devons Road, between Canary Wharf and Mile End.
Nearest DLR station is Devons Rd (8min walk);Nearest Underground stations are Mile End (15min walk) or Canary Wharf (18min)
Lots of bus routes very close by
Easy to get to East End highlights eg Excel, Brick Lane and Spitalfields, Columbia Rd Flower Market and Broadway Market, as well as the city and West End, Stratford, Greenwich and the Tower of London etc.
Mainly residential area so please note there are no large bars, restaurants etc on our doorstep.
Coffee shop, Fish & Chip takeaway, and convenience store all within 5min walk. Restaurants and bars 15min+ walk away at West India Quay and Narrow Street.
Our flat is a great base in London, perfect to come back to after a conference or day of sight-seeing.
We are Jennifer and Greg, a married couple with two young children. We've lived in London all our lives, and are passionate about our wonderful city, and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
Greg is a Black Taxi Driver, so what he doesn't know about London isn't worth knowing! We are of course happy to offer any advice you may want regarding your stay in London.
You will want for nothing if you stay here - there is space to unwind after a day of sight-seeing, a fabulous kitchen if you want to cook for yourself, a communal garden overlooking the Limehouse Cut canal if you want a picnic; and beds are excellent quality so you're bound to get a good nights sleep!
Of course all linen (cotton) and towels are provided.
The flat will very easily accomodate 8 people, without feeling you're on top of each other or cramped. It is perfect for a business trip, a family or a group of friends.
Any other questions please do ask.
The flat is in a quiet private residential square,so please - no parties or loud music, and we're sorry, we can't accomodate hen or stag parties.
3 night booking minimum
NB The street view on this website is not our property
Absolutely no smoking in the flat
This is the second time myself and colleagues have used airbnb for business purposes and we were More than pleased with Jennifer and Gregs apartment. Jennifer was very polite and quick to respond to any questions before hand and arranging the stay couldn't have been easier. The apartment was VERY spacious and perfect when sharing with colleagues as everyone had space to do their own thing. The apartment was clean, inviting and comfortable. The beds were very comfy. Jennifer and Greg provided some useful tips on the local area as well as a cupboard full of breakfast items, fresh milk bread and eggs as well as a couple of bottles of wine which I thought was a very nice thought. The broadband connection is strong which is vital for us travelling on business to catch up with daily emails. I genuinely can not fault the apartment or the hosts in anyway. The area is quiet despite being fairly built up it is a great location for getting around. We were exhibiting at the Excel and could get there by car in approx 15-20 minutes each morning. The apartment has secure parking as well as on street parking with a permit so parking was no issue at all. Unfortunately we didn't get the opportunity to meet Jennifer but Greg was lovely and very friendly as was Jennifer via messages and always happy to help if you had a question during the stay. Very happy and would definitely book again. Thank you Greg and Jennifer
This apartment was everything that I had hoped for in terms of our group, the welcome was warm and informative and the relaxed attitude of the host was most refreshing. It was modern , clean and comfortable with all mod cons.
The area was very quite despite it being a high density area.
The apartment was ideally suited for travel to our destination and the tube. we would certainly consider it again should the occasion arise again.
We booked this place for some staff who sadly showed no respect for the property and made a real mess. Jennifer's response to this was extremely rude and unprofessional. She called me shouting and swearing down the phone firing insults left right and center. Instead of trying to resolve amicably she made up lies about cigarette buts and damages that remain unproved. She also exaggerated massively about "50 bottles of wine" etc. She also demanded £150 in compensation. We counter offered £50 which we escalated to Airbnb who agreed this was more than enough to compensate for the extra cleaning charges. Although the mess was absolutely disrespectful, Jennifer's response was completely unbelievable and unacceptable and I would never recommend anyone stay here in case anything went wrong and you have to face her aggression first hand. Also a wash bag and Chrome-cast were left in the property and Jennifer has refused to return them. Effectively stealing lost property.
Thank you for your feedback Chris. As you yourself never met us, never set foot in our home, and therefore never saw the mess and damage your colleagues caused, I think it would be wrong of me to respond here. However, as I told you, I am very happy to send the washbag and Chromecast back, I have absolutely no desire to keep them - I've been waiting for you to send the address so if you could please private message me the address asap that would be great. Thanks.
The flat and the neighbourhood was exactly like the description. If you want to have a good night it's a good place in london as it's quiet and the bed are okay.
The welcome was good and Jennifer was really convenient .
Everything was really clean, and the breakfast was there :)
If I need to go back in London and I need a flat at this location I would go again for it for sure!
The host was very welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was ideal for what we required and great value of money. The location was perfect for our event in the excel arena. Thank you for our stay!
We stayed at Jennifer's for 4 nights, and renting this appartment was perfect for our group! Jennifer's husband picked us up at the underground station so we would not have to try to find it on our own after a 12 hours travel. It is a really nice and cozy appartment and we felt like home right away. Everything was organized to give us the best stay. We got good information before we went. The street and the building was quiet. We did not miss anything, and we had a really great time! Thanks to Jennifer and her family for haveing us!
About the Host, Jennifer
We are Londoners through and through and feel passionate about our wonderful home city!
We live in east London in a fabulous and huge apartment and we would love to welcome you to our home and give you some tips on how to make the most of the city.
We have two small kids so the home is family friendly yet luxurious.
Greg is a Black Taxi Driver - and is happy to advise and recommend the best bits of London.