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London Accommodation - 3 Bedroom Rental in Earls Court, South Kensington (LN-374)

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now Jun 06 2018 5
£160
£1,119
information:+ 50 GBP for the additional folding bed - 4 nights min. consecutive
Aug 03 2018 open 5
£160
£1,119
information:+ 50 GBP for the additional folding bed - 4 nights min. consecutive
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Description
3 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Earls Court, South Kensington (LN-374)
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom - Sleeps 5

This three bedroom rental is located on Earls Court Gardens off Earls Court Road in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea in central London. It is on the 1st and 2nd floor of a converted period townhouse with no elevator. The apartment is carpeted throughout with the exception of the kitchen, bathroom, and cloakroom which has parquet flooring.  This apartment has a homely traditional period charm which is reflected in the décor and furnishings.

The living room is furnished with neutral coloured (pastel shade) wall paper, with an assortment of armchairs and sofas facing the cable TV. The living room is furnished with neutral coloured (pastel shade) wall paper, with an assortment of armchairs and sofas facing the cable TV. The dining room, with a table for 6 and a stereo, is great for enjoying your home-cooked meals and has a serving hatch so food can be passed directly through from the kichen piping hot. Crockery and cutlery are provided. The kitchen is well-equipped with an oven, gas stove, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, and toaster.

The master bedroom is furnished with two single beds that can be brought together to make a king size bed, a dresser topped by a mirror and a chest of drawers, as well as fitted cupboards. The 2nd bedroom has two single beds capable of being brought together to make a king size bed and is also furnished with fitted cupboards for storage, a desk and a mirror. In the 3rd bedroom you'll find a single divan bed, a small wardrobe and a dressing table with mirror. The bathroom has a bath, a wall-mounted shower, a washbasin, a toilet, a bidet, and is conveniently situated on the landing between the first and second floors. A separate WC is available downstairs.

A single folding camping bed can be brought in temporarily if required for an extra (6th) guest, typically installed in the dining room.  There is an ancillary charge for this item.

The Earls Court area around this London rental is teeming with restaurants, bars, and grocery stores, with two supermarkets within easy walking distance. The apartment is also conveniently close to Hyde Park (.8mi/1.3km) and the museums around South Kensington such as the Natural History Museum (.8mi/1.2km) and the Science Museum (1mi/1.6km). There is a gym a stone's throw away on Earls Court Road and a neighbourhood/community wellness centre at the end of the street. A branch of the PAUL French bakery chain has opened nearby, also at the end of the street, selling delicious French bread, cakes and sandwiches - so no excuse not to have fresh croissants with your morning coffee!

The nearest underground station to this 3 bedroom rental is Earl's Court which is extremely convenient and approximately 2 minutes away on foot. The underground line serves the District and Piccadilly lines.

FRENCH and SPANISH are also spoken.

Parking for one medium sized car may also be possible at no charge, however this must be verified at the time of enquiry

Please note:  Although the apartment is situated opposite the local underground, it is separated from it by a high wall. The subway is barely audible from the apartment and it does not operate between 1:00am and 5:30am and there is a choice of a rear-facing garden double-bedroom or front-facing bedrooms.

UPDATE: Front facing bedrooms now have modern snug fitting windows with acoustic suppressant glass whereas the rear facing bedroom has double glazed windows reducing outside noise. In addition a new development opposite has the added benefit of deflecting noise from the underground which, previously, had been disclosed by some guests as shown in reviews from previous years.

Amenities:
  • Cable,
  • TV,
  • Internet,
  • Laundry inside the apartment,
  • Parking Space,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
Extra bedding upon request: Single/Twin Cot / Folding bed
Location
Map: London Vacation Rental - Earls Court Gardens off Earls Court Road London SW5
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  • Piccadilly, District Trains to Earl's Court Station
Rooms
  • living rooms
  • kitchen
  • bedrooms
  • bathrooms
  • apartment layout
Living room # 1
Features: Window, Cable, TV, Sofa
Living room # 2
Features: Window, Dining table
Kitchen (Separate)
Features: Window, Fridge, Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster
Bedroom # 1
Features: Sheets, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (king)
Bedroom # 2
Features: Sheets, Window
Number of beds: 2
Bed size: bed (single), bed (single)
Bedroom # 3
Features: Sheets, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (single)
Bathroom # 1
Features: Window, Shower, WC, Tub, Towels
Bathroom # 2 (half)
Features: Window, WC, Towels
Other

Apartment floor plans in this site are not drawn to scale. They are an indication of the general layout and are intended as a guide only. Nothing contained in them should be considered to be an exact blueprint or statement of fact or warranty.

Ratings & Reviews
3 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Earls Court, South Kensington (LN-374)
Overall Apartment Rating (68) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
4.2 stars

The number in parenthesis is the number of customers who have rated this apartment

Apartment Experience (58) ? Apartment Experience - Clients' general impression of the apartment including, value and general comments and feelings about the rental
4.3
Location (63) ? Location - Clients' rating of the location of this apartment
4.9
Cleanliness (52) ? Cleanliness - Clients' rating of the cleanliness of the apartment
3.9
Condition, Comfort, Amenities (61) ? Condition, Comfort, Amenities - Clients' ratings of the details of the apartment including appliances and equipment, furniture and linens, size and available space, decoration/style, comfort of the apartment
3.9
Building (42) ? Building - Clients' rating of the building that the apartment is in including: Building appearance and condition, doorman/concierge (when applicable), access to apartment, extra amenities such as car park etc (when applicable)
4.0
Quiet/Loud (46) ? Quiet/Loud - Clients' rating of how quiet the apartment is, the greater the number of stars, the quieter the property. Please note that noise levels are especially subjective and can vary
3.8
Apartment Reviews (62)
Review by: Mary D.,
Aug 06 2017
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Adrienne was a great landlord! The apartment was perfect for four adults. There was nothing we needed that was not provided and the location was perfect. I would recommend this rental and we will definitely stay there again.

Review by: Shawn L.,
Jun 02 2016
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

To put it plainly, we got what we paid for. It was the most economical choice, but the apartment needs a lot of work. Very dated and in need of upkeep and repairs.The pictures don't quite show the degraded levels in the furniture, carpeting, walls, kitchen and bathrooms. The single bed in the small room was not usable at all.

Review by: Hervé N.,
May 20 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Nice but old apartment, not very clean.
Owner very friendly and welcoming.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 15 2015

I was pleased they found the apartment location convenient, but was sorry to hear they were not entirely satisfied on this occasion. Most people seem happy with the state of cleanliness (and photos show the style of the apartment).

Review by: Marie-luce Z.,
May 18 2015
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

I had a very good time in this vacation rental. The landlady was very welcoming and nice, and gave us some sound advice! The apartment is clean, much like bed linen, bed and household linen! Next to subway? a great success! The noise coming from the subway was somewhat disturbing on the first night but the landlady told us about it, which is very honorable! We would recommend it and if we had to come back in London, we would certainly rent this apartment again!

Answer by: London Customer Service
Jun 16 2015

Thanks for sharing your feedback! With regards to the noise, we disclose in the description that there can be some noise heard from the subway during certain hours. We apologize if you weren't aware of this beforehand and we will make sure future guests are informed about this. We are happy to hear how highly you recommend this accommodation!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 16 2015

These were lovely people from France and would be welcome to rent the apartment again any time!

Review by: Maria B.,
Feb 14 2015
From: Russian Federation,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Everything was fine. The host was very nice and helpful, explained us everything, gave us all necessary help. The location is excellent.

The apartment is as in photos at site. Very comfy beds with good linen. The sound of metro does not bothered much, the second night already we didn't notice any noise.
We were fully satisfied.

Review by: Gerard R.,
Jan 05 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Our stay was wonderful. A nice house in a leafy street. A very quiet, spacious and bright apartment, very comfortable and well-equipped. And a charming, discreet and very generous landlady who speaks French. In short, the perfect rental in a central location, which allowed us to visit many landmarks in London. An excellent place to stay!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jan 30 2015

It was a pleasure letting the apartment to these charming tenants over the recent festive period. They indicated they would make a return trip to London at some stage which I would look forward to.

Review by: Xavier B.,
Nov 12 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Perfect!
The apt isn't new but it's spacious, well equipped, ideally located and easy to reach.
Compared to the other apartments and regarding its location: very reasonable price.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 24 2014

This lovely family from France came with a well-researched holiday programme, and went home happy.

The smile on their faces made my job worthwhile!

Review by: Tim T.,
Oct 07 2014
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We stayed in September 2014. Overall we would recommend staying and would stay again based on the size and value.
The owner is easy to work with and made sure we had access and knew how to work the sundry appliances. She promptly returned our deposit.
The apartment is great for a family, providing three bedrooms, one with two single beds. It is also nice having a full kitchen and washer/dryer available although we had difficulty getting clothes dry. Probably just our lack of understanding of the settings.
The location is a convenient 15 minute tube ride from the central London attractions. Neighborhood stores and restaurants provide convenient access to most anything you might want close.
The apartment is well cared for and clean when we arrived. The one comment is that much of the apartment is due for an upgrade making it clean but worn. For us, not a big deal as we spent little time beyond nights and some meals.
TV and wifi provided and easy to use.
The location is near the train station, but not too near. Some train noise can be evident in the front bedrooms but not obnoxious if you are used to city life at all.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 19 2014

I was pleased to hear that the tenants were content overall with their choice of apartment (and I appreciated their kind sentiment).
- When tenants move in I always ensure to take them round and give a brief 'run-through' of how things work (and the washing machine also has an operating instructions guide to hand in the apartment).
- Whereas there are signs of normal wear in some places, it does not warrant complete replacement at this time.
- If breakage occurs during the let or if items are in clear need of repair, or replacement, then this is usually handled promptly.
- It is normal for there to be occasional signs wear in a property that is let to people.
- Currently, I'm looking to replace the carpet in the Lounge / Dining Room in the coming year.

Answer by: London Customer Service
Dec 19 2014

Thanks for the feedback, Tim! I'm glad you would recommend this apartment. With regards to the noise from the train, we actually have a note about it in our description. I'm sorry it wasn't clear enough, we will make sure this information is conveyed to future guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

Review by: Jeff L.,
Aug 29 2014
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

My family had a wonderful time in London and were thrilled with our apartment that we rented. It was very spacious and the rooms and furniture were as depicted in the online photos. We were pleased to have both a full bathroom and a powder room, and to have a full kitchen and clothes washer. The Wi-Fi worked well, the television had many channels. Two of the rooms are very spacious, and the third bedroom, while small, had great storage and a dressing table and was very charming. It is only minutes from the Earl's Court Tube stop, providing access to both the District and Picadilly lines and being centrally located. This became our home away from home and when we weren't out sight-seeing, we comfortably cooked meals, played games, watched TV or stayed in touch with family and friends through the Wi-Fi. The kitchen was well equipped with dishes, etc. but not surprisingly, had no basic staples like margarine, spices, etc so if you're planning on cooking, you need to buy or bring with you. The unit was clean, and relatively quiet. Very minor sound could be heard - more of a muffled rhythmic rumble, that often sounded like a strong wind - from the passing of the trains for the district line nearby, and the noise from the television in the unit below would be regularly heard, but never late into the evening. So although we rated "quiet" as a 4 star, this was never a serious issue for us and would not affect our decision to return.

Although there was minimal contact with the owner leading up to our arrival, she was very engaging, friendly and informative when we arrived. She offered to sit with us to answer any questions we had, and offered suggestions for the types of places we wanted (restaurants, groceries, shopping) and recommended bus routes to help us get around. I would have no hesitation recommending this apartment to others and would definitely return to this unit if I went back to London. The size and comfort of the unit, with central proximity and the delightful owner made it a truly wonderful experience.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 08 2014

Sorry to hear this delightfull family, would like to have had margerine and spices (but there was only 'salt' because any 'spices' had
disappeared)! The comments are 'great', and might even act as a reference? I'm also pleased they said the sound of a television; would not prevent them from returning to rent the apartment again (and were also good enough to point out that it did not continue late into the evening).

Review by: Randall R.,
Jun 17 2014
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Great neighborhood location near Earl's Court tube station. Very spacious for the four of us, made to sleep five. Charming landlord who lives in unit below. Carpet and furniture are old and somewhat worn, but we expected this per some other reviews. Would stay here again without question.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 23 2014

* It's families like this that make all the effort worthwhile!
* The carpet is showing some localised signs of wear (in 2 areas that I am aware of); and I am looking to replace them in 2015.
* There are also 2 items of furniture covering that are slightly frayed in specific areas, but like the carpet, are not sufficient to justify total replacement at this time.
* I am very pleased that they enjoyed renting the apartment.

Review by: Steven W.,
Jun 15 2014
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Rundown apartment. Great location. Friendly owner. Incessant noise from the tube which clickety- clacked every minute or two.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 02 2014

* Although there is always room to do better, there have been several recent improvements such as installing a new boiler heating system; replacing the previous trellis fence with a new one as well as repainting and renovating the entire front of the house.
* Care is also taken to plant flowers in the troughs outside to make it more welcoming.
* On the inside, a replacement crockery set along with a new coffee percolator and new steak knives were also put into the apartment.
* Modern snug-fitting windows, with acoustic glass, are installed in the bedrooms (and I believe there is also a WEBfeature displaying the location of the apartment directly in relation to the local transport links).
* London is a densely built-up city and some sound from traffic generally is unavoidable; however I believe that reasonable steps have been taken to reduce it to a minimum.
* Happily, there are people who choose to return each year to rent the apartment.

Review by: Pilar G.,
Jun 09 2014
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Good means of communication. The biggest drawback is the noise from the subway. Overall, we all had a satisfactory stay.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 18 2014

*The tenants chose to rent an apartment in a vibrant bustling densely built-up city conveniently situated withing easy walkin distance of buses, taxis and metro/subway.
* Front bedroom snug fitting new windows (with acoustic glass) were also in place.
* On moving out they said how comfortable they had been.

Review by: Anna M.,
May 06 2014
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

My experience was positive. The location is ideal. The hostess was very helpful. I hope to go back soon.

Review by: Mikko K.,
Nov 14 2013
From: Finland,
Accommodation Rental: 26 days

The apartment was clean and the landlady was great. Location is perfect for anyone visiting London's theaters and other attractions.

Plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. This is a good if expensive location.

Review by: Juan W.,
Nov 11 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The experience was great!

Review by: Erica S.,
Sep 26 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

We had a lovely stay. The apartment was extremely spacious, comfortable and clean. Everything that we needed was there. The land lady was very friendly and helpful. She was very easy to deal with and addressed any questions right away.

The only reason I gave a 4/5 for the apartment was the entry was smelled a little musty and the carpet is a little worn. But we did not have any issues with that. There was a little bit of noise from the subway but did not disturb us at all.

Would not hesitate to recommend this apartment or the landlady at all. Would rate our stay at a 5/5!!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 09 2013

Thank you. The daily coming and going of people in the house does not permit the build up of stale air or mustiness in the hallway (or entry) which receives fresh air from outside whenever the front door is opened for people to enter or leave the property. People coming in via the front door and moving along the hallway (to go up to the apartment) mean that the air is regularly circulated so as not to become stale for want of adequate ventilation.

The hallway carpeting is cleaned along with the apartment The carpet are due to be cleaned (professionally) early next year; however they do not yet merit being replaced.

Review by: Secontur Srl .,
Sep 02 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

The host was very nice, she was waiting for us with a spotless and tidy apartment, and he was very helpful during our stay. Although the apartment has its original furniture, everything was in perfect condition and working order.

He gave us information on the stores close by (supermarkets, pharmacies etc), as well as how to manage with the subway. Excellent location, highly recommended.

Review by: Alfredo M.,
Sep 02 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Thank you for contacting us, we enjoyed Adrienne's accommodation. The hostess was very clear, very polite. The accommodation was beautiful and very clean and the neighborhood was exceptional.

Review by: Kimberley F.,
Jul 08 2013
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The location was perfect and the host was wonderful. This apartment is nicely located right by the Earls Court tube station and we could access everything in London within a 15-30 minute tube ride. Its also a snap to get to via the tube from Heathrow because Earls Court is one of the few tube stations with elevators to make moving luggage to and from the station possible without throwing out your back on an escalator.

The apartment was clean and spacious and exactly as it is pictured on the website. It's not the new 'Americanized" type of furnishings you see in many short term lets, but has a great British feel to it and was clean and everything functioned properly. There is a Sainsburys at the end of the street for groceries and a number of quick food options like Gregg and McDonalds right there and a Boots drug store as well.

The only slight downside is the proximity to the tube line itself and the fact that there is a certain amount of noise that eminates from the location - the windows seal out the noise well so it's not that big of a problem - we live in a rural area so we were probably more sensitive than most to the noise.

We would definitely stay in this location again and would recommend to others coming to the area.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 16 2013

It's lovely to hear Kimberley was happy with the apt (its location and amenities)! The 2 bedrooms that give onto the street recently had new snugly fitting windows installed (with acoustic glass and this has been successful in reducing sound coming from outside although there is still some as the house is situated in a large city).

I believe that underground trains (which run sheltered behind houses on the opposite side of the street stop running between approximately 1 and 5.30AM) do not operate 24 hours but I am very glad that you were pleased!

Review by: Susana R.,
Jul 01 2013
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We are a family of five and we stayed in this apartment for four nights. I highly recommend it for families with children. The location is perfect: tube station just a few minutes away, bus stop, supermarket, restaurants...

The apartment is spacious, which was great, beds were comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped, so we could have breakfast and dinner if we wanted. There's a little noise from the station, but it didn't really bother us that much.

The landlady was charming and very helpful. I'd definitely go back.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 09 2013

I was delighted to hear that renting the apartment proved to be a good experience, and that you would not only consider renting it again but also recommending it to others. Success all round!

Review by: Isabelle B.,
Jun 02 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Charming and very hospitable hostess. Typically English accommodation, with matching colors and decorations. Equipment is a bit old but fine and sufficient. Subway can be heard in the bedroom on the street side but is acceptable with closed windows.

Otherwise a very nice, quiet neighborhood, and very well served by public transportation.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 04 2013

Dear Isabelle, Quality appliances and utensils are supplied because they effectively last longer and, apart from the coffee machine, always use white (they are replaced when necessary).

The subway does not operate between 1:00am - 5:30am; and there's the choice of a rear-facing garden double-bedroom or front-facing bedrooms (with specialized acoustic glass); and, in common with apartments in big cities generally, it's possible there may be some noise occasionally.

Kind Regards, Adrienne

Review by: Francesca O.,
May 06 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We were 5 friends and this vacation rental was perfect from all points of view: location, comfort, services, peace and quiet, entertainment. Earl's Court underground station is not even a 30-second walk from the vacation rental and we reached the city center and all the tourist attractions in only 10 minutes.

Supermarkets next to the underground station: an organic supermarket where we bought top quality fresh food (fruit, vegetables, meat etc.) and another cheaper one next to it for packed and canned food.

The hostess, Adrienne, is fantastic: very kind and helpful. When we arrived, I asked for drinking water, but Adrienne didn't have any at the time (she told me that the tap water is drinkable) and the next day I found a 5 liter water bottle on my doorstep! Very kind!

We were 5: a couple and 3 single people (2 women and one man), so the accommodation was perfect with the 3 rooms (double bedroom, twin- and single bedrooms).

The house is genuine British style. Do not expect a 4-star accommodation, the house is rather dated and so are the utensils, the electric appliances and the furniture, too (including the bathrooms). Exactly as shown on the photos.

The second bathroom is really tiny but for us, as we were 5, it was essential to shorten our preparation time in the morning. The only 2 things we feel we should suggest to improve the service are the carpet's bad smell in the entrance and the white curtain on the bathroom glass door which you can see through.

Maybe for a question of privacy, especially when you're not all members of the same family, it would be better to change the door for one without glass or at least to change the white curtain on the door for a dark one.

Highly recommended!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Aug 13 2013

Thank you Francesca. I do try to make the apartment a comfortable, traditionally furnished, 'home away from home' I am pleased to say the front facade of the house has recently undergone renovation and painting redecoration, and whereas appliances are not new, they are within normal lifespan.

In rented property appliances and furnishings will be in used condition because of usage by previous tenants. I have also added some items including a new set of steak knives a new crockery set a new WiFi Internet router giving improved coverage a flat screen TV some additional new sheets and towels new stretch coverings for chairs new replacement windows for both front bedrooms and a completely new boiler system.

A new front trellis is also foreseen in the near future. The apartment has a second WC but not a 'Second Bathroom'; it's also visited and inspected regularly by more than one person (and there are no "smells" that we are aware of).

The glass panel in the bathroom door is rippled to obscure the image of people inside; and there is an opaque curtain behind the door as well as a shower-curtain. I have also hung a thicker door-curtain over the existing one for good measure.

Review by: Matteo C.,
Jan 18 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

It was the third time that I rented this accommodation so I was very satisfied. Location is excellent (the accommodation is a minute's walk from busy Earls Court Road and from Earl's Court underground station) and the hostess of the vacation rental is very kind, as usual.

Besides, they finally set up a most useful wireless connection which wasn't there before.

Review by: Francesca I.,
Jan 03 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Apartment location ideal to reach any spot of the city. Accommodation is spacious and comfortable, the hostess is very kind and helpful.

A perfect stay!

Review by: David G.,
Dec 17 2012
From: South Africa,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

The apartment was great! Recommend it.

Review by: Silvia C.,
Nov 06 2012
From: Brazil,
Accommodation Rental: 18 days

It was a really bad experience! I have never lived in such dirty place! I do not say about kitchen and bathroom but the condicion of the rugs and sofas and carpets all over the house! I felt very sad about my choise! I was with my children and they had a lot of problems because of the heavy dust.

There was no way to clean the carpet and sofas! Do not rent it to people with children, it is not fair! My nose was bleeding all the period of my stay!

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 22 2012

It's regrettable, they weren't happy on this occasion (and can understand how there may have been some dust, since the next door neighbour was having his house renovated, and it may have come in, if windows were left open when the men were working)? Work was not done at the weekends.This was exceptional, and unfortunately outside of my control; however the important kitchen and bathroom areas were specifically excluded from the comments.

The condition of rugs was mentioned, but there are no rugs in the apartment.

The apartment is always cleaned directly after tenants move out, and then cleaned again before new tenants move in if there has been any length of time in between lettings. The carpet, in family-used areas, is professionally cleaned every 3 months or so, and again manually, if required in the meantime. Vacuum cleaner also available, on request, but otherwise kept downstairs out of the way. (Professional carpet cleaning is being scheduled again before Christmas.)

There's a very positive '5/5' for both the location of the apartment, and for 'noise' in the area (contrasting with someone previously who said they heard trains). Lastly, there are people who have rented the apartment previously, choosing to return to rent it on a regular basis.

Answer by: London Customer Service
Nov 22 2012

Thank you for your candid review, Silvia. It is very unfortunate that the dust of the carpets and sofas in the apartment bothered and impaired your experience during your stay. New York Habitat prides itself on its regular inspections of apartments under our listings, and we will continue to meticulously do so to prevent any future occurrences like this one.

We believe that this apartment located conveniently in central London has a vintage and dated charm to it that may spark a variety of reactions from different guests depending on their preferences. New York Habitat still strongly believes that the apartment is well represented in our photos, and we ask that our perspective tenants look closely to them when considering their decision to sublet the apartment.

We hope that such occurrences will not happen again and we will work hard to prevent it.

Review by: Maria Helena R.,
Jul 12 2012
From: Uruguay,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment is supposed to be suitable for 6 but it's not. They put a folding bed that hardly fits. The host did her best to solve everything.

Answer by: London Customer Service
Jul 16 2012

New York Habitat discloses the apartment can sleep 6 people however the 6th guest will sleep on a fold out bed as indicated in the written description. We have made every effort to ensure that there is no further confusion regarding the number of beds available for this apartment.

Review by: Loredana V.,
Jun 29 2012
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We were 6 staying at the apartment and everything went well. Adrienne is charming, the apartment is clean and spacious. If we have to one comment to make, then I'd definitely mention the dishes and the kitchen equipment, old and minimal, and the noise from the subway that we could hear late in the evening.

The location is perfect and well served. I certainly recommend it.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 19 2012

First let me say I was pleased to read my guest commented that the apartment was clean and spacious.

The apartment is good value for the competitive rent charged so people can not expect a luxury apartment with the latest fixtures and appliances; whereas the crockery & kitchen equipment are not brand new, they are nonetheless in working order albeit purely functional.

I will also look at having double glazing fitted to the front bedroom windows as a further improvement (and am grateful for the comment).

Review by: Giulia B.,
Jun 28 2012
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Our stay in the apartment was pleasant, although the cleaning was not up to our expectations, especially considering the fact that we had two small children with us.

The area is great, residential and quite central for quick traveling, the earls court subway is about 50 meters away from the apartment, very important to have public transportation as near as possible. As a result, you can gather that, being so close to the station, the area is not exactly quiet.

The lady who attended to us seemed to be very nice, and despite the cleaning issue, we were impressed by the apartment as it looks typically English.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 19 2012

It seems odd that this was not mentioned to me at the time; or any item named that could have been taken care of during the letting period itself given that the apartment is always cleaned immediately after people move out.

I willingly invite New York Habitat to come and reinspect the apartment to ensure its continues to meet their standards. The people renting the apartment at present have been there almost two weeks now and have voiced no such concerns to me.

Perhaps it could be more clearly highlighted that there is an 'tube-line' in relative proximity to the apartment? People could also be encouraged to do a virtual tour of the area with Google Maps, or www.multimap.com to see for themselves? I will also look at having double glazing fitted to the front bedroom windows as a further improvement (and am grateful for the comment).

Answer by: London Customer Service
Sep 13 2012

New York Habitat has taken the opportunity to reinspect this apartment and was happy to find the apartment was clean and passed the NYHabitat inspection.

We also took the opportunity to renew the photographs and modify our description to say that the train passing closeby can be heard at times.

Review by: Kinsey R.,
Jun 06 2012
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

This apartment is one of the best apartment/flat rentals ever!
I have rented many times in London, NYC, Florence, Rome, Los Angeles and this really was a fantastic experience.

The apartment is RIGHT NEXT to a great tube stop so you can get straight to and from Heathrow and all over London. It is so wonderful at the end of long day running around London to be able to walk out of the tube station and be at your own door in 5 minuets.

The apartment is huge! When traveling with a group of people on a multi-city long trip it is really nice to be able to have separate rooms & a GIANT bathroom, for a budget rental in a central location in a big city. The other half bath is fantastic when there are multiple women on a trip.

There is a good sized dinning room and living room/lounge area on the main floor (2nd floor maybe but there is a small also so not sure about the exact floor numbering) with the kitchen that had everything one could need including a washer/dryer combo which we did not really figure out the drying cycles at first but I think we got the hang of it eventually. There were 3 bedrooms up on the top floor with good beds and plenty of linens.
The weather was very nice so kept the windows open a lot.

The owner met us there and explained everything about the neighborhood and helped us locate some great stores nearby and some of the best bus lines to catch nearby based on some of the museums and churches we were visiting.
She was great, very friendly and helpful the whole time and even let us check out later in the day because some of the group were heading to Heathrow & some switching to another apartment across London and she was so accommodating and came up chatted with us before we left and gave me my deposit right then no issues even through during our stay one of the window hangings had broken when we open the drapes.

There was curtains/drapes on the windows which was great for at night or in the early morning but one time when we were opening a set the rod came loose from the wall bent completely down and there was nothing we could do and she had her son take a part of them down and told us they were very heavy & it was normal wear since they had been up a long time not to worry but we did worry a little and I had figured it might cause a problem or be taken from the deposit but she was reasonable and knew that is was not our fault and that stuff is normal.

They had recently made WiFi available for renters and there was a little wireless device that came with instructions and it worked really well and worked with all of our stuff- ipod touches, iphones, blackberries, netbook, mac book, tablet and it was easy enough for me to figure out and I am not great with technology so I was very happy with that part.

Will definitely rent there again and especially with a group as it fit us 4 easily and I think even 6 would be very comfortable. THANKS!

Review by: Bridget M.,
May 07 2012
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Overall, this apartment was in a great location, accessible to many tube lines and was in a safe and excellent neighborhood with close proximity to shops, restaurants, and pubs.

The owner was very pleasant, however, there was an overwhelming smell of cat urine in the hallway leading up to the apartment and in the kitchen area. This made it difficult to enter the apartment and spend time in the kitchen.

Aside from this issue, which should be easily rectifiable, I would recommend the location and accomodations of this apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 15 2012

I am in the process of looking at carpets for the hall & stairs leading to the flat, but was not envisaging the change intil late Summer(August), as work is foreseen for renovation to the front of the house, which will invite dust (I am also somewhat surprised, since the previous tenants made no mention of any smells anywhere)

Answer by: London Customer Service
Jul 19 2012

We visited the apartment further to this review and didn't detect any smell at that time, but after investigating, it seems it is possible that the bleach used for cleaning may have a strong odour shortly after cleaning.

Review by: A Guest,
Apr 23 2012
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The owner is a wonderful lady and the apartment has been great for us for the last few years. Looking forward to the next time when the Wi-Fi will be available!

Review by: Elsa B.,
Dec 16 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

accommodation with a slight smell of 'cat'. Very English "kitch", you'd think you're in someone's home!!

Answer by: London Customer Service
Jan 13 2012

The apartment is thoroughly cleaned before every rental and pets are not permitted. There was no odour in this apartment during the most recent NYH visit in January 2012. The decor is traditionally English. The owner does not live in this apartment.

Review by: A Guest,
Nov 03 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Excellent location 100 meters away from the subway. Very pleasant street. The apartment is nice. Living areas spacious enough for 6 people. The beds are very comfortable. I recommend this vacation rental. We are very happy with our stay.

Can be bettered: maybe a bit more cutlery for the kitchen (especially sharp knives). Provide a vacuum cleaner.

Review by: A Guest,
Oct 17 2011
From: Brazil,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The apartment is olb but ingood shpe. Maybe the carpets and curtains can be changed. The shower was pretty bad. To many stairs. everything else was all right. The location is excellent, can"t be better.

Answer by: London Customer Service
Jan 13 2012

The owner was notified of this review, the accommodation was inspected and the photos updated. The apartment is indeed old but overall in good shape and the shower was checked to ensure it is working fine.

Review by: Ines E.,
Jun 27 2011
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Overall we felt great, it's an old accommodation but well and tastefully equipped (English taste). I also want to comment on the owner, a delightful lady who was wonderfully helpful.

Review by: Mario I.,
Jun 26 2011
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Great location (just few steps from subway,grocery stores,restaurants),silent and quiet (just the room on the road has some early trains disturbances),very clean and confortable. Just with some more decorations and colors would be a really good place.Very kind the owner.

Review by: Stephane D.,
Jun 14 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The vacation rental is in a good London location and the owner is very friendly.

Review by: Maria Grazia Z.,
Dec 21 2010
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Everything was good on our London trip. The [vacation rental] house was good, in a very strategic place. We have had only some little problem of comprehension with the owner by e-mail but not very important.

Review by: Bertrand D.,
Nov 17 2010
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

we were very nicely greeted and had a great stay in this vacation rental, ideally located in London.

Review by: Annamaria C.,
Sep 10 2010
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

The house is in an excellent position, near to the Earl's Court Station of the Underground and near banks, supermarkets and many restaurants.

The owner has been nice and available. The house is great and spacious but also very, very old and dirty, particularly the kitchen, the glasses, the dishes and curtains. In the house there's the old and stained carpet, but there isn't a vacuum cleaner or a way to clean it. For two nights in my bedroom it was raining water, probably due to a leak from the roof.

Answer by: London Customer Service
Nov 17 2010

Further to this review, we contacted the owner of this apartment who confirmed that the leak has been repaired. Also, a vacuum cleaner is being purchased to be at the disposal of people renting the apartment.

Owner said the lounge and hall carpets do not appear to be overly worn, but outside cleaners have been booked to give them the "deep steam treatment" for a thorough clean and she intends updating them for a change of colour early next year. Among other things, she said she may also be having a closer look at the curtains to see if they need attention.

Review by: François B.,
Aug 12 2010
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We really enjoyed our stay in London. The accommodation owner is a very nice person and discreet. We felt at home.

The apartment was nice, clean, comfortable with all the necessary items meaning fridge and all, typically English furnished. Very well located. A lot of space for all the family. Great !

In fact, we plan (and really hope so) to go back there next year in July, but then for three weeks... if possible.

We can add that we are completely satisfied by your services.

Review by: Monique M.,
Jul 28 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

I can say that the London vacation rental apartment was very pleasant, and all was perfect. I am very glad.

Review by: Anacleto B.,
Jun 29 2010
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

All was almost perfect. The apartment is very near to the tube, it's silent and with 3 bedrooms it was the best choice we could make (we were 5!). So we had no problem except that the kitchen was not as clean as expected (I can say it was dirty!). Anyway I hope to use your service in the future.

Answer by: London Customer Service
Jul 17 2010

The owner of this vacation rental was made aware of this client's feedback, saying this was the first such remark in their many bookings, but promised to remain doubly vigilant.

Review by: Marie Ange/gilles S.,
May 24 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Our stay in the apartment we rented in London through NYHabitat was great. We were pleased to meet [the owner] who gave us a very good reception. The apartment is pleasant to live in and well situated. We really enjoyed our stay in Earls Court.

Review by: Wendy K.,
May 04 2010
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

We are very happy with the stay in London at [this] apartment. [The owner] is very nice and the apartment is very comfortable. The only advice I have is that on some evenings, the room below the dining room has the stereo sound quite loud and we can feel the base and the vibration with either the music or the movie that was playing. It doesn't go on till late night so it's not bad. [...]

The landlord was very accommodating with our arrival and departure time. We would love to stay at [this vacation rental in Earl's Court] again next year.

Review by: Madlen I.,
Apr 27 2010
From: Bulgaria,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment was really very nice in an extremely beautiful area. The conditions in the apartment were very good and convenient for my family and our friends. The [Earl's Court] location is perfect - in fact this is the city center. It was quite important for us as this was our first impression of London. Thank you for this arrangement.

I would like also to thank the landlord for the accuracy and hospitality.

I would like to assure you that we are going to use your services again. We had a really great time in London.

Review by: Giovanni G.,
Apr 15 2010
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The apartment we stayed in turned out to be really a great choice: the rooms were large, comfortable and clean. The [apartment] location is excellent: not more than 150m from Earl's Court underground station, in a quiet side street.

The building is an old terraced Victorian(?) house: it's not a new house, but this added some feeling of "living like Londoners" to our vacation.

Thank you for your services: I'll surely contact you again in case I'll need to rent a house abroad.

Review by: Isabelle A.,
Mar 04 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

Our stay in London went very well and we were very happy with the accommodation we rented. Everything was OK: apartment location, comfort and space available for 6 people.

We will choose the same option should we go back to London

Review by: Micah K.,
Dec 10 2009
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

Everything was great. One of our best vacations. [The London accommodation] was convenient and had everything we needed.

Review by: Beatriz D.,
Aug 06 2009
From: Argentina,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The house we rented was the LN 374 Earls Court.: We couldn't have found a better accommodation, comfortable, clean and excellent location.The owner, so kind and helpful. If I returned to London without any doubt, I would spend my stay at this wonderful [vacation rental].

Review by: Deborah S.,
Jun 08 2009
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

We (a family of 5) loved our stay at Earls Court London (apartment 374) on your list. We highly recommend this accommodation to any family. [It was] very clean and spacious. Thank you [to the apartment's owners] for making us feel very welcome.

Review by: Manuel S.,
Mar 30 2009
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We are a family and we [rented a vacation rental in London] the first week of March. We spent a really great time.
The apartment that we had rented was perfect. It had everything we needed and [that] the company had told us. Another important thing is that you [are] really near an important subway station, which makes your time better.
I recommend to everyone to rent this apartment/house. We won't forget this [trip].

Review by: Deirdre M.,
May 07 2008
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We stayed one week at [the apartment]. The whole experience was wonderful. The landlady was a delight, and very helpful. The apartment was really spacious, with high ceilings and comfortable furnishings. The large bathroom had a good shower and a large window overlooking the back garden. There was plenty of space to put things, and the kitchen oven/stove worked very well.

The [London] apartment was on a lovely residential street, right near the tube station and an active restaurant business area. There was a great supermarket a couple of minutes walk from our front door. It felt very residential and quiet, with birdsong and elegant homes, yet only a block from the lively restaurant area.

Our first day in we came on the tube from Heathrow, were introduced to the apartment by [owner], and walked over to the beautiful and fascinating Brompton Cemetery near Earls Court. Altogether it was a great location and a lovely home-away-from-home.

Review by: Carolyn S.,
Apr 03 2008
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

We had a wonderful time in London, and the apartment was a big part of that. The apartment was perfect! It was quite large and had all the cooking facilities and equipment we needed. It was a quiet neighborhood but only a two-minute walk to an underground station with three different lines.

There were three great grocery stores within a five-minute walking distance. [Owner] was a delight. We would definitely recommend this apartment.

Review by: Danilo L.,
Sep 04 2007
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

About our journey in London, we found the apartment [...] exactly as shown in your website. It was very nice and the owner was kind and gentle. We enjoyed everything there. Thank you again for your professional service [...]

Review by: Amelia R.,
Aug 07 2007
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment in Earls Court, London was great! Much bigger than it appears from the pictures. I was afraid from the online photos that it would be really old and outdated (the furniture looks like it is straight out of the 1950s) but we were pleasantly surprised! Not only is the furniture not bad, but the place is really clean and quite spacious.

The owner was wonderful and it was indeed a fabulous place to stay. Another attraction is that it is so close to the metro - literally 1 1/2 blocks away. We would definitely stay there again - without hesitation!

Review by: Helen S.,
Jul 23 2007
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment we rented in London was wonderful. I only have good things to say about it. The amenities were plentiful, the location was excellent. Your service [...] was superior. I will definitely use your services again for future trips.

Review by: Anita H.,
May 30 2007
From: Australia,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The flat we stayed in [...] in London, was very well located and very comfortable. We would stay there again.

Review by: Gordon S.,
Apr 25 2007
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

It was "brilliant" and we would recommend it to anyone...and we may come again!

Review by: Brault L.,
Apr 05 2007
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

We enjoyed our stay immensely. You couldn't ask for a better London location. The tube was just steps away and the street was very quiet. With three grocery stores located all within a 5 to 10min walk or less and a pharmacy just beside the tube, we had everything we needed.

Our family of five were very comfortable with the roomy accommodation and for less than the two hotel rooms we would have had to rent. The beds were very clean and comfortable. Some of the fixtures were a bit dated (in the bathroom) but everything worked well.

Review by: Craig N.,
Dec 08 2006
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The apartment was as characterized. It was clean, in good condition, comfortable and in a nice neighborhood (very "English"). It is convenient to the subway, restaurants, shops and grocery stores. The landlord was pleasant and helpful. For persons looking for similar accommodations for the price, we would recommend it. The weather was awful (rainy), but you can't guarantee that.

The reservation process was helpful and went smoothly. We would utilize your services again should the need arise.

Thanks for making the connection.