What a great little apartment. We arrived early and Barry allowed us to leave our bags in a room whilst we went for lunch. He was busy cleaning the apartment for us. We returned later that afternoon and had a nice chat with Barry whilst he gave us a very good run down on everything. The apartment is in the PERFECT location close to absolutely everything. Theatre, two tube stations, shops etc etc. The small kitchen is ideal for two people and we made use of the washing machine also. First floor apartment above a shop but very little noise. Barry had stocked the fridge with a few goodies for us which was much appreciated. Good shower and great little living room where you can relax. We loved this little apartment and hopefully we can stay here again in the future. Thanks Barry for everything and we tried to leave the place in the same condition that you gave it to us.
My daughter and I stayed in Barry and Jill's gorgeous Covent Garden apartment for 10 days just before Xmas. The apartment was perfect for our needs - close to theatre, shopping and museums, well equipped, cosy and comfortable, as well as beautifully dressed for Xmas. Everything we needed was provided, and the apartment felt like our own home away from home. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return in the future. We were actually very sad to leave!
Our hosts gave us excellent instructions to reach our destination, met us on arrival and gave us loads of useful information about the area, transport and things to do. We felt so very welcome, despite our late arrival on a cold and snowy evening.
Many thanks Barry and Jill.
5 stars, and fingers crossed we can return soon.
My wife and I wanted to travel to London to spend New Years Eve 2017/2018 and spend some time sightseeing around London. We looked at hotels but found them too pricey for the places we wanted to stay and then we happened upon this listing.
The apartment is so perfectly located we couldn't pass up the chance to stay there and we were not disappointed.
A couple of blocks from the Covent Garden Tube station and Seven Dials roundabout you are surrounded by shops and pubs and easy walking distance to nearly all major sites of London. It's a hustle and bustle area but as soon as you turn down the block for the apartment it's like you are on a beautiful residential street where the noise just fades away.
Up one flight of stairs you have a bedroom with two closets, a small but very very efficient kitchen, a living room and bathroom. There is an iron and ironing board if you need, a washer/dryer, heat and a/c that you control and extras such as umbrellas and chargers and a TV for you to use. The place is clean, modern, homey and very comfortable for two people and maybe even a third if you wanted to use the couch, if allowed by the host.
Speaking of the host, Barry couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. He makes this all run so very smoothly. Excellent with communication over e-mail and phone, Barry met us when we arrived and gave us a full tour of the place and how everything worked. He even has a printout with all the needed information at the apartment in I believe at least 3 languages, AND he stocked the fridge with some goodies for us to get started enjoying our stay. He even had some coffee and a french press for me....my wife loves tea so she certainly was taken care of. He made sure we were comfortable with everything before he left us and we had no worries at all about our stay and the apartment.
For the week we were there we felt like this was our home and couldn't have been happier.
The apartment is a short walk to the tube and grocery store and just a few minutes from a lot of places you want to visit. From London Heathrow, just get on the Piccadilly tube line and it takes you straight to the Covent Garden stop. Then walk about 4 blocks and you're at the apartment. If you don't like the heat or humidity then just turn on the air con. Everything you need is right there in the apartment. Beautiful apartment with hot water, a shower/bathtub, washer/dryer was easy to use (detergent and softener provided), etc, etc. Very clean! They packed a lot into a tiny space and did it better than we've seen in a long time. Barry was very easy to talk with and explained everything and there's info there for you to read as needed. We started walking a lot and making sure we were ready physically before leaving for our trip to the UK and are glad we did because there is a lot to do. Highly recommend this apartment!
We really enjoyed our eight day stay. Barry and Jill had thought of everything from shortbread biscuits, through fantastic storage areas to convenient supplies f things like tissues and toothpaste. The location could not be easier for central London, being really close to several underground stations. The bed is comfy, though only a double, and the furnishings and fittings are really thoughtfully put together. The WiFi is excellent and every effort was made for a comfortable stay.
We have stayed in the Covent Garden area before and for us it is the ideal location. We walk to theater and St. Martin in the Fields. We know the grocery stores and some of the restaurants. And this apartment is very comfortable as well as very well located. Endell St. is charming, as is the neighborhood. There are a lot of unique shops and lots of pedestrian street activity, but it is very quiet at night. The bed is extremely comfortable! I wanted to take the pillows with me.
The rooms are well appointed and Barry and Jill are the perfect hosts. I believe they must have extensive experience as travelers themselves because they know just what to provide to make guests comfortable. There was food in the fridge and cupboard; soap, toothpaste, and tissues in the bath; even sewing supplies. And, a pair of scissors, which is great because we cannot take them on the plane.
We have been visiting London every 3 to 4 years and will contact Barry the next time we are planning our trip. Be advised that Paypal and other money transfer services charge a fee which Barry passes on to the renter.
Barry and Jill were very friendly and informative hosts. The apartment was very well provisioned - best by far in our experience. Great location with everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. Of note - a simple thing - but the double glazed and sound-sealed windows were a blessing.
Thanks again B&J,
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