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Private Victorian House in Royal Greenwich with Garden & Free Parking/Wifi – Home 222613 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Private Victorian House in Royal Greenwich with Garden & Free Parking/Wifi – Home 222613

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Bunk Beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Free parking is provided just outside the front door, though a car is not needed (and should not be used to visit central London). To reach central London, three buses pass the house, all of which take about ten minutes to travel 1.5 miles into Woolwich Arsenal, a major transport hub for Southeast London. From here, you can reach most central London tourist sites within 30 minutes. Because Woolwich Arsenal offers many transport options (bus, DLR (Tube), train, boat), if one service has a problem there is always another way into the city center or back home you are never stuck!

Interaction with guest

We live just a few minutes away and always enjoy taking the time to meet with guests who would also like to meet us.


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About the owner

Krista B.
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Calendar updated::
24 Jun 2017
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United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English, French

This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Apr 2012. Located in South East London, it has 36 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £810 to £980.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jun 2017.


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“Great choice”

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a cozy, family hideout, located in a multicultural, Southeast London-Neighbourhood, ca 20 min drive from Greenwich and 1 hour drive from central London (using the very well organized public transport). We stayed as a family with a 6 year old and missed nothing. Park and playground are few minutes walk away. The manager and owner Krista was very, very kind and helpful in any way, one can imagine (early/late arrival, welcome grocery shopping, luggage storing.....) - Thank you again Krista. If you can consider travel time with public transport as part of the true London experience (which it is), this will be a great choice.

Owner's reply: It was an absolute pleasure to meet your lovely family! I'm most pleased that my house was a good choice for your needs and that you had fun sampling all of the many transport options we have access to in the nearby transport hub. It really does make getting to every part of the city nice and easy. And you're absolutely right...using public transport is a big part of the London experience, so it's fun to have all sorts to choose from in our area...buses, DLR on the Tube network, trains and the boat. We are very lucky to have so many fun and interesting options here!

“We had a very good vacation - House & Service is at Top level”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2016

I found Explorers' Rest on internet and decided to book here because of good references. I was there with my wife and 2 teens (15 and 13). What to say: It is clean, confortable, with all you can need, near a green area, and Krista was very helpful in all we needed. We found all information in documentation received by mail, everything run as described and without problems. I can only speak well about this beautiful house and the owner. Thank you Krista for renting us your house.

Owner's reply: Hi Piero, I'm very pleased that my house worked well for you and your family! Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a nice review. I really appreciate it!

“A warm welcome away from home”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2015

I stayed at Explorers' Rest for three nights in February 2015 with my Partner and our 15 and 6 year old girls. Put simply, we loved it. There was plenty of space for all of us, the house was very clean and well appointed, with everything we could have wanted and much more. There is even a pretty little garden, although given the time of year we didn't get out there much. The area was quiet and there is free on street parking. The owner, Krista, is a pleasure to deal with, and the trouble she has gone to to provide information to make your stay more enjoyable/comfortable has to be seen to be believed. If you are thinking about booking this property, just do it. You won't regret it. We are looking forward to a return visit next year. Thanks Krista.

Owner's reply: Thank you kindly for those glowing words, Daniel; I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review! I'm super pleased that my house met your needs and hopefully we'll get to meet in person next time. All the best to you and your family, Krista.

“Not just a property rental, more a comfortable, welcoming home.”

Reviewed 4 May 2015

Needed a base for extended family to get together between Christmas and New Year. Krista couldn't have been more helpful , both before the trip and even in helping us with travel arrangements from different areas of London to Explorers' rest. The house itself was comfortable and well equipped and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves during our short stay. The welcome basket full of tasty treats was particularly appreciated by our 21/2 year old! Transport links were a bit tricky and buses did take a long time to reach central or cross London destinations but we were not there as tourists really so enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location .

Owner's reply: I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, although transport between my house and central London's tourist areas is really easy thanks to the transport hub near my house, there were unfortunately no direct links to the outer part of the city where your family is based since they only have bus and train options in that area. Luckily though, thanks to finding the right bus routes, we managed to find a pretty simple solution in the end and the family reunion was successful.

“Just perfect. A place you can book with your eyes closed.”

Reviewed 4 May 2015

For the first time, I found a rental that lived up to and even surpassed the photos/description! This house has everything you could conceivably need during your stay. There's even a cupboard with cereals and bits and bobs to help out that first morning when the kids are screaming for food and the fridge is empty. It was absolutely spotless, comfortable and very handy for getting into London. Another good point was the door code, which meant that there wasn't any faffing around collecting keys (in addition, as my husband was meeting us there and we got stuck in traffic, it meant he wasn't locked out!). We particularly enjoyed the garden and the selection of toys and dvds for the kids - mine didn't want to leave (and neither did I). The owner is so very kind and helpful, without being invasive. It kind of felt as though you were staying at a friend's house, rather than a stranger's, as if you're interested, you can read about the owner - and even read one of her books(!) while staying. I thoroughly recommend Explorers' Rest.

Owner's reply: I'm so very pleased you enjoyed your stay!

“Magnifique maison au calme idéale pour se reposer après les visites”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2014

Cette jolie maison répond parfaitement à ce que nous attendions, située dans un quartier calme, idéale pour se reposer après une journée de visite dans Londres, la propriétaire très sympathique a tout prévu pour que vous vous sentiez comme chez vous, il ne manque rien, la décoration est cosy et le petit jardin vraiment très agréable. Merci encore .

Owner's reply: Merci de vos mots aimables. Je suis très heureux que vous avez apprécié des vacances agréables dans ma maison. Merci, Krista.

“Awesome Home Away from Home!”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2014

There were three of us traveling - parents & one teenager. Explorer's Rest has ample room for at least a group of four. Negative comments would be that - and this might be typical for the area - the washer cycle took up to three hours per load (although dryer was very quick); steep stairs with shallow risers (although owner provides a baby gate if necessary); bathroom is downstairs (tricky going down the stairs at night!). Postive comments FAR outweigh any negative comments: Explorer's Rest is SPOTLESS, comfortable, quirky & cute, fully stocked kitchen (with food estentials available & much appreciated!), owner provides a how-to manual with EVERYTHING a guest needs to know about the property (everything is labeled & easy to operate), and owner also provides movies, books, and a huge selection of visitor information (very helpful!). The owner went above & beyond in assisting with any and all questions and was very responsive. Close to many mass transit options. Would definitely recommend & consider another visit!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Also, huge apologies...I wish I had known the laundry was taking you three hours. In the welcome booklet, there are details of how to avoid that and have a wash only take one hour...just depends on the setting selected. I'll add a note on the washing machine itself beside the dials in case others are having the same trouble. Also, yes, you are correct, the loo being on the main living area is the traditional style for a Victorian terrace. It's a bit unusual but I suppose part of the quirky charm of a home that's 120+ years old. :-)

“Brilliant place to stay!”

Reviewed 13 May 2013

Explorers' Rest is a wonderful house with all of the things you need for a stay as long as you wish. We were there with three little boys, and they had a splendid time as well. It's a two-minute walk to an excellent playground and parks nearby. you can park your car in front of the house for free, in a quiet neighbourhood. The lady that rents out the house has done all the effort to make your stay as comfortable as possible. She's clearly not in it for the money but to give London explorers a lovely place to rest. It's brilliant!

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