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"One Fine Stay" vacation rentals

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"One Fine Stay" vacation rentals

Has anyone rented a flat from the OneFine STay company? Their website has some too good to be true places and I would love to hear from anyone who has actually dealt with this company.

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telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/8366356…

Looks legit to me.

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Yes, we rented two places from this company in London. The company is very professional and helpful. A representative met us at the rental on both occasions and walked us through the home and answered any questions we had. They also left some goodies for us in the kitchen on the two occasions. It's the rentals that are less than wonderful.

The first was a studio in Nottinghill Gate. It was a nice location off the main thoroughfare and walking distance to a market and the tube. But the apartment was very cluttered with various knick-knacks and it was hard to find a place to put our luggage as there wasn't a closet. We used the couch in the room as a bed for our daughters so there wasn't any place else to sit. A large wooden dining table took up most of the room. There were laundry facilities and it was quiet.

The second was in Marylebone. The apartment was beautifully decorated with fine wood and expensive decorations. We were asked to be carful about the furniture as many items were antiques. This apartment was again close to a market and the underground. But it was extremely noisy. We have lived in a city in the past but it felt like we were sleeping in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. We were kept up at night by sirens, horns and screaming neighbors that were so loud they could have been in our room. We understood the price for such a lavish place after trying to sleep at night.

Unfortunately you pay for what you get. If I used this company again I would research the apartment more closely and ask a lot of questions before booking on line again.

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We just booked through this company for an October rental. They are a fairly new company. They responded in a timely fashion and were pretty helpful in answering my emails. We set up a phone appointment for booking purposes and I asked many questions. I booked by phone with one of the owners who was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the company and London but was not really familiar with the specifics of the apartment I was interested in.I think this rental will work out fine for us and our kids. We've stayed in condos before in the USA but have never rented an apartment internationally. This company seemed superior to several others I contacted.

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We are considering renting an apartment they list in Marleybone. The one you let wouldn't happen to be the one called "Bryanson Mews" would it? Just trying to learn more about the outfit's reputation. Thanks

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We rented the Carter Lane property which is in The City and worked out terrifically. The nearest tube is under renovation but we used St. Paul's which was pretty close (Occupy protestors camped here after we left). This flat is in the Financial area where there are some bars, restaurants, etc. Most but not all are closed on the weekend. There is a terrific Indian restaurant almost right next door. The owners left a nice list of nearby, suggested places to eat/drink/etc. The two bedrooms are downstairs and each had an ensuite bathroom; the second bedroom had a pull out queen sofa which was fine for my son and his wife. The half bathroom was also downstairs. My husband, son and daughter in law said the flat far exceeded their expectations. Be sure to read One Fine Stay's "Home Truths" for each property so you are not surprised.

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I just came back from a five day stay in one of their flats in Kensington (Queens Gate 2) - and it was first rate. I loved the location of the flat, it looked just like the photos and it was so nice to have the welcome goodies and toiletries there. The greeter was even early and they let me leave my bag in the flat while it was being cleaned. They even loan you an iPhone so you have a local phone number, plus GPS and internet - a lifesaver for me as I had meetings all over the city.

Wouldn't hesitate to use them again, and recommend them highly.

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Glad your stay in Kensington flat worked out well. We will definitely recommend One Fine Stay and will use them again when we are in London.

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I recently booked an apartment (Earl's Court) with One Fine Stay and it was a great experience. The apartment was exactly as described and the representatives met me right on time (actually I was three hours late due to line at Heathrow and they met me at 11:30 pm with a smile). This was far better than any hotel I have stayed at in London. It felt like a home and it was really great.

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I didn't like this option. It isn't particularly cheap and despite paying a hefty price for what we were getting, in one breath being told to "make ourselves at home" were presenting with a rule book that is very much weighted in favour of the "hosts" then the "guests". Anyone would have thought they were letting us stay there for free. We were told the flat was a "no shoes" flat (cream carpets everywhere); all over the place there were red stickers on cupboards that were out of bounds... we then discovered that certain hangers were out of bounds. These stickers had the words "your curiosity will incur a fee!". Then, despite there being 3 of us we were given 2 keys (not very helpful when you have 3 people all wanting to do their own thing at different stages during the weekend. The place was like a shrine to the family and their clutter was everywhere, making it very difficult to "be at home". The company are indeed professional and legitimate, but if I go to London again, I will opt for a hotel because at least in a hotel you actually feel like a guest and not some unwanted intruder.

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