Short Term Lets

Bergin asks:

“My parents are coming to visit in January for a few weeks after our baby is due and I was wondering if you knew of any short term rentals of flats in Greenwich/ Blackheath area? Perhaps someone wants to escape dark england for a few weeks to sunnier places?”

The Phantom replies:

First of all, congratulations on your forthcoming happy days, Bergin…

I’m not fabulous on ‘where to stay’ – since I live here already, I’ve never actually vacationed in Greenwich…

I was contacted recently, though, by Dawn Harverson of Greenwich Holiday Lets , a company who specialise in self-catering in the centre of Greenwich. They have several properties, from 2-bed to entire houses. I have no experience at all of them, so I can’t personally recommend them, but she tells me they’re the first accommodation company to get 5 stars on two of their properties.

My other thought is to try Robert Gray at Number 16 St Alfege’s Passage – I don’t know if he does slightly longer B&B rates, but you’d be out of season – you never know…

There are the usual hotels, of course – again, you’ll be out of season – might be worth a try. Davenport House and the Novotel are unexciting but central. The Mitre and St Christopher’s aren’t really what I’d send parents to…

Or maybe there’s someone who’s going on holiday here who fancies doing a short let?


One Comment to “Short Term Lets”

  1. Former Greenwicher says:

    I tried to use Greenwich Holiday Lets and had a terrible experience. They took my money (thousands of pounds, for a long stay) and everything seemed to be in order. They canceled my booking with very little notice, no explanation, and no offer of help in finding alternative accommodation, and would not respond to my phone calls. It is a shame that they are unprofessional and unreliable, since they seem to have some nice properties. I recommend not counting on them, even if they accept your booking and the money that goes with it.