Stroll through Chelsea at high noon and you'll spot a host of colourful characters trotting between its upscale boutiques and modern galleries. But in West 20th Townhouse, life lilts at a much more laid-back pace. Here there’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of Victorian architecture and wild decorative touches – from the inflatable cactus and tepee in the bunk bedroom, to the bronze, brown and blue tiles of the kitchen. The long dining table is particularly rustic, its thick wood painted mint-green and set with ten mismatched chairs. Indeed, with the walls sunshine-hued, here you’ll feel thoroughly welcomed as you set up camp.
Originally from England, your hosts made their way to Chelsea via Sydney, Australia. They were drawn to the neighbourhood's galleries, parks, and intriguing history, and love spending balmy evenings relaxing in their garden.
Back in the saddle
You'll know by the hot-pink rug and rainbow-hued pillows in the living room that this is a home of a different colour. A woven table runner brightens the dining room, while a collection of bright glass vases bloom on the mantle – just opposite a humorously potted, decorative wire cactus.
And while sophisticated crown mouldings and marble fireplaces surround modern art inside, out back there’s a grill and a relaxed, gingham-topped dining table. Be sure to tame the streets of Chelsea beyond your door – from its lively bars to its renowned bistros – then head home to wash off the day's dust in the gleaming marble bathroom.
This home comfortably sleeps five adults, with an additional double sofa bed in the den, a raised single bed and a single trundle bed in the bunk bedroom bringing the maximum occupancy to eight.
One loveable cat lives at this home. She won't be around during your stay, but this home may not be suitable for people with allergies.
As there is no wardrobe in the master bedroom, guests will be provided with a hanging rail for their use.
This home has air-conditioning in the sitting room and all bedrooms.
Since the onefinestay photoshoot, the master bedroom king-sized mattress has been replaced with a queen-sized mattress. We'll be taking new photographs soon.
This home features a private deck and garden.
As this is a much loved and lived in home, guests may find that it is a bit worn in places.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.