Steer your vessel into the crystal clear waters and stumble on this island paradise of an apartment. Exotic species greet you at every turn, like the statuesque ponytail palm and delicate orchids in the living room. No need for a degree in botany to enjoy this lush home, but if in the name of science you do set out to explore the neighbourhood, keep your eyes peeled for intriguing specimens. Chelsea's art galleries and boutiques are chock full of treasures any naturalist will appreciate.
The backers of your expedition are a pair of obsessive travellers who are inspired by all things design. Both are athletic, adapting their bodies as runners and boxers, among other pursuits. The husband was a competitive skier (you'll note the crossed skis above the couch in the living room), and the wife is a student of interior design and architecture.
Dock your ship awhile and set out on an adventure to catalogue the strange flora and fauna which inhabit the home. Fans of coral and enamel swordfish are on display in this little pocket Eden, and potted plants add flourishes of greenery. Take a breath of fresh air out on the patio, which has café-type seating for two and is a fantastic place to watch for backyard wildlife.
If your curiosity is piqued, climb the black wrought iron staircase into the soaring canopy of the home. On the wall beside it, an edgy spray-painted mural sketches out the couple's natural history. Pen your theories on the mysteries of life in the office at the top of the stairs, which is flooded with light. Large-leaf plants in the bedroom accent the four poster bed, giving the room a tropical vibe so magical that you'll almost feel the warm breezes of discovery in your dreams.
This home spans over two floors with no elevator.
While babies, toddlers, and children are very welcome, parents should note that this home is not childproof.
While the wardrobe in the bedroom is unavailable, guests staying in this room will find hanging space in the study located directly outside of the bedroom.
This home has air-conditioning in the sitting room and master bedroom.
This home comfortably sleeps two adults, with an additional double airbed that can be made up in the sitting room upon request, bringing the maximum occupancy to four.
The minimum stay length for this home is four nights.
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.