CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
Of course things have changed in 25 years particularly in communication, we rarely use a fax, and have computers and websites and mobile phones.
Gone our my beautiful purple brochures and the website taking all the glory. I do know even now people hanging on the my brochures.
Even when I away I am able to respond to your enquiries. What magic a computer is. A great enquiry came like this:
"Last fall, I was buying theatre tickets in London, and I overheard one man telling another that he had rented from you on several occasions and never been disappointed. I jotted down your name as quickly as I could".
Tuny Mokrawer. Chicago.
Another like this;
"We have rented from you on five occasions, spanning almost 20 years (first rental in 1991) on Artesian Road (with our children)".
Barbara and Ron Goldthorpe, Thornhill, Canada.
South Kensington, SW7. Two bedroom flat available July/August.One double bedroom and twin bedroom. Bathroom and shower room. £1000 per week.
St Stephens Crescent (Traditional flat). The delightful flat will be available at Christmas 2013. It has a lovely cosy fireplace...
Two bedroom flat in Belgravia. £1,000 per week.
Excellent address, and a superb beautiful flat. Details on application.
Courtfield Gardens, South Kensington. SW6 £1,200 per week.
Two bedroom, double and twin bedroom, bathroom and shower.
After an absence, I am delighted this flat will be available this summer.
Having just been there, I visited the Blue Mountains outside Sydney and stayed at a wonderful B&B called 'The Chalet', Medlow Bath.
Look at this fabulous property: www.thalassasrilanka.com
HERMANUS: Wonderful luxurious flat on excellent golf course. The sea minutes away.
Please ask for details
HERMANUS: Lovely house on a golf course. Whale watching too.
Details to follow
HERMANUS: Calling all golfers. Fabulous very large house overlooking a golf course, and views of the sea for whale watching.
Ideal for a group of golfers, who know and love South Africa, and especially Hermanus.
I have wonderful photos.
Please ask for details
ROME, CASSIA: Villa for sale in very attractive area of Rome. One million pounds. Ideal for young family. Have stayed there many times.
If you are interested in swapping your home for a property in London, just let me know. I have an owner with a fabulous flat in London, and would like to swap with a beach property in LA. Lets give it a try. City, town or country.
Shirley Cloete, who was almost 90, and was South Africa’s foremost glass artist, and luckily I saw her in SA at her renowned studio in the Cape.
Juliana Delaney, who worked with 'House & Garden' editorial for many years. She went too soon.
Joan Rodker, aged 95, and in her orbituary, it mentioned her flat in Kensington Church St, where many of you stayed, and will remember her so well.
"Nobody has the pomp and ceremony that the Brits have and nobody enjoys a party more! Magnificent events."
Simon from Durban, South Africa
"I'm not surprised Italians like your flats: they are beautiful and either central located or well connected and prices are not scaring."
Gabriella, Rome, Italy
"I’ve done our London program eleven times since 1998, ten of those times were spent in various properties you manage — obviously 11 Queen’s Gardens was my favorite. I will miss it."
Professor Tom Effler, Miami University, USA
"As always, you've been wonderful. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon."
Professor Tim Greenlee, Miami University, USA
"Everything was perfect! jacob and rediet very happy, the wedding a fantastic multicultural event and all the flat and rooms you organized absolutely the best we could have! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!"
"It was great to stay in Notting Hill, we will recommend you to our friends who plan to travel to London."
Irene and Aziz Kortel, Germany
"Back from London, filled with impressions, I want to thank you for finding this cozy appartment for us. It was perfectly located, close to the tube line that brought us directly to all the venues.
We will definitely call you again if we plan another trip to London and recommend you to others."
"What a lovely soiree... It is great to know we have a home in London with YOU behind the scene. Keep us in mind when you find that unique property for three months March - July any year any value ... Your lovely black cat would be a bonus!! Like Father Hugh .."xx
Chris Grikscheit Melbourne, Australia
"My husband and I and our grandsons, one at a time, have stayed in one of your wonderful London flats on 2 separate occasions. This September we are traveling to London with friends and thought of you again."
Elizabeth Levy, USA.
"I never forget those lovely days in your wonderful city and I even remember you cookies."
Maria Isabel Di Biasi Buenes Aires
"You are helping us beyond our expectations and we are glad to be in touch again. 2010".
Bill and Anne Pratt, Oxford, Ohio
(Bill and Anne go back to 1989 – my first Professor from Miami University, and their Professors have come ever since)
"I found you after a long search on the internet looking for 'serviced apartments', 'holiday flats', etc. Your website stands out because of your personal touch and the properties look very inviting. So many of the flats offered by others are so much like bland hotel rooms that one would have no sense of being in London".
Christine Mullen, Melbourne, Australia
"...okay we're off tomorrow morning earlyish and if we don't see you want to say thank you SO much for the hospitality. I know we were renters, but you were so generous in ways that went beyond a business relation. We are really grateful to you. Remember to think about finding us in Sussargues (Montpellier) if you're downour way in the summer".
Ken and Liz Harrow, Michigan State University
"You may remember that you very kindly found me a flat in London in the late 1990s when I was a graduate student at UCL. I always remember the personal interest you showed in finding accommodations for me – yours is certainly not the typical agency approach and it was (and is) much appreciated".
Karla Haywood, Director, Bermuda Archives
"Your agency was recommended by Mr. James Barnes of Regent's College, and I hope you can help with a short-term stay. Your web site is so efficient and enticing that you are our first enquiry".
Ruth Krieger, USA
"I am well settled in and I have managed to use the Wifi. The flat is lovely, especially the garden".
"Our stay at your flat was perfect, and we had a great time. Everything went smoothly. The flat was perfect and in a great area. Thank you so much".
Debbie Williams and family, Wilton, California, USA
"I just wanted to write to tell you what a great time we had in the flat we rented from you (Sinclair Gardens). We loved the flat. We think it is the best flat we have ever stayed in and hope to stay to stay in it again".
Rachel Mayo, New York, USA
"Just a note to let you know we had a great time in London. The location was fantasic, and the flat, altho compact, it was great. This is our third experience with you, and all have been fantastic in their own way. Once again thanks, and we will keep in touch".
Paul Condit, Florida, USA
"London is one of the world's most wonderful cities and we had so much fun discovering it and exploring it together. At the end of the day and riding the tube, it was such a good feeling to come home to our comfy warm flat, a hot bath and our cozy beds".
The Blair family, Washington DC, USA (...they stayed in my Garden Flat next door)
"The location was excellent, the place cosy and comfortable, and all in all I had a great time".
"I will keep your site in my favourites. Thank you. "
"I've already been in London in one of your apartments, and it was
a great journey... "
"I just wanted to thank you for everything - we had a very nice visit and loved the flat".
Yasemin, New York, USA
"Our plans are changing and we've now decided to do a long walk in the Cotswolds, which will mean not spending spending as much time in London after all. So it looks as though we won't be needing one of your great flats this year. We'll definitely be in touch when we want to come back for a more urban visit. It was lovely, as always, to look through your excellent website at the selection of apartments. Wish we could have all the time in the world!"
Cami, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA