We've stayed in a bunch of VRBO's and never felt the need to write a review. On this one, I feel a responsibility to warn people.
56 Stamford St. is a good location, that much is true. But that is probably the only thing I can say that is positive.
The person who meets you at the flat does not smile or shake hands. They just hand you the keys and walk away.
One night the bed caved in on my wife's side. When we took the mattress off to see if we could fix it ourselves the frame is held together with duct tape. To fix it, they screwed scrap wood into the frame to hold the mattress up. It's just a matter of time before it collapses again.
We discovered almost immediately that there were two screws right at the entrance of the bathroom that weren't screwed down all the way. They were raised enough that you could catch the skin on the bottom of your foot, as my six-year-old did.
Once we cleaned up the blood, we let management know about the problem.. You would think that would make for an immediate response. I got a shrug.
It wasn't until the bed broke a few days later that someone actually came by. Once we had them there for the bed, we asked that the screws be removed. This was one day before we left.
The cleanliness is not good. We had to clean, as best we could, when we arrived. This is not easy as there is no vacuum.
The WiFi router is not in the flat. It's somewhere in the building and very intermittent. Do not try to stream Netflix, you will be waiting a lot.
The flat itself is not very comfortable. There are no lamps anywhere so you have a choice between the very bright halogen ceiling lights and darkness. There's no lamp by which you would read a book.
There are no extra touches like bathmats or slip-guards inside the tub/shower. The tub is incredibly slippery and most members of my family had at least one incident of slipping. You would think that for liability alone, they would have slip-guards.
The service from London Apartments is quite bad. When we got to the flat, the television remote fell apart as we picked it up. We asked for a universal remote to replace it. Two days later it was dropped off with only two out of the four batteries required. They never offered to set it up for us.
The kitchen is sort of falling apart. The baseboard kick falls over when you tap it with your foot. There is one pan with most of the Teflon coming off of it.
Overall, an unpleasant experience. Avoid 56 Stamford Street.