Vista, SW8

Vista, SW8

Berkeley Homes
Wandsworth
4.11 Rating (based on 9 reviews) 9 reviews

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4.33
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4.11
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We have viewed this as a London base for when we are visiting friends and family in London and would probably use our flat one week in a month. It appears that many residents do this too as we didn’t see many people when we have visited but we were told it is a lot busier in the summer. The Vista Chelsea Wharf flats are lovely and well laid out, the one we looked at overlooks the interior courtyard which does means it only gets sun for certain times of the day, but we couldn’t justify the price for the better views. The marketplace shop will be useful as any other convenience store feels like a bit of a walk, though more facilities are opening up with Battersea Power Station.

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Very quiet

Vista Chelsea Wharf is a perfect base – and hence why lots of people use it for airbnb or as a second home. We were disappointed not to have more neighbours here but as the development often stands fairly empty due to the number of foreign investors who only use their apartment a few times a year – it is quiet. Battersea Power Station is bringing with it more services and we have started to wander along there to use the restaurants and store that has opened up as it sells some more exciting things than the central store on site (which is still very handy).

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That a lot of the flats are owned by foreign investors who don’t let it out but just use sparingly. For some this is a benefit as the place is quiet but we would sometimes like there to be a bit more going on.

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We moved here for the location and proximity to the park. Having moved in from the country (where we were bored) green space was important to us as well as an apartment we could personalise. Vista provides both of these – with views of the park you can often forget how central you are to London and the flat was modern and blank inside but gave me the ability to change and make it more personal to my taste.
People have commented that they thought the commuting would be difficult but have clearly never taken a bus. Getting the bus over the bridge and up to Sloane Square really does take minutes but as I no longer need to worry about a commute in the morning I personally like the excuse to stretch my legs. It is quiet but there is so much on your doorstep and the perfect location to get out and explore.

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The charge for a parking space in ridiculous but there are streets nearby with free weekend parking which is useful for guests and it would be helpful if this type of information was available upon arrival.

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It is quiet but love the location

Vista is technically the new bit being added to Chelsea Wharf but it is all part of Berkeley group. From viewing it is very quiet and I love the fact that there are facilities on site, a small shop but also bars and restaurants along the river. With the newer flats being built I worry there will be more footfall traffic cutting through the middle of the development. I was told by the guy in the shop that there are lots of overseas investors who don’t tend to spend much time here and keep their flat empty for most of the year but that suites me as it doesn’t crowd the facilities – more space for me! It is great having the park opposite, the river and river walks and then being able to cross the bridge to more social bars and restaurants. I have an amazing 10km run mapped out running along the river, crossing the bridge and circling back through the park which is another reason for living here.

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Great rental investment

This is a great rental investment. I have let it long let and also for short airbnb rentals. The flat has a simple layout with a balcony looking out towards the park and a view at the back towards the re-development of Battersea Power Station. Tourists renting for short lets love that it is modern but has views of iconic parts of London as well as being a short walk to Chelsea and the shops and bars. I never have a problem letting it out and get a great return.

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You are not strictly meant to do airbnb so you cant give people access to the gym/sauna/pool without someone on site to do it.

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