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Sheer Luxury with Amazing Location and 2 Bathrooms in an Historic Building

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The exterior of the building which has been beautifully restored.

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Last updated: 10/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Edinburgh apartment description

Our new, modern 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and will make a very comfortable base for your visit. The 10ft ceilings make it a very light, bright place to enjoy your stay in Edinburgh. Located in the popular West End, this is an ideal place to stay when visiting Edinburgh. It is just at the end of the world famous Princes street and easy walking distance to all attractions.
This is our second Edinburgh property and we will provide the same high standards of service as we do at our other property - VRBO Listing #298995. Check our reviews to see what we provide!

Location
The apartment is at the end of Princes street and you will find a wide selection of shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, bistros and grocery stores on stepping out the door. Directly below is a Sainsbury local (grocery store) where you can buy everything you need for your stay.

Accommodation
The interior is very comfortable with modern furnishings and fittings. It is on the first floor (2nd for US visitors) Everything was new in March 2013.
- The lounge/dining room/kitchen area is bright and spacious with wood floors. The lounge area has a flat screen TV and comfortable sofas. The dining area has a table and chairs for 4 and is adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has an electric hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer - all that you will need to make life easy while on vacation.
- Bedroom 1 is spacious with an en-suite shower room. The bed is a US Queen (UK King) size with luxury linens. Free standing closets provide ample storage for all your belongings. This room overlooks the rear of the property ensuring a peaceful nights sleep. There is a flat screen TV in this bedroom. The shower room is fully tiled and has a heated towel rail and shaver point.
- Bedroom 2 has a double bed with luxury linens and also is at the rear of the property.
- A full tiled Bath Room is accessed off the hallway. This has a shower over the bath tub. Again with a heated towel rail, shaver point.

Local transport
- Access to the local bus system is just round the corner from the apartment. This is a wonderful way of getting around Edinburgh - you would expect a bus to take you along Princes Street within minutes (there is even an iPhone App to give the real time position of the buses!).
- Haymarket train station is a 5 minute walk
- Waverley Station is a 20 minute walk or 8 minutes by taxi.
- Edinburgh airport is less than 7 miles from the apartment (see our external link to Google Maps below for the suggested route - and more local information).

Please use the Owner's Website link below to visit our website and get more information than we can share here.

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 861 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            TV, UK King is US Queen...moreless

          • Luxury linens, closets for storage.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            En suite to master bedroom...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable:

            UK Freeview with 45 channels...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television:

            Freeview channels...moreless

          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Within walking distance of all the main sites of Edinburgh as well as many restaurants, cafes and bars....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Integrated in Washer...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                On street parking and car parks (payable) nearby....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Free Telephone calls - local, national and international to over 30 countries....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Dryer integrated...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Golf:

                Many golf courses within an easy drive, including Muirfield (home to British Open 2013) less than 30 minutes away....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Hillend ski facilities nearby...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              from 14 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Autumn
              Sep 30 - Nov 29, 2014
              3 night min stay
              £110 £145
              Fri, Sat
              £700
              December
              Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2014
              3 night min stay
              £110 £125
              Fri, Sat
              £700
              Christmas
              Dec 22 - Dec 27, 2014
              4 night min stay
              £175
              New Year
              Dec 28 - Jan 1, 2015
              4 night min stay
              £240
              £1,300
              January
              Jan 2 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              £150
              Spring
              May 1 - May 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              £160
              £800
              Summer
              Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              £165
              £900
              Festival/ Peak season
              Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              £275
              £1,600
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              £100
              £700

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit £200
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              There is a security deposit of £200/$300 which I invoice separately through PayPal to allow me to refund directly within 7 days of your departure from the apartment.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 10/28/2014
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              Location

              8 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Edinburgh
              Edinburgh
              Nearest Barpub
              Grosvenor
              66 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Ardrossan to Arran
              17 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Muirfield (Not nearest, home to British Open 2013)
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Haymarket
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              M8 (Interstate) - access to all of Scotland
              Edinburgh
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many within steps of the main door
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Midlothian Snowsports Centre
              4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Portobello beach

              Car: Not Necessary

              Our apartment is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and most of the City's major attractions. Stepping out the main door you will find colourful, stylish boutiques and some of the city's most-loved pubs and bars which combine to create a bohemian feel to this part of Edinburgh. In the surrounding streets award-winning retailers and restaurants live side-by-side with inspired architectural and design practices.

              This is a good base for day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling and the Borders. Visit the one of 12 Edinburgh Festivals - Fringe, International, Books, Film, Art, Jazz and Blues to name just a few. Easy access to the local bus system and taxis if you don't want to walk. Just 25 minutes from the airport by car or taxi.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: This is the second stage of our dream! Andrew & I met while students in Edinburgh 30 years ago. We have always said we will return here one day after living and working in the South of England, Belgium and most recently in Virginia, USA. We bought our first flat in 2010 as the first step in realizing our dream. We returned to the UK in October 2012 and are beginning to develop our Edinburgh business. We want others share to our place and fall in love with Scotland and Edinburgh:)

              Why the Owner Chose Edinburgh:
              We bought this apartment 2 weeks after returning to the UK. We loved the location in the West End of the city, easy walking distance to everything Edinburgh has to offer and access to the wonderful public transport. The finish of the listed building is beautiful, all 10 apartments sold within days, we were lucky to get one!

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              We aim to provide the best Scottish Hospitality Edinburgh can offer and want it to be a home from home (although we know it is much smaller than American standards), it will have everything you need to make your stay very comfortable.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • The exterior of the building which has been beautifully restored.

                The exterior of the building which has been beautifully restored.

              • Dining area and Lounge

                Dining area and Lounge

              • Kitchen with everything you need.

                Kitchen with everything you need.

              • Double free standing closet - lots of storage space. Flat screen TV.

                Double free standing closet - lots of storage space. Flat screen TV.

              • Bedroom two, cosy and comfy!

                Bedroom two, cosy and comfy!

              • Main bathroom.  Now has shower over bath.

                Main bathroom. Now has shower over bath.

              • Historic building from 1881.

                Historic building from 1881.

              • The castle from Princes street

                The castle from Princes street

              • View from Calton Hill

                View from Calton Hill

              • Forth Rail Bridge - a famous landmark just outside Edinburgh.

                Forth Rail Bridge - a famous landmark just outside Edinburgh.

              • Grey Friar's Bobby, great story!

                Grey Friar's Bobby, great story!

              • Lounge area, seating for 4, music player, and TV.

                Lounge area, seating for 4, music player, and TV.

              • Master bedroom with US Queen bed and luxury linen

                Master bedroom with US Queen bed and luxury linen

              • Bedroom 2, rear of property with luxury linen.

                Bedroom 2, rear of property with luxury linen.

              • En-suite shower room.

                En-suite shower room.

              • Floor plan showing bedrooms at rear of property.

                Floor plan showing bedrooms at rear of property.

              • We are number 4!

                We are number 4!

              • Calton Hill

                Calton Hill

              • St Giles on Royal Mile.

                St Giles on Royal Mile.

              • Paxton Family in Edinburgh Christmas eve 2012.

                Paxton Family in Edinburgh Christmas eve 2012.

              • First view of the Castle, just minutes from the apartment.

                First view of the Castle, just minutes from the apartment.

              VRBO #460743

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

              £100 - £275 per night (GBP)
              14

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 10/28/14
              Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/28/2014
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