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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: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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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

    ...moreless

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • 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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 23 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
£160
£800
Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
£170
£900
Summer
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
3 night min stay
£180
£950
Festival/ Peak season
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
£275
£1,600
Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
£160
£800 £3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
£100
£700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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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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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Date last modified - Monday, May 04, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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Virginia USA

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