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Modern, Central, FREE Parking & Elevator

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

City center location - walk to all attractions but stay in a local neighborhood

Our modern 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and will make a very comfortable base for your visit. Located in Tollcross, just on the edge of the Old Town and easy walking distance of the centre, this is an ideal place to stay when visiting Edinburgh.

The apartment is just off Lothian Road where you will find a wide selection of cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and bistros – something for everyone. A choice of grocery stores, local shops (including a traditional butchers), wine store and French Delicatessen are just around the corner. This is also an ideal location for anyone with business in the city’s financial district, visiting the Edinburgh International Conference Centre or visiting Edinburgh University.

The lounge/dining room/kitchen area is bright and with wood floors. Their is comfortable sofa seating for 4. The dining area has a table and chairs for 4 and is adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a gas range, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer - all that you will need to make life easy while on vacation.

Bedroom 1 has an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath tub. The bathroom is fully tiled and has a heated towel rail and shaver point and comes with luxury towels. The bed is a double size with luxury linens. Built in closets provide ample storage for all your belongings. This room overlooks the garden courtyard behind the property and has a small balcony.

Bedroom 2 has a King bed (US Queen) with luxury linens and also overlooks the garden courtyard. A fully tiled Shower Room is accessed off the hallway. Again with a heated towel rail, shaver point and comes with luxury towels.

There is an allocated underground parking space, which in Edinburgh is a huge bonus. Access to the Western Approach Road for an easy way in/out of Edinburgh is just off Lothian Road and allows you to be at the airport in less than ½ hour.

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 Princes Street within 5 minutes (there is even an iPhone App to give the real time position of the buses!). Haymarket train station is a 15 minute walk or a very short 5 minute taxi ride away. Waverley Station is a 25 minute walk or 8 minutes by taxi. Edinburgh airport is less than 7 miles from the apartment.

Included in our rental cost:

* Edinburgh information/support before you even leave for your vacation – basic local information (tailored to your needs) can be shared by e-mail prior to your arrival.

* Fine bed linen, luxury towels, utilities, taxes and WiFi.

* A welcome pack including tea, coffee and milk.

* Tourist Information, a selection of books/Edinburgh guidebooks & maps, binoculars, umbrella and many other thoughtful extras will await you in the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Andrew Paxton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Andrew Paxton

Margaret & I met while students in Edinburgh over 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 this our first flat in 2010 as the first step in realizing our dream. We want others share to our place and fall in love with Scotland and Edinburgh.

Andrew Paxton purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Andrew Paxton chose Edinburgh

We bought this apartment after months of watching the Edinburgh market. We loved the proximity to the city and the fact that it is modern so everything works and is efficient. Having an allocated parking space and elevator is a real bonus.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were met by the manager of the property who was very friendly and welcoming. The property is very clean, well presented and a true reflection of the photos. It is also very well located within the city making it easy to walk anywhere. We really enjoyed our stay.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Tollcross Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite to master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Soft towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , (UK King)
  • Luxury Linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
Notes:
An elevator and a free parking space are not widely available in Edinburgh and are appreciated by many of our guests.

Reviews

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Modern, Central, FREE Parking & Elevator
average rating of 4.876923 based on 150 reviews
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
5

All the amenities of home...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Andrew's Tollcross flat for 3 nights in early August and couldn't have been happier with our accommodations. On arrival, Karen (the property manager) took all the time necessary to show us around and get us settled in. The flat wanted for nothing...all the amenities of home were there. The flat was very clean, the beds comfy, and there is plenty of space to "stretch out".

The location in within a reasonable walking distance to the main parts of Old Edinburgh, and even New Town was not that far away.

All in all, a great find in Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy guests is what we want to achieve. Comfy beds and cleanliness are so important for any vacation. Edinburgh is a very walkable city and the apartment is located close to the main tourist sights.
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Quebec canada
5

Nice appartement, well located

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and equiped !

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location, well-equipped and cleanliness are all important to any city visitor.
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Doylestown
5

Beautiful apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two daughters (age 13 and 17) and I stayed at this apartment for 3 nights in July. This beautiful (and beautifully maintained) apartment was perfect for our needs. Very well furnished with a brilliantly equipped kitchen, this was the ideal base for our all too short stay in Edinburgh.

Walking distance to tons of terrific restaurants - we tried sushi at Harajuku Kitchen, tapas at El Quijote and Indian at Tuk Tuk Indian Street food and all three were excellent.

The only annoyance was a particularly noisy gull that had much to say in the wee hours of the morning but can't fault the apartment for that! All in all, we would love to come back to Edinburgh and we would most certainly stay at one of the Paxton family's apartments!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you were happy with the quality of the apartment and the location worked for your family. There are many excellent (not touristy) restaurants nearby and it is always good to have some new recommendations. Apologies for the noisy gull, but I am sure was only a temporary visitor!!!! We would love to have you stay with us again on your next trip to Edinburgh.
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Spring, Texas
5

Edinburgh vacation

  • 5 of 5

This lovely two bedroom flat was exactly what we needed for three adults traveling together last month. The location was perfect. We did not rent a car and took a few taxis here and there when needed, and walked the rest of the time. Karen was very helpful with directions and suggestions about what to see and do. The welcome packet was very welcome and appreciated! I would certainly recommend this flat to anyone traveling to Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location, quality and service is what we provide to all our guests. A recommendation is what we always strive for.
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4

Great flat with modern appointments.

  • 4 of 5

Nice little flat with secure garage parking in quite side of town, but close enough to walk to old town. Very nice to have secure underground parking and an elevator. Very clean and crisp apt.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Parking and an elevator are fairly unusual in Edinburgh, but at our apartment you get these as well a central location. It is an easy walk into the Old Town.
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5

Great place close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described, maybe even better.

All cominuation was prompt and clear.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased that our home exceeded expectations and that communications were timely and clear. As our guests, we want to make everything as easy as possible for you.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bennet's Bar
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Ardrossan to Arran
Nearest Golf
Several within Edinburgh city
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Haymarket
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M8 (Interstate) - access to all of Scotland
Nearest Restaurant
Many within 0.5 miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile where you will find most of the major attractions. It provides a quiet place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. The location is a good base for day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling and the Borders. Visit 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $257.9

Price includes final cleaning, linens, towels, all taxes/fees. Free local, national and international calls (30 countries inc US cell and landlines), WiFi, parking in allocated space in underground garage also included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.