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Elegant Large One Bedroom Raised Ground Floor Flat with Secure Entry and WiFi

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 959 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

*Nonsmoking Apartment

Flat 1, number 5 Great King Street is a ground floor suite extending to 959 sq ft of generous, comfortable accommodation. The flat enjoys plenty of natural light and is beautifully and thoughtfully presented to include art and antique pieces complementing the elegant Georgian proportions and evoking a bygone era. The well-regarded location is ideal for your visit to Edinburgh.


Owner
Peter Geiger
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

About Peter Geiger

I am an educator and collector and divide my time between San Francisco, California, United States, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I value beauty in the built environment and a walkable capital city: Edinburgh surpasses my expectations—I have never before lived in a place with so much to offer so close by.

Peter Geiger purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Peter Geiger chose Edinburgh

The well-regarded New Town location is close to the shops and restaurants of Broughton Street. The raised Ground Floor contains the principal rooms of the Georgian house under 13 foot ceilings. The past few years have seen a renewed interest in times gone by and I have chosen a 'Downton Abbey' theme to the furnishings and decoration using reclaimed fixtures, antique furniture and period colors.

What makes this apartment unique

The sunny eat-in kitchen, large dining hall, sunny studio bedroom and substantial drawing room with its two vast windows make this flat a very comfortable and versatile home. The kitchen, bath and laundry have all new appliances. Two period marble fireplaces (decorative only, not working), working window shutters and an eclectic collection of objects combine to create a unique feeling of serenity.

Map

Nearest Airport
10.3 Miles
Edinburgh International
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Edinburgh Waverly
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Asti—Broughton Street
Nearest Beach
4.9 Miles
Edinburgh Portobello
Car: not necessary

Great King Street is the central avenue of Edinburgh's New Town World Heritage Site, dating from the early part of the 19th Century. The private gardens of Drummond Place lie to the eastern end and those of Royal Circus at the western end. It is particularly well suited for access to all the amenities of the city centre with George Street and Princes Street just 1/4 mile away. Waverley Train Station, with regular train services to London, is less than half a mile and there is good road access westwards towards the bypass, Edinburgh airport and Central Scotland Motorway Network. Shopping is just a short walk away is Broughton Street—with one of the best butchers and one of the best fishmongers in town.

Amenities

New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 959 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are asked to observe the housekeeping guidelines.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fixed Shower Head with Massage Pulse setting
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Luxurious and comfortable featherbedded deep mattress and pure down pillows and comforter (hypo-allergenic pillows also available); period marble fireplace (decorative only—not working)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
Guest parties limited to two adults; guests are asked kindly to note that there is only one sleeping area and the flat is not suitable for guest parties requiring two sleeping areas; there is no sleeper sofa.

Reviews

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4

A beautiful flat in a lovely part of Edinburgh. Quiet and within easy reach of the city centre.

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely and very elegant flat in an excellent location in Edinburgh. It's ideal for visiting the city with many attractions within easy walking distance. Although in the city there are lovely views over adjoining gardens from the bedroom at the rear which was quiet and peaceful. The flat was clean and has a very well equipped kitchen plus a nice bath/shower room. It is furnished throughout with antiques which, although lovely to look at, I found the chairs less than comfortable to sit on. The only dining chairs had a rough hessian undercover and no covering upholstery , rather scratchy. Also a comfortable sofa to relax on at the end of a tiring day would be nice and a mirror / dressing table in the bedroom would have been useful. Apart from that a very nice apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet, spacious, elegant oasis.

  • 5 of 5

This spot was a welcome retreat after the bustle of the Fringe streets. Super location; a quick walk up to town, a welcome trot down after the day. Great little restaurants, a supermarket, some interesting galleries. All logistics, info pre-arrival handled smoothly, safety deposit returned promptly. Perfect space for a couple -- the owner is a collector with an excellent eye - so take care with instructions.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay again. The flat had everything we needed on a quiet street close to great pubs and shops, just beautiful. The check in process was seamless and Peter and his team were wonderful!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

It was centrally located in New Town, Edinburgh and we were very comfortable in a safe part of town.

  • 4 of 5

Edinburgh was a fum city. We were there for a friend's wedding and thoroughly enjoyed our time. There was plenty to do in the area and easy to get around. There were many nice restaurants within walking distance. The flat was very comfortable and nicely decorated with antiques.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This New Town apartment is just exceptional. The location is perfect for exploring Edinburgh on foot. The decor is superb. It is welcoming and has a very warm feel about it. It was a pleasure to return to the apartment each night and experience the calm and tranquility after a busy day. The bed is extremely comfortable and the soothing view from the bedroom window is just lovely. The kitchen is well equipped and the washer and dryer are very efficient. This accommodation is a rare find, we absolutely loved our week long stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This is where we will stay when we come back to Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5

Few places are exactly as described and as the pictures show. This was even better! It gave us a real taste of life in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in New Town. It is a spacious, elegant apartment that is lovingly furnished, containing beautiful antiques and paintings. Yet so comfortable, also great bed! The apartment was well equipped and well maintained. We were welcomed by Anna (the custodian) and felt at home. Loved the neighbourhood. We are fans of McCall Smith and Scotland Street and a local pub was just around the corner. Shops and restaurants were within easy walking distance as was the Old Town. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $269.98

Available for holiday/vacation rental only. Discount may be available for multiple weeks/longer holidays—please ask. Your booking is confirmed when I receive the refundable booking/security deposit of £200; the guest rent is due six weeks ahead of your arrival date; the full booking terms and conditions, including provisions for cancellation, will be emailed to prospective guests for your review.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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