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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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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.

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: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Elegant Large One Bedroom Raised Ground Floor Flat with Secure Entry and WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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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Cross Lanes, West Virginia
5

Uniquely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, elegant Georgian townhouse flat could not have been more perfect for my 4 night stay in Edinburgh. From the booking process, to emails from the owner, to meeting the friendly housekeeper upon arrival, it exceeded my expectations in every way. First and foremost, the place was immaculately clean. The period furnishings are so special and appear to be chosen with a keen collector's eye. Antiques which have stood the test of time are not restored but lovingly worn. The pictures don't do it justice. I enjoyed reading the inventory list that is provided in the Welcome Folder which gave great descriptions of all the furnishings. The kitchen was well equipped with small appliances, cookware and everything you need to cook a meal. (Which I did several times during my stay - Sainsbury's and Tesco are within walking distance.) The bed was very comfortable with down pillows and crisp clean sheets and duvet. The bathroom had a deep, long soaking tub with shower and plenty of hot water. Incredibly, there was a washer and dryer which was a Godsend during my 17 day holiday since I am a staunch advocate for traveling light. Large, shuttered windows throughout the flat provided a welcome breeze during the heatwave happening while I was there. The location is quiet and safe and within walking distance to Waverly Station and the Royal Mile. I hesitate leaving such a glowing review because I'm afraid it will encourage others to book and this property won't be available the next time I want to stay there! And, believe me, I will definitely try to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy, Many thanks—yours is truly a review to treasure and I am touched at your very personal response to my collection. The latest additions are two stunning Colza chandeliers that are about as old as the house and are currently being restored. And…your review makes me miss the Flat: I should spend more time there myself. Thank you again both for enjoying yourself and for generously letting me know you did : ) All best, Peter
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5

A really spacious apartment that is lovely to come home to after exploring Edinburgh.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment in 5 Great King Street is in a brilliant location. A very short walk to great beer & wine shops, organic fruit veg store, pubs and restaurants, hairdressers, gift and flower shops, anything you'd like! Then an easy walk from there to the bus/coach station, the main city & up to Edinburgh castle and surrounds.

I stayed for a week in May and it was lovely; comfortable and quiet, safe and secure.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just as pictured .Good location and everthing worked beautifully. Would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

jUST AS PICTURED. gOOD LOCATION ANDEVERYTHING WORKED BEUTIFULLY. wOULD RECOMMEND THIS FLAT AND WOULD SATAY AGAIN. aRNOLD AND dELORES

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
5

Enchanting Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this cozy large apartment. Everything was clean and exactly as described. The bed was very comfortable. The apartment is bigger than what it looks like in the photos. The neighbourhood was very quiet and safe. Close to Princes St. and a short bus ride or taxi to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Bus is conveniently located right at the end of the street. Large grocery store close by and a smaller one right around the corner. Lots of cafes in the neighbourhood. Joanne was there when we arrived. She was very nice and helpful. We loved our stay and would definately recommend it to anyone.

Robynne & Don

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Date of visit: Oct. 6-12, 2016

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

The flat was located within walking distance to the majority of our day destinations! Clean, well equipped and stylish. Enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property if you plan a trip to Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$128
$777
$2,592
 
 
FESTIVAL
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$193
$1,166
$3,888
 
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
$128
$777
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$115
$713
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $259.3

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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