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Owner

Advertiser since: 2013
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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Advertiser since: 2013
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2014
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2 MINS WALK FROM EDINBURGH'S BEST BEACH!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Special Offer: 25% off for Christmas week, now £750 20 December - 27 December

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Portobello - Portobello Townhouse

4 Beds, Living Room and formal Dining Room

This is a wonderful, spacious, traditional seaside townhouse, built at a time when wealthy Edinburgh families also bought a house by the sea in order to cool off on those hot summer days.

Laid out over 3 floors, plus a mezzanine level, the wide staircases are a feature, particularly the winding staircase between the first and second floors. The drawing room is positioned on the first floor, as was the norm for the time, with 3 large windows that let the light stream in. From the top floor there are views to Arthur's Seat from the front and across the Firth of Forth to Fife at the rear.

The house has undergone an extensive renovation to a very high standard and boasts 4 bedrooms, drawing room, dining room, new fitted kitchen, family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, a WC on each floor, full gas central heating, high pressure hot water system, new fitted kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite, fresh decoration throughout, tuned Yamaha piano, free WiFi, cable TV, video and DVD, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, linen and towels. Everything you need in a self-catering house near Edinburgh!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2014

About The Owner

I am a lover of old houses and moved from Edinburgh City Centre when I fell in love with what was then a very dilapidated house with a lot of potential. Having spent all my spare time (and money) on the house for 5 years, I got a job in Italy and had to leave it behind in 2010. Not being able to part with it, I decided on holiday rentals.

Since 2013 I am back in Scotland, but now my work takes me to Glasgow, so I can easily continue holiday lets and enjoy plenty of breaks in the house myself!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Portobello

It's a real home. Many guests have commented on that. This could be because of all the dedication and love that went into its restoration!

It's bursting with character and many original features have been retained or reinstated, along side modern twists with lighting and art.

What makes this house unique

It's difficult to say what in particular I fell in love with when I first saw the house. It may have been the stairs and the light. There was a lovely feel to the place. The first floor living room with 3 big windows and original fireplace is a favourite, as is the wee room at the top with a view across the water to Fife.. Or the big bedroom at the top with a view to Arthur's Seat!

Why HomeAway

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

4.8
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1134654
+44 -(0)7908 134502
Portobello Edinburgh
5

Home from Home

  • 5 out of 5
Lovely friendly house which is described accurately in the listing. We immediately felt at home and could not fault anything. The kitchen was equipped for all types of cooking. The rooms were generally spacious, comfortable and warm (too hot at times but controllable thermostatic valves everywhere). Beds were comfortable. Dining room was delightful and a pleasure to use. Lounge was equally as good. Main bathroom was wonderful and power shower and jacuzzi were luxury. No complaints from other family members using ensuite bathroom and large top floor bedroom. As I am about 5 feet tall I struggled with the height of the kitchen worktops, hob, microwave and upper shelves and cupboards but my very tall (6'7") son in law found it wonderful and was always around to reach items. On street parking was occasionally a problem but generally managed to park our 3 cars close by every day. No complaints about cleanliness or customer service. Would recommend the property. Loved the Beach House cafe at the end of Bath Street overlooking the sea; excellent coffee, cakes and lunchtime food. Toddler and baby loved the playgrounds close by and soft play centre a short walk away.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I'll get a step for the kitchen, you make a good point there!

Regards
Patrick
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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1134654
+44 -(0)7908 134502
Portobello Edinburgh
4

Nice and beautiful house to stay by the seaside

  • 4 out of 5
We would like to thank Patrick for letting us to stay in this beautiful house. Check in was easy, place was warm and ready for use. Enough space for 8 grown up and a baby. Just one suggestion to Patrick though, while the current hot water tank system is not so much a big problem as long as we starting taking shower early, it would be beneficial for such a big house to have constant hot water system.
However, overall, we enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you.
Will
  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Sorry you didn't have enough hot water.

The hot water controls are in the kitchen and constant can be selected which keeps the water piping hot all day and night. The heating is included in the price and guests are welcome to set the heating and hot water as they wish, although they are likely to be on timed when you arrive.

I do recommend in the House Guide to put the water on constant when there's a houseful. The system is only 6 years old with a large (160 Litre) high pressure tank for great showers.

For any future guests please note that hot water is not restricted at all!

Regards
Patrick
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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1134654
+44 -(0)7908 134502
Portobello Edinburgh
Cornwall
5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 out of 5
Portobello is a vibrant area of Edinburgh and this property is perfectly located and not too far out of the main City. We can't fault the property in the slightest. The heated floors in the bathroom, the Jacuzzi bath, the amazing record collection, the cleanliness and inviting decor... everything was perfect - more than any of us expected.
As a group we'd recommend doing one of the Sandemans Tour of Edinburgh - the guide we had was entertaining and informative. It only lasts 2.5 hours and is FREE (Unless you want to donate, which we did!) We also did a tour of the Edinburgh Vaults - Not for the faint hearted! The Museum is well worth a visit too!
Transport is regular (No.26 bus), and taxi's don't cost a lot... So many wonderful places to eat, and drink - it's a shame we couldn't try them all!
We'd recommend this house to anyone who wants a cosy, trendy and well equipped town house in an ideal location to tour the beautiful City of Edinburgh. It was an absolute dream. None of us wanted to leave!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1134654
+44 -(0)7908 134502
Portobello Edinburgh
5

The perfect place for a Family Holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
The house is perfectly equipped and offers every possible comfort for up to 8 people: cosy bedrooms and livingroom, a big room where eight people can easily eat together, modern kitchen and bathrooms and a nice terrasse (casual visits of a really friendly cat included :-)).

Communication with the owner was really easy and he was always really helpful.

Portobello is a nice and cosy place to stay at, the beautiful beach is right around the corner as well as a nice pub and a big supermarket that is open every day. You can get to Edinburgh City in about fifteen minutes by car or by bus. The city is really beautiful but also quite busy, which is why we where really happy having the house in portobello and not right in the centre.

We would definitely recommend this house to anyone who wants to visit Edinburgh!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback and the photo! Glad you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon!
business
2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1134654
+44 -(0)7908 134502
Portobello Edinburgh
5

The perfect place for a Family Holiday!

  • 5 out of 5
The house is perfectly equipped and offers every possible comfort for up to 8 people: cosy bedrooms and livingroom, a big room where eight people can easily eat together, modern kitchen and bathrooms and a nice terrasse (casual visits of a really friendly cat included :-)).

Communication with the owner was really easy and he was always really helpful.

Portobello is a nice and cosy place to stay at, the beautiful beach is right around the corner as well as a nice pub and a big supermarket that is open every day. You can get to Edinburgh City in about fifteen minutes by car or by bus. The city is really beautiful but also quite busy, which is why we where really happy having the house in portobello and not right in the centre.

We would definitely recommend this house to anyone who wants to visit Edinburgh!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1134654
+44 -(0)7908 134502
Portobello Edinburgh
5

This is a wonderful house!

  • 5 out of 5
This is a wonderful house in a wonderful location. It is beautiful and very comfortable. I highly recommend it. Our extended family had a fabulous stay here.
  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
The Espy plus many others
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
10 courses within 10 miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Restaurant
The Espy, Dalriada, Bonoful, Select etc
Nearest Beach
Portobello

Portobello is a charming and distinctive part of Edinburgh with a busy, traditional high street offering fishmongers, delicatessen, fine wine shop, award winning butcher plus various restaurants and takeaways - everything you need for a self-catering holiday! There is a wide variety of interesting architecture within the conservation area and a stroll through the local streets never fails to reveal something of interest.

The sandy beach, which is approximately 2 minutes walk from the house, boasts beautiful coastal views, good pub/restaurants and cafes, boats and canoes for hire, restored Victorian swimming pool with Turkish baths and gym, soft play area, outdoor playgrounds plus additional seasonal art installations and attractions. Portobello is very well connected to Edinburgh city centre with several regular bus routes operating day and night on the 3 mile journey between the two locations and a taxi ride.

This traditional seaside resort, with a vibrant community spirit, is a fantastic location offering peace and calm from which to explore the city of Edinburgh as well as the surrounding countryside and attractions.

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Rates & Availability

From £100 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Portobello, Edinburgh

Special Offer: 25% off for Christmas week, now £750

Special Offer From:
Dates 20-Dec-2014 to 27-Dec-2014

Due to a cancellation, Christmas week is available at discounted rate. This is a great home for a family get together, or getaway!

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£165
Fri,Sat
£675
 
 
High Season
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Budget
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£135
Fri,Sat
£550
 
 
Standard
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Mid Season
11 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
High Season
1 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Notes Shorter stays and flexibility on check-in days may be possible, please enquire.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portobello in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Mezzanine level (between ground and first floor)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Ground floor wc with small sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor ensuite to bedroom 1
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd floor, en-suite shower room with wc and wash hand basin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor, 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
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