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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!

28 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

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!

Note: Min charge per stay of £350 inclusive of cleaning, utilities etc (plus refundable damage deposit)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 returned to the UK, but now I live in London. I still try to get back to Portobello as much as possible, which isn't often enough.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Edinburgh

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
4

Extremely spacious and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for 6 adults. The piano was a bonus, as was the jacuzzi bath. Despite the kitchen extension, the space around the sink was extremely tight for two adults to share the washing/drying up. The shelves of books provided a wide range of material. These would prove useful if the weather were to become inclement. The Sonos sound system was great. The Bluetooth connection to the phones was easy, and it proved entertaining for all the guests.

The property was well situated between the Main Street and the sea-front.The buses to Edinburgh were every 10 minutes and the bus stop was a 3 minute walk away, so this meant that we rarely used cars for the week; which was a bonus. Lots of good local shops within a very short walk. Takeaway from Bonoful was beautiful!

Now, on a less positive note, a few points to improve future stays.Some of the kitchen utensils have seen better days e.g. baking trays. Similarly, where had the barbecue gone?

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback, it's always appreciated. I guess you're right about the sink. I have never thought about that before, as I tend to go for the lazy option myself and use the dishwasher most of the time! Thanks for letting me know about the baking trays. I'll add some new ones next time I am at the house. I'm really sorry you were expecting a BBQ and didn't find one there. I had provided a BBQ in the past following a request from a previous guest, but it hadn't been used for years and was recently damaged by wind, so I took it away. I didn't replace it as it just wasn't getting any use at all. I'm glad you enjoyed the house and had a good stay. Please come back and enjoy the improvements and if you want a BBQ, I'll be more than happy to get you one! All the best Patrick
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5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and welcoming on arrival, this house is very clean, obviously looked after and has everything guests will need on holiday. It has a spacious light lounge ample room for our large party, a modern kitchen - loved the contemporary lighting and a pretty decked patio ideal for soaking in the early morning sun.

The location was perfect for us, able to go on the beach and walks along the prom to some friendly bars with good food and live music (spotted seals one night) Yet only 10 mins away from Edinburgh by bus or car. Some lovely cafes and ample shops in area as well. Went to Galashiels for the gala day and spent time with family there and also enjoyed visiting the Scottish museum. We have stayed in Edinburgh a lot in various locations but this was a family favourite.

Hope to return one day

The Pryde family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Well kept, well equipped and well located property.

  • 5 of 5

After a long journey we very much welcomed the friendly greeting and informative introduction to the property to let us know where to find things and how to operate them. The house was ideally suited to the needs of our family group of five adults and two young children. Everyone commented on how nice the house was and how well equipped it was - from the kitchen gadgets to the games etc kept in the lounge cupboard. All of us would highly recommend the house as a great place to stay for a visit to Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great home from home holiday home with easy access to beach, shops, cafes and buses into Edinburgh.

  • 5 of 5

5 of our family (4 adults and a teenager) stayed at this lovely property over the Whitson half term. A great location as out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but within easy access by bus or car (though traffic heavy). The house is very well equipped, really homely, clean and has wonderful comfortable beds. We went to the beach, ran along the promenade, walked up Arthur's seat and visited family in Musselburgh, Leith and Markinch. Spent a great day walking around part of Loch Leven with afternoon tea at Leven's Larder.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Great location, £10 taxi into Edinburgh, lovely beach, Espy just down the road with amazing food. Coop just round the corner. Patrick was efficient throughout process and the house was incredible. Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 spent 3 nights at the home and could not have been happier with the accommodations. The home is spacious, clean and has been updated. While not close to the center of Edinburgh, it was easy getting back and forth with the bus service. Lots of information was also provided about the local area for restaurants, food shopping and bus/taxi services. Overall we were very pleased with the accommodations and would gladly stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Portobello, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
30 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Standard
27 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£243
for 2 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£850
 
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£199
for 2 nights
From
£195
Fri,Sat
£695
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£426
for 3 nights
£995
 
 
Hogmanay
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Budget
4 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Mid Season
14 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
High Season
4 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Shorter stays and flexibility on check-in days may be possible, please enquire.

Owner's 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 and Lothians

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • 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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