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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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)

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portobello in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews
5

Very comfortable home from home. Lived up to expectations

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean well furnished and felt like a home. Fairly neutral decor with some very nice artistic touches. Excellent location. We were there as family for my sons wedding in Portobello town hall. Comfortably accommodated myself, husband, 2 daughters and partners. my son and sister. Found Portobello to be a very friendly neighbourhood. Plenty of local amenities. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place for Edinburgh city break

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place with fantastic management and booking experience

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exquisite and sophisticated property in a great location just a minute walk from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our stay! The property is kitted out with everything you could ever need and we particularly liked the Sonos sound system throughout.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay. Great house for 6 adults. Only £10 in a taxi from Edinburgh city centre so fab location. Thankyou!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay when in Scotland!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home base while traveling around Scotland! We had 7 people, all adults for 12 days.

There was room /space for everyone, even if you wanted time alone. The kitchen is fully stocked with all equipment to make anything you wanted. The beds were comfortable, bedrooms were nice sized! Main bathroom was renovated beautifully, huge with a tub w/jets. Dining room held 8 plus at the table and was a great meeting room. Living room was very comfortable.Every room had natural light, except the powder room.

It is a quick walk to the beach, which we were able to use in March! Perfect weather! Pubs/cafe/restaurants/arcade right on the beach! Such a beautiful area! The location was perfect. There was the bus stop about 2 blocks away, that took you 25 min into Edinburgh. The 26 line took you to Princess Street, 45 line to Royal Mile and Museum. We did rent a car, and this was a good home base for the Highlands and Lowlands. About a 2 hour drive to the middle of the Highlands. For Glasgow, take a bus to Edinburgh, then take a train to Glasgow...very easy. Restaurants in the area are great, grocery shopping is, literally, around the corner, or Aldi is a 6 min walk. Everything you would need is easy access.

The only slight negatives that there may be: Parking is tough, but doable. The Powder room was older, but it worked well in it's location off the kitchen. Lots of stairs, so not good for people who may not be able to climb them. We got used to it, and were better organized for it (who wanted to run up and down 4 flights?!).

The people in the area are friendly and helpful, safe neighborhood. We would recommend this property 100%, and would use this place again when we return to Scotland!

Thank you, Patrick, for your help and letting us use your fantastic property!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and for your review. I completely agree about the grotty downstairs loo. I'm working on it this week!
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5

Fantastic property and great location, couldn't recommend it highly enough!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic house, with everything in it you could possibly need. The owner is really helpful, and everything was seamless. Portobello is great fun and the beach is beautiful and it takes less than 30 mins to get into the centre of Edinburgh. We had a brilliant stay and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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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 and Lothians

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
 
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
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Hogmanay
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Mid Season
14 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
High Season
4 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Mid Season
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£895
 

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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