HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Gorgeous Grassmarket Apartment! In quiet & secure courtyard in central Old Town

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

One Bedroom Apartment overlooking quiet, private courtyard in the city centre.

This stylish and contemporary, first floor apartment for two to four guests is located in a secure, quiet, 200 year old Close on the vibrant and historic Grassmarket, and is just a few steps from all of Edinburgh's major attractions and transport links. The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are about 2 minutes walk from the apartment and Princes Street & Waverley Railway Station are only 10 minutes walk. It's basically the perfect location from which to step out, experience all the sights and discover your own Edinburgh!

A lovely and spacious apartment sleeping two guests in the bedroom in a luxurious King Size bed plus an additional two guests on a sofa-bed in the living area. Ideal for couples or families with children. The apartment is arranged on open plan so please note that the bedroom area is open to the living / dining area, separated by the wardrobe.

The bright open plan living/dining area and kitchen overlook the private courtyard of the Close. Fully fitted kitchen has everything you might need, including a dishwasher and washer / dryer. Large bathroom with bath and shower over the bath. Access to the apartment is via one flight of 17 steps.

Standard Check-in is from 3pm & Check-out by 11am. Earlier check-in or later check-out may be available if required - please enquire.

More Details

Owner
Fiona
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2017

About Fiona

I am a working mother living in Edinburgh! I grew up in Aberdeen in Scotland and have since lived and travelled in Azerbaijan, Australia and Finland. I've now been back in Scotland and in this fantastic city for just over 3 years, and I can really say that Edinburgh feels like our home.

There are so many hidden places to discover in (and around) Edinburgh, it constantly surprises me even after years of living here.

I look forward to sharing this beautiful city with you. :D

Fiona purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Fiona chose Old Town

It's a beautiful mix between modern and traditional. A historic 200 year old building with all the luxury of modern living! I love that the apartment is right in the city centre and that you can experience all the buzz of the city by foot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your beautiful flat. The location was great. Everything was exactly as listed. The cookies & OJ a very welcome touch. Thank you!
Nov 2015
  • 1 of 4

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Large, spacious bathroom with bath and shower over.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 160cm wide king-sized bed.
  • Spacious bedroom, with sumptuous king-sized bed sleeping 2 guests. Wardrobes provide ample storage and separate the bedroom from the living area. An additional 2 guests can be accommodated on the sofa-bed in the living area. The apartment is arranged on an open plan so please note that the bedroom area is open to the living area. Ideal for couples or families with children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Gorgeous Grassmarket Apartment! In quiet & secure courtyard in central Old Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Cleveland
5

Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Flat was lovely. Convenient to everything! Everything was as pictured, even nicer in person. We would have liked to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished apartment just yards away from main sites and loads of lovely restaurants and bars. Fiona was brilliant

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Five star

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. This is a lovely apartment. Well equipped and immaculate. Very welcoming responsive owner who was only a phone call away if needed. We will recommend to friends and family and hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
New York, New York
5

Excellent and one of a kind short term rental property.

  • 5 of 5

Fiona's VRBO apartment in the Grassmarket District is without peer. Not only is the apartment in the best section of Edinburgh, it is quiet and centrally located to all that the city has to offer. Comfortable, quiet and functional were carried to the highest level by Fiona, who has thought of every detail - and her description of the property and its contents is 100% + accurate. Additionally, Fiona is easily reachable in the event that you have a question. We have already begun recommending this apartment to our family and friends . . . and we will surely rent again upon our next trip to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Location, Location,Location!!

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. This smart, well designed apartment is ideal for exploring Edinburgh on foot or by bus. Once we mastered the 4 keys needed to access the apartment, it was a breeze to come and go, enjoying all the city had to offer. Another plus is a superb seafood restaurant just outside the main gate. We couldn't have been more pleased and will certainly book here again the next time we are lucky enough to visit Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Fiona provided a wonderful place to stay! Clean, safe, close to everything, and perfectedly equipped, including treats for breakfast.

We just loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Airport
7.2 Miles
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Biddy Mulligan's
Nearest Ferry
14.1 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley Station
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
Mussel & Steak
Nearest Ski
83.5 Miles
Glenshee Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Portobello

Located in a secure, quiet Close on the vibrant and historic Grassmarket, this stylish and contemporary first floor apartment is a stone's throw from Edinburgh's major attractions including the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.

Other interesting places nearby include The National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Kirkyard (and Greyfriars Bobby!). Also Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping street is a short 10 minute walk away from the apartment.

The Grassmarket is on your doorstep and hosts numerous pubs, restaurants and cafes where you can sample some of the local delights in a picturesque and historic setting.

After a hard day out exploring the city sights, the apartment offers a luxuriously comfortable King size bed with bedlinen and towels provided. Should you wish to dine in, the fully equipped kitchen has everything you could possibly want! (dishwasher and washer/dryer too!)

If you want to wind down in the evenings there's a TV with freeview channels and a dvd player. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

There's a bus route right on the Grassmarket (number 2 bus) and Waverley Railway Station is only 10 minutes walk from the apartment. Many more buses are a short walk away on nearby George IV Bridge & North Bridge.

It's basically the perfect location from which to step out and experience a bit more of the sights and discover your own Edinburgh.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£125
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year 2017/18
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£900
for 5 nights
From
£180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early February 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
February 2018
12 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£135
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£135
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£145
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£155
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£165
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Festival 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£140
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year 2018/19
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
January/ Early February 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£130
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Standard Terms & Conditions of Let

1. No smoking in the apartment please and no pets allowed on the premises. 

2. Bedlinen and towels are provided and are included in the price.  A travel cot is available free of charge on request.

3. Please keep the apartment secure at all times and treat other residents in the area with consideration.

4. The apartment is to be kept clean and tidy at all times. At the end of the stay the apartment is to be left in a clean and tidy condition, otherwise a cleaning charge will be applied. 

5. The apartment is available for check-in from 3pm on the date of entry and check-out is required by 11am on the date of departure.  Early check-in may be arranged on request and subject to availability.

6. A £100 security deposit is required.  This will be refunded within 7 days of the end of the stay, less any charges for damages or cleaning.

7. Payment terms - A deposit of £200 reserves the requested dates.  Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the stay.  Payments may be made by bank transfer, cheque or via Paypal. The reservation is not guaranteed until full payment has been received.

8. Cancellation Policy - for cancellation more than 8 weeks prior to the stay - 100% refund.  Cancellation between 1 week and 8 weeks prior to the start of the stay - 50% refund.  Cancellation less than 1 week prior to start of stay - no refund.

9. Standard occupancy is two adult guests.  Additional guests may be accommodated on request but written authorization from the proprietor is required and an additional charge of £10 per person, per night will be applied.

10. WiFi is provided free of charge, subject to fair usage restrictions.  Additional usage charges may be applied if WiFi usage is deemed excessive.

11. It is a condition of the letting agreement that these terms are complied with.  The proprietor reserves the right to terminate the let if these terms are breached by the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Ask Owner a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals