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Exclusive Designer Penthouse Loft With South Facing Balcony In Central Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 947 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Unique,Flexible Loft with Balcony.Sleeps 5 in beds, max 6. Bathroom & En suite

One of two penthouses built on top of a beautiful classical building, this fourth floor loft offers flexible, bright and comfortable accommodation. The lounge area has a great work space and a generous dining area. A large balcony runs the length of these. The large snug converts to a twin or double room at night. Being a loft, the areas are separated or opened up by moving folding screens (please look at the plan). Offering two large double beds plus a single bed, or one large double bed, two wide singles in the snug and a full sized day bed in the lounge, the property is suitable for various groups. Additional futon cushions and linen are available by arrangement for a sixth guest. The main bathroom has a w.c., bath, separate shower & wash basin. A separate w.c, bath tub and wash basin are provided in the main bedroom. With six steps in the foyer and lift access to Orient Loft, which has two steps in the main living area, the apartment is suitable for ambulant disability. Entertainment is provided by two flat screen televisions, cable t.v, free wi-fi (fair usage applies), blu ray player, some discs, books & an ipod dock. A land line is available by arrangement.

Monica McCarey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Monica McCarey

The owners, Monica & Duncan, live and work in Glasgow. They are passionate about art & architecture & formed 'unlimited studios' in 2007, incorporating 'us architects' and 'iota', an arts venue. 'City Loft' was completed in 2012 and is one of their favourite projects to date.

Monica McCarey purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Monica McCarey chose Glasgow

We found this great property- a recently built loft on top of a great classical building, but the interior was in a very sad state of repair - so we invested lots of design ideas and t.l.c in the refurbishment. We and City Loft guests really enjoy this unusual property. City Loft is lovely to spend time in but also in a great location for all the city has to offer, so we use it ourselves when we can, and have family stay here when they visit from abroad. The long south facing balcony is a real bonus.

What makes this apartment unique

We knew this was a new build on top of a lovely old building, in a very handy part of town, but we had no idea what to expect when we went to view it. It is so bright and airy! We got great satisfaction from transforming it from a neglected, unused space into something so unique. It deals very well with guests various needs - for family, friends, business, culture & tourism, short or long lets. It is unexpectedly quiet but in a really convenient location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Glasgow in Glasgow City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 947 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Beds to be stripped by guests. All refuse to be removed from the apartment-Recycling provided in the street & general refuse bins are in lobby store.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Full sized day bed in lounge
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Privacy screens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Extra large double OR two wide single beds. Privacy screen
  • Please note the bed options. By arrangement futon cushions are available for an additional guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Exclusive Designer Penthouse Loft With South Facing Balcony In Central Location
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
Long Beach, CA

Fun, comfortable and just a little cheeky

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is the antithesis of "cookie cutter". Nothing about the place is off the shelf- it's all original in appearance, aesthetic, and you know what's best about it?- it is a happy place- there is a sense of humor evident every where you look. Yes, there are all the things you need for comfort and that. but the joy is in how these things are presented. Monica is a lovely hostess, the apartment is charming. Stay there- you will love it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen, thank you so much for the fab review. We had great fun designing City Loft & although we obviously had to include what visitors need, we really love hearing when people enjoy our design. Thanks again for booking. Hope to see you again! Best regards, monica & Duncan
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Brilliant modern accommodatio

  • 5 of 5

Great central location with a fantastic balcony. Really nice apartment for a visit to Glasgow. Communnication from owner was also great

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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cute property very well located

  • 4 of 5

Neat and clean, very convenient to downtown

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed our city loft. Best regards, Monica
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

The greatest place in Glasgow to stay

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Chris - thanks for your great review - short, to the point and five stars. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay at City Loft & summed it up so well! Hope to welcome you back another time. Best regards, Monica.
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Clean, tidy, bright and modern. Good central location

  • 5 of 5

Modern and bright with good central location. The host Monica was really good with the arrangements. Some nice touches like fresh bread and milk. Everything clean and plenty bedding and towels. Would certainly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, thanks for the review. glad you enjoyed our apartment for your visit to Glasgow & hope to see you again soon. best regards, monica
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Waterloo, ON

Fantastic apartment! Great location! Exactly what was expected

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Monica!! We truly enjoyed the apartment. It was exactly what we expected and more!! We travelled with some additional children for a dance competition and had asked for accommodation for 7 (2 adults and 5 children) which is more than this apartment holds but these kids are used to sleeping on sofas or sharing beds. We truly appreciated the extra duvets and pillows that were provided so we could pad the extra surfaces so that all were comfortable.

The apartment is bright and so spacious! Well stocked kitchen so we were able to cook our meals.

If we are ever in Glasgow again we will be in contact and we would recommend this apartment to all of our friends.

Thank you Monica!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Jean. I'm glad the location was so handy for you & the apartment could accommodate the whole group together. Great that everyone enjoyed their stay at City Loft. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Monica
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Glasgow International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Station Bar
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Haggs Castle
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Queen Street
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Hula
Nearest Ski
7.2 Miles
Xscape Glasgow
Nearest Beach
27.8 Miles
Car: not necessary

Very central, but away from traffic noise, this loft apartment is in easy reach of a great range of museums, galleries,theatre, ballet, music venues, shops, restaurants and transport links. An ideal location for socialising, culture, study or business trips.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
27 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
X shopping
21 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Discounts are shown for weekly & monthly rates, but further discretionary discounts may be applied by the owner.
Seasonal rental rates will be applied over holidays and events.
Discretionary cleaning fees are applicable
Please note: The current security deposit is £300, not £200 as stated in the terms & conditions attached. If the apartment & its contents are not left in good condition you risk losing your deposit. If you cause disturbance to neighbours, you are in breach of contract, and the contact will be deemed to be cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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