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Exclusive Designer Penthouse Loft With South Facing Balcony In Central Location

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Glasgow - City Loft, City Luxury

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Owner
Monica McCarey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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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 Scotland

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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Exclusive Designer Penthouse Loft With South Facing Balcony In Central Location
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
5

very good

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very good and as described. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Excellent location. Would rent again if visiting Glasgow.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We are delighted you all enjoyed City Loft & its location and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for booking City Loft. Best regards, Monica.
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5

Great for family holiday in Scotland

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for two weeks with our family. Great location for exploring Glasgow and Scotland. Highly recommended. Very quiet area - except for the seagulls :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We're delighted the three generations of your family enjoyed their stay at City Loft. You were there for the inaugural flight of the baby gulls, so yes, they get a little excited when they first take off! 'Hope to see you back sometime. Best regards, Monica
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5

Great Glasgow get-away

  • 5 of 5

The property is as advertised. We choose this property for its location as it is exactly where we desired to be located in Glasgow for this trip, and it was perfect for us. Easy walking distances, easy to hail cabs a few steps away, as well as easy access to buses, subway and trains. The building itself is secure and very quiet, in-spite of being a block off busy streets. The condo is clean and well equipped. Monica met us upon arrival, and was available by phone/text while we were there. Would stay there again if our travels brought us back to Glasgow for such things as the World Pipe Band Championships.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review & for taking the time to do it. It's always helpful to hear from our guests. We're really glad you enjoyed City Loft and do hope to see you back, in fine form for the World Pipe Band Championships. Thanks again for booking! Best regards, Monica
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very nice journey in Glasgow in this apartment which is closed to every amenities in the vibrant center . We arrived from Belgium , completely exhausted, and we immediately felt at home with the welcoming of Monica. The Loft experience was very nice and the owner is very generous and warm, an artist who decorates her loft with the spirit of Mackintosh. There is also a large balcony which was very handy, especially if you like smoking your cigarette.

Very nice

Thank you very much

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind words about your experience at our City Loft, though I'm not sure Mackintosh would agree! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again some time. Best regards, Monica
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3

Great space, terrible parking!

  • 3 of 5

Monica the owner was terrific and very helpful leaving us some information on Glasgow and things to do. The space is very beautiful, nicely decorated and quiet. Be very cautious about street parking. We were told we could park until Monday at 8:00 a.m. on the single yellow lined area, and then would have to pay at the meter. We added time to the meter at 7:30 a.m. and when we came out at 8:45 we had a 60 pound parking ticket and they were attempting to tow our rental car. Luckily we retrieved it. Park in the garage across the street, or in a carefully marked white parking spot or risk being towed. The apartment needed a deep clean as there was a bit of mold in the shower, and was a bit dusty, but I don't know if it was rented prior to our arrival. The location is good in the city and easily accessible by walking or public transport as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As confirmed in other reviews, the apartment is usually pristine, so I'm surprised & concerned, & sorry you didn't mention this during your stay. I'll be looking into it. There are so many parking bays around the property - great value and free evenings & Sunday – that, as I mentioned on your arrival, the wardens are strict about the rules. The plate at the single yellow line states no parking Monday -Saturday 8am-6pm, so is only ever free outside of those hours. When you parked there on the Sunday night, as I said, it was fine till 8am on Monday, but after that you needed to park in the white bays and pay at the meter I showed you opposite our entrance. I'm so sorry there has been a misunderstanding of parking rules & you had that experience, but glad that despite it, you also ‘really enjoyed your loft and had a great time in Glasgow!‘. I hope the bad experience fades & the great is what remains! Best regards, Monica
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5

Great loft, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the city loft. My husband and I have two teenagers and it was the perfect size and layout for our family. The property is well maintained and true to the listing description. The loft is a great location for wandering around the city on foot or by transit. Thank you Monica! We had a lovely time at the loft and in Glasgow. We would definitely stay there again.

Cheers!

Margaret & John

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Margaret & John, Thanks for your kind words & all the stars. We're delighted that City Loft worked its magic for you all - just a shame we couldn't fix the weather! Hope to see you again. Thanks for booking. Best regards, Monica
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Location

Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Glasgow International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Station Bar
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Gourock
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Haggs Castle
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Queen Street
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
M8
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Hula
Nearest Ski
7.2 Miles
Xscape Glasgow
Nearest Beach
27.8 Miles
Gourock
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, Scotland

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
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£960
for 3 nights
From
£320
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£800
£2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 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: 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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • 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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