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Maya

Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English

Bright, Spacious, Family-Friendly Accommodation For Up To 6 People

27 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh - Russell Gardens

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 10 min Walk From The West End.

The apartment is comprised of:

One master bedroom with a double, sleigh-style bed, two bedside tables, two bedside lights, two large built-in wardrobes and a large chest of drawers. There is also an en suite shower-room with WC, sink, shower unit, shaving socket, ample counter space, fitted cabinets for personal belongings and a heated towel rail.

One double bedroom with solid pine bed frame, two bedside tables, two bedside lamps, a built-in wardrobe with a tall chest of drawers.

One twin bedroom, a shared bedside table and table lamp between the beds and a very large built-in wardrobe.

A main bathroom with WC, sink, a bath with shower over it, a shaving socket and heated towel rail.

A cupboard by the main door to store jackets, bags, shoes and umbrellas (we provide a couple of umbrellas for you to use during your stay, just in case you need them).

A well-equipped kitchen to meet all your culinary needs. We have a gas hob, fan-assisted electric oven, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, radio, excellent selection of cooking utensils, pots, pans, mixing bowls. To ensure you have enough dishes and do not need to run the dishwasher after every meal, there is enough tableware for 12 full place settings (main plates, side plates, bowls, large glasses, small glasses, wine glasses and cutlery).

A living/dining room with views out to the well maintained, neighbourhood gardens. To ensure you are as comfortable as possible, we have recently added two new three-seater leather sofas to the living room and eight large cushions. There is also a beautiful new oak dining table that seats six; perfect for hosting a family meal or for playing board games at. There is a 40 inch HDTV in the living room with Free view television channels and an Xbox 360, which can be used to play region 2 DVDs and Xbox 360 games (a small selection of DVDs and games are provided at the apartment). Please note that the Xbox 360 is not connected to the internet.

If you wish to connect your laptop or tablet to the TV, you can do so via an HDMI cable (or the TV's 'PC input', although this is for video only and the audio will still play through your device).

As of late 2014, all our mattresses are brand new (and are 'medium to firm') and we have also installed high-speed, fibre optic wireless in the apartment.

There is limited free (on street) parking within a 1 minute walk. Parking directly outside the apartment is by permit only. One permit is available for guests to use; there is no charge for this service, but £30 will be deducted from the deposit if the permit is not returned at the end of your stay.

The apartment is on the ground floor, making it ideal for families with children. It's also accessible for guests who have minor mobility problems (please note that, because there are a few steps up to the main door, the apartment is not wheelchair accessible).

For guests with allergies, we do not use feather pillows or duvets. Our towels and bed linen are 100% cotton and they are washed in non-biological detergent for delicate skin.

If you do not require the use of all three bedrooms, we are able to offer a small discount; please contact us for further details.

A welcome pack is included and consists of bread, milk, butter, bacon, free range eggs, orange juice, shortbread, one bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maya (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Maya

I was born and raised just outside of Edinburgh and I have lived here all my life. I love to travel and experience other cultures, but I always love returning to my beautiful 'home town'. I adore this city and I chose to buy and refurbish this property with my family so I could help others enjoy Edinburgh, too.

I graduated in 2000 as a theatre administrator and go the theatre as regularly as I can. I also enjoy reading, sewing, listening to live music and cooking meals for friends and family. If there's anything you'd like to know about me, please ask.

Maya purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Maya chose Edinburgh

The property is bright, spacious and well presented. It's on the ground floor, making it ideal for families with children. It's also more accessible for guests who have mobility problems. Please note that, because there are a few steps up to the main door, the apartment is not wheelchair accessible.

What makes this apartment unique

The primary reason I chose this apartment is the location.

During your stay, you have the benefit of staying in a quiet, little cul-de-sac, while being a mere 10 minutes from the West End. What more could you wish for?

Reviews

5
based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Bright, Spacious, Family-Friendly Accommodation For Up To 6 People
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Cute, clean, convenient and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for three nights with my husband and three teenagers, and there was plenty of room for all of us. We were very happy with our stay, and found the place exactly as described and pictured. The apartment is in a set of apartment buildings located west of the city center, not far from Murrayfield stadium. You can easily walk to the stadium tram line but also to Haymarket and the West End. It's also a fantastic walk to the modern art museum along the river path - highly recommended activity from this location! Take Roseburn Cliff down to the river and the footpath takes you to a small bridge to the museum. The apartment itself is a very clean, well appointed first floor flat with a nice kitchen, master bedroom bath, two other bedrooms and one additional bath. Parking is available for free if you ask for a permit. Maya, the friendly, thoughtful, enormously responsive host, met us upon arrival and had stocked the kitchen with everything needed for breakfast plus a couple of bottles of wine (what a nice surprise!). The bathrooms also have nice touches like cotton balls and Q-tips. There is an Xbox with some movies in addition to the TV. I would recommend to any future visitors and especially appreciated Maya herself.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Katya; I'm most touched! I'm delighted to hear you liked the location of the apartment; the location is the main reason I chose this particular apartment for my holiday rental. It's so close to the city centre yet, as you mentioned, has the Water of Leith only a 2 minute walk from the front door...and it's all wrapped up in a quiet residential development. I'm so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much. Thank you again for choosing my apartment and I look forward to welcoming you back if/when you return. Best wishes to you all, Maya.
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5

Great apartment for a family visit to Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. The apartment is well appointed, stocked with the basics and VERY clean. Quiet, safe area. Comfortable beds. Great showers. Tesco grocery 2 minutes walk. Five minute walk to tram station which is easy to use and quickly takes you right into the heart of the central City (or to/from the airport). Our host, Maya, was awesome. She was very helpful and thoughtful. She even made sure we had coffee, tea and ample food for breakfasts (as well as a box of shortbread cookies!). She made us feel right at home. Good value for a family and each of our teenage daughters had their own bedroom. We would highly recommend this apartment. Thank you Maya!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much; I'm most touched by your kind words, Russ! It was a genuine pleasure to meet you and your family and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the apartment so much. Comfort and cleanliness are of paramount importance to me and I'm very pleased to hear that you were comfortable here. Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay and I look forward to welcoming you all back! Warmest wishes to you all, Maya.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

I never write reviews, but felt I must for this. This apartment is in a brilliant location, 2 min walk from the tram into Edinburgh. The apartment is near a park and shops which was handy with 2 little ones. We were staying here as my husband and sister in law were running the half marathon and it was an excellent base. We had 5 adults 1 toddler and a baby and had plenty of space. Maya is a wonderful host, she was really kind, friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely book again. If you are reading this review simply go ahead and book you will not be disappointed. Thank you Maya

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caroline, it was such a pleasure to welcome you and your family, and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here so much! I'm also delighted to hear that the location suited you all so well. The location is one of the main reasons I chose this particular apartment; it's so convenient for joining in with the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, yet it's in a quiet little cul-de-sac that still has everything one needs nearby. Once again, thank you for choosing my apartment for your stay and I look forward to welcoming you all back if/when you return to Edinburgh! Thanks again and best wishes to you all. Maya.
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our accommodations immensely! The home was very clean and comfortable. Maya was the most wonderful host. So helpful and left us everything we could need for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much; it was a genuine pleasure to welcome you all to Edinburgh! I'm glad I could be of help to you and that you had everything you needed during your stay. Many thanks again for choosing my apartment, and also for your kind words. I look forward to welcoming you all back if/when you return to Edinburgh. Best wishes to you all, Maya.
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is wel equipped, spacious and spotlessly clean! Its location is perfect. You can walk to the city centre in about 20/25 minutes or use the tram (which is only a two minute walk from the apartment). Getting there from the airport is also a piece of cake (again the tram!). We, however, chose to come by rental car from the airport. Thanks to the provided parking permit we could park our rental car right in front of the apartment. We've stayed here for four days and the six of us felt truly home away from home. We loved Edinburgh and the apartment. Thanks Maya, you are a wonderful and very friendly and helpful host!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the apartment; thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to have been of help to you, and pleased to hear that the central location of the apartment was what you were looking for. I'm also glad that you found it to be clean and well-equipped; I strive to provide a home away from home, and it's wonderful that you enjoyed yourselves here so much. Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your visit to Edinburgh! It was a pleasure to finally meet you and your family; I look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes to you all, Maya.
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Fantastic apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our weekend away - spacious enough for 6 people, spotlessly clean and in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the murrayfield stadium tram stop. The welcome package was really appreciated too and is a really lovely touch. The photos don't do this apartment justice. Thank you Maya, the apartment was great and your help before and during our trip was very much appreciated. We'll definitely be coming back to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm most touched by your kind words, thank you. From the cleanliness of the apartment to the welcome pack, I aim for perfection, so I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here. It was a pleasure to finally meet you and I'll look forward to welcoming you all back again in the future. Stay well until then; warmest wishes to you all. Maya.
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Location

Nearest Airport
5.6 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Roseburn Bar
Nearest Ferry
9.1 Miles
South Queensferry
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Haymarket Station
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lower Granton Road
Car: not necessary

The apartment is situated in a quiet, residential area, yet is only 15 minutes walk from Haymarket train station at the West End of Princes Street.

On foot, we are only a few minutes away from frequent bus and tram links. Both Murrayfield Stadium and the Murrayfield tram stop are situated across the road from each other and are less than 5 minutes away from the apartment. The rather beautiful Water of Leith is a couple of minutes away and Murrayfield Ice Rink is less than 10 minutes away.

There is a modestly-sized Tesco on the main road (2 minutes away) as well as a selection of local restaurants, cafes and bars in the immediate vicinity. If you are staying for more than a few days and wish to stock up on food and drink, there is a large Sainsburys supermarket less than 10 minutes walk away.

Edinburgh is a beautiful and welcoming city with a rich culture and interesting history. Whether you’re here for the Edinburgh Festival, rugby season, to use the apartment as a base to tour the surrounding areas or just to relax with friends and family, we are sure you will enjoy your time here. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, theatres, museums, cinemas and shops. With some stunning architecture, Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument are at the heart of the city and there are a number of historic tours and sites you can visit during your stay.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in West End (Haymarket), Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,500
 
 
August 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
£690
for 2 nights
From
£345
£1,950
 
 
September 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,150
 
 
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
November 2016 (1)
1 Nov 2016 - 10 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
November 2016 (2)
11 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
 
 
November 2016 (3)
14 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
November 2016 (4)
18 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
 
 
November 2016 (5)
21 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
Start of December 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
Mid December 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,400
 
 
Christmas and Hogmanay 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
January 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
Early February 2017
3 Feb 2017 - 5 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
 
 
February 2017 (1)
6 Feb 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
February 2017 (2)
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,500
 
 
February 2017 (3)
20 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
February 2017 (4)
24 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
 
 
February 2017 (5)
27 Feb 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
March (1)
2 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,090
 
 
March (2)
17 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
 
 
March (3)
20 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,090
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
£1,200
 
 
April 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,090
 
 
Early May 2017
1 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,090
 
 
Mid May
12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£260
 
 
End of May
15 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,090
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,400
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,500
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£885
for 3 nights
From
£295
£1,950
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,150
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
Early December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£995
 
 
Mid December 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,400
 
 
Christmas and Hogmanay 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£295
Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,090
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Please note: rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
If you would like further information or if you would like to enquire about prices for a stay which falls over two different seasons, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite (in master bedroom) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Double Bed
    Double room - 1 Double Bed
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
We are a local family and take pride in providing exceptional service to our guests. We wish to ensure your time in Edinburgh is as wonderful and memorable as possible so if there is anything we can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask.

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