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Elegant Large One Bedroom Raised Ground Floor Flat with Secure Entry and WiFi

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 959 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

*Nonsmoking Apartment

Flat 1, number 5 Great King Street is a ground floor suite extending to 959 sq ft of generous, comfortable accommodation. The flat enjoys plenty of natural light and is beautifully and thoughtfully presented to include art and antique pieces complementing the elegant Georgian proportions and evoking a bygone era. The well-regarded location is ideal for your visit to Edinburgh.


Owner
Peter Geiger
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Peter Geiger

I am an educator and collector and divide my time between San Francisco, California, United States, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I value beauty in the built environment and a walkable capital city: Edinburgh surpasses my expectations—I have never before lived in a place with so much to offer so close by.

Peter Geiger purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Peter Geiger chose New Town

The well-regarded New Town location is close to the shops and restaurants of Broughton Street. The raised Ground Floor contains the principal rooms of the Georgian house under 13 foot ceilings. The past few years have seen a renewed interest in times gone by and I have chosen a 'Downton Abbey' theme to the furnishings and decoration using reclaimed fixtures, antique furniture and period colors.

What makes this apartment unique

The sunny eat-in kitchen, large dining hall, sunny studio bedroom and substantial drawing room with its two vast windows make this flat a very comfortable and versatile home. The kitchen, bath and laundry have all new appliances. Two period marble fireplaces (decorative only, not working), working window shutters and an eclectic collection of objects combine to create a unique feeling of serenity.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 959 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are asked to observe the housekeeping guidelines.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fixed Shower Head with Massage Pulse setting
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Luxurious and comfortable featherbedded deep mattress and pure down pillows and comforter (hypo-allergenic pillows also available); period marble fireplace (decorative only—not working)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
Guest parties limited to two adults; guests are asked kindly to note that there is only one sleeping area and the flat is not suitable for guest parties requiring two sleeping areas; there is no sleeper sofa.

Reviews

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(29 traveller reviews)

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Elegant Large One Bedroom Raised Ground Floor Flat with Secure Entry and WiFi
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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Very good for us

  • 4 of 5

Clean, very responsive, well provided (except the iron which was dirty on the bottom and did not steam). Very convenient to all the places we needed to go to. We will very likely ask to stay again in 2019.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Elegant apartment in New Town

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well appointed and welcoming large apartment for two. Anna’s welcome was excellent. Minor quibbles - could not find hair dryer if there was one and no soap, shampoo etc provided. We had our own so not a problem

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
5

Unique, very special apartment

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as pictured. The rooms are spacious...and gracious in decoration and design. The ceilings are very tall (15+ feet?), which reflect the authenticity of the building - probably an old mansion which was carved into apartments. Peter has excellent taste. Those who prefer contemporary generic furniture might not be comfortable in this place, but its uniqueness and originality are hard to find in today's guest rental market.

The apartment's location couldn't be better: 1 long block from a Tesco Express where you can find everything for breakfast as well as dinner. You can walk to many nearby places: antique stores, restaurants, boutiques.

There was one issue with the TV remote and it was fixed within the hour by Ana, who is

very helpful and efficient.

We'd definitely recommend a stay here and would stay here ourselves, should we return to Edinburgh soon.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Elegant convenience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Peter's elegant apartment for four nights in April 2017. The rooms are spacious, the period decor and furnishings are charming, the the kitchen and bathroom were well-equipped and supplied, the bed was comfortable and the location in the New Town residential area was close enough to the centre of everything. Just a short walk from the airport tram, Princes Street, National Portrait Gallery, the Village of Dean, the Royal Botanical Garden, The Water of Leith, and Calton Hill and a slightly longer walk to the Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Scots' Parliament and Arthur's Seat.

Peter's housekeeper Anna was welcoming, charming and helpful with the one minor problem we encountered. It was reassuring to know we could reach her with a text or phone call if we needed something.

Overall we highly recommend this as an excellent pied-a-terre for enjoying Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate New York
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Everything about it was great! Anna met us and showed us everything and how things worked. The Flat is beautiful and we enjoyed coming home to it after exploring each day. I highly recommend it and would rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This flat is a charming, eclectic, mix of Old Edinburgh + modern touches where it counts.

  • 5 of 5

Peter's flat is an experience all by itself. You can enjoy The Edinburgh of yesteryear without leaving the premises. It will take you hours just to admire all the antiques and art that allows one to believe they might be in a museum instead if a modern rental. At the same time, the kitchen has everything any cook would need to fix a gourmet meal, the bathroom is completely modern, and while the bedroom allows one to think they have just stepped into the Laird's quarters, the bed is heaven after a long day of trekking up to the castle, or sampling the best of what Edinburgh's many pubs and shops have to offer. And Anna makes sure you have everything you need including an immaculate space to enjoy a sojourn to a remarkable city. In a word, delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10.3 Miles
Edinburgh International
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Edinburgh Waverly
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Asti—Broughton Street
Nearest Beach
4.9 Miles
Edinburgh Portobello
Car: not necessary

Great King Street is the central avenue of Edinburgh's New Town World Heritage Site, dating from the early part of the 19th Century. The private gardens of Drummond Place lie to the eastern end and those of Royal Circus at the western end. It is particularly well suited for access to all the amenities of the city centre with George Street and Princes Street just 1/4 mile away. Waverley Train Station, with regular train services to London, is less than half a mile and there is good road access westwards towards the bypass, Edinburgh airport and Central Scotland Motorway Network. Shopping is just a short walk away is Broughton Street—with one of the best butchers and one of the best fishmongers in town.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, 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
 
FESTIVAL 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£676
for 4 nights
From
£169
£999
£3,599
 
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
£476
for 4 nights
From
£119
£699
£2,599
 
 
FESTIVAL 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
£676
for 4 nights
From
£169
£999
£3,599
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£589
£1,899
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Available for holiday/vacation rental only. Discount may be available for multiple weeks/longer holidays—please ask. Your booking is confirmed when I receive the refundable booking/security deposit of £200; the guest rent is due six weeks ahead of your arrival date; the full booking terms and conditions, including provisions for cancellation, will be emailed to prospective guests for your review.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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