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Luxury Apartment in Iconic Historic Building - amazing location, walk to Castle

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 860 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Central apartment with easy access to airport and main tourist sites

This modern 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and will make a very comfortable base for your visit. The 10ft ceilings make it a very light, bright place to enjoy your stay in Edinburgh. Located in the popular West End, this is an ideal place to stay when visiting Edinburgh. It is at the end of the world famous Princes Street and easy walking distance to all attractions. You will find a wide selection of shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, bistros and grocery stores on stepping out the door. Next to the apartment entrance is a Sainsbury Local (grocery store) where you can buy everything you need for your stay.

The lounge/dining room/kitchen area is bright and spacious with wood floors. There is comfortable sofa seating for 4. The dining area has a table and chairs for 4 and is adjacent to the fully-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has an electric hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and small washer/dryer - all that you will need to make life easy while on vacation.

Bedroom 1 is spacious with an en-suite shower room. The bed is a US Queen (UK King) size. Free standing closet provides ample storage for all your belongings. This room overlooks the rear of the property ensuring a peaceful nights sleep. There is a flat screen TV in this bedroom. The en-suite shower room is fully tiled and has a heated towel rail and shaver point.

Bedroom 2 has a double bed and is also at the rear of the property.

A full bathroom is accessed off the hallway. This has a shower over the bath tub. Again with heated towel rail and shaver point.

Access to the local bus system is at the front door. This is a wonderful way of getting around Edinburgh - you would expect a bus to take you along Princes Street within minutes (there are apps to give the real time position of the buses!). Haymarket Station is a 5 minute walk and Waverley Station is a 20 minute walk or 8 minutes by taxi. The apartment is less than 7 miles from the Edinburgh Airport and is connected by bus, tram or taxi.

Included in our rental cost:

* Edinburgh information/support before you even leave for your vacation – basic local information (tailored to your needs) can be shared by e-mail prior to your arrival.

* Fine bed linen, luxury towels, utilities, taxes and WiFi.

* A welcome pack including tea, coffee and milk.

* Tourist Information, a selection of books/Edinburgh guidebooks & maps, binoculars, umbrella and many other thoughtful extras will await you in the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Andrew Paxton
Member since: 2010
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Andrew Paxton

After 30+ years living and working in England, Belgium and Virginia, USA, I have moved home to Scotland. I was born in Perth and was a student in Edinburgh.

I love travelling around the world, walking, skiing and eating out. My two sons live in the USA and I take every opportunity to meet up with them, wherever in the world works.

By sharing our apartment, I want others to fall in love with Scotland and Edinburgh. We aim to provide the best Scottish hospitality Edinburgh can offer, want it to be a home away from home and have everything you need to make your stay very comfortable.

Andrew Paxton purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Andrew Paxton chose Haymarket

We loved the central location in the West End of the city, easy walking distance to everything Edinburgh has to offer and access to the wonderful public transport. The finish of the listed building and apartment is beautiful - completed late 2012.

What makes this apartment unique

We aim to provide the best Scottish Hospitality Edinburgh can offer. We want it to be a home from home (although we know it is much smaller than American standards) with everything you need to make your stay very comfortable. Check our many reviews to see what we provide and what other guests thought!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic week in Edinburgh at this lovely apartment. Every comfort, fresh clean and modern. Great location for EdFest! Close enough to walk to all major venues, yet quiet at night (bedrooms at back which helps). Thanks Margaret and Karen for making us so welcome and well-informed! Can't wait to return
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Haymarket in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , UK King = US Queen, TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Apartment in Iconic Historic Building - amazing location, walk to Castle
average rating of 4.8875 based on 97 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I have rented an apartment for a holiday. I have to say, it did not disappoint at all! Lovely apartment, worked very well for our needs. The location is very convenient. There is a bus/tram stop just outside the door, and for a taxi, the Waldorf just up the block always has a cab waiting. The Prince Street gardens, Waverley train station, tour bus location, lovely shops all in a 1-5 min(s) walk. The old town is a short cab drive away, and could be walkable too. The gastropub next-door is friendly and the food is pretty decent. It was a great place to watch the World Cup matches.

We had very good communication with the owner before our trip. Karen, the lovely property manager, was there upon our arrival and showed us around and made sure we had everything we needed. They owner has a nice supply of electrical converters and chargers for phones etc... this came in very handy and was very much appreciated as I accidentally left my bag of converters at home.

The one caveat if you travel with a lot of luggage, there is a long staircase leading up to the apartment. it was manageable, but just an FYI. I have hard case luggage so I flip it on the side and slide it up or down, but for some that may not be able to do heavy lifting, it could be a challenge.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As highlighted, the location is perfect for public transport, and yet also an easy walk to the main tourist sights in the centre. The neighbouring Grosvenor Bar offers typical pub fare and is certainly handy. The apartment is on the first floor (US second floor) and as it is an old building, I am afraid no elevator. The staircase is straight, wide and has handrails on both sides. There are 27 steps including 2 landings, which reflects the high ceilings of the building. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to make it easier for our guests.
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5

Spacious, comfortable, convenient, home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This well-stocked and comfortable flat is ideally located for a trip to Edinburgh, and makes for a great home-base for trips out of the city. Shandwick bus stop is just outside the front door (watch carefully, or speak to the busdriver). Easy walk to Waverly and Haymarket train stations, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, and other popular downtown sights. Also close by is Water of Leith Walkway, a quiet footpath oasis that stretches from Balerno to Leith (some 12mi/19km). Entry closest to the flat is a short walk up Queensferry Street. Don't miss this lovely mini-break from fellow tourists; thank me later.

Communication with Andrew was clear and prompt; Karen was a lifesaver when she realized we must have turned the wrong way off the wrong bus stop and called on our cell before we got too far afield. Grocery stores next door and across the street made meal prep a breeze. Two couples were very comfortable for a whole week without tripping over each other. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very positive review highlighting our excellent location, the apartment being comfortable & spacious and the excellent service we try to give to all our guests.
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5

Pretty close to perfect

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property. Best location in a city ever. Store, pub, bank, tram and bus stops all located within a block! Great kitchen, extremely comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you liked the apartment's location, well-equipped kitchen and found it comfortable. We try to provide a "home from home" in a very central and easily accessible location.
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5

👍 was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It is well located apartment within walking of most sites and services. The rooms are a good size and well maintained. The kitchen contains all modern equipment. The baths were a nice size. The beds were quite comfortable. We felt very safe and secure in this area. There were many choices to dine in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased we delivered on location and quality. Safety and security are important to all our guests.
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5

Perfect place to stay in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in excellent location. Being so close to tourist sites and stores was perfect. Walked everywhere or took hop on hop off bus. Everything we needed was provided.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location and well equipped are items that make this apartment stand out.
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Bristol
5

Lovely apartment, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We booked the apartment based mainly on past reviews, all of which were good, but accurate.

The location could not be better - easy access from airport on public transport, but everything else within walking distance.

The apartment itself was lovely, spotlessly clean (& I’m fussy!), everything you need, handy welcome pack & everything else of good standard and comfortable. Karen met us on arrival which was nice & she made sure we were ok with everything.

I’d definitely stay here again if visiting.

Apart from the main attractions in the city centre,I’d recommend getting a bus to Royal Yacht Britannia which is well worth the visit and we also went into parliament (mainly for a drink & loo stop!) but got a 15 minute talk about the building and how Scottish parliament works and a look round the debating chamber, very interesting.

Also climbed Arthur’s Seat - worth it but you need good footwear & a bottle of water and decent/ dry weather.

All in all, a great few days and the lovely apartment really made the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good guest reviews and an excellent location are very important for selecting any city break. Cleanliness and a warm welcome are two things we aim to give to all our guests. The greatest accolade is when guests want to stay with us again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
Grosvenor
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Ardrossan to Arran
Nearest Golf
Several within Edinburgh city
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Haymarket
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M8 (Interstate) - access to all of Scotland
Nearest Restaurant
Many within steps of the main door
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is within easy walking distance of the Castle, the Royal Mile and most of Edinburgh's major attractions. Stepping out the main door you will find colourful, stylish boutiques and some of the city's most-loved pubs and bars which combine to create a bohemian feel to this part of Edinburgh. In the surrounding streets, award-winning retailers and restaurants live side-by-side with inspired architectural buildings.

This is a good base for day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling and the Borders. Visit one of 12 Edinburgh Festivals - Fringe, International, Books, Film, Art, Jazz and Blues to name just a few. Easy access to the local bus system and taxis if you don't want to walk. Around 30 minutes from the airport by tram, bus or taxi.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200

There is a security deposit of £200/$300 which I invoice separately through PayPal to allow me to refund directly within 7 days of your departure from the apartment.

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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