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Pure Luxury, Iconic Building and Amazing Location

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About Andrew Paxton

Margaret & I met while students in Edinburgh more than 30 years ago. We have always said we will return here one day after living and working in the South of England, Belgium and most recently in Virginia, USA. We want others to share our place and fall in love with Scotland and Edinburgh.

Andrew Paxton purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Andrew Paxton chose Edinburgh

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 Dalry

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
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 -
(59 traveller reviews)

Pure Luxury, Iconic Building and Amazing Location
average rating of 4.915254 based on 76 reviews
Tucson, Arizona
5

Luxurious and great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful modern flat. Fantastic aminities from bread, butter, jam, juice and coffee for breakfast supplying the proper electric plugs for our American electronics. It's convenient to major transportation and easy walk to most every thing. Thank you so much for making our time in Edinburgh so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make things as comfortable, easy and enjoyable as possible for all our guests. The location of the apartment is ideal with great public transport to the airport and stations, an easy walk to most major sights and shops/restaurants/bars virtually on your doorstep.
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5

Clean spacious comfortable convenient

  • 5 of 5

Property manager was tremendously helpful, the apartment was clean, beds comfortable, convenient to mass transit, we didn't need a car. Even though it's very near the action the apartment was quiet at night, easy to fall asleep in the comfortable beds. Had plenty of room and was well stocked, I would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quality is so important when staying in a city centre apartment. With our personal meet, we try to answer all questions as well as show how everything works. We are pleased the apartment met all the needs and we always look forward to our guests returning.
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Berkeley, CA
4

Very nice flat in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The flat was clean and spacious. Really well located near shops and attractions as well as transit options. Stocked with essentials such as milk, bread, jam, tea and coffee. Perfect for 2 couples spending a few days in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location is so important for any city break. The apartment has easy access to the excellent bus and train network, including the frequent and fast Airlink bus from/to the airport.
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5

Absolutely Great Location and Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

My wife, I and two old friends stayed at this wonderful apartment. The location was great and conveniently located for exploring Edinburgh. The apartment was spotless and with the bedrooms located away from the street we had very peaceful sleeping environment. Everything is very well organized in the apartment. There's a notebook containing information about the area, information about the building, and even instruction manuals for the appliances. Karen met us when we arrived and was very helpful with information about the accommodations and amenities available in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to help our guests have the best possible time in Edinburgh. We provide information on things to do in Edinburgh, as well as recommendations on local restaurants. For a good vacation, the apartment should "just work", so that you are free to maximise the time enjoying yourself in this beautiful city.
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Louisana
5

The Perfect Place in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Andrew's place. The location is perfect, in ten minutes you can be to anywhere you want in the city. There is a grocery mart right below the apartment which is so convenient to have. The apartment itself was great, clean and organized; allowing us to jump right into enjoying our stay. Andrew even had a welcome basket with some basics like: tea, bread, milk, sugar and short bread cookies. Karen met us there and gave a quick rundown of the area which was greatly appreciated. We would gladly stay at this location again! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We seemed to have met all the needs of the guest and we love it when guests stay with us again. We have had one guest who has stayed with us 5 times.
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Illinois
5

Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

This apt is very clean, quiet and comfortable. Great location next to one grocery store with 2nd one across the street. Many busses stop within a block so most any destination is easy. Airport express bus stop is just a few steps from the door. We loved our stay and highly recommend this apt.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clean, quiet, comfortable, good location and highly recommended - thank you for the great review.
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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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Haymarket, 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
 
June
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
£900
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,000
 
 
Festival
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£275
£1,600
 
 
Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£700
£2,400
 

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.
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