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2 Mins Walk from Edinburgh's Best Beach!

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
4 Beds, Living Room and formal Dining Room

This is a wonderful, spacious, traditional seaside townhouse, built at a time when wealthy Edinburgh families also bought a house by the sea in order to cool off on those hot summer days.

Laid out over 3 floors, plus a mezzanine level, the wide staircases are a feature, particularly the winding staircase between the first and second floors. The drawing room is positioned on the first floor, as was the norm for the time, with 3 large windows that let the light stream in. From the top floor there are views to Arthur's Seat from the front and across the Firth of Forth to Fife at the rear.

The house has undergone an extensive renovation to a very high standard and boasts 4 bedrooms, drawing room, dining room, new fitted kitchen, family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, a WC on each floor, full gas central heating, high pressure hot water system, new fitted kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite, fresh decoration throughout, tuned Yamaha piano, free WiFi, cable TV, video and DVD, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, linen and towels. Everything you need in a self-catering house near Edinburgh!

Note: Min charge per stay of £350 inclusive of cleaning, utilities etc (plus refundable damage deposit)

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a lover of old houses and moved from Edinburgh City Centre when I fell in love with what was then a very dilapidated house with a lot of potential. Having spent all my spare time (and money) on the house for 5 years, I got a job in Italy and had to leave it behind in 2010. Not being able to part with it, I decided on holiday rentals.

Since 2013 I returned to the UK, but now I live in London. I still try to get back to Portobello as much as possible, which isn't often enough.

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36 Reviews

4.9
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived home from a lovely long weekend staying at this lovely house. It's a real home from home, with everything you need for a great break. Portobello is a lovely seaside suburb of Edinburgh and the house is central for the beach/promenade and just round the corner from s great cafe cum restaurant the butternut squash.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous weekend at edinburgh christmas market

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday home from home. Excellent facilities, everything you would need. Very handy for Edinburgh (via no 26 bus). Very close to Portabello beach and plenty of local shops and resturaunts. Tip: Butter Squash resturaunt looks very nice but you need to book to assure a table. We tried but they were fully booked on Saturdays for the rest of the year.

I can highly recommmend the record collection and Sonos music system if you fancy some mood music (or even a little dance).

Parking a bit of an issue but we were able to unload and park just around the corner. When we come up to Edinburgh again we will definitely try to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portobello art deco sanctuary

  • 4 of 5

Wonderfully spacious, styled and equipped house in fabulous location: close to beach, facilities and short bus ride into the centre of Edinburgh. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Well equipt & comfortable house. Excellent location for transport into city & beach.

  • 4 of 5

Owner very helpful. House is lovely and spacious. Bus links brilliant, great restaurants nearby and so close to the lovely beach.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I can't find enough positive things to say about this property and the charming little village of Portobello. We were two families, each with two children staying here, and there was enough room that we didn't feel as though we were tripping over each other. The property is extremely well equipped, we were all very satisfied with every aspect of this stay. Would highly recommend this property to anyone planning a visit to Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great location,very spacious,everything is there,excellent for bigger group and the owner allowed us earlier check-in as my family was arriving earlier!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It's a real home. Many guests have commented on that. This could be because of all the dedication and love that went into its restoration! It's bursting with character and many original features have been retained or reinstated, along side modern twists with lighting and art.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Espy plus many others Nearest Golf : 10 courses within 10 miles at 0.5 Miles Nearest Train : Edinburgh Waverley at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Espy, Dalriada, Bonoful, Select etc Nearest Beach : Portobello

Portobello is a charming and distinctive part of Edinburgh with a busy, traditional high street offering fishmongers, delicatessen, fine wine shop, award winning butcher plus various restaurants and takeaways - everything you need for a self-catering holiday! There is a wide variety of interesting architecture within the conservation area and a stroll through the local streets never fails to reveal something of interest.

The sandy beach, which is approximately 2 minutes walk from the house, boasts beautiful coastal views, good pub/restaurants and cafes, boats and canoes for hire, restored Victorian swimming pool with Turkish baths and gym, soft play area, outdoor playgrounds plus additional seasonal art installations and attractions. Portobello is very well connected to Edinburgh city centre with several regular bus routes operating day and night on the 3 mile journey between the two locations and a taxi ride.

This traditional seaside resort, with a vibrant community spirit, is a fantastic location offering peace and calm from which to explore the city of Edinburgh as well as the surrounding countryside and attractions.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£199
for 2 nights
From
£195
Fri,Sat
£695
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£327
for 3 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£995
 
 
Hogmanay
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Budget
4 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Mid Season
14 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
High Season
4 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Shorter stays and flexibility on check-in days may be possible, please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It's difficult to say what in particular I fell in love with when I first saw the house. It may have been the stairs and the light. There was a lovely feel to the place. The first floor living room with 3 big windows and original fireplace is a favourite, as is the wee room at the top with a view across the water to Fife.. Or the big bedroom at the top with a view to Arthur's Seat.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Mezzanine level (between ground and first floor)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Ground floor wc with small sink
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, 2nd floor ensuite to bedroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2nd floor, en-suite shower room with wc and wash hand basin
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2nd floor, 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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