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Beautiful, clean, bright, secure as new, centrally located property with parking

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Walk into town, shops and restaurants/bars mins walk. Airport bus 3 mins away.

Airport bus 3 mins walk. 5 star reviews from other sites. Located on a quiet leafy street, it is perfectly located. It is a clean, well maintained and as new two bedroom 1st floor apartment in a central location with private parking. Flexible check in and night check are available. Double glazed and cavity wall insulation ensures a warm apartment even in the coldest weather.

The property is always professionally cleaned and laundered. A bath towel and hand towel are supplied for each guest. Shower gel and soap is also provided together with a hairdryer.

A welcome pack contains snacks and breakfast cereals together with milk.

Safety

This property conforms to the much stricter requirements for long term rentals including fire and electrical safety. There is a heat sensor in the kitchen and smoke detectors. There is no gas to cause CO problems.

Bedrooms

There are two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes in each. Both have double beds with good quality mattresses. Bed linen is provided and has been professionally laundered.

Living Area

The spacious bright living room has a two seater and a three seater leather sofa. There is also a smart tv in the property which is connected to the wifi.

There is a dining table for 4.

The wifi is supplied by Virgin Media and has unlimited downloads and is of a high speed.

Kitchen

The spacious kitchen has all cooking utensils and crockery covering most self catering.

There is also a dishwasher and a washing machine with a tumble dryer. A large fridge freezer ensures that you can store food at your convenience. A new glass hob further enhances the look and practicality.

Bathroom

There is a good size bathroom with a bath and electric shower. The bathroom is clean with a new bath panel, shower screen and is mould free!!

Entry

A buzzer system ensure security for guests and two locks on the door to the property further enhance security.

Windows

All windows are double glazed and lockable.

Transport

3 Mins walk to airport bus. Edinburgh has a fantastic bus system. DownloadTransport for Edinburgh and you can get to virtually anywhere in the city. There are numerous bus stops nearby including one that goes straight to the airport (2mins walk). The train station (Haymarket) is 15 minutes walk

Shops

The nearest small convenience store is less than a minutes walk and another is three minutes walk..

There are larger convenience stores nearby, Sainsburys (Dundee Street about 5 mins walk).A short drive away take you to the very large Supermarkets or go online and get them to deliver.

Restaurants Bars

Restaurants/bars are within walking distance. The Fountain Bar does good food and is couple friendly. The Caley Sample Rooms do good local beers and the food is excellent too. A short walk takes you to wine bars and yet more restaurants.

Entertainment.

There is a cinema complex about 5 mins walk away together with bowling. There is a wonderful independent cinema called the Dominion in Morningside about a twenty minute walk.

Fitness

There is a pay as you use gym in Craiglockart a short walk away which is of a very high standard. Nuffield Health inm fFounain Bridge ay do passes and this is a 5 minutes walk. (Contact them for details).

Location

It takes about 15 mins to walk to Princes Street. The Royal Mile is best accessed by the frequent bus service as parking is a nightmare in Edinburgh. You have the advantage of a quiet location but the advantage of being in a central location. Good for getting a good nights sleep and avoiding the noise of the tourist areas.

There are two parks nearby that are child friendly. One is less than a minutes walk. There are beautiful walks along the canal less than two minutes walk. Wonderful in the morning sun or at night. There is also a canal boat café to have a coffee. There is a great little coffee shop to have breakfast called the Piece Box. up by Polwarth Gardens by the mini roundabout.

Children

I have children myself and they are welcome although it would be best to bring a travel cot for the young. It is safe for them.

Hotwater and heating.

The water heats up overnight to ensure hot water in the morning and the following day. An electric shower provides constant water. Heating is by electric panel heaters although you may need to open the windows as this is a cosy flat!

Parking

Parking is free and is by permit which is supplied to guests at the rear of the building.

Garden areas

There are garden areas to the rear of the property.

More Details

Owner
Derek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Derek

Hi I work in Edinburgh and just have had a little boy who was born on the 28th July 2015 so am very much the proud Dad. I live very close to the apartment only 5 mins away. I am lucky enough to have travelled a lot with my job. I have stayed in some fantastic places and equally some not so fantastic places. While I don't have the budget of the Hilton Group I believe that all places should be clean. I have removed clutter to allow guests to feel at home. I am always trying to improve the experience and if there are obvious things missing in my apartment please let me know. I recently replaced the shower screen and hob because they were looking a little tired. In terms of interests I like to keep fit and to walk along the canal near the apartment of an evening or on my way to work in the morning. I also like rock music and electric guitars a passion my partner does not share!

Derek purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Derek chose Edinburgh

Get a good nights sleep with blackout curtains and benefit being on a quiet street. Safety is my main concern and this property conforms to the much tougher regulations for longer term letting for fire and smoke alarms and electrical safety. The property is also double glazed and has cavity wall insulation so it is very warm and cosy. I believe in a clean clutter free environment and this is what I want to share with guests. There are fantastic amenities and beautiful walks nearby. There is a gym, cinema, shops, Starbucks, restaurants, bars and soft play all within a 7 minute walk. The nearest bus stop is 2 minutes away. (You dont need a car). The train station is within walking distance. I have had guests stay before from other websites and all have given me very high scores and all liked the presentation of the apartment, it's cleanliness, cosines and functionality.

What makes this apartment unique

For me it was the location that attracted me. There are fantastic and beautiful walks along the canal where you can hire a boat and have a coffee on a canal boat. Walk along the canal into town. It is only 20 mins walk to Princes street or the Royal Mile or access anywhere from a number of bus stops nearby. Get away from the noise, the traffic and other tourists when you have had enough and yet be close enough to town. For me it was perfect and I loved staying there and still live in the area. That is why I still own it and still get a good feeling and fond memories of living there when doing my property checks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our host Derek made sure that all of the arrangements before we arrived were clear and was very helpful during our stay. The flat was very convenient for everything including airport, shops and buses to the centre of Edinburgh. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated as we arrived in the early hours of the morning and we were able to have breakfast before going shopping. The flat was clean, with plenty of room for three of us and I would certainly recommend this property for a stay in Edinburgh.
May 2016
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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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Electric shower and bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Blackout curtains in bedroom. Fitted wardrobes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Blackout curtains and fitted wardrobes
  • Blackout curtains fitted wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Beautiful, clean, bright, secure as new, centrally located property with parking
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
Muncie, Indiana
5

Excellent place to stay while visiting Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights at the start of our trip to Scotland. Derek provided great communication prior to our arrival and left a packet of very useful information on what to do in Edinburgh and where to eat. The apartment was very clean and the building very quiet. Plenty of restaurants in short walking distance. Getting to the city centre is a piece of cake. There are several bus routes stopping nearby. Our family of 4, with 2 young kids, just bought a day pass and hopped on the city busses. In 20 min we were in the city centre walking! This apartment is a great choice if you're visiting the area. You can't go wrong with it and the price doesn't break your wallet. One last comment. There's a parking spot behind the building if you have a car. We did and it was nice not parking it on the street. We didn't drive in Edinburgh (used busses), but had a car for the next leg of our journey up to Inverness.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your family staying. I am glad that you had a great time in Edinburgh. I hope to see you again.
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5

Clean with great proximity to transportation

  • 5 of 5

Derek was great to work with and cares whether your stay is good. Great instructions and tips for enjoying and getting around Edinburgh. We spent four nights and really felt at home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great space!

  • 5 of 5

This flat is well-sized and equipped for a weeklong stay in Edinburgh. It's about a 20 minute walk from the major tourist section, but the neighborhood is nice and we didn't mind the walk at all. As a bonus, it is right off a nice bike path -- ideal for running or for a way to get into the heart of the city without taking major roads. The flat itself was clean and comfortable. I'd definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it for anyone visiting Edinburgh. The apartment itself was well equipped and comfortable. Communication with Derek was fantastic he answered all my questions not that i had much as he had covered loads of information and details prior to our stay which was great as we keep referring back all his information for recommendations, also very accommodating as we needed as early check in. Location for us was perfect we walked the canal walk most of the time the bus was £1.60 or a taxi is £7 but the walk into town is lovely.  I was very pleased with my stay  thanks to Derek

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments. It was a pleasure having you stay. Hope to see you again.
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5

Great stay in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this place. The location was perfect for my family that enjoys walking. It was on a quiet street but easily walkable to town. When we didn't feel like walking, the bus 35 was right by the apt. Same bus that runs service from the airport so very easy arrival and departure. The apartment was clean and just as described. Derek was a wonderful host providing many recommendations and was easy to reach for questions. I would definitely recommend.

This had nothing to do with the apt but regarding food, we found that some restaurants can't have kids inside after 8pm because of the alcohol license they have. Just a caution for those with kids to call ahead. We felt slightly rushed as we got there at 7 and my husband couldn't stay longer to enjoy a second beer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

soluzione comoda tranquilla pulita. Mr Derek ok

  • 4 of 5

L'appartamento è comodo per/da aeroporto con bus no.35 (impiega piùtempo ma più economico). Comodo anche per raggiungere il centro con varie linee ma anche a piedi (15min.). Al nostro arrivo con pioggia il proprietario sig. Derek ci ha fatto trovare il riscaldamento acceso, ci ha dato molte indicazioni sulla città e ci ha prenotato la cena al pub vicino a casa (h.21.00). appartamento funzionale, pulito e ampio. Lo consiglierei senza dubbi ed in caso tornassi ad Edimburgo, ritornerei volentieri.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delightful family who would be welcome again anytime. I am glad that they had a nice holiday.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Large grocery store is about 7 mins walk. A small store is 1 min walk. Nearest nice pub restaurant less than 5 mins walk.

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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
 
July
23 Jul 2017 - 1 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£316
for 3 nights
From
£92
From
£115
Fri,Sat
£2,195
 
 
Nightly Rate
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£840
for 5 nights
From
£160
£3,340
 
 
Nightly Rate
12 Aug 2017 - 14 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£840
for 5 nights
From
£160
£3,340
 
 
Edinburgh Festival
15 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£840
for 5 nights
From
£160
£3,340
 
 
Nightly Rate
22 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£85
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Laundry £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £130

Suitable for responsible guests who are non smokers. No parties and no hen or stag parties. Families are very welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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