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Luxury Apartment in Prestigious location Central Edinburgh lying in the UNESCO W

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland - Peaceful location 10 minutes from Waverley station,playhouse Hollyrood Palace close to Royal Mile

The apartment has been tastefully designed and the is close to Carlton Hill,It is spacious with 150 metres of floor space. The furniture has been designed individually for each room and along side the 3 En-suite themed bedrooms there is another public washroom in the hallway. The kitchen is equip with all amenities including two fridge freezers a dishwasher and lots of cutlery and utensils. We have a small laundry area at the back of the property and this furnishes a washing machine. The property is gas centrally heated and has wi Fi throughout. The large lounge has a a beautiful wooden oak table and leather chesterfield and leather chairs . The City Retreat is in a quiet area and situated near the American Embassy.

Nearby are lots of restaurants and shops and a local pub within 5 minutes walk.

Parking is free at weekends and during weekdays from 5.30 pm till 8.30 am .There are also parking meters if you want to use them on the street at other times, but parking free can be found if you look around the local area.

Award winning property.

Please see our other property https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8169714

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Well I am outgoing and have 30 years of experience in the hospitality market. I also am a Counselor and work with disadvantaged groups with mental health issues .

I love traveling now that my two children have left home and are at University.

I enjoy mosaics and love to spend time with friends .

I like art theatre and dinner parties

I used to keep fit but need to get back into this again so joined a gym recently. I love meeting new people and enjoy good chats with my friends and guests too

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

please check trip advisor property called City retreat Edinburgh
Mar 2014
  • 1 of 1

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Cumbria
5

Good

  • 5 of 5

I arrived mid afternoon not knowing what to expect from an apart hotel, but found it to be just what it says. I felt as if I was in my apartment. I had the privacy of my own room, as sumptuous as a boutique hotel, and I had the run of the apartment, to make tea and a hearty breakfast in the kitchen. The living room was very big and was good to meet the other quests there, in a more friendly way than in a hotel where everyone keeps to themselves. The garden was accessible, and used as it was a sunny afternoon.

Savita was around in the morning and it was nice to meet her and we had a good chat, with lots of advice on what to do in the town. I will defiantly recommend this place to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

great find

  • 5 of 5

What a great find!would recommend this place very good location and the owner who we met was very helpful and made our stay more pleasant.Its a short walk from all the sights resturants ect

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Holiday accomodation review

  • 5 of 5

We decided to go to Edinburgh at quite short notice. Looking online I found hotels far too expensive and cramped for our family of five with two teenage boys, my wife and an elderly mother. Looking on-line we were impressed by the photographs and the apparent space shown on the website so we made an initial enquiry. After a relaxed discussion with the owner Sav I booked the whole apartment for four nights.

The basement apartment is accessed down a short flight of stone stairs. Which my mother managed okay as the steps were broad and reasonably flat. The row of houses in which the apartment is situated is very elegant overlooking a park with views out to sea between the trees.

The accommodation is very spacious especially the Oriental room which has a long connecting private corridor and lovely themed screening. There is a great feel of space with a wide hallway three large bedrooms all with on-suite bathrooms and a separate toilet off the hall.

We were a short walk away from the city centre and taxis cost around £6-7 for five of us which was very reasonable. If you had no mobility issues you could walk in and return easily and safely as the road is well lit and open. We chose to eat in several nights cooking in the large kitchen and eating at the family sized dining table. We found it very comfortable. Having a dish washer was also very welcome.

A great deal of attention has gone into the décor which is new stylish and clean which makes it really warm and welcoming. Externally there is a private garden with a table and chairs at the rear which we did not use due to the weather but again this would provide further space if needed. My family all enjoyed the stay and thought the facilities were very impressive. All rooms have TV/DVDs except the living room which has a larger TV only.

Things to consider...

We took a car for our own convenience and while there are places you can find not to far away to park that do not require a permit be careful as the traffic wardens are very keen and patrol from 8.30am.

We really enjoyed our stay. Having the whole apartment was excellent and even my teenage sons were impressed and took 'selfies' to send to their friends. The location is very handy we had a lovely time. Thank you Sav.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

this property means a lot to me as i used to live here when the children were born and so it has great memories and flashbacks , i decided to renovate it and let the interior designer Simon do what is wanted within reason and am delighted with the results , The area is exclusive and is one of the best addresses in Edinburgh it is a A listed property and the location to all the attractions is a plus. no need for a car cinema , theatre , walks all near by .It is very quiet too and this is a bonus as when sleep you feel the tranquility , the Garden is South facing so fantastic sun trap

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 2 Miles Nearest Barpub : magum at 300 Metres Nearest Train : waverly station at 1000 Metres Nearest Restaurant : unicorn (lots locally) at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Portobella at 2 Miles

Coast/Beach:

you can go to Portobello beach about 4 miles away

Travel:

Can get a airport shuttle number 100 to Waverley station then walk or a short taxi about 4-6 pounds if you have luggage etc . By taxi from airport about 25-45 minutes depending on traffic

Distances:

In City Centre

Further Details:

Edinburgh festival walking distance on for 4 weeks in August and 1 week in September. Hogmanay in Edinburgh walking distance to big party tickets needed via Edinburgh events web site

Availability

Rental rates

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NovDec
21 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£400
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16 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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£700
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17 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
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NovDec
18 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
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£400
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Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
 
 
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26 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
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£800
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Nightly Rate
27 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
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£800
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Christmas
28 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
 
 
Jan
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
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£600
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Feb1
1 Feb 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
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£700
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£350
 
 
Feb2
3 Feb 2017 - 5 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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Feb3
6 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£700
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Fri,Sat
 
 
Feb4
24 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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FebMarch
27 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£700
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march1
17 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
 
 
March2
20 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£700
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£350
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£500
Fri,Sat
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£800
for 2 nights
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£400
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£550
Fri,Sat
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
 
 
April1
17 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£800
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£400
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£550
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Bank Hol
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
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£600
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£800
for 2 nights
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£400
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£550
Fri,Sat
 
 
marathon
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
 
 
mayjune
29 May 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£800
for 2 nights
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£400
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£550
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royal highland
22 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
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£600
 
 
June
26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£800
for 2 nights
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£400
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£550
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July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£900
for 2 nights
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£450
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£550
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Aug17
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 4 nights
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£600
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£650
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£800
for 2 nights
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£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
deposit t25% non refundable on booking and then balance within 6 weeks prior to arrival . A security deposit required of £300 pound day before arrival refundable pre autorisation


Changeover Day:
arrival from 2pm
Check out 10 am
changeover days flexible

Notes on prices:
we have three seasons winter spring and summer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

I love staying here all rooms are en suite loads of room and the furniture is specially made rustic and original. The area is surrounded by greenery . local shops nearby nice pubs and delicious restaurants. Aurther seat nearby as is Carlton hill

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • all 3 bedrooms have en suite shower rooms toilet wash hand basin electric towel rail and a vanity unit with a mirror on the wall.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 bedrooms ,extra two foldaway beds and sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1 paris design grande double or twin bedroom 2 Moroccan design Grande double or twin bedroom 3 Oriental design Grande double or twin can add extra two foldaway Double Sofa bed in Lounge all rooms flat screen tvs/integrated dvd hairdryers

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: please note a residential property so not to make to much noise after 10 pm would be appreciated . Smoking area in the Courtyard at the front but strictly no smoking within the Apartment .Early Check in or Check out possible at a small cost. High chair maybe available if requested. Entry system to the front of the property so access is via a code this saves all guests having to take out keys with them , code allows self check in 24 hours a day . Outside: Garden table , courtyard small table to front DESIGNATED smoking area ,The garden is private as is the Courtyard Utility Room: washing machine the controls for the central heating and hot water. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: yes towel are left at beginning of stay , cleaning during stay at a cost , linen changes on request with a small charge if requested Other: LEFT LUGGAGE Room hoover and ironing board Washroom an extra WC and hand basin additional to en suites in rooms . Courtyard at front private Garden to rear Private

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