5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle

5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 16, 2014
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This 5 star, (accredited by Visit Scotland),luxury apartment has unprecedented views of Edinburgh castle and is available according to The VRBO calender. It commands an extremely central location on the corner of fashionable George Street and North Castle Street, and is surrounded by leading stores such as Harvey Nichol's and great restaurants and bars. It is decorated and furnished to the highest standards.

One of the first flats to be built in the New Town by James Craig in 1790 and directly adjacent to the Edinburgh town house of Sir Walter Scott! Two bedrooms - one master, (with super king-size divan) and stunning castle views. One single (but just large enough for two with a single/trundle bed that coverts to an additional single. large elegant lounge with two large windows, contemporary furnishings and decor with two comfortable sofas and a marble dining table and chairs for six. There is a large Sony flat screen TV with access to Sky and Apple television.

State of the art Kitchen and Bathroom - limestone throughout.

Fully fitted contemporary, luxury kitchen with everything you would expect of a 5 star property and bathroom (both with lime stone throughout) double bath and steam shower, under-floor heating and limestone wet-room. The property comes with access to the private gardens on Queens Street, just two minutes from the front door.

The apartment is situated within easy walking distance of all major attractions; museums and galleries, shops and restaurants and is a five minute walk from a nearby private gym and pool.

It's central location provides very easy walking to all major Edinburgh Festival attractions and has unprecedented views of the closing fireworks festival concert from Edinburgh Castle in the first week of September 2013 (dates TBC): 'The Edinburgh International Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, in its annual 45-minute Festival Fireworks Concert.

Beneath Edinburgh Castle in Princes Street Gardens and across the road from the apartment, the world-renowed Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform live while a fireworks team based in the castle provides synchronised visual accompaniment.

You need a ticket to hear the SCO playing at the Ross Band Stand in Princes Street Gardens, but the majority of spectators tune into local radio to hear the live broadcast and watch the pyrotechnians paint the sky in explosive colour. There's not a better view than from the windows of the master bedroom!!

Please email for further information and rates or booking details in the first instance - DATES ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME BASIS!.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I worked as an actor for many years and as a radio broadcaster on the BBC, presenting arts programmes. I'm also very interested in cultural tourism projects and in 1996 created The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, an award winning tour performed by professional actors. It runs throughout the year and Rick Steves, presenter of travel programmes USA wide, is quoted as saying in a recent review, 'for an entertaining insight into the greats of Scottish literature, served up with new friends, good beer, and lots of laughs, The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is my vote for the best way to spend an Edinburgh Evening!' so can't be bad!! Let me know if your interested in going on the tour at check-in and I can reserve you a slot.

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Speaks: french, portuguese, spanish, english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay here. The apartment is large and beautiful and has everything. Amazing views, the best neighborhood, convenient for shopping, busses, all the stores, restaurants, museums, pubs etc. All the amenities including Sky television and free wi-fi made it even better! The owner was very easy to reach and work with. We definitely want to stay here again!
May 2010
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
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New Town Edinburgh
5

Suzan Sarper: My second home in Edinburgh :)

  • 5 of 5
Great location, awesome decoration..... Being there is just luxury.. Thanks Morris, thanks Katherina ..

Suzan
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
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New Town Edinburgh
Oak Ridge, NC
5

Amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay here. Our sons were with us and it worked out great. We loved the castle view, and the bath with steam shower was wonderful. Beautiful kitchen and Starbucks just around the corner. We walked everywhere. We would love to go back! Thanks for a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
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New Town Edinburgh
Land O Lakes, FL
5

Outstanding apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for about 5 weeks in late December and January, 2013. It is in a perfect location, close to the Castle and the heart of shopping in Edinburgh. We were fortunate enough to be here for Hogmanay, and it has great views of the Castle. Getting around was easy - either walking (even in winter) or catching one of the many buses close by. I love to cook, and the kitchen is well equipped and very spacious. It's great for entertaining. My daughter and son-in-law ate most evening meals with me, and we always started with our drinks and appetizers around the kitchen island. Morris was very pleasant to work with and took care of any minor problems that arose during my five week stay. I hope to stay again!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
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New Town Edinburgh
Jersey City, NJ, USA
5

Amazing apartment!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is fantastic. Very comfortable with a perfect location. "Luxury" is definitely an appropriate word to use when describing its features. It includes a heated towel rack and heated tiles in the bathroom, a sauna built into the shower, a large kitchen with everything you need, and a huge living/dining room with comfortable seating.

Communication with the owner (Morris) was very quick and easy. I highly recommend staying here and I will definitely be trying to book this place again the next time I go to Edinburgh.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
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New Town Edinburgh
Chester, VA
5

Great Place in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was wonderful and very clean. Morris greeted us at the residence and showed us the ins and outs of the property and recommended local eateries. Morris even had purchased milk, bread, and butter since we arrived late in the evening. The apartment was very clean and comfortable for 3 adults and 2 kids. All of the attractions, restaurants, and pubs are within easy walking distance. I highly recommend this property, Morris was very pleasant and trustworthy to work with.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
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New Town Edinburgh
Chandler, AZ USA
5

Great Place! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was perfect. We have used this VRBP.com on several occassions and although we have never been disappointed with anything we have rented, this was by far the BEST property we have stayed at. It was clean and comfortable. There are no words to describe the shower experience - you just have to try it for yourselves - AMAZING! As for location, this apartment is perfect. You can walk to everything. We spent our first couple of days walking the city - there is SO much to see. Then we decided to venture out and see some of the countryside. We walked to a car rental place (Enterprise) rented a car for a few days. It was so easy. We could actually drive back to the car rental place at the end of each day, park the car for the night, and then walk back in the morning and take off again. It was perfect. Everything about this trip was perfect - thank you so much Morris for allowing us to stay in your apartment. (by the way, Morris was fantastic to work with, made everything very easy)
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

I'm interested in all things literary and so when this apartment came on the market in 2001, I was excited by the fact that it sits just across the road from Sir Walter Scot's Edinburgh townhouse and on the other side of the street from the birth place of 'Wind in the Willow's' author, Kenneth Grahame. of course, that's not forgetting that the apartment has unprecedented, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and is in an excellent, central location for shopping, restaurants and culture - especially during The International Edinburgh Festival!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : The Apartment with best views of Edinburgh Castle in town Nearest Point of Interest : Views of Spectacular fireworks party from Edinburgh Castle! Nearest Point of Interest : An oasis surrounded by gardens! Car: not necessary

Now booking for the largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh International Festival 2014! The apartment has stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and its ramparts, great for the end of the festival spectacular fireworks display from the castle with live orchestral accompaniment from across the street in Princess Street Gardens. Minutes walk from all festive major attractions including; castle, museums and galleries, christmas market and hogmannay festival events. It is a 5 star luxury apartment with all the amenities you would expect from a property of this calibre. Stunning decor, fine linens and sheets, comfortable funrinture and beds, sound-proofing / secondary glazing in bedrooms and working shutters.

As the Scottish weather turns cold, this apartment is not only warm as toast, but has the added benefits of underfloor heating in the bathroom and a wonderful steam/turkish power shower. The street atmosphere in December becomes very festive, with Xmas street decorations and winter fiestas, markets and sometimes organised street parties on a large scale ( the largest 'strip the willow' was put into 'The Guiness Book of Records just outside.

Surrounded by the best shops (Harvey Nichols etc), restaurants and bars, you are located just minutes walk from Edinburgh's beating heart in the stylish Georgian 'New Town'.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
£190
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,250
£2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Ryder Cup Gleneagles
Sep 19 2014 - Sep 28 2014
5 night minimum stay
£350
£2,500
£8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £125 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Sep 29 2014 - Dec 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat
£700
£2,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 12 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
£250
£1,800
£4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£175
£1,200
£2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit £400

All rates quoted are subject to season and group size and based on up to 4 people sharing.
All rates inclusive of all other charges, towels and linen. Additional fifth person premium of £50.00 per night.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

Central location for great shopping and superb restaurants and bars.Great views and luxury decor and furnishings throughout. Access to lovely private gardens in the centre of town only 2 mins walk from the building. On street metered parking or 7x24 only 10 mins walk away. Great value for long term parking at rcp parking on Brunswick Road, EH7 5PD - £30.00 per week. The 2nd September is the finale of The Edinburgh International Festival and there is the most spectacular fore works display from the castle ramparts (unprecedented views from the apartment windows) with live orchestral accompaniment by The Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The apartment provides probably the best view in town of this spectacular event and whilst the music can be heard being played live from across the road in Princes Street gardens, I always amp the sound by tuning in live to the local radio station. So it's a great opportunity for a night to remember and for entertaining etc. Here's some of the details from their site: 'Bringing Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a magnificent conclusion, the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert combines passionate music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with breathtaking pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision to enhance the musical experience. It is all set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic castle. This year’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert is a feast of pageantry and patriotism, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and also echoing the Festival’s Shakespearean offerings.'

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Monument View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa

Leisure Activities

  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1) super king size, sprung divan fit for a king or Queen., Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed that pulls out to create another single bed., Baby Cribs (1) Fold away cot for infants., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) chair bed that pulls out to a single. This can be moved into either one of the bedrooms or the lounge area.

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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