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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle

5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle

Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
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
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens 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:: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

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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24 Reviews

4.7
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p185667vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Canada
5

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5
We are a family of 4 who stayed here for a short week. The flat is very well equipped with all we needed. The master bath and the free upgrade was very nice. We were met by Janice and she was very helpful and even reminded us of something we left behind and went out of her way to return it to us. Many nice restaurants in the area and a short walk from the Waverly train station. An upscale spot in lovely Edinburgh!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p185667vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
4

Edinburgh Visit

  • 4 of 5
Excellent, close-in, location close to central city attractions and access to public transport. Parking is a little inconvenient if maintaining a vehicle during stay. Day to day shopping (groceries etc,) within reasonable walking distance.
Apartment is quite large (2-bedroom), very comfortable living area and well-equipped kitchen. Owner responsive to requests.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p185667vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Santa Barbara, California, USA
4

Great Apartment and Location

  • 4 of 5
This is one of the better apartments I have rented through VRBO. It was well-appointed and had lots of character. The living room, in particular, was large and very comfortable with high ceilings. The bathroom and kitchen were also very nice as was the master bedroom. The second bedroom is rather small, but fine for one person. The location was very central to many tourist attractions, including Edinburgh Castle.
The only problem was street noise from two local bars where the patrons were quite loud when the bars closed at 1 or 2am. The owner is aware of the problem and has informed me that he is installing double-pain, sound-proof windows, so that should improve the situation.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p185667vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Rome, Italy
5

Fantastic apartment, best location

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic apartment, with very high standards ( great kitchen perfectly equipped, fantastic bathroom with jacuzzi etc.), best location in the best district of Edinburg, great view of the castle and best shopping just in front of the door (i.e. George street ), no need of car. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p185667vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Rome, Italy
5

Excellent apartment and location

  • 5 of 5
Excellent apartment with high quality standards in a fantastic location, best district, no need of any car. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
5* Luxury Heart of Edinburgh! Stunning Views Edinburgh Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p185667vb
-+44 7710754563
New Town Edinburgh
Livonia, Michigan, USA
5

Perfect location and exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying here! Well equipped and very responsive owner/staff. Edinburgh is beautiful! Historic, friendly and fun!
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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 2015! 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'.

Availability

From £175 Per night

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£175
£1,100
£2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£275
£1,800
£3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
Edinburgh Festival
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
£290
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,000
£7,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£190
From
£225
Fri,Sat
£1,200
£2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit £400.00
  • Pet Fee £50.00

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 incurs a premium of £50.00 per night.

Cancellation Policy

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

  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...

Kitchen

  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Monument View

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Luxury family bathroom. Limestone clad throughout, under floor heating. Steam enclosure and high pressure shower. Large full length bath. Victorian style radiators and basin.

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 (Trundle)., 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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