|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The apartment is comprised of:
One master bedroom with a double, sleigh-style bed, two bedside tables, two bedside lights, two large built-in wardrobes and a large chest of drawers. There is also an en suite shower-room with WC, sink, shower unit, shaving socket, ample counter space, fitted cabinets for personal belongings and a heated towel rail.
One double bedroom with solid pine bed frame, two bedside tables, two bedside lamps, a built-in wardrobe with a tall chest of drawers.
One twin bedroom, a shared bedside table and table lamp between the beds and a very large built-in wardrobe.
A main bathroom with WC, sink, a bath with shower over it, a shaving socket and heated towel rail.
A cupboard by the main door to store jackets, bags, shoes and umbrellas (we provide a couple of umbrellas for you to use during your stay, just in case you need them).
A well-equipped kitchen to meet all your culinary needs. We have a gas hob, fan-assisted electric oven, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, radio, excellent selection of cooking utensils, pots, pans, mixing bowls. To ensure you have enough dishes and do not need to run the dishwasher after every meal, there is enough tableware for 12 full place settings (main plates, side plates, bowls, large glasses, small glasses, wine glasses and cutlery).
A living/dining room with views out to the well maintained, neighbourhood gardens. To ensure you are as comfortable as possible, we have recently added two new three-seater leather sofas to the living room and eight large cushions. There is also a beautiful new oak dining table that seats six; perfect for hosting a family meal or for playing board games at. There is a 40 inch HDTV in the living room with Free view television channels and an Xbox 360, which can be used to play region 2 DVDs and Xbox 360 games (a small selection of DVDs and games are provided at the apartment). Please note that the Xbox 360 is not connected to the internet.
If you wish to connect your laptop or tablet to the TV, you can do so via an HDMI cable (or the TV's 'PC input', although this is for video only and the audio will still play through your device).
As of late 2014, all our mattresses are brand new (and are 'medium to firm') and we have also installed high-speed, fibre optic wireless in the apartment.
There is limited free (on street) parking within a 1 minute walk. Parking directly outside the apartment is by permit only. One permit is available for guests to use; there is no charge for this service, but £30 will be deducted from the deposit if the permit is not returned at the end of your stay.
The apartment is on the ground floor, making it ideal for families with children. It's also accessible for guests who have minor mobility problems (please note that, because there are a few steps up to the main door, the apartment is not wheelchair accessible).
For guests with allergies, we do not use feather pillows or duvets. Our towels and bed linen are 100% cotton and they are washed in non-biological detergent for delicate skin.
If you do not require the use of all three bedrooms, we are able to offer a small discount; please contact us for further details.
A welcome pack is included and consists of bread, milk, butter, bacon, free range eggs, orange juice, shortbread, one bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine.
I was born and raised just outside of Edinburgh and I have lived here all my life. I love to travel and experience other cultures, but I always love returning to my beautiful 'home town'. I adore this city and I chose to buy and refurbish this property with my family so I could help others enjoy Edinburgh, too.
I graduated in 2000 as a theatre administrator and go the theatre as regularly as I can. I also enjoy reading, sewing, listening to live music and cooking meals for friends and family. If there's anything you'd like to know about me, please ask.
Maya purchased this apartment in 2014
The property is bright, spacious and well presented. It's on the ground floor, making it ideal for families with children. It's also more accessible for guests who have mobility problems. Please note that, because there are a few steps up to the main door, the apartment is not wheelchair accessible.
The primary reason I chose this apartment is the location.
During your stay, you have the benefit of staying in a quiet, little cul-de-sac, while being a mere 10 minutes from the West End. What more could you wish for?
In Edinburgh for a Birthday celebration and pre-Christmas meet up with friends.
Nice apartment only a short distance from the City Centre. Very convenient for the Tram.
Warm and comfortable. Good space for 6 people. Well equipped, and a very welcome "welcome pack", including 2 bottles of wine!
Maya provided personal attention, without being at all intrusive.
No negatives. We are likely to revisit, and would recommend to others.
It may have been extremely cold and frosty when we visited Edinburgh at the end of November but the reception we received from Maya coupled with the warmth of the apartment would have melted anything the weather threw at us.
Everything was spotlessly clean and the kitchen well stocked with utensils. The beds were very comfortable and the living and dining area perfect for relaxing. Maya obviously likes to spoil her guests as the bathroom and en suite were well provided with toiletries - better than some well known hotels we have visited.
We come to Edinburgh at this time of year for an annual reunion at the zoo and the apartment was perfectly situated - being within walking distance of the zoo and the city - around 30 minutes in each direction. For those who don't like too much walking the tram is less than 5 minutes away at Murrayfield stadium and it's only a couple of stops to the middle of Princes Street or one more if Harvey Nic's is your shop of choice!
The absolute cherry on the cake was a parking permit that Maya offered us. The car never moved but then, as you will have gathered, we're walkers.
There is a Tesco Metro store about 3 minutes away which had everything we needed. Maya provided us with a comprehensive welcome pack of which we were very grateful.
We visited the Christmas market and "grazed" our way around trying the many different foods on offer. We enjoyed watching the ice skaters and our visit to Jenners for a spot of Christmas shopping.
Our break was over far too quickly but isn't that the sign of a good time? We would recommend Maya's apartment to all friends and family in fact, anyone, and as it is on the ground floor for those who have "stair issues" it without doubt ticks every box.
A spacious apartment, in a central location. Everything you could need was provided. A short walk from bus and tram services, however we walked to Princes Street, The Royal Mile and Arthurs Seat, great for exploring the delights of Edinburgh. Maya was really friendly and helpful. We had a great time. I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to stay in Edinburgh.
We had a wonderful stay in Maya´s flat. She welcomed us with food and wine and warm greetings and was the most helpful host I have ever met. Always on line, ready to answer questions and giving good advice. The flat is spacious, bright and beautiful, the beds comfortable and the kitchen is great. We felt like home from the minute we walked in the door. It´s only few minutes walk to the transport down town, that only takes few minutes more. Great location. This place is a gem and Maya is a superhost. Thanks for a lovely time at Russel Gardens. Would definitely stay there again...and again!
I arrived on the 6th of October at Maya's appartment and we were met with such a warm welcome by Maya herself. Beautiful appartment so clean and tidy very well looked after. The welcome package was just wonderful I have been to a lot of houses and never have we had such a welcome anywhere. Busses and trams to the city centre very close by. We had a fantastic stay in Edinburgh and was only made better by THE fantastic accomadation and welcome from Maya. Thank you Maya once again you made my 60th birthday even more memorable I Would reccomend your appartment to Any of my friends or family xx Anne and Ged
Our party of 4 adults made this West End apartment our home away from home for three and a half days in October as we wrapped up a tour of Scotland.
We were delighted with everything about the flat, starting with its location in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from the tram that runs between the city centre and airport.
Everything about the experience was top-notch, starting with the reservation process, which was a snap. As our arrival date neared Maya, the owner of this spacious and gracious apartment, kept us apprised with timely communications that included driving directions and spot-on instructions on how to use essentials like wi-fi, etc. She also took time to meet and show us around, which was much nicer than having to hunt for a key in a lockbox.
We were delighted to find that our lodgings were exactly as depicted online: light, bright, and thoughtfully furnished, with comfy beds, plenty of space for suitcase contents, and a full complement of cookware in the kitchen—not to mention numerous “little things” that travellers might need and appreciate. (And being able to secure nearby parking was a real plus.)
Throughout our brief stay Maya was extremely accessible and helpful. We hope to return to her wonderful city and an encore stay at this fine apartment.
The apartment is situated in a quiet, residential area, yet is only 15 minutes walk from Haymarket train station at the West End of Princes Street.
On foot, we are only a few minutes away from frequent bus and tram links. Both Murrayfield Stadium and the Murrayfield tram stop are situated across the road from each other and are less than 5 minutes away from the apartment. The rather beautiful Water of Leith is a couple of minutes away and Murrayfield Ice Rink is less than 10 minutes away.
There is a modestly-sized Tesco on the main road (2 minutes away) as well as a selection of local restaurants, cafes and bars in the immediate vicinity. If you are staying for more than a few days and wish to stock up on food and drink, there is a large Sainsburys supermarket less than 10 minutes walk away.
Edinburgh is a beautiful and welcoming city with a rich culture and interesting history. Whether you’re here for the Edinburgh Festival, rugby season, to use the apartment as a base to tour the surrounding areas or just to relax with friends and family, we are sure you will enjoy your time here. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, theatres, museums, cinemas and shops. With some stunning architecture, Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument are at the heart of the city and there are a number of historic tours and sites you can visit during your stay.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$308|
Please note: rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
If you would like further information or if you would like to enquire about prices for a stay which falls over two different seasons, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.