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Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,001 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 10 min walk from the West End.

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, and shortbread.

I also own property number 6965477 (Gilmours Entry in the city centre), a lovely apartment which sleeps 4 guests in 2 double bedrooms. For further information, simply search for the property number in the site's main search box.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Maya

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, scuba diving, 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

Why Maya chose Edinburgh

The apartment is bright, spacious, well-presented and has a well-equipped kitchen. It's only a 2-3 minute walk from the nearest tram stop (and is only two tram stops from the West End). Although the location is close to the city centre, it's situated in a quiet residential area; perfect for enjoying the bustle of the city during the day, then retiring to a comfortable apartment for peace and quiet after a long day of sightseeing and taking in the local culture. It's on the ground floor, making it ideal for families with children. It's also more accessible for guests who have mild mobility problems. Please note that, because there are a few steps up to the main door, the apartment is not wheelchair accessible.

What makes this apartment unique

There is free residents' parking available immediately outside, which is unusual for properties in Edinburgh, making it an ideal apartment for guests travelling to Edinburgh by car. Use of the parking permit is included in the rental and the parking permit is given to guests on arrival.


Dalry Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite (in master bedroom) - toilet , shower
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 double
    Double room - 1 double
    Twin room - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
We are a local family and take pride in providing exceptional service to our guests. We wish to ensure your time in Edinburgh is as wonderful and memorable as possible so if there is anything we can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask.


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Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews

Absolutely wonderful. Everything one would need.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, food, coffee, and more provided. Very convenient. Beds and bath wonderful. We felt totally at home. Safe and quiet. I would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying, and for taking the time to share your experience. It was wonderful to welcome you all; I'm so pleased to hear that you found my apartment so comfortable, and also that you enjoyed your time here so much. If and when you're back in Edinburgh, I'd love to welcome you all back. Until then, I'm sending best wishes to you all; many thanks again. Maya.
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Lovely flat, conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious well, equipped flat was perfect for our stay. Convenient for the tram to Princes Street and central Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my apartment, and also for taking the time to submit a review. It was a pleasure to have you staying, and I'm glad to hear you found the apartment so spacious, well-equipped, and conveniently located. I look forward to welcoming you all again if and when you're next back in Edinburgh. Thanks again and best wishes to you all. Maya.
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Lovely apartment & very welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Great location, 5 mins walk from Tram into city centre & good for ocal shops

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my apartment for your stay, and also for writing a review. It was lovely to meet you all, and I'm glad you enjoyed your time here so much. I hope to welcome you back if and when you're next in Edinburgh. Thanks again and best wishes, Maya.
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Immaculate apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a 5 day break in this wonderful apartment in Edinburgh. I cannot rate this property high enough,it is superb in every way and Maya is the most helpful host to wish for! The apartment is well located a few minutes walk from the tramline,which is a very easy way to get around,both into Edinburgh city centre or to the main train stations if required. It was extremely clean and spacious, with everything you could wish for, even cotton pads in the bathroom! We very much enjoyed the generous welcome back too, which was above and beyond what we expected, even providing our breakfast for 3 mornings! Thankyou Maya for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying, and also for taking the time to share your thoughts; it's much appreciated. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and that you liked the welcome pack, as well as the cotton pads in the bathrooms, too. It was lovely to meet you all, and a pleasure to help you; I'm delighted to hear you all enjoyed your stay so much! Thank you again for choosing my apartment, and I look forward to welcoming you back if and when you return to Edinburgh. Sending warmest wishes to you all. Maya.
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Saratoga, CA

Fantastic Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We are from Edinburgh originally and come back regularly, so we like to rent a place that is a "home-away-from-home". We rented Russell Gardens for a month and were delighted with it. Maya keeps the place spotlessly clean and it is well appointed with the basic comforts needed for short or longer stays. Unlike some rentals we have had, this one was accurately represented by the photos on this site and lived up to all of our expectations. The beds were comfortable and bathrooms/showers worked well.

The Roseburn area is ideal for access into the city or a short drive out to the city bypass and other major roads. With the provided permit, the controlled parking meant there was always a space available for our car - a really nice feature.

There is really not much more to say except that Maya was an absolute delight to work with, making our stay very comfortable. We look forward to coming back to Russell Gardens.

Thank you, Maya!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing my apartment, and for being such wonderful guests! Thank you also for taking the time to write a review, and for sharing your experience of Russell Gardens; I'm most touched by your kind words. I'm absolutely delighted to hear the apartment was everything you expected, and that you found both the apartment and the car parking permit so convenient during your stay. After our messages back and forth, it was wonderful to finally meet you, and to welcome you "home". I look forward to welcoming you back when you return. Until then, stay well; sending warmest wishes to you all. Maya.
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Fantastic flat! Thoroughly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous flat with a great floorplan. When I stay in accomodation like this I always worry about whether it is clean. Nothing to worry about here, it is immaculate. Supernice comfy beds and linnen, and two great bathrooms with shower power. The kitchen is well-stocked and with a nice welcome pack from Maya.

The flat is close to the trams, and so very easy to get to. It is a nice quiet and safe area and close to shops.

Maya was so helpful with guiding us through everything practical, and so making our stay very easy.

I really can not recommend this flat enough, and we will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for writing your review, and for sharing your experiences of the apartment; I'm most touched by your kind words! I'm pleased to hear you were so happy with the apartment, and that you found it immaculately clean, spacious, and comfortable. I take great pride in my apartment (in particular, the well-stocked kitchen!), and so I'm delighted to hear you all enjoyed your time here. Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay; I'm pleased to hear that, not only were you so happy that you've provided such a glowing recommendation, you enjoyed it so much that you'll be returning! It was a genuine pleasure to meet you all, and I look forward to welcoming you back. Stay well until then; sending the very best of wishes to you. Maya.
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Nearest Airport
5.6 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Roseburn Bar
Nearest Ferry
9.1 Miles
South Queensferry
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Haymarket Station
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lower Granton Road
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $337.06

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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