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Elegant Large One Bedroom Raised Ground Floor Flat with Secure Entry and WiFi

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights


New Town Apartment Rental Photos and Description

*Nonsmoking Apartment

Flat 1, number 5 Great King Street is a ground floor suite extending to 959 sq ft of generous, comfortable accommodation. The flat enjoys plenty of natural light and is beautifully and thoughtfully presented to include art and antique pieces complementing the elegant Georgian proportions and evoking a bygone era. The well-regarded location is ideal for your visit to Edinburgh.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Peter Geiger
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016

About Peter Geiger

I am an educator and collector and divide my time between San Francisco, California, United States, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I value beauty in the built environment and a walkable capital city: Edinburgh surpasses my expectations—I have never before lived in a place with so much to offer so close by.

Peter Geiger purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Peter Geiger chose Edinburgh

The well-regarded New Town location is close to the shops and restaurants of Broughton Street. The raised Ground Floor contains the principal rooms of the Georgian house under 13 foot ceilings. The past few years have seen a renewed interest in times gone by and I have chosen a 'Downton Abbey' theme to the furnishings and decoration using reclaimed fixtures, antique furniture and period colors.

What makes this apartment unique

The sunny eat-in kitchen, large dining hall, sunny studio bedroom and substantial drawing room with its two vast windows make this flat a very comfortable and versatile home. The kitchen, bath and laundry have all new appliances. Two period marble fireplaces (decorative only, not working), working window shutters and an eclectic collection of objects combine to create a unique feeling of serenity.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Elegant Large One Bedroom Raised Ground Floor Flat with Secure Entry and WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Excellent accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

The flat was located within walking distance to the majority of our day destinations! Clean, well equipped and stylish. Enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property if you plan a trip to Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat, well situated, with beautiful antique decor

  • 5 of 5

Rented this flat for 5 days, whilst visiting the Edinburgh area. It was really well situated, with just a 10-15 minute walk away from many popular tourist areas (Scottish gallery, Portrait gallery, Princes Street, Old Town, etc.) and just off the main roads to have some real peace and quiet. There were also a ton of great places to eat within just a few paces from our door!

As for the flat itself, it was very clean and well maintained. The antiques were incredible!

The owner communicated very well and was pleasant to deal with. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed the Edinburgh flat for a week in April while we travelled around Scotland. It turned out to be an excellent choice. The 1-bedroom flat was within an easy walk to the Royal Mile, several fine eating establishments and the train station. The neighborhood was off the tourist path and very quiet.

The flat was well appointed with antiques galore and the kitchen had everything you would need to cook a full meal. The bed, along with the linen, was extremely comfortable causing us to sleep like babies.

Peter, the owner, was very helpful during the booking process, answering all our questions promptly. He was an excellent host.

We would highly recommend this flat for any couple wanting a beautiful, quiet and convenient place to stay while enjoying the sites around Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Arizona USA

Comfortable, clean and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for 6 nights in June. It is close enough to the major tourist areas to make them an easy walk, but away from the crowds and traffic. We loved the antique furnishings but really appreciated the comfortable bed with nice linens. Large window in bedroom overlooked green back gardens. We felt very safe walking everywhere, stores and restaurants were just a short walk.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, SC, USA

Gorgeous flat

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and clean (VERY important!) flat, nice shower, convenient and walkable but pleasingly quiet location

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent flat in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days in this flat. It's a really nice, clean and comfortable place. The owner is a very close person and is worried about guest's comfort and the kind of guest who's going to stay in his flat, so that you will always find it in perfect conditions. It's not far away from city center, and you have facilities (Sainsbury's, shops and coffe shops) close to the place. You will have help anytime if needed. I highly recommend to stay there if you're looking for a quite vacation in Edinburgh with your couple or on your own. You got a good Internet connection.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beatriz, thank you so much for your review and kind recommendation and it was a pleasure having you as my guest! Yes, I like things to look good and work well and be convenient—and it's important to me my guests are as comfortable as I like to be. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
10.3 Miles
Edinburgh International
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Edinburgh Waverly
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Asti—Broughton Street
Nearest Beach
4.9 Miles
Edinburgh Portobello
Car: not necessary

Great King Street is the central avenue of Edinburgh's New Town World Heritage Site, dating from the early part of the 19th Century. The private gardens of Drummond Place lie to the eastern end and those of Royal Circus at the western end. It is particularly well suited for access to all the amenities of the city centre with George Street and Princes Street just 1/4 mile away. Waverley Train Station, with regular train services to London, is less than half a mile and there is good road access westwards towards the bypass, Edinburgh airport and Central Scotland Motorway Network. Shopping is just a short walk away is Broughton Street—with one of the best butchers and one of the best fishmongers in town.


Rates & Availability

New Town Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 22 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 11 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $245

Available for holiday/vacation rental only. Discount may be available for multiple weeks/longer holidays—please ask. Your booking is confirmed when I receive the refundable booking/security deposit of £200; the guest rent is due six weeks ahead of your arrival date; the full booking terms and conditions, including provisions for cancellation, will be emailed to prospective guests for your review.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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New Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 959 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fixed Shower Head with Massage Pulse setting
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Luxurious and comfortable featherbedded deep mattress and pure down pillows and comforter (hypo-allergenic pillows also available); period marble fireplace (decorative only—not working)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Guest parties limited to two adults; guests are asked kindly to note that there is only one sleeping area and the flat is not suitable for guest parties requiring two sleeping areas; there is no sleeper sofa.

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