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Francois

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

A Delightful 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom City Apartment in Picturesque Location

8 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Edinburgh Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with lift access

This lovely, bright and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is in a private development located in the West End of the city centre. It is just a 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street and less than a 10 minute walk to Haymarket train station. The location otherwise is beautiful and tranquil being next to the Water of Leith walkway while the Galleries of Modern Art are a 5 minute walk away.

The property is on the second floor and it benefits from lift/elevator access. The accommodation comprises; entrance hall, 2 double bedrooms, master bedroom with en suite shower room and the second bedroom.There is a main bathroom and the living room has a comfortable L-shaped sofa with flat screen TV and DVD player. The kitchen is well equipped with a washing machine and dryer, electric oven and microwave.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Francois (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

3.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

A Delightful 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom City Apartment in Picturesque Location
average rating of 3.875 based on 8 reviews
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Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

We agree with Clare C's review about the condition of the property. From the first impression entering the building to the condition of the internal decor and furnishings, it needs quite a bit of attention and upgrading.

Our intention with this one week stay was to assess it for a one month stay next year... but that will not be happening.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet location, basic accommodation.

  • 3 of 5

The listing description is accurate but it is more about what it doesn't say.

Positives;

It is spacious. There were 7 adults and even when all of us were in the living room it didn't feel cramped. The bedrooms are large, however we moved the sofa bed to the living room because there would not have been enough comfortable seats for 7 and there would have been 5 adults sleeping in the same room.

Having 2 bathrooms was a bonus.

The private development was in a very quiet cul-de-sac and there no noise from neighbours.

It was a 10-15 minute walk to the start of Princes Street.

Easy access to the Walk of Leith between the houses in the cul-de-sac.

Dishwasher tablets were provided as were hand soaps and toilet roll.

Negatives;

Under facilities it states there is parking for one car. There is on street parking between 5.30pm and 8.30am weekdays and all weekend. However between 8.30am & 5.30pm weekdays parking is for permit holders only and wardens patrol the area daily. There are 2 visitor spaces in the cul-de-sac on a first come first served basis. This is not made clear on the property description. Francois only explained this on arrival and also stated that there was an option to pau £7 per day to park on a neighbour's driveway. The closest alternative free on-street parking is 15 minutes away. When choosing the property we had searched for properties with parking.

Hot water - there was only ever luke-warm water in the kitchen with low pressure. After two people had a shower there was no hot water left so make sure you use the booster switch.

Furnishings & carpets are dated and stained. The apartment needs some updating.

The dining table only seats four people.

Walking distance to Princes Street is accurate but it is another 10 minutes to the Royal Mile and significantly more to some Fringe venues. Typical taxi fare to Fringe venues such as Pleasaunce and University area £10.

General;

It is a place to sleep and little more.

Edinburgh at Festival time is expensive and this seemed a relatively reasonably priced apartment before booking. We are not overly picky about accommodation but we were disappointed as this appears to be a money making facility with little thought for guests in terms of the quality of accommodation and the accuracy of information provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your detailed review. With regards the parking I only changed the status of the parking in September this year so that this is now included. I used to state on the site that there was free parking available which could not be reserved or we could arrange a space for you at an additional charge. It is my understanding that when you made the booking last November this was the case. I am sorry therefore for the confusion and if you had mentioned it when you moved in then I would have rectified it there and then. The neighbour, whose space we use, does charge me for this so I can assure you I do not make any money from this arrangement. As for the furnishings we are looking at improvements now that the busy summer period is over and we have already replaced all the crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.
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Clean, comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in the afternoon and had no trouble finding the building or with meeting Francois. The apartment was as advertised, clean, simple and tidy, well appointed throughout. The beds were comfortable and very clean. The bedroom lighting was a bit too subdued to sit up and read by, so I was grateful for my e-reader. The bathrooms were clean and well equipped. A hook or rack for bath towel and change of clothes would be appreciated, and the hand held did not stay engaged, but there was plenty of hot water for the tub. Surprisingly, there was no bath soap on hand that I could find, and no hair dryer, but I always carry small bath bars and my short hair was dry before leaving every morning. Francois was very nice, supplied us with information, maps of the area, etc. Every place has its own 'character', which is the joy of this type of rentals. This apartment was in a good location, minutes walk from Princes Street for restaurants, shopping and entertainment. It is safe, quiet and convenient. For business or pleasure, I would recommend this apartment and hope to have access on our next trip.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jubilee Weekend at Sunbury Place

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely comfortable flat that my family enjoyed staying at during our four day break in Edinburgh. Francois the owner was superb and very helpful as this was a last minute booking. The flat is spacious, very clean and had all the provisions required for self catering. It is located in a little tranquil, picturesque part of the city, yet a 10 minute walk takes you to the top of Princess Street and all the major attractions are within easy reach. A little gem and would book again when we want to revisit this amazing city.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très agréable séjour à Edimbourg

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un très beau séjour à Édimbourg. L'appartement est spacieux, il est vraiment adapté à une famille (2 adultes et 3 enfants). Fonctionnel et calme, il est conforme à la description et a répondu à nos attentes. De plus, il est très bien localisé dans un quartier typé (Dean village). Nous avons pu faire l'essentiel de nos visites à pied.

L'accueil de François est chaleureux. A notre écoute, il a su nous conseiller.

On recommande cette location !

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

I was 4 days in the apartment with my family and my family in law, we had a great Stay, the flat its quite good located and has all the falicities for some days. The host Francois was very nice and he explained to us all our questions about restaurants, supermarkets,etc.

The only thing we missed was the pressure of the water in the shower of the big bathroom didn't work well.

David

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Haymarket
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located in the West End of the city centre this is just a 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street and a 5-10 minute walk from Haymarket train station. The property sits just next to the Water of Leith which is a lovely riverside walk way running through the heart of the city. Less than a 5 minute walk away are the Dean and Belford modern art galleries.

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Rates & Availability

Edinburgh Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$168
$816
 
 
Winter
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
$745
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$194
$777
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,322
 

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Prices may vary due to the number of people, Bank Holidays/sporting events, length of stay etc. Please contact me for a precise rate.
Credit (2% charge) and debit cards accepted.

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Amenities

Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The single bed can be set up in either bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking

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