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Modern, Central, FREE Parking & Elevator

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

City center location - walk to all attractions but stay in a local neighborhood

Our modern 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and will make a very comfortable base for your visit. Located in Tollcross, just on the edge of the Old Town and easy walking distance of the centre, this is an ideal place to stay when visiting Edinburgh.

The apartment is just off Lothian Road where you will find a wide selection of cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and bistros – something for everyone. A choice of grocery stores, local shops (including a traditional butchers), wine store and French Delicatessen are just around the corner. This is also an ideal location for anyone with business in the city’s financial district, visiting the Edinburgh International Conference Centre or visiting Edinburgh University.

The lounge/dining room/kitchen area is bright and with wood floors. Their is comfortable sofa seating for 4. The dining area has a table and chairs for 4 and is adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a gas range, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer - all that you will need to make life easy while on vacation.

Bedroom 1 has an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath tub. The bathroom is fully tiled and has a heated towel rail and shaver point and comes with luxury towels. The bed is a double size with luxury linens. Built in closets provide ample storage for all your belongings. This room overlooks the garden courtyard behind the property and has a small balcony.

Bedroom 2 has a King bed (US Queen) with luxury linens and also overlooks the garden courtyard. A fully tiled Shower Room is accessed off the hallway. Again with a heated towel rail, shaver point and comes with luxury towels.

There is an allocated underground parking space, which in Edinburgh is a huge bonus. Access to the Western Approach Road for an easy way in/out of Edinburgh is just off Lothian Road and allows you to be at the airport in less than ½ hour.

Access to the local bus system is just round the corner from the apartment. This is a wonderful way of getting around Edinburgh - you would expect a bus to Princes Street within 5 minutes (there is even an iPhone App to give the real time position of the buses!). Haymarket train station is a 15 minute walk or a very short 5 minute taxi ride away. Waverley Station is a 25 minute walk or 8 minutes by taxi. Edinburgh airport is less than 7 miles from the apartment.

Included in our rental cost:

* Edinburgh information/support before you even leave for your vacation – basic local information (tailored to your needs) can be shared by e-mail prior to your arrival.

* Fine bed linen, luxury towels, utilities, taxes and WiFi.

* A welcome pack including tea, coffee and milk.

* Tourist Information, a selection of books/Edinburgh guidebooks & maps, binoculars, umbrella and many other thoughtful extras will await you in the apartment.

More Details

Owner
Andrew Paxton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Andrew Paxton

Margaret & I met while students in Edinburgh over 30 years ago. We have always said we will return here one day after living and working in the South of England, Belgium and most recently in Virginia, USA. We bought this our first flat in 2010 as the first step in realizing our dream. We want others share to our place and fall in love with Scotland and Edinburgh.

Andrew Paxton purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Andrew Paxton chose Edinburgh

We bought this apartment after months of watching the Edinburgh market. We loved the proximity to the city and the fact that it is modern so everything works and is efficient. Having an allocated parking space and elevator is a real bonus.

What makes this apartment unique

We aim to provide the best Scottish Hospitality Edinburgh can offer and want it to be a home from home (although we know it is much smaller than American standards). It will have everything you need to make your stay very comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were met by the manager of the property who was very friendly and welcoming. The property is very clean, well presented and a true reflection of the photos. It is also very well located within the city making it easy to walk anywhere. We really enjoyed our stay.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Tollcross Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite to master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Soft towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , (UK King)
  • Luxury Linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
An elevator and a free parking space are not widely available in Edinburgh and are appreciated by many of our guests.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(121 traveler reviews)

Modern, Central, FREE Parking & Elevator
average rating of 4.876033 based on 141 reviews
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this flat. The location was great with so many things in easy walking distance. Karen did a great job welcoming us to the flat.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great location and a great welcome are two things we offer all our guests.
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5

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Andrew's flat and we will be back again. The flat is very well appointed, comfortable and convenient. We often have a car with us, so the off street parking combined with an in town location cannot be beat. Thanks Andrew for another great stay in Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having repeat guests as it confirms that we must be doing the right things! Looking forward to seeing you back again.
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Great apartment!!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a central location, close to pubs and within walking distance to the castle.

We had a wonderful time staying at 13 West Tollcross.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Getting the right balance of central, quiet location and neighbourhood is so important for a city stay.
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5

Great apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Good size apartment, clean, well furnished and lots of little extra touches - even down to a pair of binoculars. Location is excellent - 10/15 minutes easy walk to to Princes Street. Lots of local cafes, bars, restaurants and shops within a 5/10 minute walk. There are also a couple of cinemas and theatres a short walk away. Comes highly recommended

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the location excellent - this is so important when staying in a city. Having the main sights within an easy walk makes a big difference. The neighbourhood provides character as well as having some excellent local options for eating, drinking, entertainment and shopping. The area is sometimes referred to as the "theatre district".
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5

Enjoyed our stay !

  • 5 of 5

Nothing but good things to say. Excellent location, clean and roomy home, helpful property manager, great brochure with lots of helpful info on the home and area, everything in working order. Thanks for letting us use your home !

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased that everything met expectations and that the local information was useful. My goal is not just to rent our apartment but also to give our guests the best possible stay in Edinburgh. The personal meet at the apartment on arrival and the information provided is intended to help our guests get out discovering Edinburgh as quickly as possible.
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Great location and great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with my parents in this apartment for 4 days. It was a very convenient location for walking to all the major tourist stops. Karen greeted us when we arrived and gave excellent recommendations for restaurants in the area. Being pescetarians, we were warned before visiting Edinburgh that it would be hard to find food options. We found this to be completely incorrect. While many of the restaurants along the Royal Mile were somewhat limiting, restaurants elsewhere were great. Karen recommended Blackbird and Rigatoni's, both of which were right around the corner and both had excellent menu choices. Grocery stores were convenient for bottles of wine and snacks and the apartment had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased the guests found local restaurants that they enjoyed. Key benefits of this location are the local neighbourhood, with all it has to offer, yet easy walking to main tourist sites. Happy to hear that the apartment had everything needed for a very enjoyable stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bennet's Bar
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Ardrossan to Arran
Nearest Golf
Several within Edinburgh city
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Haymarket
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M8 (Interstate) - access to all of Scotland
Nearest Restaurant
Many within 0.5 miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile where you will find most of the major attractions. It provides a quiet place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. The location is a good base for day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling and the Borders. Visit one of 12 Edinburgh Festivals - Fringe, International, Books, Film, Art, Jazz and Blues to name just a few. Easy access to the local bus system and taxis if you don't want to walk. Just 25 minutes from the airport by car or taxi.

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Rates & Availability

Tollcross Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Marathon
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$226
 
 
June
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$207
$1,164
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$226
$1,294
 
 
Festival
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$356
$2,070
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$194
$1,035
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$162
$906
$3,105
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Price includes final cleaning, linens, towels, all taxes/fees. Free local, national and international calls (30 countries inc US cell and landlines), WiFi, parking in allocated space in underground garage also included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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