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Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 92 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

Energy Performance Certificate Rating: D

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

Owner
Maya
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 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 Dalry

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Dalry, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
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:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite (in master bedroom) - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 double bed
    Double room - 1 double bed
    Twin room - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 57 reviews
5

A spacious and lovely apartment; a gracious and lovely host!

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as described, and perfect for our party of six adults. The apartment was well-equipped, and conveniently located a short bus ride to all of the downtown attractions. Maya was helpful and responsive from beginning to end, and her suggestions for local pubs and restaurants were fine. We hope to return to Edinburgh one day, and will certainly try to stay at one of the Rarity Breaks properties if we do!

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review; it's much appreciated. I'm so pleased to hear you describe the apartment as "perfect" for your stay! Perfection is what I strive for, and I'm delighted you all enjoyed your time here so much. It was my pleasure to provide advice and recommendations ahead of your stay, and I'm glad they were of use to you all. Thank you again for choosing my apartment; it was wonderful to meet you all, and I'm happy to hear you'd like to return. I look forward to welcoming you back; until then, I'm sending warmest wishes from Scotland, and I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season. Maya.
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5

This apartment is splendid!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was even better than described! Very clean, obviously well maintained and well appointed with everything we needed. Located in a nice neighborhood with easy access to Edinburgh city center via bus and tram. There's a small local supermarket and other places to grab a takeaway within walking distance. The owner, Maya, was very responsive even before we got there and had provided us with information about sights to see, good places to eat, etc. She greeted us upon our arrival and saw us off as we were leaving. She could not have been nicer. We felt like she was a friend by the end of it! Plus, she wanted to know if we thought she could improve anything in the apartment but we really could not come up with anything. It was a perfect place for us to stay (there was five of us) and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying, and also for sharing your thoughts; it's much appreciated. I'm most pleased to hear that my apartment surpassed your expectations, and that you found it so clean and well-maintained. I'm also glad that the location worked so well for you during your time here, and that you liked the neighbourhood. The quiet, residential cul-de-sac allows you to get away from the bustle of the city, yet the proximity to the local supermarket, bus/tram stops, and the city centre makes this a perfect location for a city break. These were all very important factors to me when I chose this specific apartment for my holiday rental property, and I'm glad to hear you liked it for the same reasons, too! It was my pleasure to help you ahead of your arrival, and to provide suggestions and recommendations for your stay; I'm glad to hear they were useful. I'm pleased to hear that you had everything you needed, and that you couldn't think of anything for me to improve on. It was wonderful to meet you all, and also to welcome you to my apartment. I hope our paths cross again in the future, as I'd love to welcome you back. Until then, I hope you all stay well, and have safe and pleasant travels. Sending my very best wishes to you all. Maya.
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5

Just like home!

  • 5 of 5

Maya was easy to contact, quick to respond, and a pleasure to meet. The flat is fully fitted with anything and everything we could have possibly needed. She greeted us and walked us through the workings of the appliances and nearby shops and eats. We were having unrelated car rental difficulties and she even offered to go online and help from her end as we were at the train station! The wifi in the flat is superb by the way:)

We will happily look to her first when we return to Edinburgh. Well done, Maya! We cannot think of anything for you to improve upon. Your welcome pack in the kitchen and your upbeat attitude are unsurpassed.

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing my apartment for your stay, and also for taking the time to write a review and share your experience; I'm most touched by your kind words, thank you! After our messages back and forth ahead of your arrival, it was lovely to finally meet you all, and to welcome you to Russell Gardens. I'm so pleased to hear you had everything you needed at the apartment, and that you liked the welcome pack. It was such a genuine pleasure to meet you all and, if and when you're next in Edinburgh, I'd love to welcome you all back! Thank you again for staying; sending warmest wishes to you all. Maya.
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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 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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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Dalry, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$291
AU$1,754
 
 
Mid December 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$405
AU$2,467
 
 
Christmas and Hogmanay 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$441
From
AU$520
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$3,084
 
 
Early January 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$291
AU$1,754
 
 
Mid January 2018
12 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$458
 
 
End of January 2018
15 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$291
AU$1,754
 
 
Early February 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$291
AU$1,754
 
 
Scotland v France rugby w/end
9 Feb 2018 - 12 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$458
 
 
Mid February 2018
13 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$291
AU$1,754
 
 
Scotland v England rugby w/end
23 Feb 2018 - 26 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$458
 
 
March 2018
27 Feb 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$317
AU$1,921
 
 
Easter 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$344
AU$2,115
 
 
April 2018
3 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$317
AU$1,921
 
 
End of April 2018
27 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$458
 
 
May 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$351
AU$2,282
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$405
AU$2,467
 
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$441
AU$2,732
 
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$527
AU$3,481
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$326
AU$2,027
 
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$291
AU$1,754
 
 
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$291
AU$1,754
 
 
Scotland v Italy rugby w/end
1 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$467
 
 
Scotland v Ireland rugby w/end
8 Feb 2019 - 11 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$467
 
 
Scotland v Wales rugby w/end
8 Mar 2019 - 11 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$467
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$317
AU$1,921
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$440.6

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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