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Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 92 m²
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, shortbread, one bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • 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 enclosure
    Main bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 double bed
    Double room - 1 double bed
    Twin room - 2 single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland

Rarity Beeaks - Russell Gardens

  • 5 of 5

In Edinburgh for a Birthday celebration and pre-Christmas meet up with friends.

Nice apartment only a short distance from the City Centre. Very convenient for the Tram.

Warm and comfortable. Good space for 6 people. Well equipped, and a very welcome "welcome pack", including 2 bottles of wine!

Maya provided personal attention, without being at all intrusive.

No negatives. We are likely to revisit, and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences of your stay; it's much appreciated. It was a pleasure to welcome you all, and I'm delighted to hear you found the apartment so well-equipped and comfortable. Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With many thanks and best wishes. Maya.
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A cold and frosty Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

It may have been extremely cold and frosty when we visited Edinburgh at the end of November but the reception we received from Maya coupled with the warmth of the apartment would have melted anything the weather threw at us.

Everything was spotlessly clean and the kitchen well stocked with utensils. The beds were very comfortable and the living and dining area perfect for relaxing. Maya obviously likes to spoil her guests as the bathroom and en suite were well provided with toiletries - better than some well known hotels we have visited.

We come to Edinburgh at this time of year for an annual reunion at the zoo and the apartment was perfectly situated - being within walking distance of the zoo and the city - around 30 minutes in each direction. For those who don't like too much walking the tram is less than 5 minutes away at Murrayfield stadium and it's only a couple of stops to the middle of Princes Street or one more if Harvey Nic's is your shop of choice!

The absolute cherry on the cake was a parking permit that Maya offered us. The car never moved but then, as you will have gathered, we're walkers.

There is a Tesco Metro store about 3 minutes away which had everything we needed. Maya provided us with a comprehensive welcome pack of which we were very grateful.

We visited the Christmas market and "grazed" our way around trying the many different foods on offer. We enjoyed watching the ice skaters and our visit to Jenners for a spot of Christmas shopping.

Our break was over far too quickly but isn't that the sign of a good time? We would recommend Maya's apartment to all friends and family in fact, anyone, and as it is on the ground floor for those who have "stair issues" it without doubt ticks every box.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Jessica, and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It was a genuine pleasure to welcome you all to Edinburgh, and I'm delighted to hear you all had such a wonderful time during your stay. I'm also pleased to hear you had everything you needed in the kitchen, and that you found the apartment comfortable and cosy (it certainly was a particularly cold weekend when you visited, but I hope that only added to the warm charm of the apartment and the wonderful winter markets!) Once again, I'm so pleased to have met you all and welcomed you back to Edinburgh. Being so perfectly situated, I certainly hope you'll return to stay again at Russell Gardens in the future. Thanks again for choosing my apartment and best wishes to you all. Maya.
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Beautiful apartment, Russell Gardens

  • 5 of 5

A spacious apartment, in a central location. Everything you could need was provided. A short walk from bus and tram services, however we walked to Princes Street, The Royal Mile and Arthurs Seat, great for exploring the delights of Edinburgh. Maya was really friendly and helpful. We had a great time. I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, Adrian; it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family! I'm pleased to hear you all enjoyed yourselves so much, and that you found the location so convenient, too. Thank you for choosing my apartment for your stay, and I look forward to welcoming you all again if/when you're back in Edinburgh. Thanks again and warm wishes to you all. Maya.
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Well located spacious flat, fully equipped, comfortable beds in a great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Maya´s flat. She welcomed us with food and wine and warm greetings and was the most helpful host I have ever met. Always on line, ready to answer questions and giving good advice. The flat is spacious, bright and beautiful, the beds comfortable and the kitchen is great. We felt like home from the minute we walked in the door. It´s only few minutes walk to the transport down town, that only takes few minutes more. Great location. This place is a gem and Maya is a superhost. Thanks for a lovely time at Russel Gardens. Would definitely stay there again...and again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Berglind, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you and your family to Edinburgh and I'm so pleased I could help you throughout the preparation and planning stages of your holiday! I'm glad to hear you liked the welcome pack, and that you found the apartment spacious and comfortable; I'm also delighted to know you enjoyed your stay at the apartment so much, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay, and also for taking the time to share your thoughts. Sending warmest wishes to you all, Maya.
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Bright beautiful Very spacious accomadation

  • 5 of 5

I arrived on the 6th of October at Maya's appartment and we were met with such a warm welcome by Maya herself. Beautiful appartment so clean and tidy very well looked after. The welcome package was just wonderful I have been to a lot of houses and never have we had such a welcome anywhere. Busses and trams to the city centre very close by. We had a fantastic stay in Edinburgh and was only made better by THE fantastic accomadation and welcome from Maya. Thank you Maya once again you made my 60th birthday even more memorable I Would reccomend your appartment to Any of my friends or family xx Anne and Ged

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anne and Ged, for taking the time to write a review. I'm truly delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time here for your 60th birthday, Anne! It was a pleasure to finally meet and welcome you all, and I'm certainly looking forward to welcoming you back again. I'm so happy to hear that you liked the apartment and welcome package, too. Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay. Best wishes to you all. Maya.
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Applause, applause!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 adults made this West End apartment our home away from home for three and a half days in October as we wrapped up a tour of Scotland.

We were delighted with everything about the flat, starting with its location in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from the tram that runs between the city centre and airport.

Everything about the experience was top-notch, starting with the reservation process, which was a snap. As our arrival date neared Maya, the owner of this spacious and gracious apartment, kept us apprised with timely communications that included driving directions and spot-on instructions on how to use essentials like wi-fi, etc. She also took time to meet and show us around, which was much nicer than having to hunt for a key in a lockbox.

We were delighted to find that our lodgings were exactly as depicted online: light, bright, and thoughtfully furnished, with comfy beds, plenty of space for suitcase contents, and a full complement of cookware in the kitchen—not to mention numerous “little things” that travellers might need and appreciate. (And being able to secure nearby parking was a real plus.)

Throughout our brief stay Maya was extremely accessible and helpful. We hope to return to her wonderful city and an encore stay at this fine apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying with us, and for taking time to share your thoughts. It was wonderful to welcome you all to Edinburgh and to finally meet you after our messages back and forth. I'm touched and humbled to hear that "everything about the experience was top-notch". I strive to make my guests' experiences as memorable and as smooth as possible, so I'm very pleased to hear you had everything you needed for a wonderful holiday here! Thank you again, and warmest wishes to you all. 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

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Dalry, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early May 2017
1 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid May
12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
End of May
15 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017 (1)
1 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017 (2)
9 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 2017 (3)
11 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid December 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and Hogmanay 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
January 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
February 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$425.81

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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