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Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens

Living room: the dining table set for six.
Certificate of Excellence
17 reviews
Living room: the dining table set for six.
The master bedroom (with en-suite): plenty of room for a travel cot (cot provided on request).
The master bedroom (with en-suite): ample wardrobe and storage space.
The master bedroom (with en-suite).
Master bedroom en-suite: WC, fitted cabinets, wash hand basin and shower.
Master bedroom en-suite: WC, fitted cabinets, wash hand basin and shower.
Double bedroom.
Double bedroom.
Double bedroom: extra storage and mirror.
Double bedroom.
The twin bedroom.
The twin bedroom.
The twin bedroom.
The twin bedroom: extra storage and mirror.
Main bathroom: bath with shower over it, wash hand basin and WC.
Main bathroom: bath with shower over it, wash hand basin and WC.
Kitchen: fridge freezer, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
Living room: two comfortable three-seater sofas and a nest of tables.
Living room and dining area: plenty of space to relax.
Dining area and bookcase with a few books and DVDs.
Tailored hampers available on request.
Tailored hampers available on request.
Tailored hampers available on request.
Teabags, fresh coffee and sugar are provided.
Outside: our living room, double bedroom and kitchen windows.
Outside: a modern apartment in beautiful surroundings.
Outside: looking at the apartment from the street.
Outside: the front entrance to the apartment.
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland
Interaction with guests
Once your reservation is paid in full, Maya (the owner) will be in touch via e-mail to provide the full address of the apartment, offer recommendations for things to see and do in the city (and beyond), arrange your check-in time in advance of your stay, and she will meet you at the apartment at the agreed time on the day of your arrival.

Maya will be back in touch the day before your departure to check on your plans for the next morning. She will arrive in time to say her farewells, and ensure you have everything you need before leaving.

If there is anything Maya can assist you with during your stay, please let her know. She will take her lead from you, and is happy to be either a 'hands-on' or 'hands-off' host, whichever you prefer.
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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Grant B
Taylorsville, Utah
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh. Rarity Breaks is very nice place and Maya is very accomidating. We would highly recommend this place.

Management response:

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, and for sharing your experience. I'm most pleased to hear you all enjoyed yourselves so much at Russell Gardens! It was a pleasure to welcome you all, and I would love to welcome you all back if/when you're next in Edinburgh. Thank you again for choosing my apartment...


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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
person found this review helpful

Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome pack of food and drink and given lots of advice where to visit.The apartment was fantastic and just what we wanted with very comfortable beds and furniture - ideal after a hard day of sight-seeing. It's only a couple of miles from the City Centre so you have a choice of walking,...

Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and share your experience. I'm delighted to hear you found my apartment so comfortable, and that you enjoyed your welcome pack, too. The location of the apartment is just one of many reasons I chose this particular apartment for my holiday rental, and I'm pleased to hear you...


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Reviewed 2 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
person found this review helpful

This is our second time staying at Russell Gardens. We booked initially for our first visit in May 2015 when we were looking for a place to rent for a wedding. We needed 4 days and this was a fraction of the cost and we had all your homely facilities thrown in without being confined to a room and having...

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, and for such a fabulous review! It was a genuine pleasure to welcome you all back, and to meet a couple of new faces during your most recent stay. As you say, it was like hearing from a friend I hadn't seen in a while, and I'm delighted that you...


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Pets are not permitted in the property for any length of time. Smoking is not allowed in the property (the use of electronic cigarettes is fine). The front door MUST be locked...
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
15 Jan 2018 -
31 Jan 2018
End of January 2018
3 nights
1 Feb 2018 -
8 Feb 2018
Early February 2018
3 nights
9 Feb 2018 -
12 Feb 2018
Mid February (1) 2018
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Euros and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: €281 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The apartment is situated in a quiet, residential area, only 15 minutes walk from Haymarket train station at the West End of Princes Street. 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.
Getting around
Edinburgh has a clean, reliable, and efficient public transport system that also offers free wireless. Services run day and night (limited services run during the night), and routes can be checked online, at bus/tram stops, or via a free app.

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams are owned by the same company and, as their names suggest, they operate buses and trams across the city. You can pay per journey, or you can purchase individual/family daytickets, which allow you to 'hop on and hop off' most services, possibly saving you money if you plan to use public transport. Daytickets are valid on both buses and trams.

For information on routes and fares, search for 'Lothian Buses' or 'Edinburgh Trams' online.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh Airport: 9.0 km
Railway: Haymarket Train Station: 1.1 km
From Edinburgh Airport, a tram will bring you almost directly to the apartment (the nearest tram stop is only a 3-4 minute walk away).

The airport bus will also bring you very close to the apartment, and the bus stop is a 5-7 minute walk away.

A taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the apartment varies depending on which taxi company you use; they usually cost between £18-22 (there is a taxi rank at the airport).
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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