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Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland
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...
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Listing #HL4694150
About the Owner
Maya R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2014
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for our Hogmanay break 5 adults and 2 children. The apartment is ground floor very spacious and has everything you need and anything not there just ask during booking process and Maya will provide she provided us with travel cot and baby chair....More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank fionamcg
MayaRarity, VR Owner at Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your family's Hogmanay stay, and thank you also for taking the time to leave me such a lovely review. I'm so happy to know you found the apartment itself, as well as the location and local amenities...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We stayed at Russell Gardens recently and I have no hesitation in recommending the accommodation for a stay in Edinburgh. All pre-booking communication was as pleasant and helpful as can be and this was extended on our arrival with the friendliest of welcomes. We were...More

Date of stay: October 2018
2  Thank Terry S
MayaRarity, VR Owner at Rarity Breaks - Russell Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you very much for staying, and also for leaving such a fabulous review to recommend my apartment; I really appreciate it! I'm pleased to hear that you found my pre-booking and pre-arrival communication so helpful, and that your welcome meeting with my mum, June,...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We (a family of 5, with 3 teenagers/young adults) truly enjoyed our stay at this apartment. The apartment itself is well maintained, spacious, and very comfortable for a stay in Edinburgh. It is on the ground floor of a quiet residential area. We used the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Iddo7
Management response:Responded 30 August 2018

Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay, and also for taking the time to share your experience in a review; it's much appreciated. After our messages back and forth ahead of your arrival, it was wonderful to finally meet you and your...More

  • 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
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Pets are not permitted in the property for any length of time. Smoking is not allowed in the property (electronic cigarettes are fine). The front door must be locked when you are...
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    2 Fulls
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  • Damage Deposit: €282 / 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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