Edinburghs Vacation Rentals

Edinburghs Vacation Rentals
Offering holiday rentals to Edinburgh visitors for 10 years!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Edinburgh Holiday decorations at Edinburgh Villa Holiday Rentals

Edinburgh Villa Christmas Tree




We've decorated our Edinburgh city centre holiday house with a Christmas tree in the living room and the dining room fireplace has been decorated too, all ready for our Christmas and New year holiday guests. It'll be January 2014 before we know it! Special Edinburgh rates for January reservations at our Edinburgh accommodations. January is also the busiest month for enquiries, we probably receive 4x the number of enquiries and bookings in that month for the year ahead so if there's particular holiday dates you are interested you'll need to be quite quick! Summer months are starting to book up already, as well as the peak winter weekends for the 6 Nations Rugby games at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. It's never a quiet moment here at Edinburgh Villa Holiday Rentals as we book out year round with high occupancy and many repeat guests.

Edinburgh 4 bedroom holiday rental

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Last minute weekend special in Edinburgh for self catering accommodation

We are offering a special weekend rate for our Edinburgh Apartment for this upcoming weekend (December 13th-15th). Only £250 for the weekend at our lovely Victorian Apartment just minutes walk from Edinburgh City centre. This is a special rate for this weekend in Edinburgh. Early check in and late check out available.

Edinburgh City Centre Apartment with special last minute rate


Monday, December 9, 2013

Weather in Edinburgh in December?

Today and for most of this week it appears we are going to have extremely mild temperatures in Edinburgh, up to 15 degrees C on Thursday, that's nearly 60F for all our Fahrenheit readers (and being that over 60% of our guests are travelling over from America there will be a lot of Fahrenheit' readers). Rather uncommon temperatures for December in Edinburgh, we will make the most of it though. I see that the east coast of the USA is getting hit hard by a snowstorm, and it always appears that the weather front travels over the sea and hits the UK about a week later, so perhaps we will have snow this time next week?

We always advise to bring layers of clothing to Scotland, and this is for all seasons. As temperatures and weather patterns can change hour by hour. December is no different. It always feels a little nicer and festive walking around the German markets on Edinburghs Princes Street with a cup of warm mulled cider or wine in the snow, but you cant go wrong with this weeks temperatures. It's the rain I dont like when Christmas shopping but the forecast looks good with bright clear weather. So why not have a last minute visit to Edinburgh before Christmas?

It's Christmas tree putting up time for our Edinburgh Holiday Rentals ! We will be busy putting a tree up in our Edinburgh 4 bedroom rental living room bay window and in the bay window of our Bruntsfield 3 bedroom holiday apartment

Pictures to follow once we have the trees up and decorated. The Villas dining room fireplace also get nicely decorated for Christmas as we know the dining room is well used over the Holidays.

Edinburghs Christmas is worth travelling to Edinburgh for!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Edinburgh Christmas Markets and the first snowfall

We had our first snowflakes yesterday in Edinburgh. This was the sky just after the stormy weather front had left our region.

 The German Christmas Markets on Princes St.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Places to stay in Edinburgh for December

Yet again we've had guests who are staying at our Edinburgh Quartermile Apartment tell us that the photos dont do it justice, the apartment is much bigger than the photos show on our Edinburgh holiday rentals website. We plan on taking new photos of our Quartermile Holiday Rental in a few weeks. All our Edinburgh holidays rentals are now booked for the Christmas and New Year holidays, however we do have some super prices for January visitors to Edinburgh and if you happen to be lucky enough to be in Edinburgh when it snows then both the Quartermile Apartment and the Victorian Apartment have fantastic views of snow covered hills and streets. The Quartermile and the Victorian are only a 15 minute walk away from each other, and between the 2 properties is this fabulous city centre park.

A snowy view from the Quartermile Apartment in Edinburgh.

Far reaching views over Victorian house rooftops and towards the hills from our Victorian Apartment

These photos were taken back in 2011. If you stay at our 4 bedroom holiday house in Edinburgh then you'll be able to make snowmen in the garden!



Saturday, November 30, 2013

Discounted tickets White Christmas Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Just thought I'd mention for those visiting Edinburgh in December for the winter festivities that we went to the opening night of Irving Berlin's White Christmas which is now at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Wonderful for those that like musicals and dancing, particularly enjoyed all the tap and there was a standing ovation at the end. I noticed that Lothian Bus tickets currently have a discount coupon for £3 off a White Christmas ticket, not a bad discount for anyone not yet bought tickets.


Edinburgh Festival Theatre on Nicolson Street.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Edinburgh Christmas Shopping Fairs

Hopetoun house currently has it's yearly Christmas Fair. 

Hopetoun house at Christmas

The Eric Liddell centre close to our Bruntsfield holiday rental will have its Christmas fair with crafts and food this Saturday 30th November. 

The Real Scottish Christmas Fair will also start this weekend, and lasts until the 5th December. Castle Terrace. 

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets on Edinburghs Princes Street are open, the Christmas lights were switched on yesterday, and the shops now have late night shopping. Plus city centre parking will be free from 5pm from the 2nd-28th December for Christmas shoppers.

We have availability in early/mid December at our lovely Villa. There will be a Christmas tree in the living room bay window and the house will be nicely decorated for the holidays. Book a long weekend for your family at a special last minute rate in Edinburgh. and visit Edinburgh Christmas theatre, German Markets, Ice Rink and Princes St. shops.

Edinburgh Vacation Rentals has been going for 6 years now and we offer lovely comfortable holiday and weekend accommodation in Edinburgh.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November and December theatre reservations in Edinburgh

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

Tis the season for having a lovely evening at the theatre. We ourselves have tickets for Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas the Musical' which is playing at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre through November and December. The Lion King is currently showing at the Edinburgh Playhouse located on Lothian Road and you cant miss this years pantomime at the Kings Theatre 'Peter Pan'.

The Kings Theatre and the Royal Lyceum theatre are both a short walk from our Quartermile Apartment and our Victorian apartment. Ideal Edinburgh theatre accommdation.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Last minute special November and December stays in Edinburgh

Well we have had a small gap in visiting guests at our villa, the first in many months, and so we have been busy painting, and redoing the single bedroom, and new mattresses have been delivered. The single bedroom is coming along nicely, just awaiting a lovely piece of artwork for it, and then I will post a picture. We have some availability gaps between now and mid December, and are offering a Edinburgh Holiday Rental Special! Stay 3 nights, and get a 4th night for free. This is for our 3 holiday rentals, The Quartermile apartment Quartermile, the Victorian Apartment Bruntsfield, and the Victorian Villa Murrayfield. Why not stay for a few nights during the Christmas festivities and enjoy the German markets and Edinburgh winter wonderland.

Here's a photo I took of Edinburgh at Christmas a couple of years ago...


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Late availability November in Edinburgh

Peaceful Quartermile Apartment with stunning views (importantly located away from any delivery noises!)
We have availability for mid November at our Victorian Apartment located in the popular city centre area of Bruntsfield. We also have some remaining dates available for November and December at our Quartermile Apartment and our Edinburgh Villa with parking. Visit our website and send us an email, we offer discounts for last minute reservations. It wont be long before the Christmas trees are going up at our holiday rentals in Edinburgh either so book today for a visit to Edinburgh for the Christmas wonderland and why not see 'The Lion King' which is currently playing at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

The six nations rugby games will be here soon and we are starting to receive enquiries for those weekends, especially for the England game! We still have availability for the rugby at Murrayfield weekends.

Edinburgh 3 bedroom Victorian Apartment

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Last minute late availability for Edinburgh Festival

We have last minute availability for this weekend (from Sunday 25th August) at our Edinburgh Victorian apartment which sleeps 5 guests. Usually we have a 3 night minimum rental but stay Sunday and Monday night for only £350. Please visit our Edinburgh last minute availability website for this special last minute rate in Edinburgh.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Late availability June at Edinburgh Quartermile - Special Rate

Due to a cancellation we currently have last minute availability in our Edinburgh Quartermile Apartment for late June. Stunning city centre 2 bedroom accommodation. Special rate too, please send us an email to enquire.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Edinburgh vacation House Rental - the garden in Springtime!

Spring has finally arrived in Edinburgh! The garden at our 4 bedroom Edinburgh holiday rental house is starting to bloom and the perennials are emerging from hibernation! We've planted a few annuals and a few more rockery plants. The garden is a lovely area to sit outside on a warm day. Enjoy a cup of tea outside or a glass of beer! Visit our website edinburgh villa for full information of this house and our other holiday lets in Edinburgh. We are nearly booked up for summer but we do have last minute availability at out 3 bedroom Edinburgh Apartment for mid June. Special Rate!


edinburgh vacation apartment reviews

Our 3 bedroom Edinburgh holiday rental apartment (aka the Victorian apartment) has been a holiday rental for nearly 6 months now and has received great reviews. Here's a few snippets from guest comments written in the last month (we've had a lot of guests from California this last month!) -

"...what a PERFECT choice... we loved the tree & rooftop views over the city. And such a convenient location for good shops" Guests from California who stayed in May.

"walking in we felt right at home. Thank you so much for making coming home each night easy and most of all relaxing. Edinburgh is a beautiful city" Australian guests in May.

"I visited with my sister and daughter for a wonderful visit in your apartment! Loved the chaise in the bay window & the comfy bedrooms. Everything was clean & comfortable". CA, USA guests in May.

"Thank you for such a wonderful home for us to stay in. We took daily walks to Edinburgh castle, Calton Hill, Scotland National museum... Great fun in and around this neighbourhood, Second time Ive rented a house from Astra and both times have been delightful!" CA guests in late April.




Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bruntsfield Edinburgh Holiday Self Catering Rental

Our Victorian Apartment is becoming very popular as a holiday rental. Perhaps because it's got 3 bedrooms and is a very good budget price for what it offers! It'll sleep 2 couples and a child, or a family with 3 children, or even just a couple quite comfortably. The apartment is located in the popular Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh and is spacious and comfy. If you are looking for an Edinburgh City Centre holiday let, then the Victorian Apartment might be the one. Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6 including a baby as we do have a travel cot at this apartment too). Bathroom and Showerroom. Stunning views!


Edinburgh Quartermile Property Management

Edinburgh Villa holiday rentals  has a lovely 2 bedroom flat located at the Quartermile under our care. We've looked after it and ran it as a Quartermile holiday rental and short term let for a few years now. It's a lovely apartment to manage, being so bright, clean, comfy and modern, and guests love it too!

If you own a property at Edinburgh Quartermile and are considering letting your apartment out for holiday rentals, then do contact us as we currently are able to take on 1 more property to look after.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Quartermile Apartment rental holiday week

We currently have last minute availability at our Edinburgh Quartermile Apartment holiday rental. Early March is available including the weekend for the Wales Scotland rugby game at Murrayfield. This is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment located in the Quartermile development just a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile. Stylish, modern, and comfy accommodations in Edinburgh. Pictures do not do it justice!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Last minute availability Scotland Ireland rugby 6 nations game in Edinburgh

We have last minute availability for the Scotland Ireland Rugby game at Murrayfield. Special deal for last minute booking for a stay at the Villa. The Villa is located a short walk from the Murrayfield Rugby stadium where the game is held. Visit our special rate Edinburgh Villa website for further information.

Friday, February 8, 2013

We are starting to get busy again with our Edinburgh Vacation Rentals, although January is always the busiest month for enquiries, never a quiet moment. We still have some last minute availability for Edinburgh Murrayfield Rugby games, Easter in Edinburgh, and the bank holidays. May is always especially busy for reservations and we are nearly fully booked at a couple of our properties. The Queen Street Apartment is nearly fully booked for that month, the 4 bedroom villa does have some gaps still availability, and we do have accommodation still available at our Quartermile Apartment and 3 bedroom Victorian Apartment.

We also updated the photos for our Victorian Apartment. This apartment is just a short walk from the castle, Royal Mile, is very comfortable and has a lot of character. Visit www.edinburghvilla.com for photos and information and to contact Edinburgh Vacation Rentals.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year from Edinburgh Vacation Rentals

The New Year is here and our Christmas and New Year guests have enjoyed Edinburgh and the hogmanay celebrations. January is our busiest month for enquiries and new reservations. We also have special last minute rates for January stays. Please visit our website for details. For 2013 we have our Edinburgh 4 bedroom house that sleeps up to 7 guests with free parking, our Queen Apartment that sleeps a maximum of 6 guests, the Quartermile Apartment holiday rental sleeps a maximum of 5 guests, and our Victorian Apartment sleeps a maximum of 5 guests too, parking is also available with this apartment, please ask for details.