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Jun 11th, 2017, 08:20 AM
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. . . In fact I think it is unfair of the owner to offer it before the construction is finished. And he has given you an out in that the deposit is refundable.

BUT -- no, it is not a dangerous area.
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Jun 11th, 2017, 08:24 AM
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Janisj, I realized I was confused! When I said both flats were around the same distance, I was referring to the other link I had posted - of the Greatbase flat. I do not know the exact location of the Homeaway flat.

I agree that the Homeaway flat seems superior in every way! I contacted the owner yesterday and am just waiting to hear back...

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Jun 11th, 2017, 08:53 AM
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I don't know the 'exact' location either. But it says near the Playhouse and it mentions a pub 400 meters away - and I do know where both of those are so can figure pretty close to where it is located.

But I'd ask for its post code to be very sure.
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Jun 11th, 2017, 03:15 PM
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We were in Edinburgh last week and I Believe stayed very near where this apt is located. I base this on the comments and info provided as to where it's located. We were on Hart St which is very near the Playhouse and Joseph Pearce. There are some inexpensive, ethnic restaurants nearby and on Broughton many restaurants of all kinds. It was an easy, though uphill walk to Princes St. Leith St was a mess with construction and you could only walk on one side of it. It didn't cause a problem just noisy. Took maybe 10 minutes from where we were to Princes St.
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Jun 12th, 2017, 04:30 AM
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Well, I already got a refund on the Easter Rd apt and the Homeaway apt owner just emailed me back saying that there was a mistake in their calender and the night of the 9th is not available! So now I have the option of booking the Homeaway apartment for 3 nights and staying in a hotel for the 4th or finding something else which seems challenging!
Any other recommendations for places that may be available from July 6th to the 10th? Or for any agencies I can check with?
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Jun 12th, 2017, 06:36 AM
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I'd jump on the homeaway flat since things are going fast and then book one of the Travelodges or Premier Inns. If the flat can't, the hotel will hold your luggage after you check out of the apartment so you won't lose much if any sightseeing time.

Not a perfect solution but not terrible.
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Jun 12th, 2017, 07:08 AM
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I agree with Janis, grab the apt and book one night in a hotel. You are close to your travel dates and when we were in Edinburgh last week, it was packed.
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Jun 22nd, 2017, 07:52 AM
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Just an update, I got an email from the Homeaway flat owner saying that the flat IS available on our last night, since his next guests are not arriving until the 10th, so we are all confirmed for 4 nights there. Fortunately I had not booked a hotel yet!
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Rocke-feller Apartment, 10 Hopetoun Street Edinburgh, EH7 4ND, a little farther than your location yestravel.

Would welcome any restaurant or other recommendations in the area.

Check out is at 10am so we will have to store our bags at the bus or train station, until we leave for the airport in the evening.
Not sure which is the closest bus stop near the apt for when we get there from the airport but have asked the owner..

Thanks everyone for all their help with picking this one over Easter Road!
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Jun 22nd, 2017, 11:42 AM
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Glad it worked out for you! If you walk over to Broughton ST which I mentioned there are a bunch of nice restaurants. One place we ate that was good and recommended here was at Le Bleu Escargot. did you check with your apt to see if they can hold your luggage or have suggestions of where you might store it?

We really enjoyed the short time we were in Edinburgh and hope to get back. Definitely make it out to the Highlands -- its beautiful. Have a great trip!
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 08:11 AM
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Thanks yestravel!
I did check with the apt and since they have someone coming in that day I don't think that will be a possibility, they said check out HAD to be by 10am, no exceptions! They are letting us check-in early though so that is good.
I did book the Highlands Tour with Heart of Scotland since Rabbies was not available. Edinburgh forecast says showers almost everyday, did you get a lot of rain when you were there? Or (wishful thinking) did it just shower for a bit everyday!
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 08:42 AM
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>>Edinburgh forecast says showers almost everyday<<

Where are you getting that? I thought you weren't traveling until around July 10? No forecast is even close to accurate more than maybe 48 hours out. And even then it would be iffy.
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 08:59 AM
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Ugh, the weather! Not the highlight of Scotland. We were 2 weeks in Scotland and had lots of drizzle and rain and some sun. Only in Edinburgh for 2 nights. First day it was ok, second day, crazy weather. Poured early am, then cleared up for several hours, then the sky opened and poured again for an hour or longer. Then sort of cleared up. Ok in the evening. Day we left it was pouring and it rained the entire train trip to London. Just prepare for rain and enjoy the sunshine when you have it. Who knows you could have nice days. I would say we never had rain all day and evening. And when the sun comes out it sparkles. Even in spite of the weather we plan to go back.
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 09:04 AM
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Btw-we found the weather apps we had surprisingly accurate within 3-4 days. Even the ones that showed when the rain would start. Two weeks out proved not so accurate often showing rain and then it actually didn't rain. We had fun checking!
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 09:37 AM
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>>Two weeks out proved not so accurate << . . . two weeks out would just about be guaranteed to be inaccurate.

The UK is an island surrounded by weather affecting currents/water on all sides -- the weather changes daily/hourly.

A forecast of rain day after tomorrow could mean rain all day long, could mean rain for a couple of hours, could mean sunshine and showers off and on, or could mean it rains in Leith and not in Old Town...
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 10:01 AM
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<< or could mean it rains in Leith and not in Old Town… << or could mean it doesn't rain at all.
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 05:52 PM
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, I'll take the last one janisj!
When I said everyday, I meant that I have been checking the current forecast on a daily basis; hoping that by the time we get there it clears up.
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Jun 23rd, 2017, 06:51 PM
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I do that too-try to get an idea of the weather realizing forecasts far out aren't horribly reliable anywhere.
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