Rothesay holiday apartment rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and TV

15 reviews

From the manager

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

From the manager

FREE WiFi!!!

Grand Marine is situated on the second floor in the former Grand Marine Hotel on the Rothesay promenade, next to the Art Deco Pavilion building, offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay towards the Cowal peninsula and the Ayrshire coast. Its location offers easy access to all local amenities and excellent walks along the promenade.

Access to the property is from the car park at the rear. There is a set of steps going down to the close entrance and then 2 flights of steps leading up to the apartment on the second floor.

This beautiful apartment comprises of a good sized bedroom with king size bed and fitted wardrobes, spacious sitting room with dining area, fully fitted and well equipped working kitchen and bathroom with shower over bath.

The bedroom is front facing with stunning sea views. It is bright and comfortable with a king size bed, a selection of drawers and a large built in wardrobe.

The lounge is incredibly spacious with a wall of windows offering panoramic views across Rothesay Bay towards the Cowal peninsula. Two comfortable chairs sit by the windows where guests can easily spend hours watching passers-by on the promenade or the various yachts and ships sail in and out. There is also a dining table for 4 for guests to enjoy their meals. Two sofas complete the seating in the lounge, one of which is a fold out sofa bed. Please note, if you do require use of the sofa bed, please make this known to us at booking.

The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped for cooking all your meals. There is an under counter fridge with small freezer compartment, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is also a washing machine for guests to use with shared access to the drying green at the rear, or clothes airer for indoors.

Finally the bathroom comprises of a bath with mains powered shower over, toilet and wash-hand basin.

Grand Marine is a firm favourite with repeat travellers coming several times a year due to its desirable location and the magnificent views offered once inside.


Referred to as “The Jewel of the Clyde”, the Isle of Bute is located in the Firth of Clyde and is the most accessible of Scotland’s islands, located only 45 mins West of Glasgow. 14 miles long and 8 miles wide at its widest, it is an emerald gem with golden beaches set in a sea of azure blue. The Highland Boundary Fault runs across Bute resulting in extraordinarily varied landscapes, rugged in the north dominated heather moorland, much gentler in the south with lush, rolling hills and farmland. A rocky crag rises at the most southerly tip, making Bute a haven for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and wildlife.

Standing stones at St Blanes and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil testify to every phase of Scottish history. The north of the island, with its variety of woodland and open moorland, is one of the most extraordinary bird habitats in the West of Scotland, while the waters around the island are among the finest in Europe for wildlife.

The Royal Burgh of Rothesay, the island’s main town, has a most splendid Victorian frontage, reflected in the town’s architecture which ensircles Rothesay Bay. There are two putting greens at the esplanade gardens and bowling greens in Rothesay, Craigmore and Ardbeg. Rothesay leisure centre has a 25m pool, a fitness pool and sauna. Port Bannatyne is situated in Kames Bay with a remarkable13-hole golf course and beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay, a favourite anchorage for passing yachts.

Kilchattan Bay lies in a sheltered bay a mile from Kingarth, with a beautiful beach, a favourite for generations of holidaymakers. It is also the starting point for the exciting West Island Way walk. Kerrycroy is a peaceful village with a fine sandy beach and stone pier. It was designed by the 1st Marquess of Bute and inspired by the model of an English village.

Ettrick Bay is a beautiful broad expanse of sandy beach, about a mile long, with superb views across to the Isle of Arran and the Kintyre peninsula, while Scalpsie Bay is home to a large colony of seals.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Waterfront
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Guests will be provided with contact details of the agents who manage the property, Jacqueline's Property Services. After the full balance has been paid, you will be sent a message with directions to the property attached. On your arrival day, a member of the team will meet you at the property to hand over keys and to show you around the property and will be able to answer any questions you may have in regards to the property. Although we don't anticipate you having any issues during your stay, should you experience any problems or simply have a question, guests are encouraged to contact us on the details provided.



Cancellation policy

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £100.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Unfortunately pets are not permitted in this property
No smoking at this property
Guest are politely requested to ensure the property is left clean and tidy on departure

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About the manager

Ulrike Mcculloch
Average reply time:
1 hour 34 minutes

Calendar updated:
09 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, German
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Dec 2015. Located in Isle of Bute, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £436 to £499.
The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Jun 2021.


15 reviews
Very Good

Excellent clean flat in great location
Jan 2021

The location is perfect, just 5 minutes from the ferry and in the town centre. Beautiful views of the sea, you can watch the ferry, the gulls and other birds coming in all day. The flat is spacious an… More 

Reviewed 10 Mar 2021

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great views on lovely Bute
Aug 2020

The flat is cosy and comfortable with stunning views from the large windows facing the water. It's very enjoyable to sit and watch the water, the weather, the ferries coming in and out and enjoy… More 

Reviewed 20 Aug 2020

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

My best ever self-catering experience
Aug 2019

I loved, loved, loved the Grand Marine apartment, which I had booked for myself to celebrate my retirement after 35 years of teaching. I had never been to Bute before, but wanted an island break where… More 

Reviewed 28 Aug 2019

Response from the manager
Thank you for you wonderful review of Grand Marine. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely meeting you and it is great that despite the mixed weather you were able to thoroughly explore Bute. We wish you a happy retirement and would love to welcome you back at Grand Marine anytime. Best Wishes, Shawna @ Jacqueline's Property Services
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

comfortable flat with outstanding views
Aug 2019

The flat is very comfortable - large living room, comfortable bed, good shower, well-appointed kitchen. And a most wonderful view from the large living room windows. I loved watching the sea, the cl… More 

Reviewed 26 Aug 2019

Response from the manager
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Grand Marine and couldn't agree with you more on the wonderful view you have from the sitting room. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes, Shawna - Jacqueline's Property Services

Stunning views
Aug 2019

Grand Marine is a stunning flat with amazing views across Rothesay Bay. Booked as a short break with my partner and instantly felt comfortable here. Although it is on the 2nd floor, the stairs are eas… More 

Reviewed 15 Aug 2019

Response from the manager
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you had such a lovely stay. Hope to see you again soon. Shawna - Jacqueline's Property Services
Review 1-5 of 15


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with the property manager through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send the property manager an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact the property manager?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view the property manager's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send the property manager a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send the property manager an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to the property manager. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from the property manager through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. the property manager will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call the property manager before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact the property manager to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send the property manager a message.

If the property manager agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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