COSY CACTUS FLAT
ABOUT THIS SPACE
The 'Cosy Cactus Flat' is a two bedroom, ground floor flat located in the 'West End' of the town Paisley. It is a fully licensed, ground floor flat and boasts a dedicated parking space.
Bus stops East (Paisley & Glasgow) & West (Linwood, Johnstone, Largs) are nearby.
The flat is close to Glasgow Airport & the main campus of the University of the West of Scotland.
We do not charge cleaning fees, just leave the place clean and tidy upon check out.
The living room has a small area for dining with up to six chairs available.
The lounge area has a three seater sofa and two armchairs - the storage pouffe houses a blanket.
The 43", UHD, Samsung smart television gives you access to apps such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime so you can log into your accounts and continue were you left off!
High speed broadband in the flat provides you with internet access and saves you from using your phone data.
A 'Sonos' One speaker allows you to listen to your favourite music or radio stations with quality sound assured! - we provide a tablet with the Sonos and Spotify apps installed.
We provide a toaster, kettle, microwave, fan oven, induction hob, fridge freezer, washer dryer, dehumidifier and iron.
Everyday cooking utensils and crockery are stored in the cupboards - you will find plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, cutlery, chopping boards, pots and pans. We are more than happy for you to use these items, but we kindly request that you clean your dishes and put them away after using them. In addition, any mess created while using the microwave, fridge freezer, oven or hob should also be cleaned.
We provide some condiments and cleaning goods to get you started - such as washing up liquid, cloths, tea towels, kitchen roll, bin liners, tea bags and sachets of salt, pepper, coffee and sugar.
We hope you won't need them but we have a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and mini first aid kit in the kitchen.
Behind the kitchen door is an ironing board.
Feel free to use the clothes horse if you are unfamiliar with the washer dryer - kept behind the drawers in the triple bunk bedroom.
Please use the dehumidifier if you are cooking or drying clothes.
The bathroom has toilet, bath, electric shower, sink with vanity unit, LED mirror and fan heater.
We provide enough shampoo, hand wash and toilet roll to get you started.
The bath can be slippery so please take care.
The main bedroom has a double bed with storage underneath. There is a bed side table with a lamp and dehumidifier. The bedroom also has a small wardrobe, a set of drawers and a hairdryer. A small LCD TV in the room has an Amazon fire stick plugged into it allowing you to access your Netflix/Amazon Prime account.
The second bedroom has a triple bunk bed - with a double bed at the bottom and a single bed at the top - and a separate single bed.
A Dyson vacuum is kept beneath the triple bunk.
The bedroom has a bedside table with lamp and a mirrored wardrobe that encloses two sets of drawers.
A dehumidifier is housed inside the mirrored wardrobe.
For families with small children a travel cot, high chair, and pop up bed can be provided upon request.
We kindly ask that you take care of and show respect to the flat if you decide to book with us. This place is not suitable for you if you cannot adhere to this request.
Additionally, we would appreciate it if you could remove your shoes at the entrance whenever possible - this will greatly assist in maintaining the condition of the flooring.
Lastly, enjoy your stay. If for any reason you are dissatisfied please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to getting things right for you!
The entire flat, apart from the locked cupboard next to the front door, is accessible during your stay.
You can enter the flat via the main door in communal close.
Our two bedroom flat is located a fifteen minute walk from the town centre of Paisley - Glasgow is easily accessible via public transport.
The flat is conveniently close to the M8 - which is the motorway that links the
central belt of Scotland.
There is a small play park for children at the close entrance, and there are two parks to explore within walking distance.
KEY DISTANCES (Miles)
Canal Street Train Station 0.8
Glasgow City Centre 10.3
Glasgow Airport 2
High Street 1
Paisley Gilmour Street Train Station 1.4
RAH (Royal Alexandra Hospital) 0.7
St James Street Train Station 0.9
St Mirren Park 0.8
UWS (University West of Scotland) 0.5
West College Scotland 1.5
Woodside Crematorium 0.3
BEDDING & TOWELS
Bedding and towels will be provided according to the number of people who have booked the flat.
For each person staying at the flat, one bath towel and one hand towel will be provided for stays up to two nights.
For stays of three nights or more, two of each towel will be provided per person.
If you are part of a larger group, or have any specific sleeping arrangements, please inform us in your message so that we can accommodate your needs.
Refuse should be bagged and tied before disposing of it appropriately, as outlined in our welcome booklet. This allows for a smooth waste management system and ensures a clean and tidy environment for all concerned.
We have dehumidifiers in the kitchen and both bedrooms - it is important that you use these devices when cooking, ironing or drying clothes to prevent the accumulation of moisture.
For longer stays we conduct inspections of the flat approximately every fourteen days, or whenever necessary.
During these visits we aim to address any minor maintenance issues that arise. Rest assured we will provide you with prior notice of these visits and make every effort to accommodate your schedule.
HEATING & ELECTRICITY
Power is included in the cost of your stay.
To offer competitive nightly rates we have priced our accommodations based on fair power usage and programme the thermostats accordingly.
During the colder months we ensure the living room is heated to a 21 degrees Celsius, while other rooms are set lower - each room can be boosted at any point.
Overnight, when guests are typically asleep, the thermostat is programmed lower until approximately 6am.
The flat is alarmed via 'Ring' - we set the code to be the last four digits of your phone number.
An external camera monitors the main door in the close - it is normally only accessed if a concern is raised.
The residents who stay in the building will appreciate friendly visitors to the flat who show mutual respect. It is deemed deeply inappropriate to disturb the residents of the building who are going about their normal, everyday lives i.e. work etc. Guests will have their stay ended early if any disturbances are reported.
You will be asked to send a copy of photographic identification for each guest staying at our place via our messaging platform.
You should only ever have the number of guests you have booked for in the apartment, and these guests will have provided us with their identifications before arriving.
If you book this flat you will be held responsible for both your own actions and the actions of your companions.
In the event that any damage occurs or if our space is neglected, you will cover the costs of repairing or replacing the affected items.
We kindly request that you leave the flat in the same neat, clean, and tidy condition as it was when you arrived - this allows our prices to be competitive.
We expect you to leave the flat, more or less, as you found it - at the end of your stay our cleaner carries out a basic service that includes washing used towels and bed linen, with some hygiene cleaning in the toilet and kitchen (we have budgeted for this in your costings).
The cleaner does NOT pick up your rubbish, dispose of your belongings or remove stains from furnishings - we do not plan or budget for this type of cleaning and the £250 bill we receive for a domestic cleaner will be charged to you.
We do NOT wash or put away any of your used crockery, pots, pans or utensils. We also do not expect to clean the oven, hob, microwave or fridge freezer after your stay - we do not plan or budget for this type of cleaning and the £250 bill we receive for a kitchen porter will be charged to you.
We are NOT pet friendly.
This policy is in place to ensure a pleasant experience for all our guests.
Accommodating pets requires a more extensive and unattainable cleaning schedule, which would compromise our availability and quality of service. Quick turnarounds can also result in unpleasant odours lingering in the property.
You will be charged all losses incurred as a result of you bringing an animal to the flat - this could involve associated damage, cleaning costs or even accommodating future guests elsewhere until the matter is resolved.
Our goal is to provide a comfortable and clean environment for all our guests, and we appreciate your cooperation in maintaining this standard
Our license does not permit gatherings or parties.
Our license, and local law, forbids smoking and vaping in or around the property. Smoking within the premises will result in a fine of £2500, which may be increased depending on any associated damages.
We expect and appreciate respectful guests, however not all individuals are aware of common courtesy towards our belongings hence the need to emphasise these rules.
Thank you for your cooperation in respecting our guidelines.
The home has great amenities and is clean, tidy and homely. I would recommend this accommodation to others.
Great place to stay! We lived there approx. 1 year. All this time William was helping us with all aspects in flat, even with some personal stuff (not connected with apartments). Absolutely recommended!
This is the second flat I have stayed in of William s and like the Pineapple flat before it , the Cactus flat lived up to all my expectations . A very well located place with easy access to all amenities with bus connections into Glasgow city centre every 10 min . William was so easy to get hold of and made sure my stay was a great one . Keep up the good work regards Paul 👍
William was very kind to accommodate a very last minute booking, his place was spotlessly clean and had everything needed for a comfortable 2 week stay. Discount on a longer stay was a bonus and we 100% recommend him as a host.