About Us

Edinburgh Festival Rentals was acquired by the Rettie Group, following eight years as part of Destiny Scotland. Edinburgh Festival Rentals is a well-established and trusted name for the supply of festival accommodation and maintains strong relationships with all the major agencies bringing acts to the festival each year.  Today we are based at 4 Jamaica Street, and the team work to secure festival accommodation and year round short lets.

Karen Turner

Karen Turner

Director of Lettings

With over 25 years of experience in the Scottish and Edinburgh property market, Karen has retained a real passion for every aspect of her role, from ensuring that each individual client receives the first-class service they deserve to the fizz of excitement when finding just the right property for a client. Karen has extensive knowledge and experience in the Scottish and Edinburgh property market, working with private individual and investors. Karen is a former board member of a Scottish Law Practice.

Vanessa Rettie

Vanessa Rettie

Short Lets Manager

Vanessa joined us in June 2019 having returned from working in property in South West London. She has worked in the property industry for the last 10 years, in sales, lettings and administration. Her responsibilities within the Edinburgh Festival Rentals team include winning new business, day-to-day property management and securing short let bookings.

Kaitlin Riley

Kaitlin Riley

Short Lets Coordinator

Kaitlin joined us in October 2019 and brings with her experience from a property lettings background in Edinburgh. Her responsibilities within the Edinburgh Festival Rentals team include dealing with enquiries, securing short lets and day-to-day property management of the short lets with a focus on exceptional client care.