About this listing
Big studio or small one bedroom flat.
Fully equipped kitchen, with all you need+essential drinks/food.
2 single beds
Swim&gim next building 50-100 steps.
Buses to the centre, 200steps
No TV, but DVD, radio
* Kid friendly, over 5 yo.
* Swimming pool and gym next door ( just two buildings away)
The flat is in old building, but it was fully upgrade, in 2008.
There is a swimming pool, just next door from the flat, in less than 100m at Victoria Sport Centre.
From the flat you will have :
Great bus service, also Majestic Tour from the door steps, see Edinburgh Bus Tours for more info.
Selection of shops, coffee shops, local pubs, 5 min walk from the flat, in the Centre on Leith.
10-15min by bus or 20-25min by walk, to the centre.
15min walk to Royal Yacht Britannia
and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, just next to it where you can eat or make some shopping.
Unique, build in 1483, South Leith Church 15 min walk.
Water of Leith, canals, docks with all this charming pubs and coffee shops around and interesting architecture.
Feel free to ask about flat or town I know few of the town mysteries...
Or if you have any special requests..... I will try to meet any of your wishes.
The flat is comfortable for 2 people, two adluts or parent+ kid
There are two single beds in the bedroom (dimension: 190cm x 90cm or 6'3 x 2'8)
It is possible to ad one single (camp/air bed), for a kid, teenager, in the kitchen/living area.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with pots and dishes.
There is selection of tea, herb tea, coffee in the flat.
Also basic cooking stuff like oil, herbs, salt, vinegar, some dry food.
So see you soon
There is fully equipped kitchen
Tiny Shower room/toilet
Fresh bed linen & towels
Very fast Wi-Fi internet
TV + DVD player ( only to watch movies from DVDs, but no TV licence)
Some movies, few books
House manual with all information you need about the flat, neighbourhood, town, buses etc which I am sending first via email, after the reservation is done, so you can have all the info in advance.
Gym with swimming pool, less then 100 steps away from the front door.
Interaction with Guests
You will stay by your own in the flat, but I m always available via txt and email.
You can park for free on the street next to the flat.
Public transport, very convenient located, buses are 0.5 to 3 min walk.
From the airport you can come with one direct bus, no 35, on standard ticket rate, 1.50 GBP for one adult.
There is also night service, bus no N22, from/to the airport, to the flat.
Bus No 22 and N22 is also good to get to the flat from Waverley Train Station ( in thee City Centre). Night ticket is 3.50 GBP
More about all buses
Other Things to Note
Info about Edinburgh’s buses and tram
From the airport take bus no 100 (Airlink) Or Tram no 50
Then switch to BUS no 10 in city center, bus going direction to OCEAN TERMINAL ( on George street if going by bus; or York Place if using Tram)
Please check the Lothian Bus website (website hidden)
for current charges, timetable, maps, traffic updates etc
Edinburgh, George Street (Stop GF) Stop ID: (phone number hidden), just next to bus 100 stop.
[ Single ticket is 1.50 pounds - YOU NEED TO HAVE EXACT AMOUT AS THE DRIVERES DON’T GIVE CHANGE, day ticket 4 pounds per person ]
LAST STAGE of the airport -> flat journey
Take off the bus no 10 in Leith, after Junction Place (Stop ID: (phone number hidden))
Walk to Edinburgh EH6 5JQ, UK
About 3 minutes (0.2 mi)
Find Victoria Leith Swim Centre and....you’re almost there
More about all bus service
TAXI from the airport should be around 25 pounds (approx 20-30min)
Other option, bus no 35, normal day bus, for 1.50 single ticket, ( travel approx 1h 30m, when no extra traffic ) YOU NEED TO HAVE EXACT AMOUNT AS THE DRIVERS DON’T GIVE CHANGE, day ticket 4 pounds per person – good if you plan use a bus the same day and explore the city
Sorry, but no smoking in the flat.
As is just normal residential building, so please be respectful to your neighbors next door :) also noise-wise.
Please make sure to switch off all electrical appliances in the flat, while going out or leaving.
If have any questions or doubts, please contact me
I instant booked this place as it was the only option available.
Shortly after the host messaged me and said the place was unavailable. My request was not cancelled by the host though and many days later offered me one night the day before my original booking request. It took over 2 weeks to get my money refunded.
Jo-ann graciously accepted our booking at very little notice during peak tourist time in Edinburgh. Although she was out of town, she arranged for a welcome person to hand over the keys and she remained in contact by msg. The apartment is small and would only suit one person or a couple. It is central to Leith and 40 minutes walk to Edinburgh old town. Close to several cafes, pubs and take outs. Flat is on the first floor so only need to hike suitcases up one flight of stairs. I enjoyed staying in the old apartment and thank Jo Ann for a pleasant stay.
Great value for money. The flat had all the amenities one could wish for and more. The host Jo Ann was easy going and the whole stay went smoothly.
The small flat is clean and comfortable inside but the first impression wasn't good, expecially because of the outside and the communal entrance of the building. Inside, there is anything you could need and even more... just look for it. We could sleep well because the beds are good and traffic slows down a lot during the nigth. Busses, shops and many nice places are really easy to reach.
We had a great stay in Edinburgh and Jo-Ann's apartment. The apartment was very cozy and well (website hidden)-Ann provided us with everything we needed including power adapters, towels, linen and kitchen essentials. The building is a bit old, but it didn't bother us at all since the apartment and all of its facilities are great. Overall, the apartment was exactly what we expected and we are very glad.
The location of the apartment was great for our needs. It is very well connected to all parts of Edinburgh via bus and it was not difficult to get around, whether by foot or by bus. There are many shops close to the apartment, and lovely coffee places and restaurants near by. It took us about 30 minutes walking leisurely to reach the town center, and much less when taking the bus.
We are glad we stayed in Leith because we got to see this interesting and lively part of Edinburgh. The apartment fulfilled our needs and (website hidden)-Ann provided us with a manual for the apartment which was very (website hidden)-Ann was available for any questions we had and communication with her was very easy and nice. She responded timely to all our questions and was very welcoming. We are very glad we chose this apartment and fully recommend it.
Thanks to Jo-Ann for the kind, helpful communication before arrriving. Same for the communication while our staying. Although she wasn´t in town, there were no difficulties of getting in touch with her (i.e. questions) via e-mail or phone. Everything worked quite well.
The flat itself was clean and fully equiped, even a little bit more like this: There was huge range of food and things around that it seemed like someone gave way because of our booking...
However, we liked it, had a great time in Edinbugh and can reccommend to stay there.
We had a really nice time in Edinburgh! Joanna is very friendly and quick in responding to messages, the flat is lovely and clean, and there were a lot of practical things present, like tea, herbs, maps, information folders and a travel plug.
The flat is located in Leith, not to far from the city center (and close to lots of buses that go in that direction anyway), and we made a few evening walks through the harbor area. Would definitely recommend.
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About the Host, Jo-Ann
We are travellers too, so we hope that helps us to prepare comfy place for you to stay :)
We are in to the music, (playing piano and guitar) and movies.
We both love good classical cinema, from Hollywood, to Japan!
Since 30's until present, from the first silent, black& white films, to the current 'special effects'.
We both open minded and interested other cultures and countries, which we try to explore by world cinema, hosting people and through travelling.
We also try to care about The Planet, by eco-friendly living.
We hope to meet you soon :)