About this listing
For rent is a lovely double bedroom within a beautifully presented house close to the shore area of Leith, Edinburgh. The room is well sized with a comfortable double and single bed . It is one of five bedrooms in a great house only minutes from the shore area of Leith. The shore is regarded as one of Edinburgh's most attractive and vibrant areas with friendly independent bars, coffee houses and many of Edinburgh's, if not Scotland's, most famous restaurants. These include Michelin starred Martin Wisharts and The Kitchin, along with a number of great seafood restaurants which reflects Leith's strong maritime tradition. Other amenities ten minutes from the house include a swimming pool, post office, supermarkets and a 10 screen cinema and shopping centre.
At the same time, we are only about twenty minutes by bus from the centre of Edinburgh and its innumerable attractions. These services, the 22 and 16, run frequently day and night from stops minutes from the house, allowing our guests to have the best of both worlds on their visit to the city.
Myself and partner Janice will be your hosts during your visit. We are a friendly and helpful couple who have lived in Leith for many years, and look forward to directing you to the best sites and making your visit as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
During your stay here you will have full access / use of the following facilities:
- A large professional kitchen with modern appliances (i.e.
cooker, fridge freezer, coffee pot ,microwave, etc.)
- A bathroom with bath and overhead shower
- A second shower room
- A comfortable, cosy TV room with DVD player
- A second large living room with coal fire for the winter !
- wifi internet access throughout the house
- Free off-street parking to the rear of the house
- Access to washing machine
We feel that our house is a warm comfortable base for exploring Edinburgh; close enough to all the world famous attractions that the city has to offer, while also having the advantage of being right in the middle of one of its most distinctive and vibrant areas. We look forward to welcoming guests and helping them enjoy their stay in this great city.
Please be respectful to our house. It is a beautiful home.
Guests are asked to clean and put away dishes after using the kitchen
Guests are asked to leave the bathrooms clean and tidy
Please be respectful of others when coming back to the house late at night.
The floors in the sitting rooms are lovely and wooden.Please no stiletto shoes.
Strictly no smoking in the room. If you wish to smoke, you can do so in the garden downstairs
David's apartment was fantastic and his partner was very warm and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to visit again
I stayed at Janice and David's for 2 nights and loved it there! Great location, comfortable room, super nice apartment with a spacious kitchen and bathroom, everything was super clean and most of all just lovely hosts! Highly recommendable!
Very nice place, very close to the shore. Had a lovely stay! Thanks again, David.
Our experience staying at David's house was more than what we hoped for, our host are friendly, they were very helpful with whatever we need from recommendation of places to go to or places to eat. it was lovely meeting them. They have a beautiful home and very clean, which is something that I'm always concern with in my travel. the furnishing of the home is done with taste and the kitchen are free to use. Our room was very big and cozy. We would definitely recommend David's place! and the pictures doesn't lie.
David and Janice were the perfect hosts for our stay in Edinburg! The flat was really really nice, and I would say even better than it looks on the pictures. Our room was very large and comfortable and it was on the top floor which gave it some extra privacy. David gave us some great tips on how to get around and what to see, and he even offered to call us a cab to pick us up from the train station. The area is really lovely with some great cafes and I had some of the best seafood in a local restaurant just 5 min away from the house. All in all it was a lovely experience and I would recommend this place to anyone, as its so close to the city centre and the hosts are very welcoming and make you feel at home instantly!
I chose Leith as a place to stay in Edinburgh because I was always curious about this part of town. It is certainly very lively while retaining the flavor of its working class roots. My hosts and their household kept a beautiful art-filled home with many international guests coming and going, fixing meals and using the sitting rooms to gather and visit. The room that my son and I shared was roomy, private and quiet never-the-less. Very easy to hop on a bus to the center of the city and make connections with any other locations. Since everyone was pretty busy, we didn't get to spend that much time with our hosts but whenever our paths crossed they were simply delightful, friendly and generous with their home. Really fun place!
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About the Host, David
I am friendly and enjoy loads in life. this includes hillwalking and backpacking in the Scottish Highlands, bird watching, listening to music and seeing bands/going dancing and reading. My favourite food is Italian done well and i've travelled in the states and Europe. San Francisco, Paris, Amsterdam and Italy have been highlights.
I was born in Edinburgh and love showing people around the city. I also have an in depth knowledge of the Scottish Highlands having climbed the hills there for many years. I'm happy to pass my knowledge of Scotland, Edinburgh and it's history on to guests .