Room by the Shore,Leith.Edinburgh

Apartment - Private room · Bernard Street, Edinburgh, EH6, United Kingdom
Your host, David
12 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

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 bed. It is large enough for an additional single bed if required. The room 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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The house and room were very pleasant, hosts friendly and helpful. Great experience!

    June 2014
  • My stay at David's was great. His apartment is beautiful, very clean and so quiet. The bed is very comfy and cosy. David supplied everything I needed for my stay and was very helpful. Leith is a lovely part of Edinburgh and is only a 30 minute walk or short bus journey from the city centre. I would definitely recommend staying at David's!

    June 2014
  • We arrived at David and Janice's flat as "guests" and left as something more like "family." This was our first Air B and B experience, so we didn't know quite what to expect. Let's see if I can mention a few things that made our stay memorable: wonderfully fluffy bedding, fresh flowers, an open kitchen with everything one would need to fix a snack or cook a meal, a large and comfy sitting room with a lovely collection of eclectic art making the walls draw you into the warmth of the place, clean as a whistle, and so conveniently located near the bus and Leith's first rate restaurants. But the most important element was our hosts willingness to just chat, sharing helpful information about the Edinburgh area, their 'stories,' and to listen to our narrative about a life on another continent. Room by the Shore is highly recommended for a couple (mind the stairs up to the flat if you have mobility issues!) or for a large family or group gathering. David and Janice can arrange for you to have the whole flat. Breakfast is not included, but right across the street is 'Marmalade Cafe' which will take care of you nicely, if you don't feel like making your own. You will enjoy your stay at "Room by the Shore" guaranteed!

    May 2014
  • David and Janice are fantastic hosts. Their home is beautifully decorated with beautiful arts, and the room that we stayed in is spacious and luxurious. They are both kind and friendly, and they were able to accommodate us at a very short notice, and we appreciate this very much. We ended up staying an extra night to enjoy their lovely home. Thanks David and Janice!!!

    May 2014
  • Lovely house in Leith. The room we stayed in was lovely and we had a bathroom to ourselves which was a bonus. The bed and pillows were so comfortable. Our hosts were very helpful and gave us a few tips on the easiest way to Leith from the airport and recommended places to eat and drink around the area. We loved staying in Leith. Amazing place for food and drinks and everyone we met was helpful, polite and up for a nice chat! Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you David and Janice for making our weekend stay so relaxed!

    February 2014
  • (email hidden)! The flat is just lovely, light and spacious and beautifully decorated. Great location. Janice and Davey are excellent hosts. I was made to feel very welcome. My only regret is that I was only there 1 night - would have quite liked to move in! I hope to visit again, and stay a bit longer.

    February 2014
  • Perfect place to stay for easy access into Edinburgh. No complaints whatsoever but I am tall and the bed was a standard length double rather than the normal King size.

    November 2013
    Response from David:

    Hello Paul,
    Thanks for your feedback. We found it really easy having you guys staying over and are pleased that you generally enjoyed your visit. I hope that the bed problem didn't give you too much of a bad nights sleep.
    I can understand your complaint and just wish that I'd thought about it at the time,( when you had to duck to get into the kitchen I should have tippled! ) as the beds in a couple of the rooms upstairs are King size, and you could have easily stayed up there.
    I'm sorry I missed you on the Sunday morning as I was at work early but am pleased you generally enjoyed your stay.
    Thanks again, and all the best,

    David and Janice

    November 2013
  • Beautiful and comfortable apartment with spacious bedrooms, living rooms, and a great kitchen. Everything was well prepared and clean, and together with David and Janice's hospitality it made me feel right at home! Nice vivid area with good connections to the rest of the city. David also has lots of books and info if you want to go explore more of Scotland. Very friendly people, very nice place, I'd be happy to go back there anytime.

    August 2013
  • Die Wohnung der beiden ist genial und die beiden Gastgeber perfekt. Die Wohnung ist großzügig, sehr ordentlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, es sieht auch in Wirklichkeit so gut aus wie auf den Fotos. In der Küche gibt es nichts was es nicht gibt, und es standen uns zwei Duschen und das große Wohnzimmer inklusiv der extrem vielen Wanderbücher zur Verfügung. David hat uns an einem Abend seine Tipps für unsere Reise gegeben und mit Janice haben wir uns über alles Mögliche unterhalten, wobei uns die Mischung der Beiden aus Offenheit und Unaufdringlichkeit besonders gut gefallen hat. Unsere Skepsis bezüglich der Lage der Wohnung hat sich schnell in sein Gegenteil verkehrt: Die Wohnung ist so gelegen, dass man im In-Viertel ausgehen oder kurz in die Innenstadt fahren kann.

    August 2013
  • Would highly recommend staying @ "Room by the Shore". I visited Edinburgh to take my Dad to the "The Open @ Muirfield". Not enough time to see Edinburgh in full, but David and Janice made our sat ever so comfortable, they were very accommodating and lovely people. Great recommendations on things to do and places to eat in the area, especially loved the detail David gave us to find them.

    A short bus ride to the center of Edinburgh, they (email hidden). We felt very relaxed and at home. So a very big thank you!

    July 2013
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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 .
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