Bright and airy top floor apartment with great views to Arthur's SeatA short walk to all the major sights
Top rated, central apt, lovely view + free parking
Top rated, central apt, lovely view + free parking

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Hi! I'm an experienced Airbnb host with great reviews & ratings.

Come & stay in my cosy private apartment, only 9 mins walk to Holyrood Palace/Royal Mile and 15 mins walk to Princes St. Breakfast, linen & fresh towels included plus free on street parking (rare in Edinburgh).

The space

Welcome! My apartment is a great place to stay if you want more than a hotel or serviced apartment can offer.

Quality breakfast foods (artisan bread, jams, homemade marmalade, free-range eggs, milk, freshly squeezed juice, cereal, tea, ground coffee etc.) are supplied and I take pride in ensuring everything is spotlessly clean and ready for your stay.

My apartment is on the top floor (3rd floor, accessed via a shared spiral staircase - like most Edinburgh buildings there is no lift/elevator) and has dramatic views over the rooftops to Arthur's Seat, the iconic extinct volcano that towers over the city. It is in a traditional Victorian building (built in 1890) in the central, safe and friendly neighbourhood of Abbeyhill. It is off the main road and the street is quiet with very little traffic. There is free parking in the streets outside the apartment which is rare in Edinburgh. Parking is unreserved and free in the street immediately outside the apartment and in the five parallel streets.

Perfect for a single traveller, couple or small family (baby cot available), the apartment is bright and modern with with a cushioned window seat from which to enjoy the sunshine and stunning view. All recently refurbished with a new kitchen, bathroom and floors throughout. There's an electric shower over a small bath, the living/kitchen/dining room feels spacious and is really comfortable and cosy.

Fully equipped with gas central heating, WiFi internet (average speed 10Mb/s), large fridge/freezer, washing machine/drying rack/iron/ironing board, hair dryer, electric espresso machine, gas hob, electric oven, plenty of cooking equipment, basic food ingredients (olive oil, spices etc). There's a digital radio/alarm in both the bedroom and living room. Please note there is no TV, if you want to watch there is high speed WiFi so bring a laptop/tablet and you can watch almost anything.

Guest access

The whole apartment is yours to enjoy and you can come and go as you please.

I work in the arts and so can advise you on what's going on locally if you're interested in seeing a performance or visiting the galleries. Maps, tourist leaflets, restaurant guides and info on the immediately local area are available in the flat. There are also books and a library of playscripts for you to enjoy while you stay.

Interaction with guests

I usually leave keys for you to collect from a key safe at the apartment entrance. You can contact me by phone or on airbnb at anytime during your stay.

Check-in and check-out times are flexible and I will try and accommodate your schedule whenever possible. It's really helpful to know your travel plans so please let me know what time you intend to arrive and depart and by what method of transport when you book. Sometimes, if someone else is arriving the same day as you leave I will have to ask you to check out at 10am but usually it is 11am.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Security Deposit: $131
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

The apartment is in a quiet neighbourhood in a traditional shared tenement block so please respect the neighbours and you'll have a great time. I try to recycle as much as possible and conserve energy so please help out with this. Sleeping on the sofa is not permitted.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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448 Reviews

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Janet User Profile
June 2017
Stayed in James' apartment for 3 nights. Really liked it, everything was there. Free car parking in the street, great. Nice walk to Old Town and all other things in Edinburgh. Great coffeebars and bakery just around the corner of the apartment!

Cherie User Profile
June 2017
It is a dramatic setting; through the window Edinburgh stretches out before you. The apartment is sleek and comfortable, well planned for space and living. It has a theatrical air from its lofty view to the literature and posters. Close to so much of all Edinburgh has to offer. James is an excellent host and saved us from a dire situation involving locked in keys! Our only regret, having to leave early.

Diarmuid User Profile
June 2017
A great stay - good location, lovely apartment. Many thanks James!

Cristian User Profile
June 2017
Great place for staying in Edinburgh! Very well located, super clean and best bed in Britain.

Carolyn User Profile
June 2017
A very clean tidy comfortable apartment, up 3 flights of stairs. Not for large people! Toilet tight fit Easy self-checkin. Breakfast supplies great. Shops very close. Can walk to central Edinburgh in 10-15 minutes James left map & useful directions & helpful suggestions for eating out

Casey User Profile
June 2017
Jame's place was amazing! Adorable, clean, and had spices, toiletries, coffee, and some food!

Courtney User Profile
June 2017
Amazing place to stay! Location is perfect, the apartment is very clean, and James is a great host.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in May 2011
James User ProfileJames is a superhost.

I have lived in Edinburgh since 2000 and have been an Airbnb host since September 2011, I enjoy and take pride in providing a great service in my apartment. I work in arts management and love everything that Edinburgh has to offer so can be really helpful if you're visiting and looking for culture.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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