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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 parking.
Welcome! My apartment is a great place to stay if you want more than a hotel or serviced apartment can offer.
Quality breakfast foods (bread, jams, homemade marmalade, free-range eggs, milk, juice, cereal, tea, 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 - there is no lift as is common with Edinburgh apartment buildings) of a traditional Victorian tenement building (1890) in the central neighbourhood of Abbeyhill. It has a dramatic view over Edinburgh's lovely and historic 'colony' houses to Arthur's Seat, the iconic extinct volcano that towers over the city. It's off the main road and the the street is quiet with hardly any traffic. There is free parking outside the apartment which is rare in Edinburgh.
Perfect for a single, 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 maker, gas hob, electric oven, plenty of cooking equipment, basic food ingredients (oils, spices etc). There's a digital radio/alarm in both the bedroom and living room.
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
For the majority of bookings I will be there to meet you in person to let you in, show you the apartment and answer any questions.
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, due to checkin/out times I wont be able to meet you personally and so will arrange to leave keys nearby. You can contact me by phone or on airbnb at anytime during your stay.
This a friendly, city centre neighbourhood where lots of local Edinburghers live. Just around the corner are a good selection of shops including an excellent artisan baker/patisserie and a brilliant independent wine shop. There’s a great contemporary Indian restaurant/takeout, an excellent Thai restaurant/takeout, an acclaimed local/seasonal restaurant and a well respected Italian very close by. Edinburgh has many fantastic restaurants within easy reach and I include recommendations and my favourites in your booking confirmation.
The city centre (Princes St.) is just 15 minute walk and buses run every few minutes (24 hours) from the top of the road. The nearest tram stop is York Place (10 min walk) and from here you can get the tram directly to the airport in 35 minutes.
Other Things to 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.
Sometimes, if someone else is arriving the same day as you leave I need people to check out at 10am.
No smoking and no parties! 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.
James' flat was adorable with a very modern and clean interior. James had great local food recommendations - from the Manna House Bakery to The Outsider restaurant - and his flat was very close to Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, the Royal Mile, and Holyrood Palace. My husband and I had such a wonderful time in Edinburgh we decided to extend our stay... and when my husband actually left a few of his shirts in the flat James was very accommodating and flexible, meeting us back at his place on short notice. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is new to Edinburgh and/or Airbnb - James is a wonderful host and his place won't disappoint!
James made us feel very welcome, and met us at the flat to show us around. The flat and the views were just as described & pictured. The facilities were comfortable and generous: good heating system, a fun espresso machine and home-made marmalade.
My 4 days at James were amazing. His appartment is all I could ask for and I felt so much like home! It's really warm and located about 20-25 minutes from center, wich is good because everytime you can go on a different path and meet new places from around! The shower was also great,and the breakfast just perfect. James marmellade was amazing too! I would definitely rrcommend this flat, fully equipped and super clean. I really hope to come back!!!
Great place conveniently located on a local bus route so plenty of access into the city. The flat itself is presented very well and James did an excellent job in terms of giving us all the right information before the stay and being responsive around our time there. If you are reading this review please do consider this flat as it was a real find!
Jag uppskattade verkligen min vistelse i denna ljusa och trevligt inredda lägenhet. Den var luftig och ren och hade alla tänkbara bekvämligheter, såsom badkar, espressomaskin och tvättmaskin. Eftersom jag är känslig för laktos och gluten erbjöd värden mig laktosfri mjölk och glutenfritt bröd utöver smör, hemgjord marmelad och kaffe. En särskilt uppskattad detalj var värdens egendesignade karta över Edinburgh som var full av tips på ställen att besöka. Ett extra plus också för miljötänk med källsortering av sopor. Jag skulle mer än gärna bo här igen om jag åker tillbaka till Edinburgh.
Our stay at James's place was wonderful. The check-in was really easy and he provided us all the important information needed for check-in. The location was amazing, walking distance to pretty much everywhere. James also left the basic stuff for breakfast (bread, eggs, butter and jam) along with a carefully designed map of the nearby attractions. We had a lovely stay there!
Perfect apartment close to the centre of Edinburgh which provides an excellent base for people/couples looking to explore the city. On arrival we were presented with a few breakfast items and essentials like fresh bread and milk to get us going. Host more than happy to accomodate our awkward arrival and departure times. local high street (easter road) has plenty of shops and pubs to keep you busy at close quarters (recommend Manna House Bakery for breakfast and Al Dente for a good value italian evening meal). The apartment itself is well furnished with top quality electrical applicances and excellent kitchen facilities for those looking to prepare food at the aprtment rather than go out. Constant hot water and good central heating meant that getting home on a freezing night wasnt a problem to warm back up! Books/ leaflets/ radio mean there are ways to entertain yourself in the apartment. Bus stop less than 100m away and plenty of services into the town centre about 5mins away. Only about 10/15mins to walk to apartment from the centre of town. (Taxi is about £5-7.) buses are frequent and airlink bus from airport is recommended too. All around excellent place to stay.
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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.