Room 1- Clean, Cosy, Comfy DOUBLE

Apartment - Private room · C Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3AJ, United Kingdom
Maya
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The Space

This flat is LGBT friendly :o)

AND STRICTLY NON-SMOKING!!

Ideal for:
- EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE (12-18 minute bus ride)
- EDINBURGH ('TURNHOUSE') AIRPORT (direct bus 150m from flat)
- HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY (direct bus just outside flat)
- UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (direct bus 150m from flat)
- CORN EXCHANGE (4 minutes' walk, for concerts, wedding fair, exhibitions etc)
- MURRAYFIELD RUGBY STADIUM

** PLEASE NOTE: There are 3 ROOMS available here, we can accommodate up to 8 people, 3 in each triple room + 2 in the double room.
(for other room search for 'Room 2- clean, cosy comfy DOUBLE' and 'Room 3- clean, cosy, comfy TRIPLE').**

(We may offer a discount for booking more than one room, depending on how busy things are).

THE ACCOMMODATION IS CHEAPER BECAUSE THE FRONT DOOR, UPPER CORRIDOR AND DOWNSTAIRS YARD ARE STILL UNDECORATED AND SHABBY- WE HAVE POSTED PICS OF THE NICE, FINISHED ROOMS YOU CAN DEFINITELY USE (BEDROOM, BATHROOM, KITCHEN) AND THE KITCHEN HAS A TABLE THAT SEATS 4 PEOPLE SO THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOMEWHERE TO SIT AND EAT.

ALL THE ROOMS YOU SEE HAVE BEEN DECORATED IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS.

WE MAY STILL BE DECORATING CORRIDOR, FRONT DOOR, OUTSIDE STAIR AND OTHER COMMUNAL AREAS HOWEVER MESS/NOISE WILL BE MINIMAL AS IT'S MAINLY PAINTING.
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PLEASE NOTE: The prices displayed are for single occupancy- for 2 OR 3 people sharing a room a small supplement is added but the system should calculate this for you :o)

Once again, if the dates you require are not busy we may be able to offer discount.

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GENERAL INFO ON ROOM/FLAT:
- Flat is clean, cosy and comfortable, most of it has been redecorated in the last 6 months.
It's STRICTLY NON-SMOKING and there are no pets here. There is one flight of stairs leading up to flat and another inside the flat so, unfortunately, NOT SUITABLE FOR WHEELCHAIRS OR GUESTS WITH MOBILITY ISSUES.

- Bedrooms are very cheery and have either a good sized wardrobe or a clothes hanging rail, as well as a desk and other storage. Beds are either continental sized doubles or continental sized singles (depending on which room you book) and quite new, very comfortable, medium firmness. -Each bedroom has a lock (of course we have copies of the keys but no-one else in the flat will have the same key as you) so if you prefer extra security you can leave your bedroom door locked.
- The flat has fireproof doors, a fire extinguisher on each floor, fully hard-wired smoke alarms in every room, a CO alarm & a heat alarm in kitchen so, good safety features!
- Bathroom 1 has a good electric shower and there is always hot water from taps as boiler is very efficient. Bathroom 2 is currently being installed so is in very rough condition although sink/toilet are already operational.
(Bathrooms are shared so consideration of others, i.e. not spending hours in there etc, is always appreciated :o)

COST INCLUDES:
A 'HELP YOURSELF' BREAKFAST of toast/spreads/jams/butter/cereal/milk/tea/coffee/juice, clean bed linen (with extra blankets provided), 2 towels each (1 x large, 1 x small), unlimited use of the tea/coffee cupboard and spice cupboard, space in fridge/kitchen units for your food and wi-fi (but not landline telephone).
If you're staying for an entire week/more than one week you are welcome to use the washing machine to do 1 wash per week. Bedding/towels will be changed for every new guest OR weekly if guest staying longer but obviously we can be flexible if there is real need to change it sooner.

TRANSPORT:
- Flat is on main bus routes, the buses stop just beside the flat and take between 12-20 minutes to get into the city centre.

** Every time I post bus numbers it is interpreted as a telephone number and blanked out so please do a search for Lothian Buses for Gorgie Road/Chesser Avenue, Edinburgh! **

There are both day & night buses just outside our flat.

- Cycling into the centre would take about 15-20 minutes and there are nice cycle routes, once you get off the main road.

- Car parking is free, on street and usually plentiful.

- LOCAL AMENITIES:
There is a RBS bank about 50 yards away (for getting cash from cashpoint), some local shops and takeaways directly across the road and a 24 hour supermarket (ASDA) about 8-10 minutes' walk in one direction, which is very handy if you wish to buy your own food to save money (please be aware that in Britain you must purchase alcohol before 10pm). There are also several other large supermarkets on the way into town, if you have a day/week bus ticket you can hop off the bus and buy stuff on way home (Sainsbury, Aldi, Lidl etc).
There are a couple of typical takeaways across the road (Chinese, fish & chips).
(There is a nice park about 2 minutes' walk from us).

PRACTICALITIES:
-Check-in is between 6pm-10pm and check-out is by 11am however if room is not booked by someone else we may be able to be flexible- please ask when you are here about this.

If this room/flat/hosts sound like your cup of tea then please contact us :o)

Guest Access

Guests have access to their bedroom, the sit-down kitchen and both bathrooms.

Interaction with Guests

We always greet guests upon arrival, show them around and explain how things work. I then contact them once a day for the first couple of days, either in person, by text or by hand written note) just to check if everything is ok and say hello.

Getting around

We are on one of Edinburgh's main bus routes- numbers 3, 25, 30 and 33 stop just outside the flat, all of which go straight into Princes St, which takes between 12-20 minutes.

The number 35 also stops near us, about 150 yards from home, and this bus goes direct o the airport, very handy!

Finally, nightbuses: the N25 bus stops just outside the flat and the N22 (airport night bus) stops about 500 yards from home and runs all night, takes about 20 minutes to the airport.

Other Things to Note

We are currently installing a 2nd bathroom- right now it is in very rough condition however the sink and toilet are all working so it's perfectly usable (if not very pretty yet).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $26 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Qué puedo decir mas que EXCELENTE ESTADÍA!! Que bueno encontrar anfitriones como Maya y Malcom, amables, generosos y abiertos para disfrutar la gente que reciben. Mi habitación era aún mas linda que en las fotos, la cocina es super completa y el desayuno es mas que generoso. Mi experiencia fue perfecta. Gracias Maya y Malcom!! The best !!

    June 2014
  • This was my first experience with Airbnb and I'm worried that Maya and Malc have spoiled me for any future hosts. It's a fantastic flat with fantastic hosts. They handled all the administrative bits quickly and efficiently (e.g. fast responses to any messages, sent good directions before arrival, keep the fridge and cupboards constantly full of good breakfast items). I had the pleasure of spending two weeks here, so I feel like I really got to know them before I left. They are also really wonderful and thoughtful people.

    Whether you're looking for a place to stay a single night or a place for a longer stay, this is the place for you.

    June 2014
  • A very generous hearted couple who go out of their way to try and make you feel comfortable and at home
    Thank you

    June 2014
  • I moved to Edinburgh two weeks ago and had the good fortune to land first of all in the delightful home of Maya and Malcolm. Everything was perfect and they were extremely kind and helpful. It was an excellent start to the Edinburgh chapter of my life and also one of the nicest places I have stayed anywhere!

    May 2014
  • Me and my friend had a really lovely stay. The flat is well located with the good connection to the airport and the city center. Everything was perfectly explained and Maya made sure that we don't need anything. Maya and Malc are very friendly and welcoming and we can absolutely recommend this place:).

    May 2014
  • This a perfect accommodation if you are looking for a privacy, a beautiful and comfortable room, like a hotel but in a warm home.
    Maya is a excellent, polite and discrete.
    Absolutely recommendable
    Thanks Maya

    May 2014
    Maya
    Response from Maya:

    Hello,Moninca, thaks a lot for your nice review, I hope your job in Edinburgh went well :o)

    May 2014
  • Great room and facilities. I wasn't there long but enjoyed my stay and would stay again.
    Both Maya and Malc were very welcoming and friendly.

    May 2014
  • This was my first trip anywhere and it made the experience so enjoyable with having such wonderful hosts! The flat was easy to locate, the room was clean and bright and super comfy, and I miss it already! I hope to visit Scotland again one day and will definitely look to them for a place to stay : )

    May 2014
  • This was my second stay with Maya and Malc, which should tell you something about the outstanding hosts, great accommodation and all around lovely experience! This was truly a home away from home for me. The flat is ideally located on several bus routes making it possible to go out without bothering to check the bus schedule. One is sure to come within a few minutes. And if you are unsure of what to do in Edinburgh, Maya and Malc provide a wealth of information. Thank you, Maya and Malc!

    May 2014
    Maya
    Response from Maya:

    Oh, Stefi, now it's my turn to say sooooo sorry, just haven't stopped! :o)
    Thank you for 2nd fab review and I hope you had a lovely time showing your lad the highlights of Scotland. Best of luck with the course and may it all finish soon so you can get working!
    M & M

    May 2014
  • Spot on! All we expected in a B&B and more. We stayed only for a night but it was very satisfying. Thanks so much Maya!
    Easy access to transport, very close to city center and attractions. Warm and Friendly hosts. Surprised with snacks, chocolates and Fruits kept in our room. All equipped B&B. There was some changes kept as well for the bus. Very impressive. Good luck M&M. We hope to visit you again when we come to Scotland.
    Highly recommend this place.

    April 2014
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ABOUT US: Hello :o) I am Maya, my partner is Malc. Malc speaks English and I speak English, Spanish and Italian and can also manage basic French. We are friendly, fun, considerate and helpful. We are open minded and more than happy to welcome anyone, regardless of their race/colour (this does not matter- it's the person inside), religion (although we are firmly atheist so please, no attempted conversions...;o). And regardless of sexuality-this is definitely a gay-friendly household, no need to stay in the closet here! We lead active lives in general, working in decorating/building trades/flat design and art, although we have had many different kinds of jobs. We are generally quite busy with work/social/other activities although right now our focus is to finish decorating flat so we are home a lot of the time, everything else is on hold!. As well as AIRBNB guests, we may occasionally have friends/relatives staying briefly but all our guests are considerate. If this room/flat/hosts sound like your cup of tea then please get in touch :o)
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