Nice Central Double room incl. Breakfast

Apartment - Private room · Easter Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5, United Kingdom

This is a spacious, comfortable double bedroom. It's a cosy room, a warm and pleasant space with touches of luxury. A lovely central location from which to enjoy Edinburgh.

The Space

THE FLAT:

Warm, friendly and relaxed environment. That's the most important thing about this flat; how well those of us who live here get along. Mostly it's quiet, our place away from the rest of the world - we like reading, cooking and watching movies. It's the kind of place where you check if anyone needs to use the bathroom before jumping in the shower for 20 minutes. If that sounds like you please read on...

This is a carefully modernised traditional Edinburgh tenement flat built in the 19th century. Its architecture, decor and comfort combine to make this a very homely flat. It boasts many original features including large windows, high ceilings, cornicing, wood panelling and solid wood floors. It also offers modern creature comforts such as temperature-controlled gas central heating, unlimited hot water, double glazing, modern fitted kitchen and good quality furniture.

I own a few flats and look after a few others for friends but this is a real Edinburgh home, it's my home. I bought 10 years ago and have put a lot of time and effort into making it feel right. And because it's my home it comes with some very special features including an esoteric audiophile hifi system and home cinema, high end kitchen equipment (Miele, NEFF, Dualit, etc.) and a luxury heated-floor marble bathroom. This is a lovely space to spend time in and the perfect base from which to explore the city from.

Easter Road is walking distance (about a mile) from Princes Street, Waverley Train Station and the Royal Mile. It is the closest point to town with free on-street parking so ideal if you're travelling by car. If you don't fancy walking then the award-winning local bus service runs routes right past the flat direct to both the new town and the old town.

WHAT YOU GET:

This listing is for the the green room, a space I enjoy spending time in. It has a pleasant atmosphere with half wooden floor and half lovely wool carpet around the bed - perfect on cold mornings. It also has an extremely expensive electric massage bed which is very comfortable and great for reading, lazy mornings and a certain comedy value.

Guest Access

CAPACITY:

This listing is for a private room with a double bed which will sleep 2 people comfortably.

Interaction with Guests

ARRIVING:

The flat is about a mile from Waverley Train Station; you can walk, catch the no.1 bus or jump in a taxi.

From the airport you can catch the regular (and inexpensive) no. 35 bus which brings you all the way to the flat in about an hour.

SETTLING INTO THE FLAT:

I will meet you when you arrive to hand over a set of keys, show you round the flat and answer any questions you may have about the accommodation, location and Edinburgh in general. After that, well I live here so ask questions when you see me or call if i'm out. You will get my email address when your booking is confirmed and my phone number is on all the key fobs.

The Neighborhood

LOCATION:

Easter Road is great neighbourhood that i've seen go from strength to strength over the last decade. Close to the city centre but with its own identity and community. In the immediate vicinity we have the best Italian restaurant, best bakery, best off-license, my favourite pub and the best Thai food i've eaten since Bangkok. There are cool cafes, vintage shops and an award-winning local supermarket (as well a choice of big supermarkets slightly further away, perhaps 10 minutes walk).

The flat is central enough that many guests walk everywhere. You will find high street shopping, restaurants, pubs, historic tourist attractions and the picturesque walks that Edinburgh is famed for.

PLACES OF INTEREST:

The Royal Mile is less than 1 mile away, it is the heart of Edinburgh's old town. It links Holyrood Palace (the Queen's official residence in Scotland) and the Scottish Parliament with Edinburgh Castle. Halfway up is a section called High Street which is the epicentre of street theatre, especially during the Fringe.

Princes Street is also less 1 mile away. It is the main shopping street and the epicentre of Hogmanay celebrations (Scot's new year).

George Street, where Edinburgh's nightlife and the Fringe's Assembly Rooms (plus other venues) are based is even closer.

Bristo Square in the Old Town is the hub of the commercial Fringe (Gilded Balloon, Pleasance, Underbelly, etc.). It is 1.5 miles away so 25-30 minutes walk or catch the 35 bus from just outside.

Murrayfield rugby stadium is slightly away from the centre of town so takes about 25 minutes on the bus

Getting around

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Edinburgh is a small city so many guests find they can walk everywhere they wish to visit. However, if you prefer public transport or wish to visit the attractions on Edinburgh's outskirts (such as Rosslyn, Cramond and Portobello) then a close by bus route will take you there. The buses are now GPS tracked with arrival boards at the stops and you can even download a free app to your phone to see exactly how soon the next one is arriving.

Other Things to Note

DISCOUNTS

Some discounts are applied automatically. For example, if you stay for a week you get one night free and if you stay for a month you only pay for 3 weeks. AirBnB's system is good but not perfect so I have to apply some discounts manually. In particular if more than 1 person stays in this room for a week or more then I will manually apply a discount to the price you are quoted.

When you enquire about renting this room I will send you a special offer with the correct price.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $17 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $432 /week
Monthly Price: $1295 /month
Security Deposit: $98
Cleaning Fee: $26
Country:
City:
Neighborhood:
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Accuracy
Communication
Cleanliness
Location
Check In
Value
  • Good stay. Very comfy and Zeb is very helpful, friendly, and kind.

    September 2013
  • Excellent location to visit Edinburgh on a short stay. Zeb was away when I stayed there but everything was well organised ( instructions for the keys and direction).

    September 2013
  • I had a fantastic stay at Zeb's. Zeb was a friendly and knowledgeable host with an answer for everything. I greatly enjoyed my stay of one month and look forward to staying there on my next visit to Edinburgh.

    September 2013
  • We stayed at Zeb's place for 3 night, Zeb and his friend Liza are very friendly and share lots of local information with us !! BTW, the location is near the city center and old town. It's a very good place to explore Edinburgh!

    August 2013
  • Zeb's place is a nice and bright apartment 5 minutes off from city centre. The area is safe and still authentic. I could be able to speak to him for short time but he managed everything to make me feel confortable at home and make sure I didn't miss anything based on my needs. I highly recommend his flat.

    July 2013
  • We stayed at Zeb's for 2 nights : very friendly place and nice host. Good location. Great experience!

    July 2013
  • Very friendly and witty host!

    August 2012
  • I came with my partner for the 2012 Fringe and managed to get a room at Zeb's for the 3 night I needed. Fringe was amazing. The flat is well situated for all I wanted to do, on a bus route if it rains and you do not want to walk but otherwise under 30 minutes walk from city centre. The fact that I was staying (email hidden)n in flat rather than in an hotel or ho;stel meant that the experience was really relaxed and stress free.

    I did not use public transport once, and yet I went to Arthur seat, to the shore, to the observatory and obviously all around the centre for Free Fringe venues (attending nearly 30 shows over 4 days).
    For visiting Edinburgh for tourism or festival, I can really recommend this arrangement

    August 2012
  • Nice clean room. Zeb was friendly, and had interesting guests who gave me tips on what shows were good at the Fringe. Be careful with the advertised room price though- air B and B quoted $45 or so per night, it cost me more than double that because it was August-- festival time in Edinburgh. That was a dampener.

    August 2012
  • appart d'artiste très anglais , le nécessaire est là avec beaucoup de simplicité, et de gout on est tout de suite en vacances; très discret , c’était parfait .

    July 2012
Per Month
From
$69
Subtotal Total

This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.

Save this listing to review later.
Saved 59 times
School
Newcastle UK
Work
Festival organiser / Massage teacher
About
Hi, I'm Zeb David. I divide my year between organising music festivals, teaching massage and travelling. When not working I play squash, listen to music, watch movies and read a lot. Also enjoy DIY and have done a lot of work on my flat over the last few years - it's now a really comfortable place to spend time. I like my home to be quietly sociable and welcoming, if that sounds good to you please come and stay here. Bye for now, Zeb PS I'm going to use AirBnB as a guest for the first time early next year when my mother and I travel around Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. I look forward to meeting you and seeing your counties. Please excuse my lack of Spanish, I will learn at least the basics before we leave.
View full profile
Response Rate
85%
Response Time
within a few hours
Calendar Updated
3 days ago

How does Airbnb promote safety?

Similar Listings