About This Listing
Shaftesbury Park is a comfortable artist-owned traditional flat in a Victorian terraced house with all mod cons, free wifi, and its own garden. It lies in a conservation area and is only a short bus ride from all visitor attractions.
A light and airy flat with simple design and original art work. A former ship-fitter helped us create site-specific furniture to make the most of the available space. In summer the garden is an excellent extension of the flat allowing you to have al fresco breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sun.
Guests can enjoy the whole flat and also my garden.
Interaction with Guests
I welcome my guests to my former home and am happy to give advice on how to explore Edinburgh. In general I respect my guests´ privacy. In case anything should go pear-shaped I can be contacted in an instant.
There is a strong local community feel with good local amenities and easy access to the city centre. It's great being so close to the Union Canal for walks, runs and duck feeding.
Excellent bus links into the centre serving both stations and all visitor attractions. There are six frequent bus services into the city. The bus stops are 5 walking minutes from the flat and it takes between 10-15 minutes on the bus depending on the time of day. An all-day adult ticket on the bus is £4.00.
Alternatively you can do a 30 minute walk to the city along the scenic Union Canal tow path which gives you a very personal (non-tourist) view of Edinburgh. There is unlimited free on-street parking round the corner from my flat for those who travel by car. Edinburgh has a very compact centre and the best way to explore it is on foot.
Other Things to Note
If you are interested in staying at Shaftesbury Park please make sure that you have completed your own profile first including verifications before putting in a booking request.
At Shaftesbury Park I have a set of lovely neighbours who all have children and are all hard-working. Please keep the noise down after 22.00h and before 7.30h.
We don't allow pets and there is strictly no smoking in the house. As the property has soft wooden floors throughout I ask all fashionistas to take off their high heels at the front door. (That includes you guys, too!)
My family and I spent three delightful nights at Shaftesbury Park. Anke was a wonderful host who made us feel at home. She provided many tourist information regarding Edinburgh and even recommended several good restaurants/cafes to try out. The flat is new, clean, and well-equipped. Additionally, its location is very convenient with a mini mart just across the street. This is definitely the best airbnb experience we've had thus far!
We had a lovely stay in Edinburgh and this was a great base for us. Anke was so thorough and attentive. Lovely finishing touches, like chocolates and wine - thank you so much. Very clean and plenty of extras such as toiletries, food etc.
We stayed at many airbnd places on this 3 week vacation and can honestly
say Anke was the most welcoming host we have ever experienced. We appreciate all the detailed directions as this was our first trip into the country. The flat was exactly as described and more. All beds were extremely comfortable. We wished we would have scheduled more time in edinburgh. Thank you again Anke for making us feel right at home.
A lovely large clean apartment full of surprises. Anke-Beate left chocolates, eggs , bread and milk for us. The rooms are bright and attractive with a good kitchen and bathroom. Although we did not meet Anke Beate she answered all emails promptly and communicated well. Highly recommended place to stay.
Shaftsbury Park was one of the best apartments I've had throughout my Airbnb experience. Anke was a lovely host - though we didn't get to meet her personally, she arranged for someone to take us through the apartment upon check-in. It was a lovely apartment with everything we needed. She also checked in with us every other day to make sure we were alright. All in all, my family and I really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended!
This flat was absolutely marvelous! We stayed a few days as my husband had a conference in the city center. The location was tucked away and cozy yet close to everything. Anke went above and beyond as a hosted with excellent communication and guidance during our stay.
What an amazing place and what an amazing host!
The apartment was absolutely perfect and just what we needed for our weekend in Edinburgh to take part in the marathon.
The finishing touches that Anke left in the flat were just gorgeous and made us feel right at home. The booklet with fun facts and useful information was absolutely fantastic and I think we would have been lost without it.
We definitely want to come back... maybe next year to run the marathon again :)
Thank you again! :) xxxx
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About the Host, Anke-Beate
I am totally and irrevocably in love with Edinburgh, its architecture, its cafes, its culture and its people. I came to this city as a young student, returned to do a postgraduate degree and then - as so many of us - got stuck and never looked back.
My favourite holiday destinations are the Outer Hebrides, the south Baltic (not as cold as many believe), and I have recently discovered the beauty of Iceland.
My job is arty and dangerous at the same time. Not many of those around.
I love Icelandic crime and Scandinavian design. I crossed the Alps on my motorbike. My biggest passion is outdoor swimming in the reservoirs, in stormy seas or even just a big puddle (ask me for recommendations). I like the smell of books and could easily spend days in Edinburgh´s bookshops.
I couldn't imagine life in Edinburgh without my bicycle. I am fond of dark chocolate, enjoy live music and love catching the last rays of sunshine in autumn.