Modern Vintage Flat - Central South

Apartment - Private room · Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 5AA, United Kingdom
Cecilia And Adam


(we unfortunately had to cancel a booking 1 day after it was made due to double booking lapse on my part)

Your host, Cecilia And Adam
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(we unfortunately had to cancel a booking 1 day after it was made due to double booking lapse on my part)

The Space

This amazing Victorian Flat has been recently renovated and now boasts top quality amenities. All furniture is new, but the chunky reclaimed wood beds and tables, together with the leather sofas, give the flat a vintage feel. This blends in well with the flat's period features - the corniced ceilings in the living room and the fireplaces throughout.

The 1st floor flat comprises two double bedrooms, one of which is available for private let. The bedroom has a UK King-size bed (that's US Queen size!) a seating area, large chest of drawers and a clothes hanging rail. Facilities shared with the couple who own the flat include:

Guest Access

- A large, newly renovated kitchen, with several modern appliances (induction hob, 2 ovens, microwave, dish washer, washing machine, Nespresso Coffee maker, etc) and a 4-person dining area

- A large, bright, bow-windowed living room with a spacious seating area, a further 8-person dining area and a period fire place

- A very spacious bathroom with a new 4-piece suite (separate bath and shower) and a towel radiator

With very good natural lighting and high ceilings, the flat feels spacious and airy. It is double-glazed throughout, warm in winter (central heating) and the living room and bedroom get a lot of sun in summer - a real treat in Edinburgh!

Free WiFi internet access. Fresh towels and bed linen are provided.

A couple of UK mobile phones are also available for guest use. Guests can easily add credit to these "pay-as-you-go" mobiles by buying a top-up card, widely available in most corner shop. These allow international guests to communicate in a more affordable manner during their stay.

Interaction with Guests

PERFECT FLAT FOR: a city weekend break or longer work-related stays, a visit to the world-reknowned Edinburgh Festival, for Hogmanay revelers, for those visiting The University of Edinburgh (within walking-distance) or for those simply wishing to take in and enjoy the beautiful city of Edinburgh at their leisure.

The Neighborhood

Situated in the popular Newington area, the flat is close to restaurants, shops, banks, etc. Although about 15 min walk from the city centre (and the beautiful historic Old Town!), the flat is also next to a major bus route with frequent buses flying in and out of town (in about 5 mins!) - bus stop less than 1 min walk away. The street itself is quiet though, being on the edge of a residential, 'conservation' area.

Getting around

The Royal Commonwealth Pool is at the start of our street (2 min walk) and boasts a newly renovated gym, with Holyrood Park just behind it. It's Arthur's Seat peak provides incredible views over the beautiful city skyline.

Other Things to Note

NOTE 1: Unfortunately, the flat does not have suitable provision for very young children.

NOTE 2: The period fire places are currently non-operational as the chimneys need to be checked. Also within Edinburgh city centre, only the burning of smokeless fuel is allowed.

NOTE 3: We charge a deposit for this listing. On your check-in day (or perhaps the day before) AirBnB merely SECURE the deposit amount on your card. So the money is not withdrawn from your account, but you won't be able to spend it for the duration of your stay (much like the security deposit usually charged for car rentals). Then, if all is well with the flat and nothing is damaged or missing, the security is lifted 48 hours after check-out. Should there be any significant damage or items missing, upon check-out, we have 48 hours to get in touch with you and to come to a mutual agreement on the amount of the deposit which should be retained to help fix/replace the item. If an agreement is not reached, AirBnB will deliberate and make the final decision. Since we don't know the people staying at our flat, this just helps give us a little more peace of mind. That said, all our guests have been ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and have really looked after our place. With over 80 sets of guests we've only once had to claim a deposit to replace a damaged bed-sheet like-for-like (£15). If anything does break while you're staying at ours, we'd be most grateful if you could let us know straight away as it allows us to replace it quickly. All that said, almost all ours stays have been event free, so please do not worry about the deposit charge!

DISCOUNT: Discounted rates are available for periods of a week or longer. Most of the prices will update automatically when you search, however please get in touch if you have an enquiry of this nature.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!


From time to time, the owners are away and rent out the entire apartment, including both double bedrooms. More information, available dates and bookings can be found on a separate listing:

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $564 /week
Monthly Price: $1676 /month
Security Deposit: $353
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Mum and I had a wonderful stay at Cecilia & Adams beautiful vintage styled apartment. Though they were away, they arranged for Linda to meet up with us and help us with anything that we needed. And she did! I'd actually forgotten my camera charger and when I called Linda for assistance, she had immediately directed me to where I could purchase a new one :)
    The apartment itself is centrally located with bus stops just few minutes away. And if you're up to walking, the road leads you straight to the Old Town. Perfect! As I had a wonderful time taking in the sights and lifestyle of the local residents.
    Cecilia had a handbook ready with all the info needed on the apartment. This made it super easy for mum and I to navigate ourselves around the aprt. She provided fluffy towels, comfy bedding and slippers to be used in the house. It felt like home :) Uh! And I loved the bathroom. Took full advantage of the shower and bath! Kitchen had all the essentials which made it easy for us to prepare our meals. I'm happy to have met Cecilia & Adam the last night. What a great couple. Even though we spoke for an hr or so, I know I had found new friends! They are warm and welcoming :) I truly recommend their beautiful home to all those who want to experience a comfortable and happy atmosphere. Thank you again!
    Ps: Loved the tarts and cakes you offered us. Till next time ♥

    June 2014
  • My stay at Adam and Cecilia's was just fantastic. Their apartment is every bit as beautiful as in the photos and they left lots of very helpful tips on local places to eat and how to find my way around the flat. The walk into town was about 20 minutes with plenty of interesting shops on the way. I couldn't have been happier and will definitely come back here.

    June 2014
  • This was the kind of stay for which I would rearrange my itinerary the next time I'm visiting Edinburgh to make sure it's free!
    The flat was immaculate; everything was in order and the quality of the bed, finishes, amenities and appliances were much higher than I expected for the price. Small details like extra power adaptors, maps and laundry turned out to be very useful. I actually chose the listing for the location, which is about a mile south of downtown - easily walkable. Everything else was a bonus on top.
    Cecelia and Adam happened to be out of town, but they were incredibly helpful in suggesting places to eat & drink and making sure I had everything I needed.
    It will seriously be difficult to find a better deal than this.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 95 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • Cecelia and Adam have a great place .... very clean, quiet...outstanding bed and bathroom... my favorite place to stay in Edinburgh... and they couldn't be more hospitable... go way above and beyond.

    September 2013
  • Cecilia and Adam's flat is a lovely place full of light and charm. Not only is it modern and well decorated but it is very comfortable.
    They made us feel right at home immediately!

    Cecilia went far and beyond to make us feel welcome and she was extremely helpful! My daughter is going to University for her freshman year and Cecilia showed her around campus helping her while I was away for a couple of days.

    I am definitely hoping their room is available when I come visit my daughter. I feel I left friends behind. Always ready to help and always with a ready smile!

    We really appreciate all the help they gave us and the attention they had towards us.

    We highly recommend their place and their company!

    September 2013
  • Well, I’ve given 5 stars before. This place made me look for the sixt star, cause it’s on a league of it’s own. Photos match the place, so what you see is what you get. The place is lovely, folks were very friendly. And the attention to detail was amazing: Slippers, towels, two burner phones, wifi worked very well, a mini book club, a collection of Edinburgh Tourist Guides, everything spotless clean, access to everything in the fridge including some very welcoming beverages. Really I’m almost OCD so I notice everything, and you can tell Cecilia & Adam went beyond reasonable expectation to make you feel at home. Did I mention I actually choose the place because of the location? I came here on business but if I ever come back with my wife for some holidays I’ll be sure to ask Cecilia & Adam if her place is available. Thanks for being great hosts.

    May 2013
  • Our stay with Cecilia and Adam was fantastic! From the moment we arrived they made us feel perfectly at home. They are both super friendly, sociable, helpful and really easy going. They helped us with any questions we had and gave us plenty of tips for eating out, shopping etc. The flat is beautiful and quiet and has everything you could need. By the end of the week we didn't want to leave! We would definitely stay with them again.

    April 2013
  • It is a fantastic place for your stay in Edinburgh. Cecilia and Adam are great people and hots.

    October 2012
  • the best hostess was luxurious, spotless, quiet and Cecilia was THE BEST.

    June 2012
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We're an easy-going professional couple in our (very!) early 30s. Although we're originally from Portugal and England we've lived in (and out!) of Edinburgh for the past 14 years, also having spend time in Sri Lanka, Peru and Australia. We recently bought our first flat and we're loving the process of doing it up. We think it looks amazing (one of the coolest flats in Edinburgh - but we may be slightly biased!) and would like to give others the opportunity to enjoy it as much as we do! Whether we're in town or away we'd like the house to be "lived". We like cleanliness, are very reliable and will do our best to make our place feel like "home" to you. We are equally happy to help you find your way around all the amazing things Edinburgh has to offer or to keep out of your way if you're looking for a peaceful getaway. We looove travelling, enjoy good food and are always up for meeting interesting people. We're already looking forward to your stay with us! We're big fans and advocates of AirBnB, so when we are away, AirBnB is our first point of call for accommodation on our own travels. We hope to pick up some useful tips from the "guest" perspective and to keep improving what we provide to our own guests through our positive experiences!
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