Modern Vintage Home - Central South

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 5AA, United Kingdom

The Space


* Can accommodate 5 people during August - Please inquire *

This amazing flat has recently been renovated and now boasts top quality amenities....yet the tasteful preservation of the property's Victorian features are evocative of a gone-by era.

All furniture is new, however 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.

This 1st floor flat comprises two double bedrooms with UK King-size beds (that's US Queen!) and a number of facilities, including:

- 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 front 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.

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

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.

NOTE 1: The owners, Cecilia and Adam, often spend time at the flat. When they are in town, they rent out only the spare bedroom, sharing all other facilities. For those dates, the property is listed under a separate AirBnB listing:

NOTE 2: Unfortunately, the flat does not have suitable provision for very young children.

NOTE 3: 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 4: 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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1033 /week
Monthly Price: $3444 /month
Security Deposit: $689
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Cecilia & Adam's place was lovely: clean, tidy, light-filled, and thoroughly organised for visitor's to have a very comfortable stay. Cecilia was alway quick to respond & make sure we had everything we needed.
    We had a great stay there & would recommend highly to others.

    April 2014
  • Honestly this was one of the most wonderful Air bnb experiences I've ever had. There were 5 girls staying at Adam and Cecilia's and we just loved it. The apartment is beautiful. The bathroom, kitchen, beds, doonas - all so comfortable, clean, cosy, modern, warm. It was really perfect. The apartment is huge and perfectly situated under Arthur's seat near Hollyrood park. Cecilia was so helpful from the beginning - she recommended a great place for dinner and a great cocktail bar. She responded quickly every time and just made the whole thing very easy and smooth. The woman that let us in was very friendly and pleasant and very welcoming. It was just great and amazing value!

    March 2014
  • We were very much looking forward to staying at Cecilia and Adam's apartment and we had the most wonderful time. Their apartment is beautifully decorated, clean, airy and light with fantastic facilities in the kitchen and bathroom and lovely comfortable bedrooms. The location is excellent for those unfamiliar with Edinburgh and a great place to access Arthur's Seat/crags, the meadows, city centre and local amenities like the commonwealth swimming pool. There are loads of nice eateries, delicatessens, cafés, pubs, etc etc
    For me by far the most important part of this booking was my dealings with the hosts and I found them to be just wonderful, friendly and helpful. They even checked on us during our stay to make sure we were happy with everything.
    This was a wonderful experience on Airbnb from start to finish.

    March 2014
  • We spent a long weekend at Cecilia and Adams flat with another two friends. The flat is beautiful and characterful and could comfortably accommodate all 4 of us.

    The rooms are beautifully decorated and the beds are sooooo comfortable! Bathroom was squeaky clean, as was everywhere else, and had a great shower. We enjoyed preparing our breakfast in the kitchen and lounging in the living room after a long day of seeing the sights!

    Location was very good, not too long a walk from the city centre with good amenities nearby, like bakery, supermarkets and restaurants.

    Cecilia was great during the booking process, very friendly and even accommodated our late check in on the first night at 11 pm as our flight was quite late in the evening. The guest book for the house has lots of useful information, from how rouse the microwave or adjust the heating to suggestions for eating and drinking! We would love to stay here again and would recommend to anyone wishing to spend a few days in Edinburgh!

    March 2014
  • What a pleasure to stay somewhere that felt like home. None of the usual hassles associated with self-catering, like dodgy cookers, blunt kitchen knives, feeble showers.....Adam and Cecilia's flat is homely, comfortable, even luxurious (we are talking battery-powered salt and pepper mills here, folks - rest those tired condiment-wrists...). A great pleasure to stay here. And if in doubt about walking from the station, it's really no big deal - an easy walk, even with wheely cases.

    March 2014
  • Fantastic flat. We had a great stay here. Everything we needed and more !! Loved all the quirky bits in each room and the curtain poles in the Lounge ! You certainly have an eye for interior design!
    The kitchen was fab and some seriously good cocktail books!!
    Would recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh. PERFECT
    P.S. had good fun playing the games too!

    March 2014
  • We had a perfect time in Edinburg and in Cecilia and Adam's place. The flat is really gorgeous and very well placed in the city! We had a very pleasant arrival there and really felt like home.
    If you have to go in Edinburg please choose this flat, you won't regret it!

    March 2014
  • My son and I stayed at Cecilia and Adam's flat for 4 days in February, while I was home visiting family. The flat is just beautiful, as it is in the photos. Spacious and clean, but with a cozy feel to it. I will definitely be back to stay!

    February 2014
  • We had a great stay! It was such a beautiful flat and Cecilia was a great host. She was very helpful and answered any questions that I had very quickly. Next time we are in Edinburgh we would love to stay there again!

    February 2014
  • As soon as my friends and I walked in the door we were taken back by how beautiful, homely, warm and stylish the apartment was. The rooms are large, the beds are like sleeping on clouds (pillows and doona so puffy!), wifi works well, kitchen had everything, and the shower has massive! The house is in a great location. It is far enough out of the city that it is safe and there is no neighboring noise, yet it is easy and effortless to walk everywhere. Even though we didn't get to use this, the telephone is also set up to make free 60minute calls to anywhere in the world.
    The hosts were wonderful to deal with and answered all of my questions and concerns without delay. They were also very accommodating when at one point there needed to be some changes made.

    We LOVED staying in Cecilia and Adam's home and honestly felt sad about leaving. Two days wasn't long enough!

    Everything was perfect, thank you Cecilia and Adam :)

    January 2014
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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 (have lived in four different continents so far!), 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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