Our flat is part of a typical Edinburgh tenement, close to the capital's main attractions in a bustling area in the east of the city. It makes an excellent base for weekend shopping trips, Edinburgh festivals & new year / hogmanay breaks.
There's a Scotmid supermarket, many bakeries (I recommend The Manna House Bakery) and other shops adjacent to the flat.
Nearby attractions (within 15 minutes walking time):
Holyrood Palace & Park, Canongate (Royal Mile), Omni Centre, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Princes Street (East), George Street (East) & the Old Town.
Within 30mins walking time:
Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Princes Street (West), George Street (West) and Royal Botanic Garden.
Many other shops, cafes, bars, galleries & museums are also within easy reach and Waverley train station is a 20min walk / 5min bus away.
The double bedroom is large (over 180 sq feet / 16.7 sq metres), plus there's a walk-in wardrobe offering lots of storage space. A fold-out single guest bed can accommodate a third person in this room if needed. The bathroom and kitchen are shared.
The flat is situated on the 1st floor of a traditional tenement building (no lift) and has been tastefully modernised, but retains many period features. There's free wireless internet and towels & sheets will be provided at no extra charge.
Transport links are great. Parking on our street is free (a rare thing in Edinburgh!), there's an airport bus that stops on Easter Road, right next to the flat and Edinburgh Waverley train station is 20 mins walk away, or 5 mins by bus / taxi. A taxi from Edinburgh airport costs approx. £25 and a taxi from the train station costs around £7 in busy traffic.
Rachael works as a digital project manager at a creative agency in Edinburgh and Ricky works for a film production company. We're easy-going, tidy, sociable, big music fans and love meeting new people.
Prices are for use of the double room, sharing the rest of the flat with us. I have a second listing on Airbnb for the entire flat. Please get in touch to find out more.
It would be nice if you could have your profile filled out before you make a reservation with us.
No smoking. No pets.
Arrival time (flexible) must be agreed 24hrs in advance.
There is a washing machine in the flat and if you need to wash clothes that should be no problem at all, but please ask first.
We arrived at Edinburgh Waverley train station and Rachael Met up with us to give us the keys and some helpful information for our stay which included bus and taxi information and great restaurant and bar recommendations, which was great because we didn't see much of them during our stay. The apartment was clean and homely and was in the perfect location. Even though buses were easily accessible we walked nearly everywhere! Ricky gave us some great advice on where to go and what to see including climbing Arthur's seat, Scottish parliament and walking along royal mile road where there we ended up at Edinburgh castle. Rachael and Ricky were very approachable and friendly and overall we couldn't have asked for a better bed and breakfast stay and we highly recommend Rachael and Ricky for a great place to stay in Edinburgh!
Rachael and Ricky were great. We immediately felt very welcome in their place. It was our first time airbnbing and we certainly were not disappointed. Thanks so much for providing a great base from which to see Edinburgh. :)
We had a lovely stay at Rachael's and Ricky's flat. They live in a very nice area of Edinburgh nearby the city centre. The room was spacious and tidy and had anything we needed. Rachael gave us recommendations for restaurants and bars, which was really helpful. They made us feel very welcome!
I would definitely recommend this place!
My sister and I had such wonderful time staying at Rachael & Ricky's cozy and spacious flat right near the heart of the city. Rachael was so lovely, helpful, and welcoming, and their area of town is so charming that we felt like true natives after just a day being there. We have stayed in more than ten different places on this long month long vacation, and by far Rachael & Ricky's flat was the best of them all.
We absolutely love Rachael & Ricky's place- so much so that we ended up extending our time in Edinburgh and returned to stay with them. Rachael & Ricky's place is special- cozy and very tidy, with high ceilings and a lot of beautiful natural light streaming through the house. Their neighborhood surrounding Edina Place is situated in a part of Edinburgh that is away from swarms of tourists and near a range of really cute local cafes and shops--Yet its close enough where a 15 minute walk leads you to the heart of the city center. We highly recommend this flat!
Rachael was so great host. When I arrived there I couldn't find the flat so I called her and then she came to find me.
Their place was so comfortable and warm, It's not too far from center of Edinburgh. I walked to Edinburgh castle and it's so fantastic.
She gave ma a information paper about restaurants and good place, and one of restaurants, King's Wark in Leith so great.
I miss this place and I hope to stay here again.
El piso está muy bien, sólo conocimos a rachael, es encantadora
Piso a quince minutos cambiando de la roto miles
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I work as a digital producer in Edinburgh city centre & my husband Ricky works for a film company. We love music, food, travel and socialising with friends.
We've been hosts on airbnb for four years now & enjoy being part of the community; we've met some wonderful people and look forward to welcoming many more.
If you have a place available for rent and would consider a simultaneous, or non-simultaneous swap for a reduced rate via airbnb let us know.