About this listing
Our flat is part of a typical Edinburgh tenement, close to the capital's main attractions in an up & coming 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 the 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 ride 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. The living room is also a good size and has a sofabed for up to two additional guests (this is a sprung mattress sofabed which measures: H86cm x D226cm x W180cm). A fifth guest can be accommodated on a single fold-out bed (which can be placed in the bedroom or living room). There's a modern kitchen with washing machine & the bathroom has a brilliant power shower (with unlimited hot water!).
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 a hairdryer, 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.
Prices are for the entire flat. We have a second listing on Airbnb for renting just the double bedroom on a sharing basis. 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 at least 24hrs in advance.
Only guests who have booked to stay at the flat are allowed inside. Please do not bring any additional visitors into the flat unless we have agreed this with you.
100% recommend - such a cute flat, really comfy and in a great location - only a short walk away to all the main sights, plus it's quite close to Leith if you walk away from the city. We had a lovely time, thank you!
Ricky and Rachael were very welcoming and flexible with our arrival time.
Their flat is perfect for exploring Edinburgh; very well looked after and cosy, with great links in to town and lots of information left for you to know which bus to get and where to eat etc.
There are lots of convenient shops right outside the flat as well as a being within as easy walk to the top of Leith Walk and Elm Row.
Ricky and Rachael were also very understanding, were just on the end of the phone and went out of their way to come and help us.
We'd recommend their spot highly and will certainly look to use it again next time we're in Edinburgh.
Realmente una de nuestras mejores experiencias con airbnb! Desde la comunicación previa hasta la recepción de Rachael fue todo perfecto. El departamento es tal cual las fotos y su ubicación es a 10 minutos del centro a pie. La zona tiene todo tipo de comercios y medios de transporte. El departamento está completamente equipado y Rachael nos dejó hasta las croissant para el desayuno (además de muchos otros alimentos).
Sin dudas volveremos a visitar Edinburgo y al departamento de Rachael.
Rachael, muchas gracias por todo!
We had a lovely stay in this warm and cosy home. Rachael and Ricky we're welcoming hosts and gave us everything to make us comfortable in our stay, including advising us on places to visit while in Edinburgh! The place is in a good location and it was easy to get around. Highly recommended!
Lovely flat, short walk from the town center and to the foot of Arthur's seat. Host was lovely, flat was clean and tidy and all was as described.
This apartment is really fantastic & in a really good location to explore all of Edinburgh. We were able to walk everywhere for the 3 days we spent in the city-the only public transport we needed was to get too & from the airport. Communication with Rachael & Ricky was so easy & brilliant & Rachael even paid our bus fare after we met her to pick up the keys on our first morning which was such a lovely welcoming gesture. Rachaels local recommendations are great choices so be sure to check them out!The apartment is so cosy & warm & so great to relax in after a day of exploring. Thank you guys for making our trip to Edinburgh fab!
The flat is just as advertised, really bright, warm and in a great location.
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About the Host, Rachael & Ricky
I work as a digital producer in Edinburgh city centre and my husband Ricky runs a film & digital content company. We love music, food, travel and socialising with friends.
We've been hosts on airbnb for five 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.