Situated in the South West of the city, our flat is a traditional Edinburgh apartment, on the third floor (no lift) of a Victorian tenement building with superb views towards one of Edinburgh’s seven hills. Entry is via a secure entry phone system. It has been recently modernised, with double glazing fitted throughout and equipped with gas central heating offering a cosy retreat to relax in after exploring this beautiful city.
Technology - WiFi
Guests are provided with free access to the Internet via a superfast broadband connection using fibre optic cable providing speeds of up to 60Mb.
Accommodation consist of:
Spacious bright open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Flat screen TV (Freeview), DVD and iPod dock station. Small dining area. The Kitchen area includes induction hob, oven, grill, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine/dryer, toaster and kettle.
The flat has two bedrooms – configured as one double with king size bed and one twin, so it's suitable for up to four people.
Note - the pictures need to be updated to show the new king size bed - one photo of new bed.
Bathroom with bath/shower/WC
All rooms are attractively decorated, tastefully furnished and very comfortable.
All bedding and towels are provided and many other items like, washing powder and toilet soaps for your convenience.
In addition tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits are supplied with a pint of milk in the fridge for when you arrive.
All rental prices include council tax, reasonable use of gas and electricity.
Transport & Shopping
The Royal Mile/Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street are no more than 25 minutes stroll or if this seems too far, the flat is very close to bus services offering very frequent buses direct to Princes street and the Royal Mile.
Edinburgh has an excellent bus service at £1.50 per journey or £3.50 for a day ticket.
It is extremely handy for Haymarket, a 10 to 15 min walk, where you pick up the airlink airport bus which will whisk you to the airport in 25mins. There is also the option of using the number 35 bus to get to the airport, which you can pick up only 2 mins from the flat, which is a 50 min journey to the airport.
The nearest train station to the flat can also be found at Haymarket.
Handy for the rugby, with Murrayfield a 20 min walk away.
Booklet of Edinburgh attractions provided.
Nearby (5 min walk) Fountain Park complex - Cinema, Bowling, Kids Play, Virgin Active and with a good selection of restaurants.
Metered parking is available 8.30am to 17.30pm Monday to Friday. There is free on street parking 5 minutes walk away.
Key Collection / Baggage Drop:
A meet and greet service is offered to help you settle in. If there are no guests departing on your day of arrival then early entry (prior to 11:00) can be arranged.
Bags can be dropped at the flat from 11:00 if there is a guest change over.
Minimum 2 nights for max. 4 people
Reduced rates set for longer stays of 1 week or more.
Brilliant host and hostess, very accommodating and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay in their beautiful apartment. Tastefully decorated, spotless, warm, felt like a home away form home. Perfect location, not a long walk from town and plenty in the area, cheap taxi into town and bus stop very close. Would jump at the chance to stay here again, thank you Derek and Sheila for making the weekend perfect!
Great place, very clean, genuinely felt like a home-from-home.
Flat was ideal for our family with a young kid.
Derek and Sheila were fantastic hosts. Derek e-mailed very clear directions indicating how to arrive to the apartment by foot, bus or taxi and was easily accessible for questions by e-mail or phone. Sheila met us on our arrival to the apartment and gave us the full tour followed by a review of a binder filled with maps, directions to local hotspots, and even menus for some of the nearby restaurants. There was also coffee, tea, milk, and muffins stocked in the kitchen. The apartment was gorgeous and incredibly cleanly in a perfect location well within walking distance to the Royal Mile. It was also on the top floor which provided us with some lovely views of Edinburgh. We would highly recommend Derek and Sheila!
I stayed in Derek's flat with my brother and cousin because we came up to Edinburgh for a family party. The flat was the perfect choice for us; it gave us a lovely relaxing space to catch up with each other and cook dinner together; the situation is ideal for access to the city centre (its walk-able if you like) and also travel from the airport ( the local bus from the airport practically stops outside the flat). The flat is so well decorated and everything you might need is in the flat to use, including lots of tourist guides for Edinburgh and the surrounds. We are very grateful for Derek and Sheila's hospitality. Would love to come and and will recommend! Thanks. Liz, Will and Emily :)
Fantastic apartment at a great price, excellent host, would recommend thoroughly to anyone coming to Edinburgh!
Derek was a 5 star host. He made our stay a lovely experience, he went out of his way to make us feel welcome, the muffins and tea were a lovely touch as well as the maps and flyers. The apartment is perfect, warm and cozy. I highly recommend Derek and his apartment for a perfect Edinburgh experience.
wonderful place and Derek was great.
We stayed in Dereks flat for 4 nights. The flat is clean, comfortable and well located. Derek provides you with all the information you need to get around Edinburgh. The communication leading up to our stay and during was excellent. We had a car and Derek was most helpful in assisting us finding a place to park the car that would not cost any fees. We would strongly recommend this flat for your Edinburgh stay. Hopefully one day we will return. Thank you Derek!
This was my first experience with Airbnb, and I couldn't have been happier! The flat was beautiful, in a great location and really thoughtfully fitted out, with lots of maps and info about Edinburgh city and the surrounds. Derek was a fantastic host; he really went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed, and was extremely helpful with recommendations for everything from local Thai restaurants to good car hire companies. He even let my friend and I leave our bags at the flat on the day of check out while we got our travel plans sorted out, which was very much appreciated. A truly fantastic stay - thanks again Derek!
Derek and Sheila are great hosts!
We got in quite late and still had a very warm welcome, thanks again for the milk and muffins!
Such a beautiful flat and in a great location (and close to our relatives, so bonus for us!) close to bus stops, restaurants & pubs.
Thanks for having us!