Come stay with us in this traditional tenement building close to the city centre. Waverley station is only 10 minutes walk away. Most tourist and entertainment venues are within walking distance and you will not be short of restaurants, shops and attractions in the area. Virtually every bus route runs either past the door or within 5 minutes walk.
The flat has three bedroom and is occupied by the owner and a flatmate but we have a spare bedroom with a kingsize platform bed so come enjoy your stay with us in this convenient location. You will have access to the kitchen, bathroom (with bath and shower) as well as our shared living space.
The room is suitable for one, or two at a push and, in addition to the raised bed, accessible through a fixed ladder, there is also a writing desk, a chair and a wardrobe for storage. It's on a main road, so you should expect some traffic noise.
As we live here, we can advise on where to go, what to do, where to eat, dance, walk, enjoy shows, etc. So book your trip now and experience Edinburgh with the locals!
The flat is gay friendly and we are able to offer discounts for stays of more than a week - contact us with your dates and we'll send you an offer. If you are not planning on staying more than a week, go ahead and book if the calendar shows your dates are available.
You will have access to all the areas shown in the photos. I do also have a private study / living area which I will ask you to respect, mostly because it is very messy!
Interaction with Guests
I am away for work quite a lot so you may find that I am not around during some or all of your stay. I'm still able to accommodate most reasonable arrival times but it's best to let me know at the time of enquiry if you are planning on arriving earlier than 11am or after 9pm. If you are looking for lots of interaction, do check if I will be around before booking. I enjoy spending time with guests when my schedule allows it.
As this is a flat share, we encourage you to clean up after yourself and be respectful towards other occupants. Nothing more, we're pretty relaxed. We welcome guests from all backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities; and expect you to be the same.
We provide tea, coffee and milk for your use in the kitchen. Please do help yourself to this at your convenience. Breakfast is not included but you are more than welcome to make you own or indeed use the kitchen for any meal.
My stay at Eric's place was very pleasant. The flat is just as seen on the pictures and Eric is an amazingly welcoming host. I very much liked the convenient location that allowed me to be all about Edinburgh's old and new town without needing Bus or Taxis. And the neighborhood is plastered in restaurants and cafes, which Eric can recommend to you.
Just mind that there is a major road in front of the flat; so if you are a light sleeper like me, have earplugs available.
Overall I can absolutely recommend Eric's hosting.
I do also provide earplugs in case you need them. A few months before Marco came to stay, the window in the guest room was upgraded to double glazing which is rare in properties of this age in this area due to World Heritage status restrictions. It has made a significant difference but I understand and make no secret of the fact that some traffic noise is audible.
Eric wasn’t at his apartment when we arrived but he kindly arranged that a friend welcomed us and showed us around the flat. We are very thankful for the patience Eric’s friend had, our flight had a 6 hour delay and she stayed awake way past midnight to let us in. We felt very welcome in his apartment and were happy to see that the flat is in walking distance from the city centre. Eric proved to be very reliable and answered all emails very quickly. Thank you for your trust and hospitality Eric.
Eric wasn't at the apartment the weekend we stayed, but he accommodated us wonderfully by having his friend let us in. Our flight was cancelled, and we had to fly out early the next morning and she even made sure we got in safely. The apartment was lovely - great location, fully equipped and perfect for a long weekend in beautiful Edinburgh. Would highly recommend staying here for anyone looking to visit Edinburgh.
Eric was fantastic from opening the door, he was very welcoming and gave some nice advice and tips on where to go. Although we didn't see him much as we were out most of the day and nights, it still felt welcoming when we were there.
Eric always emailed me back really quickly when I had questions. The apartment was nice and it have been a nice walk into town from the flat. We really enjoyed our stay at Eric's flat.
When we will travel someday again to Edinburgh we will stay there again!
Eric's has a perfect location, altough the room can at times be a bit noisy (not too much though).
Everyone in the house was very friendly, we never felt we were in a strangers house. Would come back for the next weekend in Edinburgh.
Chaleureux est le mot décrivant le mieux la perception qu'éric a du concept airbnb. Ils nous as fait immédiatement nous sentir a l'aise chez lui. L'appartement est vivant et possède un charme certain. Proche du centre ville et historique il offre un pied a terre de qualité.
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I'm in my early 40s and work in the internet industry. I enjoy travelling (mostly European city breaks), techno music and spending time with friends, as well as cooking vegetarian food. I spend quite a bit of time away for work so when I come back, I like my home comforts. Have started playing the piano again recently after a 30 year break. Ouch.