Old Town roof top apartment

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Entire rental unit hosted by Calim

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Kate Perry
Calim Renton
Fast wifi
At 75 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
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Stylish and comfortable central apartment right in the centre of the Old Town of Edinburgh.

The space
My apartment is on the top floor of an 18th Century tenement. With all mod cons and a unique location, this is the perfect apartment to have as a base while you explore Edinburgh.

The apartment retains the unique character of the Old Town with oak parquet flooring, wooden window shutters in the bedroom and a mix of contemporary and antique furniture throughout.

It is on the fifth floor and is reached by a spiral turnpike staircase (102 steps in all!) For our American cousins that's a walkup :-)
There is NO LIFT/ELEVATOR so if you have very large/heavy luggage or struggle with stairs this isn't the place for you to stay and I'd advise booking a ground floor apartment. Edinburgh in general, never caught up with installing lifts in its buildings.

The apartment is at the end of the row and South facing, so gets lots of light throughout the day.

The apartment has cupboard space for your luggage and places to hang clothes/store shoes etc. There is also an ironing board/iron.

The bathroom has a shower, shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/toothpaste. There is always plenty of towels for you to have. The hairdryer is kept in the cupboard under the sink.

I don't own a TV.... but there is free wifi throughout the apartment. I've a big collection of fiction/history/cookery/poetry/art/photography books to while away the time with. I also have a music/radio player with an eclectic choice of C.Ds. Plus cards and board games.

A large kitchen space with character and all the modern cons - toaster, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, oven, kettle, induction hob etc. There is no microwave.

There is a washing machine and there is washing liquid capsules for it under the sink, just put one of these inside the washing machine drum and close the door and turn to what ever setting you want. I do not have a dryer (it's not that typical here in Scotland/Europe) what I do have is a clothes horse which you can hang your clothes on. It's kept folded up in the hall cupboard.

I hate staying in apartments on holiday where there aren't even any basics to cook with like salt and olive oil, so the kitchen is stocked with all the usual larder fare to help yourself to if you're cooking in. Plus coffee and all sorts of teas. There is a dinning table and chairs.

The bedroom is tucked off the hall and has reading lights and a comfortable British king size mattress width 150cm X length 200cm, with white cotton sheets, pillows and duvet.

The living room area of the apartment is at the front with lots of light and a good view of the Old College dome. A good size sofa, armchairs, reading lights and is perfect to come back to after a day in town.

I hope to hear from you. I'm more than happy to answer any questions or give advice about Edinburgh/restaurants/bars etc

All the best

Calim

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed

What this place offers

City skyline view
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 75 Mbps
TV
Washer
Backyard
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Long term stays allowed
Paid parking off premises

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Where you’ll be

Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

The National Museum of Scotland is merely yards away from the apartment, and The Royal Mile and Castle are just a few minutes walk away. Live Scottish folk music can be found at the local pub as well as one of the best city coffee shops Brew Lab on the street.

Hosted by Calim

  1. Joined in November 2011
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I'm a well travelled, inquisitive and creative guy. I'm using this site primarily to stay in cities around the world, were family and friends live who lack the space to put me up for a short visit, but also to explore places on my list... Rome, New York your next!

I'm respectful and honest in dealing with people and their spaces.

I'm into design, photograpy, old films and modern dance.

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cheers Calim
I'm a well travelled, inquisitive and creative guy. I'm using this site primarily to stay in cities around the world, were family and friends live who lack the space to put me up…

During your stay

This is a family owned apartment and very much a home and not part of a agency. I'll be staying around the corner if you need anything. We want you to love Edinburgh and your time at South College Street to be part of the reason.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy