Double room in relaxed house

House - Private room · Ashley Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1RE, United Kingdom

The Space

Hi. We have a bright comfortable room available in our friendly house in the Shandon area of the city. The house is close to the centre and on a direct bus route from the airport. We enjoy hosting and offer a relaxed environment where you are welcome to make yourself at home and come and go as you please.

The room is 13 x 9.5 ft (4 x 3m) and is at the front of the house. It has a coombed ceiling and is very cosy. It gets the main sun in the morning. There is a comfortable double bed and the large wardrobe has lots of space. A travel cot is available too and children are very welcome.

The house is a ‘double upper villa’. That is, it has two floors on an upper level. The double room is on the upper level (same floor as the bathroom). The house was built in 1840 and has some lovely features. There is a shared dining/living-room, plus kitchen and bathroom.

We are currently renovating parts of the property (that’s mainly why the price is low). But everything is functional, it is mainly painting and decorating that still needs to be done.

The bathroom has an electric shower, there is central heating, a washing machine, and the kitchen has all necessary equipment and appliances. There is also a small back garden.

Shandon is an interesting area. It’s around 2 miles (3km) from Princes Street and is primarily residential but lively and we have several general shops right on the doorstep that are open late. It is quick and easy to get to the centre (around 15-20 minutes by bus) and there are several bus routes in the area.

We are within walking distance of Haymarket Station, Tollcross, Napier University and the street is on a direct bus route to the Royal Infirmary & Edinburgh University King's Buildings. Nearby is Harrison Park with a playpark for young children, also the Union canal which offers a very pleasant walkway, opportunity to run/jog, or feed the ducks and swans.

There are two of us living here - myself and my son Brendan who is 19. Plus Hugo the cat. We want you to be comfortable and at ease while you’re here and one of us will usually be around to help with anything you need or to answer any questions. Occasionally there may be other guests staying in another room (also listed on here), or family/ friends. You will be informed in advance if that coincides with your dates.

Breakfast is simple and a 'help yourself' affair: there's tea and coffee, toast and cereal. While you're here you are more than welcome to use the kitchen to cook. You will have your own cupboard space and a dedicated shelf in the fridge.

All bedlinen and towels are provided. There is wi-fi. We don’t have a lot of rules except the usual – smoking outside only, no pets (because we have a cat). If you have any questions about things to do, getting to places etc., we'll be happy to help. If you just want maximum privacy and do your own thing, that's absolutely fine too.

We look forward to hearing from you. All enquiries will be answered promptly!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Rebecca is an absolutely wonderful host! Her home was very easy to get to (thanks to her detailed directions) and had easy access to downtown Edinburgh on various bus lines. The room was spacious, clean, and warm. The rest of the facilities and the house were very clean as well. The wifi worked great (when I needed it) and Rebecca provided me with additional insight on places to go and see around the city. For my very first Airbnb experience, it was a memorable one. I recommend anyone to stay here.

    April 2014
  • If you want a friendly place in Edinburg, Rebecca's house is the good one.
    Friendly house, friendly woman.

    The house is at 20 min walk from downtown.

    Thanks again to Rebecca.

    April 2014
  • Friendly hostess and son. Clean accomodation of a high standard. Good range of cereals and spreads for breakfast. Good bus links to the centre. What's not to like?

    March 2014
  • Nice place, comfy bed, and towels etc provided! Rebecca kindly left detailed instructions and a map of the nearest buses into town which was great! Would stay again for sure!

    March 2014
  • I very much enjoyed our in Rebecca's home.The house has wonderful character, and a great pet cat, Hugo. The room was cozy, clean and private. The shared ammenties were also clean, easy to use, and we were very comfotable. Rebecca was very warm and welcoming, we enjoyed tea and conversations with her, appreciated how helpful she was, and the information she provided. Edinburgh was our favourite city, the people were welcoming, friendly, and went out of there way to help and answer any questions we had. Rebecca very much personified this attitude, and she helped to make our trip even more wonderful. We would definetly stay with her again.

    March 2014
  • Had a lovely relaxed time staying at Becky's - great host and extremely comfortable, clean room. Plus lovely cat! Although the house is slightly outside of the city centre the bus routes are fantastic so it wasn't a problem at all.

    March 2014
  • I had a great and nice stay in Edinburgh. Charming neighborhood and close to the city centre.

    March 2014
  • Perfect stay - lovely, warm, clean room, with a desk and closet, about 25 mins from Edi. university. Rebecca was extremely helpful and friendly. I would definitely return!

    February 2014
  • Staying at Becky's place was really wonderful. She is a great host, helped us with maps and buses. The house is great, comfortavle and with a lot of soace. The bedroom is the best andvwe loved the bed!

    February 2014
  • Becky was a wonderful host - by far the best we've had whilst staying at Airbnb facilities.
    We arrived at around midnight due to flight delays and she waited up to greet us, helped us get settled and was happy every evening to chat with us when we were around. She made every effort to make us comfortable. She also made suggestions as to what we could do during our stay in Edinburgh and had heaps of pamphlets for us to look through. She seemed to take a great interest in getting to know us, which was lovely, and we loved getting to know her, her houseguests and her son. Our room was lovely - cosy, warm, and homey. Her house was gorgeous, and the cat was great (Luke and I are animal lovers). We loved staying with Becky, and would happily stay with her again if we come back to Edinburgh! Very highly recommend.

    February 2014
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