My husband and I had the good sense and fortune to find the best place to stay in Edinburgh. It was the very first place I saw on VRBO and I looked no further! The stone building itself is a historical treasure surrounded by manicured gardens and looking over a landscaped park. The location is ideal for travelers, who like us, did not have a car. Walking to the bus-stop or to some of the best local restaurants in Leith took only minutes. The first day we walked to the Royal Botanical Gardens using the lovely Water of Leith Walkway and back home from the Sunday Farmers Market in Stockbridge. We also walked back to the apartment from the Royal Mile in under 15 minutes. When we wanted to take in the sights that were further away, we hired the the Pilrig House recommended driver, Mike, who not only drove us to and from the airport, but also drove us to one of the most scenic areas in Scotland, St Abbs Head, for birdwatching and hiking. Breathtaking! Mike will help you plan any trip of your liking or make recommendations of his own. Great guy! As for the spotless apartment, everything was provided (other than our own food), from bandaids to the addictive shortbread! We made all of our breakfasts, some lunches and dinners in the amply stocked kitchen. The accommodations were top notch, nothing run down. We felt we were the first to ever stay there. Finally, my reason for giving this review the title "Heavenly Stay" is because of the owner Phillip, who was our travel angel! He offered us a wealth of information from maps, brochures and his own humorous and knowladgable reviews. If he asks "Did you already pay for that?", you probably shouldn't do it. He will give you much better alternatives. But Phillip extended himself far beyond our best expectations. On several occasions he gave us a lift, once to a restaurant when it rained and even a small personal tour of historic Edinburgh. Phillip drove us to Leith Mills, (a great place to shop for discounted souvenirs) and walked into the store with us to point out the quality bargains! I know this isn't something to expect as a regular part of your stay but Phillip is just the kind of person who will do something helpful on spur of the moment. We didn't meet Debbie but she was my contact person and couldn't have been more gracious at every opportunity. It's a big world and I may never return to Edinburgh but for as long as I live the Pilrig House and it's owners are a highlight of my heavenly stay in Scotland.