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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Super two bedroom flat, sleeps 4, with parking and wireless broadband

Light, bright and spacious top floor flat (third floor), quietly located in a converted printing works in the university area, 20 minutes' walk from the Royal Mile. Spacious double aspect living room with fabulous views to north and south. Wi-fi internet access, TV, DVD, CD player and radio. Wide selection of books, DVDs, CDs and games. Two comfortable double bedrooms, one of which can be converted to a twin. Well-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Stylish modern bathroom with power shower. Washing machine and drier. Private parking space in courtyard. The flat is warm and welcoming, with efficient central heating and double glazed windows. Excellent location within walking distance of the historic city centre while also providing a peaceful sanctuary for visitors.

Sarah Thomson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is one of the best vacation rentals we've ever had. We really enjoyed the apartment and it was so well-located for walking into the centre of Edinburgh.
Sep 2012
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City of Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , can be converted to 2 x 2'6' singles
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that there are 64 steps on the staircase up to the flat so it might not be suitable for the very young or for people with health problems.


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Bright and spacious south Edinburgh city flat with fabulous views
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 27 reviews

A smart and accessible apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Duncan Street. It provided ideal access to The Festival and would be a wonderful location throughout the year. Sarah kindly greeted us with provisions for our stay - staples like milk, butter, a range of condiments etc. The flat is bright, spacious and very clean. We found it so comfortable and welcoming, and highly recommend it. One slight drawback could be the stairs, but we didn't mind at all and loved the views if gave us. Thank you very much Sarah

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

A family of four (kids ages 4 and 8), this flat was absolutely perfect for our one-month stay. Likely to go back to Edinburgh (what a beautiful, friendly, and fun city), we would stay here in a heartbeat. Sarah had everything perfectly clean and organized, and it was absolutely seamless to make this bright flat with great views a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this modern, comfortable and well-equipped location: every basic item was supplied. Close to shops, eating places and bus transport. The many stairs are the only drawback, but the view from this bright apartment is great.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Look no further

  • 5 of 5

Another great week at Duncan Street. From the welcome pack through the perfectly equipped flat and fabulous views to the quick and easy access to the city (bus or walk) plus the excellent welcome and service at Duncan Street Baptist Church next door, as well as the local eateries, we wanted for nothing from beginning to end. My only note of caution would be to those who have difficulty with stairs, but we will certainly be back as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Fantastic " Home from Home"

  • 5 of 5

We felt so lucky we found this holiday rental for the four weeks we were in Edinburgh. It is in an excellent location with everything you need close by...buses to the city centre, Botanic Gardens, Zoo, Leith etc are about three minutes walk away and there are great restaurants, pubs, take aways and mini marts within minutes of the flat.

The accommodation was very comfortable with everything you needed to make you feel right at home. Lots of extras you don't normally find in a holiday rental...plenty spare linen, towels , lots of books, games, cds, dvds and everything you could need in the kitchen .

The car parking space was a real bonus as holiday rentals with a proper dedicated parking space are very thin on the ground. The views from the flat were spectacular, especially to the south and the Moorfoot Hills although we also enjoyed the view of Arthur Seat and Salisbury Crags from the north facing windows.

All in all this is an excellent holiday flat and we will almost certainly return.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely flat with the feel of home

  • 5 of 5

The flat is well laid out and very nicely finished and furnished, with great views and easy access to the centre, lots of buses but not too far to walk if it takes your fancy. The best thing for me though was how easy the owner makes it to stay there. All the little touches that make it feel like home, even down to sandwich boxes and those plastic clips for bags, plus an absolute library of information. You will not regret booking.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located on the south side of the city, close to the university, the flat has superb views to Salisbury Crags to the north and the Pentland Hills to the south. Many of the attractions of the historic city centre are within walking distance, with the Royal Mile being a pleasant 20 minute stroll across the Meadows. The flat has its own private off-street parking space and there are numerous local buses nearby. There are good local shops within 2 minutes' walk, including a supermarket, an organic food store, a butcher and a chemist, as well as several fascinating antique shops. There are many welcoming neighbourhood cafes and restaurants nearby. From the flat you can enjoy spectacular walks up Arthurs Seat and Blackford Hill. There are six golf courses run by the local council, and the Royal Commonwealth Pool is 5 minutes from the flat on foot. The Queens Hall and Festival Theatre are both within fifteen minutes' walk.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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