Emelie & Owen Lima
- english, swedish, Afrikaans
About Emelie & Owen Lima
We are a South African-Swedish couple who love travelling and visiting new places (especially hot and sunny ones). In 2005 we somehow found ourselves living in not-so-sunny, but spectacularly beautiful Scotland, where the idea of combining our passion for property and travel started to materialise. In 2012 we finally took the plunge, bought our first investment flat and spent several months giving it a complete makeover. Three years later we relocated to Cape Town, South Africa (permanently beautiful weather!), and handed over the running of the apartment to Owen's mum, Linda.
Emelie & Owen Lima purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Emelie & Owen Lima chose Old Town
Call us biased, but we think this is the PERFECT location to explore Edinburgh (if in doubt, have a look at the list of what's available within 10 minutes' walking distance!).
What makes this Apartment unique
We love the view from the roof and the character of the flat, with its high ceilings, bay windows and even an old-fashioned clothes pulley. The layout is also really great and works well for three or four guests, since all rooms are accessed from the hallway, so there's no walking through each other's rooms to get to the bathroom or kitchen.
Children allowed - High chair and travel cot provided upon requestHigh chair and travel cot provided upon request
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Minutes from everything!
This flat is in the best location. I stayed with small children and everything was within walking distance. Many of the tourist sites are within 10 mins, tons of restaurants, even a movie theater right down the street if you just want a relaxed day. Safety is very important to me, and I felt safe walking around with my children. There is also a grocery store on the corner!
Some of the upsides to the flat :
washer, drying rack, kitchen with supplies. Nice notes around to assist you. Comfy sleeper sofa and bed, Netflix, WiFi.
There are a bit of stairs to access the flat.
Also communication with the owners is awesome! I was welcomed personally by Linda who had the best attitude! I plan on visiting this property again.
Thank you so much for the review. We're very happy that you had a 5-star stay.
Perfect New Year's Stay
We had a blast staying at this flat. The hosts were incredible to communicate with and they were super helpful to let us in early. The location was literally right next to the castle and right around the corner from The Hanging Cat if you like great craft beer. The flat itself was very comfortable and I would stay there again in a heartbeat if I make it back to Edinburgh!
Happy guests, happy hosts! We really appreciate your review and would love to welcome you back in the future. Thanks Paul.
Great calll home
The apartment was perfect for us and in an excellent location to everything. In the city .. lots of great walks and so many things close by. Grocery store across the street, neighbourhood pub two steps, away and grass market a 5 minute walk.
We would stay again and recommend to friends and family!
Thanks Emelie and thanks to Campbell for a omforting welcome!
Dave and. Helen Maze
Thank you Dave and Helen for the great review! We couldn't agree more about the excellent location and it sounds like you made the most of it :-)
Great stay on Bread Street
Amazing value for money!
Really nice apartment.
So many positives won’t bother to list them all.
Negatives: Curtains wouldn’t close in lounge so too bright to sleep. blind wouldn’t open in bedroom so too dark to get ready. shower very very weak. everything else amazing!
Here are some of the things that you’ll find WITHIN 10 MINUTES’ WALK of the apartment:
Tourist Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland, Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, The Real Mary King’s Close, National War Museum, Edinburgh Bus Tours
Cultural Venues: The Royal Lyceum Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, King’s Theatre, The Usher Hall, HMV Picture House, Odeon Cinema, Filmhouse Cinema, Cameo Cinema, Cineworld Cinema (15 min)
Shopping: Sainsbury’s Local across the street for groceries, Vintage and independent shops in the local area, Scottish crafts and souvenirs on the Royal Mile, High street shopping in the New Town, Saturday morning Farmers Market in Castle Terrace
Eating & Drinking: If you’re looking for a local café, Lovecrumbs is only a couple of doors away, and Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero are just around the corner.
Spa/Leisure Facilities: One Spa at The Sheraton, Pure Gym, Dance Base, Virgin Active (15 min)
Parks: Princes Street Gardens, The Meadows, The Bruntsfield Links
Business: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh financial district, New Town businesses (10-15 min)
Local Transport: Lothian Buses offers an extensive network of bus services to get you around, and the following services stop near Bread Street: 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34, 35, 47