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' City of Life' Lots of Reviews- from £63/to/£125+ why Stay ? Read on

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 Adults : lounge for 2 kids


2009 - - and looking f/w to 2018

TRUST : we all need start trusting more .



Bedroom is now a twin Bed Room 2x three Quarter size divans : lager than a single .[ no pull out in living room now for 2018.

Edinburgh Property from £63-£79-£99-£125 - £155 varies

send an inquire . for best results on price.

ENTRY:13.30 hrs [pm]and EXIT by 11.00 hrs [am]


This Time is generally extended most of the time . Unless a change over on the same exit day coincides .if none then client may use a early or late check out option. Decided on arrival.

We are now only a 2 Adult accommodation and room for 2 kids or teenagers , using sleeping bags . ( provided ) .


BOOKIN your stay: EG if booking 5 but only stay 4 (same price)

3 - : night stay : you need to book 3 if only staying 2

5 or 4 : night stay :

7 or 6 : night stay :

more nights available

( cost above is over a 1 week period ) on nights staying

Entry : 13.30 hr - Exit : 11.00 hr -

unless arranged at Booking time

Priced for 2 adults ( small charge for additions )


Alba4u2 , is now a min 2 night stay costing will be for 3


You can always call my aunt in the USA : NC for a refrance (lol)


This is in order to assist in the cleaning and change over

As the reviews say I do go out my way , and this unit is not driven on price . But your enjoyment. ...

rabbie,s tours : is an ideal add to you short visit .

T H E - A P A R T M E N T - details -

located on the edge of the park . Close to royal mile

Sleeps 2 + 2 Kids – ( sleeping bags for kids ) or the beds in bedroom are 2x 4 foot divans . [ No pull out now ] self catering apartment in Edinburgh City Centre providing stylish contemporary living. Within walking distance of many local attractions

FREE WIFI / FREE Garage Parking

Alba4u2enjoy Apartments offers a home away from home accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre. Providing a stylish contemporary one bedroom apartment able to sleep up to 2 adult persons. + 2 teenagers . Ideal for couples, singles or a get together with friends. Perfectly situated to explore Edinburgh the apartment is just a fifteen minute walk to the city centre. The apartment is furnished to a high standard offering a spacious lounge area with plenty of comfortable seating, a modern fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom with king-size bed..

Alba4u2enjoy Apartments is the ideal base to explore Edinburgh and beyond. Just a short stroll is Holyrood Park, the Palace and the famous Royal Mile. For those wanting to tour the area Edinburgh Castle and Princess Street shopping is just a 15 minute walk from your holiday accommodation as well as an array of pubs and restaurants. Just a short drive away there are a number of golf course and St Andrews is just 120 minutes by car. Just two /three hours away are the ski slopes in the Highlands and plenty of beautiful countryside for walking and cycling enthusiasts. Whether business or leisure Alba4u2enjoy Apartments offers everything from it’s doorstep.

Rooms Description

The apartment sleeps 2 Adult people Comfortably - can at a push sleep 2 extra kids./ teens ( Sleeping bags for the floor .

Comprising of:

lounge area with TV, DVD, radio, system, CD player . 2.( sleeping bags provided ) seating for 5/6

Dining area with dining table seating area for 4.

The bedroom has twin 2 x four foot divan beds bed and sleeps 2. each bed at a push :-] cosy ( including bedding ).

Fully equipped kitchen with oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine,Dryer , dishwasher .

Central heated throughout & thermal windows.

Some basics are provided for you on arrival such as paper towels, dishwashing tabs, washing powder, sugar, tea, coffee,

All linen is provided. Flat is on 3 floor : 3 floor : 3 floor

28 steps up . Lifts are normally on apartments 5 floors or more .


fast Internet access is available and a computer is provided. We have a garage for parking if needed. Please note there is plenty of on street parking for free.

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CAR Hire: it may suit customers to use a city hire at the end of staying in Edinburgh . To explore more of Scotland . Car not needed when in city . As parking charges are high.

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CAMPERVAN HIRE : i find this c/o ideal for picking up your van and seeing SCOTLAND at its best for 5/ 7 days . and staying on a camp site is only from £10 -20 a night . FUN FUN !ask for Michael Taylor.

Train up from Edinburgh - Inverness and c/o will pick you up

To take you to your travel van ( enjoy ) I love this way of travel .

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Hertz car rental ( Picardy place :city Center ) right next to tram stop : York Place...

Europcar: ( at Waverly train station pick up )

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To any Guest who stayed prior 2015can e mail and ask for a stay in 2016

Exemption of june july August and Xmas and new year dates .

This offer will be available for at least 2x slots in the calander up to 5 nights

Good luck



I am on hand to help in anyway just call/e mail


'live this life as you imagine it'

'enjoy this life as you live it'

'dream a life as you wish it'

talk to your friends ,enjoy it.


THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE STAYED and comments posted .

'Worry looks around,

Sorrow looks back,

Faith looks up'

And love conquers all


face book , albaforyoutoenjoy

Keywords: Scotland,Edinburgh,vacation,holiday,Apartments,Daily Rates,Alba,Alba4u,Holyrood park,budget,

More Details

Gordon - the owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Gordon - the owner

Year Purchased: 2009 and I enjoyed helping make your plans work .

about myself

i enjoy traveling and seeing the big world , Part of my family are American . I have 2 aunts . cousins , my grandmother . Lived in Pentwater ,Michigan . And also in clearwater Tampa. . I work in social housing for local government.

I work in providing housing and support for people who are in most need .

[ elderly and young with complicated health problems]

I have other interests in photography . Hairdressing. Picture frame making .

O and my best pal is josh , who is a spanish water dog , same family as obama's dog .

more nights that you stay the less you pay. ! so make edinburgh your base to stay and explore 100 miles or so .

easy driving / train / Bus /etc .


Gordon - the owner purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Gordon - the owner chose Edinburgh

I am Scottish, with an (American family) . and a well traveled one at that, and hope to provide a standard that I come to expect when I visit other hotels / apartments around the world . I have traveled to Spain-Italy-Greece-mexico-france -Sweden - Ireland- Africa - Dubi - Scotland - USA/ AZ, NJ, NEW YORK, L.A,CALIFORNIA [Carmel wonderful] SAN FRAN, MEXICO,3sisters oregon+McMinnville,Savanah,NewO'-Alabama,Texas fort Worth, the list is vast.

What makes this apartment unique

ROYAL PARK TERRACE / CLOCKMILL LANE - - You will be @ the center of the city,with all a city has to offer, short walk to high street, castle, princess street, all to see and do!!

as you see the apartment is very close to the royalmile up to the castle. [ remember the streets in the city are short in lenth ,unlike the usa ]

The benifit of the apartment is its in a quiet area close by. For when you need to sleep z z z z z z

note: age limit renters must be aged 29+over . if younger supply your mums phone No [ haah] deposit may be asked for on arival costing of 2 nights stay[cash] returned at exit

[never asked for yet in all Years }

Email me for info and pictures

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gordon, I meant to give you a call before we left the apartment on Tuesday, but we were a bit rushed and had a long drive ahead of us.

Thanks so much for everything. We really enjoyed staying there. The location was great and we were very comfortable for our stay. It felt like our home for the week.

It was nice to meet you when you stopped by. We wish you the best of luck with your future plans.


Janet and Phil
Sep 2017
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Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • BATH [tub] large size . + Walk in SHOWER
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • twin bed room now which has 2x small double beds 4foot each.bed. a large single sofa in lounge [sleep 1] the bedroom has been re arranged for 2018 as a twin room for 2 guests and option of 2 kids or teenage years . 2 sleeping bags are available for if kids wish to sleep in lounge . no pull out is available now .
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
THE Apartment is right at the park for a fantastick Hike , Hello and welcome . At alba4u2 we try and make it all posible and easy to do, when you Inquire , right through to booking and meeting you in Edinburgh . Our pricing is rather different , and works on a slide scale. Depending on the month your 1st day starts . Example: August 125 March I am sure u will Enjoy


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' City of Life' Lots of Reviews- from £63/to/£125+ why Stay ? Read on
average rating of 4.8869047 based on 189 reviews

Wonderful property.....

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment and location. Very comfortable and just the right size kitchen to do all the necessary cooking. Bus service worked well for getting around and when you need to find a taxi it was also very convenient. Nice big garage for safe parking. Gordon was a wonderful host. Very helpful in getting all arrangements made. Wonderful stay overall.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good it worked for your trip Thanks Gordon
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Good central location for walking.

  • 4 of 5

Gordon hooks you up with everything tv, DVD, super internet. Safe and secure apartment with parking. You are 5 minutes from Holyrood park 15 minutes to Royal Mile, 15 minutes from shopping super local. The apartment is in a area not super easy to find and the street gps takes you is not very safe to drive down. The tracks are next to the apartment with regular train travel little loud at night. The bed could be a little softer. All that being said we enjoyed our stay very very much and Gordon was a excellent host. We would stay again if Gordon would have us. Great fun!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked for you . And you covered a good pice of Edinburgh .
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very nicely decorated with comfortable furniture for relaxing. The kitchen and bathroom are new, modern and very clean. Bonus: 2 TVs and access to Netflix and DVDs during your down time. It's well located and nearby buses will take you to Princes St. Gordon is an excellent host and called after I arrived to be sure that all was well.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gordon has thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Gordon's flat! The flat is roomy and well decorated, and the kitchen is well equipped. Books, local info, extra bedding, plenty of towels, etc. we're all at hand. The buses run frequently from a few blocks away into Edinburgh city center (about a 10 minute ride to Princes Street) and out to Portobello (which is also within walking distance). Holyrood Park is just a few blocks away and a walk through the park takes you to Arthur's Seat trail head or the bottom of the Royal Mile. We truly appreciated that Gordon met us upon arrival and checked in with us a couple of times during our stay to see if there was anything we needed. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words : Yes it's like a buddie system lol . I like to make plans work out with as little fuss as posible ( happy travels G)
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a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our experience in Edinburgh was a wonderful one! Gordon is a warm and welcoming host and went out of his way to see that we had all our needs met. In fact ,on our arrival ,the weather was rainy and windy and Gordon offered to drive us to the grocery store to pick up supplies! He phoned regularly to make sure we had everything we needed ,and to answer any questions we had. The flat is cosy and comfortable and was well equipped. The location was very good,about a 15 minute walk through beautiful Holyrood park to the Royal Mile. We would highly recommend the flat and hope to one day return.One thing I would mention is that the flat is on the 3rd. floor with no problem for us ,but something to note for future renters.We enjoyed the city so much and also journeyed further afield on day tours to St.Andrews and also Leith to see the the Royal ship Britania! Wonderful! great place to stay. Susan and David ,Montreal

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and clean apartment

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh. Gordon's apartment is clean, comfortable, and quiet. The train tracks are nearby, as one reviewer mentioned, but we didn't hear it at all. (The nights are cold, even in July, so there was no need to open a window.) The apartment is about 15 minutes from Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mall, which makes for a beautiful walk through Holyrood Park every morning. The first day we saw falconers and archers in kilts! The owner was very responsive and even recommended a great nearby pub for dinner our first night when many of the other restaurants were already closed. Book this apartment. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review : I hope you get the chance to re visit Scotland
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
City Bypass- next to IKea store
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

I do hope to help and plan your trip to scotland ..

I often prompt and plan customers journeys in scotland / Ireland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $55.99

Sleeping bags(2) for kids or young teenagers . No pull out . They are for floor use

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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