Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 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.
We loved staying at this property! My husband and I spent 3 nights in Edinburgh. This location right in Grassmarket was perfect for sightseeing on and around the Royal Mile. There are three floors to climb to reach the flat (so pack light!), but it pays off. The place was charming, clean and well-equipped, and Barry was a helpful host. Plenty of good restaurants and pubs just below. Enjoy!
This apartment is located right in the Grass Market in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Steps away from the door are restaurants, bars and shops.
The castle is in plain sight out of the windows and off the balcony - pretty hard to beat a view like that.
Everything in the apartment worked well and the accomodations are very good.
There are 3 flights of stairs to get up to the apartment so if you can't do stairs this would be a problem - we found that it was a good bit of exercise.
This apartment was great! It had everything we were looking forward....and what a location...close to everything or within a short walk (or let me rephrase that, either up this hill, down this hill, up those steps or down those steps. We certainly got a good workout!)
The Grassmarket location is a great spot with lots of great pubs (try the Haggis with the Whiskey sauce at The Last Drop). Also, being in an open area, I thought there would be more noise but it was relatively quite.
Gord & Jackie
Great location, Inaccurate description of property and facilities.
If you want a very central location in Edinburgh, this is the place for you. But the description of the room and the facilities is misleading. First of all, there is no parking at the premises. There is a parking garage 0.4 miles away and the daily cost is 30 pounds. We chose this particular VRBO listing, because they stated that parking was available. Several other listings were honest and did not include parking, if you had to rely on a parking garage. The listing did not mention that you had to walk of 3 flights of narrow stairs to get to the room. Finally, the room is within 100 meters of an arena for outdoor concerts. On the three nights we stayed in the room, there was a very loud pop concert in the evening, that made it uncomfortable to stay in the room, Finally, we could only receive the check-in instruction after they had cleaned the room on the day of arrival. That is very unusual and was cumbersome for us, since our cell phones had problems. For all the many other rentals we have on our four week tour of England, we have received the check-in instructions 1-3 weeks ahead of arrival. So overall, we felt that this rental property was not what we expected based on the pictures and the description on the VRBO listing.
I’m really sorry that the apartment did not meet your expectations. I have to say though that at no point have we stated that parking comes with the apartment. Parking is easily available however at close by car parks.
The pop concert you are referring to took place at Edinburgh Castle. I’m afraid that I can make no apology for being so close to the castle. That is what the majority of our guests are looking for. However, concerts there are rare and we do have brand new double glazed windows so I do not see that as being an issue for the majority of our guests.
I am also sorry that you had problems with your phones. We text instructions to guests as well as directions and parking options for their convenience but are also happy to email or WhatsApp guests if these methods are preferred.
I’m glad the rest of your trip went well.
This is an amazing location, I loved it. I could explore all of Edinburgh and easily walk to my conference at the University. The only downside is the walk up, which is only a problem with a large suitcase in tow.