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Modern Central Apartment Free parking space Sleeps 4 plus child

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5-7 minute walk to bottom of Royal MIle/Palace& tourist attractions.

Bright spacious apartment which is centrally located for all of edinburgh and beyond, this apartment provides the ideal place to stay and relax with many extras provided such as wireless internet, essential food/breakfast items, complementary toiletries, dvd's cd's, toys books, games. The accommodation consists of t shaped hall, large lounge with 32in TV and leather sofas. Fully equipt kitchen with full cooker, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and dining area, dining room, master double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom with 2 single beds which can be linked together to make a king. This room can also take a cot or extra guest bed. The bedrooms have a lovely view of arthurs' seat while the lounge looks out onto the shared garden area. Garden chairs are provided. Wwi, cot, high chair, baby bath all provided.NON SMOKERS ONLY

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Carol

Having a preference for self catering holidays since my children were young, I like to think I know what extra touches make a good holiday in to a great one and I hope that is what everyone will experience staying at my Apartment. I have lived in Edinburgh most of my life and really love the City and all the diversity that it has to offer and I hope you will enjoy it also.

Why Carol chose Edinburgh & Lothians

The location is very central with many of the tourist sites with a short walk and therefore no need for a car not even for self catering as there is a large supermarket with ATM and Pharmacy open till 10pm every night beside the apartment.It also has a good bus service from the main road. Most of all it is a safe quiet area.

What makes this apartment unique

When you chose self catering I think it is important to be able to shop for food easily. This apartment has a supermarket just beside it. It is also well served by many buses from the main road to allow you to experience all of edinburgh and beyond from the zoo in the west to seaside in the east without the extra cost of having to hire a car. A car is not required due to the central location, however if you are coming by car there is a free dedicated off road parking space at the apartment, so no parking fees. Holyrood Palace and Park and the Royal Mile are only a 5 -7minute walk away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Wonderful stay in Edinburgh - highly recommend”

The apartment is conveniently located, walking distance to Royal Mile. Super market across the street - as kitchen was stocked with breakfast items we had no need. Very clean and spacious property. Carol our host was wonderful, very friendly and had folders with helpful information for the area.

Apartment has free wifi and is located in quiet area with parking stall.

We hope to visit Edinburgh again and would definitely stay here!

“Fantastic Apartment”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here for three nights whilst visiting family. Travelled with my Mum Dad and my two children (6, 2) and we had a great stay. Carol was very welcoming and had thought of everything to make the children feel at home. DVD's, toys, children's towels, games... My children felt very at home. The kitchen being stocked with essentials was a great help and the homebaking went down a treat.

We will definitely stay again. Thanks Caro

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. “Great Stay at Edinburgh!!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The apartment was ideally located......walking distance from Hollyrood Palace. Super market( Sainsbury) was just across the road. Nicely maintained property & was spacious for a family of four adults. The host Carol had equipped the apartment with all toiletarries & kitchen with cereals, milk, juice, bread, butter & jam.Carol was very friendly & had given tips for travel to & around Edinburgh. Located in quiet area & still close to Royal Mile. Will definitely stay at this place during our next visit.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.“

“Perfect in every way!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I'm so glad we found this last minute apartment as we will be staying here again! Myself and my 5 month old baby boy went with my mum and dad who are in their 70's.

The apartment itself is spacious and clean. It has all you would need and more! It felt like a hotel having breakfast items already in the flat and all basic essentials you would need. Having a cot and high chair available meant a lot less to take in the car. Beds were comfortable and the cot had a proper mattress in it. Free dedicated car parking space and free wi fi.

Shops literally a 2 minute walk across the road were a godsend. Only a short bus ride into town centre and taxi only cost £6.

Carol is a lovely host and bent over backwards to accommodate us!

Only downside is no lift, which would be fine if you are fit and healthy. Did get a bit much for my parents but only going up them. There aren't many stairs and they are in 3 sets rather than one big staircase. We managed it with the baby and would stay again so cant have been too bad.

Portobello beach is a short car/bus journey away, around 15 minutes and the beach is beautiful! Sandy and clean with amusements and the normal sea side shops. Dog Frie
Feb 2012
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Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En-Suite - toilet , shower
  • Main Bathroom; Bath and electric shower over bath, wash hand basin and toilet. En-Suite; Electric Shower, wash hand basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + child or baby in cot or guest bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1; Master bedroom has a double bed and en-suite shower,wash hand basin and toilet. Bedroom2; Twin bedroom with 2 single beds which can be linked together to make a king. This room can also take a cot or extra guest bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Non smokers only Anyone arriving and promising they will smoke outside is not a non smoker and will forfeit their booking and be unable to stay. Outside: Outside shared garden and chairs provided. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board, hoover, cleaning products, umberella, garden chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. All bedding is Hypo-allergenic. Other: Dining room; walnut dining table with 4 chairs. High chair.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Modern Central Apartment Free parking space Sleeps 4 plus child
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

lovely flat in ideal location for central edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Easy to follow directions from Carol , who met us on arrival. Everything clean and well kept. Carol had left us tea, milk sugar together with cereals , jams and croissants .

Easy access to bus services to city only 15 mins away. Everything was perfect for a relaxing stay. We hope to return later in the year .

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and you are very welcome to return another time .
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Excellent weekend in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

A great base to explore the City, with only a 20 minute walk to the Royal Mile. The apartment was lovely, and the owners very helpful, with everything we needed for the weekend provided, even breakfast cereals. As a group of three females the whole area felt very safe.

Although everywhere is walkable, the transport system is really good in the city centre. Buses and trams are very regular and the return airport bus worked well for us.

There are lots of places of interest to see and places to eat but can particularly recommend a visit to the Dome for afternoon tea and Mary Kings Close was very interesting.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property and service

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this lovely apartment. It was spotlessly clean, and Carol left some food and drink for us, so we didn't have to purchase these. There is a large Sainsbury's across the road, and a M and S Outlet. The location is nice, and also quiet, whilst being well served by several bus routes from the city centre. Carol did everything to ensure we had a great stay, and instead of having to find the keys somewhere, Carol met us at the time we wished to, and was very helpful. Further, she had sent us directions for how to get there, which were very easy to follow. Carol also supplied us with lots of information about attractions in Edinburgh, and how to get to these. In all honesty, I can not praise the property or the service highly enough. I would recommend this property to everyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review.It was really nice meeting you all and hope to host you all again,best wishes Carol.
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Aberdeen UK

Clean, comfortable, well equipped and very welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

You get used to being sent a code for a key safe to enter an apartment, so it was really nice to be greeted by Carol in person to show us around the apartment and with a welcome pack. She also gave us some very good tips of places to see and suggestions to eat. This personnel touch set us up very well for the weekend. The flats is well equipped and spacious and is in an ideal location to explore the city centre.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you all and you are welcome back anytime.
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Salt Lake City

Comfortable marvelous flat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Carol for making our stay in Edinburgh fantastic. Carol is an amazing host. She e-mailed me before hand with things to do in Edinburgh and on how to get to the flat. We came by train. From Waverly Station to the flat was 7 pounds by taxi.

If you have a car, there is free parking in a designated spot.

The flat is really close to a shopping center that has a Sainsbury's. It's just across the street. Sainsbury's a big Supermarket, it's like a Super Target here in the States. Which came in handy. We bought groceries for breakfast and dinner.

Carol provided milk, cereal, bread, and butter. Which is amazing because a lot of host don't do that.

This flat by far has been my favorite to stay in. Carol being the host has a lot to do with that. I would say the flat is in a safe neighborhood. We didn't have any problems and felt safe. Towels and toiletries were provided. She even had some comfy house slippers for each guest.

It's about a 10 minute walk to Holyrood Palace and Parliament. We had a 69 year old with us, so it could be less of a walk. We did the hop on hop off bus. Which you can catch close by and pay for the pass on the bus.

Carol, thank you again for making our trip to Edinburgh a wonderful one.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words.I am so glad you enjoyed both Edinburgh and the flat.Hope to be able to host you all another time.Best wishes Carol
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Wonderful stay in a great flat

  • 5 of 5

"Thank you to Carol for a perfect holiday in Edinburgh. All contact with Carol in advance of our arrival was prompt, friendly and flexible. On arrival she was equally helpful and welcoming.

The flat is very central (10 minutes at toddler pace walking to Holy Rood Palace and seconds from Sainsbury) with the parks and sights of Edinburgh on the doorstep. We took the open top bus ride, did the short drive to beautiful Portobello beach, visited the museum and also got the bus from the end of the road to go to the zoo.

The flat itself is in a fairly regular block, but inside is spacious with every comfort you could need including well-equipped kitchen, fluffy towels, toiletries and even a selection of teas, coffee, cereals and jam plus bread and milk. We had our two young children with us and Carol had prepared a travel cot for the baby and even had Disney bedding and towels for our other daughter. There was a high chair and a wide selection of plastic cutlery and crockery which just added to the feeling of comfort and ease. In addition there were toys and DVDs for the children as well as books and DVDs for adults.

We had a wonderful stay and would recommend the flat to anyone looking for a comfortable, convenient base in Edinburgh." Many thanks,Olivia, Jon,Ariadne and Genevieve

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments, I am glad you had a good stay and look forward to welcoming you back another time, Carol.
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Rates & Availability

Edinburgh Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 2
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment either by Bank transfer or Paypal 2 weeks before arrival or in cash on arrival.Any charges incurred by paypal to me will be charged on arrival. Refundable security deposit of 100GBP required on arrival and returned to you should no major damage occur. GBP only accepted. An exit cleaning fee of 30GBP will be due on arrival. Marathon, Rugby and School Holidays will incur a small surcharge .

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over day. Arrival and departure flexible by arrangement, however an extra charge of 30GBP for arrivals after 9pm. Keys sent if preferred for late arrivals. I will meet and greet everyone and show you round.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on 2 people having sole use of the property in either the double bedroom or twin bedroom. If both bedrooms are required for 2people staying the third person rate will apply..Prices for 3rd& 4th person(s) starting at 13GBPpppn. Children under 2yrs free if sharing parents bedroom surcharge if in own bedroom.Cot provided. 5th person using guest bed will be charged at 20GBP pn. School holiday weeks, Rugby, Golf and Marathon weekends will incur a supplement. One night stay prices start at 110GBP per couple..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hop step and Jump
Nearest Ferry
13.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Duddingston Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
waverley station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Xanadu Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Car: not necessary


Portobello Beach ; 2.3miles ;10minute drive


Edinburgh Airport; 9.3miles; 27 minute drive

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station; 1.4miles 5 minute drive

St Andrews Square Bus Station; 1.3 miles 4minute drive


Holyrood Palace and Park, Royal Mile, Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliment; 0. 5 mile; 7 minute walk.

City Centre and Princess Street; 1.3miles, 4 minute drive.

Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal Shopping and Cinema complex;2.2 miles;8 minute drive; 12 minute in bus

Further Details:

Sainsbury Supermarket beside the apartment which has an ATM, Pharmacy, Post box and is open until 10pm every night. Restaurants and speciallity shops also here. Bank and Post Office at Abbeyhill 5 minute walk. Cinemas, theatres, swimming pool, children's play park, zoo, ice rink, either nearby or with easy transport links from the main road at the apartment.


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