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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:
August 22, 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
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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Modern Central Apartment Free parking space Sleeps 4 plus child
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

Bright, quiet apartment. Great for family.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for us: my husband and I and our 3 year old. Clean, quiet complex. Bright, spacious apartment. It was nice with a toddler to have a full kitchen: we had breakfasts and many dinners at home. Carol was a wonderful host and had cereal, milk, orange juice, bread and coffee/tea already there for us. She met us in the apartment even though our flight was delayed and immigration was a terrible line! Very child friendly: plenty of toys, puzzles, games, books and dvds. My daughter especially loved the bed all made up for her with princess bedding and Cinderella towels! Carol made us feel right at home. The Sainsbury grocery is literally less than a block away. Holyrood and the base of the Royal Mile was about 15-20 minutes walk (with 3 year old in tow), probably more like 10 for an adult at brisk walk. Walking distance to many restaurants, Old Town, New Town and convenient to Lothian buslines. Would stay here again and definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you had a good stay and hope to welcome you back another time.Best Wishes Carol.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely flat. Spacious and well furnished, with toiletries and breakfast items supplied. Convenient location, and Carol was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Candler, NC

Comfortable and convenient Edinburgh apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this roomy and homey apartment...and Carol made us feel so welcome with breakfast foods already in the fridge and cabinets! It is a 2-3 minute walk to the grocery, handy to local buses or a very short walk to Holyrood Palace and the bottom of the royal mile. A great choice for two couples exploring Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buffalo, New York

Great location for touring Edinburgh!

  • 4 of 5

We were two couples touring Edinburgh and found Carol's place to be very convenient and comfortable. The Sainsbury's is literally across the street and we walked to the various sites on The Mile. The kitchen is well equipped so it's easy to make meals and there is a small dining room. It was especially nice to have two bathrooms! Carol was very responsive and met us at her apartment even though our schedule was last minute. We were SO happy to have a parking space too!! It had lots of toys and films children would like as well as a high chair. The only small issue we had was the heat. It was always on even though we turned it all the way down. We would recommend Carol's place for couples as well as families.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am sorry you had a problem with the heating, I wish you had contacted me. As you know I explain how everything works to everyone on arrival and have everything also written down in the information folder and the heating can be easily switched off. Perhaps you were too tired from your travels to take it all in. I hope it will not put you off returning another time.
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Great place, great host

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment about a 10 minute walk from the Royal Mile. Convenient Sainsbury's right across the street. Apartment was clean, nicely furnished and well equipped in a nice quiet complex. Carol as a hostess was great at communicating and ready to answer any questions. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and good value.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and well equipped apartment.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you .Carol
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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.


Rates & Availability

Edinburgh Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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 $17 per night, per additional guest
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $15.39 per person per night

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. Check in is between 1500 and 1800 hours and I will meet you and show you round. However arrivals after 1800 will need to accept keys to be sent prior to arriving and will have to let yourselves in. If this arrangement is not suitable for you then my apartment is not the right one for you.

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

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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