|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Conveniently located apartment in thriving Easter Road area of Edinburgh. The apartment is spacious and has everything you need for a fully self catered stay. Walking distance from both the historic Old Town and the city centre plus many restaurants, bars, theatre and cinema. There is the advantage of free on street parking immediately outside the apartment and easy access to all parts of the city. Local supermarkets, food outlets and specialist shops mean that everything is on hand local to the apartment. Only a short 10 min walk to the Royal Mile, Holyrood Park and Calton Hill viewpoint. Buses to all parts of the city including Royal Yacht Brittania and shore area.
The apartment you will be letting was my home for 13 years. I am Edinburgh born and bred and have lived in the city for a total of 28 years. I now live in rural Perthshire where I make a living as a tour guide, musician and therapist. I have three properties in Edinburgh that I let.
John Paul Mason purchased this apartment in 1997
This property sits in a terrific location within Edinburgh. The Easter Road area has it's own identity, is close to Calton Hill and Holyrood Park, is near the coast and very accessible for the city centre. Lots of great local shops and a good local feel.
There are great views from the property - you can sit in the bay window and just watch the world go by. Enjoy being walking distance from the park, Calton Hill, the city centre and the heart of the Old Town.
A spacious and clean apartment in a great location, just a 15 minute walk to the old town and Arthurs Seat. Local take away and pubs to enjoy enroute home after a busy day sightseeing. Plenty of room for 6 people.
Very good apartment close to town centre about 15mins walk also buses from near to property. The apartment was well equipped and spacious with comfortable beds and very clean and tidy
Apartment had everything we needed for our week stay in Edinburgh. Everything was nice and clean. Bed was very comfortable! Loved having breakfast at the dining table in the bay window and watching the world go by. Local grocery markets half block away on both sides were handy. Buses were just a half block away making travel to sights very easy. Loved being in an actual neighborhood and not a touristy area. Felt very comfortable walking the neighborhood in the evenings.
location: walking distance to some of the tourist sites and locate in a neighbourhood with cafes, grocery stores, pharmacy, and bakeries. It an be loud on the street below but is quiet by midnight on the weekends. I didn't hear any noise from the neighbors. Lastly, it was easy for taxi drivers to find.
property condition: clean and tidy. lots of towels and bedding. all of the appliances worked. all power outlets worked. floors aren't even so older folks be careful. TV and Internet worked all the time. hot water was there when we needed it. There are new windows installed and I didn't notice any leaks or drafts when closed.
Overall, I recommend the property . best wishes to the property owners for success!
We were met and shown round by Dawn who was very helpful and nice.
We had a very good stay here in Rossie place and overall were fairly lucky with the parking outside on Rossie Place also.
Edinburgh centre is expensive for parking and there are not lots of options so it's handy to be able to abandon the car when in the city unless driving about quote a bit or visiting Leith shopping centre, (which also has a selection of restaurant chains) where the parking is free.
The flat is a good size, (smallish bathroom) and has everything you need to be self sufficient.
We would definitely stay here again.
There is a Tesco's around 1km down Easter Road, (on the way to Leith) which is walk-able or an easy drive of course.
The apartment was exactly as described on the website. Had everything we needed during our stay. We will be back sometimes.
Special interest holidays:
Your host is a tour guide within Scotland and can provide you with details of excellent tours available to places outwith the city such as Roslin Chapel, Stirling Castle, Whisky Distilleries, The Highlands, Loch Ness, St Andrews and other places of interest which could all be reached in a day trip from Edinburgh. Longer multi day tours to places such as the Isle of Skye are also available from Edinburgh and your host is happy to provide further information.
The apartment is ideally located for Portobello beach, only 10 minutes by car or 15 minutes by local bus. This is the city's local beach and as well as a long sandy beach there are numerous amusement arcades along the promenade.
There are further excellent beaches within 30-40 minutes drive along the east coast from the city such as Yellowcraigs and Gullane.
The apartment is located 15 minutes walk or 10 minutes by taxi from Waverley Train Station. From the airport, a taxi takes around 30 minutes to the apartment or the airport shuttle bus to the city centre takes 30 minutes (last stop Waverley Station). You can also take the tram from the airport to the last stop in the city centre (30 mins) and then from the same stop a bus (4,26,44) the last 5 minutes to the apartment. A car is not necessary within the city which has an excellent bus service.
The palace, parliament and Royal Mile are only a 10 minute walk from the apartment. Edinburgh castle around 20-25 minutes walk (bus 10 mins). The city centre is only a 15 minute walk (10 mins bus). Royal Yacht Brittania and the shore area of Edinburgh are 15 minutes by bus from the apartment as are any of the main galleries and theatres within the city. Further affield the coastline of East Lothian is a 30 minute drive, Roslin Chapel 30 mins (or bus no 15), Stirling and Glasgow 1 hour by rail.
There are a range of great little shops close by - the Manna House coffee shop and patisserie is an award winning bakery and definitely worth a visit and there are several other good coffee shops/cafes/delis. Cornelius wines is excellent and full of good advice on wine choice. There are also a good local supermarket, take away restaurants and several convenience stores and grocery shops in the immediate vicinity of the apartment.
For a fantastic view of the city take a walk up Calton Hill. You can be at the top in 10 minutes from the apartment and the views are just tremendous. For a little more exertion take a walk through Holyrood Park, just 10 minutes away and up along 'The Crags' - a long cliff line with fantastic views or up to the summit of Arthurs Seat - the highest point in the city.
If shopping is more of interest then George Street in the city centre is full of designer outlets and is now partly pedestrianised. For restaurants there are numerous good places at the top of Leith Walk (10 mins walk away) or if you would like to seek out a good Edinburgh pub then the Broughton Street area near the top of Leith Walk has some good traditional ale houses.
For children we reccommend Our Dynamic Earth near the Scottish Parliament and 10-15 minutes walk from the apartment. This is a fascinating journey through time and the history of the earth with plenty of interactive material for children.
There are numerous tours on offer within the city including open top bus tours and various 'ghost tours' in the Royal Mile area. Details of these and other activities in the city are provided within the apartment.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the full balance due by 8 weeks before the booking commences.
Changeover day is flexible. Check in is from 2pm on the day of arrival. For check in between 19.00-22.00 there is a late check in fee of £20. For check in between 22.00 - midnight fee is £45. Check out is by 10am on the day of departure. Full details for check in will be sent with your booking. Check out is by 10am. Late check out may be possible subject to a fee of 50% daily rate for that day.
Terms and Conditions.
This property is let on the understanding that it is to be used as a holiday let. It therefore is subject to Section 12(2) and paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.
We'll send you an email confirming your booking, this then forms a contract of booking.
You are not permitted to sub-let the property (or any part of the property). The number of people occupying the premises must not exceed the amount stated at time of booking.
You must vacate the premises without demand on the agreed departure date (at the agreed time). You agree to pay the lessor to cover any loss or damage caused (beyond general wear and tear). At all times, the property must be kept in a clean and tidy condition. We may charge you for any unreasonable amount of cleaning required after your stay.
You agree to prevent any party members from causing a nuisance or disturbance to other residents/neighbours. You agree that the hired premises will be secured when unoccupied during your stay. You agree that owners/agents will be allowed access to the property if required.
We recommend obtaining personal holiday insurance to cover any potential losses. We take no responsibility for any damage or injury however caused by any member of your party whilst you stay at the property.
We (including the property owners, managers and agents) accept no responsibility for loss, injury or damage to any member of your party.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.