check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

City Central House & Garden, Patio. Walk to Zoo/shops,Tram Stop on Street,WIFI+

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Edinburgh Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, Living Room, Dining Room, Sunroom, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Our Edinburgh Villa has been a holiday rental for nearly 10 years now, and we have many returning guests. Scroll down to visit our own website for more information and perhaps special rates for last minute reservations!

The Villa is a house with garden located in the centre of Edinburgh, a spacious and comfy base from which to explore Edinburgh and Scotland. Ideal for 2 guests up to 7 guests.

The house is provided with bath and hand towels for each guest, bed linens, free wifi internet, outdoor games, patio set, quiet sunroom for planning your day, Edinburgh brochures, maps, 3 televisions all with DVD players, DVD movies, Wii with games, board games, lego, and much more.

5 minutes walk to a good sized grocery store with bakery, newsagents, pharmacy, butchers etc, and just 10 minutes walk to the Zoo. Murrayfield stadium is a short walk too if you are visiting for a concert or rugby game.

If you walk a few minutes one direction you can catch one of the many passing double decker buses to Princes Street and the Royal Mile. If you walk 5 minutes the other direction you can catch the tram as this street does have a tram stop (also ideal for the airport!). A Tram stops every 10-12 minutes and they run between Edinburgh airport and Princes Street with the Villas tram stop just 3 stops away (that's only a 10min journey to Princes Street).

'An ideal location' is what many of our guests have written in the Villas guest book.

Free Parking at the front door if you have a car and on the same side of town as Edinburgh airport which is very handy for those arriving by plane. The airport is only 15 minutes away by taxi or 20 minutes by Tram (coming mid 2014).

The sunroom also has a fun Eero Aarnio inspired ball chair - a room within a room'. This Conservatory which is just off the kitchen leads to the garden and offers a wonderful area to sit and plan your day. The house has a feeling of space with high ceilings, big windows, and Victorian detail such as cornicing, decorative fireplaces, victorian tiles in the foyer. The heating system is new, gas, and very efficient, and the house is lovely and warm in the colder months such as in November when we often have American guests over for Thanksgiving.

We are also located opposite a 18 hole golf course open to visitors and with golf club rentals.

The perfect base to explore Edinburgh. Visit our website for day trip suggestions from the nearby train station.

Rent with us and relax, our properties are professionally managed by ourselves and have been loved by all. Coffee, biscuits await. There's nothing in Edinburgh quite like this rental so book today!

On the ground floor there is:

Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances including dishwasher, microwave, washer dryer, coffee maker etc.

Conservatory with ball chair, a peaceful retreat and overlooks the walled garden.

Bright and spacious Living room with quality, comfy leather seating, TV, books and Wii with games. Separate Dining room with seating for 6 or 7.

Upstairs there is the large master bedroom with an ensuite shower room, TV and DVD player, a double bedroom with TV and DVD player, and two single bedrooms. All bedrooms have wardrobes. There is also the second full bathroom with bath and a heated towel rail.There is a pull out full size bed which sleeps a 7th person. This is an additional 50GBP per week. Please note the house sleeps a maximum of 7 adults.

Exterior: The house has a wonderful fully enclosed garden with perennials, shrubs, trees and a lawn area. There is also an outdoor patio set. Plenty of parking spaces at the front door!

There is a swingball set, boules. The front garden is also gated.

We are located in Edinburgh City Centre. Driving in the Princes Street/castle area is not recommended due to little to no parking. The best method of visiting these attractions is by using the highly efficient Edinburgh bus service. A main bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the house and double decker buses frequent the stop every few minutes during the day, and frequently during the night. The bus trip is only 15 minutes to the castle and drives you past historic monuments and buildings. New for 2014 - our street has a tram stop, and the trams will begin running to and fro Princes Street in 2014.

Within a 5 minute walk is an 18 hole golf course, there are 2 other golf courses less than 1.5 miles away. The Edinburgh zoo is only 0.7 miles, a co-op grocery store (five mins) and a library (10 mins). A large park on over 47 manicured acres with wonderful formal gardens and topiarys, specimen trees, an Italian garden, and a glassed winter garden with exotic plants is just 15 minutes walk, perfect for picnics! There is also a child's creative play area and open land for ball games etc. Asda supermarket is five minutes by car.

The International Airport is an easy 15 minute drive.

We also have highspeed wireless internet available at no extra charge for your laptop.

Deposit: A deposit of 30% is required when booking your vacation. The remaining rental balance and security deposit will be required 8 weeks prior to check-in. Reservations made 8 weeks or less prior to check in require full payment. Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or credit card via Paypal in GBP.


100% of deposit refunded if cancelled at least 12 weeks prior to check-in. 50% of deposit refunded if reservation cancelled at least 8 weeks prior to check-in. No deposit refunds for 8 weeks or less. August reservations require 6 months cancellation notice for deposit refunds.

Minimum 3 night rental.

2014 will be our 7th year of holiday rentals and we improve the house every year!

Keywords: Villa

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Astra Foster
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, polish, Scottish Gaelic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2016

About Astra Foster

Scottish -raised in the Highlands! However I lived in the USA in Northern Virginia for 13 years and moved back to Edinburgh a few years ago.

Astra Foster purchased this villa in 2006

Why Astra Foster chose Edinburgh & Lothians

The Villa was bought as a 2nd home when I lived in Virginia. A base where the family could stay for holidays. Somewhere easy for getting to the tourist attractions but a bit more space to relax, and get away from the street noise in the evenings, and with a garden.

What makes this villa unique

A home from home. Lovely space to relax in, peaceful city centre accommodation. Perfect location for exploring all of Edinburgh.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Splendid home! We felt like a local and we felt very much at home in this house. Lots of character and very fitting for an Edinburgh experience.
May 2013
  • 1 of 51


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

City Central House & Garden, Patio. Walk to Zoo/shops,Tram Stop on Street,WIFI+
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

Beautiful house for our trip

  • 5 of 5

I was one of the 6 ladies that Nadine spoke of. This was my first time abroad. This house is wonderful. The whole house is so clean, and so nicely decorated. The kitchen had everything we could need, even a French Press coffee maker! We were blessed to be there for the festival and for the Tattoo. What an awesome treat! I would stay here again if I ever went back to Edinburgh. The walk to the market was easy and such a treat for me! Thank you Astra for making my special trip so comfortable. I celebrated my 66th birthday while I was there!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Houma, Louisiana

Charming and Cozy - Great Rental Unit!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Scotland for 10 days and this property completely filled our needs. We were traveling 6 women and we never once felt uncomfortable or unsafe. This unit was comfortable and cozy. We spent a lot of our time in the glass atrium. The corner market is a comfortable 5 minute walk, and the tram is only a couple of minutes more. But, if you are planning on taking the tram back and forth into town (your best bet... learn the system quickly, it's easy), make sure everyone in your party is able to make the 7 or 8 minute walk to the location and them a slight uphill walk to the tram stop. We did not anticipate this and my mother could not make the tram rides, so we had to rely on taxi service for most of our trips into town. This can become quite costly. Other than that, the location was great, the house was comfortable, the bedrooms very accommodating, the neighborhood is beautiful. We loved every minute of it. Also, if you are planning on sharing beds and are traveling from an area where bedroom standard is queen-sized, take note that the beds are full/doubles, which seems to be standard in the UK. Our agent, Astra, made booking easy. I would stay here again if I ever made a trip to Scotland in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

excellent convenient beautiful Edinburgh rental

  • 5 of 5

beautiful property exactly as shown in the owner's pictures, welcoming, large, friendly, homely and comfortable. Great location convenient to sights by taxi and bus. Nearby groceries allowed easy meal preparation in full kitchen. Beautiful rooms and comfy beds, and overall, the chance to live like locals! Excellent host. Highly recommended... amazing value, and hugely enjoyed by our family of 6, grandparents, parents, and kids.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking your family holiday with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, the house, and Edinburgh.
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0
California, USA

Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this wonderful house in Edinburgh. Our family of 7 - 2 adults and 5 kids (ages 4 - 16) found it roomy and comfortable. We enjoyed the well equipped kitchen and appreciated the notebook of information left by the owners. Easy access to the bus line to get downtown. A good market in walking distance. Parking right out front if needed. Owner was kind enough to come over on the Sunday morning of our departure after we realized we had locked some of our belongings inside when we were leaving. Wish we could have spent more time in Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Villa! We always love to hear that our guests have had a good time. It's only happened twice in all our years that guests have locked themselves out, but we do try to keep an eye on the phone for emergencys like this! Kind Regards, Astra.
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Haymarket Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Edinburgh Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Murrayfield Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Rose gardens, Winter gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Haymarket Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Princes Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Edinburgh Castle
Nearest Point of Interest
Sainsburys Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Edinburgh Villa
Car: not necessary

Edinburgh city centre with Museums, Castle, Fine Pubs, Parks, Jenners Department store, Cathedrals, Antique Shops


Rates & Availability

Edinburgh Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Terms and Conditions will be sent to you along with the booking form.

30% deposit at the time of reservation with balance due 8 weeks before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.


Edinburgh Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Icemaker, Nintendo Wii with games. Hairdryers, Iron. Free Highspeed Internet Connection.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties