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Emelie & Owen Lima

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, Swedish, Afrikaans

Luxury Old Town Apartment With Rooftop Access

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh

This beautifully presented second floor apartment in Edinburgh’s Old Town has a communal roof area with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle - perfect for watching the Edinburgh International Festival and Hogmanay fireworks, or for having a peaceful drink at sunset.

Bread Street is a fantastic location in the heart of the UK’s favourite city (Observer Travel Awards 2012). The best of Edinburgh is on your doorstep. World-class tourist attractions, cutting-edge theatres and vibrant festival venues can be found amidst a throng of Michelin-starred restaurants, artisan cafes and leafy parks just beyond your threshold. Have a wee browse below to see what’s on offer.

This completely modernised apartment benefits from classic Edinburgh high ceilings and large south-facing windows, as well as a brand new kitchen and shower room. Comfort and convenience are high on the agenda, with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedlinen, a well-equipped kitchen, an iPod/smart phone dock and Wi-Fi throughout.

Check-in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check-out by 10:30am on the morning of departure. Whenever possible, we are happy to arrange an early baggage drop-off or late baggage collection to suit your travel plans.

We provide a friendly and personal service, meeting all guests on arrival to provide keys and show you around the apartment. Our hope is that the apartment will be a home away from home during your stay in Edinburgh.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you!

Emelie & Owen

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emelie & Owen Lima (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, Swedish, Afrikaans

About Emelie & Owen Lima

We are a South African-Swedish couple who love going to new places (especially hot and sunny ones). In 2005 we somehow found ourselves in not-so-sunny, but spectacularly beautiful Scotland, and we are still in Edinburgh today. Combining our passion for property and travel, we always thought it would be fun to have a holiday let, so in 2012 we bought this flat in the perfect Edinburgh location and spent several months giving it a complete makeover. We hope you like it!

Emelie & Owen Lima purchased this apartment in 2012

What makes this apartment unique

Call us biased, but we think this is the PERFECT location to explore Edinburgh (if in doubt, have a look at the list of what's available within 10 minutes' walking distance!). We also love the roof area and the character of the flat, with its high ceilings, bay windows and even an old-fashioned clothes pulley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment was in a perfect location and very convenient. We found it comfortable and cosy with all the mod cons. Loved the sound system. Also thank you for being such friendly and accommodating hosts - the extended departure time helped us get sorted out easily enough and without any fuss. Great value, great flat and most importantly great hosts. Thank You.
Nov 2013
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based on 48 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Old Town Apartment With Rooftop Access
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 58 reviews

hermoso y cómodo apartamento !!

  • 5 of 5

El departamento por dentro es hermoso y muy limpio, quizás no tanto el hall de entrada .

Su ubicación es muy buena ya que es accesible a todos los puntos de interés de la ciudad. Está muy cerca del castillo de Edimburgo .El departamento cuenta con todo lo necesario para una cómoda estadía . Los utensillos y cosas de cocina están 10 puntos !! Fuimos cordialmente recibidos y nos dejaron una bandeja de desayuno de bienvenida. Sin duda volveria a hospedarme en el apartamento de Emilie Owen en mi próximo !!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias tanto para la revisión! (I hope that's right!)
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Great weekend in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully decorated, comfortable and welcoming apartment is perfectly placed to see just about everything in Edinburgh on foot. We could see the castle from the roof terrace (which is probably a rather grand title for a flat roof space), and were a few minutes from the Usher Hall and Princes Street We were met by Linda, who had supplied bread and milk, biscuits, tea coffee etc, and she showed us around the flat and was warm and welcoming. Everything was as had been described.

There are loads of good eating places nearby in the Grass Market from basic to expensive and fabulous - the latter being the Grain Store on Victoria Street

One of the best things about the apartment was the extreme comfort of the bed - something you don't always get!

I would recommend this for anyone wanting a short or longer stay in this fabulous city.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the bed; makes all the difference when you're on holiday! I know what you mean about the roof. If only we could get our hands on it and realise some of its potential, but our hands are tied... That's why we call it "rooftop access" in the ad, rather than roof terrace. But the view is phenomenal!
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Fantastic position in the city centre. Inside the apartment is modern and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment provides everything you need for a stay in Edinburgh. It is well presented, and the complimentary Iron Bru in the fridge is a nice touch.

The local farmer's market is a 5 minute walk away right next to the Edinburgh Castle car park on a Saturday, as is the grass market area with bars and restaurants.

My wife and I had a wonderful time and thoroughly recommend this apartment to anyone planning a stay in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a lovely time in Edinburgh. We're very happy that you enjoyed the apartment. Thank you so much for the review!
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I wish I were still there!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? We LOVED Edinburgh. The flat was perfect, in the middle of everything; a 1/4 mile walk to the castle and the Grass Market. A Sainsbury (market) right across the street for your quick needs. The flat was great. Wonderful bed! Thanks for the cookies and most especially, thanks for letting us in early!! We WILL be back!!!

Paul and Catherine Malstrom

Maryland USA

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. Nothing like a good bed when you're on holiday :-) We hope to have you back at some point in the future.
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absolutely fabulous apartment, excellent location yet only two minutes to grassmarket.

  • 5 of 5

Love Edinburgh. been their several times, and the apartment was outstanding, perfect location

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the apartment and its superb location! Thanks for staying with us.
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Beautifully decorated felt like a home from home. Couldn't speak highly enough of it!

  • 5 of 5

From the flexibility when checking in and the lovely welcome it just got better and better.

The perfect base from which to explore a fabulous city. The appartment was the perfect place to put your feet up after a long day exploring.

No public transport needed once you arrive, the location couldn't have been any better. A short walk to both princes street and the Cowgate.

Edinburgh itself is swamped with hidden gems, from the camera obscura to the underground city tours.

Thanks for ensuring we had a fantastic weekend!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt. Thanks so much for the review. We also love the fact that you can walk anywhere in Edinburgh from Bread Street. It really is a super location.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Monboddo Bar, Point Hotel
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Edinburgh Haymarket
Nearest Motorway
4.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bread Street Brasserie
Nearest Beach
4.4 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary

Here are some of the things that you’ll find WITHIN 10 MINUTES’ WALK from the apartment:

Tourist Attractions: Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland, Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, The Real Mary King’s Close, National War Museum, Edinburgh Bus Tours

Cultural Venues: The Royal Lyceum Theatre, The Traverse Theatre, King’s Theatre, The Usher Hall, HMV Picture House, Odeon Cinema, Filmhouse Cinema, Cameo Cinema, Cineworld Cinema (15 min)

Shopping: Sainsbury’s Local across the street for groceries, Vintage and independent shops in the local area, Scottish crafts and souvenirs on the Royal Mile, High street shopping in the New Town, Saturday morning Farmers Market in Castle Terrace

Eating & Drinking: If you’re looking for a local café, Lovecrumbs is only a couple of doors away, and Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero are just around the corner.

Spa/Leisure Facilities: One Spa at The Sheraton, Pure Gym, Dance Base, Virgin Active (15 min)

Parks: Princes Street Gardens, The Meadows, The Bruntsfield Links

Business: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh financial district, New Town businesses (10-15 min)

Local Transport: Lothian Buses offers an extensive network of bus services to get you around, and the following services stop near Bread Street: 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 24, 34, 35, 47


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town (Grassmarket), Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June & July
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festival (August)
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November & December 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year's / Hogmanay 2016
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

All prices are for 1 or 2 people. For 3 or 4 people there is an additional charge of £10 per night.

Cancellation charges are applied as follows:

More than 30 days prior to arrival - all monies except 25% deposit refunded
Less than 30 days prior to arrival - no refunds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 43 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room has been decorated with premium quality floor and wall tiles from Porcelanosa.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The king size bed is made with luxurious Egyptian bed linen.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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