4 Beds, Living Room and formal Dining Room
- English, Russian
I am a lover of old houses and moved from Edinburgh City Centre when I fell in love with what was then a very dilapidated house with a lot of potential. Having spent all my spare time (and money) on the house for 5 years, I got a job in Italy and had to leave it behind in 2010. Not being able to part with it, I decided on holiday rentals.
Patrick purchased this House in 2005
Why Patrick chose Portobello
It's a real home. Many guests have commented on that. This could be because of all the dedication and love that went into its restoration! It's bursting with character and many original features have been retained or reinstated, along side modern twists with lighting and art.
What makes this House unique
It's difficult to say what in particular I fell in love with when I first saw the house. It may have been the stairs and the light. There was a lovely feel to the place. The first floor living room with 3 big windows and original fireplace is a favourite, as is the wee room at the top with a view across the water to Fife.. Or the big bedroom at the top with a view to Arthur's Seat.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
Great home right near the beach
Great location and comfy home for our family near the beach. Unfortunately our stay coincided with the pandemic so we weren't able to explore the area as we had hoped but thank goodness we had such a comfortable place to stay in and right near a grocery store.
Great stay in Portobello
The house was larger than expected and very well set out / decorated / supplied. Only issue was parking. Lovely back garden space. Large comfy living room. nice bathroom etc. kitchen had everything we needed. We will be back.
City Break in quiet location
A comfortable, well equipped property. It is a short stroll to the beach and promenade . There is a frequent bus service,from the High Street, into Edinburgh City centre. This is a good property for sight-seeing and relaxing.
Comfortable and unique
We enjoyed our stay very much. It was a joy to rent a property which had not been given the full IKEA makeover. The decor and furnishings are unique and made for a very interesting stay. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms good. Although we did not cook during our stay, the kitchen was evidently well equipped and opened onto an attractive courtyard garden. The beach and high street are equidistant from the property and there are plenty of amenities close by.
An Undersold gem!
Patrick’s house was amazing! The photos do not do this house justice. The decor is Art Deco with modern touches like surround sound, jacuzzi bath and hive heating. It’s in a trendy area of Edinburgh with plenty of choice in eateries, pubs and shops. Right on the sea front.
We stayed here as a group of 8 adults (married couples) for the rugby and there was plenty of room, hot water and facilities.
Patrick we would love to come and stay again if you would have us. Thank you for your welcoming hospitality
Portobello is a charming and distinctive part of Edinburgh with a busy, traditional high street offering fishmongers, delicatessen, fine wine shop, award winning butcher plus various restaurants and takeaways - everything you need for a self-catering holiday! There is a wide variety of interesting architecture within the conservation area and a stroll through the local streets never fails to reveal something of interest.
The sandy beach, which is approximately 2 minutes walk from the house, boasts beautiful coastal views, good pub/restaurants and cafes, boats and canoes for hire, restored Victorian swimming pool with Turkish baths and gym, soft play area, outdoor playgrounds plus additional seasonal art installations and attractions. Portobello is very well connected to Edinburgh city centre with several regular bus routes operating day and night on the 3 mile journey between the two locations and a taxi ride.
This traditional seaside resort, with a vibrant community spirit, is a fantastic location offering peace and calm from which to explore the city of Edinburgh as well as the surrounding countryside and attractions.