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New Apartment designed by National Award Winning Interior Designer

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom apartment with kingsize bed, separate lounge and kitchen and bathroom

The St James Residence is a brand new apartment which has undergone extensive refurbishment to make it one of the most stylish and luxurious apartments in the City. It has all plush furnishings and is located in the most central place possible - less than a 30 second walk to the world famous Princes Street. It has everything you need to have the best stay in Edinburgh - with kind size bed, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and comes with Scottish complimentary toiletries.

Member since: 2015
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Melanie

My name is Melanie. I recently gave up my job as a lawyer to focus full time on providing the highest quality holiday letting properties

Melanie purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Melanie chose New Town

This is a beautiful property - which has just undergone extensive renovation and has the best quality fittings and fixtures. It is located right in the city centre in the most central location

What makes this apartment unique

Underfloor heating in the bathroom, beautiful views from the lounge, secondary glazing to ensure a peaceful nights sleep


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with power shower, and underfloor heating
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Kingsize luxury bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL There is a small car park very near the St James Residence. It holds about 10 spaces and nearly always has one or two spaces available. The price is £12 for 24 hours. Q-Park OMNI, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN The car park is close to both properties and also many facilities such as the OMNI Centre, St James Shopping Centre and the Edinburgh Playhouse. The price is £18.50 for 24 hours. St. James Car Park, Edinburgh, EH1 3WW The car park is very central and within a short walk of both properties. The price is £15.20 for 24 hours. Previous guests have rented a parking space via sites such as Free Parking As you leave town, the parking becomes free. The closest streets that have free parking are off Leith Walk such as Albert Street, Buchanan Street, Iona Street, Dalmeny Street.


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New Apartment designed by National Award Winning Interior Designer
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews
Port Dover, Ontario, Canada

Great location in Edinburgh!!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is lovely and very well equipped with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay in Edinburgh. The owner has thought of everything!

Not being very technologically savvy however, we would have appreciated very detailed instructions on how to operate the washer, dryer combination.

D & M

Port Dover, On.


  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

This is in the most perfect location. The train station is very close as well as the Royal Mile. However, the neighbor is a smoker and we could smell the smoke in the apt. The washer/dryer and TV could use some updated instructions. At the end of the day it is exactly as advertised. Nice decor and central location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and feedback - and i'm sorry there was a smell of smoke. I've now contacted the owner of the flat next door who has assured me this will be stopped immediately - thanks very much for bringing this to my attention
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Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada

Location is the best!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for one week in April. The location is fantastic. It’s a 5 minute walk from the train station (closer once you know the back way). The key/door instructions were very easy. The apartment was just like the pictures. Very clean. Nice bathroom. Had the basic stuff in the kitchen. Bedroom has a nice size walk in closet. Living room furniture, while pretty, could be a little more comfortable (especially the chair). The “info” binder said we were to help ourselves to the shortbread but none had been left for us.

What we really missed is some basic instructions on how to operate everything. No instructions for the all-in-one washer/dryer. (We don’t have this type of appliance in North America so it would be nice just to have something that says what the quickest cycle is, etc.) Also, nothing for the TV. The last occupants left it on radio mode so it was kinda screwed up and it took us awhile to figure it out. There were dvd’s but no DVD player that we could see. We did not use the stove, cooktop, or dishwasher. We’ve been in rentals where they have a guest book that renters can leave ideas for restaurants or sight seeing, which would have been helpful.

Main problem while we were there is the construction across the street (from the bedroom window). A whole city block has been torn down and dug out. The jack hammers, trucks, equipment, cranes all started at 7:30 am. The road is gone and there is only a sidewalk. This is not the apartment owners fault (obviously) but I think the renters should be warned.

I emailed the manager once and she was very quick with a reply. There was a phone number to contact her if needed but making phone calls from a Canadian cell phone costs a fortune so not something I wanted to do.

All in all I would stay here again and I would recommend the apartment to anyone. Just a few more instructions for appliances (including the mood lighting) and a better list of restaurants and sights nearby, and I would gladly give this place 5 stars. .

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well located, beautifully decorated apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well located and has everything you need. The interior design of the apartment is charming and beautifully done. You can easily walk to the castle, museums and lots of restaurants. The train station is only a couple minutes away as are bus stops.

We were able to get supplies at a couple grocers nearby and have breakfast in the apartment every morning which made for a relaxed stay. Maria-Claire responded right away when we had a problem getting the TV to work (turn the box to the left of the TV on with it's remote, then use the TV remote and set source to HDMI1). Don't be alarmed by the construction across the street, you will not hear a thing inside the apartment. When you get to the door on the street, there are 4 lock boxes on the left, you want the black one. Unlock the front door, go through a second entry door and up one flight of stairs then go to the left and through a door marked 3/4, the apartment door will be in front of you. It's a lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nolensville, Tennessee

Perfect Apartment In The Most Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Melanie's wonderful apartment for 5 nights late March and early April. It was "perfect in every way". We both felt like we were in our own home throughout our stay.

All amenities were as described and more. The bed was terrific and the rest of the apartment charming. Best of all, the location couldn't have been better. We could walk to all of the sights, (Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, Royal Mile, Prince Street, Leith, Restaurants and Pubs on Rose Street, Shopping on Georges Street) all within 20 minutes. Or you can easily cab it. We were also only 5 minutes from the train station for our day trip to Stirling Castle. We arrived by air at Edinburgh's Airport and took the tram to within an easy 5 minutes walk to the apartment. The manager, Marie-Claire kept up informed and up-to-date on both checking in and checking out. Everything was easy and flawless. We will return. And Edinburgh is now one of our top two favorite cities right next to Rome.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

The flat was just what we wanted. The fireplace was a fun touch! The bed was comfy and the couch cozy. The treats were a nice surprise (yummy too).

The place is surprisingly quiet during the evenings but the construction project across the road can be very noisy first thing in the morning. They get started at 0700 so be prepared. Once the project is completed the flat will be in an even more prime location for dining though.

Overall a very lovely place in a lovely city!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
various bars and restaurants
Nearest Train
0.1 Kilometres
waverley station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
various bars and restaurants
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

This apartment is located in the most central possible location, right beside Waverley train station. As such, everything is on your doorstep - all of Edinburgh's city attractions are within walking distance


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
festival 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
new year 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
august 2019
2 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £35
Stay tax £3.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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