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Member since: 2012
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Modern Central Apartment Free parking space Sleeps 4 plus child

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Edinburgh - SC636

5-7 minute walk to bottom of Royal MIle at Holyrood Palace and many tourist attractions.

Bright spacious apartment which is centrally located for all of edinburgh and beyond, this apartment provides the ideal place to stay and relax with many extras provided such as wireless internet, essential food/breakfast items, complementary toiletries, dvd's cd's, toys books, games. The accommodation consists of t shaped hall, large lounge with 32in TV and leather sofas. Fully equipt kitchen with full cooker, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and dining area, dining room, master double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom with 2 single beds which can be linked together to make a king. This room can also take a cot or extra guest bed. The bedrooms have a lovely view of arthurs' seat while the lounge looks out onto the shared garden area. Garden chairs are provided. Wwi, cot, high chair, baby bath all provided.NON SMOKERS ONLY

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carol (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

About Carol

Having a preference for self catering holidays since my children were young, I like to think I know what extra touches make a good holiday in to a great one and I hope that is what everyone will experience staying at my Apartment. I have lived in Edinburgh most of my life and really love the City and all the diversity that it has to offer and I hope you will enjoy it also.

Why Carol chose Edinburgh and Lothians

The location is very central with many of the tourist sites with a short walk and therefore no need for a car not even for self catering as there is a large supermarket with ATM and Pharmacy open till 10pm every night beside the apartment.It also has a good bus service from the main road. Most of all it is a safe quiet area.

What makes this apartment unique

When you chose self catering I think it is important to be able to shop for food easily. This apartment has a supermarket just beside it. It is also well served by many buses from the main road to allow you to experience all of edinburgh and beyond from the zoo in the west to seaside in the east without the extra cost of having to hire a car. A car is not required due to the central location, however if you are coming by car there is a free dedicated off road parking space at the apartment, so no parking fees. Holyrood Palace and Park and the Royal Mile are only a 5 -7minute walk away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Wonderful stay in Edinburgh - highly recommend”

The apartment is conveniently located, walking distance to Royal Mile. Super market across the street - as kitchen was stocked with breakfast items we had no need. Very clean and spacious property. Carol our host was wonderful, very friendly and had folders with helpful information for the area.

Apartment has free wifi and is located in quiet area with parking stall.

We hope to visit Edinburgh again and would definitely stay here!

“Fantastic Apartment”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here for three nights whilst visiting family. Travelled with my Mum Dad and my two children (6, 2) and we had a great stay. Carol was very welcoming and had thought of everything to make the children feel at home. DVD's, toys, children's towels, games... My children felt very at home. The kitchen being stocked with essentials was a great help and the homebaking went down a treat.

We will definitely stay again. Thanks Caro

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. “Great Stay at Edinburgh!!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The apartment was ideally located......walking distance from Hollyrood Palace. Super market( Sainsbury) was just across the road. Nicely maintained property & was spacious for a family of four adults. The host Carol had equipped the apartment with all toiletarries & kitchen with cereals, milk, juice, bread, butter & jam.Carol was very friendly & had given tips for travel to & around Edinburgh. Located in quiet area & still close to Royal Mile. Will definitely stay at this place during our next visit.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.“

“Perfect in every way!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I'm so glad we found this last minute apartment as we will be staying here again! Myself and my 5 month old baby boy went with my mum and dad who are in their 70's.

The apartment itself is spacious and clean. It has all you would need and more! It felt like a hotel having breakfast items already in the flat and all basic essentials you would need. Having a cot and high chair available meant a lot less to take in the car. Beds were comfortable and the cot had a proper mattress in it. Free dedicated car parking space and free wi fi.

Shops literally a 2 minute walk across the road were a godsend. Only a short bus ride into town centre and taxi only cost £6.

Carol is a lovely host and bent over backwards to accommodate us!

Only downside is no lift, which would be fine if you are fit and healthy. Did get a bit much for my parents but only going up them. There aren't many stairs and they are in 3 sets rather than one big staircase. We managed it with the baby and would stay again so cant have been too bad.

Portobello beach is a short car/bus journey away, around 15 minutes and the beach is beautiful! Sandy and clean with amusements and the normal sea side shops. Dog Frie
Feb 2012
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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Modern Central Apartment Free parking space Sleeps 4 plus child
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Great flat

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful flat. Well laid out with everything w e needed plus more. Location was fab for the centre of Edinburgh a short walk to all areas. Very quiet neighbourhood. Very close to good shops.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Visit!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here! The location is great, close to a grocery store, free parking, and an easy walk to the Royal Mile. Carol was an amazing host, she had the apartment set-up with everything we could ever need, and even several things we wouldn't have thought of! She even provided us with very useful information prior to our arrival which made our trip go so smoothly. We will definitely stay here again when we go back to Edinburgh!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.I am glad you all enjoyed your stay and would hope to be able to host you all another time. Carol.
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Ideal Location for visiting Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and well-maintained. The owner provided many items to help travelers: coffee, tea, bread, jams, milk (to get you started). There is a store nearby (2 minute walk). The owner met us at the property and reviewed many of the attractions in the area. She provided maps and brochures to many of the attractions. The property is 10 minute walk to Royal Mile and Queens Palace. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and thank you for leaving the apartment so tidy.It was lovely to meet you all and would hope to be able to host you another time.Best wishes Carol.
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We couldn't have asked for more.

  • 5 of 5

We were at the Fringe, and really only slept at the flat. Slept, and ate breakfast compliments of Carol. I really think she has thought of everything, including complimentary slippers and packs if tissues. It was my first time to Edinburgh and my first time to the Fringe, and I am seriously considering repeating the whole trip, including staying here again...if it's available!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and you are all welcome anytime,best wishes Carol.
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A Perfect Home-Away!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! My first trip to Edinburgh, I was setting out on totally new adventures. Carol made everything perfect. Where do I start?....comphy living room with travel books and helpful tips from past guests; a well-stocked, cosy kitchen; bright, cheerful bedrooms with my very own view of Arthur's Seat. The apartment was impeccably clean, with many thoughtful conveniences a traveler might need. The neighborhood is safe, quiet, easily accessible to city attractions by bus and on foot. Especially convenient was the right-next-door ATM and grocery that sold everything from stamps to fresh pastries to great local cheese.

What a gem! Thanks, Carol, for making Edinburgh feel just like home!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karla, Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you had a great stay, that is what I hope my apartment will give everyone, a great experience of our wonderful city and the comfort of staying in a clean safe and central apartment with lots of extra touches just to make the holiday as relaxing as possible.You would be very welcome to return again any time, best wishes, Carol
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Every possible attention to detail has been given to make this flat a real home from home, and I couldn’t fault the flat or the effort put in by Carol (the owner) to make sure we had everything we needed in terms of provisions and information about the local area. I brought my 3 small children for a short stay, which isn’t easy at the best of times, but everything I could need was there, and a supermarket literally across the road. What was provided in the kitchen way exceeded my expectations - jams, sauces, tea/coffee, breakfast cereal etc. – even a loaf of bread and some milk in the fridge! There were toys and books for the kids, WIFI, films and more. The flat itself and location were lovely, with a safe parking spot for the car and plenty of attractions within an easy walk. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay for a thoroughly enjoyable and stress free stay in Edinburgh! I will most definitely try to stay here again when I visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kurt, It was lovely to meet you all,the children were very polite and I am glad you had such a good stay, you would all be very welcome any time, best wishes, carol.
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hop step and Jump
Nearest Ferry
13.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Duddingston Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
waverley station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Xanadu Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Car: not necessary


Portobello Beach ; 2.3miles ;10minute drive


Edinburgh Airport; 9.3miles; 27 minute drive

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station; 1.4miles 5 minute drive

St Andrews Square Bus Station; 1.3 miles 4minute drive


Holyrood Palace and Park, Royal Mile, Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliment; 0. 5 mile; 7 minute walk.

City Centre and Princess Street; 1.3miles, 4 minute drive.

Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal Shopping and Cinema complex;2.2 miles;8 minute drive; 12 minute in bus

Further Details:

Sainsbury Supermarket beside the apartment which has an ATM, Pharmacy, Post box and is open until 10pm every night. Restaurants and speciallity shops also here. Bank and Post Office at Abbeyhill 5 minute walk. Cinemas, theatres, swimming pool, children's play park, zoo, ice rink, either nearby or with easy transport links from the main road at the apartment.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
27 Jun 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
6 Sep 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
5 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment either by Bank transfer or Paypal 2 weeks before arrival or in cash on arrival.Any charges incurred by paypal to me will be charged on arrival. Refundable security deposit of 100GBP required on arrival and returned to you should no major damage occur. GBP only accepted. An exit cleaning fee of 30GBP will be due on arrival. Marathon, Rugby and School Holidays will incur a small surcharge .

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over day. Arrival and departure flexible by arrangement, however an extra charge of 30GBP for arrivals after 9pm. Keys sent if preferred for late arrivals. I will meet and greet everyone and show you round.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on 2 people having sole use of the property in either the double bedroom or twin bedroom. If both bedrooms are required for 2people staying the third person rate will apply..Prices for 3rd& 4th person(s) starting at 15GBPpppn. Children under 2yrs free if sharing parents bedroom surcharge if in own bedroom.Cot provided. 5th person using guest bed will be charged at 20GBP pn. School holiday weeks, Rugby, Golf and Marathon weekends will incur a supplement. One night stay prices start at 95GBP per couple.Exit clean 30GBP.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En-Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main Bathroom; Bath and electric shower over bath, wash hand basin and toilet. En-Suite; Electric Shower, wash hand basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + child or baby in cot or guest bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1; Master bedroom has a double bed and en-suite shower,wash hand basin and toilet. Bedroom2; Twin bedroom with 2 single beds which can be linked together to make a king. This room can also take a cot or extra guest bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Non smokers only Anyone arriving and promising they will smoke outside is not a non smoker and will forfeit their booking and be unable to stay. Outside: Outside shared garden and chairs provided. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board, hoover, cleaning products, umberella, garden chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. All bedding is Hypo-allergenic. Other: Dining room; walnut dining table with 4 chairs. High chair.

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