May 2017 Bec: 'We had a fantastic stay at Dee's in the gorgeous Edinburgh. Will defiantly be back!'
Sept 2016 Jenni "Dee was there to greet us as we arrived at the apartment which is absolutely stunning. Everything was there for us, even coffee and some fresh fruit. Bus stops to town are on the main street outside which made it really great for us dancers who after a long day in the studio, don't want to be walking miles to get back to base. Beds are super comfortable, the flat is spacious and light, quiet and warm. Would definitely go back.'
High ceilings, big marble fireplaces, original art and an eclectic collection of books make this flat special. This is part of my home, that has been converted into a completely self contained flat.
This is a big apartment, 5.08m x 3.85m master bedroom, 5.08m x 3.76m double bedroom and 8.23m x5.15m living room/kitchen, plenty of space to feel at home and relax without tripping over each other!
I have three stars under the Scottish Tourist Board listing.
Two large bedrooms, one with a comfortable king size bed and one with twin beds, with comfortable sprung mattresses. Cotten linen and towels provided. The bedrooms are quite, west facing and look over the gardens at the back of the property
Large living room come kitchen diner. The small kitchen in a cupboard has two electric burners, an oven microwave and is fully equipped to a high standard, kettle, toaster, fridge. Ideal for breakfast and quick meals or a full roast dinner.
Family bathroom with shower over the bath.
Interaction with guests
I live nearby and try to meet guests when they arrive. There is information in the flat about the city, parking ( there is free parking a four minute walk away) and local transport. This is a great neighbourhood, and will give you a real feeling of being part of the city.
This is a buzzing neighbourhood with a laid back feel. Fishmonger, local shops, baker, florist, chemist, banks, second hand shops and cafes, restaurants and takeaway all across the road. You can even have a hot stone massage or visit the hairdresser.
A the top of the street on Ferry road, there is the Herringbone wine bar and restaurant, lovely for breakfasts and evening meals. Also In Touch, a long established and hugely popular Indian restaurant.
The Botanic Gardens and Inverleith Park are minutes away. Out door gym and tennis in the park.
Edinburgh is linked by cycle tracks, many on disused railway lines, lovely to cycle on or to walk. There is easy access from the apartment onto the cycle paths. Bike rental is easy to arrange with one of the local companies.
Free parking available four minutes away at the top of the street. The city tours open top bus stops on the street and there is a bus every 10 minutes to the center of town.
The no 23/27 and 8 bus stops right opposite the flat. Electronic displays at the bus stops tell you when the next bus is due. They provide a very regular service to the city centre and the Royal Mile every 10 mins or so. It takes 8 minutes to get into the centre by bus or 20 min to walk. There is free curb side parking at the top of the street. The city open top bus tour stops on the street.
If at all possible I would advise against driving in the city, parking is really expensive and difficult, most locals use the really good bus service.
Other things to note
Bed linen and towels are provided. Blankets and hot water bottles ( only needed in the winter or for duvet days!)
There are three steps up to the front door. Please note that the kitchen is small, but well equipped.
If you would like to check in before 4 pm please ask, if the apartment is free the day before, you are welcome, I will always try to accommodate you.
I ask that outdoor shoes are not worn in the apartment
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
There are neighbours above and below so please no loud parties or music. If anything gets broken please let us know so that we can replace before our next guests. No more than four people to sleep in flat. No smoking or pets. Please do not wear out door shoes in the flat.