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Cosy,clean, bright, secure secure as new centrally located property with parking

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

Cosy two bedroom apartment close to the Edinburgh centre with bedding and towels

Airport bus 3 mins walk. 5 star reviews from other sites. Located on a quiet leafy street, it is perfectly located. It is a clean, well maintained and as new two bedroom 1st floor apartment in a central location with private parking. Flexible check in and night check are available. Double glazed and cavity wall insulation ensures a warm apartment even in the coldest weather.

The property is always professionally cleaned and laundered. A bath towel and hand towel are supplied for each guest. Shower gel and soap is also provided together with a hairdryer.

A welcome pack contains snacks and breakfast cereals together with milk.


This property conforms to the much stricter requirements for long term rentals including fire and electrical safety.


There are two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes in each. Both have double beds with good quality mattresses. Bed linen is provided and has been professionally laundered.

Living Area

The spacious bright living room has a two seater and a three seater leather sofa. There is also a smart tv in the property which is connected to the wifi.

The wifi is supplied by Virgin Media and has unlimited downloads and is of a high speed. There are two tables to dine from.


The spacious kitchen has all cooking utensils and crockery covering most self catering.

There is also a dishwasher and a washing machine with a tumble dryer. A large fridge freezer ensures that you can store food at your convenience. A new glass hob further enhances the look and practicality.


There is a good size bathroom with a bath and electric shower. The bathroom is clean with a new bath panel, shower screen and is mould free!!


A buzzer system ensure security for guests and two locks on the door to the property further enhance security.


All windows are double glazed and lockable.


3 Mins walk to airport bus. Edinburgh has a fantastic bus system. Download mybus Edinburgh and you can get to virtually anywhere in the city. There are numerous bus stops nearby including one that goes straight to the airport (2mins walk). The train station (Haymarket) is 15 minutes walk


The nearest small convenience store is less than a minutes walk.

There are larger convenience stores nearby Sainsburys (Dundee Street about 5 mins walk).A short drive away take you to the very large Supermarkets or go online and get them to deliver.

Restaurants Bars

Restaurants/bars are within walking distance. The Fountain Bar does good food and is couple friendly. The Caley Sample Rooms do good local beers and the food is excellent too. A short walk takes you to wine bars and yet more restaurants.


There is a cinema complex about 5 mins walk away together with bowling. There is also a soft play area for children there also. There is a wonderful independent cinema called the Dominion in Morningside about a twenty minute walk.


There is a pay as you use gym in Craiglockart a short walk away which is of a very high standard. Virgin offer weekly passes and this is a 5 minutes walk.


It takes about 15 mins to walk to Princes Street. The Royal Mile is best accessed by the frequent bus service as parking is a nightmare in Edinburgh. You have the advantage of a quiet location but the advantage of being in a central location. Good for getting a good nights sleep and avoiding the noise of the tourist areas.

There are two parks nearby that are child friendly. One is less than a minutes walk. There are beautiful walks along the canal less than two minutes walk. Wonderful in the morning sun or at night. There is also a canal boat café to have a coffee. There is a great little coffee shop to have breakfast called the piece box.


I have children myself and they are welcome although it would be best to bring a travel cot for the young. It is safe for them.

Hotwater and heating.

The water heats up overnight to ensure hot water in the morning and the following day. An electric shower provides constant water. Heating is by electric panel heaters although you may need to open the windows as this is a cosy flat!


Parking is free and is by permit which is supplied to guests at the rear of the building.

Garden areas

There are garden areas to the rear of the property.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Derek

Hi I work in Edinburgh and just have had a little boy who was born on the 28th July 2015 so am very much the proud Dad. I live very close to the apartment only 5 mins away. I am lucky enough to have travelled a lot with my job. I have stayed in some fantastic places and equally some not so fantastic places. While I don't have the budget of the Hilton Group I believe that all places should be clean. I haveremoved clutter to allow guests to feel at home. I am always trying to improve the experience and if there are obvious things missing in my apartment please let me know. I recently replaced the shower screen and hob because they were looking a little tired. In terms of interests I like to keep fit and to walk along the canal near the apartment of an evening or on my way to work in the morning. I also like rock music and electric guitars a passion my partner does not share!

Derek purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Derek chose Edinburgh

Get a good nights sleep with blackout curtains and benefit being on a quiet street. Safety is my main concern and this property conforms to the much tougher regulations for longer term letting for fire and smoke alarms and electrical safety. The property is also double glazed and has cavity wall insulation so it is very warm and cosy. I believe in a clean clutter free environment and this is what I want to share with guests. There are fantastic amenities and beautiful walks nearby. There is a gym, cinema, shops, Starbucks, restaurants, bars and soft play all within a 7 minute walk. The nearest bus stop is 2 minutes away. (You dont need a car). The train station is within walking distance. I have had guests stay before from other websites and all have given me very high scores and all liked the presentation of the apartment, it's cleanliness, cosines and functionality.

What makes this apartment unique

For me it was the location that attracted me. There are fantastic and beautiful walks along the canal where you can hire a boat and have a coffee on a canal boat. Walk along the canal into town. It is only 25 mins walk to Princes street or the Royal Mile or access anywhere from a number of bus stops nearby. Get away from the noise, the traffic and other torists when you have had enough and yet be close enough to town. For me it was perfect and I loved staying there and still live in the area. That is why I still own it and still get a good feeling and fond memories of living there when doing my property checks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our host Derek made sure that all of the arrangements before we arrived were clear and was very helpful during our stay. The flat was very convenient for everything including airport, shops and buses to the centre of Edinburgh. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated as we arrived in the early hours of the morning and we were able to have breakfast before going shopping. The flat was clean, with plenty of room for three of us and I would certainly recommend this property for a stay in Edinburgh.
May 2016
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Great stay in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this place. The location was perfect for my family that enjoys walking. It was on a quiet street but easily walkable to town. When we didn't feel like walking, the bus 35 was right by the apt. Same bus that runs service from the airport so very easy arrival and departure. The apartment was clean and just as described. Derek was a wonderful host providing many recommendations and was easy to reach for questions. I would definitely recommend.

This had nothing to do with the apt but regarding food, we found that some restaurants can't have kids inside after 8pm because of the alcohol license they have. Just a caution for those with kids to call ahead. We felt slightly rushed as we got there at 7 and my husband couldn't stay longer to enjoy a second beer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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soluzione comoda tranquilla pulita. Mr Derek ok

  • 4 of 5

L'appartamento è comodo per/da aeroporto con bus no.35 (impiega piùtempo ma più economico). Comodo anche per raggiungere il centro con varie linee ma anche a piedi (15min.). Al nostro arrivo con pioggia il proprietario sig. Derek ci ha fatto trovare il riscaldamento acceso, ci ha dato molte indicazioni sulla città e ci ha prenotato la cena al pub vicino a casa (h.21.00). appartamento funzionale, pulito e ampio. Lo consiglierei senza dubbi ed in caso tornassi ad Edimburgo, ritornerei volentieri.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delightful family who would be welcome again anytime. I am glad that they had a nice holiday.
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Clean, comfortable, convenient apartment

  • 4 of 5

The description is accurate and the location worked well for us. We like to walk in new cities and were happy to walk into and out from the centre of Edinburgh. Derek was responsive and easy to deal with and everything went very smoothly. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Weekend break in Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Great location with free parking and wi fi.

We found everything we needed in the apartment. It was warm, comfortable, clean and tidy.

It's only 25min easy walk into the city centre. Derek, the owner, had also suggested another more scenic route along the canal. He was very helpful and answered all our questions such as best places to eat and transport etc and was flexible with check in times!

We loved Edinburgh and will definitely be visiting again and would recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

Derek was very helpful with all our enquires. The apartment was very clean, well equipped with everything we need for a very comfortable stay. The apartment was very quiet and not too far for getting a bus or as we liked to walk we had a beautiful walk into town along the canal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great to visit Edimburgh

  • 5 of 5

Derek has been a grest guest. We have travelled to Edinburg the whole family: 2 adults and 2 kids. We found Derek's place a very clean and comfortable place to stay during 4 nights. It's about 25 min walking to the center but, if you want to pick up a bus it's just 3 minutes walking from the apartment. Derek has been asking and recommending us places to visit and eat. If we come back to Edinburg we have a really good option to stay again. Well communicated from the airport , bus line 35. Una gran experiencia! Un apartamento muy cómodo y limpio en donde alojarse con toda la familia.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am that the guests enjoyed their stay. It was a pleasure Having them stay at the apartment.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Edinburgh Marathon
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1st week August
31 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Edinburgh Festival
4 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £130
Cleaning £40

Suitable for resonsible guests who are on smokers. No parties and no hen or stag parties. Families are very welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Haymarket in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Electric shower and bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Blackout curtains in bedroom. Fitted wardrobes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Blackout curtains and fitted wardrobes
  • Blackout curtains fitted wardrobe.
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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