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Edinburgh City Apartment With Free Parking

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothians, Scotland, UK - Quiet Street Yet Conveniently Located For Princes Street And Surrounding Attractions

This attractive apartment provides the best of both worlds; it is within walking distance of Edinburgh City Centre, but is situated in a quiet location with the added benefit of a parking space. With Princes Street and the City Centre only a short walk, you can easily be at the heart of Edinburgh’s shopping, historic and cultural district. For nightlife, the apartment offers convenient access to popular bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. And when you want a break from the bustle and excitement of the city, the peaceful Royal Botanic Gardens are within walking distance (approx. 15 mins), as are excellent transport connections to out of town attractions. The apartment itself contains two bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities. The lounge / dining area open out onto a small patio area, for which a table and chairs are provided.

Property Manager
Sam Mackay
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Sam Mackay

The property is owned by 3 generations of a family - mother and daughter Sue and Sam, and grandfather Les. We use the property to visit son Dave and his family.

Despite the fact we purchased the property when Les was 86, he played a very active role in getting the property ready.

Sue and Sam both live in Croxley Green in Hertfordshire. Sue manages a programming team and Sam runs her own business providing public sector research and consultancy.

Dave works for the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh - which is well worth a visit during your trip!

Sam Mackay purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Sam Mackay chose Edinburgh and Lothians

With family living in Edinburgh we found ourselves frequently coming up stay in B&Bs. We loved the city and wanted to visit more often, and also liked the idea of having somewhere we could have a living space we could all share.

This particular location appealed because we felt it was very important to have parking and the proximity to the town centre made it a very attractive place to be based. There is a small children's play area which our nieces / grandchildren love to play in and we love being able to open the patio doors on a nice day (they do get them occasionally in Edinburgh!).

Although we often walk into the City centre the bus stop a few minutes walk away make it even easier to get around.

What makes this apartment unique

We bought the property knowing that we would want to let it out so we were careful to find somewhere that was located conveniently for town, had good parking and which was suitable for older generations and children alike. Although the building has a lift, the ground floor access is particularly helpful and meant we got the small patio area.

We have tried to furnish and equip it so that it could be a great home away from home for us, without it being too personalised. We have stayed in many B&Bs and flats around Edinburgh so we felt we had a good idea of what works and what doesn't.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"...all was perfect with the flat, from the instructions on how to get in to the flat itself. It suited us perfectly and I'm sure we will be in touch again on our next visit to Edinburgh..."

"We had a lovely time in Edinburgh and your flat was well located and very comfortable"

"Just wanted to say we are home now- the flat was great!...We'll definitely recommend it to our friends"

"The flat is perfectly situated in terms of access to the centre of Edinburgh...Felt perfectly safe walking home in the early hours of the morning. We will return."

"A great flat in a super location"

"Great family place ideally situated for a fantastic visit to Edinburgh. Thank you very much."

"Lovely flat. Clean and very comfy! Perfect for shopping, meals out and playhouse."

"So pleased we booked. Perfect for getting into the city and bus for Murrayfield".

"Flat well placed for exploring Edinburgh. Very well furnished and clean - can't think of a single thing that's missing."
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Hand-held shower attachment in the bath
  • En-suite comprising WC, wash-hand basin and large shower cubicle with electric shower. Family bathroom provides a WC, wash-hand basin and a bath with shower attachment.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with double bed and en-suite facility. A further double bedroom with two single beds. Both bedrooms have built- in wardrobes and freestanding units providing ample hanging and storage space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The high chair provided is a travel style that can be fitted to chairs. It is not suitable for children under 6 months. Outside: There is a small patio area outside the property and we provide a small table and two chairs. There is a residents car park at the back of the property. One free parking permit is available to guests to allow them to park in this private area located immediately outside of the property. An additional permit is available at a cost of £20. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A set of bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price. We don't offer a cleaning service during the stay for bookings of two weeks or less, but this and additional sets of linen can be arranged for a small additional fee.


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Edinburgh City Apartment With Free Parking
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nice clean safe. Great location

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location! Very clean and neat! Ample parking! Quite enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean & well furnished

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful unit, central location in town, able to walk to major attractions. Very neat & clean, everything you need for your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the convenience of the location of the property, and that you found it well-equipped.
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Everything you need for a comfortable visit to Edinburgh

  • 5 of 5

Not central, but in a quiet respectable area close to bus route with very frequent service to Princess Street or Leith. Car not necessary but allocated parking right in front of the apartment

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is ideal for 3/4 people and walking distance from the main tourist areas Taxi service in Edinburgh is superb and even at 1 AM on new years day we could easily find one.

Our host could not be more helpful and allowed us to check out at noon on New Years day.

The place was in excellent condition and I would reccomend it to anyone visiting this great city

One problem ---the lock on the main entrance door is very dodgy and on one occasion it would not work at all and we had to enter through the next door apartment THIS Needs to be fixed before it gets worse as each door opening effort needed a lot of jiggling and was somewhat traumatic.

Otherwise highly reccomended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're sorry to hear about the difficulties with the door. It is a communal door and we have already raised our concerns to the management company to try and get the lock sorted. There is a technique for opening the door which makes it easy to open so we will make sure we add a note about this in the arrival information to help future guests.
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Edinburgh vacation

  • 4 of 5

Instructions concerning entry and the location of the apartment in Edinburgh excellent.

The apartment was very comfortable and functional. The heating system was easy to use and control. The location in Edinburgh was central and we could walk into Princes Street in about 15 to 20 minutes.

We enjoyed the area and will certainly return and would recommend the apartment to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Edinburgh Waverley
Nearest Motorway
10.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3.6 Miles
Portobello Beach
Car: not necessary


There are a number of beaches located near to Edinburgh. Cramond: A small beach which is easily reached by car or bus and is popular with local residents. Portobello: Located only 3 miles from Edinburgh, again easily reached by car or bus.

Heading further out of town, North Berwick is a beautiful seaside town with long beaches.


The nearest airport is Edinburgh airport. A very good bus service operates which runs to Waverley train station in the centre of town. It is possible to walk to the flat from the station (15-20 minutes) or via the buses which run from the station. The tram now runs direct from the Airport through to York Place, 10 minutes walk from the property.

It is not essential to have a car to explore the city. Many attractions can be reached easily on foot and there is an excellent bus service. However, to explore beyond the city a car is useful. There is a City Car collection point close to the flat.

Further Details:

There is a Co-op a few minutes walk away as well as a Tesco Express also within 5 minutes walk. We regularly find these adequate to cater all our needs when we stay for a weekend (although we usually also treat ourselves to the award winning deli Valvona & Crolla which is also located only 5 minutes walk away). There are also a range of larger supermarkets all close by.

There are some lovely restaurants on Broughton Street, just over 10 minutes walk away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

We can occasionally accept 2 night bookings, especially for late bookings and in low season or to fill gaps in-between bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.