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Penthouse room on the seafront in Edinburgh
Penthouse room on the seafront in Edinburgh
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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Lovely, bright, quiet room on the top floor of a modern apartment block on the seafront in Granton Harbour 3 miles north of the centre of the city. Well connected by buses and walking routes, free parking, magnificent views. Continental breakfast included and free wifi

The space

Lovely big room (Approx 17' x 11') with private balcony in top floor penthouse with superb views overlooking the Forth.

The apartment is the only flat on the top floor of the building. It is modern build, completed in 2011, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan lounge kitchen diner. The apartment is well insulated, double glazed and cosy and warm even when the weather is terrible.

Free Wifi.

The room comes with reading lamp, LED television, fitted wardrobe, armchair, hair dryer and free wifi. Underfloor heating with individual temperature controls in each room. The bathroom is directly outside the room with shaver point and over the bath shower. Towels and breakfast supplied - the bathroom is not exclusive use as it is shared between two bedrooms so you would only have exclusive use if there is no guest in the other room.
Let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will try to cater accordingly. The lounge is very comfortable with large screen TV, dining table, open plan kitchen and wraparound balcony with further panoramic views of the Firth of Forth and North Sea.

Outside dining is possible in fine conditions (see pic)

The apartment is in a quiet part of Edinburgh, three miles from the city centre. There is ample free parking outside and buses run regularly into the city from a bus stop two minutes walk away. There are lots of walks in the area and beautiful beaches and parkland to explore just a few minutes away. We moved here from the city centre and love the peace and tranquility. There are supermarkets and shops about 10 minutes walk away or two minutes by car as well as a variety of take-away food outlets. Restaurants and pubs are slightly further afield with a massive selection available the nearer you get to the city centre. Other nearby attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Yacht Britannia, Cramond Island, Ocean Terminal, Old Town and New Town World Heritage Sites.

Buses run from right outside the apartment. The 47 goes to the city centre in about 20 minutes and through the West End to the south of the city. The 24 runs on Sundays to the City Centre. Other buses run from a stop 5 minutes walk away at Granton Square and go all over the city. Bus fares are £1.60 for a single journey or £4 for a day pass on all Lothian buses. Exact fare only - no change given. Lothian buses website is a great resource and the Transport for Edinburgh app for iphone and android provides bus arrival and departure information from your local bus stop in real time, sells tickets and allows you to use your phone as your bus ticket.

Edinburgh is fantastic for getting around on bikes. Sustrans has a great website and maps of all the dedicated bike routes.

On the whole Edinburgh is a very safe city and there are no unsafe areas. That said it is sensible to take the usual precautions when out alone particularly at night or when withdrawing cash from ATMs.

The apartment makes a great base for exploring the rest of Scotland. Oban and Fort William can be reached by car in approximately 3 hours and Inverness and Loch Ness in about 4 hours.

Scottish money is interchangeable with Bank of England money - all notes are accepted everywhere in Scotland. It is very unusual for Scottish money not to be accepted in England although this can occasionally happen.

This apartment is a fantastic place to stay in the City of Edinburgh and still feel the freedom of the outdoors and freshness of the sea air. We hope you will enjoy your visit. Dan and Alex. LGBT friendly and all are welcome here.

Guest access

Guests have access to the kitchen at all times. Make yourselves at home. Tea and coffee is always available and you can cook your own food here in the evening if you so wish.

Interaction with guests

We like to talk to our guests, get to know people and help any way we can. We have a lot of suggestions for things to do and places to see whatever the weather conditions. It is your holiday though so we don't push ourselves forward and respect your privacy. We have made many friends of past guests.

Other things to note

Earlier checkin is often possible but please check with us first. A later checkout is also sometimes possible. Please check first though.

Amenities
Lift
Free parking on premises
Internet
Family/kid friendly
Prices
Extra people $10 NZD / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $199 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 6PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking in the house, landing, lift or common areas. Smoking is permitted on the balconies and ashtrays are provided. Please no pets due to allergies.
Please note we do not charge a cleaning fee so we appreciate you leaving the room and bathroom clean and tidy.
If you are last in at night please lock the door behind you.
Always lock the door with the key when you go out.
Please don't leave your key in the door when you lock it from the inside - it means nobody else can get in!

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Sean User Profile
November 2017
This a great place - we give it our highest recommendation. The apartment is very clean, new and well equipped with a comfy bed and great shower. The room is also large and warm with under floor heating and beautiful views. Dan and Alex were fantastic hosts - warm, helpful and interesting to talk to. The location is well serviced by two bus routes that come regularly. This is a very good value place, particularly compared wiTh what we could find in the old town(and even came with breakfast!!) Thanks again Dan and Alex.

Susan User Profile
May 2016
Enjoyed my stay with Dan and Alex. Both were easy going and helpful with information about the area and places to go. Dan even picked me up and dropped me off when I had heavy bags to carry. Flat is comfy and clean and quiet with great views, bedroom was spacious too. Although a little out of the city center transport is close and frequent. It is also close to the harbor walkway and has a supermarket nearby.

Angela User Profile
June 2014
Dan and Alex are so welcoming, and their place is lovely and such a great location to experience Edinburgh!! :) The bed is really comfortable, the view is to die for, and the hosts are so friendly and lovely, they make you feel like a friend almost instantly (and I get the impression if you'd like your space they would also happily give it to you). The bus is really handy and it is so easy (and cheap!) and Dan or Alex will give you lots of great tidbits to make it even easier, I can't recommend them highly enough!! :)

Benjamin User Profile
September 2013
Both Alex and Dan were amazing hosts. Excellent room with an amazing view out over the stormy ocean. They picked me up from the train station, even after my train was delayed by four hours. Alex is an amazing chef and I got to sample some of his food. Dan was a perfect host, and they gave me great advice about what to do around the city. Cannot recommend them enough.

The 'Naturals': Everything stated in listing is true, but in 'real time' Alex & Dan's place is MUCH better. Brilliant & helpful hosts in a beautiful spacious view property. Naturally hospitable people who genuinely love introducing their incredible city to visitors, we struggle to find superlatives. A scale with only 5 stars fails to do justice. All aspects of the visit exceeded expectations. Generous & delicious breakfasts & an incredible welcome dinner upon arrival. Comfortable and quality beddings/linens & more. Offers of lifts into town and 'meet&greet' & train station drop offs were truly appreciated. Our sincere wishes for every success in their enterprises, with an invitation to come and see us when next in NZ. Thank you for looking after us during our Edinburgh visit from RS & W, Mission B&B on the Avenue Napier NZ

Mitch User Profile
November 2017
Dan and Alex's apartment is a lovely stay for someone looking to go to Edinburgh. The bedroom was clean with a comfy bed, and the bathroom clean with a powerful shower, both of which are definitely required! The apartment is decorated in a manner that makes it feel like a home away from home, certainly not the clinical nature of a hotel room. The boys were both happy to help, with fast responses to my messages, recommendations about a local food market, and flexibility around the check in/out time. If you're worried about the fact that the apartment is not in the centre of town, do not be concerned. There is a bus a minutes walk away that takes you straight into town and takes a little over 30mins. Overall the apartment and hosts are both excellent and I would recommend this as a place to stay for anyone looking to go to Edinburgh.

William User Profile
November 2017
Dan and Alex were so kind and welcoming, they have a beautiful apartment which is well situated and with free parking. Great value!

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
Dan And Alex User Profile

We are a friendly gay couple living and working in amazing Edinburgh. Dan works in marketing for a local college and Alex is a chef and college lecturer.

We love to travel and see new places and know how important it is to have a comfortable base in new surroundings.

We enjoy getting out and about, cooking, socialising with friends, meeting new people, cinema, theatre and lots of other stuff too. We also work hard and appreciate the quietness of our surroundings and the relaxation it offers.

As hosts I hope we will be able to fulfil your needs, respect your privacy and provide you with as many of the comforts of home as possible. We would like you to feel at home.

Languages: Deutsch, Français, Ελληνικά
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Response time: within an hour

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