The best place to stay in Edinburgh
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Available for long weekends, Christmas, New Year & the Edinburgh Festivals.

Please contact me if your required dates are not available as I may be able to accommodate.

Gay friendly/owned listing.

The space

Entire 2 Bedroom Apartment in Leith.

Super soft bedding along with crisp clean towels are provided and awaiting your arrival.
Located on a quiet street, my warm & comfortable home offers you a superb dining kitchen, tasteful lounge & 2 very comfortable double bedrooms. In the bathroom there is both a bath and a powerful shower over it as well.
I look forward to welcoming you to stay at my home in Edinburgh.

Oh! Did I mention the Wood Burner?

Welcome to Edinburgh, the festival city, all year round. Come and stay in my home which is centrally located off Leith Walk near to all of Edinburgh's key attractions. The flat is a main door, 2 double bedroom property with a back yard and your own private entrance. Situated on the ground floor of a traditional Victorian tenement building (1890) in the trendy neighbourhood of Leith. The property is situated off the main road on a quiet street with free parking, which is rare in Edinburgh. Just around the corner are a good selection of shops including an excellent artisan baker/patisserie and a brilliant independent wine shop. The city centre (Waverley Train Station) is a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute bus trip with buses running every few minutes from the end of my street.

Perfect for a single person, a couple, family or group of friends, the flat is homely and lived in with with a comfortable feel, great to relax in after a day out seeing the city sights. There's a powerful shower over the bath with instant hot water 24/7, the living/kitchen/dining room are very spacious and there's space for 6 people. An excellent place for entertaining over a dinner party!

Fully equipped with gas central heating, high speed WiFi internet, huge fridge/freezer, washing machine/traditional Edinburgh drying pulley/iron & board, hair dryer, Tassimo espresso maker, gas hob, electric oven, plenty of cooking equipment, basic food ingredients (oils, spices etc). There is a 42'' 3D Samsung SMART TV which also has a Netflix subscription in case you need to catch up on your latest box set addiction or a quick Movie fix!

There's a DAB radio/stereo in the kitchen from which you can play music.

Both Double rooms are very comfortable with new mattresses and fresh bedding is provided along with lots of towels and basics such as shampoo on your arrival. There is a third bed available - a blow up double that I will make up with sheets and all bedding for you and can be set up in the lounge. This can then simply be lifted out of the way and placed against the wall to free up space during the stay. A perfect solution if you are booking for more than 4 guests. (ONLY AVAILABLE IF PRE-BOOKED)

This is a great base if you want more than a hotel or serviced apartment can offer. I have loads of varieties of tea and coffee for you to help yourselves to as well!

I work and have lived in Edinburgh all my life and so can advise you on what's going on locally if you're interested in anything specific during your stay. Some maps, tourist leaflets, restaurant guides and info on the immediately local area are available in the flat. There are also many books and a collection of travel guidebooks for Edinburgh and beyond for you to enjoy while you stay.

Check-in and check-out times are flexible and I will try and accommodate your schedule whenever possible. It's really helpful to know your travel plans so please let me know what time you intend to arrive/depart and by what method of transport when you book.

Thanks for reading!
I'll hopefully see you very soon.

Guest access

The property is a ground floor / maindoor flat.
I will arrange to meet with you at your arrival time.

Interaction with guests

Edinburgh born and bred I have a wealth of knowledge of the city and Scotland as a whole. I love helping my guests get/find exactly what they are looking for so that they have a stay as memorable as I would always intend to have when travelling myself.

Other things to note

Free unlimited wi-fi access in the flat.
A 42" 3D TV with Netflix in case you just fancy a night on the couch......oh, and the wood burner, to keep you toasty in winter!

Business travel
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 sofas

Free parking on premises

Extra people $19 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $57 NZD
Security Deposit $380 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking in the property.
No guests without my approval
The space must be left exactly as you found it on departure.
All doors and windows must be locked each time you leave the property.
You can only use the wood burner if you ask me in advance so that I can ensure you know how it operates!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

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46 Reviews

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Cathy User Profile
July 2017
Another amazing stay at Colin's place. It was as described , just a minute walk to public transportation, and really close to restaurants, pubs, and shops. We will be doing another family trip soon and will definitely be contacting Colin.

Sally User Profile
May 2017
We had a wonderful stay in (EMAIL HIDDEN)munication was great, and he was very helpful with giving tips of where to eat etc nearby. His flat is great and we felt at home Instantly. Would highly recommend!

Francesca User Profile
May 2017
Colin is a wonderful host, quick, friendly and efficient in all his communications. Leith is a casual, hip neighborhood out of the tourist fray, but an easy 20-minute walk (or 10-minute bus ride) to all the major sights. We loved Colin's kitchen and roomy flat. Felt cozy and comfortable after a day out.

Cathy User Profile
April 2017
This is my second time staying at Colin's. It is just like described and in a great location. I will be back.

Sandra User Profile
April 2017
Amazing apartment, great host, fantastic location - loved leith and this is definitely the place to stay - brilliant!!!

Eli User Profile
January 2017
This was a perfect house for four friends. The house was clean and cosy. Colin met us and gave us a thorough tour around the house. He was very helpful when we had questions about the city. We celebrated New Years and could either walk or take a short cab to the city center. Everything we needed was in close range of the house. We highly recommend Colin's house if you are staying in Edinburgh!

Nathan User Profile
October 2016
Colin was a great host and met us at his flat upon arrival. The flat is in an excellent location between the centre and the shore. The flat was also very spacious and of very high standard. We were all thrilled with our experience and would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. We whole-heartily agree that it is "the best place to stay in Edinburgh"!
Colin User ProfileColin is a superhost.
Response from Colin:
I'm so glad that you agree with me! It was a real pleasure meeting yourself and family. Thanks again, Colin
October 2016

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Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in November 2012
Colin User ProfileColin is a superhost.

Easy going, laid back guy who loves to travel and spend time with others who share this passion.
I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world and helping them have a truly memorable visit to my home city.
A passionate AirBnB host and traveller myself, I look forward to welcoming you to my home in Scotland!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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