The apartment is a one-bedroom tenement flat (second floor) with hallway, carpeted double bedroom, tiled bathroom, kitchen/living room & study alcove. Fully modernised it has central heating, double glazing, a shower rather than a bath, wooden flooring in the hall, living room/kitchen & study. Ideal for solo travellers, business travellers or couples. It's only 1.2km from Holyrood, 1.9km from Princes Street and 1.7km from the heart of Leith.
The Easter Road Apartment is a simply-furnished, one bedroom flat with all the necessities for a comfortable stay in Scotland's capital city. Ideally placed between the city centre and Leith, it's walking distance from both, although well-served by Edinburgh's excellent bus network, Lothian Buses.
The apartment is provided on a fully-let basis which means guests get the entire space to themselves – the owner will not be on the premises. Whether visitors simply want a comfortable place to sleep while they enjoy the city's many year-round attractions or if they're looking for a private space where they can cater to themselves and relax the apartment is good for both.
The owner will greet guests at the apartment, answer any queries and will always be just a phone call away should anything crop up during your time here during short lets. For longer-term lets of up to a week, there will be a designated person who can attend to queries in person if the owner is away from Edinburgh. If not, he will be happy to help you himself.
Edinburgh is not really a car city – most places of interest can be reached on foot, by public transport or taxi. For guests arriving by car, the apartment does not have secure parking although on-street parking is free and unregulated. Around the neighbourhood there are no residents-only parking zones which means car owners can sometimes be lucky with parking (directly outside the front door) or sometimes not (having to park a block or two away).
PLEASE NOTE: There is building work currently going on adjacent to the tenement: a former DIY warehouse was demolished January-March 2017 and from August 2017 a supermarket is being built - ongoing for several months. While this is happening, there will be site noise during working hours only. Although this shouldn't affect most guests – who come to Edinburgh to explore the city and its attractions, so they will be out during the day – it perhaps wouldn't suit a business traveller looking for a quiet place to work on weekdays.
- Although the apartment is tagged as neither child- nor infant-friendly that's really got more to do with its size (one double bedroom) and its situation on the second floor of a tenement. If a parent was aware of this and happy to bring a baby in a carry-cot for example, that would be fine. Sadly I am allergic to cats and dogs so no pets really means no pets.
I was born in Aberdeen and have lived in various places around the UK (Banff, Glasgow, Rossendale, London) but Edinburgh is home although I still have strong family attachments to Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire.
Over the years I've earned my living doing various jobs as a freelance writer and editor: I edited the Time Out Edinburgh travel guide (seventh edition, 2015) so feel free to ask questions about what to do in the city!
In 2014-2015 stayed as an Airbnb guest in Brussels, Glasgow and St Leonards-on-Sea – I started hosting in summer 2016.