My Edinburgh apartment is the upper floor of an old Georgian house 3 miles from Edinburgh's city centre, in the vibrant seaside community of Portobello. The views from the windows of my place over the sea are pretty stunning and I love having the beach on my doorstep. One of the great things about the place is being so close to the buzz and excitement of Edinburgh city centre - a cab takes you there in 15 minutes - and yet having the peace and beauty of the place to escape to here.
The rooms in my place all have stunning sea views. There's a woodburning stove in each of the two living areas for when the days are chilly and there's a lovely beach for walking along whatever the weather. There is central heating throughout the house in addition to the log-burning stoves. The large bathroom has both bath and separate shower. The well-equipped kitchen has a good-sized fridge/freezer, washing machine, micro-wave and a full range of necessary ancillaries. There are bookshelves dotted around the house which hold my collection of books - please feel free to read whatever takes your fancy, putting it back when finished. There is stereo equipment in 2 rooms, which will work from a plug-in mp3 player/i-pod. There is a garden to the front of the house with table and chairs to sit out and enjoy the sun - not guaranteed in Scotland of course! I've listed the house as sleeping 4. There is an additional small bedroom off the large bedroom with a single bed which would make sleeping 5 possible, though only if those sleeping in the large bedroom don't mind someone passing through their room. The large bedroom doubles as a lounge, with a comfortable double bed settee. It is the room with the TV. The living room also has a TV, but not with a cable connection, just an aerial for freeview.
All of the house is available to guests. In addition there is garden to the front that enjoys seated privacy to take in the sea air. There is free parking in the street
No, won't be there personally, sorry - but my good friend and agent Paula will make guests welcome.
The house is well equipped with bed linen, towels etc, the usual washing machine, kitchen stuff and so on. There is TV, 2 music systems and my wifi connection is available and included.
Just respect others is how I live - the house is end-terraced and so neighbour noise is minimal, but I do watch when I play music loudly so as not to disturb others, as in late at night and so on. I prefer no pets or children (except babies) but exceptions can be made on application. The house is no-smoking.