Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

' City of Life' Lots of Reviews- from £63/to/£125+ why Stay ? Read on

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom +lounge with Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

" Well thats all Folks "

in the name of bugs bunny,

Thanks for looking in to staying ..

i am taking time out and won't be taking booking for the flat from oct 2017. till 2018: A New property will go live soon for 2018 i hope to see you there . in the mean time my good friend has opened up his rental next door [ city cottage at the park ] is a 2/bed . 2/bath set up .kitchen/lounge/diner and parking. i recommend it i will pass your details on . for oct 7th on words while he sets up . my contact page is still live to receive messages, and will be for reviews.


my new property will still work as a 1 bed or 2 bed or 3 bed rental.

2009 - - 2015 2016and looking f/w to 2017. last season renting.

TRUST : we all need start trusting more .



Edinburgh Property from £63-£79-£99-£115 - £155 varies

send an inquire . for best results on price.

ENTRY:13.30 hrs [pm]and EXIT by 11.00 hrs [am]


This Time is generally extended most of the time . Unless a change over on the same exit day coincides .if none then client may use a early or late check out option. Decided on arrival. C L E A N : CHARGE IN CASH on arrival . [£75.00] booking price has been reduced re this. [as of 2017 ]


BOOKIN your stay:

3 or 2 : night stay :

5 or 4 : night stay :

7 or 6 : night stay :

more nights available

( cost above is over a 1 week period ) on nights staying

Entry : 13.30 hr - Exit : 11.00 hr -

unless arranged at Booking time

Priced for 2 adults ( small charge for additions )


Alba4u2 , is now a min 2 night stay costing will be for 3


You can always call my aunt in the USA : NC for a refrance (lol)


This is in order to assist in the cleaning and change over

As the reviews say I do go out my way , and this unit is not driven on price . But your enjoyment. ...

T H E - A P A R T M E N T - details -

located on the edge of the park . Close to royal mile

Sleeps 4 – self catering apartment in Edinburgh City Centre providing stylish contemporary living. Within walking distance of many local attractions

FREE WIFI / FREE Garage Parking

Alba4u2enjoy Apartments offers a home away from home accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre. Providing a stylish contemporary one bedroom apartment able to sleep up to four persons. Ideal for couples, singles or a get together with friends. Perfectly situated to explore Edinburgh the apartment is just a fifteen minute walk to the city centre. The apartment is furnished to a high standard offering a spacious lounge area with plenty of comfortable seating, a modern fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom with king-size bed.

Pull out large sofa bed .separate from the seating sofa.

Alba4u2enjoy Apartments is the ideal base to explore Edinburgh and beyond. Just a short stroll is Holyrood Park, the Palace and the famous Royal Mile. For those wanting to tour the area Edinburgh Castle and Princess Street shopping is just a 15 minute walk from your holiday accommodation as well as an array of pubs and restaurants. Just a short drive away there are a number of golf course and St Andrews is just 80 minutes by car. Just two hours away are the ski slopes in the Highlands and plenty of beautiful countryside for walking and cycling enthusiasts. Whether business or leisure Alba4u2enjoy Apartments offers everything from it’s doorstep.

Rooms Description

The apartment sleeps 4 people Comfortably - can at a push sleep 2 extra kids. ( not recommended but it has in the past ).

Comprising of:

lounge area with TV, DVD, radio, system, CD player and sofa bed sleeping 2.( sleeping bags provided ) seating for 7

Dining area with dining table seating area for 4.

The bedroom has a king size bed and sleeps 2. ( including bedding ).

Fully equipped kitchen with oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine,Dryer , dishwasher .

Central heated throughout & thermal windows.

Some basics are provided for you on arrival such as paper towels, dishwashing tabs, washing powder, sugar, tea, coffee,

All linen is provided. Flat is on 3 floor 34 steps up . Lifts are normally on apartments 5 floors or more .


fast Internet access is available and a computer is provided. We have a garage for parking if needed. Please note there is plenty of on street parking for free.

- - - - - -

CAR Hire: it may suit customers to use a city hire at the end of staying in Edinburgh . To explore more of Scotland . Car not needed when in city . As parking charges are high.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

CAMPERVAN HIRE : i find this c/o ideal for picking up your van and seeing SCOTLAND at its best for 5/ 7 days . and staying on a camp site is only from £10 -20 a night . FUN FUN !ask for Michael Taylor.

Train up from Edinburgh - Inverness and c/o will pick you up

To take you to your travel van ( enjoy ) I love this way of travel .

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Hertz car rental ( Picardy place :city Center ) right next to tram stop : York Place...

Europcar: ( at Waverly train station pick up )

- - - - - -


To any Guest who stayed prior 2013 can e mail and ask for a stay in 2016

Exemption of june july August and Xmas and new year dates .

This offer will be available for at least 2x slots in the calander up to 5 nights

Good luck



I am on hand to help in anyway just call/e mail


'live this life as you imagine it'

'enjoy this life as you live it'

'dream a life as you wish it'

talk to your friends ,enjoy it.


THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE STAYED and comments posted .

'Worry looks around, Sorrow looks back, Faith looks up'

And love conquers all


Keywords: Scotland,Edinburgh,vacation,holiday,Apartments,Daily Rates,Alba,Alba4u,Holyrood park,budget,

More Details

Gordon - the owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Gordon - the owner

Year Purchased: 2009 and I enjoyed helping make your plans work .

about myself

i enjoy traveling and seeing the big world , Part of my family are American . I have 2 aunts . cousins , my grandmother . Lived in Pentwater ,Michigan . And also in clearwater Tampa. . I work in social housing for local government.

I work in providing housing and support for people who are in most need .

[ elderly and young with complicated health problems]

I have other interests in photography . Hairdressing. Picture frame making .

O and my best pal is josh , who is a spanish water dog , same family as obama's dog .

more nights that you stay the less you pay. ! so make edinburgh your base to stay and explore 100 miles or so .

easy driving / train / Bus /etc .


Gordon - the owner purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Gordon - the owner chose Edinburgh & Lothian Area

I am Scottish, with an (American family) . and a well traveled one at that, and hope to provide a standard that I come to expect when I visit other hotels / apartments around the world . I have traveled to Spain-Italy-Greece-mexico-france -Sweden - Ireland- Africa - Dubi - Scotland - USA/ AZ, NJ, NEW YORK, L.A,CALIFORNIA [Carmel wonderful] SAN FRAN, MEXICO,3sisters oregon+McMinnville,Savanah,NewO'-Alabama,Texas fort Worth, the list is vast.

What makes this apartment unique

ROYAL PARK TERRACE / CLOCKMILL LANE - - You will be @ the center of the city,with all a city has to offer, short walk to high street, castle, princess street, all to see and do!!

as you see the apartment is very close to the royalmile up to the castle. [ remember the streets in the city are short in lenth ,unlike the usa ]

The benifit of the apartment is its in a quiet area close by. For when you need to sleep z z z z z z

note: age limit renters must be aged 29+over . if younger supply your mums phone No [ haah] deposit may be asked for on arival costing of 2 nights stay[cash] returned at exit

[never asked for yet in all Years }

Email me for info and pictures

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Gordon,

Yes, we enjoyed our stay in Edinburg. Now, back home ( Montpellier France ) with a change of weather. On sunday, we went to the beach with lot of sun and a water temperature of 25° c.
Aug 2016
  • 1 of 20


Edinburgh Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • BATH [tub] + Walk in SHOWER
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) there is 1 king bed in the BED/ROOM and a bed/settee in lounge , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in the lounge- very comfy pull out bed + also a large single sofa [sleep 1]
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
THE Apartment is right at the park for a fantastick Hike , Hello and welcome . At alba4u2 we try and make it all posible and easy to do, when you Inquire , right through to booking and meeting you in Edinburgh . Our pricing is rather different , and works on a slide scale. Depending on the month your 1st day starts . Example: August 125 March I am sure u will Enjoy


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(161 traveler reviews)

' City of Life' Lots of Reviews- from £63/to/£125+ why Stay ? Read on
average rating of 4.89441 based on 181 reviews

Nicely Appointed Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Gordon was an excellent host! The shower was good; sleeping area excellent; kitchen facility well equipped with all the essential quality appliances! Great internet access, Netflix, etc. Friendly, intelligent host that provided us with tons of info on Edinburgh.

Was it worth it? Absolutely! Reasonably priced and located close to the castles, museums, and downtown area.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad u got a good feel for Edinburgh: And good use of the car and driver service : Hope to see u again in my New Property G
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Comfortable and beautifully appointed

  • 5 of 5

Great value 3rd floor modern clean apartment with really nice furniture and fully stocked kitchen including a secure parking spot all within easy walking distance of everything overlooking the railway. We also enjoyed speaking with and meeting Gordon during our stay.


  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Luton, UK

Great base for a weekend break, neat and well furnished

  • 4 of 5

A very nice flat right on the edge of Holyrood Park. You can be out of the door and up on top of Arthur's Seat within 25 minutes at a brisk walk. The Royal Mile is a 15 minute walk away, or there's a bus stop just up the lane from which you can catch a bus to the West End in 10 minutes. There's a large supermarket 10 minutes walk away if you plan to eat at the flat.

Inside is well furnished, plenty of comfy seating, a sparkly modern bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. No views of the Holyrood Park, unfortunately, but lots of natural light.

The owner is very accommodating. I wasn't able to meet him personally but he made sure, by email and phone, that I had settled in and gave me helpful tips before and during my stay. He replies very quickly to any questions.

The only reason I have scored 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the railroad, which is just a stone's throw away from the bedroom window, across the other side of the road. The fast trains whizzing out of Edinburgh late at night cause quite a racket, especially if you have the window open on a hot night. Once I got to sleep I stayed under okay, but falling asleep before midnight (when the frequency of trains starts to drop) was a challenge. Might be okay if you're used to a bit of traffic noise at night, but for me it was a bit bothersome.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ,A Thanks for your review . Very good to here . I should have said if you were a light sleeper to keep windows closed . As they are triple sealed as the building is in line with the trains . As you see and probely noticed in the reviews now one has needed to say . But best to if it bother you . Yes hot nights in Edin and window open wide , who would believe it. There was a air cooler that was fitted next to the chair wall . With planning district ( installed) just for this situation it draws cool air from the garage up. To save opening windows . Wish now I had said to you in our tel talks . Glad you were happy with the ,Marathon run . Enjoy
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A great stay

  • 5 of 5

I always have a great stay at Gordons flat ive been staying here for the past 4 years now a great location from anywhere you would like to go I give it a 5 star Its a beautiful place very clean and very welcoming cant wait to come back next year

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi T Yes it is always good to see you return . Scotland seams to shine brighter . Gordon
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Our visit to Edinburgh was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Gordon's flat is in a perfect location when visiting Edinburgh 's Royal Mile, Edinburgh Cadtle, Holyrood Palace and Arthur's seat. His flat was right adjacent to the Queen's Park where we enjoyed a daily walk beside the beautiful ancient volcano, Arthur's Seat. We would gladly visit again. The people here are so laid back! You will be amazed at the "casual dining" experience (never rushed to eat) and fantastic food! Gordon's place is very close to all forms of transportation. We will have fond memories of Scotland!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan : thanks for the kind words ,I am sorry of the situation what happened . You have my sympathy and my details and if you visit again . You will be offered a free stay . Thanks Gordon
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Words can't describe - fab!!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully furnished, welcoming apartment. Absolutely everything we needed for our stay! Have stayed before and would have no hesitation staying again. Gordon is the perfect host and goes out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. He's always on hand to answer any questions and his local knowledge of Edinburgh made our stay complete! Wish there were more Gordon's around!! You won't be disappointed in this apartment. Thank you Gordon. See you again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks , it's always good to meet new people and an returning visitors to help Enjoy G
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
City Bypass- next to IKea store
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

I do hope to help and plan your trip to scotland ..

I often prompt and plan customers journeys in scotland / Ireland.


Rates & Availability

Edinburgh Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
festival July - aug -sept
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
Autumn glow
Oct 12 2017 - Dec 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
Holiday-xmas - N year
Dec 12 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Light Cleaning $0.01

Night Rates from ( discount for over 4 nights or more ) - or a free night over 7 extra persons £15 pp
£125 Aug - sept
£99 june -
£89 march
£63 jan - feb

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties