About the property
- Apartment860 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Central apartment with easy access to airport and main tourist sites
This modern 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and will make a very comfortable base for your visit. The 10ft ceilings make it a very light, bright place to enjoy your stay in Edinburgh. Located in the popular West End, this is an ideal place to stay when visiting Edinburgh. It is at the end of the world famous Princes Street and easy walking distance to all attractions. You will find a wide selection of shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs, bistros and grocery stores on stepping out the door. Next to the apartment entrance is a Sainsbury Local (grocery store) where you can buy everything you need for your stay.
The lounge/dining room/kitchen area is bright and spacious with wood floors. There is comfortable sofa seating for 4. The dining area has a table and chairs for 4 and is adjacent to the fully-equipped kitchen. The kitchen has an electric hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and small washer/dryer - all that you will need to make life easy while on vacation.
Bedroom 1 is spacious with an en-suite shower room. The bed is a US Queen (UK King) size. Free standing closet provides ample storage for all your belongings. This room overlooks the rear of the property ensuring a peaceful nights sleep. There is a flat screen TV in this bedroom. The en-suite shower room is fully tiled and has a heated towel rail and shaver point.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed and is also at the rear of the property.
A full bathroom is accessed off the hallway. This has a shower over the bath tub. Again with heated towel rail and shaver point.
Access to the local bus system is at the front door. This is a wonderful way of getting around Edinburgh - you would expect a bus to take you along Princes Street within minutes (there are apps to give the real time position of the buses!). Haymarket Station is a 5 minute walk and Waverley Station is a 20 minute walk or 8 minutes by taxi. The apartment is less than 7 miles from the Edinburgh Airport and is connected by bus, tram or taxi.
Included in our rental cost:
* Edinburgh information/support before you even leave for your vacation – basic local information (tailored to your needs) can be shared by e-mail prior to your arrival.
* Fine bed linen, luxury towels, utilities, taxes and WiFi.
* A welcome pack including tea, coffee and milk.
* Tourist Information, a selection of books/Edinburgh guidebooks & maps, binoculars, umbrella and many other thoughtful extras will await you in the apartment.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Andrew Paxton
After 30+ years living and working in England, Belgium and Virginia, USA, I have moved home to Scotland. I was born in Perth and was a student in Edinburgh. I love travelling around the world, walking, skiing and eating out. My two sons live in the USA and I take every opportunity to meet up with them, wherever in the world works. By sharing our apartments, I want others to fall in love with Scotland and Edinburgh. We aim to provide the best Scottish hospitality Edinburgh can offer, want it to be a home away from home and have everything you need to make your stay very comfortable.
Andrew Paxton purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Andrew Paxton chose Haymarket
We loved the central location in the West End of the city, easy walking distance to everything Edinburgh has to offer and access to the wonderful public transport. The finish of the listed building and apartment is beautiful - completed late 2012.
What makes this Apartment unique
We aim to provide the best Scottish Hospitality Edinburgh can offer. We want it to be a home from home (although we know it is much smaller than American standards) with everything you need to make your stay very comfortable. Check our many reviews to see what we provide and what other guests thought!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely apartment, excellent location
We booked the apartment based mainly on past reviews, all of which were good, but accurate.
The location could not be better - easy access from airport on public transport, but everything else within walking distance.
The apartment itself was lovely, spotlessly clean (& I’m fussy!), everything you need, handy welcome pack & everything else of good standard and comfortable. Karen met us on arrival which was nice & she made sure we were ok with everything.
I’d definitely stay here again if visiting.
Apart from the main attractions in the city centre,I’d recommend getting a bus to Royal Yacht Britannia which is well worth the visit and we also went into parliament (mainly for a drink & loo stop!) but got a 15 minute talk about the building and how Scottish parliament works and a look round the debating chamber, very interesting.
Also climbed Arthur’s Seat - worth it but you need good footwear & a bottle of water and decent/ dry weather.
All in all, a great few days and the lovely apartment really made the weekend.
Good guest reviews and an excellent location are very important for selecting any city break. Cleanliness and a warm welcome are two things we aim to give to all our guests. The greatest accolade is when guests want to stay with us again.
Best Flat in Edinburgh
I was able to meet with a few mates and enjoy this wonderful Flat. I was actually shocked that the pictures did not do this Flat Justice. The location along with the large bedrooms and living room were a wonderful delight. I was able to walk outside and be just a stones throw from anything I needed. What a wonderful treat, I would recommend staying here for Family, Couple, Couples, Groups. It works for just about any and everybody :). I was visiting for Hogmanay and the festivities were literally blocks away. Andrew and Karen were so accommodating I couldn’t have asked for anything better during my stay!
The location of the apartment is ideal with easy access to the airport and the city (by bus or on foot). The rooms are large as the apartment was created in 2012 within a building built in the late 1800s - old world style with modern conveniences. We try to make all our guests welcome and hope to provide first class service.
Light airy and very comfortable
I think we picked the best the apartment clean well furnished with nice airy bedrooms. The kitchen is well-equipped, not that we stayed in and cooked much the weather was so good although did have a takeaway on Saturday.
What more can I say we enjoyed our stay at your apartment and recommend it to anyone and do look forward to booking it again in the near future.
Being a historical building, the apartment is larger than average and the windows allow a lot of light in. We want the apartment to be clean and comfortable.....so glad we delivered. Recommendations and repeat guests let us know we are doing the right things.
Great Location, Great Suite
Because of the West End Apartment, our 6 day visit to Edinburgh exceeded expectations. In fact, we had previously stayed in Edinburgh- but from this location, we experienced a whole new perspective. The city’s beauty is readily enjoyed and attractions, restaurants, cafes , shops are readily accessible.
The suite itself is spacious, clean and modern. Communicating with Andrew is a pleasure and he warmly invites any queries and is most helpful. We would choose to stay here again- if we return to Edinburgh.
The review says it all. We love to have our guests come and stay with us again as this is the best indication that we are giving the guests what they want.
Excellent location and facilities
Within walking distance of central Edinburgh and close to great transport links. Quiet apartment even though on busy road as there are double front windows. Two supermarkets really close, as well as a choice of restaurants and pubs. Facilities modern, clean and comfortable. Only real issue was the disposal of rubbish which basically needed two people unless you wanted to be locked out of the back of the building requiring a trek around the front to let yourself in again.
Great location, modern, clean and comfortable are what we offer all our guests looking for an Edinburgh city break. The rubbish disposal for the apartment block is through a self-closing and locking door, which does make it tricky (I will check if the block to hold the door has gone missing). I agree that it is non-ideal, but the door is there for the security of the building and residents.
Brief apartment review
We really enjoyed our stay in your apartment. The location was excellent, and the apartment was very clean and comfortable. We wished there was an elevator, however.
Overall we would stay there again. Thank you, Andrew!
On asking the guest about the 1 star rating, I received the following reply:
"There must have been a mistake!!!! We had a great time there and really enjoyed your place! Would come again and would recommend it to anyone going to Edinburgh!!! I don't know what happened to the stars ! But I did put 4 not 1.
Thank you again for the nice stay in Edinburgh!"
Unfortunately they appear to be unable to correct the error.
Our apartment is within easy walking distance of the Castle, the Royal Mile and most of Edinburgh's major attractions. Stepping out the main door you will find colourful, stylish boutiques and some of the city's most-loved pubs and bars which combine to create a bohemian feel to this part of Edinburgh. In the surrounding streets, award-winning retailers and restaurants live side-by-side with inspired architectural buildings. This is a good base for day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling and the Borders. Visit one of 12 Edinburgh Festivals - Fringe, International, Books, Film, Art, Jazz and Blues to name just a few. Easy access to the local bus system and taxis if you don't want to walk. Around 30 minutes from the airport by tram, bus or taxi.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is a security deposit of £200/$300 which I invoice separately through PayPal to allow me to refund directly within 7 days of your departure from the apartment.