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Select from 282 houses, 2320 apartments and other holiday rentals to find the perfect place for your stay in Edinburgh. Whether you’re staying in a holiday home with your children or with friends, you'll have the best amenities for spending time at your home away from home, including parking and a TV. Whatever you're looking for, you'll be able to choose a property to rent to meet everyone's needs, including accessible or non-smoking choices.

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Travel to historical Edinburgh

Come and experience Edinburgh and its history, museums and festivals. This welcoming city is known for its local tours, art and shopping. Princes Street and Royal Mile are a couple of places to search for that perfect souvenir. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities and attractions in and around Edinburgh

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Edinburgh has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Edinburgh Zoo (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Dalmahoy Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Deep Sea World (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Craigielaw Golf Course (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Gullane Golf Course (15 mi / 24.1 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Edinburgh

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Edinburgh is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Princes Street Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Calton Hill (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • The Meadows (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)

Transport options to and around Edinburgh

Fly into Edinburgh Airport (EDI), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Dundee (DND), which is 35.3 mi (56.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and Edinburgh Haymarket Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Edinburgh by jumping on the metro at Princes Street Tram Stop, St Andrew Square Tram Stop or Haymarket Tram Station.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Edinburgh?

Whether you're seeking an intimate retreat for you and your sweetie or someplace roomy to fit the family, you'll find some top holiday rentals in and around Edinburgh. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make use of conveniences like beach sun loungers and wheelchair accessibility at "Award - Winning 5 Star Luxury Retreat". Situated around 35 miles from Edinburgh, this quality property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "Delightful City - Centre Maindoor Flat" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 1 bedroom, free WiFi, a dishwasher and more. It's around 1 mile from Edinburgh.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Edinburgh holiday rental for you.

What are the best tiny house holiday rentals in or near Edinburgh?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house holiday rental in Edinburgh offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Shut off your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these pint-sized escapes:

  • Unwind and recharge at "Cabin - Unique Tiny House With Wood - Fired Roll". Located in Ballater, a kitchen and a nearby river are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Cabin - +++tiny House With Beautiful Mountain Views". Situated in Beauly, this teensy abode comes with a garden and free toiletries.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Edinburgh?

Whether you want to spend your trip chasing adventure outdoors or connecting with your favourite people, Vrbo has attractive log cabins where you can do both. Have a peek at these favourites in and around Edinburgh:

  • "Cosy Log Cabin, Fife Near St. Andrews": This is an ideal base to enjoy the awesome outdoor activities this area has to offer, including mountain biking and hiking and biking.
  • "Weeone At Redlands Country Lodge. Log Cabin Apt With Private Hot Tub": After a huge day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as horse riding and hiking and biking, recharge your batteries at this cosy property.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Edinburgh?

Get away from the daily grind at one of our weekend getaways in or near Edinburgh. Whether you'd like to catch up with pals or spend quality time with the fam, we'll have something to suit your style. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • Find some peace at "Stylish Apartment In Edinburgh City Centre". About 1 mile to the northeast of Edinburgh, this delightful retreat has all you need for a chilled out stay, including a microwave oven and WiFi.
  • Alternatively, fling a few clothes in your bag and enjoy a mini break at "Luxury Stone Cottage At The Brake". This top getaway is around 30 miles northeast of Edinburgh and comes with a washing machine and free toiletries.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Edinburgh?

Usually small in size, less expensive and conveniently located, it's difficult not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Get cosy in one of these holiday rentals and experience the culture of Edinburgh up close:

  • Make "Delightful City - Centre Maindoor Flat" your home for a couple of days or more. This fantastic holiday rental comes with amenities including a washing machine and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Alternatively, slip into holiday mode at "Luxury Stone Cottage At The Brake", which comes with conveniences such as golf and a TV.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's plenty to keep you on the go around Edinburgh. Enjoy cultural attractions? Pencil in a visit to Temple Gallery and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Edinburgh?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Edinburgh. Chill out for a few days in an upmarket bed & breakfast, a budget studio apartment or a large home. No matter what type of property you're looking for, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. These are some of our favourite options:

  • "Luxury Stone Cottage At The Brake" is near the heart of Edinburgh, so you'll have plenty of things to keep you busy. Find your way to unique sights like Loch Tay and Falls of Dochart when you're not hanging out in your cosy property.
  • Leap out of bed, whip up some breakfast and then begin planning what to explore around "In The Heart Of The East Neuk, With Fabulous Sea View And Close To Great Golf". Ben Lawers and Killin Golf Club should be on your list if you choose to stay at this rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Edinburgh?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Edinburgh that would make even Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Put on some relaxing music and chill together at "Delightful City - Centre Maindoor Flat". Around 1 mile from Edinburgh, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a restaurant dining guide and outdoor furniture.
  • "Beautiful Old Merchant's House In Historic Central Edinburgh" is another top option that's bound to impress. It's approximately 1 mile from Edinburgh and comes with a fireplace and beauty services.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Edinburgh?

If you're itching to escape the daily treadmill of the life, consider booking a holiday house in New Town. This happening neighbourhood is around 0.1 miles north of Edinburgh. Alternatively, round up a few buddies and have a blast in Old Town Edinburgh. It's approximately 0.1 miles southeast of central Edinburgh and another hot spot for a weekend away.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Edinburgh?

Share your holiday and have twice as much fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with buddies or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group holiday rentals in and near Edinburgh:

  • There's plenty of space to spread out at "Very Popular With Our Visitors As". Around 1 mile north of Edinburgh, this impressive property has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • "A Luxury, Spacious Self - Catering Edinburgh Townhouse With On" is another fantastic option. It's around 1 mile to the southeast of Edinburgh, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. Mountain views and a garden are just a couple of things designed to make your group getaway even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Edinburgh?

Nothing spells fun like a pool. Dust off your inflatable unicorn and browse these rental houses in or near Edinburgh that come with this holiday must-have:

  • Get comfortable at "Beautiful Old Merchant's House In Historic Central Edinburgh", where your top priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a microwave oven and a fridge help make this getaway a favourite with guests.
  • Otherwise, unpack your bags at "Modern Town House Minutes From City Attractions Yet In A Quiet Location". Along with a refreshing pool, make use of on-site watersports and nearby birdwatching activities.

Edinburgh has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 50null and 65null. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Edinburgh holiday rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Edinburgh?

Every family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organising some time away with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, Vrbo's large family holiday rentals in or near Edinburgh offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "In The Heart Of The East Neuk, With Fabulous Sea View And Close To Great Golf", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 7 guests. This getaway is around 25 miles to the northeast of Edinburgh and comes with amenities such as a toaster and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Another great choice is "Modern Town House Minutes From City Attractions Yet In A Quiet Location". This property is 1 mile east of Edinburgh and comes with childrens activities, coffee and tea making facilities and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you're in the mood to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. Blair Drummond Safari Park, Falls of Dochart and Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags are fine places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Edinburgh?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a holiday of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Edinburgh and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cosy Log Cabin, Fife Near St. Andrews" - Enjoy fun times with your gang at this escape, which is around 18 miles north of central Edinburgh. A TV and towels are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Smiddyhill Lodge, Innerleithen Self Catering Holiday Let" - This stay is also perfect for a family getaway and is around 20 miles south of Edinburgh. Offering a separate dining area, towels and more, it'll get your group's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Edinburgh holiday rental that's perfect for your needs.