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Comfy flat at Edinburgh's seaside
Comfy flat at Edinburgh's seaside
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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A cosy one-bedroom flat on the first floor of a traditional tenement building with views to the sea. This bright comfortable flat is 100 yards from Portobello beach and promenade but only 20 minutes by bus to the city's attractions and transport links.

The space

The flat consists of a living room with modern kitchen area, a bathroom with bath and shower over, and a double bedroom with ample wardrobe and drawer space.

Guest access

There is a hob oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer and washing machine in the kitchen area. I can provide hanging space in the wardrobe, ironing board and a hair-dryer. There is wireless broadband and a radio but please note there is no television. There is a back green (shared garden) where you may dry your washing or relax at a table. I provide clean bedding and towels according to your needs. You will find a shop at the top end of the Kings Road to the right of the traffic lights that sells basic groceries and newspapers and a community bakery selling fresh bread and pastries. There is a large supermarket towards the centre of Portobello less than 3 minutes walk away.

Interaction with guests

Access to the flat is via a key-safe outside the door to the flat - I will provide details of the safe code close to the date of your arrival. I can be contacted by email or mobile telephone. I live in Portobello and am generally available if you have any difficulties during your stay.

Other things to note

I can be flexible with arrival and departure times according to your travel plans and if you wish to drop off luggage for instance.
The flat is on the first floor - it is necessary to climb approximately 20 steps as there is no lift.
My flat is not suitable for children and infants.
I am happy to discuss terms for longer bookings or bookings at short notice.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

I really hope you will enjoy your stay at my flat in Portobello and that you will want to visit Edinburgh again in the future. However I would be grateful if you would observe the following during your stay:
There is absolutely no smoking in the flat or common areas such as the staircase.
The flat is part of a tenement building so please respect my neighbours by keeping noise to a minimum late at night.
My neighbour sleeps below my sitting-room so I ask you not to play loud music or be otherwise noisy in this room after 10.30 at night.
If you are arriving late or leaving early I request that you do not use the sitting room/kitchen after midnight or before 7am to avoid disturbance.
You are welcome to use any of the kitchen facilities but please wash up and tidy away after you have used them.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - My flat is on the first floor at the top of one flight of communal stairs

134 Reviews

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Jace User Profile
August 2017
Nice place to stay

John User Profile
August 2017
We had a great stay in Ian's flat. The location was just great, right by the ocean with a family friendly beach. Easy access to transit and downtown was only a 15 minute drive. Flat was cozy, best suited for max two people. Ian had great communication throughout!

Kenneth User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Ian’s flat in Portobello! Ian’s place was very clean, and well-equipped, and he gave very detailed instructions for how to find and enter his flat. Portobello Beach is a lovely place for a stroll, with a number of restaurants to choose from (Ian gives a list of recommendations, as well as other helpful information about the area). A couple of grocery stores are within walking distance as well. The bus stop is a short walk away and was very handy in taking us downtown to see the sights. Parking was somewhat limited on the street, but there was plenty available in the lot at the end of the street. We would recommend Ian’s place to other visitors!

Rebecca User Profile
June 2017
Ian's place is clean and comfortable: hot shower, comfy bed. You'll find everything you need, and Ian responds right away if anything comes up. There are a number of fast buses right around the corner, and the beach prom and the high street are lovely. The beach is just at the end of the street and the Aldi is only a few minutes walk away. I had a really nice, restful stay!
Ian User Profile
Response from Ian:
I'm glad you liked my flat and Portobello - I hope you will visit again
June 2017

Sarah User Profile
May 2017
Ian was a great host with great communication, lovely secluded place by the seaside that felt like home. His instructions throughout the flat helped us navigate the switches, hot water etc. The only major complaint was not with Ian but his downstairs neighbour. We are not loud and like to consider ourselves respectable, but we did have to tip toe everywhere throughout our stay. The neighbour ended up coming outside and claimed she could hear us coming and going. We made sure to leave the flat well before 10:30pm to comply by the rules and still she complained. Again Ian was great!!! This would be an ideal spot for an older couple looking to relax.

Or User Profile
February 2017
Very nice apartment, very nice host !

Jocelyn User Profile
September 2016
This was a lovely flat to stay in. Portobello is a short bus ride away from the city centre but a nice quiet place to come back to. And Portobello is an interesting area to explore, especially from the beach area. The flat has everything you need and is very tidy. Lots of detail from the host about how to get into the flat and what to expect once you're inside - shower, bath, wifi etc. Highly recommended, especially if you need to retreat in the evening from the busy city centre.

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in March 2014
Ian User Profile
I have just finished a PhD in Community Supported Agriculture but I also earn a living working in the film and television industry as a Location Manager. I love the village feeling of Portobello and being close to the sea as well as being able to access the city in only 15 minute…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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