The Scottish Tourism puts out a really cute video about driving in Scotland. If you are going to drive here, you must watch this. If you are not going to drive, it's still worth watching!

Flat 6, 23 South Elixa Place, Edinburgh, EH8 7PG

From the airport:
Take the tram to YORK PLACE. It's 15 stops, and the end of the line.
Cross the street and catch the #44 WALLYFORD bus to WILLOWBRAE GARDENS. It's 12 minutes, 11 stops.
Take a 3 minute walk along Northfield Road.
From Edinburgh Waverley train station:
Exit the train station on the north side, to Princes Street.
Cross the street and catch either #104 HADDINGTON or #113 PENCAITLAND bus to WILLOWBRAE GARDENS. It's 11 minutes, 11 stops.
Take a 3 minute walk along Northfield Road.
Turn south off Northfield Road onto South Elixa Place.
Turn right into parking areas.
Parking Map
Parking Map
Our home is located in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

There is a quiet and peaceful park right out back.

Morrison's groceries is a 3 minute walk through the park.

Walking distance to pubs, takeaways, restaurants, Holyrood Park (Arthur's Seat) and Portobello beach.

Getting around

- 9 minutes to downtown/Old Town,
- 30 minutes to the airport.
- Private reserved parking spot.

Public Transit stop 3 minute walk, 0.2 miles
- Edinburgh Old Town: 17 minutes on bus 44, 104 or 113
- Edinburgh Waverley rail station: 17 minutes on bus 44, 104 or 113
- York Place Tram station: 17 minutes on bus 26
- Edinburgh Airport: 59 minutes on tram and bus 26


Bus routes can be found at and they have an app for your phone as well.  Get it on Google Play

Uber is available in the area. Sign up on Uber app and enter reference code charlenac28ue for $20 (you get $5 off each of your first four rides).

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 11AM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

Weekday quiet times - 11am-2pm /
Everyday quiet times - 9pm-7am

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 15 steps to second floor, 7 to landing, 8 to thirds floor
Pet(s) live on property - Non-allergenic Standard Poodle, very quiet and docile.
Some spaces are shared - Shared living room, dining, kitchen, bathroom

Bright double room in a quiet apartment, with continental breakfast included. LGBT friendly. NON Smokers Only.
Our contemporary, bright and spacious apartment, located on a quiet street in the Northfield area of East Edinburgh, is within walking distance of Holyrood Park and Portobello beach.
The area is just 2 miles from Princes Street and Edinburgh Old Town, and served by frequent buses, making it the perfect base to explore the history of Edinburgh or many of the festivals it has to offer.

The space

With double sized, luxurious memory foam mattress, and soft duvet, your room is a great place to get a good night's sleep. Brand new sheets, duvet, pillows, towels in December 2017.
Full width closet offers plenty of shelves, hanging space, and storage. A well lit desk provides work space.

Hairdryer in room.

Phone charger in room (bring your own cable).

Fridge in room stocked with selection of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (deposit required).

Our south-facing lounge has views over Arthur's Seat (the extinct volcano that dominates the Edinburgh skyline).

The full kitchen also boasts a selection of complimentary teas and coffees.

Typical breakfast is a selection of bagels, crumpets, waffles, or pancakes with butter and selection of jams, usually two types of cereal with milk, some fruit (bananas, apples, oranges).

Guest access

You can use my lounge and kitchen on a shared use basis.

The bathroom has a power shower/bath and electric shaver socket. This room is shared so please be respectful of this and only shower between 6:00am and 10:00pm.

DVR with selection of 10,000 movies (actually 9,997).

Colour printer/scanner use available (small fee to print).

Includes reserved off-street parking spot.

Interaction with guests

I work from home and require quiet from 11am to 3pm. When I am not working I will be delighted to help suggest things to do, and help you plan your trip.

Maps and brief letter with some instructions and useful information will be provided.

Other things to note

Note 1: There is an Assistance Dog living in the apartment. She is a non-allergenic standard poodle who is very calm, mellow and quiet (the occasional bark if she hears dogs in the neighbourhood, but not yappy at all).

Note 2: This is a third floor walk up flat. 15 steps to second floor, 7 steps to landing, and finally 8 steps to third floor.


While Edinburgh has an unlimited number of things to do, we highly recommend the following places to visit.