Top 10 Long-Term Rentals In Edinburgh, UK

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Ma. Lorraine 
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As the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh is a great addition to every bookworm and theater fan’s bucket list trip. This beautiful city keeps the literacy culture alive with over 50 bookshops, public libraries, publishers, and institutions. Beyond its status as a literary city, Edinburgh offers iconic and interesting attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, The Real Mary King’s Close, and The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. After sightseeing, a trip to Edinburgh wouldn’t be complete without tasting the art of Scottish whiskey at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

A couple of days might suffice to explore the heart of Scotland’s offerings. But an extended stay is welcome if you’re up for more adventure in the countryside. Get your itinerary covered with our list of the top long-term rentals in Edinburgh, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on September 18, 2023.

1. Victorian-style apartment; Leith (from USD 104)

Have a bit of a Victorian feel with this apartment adorned with a fireplace. Appliances such as washing machine and dishwasher are provided so that you can spend more time sightseeing.  If you stay for at least a week, you can get a generous discount. While on vacation, you can also catch up on your favorite series on the Smart TV with a Netflix subscription.

If you’re a history buff, you will be delighted that the apartment is within walking distance of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the official residence of King Charles III when he stays in Edinburgh. 

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48 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was bright and comfortable and the duvets on the beds heavenly
very modern and comfortable
great kitchen bathroom a bit cramped otherwise we were satisfied with all aspects of this apartment
very clean and well furnished
a nice clean and comfortable apartment with everything we needed
the flat was clean well equipped and close to bars markets and bakeries
really clean well appointed and good equipment including wifi
very clean flat about 20 min walk from the holyrood palace and one end of the royal mile
owners communication was superb and quick replies
barry was very helpful
the location is great the owner was always available and very friendly
barry was very responsive
good location and transport links
good restaurants a short walk away
the location was very central easy to access with lots of amenities
easy walking to city centre and good local shops for groceries
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2. Gilmours Entry; Southside (from USD 148)

Gilmours Entry has your family’s Edinburgh trip covered. Parking accommodations aside, this property also provides a crib and high chair for kids and a clothes dryer for easier laundry. After a day out, you can relax and check out its ever-changing catalog of books and DVDs. Long-term renters will be offered a generous discount by the host.

Looking for an educational and entertaining activity for the kids? The apartment is near Festival Theatre and the National Museum of Scotland. You can watch musicals or check out new events and exhibitions on archaeology, conservation, history, design, and fashion.

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47 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a warm comfortable ground-floor flat a minute or two from south bridge
the apartment was great for our family of three which included our adult son
the beds were extremely comfortable and we all slept really well
lovely clean and well equipped property
clean and well-maintained property that gave a convenient base for our visit to edinburgh
we highly recommend this property for its location cleanliness peacefulness safety and for having maya as the host
the apartment was clean comfortable and in a great location for exploring edinburgh
great customer service from owner
the host was friendly informative and welcoming
the owner was terrific & very helpful answering all our 'tourist' questions
she couldn’t have been more kind and helpful
extremely helpful and a very considerate host
the location was great
this is a wonderful 2 bedroom property just a short walk from the main attractions in edinburgh
the location was also great- just a short walk to the grocery store restaurants pubs and taxi service
the apartment was perfect and in a perfect location
very convenient for shops and other attractions that edinburgh has to offer
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3. Bright apartment close to the Royal Mile; Abbeyhill (from USD 132)

Couples looking to spend their anniversary or just bond via staycation will love this apartment in Abbeyhill. There are kitchen supplies, and a television with cable will keep you entertained. Note that long-term stays enable you to score a generous discount on the booking price.

From the apartment, you can walk to Holyrood Park, which houses the ancient volcano Arthur’s Seat. You must not also miss out on the popular Royal Mile for its medieval architecture.

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42 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
appreciated the coffee and laundry with the kitchen supplies
the bathroom though small had a great shower
the bed is comfortable and the bathroom though tiny has everything we needed
clean and comfortable place
super clean which is very important to us
the kitchen was well-stocked and very clean
clean simple apartment with solid basic amenities
we had a lovely stay; clean cosy and ideal for a weekend away
the owner was response and courteous
all of the directions and communication with the host was excellent and timely
many thanks to ben and ollie for their fast and attentive responses at all times
the flat was extra quiet double bed comfortable and owner-brothers stayed in contact before and after our arrival
neighbors are friendly as well
easy walking and bus transport also a plus
very pleased good location parking available
ben’s place is well situated for an easy walk to the train station and edinburgh sights
loved the park nearby and easy access to royal mile
the location is even better than you can imagine
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4. Family-friendly apartment; Greenbank (from USD 110)

The Edinbothy is your go-to for a peaceful and secure stay in Edinburgh. The apartment is equipped for a long stay, with ample wardrobe and storage space. Whether you prefer Nespresso or biscuits with tea, kitchen staples are readily available. And if you stay for seven days or more, you get a great discount.

If you’re a rugby fan, check out Scotland’s biggest stadium. You can tour Murrayfield Stadium, which is just a short distance from the apartment. Other iconic nearby attractions include Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street.

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22 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is ample space for four people a well-appointed kitchen-dining area excellent tv and internet and luxurious beds
beds (twin and super king) were very comfortable and the second bathroom was a bonus with teenagers
the beds were quite comfortable
comfortable beds and pillows
the apartment is very modern and feels like it was just remodeled
very clean and well presented
extremely clean and well appointed
the apartment was extremely clean and nicely equipped
the apartment was spotlessly clean
the accommodation was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was well equipped
lovely host and beautiful home
kathy was a wonderful host
friendly owner who communicated well ensuring they were there on our arrival to show us around
the info book is extremely helpful for visitors
kathy is a wonderful host
situated in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood
we very much appreciated the sense of peace and quiet that this location afforded us
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5. Classic, spacious apartment; New Town (from USD 257)

With its luxurious living space, this apartment is ideal for big groups or families. Additional dining tables are provided to enjoy quality time with your loved ones by the fireplace. For added convenience, housekeeping services are available upon request. Moreover, a discount is available for long-term stays.

When you’re ready to explore, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, and Princes Street are all within easy reach. After a day of shopping at George Street, stroll through St Andrew Square to admire the beauty of nature.

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Edingburgh, GB
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Modern apartment with a view; Restalrig (from USD 156)

This modern apartment is a breath of fresh air in the city. It gives you a fantastic view of the outdoors without leaving your doorstep. Mornings can be made more special by sipping coffee or tea from the balcony. With its large fridge and freezer, you can prep and store meals comfortably and then snack after a tiring excursion.

In need of essentials and other supplies for a longer stay? You can easily access St James Quarter and Meadowbank Shopping Centre from the property. After your retail fix, you can check out Carlton Hill, which houses the City Observatory and the National Monument of Scotland.

Stayed at this property?
100 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is not a lot of room for 4 people to relax in the living area together
very clean fresh and nicely decorated
great accomodation very clean and plenty of room
the apartment was very clean and the beds comfortable
everything you could think of was available and was clean and tidy
the flat was fit for purpose and very clean
apartment and host were both great
the owner of the property was very friendly and approcable
slawomir is a really great host - very nice and responded quickly
slawomir the owner met us at the property and was very helpful in passing on useful information
very well located for a short walk into the city
well maintained apartment easy location to edinburgh
the location is great with easy access to old edinburgh
excellent comfortable apartment close to all of edinburgh's attractions
nice and quiet to come to after the hustle and bustle of the city centre
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7. First-floor apartment with pet-friendly policy; Leith (from USD 176)

Want to bring your furbabies with you on vacation? This pet-friendly apartment can be your ideal base throughout your Edinburgh trip. You can relax with its spa whirlpool and other entertainment amenities that include a video and music library, games, and books. You can also request a housekeeper and meal delivery to make the most of your time in Edinburgh. Available for long-term rentals, this apartment offers a discount on stays lasting 30 nights or more.

If you’re a royal family follower, you might want to take advantage of the property’s proximity to The Royal Yacht Britannia. Treat yourself to a unique and learning experience at Queen Elizabeth II’s floating palace.

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154 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment is a good size for a group of 4
only thing which could have been better was the cleanliness
cosy comfortable clean and quiet
it was all lovely and clean when we arrived and access was easy enough
stuart is extremely helpful
overall though we were happy with the rental and the communications from the owner
stuart was very friendly and communicated with us well
i have messaged the owner and i am sure he will give them the attention needed
the host seemed very nice over the phone and a pleasure to talk to
close to a lovely park too
perfect location for things we needed to get to
few nice restaurants in walking distance too
lots of interesting places within walking distance and good links to the centre of edinburgh
perfect for a city break - good transport links great choice of restaurants and pubs within walking distance
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8. Two-bedroom unit close to Stockbridge Market; Stockbridge (from USD 164)

Treat your family to a complete Scottish experience by booking this basement flat, which allows up to a 28-day stay or even more. From the kitchen to the living room, it is fully furnished with the essentials for an extended stay. You can still easily stream, work, and join video calls with the high-speed internet.

Stockbridge offers the best of art and nature. You may visit National Galleries Scotland: Modern and stroll at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. If you’re staying until Sunday, don’t miss out on the variety of street food and fresh produce at Stockbridge Market.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
189 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a beautiful apartment with enough space for all of us to relax
it had everything you needed and the beds were really comfortable
very clean and tidy
the property was clean and decorated beautifully
the apartment was clean and cozy and everything worked perfectly
awesome apartment - super clean and really charming
the neighborhood was really nice apartment clean and fully-equipped
emma is a perfect host and very quick to respond
apart from that it’s a fabulous flat and the host is very responsive
emma is a great host and i would recommend this place in a heartbeat
comfortable spot with lovely details and great host communication
the host had good communication with us and check in/out was very simple
great location in the heart of stockbridge
great apartment great location
great flat in an ideal location
great location for seeing the sites
beautiful place in perfect location
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9. Cozy flat with castle views; Central Edinburgh (from USD 178)

Fabulous accommodations await when you book this charming flat. From the spacious living room, you can wake up to the sights of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. If you are planning a stay for 30 nights or more, the rental will be available for a discounted price.

After a day of exploring, head to OneSpa, known for its state-of-the-art facilities. Choose from their array of thermal suites and spa treatments for a well-deserved break. You can also enjoy the convenience of having a dedicated workspace, Wi-Fi, and sound system at your fingertips.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
70 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed watching wimbledon on the big screen projection tv
safe very comfortable flat amazing sitting room with tall windows plus view of the castle
jane brought us a shower chair at our request which was very helpful
it was spacious we enjoyed the projection tv and it’s priced very well
the bed was super comfortable
we also loved how clean well-appointed charming and convenient the apartment was
clean and nice furniture
the apartment itself is big and luxurious and very clean aswell
janes place was wonderful it was spacious clean and in a perfect location
wonderful flat with a perfect location the flat is spacious and clean with a very comfortable bed
thank you to the amazing hosts
the host is lovely and helpful
the host was very responsive and helpful
wonderful host with great communication
overall the stay was excellent and i would defintely recommend this host and her lovely apartment
the location is perfect
excellent location 15 minute walk to waverley rail station and a shorter walk to haymarket station
amazing location really fantastic apartment
we loved the location of this flat it was so close to everything
amazing location and wonderful sitting room
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10. Spacious apartment with Wi-Fi; Leith (from USD 101)

This bright apartment by the river offers ample storage space, private parking space, and other amenities for a longer stay in Edinburgh. It has a dedicated workspace and Wi-Fi for guests with a work-from-anywhere setup. Families can also comfortably bring their kids, as a high chair and travel crib are also provided. A stay of 30 nights or more will allow you to book this rental for a disocunted price.

Foodies will be delighted, as this harbor district has gastropubs and Michelin-starred restaurants. After a round of seafood and wine, you can check out attractions such as Lamb’s House, one of Scotland’s surviving merchant’s houses.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
102 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were great and the beds really comfortable
the beds were very comfortable
it is nicely furnished and really comfortable
her place was extremely comfortable and stylish and had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay
two good sized double bedrooms a comfy lounge and the kitchen has all you might need
lovely clean apartment in leith
it was also spotlessly clean
fab wee flat clean tidy very welcoming
comfortable beds and all very clean
clean tidy flat easy to find and park good communication
claire was a wonderful host
claire is an excellent host
claire is a wonderful host
claire was a great host couldn't be more helpful
she was even kind enough to bring us treats
great location as well
location perfect shops close by and bus directly into town
easy bus ride into city centre
the neighborhood is safe and in walking distance to many resturants and shops
the location is fantastic for walking around exploring leith and more of edinburgh
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Explore more of Edinburgh's charm

Edinburgh is a perfect base for a Harry Potter tour or plans to hike in the Scottish Highlands. Feel at home in the capital of Scotland when you book one of the long-term rentals in Edinburgh, UK, mentioned above.

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