Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In East Lothian, Scotland - Updated 2021

airbnb East Lothian, Scotland
Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza
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Bordering Edinburgh and North Berwick is East Lothian, a laid-back region composed of nearly 50 towns and villages. The area boasts a rich history, with perfectly preserved historical sites like Dirleton Castle, which dates all the way back to the 13th century, and Tantallon Castle, which was built in the early 14th century. Sitting along a coastline, East Lothian also draws in thousands of visitors who love the sun and sea. Its sprawling greenery also makes it quite a popular destination among golf enthusiasts, with numerous golf ranges scattered around the area. Planning your next trip to East Lothian? We’ve selected the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in the area to help you find the right one for you! Check them out below.

1. Seaside room for two (from USD 91)

Planning a solo adventure, or perhaps a romantic trip with your partner? This seaside room would be the perfect abode for you! The room features a comfortable and spacious double bed. There is also an ensuite bathroom, complete with bath essentials and extra towels, to keep you feeling fresh and clean. The room is breezy, well-lit, and it comes with comforts like cable TV and Wi-Fi access - you’re sure to feel completely relaxed here! You won’t have to worry about preparing meals in the morning either, as a complimentary breakfast is served by the hosts, every day. Should you wish to explore the area, you can check out the nearby shops, restaurants, and even the beach - all within walking distance!

En suite seaside kingsize room
North Berwick, United Kingdom
240 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast with warm croissants were a great touch
large comfortable ensuite room with eclectic mix of furniture
the room is clean and all of the amenities we could ask for were already provided and accessible
great big room with lots of space
the house is very stylish full of artistic features and the space is really comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean room that matches the advertised pictures perfectly
very clean with comfortable bed
the room was spotlessly clean and comfortable
room was clean and welcoming
fantastic guesthouse the room was very clean and decorated beautifully
Host:
really nice hosts
friendly and helpful host
lovely house & great hosts
she was very welcoming and accommodating
uzi and amanda are amazing hosts
Location:
location is super central and very close to the beach
excellent central location too
really great location within north berwick too
friendly close to all amenaties
the location is ideal for popping out to the main shopping street and the beach
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2. The Leveret (from USD 84)

The Leveret is a classy one-floor apartment located within the quiet village of Aberlady. With a single bedroom and a private bath, the apartment can comfortably host up to four guests at a time, making it ideal for small families or groups. Recently refurbished, the apartment looks and feels as good as new, with plenty of amenities to provide guests with everything they may need during their stay. Some of these include heating, air conditioning, a well-equipped kitchen, cable TV, and Wi-Fi access. There are plenty of things you can enjoy nearby, as well, with a good number of golf courses and nature reserves located within a few minutes of the apartment.

The Leveret- cosy coastal apartment
Aberlady, East Lothian, United Kingdom
148 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it comes with all amenities and most importantly a powerful shower
a peaceful bedroom with a nice view a comfy bed and a good shower
our daughter found the sofa bed very comfortable
cosy comfortable and quiet with great amenities
wi-fi is a little up n down but easily sufficient for browsing t'web etc
Cleanliness:
beautiful place very clean and tidy
cosy and clean apartment
the main thing for us was the cleanliness it was perfect
great place to stay clean and tidy great shower and bed recommend to anyone
the leveret is beautiful very clean and very cozy
Host:
great home very friendly host
lovely apartment and friendly helpful host
the leveret is lovely as was our host
the hosts made us feel very welcome and looked after us throughout our stay
elspeth is a great host - quick to answer questions and happy to help when she can
Location:
situated in an ideal location
the location is ideal
beautiful surroundings and close to edinburgh
beautiful location and a lovely apartment
a very quiet and relaxing location
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3. Peaceful cottage by the garden (from USD 112)

If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet on your next trip to East Lothian, this cottage would be the perfect getaway for you! This modest cottage can comfortably accommodate up to four guests at a time. The cottage features a cozy, loft-style sleeping area, as well as a private bath. Guests will also have access to the kitchen, where they can prepare their own meals, as well as the garden, which is a great place to lounge in the cooler months. Those who wish to get out and explore the area will also find the cottage’s location quite convenient, with golf courses, beaches, and restaurants just 20 minutes away!

Garden Cottage
Haddington, Scotland, United Kingdom
138 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has access to great amenities such as a washing machine and dryer
the amenities are perfect for 2 with a wonderful towel warmer and hot shower
there's a big comfortable bed plus a sofa and easy chair
the kitchen was well-equipped and we loved the nespresso machine and starbucks coffee pods
a lovely place to stay the cottage is great comfortable and beautiful
Cleanliness:
clean warm comfortable and peaceful
eileen's flat was clean cosy and well-appointed
the accommodation is superb; clean bright and so comfortable
great stay at eileen's very clean and helpful
clean nice space with parking and gardens
Host:
eileen is an amazing host
lovely house lovely hosts
eileen is a good host
lovely hosts - thank you
eileen is a wonderful host
Location:
the location is just perfect
ideally located close to town yet very secluded
great location just off the high street
lovely place in a lovely secluded location yet in the heart of the town
close to haddington's centre and yet wonderfully quiet and peaceful
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4. Country cottage outside Edinburgh (from USD 66)

Cozy and inviting, this rustic cottage would be a great place for your next family trip! The cottage features two bedrooms, which can comfortably sleep up to four guests, in all. To help guests keep clean, there is a private bath, complete with bath essentials and a bathtub. Should you wish to prepare and enjoy your own meals, you are free to use the kitchen and dining area. You can also lounge by the fireplace and enjoy each other’s company in the spacious living room. If you and your loved ones wish to explore the area together, there are trains to and from Edinburgh and Berwick that are just 10 minutes away from the cottage.

Country cottage outside Edinburgh
Whittinghame, Haddington, United Kingdom
116 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable stay at the cottage and has all the amenities required
there is no phone coverage in the cottage but the wifi is perfect
the tv worked perfectly well as did the wifi
if you are looking for a true get-away you will love the cozy secluded nature of this roomy cottage
the cottage is lovely and very comfortable for staying at
Cleanliness:
spotless clean and very comfortable
fabulous cottage - spacious clean and comfy
very clean comfy beds everything provided for your stay
the apartment is very clean and tidy
warm comfortable clean everything you could ask for
Host:
rhona was a great host and provided detailed directions to the property
scotland is a wonderful country rhona is a lovely host
the pack left by rhona was very helpful and informative
the host is very quick at responding to messages and was extremely helpful
definitely recommend this cottage with a lovely host
Location:
it’s location suited us perfectly for exploring the region by car
a beautiful country location not far from town
character bungalow in a great location
convenient location and lovely quiet spot
amazing relaxing and quiet location close to edinburgh and costal towns perfect for a city trip without the bustle
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5. The Bus Stop (from USD 225)

One of the quirkiest and most charming accommodations on this list, The Bus Stop is set on a sprawling local farmland and features modern accommodations made from refurbished bodies of buses. Each studio-style home is best for up to two guests at a time - perfect for solo adventures or a romantic vacation with your partner. The home features a cozy double bed, with a beautiful glass roof directly above it, giving you a great view of the stars. You can also cuddle up by the indoor fireplace and keep warm. There is also a modest, but well-equipped kitchen, where you can prepare your own meals. You can even help yourself to some fresh eggs from the farm, in the morning! Though there is a small shop within the premises where you can buy some essentials, you can also easily get to the city center from The Bus Stop, should you need more supplies, or if you simply wish to explore the area!

Converted Bus with Private Outdoor Hot Tub and Fire Pit
Gifford, Scotland, United Kingdom
89 reviews
Bus 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sunsets and stars were amazing from the hot tub and the bed
Cleanliness:
the accommodation itself is modern clean and in a stunning location
nice and comfortable clean and full of the essentials :) would definitely go back
the bus is amazing it's clean comfortable and cosy
it was incredibly peaceful clean and the hosts elaine and balfour greeted us with a warm welcome
Host:
wonderful hosts a wonderful spot
hosts were helpful and friendly
fantastic accommodation and hosts
balfour was a fantastic host he was on hand from checkout onwards
half our was very helpful and happy to stop and explain and answer any questions
Location:
fantastic location and amazing accommodation
the bus stop is amazing
wow this bus was absolutely amazing
it's a great location for walking
i can’t praise the bus stop enough
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6. The Old Bakehouse Retreat (from USD 67)

Like the first accommodation on this list, the Old Bakehouse Retreat was also once a local, family-run bakery. The home has since been beautifully restored and refurbished to become a warm and welcoming guest home. This historic home features two bedrooms, which can accommodate a total of three guests at a time. There is also a private bath, complete with bath essentials and even a hair dryer, to help guests keep feeling fresh. Guests are free to lounge and enjoy some fresh air on the terrace, and prepare their own meals in the kitchen and dining area, which also boasts a great view of the garden. The home is also located in the heart of the village, making it really easy for guests to get to and from nearby areas like North Berwick Law and Edinburgh.

The Old Bakehouse Retreat (45 High Street)
East Linton, Scotland, United Kingdom
70 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic accommodation the beds are super comfy and the cottage is kitted out with everything you could need
richard and karen`s house is full of character well equipped and comfortable
garden and dining room/sunroom made our stay even nicer
my wife and me as well as our nine year old son felt very comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and cosy
renovated clean and tidy
it was immaculately clean
the house was warm clean and well equipped
very homely and clean
Host:
hosts were very warm and welcoming
karen was the best host and made us feel very welcome
karen was very helpful and a great host
the place was spotless and comfortable and the hosts took great care to make us feel at home
would love to return in the future thank you for being friendly hosts
Location:
great central location and a really comfy bed
great wee place in fantastic location
it's in a great location to explore in any direction
the location of the house on east linton high street was also nice
perfect for what we wanted and a good location to see the n berwick area of scotland
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7. Seaview Studio (from USD 126)

This modern and classy studio apartment would be great for solo travelers and couples looking for a place that is not just totally comfortable, but also Instagram-worthy! The apartment comes with a spacious queen-size bed, which can sleep two at a time. Adjacent to the bed is a cozy, well-lit living area, complete with a TV for entertainment. The private bath is also kept immaculately clean and is equipped with the essentials, to help guests keep fresh. Though somewhat modest in size, the kitchen is well-stocked, with a stove, oven, toaster, and other basic tools needed to prepare simple meals. Guests are also free to help themselves to some tea and coffee, as well as some fresh eggs from the nearby enclosure. Located close to the sea, guests can also easily walk from the apartment to Gullane beach, and back - perfect for a day out in the summer!

Seaview Studio
Gullane, East Lothian, United Kingdom
112 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with a gorgeous view of the forth
peace and quiet great views nice touches at the apartment
the view from the room is gorgeous and the bed was very comfy
all facilities provided; superb view to the seaside
the studio is spacious modern and so comfortable
Cleanliness:
it was spotless and had hotel style touches lovely towels and linen and comfy bed
everything was very clean well thought-out and tastefully and high-quality furnished
the place was stylish as well as very clean and comfortable
apartment is spotless modern comfortable and so welcoming
flat has everything and was spotlessly clean
Host:
the host was fantastic everything was above our expectations
trish was a great host and made us feel very welcome
trish and ken were great hosts
trish was a great host
exceptional studio and very friendly host
Location:
great place in an ideal location
convenient to bus stops and a great bus service
great location in the heart of gullane and a few minutes walk to the sea
great location quiet and easy walking to the beach or village
perfect location close to bus shops and beach
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8. Bright and spacious double room

Solo travelers and couples alike will find a peaceful retreat at this spacious double room! This private room features a spacious double bed, as well as other comforts like closets for storage and Wi-Fi access. To ensure guests’ privacy, the room also comes with an ensuite bathroom, which is kept spotlessly clean and is equipped with bath essentials. Guests are also free to use common areas around the house. Guests can help themselves to coffee, tea, and other treats in the kitchen, and enjoy watching some television in the living area. Those traveling by car may also make use of the parking space, just outside the house. However, those who are planning to commute with also find this accommodation convenient, as the nearest bus stop is just a five-minute walk away.

Bright Double, Historic Haddington
Haddington, Scotland, United Kingdom
76 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very welcoming and provides use of kitchen for tea/coffee and breakfast
the wifi worked just great too and was unlimited so we could keep up with working away from home
comfy bed good shower choice of breakfast cereals and tea coffee and biscuits perfect
good breakfast (lots of cereals to choose from as well as good tee and coffee)
hannah provides a lovely room and very comfy bed with exclusive use of a bathroom
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable otherwise
accommodation was very clean and comfortable
very clean comfy bed quiet surrounding
room was clean and comfortable
place incredibly clean and comfortable
Host:
hosts were friendly and helpful
hannah is an mamzing host who made me feel very welcome
hannah was a perfect host she was friendly and helpful
a good host and hostess
hannah is a great host she was quick with her response and helped us with our local queires
Location:
good location-within easy walking distance of the town
lovely place great location right next to cycling path
i really have to say that hannah's house is an ideal location
good location for visiting the area round haddington and north berwick
hannah and her partner were welcoming and location is great if you have a car
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9. The Old Bakehouse

Once a popular local bakery, the Old Bakehouse is now a charming, artfully decorated home that would be perfect for a quiet family vacation. The home features a cozy sleeping loft, with enough space to comfortably accommodate four at a time. There is also a private bath, complete with the essentials, to help guests keep clean. For entertainment, guests can lounge by the living area and enjoy the cable television, DVDs, and Wi-Fi access, or check out the nearby beach and golf course. It is worth noting, though, that the home features a flight of stairs without any handrails, so it may not be advisable for families with children and those with difficulty walking.

The Old Bakehouse. Sleeps 2 - 4
131 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed

10. Guest suite for four

Planning a small family vacation to East Lothian? You and your loved ones are sure to enjoy your stay in this comfortable and convenient guest suite! This lovely suite features a modular double bed and two single beds - great for a family of up to four members! To help everyone keep clean, there is a private bath, complete with bath essentials and extra towels. Should you wish to prepare your own meals, the kitchen comes with a stove, coffee maker, microwave, and other basic kitchen tools. Those traveling by car are also assured of a free parking space within the premise. However, since the suite is located close to the beach, the town center, and the nearest train station, there’s lots for you and your loved ones to explore, just a short walk away from the home!

Meldorf, EH395DF
26 reviews
Entire guest suite 4 Beds

Excitement in East Lothian

In spite of its laid-back vibe, East Lothian has a lot of exciting things to offer and sights to see. You can enjoy a day out along the warm, sunny shores of Seacliff Beach, test your skills at the numerous golf courses, or see history come alive at the Tantallon and Dirleton Castles, among many others! And after enjoying these exciting sights, our selection of accommodations around the area are sure to help you feel rested and relaxed. You’ll definitely feel right at home here!

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