Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Morningside, Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Updated 2024

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Edinburgh is a popular historical destination in Scotland, UK, and Morningside is a quiet but interesting neighborhood just on the outskirts of the main city area. Here, you can reap the full benefits of Edinburgh without staying in the busy center. Alongside the traditional Edinburgh tourist hotspots, such as the castle, Arthur’s Seat, and the many museums or gardens, Morningside has its own unique sights. You can visit Wild West on Morningside Road to see the jail and cantina. Grab a coffee from Counter Coffee, which is housed in a former police box, and then catch a movie at the last family-owned Dominion Cinema. For dinner, head to one of the four incredible pizzerias, which are all within easy walking distance of one another. After all of this exploring, you’ll want to relax in a comfortable place. Click here to find the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Morningside, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. The Mews

Whether you’re looking for an extended stay or an impulsive getaway, you’ll find comfort in this modern haven. Unleash your inner chef with the outdoor kitchen and grill and enjoy meals at the alfresco dining area next to a lavish hot tub. Meanwhile, a complimentary driveway spot eases the stresses of finding somewhere to park!

Furthermore, it will be easy to entertain yourself with the 60-inch (152.40-centimeter) HDTV with access to Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and more. You’ll also find a homey ambiance thanks to the crib and an array of kids’ books and toys that promise to entertain the little ones all day long.

When the charms of the big city call out to you, you can travel for only 10 minutes to reach the heart of the area.

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Morningside, Scotland, United Kingdom
65 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very impressed with laura's apartment
had a great stay comfy beds very clean lovely bathroom
it is spacious clean and well equipped
the flat was clean and tidy and we found everything we could have needed
very clean and well equipped warmly recommended
great apartment clean cosy and comfy
lovely place quick responses very helpful
laura was a lovely host and so attentive
laura was a great host and responding quickly to our queries
laura was a really helpful and kind host
communication with host was excellent check in super easy
beautiful flat in superb location
great location and a roomy apartment with a massive entertaining space
very comfortable stay great location but peaceful at night
the location is great central to morningside but quiet off the main road
laura was very helpful during our stay lovely location and only a 30 minute walk to the city centre
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2. Charming home in a great area (from USD 149)

Found near Morningside Road, this welcoming rental offers vibrant and stylish interiors in addition to two king-size beds that guarantee restful nights. It also has an excellent location close to bakeries, coffee shops, and jazz bars.

Within the accommodation, the breakfast bar is the perfect place to begin your day with modern appliances, including a toaster and microwave. Once night falls, cuddle up by the electric indoor fireplace while using the HDTV with Chromecast.

This property also offers on-site parking for an extra charge.

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

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
one of the better equipped kitchens - even the knives were sharp
clean tidy and comfortable apartment
the house was very clean and cozy
very clean and owners very quick to respond to any queries
the hosts were extremely helpful
the hosts were proactive immediately responsive and accommodating
the hosts were particularly responsive in terms of for instance local taxi recommendations and check out procedures
sue and grant were exceptionally helpful and accommodating
this place was very cute and a great location
the perfect location for walking the city or connecting with transportation
great place in a fantastic location
the location was perfect for exploring edinburgh
lovely flat in central location
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3. Modern bedroom with a balcony (from USD 52)

This unique, contemporary, yet historical home has plenty of communal space. It is perfect for up to two guests as a romantic getaway. The host’s home combines classic features with modern comfort. The living room is very spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious and clean double bedroom includes access to a private balcony, perfect for a nice glass of wine in the evening.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
380 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had a very comfortable bed and our own balcony
the place was just as described and the room was beautiful and spacious
wonderful bedroom perfect bathroom delicious breakfast served in an amazing dining/living room
we also really enjoyed our breakfast
delicious breakfast and good recommendings for nice places in edinburgh
place was very clean and comfortable
place is clean and room is very spacious
the house is well presented clean and tidy
the entire house was sparkling clean and very modern
very comfortable quite and clean
a special home with great hosts
the hosts were so welcoming and the breakfast was lovely
they were helpful when needing advice and always approachable whenever needed
eilidh and eunice were gracious host
the hosts really went above and beyond to make our stay as special as possible
the location is fantastic with a short walk to the city through the meadows
beautiful room in a great location close to restaurants & 20 min walk to royal mile
great location a pleasant walk to town or the bus just a few metres down the road
easy access by bus into the city centre
the location is perfect and only about a 15-20 minute walk from old town and edinburgh castle
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4. Hamish's Hame (from USD 209)

With free on-street parking and a location just a short 15 minutes’ bus journey to downtown Edinburgh, this is an excellent base for a couple. The spacious holiday rental in Morningside can host up to four guests in total, with two people sharing the double bedroom and two additional guests using the sofa bed in the living room. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, multiple USB charging points in the three main areas, a Freeview television, a DVD player and SONOS speakers.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
123 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom is beautiful and if anything i think the photos here do not do the room justice
three of us (including husband and adult daughter) stayed for three nights and we were really comfortable
it has everything you need: fully equipped kitchen comfortable beds and bed linens towels shampoo soaps and more
we also made good use of the comprehensively well-equipped excellent kitchen
we spent 3 nights in allen and liz's apartment and felt truly relaxed and comfortable
modern clean comfy and quiet
very clean thoughtfully decorated and quiet
it was a very clean and quiet flat
their place is spotless clean
the apartment is immaculately clean and well maintained
the host was great from the moment we booked
allen was a great host
allen is a great host and very welcoming
allen was just a great host helpful gracious and kind
the hosts were very thoughtful with the little touches which made you feel at home
great location being quietly located in upmarket morningside with a good size waitrose just 2 minutes walk away
beautiful apartment in a very nice location
this was an ideal location for a family of four
i also found it easy enough to walk to places of interest within the city
a really nice accommodation in a very central area of edinburgh
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5. Minimalist Victorian flat (from USD 254)

Located in a traditional Victorian tenement, this simple yet modern flat has a comfortable double bedroom. By staying in this apartment, guests will also have access to a small but functional kitchen, which includes an oven, complimentary tea or coffee and some staple ingredients. It is worth noting that the kitchen has no windows, nor a microwave or toaster. The property is cozy and is ideal for a couple. If guests choose to use the sofa bed in the living room, then up to four people can stay comfortably.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
161 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable stay with all amenities that you will probably need
the sofa bed was perfect for them
we had an enjoyable stay with comfortable double bed and the sofa bed
there also was the added benefit on free parking on the street and fast wifi
the place can fit 3 people (1 bed and 1 sofa bed in the living room)
clean modern and quiet
it is clean and comfortable
great flat clean and cosy
the flat was very clean and well equipped
it was clean and airy
the host was very helpful
excellent hosts who were very helpful
aciel was communicative throughout - a great host
nice host easy to comunicate with
aciel was a great host she reply promptly and make sure we have everything needed
wonderful location in the village of morningside
good transport links to city centre via bus every 10 minutes
the location is absolutely perfect for a trip to edinburgh
very good location with free parking
it is well located stores were just 10 mins walk and there are some nice restaurants nearby
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6. Stylish and comfortable Morningside apartment (from USD 147)

This quiet ground-floor apartment for rent in Morningside is located near a popular street with plenty of eateries and boutique shopping opportunities. The property features unique art and, overall, it is decorated to a high standard.

The kitchen is equipped for basic cooking with a dishwasher, coffee machine and fridge with a freezer. The host kindly supplies kitchen condiments, including tea, coffee and olive oil. There is also access to a shared rear garden. This vacation rental is ideal for guests who are looking to stay in a comfortable location but with a simpler style.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
203 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we felt immediately comfortable in the beautifully designed apartment and enjoyed the view of the green courtyard
the beds are super comfy and all amenities are provided
a very nice apartment in a quiet section of edinburgh
we appreciated the well equipped kitchen as well as the fruit bread milk coffee and tea awaiting us
good location close to the main road into town lots of space inside nice kitchen with a good view
very clean appartment
clean tidy and pleasant accommodation
everything is clean works well and spacious
the apartment is clean and fully equipped
spacious and extremely clean
excellent hosts highly recommend
the hosts were lovely and really helpful
susie and ian were really helpful and gracious hosts
very helpful and friendly hosts
excellent friendly hosts who are a pleasure to communicate with
good location about 15 min from the city center with super easy access via bus
we really loved the location of place
located just off the bustling and classy main shopping street in morningside
quiet comfortable flat in good location about thirty minute walk from centre but on bus route
great location and a quiet setting
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7. Comfy twin room in a shared house

This quiet twin bedroom is ideal for a solo travel or two friends looking for a welcoming base for their visit to Edinburgh. The property has been recently redecorated and is shared with the hosts. Along with the bedroom, guests also have shared access to the bathroom and limited access to the kitchen. Since the property is only a 20-minute stroll from the city center, you can easily explore famous eateries and karaoke bars in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
157 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN CONDO 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy room with great views and floor-heated bathroom
truly a lovely room in a traditional edinburgh tenement flat
heated floor tiles in the bathroom are particularly lovely (and rare in edinburgh )
really nice room in a nice area and everything was as described by kathleen
kathleen and david's room is a very nice well-illuminated one person bedroom on the third floor of the building
the bathroom is super nice clean and warm
clean cozy and well located
room and toilet were very clean
the place is very quiet and clean
room is clean especially and most importantly the bedding stuff
she is a great host
the host is absolutely wonderful
she is a lovely hospitable and very informative host
kathleen was a great host
kathleen was a great host
also very well connected by bus from the airport
the location of the flat is easy to reach by bus and it is a good neighborhood
i love the location walking from the center to there was beautiful
the flat is in a great neighbourhood everything is really close by
the location was lovely with some great shops nearby and a really well-serviced bus stop within walking distance
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8. Beautiful, renovated, two-bedroom flat in Morningside

Having been extensively renovated in 2017, this property is absolutely stunning and has an inviting feel. It is located a brisk 30-minute walk from downtown Edinburgh and is closely connected with excellent transport links. The rooms include a modern and well-equipped kitchen with all utensils, an induction hob, a Nespresso machine, and a large fridge/freezer combo. The rooms each feature high ceilings with decorative cornices and stripped wooden floorboards.

This self-contained property is a great base for up to four guests. The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom and a king-sized bed. The second bedroom in the property has a double bed and plenty of storage space.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
69 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love that corner bay window the wi-fi worked just fine
the apartment is light airy and spacious with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay
superb host superb apartment ( as described ) superb location
the bedrooms were lovely to sleep in and the beds are very comfortable
what an amazing place to stay the apartment is stunning and would highly recommend
the flat was clean and comfortable
beautiful very clean quiet and family friendly apartment
apartment was nice and clean and very spacious
a really beautiful flat; clean and warm with a lovely bright sitting room
we found jake's place to be clean and comfortable
jake was an excellent host
jake was very helpful and quick to reply
jake was very nice and responsive to any questions
jake was exceptionally helpful and understanding; he was very kind in leaving us fresh bread and milk
jake was a great host and responded quickly to any contact we made with him
location - the apartment is in a fantastic location in morningside
great location as walkable to town and on good bus route etc
great place great location great time
lovely place in great location
it is very near great restaurants shops and bus stops going into town
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9. One-bedroom property located near local amenities

If you are looking for a city spot, this modern, one-bedroom apartment might be your ideal base. It is located within an easy walking distance to local amenities, such as shops, bars and entertainment. It is also a great base for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with excellent transport links.

There are a number of lovely walks, parks and ponds nearby. It is worth noting that the property is on the top floor and so may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

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Edinburgh, N/a, United Kingdom
106 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great location comfortable bed and wifi worked great
we had a lovely stay at fiona's apartment
i also really appreciated the breakfast supplies and biscuits that fiona left for me
it's very comfortable with everything we needed
the bedroom is a nice size and the kitchen/sitting room was a good size
clean nicely appointed and well provisioned
the apartment was clean cosy and well equipped
the flat was clean and had everything we needed
very clean well kept and cared for
the flat was very clean
fiona was a lovely host
fiona was an amazing host
she is an extremely responsive helpful and accommodating host who made us feel at home
fiona is a great host and very caring
host was very responsive and let us know when we could have an earlier check-in
excellent location and buses plenty
perfect location for getting into center city
it is located in the lovely neighbourhood morningside
great location easy walk to so many little cafes
great place in a great location
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10. Double bedroom with a bathroom for guests

With views of the castle, this bright and clean double bedroom is near cafes, bars and amenities. In a quiet area, this vacation rental is ideal for couples who want to have their own private bedroom space but with shared access to the living room, which includes music and games. There is full Wi-Fi throughout and guests can also enjoy access to the large rear garden.

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26 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. Spacious double room, close to the city center

This private bedroom in a house shared with the owner is an ideal spot for two guests. The city center is just 20-minutes’ walk away and it is also well connected to good transport links. This spacious property includes a well-equipped kitchen, living room with a small dining table and a unique fireplace. The newly refurbished and well-decorated double bedroom is decorated to a high standard. Guests will also enjoy the complimentary tea and coffee, available throughout the day.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
204 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Villa with private courtyard entry

This stunning and spacious double bedroom, located in a secluded Victorian villa, has a private entrance, so guests can come and go as they please. The bedroom features a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom. In addition to the bedroom, guests can also use the shared lounge and kitchen area to relax and prepare meals.

The main bus route is just a one-minute walk away or, with prior notification, the owners can organize parking. The hosts are happy to welcome and share their home with their guests. They even offer fresh home-baked sourdough bread.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
185 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was really comfortable tea and coffee were available
very comfortable bedroom exclent bathroom and private door
great location comfortable bed with a roomy ensuite and a separate entrance to the guestroom
the space was very comfortable and immaculate
very comfortable room private access to room
very clean and tidy
the accommodation is clean and comfortable
this is a clean quiet space
the room was clean and well appointed
the apartment peaceful clean and central
she was a very welcoming host
they were very friendly
nice family and professional host
local addresses received by host were all good advices
our hosts were very friendly and helpful
perfect location with walking distance to major attractions
the location was excellent and within easy walking distance from town
perfect location for me - quiet and close to town
great location with private parking
nice place near the city center
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Grab a map and start exploring

Morningside is an ideal base for exploring Edinburgh. It has excellent transport links to the city center, a good community, and plenty of tasty eateries. If you’ve ever wanted to go to Scotland in the UK, now you can. Book one of these top places to stay in Morningside and start planning.

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