10 Holiday Homes In Edinburgh, Scotland - Updated 2024

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As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is among the most beautiful cities of Europe. It is a city you’ll want to explore, again and again, savouring each time a different experience; the culture, art and history. Among the attractions that will catch your eye include Edinburgh castle, royal yacht Britannia and the Scottish parliament building. It will also be much fun if you get to try the Scottish cuisine prepared in one of the finest restaurants in Edinburgh. As you plan your trip, make sure you check out this list of the vacation rentals in Edinburgh and book yourself a place today!

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. A homely flat on Brunswick Road (from USD 137)

Be sure to enjoy the comfort that comes with this homely flat situated on Brunswick Road. Within walking distance from the Airport tram stop on York Place, Princes Street and Waverley train station, this flat comprises of a double bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. Enjoy your host’s genuine and modern fittings. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a dining area are available, which comfortably accommodates four guests. Additionally, your host will provide you with useful information and point you to Edinburgh’s best. While you are at the centre of the city, you can retreat into this flat and enjoy peace and quiet.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Cosy private accommodation for four (from USD 134)

This apartment encapsulates hardwood floors with a blend of modern amenities. It is a small, cosy place yet accommodates four guests. Two on the king-size bed in the bedroom and two on the sofa bed in the living room. The apartment is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with a shower and unlimited Wifi access. Its location makes it easier for guests to get to the shops, restaurants, bar and also nightlife. A crib is also provided to cater to guests with babies.

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52 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 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:
The only area for improvement would be the need for more kitchen items like baking sheets tea pot and a few more pots and pans
It was nice to have extras such as sugar salt
The property was just as advertised Very comfortable and had all we needed during our stay Access to the shared garden was a bonus
A nice and modern appartment providing all you need for a comfortable stay in Edingburgh
we were able to travel to outlasting areas
The property was clean and well stocked with everything we needed
the apt is beautiful and clean Nice place to stay
The property was clean and spacious and the location is perfect if you don't mind walking
Host was really helpful and also checked all was well during our stay
Sante was very helpful and was kind enough to let us check in early
Excellent apartment and location thoroughly enjoyed exploring Edinburgh with this as our 'base'Clean comfortable and all the essentials plus more besides thankyou for allowing us to experience E...
We walked to castles royal mile down to visit royals former ship
Clean comfortable communication with owner was easy Gladly recommend
The location with surrounding restaurants and shops is perfect
Easy access to the great place Walking distance to the Royal Mile and train station
About a mile walk from all the tourist sites
Loved staying in Leith and feeling like a local Sante's place was a great quiet spot to relax at the end of the day Safe complex and very close to grocery and restaurants
Grocery shopping just a short walk away for all your needs
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3. Classic apartment on the Royal Mile (from USD 318)

This Airbnb listing encapsulates the modern fittings and a character of Old Town with its oak-panelled walls and display of family portraits. It comes equipped with everything that lets you feel like you are in a home away from home. Your bed is unique and cosy allowing you to have a good nights sleep after a long day. You’ll be pampered with this apartment’s beautiful décor, a multitude of reading materials and a fully stocked kitchen and dining area. Moreover, you’re just a few minutes away from the museums, restaurants, train station, airport links and good coffee shops.

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Edinburgh , Midlothian, United Kingdom
1027 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning views from the apartment made for an even more enjoyable time
beautiful apartment very stylish full of useful amenities and easy to enjoy
it’s both comfortable and a convenient space for exploring edinburgh
the best parts of the apartment was the antique furniture music selection and book collection
the light that floods into the kitchen/living space is amazing
perfectly clean and tidy
it was spotlessly clean
) the place was super clean and comfortable
so clean and wunderful thank you
everything was incredibly clean
very helpful host with everything you need
he’s a great host and his home was superb
a wonderful spot and host
lovely chic decor and helpful waiting staff
he is a wonderful host and the apartment is something really special
a perfect location to experience the city easy walking distance to all the key sites
amazing location and so close to everything that part of town has to offer
great location and beautiful space
the location is perfect for exploring edinburgh
most importantly - the location everything was a really manageable walk away
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4. Flat with a stunning castle view (from USD 614)

This accommodation makes you feel like the fairy tale animations when you look out through the window. The rental features Scottish decor, vast windows and vintage furniture. Staying here will definitely make you feel and experience the Scottish lifestyle. Your space is complete with a living room, a fully stocked kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom with a shower and tub. The sleeping arrangement is a double bed and a sofa bed.

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

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view of the castle from the apt is amazing
we were very appreciative of the breakfast welcome pack and we loved the furnishings
a wonderful apartment with a superb view of edinburgh castle
the view of the castle from the living room window is stunning day and night
we loved the view of the castle through the lounge room window
everything was clean and tidy nice bedlinen and towels etc
comfortable clean and stylish
everything was cleaned and well prepared for our arrival
also the apartment is very clean and warm
the decor was adorable and the apartment was very clean and cozy
she was very easy to reach and very responsive
the host was so organized and everything was so smooth and easy
aileen is a wonderful hosts very accommodating and helpful
aileen greeted us on arrival and was very helpful and welcoming
there were thoughtful touches and aileen was a great host
perfect location for visiting edinburgh
the location is great very close to everything
great location close to main attractions
the location was perfect to get around in central edinburgh
the location of this beautiful apartment is incredible
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5. A beautiful nest with modern amenities

Named after the estate, Drum estate, this cottage offers you a country lifestyle. While here you can enjoy the tranquillity and stunning views of the environment. The cottage itself is bright and features modern amenities good enough for a simple and perfect stay. It comes with an equipped kitchen, dining table for four, one bedroom and a private bathroom. Two guests can enjoy staying here. However, if you come with two other guests, you can use the pull-out couch bed in the living room. If you feel like getting to the city centre, you can catch the bus for a 20-minute ride to the city.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
292 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked very well
there was plenty of space and all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay
comfortable little cottage with all amenities ideally based to explore the surrounding area
the cottage itself is very warm and cosy and well equipped including wifi
plenty of space and amenities for a cute cozy cottage
clean bathroom with very good hot shower
beautiful little cottage that was spotlessly clean
dry clean well appointed and just as described
quiet and cosy warm and clean
it had everything we wanted it was clean cosy and the bed was really comfy
philippa was a very responsive and caring host
philippa was always prompt and helpful in her responses
philippa was a great host who responded quickly and went out of her way to help us
philippa answered my questions really quickly and was very helpful
the host was terrific in communicating through airbnb
ideal for a weekend close to edinburgh
fine location for a comfortable visit of edinburgh by bus (30 minutes)
we really appreciated the bus stop just 2 minutes away
this is an ideal location for visiting edinburgh
wonderfully peaceful location tucked away on a large estate convenient for the centre of edinburgh
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6. An enchanting cottage with a private garden (from USD 273)

This is a historic dovecot cottage whose history dates to the 16th century. It is a fascinating ancient building with special features like heated floors, pigeon nesting-boxes, lit cavern and also a wooden burner. The house has a private bathroom and guests have access to the kitchen, living room, bedroom and dining area. The sleeping arrangement includes a king-size bed in the bedroom and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room.

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
602 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is great as well
loved the light from skylight and windows loved the bathroom and heated floors
cozy picturesque and quirky cottage situated in a lovely area of edinburgh
very comfortable and clean
the place was comfortable and so clean
the accommodation was perfect exactly as described clean and cosy
sarah is a very nice host
sarah was an excellent host
sarah is an amazing host
nice host who is very hospitable
sarah is a great host and is very knowledgeable about the area
perfect location a 15 minute walk to the city centre
it's an easy walk from downtown or convenient bus ride
close to city center but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet
the location is easy walking distance to town & many local shops/eateries
awesome place beautiful neighborhood & close to everything
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7. A stylish residence in the heart of Edinburgh (from USD 318)

With its beautifully decorated interiors, this cottage is situated at the heart of Georgian Edinburgh and round the corner from shops, restaurants and cafes. It is uniquely positioned in a quiet area overlooking a garden area. The apartment includes a fully stocked kitchen and a dining area. The living room is set adjacent to the kitchen and features a flat-screen TV. You can connect with your friends or post pictures on social media as there is free wifi. The apartment has two bedrooms and four beds, Other amenities include free parking, dryer, washer, smoke detector and central heating.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
332 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent wifi and lots of storage
the kitchen/lounge is lovely with windows overlooking the communal garden and it is quite a tranquil spot
all areas were immaculate and had everything we needed including a nice living area and comfortable beds
great charming apartment in a lovely setting
the beds were very comfortable and the big fluffy duvets were wonderful
very clean and cozy accommodation
the space was very clean and organized
everything was spotlessly clean and organized
everything was very clean and the beds were comfortable
clean and cosy and would highly recommend
she was very helpful
julie was a wonderful host
julie was a great host and very helpful
julie is also very responsive
julie is a fantastic host who is very responsive to any questions or requests you might have
the location is great
the location is great
located in a cute mews close to the city centre
beautiful location in a beautiful city
perfect location for the city centre 15 minute walk
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8. A marvelous three-bedroom house for a group (from USD 291)

This is a charming three bedroomed house that sleeps up to five guests. It is situated at the centre of Edinburgh, close to shopping, restaurants, bars and cafes. This apartment is set on two floors. On the ground floor, you will find a newly fitted kitchen/dining room, an ensuite double bedroom, and a separate family bathroom with bath & shower. Upstairs, you will find a spacious living room, a study area, a twin and a single bedroom. The house comes with an internal garage and free Wifi.

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40 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Good sized bedrooms spacious kitchen with breakfast room with large table
The kitchen is spacious with everything you need
The house was just as described in the listing
Short walking distance to old town new town and stock bridge sections of town
There was plenty of space for our family of four to unwind
The beds are great and the house was very clean
The washer + dryer was a huge bonus
House was delightful and had everything we needed Hope to return
Some local treats were waiting for us when we arrived and
The owner of the home
Great location and close to all the attractions thoroughly enjoyed the home Will visit again someday
The host was very kind and left all the information one would need to navigate the city
Rebecca was responsive and made check-in and check-out a breeze Would stay again if and when back in Edinburgh
10 minute walk from the buzzling shops and restaurants
We were able to walk to everything and enjoyed the shops and restaurants nearby
limpia y genial si lo que te gusta es la tranquilidad
Perfect flat perfect location
It's really a very nice space with quality furnishings and the location--sandwiched between Stockbridge and Princes Street--was really ideal
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9. Modern apartment with wonderful views (from USD 121)

Chic and modern, this apartment overlooks the Salisbury Craggs. It is extremely quiet therefore offers you the perfect ambience for relaxation. Additionally, you’ll love your accommodating host’s personal touches, including decorative flowers placed at different points in the house. If you want to catch a bite, there are many exquisite restaurants and pubs around the area. Alternatively, head to your well-stocked kitchen and you’ll find fresh fruit, coffee, tea and breakfast cereal all provided by your host. It has a double bed neatly covered and a sofa bed in the living room to accommodate extra guests. A group of four guests and a child will comfortably stay in this apartment.

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95 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view from the bedroom is spectacular
The bedroom faces a quiet side street and the beds can be set up as two single or one large bed
It was close to stores for shopping and the apartment had pretty much all of the basics
Drawback was being on the 3rd floor and dragging luggage up 3 flights of stairs
The shower had a folding glass screen instead of a curtain that only extended out a few feet
It was very clean and tidy well equipped and comfortable Fantastic location for Fringe venues
Nice place great owner
Kochen war etwas schwierig wegen minimalistischer
You just have to ask Eddie and his team help quickly and with a smile The spacious living room overlooks a small garden and a medium city road
It was easy to communicate with both Susie and Eddie - they were both very helpful
This is a well kept property with wonderful views from any window
We liked the closeness to the city center Several stores were in easy walking distance
We enjoyed "living in the neighborhood"
(Lidl Sainsburry Tesco)
There is no free parking on the premises but a parking garage is just a few minutes away
The apartment was very comfortable and perfectly located An easy walk to Holy Rood
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