Bright and spacious apartment in Leith waterfront. Free parking

A bright, stylishly modern two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–6) in a waterfront warehouse conversion in Leith. This is a quiet, peaceful apartment that's convenient for all that Leith has to offer and well placed for transport connections to central Edinburgh.

Key Features

  • 4 star rating4 Star
  • Sleeps up to 5Sleeps up to 5
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Third floor (lift available)Third floor (lift available)
  • Electric heatingElectric heating
  • TV and DVD playerTV and DVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • King bedKing bed
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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View of the Water of Leith and the dockland area from the living-room window

View of the Water of Leith and the dockland area from the living-room window


  • sleeps one to six
  • double bedroom (with king-size double bed), twin bedroom & double sofabed in living room
  • living room, separate dining room, separate kitchen
  • family bathroom with bathtub, plus ensuite with shower
  • lift to the third floor apartment
  • wide selection of excellent restaurants within a few minutes' walk
  • great for exploring Edinburgh city centre & Leith's historical dock area
  • Michelin-starred restaurants a few minutes away
  • Royal Yacht Britannia a few minutes away
  • excellent, frequent bus service to Edinburgh city centre & airport
  • free parking available
  • Secondary letting licence EH-70062-P pending
  • EPC rating D67

This corner apartment is on the third-floor of a stylish warehouse conversion in a waterfront development. Overlooking the old docks, it is well served by transport and is close to Leith's vibrant restaurant scene. The apartment is quiet and peaceful. It has an entryphone system, internal elevator and private parking for one car. The apartment is furnished to a high standard with a comfortable living room with windows on two sides (one of which has a window seat looking out towards the Shore area across the Water of Leith), a fully equipped galley kitchen, a separate dining room (with seating for six), two bedrooms (one double with large en-suite shower room, one twin bedded), bathroom and central heating. The double bedroom has a king-size double bed. The bathroom is off the hallway and has a bathtub (no shower) and WC. The living room has a three-seater sofa (which converts into a bed), a two-seater sofa, and an easy chair.

The corner of Commercial Street and The Shore

The corner of Commercial Street and The Shore

Located on Edinburgh’s eastern shore, the old port of Leith is only a 15 to 20 minute bus journey from the city centre. In recent years, Leith has become one Edinburgh’s most vibrant areas, but has retained its traditional character as a working port. Like many waterfront developments, Leith has become a desirable place to live, and the influx of young people has created a trendy shopping and nightlife scene. There are dozens of cafes, pubs and restaurants within a few minutes' walk of the apartment, which come in to their own in the summer, when they spill out in to the streets; you can even eat and drink al fresco. Ocean Terminal shopping centre, a 5-minute walk away, is home to many fashionable shops and eating places and has a multiscreen cinema, Vue; moored alongside is the Royal Yacht Britannia. Nearby Bernard Street and The Shore have several useful shops, including a small supermarket, a wholefood shop and gift shops. Leith is renowned for its fish and seafood restaurants and also has a tantalizing choice of Italian, French, Scottish, Indian, Chinese, and Turkish restaurants, as well as Michelin-starred establishments (The Kitchin, and Martin Wishart). You can walk to Edinburgh city centre in about 25 minutes or just hop on one of the buses that stop opposite the apartment (buses run 24 hours a day). Leith is ideal for a night out after a busy day sight-seeing in Edinburgh.

Leith is the port of Edinburgh and was once a separate town until in 1920 a hastily organized local referendum (the so-called 'Arranged Marriage', with Leith the reluctant bride) brought Leith under the administrative rule of its neighbourColourful Leith Walk is the long avenue that links Edinburgh and LeithLeith Walk is the umbrella name for a series of differently named streets and terraces. Foodie delicatessens rub shoulders with greasy-spoon cafés, and you can go from Italy to China in the space of a few blocks. On Elm Row at the top of Leith Walk is Valvona & Crolla, one of Britain's top Italian foodshops. The shopfront boasts 'Founded in 1934, Origins in 1860s', and those years of tradition are evident the minute you step inside: hams hang from the ceiling, floor-to-ceiling shelves strain with Mediterranean delicacies and you can often hear Italian being spoken. The shop is still owned and run by descendants of the Crollas and Valvonas who set it up in the 1930s. The shop also has a café, where you can sample the cuisine of Mary Contini, one of Britain's premiere food writers and chefs. The shop plays a role in the Edinburgh Festival each August, when it becomes a venue for Italian music and drama. 

The Water of Leith is Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of the city to its outflow into the Firth of Forth, meters from the apartment. The river can be explored on foot or bike along the Water of Leith Walkway. On the southern side of Leith is leafy Leith Links, an area of open parkland that is one of the places where golf was first played. Leith Victoria Swim Centre on Great Junction Street has a swimming pool and gym.

Getting there

The apartment is about a 10-minute bus ride from the tram stop "York Place" (which runs directly from/to Edinburgh Airport) and from the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is parking available for one car (on request).

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Buses and trams run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Transport for Edinburgh's information office is on Waverley Bridge.


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  • “This is a large apartment compared to where we usually stay--two bedrooms, two baths, living room, dining room. It's on a major city bus route so getting into town is easy. We had everything we needed and were comfortable. I'd stay again if I went back to Edinburgh (highly likely!).”
    KM, Portland, CA, USA American flag
  • “The flat was so perfect for my son and I! We relied fully on public transportation to get around Edinburgh as well as points north and south. No problem! The bus stop was steps away. The flat was spacious and very clean and well appointed. As it’s in Leith, it is about a 25 minute bus ride to city center but the area is so cute with nice pubs and restaurants. Martin was very responsive to all my questions and the check-out process was very smooth. I would definitely stay here again.”
    CM & co, San Antonio, TX, USA American flag
  • “Nice area, lots of facilities close by, easy to go into town by foot or bus.”
    PK, Amsterdam, Netherlands Dutch flag
  • “Really nice clean and well equipped apartment. Easy access to city centre with bus stop just outside.”
    AL, Darlington, County Durham, UK UK flag
  • “Great apartment, would certainly book again :)”
    KD, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Really lovely flat, it was just the two of us, but definitely spacious for a group booking as well. Beautiful views of the sunset from the living room and bedroom windows. A great location for enjoying Leith and easy transport links to the centre.”
    MMB, Hove, E Sussex, UK UK flag
  • “Wir haben eine Woche im April in der Wohnung verbracht. Die Lage war für uns optimal, da weg vom Trubel der Altstadt und verkehrsgünstig gelegen. Wir kamen bequem mit den verschiedenen Bussen zu allen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Der SkyLink-Flughafenexpress hält sogar in Laufnähe zur Commercial Street. Sämtliche Fenster liegen zur ruhigen Gebäuderückseite hin, sodass wir mit offenen Fenstern schlafen konnten. Die Fenster verfügen über extra Kindersicherungen. Freudig überrascht, fanden wir bei unserer Ankunft Mineralwasser und Milch im Kühlschrank und auch die gängigsten Gewürze im Küchenschrank vor. Zum Lebensmitteleinkaufen befindet sich ein Aldi direkt gegenüber. Begeistert hat uns der Vierschlitztoaster. Dass die Küche kein Fenster hat, stört nicht, da der Abzug über dem Herd leistungsstark funktioniert. Heizung, Warmwasser und sämtliche Ausstattungen funktionieren einwandfrei. Es gibt ein Badewannen- und ein Duschbad jeweils mit Toilette. Nur die Hebel der Toilettenspülungen brauchten eine energische Bedienung. Sämtlich benötigte Bedienungsanleitungen, sowie Tips finden sich übersichtlich in einem Ordner im Wohnzimmer. Das Wohngebäude ist wohl ein ehemaliges altes Speichergebäude, da die Wände und Decken hellhörig sind. Wir können die Wohnung auch für längere Aufenthalte wärmsten empfehlen.”
    SDA, Berlin, Germany German flag
  • “We had a wonderful stay at this property. We found it very convenient (very close to the bus line), with an Aldi right across the street and several excellent restaurants and shopping nearby. The flat was clean, quiet, and had everything we might possibly need. The host was extremely accommodating and responsive. All in all, we had a fantastic stay and would not hesitate to stay here again.”
    JH & family, Williamsburg, VA, USA American flag
  • “This apartment is a very beautiful and sunny place! It is in a quiet area near a supermarket. All buses to the old town center passed outside the apartment.”
    VE & co, Athens, Greece Greek flag
  • “We stayed at Martin's place for two weeks and I can highly recommend this flat. We felt there like at home with all the appliances. Martin is a very accommodating and helpful host who takes care about his guests. The flat is very clean with nice linen and towels, and the place itself is not so far from the city centre - by very convenient public trasport. In the area there shops, pubs, restaurants and nice paths for walking.”
    AK & friends, Góra Pulawska, Poland Polish flag
  • “Great host, great location and was exactly as described which was good.”
    ED & CS, Dubai, UAE
  • “The apartment was our base for a family wedding in Edinburgh. Well equipped, comfortable and clean, with excellent bus links to the city centre and good walking routes along the coast [Water of Leith] or in to the city. Excellent hosts.”
    SC & PC, Rochford, Essex, England English flag
  • “I really enjoyed staying here for one week in December. Clean and comfortable apartment, nicely decorated. Kitchen was perfect for preparing some meals. Good and fast communication from the host. There is a bus stop immediately outside the building, which takes you to Edinburgh center in about 20 minutes. The immediate area has some nice places to eat and walk around as well. I would absolutely stay again :)”
    CJ, Los Angeles, CA, USA American flag
  • “Very impressed. Fantastic stay, clean and tidy, very flexible with changes also. Thank you.”
    SW & JI, Sutton, Surrey, UK UK flag
  • “Lovely clean and comfortable apartment in an excellent location. Great for transport links into the city.”
    JB & co, St Helens, Merseyside, UK UK flag
  • “Great place to leave the car all week. Close bus stop and frequent to Edinburgh.”
    DT & co, Wakefield, England English flag
  • “Kényelmes lakás, csendes környék, kedves szomszédok: A környék csendes, közel a tengerparthoz, különböző éttermekhez és pubokhoz. A busz, ami a városközpontba visz, az épület előtt áll meg. A lakás egy átalakított raktárépület 3. emeletén található, kényelmes, jól berendezett és jól felszerelt. Többedszerre szálltunk meg itt és mindig nagyon jól éreztük magunkat. Martin, a közvetítő cég munkatársa nagyon készséges és mind a foglalási folyamat során, mind pedig az ott-tartózkodás időtartama alatt bármiben szívesen segít. A környéken való eligazodást a lakásban található térképek, brosúrák és angol nyelvű leírások segítik. A lakáshoz külön parkolóhely is tartozik. Érdemes megszállni itt.”
    NP & co, Budapest, Hungary
  • “Great location and well equipped flat. Would stay here again.”
    GR & family, Portree, Skye, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Great apartment in an excellent location. Very clean with everything you could need.”
    HB & family, Nottingham, England Greek flag
  • “Lovely apartment in Leith. Close to restaurants, bars, etc. Short bus ride into Edinburgh city centre. Can’t fault it.”
    AC & family, Leeds, England English flag
  • “Quiet apartment on third floor near bus route to get into city easily. Ideal as a base for a short break and met all our needs.”
    LA & co, Cheddar, Somerset, UK UK flag
  • “Everything catered for: Converted warehouse apartment has all the equipment that you would want, plenty of room, a free parking space, and is located in Leith, where all types of restaurants and bars can be found, so all tastes are catered for. Transport connections: there’s a bus stop just at the side of the apartment so you can easily get into the city centre; if you have transport you can easily access the main roads and drive out into the areas around Edinburgh. There’s also a shopping centre within ten minutes’ walk and an Aldi across the road. Very convenient. And thanks for the Scottish shortbread!”
    SH, Dunstable, England English flag
  • “This place is in a great location in Leith. It is spacious and really has everything you need if you are travelling with a baby/toddler which is not always easy to find. The place is very clean and the beddings comfortable. Would definitely stay here again if coming with the family.”
    SS& family, London, UK UK flag
  • “This place is a wonderful flat in a great location in Leith: fully kitted out with everything you may need. Perfect for us as a family of four. Thank you.”
    RC & family, London, UK UK flag
  • “We enjoyed our holiday in Leith very much. This flat was great!”
    BH & MH, near Hamburg, Germany German flag
  • “Good comfortable place to stay and explore: Staying in Leith is just a couple of miles away from Edinburgh City Centre with a really good bus service, bus stop just outside the apartment building, so this was a brilliant place to stay and the explore not just the city but the whole of Scotland. We did not have a car therefore relied on public transport, but there was free parking space available which is great if you have your car. The flat was well furnished and comfortable - a home from home in many ways.”
    FM & AR, Stowupland, Suffolk, England English flag
  • “Très propre, bien situé, proprio prévenant. Super, bon matelas et literie, tout ce qu’il faut dans la cuisine ... Pleins de bons resto à moins de 500m. Proprio communique régulièrement avec nous. Je recommande.”
    YL & co, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Die Wohnung war für uns (3 Personen) perfekt, ruhige Lage, trotzdem waren wir schnell im Zentrum. Wir haben 1 Woche in dieser gemütlichen Wohnung verbringen dürfen. Die Ausstattung war sehr gut, besonders gefreut haben wir uns über Tee, Sahne und Kekse zum Empfang. Hervorragend fanden wir auch die sehr guten Informationsmaterialien z. B. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants, Buslinien, Parken etc. Edingburgh hat uns sehr gut gefallen. An zwei Tagen haben wir auch weitere Ausflüge gemacht und uns Stirling, Falkirk Wheels, Loch Drunkie angesehen. Die Gastfreundschaft der Schotten war super! Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!”
    JL & co, Juehnde, Germany German flag
  • “Beautiful appartment ,spotlessly clean very comfortable and well equipped, 2 minute walk to the bus stop for Edinburgh city centre, plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby, the ship on the shore if you love seafood is a must. Will be back for a longer stay soon.”
    MC & co, England English flag
  • “The apartment was very comfortable and clean. It was close to the local bus service which made going to the city or train station easy. I would highly recommend the apartment to anyone who is looking for a well thought out location. I will be staying there again in the future.”
    MM & co, Charters Towers, QLD, Australia Australian flag
  • “I had a brilliant time in Edinburgh. Everything in the apartment was as described ... Handy location, many nice pubs and restaurants close by. Stars well deserved.”
    PT & co, Balmedie, nr Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish flag
  • “Toller Standort für einen Urlaub in Edinburgh: Die Wohnung entsprach den Fotos und Beschreibungen. Dank der tollen Verkehrsanbindung sind Flughafen und Stadt jederzeit sehr gut zu erreichen. Auch Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind vorhanden. Im Haus selbst ist es ruhig. Die Ausstattung bietet alles, was man braucht, um sich wohl zu fühlen. Die Betreuung durch Martin war sehr freundlich und professionell, klappte alles wunderbar, vielen Dank nochmal! Wir waren eine Woche dort und haben die Wohnung schon weiterempfohlen.”
    PS & co, Flensburg, Germany German flag
  • “This property was everything promised and more. It was spacious, light, clean and in a great area of town. Though about a ten minute bus ride from Princes Street, the distance made for a very peaceful stay during a busy time in Edinburgh. There were several very good pubs close by as well as options for fine dining literally sharing the same parking area. We are a family of 4, two adult children, and we all enjoyed our stay immensely.”
    LB & family, Raleigh, NC, USA American flag
  • “Firstly, this is an excellent location with the bus stop into the centre of Edinburgh just on the street below - although on a good day I walked most of the time - there is so much to see and explore in this old part of Scotland. The flat was faultless, lovely touches, which made me homesick for Scotland, - books to read, DVDs to watch, and everything in the kitchen to make the most of local produce. I would definitely recommend a stay here, and see this as my little haven - a taste of the old town of Leith, and Edinburgh. Hope you enjoy your trip and stay as much as I did.”
    ED, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Australian flag
  • “Fabulous weekend. Really loved the film "Sunshine on Leith". Beautiful flat, fantastic location.”
    B&M, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England English flag
  • “Sehr hochwertig und komplett eingerichtete Wohnung in Leith/Edinburgh. Bushaltestelle mit 3 Buslinien direkt vor der Haustür. Fahrzeit ins Zentrum Edinburghs ca. 15 Minuten. In unmittelbarer Umgebung viele Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants und Pubs. Nette und unkomplizierte Betreuung durch Martin und Team. Immer wieder!”
    AL & IL, Essen, Germany German flag
  • “We stayed for 3 nights - --four adults. We loved the flat, it was perfect for us. It was spacious with room to hang out and the kitchen was well equipped. Leith was a delight! There were several restaurants and pubs within an easy walk and the waterways were beautiful. The bus stop to get to Princes street was right out front. We got to pretend we weren't tourists for a bit. Would absolutely recommend this delightful property.”
    LB & co, Raleigh, NC, USA American flag
  • “Thank you for a wonderful stay in this wonderful flat! We really enjoyed it and will recommend it to all our friends in Norway!”
    AH & TH, Arnatveit, Norway Norwegian flag
  • “We had a great week in Leith and loved the flat. The service from Vacation Rentals has been great and we would have no reservations about using you again.”
    MB & IB, Gloucestershire, England English flag
  • “Both my son and I had a really good time and we will recommend Vacation Rentals Scotland to everybody who thinks about a trip to Scotland and I'm also sure that we will come back.”
    BH & AH, Hohenlockstedt, Germany German flag
  • “Very nice and comfortable flat! Good location. Looking forward to coming back to this great city.”
    JOP & PB, Perth, Australia Australian flag
  • “We had a fabulous stay over Christmas. Great location!”
    AD & family, London, UK UK flag
  • “Wonderful holiday. The flat is perfectly located and beautifully set up. So much to do and so accessible! Great!”
    DD & KD, Eastbourne, E Sussex, England English flag
  • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Commercial Street apartment. It was a great location to tour Edinburgh and area, and Leith was a lovely home base with easy access to groceries, restaurants, etc. The apartment was perfect for our group, very clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and well equipped. We will definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Edinburgh.”
    CO & family, Ladysmith, BC, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Really enjoyed our stay. Good apartment and handy location.”
    BD & family, Dublin, Ireland Irish flag
  • “We had a great pre-Christmas break. Good choice of restaurants and bars on the doorstep and the bus to central Edinburgh next to the apartment block. Leith Saturday market was lovely too. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed - car parking handy. Excellent communication with Martin when we needed to reach him during our stay.”
    RM & GM, Leeds, England English flag
  • “Great flat in a nice part of Leith. Top quality finished apartment. wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to family/friends.”
    DC & co, Thailand Thai flag

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