Edinburghs Vacation Rentals

Edinburghs Vacation Rentals
Offering holiday rentals to Edinburgh visitors for 10 years!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Gluten Free Restaurants in Edinburgh - The Doric

If you are living a gluten free life, then as you and I know - eating out in any unfamiliar city can be rather daunting. It's always a huge relief when you find an Edinburgh restaurant that has a well marked Gluten Free Menu, and with many of their dishes GF (not just salads and baked potatoes). They even have GF bread.

If you are looking for a restaurant in Edinburgh with a nice Gluten Free Menu then after recently eaten here ourselves we highly recommend 'The Doric Tavern'. This is located just down from the Royal Mile on Market Street, just 2 minutes walk from Princes Street. You will find a cosy restaurant upstairs that offers fine dining, from fish to steak, and a super amount of gluten free options. Childs menu available.

You can visit their website and reserve a table in their bistro here

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Short breaks in Edinburgh over Christmas

The German Markets are returning to Edinburgh from the 17th November through to the New Year. Along with these markets, there are many other festive events, activities, and craft fairs through the holiday season. A particular favourite of ours is the Christmas Arts and Craft fair held at the Assembly Rooms in George Street, this will be on the 2nd and 3rd December.

Edinburgh Princes Street Christmas Markets and Fair

 Currently we do have short breaks in Edinburgh available for December (November nearly fully booked), as well as the Christmas Week at our Westside Balcony Apartment. Sorry New Year is booked at both our Quartermile Apartment and Craigleith Apartment.

We will try and update this section as we discover more about whats going on in Edinburgh this November and December. A few tips for visiting Edinburgh over Christmas 2017 -

The Dome on George Street, with its magnificent outdoor decoration and indoor Christmas tree centre piece is always very popular and fully booked for lunch/tea etc. Book well ahead! http://www.thedomeedinburgh.com/christmas/

The Edinburgh Royal Botanics has a Christmas light spectacular from late November into early December. Tickets are selling out for selected dates and times so you might want to book ahead. http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/home/christmas

If you fancy escaping the city centre then consider a high tea at Prestonfield House. A impressive historic mansion which offers high teas in front of a open fire. Booking is available online.
https://www.prestonfield.com/hotel-in-edinburgh/history

Prestonfield House Christmas Tree




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Late Availability August in Edinburgh for fireworks concert - castle view

Edinburgh apartment with Castle View!

The 'Virgin Money' fireworks concert is held this year on Monday the 28th August. This concert marks the end of the Edinburgh festival. The Westside Balcony Apartment is currently available from the 28th August for a minimum 3 night stay. No need to leave the apartment to enjoy the fireworks display as you can view this Edinburgh Castle fireworks show right from the apartments living room balcony!

Edinburgh Castle Fireworks concert August 2016 - photo taken from apartment
Special rate for the week beginning 28th August 2017 - £695, or enquire for shorter stays. Tickets for the fireworks show can be bought by visiting the Edinburgh International Festival website.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Accommodation near Royal Highland Show

Due to a cancellation we have late availability for the Royal Highland Show weekend in Edinburgh. Stay at our lovely Westside Edinburgh Apartment for a special last minute rate - please enquire for details! This Edinburgh city centre apartment has parking and is next to bus stops which can take you to and fro the Royal Highland Show.

If you are a keen walker there is now a #200 Lothian bus to/fro Edinburgh Airport and the apartment is located only a 10 minute walk from a bus stop for this bus. The #200 bus can also take you to the Royal Highland Show.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Special short stay offers for July in Edinburgh

We have a couple of short stay special offers to mention to July Edinburgh visitors for our WestSide Balcony Apartment! Stay for 4 nights from the 5th July for only £375, or stay for 5 nights from the 17th July for only £425!

View of the Castle on a June morning from Edinburgh Apartment
We are just completing our first year of rentals at this apartment and already we have returning guests! Book our Westside apartment for a comfortable city retreat. Less than 10 minutes on the bus to Princes Street or a nice stroll along Queensferry Road.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Polish speaking accommodation in Edinburgh - Wojtek in Princes Street

Edinburgh Villa Holiday Rentals not only has a close connection to the USA, but also to Poland and particularly Warsaw. If you are Polish, visiting Edinburgh, and looking for vacation holiday rental with Polish speaking accommodation in Edinburgh then we can help you out!

Edinburgh recently unveiled the Wojtek war hero statue. Located in Princes Street gardens, and with Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop, this is quite an impressive statue!

Wojtek the soldier bear!

Just over a half hour drive from Edinburgh we also have the fantastic Polish Map of Scotland. This is the largest terrain map in the world. A highly impressive 3D map of Scotland built in the 1970's. This is located in the grounds of Barony Castle. We recommend anyone staying in Edinburgh with a car (and remember that our Westside Balcony Vacation Rental Apartment has parking!), to try and take a trip out to Eddleston where this map and hotel is located, visit the hotel and it's grounds too, this is one of our favourite spots for a day trip away from Edinburgh! There are many places we also recommend for day trips away where you can use public transport such as Edinburgh Lothian Buses or by train however a car is needed for here!

Barony Castle Grounds 2017




Monday, January 30, 2017

Late Availability in Edinburgh for Rugby Game

We currently have availability at our Edinburgh Garden Apartment Vacation Rental for the upcoming Murrayfield Rugby Game on 4th February! Unfortunately for this game our other apartments including the Westside Balcony Apartment are booked. The Westside Balcony Apartment is located just a 25 minute walk from Murrayfield Stadium, a pleasant walk through Ravelston and Murrayfield.

On another note - the weather in Edinburgh has been quite nice recently with clear sky and frosty mornings. Cramond is a lovely place to visit with historic buildings and walks along the Firth of Forth. The number 41 Lothian bus from the WestSide Apartment can take you there in 15 minutes!

A view towards Cramond Island on a sunny January day in Edinburgh - Holiday Rentals Near Cramond

Friday, January 20, 2017

Accommodation near Edinburgh Murrayfield - Rugby 2017 Six Nations

We currently have some availability at our Edinburgh Vacation rentals during the Six Nations Rugby games in Edinburgh. The schedule for 2017 where Edinburgh Murrayfield is the host is below -

4th February - Scotland v Ireland
25th February - Scotland v Wales
18th March - Scotland v Italy

We currently have availability for the 25th February and the 18th March games at our Westside Balcony Holiday Apartment. This apartment is actually within decent walking distance to Murrayfield Stadium.


Friday, January 6, 2017

Quartermile Holiday Apartment and Edinburgh Apartment with Castle Views

Happy New Year from Edinburgh!


 Although we at Edinburgh Villa Holiday Rentals didn't go to the Hogmanay party on Princes Street ourselves, our guests who stay at our Edinburgh Self Catering Apartments had a great time, and as a bonus it didn't rain! The view from our Westside Balcony Apartment was seemingly fantastic when the fireworks were on. I'm sure it was - here's a view on a clear January day from our Westside Apartment. At the moment we have quite a lot of availability for the holidays such as Easter and Summer, and also availability for when the RBS Six Nations Rugby game is on. This apartment is located in the same area as Murrayfield Stadium (West of the City Centre), and you could walk to the Stadium if you liked. The walk would probably be around 25mins to Murrayfield. 2016 was the first year of short term Edinburgh rentals for this apartment and we have received glowing reviews for its comfort and views!

Edinburgh Vacation Rental with Castle Views

If you are specifically looking for accommodation at 'The Quartermile', which has become very popular with repeat guests over the years then visit our 'Quartermile Apartment' page on our website for further information. This Quartermile Holiday Rental again has lovely open views over parkland, is bright, sunny, modern and comfy. Again we do have availability for the peak weeks coming up and this apartment can sleep 4 adults + 1 teen (or younger) on the sofa bed. Visit our Edinburgh Villa website and contact us direct to check availability.

Quartermile Holiday Short Term Rental

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Bank Holiday weekend in Edinburgh availability

The grand finale of the August Edinburgh Festival will start on Monday night (29th August 2016) with the Virgin Fireworks display which starts at Edinburgh Castle at 9:30pm. Fireworks along with orchestra music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be seen and heard over the city! Particularly seen if you happen to be staying at our 'Westside Balcony Apartment' we might add! Tickets range from £13.50 each up to £30 (or free if you watch from the Balcony!). The fireworks concert is also broadcast live on Radio if you wish to listen to the music whilst watching the fireworks display.

Edinburgh Castle view in August 2016




Edinburgh Vacation Rental with Castle View! A quick check of the weather forecast looks for a pleasant upcoming weekend and Monday in Edinburgh! If you are considering a last minute visit to Edinburgh contact Edinburgh Villa Holiday Rentals for availability.