5 of Edinburgh’s most incredible Airbnb properties

March 8, 2019
October 3, 2022

Houst help hosts to look after and short-let over 600 properties in Edinburgh today.

Like much of the housing in the capital, the majority of Houst managed properties are one or two bedroom period flats, but there are lots of gems that really do stand out as unbelievable places to stay.   

We asked our Edinburgh team to tell use about the most truly unforgettable properties they manage in the city. Here are their top 5 picks:

1. A penthouse with castle views, McEwan Square

This stunningly modern penthouse apartment on McEwan Square boasts several balconies – one with spectacular castle views – and a double-height living room with a modern spiral staircase up to a second living area.

As well as two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite), it comes equipped with a balcony barbeque and stylish indoor dining area.

2. The Nest, Morningside

The Nest on Church Hill is a quirky book lover’s bolt hole, on the boundary between the lively and leafy boroughs of Morningside and Bruntsfield.

This third-floor flat has two bedrooms, an open kitchen, a living and dining room – and enough books to keep you entertained for weeks.

3. Clock tower apartment, New Town

This grand New Town apartment has incredible views over St. Mary’s Church spire and the Firth of Forth. With four bedrooms (two ensuite) and a master bathroom with a roll top bath, this is a really luxurious choice for up to 9 guests.

Visitors have a choice of three dining areas and the fantastically central location is perfect to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer.

4. Cost castle-view flat, Old Town

In the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, and just around the corner from our Houst office, this romantic one bedroom apartment is and a couple of minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle and the colourful Grassmarket square.

However, with views of the Castle from your bed and a cosy log burner in the living room, you’d be forgiven for swapping sightdseeing for snuggling up inside this cosy home on a chilly Edinburgh winter’s evening.

5. The King’s Chamber, Royal Mile

Undoubtedly, one of the jewels in Houst Edinburgh’s crown is this stunning one bedroom historic apartment in Riddle’s Court just off the Royal Mile.

The bedroom, which features extraordinary painted beams, was once the location of a dinner party hosted by King James VI of Scotland. If walls could talk…

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