Stiirling castle piper
GreyFriars Bobby Statue located near the Royal Mile
Charming Edinburgh City Victorian Villa
           4 bedroom self catering house for holiday rentals
'S Rioghal Mo Dhream - Royal Is My Race
The men in our family
Edinburgh Villa and Apartments - Family run Edinburgh Holiday Lets. We are now into our 4th generation of providing accommodation to visitors whether by Bed & Breakfast in the Highlands, Hotel in Edinburgh,
and now Holiday Letting.

Edinburgh Villa has been providing short term accommodation for 8 years. The Villa was bought by Astra when she lived in Virginia, USA, and was used as her holiday house for when back home visiting Scotland. During the last few years we have added a 'Victorian Apartment', a 'Garden Apartment', and the 'Quartermile' has been managed by Astra and Avril for the last 7 years.

We take pride in our holiday rentals and  hope that our guests will have a memorable and wonderful visit to Edinburgh and Scotland.
Early 2009 Testimonials

We can only reflect on what's already said! beautiful cosy house in a lovely city, thank you! Montis from Chester. Jan 12-28th.

The house is very beautiful and comfortable. Thanks for your hospitality. Guests from Rome and Napoli, January.

Beautiful house, enjoyable stay. Thank you. Scotland 13, Wales 26. G. Hughes, Wales.

2008 Testimonials -

Once again another fantastic stay made very welcome. Thank you. Gregsons/Oskle/Wright, England. Hogmanay guests, 2008.

Warm & Comfy house. Really appreciated all the thoughtful extras and the many Christmas decorations. Thanks! The Tay family. Christmas 2008.

Gorgeous House. Delightful Owner. Thanks! May Clan from Scotland.

We've really enjoyed our stay. Loved Edinburgh and the house. Yorkshire, England Guests.

We really enjoyed your house! We love the location - close to the city but not in the heavy traffic! We had lovely weather and adored the lovely croissants from the "co-op". The Huppes, Newark, USA.

We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely house - thank you for accommodating us at very short notice. Oct 08, Billsen Family. England.

Ein Wunderschoner platz! Oct 08, Dirk, Martin & Osch, Germany.

Beautiful house - thank you. Enjoyed our stay very much. Hogmanay fantastic. Gregson family, England

You have created a home for visitors, very nice! Riekenberg family, USA.

Really comfortable, spacious and cosy, thanks! English guests.

Thank you for a lovely place to stay, we had a wonderful vacation. Pownall family, MI, USA.

Lovely accommodation, lovely stay in Edinburgh, thank you. Millers, England.

Had a great time and loved the house, thanks. Stamp family, England.

Excellent accommodation - perfect location for sight seeing, thank you. Ellis family, England.

Edinburgh rocks! Brendan Long, USA.

A lovely home away from home, Hodgsons, Australia.

Many thanks for a wonderful stay in your very comfortable home. All the thoughtful touches appreciated. Sloan Family, Scotland.

Enjoyed Edinburgh, thank you very much for letting us stay in this wonderful house. Pickarts, USA.

Thank you for everything, great house and location, when I come back I'll definitely be staying here again. garcia-Montes, Puerto Rico

A super house for our daughter and her bridesmaids to get ready for her wedding, Lumleys, England.

Fantastic home to come back to after a day in town, loved our stay here and hope to come back.Grants, USA.
A few of our early reviews quoted from guest books. 2018 update -We are now rated as 'Superhosts' from Airbnb, and have many hundreds more positive reviews online and in our guest books.


December 2013 - Fabulous Place, very homely, great transport links, would absolutely visit again and recommend to others - website does not do it justice!!!

October 10, 2013 - We will miss Scotland and Edinburgh. Beautiful, warm and welcoming. Your home was comfortable and situated perfectly for our adventures. LOVED IT THANKS!!

September 27, 2013 - Highly recommend. Would stay again!

August 2013 - Another great stay at your house Astra. Thanks for being such a great hostess!!

August 2013 - Beautiful home. It was very enjoyable staying here. Thank you very much.

July 2013 - Beautiful, cozy home! Love all the decor - good energy!!

May 2013 - Wonderful. I love your home and I plan on bring my family back here one day so they can enjoy it as well. Thank You.

May 2013 - Splendid home! We felt like a local and we felt very much at home in this house. Lots of character and very fitting for an Edinburgh experience.

February 2013 - Beautiful property exactly as shown in the owner's pictures, welcoming, large, friendly, homely and comfortable. Great location convenient to sights by taxi and bus. Nearby groceries allowed easy meal preparation in full kitchen. Beautiful rooms and comfy beds, and overall, the chance to live like locals! Excellent host. Highly recommended... amazing value, and hugely enjoyed by our family of 6, grandparents, parents, and kids.  .


"Beautiful city and a beautiful house :) We'll come back some day. Kovac family, Bavaria. October 2012.

"A delightful stay. This accommodation was perfect! Beautiful house."Weiss family, California. October 2012.

"Great house. a lot of things for the kids, thanks" Punt family, Spain.

"Wonderful place to stay - great city! Wells family, Minneapolis.

"What a lovely & well kept property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"
Rodenbeck & Duncan families, WI, USA. August 2012.

"Thank you! What a magnificent house. A home away from home."
Malhotra family from the UK and India. August 2012

"Great location and a well equipped house. Lovely garden". Woodward family, Oman. July 2012.

"A1, top class! Definitely recommend to friends, we had a brilliant time". The O'Shea family, Ireland. July 2012.

"A very comfortable home to come back to after very wet days" Glover family, England. July 2012

and more reviews...

"Another fab stay and another victory for Wales!! It was like home from home" Geraint and guests, January 2011.

"Great house. Very comfy!!! Very nice Location. Thanks for such a good time!! The Elias Family, Brasil, January 2011.

"A lovely time with brilliant folk in your gorgeous house XX"
" Ditto - I'll be back & be recommending you. Thanks." B O'Malley, December 2010.

"A great house in a great location! Thanks" Rhodes family, Australia December, 2010.

A great location with comforts galore for experiencing the city. Thanks,"  Wozniak family, CA, USA. November 2010.

"Enjoyable - jealous of the garden" - The Clarks, Iowa, USA. October, 2010.

"Loved it, had a fabulous time!" Huffmens, Ohio, USA. October, 2010.

"We loved it, has everything you need and more", Marti, Washington DC, USA. October 2010.

"Absolutely perfect! Exceeded all expectations. We all had a fabulous vacation. Thank you." The Smokers - Calgery, Canada. October 2010.

"We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for a family gathering.  A very comfortable 9 days. Waugh and McDonalds, CA, USA. September 2010.

"What a hectic 4 days but a great time had by all and a lovely place to stay in! Loved the Sheep!" The Reids, England, September, 2010.

"Fabulous week! House lacked nothing. Festival must see." The Burtons, England, August 2010.

"I celebrate here my 70th birthday. We had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect. Josef from Germany, August 2010.

"Just lovely! Enjoyed everything" Barbara from Florida, USA.

"What a wonderful 60th birthday with my sisters and parents in your lovely Villa!" Lyn from Ohio, USA. July, 2010.

"The house is wonderful and had everything we wanted. We enjoyed our holiday and had a marvellous wedding." Tudhope family from England.


"Packed the wrong clothes for a sunny week but chose the right house", The Johnson Gang, England (who kindly left us a bottle of wine as a gift!). Sept, 2009.

"Perfect accommodation for a perfect week. Tattoo, weather, Scottish lifestyle, thanks Astra and Avril." Ulrich Family, Germany. Sept, 2009.

"Spent a wonderful 3 weeks, perfect house, great location!" The Cunninghams, Australia. August, 2009.

"Lovely home, we would love to come back. Lots for the kids. Thank you" Haggan Family, NJ, USA. July, 2009.

"Thanks for a lovely stay. Beautiful garden". Perdue-Greenbergs, IL, MD and CA in the USA. July, 2009.

"Excellent house, well equipped and a pleasant base for a pleasant weekend". The Walker Family, England. June 2009.

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