Escape to the British seaside with a stay in our idyllic holiday home in Edinburgh. Portobello is a fantastic area for those looking for family-friendly accommodation in Edinburgh. Little ones will love swinging on the swings at the local play parks, dining at kid-approved restaurants and cafes and of course building sand castles on Portobello beach.
Self-Catering Home Edinburgh
This two-bedroom holiday apartment is convenient for families as it features everything you need for a comfortable, Portobello self-catering stay. Inside you’ll find a spacious living room with large sofa and flat screen TV, perfect for watching family films after a day exploring Edinburgh’s top attractions.
As a self-catering apartment, there’s also a small dining room and fully-equipped kitchen. In the kitchen, you’ll find the essentials for cooking a kid or adult-friendly meal. Boil water in the kettle, whip up dinner in the oven or warm up leftovers in the microwave. There’s also a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, toaster, and coffee maker.
Sleeping Arrangements at Our Holiday Home Near Edinburgh Coast
This comfortable holiday home in Edinburgh features two-bedrooms. The master bedroom overlooks the shared garden. It has a plush king bed, which practically guarantees a good night’s sleep, and modern ensuite facilities. The second bedroom has two single beds -- perfect for the kids. Within the holiday home, you’ll also find a second, family bathroom.
Family-Friendly Holiday Accommodation Portobello Edinburgh
Our idyllic Edinburgh holiday home is in the quaint village of Portobello. Known as a British seaside resort during the early 1900s, Portobello retains an old-school charm. You can spend your days lounging on the beach while the kids build sandcastles, dining at the fabulous restaurants along Portobello promenade or exploring the shops on the High Street. There’s a reason that local families flock to Portobello.
Portobello is also a short bus ride from top Edinburgh attractions. Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Princes Street are only an 18-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride from the holiday home.
Book Your Holiday Rental in Portobello, Edinburgh
Get ready for a fun-filled family holiday by the British seaside. Book your Portobello Scotland accommodation with Edinburgh Flats today. Speak to our dedicated property manager and we’ll make sure a travel cot and high chair are available on arrival. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Portobello.
Check-In & Check-Out of Your Portobello Holiday Home
Our personal greeter will meet you on arrival to give you the keys and explain the basics of your holiday home. Late arrivals (between 22.00 and 24.00), early check-ins (between 12.00 and 15.00) and late checkouts (between 10.00-12.00) are possible for a small fee of £40.
Guest Terms & Conditions of your Edinburgh Holiday Rental can be found at the bottom of the page
*This apartment is not suitable for stag parties, hen parties or young single sex groups or parties.
Please note that the terms and conditions for this property include the following points:
-The property must be left in a neat & tidy condition with all rubbish removed, used pots and pans washed and returned to the cupboards, etc. Extra charges apply if any additional cleaning is needed after guest departure.
-Full payment is required six weeks before arrival or immediately after booking if booking is within six weeks of arrival date.
-A refundable damage deposit of £250 is required
-Property NOT suitable for pets
We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful city!
1 double bed
2 x single beds
one double bedroom with ensuite, one bedroom with 2 single beds
The apartment is part of a building complex in communal grounds
This is a ground floor apartment but it is not specifically adapted for people with disabilities
Train to Waverley Train Station, bus no's 44 or 113 to Milton Road East
Flight to Edinburgh Airport, Airlink 100 Bus to Princes Street, bus no's 44 or 113 to Milton Road East
Free secure off-street parking
Based on 30 review(s)
25 May 2019 UK
Cozy apartment with a very homely feel. My elderly parents found the place very comfortable especially as there were no stairs leading up to the apartment. The apartment itself had everything we needed. The location is removed enough from the city centre and is therefore quiet and peaceful. At the same time it is well connected by bus (with the bus stop right outside the apartment) should you want to visit the centre. All in all we had a lovely time.
Property manager response (26 May 2019)
Thank you for your review, we are pleased the your parents enjoyed their stay. We hope to welcome you back to Edinburgh in the future.
18 Feb 2017 Peterhead
Quiet and comfortable. Very handy for the railway station. Stayed several times now and always enjoy it.
20 Jan 2017 Peterhead
Comfortable and quiet. Well equipped kitchen. Very quiet and very handy for bus and railway station. Have stayed here several times and will do again.
19 Jul 2016 Peterhead
Very quiet comfortable flat. Especially well equipped kitchen for a holiday let.
We used the train several times which was very convenient although the 44 bus is also an excellent service. Enjoyed our stay very much although we got off to a bad start when the toaster fused the entire flat but was quickly rectified.
This is our third stay here and we will certainly come again. Thank you.
31 May 2016 Durham
A home from home, everything we needed for our weekend stay - flooring a bit creaky so a bit of tiptoeing around, but still enjoyed our stay.
24 May 2016 Edinburgh
Had to stay here while work got done in my house it's a lovely cosy flat
28 Oct 2015 Limerick, Ireland
We have just completed a three night stay at this lovely flat in portobello it was clean warm and had everything we needed. I was unable to connect to the wifi but that was a minor problem.
16 Sep 2015 Munich
a perfect home away from home , with everything you need and you can reach everything ( castle, shops, ) easily, especially the beach of portobello
14 Sep 2015 Sodra Sandby, Sweden
The flat was homely, very well equipped and maintained. I hired a car so being a little outside of the city center was no problem. The beach at Portobello was only 3-4 minutes away in the car which was great. Overall very good experience. Only improvement needed is to increase the speed of the internet connection.
31 Aug 2015 Birmingham UK
The flat had everything we needed and was located in a suburb close to regular bus and train services into the City. We had no problem getting home after late shows. The agents were very efficient and friendly.
30 Jul 2015 Lodz (Poland)
Comfortable large flat. Near to bus and shopping centre ASDA.
28 Jul 2015 Palmerston North, New Zealand
This flat was spacious, tidy, well-stocked and perfectly situated. It was near local bus and train links, but also only 10 mins walk to the sea front. It was modern, nicely furnished and had all the necessary amenities plus a few extras. The owners' belongings are in the flat but this was an added bonus rather than a hindrance (DVDs, CDs and books). The flat was situated behind the busy road and therefore was wonderfully quiet. Representative of the owner easy to deal with and instructions made everything clear. Wonderful property - I would definitely stay again!
28 Dec 2014 Montreal, Canada
A stay that was troubleless. Our first criteria was met : absolutely no noise heard at night time (neighbors, traffic) for a 9-night stay. Close to everything we need : bus to get easily downtown, supermarket... Very clean, well-maintained appartment. No doubt that we will come back to this flat in the event of a next stay in Edinburgh.
06 Aug 2014 Germany
We had a comfortable five weeks stay at 13/A Milton Road East. As we stayed the whole July we bought season tickets for the train (Brunstane - Waverley) which was extremely convenient. Flat is close to promenade and beaches. Good shopping facilities in Musselburgh (we had arrived by car). Very good beds. Some problems with the locked windows. Would stay again. Thanks everybody who was involved in booking.
29 Jun 2014 Singapore
Excellent location, spacious flat, with parking and regular bus services close-by. Quiet neighbours, and a lovely shared garden. Flat furnished comfortably, with lots of touches to make visitors feel 'at home'.
We'd highly recommend this flat for both short or longer stays, as it's certainly one of the nicest apartments in Edinburgh we've discovered over quite a number of visits to the city.
24 May 2014 Banbury
This flat was ideal for us. It gave us a home from home base with easy access for all that we wanted to do, whether that was locally or further afield.
27 Feb 2014 Peterhead
This is our second stay at this very comfortable flat. The kitchen is very well equipped. Overall very easy place to live. Handy for the bus to city centre but near beach for walks.
28 Dec 2013 Peterhead
Very friendly welcome. Quiet, homely flat. Well equipped easily kept kitchen.
Clean comfortable beds and very spacious wardrobe. Huge selection of books, CDs and DVDs. A few minutes walk from Portobello beach which was very refreshing after the Christmas excesses. Would definitely like to stay there again.
13 Aug 2013 Chester
This flat is the most equipped I have ever stayed in. It is located just outside a bus into the city which picks up frequently. It is very clean, tidy and spacious. We would all highly recommend it.
30 Jul 2013 Columbus, ohio
This is the first time I rented a flat for vacation and was wonderfully surprised! The apartment was great! We were minutes from everything and just hopped on the bus to go downtown. The apartment itself was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We will recommending this flat to everyone!
30 Jul 2013 Birmingham
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The flat was Very clean, equipped with anything and everything one might need ! Location was perfect with the beautiful sea just a 10 min walk away . We will definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone who wants to visit ! Indeed, a home away from home ! Thank you Angie and the rest of the team . We hope to see you again soon .
06 Jun 2013 Ventnr I.O.W
We visited our grandaughter at the university and found this Gem of a flat on the internet,the organizing was simple,contacted the agent 30 minutes before arrival someone met us as we arrived to let us in,explained what was what then we found to our delight a home from home flat with everything one could wish for to enjoy a peaceful and restful holiday ,I would recomend it to anyone for ease of access in the Edingburgh and surrounding area.
29 May 2013 Shrewsbury
We stayed at this Portobello apartment over the 2013 May bank holiday weekend. We had chosen this flat because of the availability of a free on site parking space and also because it was on the ground floor. My elderly father in law was travelling with us and the flat fit the bill perfectly. The bus stop to go into Edinburgh City Centre is literally half a minute away. It takes about 20 minutes to get into the city. The flat itself is lovely! It is very spacious and will easily be able to accomodate 6 people with the sofabed in the living room. It is very well equipped. It has everything that you would need in a self catering apartment. The living room is stocked with wonderful music CD's, movie DVD's, numerous books and games. In Edinburgh's ever changing weather this can be a blessing! The ensuite is great especially if you have many people staying. My only suggestion would be to get the bath in the main bathroom fitted with an overhead shower. This would help people to have a quick shower instead of waiting for the ensuite to be free for use. If I travel to Edinburgh again I would definitely stay here again!
21 Mar 2013 UK
During the last week in January and first week in February we stayed at the above apartment in Portobello. The flat was excellent, but most of all I would like to mention the service that was provided by Angie Reid and her team. We had some problems with the central heating controls and within minutes Angie and her team had solved the problem and followed up to ensure everything was OK.
We have stayed in many locations in UK and around the world and it is nice to see that someone responds to any problems that might occur, it gives you confidence to return.
23 Oct 2012 Derbyshire
The flat is well located if driving from the south. Good parking and bus stop to city centre very close.Really well equipped kitchen. ASDA a short drive away.Well furnished with lots of books,games and gadgets to suit all ages. This let was ideal for our needs - we were visiting family.
28 Jul 2012 Lytham St Annes
Lovely apartment, very homely, it was just like staying in someone's home, not a typical tental accomodation.
Also very clean and tidy.
22 Jul 2012 Gloucestershire
Very clean flat as described. Plenty of kitchen equipment and close to beach & transport to city. Nr bypass for easy travel further afield.
Would recommend and would use again if we return to Edinburgh.
29 Jun 2012 London
Location: Handily situated with easy access to buses and trains to the centre, and by car to the countryside and the east side of the city. But driving in city centre ... !!!!!
Interior gave the impression of a 'lived-in' flat rather than a soulless aparthotel type of accommodation. Very much to our liking, Equipment plentiful and comfortable. Kitchen - all that could be asked. Being a ground floor flat, very convenient for less-than-mobile nonagenarians
11 Jun 2012 Bedfordshire
We loved our stay here. The flat is fully equipped with everything you could ever need...and more! The location is ideal, walking distance to the beach and a few minutes from the main trainline which will have you in the centre of Edinburgh in 7 minutes.
Our greeter was fantastic and very helpful as we arrived very late in the evening - she was there to welcome us with tea & biscuits!
Great value for money and would definitely stay again.
29 Mar 2012 Skye
We really enjoyed staying in this flat. After going out for the day it was a pleasure to come back to it. Very well furnished - absolutely everything provided - even books to read, videos and DVDs. A great plus was free parking right outside the door, and a bus stop only a few yards away for buses into town. The beds were very comfy with mattress toppers etc. Could have slept 4 comfortably, with no-one having to share a bed. Would definitely select this on another occasion.