This apartment so well placed to visit all the attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Decor was bright and interesting with a fantastic book collection. The bed was very comfortable and everything was extremely clean, Ample cooking equipment and crockery. Very enjoyable.
5 minute walk to Grassmarket. Maybe 15 minutes to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. No lift to the 2nd floor, but they even helped us with our luggage. Neat and clean rooms. I highly recommend.
Brian and Moira are gracious hosts. Moira was great about providing prompt communication and advise for the apartment. We were a bit late meeting Brian at the apartment and he was very kind to stay late to welcome us in.
The apartment is as pictured - cozy, clean, comfy and in a great location. It is situated on the third floor which is fine for us as we can always used a few extra stairs now and then. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the kitchenware and primary items you'd need (salt, pepper, tea, coffee in addition to cleaning supplies). TV and Internet (WiFi) were solid and reliable. And we slept pretty darn well in the American queen-sized bed (aka: European King).
The location is great - on a small quiet street, but within a few minutes walk to great shopping and dining. And there's a grocery market just around the corner from the apartment. Brian and Moira made a book of recommendations for travelers, so I'd look through that first for any suggestions.
The only thing I had a bit of difficulty with is the shower. The shower is clean, has great water pressure, but if you don't time your showers the second person may experience ice cold or scalding hot water. Please note - this could be "user error". However, an easy work around for me was to simply showered at night and my husband would then shower in the morning.
Lastly, having a washing machine in the apartment was great. I'd recommend washing your clothes first thing as they need a few days to hang-dry in the humid, Scottish air.