Purple Stay

Homestay in Craigmillar/ Royal Infirmary Hospital - Edinburgh , Scotland

About the Homestay

Suburban Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Dear Travellers

My name is Violetta. I live with my daughter and a dog Pico. We like meeting people, travelling and going outdoors.

There are two rooms for our guests, a single and a double. Two other bedrooms are taken by my daughter and myself. My daughter is a full-time student and I am out of the house most of the time.

About the stay:
- We have a beautiful back garden you are welcome to use.
- Private parking space is available.
- The house has been recently renovated.
- Fully fitted kitchen, fridge, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher.
- Bathroom with an electric shower.
- Toiletries.
- Comfortable living room.
- Fresh linen, towels and blankets provided.
- Wardrobe, mirror, hairdryer, hair straightener.
- Comfortable mattress.
- Excellent transport links.
- Friendly and helpful service.
- Free Wi-Fi.

The house is in a quiet residential area, it's a dead-end street so there's no through traffic.

Local amenities include:
- walking distance: convenience store, chippy shop, local pub and Aldi supermarket,
- if you really like walking: Morrison's, Cameron Toll Shopping Centre.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Single room
From £18 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Lovely single room in a quiet residential area with a beautiful back garden. Private parking space available.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
Weekly Price
Monthly price
Double room
From £22 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Lovely double room with a double bed in a quiet residential area with a beautiful back garden. Private parking space available.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
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Weekly Price
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About the Area

Our house is located on the east-south side of the city in a quiet and safe suburb. We are 3 miles from the city centre and only 20 min drive from the airport. The bus stop is only a 2 min walk from the house and there are lots of bus options. We are close by Craigmillar Park and Castle.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Golf
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Check in time is from 3pm.
Check out time is 10 am.

These times may be rearranged, do get in touch if you’d like to check in before 3pm; or check out later than 10am. We will see what can be done.

Smoking is not allowed.

5 Reviews

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    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    October 2019

    This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2019

     Violetta and her daughter are so kind and friendly. Dishes a delicious, the house is silent, the garden is pretty. I took their dog to the castle park, where is so beautiful and he was soooo cute! I will be back soon!!!

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    I was 10 days in Violetta and Evelyn's house and I felt like being at home and they were my family.
    They have a lovely dog, it’s really cute and gentle, I never heard him bark.

    The single room is small but comfortable, you can use the living room, kitchen or garden when you need.

    The house was clean, tidy and it was really silent. They have established basic rules of coexistence easy to follow.

    It is located in a very quiet area 20 minutes from Edinburgh and you have several bus lines. There is also a store next to the house where you can buy essential things.

    If you need you can talk with Violetta about the transfer from/to the airport for a economical price.

    I would highly recommend staying with Violetta and Evelyn.

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    New Zealand
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Violetta and her daughter Evelyn are wonderful hosts who made us feel at home straight away. The house is beautifully clean the bed very comfortable and the breakfast variety much appreciated. Only 20 minutes by bus to the city and railway station we can highly recommend this lovely host.
    We wish Violetta all the best.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Violetta in ,

    Marcia and her husband are absolutely fantastic people. We've had an instant click-on great relation and communication from the moment we opened the door. Good and interesting conversation, very adoptable and easy-going. Left the place clean and tidy. They spent most time out visiting and discovering the city, were open to our recommendations for places to visit. We wish you more adventurous travels.
    All the best!
    Violetta and Evelyn

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    I highly can recomend violettas place!
    Easy going very symphatic family with a loveley dog.
    Tidy place, quiet backyard, the Kitchen is always full with fruits.
    the fridge packt with healthy food for take way.
    Violetta also can bring or pick u up from the airport at 4am for a good price, which was an advantage for me.
    Ps. Violetta tell pico that i will throw sticks in the park with him.
    Thank you for your kindness!!

How do I book?

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