About the Homestay
I live with my son in a lovely bright and spacious extended contemporary 4 bedroom, 2 reception, 3 bathroom property with large kitchen/dinning room, where you can enjoy complimentary tea & coffee facilities & a light breakfast, choice of cereals and toast/bread rolls, conserves and fruit. The area also extends into a living area which is available for you to enjoy and relax in and watch television if you wish, overlooking our lovely garden in a quiet and safe residential area within Edinburgh.
Parking on the property available.
Check-in and out times are very flexible. There is on the street or sometimes on the drive parking.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located close to the city centre with on street parking in a lovely quiet and safe residential area 5 minutes walk to our local figgate park, local shops and post office, Duddingston Golf Course, 15 minute walk to Arthur Seat and Portobello beach with shops, bars, resturants, swimming pool, gym.
We are on the main bus routes 4, 5, 42, 44 which take about 15 minutes to the city centre, railway station, bus station, Princes Street andmain historical areas.
Easy link onto city bypass.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please respect our home. Keep the noise low after 22.00 hours Above all feel relaxed and comfy in our home.
Please note that should you stay longer than a month breakfast will not be included due to the reduction in price you are receiving
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Karen and her son Jamie are lovely people and have helped me out a lot throughout my stay in Edinburgh for eight nights.
Karen took me out for a drive around the city on the first day I arrived and even took me to the beach where I could take great photos. She cooked warm full Scottish breakfast on Sunday and was planning for barbecue on one of the days. Together with warm croissants and pastries she cooked bacons, eggs and everyday the breakfast was different. Room was beautifully done and clean with shortbreads and tea / coffee to drink whenever you wanted. Karen also made sure that I was warm enough to stay out in the evening by letting me use her own jumpers and blankets. Jamie brought me cakes for two nights and Karen cooked dinner one day which wasn’t even included in the package (since I had nothing to eat). They are very nice, warm-hearted, local people who love Scotland. I highly recommend staying with Karen.
Karen was very friendly and helped a lot with what to do and see when in Edinburgh. And the breakfast was lovely, and it was brought to my room, which was greatly appreciated
I had a wonderful time with Karen and Jamie and felt very welcome from the first day on. My room and the bathroom had everything I needed for my time in Edinburgh, it was always clean and very comfortable. I even got cooked breakfast on Sunday and whenever I needed help or had a question, they were there for me. I can highly recommend staying at Karen's house and I would certainly do it again.
Karen has been an exquisite host; everything was clean +++, good breakfast and so agreable. Thank you Karen and Jamie !
Karen is a fantastic host : helpful, nice and generous. Her boy is so sweet. The room was perfect : clean, modern, view on the garden and quiet. Bus 5 very convenient to go to the attractions in the city. The house is close to the seaside. I recommand this room.
Thank you Karen.
Je recommande absolument cette chambre. Karen est tres agreable, une grande aide pour les renseignements sur Edimbourgh. La chambre moderne, tres propre, lit parfait etait tres agreable avec un jolie vue sur le jardin. Bus 5 vers la ville, pas loin de la mer. Parfait pour un sejour a Edimbourgh qu'il soit long ou court. Merci Karen.
I've been in Karens Home together wir my daughter for four nights. It was a really great time and if we come back to Edinburgh we would stay in Karens home again. Karen and her son are very friendly and we had a lot of fun with them. Our room was tidy and clean, the beds are really comfortable!!! After all - we would go there again.....
Karen has been very kind and patient (we don't speak a good English..). Our room was lovely, quiet and very clean. The shared bathroom wasn't a problem. Bus n.5 from and to the centre stops just near the house. Thank you.
Karen è stata molto gentile e paziente (parliamo poco l'Inglese). La nostra camera era carina, tranquilla e molto pulita. Il bagno condiviso non era un problema. Il bus n.5, da e per il centro, si ferma vicino alla casa. Grazie
Très gentille personne qui possède une belle maison bien entretenue. Je le recommande aux prochains visiteurs
I have been living in Edinburgh for one week and it was great! Actually it is the best place I have ever been to.
Karen and her son Jamie are really likeable and friendly people.
It was the first time I travelled on my own and I felt so well because of them that I could have been there for months.
The house which is really beautyful, is not far away from the center of the city and the bus station is next to the house.
Finally I would like to thank you Karen and Jamie for the wonderful week and all you have done for me!
I've been living with Karen for one semester during my studies at the University of Edinburgh. As my lectures were at King's Buildings, it only took my 20 min to get to university by bus. The area around the house is quiet and I even could see Arthur's when looking out of the window.
Karen is a really nice host who helps whenever she can. In the first days she showed me the neighboorhood by car, which was great the get acquainted with the local circumstances. Every Sunday she even cooked a full scottish breakfast which has always been delicious.
I really enjoyed my time at Karen's and I can only recommend her.
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.