About the Homestay
We live in a quiet residential street with easy access to the city centre either by bus or tram. Corstorphine and the zoo is a 15 minute walk away. Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a lot of history and interesting places to visit. There is also the added bonus of the Fringe and Edinburgh Festival in the month of August as well as the New Year street festivities. Murrayfield rugby stadium is a 20 minute walk away from our house.
Our house is also on an excellent bus route to Stevenson college, Napier and Heriot Watt universities. As well as on the direct route to the Gyle Shopping Centre and the Gyle Business Park.
We have two bedrooms available on a bed and breakfast basis. One double room with tv and one triple family room with tv. Both rooms share a bathroom. There is also a diningroom. We are a friendly family with no pets and look forward to welcoming you to our lovely city.
There is on street parking for guests who have their own transport. As our house is on an excellent public transport route it is ideal for guests such as students, working contractors, tourists and rugby fans.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the west side of the city in a quiet residential area. We are about 3 km from the city centre and about a 20 minute drive from the airport.
The bus stop is only a 4 minute walk from the house. A number 22 bus takes about 20 minutes to the city centre and runs every 6 minutes. The tram stop is about a 15 minute walk away which goes to the city centre one way and the airport the other way.
The area of corstorphine is where Edinburgh zoo is located and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to choose from.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
1.Please keep our home secure and lock the front door when leaving and entering.
2. Keep noise to a minimum after midnight.
3. Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over for a visit please discuss with me first.
4. As we have a small kitchen guests are not permitted to cook meals. The oven may be used for heating up a pizza though. Guests are welcome to use the microwave which is situated in the dining room.
5. Only long term guests staying for a week or more can have use of the washing machine. A service wash can be provided at cost of £8 per load.
6. Children are only free if under the age of 2 years old and can sleep in a travel cot which I can provide. A high chair is also available.
7. As there are two flights of stairs to the bedrooms our property is unsuitable for the elderly or infirm.
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Joyce and Ian were perfect and friendly hosts. They gave me many advises. Whole stay was super indeed.
Very well, they are very lovely!!!!
We stayed in Edinburgh for three nights in August.
Joyce and her husband are very friendly and we had a warm welcome in their house.
They have a lovely and cosy home, only 15 min. to the City Centre by bus.
Rooms and bathroom were comfortable and very clean with all the facilities we needed.
We loved our stay and sincerely reccomand their home !
Hope to see them again in the future!
J’ai passé un week end très agréable et me suis sentie comme à la maison. JMerci à Joyce et Ian pour la qualité de leur accueil. Je recommande vivement
Ottima ospitalità! Siamo andati in quattro e abbiamo preso due camere calde ed accoglienti, oltre ad avere un bagno privato... La mattina la colazione è abbondante.. Joyce è molto disponibile, basta chiedere.. La casa si trova a 5 minuti dai mezzi pubblici e in 25 minuti dopo un breve tragitto in bus (n22) sei in centro.. Che dire consigliatissimo! ;-)
Joyce and Ian were perfect hosts, especially with our "lively" children (10, 8 and 4). Very nice rooms, very nice area. Perfect stay, tank you very much.
Joyce es muy amable, simpatica y atenta. La habitacion está muy limpia y las camas son comodas. Solo que la casa esta un poco alejada del centro, como 20-25 minutos en tranvia o bus. Eso si, bien comunicada ya que las paradas de transporte no estan muy lejos, 5 minutos andando. Para estar unos dias por Edimburgo no va mal.
Mi sono trovata benissimo in 10 minuti con il bus si arriva in centro.
Joyce è fantastica molto disponibile .
Very good experience with joyce whom is very homely ! The house and the room are great for a family, a couple, a for an alone person ! The situation is really good because even if it's a little far from the center of the city ( 10 min by tram), it's very calm and you have the tram and the bus after 5 minute walking ! We enjoyed it !
The room is very nice and everything is very clean. The breakfast is at your own choice of time, which I found great. Joyce and her husband are kind hospitable hosts ready to help.
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) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.