About the Homestay

Suburban Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

A friendly, comfortable family home, I've been hosting and welcoming students from all over the world since 2013. It's just me and my little brown dog Tavish (as my son now lives away from home). I love to hear about you, your family and culture, as well as make sure you get the very best out of your stay whilst in Edinburgh and Scotland.
I live a short walk and bus ride to Edinburgh city centre and a few minutes from Cramond Village, where there is an island, beach and beautiful river walks. I'm keen to share how to get around (very easy) as well as places of interest (local as well as further afield), there’s so much to do and see in this beautiful city and the rest of Scotland. I've been awarded the 'Good to Go' Scotland certificate. I love to cook (all types of recipes from all over the world) so I am happy provide dinner at an extra cost if you like - just ask me - though now Covid restrictions are lifting, there are many fantastic restaurants in the city you might want to try too. I look forward to welcoming you to my home.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 nights

Maximum stay is for 120 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Upstairs single room
From £20 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Whilst a single room it's light and cosy with large cupboard/wardrobe with shelves and access to a private balcony that overlooks the front, and back garden. Access to shared toilet and bathroom on same floor.

Facilities
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Weekly Price
£190
Monthly price
£600
Upstairs double bedroom
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Quiet, bright and comfortably furnished double bedroom with views out to the back garden.

Facilities
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Weekly Price
£215
Monthly price
£650
Downstairs double bedroom
From £23 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Comfortably furnished, double bedroom. Views out to garden.

Facilities
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Weekly Price
£225
Monthly price
£700
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About the Area

Barton is a quiet family area with a couple of small supermarkets, coffee shops, post office, pharmacy, bakers and restaurant, with close by leisure centre. There's a woodland walk to Davidson Mains park, and 20 mins from Cramond, with beautiful walks along the river and beach. You can even visit Cramond Island if you get your timing right. There's plenty of buses for a 20 min bus ride into the centre of the city, and ones that can to take you up north (to paces like St Andrews, Ellie, Dundee) if you want to see a little more than just Edinburgh.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop

Meals

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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Half Board
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

HOUSE RULES
- No smoking is permitted in the house, however there is an outside seating area guests can use.
- Breakfast is self-service and available from 7:00 - 7:30am
- All guests are welcome to share the lounge and TV with the host
- Due to Covid - guests staying longer than 7 nights will be asked to clean their own room weekly (cleaning materials, clean sheets and towels will be provided).
- You're welcome to use the garden seating area.
- I will clean bathrooms weekly - but please be mindful of others when sharing a bathroom - to keep it clean and tidy for all.
- Guests are allowed use of the washing machine once a week (no extra charge), if more than once a week - a £5 fee would be payable for each extra wash.
- There is a cloths line (outside) and clothes horse available on request for use to dry clothes on request.
- I live in a quiet residential area, whilst you will be given a key, and can come and go as you please, I would ask you be respectful of neighbours if returning after dark.

PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS
- Payment is expected to be paid a week in advance of your stay (I will advise the date on booking being made).
- Any commission for the exchange rate between your currency and GBP is up to you to pay (please make sure it is not deducted from your payment that reaches me)
- I will supply my International or UK bank details on booking confirmation
- If your stay is long term (over a month) - payment is expected in advance, but we can agree installments (generally monthly) for the duration of your stay.
- If you cancel after your payment is made, I will not be able to refund any monies unless I am able find another student to take up the room you booked.

Smoking is not allowed.

7 Reviews

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    United States
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2022

    I had the best time staying in Jenni’s home for the past month. She really made me feel comfortable staying in Edinburgh for the first time in my life. For my first night she cooked me dinner which relieved some stress of getting food right after landing in the Edinburgh airport. Don’t be surprised if you are offered wine, snacks, dinners throughout your stay, Jenni is overly generous so make sure to reciprocate back :) When I come back and visit Edinburgh again for a short term/long term stay I will stay with Jenni again!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Jenni in ,

    Awww, thanks Angela, I do hope we keep in touch. All the best with your next steps, maybe I’ll come see you in Portugal! If not you’re always welcome back here. Anytime! x

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    Saudi Arabia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2022

    Jenni is extremely friendly and generous person; I truly felt that it was like my home. Jenni is informative and suggusted me many places to visit in Edinburgh. I really enjoyed my stay!

    The house itself is extremely clean and very well connected to public transport.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Jenni in ,

    Thank you so much Norah. It was lovely having you to stay and learning about your culture. The coffee and chocolate was especially tasty!

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    We stayed at Jenni's for 8 days and couldn't have imagined a nicer place. She was warm, always helpful and a super cake baker. She also had great ideas and tips for things to do. Her dog Tavish is super sweet and the two of them together made our holiday extra special. We would love to come again! Thank you for that!

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    Slovakia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    Jenni is incredibly welcoming & kind and a great cook to boot! The house is lovely, very tidy and clean, exactly as it looks in the photos and the room was nice and comfortable. It was overall a great experience and I would absolutely recommend staying here.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Jenni in ,

    Thank you so much Dominika it was a joy to have your company in the house. I look forward to hopefully seeing you again - next time you visit ‘Auld Reekie’. x

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    China
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2021

    Jenni is an amazing person. She is warm-hearted, humorous and trustworthy. She loves different cultures and makes you feel at home. Her house is clean and cozy, even better than the pictures. I have a wondeful experience here- high recommend!

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    Poland
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2021

    Jenni is really lovely and a great host and makes you feel at home! The room is so nice &cosy and the breakfast great too! Definitely recommend!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2021

    I had an amazing experience staying in Jenny's house. She is a wonderful funny women, really talkative and helpfull. She is really tidy and the house looks exactly like the pictures. Even better than what I expected.

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