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I live in a large detached 5 bedroom house with my boyfriend Mike and our macaw parrot Maxine.

Our home is 2 minutes walk from Portobello beach and 15 minutes bus ride to the city centre or 5 minutes by the train which is just across the road!!! We have 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms ,all our rooms have colour tv and wifi and the upstairs level rooms have a small kitchen with fridge,microwave and tea&coffee facilities, each downstairs room has its own fridge and kettle, we also provide tea, coffee and milk. The family kitchen and lounge are private areas.

Pets

Parrot

House Facilities
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 2 night min & 29 night max stay 

   

The Scottie room
From £60 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

small double bed and 2 singles, the room has tv and wifi, shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£60
£60
The tartan twin
From £60 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

On the lower level of the house it is a sunny peaceful room with colour tv and wifi. It also has a fridge and kettle and we provide tea,coffee,sugar and milk.

Facilities
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£60
£60
The sunny room
From £60 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

A very nice and sunny room in the front lower level of the house, it has colour tv, free wifi, fridge and kettle, we provide tea,coffee, sugar and milk.

Facilities
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£60
£60
The red room
From £60 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

an ideal family room on the upper level it has colour tv and wifi and has bathroom and kitchen facilities on the same floor

Facilities
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£60
£60
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About the Area

Our house is located in the peaceful suburb of Brunstane, the bus stop that takes you to the city centre in 20 minutes is just along the road or there is the comuter train across the road that whisks you into Princes Street in 5 minutes!! In walking distance there is the small pretty town of Portobello and its wonderful beach.

Local Area Facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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

House Rules

no strangers please!! we are very open minded to normality!!

Smoking is not allowed.

21 Reviews

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    August 2018

    Carina is a very pleasant host... she gives her best to offer a good home and stay... she is very helpfull and générons... the location too is very good.... the house in front of the railway station is 7 minutes from the main train station.... and Edinburgh is a wonderfull town....

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    Mexico
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Thanks Carina & Mike my days in Scotland were one of the best experiences I've ever had, for sure we are going to see you again ¡

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    England
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Carina was friendly and welcoming. We wanted somewhere to eat close by and Carina's recommendation was just what we wanted. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable.

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    Netherlands
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Carina is a warm and bubbly personality: a real nice host. Lovely little room, everything clean and well looked after. The room even had a fridge, tea facilities and biscuits! Breakfast was also really good. We enjoyed our stay and when we'll visit Edinburgh again (because we surely will!), we'll definitely stay with Carina again.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Absolutely the most wonderful people we had the pleasure meeting in Edinburgh my only regrets is I only spent one night.

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    Scotland
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    May 2018

    We had are great stay with a lovely host, many thanks

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Sweden
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    Very nice stay.
    Carina and Mike are very helpful and kind....
    Maxin is a bit less friendly, but she's pretty and funny (maybe normal for a parrot ;O)
    Really ideal place as much for walks on the beach with the children than to go to Edinburgh city center. The house is so close from Burstane train stop, which is only at one stop from Waverly station in the centre of Edinburgh.
    Ok only our children found a little bad point ... as it was our last step in Scotland they've became addict to Scottish breakfast which is not offered by Carina ... but It's maybe a good thing as to many Scottish Breakfast may have "big" consequences ... ;O)

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    Switzerland
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    August 2017

    sehr hilfsbereite gastgeber, gute anbindung zur stadt mit zug und bus, kühlschrank und möglichkeit zum tee kochen ist sehr praktisch

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