About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Quirky
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

My quirky cosy two bedroom flat offers a lovely simple double bedroom with everything you need.The flat is ideal as only 15 minutes walk from town and the shore which is a laid back stylish area of town which has a variety of places to eat and bars.
This bright cosy flat gives you use of the lounge and kitchen with cable TV and DVD player if you wish.
Free Wifi GCH throughout flat. Both shower and bath.The flat itself is bright and quirky and a bit alternative. Sharing with just one other and also a very friendly cat .I came here in 2003 randomly to construct theatres and loved it so much i stayed! I have a passion for mindfulness meditation shamanic practices and personal development and also love walking in nature and simplicity. I love to travel and meet new people from all walks of life,i think everyone has something to teach you. I am a friendly down to earth person who is happy to suggest things to enjoy in the city whilst also giving you your space.
My belief is to never give up! and to stay positive and open to let things unfold and be grateful for what you have.

**Please note that I do not accept couples. or male guests*

Additional Info

Check in and check out time is flexible depending on my availabilty but will try to accomodate people if i can:)



House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

A cosy room in Leith
From £30 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

My flat is 15 minutes walk to the centre and just 5 minutes from many of the buses.It is in the urban area of Leith which has lots of nice bars and places to eat close by

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


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

**Please note that I do not accept couples or male guests**
Repect that i work 9 to 5 so need my sleep
No smoking in the flat.
Use the kitchen but please clean up:)
Please enjoy your stay and respect my house as you would your own

Smoking is not allowed.

8 Reviews

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    United Kingdom
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    February 2020

    We give Philippa lots of ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ! She has gone the extra mile to help us feel at home, comfortable and even looked after my son and I when we fell ill. The bedroom is spacious for 2 people, the mattress is new and very comfortable! Her friend Sarah brought us "bread and salad" every week for free and all this adds to Philippa's magical touches when it comes to hosting! Very pleased to have found this place which is so convenient for shops and central for going around Edinburgh! I definitely recommend it to anyone!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    Philippa is such a nice and welcoming person. I really enjoyed staying with her and her lovely cat. Thank you for everything and even keeping me for an additional night when I wasn’t able to catch my bus!

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    Homestay Host Family Philippa in ,

    No problem at all. A total pleasure to meet you :)

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Very friendly, helped us with everything. Would definitely love to stay again with Philippa!

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    April 2018

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

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2018

    It was lovely to stay with Philippa! I felt so welcome and her home was so pretty <3 Philippa was a great host and it was nice to talk with her. Super! Also Barry the cat was so adorable<3

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    A nice quiet flat , Phillipa was friendly and very accommodating .Comfy bed close to city centre.I would recommend.

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    Homestay Host Family Philippa in ,

    Andrene was a perfect guest and was to talk to and accommodating. I would recommend her also

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    United Kingdom

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    Philippa was really helpful, the bed was very good, the area was quiet and the cat was very friendly! It was perfect for us.

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    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    January 2015

    Also meine Freundin und ich verbracht unseren Aufenthalt bei Philippa um Silvester. Das Zimmer ist klein und mit allem ausgestattet was man benötigt. Bettwäsche und Handtücher sind im Preis mit inbegriffen.

    Philippa ist eine sehr nette und hilfsbereite Person, mit der man gut reden kann. Sie stand uns mit Rat und Tat zur Seite, egal was war. Sie belästigt einen aber nicht und man hat so auch seinen Freiraum.

    Die Wohnung liegt nur 15 Min mit dem Bus von der Prince St. entfernt, was auch gut war.

    Es war sehr schön bei dir und deiner netten Katze.

    Thanks Philippa that we could stay it was nice to meet you and a very well stay. Hope we see us again.

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