About the Homestay
We are a young at heart newly retired couple with time on our hands and a spare twin bedded bedroom. We enjoy meeting people of all ages and will be happy to welcome you into our home. We live in an end terraced house in the south side of Edinburgh with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower over bath, living room and kitchen/dining room with patio doors leading out to furnished decking and private enclosed garden. There is a hut at the foot of the garden which has been converted into a gym with assorted weights, you are free to use the gym along with a ladies and gents bicycle which you can borrow if you wish.We have no pets and there are only the two of us in the house. We provide a light breakfast self service with a choice of cereals, fruit, bread/toast jams/ cheeses/tea/coffee/juice.
Free on street parking. Towels provided for your stay.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the south side of the city in a quiet street off the main road. We are 4km from the city centre a 25 minute drive from the airport via the city bypass. The bus stops to the city centre are a 2 minute walk away and there is an excellent bus service every 10 minutes during the day taking 15 to 20 minutes to reach the city centre.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
We have no rules apart from mutual common courtesy and please make sure the door is locked behind you when leaving and entering the house.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We stayed here for 7 nights. It was simply perfect. Gracious hosts, we felt right at home. The breakfast is great and plenty to choose from. We had a great stay. Would definetly recommend and if we're nearby we would definetly book again. Thank you again for our great holiday!
Modest, but clean, close to a bus to downtown...friendly helpful host, when I arrived by train from London, I was overwhelmed, but Alexandra’s directions were spot on. Good value
It was beautiful. Alexandra and Ken were very nice. We had a greatful time. The room was clean and it was great that tea, coffee and some sweets are in the room for a nice welcome. The breakfast was outstanding. Thank you very much for the great time.
When you have stayed with Alexandra and her husband Ken, you really just want to extend your stay. I met the most wonderful couple, who also were the perfect hosts. They went out of their way to make my stay the most beautiful and eventful experience. I felt so wellcome, and was recieved with so much warmth and care. The home was so warm and cozy. Beautiful room with absolutely everything( and more) that you could wish for. Thank you very much for this wonderful time. I will be back.I can on the warmest recommend to stay with Alexandra and Ken.
An endearing couple, they helped us a lot with information and always attentive. We recommend it definitely
I had a really great 5-weeks-stay! Sandra and Ken were really lovely and very helpful. I enjoyed the time in their house very much. The room was very nice and for breakfast I could choose from a rich selection. The bus connections to the center of Edinburgh are perfect, you can reach them within 5 minutes. I felt completely comfortable during the whole time, due to the friendlyness of Sandra and Ken. Thank you very much, once more!
Es una casa preciosa con todas laa comodidades a nuestra disposición y muy buena atencion por parte de Alexandra y su marido. Un desayuno estupendo con muchos detalles y muy completo. Recomendado
Todo perfecto. Son unos anfitriones espectaculares. El desayuno es delicioso y en el autobús tardas 20 minutos al centro, Viene cada 120 minutos. La habitación y la cama muy bien con todo lo necesario incluso café, te y pastas. Enchufe Ingles por si te hace falta. Cuidan todos los detalles.
Alexandra and Ken are very frendly hosts. Their house is cosy, nice and clean and the breakfast is plenty and delicious. The area is very quiet and can easily be reached by bus. We really enjoyed staying there! Many thanks!!
ottima accoglienza e ricca colazione.
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 (minimum booking fee may apply) 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 by prior arrangement.
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.