Lovely home with welcoming host.

Homestay in Oxgangs - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Urban Shabby chic
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Hello. I have created a lovely home and enjoy welcoming people from all over the world.

My apartment is situated near beautiful Pentland hills which you can admire from the sunny seated balcony. There is a bus stop close by where there are frequent buses that only take 15-20 minutes to the beautiful cultural centre of Edinburgh.

The room is a bright double bedroom which has a desk for study and a built in wardrobe, there is a shared bathroom/shower and toilet, a large attractive modern open plan kitchen dinning/living room with computer area and there is a patio door to the balcony. I Have a private garden also where like to garden and have barbecues weather permitting. There is also plenty space for keep your bicycles or you can borrow mine for a small fee.

I work from home as a graphic designer also work 5 days of the week in a garden centre and in the evenings I am often out visiting friends and family.


Dog, Canary

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 5 nights

Maximum stay is for 30 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.

Bright double bedroom
From £25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large Bright double room

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
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About the Area

My home is situated in a calm green residential area south of Edinburgh city centre.

There is a bus stop 2 minutes walk away, the day time bus services run frequently and there is an hourly night bus which takes only 15-25 minutes to get to the centre of Edinburgh

10 minutes by bus you can get to the popular village like Morningside and Brunsfield areas where there are plenty of lovely wee specialist and boutique shops, trendy cafes and bars. If you like hill walking cycling or would like to learn to ski there are the Pentland hills just a few minutes away.

There are a few small grocery shops, supermarkets, takeaways, post offices that are only a few minutes walk away.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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

I love to keep my apartment clean and tidy and very happy to share the living space if you keep areas you use clean tidy at all times after use.

I like to live a reasonably quite untroubled life so keeping noise to a minimum after midnight is important.

Please do not invite strangers into my home. If you would like to invite a trusted friend you must have my consent in advance and I charge an extra if staying over.

Ensure that the apartment is safe and secure by ensuring the front door is firmly locked and when going out nothing that can cause an electrical fire is left on.

Please make yourself at home and enjoy your stay. If there is anything you need help with just ask as I am always happy to help if I can.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

5 Reviews

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    Joanna was a great host. I would definitely recommend her.

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    May 2022

    It was nice to meet Joanna (thanks for everything!) and her lovely dogs. Sleeping in such a comfortable bed was great. It was practical to have 2-3 direct bus lines to the centre and 1 to the airport at your doorsteps. It was relatively calm as per a big city there. Close to the hills, parks and food stores. No stable wifi connection could only save your time for outdoor activities :-) A hot spot had to be used instead. Unlimited access to the kitchen and bathroom/toilet and availability of almost everything that you might need (except for the slippers) was appreciated.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2022

    Before this trip I had some reservations having spent all my previous stays at hotels. My experience couldn't be better: very amicable host, cozy and clean room/apartment, even the dogs were cute - 10/10. Will go back some day while in Edinburgh :)

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    Joanna - the perfect hostess!
    From the first moment on, I felt sure I had made the right choice with Joanna. Her friendly and welcoming nature - not to mention her friendly and welcoming dog! - immediately made me feel at home, and her excellent support soon helped me to find my feet in the new city.
    The location, too, was ideal with a bus stop just outside the flat and with easy access to the town centre.
    As for the flat itself, I found the bed very comfortable and the room was also lovely.
    All in all, a great experience!

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2017

    I would highly recommend this Homestay. Public transport is frequent from Edinburgh city Centre to the flat and close to a bus stop. Joanna has a lovely home, the bedroom is nicely decorated and the double bed has a very comfy mattress. Joanna is an excellent host, so helpful and made me feel welcome from the start. I really enjoyed the local parks and hill walking, close to her home where she walks her very friendly, pet dog, Tara. Im glad I booked, a real break from the stress of London. I do hope I can return in the near future.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joanna in ,

    Hi Christine, thank you for writing such a lovely review of your stay and for being such a lovely guest In my home was a pleasure and hope you can come visit again. Hugxx

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