Friendly and stylish Edinburgh Home

Private room

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Private room

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

This is a lovely warm and friendly home, filled with personality and stylish design. Once a family home, we now love to fill it with happy guests. The rooms are large and cosy, with their individual design and character.

The space

We have a lovely 5 bedroom family house in the desirable Edinburgh location of Morningside, a short bus ride to the city centre and a 5 minute walk to local Morningside amenities. It is also right next to beautiful country walks that give fantastic views over Edinburgh city.
Our house has 4 double bedrooms and one single attached to one of the doubles, perfect for families. We are a retired couple who love having people to stay and will welcome everyone into our lovely family home. There is one bathroom and toilet and another separate toilet. The bathroom has an electric shower so there is always hot water!
We offer guests sole use of one of our sitting rooms, with a coal fire and flat screen TV. Guests can also use the kitchen and dining room and the garden with heater during the lovely summer months.
We offer a complimentary tea/coffee and croissant for breakfast, but for a full breakfast this will be £6 per person and dinner is £12pp, we love to cook and think you will be pretty pleased with our Scottish dining experience (please give 24 hour notice and dietary requirements).
Our house is out of the city centre which offers a lovely calm friendly feeling, but there is a bus stop just a 2 minute walk along the road which will take you into town in 20 minutes.
We also have free Wifi available and offer towels to all our guests.
Our house is very pet friendly and we have one old dog who is very friendly and used to visitors and any pets are welcome with guests.
Please be aware that the pricing is per room, based on up to two people sharing.
We really love to have people to stay and will love to welcome you into our lovely house.

Guest access

On top of a double bedroom you will also have a sitting room which is just for guests. The dinning room and kitchen are free to use to make drinks or a snack. Please be aware that access to the kitchen in the evening may be limited due to our use for cooking evening meals. There is a front and back garden which can be used to enjoy the sunshine and smoking is allowed in these areas. There is a bathroom and toilet which is shared and also a separate down stairs toilet. Please be aware there is no private bathroom.

Interaction with guests

We like to be there to greet guests with a welcome tea/coffee and some home baking whenever possible. We will leave information in the bedrooms about travel, the area and some suggested activities. If anyone requires any further information we are happy to give advice and suggestions as we have lived in Edinburgh for many years, so we know the city very well.

Other things to note

We are very warm and friendly and want all our guests to feel comfortable. There is a sitting room just for guests where you can relax and watch TV in the evening if you like. There are front and back gardens which you will have access to and smoking is allowed in these areas, although not in the house. Please be aware we have an old dog in the house, who is very friendly. A complimentary croissant and tea/coffee is offered for breakfast but for a full breakfast this is £6 per person and 24 hours notice is needed. If you would like dinner it is £12 per person and 24 hours notice is also needed for this. We want to make sure everyone has a lovely stay here and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $24 / night after 2 guests
Weekend Price: $53 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We are very relaxed and want everyone to enjoy themselves. There is no specific rules other than to have respect for everyone in the house and your surroundings, otherwise please feel welcome and enjoy your stay!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

306 Reviews

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Katherine User Profile
May 2017
Marianne's place is lovely, the room had plenty of space and was exceptionally comfortable. Marianne and her husband were warm and friendly and have set it up so that check in, access and the stay is as stress free and comfortable as possible. Wifi was great and location is EXCELLENT. It is a short and very easy trip on a bus to old town or an exceptionally pleasant hour walk through lovely areas and past plenty of shops and cafes. Highly recommended.

Kelsey User Profile
May 2017
Marianne's place was absolutely perfect. She and her family were such sweet hosts, making everything from checking in to leaving a breeze. The sweet dog, Titus, is a welcome smile as well. Could not say enough great things about the space and it was very easy to get it via bus from the city center. Definitely would stay again!

Gill User Profile
May 2017
We really enjoyed staying in Marianne's beautiful home and would love to go back to see some more of Edinburgh.

Samuel User Profile
May 2017
We very much enjoyed our stay at Marianne's place. She warmly welcomed us with tea and cookies and insurred our short time in Edinburgh would be easy. Her colorful home breaths life and we slept peacefully in her fluffy bed! We would strongly recommend a stay at her place as she lives close to multiple Lothian buses (main lines in the city) making it easy to explore Edinburgh. We would stay with her again anytime!

Colin User Profile
April 2017
Slept wonderful, 11 hours on the first night which is a record for me. Warm and comfortable. Lovely house, very clean and homely. Great hostess , friendly breakfast, the best croissants I've ever had. Good coffee. Very good base for exploring Edinburgh, either walk into town or free parking over in Holyrood Park and then walk across to the centre. We stayed 3 nights and highly recommend
Marianne User ProfileMarianne is a superhost.
Response from Marianne:
hi colin thank you for your lovely review and happy easter.marianne
April 2017

Anemea User Profile
March 2017
I loved my stay at Mariannes place. I loved the room, the bathroom and the dinning room. It was so cozy ( hyggeligt in Danish) and I really want to return it was easy to catch busses and there was walking distance to shops and restaurants. The area "morningside" is really beautiful, you can take some really nice walks in the neighborhood.

Raphaël User Profile
February 2017
The house is perfectly situated in a very beautiful area of Edinburgh. The house is lovely and the little dog, Titus, adorable. The house is situated at 20min from the City Center with the bus. There is also a great pub (the Hermitage Bar) at 5 min from the house, which is just awesome. Marianne gave us some good advices and we really appreciated the communication with her and her husband. We really enjoyed our stay at Marianne's house and will certainly come back. Thanks for everything Marianne! Take care of yourself :-) Greetings from Belgium. Raphaël, Benjamin and Michel,

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · Joined in March 2013
Marianne User ProfileMarianne is a superhost.

I am a recently retired childminder and live in a lovely family home with my husband Terry, who has also recently retired. We love our warm family home, but unfortunately all of our children have grown up and flown the nest, so we now have 4 great bedrooms available to rent. We are very social and love having guests round for dinner as I love cooking. We also love to travel and are making the most of our retirement by travelling around and seeing the world. We love to meet new people, but respect our guests' need for space and privacy, and welcome everyone into our lovely home.

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