About the Homestay
We are Sean and Julia and our home is walking distance from the city center of Cork. I have 2 single rooms available to homestay guests. We also have a little dog called Murphy who is a very friendly and fun-loving West Highland Terrier.
Sean is 47 and enjoys cooking, reading, socialising, travel, gardening, and nature. He speaks English.
Julia is 39 and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, yoga, travel, and nature. She speaks English and German.
The room rate includes the following services: light breakfast and internet access
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is conveniently located about 15-20 minutes walk from the city center of Cork in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood. The bus stop is very close to our house with several bus lines operating from there. Because we are living on a one way section of the street, the street outside our house is quiet with little traffic.
A Tesco Express is around the corner, and other supermarkets in walking distance also. You can easily reach the main bus stop or train station either by walking or taking the bus. We can help you organize a bicycle for your stay, if you wish, and you will be able to park it safely in our front garden.
We are living only 15 minutes drive from the airport, 5-10 minutes from the main bus station, Aircoach stop and train station.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
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
Please keep our home secure and make sure the front door is locked when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Sean and Julia welcomed me with much care and attention and always made sure that I was doing well. They are easy to talk to and you can always ask for help if you need it. The place is lovely and you only have to walk about 20 minutes to get to the city center. Overall it was a great experience and as a college student, I can say it was refreshing to know that I was coming home in a place where I felt safe.
It’s just the best family in Cork. Thank you very much Sean, Julia and Murphy for everything.
Being with Sean, Julia and little Murphy this summer was great! Couldn't be better at home with an atmosphere full of love, care and attention at every moment. Friendly and really helpful people when I planned trips to different places around Cork.
Surely, now I know where I,d stay when coming back to Ireland!!!!!
Lots of love from Inma
Sean, Julia and the famous Murphy are the best hosts that you can find on this website!
I have more than loved my stay.. I really loved to share nice diners, beers and glass of wines with such nice people! As travellers, they are very open minded. They gave me a massive amount of stars in my eyes when they shared their trips and holidays all around the world. I'll be back in Sean & Julia's warm and cosy house for sure for my next stay ! Thank you indeed for everything :)
The beautiful flowers welcoming guests in the lovely front garden are an indication as to what to expect in the house itself: A colourful home to attentive and caring host, filled with interesting stories from all over the world.
Sean and Julia treated me like family from the moment I set foot into their house, making it a home for me from the very beginning of my stay. They were exceptionally kind and respectful and made it clear that I could address them regarding any issues I might have during my time in Cork. Also, they provided me with advice on what to do and see around the area, which was greatly appreciated! They seemed to take a genuine interest in what I was doing and I'll enjoy looking back at some entertaining conversations we had. I absolutely loved the heating, too! Sean would sometimes turn it on just for me when he noticed I was cold. The house was very clean at all times beginning with a spotless shower and toilet to a radiant kitchen floor. The WIFI worked flawlessly, the house is at a nice walking distance to the city center and the kitchen was very easy to use. Not forgetting to mention Murphy, the adorable little dog that I'll probably miss most!
I'd highly recommend this home to people looking for a place to stay in Cork with an ideal balance between privacy and conviviality. Sean & Julia: Thanks a million for having me, it was a pleasure to stay with you! I can in all honesty say that I do not regret chosing your place one second.
Logement petit mais confortable avec un hôte très accueillant.
Petite précision concernant le transport, j'étais étudiante à UCC, et il fallait compter environ 30 minutes à 1 heure pour se rendre à l'école (40 minutes à pied, et les bus sont très irréguliers).
I staid for 2 months with Sean Julia and the little Murphy. It was very wonderful and lovely. The house is perfect and well placed (just 10 minutes by walk). They are very nice and helpful. I recommand a lot!☘️☘️
One word resume my period with Sean and Julia: Family! If you look to one house, 15 minutes to Center of City, single room and one special guy (dog) named Murphy! I lovely live 2 months in this place!
I lived for 4 months with Sean, Julia and Murphy. Ideal house to live during a long period in Cork, very nice, helpful, careful and talktive hosts, confortable house, delightful fireplace. Very well located if you study at university of Cork and possibility to park a cycle in the courtyard! I extented my stay with Sean and Julia for 5 months as I study the full year at Cork.
my name is Marius and lived nearly 4 months by Sean.
On the whole it was a great experience. Sean & Julia are very friendly and polite, it was a nice atmosphere. They even cook sometimes for you!
Furthermore the location of the house is very good, only 10 - 15 minutes to the City Centre and there are several bus stations around the corner.
For the small room I got it was quite expensive...so the price-performance ratio is at is lowest but that`s Cork, you will not find a cheap accomodation.
As well I had severall discussions with Sean about the use of the heating because in autumn/winter it is cold in Ireland and you could only use the heating when Sean switched it up.
Nevertheless I can highly recommend Sean & Julia because beside all the benefits of the good location of the house and so on they are so nice people and I think that is the most important thing when you go to a guest family. You just have to like them!
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