About the Homestay
Family Details: We are a family of 6 with no pets and this is a non-smoking home, If you are a smoker we have an outside seated area that you can use if needed. We only take booking 3 months in advance, this is to ensure we can be here while you stay and will avoid cancelling any bookings down the line.
Greig - 44- works in ground operation at Aer lingus.
Caitriona - 43- work in social care at st Michael's House.
Stephen - 23 - Hospitality
James - 15- student
Ava - 12- Student
Liam - 10- Student
Our home is located in Rivervalley, swords, Co Dublin. We are 5 mins car journey away from Dublin Airport and great transport links to Dublin colleges and universities. We have 1 single and 1 Double room available, prices include a light breakfast however a discount can be arranged if you don’t require this service.
Transport services : We have off street parking available while you’re staying with us however if you need to park and fly we can offer airport collection and drop off when available. This must be arranged prior to arrival and will be at an extra cost. We have a bus stop 3 mins walk from our home. The 41c, 41x, 102 and the Swords Express are the bus service at this stop. These buses service direct to the city centre, Airport, swords village, and the coastal villages of Malahide, portmarnock, Baldoyle and Sutton.
If you require any further information don't hesitate in asking. Look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Caitriona & Greig Donnelly
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the north side of the city in a quiet, safe, suburb right beside a large park. We are 1.5 km from Swords village, 5 km from Dublin airport 6 km from Malahide beach & 12 km from city centre. Our location is great for transport links to many of the Dublin universities and colleges e.g. DCU, NCI, DIT etc. The bus stop to is 2 minute walk from our home and there are bus options to all of these locations from this bus stop.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Health club
- 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
First rule is to enjoy yourself
Guests arrival after 16.00 and vacate before 11.00am
Times outside of these hours can be arranged at no extra cost with prior knowledge when possible. Payment for room and any prior arranged extras is upon arrival.
Breakfast midweek will be until 8.30am
we don't cater for special dietary requirements
House keys given on request
Lost keys will incur an extra charge
Keep noise to a minimum after 23.00
Feel free to use kitchen but please clean up after use
Unfortunately No pets allowed
Please keep our home secure
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Wonder people, lovely family. I had a good stay and would definately like to come back.
Catriona and her family were very kind and warmhearted! Everything was as described and we had a good time!
Thank you so much!
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una piacevole ospitalità
Bel accueil et très serviable. Parfait endroit pour aller a l'aéroport rapidement.
A very nice family in a great location! Buses leave just around the corner for Dublin City Center and the airport very regularly. I came in with a late-evening flight and they picked me up for a small fee and immediately made me feel welcome. The room and bathroom were comfortable and clean and I felt safe in the neighborhood overall. In the mornings a breakfast of bread, jam, and cereal were waiting for me. I only stayed for 2 nights, but would do so again. This was my first homestay experience and it worked out well. Thank you for letting me stay with you!
Friendly people, and easy to find with taxi from the airport. Rooms comfortable, I felt very well catered for. Got a good orientation walk from Catriona, Greg did a nice light breakfast. Great value in all.
Thanks to Caitriona & Greg with family ! They are the kindest . We had a great time staying in Swords . We would recommend others to stay here and we will be back for sure ! Big, nice and clean room . Nice neighborhood , easy to get to their house by bus and Caitriona dropped us of at the airport . If you have any questions or problem they will be happy to help you .
/The swedes , Martin & Mini
Stayed overnight as we were flying out of Dublin airport early next morning. Nice clean tidy smoke free home couldn't fault it and Gregg even welcomed us with a lovely cup of tea (just what we needed after our journey). Nothing was a problem dropped us off at the airport so no worries about parking, picked us up again - would definitely use again. ~Thanks.
Our first experience of homestay so not sure what to expect. Caitriona and her husband made us very welcome in their home and were extremely helpful with bus timetables and directions to the airport. The room was clean and comfortable too. A very brief one night stay but we would do it again.
Very happy with our stay with Caitriona and her family. Nice quiet area with room for car. Very sociable family who made us feel at home in a comfortable house. Great value.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) 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 as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.