About the Homestay
We are only two usually at home. We both like the outdoors, keeping fit, music, and film.
We are non-smokers and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Our area is served by buses, the Luas and Dart (trains)
Rockford Manor is a lovely small , quiet gated community with a beautiful grounds with 7 acres of lawns and woodland . It is a few minutes walk from Blackrock town centre and Monkstown and well- served by Dart and buses.
We hope you have a great experience staying with us:)
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Situated on south side of city, well served by all public transport, has many facilities, parks, shopping, the beach, restaurants , pubs.
We are living in a gated community on beautiful grounds with 7 acres of woodlands.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Smoking not allowed indoors.
Please keep our home secure and lock doors and windows when leaving the house.
Please note the following.
Guests have access to and use of
1. Family bathroom with shower - maximum two sharing.
2. Kitchen / dining area for the preparation and eating of light meals in the early evening , up to 8 o clock pm and morning for breakfast .
There is access to a washing machine.
The rest of the house is for private family use.
Please do not bring strangers into our home. If you would like to invite a friend over, ask first and there shouldn't be a problem, they will be welcome .
This is for the security of everyone.
Payment Method: Please note carefully .
In the case of one-month stays.
Please note that we require our guests to pay 50% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com)
For longer stays, booking deposit in advance is equivalent to one months payment and first months payment Is due before or on day of arrival.
Booking deposit will be refunded in full before departure, following an inspection of your room/facilities. Can be refunded online or in cash as desired.
In the case of 1 month stays (30/31 days, my minimum)
-We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation.
Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.”
For longer stays, i.e - those exceeding 31 days,
- one months notice is required and refunds will not be made unless this rule is adhered to.
Payment can be made through PayPal or by direct payment online and a receipt of deposit will issue immediately.
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed with Elizabeth for 4 months during a semester in university. Elizabeth was very friendly and welcoming, and makes her guests feel like her house is there's. The rooms available are comfortable and private, and the bathroom is great. The kitchen is fully equipped and available to use, which is a plus. The location is also great, and is well connected to the city with a variety of buses and the dart.
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Elizabeth was a very welcoming and helpful host. She gave me a lot of advices to discover this beautiful country. I miss her house and her cat, the cutest cat i know.
Thank you Elizabeth.
The host cancelled the booking 72 days before the arrival date.
My stay in Elizabeth’s home was wonderful. She’s a very welcoming and helpful host. The house is very nice and clean as well as the room I was staying in (in the attic). I settled very quickly and felt easily at home. Everything was perfect, I only wish it had been longer ;). I strongly recommend!
I‘ve had a fantastic experience staying at Elizabeth’s house. The rooms are clean, bright and very tastefully decorated, the bathrooms are newly renovated and therefore as modern and nice as they can be. The kitchen is also equipped with anything you might need.
Getting around Dublin is easy, with quick access to both busses and trains. The walk to the train station is particularly nice, as it is directly at the coast. Going for a walk or a run in the area is highly recommended as the pier is very scenic, especially at dawn.
Elizabeth is both a professional yet very caring and friendly host. Staying at her place was a pleasure!
Thank you, Elizabeth!
I had the most wonderful experience in this homestay! Just like previous guests, I felt immediately at home in Betty’s beautiful, cosy home and simply cannot imagine a better place to have stayed as I found my feet in Ireland. The house is situated in a lovely, quiet close that has landscaped gardens and feels extremely safe, as indeed does the whole of the local area. There are excellent transport links into local towns and villages and into Dublin city centre. The bus route into town is very direct and stops about 5 minutes away from the house, and there are also a couple of DART stations within walking distance. Nearby in Blackrock you will find several large food stores for all your weekly provisions as well as some delightful coffee shops. One of the joys of Ireland is the amazing food, and food shops, and there are plenty to enjoy both on the doorstep and further afield. There are also lots of beautiful coastal walks nearby. With so much to explore this is really the ideal location.
The loft room where I stayed was perfect, and contained everything I needed for a comfortable stay, not to mention views of the lights of Dublin twinkling in the distance. Betty was so kind to me and gave me so much help and advice and for that I will always be grateful. My first few weeks in Ireland felt so easy and I got so much out of my time there, all thanks to Betty! Nidge the cat is adorable and probably the friendliest (and smartest!) cat I have ever met. Thanks for a wonderful stay Betty!
Elizabeth was a wonderful Host during my stay! Always lending a helping hand, very friendly and easy to talk to. I had a great time while staying with her and couldn't have asked for anything more. :)
I have stayied one week and a half with Elizabeth and it has been fantastic. Elizabeth is the most lovely host ever. She helped me with everything I needed. Also, her house is beautiful, so I recommend her so much! I am sure that everybody who stays in her house would feel like home.
I couldn't recommend this accommodation enough! Betty is such a lovely and kind person, she went above and beyond to make us all feel comfortable and made sure we had everything we could possibly need. I will never forget her kindness and moral support as I was in the middle of moving houses and she helped me even with that. It truly felt like having a home from home during my whole stay!
She knows the area and Ireland very well and will give you great tips; from the best nearby walks, swimming places, shopping, opticians to basically anything you are looking for:)
And the house is just as lovely as her. Very charming, spacious, quiet and clean, with beautiful garden behind the house. My room was modern ensuit on top of the house (great sunset views!), very cosy and warm. I never slept so good!
The area is very safe and quiet, with everything you need nearby. It's also a very good starting point for exploring this part of Ireland- Blackrock, Monkstown, Dún laoghaire, Dalkey, Bray...are all famous charming seaside towns and for more country hikes there's co. Wicklow, just a train away.
Thank you again for everything Betty and please, give Nidge a big hug from me!
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 250 $£€ 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.