About the Homestay
My home is 5 km away from central Dublin in the Raheny Dublin 5 area, Very quick access to city by bus outside our house or train 5 min walk from our house, 15 mins to city. Our interests range from sports to travel. We have 2 single rooms , one with ensuite other with shared bathroom. Rooms include Hair-dryer, Closet / Wardrobe, Mirror, Desk and Lamp, Very good unlimited Wi-fi. Breakfast & evening meal included in room rate. Laundry done once a week.
Gary is 48. He speaks English and enjoys sports, music, gigs, festivals, socialising, travel, Engineering & science.
Gunta is 42. She speaks English, Latvian, Norwegian, and Russian and enjoys watching movies, socialising, travel, gardening, and science
Gary & Gunta have 2 children living at home boy 13yr old & girl 10yrs old.
Breakfast & evening meal included in room rate. Laundry done once a week.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our homestay is the perfect location when visiting Dublin. Once you confirm your booking you will get an email with our complete address so you won't have any problems finding us. The Neighbourhood
Raheny midway between the charming fishing villages of Howth, Malahide and Dublin city centre, serviced very well by public transport, Our house is perfectly placed to facilitate all visitors'.
Local amenities include:
St Anne's Park, directly across from our home, a lovely safe place to jog, walk, and cycle or just sit and enjoy the green surroundings. Here 266 acres incorporate playing pitches, tennis courts, a par 3 Golf Course, Rose Garden, Ponds Walks, Ornamental Lawns and a children's playground.
Famous for its Rose garden in summer and Millennium Arboretum planted with 1,000 different trees, visiting the park is a delightful pleasure. Follies abound - recreated classical monuments, medieval ruins and ancient artefacts hidden in old woods. Cafe and Artist studios with weekly farmers market, every weekend there is some event on, well worth a visit!
Bull Island: Nature Reserve: and UNESCO biosphere:
20 Min Walk From our door , A paradise for birdwatchers, a good place for beach life, surf /wind surf/kite surf, a surf shop is located close by for rental or lessons , a breath of fresh air. Nature lovers should head for the modern information centre and then into the wild Sand dunes where the variety of birds, Flora, Fauna is stunning, in winter you might even see Canadian geese!,
Clontarf seafront with cycle track is within walking distance, and lively Pubs and restaurants are only a few minutes away.
Nearby Golf Courses include:
Royal Dublin, Clontarf and St Anne's. (Links)
The Famous Clontarf Rugby and Cricket Club's grounds are located beside Clontarf Castle which is all a short walk from our home.
There is a public indoor heated swimming pool a 10 min walk from our home and it cost only 5 Euro for an hour swimming.
There is a public library in Raheny village also.
There is a shop beside our home and this contains an ATM and Parcel motel.
Getting around: The local train station is 5 minutes’ walk from our door, and there are trains into the city centre every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday every half hour Sunday. The train journey takes 15 minutes into town, while a bus which is 50m from our door will take you 15 mins to city centre.
We are right across the road from bus stops that can bring you out to the beautiful villages of Malahide or Howth.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
Keep noise to a minimum after 10 pm please.
Not allowed invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
You will be given a key to come and go as you please, no curfew.
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Strictly no smoking or vaping or E- cigarettes in our home, outside only.
No drinking alcohol within the whole of the house at anytime.
No cooking allowed. Breakfast & evening meal included in room rate.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Famille accueillante chambre bien repas juste un plat mais copieux petit dej correct petit bémol un peu éloigné du centre de Dublin mais bus a proximite
Very nice homestay with a great family inside :) Thank you for having us!
It was really nice days during staying gunta & gary home :) location is really cool to catch up on the bus and train. you can get a city within 20min. There is a big park in front of house. It's very safe area :D feels so comfortable Thanks to gunta, gary and kids! See u next time
I agree that the review below is false, I spent 10 wonderful days in the house, the dinner provided is good, the bus stop is in front of the house and it only takes 15 min to go to the city. Hope I'll see you again ! Thank's for everything !
It was a amazing stay. It is a very friendly family and every time ready to help us. Also the breakfast and dinner were tasty. You have a good connection with bus or train to the city or other places. Also the big St. Anne´s park is in front of the house where you can go for a walk. Thank you for nice 6 days :)
I chose this family for a group of students with a teacher. I've never done it myself, it's usually the school that's doing it. Warned in advance about our late arrival and asked to feed the children with dinner, to which the family kindly agreed. However, when settling in, the following problems emerged: the junior member of the group was settled in an attic space that was small, dusty and dirty. The teacher was offered to settle in one room with two students, although a separate room was paid for her. As a result, the teacher agreed to live in an attic in a dirty little room, and the boy was placed in a small room with two older boys, with no beds in this room - there was a very small sofa where an 11 year old child could not fit completely, so when He slept - his legs hanging to the floor. Dinners for children were not on time, monotonous and tasteless - mostly dry pasta. On the eve of the departure, the landlady said that before 12 o'clock all the children should leave the house, although in conditions of residence this was not indicated. The mistress of the house said that in all hotels weaving rules - but this is not a hotel. In addition, children were forbidden to use hot water and wash in the shower in the evening. When they arrived they were not even allowed to wash their hands before dinner.Two boys lived in a tiny room, in which there was no furniture, except for two beds and a small sofa, about the dimensions of which I already wrote. Things of children and suitcases lay for a whole week on the floor. In the rooms for the whole week nobody was cleaning.
Accommodation conditions do not correspond to the declared. We are going to issue a statement of claim to the court in order to compensate for moral damage and return money for unsolicited services.
I think that it is necessary to prohibit this family from placing juveniles due to their unworthy attitude towards children.
That was a great moment ! Gunta was a great host :) thx for this 5 days !
It's a nice house. It is located near by St. Anne's Park what is great for jogging and near by Howth what has great cliffs and horizon. The bus stop to city centre is beside the house. Very closed. If you wanna go to city centre, you just take any bus and just seat until last stop.
Gunta and Gary are kind people. You don't need to hesitate.
Very nice experience at Gary's home. We recommend this hostage to everyone.
That was an excellent experience living with Gary's family. Their house has good location, close to bus and dart station. We really love that house like you are living in your own. They prepared us breakfast and delicious dinner everyday. At the last day we need to get to airport in the early morning, they help booked the taxi, really nice person. Highly recommended!
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