About the Homestay

  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We would love to welcome you to our home in Donabate. Our home is 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre, by car or by train. The train station is a 3-minute walk from our home.
Donabate is a lovely area, with a picturesque beach only a 15 minute walk away and a beautiful park less than a 5 minute walk from our home.
We have one single room available.

Additional Info:

The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, and wifi access.

Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):

*NOTE* : Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required

*Smoking permitted outdoors only

My Pets


Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Room 1
From 45 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Size: 8.2 m2 ( 88.1 ft2 )

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Radio
 1 guest
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About the Area

We are 12 miles away from the center of Dublin. When you confirm your booking you will get an email with our complete address so you won't have any problems finding us.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • 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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!

Smoking Rules

Your host smokes.

Smoking is not allowed.

26 Reviews

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2024

    I had an amazing 4 week stay with Gertie and Larry. They were lovely and I really enjoyed talking to them. They have such a beautiful place and it felt like I was back at home. The railway station was just a 5 min walk from the house which was really handy for me. I had a wonderful time with them.
    Thank You so much for having me!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you for your kind words, Angel. It was a pleasure to host you.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2024

    It was a great time with Gertie and Larry. A big thank you for the time and everything you did for me. I can only recommend everyone to spend their time in Dublin with the Carolan family.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    It's was awesome, Gertie and his family are so nice. I've a great speeding thanks to them. I recommend so much

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you Faysal for your kind words , it was a pleasure to host you.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Excellent location as it is literally by the train station and friendly hosts, especially Ms Gertie. No complaints here.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you, Edidiong. It was a pleasure to have you.

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    South Africa
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Oh! What an amazing family, very welcoming and always willing to help. I would definitely recommend staying with them.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you for your kind words Zinhle it was a pleasure to host you.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2023

    Nice place , very comfortable, in a quite place close the train and very easy access to Dublin, Gerti and all her family was very nice persons

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you for your kind words it was a pleasure to host you.

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2023

    I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for your warm hospitality during my three-week stay with you. From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed and at home in your beautiful house.

    Your kindness and generosity truly made my trip an unforgettable experience. I will always remember our conversations over breakfast, the delicious meals we shared, and the laughs we had together. You went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed.

    I am so grateful for the opportunity to have met both of you and to have had the pleasure of staying in your lovely home. Thank you for making my stay in your city such a memorable one.

    With heartfelt thanks,

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you Enzo for your kind words it was a pleasure to host you.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2023

    My stay with Gertie was lovely. Very clean house, very hospitable and kind hosts. The room was spacious, the bed comfortable and quiet. The location is perfect too with the train station nearby as well as shops and restaurants.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you Ines for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you.

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    South Korea
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2023

    Even though I just stayed for 2 weeks, I got precious, unforgettable memories of doing a homestay.

    I can never forget the moment Gertie kindly welcomed me with her warm-hearted when I arrived right in front of their house.

    Thanks to Gertie and Larry, I was able to quickly adapt to a foreign land while being comfortable. They were really like my mam and dad. I really appreciate they think of me as their daughter.

    I never ever forget my moments talking with them in the evenings. I believe these are still vividly living in my mind in the future. It's a shame that I didn't stay for more days.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you Soyoung for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    February 2023

    Staying with Gertie and Larry was a delightful experience. From the moment I arrived, they made me feel right at home with their warm hospitality. They were incredibly welcoming and accommodating, always ensuring that I had everything I needed and was comfortable during my stay.

    The hospitality extended beyond just providing a comfortable place to stay. Gertie cooked delicious meals, and we had many interesting conversations over tea and biscuits.

    Overall, I had an unforgettable stay with this Gertie and Larry. They made me feel like part of the family and provided a wonderful cultural experience I will always cherish. I highly recommend staying with them to anyone.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Gertie in ,

    Thank you for your kind words Deji, it was a pleasure to host you.

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When do I pay?

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