About the Homestay

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FUN AND RELAXING HOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS WITH IDEAL TRANSPORT OPTIONS.

We live in a nice quiet 5 bed house in an old friendly safe area of leafy suburban Dublin. We are close to all amenities including a lovely hotel, garden center and direct transport to the whole of Ireland. There's a fabulous park near by with a pet farm.

FAMILY
My Wife Phyl and I are happily married 32 years now. We have 4 grown up children. Emma aged 31, she is a Pharmacist. Matthew aged 29, he is a Physio Therapist. Linda aged 26, she is a Nanny and Rory aged 21. He is a sales rep. All our children are living away and come to visit and stay sometimes .

WORK
I own and run a very busy contemporary art gallery in the Stephens Green Centre in the middle of the City Centre at the top of Grafton Street. It is always very popular with tourists and art collectors. The area where I work is the best in the city. Lots of great museums and places of interest. Many restaurants and pubs and Great shopping too.

Phyl and I love to look after people. We are always interested in different cultures and always eager to have a conversation and to help out.
We love to take on students and we have been doing so for a few years now. We have had American, Canadian, Italian, Spanish, German, South African, Saudi Arabian, Chinese, Australian and Croatian so far. They are always very happy. We find it very interesting talking with them and discussing how life is in their country.

We like to sing in the evenings sometimes. I play guitar. Mostly traditional Irish ballads and country.

ACCOMMODATION
We have 4 bedrooms available for students, workers and holiday makers. 2 are double/single and 2 are single. The bedrooms are cozy and very clean with plenty of wardrobe and storage space. There is a desk and reading lamp for study. we have fast wifi accessible throughout the whole house.
there are 4 showers and toilets throughout the house.

PAYMENT.
Please note. On booking the accommodation 15% is paid. This goes to Homestay. The additional 85% should be paid either partly or fully in advance of arrival(please contact us and discuss how you would like to do this) OR, on the day of arrival you can pay in full or whatever balance is due.
We respectfully appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

COOKING.
The kitchen has all modern conveniences. Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean up after!

BREAKFAST.
Continental Breakfast is included in the room rate .
Please note that we do not provide Meals other than this.

WIFI and TV
There is fast WiFi throughout the house. It's free. There is a large television with many channels and also we supply netflix for free movies so you can watch movies on your device.

GARDENS
There is a lovely large back garden which we hope our visitors will enjoy.

TRAVEL
The bus is at the end of our street and takes between 40 and 60 minutes to the city centre. Depending on the time of day. The LUAS is a light rail system and the nearest stop is 15 to 20 minutes walk from the house. Depending on your walking speed! LUAS tram takes about 30 minutes to the city centre. RED COW transport hub is the name of the stop where LUAS leaves from.
There are many buses from there to different parts of the country. We are lucky to have RED COW so close to us.

Driving to the City takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Depending on the time of day. We have plenty of off street parking.
We live right beside a main junction to the M50 which is great for getting anywhere you want to go.

SPORT
There is a very large park close by. It is popular for jogging and walking.
There are fishing lakes and sports fields there too.

We know you will very much enjoy staying with us!

Pets

Turtle

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Room No:4. Single. View of nice gardens at rear/Loft
From 26 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

comfortable brightly lit south facing room . There is a shower sink and toilet right next door sometimes shared only by 1 or 2 other persons.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
2 guests
Weekly Price
190
270
Monthly price
780
1,100
Room No:1 Single room with double bed and nice views of gardens at front.
From 28 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is very cosy with lots of storage. It's a single room but the bed is a double. There is a shower /toilet next door sharing with 1 or 2 other people.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Weekly Price
210
Monthly price
840
Room No:5 Double Bed room in loft.
From 27 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is very cosy and quiet with a nice view of gardens and garden centre at rear. There is a shower /toilet next door sharing with 1 other person.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Weekly Price
200
270
Monthly price
830
1,100
Room No:3 Double Bed and single bed View of nice gardens at rear
From 29 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This comfortable brightly lit south facing large size room has a Queen size double bed and a single bed. So can sleep 2 or 3 peopl. There is a well equipped bathroom with shower sink and toilet right next door. Used mainly by the occupants of this room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Weekly Price
219
400
Monthly price
895
1,650
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About the Area

We live in a nice quiet 5 bed house in an old friendly safe area of leafy suburban Dublin. All amenities are just 2 to 5 minutes away. Supermarket, bank, post office, medical doctor, etc..

The bus is at the end of our street and takes about 40 to 60 minutes to the city centre. The LUAS light rail system is 15 minutes walk from the house and takes about 20 minutes to the city centre. If you drive it takes about 20 to 30 minutes. We have plenty of space to park. We have a large camper van too!
We live right beside a main junction to the M50 which is great for getting anywhere you want to go.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Smoking is not permitted inside the house. There is a sheltered patio area outside the back where smoking is permitted.

Please keep our home secure and lock doors as you enter and exit.

Please be economical with electricity re; lights and electric blanket which is provided during winter months.

Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily turn up/down for you depending on your requirements

Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean up after!

Keep noise to a minimum after 10pm please

Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with us in advance

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

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

34 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    September 2018

    What a great couple to have hosted us in Dublin. Peaceful environment and I highly recommend this choice to all travellers. Thank you Phyl & Dermot

  • 5 hearts
    May 2018

    Staying with Phyl and Dermot was the best decision we made while doing our 4-week physiotherapy placement in Ireland! We had so much fun and laughter over games, good singing, sharings etc:D They are really the best and it felt so homey! Phyl takes such great care of us, our rooms and the home<3 Saying goodbye to our irish family was hard and we will definitely be back again if we come to Ireland in the future!((:

  • 5 hearts
    April 2018

    Phyl e Dermot são excelentes anfitriões, nos deixam bem a vontade e é super confortável a casa e o quarto que ficamos. A Phyl é uma pessoa incrível, muito atenciosa, alegre e muito amiga.
    Foi uma excelente experiência ficar na casa deles por 15 dias. Com certeza fizemos amigos lá.
    O ônibus para o centro passa na esquina da casa deles, bem tranquilo.

  • 5 hearts
    February 2018

    I stayed in Ireland for more than 4 month and living with Phil, Dermot and the rest of the (homestay)-family was the best thing I could do. Right from the beginning I felt more than welcome and enjoyed every second I spent at home. I will really miss the evenings we spent in the livingroom watching movies, playing music and our karaoke sessions. I can totally ensure you that staying with Phil and Dermot will make your visit in this beautiful country even more special :) Thanks for everything and I hope we will see each other again someday :)

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  • 5 hearts
    January 2018

    I stayed with Phyl and Dermot for about three months and had an absolutely amazing time! :) The atmosphere in the house was great. Phyl and Dermot are lovely hosts who make you feel welcome right from the beginning. The house is really cozy, especially the kitchen and the living room where we spent a lot of time cooking, baking, laughing, watching TV and having dinner together. Everything’s really easy-going, you’d always have someone to talk to but being on your own is not a problem either. Phyl really made you feel at home, I’ll never forget my first birthday abroad! ;) Thanks for everything, Phyl and Dermot!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phyl in ,

    Hey Kathrina thank you so much for your lovely review.We loved having you stay with us .The very best of luck in your future studies.Phyl and Dermot

  • 5 hearts
    November 2017

    Beautiful peopel, wonderful accommodation as at home. ♡
    Kind hosts who want to help in everything. To recommend it to everyone. Lots of laughter, wine, beer and pizza every day. Cozy home atmosphere. Phyl and Dermot are home to want.
    ★★★★

  • 5 hearts
    August 2017

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

  • 5 hearts
    August 2017

    Phyl and Dermot are lovely hosts. I stayed there for more then 3 weeks and i really enjoyed it. I can recommend them to everyone.

  • 5 hearts
    May 2017

    I was very happy during my stay.
    And, I would highly recommend them

  • 5 hearts
    February 2017

    Everything was even better than advertised. The hosts are amazing, friendly and helpfull. Thumbs up.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Phyl in ,

    Hi Marko.
    Thanks for a great review. Glad you enjoyed..

    regards
    Dermot and Phyl

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