About the Homestay

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  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

My Family Home:
I live in a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in a residential area close to a beautiful park and lots of open green spaces. It is a very comfortable house with a modern upgraded central heating system. The external walls front and back have been insulated to a very high standard.

The large back bedroom consists of a very comfortable queen size bed with built-in wardrobes and two bedside lockers with lamps. During the pandemic this room has been updated with new wooden floors and walls freshly painted. There is a fabulous view of the Dublin Mountains from this airy bedroom. The double bedroom has WiFi and a spare set of bed linen for long stay guests who will be responsible for keeping their own bedrooms clean and tidy and changing bed linen if they stay for longer than 2 weeks.

I have a lovely conservatory which I use all year round as I enjoy the view of my patio back garden which has a very nice granite table and granite seats for those sunny days of barbecuing and eating outside. This room has a Smart TV /WiFi and stereo system in it with a nice comfortable sofa/bed. This room has also been recently re-floored and the walls painted.

Downstairs there is a WC with a wash-hand basin which has also has new floor tiling and the walls painted during the pandemic. The kitchen is separated by the conservatory and dining room and includes all mod cons such as microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, plenty of cooking utensils etc. Guests have the use of these facilities especially if they are here on a long stay.

I have wireless internet throughout the house so this would be great for students who use Skype/Zoom to keep in contact with family. My sitting room is to the front of the house with Large TV with many channels.

I live 5 minutes away from the 15/65B bus stops which will take you directly into the city. The 15 bus operates every 10 minutes during the day and every 20-25 after 20.00.

The 65B is not as frequent but is a shorter journey to and from the city.

The 175 bus brings you directly to University College Dublin (UCD) it takes 40 minutes it depends on how busy traffic is. You can rent bikes from the university https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2017/10/13/bleeperbikes-are-now-available-throughout-campus/

The Institute of Technology Tallaght (Tallaght University) is about a 12 minute cycle or 30 minute walk. You can get the 175 bus which is 4-5 minute walk from my house and a short bus ride away.

Lidl is a short walk from my house to do your grocery shopping.

I live close to some of the famous traditional pubs Johnny Foxes and The Merry PloughBoy which is very popular for tourists to frequent.

I live on a very quiet road with plenty of greenery all around and a local pub Scholars about 3-4 minutes’ walk from my house. I live very close to the M50 motorway so if any guest wanted to travel to any other part of Ireland they have easy access north or southbound by rental car.

I have 8 grandchildren, 5 girls and 3 boys ranging in ages from nearly 13 years to 18 months old. Two of my grandchildren ages 5 and 8are French and live in Nice with my eldest daughter and French son-in-law. Two of my grandchildren ages 13.5 and 9.5 now live in the USA and the other four grandchildren are based in Dublin.

My daughter and fiancé live with me with their 2 children ages 4 and the baby is 18 months +.

Additional Info

If main front door keys are lost by a guest you must pay for replacement lock and new keys. This is very expensive and could cost over €200.

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Check-in date must be before 03 Apr 2023

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.

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Back Bedroom with Double Bed
From 26 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a large double bedroom for 1 person or a couple. It is upstairs overlooking the back garden with a fabulous view of the Dublin Mountains from the window. It has a large spacious double wardrobe & two single bedside lockers. It has Wi-Fi.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
35
55
Weekly Price
245
380
Monthly price
800
1,150
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About the Area

There are a choice of buses 15, 65B or the 49 all go to the city centre and only a few minutes walk from my house depending on which bus suits your college etc. The best way to travel is by bus and the cheapest is by Leap Card. https://www.dublinpublictransport.ie/tickets.

My house is located in the south-side of the city about 30 minutes by bus from the city centre which is approximately 8.5 km. There is a lovely Pub Scholars less than 3-4 minutes walk from the house. There is a beautiful park a few minutes away.

I am about 27. km from the airport by car it is approximately 22 minutes. Taxi will cost about €55 each way.

I am close to lots of the big shopping centers, Dundrum, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Blanchardstown and Carrickmines.

Meals

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

House Rules

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your booking you may be charged on the following terms.If
the guest arrives and decides to leave before the departure date a cancellation fee will occur and 50% may be refunded at my discretion. The reason is the room is locked into a code with Homestay and it can take some time to release the room for availability for another guest to make a booking.

No Show policy:
VERY IMPORTANT TO READ. If you book and no show you are still liable to
pay 50% of the total fee unless you have been affected by Covid and cannot travel but you would need to send me copy of a positive Covid result.

Homestay Deposit and Payment in Advance of arrival:
PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE 15% DEPOSIT that is paid during booking confirmation is paid directly to Homestay.com, and not to me. They keep this money as they are the acting agent.

I DO NOT RECEIVE THIS DEPOSIT. The remaining 85% of the cost must be paid directly into my bank account IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL. My bank details will be given to you on request.

Identification:
I REQUIRE A COPY OF PROOF OF ID PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR VACCINATION CERTIFICATE AND OR YOUR RECENT PCR RESULTS BY EMAIL BEFORE ARRIVAL TO MY HOME.

No animals allowed. No cooking with chip pan as this can cause house fires. I have an air fryer instead. Just ask to use it if I haven't shown you were it is.

House Management:
Please keep my home secure and lock the front door when entering and leaving the house.

Kitchen:
No cooking after 21.30 hrs unless agreed by me. It is important to please keep the kitchen clean and tidy and wash and dry dishes and pots after yourself especially if you are self-catering. Please respect my home you may be sharing the kitchen with myself and other guests.

If you open windows please make sure to close them before leaving the house. If its a kitchen or downstairs window please close before you go upstairs.

Bathroom:
Please keep the bathroom clean and tidy after each use by rinsing the shower area with sponge and disinfectant which is always in the bathroom. Remember this is a shared bathroom and no one likes a dirty bathroom!!

NO SHOWERS AFTER 21.00hrs unless agreed with me.

Central Heating/Hot Water: PLEASE DO NOT ADJUST the central heating/hot water settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you. If you have any problems just ask me and I will check it out.

Other House Rules:
Keep noise to a minimum after 22.00 as this is a residential area and I have neighbours living each side of me and there may be other guests asleep in the house?

Non smoking house. Please do not smoke inside the house however you can smoke outside but use the ashtrays for cigarette butts and not the garden etc.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT SMOKING IN BEDROOMS OR INSIDE THE HOUSE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE MY HOME IMMEDIATELY OR BY FIRST LIGHT THE NEXT DAY AND NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.

Please do not invite strangers into my home, if you would like to invite a friend or family member there is no problem once you check in with me first.

NO PETS ALLOWED

Please let me know if you are not coming home any night as I am a natural worrier and don’t want to be worrying about your safety unnecessarily.

Please enjoy your stay and treat my house with respect as you would your own home!

Smoking is not allowed.

48 Reviews

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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    Carmel es una anfitriona muy atenta y amable. Me acogió a mi y a mi novio como si fuésemos parte de su familia. Nos ayudó en nuestra mudanza a Dublín, en la búsqueda de piso y de trabajo. La habitación era grande y confortable, y el resto de la casa siempre estaba a nuestra disposición. La casa está en un barrio residencial muy tranquilo y bonito, con un gran servicio de transporte público de buses. Os recomendamos quedaros aquí si tenéis la oportunidad, vais a amar formar parte de esta familia.

    We loved staying here, and really recommend it to everyone!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    I spent two days in Dublin, and i'm glad about staying at Carmel's house !
    A peaceful place near Dublin (bus 15) and a lovely person and family ! I already know where to stay next time i have to go in Dublin

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2022

    Ces quelques jours à Dublin ont était superbe avec un logement très arrangeant Carmel est bienveillante et nous a conseillé sur les endroits à aller visiter. La chambre est parfaite et Carmel est pleine de petites attention (banane, pomme et main offert à notre arrivée ainsi que toutes nos demandes diverses)... Je recommande vivement vous ne serez pas déçu!

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    Ireland
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2022

    My wife and I had the perfect stay with Carmel. As a host we could not recommend her highly enough. We found her exceptionally caring, helpful, friendly and generous while still giving us all the privacy that we needed. The accommodation itself was very tasteful and so HOMELY and we hope to return again in the near future.

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2022

    I had a great stay at Carmel's; Lovely environment and comfy room!
    She is super caring and has a welcoming family. I'm very grateful.
    Besides, the location is close to supermarket, bus stop, and a beautiful park to walk, relax and exercise.
    My experience was all positive; I super recommend!!

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    I had a wonderful stay at Carmel's house! She made sure I was safe, that I had the right directions to not get lost in Dublin and looked after me when I got a little sick. I enjoyed our talks, she is an amazing host and her family is the loveliest I met in Ireland!

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    Chile
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2022

    Ella es una adorable anfitriona, me ayudó en todo lo que me podía ayudar, siempre dispuesta y con muy buena disposición. Su familia es maravillosa. Nunca tuve un problema, sólo agradecer por toda su hospitalidad.

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    Italy
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2022

    2nd home
    2nd mom

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    Italy
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2021

    My staying at Carmel's house was vary nice. She's very kind and lovely.
    I really recommend it.

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2021

    Staying with Carmel was the best decision we ever made. She is so kind, always helping us with everything we needed. Also, her house is so cozy and the neighborhood is amazing. I’m so glad to have her in my life. I’m 100% sure that you will love your staying in her house. She is incredible! Thank you Carmel for everything you did for us

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.

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