About the Homestay
We are a couple and we have had overseas students all summer. We really enjoy looking after them and meeting all nationalities. I also provide a laundry service. Our rate is 160 per person per week and they have the full use of the sitting room and garden. We have two rooms available one single and one twin or double ifit is a couple.
We offer dinner in the evening for €5 per night.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We live in a quiet suburb in a cul de sac and we have parking for one car with our own but there is no problem parking on the road. We are 5 minutes from blanchardstown shopping centre and there is a cinema and leisure plex there also. The bus is two minutes walk from the house and goes direct to the city centre and to Trinity College an d Belfield College.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
Diet Type available on request
For bookings far in advance, we need a deposit after the guest has paid the 15% deposit fee to Homestay.com. I will contact you to discuss it.
Smoking is not allowed.
This was a great place to stay my first few days in Dublin. Betty and her husband made me feel very welcome and comfortable! Her house was very clean and her cooking was great!! The location is very peaceful and quiet and close to a bus stop. Would definitely stay here again! Thanks for all the help and advice during my first few days in Ireland.
The host cancelled the booking 3 days before the arrival date.
I really appreciate your delicate help for me in everything. I could settle down in Dublin during staying in your house. I'll come by your house to see you and please, keep in touch with me. See you soon.
Elizabeth and John are wonderful, welcoming hosts and great people who are interested in getting to know about the country and culture of the people who are visiting them!
This was my first homestay and I'm glad I had such a good experience!
If I wanted to write everything that I'm thinking about now, it would be a really long text, so I'll try to write about the "highlights".
First of all: Dublin is an amazing city - good choice.
I could not have imagined a nicer stay in Dublin than in their cozy house.
From the first day I felt "at home".
They took care of me and always paid attention that everything was good.
The breakfast together and the evenings during dinner (thanks again for the nice meals) and the card games were so familiar and funny.
The room was clean and I felt comfortable in it.
You can easily reach a large shopping center (10 mins) and the city centre of Dublin (45 mins) by bus - the stop is in the immediate vicinity. A supermarket and some shops for example, you reach within easy walking distance - the neighbourhood/living environment in general is rather quiet and very pleasant.
They have shown me pubs, the coast side and many other really great things that made the stay perfect.
We always found a conversation topic and spent a lot of time together which was so good - they were always very efforted to help if I had questions and gave me the best tips for visiting sights.
I also feel like I learned a lot about Ireland and had the chance to improve my English.
The time in Dublin was so nice.
I would love to come back.
If you are looking for the best hosts, choose Betty and John too! :)
Thank you both so so much for the time in August, I loved it!
We stayed with Betty and John for five nights, we found their home a real home from home, very clean home absolutely no complaints, kitchen very homely. We enjoyed staying there so much that we would definitely return. They are both wonderful people. Made us feel like old friends. Thank you for the lovely trip to Wicklow, when we left you guys we went that way to visit family and stayed there. Thank you once again. Take care till we meet again. Love Paddy & Lyn. South Africa.
Bonsoir, je n'ai pas aimé cette chambre. Jolie maison mais la chambre double est mansardée, on se cogne partout. On ne peut se tenir debout qu'au centre de cette pièce qui n'en est pas réellement une. Ce n'est qu'un grenier aménagé tres sommairement avec de vieux meubles. Aucune décoration pour rendre le lieu agréable. Peinture beige nue, aucun tableau, aucun objet de décoration, aucune couleur. Placard bas en pointe (mal aux reins à force de se baisser pour atteindre mes vêtements). D'autres placards en pointe occupes par des affaires personnelles de l'hébergeant ! Un velux avec un store qui n'a pas de bloquant en bas (attaché avec un bout de ficelle !). Des toiles d'araignée dans le cadre de la fenetre et meme au plafond. Une ampoule nue pour éclairer la pièce (pas de globe de protection, tres laid !). L'un des lits possède une fausse tête de lit en bois récupérée je ne sais ou et meme pas fixée (gigote et fait du bruit au moindre mouvement la nuit). Nous avons adoré notre sejour en Irlande mais deteste l'hébergement. De plus ils sont situés à 40 mn en bus du centre de Dublin (transports à payer assez chers meme avec une carte). J'avais cru comprendre qu'ils étaient dans Dublin meme et non en banlieue éloignée ! Aucun effort pour nous connaître, je suis très déçue car je recherchais des contacts avec cette famille Irlandaise. J'ai prévu de revenir à Dublin en octobre durant les congés de la Toussaint mais cette fois ce sera à l'hôtel en plein centre ville. Avec une salle de bains privée ! Leur grenier est situé en haut d'un escalier très étroit et peu pratique et la salle de bains en bas, ce qui n'est pas pratique du tout ! Obligées sans arrêt de descendre nos affaires de toilette et de les remonter ensuite. Sinon reste de la maison propre et bien tenu et joliment décoré. Vraiment une énorme déception !!! Le logement chez l'habitant c'est fini ! On ne m'y reprendra pas une deuxième fois. J'ai paye 450 euros sans aucun repas (tout a été pris à l'extérieur au centre ville de Dublin, y compris les petits déjeuners !!!! ) pour séjourner dans un grenier !. Cordialement, - PS : Elizabeth nous a fait une machine à laver et ils nous ont conduits à l'aéroport en voiture le jour de notre retour (un peu le moins qu'ils pouvaient faire !)
très bon accueil, betty et john sont charmants et attentionnés toujours prêts à vous rendre votre séjour en Irlande plus facile merci à tous les deux . kamir et christian
Good but not excellent. Elizabeth and John spent a lot of time on their own and they didn't get the chance to exchange information with their guests. I didn't appreciate Elizabeth's insistence on the payment although i had explained the problems I had with my card. The kitchen and the bathroom were not as cleaned as they should be. On my last day they both tried to start a conversation with me but it hasn't been necessary to change my mind. That's been totally different as I had expected and I'm sorry about that.
This was our first experience with homestay and it was great. Betty and John were both wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Great location if you are looking for something more quiet but close enough to the city centre. I would definitely stay here again in the future.
Betty and John are realy nice person. We just stayed only one night and it was a real good experience. The wellcome us very kindly and we feel like at home from the first moment. Thank you Betty and John. All the best to you, Mary and Jack