About the Homestay

Suburban Alive
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We welcome females only over 18 only! Lovely suburb of Dublin city (foothills of the Dublin mountains), close to many large parks, shops and easy access to city centre.
We have a very big house, clean comfortable and modern 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There are 5 children aged 19, 17, 14, 12, and 8 years a new puppy and a cat! South Dublin where the mountains and sea are close by. The local bus network is very good and provides easy access to Dublin city on the no. 16 and the no. 14 bus. New bus route available no.175 goes directly to UCD. Our house is welcoming and busy with 5 kids so it would be good if you like kids too! All bills included including laundry, linen, towels and wifi. Separate kitchen area to self cater with own fridge, freezer, cooker etc. Self- catering only. Room only rate.

Minimum stay one week - weekly and monthly rates only. No nightly rates. One month deposit is required in advance to secure the room (1st month's rent). Message me for more information and book quickly as big demand for these rooms. PCR negative test required within 72hrs of travel.


Cat, Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 14 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.

Single room
From 25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Bright single clean room to rear of house. Light breakfast included. Large family home, busy house suit someone who likes kids. Shared bathroom.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
Weekly Price
Monthly price
Double bedroom ensuite
From 28 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large bright double bedroom facing South towards the mountains, lots of light. Shower room ensuite. King size bed. Large wardrobe space.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
Weekly Price
Monthly price
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About the Area

Good bus routes with easy access to UCD, City centre within minutes. Close to parks, shopping centres, mountains and sea all nearby. Nice hill walks nearby and parks with farmers markets at the weekends and events during the summer months.
There are gyms, swimming pools, supermarkets, pubs/bars and restaurants -all walking distance from the house. The location is a nice quiet and green area of Dublin which is a safe place to live. Suburban area mainly families about 30 minutes from Dublin city. Very safe area to live.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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

Must have Covid-19 negative PCR test result (within 72 hrs) on arrival and adhere to all Irish government restrictions based on Covid-19 travel rules for example - self-isolating, if not vaccinated. Keep room clean and tidy, no smoking. Use of cooking facilities separate kitchen area can be used. Family with children so would suit a person who doesn't mind a busy family home. Our preference is for females only please.
Booking deposit required to secure the room. Monthly payments to be made in advance. If you leave within the month you have paid for, no refund given. Contact me for details.

Smoking is not allowed.

3 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2021

    The big room with the double bed is huge and really beautiful; both room and bathroom were very clean. Felt at home with Catherine and her family, she offered to cook dinner for me on the first night since I landed late in the evening and on the weekends it is possible to have lovely chats. There is a handy separate kitchenette that can be used and a fridge. Their cat and dog are both adorable and the area is safe and very green. Bus lines to UCD and city center reachable with 10 mins walk, and Catherine is always very sweet if you need any help.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2021

    Catherine was a wonderful host. Her house felt like a second home, her family are kind & her dog buddy is the cutest! Catherine was accommodating, caring and helpful. The room was clean, cosy and modern. You have your own space as well as the chance to have lovely chats with Catherine in the kitchen! There's a lovely park 5 mins away that lovely for walks/exercise. I highly recommend staying with her as you'd be in good hands! :)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Catherine in ,

    Thanks for a lovely review, really appreciate it.
    You were also a pleasure to have. I wish you the very best for the future Rahab.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    The double room in the second floor is really nice, it has a good view of the little garden in front of the house, and it is heading towards south so it is the warmest room in the house.
    Catherine is nice and friendly, she always keeps her house very clean and tidy.
    The most important thing is: her cooking skill is brilliant. The meals made by her is much more better and cheaper than the foods which can be bought in college. So if you want to save the time of cooking by yourself or to save more money than having meal in the college, it is a good choice to let Catherine cook the dinner for you (3 euro per meal). Now I have to cook by myself, and I have already begun to miss the meals cooked by her.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Catherine in ,

    Thanks Xincai for kind words really appreciate that. You're welcome back anytime and keep in touch.

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