About the Homestay

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We are Sean and Julia and our home is walking distance from the city center of Cork. I have 2 single rooms available to homestay guests. We also have a little dog called Murphy who is a very friendly and fun-loving West Highland Terrier.

Sean is 47 and enjoys cooking, reading, socialising, travel, gardening, and nature. He speaks English.

Julia is 39 and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, yoga, travel, and nature. She speaks English and German.

Additional Info

The room rate includes the following services: light breakfast and internet access

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

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 30 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.

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Room 2
From 22 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is small but cozy and quiet, ideal for studying. New window/carpet fitted (2021).

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Monthly price
680
Room 1
From 23 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Nice room, quietly located and ideal for studying.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Monthly price
700
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About the Area

Our home is conveniently located about 15-20 minutes walk from the city center of Cork in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood. The bus stop is very close to our house with several bus lines operating from there. Because we are living on a one way section of the street, the street outside our house is quiet with little traffic.
A Tesco Express is around the corner, and other supermarkets in walking distance also. You can easily reach the main bus stop or train station either by walking or taking the bus. We can help you organize a bicycle for your stay, if you wish, and you will be able to park it safely in our front garden.

We are living only 15 minutes drive from the airport, 5-10 minutes from the main bus station, Aircoach stop and train station.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

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

Please keep our home secure and make sure the front door is locked when entering and leaving the house

Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you

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

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

Smoking is not allowed.

78 Reviews

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    Ireland
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2022

    I spent my summer with Seán and Julia and from the moment I arrived I felt very welcomed. They take you in like you're one of the family and there's no pressure on you at all. Very laid back and friendly place to stay, like a home away from home with the freedom to come and go as you please. Seán was always available to talk about anything and give advice regardless of what it was, and little Murphy was always a joy to be around. I would highly recommend for anyone who needs to stay in Cork City, and it's within walking distance of all amenities too!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    I book this homestay to work in Ireland and everything went just as I dreamed, thanks to Sean, who helped me with the procedures and gave me valuable advices from day one. The location of the home is perfect, the bus stop is 3 minutes away and you are 15 minutes walk from the city center. Moreover, you can share a beer and a good meal cooked by Julia while watching a football game with little Murphy waiting to lick the yoghurt, happy days!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2022

    Sean and Julia welcomed me with much care and attention and always made sure that I was doing well. They are easy to talk to and you can always ask for help if you need it. The place is lovely and you only have to walk about 20 minutes to get to the city center. Overall it was a great experience and as a college student, I can say it was refreshing to know that I was coming home in a place where I felt safe.

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    Brazil
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2021

    It’s just the best family in Cork. Thank you very much Sean, Julia and Murphy for everything.

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    Spain
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2021

    Being with Sean, Julia and little Murphy this summer was great! Couldn't be better at home with an atmosphere full of love, care and attention at every moment. Friendly and really helpful people when I planned trips to different places around Cork.
    Surely, now I know where I,d stay when coming back to Ireland!!!!!
    Lots of love from Inma

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2021

    Sean, Julia and the famous Murphy are the best hosts that you can find on this website!
    I have more than loved my stay.. I really loved to share nice diners, beers and glass of wines with such nice people! As travellers, they are very open minded. They gave me a massive amount of stars in my eyes when they shared their trips and holidays all around the world. I'll be back in Sean & Julia's warm and cosy house for sure for my next stay ! Thank you indeed for everything :)

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    Switzerland
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2020

    The beautiful flowers welcoming guests in the lovely front garden are an indication as to what to expect in the house itself: A colourful home to attentive and caring host, filled with interesting stories from all over the world.

    Sean and Julia treated me like family from the moment I set foot into their house, making it a home for me from the very beginning of my stay. They were exceptionally kind and respectful and made it clear that I could address them regarding any issues I might have during my time in Cork. Also, they provided me with advice on what to do and see around the area, which was greatly appreciated! They seemed to take a genuine interest in what I was doing and I'll enjoy looking back at some entertaining conversations we had. I absolutely loved the heating, too! Sean would sometimes turn it on just for me when he noticed I was cold. The house was very clean at all times beginning with a spotless shower and toilet to a radiant kitchen floor. The WIFI worked flawlessly, the house is at a nice walking distance to the city center and the kitchen was very easy to use. Not forgetting to mention Murphy, the adorable little dog that I'll probably miss most!

    I'd highly recommend this home to people looking for a place to stay in Cork with an ideal balance between privacy and conviviality. Sean & Julia: Thanks a million for having me, it was a pleasure to stay with you! I can in all honesty say that I do not regret chosing your place one second.

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    December 2019

    Logement petit mais confortable avec un hôte très accueillant.
    Petite précision concernant le transport, j'étais étudiante à UCC, et il fallait compter environ 30 minutes à 1 heure pour se rendre à l'école (40 minutes à pied, et les bus sont très irréguliers).

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I staid for 2 months with Sean Julia and the little Murphy. It was very wonderful and lovely. The house is perfect and well placed (just 10 minutes by walk). They are very nice and helpful. I recommand a lot!☘️☘️

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    One word resume my period with Sean and Julia: Family! If you look to one house, 15 minutes to Center of City, single room and one special guy (dog) named Murphy! I lovely live 2 months in this place!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sean  in ,

    Jao, we thank you very much for the lovely heart felt words used it was our pleasure to be part of your journey you are a Gentleman and will succeed with your enthusiasm drive and sheer hard work as you both have already decided on what your choice is going forward, until we meet again, Thank you Jao continued success, Sean and Julia with little Murphy.

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