About the Homestay

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Welcome to our home:)
I'm Seán and I live with my 15 years old daughter and not to forget the smallest member of the family, our lovely dog.
Our home is located within walking distance of Swords town center. We are in an excellent location, close to Dublin airport and on a direct bus route to the city center, as well as 10 minutes from the coastal towns of Portmarnock and Malahide.

We provide a warm welcoming home and you'll never be a stranger while staying with us.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast on the patio if you don't mind the Irish weather!!! before heading to town. There are bars, restaurants, supermarkets, and parks if you want to explore Swords. The Pavillions Centre is ideal for spot shopping or a cinema visit. Alternatively take a stroll through the beautiful grounds of Malahide Castle, just a short bus journey away.

We know our guests like their privacy and we will leave you to enjoy your stay.
However, I am happy to chat and I'm always on hand if need it.

⫷ Big & cozy room with a double bed. *Free WI-FI, Sat TV, free unlimited tea & Coffee Facilities & A lovely garden to chill out and relax.
- Not Remote Working, please.

Additional Info


My Pets


House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • Internet Access
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 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.

Double bedroom
From 29 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

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 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our house is located in a quiet and safe suburb 25 minuets (approx) from the city. The bus stop is less than 5 minutes walk away from our house.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • 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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Half Board
  • Packed lunch

House Rules

Only the Homestay registered/approved guests are allowed to stay in.

Some spaces are shared - Kitchen / Bathroom / Limited Living Room Access

So long as no cleaning fee is charged, the bathroom and kitchen must be kept clean at all times. It would be highly appreciated if the guests could also maintain the cleanliness of both the room and all shared areas.

The cooking should be focused to a single simple dish done in between reasonable hours. Also, both the cooker and kitchen must be left behind in a proper clean state, tidy and in good order. In the end, it is just a matter of respect, hopefully mutual!

This is a homestay accommodation, so please do not treat my place as a B&B or hotel because it is not.

Thank you very much.

Smoking is not allowed.

40 Reviews

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    South Korea
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2023

    If you're looking for a homestay with comfort, privacy and a variety of experiences, choose Sean's House!

    I am from South Korea and stayed in the house for a month. Since it was my first homestay, I had a lot of worries such as “Would there be no private life?”, ”wouldn't it be uncomfortable life?“ I think they’re worries that everyone who makes a reservation for a homestay will have. Even right before I arrived at the homestay, I had many doubts and worries about the host and the room.

    After meeting Sean, all those worries went away! When I arrived, Sean greeted me friendly with kind smile. and he was very caring and helpful, being treated me like family as much as any guest can feel comfortable.

    The room was spacious and roomy. I was worried before I come. “Wouldn't there be lack of facilities and furniture?”, “Wouldn't it be broken?”. But there were everything I needed and convenient to live. The room was very clean and I was able to live as it was without cleaning. Also, Sean respected the privacy of the guests in the room, so I think it's the best choice for those who value privacy.

    Sean is very knowledgeable about local places, Irish history, politics and world, he loved to talk about them. so I feel I got a lot of help and experience beyond the homestay. And he respected the personality and culture of me and tried to get to know me. I never felt uncomfortable for a month and I only have memories for happy time in Ireland with enjoying my private and cultural life.

    Swords is very safe and quiet town and the neighbors are friendly. There are bus stops nearby, so it was easy to move around, and there are a large supermarkets nearby. If you go to the Swords main street, you can enjoy your cultural life with a large shopping mall, many pubs and restaurants. It was very good for traveling around there is a beach, tour places not far away.
    It was my first time in Swords and I found the town to be a very attractive and livable city.

    If you are thinking about where to stay, I recommend Sean's House. I am sure you will be satisfied.

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    Homestay Host Family Sean in ,

    Thank you so much for your super review, I truly enjoyed having you stay and hope to see you again in the near future, you were a joy to have I my home and it’s people like you that makes the Homestay experience so worthwhile for the host, again, thank you for your company and you are a credit to your country and your family

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    Age 25 - 34

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    August 2022

    The host cancelled the booking 12 days before the arrival date.

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2020

    Sean is a very good host, always here to help you and always something to say ! And the house is very comfortable

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sean in ,

    Hi Philo, thank you for your review, appreciated,

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    Age 45 - 54

    3 hearts
    January 2020

    Sean a été très charmant avant et au début de notre arrivée. Il nous a beaucoup conseillé pour nos démarches sur place et ensuite sur les visites à faire pour ma fille et moi.
    Mais passé la moitié de notre séjour il y a eu un revirement d'attitude - quasi plus de contact au quotidien - ce qui a été lourd à vivre la seconde partie de notre séjour. Je pense que notre séjour de 105 nuits était beaucoup trop long.
    Quand aux prestations offertes c'etait très moyen, pas de chaise pour le bureau, tout le mobilier est usagé, la chambre est froide comme la salle de bains , d'ailleurs on m'a demandé de payer la facture d'électricité une semaine avant mon départ car je m'étais plainds du froid et qu'on m'a accusé d'avoir acheté un radiateur d'appoint ce qui n'était absolument pas le cas.. et la propreté laisse à désirer.
    Dommage car Sean est une personne très intéressante.
    Lors de mon retour début Janvier à Dublin , malgré nos 105jours passés chez lui , je n'ai eu aucune envie d'aller lui faire un petit coucou.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Sean was a wonderful host, everything you could have expect!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    Sean.. You are a good hoste.. And it's so good I'll go again for 4months :-))) to see you soon

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sean in ,

    Thank you Christelle, really looking forward to seeing both you and Julie soon , it’s was a delight to host you both and will be even better next time round when you both become masters of the English language

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    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    Sean est un hôte formidable qui vous reçoit comme des amis de longue date.
    Nous avons pu visiter Dublin sans prendre la voiture (environ 40 minutes en bus). Nous recommandons.

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    Sean offers a warm, Irish welcome! He opens his home up to whomever is staying there. He can’t do enough to make you comfortable in his home. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and it’s a pleasure to be in his company! He went out of his way, picking me up and dropping me off, and making sure my time in Swords was most enjoyable. Lastly, he listened like a (true friend)....to my “often non-stop unfiltered ramblings” when I’d eaten far too many carbohydrates....or for whatever reason I needed to express my opinions about the state of the world! I’m sure I owe him money for much needed therapy sessions-:) Thank you Sean! It was a pleasure meeting you, your son in law and son! All the Best to your family!

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    Homestay Host Family Sean in ,

    Allen was an absolute pleasure to have in my home, the chat and the Craic was fantastic and the lovely review he gave was more a testimony to his generosity of his character , hopefully our paths will cross again and we will resume our lively discussions

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    August 2019

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    Very friendly and nice house. Was very happy with the local information provided and the hospitality.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sean in ,

    Thank you Adam, very much appreciated

How do I book?

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When do I pay?

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