About the Homestay
Our house is located a short walk from Saint Anne's park which is one of the best parks in Dublin. The park has facilities for nearly every type of sport such as Tennis, golf, hurling, football, basketball, running and has a food market every Saturday. During summer there are festivals held in the park such as the Rose festival and the Viking festival. We also live close to Dollymount beach which has plenty of water sports such as kite surfing. There are also a multitude of gyms in the area. We live along the train line so easy access to Trinity College, and all English Language Colleges in the city of Dublin.
Raheny village is located only a 3 mins stroll away where one can find plenty of cafes, restaurants, shops and the local library, banks and the train station.
There are excellent transport links to the city center with the DART (electric train) and buses located only a short distance from our house and they take you to the center of Dublin within 10 minutes. The airport is 15 minutes from the house by taxi or an aircoach bus from outside the airport to Busáras then a dart from Connolly Station to Harmonstown dart Station and the house is a 7 minute walk.
We live in a very beautiful part of Dublin so if you are keen on photography and or walks in nature. Howth, Portmarnock, Sutton, Malahide are all wonderful coastal towns to visit in 15 minutes on the train from our home. We have two dogs, Mela is a young loving well trained cross and Petri is an old very nervous tiny rescue dog, both of them are not barkers and are very well behaved, and love greeting guests, please note if you are afraid of dogs or simply do not like dogs do not book a room here.
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the Northside of Dublin city, in an area called Harmonstown, which is on the border of Artane and Raheny in Dublin 5. Public transport 3 minutes walking distance for a bus and 7 minutes walking distance for the train, both bus and dart will bring you to the city center in 10 minutes. The area is a quiet safe place with beautiful parks and coastal areas is 15 minutes walk. The infamous St Anne's Rose gardens, Howth, Portmarnock, Malahide are all a short journey away. Eastpoint business park and DCU are in easy access as well as Trinity college, Bolton street and anywhere you need to get to in the city. Banks, post offices, shops, libraries, pharmacies, hairdressers and beauticians are all a short walk away in Raheny village.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
This is a family home, please respect us and the house as you do your own. Full payment on arrival in cash or Revolut. You are paying for Bed & light Breakfast only, unless an evening meal is offered or agreed on. You are expected to wash your hands regularly, on arrival and on entering the house every time you return, there will be sanitizer and tissues in the room. Do not arrive here with flu or cold symptoms you will not be allowed into the house. All towels and bed linen are boil washed. If a guests prefers to use their own towels and or bed linen that's perfectly ok. No smoking or drinking in the bedroom or anywhere in the house, I have no problem with guests going out for a sociable drink but I do have reservations about those who become very drunk as this always causes problems. All devices must be unplugged when not in use, i.e., phone/laptop chargers, hair straighteners etc. Rooms need to be kept tidy each day i.e., beds made, blinds/curtains drawn. The entire house is cleaned and all handles, light switches & bathrooms are sanitised everyday.
If you break anything in my home you must pay in full for a replacement.
You are free to come home at any time, but please be quiet for us and for the neighbours, especially between 10.30 pm and 7.00 am
It is not permitted to bring other people to our home no matter what.
No food in the bedroom, store food in kitchen presses/cupboards and fridge.
Communication of expected time of arrival required at least 24 hours in advance, latest check out time 12 noon unless otherwise agreed before booking. I do not allow guests to use my address for any reason.
We are here to make your stay in Dublin enjoyable so ask if you need advice with anything. By booking your place with us you are agreeing with these rules.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
My stay at Aine's house was fantastic. I felt at home. He was so kind, easygoing, available for anything, friendly and fun. I really miss her already! =) And I'm happy to have met a nice person like you. See you next time and a big thank you for everything !!! =))) Sara.
I have been for 11 nights and my experience was A MA ZING! 10+ hearts!
About the room, the house and the neighborhood --> The house is clean and the double room is A-MA -ZING: everything is new (thick big mattress, soft pillows, warm duvets etc) and, as like as the whole house, it is very warm and without mold/humidity. The bathroom is 24/7 cleaned. It was a real pleasure stay in the house while outside there were rain and wind! Also, the house is in the middle of two DART stations (each other less than 10 mins by foot) and in 10 - 15 min MAX you arrive in Connolly/Tara/Pearse/GC Dock (from early morning to late night); very very comfortable for late shifts. The neighborhood (Raheny) is quiet (really, no noises!), safe and full of services (at a throw of stone you can find barbers, supermarket - opened 7/7 until 22 - and different nice pubs).
About the host --> Aine is an amazing woman and mother with a pretty quiet daughter and two lovely animals. It was a real pleasure woke up in the morning or returned at home and had a cup of coffee / tea with her talking about everything. As an experienced host. she is very comprehensive, funny, smart and helpful person for any need you could have during the stay. With her and her daughter it is like stay at home, like a family. The perfume of moka coffee in the morning is a must for every Italian!
Grazie Aine, un abbraccio
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Wir haben uns sehr wohl bei Aine gefühlt!! Sie ist eine nette und sehr aufmerksame Gastgeberin. Die Lage ist perfekt und man ist in 10 Minuten in der City. Das Zimmer ist sauber und nett eingerichtet. Ein paar Haken zum Aufhängen von Handtüchern oder ein Stuhl zur Ablage wäre zweckmäßig. Wir können Sie als "Gastmama" nur empfehlen. Sie hat uns auch zum Flughafen gefahren und wir werden bestimmt noch einmal wieder kommen!! Danke für Alles Aine!! Liebe Grüße!!!
Aine and her sweet dog Mila were very welcoming and friendly! Aine invited us for a cup of tea in the evening and we had some really nice conversations with her.... Like the long one about trees! Aine even offered to collect us from the train station near to her place when we arrived, which she didn't have to do, but we were very glad about it after a long day of traveling! Helena and I would definitely come back, if we are around Dublin at the end of our journey! :-))
It was a pleasure to be in Aine's house for us! She was very helpfull and lovely during all our stay. We would repeat the experience without any doubt.
Aine is very nice and she has a lovely House ! I recommend !
Ann è un'ospite eccezionale! È stata con noi disponibile e cortese.
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When do I pay?
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