About this listing
The two of use have travelled extensively, to all five continents and love to get away when we can. We love the idea of meeting fellow explorers in our own home when you guys are here in Dublin. We also like to share our local knowledge with guests.
Come stay with two experienced world travellers and their son who live in this modern house in Dublin. We provide everything to make this place a spectacular stay during your time away from home: fresh locally sourced breakfast, lush piles of fresh towels, and plenty of advice as to what to see in Dublin.
The Room: it has a double bed, with a double closet, so storage is never a problem. We provide a big pile of fresh towels for your stay, along with fresh linens, and a well-prepped private bathroom.
The food: We pride ourselves on our home made breakfasts. We make fresh bread overnight. All the produce is fresh and local. We can prepare everything from a full Irish breakfast to a simple continental - just let us know and we'll lay out the spread. We also do dinner by appointment if you'll be around. The table always has room for one more!
The home: We have cable, broadband, dedicated car parking and secure motorcycle parking on site. The place is covered with original art from around the world so take some time to admire the walls if you're feeling homesick.
The house doesn't shut down in the evening - feel free to join us and hang out. Our home is full of books so please feel free to borrow something to read.
We are located close to the airport, major roads and the village and castle of Malahide. The village has plenty of restaurants, cafes and a marina as well as pubs and shops.
Public transport is frequent with the local bus stopping a few minutes walk away and generally taking twenty minutes to get to the centre of Dublin. We have a no smoking policy in the house but we do have a private garden where you can sit, ponder and smoke to your hearts content.
Depending on how long you stay in Ireland you should adjust your stay in our place to spend time in Dublin, three days is good, one day is very little. The city is over 1000 years old and full of cool stuff, most of it free and the things that cost money don't cost a lot.
We have a fast WiFi connection, a quiet and private garden, car parking and secure parking for motorcycles. We are a short ride to the airport and a twenty minute bus ride to the city. Malahide Castle is a five minute walk from our front door. Nothing in the house is off limits and you will have your own bathroom so you won't be sharing that with anyone! We'll make breakfast for you and we have a whole host of places we can recommend for dinner if needed.
Interaction with Guests
We've travelled a lot ourselves and we love to hear how you are getting on with yours. We do, however, understand that some days you just need your own space and time. We are here, though, to help, chat and compare stories. We'll be here when you are staying as this is our family home.
This is a very quite, almost rural neighbourhood. There is little or no traffic noise, the next village is full of things to do and see. A short walk in one direction and you'll find a church that dates from 600AD and a short walk in the other you'll find a castle that dates from 1100AD
The public transport runs from a stop near the house and there is a bus every 15 minutes or so. Dublin Bus run a free app for both iPhone and android that runs a realtime timetable. W have dedicated parking at our house and secure off street parking for motorcycles. Our house is a five minute cab ride from the airport in Dublin.
Unfortunately we don't have space for pets.
We will try to meet your desired arrival time as best we can, however generally this is not until early evening when we get home from work. Let us know what you need in advance and we'll try to accommodate.
Unfortunately, smoking is not permitted. You can of course go outside into the garden and puff away to your heart's content!
We can offer you bed and breakfast only and you should be gone from the house by ten am each day, there is a lot to do and see in Dublin! You are welcome to spend evenings in the house, we are usually back by six pm, if you are planning on being any later than ten pm please call ahead. Please note that we don't offer the use of our kitchen to cook in, if you need us to provide an evening meal we can make arrangements, but there are a lot of really good restaurants in the neighbouring village.
Paul is an incredibly helpful and gracious host. He spoke to our driver several times to help us get there --nothing to do with the location, just a tour company "muck up." The home is spotless and he generously offered tea and home baked goods upon our arrival, not to mention the breakfast with fresh raspberries from his wife's garden. He regaled us with tales of his travel adventures in North and South America and the conversation flowed quite easily about writing, travel and other topics. It is 4 km out of the city, but after three nights in Dublin at the beginning of our trip, we welcomed the quiet and rural surroundings. The location allowed for dinner surrounded by locals in a pub in the quaint village of Malahide and a walk around the spectacular grounds of the Malahide Castle prior to our departure for the airport. As it was Sunday morning, Paul was able to take a short break from his busy schedule as husband/father and journalist and accompanied us on our 45-minute walk, providing some commentary as we walked. Our stay with Paul perfectly capped a week-long trip to Ireland. We would highly recommend it, particularly for crashing after a late night arrival or night before an early departure, but also to see a lovely more residential side of Ireland away from the hustle/bustle and throngs of tourists during high season in Dublin.
Paul welcomed us with tea and a delicious rhubarb crumble - he was very nice and cooperativly with everything and got up with us at 5 a.m... Thank you!
We really enjoyed our stay with Paul in Dublin! He was a great host and went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable. His cooking is delicious and we really enjoyed his meals. :) He knows a lot about the area and took the time to give us a personal tour of different areas of Dublin. He definitely went above and beyond to make sure we had a fabulous visit. We wholeheartedly recommend staying here!
That is good and clean room with own bathroom. Paul is very polite man and the breakfast was very tasty with their own fresh bread.
The house is also bright and very nice. Close to the airport.
Paul and his wife offer a comfortable convenient home in the northern suburbs of Dublin. The accommodations were clean and comfortable as advertised. The location is proximate to the Dublin airport and affords a great place to begin your exploration of the eastern coast of Ireland. Those are the practical assets of staying with the Browne’s. There is much more.
Paul is a writer and has a rich spirit of adventure. It was a pleasure hearing about how he plies his trade writing high performance motorcycles reviews for consumer publications. More than that he offered guidance and encouragement for my own interest in writing. I intend to stay in touch with Paul and share my beginning efforts at writing.
Ireland is a wonderful place to visit. The first three days of my trip were spent in a Dublin Hotel with travel companions. Those days were pleasant. My time in another Airbnb a home in Galway and a night with the Browne family were far more rewarding. If I return to Dublin I will visit the Browne’s again.
Paul and Maeve are great hosts, well-travelled themselves and with some wonderfully entertaining stories of their adventures. We enjoyed our one night's stay with them, their home is a relaxed, peaceful and restful place. We felt as if we were staying with old friends.
We stayed two nights with Paul and Maeve. They are wonderful hosts and their home is an excellent base for visiting Dublin. The room was just as described - with a comfortable bed and our own large bathroom next door. Breakfast was great and much appreciated - especially the bread! We really enjoyed talking with Paul and Meave and hearing stories of their travels. From the bus stop right by their house, it's an easy 20 minute bus ride into Dublin to see the sights. We went armed with a map they made for us full of recommended sights and places to stop for coffee, a meal, or a Guinness. When it was time to leave, Paul was kind enough to drop us off at the airport. Great stay!!