Home from home fun host family

House - Private room · Shanliss Ave, Santry, Dublin, Ireland

Our fun, busy home is the perfect place for those of you who want a home from home feel, while staying in Dublin.
What could be better than knowing there is a home cooked meal waiting after a busy day sight seeing, studying or doing your internship.

The Space

Staying with a family is the best way to make the most of your experience.
We are a family of 5. Mum, Dad & 3 children (13, 3 & 4). My husband works and I stay home to look after the children & our guests.

We have a busy fun household & enjoy welcoming guests into our family :) Our guests stay in the house next door to our house. Which gives you as much independence as you like while still spending as much or as little time with us as you want.
Each room has bed, storage, desk and access to Wifi.

We all eat dinner in the evenings together, which is fun and it gives everyone a chance to share their day.

The house has easy access from the airport and the city is a short bus ride away.

So if you want a home from home we will be happy to make your stay with us a comfortable one.

Interaction with Guests

Our guests eat dinner in the evenings with the family in the evenings and are always welcome to share a coffee and a chat.
We are on hand to offer help, advise and direction when needed.

The Neighborhood

We live on a quite road in a mature suburb of Dublin. Half way between the airport & the city.
We are close to Dublin city university.
There is a medium sized shopping center within walking distance of the house, which has plenty of fast food and other restaurants.
Also there is a lovely park approx 5 mins from the house.

Getting around

The nearest bus stop is no more than 5 mins walking. The bus will take you directly into the city.

Experience: Social
Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $285 /week
Monthly Price: $1069 /month
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • All good, Ailis is great and very willing to help.
    Room is good and clean, and so is the rest of the house

    November 2012
  • My experience living in this family was great! Ailis is very sweet and she can help you in all moment. Claire and Ian are a wonderful people, and Claire is a great chef, but you have to like the potatoes!!!! the Ailis´s place is near airport, Omni shopping center and you can take some buses if you want to go to the city center. If you are a student, don´t doubt, because is the best home in Dublin to learn english language, irish´s culture and make a lot of new friends of all the parts of the world!

    September 2012
  • Lovely family, very hospitable! Having a guest kitchen was great, but the best part was having a home cooked meal in the evening! Easy access into the city by bus and local shopping center a 5 minute walk away.

    September 2012
  • We had quite some difficulties finding a B&B in Dublin during a big sports event. However, Ailis managed to get us an accommodation at here place. We got a prompt reply within minutes (smart phone is the best invention ever :-). She and her family are really helpful and do a good job on welcoming people (e.g. you can join them for dinner and ask all questions about transport etc. you might have). During our stay it was quite lively - a great place to stay for travellers.

    September 2012
  • My experience in the Collerans' was a great example of Irish hospitality. They did everything in their power to make my 1 night stay stress-free, including fetching me from the bus stop, giving me maps and suggestions, and making themselves available 24 hours a day if I needed them. I felt very welcome in their home - a warm, relaxed base from which to explore Dublin.

    September 2012
  • It has been a wonderful and eventful time living with Ailis, the place is cleaned weekly to a sparkling finish. The people are friendly and there is never a dull moment. With bus's within a short walking distance and DCU around the corner for some live plays at the Helix theater, you cant get it any better. It really is a lovely place.

    October 2013
  • I loved staying with Ailis and her family in her comfortable home in Dublin. She is an excellent host. She offered a warm welcome, a comfortable bed, help with transportation needs, and a hot meal at the end of each day. Returning to a warm and inviting family atmosphere after a long day of sight-seeing added depth to my experience of Ireland and its people. I recommend staying with Ailis as a welcome beginning and sweet ending to your experience of Dublin and the island of Ireland.

    September 2013
  • We stayed with our kids with Ailis and her family and the experience was great. They did all they could possible do to make us feel at home.
    Thank you for being so kind and warm!

    August 2013
  • Staying with Ailis and her family was a great experience. It was even better than I expected. I loved sitting at the dinner table with a dozen other people from all over the world every day. I loved the conversations in the patio after dinner, while Ailis´daughter was playing the guitar in the back yard.

    Everyone had awesome tips about places to visit (Ailis, her husband, her mom, her mother in law)..
    Ailis was very attentive and full of surprises (thanks for the cider!) :)
    She had a million stories to tell after dinner, while drinking a glass of wine..

    I would recommend anyone to stay with her and her family.
    I'm sure our paths will cross again.

    July 2013
  • I was in a Ailis house for one month and a half and it was an incredible experience, they treated me always with a smille and affection, the experience with the other guests was also very good. Hope to see you son. Regards from Bilbao!

    He estado en la casa de Ailis mes y medio y la experiencia a sido increíble. Siempre me trataron con una sonrisa y con mucho cariño. La experiencia con los otros huéspedes fue buenísima también. Espero veros pronto. Saludos desde Bilbao!

    July 2013
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Scoil Chaitriona
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I am a fairly easy going mother of three. I enjoy reading (when i get the time), going out with my friends and hosting. The past seven years hosting have been great. We have met so many amazing people who have shared not only our day to day lives but some big events with us. Our house is a home and although busy it is always filled with fun. I am a native English speaker but I am also fluent in Irish so I can teach you some words. I also have a small bit of French, and failing that I'm excellent with an online translator :-)
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