- Ivy (37)
- Ostap (14)
There are two of us. I work in the community development. My son Ostap is 14 and likes video games, skateboarding and heavy metal. We love travelling and finding new and different twists to our trips. We feel that sharing homes is much more family friendly and gives us more freedom and exposure to the local culture.
We love our home and will give as much love and care to our exchange home.
We had an exchange with Ivy and Ostap at Easter 2015 and we had a fantastic time. Their home is a very comfortable, beautifully decorated modern apartment with everything you could ask for. The location is perfect, very convenient, right beside the M-50 ring road and next to the Luas tram which brings you to the city centre in just 20 minutes. Ivy even went out of her way accommodate us, getting a high-chair and some toys for the kids to play with. We had plenty of friendly communication before and during our exchange making it a wonderful experience for the family in Dublin. Our 4 year old is still talking about Ivy's house and the view... :-)
My son and I exchanged homes with Peter and Itziar during Easter 2015. It was a great exchange in all aspects. Their home was clean and uncluttered and its location couldn't be better for exploring life in Basque Country. It was a 5 min walk to the center of town, which offers great little shops, bars and restaurants. Hondarribia is a charming medieval town with narrow cobble streets and high walls. Located between the sea and the mountains it had practically everything to offer a great experience. The town lies also on the border with French Basque Country and only 30 min bus ride to San Sebastian. Peter and Itziar were great hosts and went far and beyond to make us feel comfortable. They let us use their bikes, which made our trip a richer experience. From easy unfussy email exchanges to providing us with the maps and useful and practical information about the area, Peter and Itziar made our trip truly memorable.
We had a fabulous couple of days in Dublin and this apartment was a great base to do so. The apartment was extremely spacious and situated near shops. The luas connection was only a couple of minutes walk away and was only a 20 minute ride into Dublin City centre. This was our first exchange and it has really set the bar high. Lovely home, lovely people who also own a lovely dog!