in case you need to do some work ...a little nest at the top of the house
Cosy, arty home in Cork
Cosy, arty home in Cork

4 guests

1 room

3 beds

1.5 baths

4 guests

1 room

3 beds

1.5 baths

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About this listing

Cosy space for two or more, in quiet street, close to city, university and airport. Homely, relaxed, close to city and country.

Sleep well in a comfortable bed, have a tasty breakfast, stroll to the city centre or take a bus to the heart of the countryside.

I know what's on in local pubs, theatres, gallery openings and events.


Extra people: $22 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $9
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Homely, relaxed, close to city and country.
1 guest room with comfortable bed
1 cosy attic room with double and single futon (low ceiling)
Downstairs toilet, upstairs in-bath shower
Bed linen, towels, robes, shampoo, etc.

If you are a larger group, check whether there is also space available next door.

Guest access

Shared sitting room, stove fire, television. Wifi.
Help yourself to good coffee, various teas, meusli, porridge, fruit, natural yogurt and gather round the table for a chat.

Garden to sit with a coffee.

For longer stays we may come to an arrangement about using my kitchen. You can use my spices if you show me a new recipe!

Interaction with guests

When you are booking, please send me a message about your visit to Cork - otherwise I may not see your request until too late.
I like to greet visitors and have a chat with you, but you are independent in my home and can come and go as you please.

Ask for Michelle's Meander - a tour of interesting sights, e.g. the University Campus, Glucksman Gallery, Fitzgerald Park (with children's playground), City Museum, City Gaol and Shandon Bells, the English Market and St Finn Barre's Cathedral. If you don't feel like walking, for a two-day stay the open top bus is good value as the ticket lasts 48 hours.

The neighborhood

This is a safe, family-oriented area, only 6 minutes stroll from Europe's only city-centre wildlife sanctuary, where you can overhear all kinds of conversations: for a laugh, search for 'The Lough Birds' on YouTube!

Supermarket, pharmacy, laundry, Chinese take-away or Fish 'n Chipper nearby. A pub and restaurant overlook the Lough. There is a playground for littlies and plenty of space to run around, with ducks and geese to feed - ask me for leftover veggies.

Getting around

Parking is available on the street and we may have space in front of the house.

It is a short walk or bus ride to the city centre, a 10 minute taxi to the airport.

2 buses pass by the end of our street - one goes to Mahon Point shopping centre, the second to the city centre in one direction, Cork University Hospital in the other.

As recommended by a guest (thanks Ryan!) I suggest that you get The Heritage Card, which guarantees free admission to State-managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country - in the southwest alone there are more than a dozen sites, so well worth it.

Other things to note

Most of my guests say "I wish I'd booked longer in Cork - there is so much to see".

If you have a choice of nights for your stay, the first Friday (of each month) is the best - that's the night the local musicians have a "busman's holiday" with an impromptu gathering in The Corner House from 5:30 to 9ish. Some of Cork's best traditional players can be heard for free.

Of course, there is always music, for example in The Oliver Plunkett, which also serves Irish-themed food. Nearby, we have Lennox's traditional Chipper where you will be encouraged to take your Fish Supper into the nearby pub for a pint of Murphy's stout or another locally brewed beer.

Nearby, Alchemy Coffee Shop has a 'bring one, take one' library - I may have some books you can recycle, while nibbling their gorgeous cakes.

You should be able to check out all these places online.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 6PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

Check-in time is 18:00 (not up to 20:00) unless previously arranged. If you feel you cannot make this, or are unavoidably delayed, do get in touch with us know as soon as possible, so we can give you our best welcome.

We have a quiet family home, with friendly neighbors on either side, so we appreciate guests who intend to use the house as a base for sleeping and relaxing while sightseeing or studying in Cork.

So please, no showers in the wee hours. Afterwards, remove hair from the filter on the drain to prevent any blockages - or an impromptu foot bath! Close the toilet lid, both for good Feng Shui and good hygiene.

Do not leave rubbish in your room, I can give you a bag to place in the outdoor bin. No smoking.

Check out time is usually 10:00 am.

This is my home and my work space, so I'm sure that there are all kinds of little things that I don't realize yet! We can have a chat when you arrive.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

226 Reviews

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Jerry User Profile
April 2017
Michelle's place was everything it was cracked up to be. Easy location to get to town, quiet neighborhood, and Michelle went out of her way to be accommodating in all ways. She was fun to get to know, and had terrific recommendations on pubs with traditional music. I would not hesitate to recommend that you stay in this clean, comfortable place.
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
I'ts guests like yourselves that make Airbnb wonderful!
April 2017

Anne User Profile
April 2017
Just like at home! It is a quiet place, clean and convenient. Michelle is a very kind lady to bring you advice and help you need. It is not very closed to the center but you can park your car without any problem. We enjoyed our stay so much. Thanks again Michelle.

Nisha User Profile
April 2017
My family stayed at Michelle's place when they came to visit me and they were very confortable. The place is as it's shown in the pictures, very cosy and good value for money. It is located close to a nice park with a lake, you can arrive to the city center by having a pleasant walk (25 mins approx) or you can take the bus as well or a taxi. Michelle is just lovely, she will give you some good advices about Cork and will try to help with everything. She has such a peaceful place! I would definitely recommend it, after beeing travelling with my family for a while we all agreed that Michelle's place was the best one! Ps: if somebody is thinking about renting a car but has no credit card, you can hire it with hertz using your debit one, we spent a lot of time trying to find a place where they accept debits cards so I think it can be helpful. Thanks a lot Michelle! Wonderful place
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
That's very good advice about renting a car, Nisha! Thank you for the nice comments.
April 2017

Alizée User Profile
April 2017
We stayed in the attic room which is really cosy and cute with enough comfy blankets and pillows. The rest of the house is just as lovely with many little things to look at and I think it's always nice to feel that you are actually staying in someone's home and not just some unpersonnal and cold room. Michelle is an awesome host and will make you feel at ease in a very natural and genuine way. She also has many recommendations on what to see in Cork so don't hesitate to ask her!
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
Thank you for the kind words, especially about The Hobbit Room - it's easy to be a good host with guests like yourselves!
April 2017

Zoe User Profile
March 2017
Best host and stay you'll probably ever come across, don't pass this up!!
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
Thank you for the kind words - easy to be a good host with guests like yourselves!
March 2017

Rahel User Profile
March 2017
I stayed at Michelles place for 10 weeks during an internship and hat a great time there. On foot it takes around 20 min to get to the UCC, 25 to the Western Gateway Building, 30 to the city centre, 35 to the central bus station and 50 to the train station. There's a bus (214) from the city centre that stops right around the corner of the house. Ask Michelle for places to go to in and around Cork, I'm sure she will go above and beyond your expectations to help you have a good stay.

Kirsty User Profile
December 2016
Michelle's place is fantastic! Great location, a short walk into town and it is next to the Lough and theres a very nice pub and chinese restaurant there. We loved 'Michelle's Meander' around Cork, making sure we saw all the sights, and took in parts of Cork you may not normally explore. Michelle was an awesome host, great communication both before and during our stay, provided us with excellent breakfast options and was a wealth of knowledge about Cork. Thanks again!

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Cork, Ireland · Joined in March 2013
Michelle User Profile

Joe and Michelle are well travelled - we love everything about food, though we try to combat the calories by walking and swimming.
He works part-time in Dublin and has another house in County Galway.
She is involved with community, environmental and art projects.

In recent years we have enjoyed visits to the Loire Valley, Liguria and Catalonia. Last year we airbnb'd in Croatia and had a great time - despite the weather! Then we spent a few days in Madrid and also had a great time - because of the weather! This year we will do a house swap on the West coast of Spain.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour