About this listing
Park the car, the city centre is only a 20 min stroll, a bus to the country is 30 min away.
I know what's on in local pubs, theatres, gallery openings and events.
Relax by the fire and chat with a cuppa, sleep well in a comfortable bed.
Homely, relaxed, close to city and country.
1 guest room with comfortable double bed, a desk and chair (for those messages home)
1 cosy attic room with double and single futons
Downstairs toilet, upstairs in-bath shower
Bed linen, towels, robes, shampoo, etc.
Shared sitting room, stove fire, television. Wifi.
Help yourself to good coffee, varied teas, meusli, porridge, fruit, natural yogurt.
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.
I can tell you where to go for meals, drinks and entertainment.
Ask for Michelle's Meander - a tour to the University Campus, Glucksman Gallery, Fitzgerald Park (with children's playground), the Shaky Bridge, City Gaol and Shandon Bells, ending up in the city centre.
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!
A pub and restaurant overlook the Lough.
Supermarket, pharmacy, laundry, Chinese take-away or Fish 'n Chipper nearby.
2 buses pass the end of my street - one goes to a shopping mall, the second to city centre in one direction, Cork University Hospital at the other. It is a short walk or bus ride to the city centre, a 10 minute taxi to the airport.
As recommended by a guest (thanks Ryan!) I suggest that you get The Heritage Card, which guarantees free admission to fee-paying 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
If you have a choice of nights to stay in Cork, the first Friday (of a 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.
Also, on most Fridays, TDC (Theatre Development Centre) have a free presentation of work in progress at Triskel Arts Centre.
Of course, there is always music, for example in The Oliver Plunkett, which also serves Irish-themed food.
You should be able to find all these places online.
This is a family home, with friendly neighbors on either side, so we would appreciate guests who intend to use the house as a base for sleeping and relaxing while touring, sightseeing or studying in Cork.
No smoking please!
Do not leave rubbish in your room, I can give you a bag to place in the outdoor bin.
In the bathroom, please remove hair from the filter over the shower drain and flush down the toilet to prevent any blockages - or showering in a foot bath! Close the toilet lid, both for good Feng Shui and good hygiene.
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.
An enjoyable stay with a lovely host. Michelle made us feel very welcome in her home and gave us some good pointers about live music & other things in Cork. We would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Michelle's house was perfect for my needs and Michelle was a great host very considerate and I enjoyed meeting and chatting with her. I would recommend staying with Michelle if you are in cork.
Michelle was very lovely to us, even if we have not made her life easier. It all went well, we found the house quickly, with her instructions. The home was comfortable and we had everything we needed.
Michelle fue muy acogedora, dándonos las indicaciones necesarias y haciendonos sentir como en casa.
El alojamiento esta un poco alejado del centro.
Los únicos inconvenientes fueron que la habitación del ático tenía un techo bajo (ya nos había avisado) y una de las ventanas no tenía cortina así que entraba mucha luz a la mañana.
La casa estaba un tanto desordenada pero limpia.
Michelle was a fantastic host and was extremely welcoming. She allowed us to check in early and was very helpful when it came to touristy things to do in Cork. I am very glad we choose to stay with her.
Comme à la maison, on se sent tellement bien chez Michelle qu'il est difficile d'en partir !
Michelle was lovely and welcoming - she didn't have any quals about having us around. Told us if we needed anything just rap on the door. We were VERY late getting in and she waited up for us :D
Just a note: we had the room in the attic, which was just fine for us, but the ceiling is quite low so if you're over 5' 6'' you'll have to duck.
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About the Host, Michelle
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 a house in County Galway.
She manages the website for Firkin Crane dance centre and is involved with community and art projects in the city.
In recent years we have enjoyed visits to the Loire Valley, Liguria and Catalonia. This year airbnb'd in Croatia and had a great time - despite the weather …