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 give me some information about your visit to Cork.
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't 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 ride 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
Breakfast is cereal (including Irish porridge), juice, tea or coffee, whatever fruit is in the bowl, toast and marmalade if there's bread in the bin - in other words, whatever we are having ourselves.
Please let me know if you have any allergies.
Check out time is 10:00 am.
The second room can only be booked when the group is also reserving the main room.
No smoking please!
Do not leave rubbish in your room, I can give you a bag to place in the outdoor bin.
This is my home and my works 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.
From the moment I arrived Michelle made me feel right at home! She is a wealth of information on where to go eat, drink, and explore in the Cork area and is able to discuss the history etc. Her home is wonderful, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I would highly recommend visiting Cobh for the Titanic Experience. Where you receive a boarding pass as 1 of the 123 people who boarded the Titanic from this port afterwards you can learn more about your passenger their purpose for boarding whether they survived. It's a great way to honour them. Afterwardd head over to Rob Roy bar. I was lucky enough to walk in on a traditional irish music session, lovely small pub with €4 pints.
Thanks Michelle for a great stay, I hope your renovations go smoothly and turn out as expected!
Michelle is a lovely woman. I enjoy my stay at her home during 2 weeks. She made me feel as in my own home. No doubt I've got a place to return to when visiting Cork in future.
Michelle es una magnífica anfitriona. Durante dos semanas su caso fue un hogar para mí. Altamente recomendable.
Michelle made me feel very welcome in her lovely and tidy home. She had everything available for a great breakfast and the room was clean and comfortable. She went out of her way to make sure I had a great visit. I highly recommend for a lovely stay in Cork!
I absolutely loved Cork! Michelle was wonderful. My husband and I had such a great time and she was so helpful with any and everything we needed and answered all the questions we had. I will definitely return to cork and when I do I will be checking for availability with her on my next visit.
Great hospitality and over all wonderful experience! :)
We had a very nice stay at Michelle's house in Cork. It was very well located within walking distance to the city centre. Michelle gave us a warm welcome, and we had some nice conversations in front of the fire.
Overall we enjoyed our stay with Michelle very much.
One of the best Airbnb-experiences I've had. Me and my son felt very welcome: the room at the top of the house is cozy and has books and videos to choose from, we were invited to have breakfast and as much tea or coffee as we wanted, and many great things to do are nearby! The Lough and its birds, an excellent Chinese restaurant with view on the lake, Fitzgerald Park with its big playground, its nice artistic touch and a great café with organic cake... very tranquil, relaxing part of the city, but the walk to the center is only 20-30 minutes (or you can take the bus). Good supermarket just across the street. We will be sure to stay here again the next time we're in Cork. Thank you!
Staying with Michelle was an absolute pleasure. Her house is indeed as described: cosy and artsy. It is located in a convenient part of town, quiet and near the loch, but within walking distance from all the action in Cork. As a host, Michelle was everything you would want: warm, friendly and obliging, generous with great advice about sightseeing, and provided us with everything we needed including a yummy breakfast. A supermarket is nearby (literally 3 minutes walk down the street) in case you need anything on top of all that.
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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 we plan to visit Croatia so would be delighted to have contacts there.