About This Listing
This lovely, peaceful bedroom is in a period house 10-15 mins. from Dublin's heart, 20 mins from the airport. There's easy access to Croke Park, 3 Arena, Bord Gais Energy Theatre ... & you've got the beach, parks, cool bars & chic restaurants nearby
Come and stay in our large, comfortable guest bedroom in leafy Clontarf where it's so quiet you'll think you're in the country when, in reality, you're just a stone's throw from downtown Dublin and all it has to offer. (*Please note| We also have a second bedroom which accommodates 1 - 3 persons — Fab en suite near City Centre & Sea and a single room – Single en suite near city centre. Also please note| Our house is NOT suitable for children under 5,)
Room features include | Private en suite shower room, king-size, sleep-inducing sleigh bed (to rest your weary bones after your travels!) TV/ radio, iron & ironing board, hairdryer and lots of space for your luggage.
The room is part of a spacious 4-bed Victorian red brick house with typically large reception rooms, one of which — the bay-windowed dining room — is where guests enjoy a continental-style breakfast at whatever time suits .... Guests are welcome to use this room during the day to make tea/coffee or simply relax and watch the world go by
The house itself is on a road of Victorian houses running perpendicular to the promenade which you can see from our front gate. Great for joggers and walkers (You can borrow the dog if you like!)
A mere 10 minutes is all it takes to ...access town by bus (the 130, which runs frequently) , the mainline train service to the West of Ireland, the beach, and some of the best parks in Dublin. We're also ideally located for sports fixtures and concerts. You can walk to Croke Park (where the national games are played. (This is also the venue for concerts, such as the upcoming Garth Brooks events) The Cricket grounds on Castle Ave are also a walk away as is the o2 concert venue. The Bord Gais Energy, Abbey, Peacock and Gate theatres are within easy reach by bus The city train line (the DART) is a 7-minute walk away, the Aviva stadium (for rugby and concerts is a 10min DART ride, while the airport is a 20 minute drive and Dublin Port is 10 minutes away.
If you don't want to venture into town there are lots of cafes, restaurants and a little theatre nearby to amuse and entertain you. Sample pub life in two of the best north city Dublin has to offer — (Harry Byrne's and The Yacht.) If you want something a little more historic you could go see Bram Stoker's house or the site of the famous Battle of Clontarf, which celebrates its millennium anniversary in 2014, take a trip to Howth or savour the delights of St. Anne's Park. And if golf is your thing you're definitely coming to the right place with a great inland club (Clontarf) and two smashing links courses (Royal Dublin and St. Anne's) right on our doorstep.
Why would you stay anyplace else!
Bedroom, dining room, garden and courtyard.
Interaction with Guests
We usually sit down with our guests over a cup of tea and a slice of cake when they arrive or if that's not possible we breakfast with them on Day 1 to give them any help we can in making their plans for their trip. But of course, if guests don't need help and prefer to take breakfast on their own this is perfectly fine too!
See description. What's not to love?! It's perfectly located between city and sea with easy access to so many facilities.
You won't get better in Dublin. The bus stop for town is a 2-min walk, ditto coming back. The service is excellent for the most part. (Sundays and Bank holidays it's less frequent) The DART (city train ) is a 7 min. walk from the house. Take the bus to the DART if you're feeling lazy and it's even quicker. Because we re so close to town a taxi will cost around €10 to get you to the heart of the action.
Other Things to Note
*We are happy to make recommendations based on our guests needs. We have a good handle on what's happening in and around Dublin and have a keen interest in Irish history, folklore and the countryside. We enjoy sharing what our beautiful country has to offer, to ensure that our guests get the most from their stay.
*Guests are given a key to come and go as they like.
*Check in is at 3pm but depending on whether or not we have guests the night before, checking in can be earlier.
*Usually we can take people's luggage, irrespective of whether or not the room is free, after 9am.
*We re happy to hold onto luggage on the day of departure if guests have a later returning flight.
* We have the service of a local, trustworthy punctual taxi driver who gives a guaranteed rate to the port and airport. He is also available to do pick-ups from the airport on request.
*Unfortunately, our listing is not suitable for children under 4 as we don't have the facilities to cater for them.
We treat each guest as an individual with individual needs. Tell us what you need/want .... and we'll try to accommodate you. Mutual respect is key to how we treat our guests ad how we expect to be treated in return. We have few rules ...
*We're strict non-smokers but there is a courtyard available where you can smoke if you wish.
*We would prefer if you didn't invite anyone into our home.
* If you lose your key you will be charged for changing the locks. To this end we require an upfront deposit of €100 which will be retuned to you on checking out.
* We need to see ID such as passport or driver's license, on your arrival
Jacinta is the perfect host, everything is so neat and the room is perfect. The house is ideally situated near the sea and on good bus routes in to the city centre and you couldn't wish for a nice place.
Jacinta is such a lovely person. She welcomed me with afternoon tea and even before my stay she offered invaluable advice on buses from the airport, as well as sight-seeing suggestions. She also kindly drove me to a local laundromat and to the airport bus, when I was leaving. I don't think you would find a kinder hostess anywhere.
Not only that, but she provides breakfast and very good tea or coffee for her guests.
The house is near the sea in a beautiful, tree-lined street. It is a very short walk to catch the local bus into Dublin city centre. The house itself is well maintained and the ensuite room I had was extremely clean and comfortable. The shower was excellent and a hair dryer and ironing facilities are also provided. Wifi in the room was very good.
Jacinta's son was a great help with carrying my bag upstairs and later in my stay I met her husband, Patrick, who was also very welcoming.
Overall, I loved the house, which was decorated with so many interesting pieces of furniture and ornaments.
Thankyou so much, Jacinta, for being such a friendly, kind and helpful hostess. You really made my sojourn in Dublin most enjoyable.
My wife and I had a great time at Jacinta and Patrick's beautiful home. They are great hosts and our first couple of nights in Ireland could not have begun on a nicer note.
We had a wonderful 4-night stay at Westerley, if we return to Dublin, we absolutely will stay there again. Jacinta is a lovely hostess -- friendly, full of helpful advice and information, and willing to answer any and all questions. The information she sent prior to our arrival was invaluable. In our jet-lagged frame of mind, we were able to show her directions to the Dublin Visitor Center and to bus drivers, and they got us there.
The property itself is lovely, and absolutely as described on the airbnb website. It is on a quiet, leafy residential street in suburban Clontarf, but at the bottom of the street is a road with the 130 bus service which goes directly into the City Center. The light rail service is just 1/4 mile beyond the bus stop. We used both, and for that, we highly recommend buying a Visitor Leap Card, which allows 72 hours of unlimited public transport. It was a great value, and although we wouldn't have minded taking taxis, we never needed to.
We concur with other reviewers who recommended the Yacht Pub, which is a 2-minute walk from the B&B. It is so much more than a traditional pub -- beautiful decor, friendly service, a varied menu, and reasonable prices. By our third time there, the proprietor called us by name!
We give our unreserved recommendation for staying with Jacinta at Westerley!
We had a lovely stay at Jacinta's and Pat's place. They welcomed us warmly and took great care of us. We really enjoyed the breakfast which gave us a good start for the day.
We would love to come back when being in Dublin for the next time and recommend everyone this great place.
Jacinta and Patrick are lovely people! They made us feel very welcome! They both are very kind, nice and caring. They have been very helpful with everything! We couldn't have asked for more!
The dining room and our bedroom were very comfortable and it didn't lack anything!
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend their home to everybody! :)
We had a great time staying here. What a brilliant host. Everything as described and great location for getting into the city by bus. We really enjoyed chatting to Jacinta and the other guests at breakfast in the morning. We'll definitely return when we next escape to the city for a night out.
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About the Host, Jacinta
I am a freelance journalist/publisher, married with two grown up sons. When we first moved into our house we kept adult students . Over the years we've hosted people from Italy, Spain, Iran, Germany, France, Austria. We've also had au pairs stay with us when our sons were young. It was a great experience, one we enjoyed very much. Some of our former house mates may even be looking at this page. If so... come and stay with us again guys. We'd love to see you!
What are the things I like and can't do without? Family, good friends/companionship, music (all sorts from classical to rock) books, cinema, radio (always on) and sports (I live with boys, say no more!)
I like travelling but not the tent and backpack variety. I am that person who takes the kitchen sink with her and if I forget it I acquire it en route. My favourite destination? St. Petersburg is magic, with Istanbul close behind but the best place of all is Co. Clare — my birthplace, on the west coast of Ireland.... Absolutely beautiful.