Tranquil en suite near city centre

House - Private room · Saint Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

This lovely, peaceful bedroom is in a period house 15 mins. from Dublin's heart, 20 mins from the airport. There's easy access to Croke Park, The O2, Bord Gais Energy Theatre ... & you've got the beach, parks, cool bars & chic restaurants nearby

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This lovely, peaceful bedroom is in a period house 15 mins. from Dublin's heart, 20 mins from the airport. There's easy access to Croke Park, The O2, Bord Gais Energy Theatre ... & you've got the beach, parks, cool bars & chic restaurants nearby

The Space

Come and stay in our large, comfortable guest bedroom in leafy Clontarf, site of the eponymous Battle, where Brian Boru met his end in 1014 ...It's so quiet you'll think you're in the country when, in reality you're just a stone's throw from down town 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)

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. Breakfast (tea/coffee, toast, cereals, cheese, cold meat, eggs) is in the large light-filled kitchen/family room where you are welcome to make yourself tea/coffee or whatever takes your fancy, during the day.

The house 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!

Guest Access

Bedroom, kitchen/breakfast room garden and courtyard. If you want to watch something particular in the sitting room (as has happened with football, for instance) that isn't a problem.

Interaction with Guests

We usually breakfast with our guests, when we give them any help we can in making their plans for the day. But, of course, if people prefer to breakfast on their own that's perfectly fine too!

The Neighborhood

See description. What's not to love?! It's perfectly located between city and sea with easy access to so many facilities.

Getting around

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 here

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $505 /week
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $21
Check In: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Jacinta has a lovely home in a safe and beautiful area of Dublin and could not have been more accommodating. She had lots of good advice about what to see and made us feel very welcome. The room was roomy and very comfortable. I would definitely come back to stay here.

    July 2014
  • What a fantastic place to stay. Every thing was perfect. Could not have been nicer. Jacinta is a lovely host

    July 2014
  • Everything was perfect. A wonderful hostess, beautiful room with an overly comfortable bed and quiet surroundings with easy access to the town center. Breakfast and the odd piece of cake and cups of tea that kept appearing was just what was needed to make the weekend as I said just perfect.

    We will visit again but I suspect we will have to book far in advance as this really is a 'find' that once you have experienced it you will want to come back.

    Amanda and Iain

    June 2014
  • I had a wonderful two days in Dublin. Jacinta is the perfect Airbnb host - friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The room is lovely and the location in Clontarf is quiet and an easy bus ride from the city centre although I preferred the forty minute walk. Dublin is a lovely city to wander around and the Guiness Storehouse is a must for anyone who likes beer and even for many who don't!

    June 2014
  • Jacinta's Clontarf suite was perfect -- beautiful room in a wonderful home, a peaceful setting, shady-treed neighbourhood, best dog ever, and the most gracious hosts imaginable. The whole experience left me brimming with happiness -- except the moment that my taxi pulled away and I had to say goodbye.

    June 2014
  • Jacinta ist eine tolle Gastgeberin in einem wunderschönen, villen-ähnlichen Haus. Ihre Katze und ihr Hund sind sehr niedlich. Das Frühstück war lecker und die umliegenden Restaurants sind auch sehr empfehlenswert.

    June 2014
  • Our recent trip to Ireland was very pleasant, allowing us to discover and appreciate many aspects of its great and specific culture. Human and warm relationships are easily possible, paving the way to interesting and creative dialogues. Our stay in Jacinta's home confirmed it perfectly. Apart from the comfort and good location of their house, our room offered all the facilities to make ourselves quickly feel at home. Clontarf, even within 15 or 20 minutes from the heart of Dublin, offers its own charm, fun to explore and discover, with a great help from Jacinta and Patrick. Frankly, we were quickly so at ease that we had the impression of visiting relatives. No doubt that we won't hesitate to recommend Jacinta's home to our friends going to Dublin. By the way, the breakfast time was in itself both nourishing for the body and the mind, thanks to Jacinta's gracious presence. Merci et à la prochaine!

    June 2014
  • I can't say enough about my stay with Jacinta in Clontarf. Her home and my room were beautiful, the atmosphere warm and due to the closeness of the bus route, just a short hop from everything. I learned much about Ireland from the lively conversations over breakfast with Jacinta and her house guest. Jacinta is very helpful and accommodating. I would stay with her again in a heartbeat.

    May 2014
  • My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here this past week. Jacinta was very helpful in providing information about Ireland and places to see prior to our arrival. She was very kind, inviting and makes sure you feel like you are at home. She even made us coffee on arrival!

    The room was very clean and welcoming. The home is located in a quiet area of Dublin that is not far by bus, train or even walking to city centre. She gave us many tips for places to eat and hang out at.

    You will absolutely enjoy staying here. It is a perfect spot for a couple. Thank you!

    May 2014
  • Jacinta and Patrick were awesome and I really enjoyed staying at their house, the house was really nice and the room was comfy and clean.

    Clontarf (where the house is located) is one train station away from the city center (that's like 10 minutes or so) and there's a lot of buses as well.

    May 2014
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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.
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