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
Our 2 night stay with the Obrien's was the perfect start to our Ireland trip. Located in the beautiful seaside neighborhood of Clontarf their home and the room was exactly as described. Lovely, private and just a 10 minute bus ride into the city (with the stop at the end of the street) we highly recommend you stay here.
We arrived late but Jacinta and her husband have us warm welcome upon arrival. Jacinta showed us our room, the dining room, and explained everything we need to know.
The house situated on quite street and the neighborhood is safe. There is a pub just at the corner, the waiters there are also very very friendly. Also, just 2 mins walk, we can walk to the riverside with great view !
On the second day, I was very ill, Jacinta helped me book with her GP, and even drive me to the doctor from her busy working day.
Jacinta also offer us a ride to the Dublin port on the day of our departure. She is the best airbnb host I have ever met.
A very nice home and great host. Jacinta is absolutely someone to meet ! The room is large and very comfortable. Home at 20 mns from city center but there is a bus even late by night. Very safe and nice. Great advices. We would love to come again :)
Confortable place, in a nice neighborhood.the room is very large and warmly.You can get the city center easily by bus in 15 minutes and the bus stop is in a short distance from the house.
The listing was as pleasant as it said it would be! Jacinta and Patrick made us feel welcome from the get-go and helped us tremendously with getting around in Dublin. Breakfast was continental style and "help-yourself", which was fine with us. The townhouse was lovely Victorian style and we were able to park and use the internet for free. Great stay.
Jacinta and Patrick are wonderfuls hosts! Very friendly and always good ideas on what to do in Dublin! Clontarf is a very good location when travelling via Dublin Airport, close to the city and with good restaurants in walking distance!
We have had a wonderful time staying with Jacinta. Very friendly, helpful and fabulous location - very nice to be out of the city, yet so easy to access with good eating nearby. Lovely and quiet. We look forward to staying again. Haig
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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.