About This Listing
Cosy double room with brand new mattress in a quiet area just 2 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Cork's lovely city centre. Great garden, sweet little pets and a chilled-out atmosphere in a beautiful old house!
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Cosy double room with brand new mattress in a quiet area just 2 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The bedroom catches the morning sunlight, whilst the evening rays soak the garden.
We have two small dogs and one cat; the dogs (one Jack Russell and one Dachshund mix) are quiet (usually!), energetic and very friendly, whereas the cat just likes chilling and eating, and he is quite talkative and very loving.
Everything Cork city has to offer is within walking distance of the house, and there is a friendly tourist office close by, though we would be delighted to share our knowledge of the city with you! There are plenty of leaflets about Cork's attractions and surroundings in the bedroom too. Walking distance to both bus and train stations (each 10 minutes walk), and a 20-minute bus journey to the airport.
100mb wi-fi connection - broadband
Bathroom with new electric shower (Update: Shower is now SHARED and is cleaned daily)
Towels, bed linen, shower gel, shampoo, etc. are provided
Tea and coffee making facilities in the room (freshly ground coffee and a large selection of herbal teas!)
Large garden with garden furniture and vegetables
Very central; close to bars, shops, restaurants, sights.
On-street disc parking (tickets are available in local shops and I usually stock some here too!)
Large fridge in the basement where you can store yummy goodies
Kitchen strictly unavailable, unless by pre-arrangement!
Check-in and check-out times are negotiable, depending on our working hours, but usually between 6 and 9pm would be good. Please give us a check-in time with a MAXIMUM error of one hour!Please arrange arrival times BEFORE you book and let us know well in advance if you wish to check-in outside of the 6-9pm window so we can arrange to accommodate you!
Directions will be made available to anyone with a confirmed booking.
Please contact through AirBnB, not through private email; thanks!
I love cooking, reading, relaxing with nice music, long walks and travelling. The house is beautiful, bright and spacious with loads of character and charm! Lots of original features, such as shutters on the windows, stained glass, wooden floors, high ceilings, etc. The kitchen is currently unavailable for personal use, though you can email beforehand and we may be able to accommodate you (as long as you don't mind animals bouncing around!) :)
We don't smoke during the day in the house, though we sometimes smoke in the evening in the kitchen, which is on the ground floor and the guest room is on the third floor (but if you are strongly opposed to this, please let us know and we have no problem to go outside!).
Kitchen strictly unavailable, unless by pre-arrangement!
Interaction with Guests
PLEASE NOTE: Maité's lovely mother, Karin, will be minding the house from April - August 2015, and she is sure to make your stay as pleasant as possible!
Really friendly area, lots of old men with dogs pottering around! Great view of Cork from top of the hill.
The house is situated just a 3-minute walk from the town centre; a 7-minute walk to Kent station (train station) and a 5-minute walk to Parnell Place bus station. The airport is about a 20-minute taxi ride (costs about 14euro).
For full directions, please see your "itinerary" once a reservation is confirmed.
Other Things to Note
PLEASE NOTE: Maité's lovely mother, Karin, will be minding the house from April - August 2015.
Quiet after 11pm on weekdays please!
Let us know the day before if you want breakfast :) I will leave it out for you in the study room. Help yourself to cereal, etc. in the study room.
Please TURN OFF the heating in your room when you are out.
If you would like to use the kitchen, please let us know in advance as we hang out there most of the time!
Please give us a check-in time with a maximum error of one hour, so we can organise ourselves! :)
Also - VERY important - Please close the front door PROPERLY when entering or leaving, as it opens on to the street and I would be worried about the cats!
This room is positioned at the top of many flights of stairs, however, the bed is very comfortable and the house full of character; there are even some friendly pets here which I found to be a plus. We were given an additional room which served as a desk and breakfast table with some light snacks and filtered water, and a lovely picturesque lookout of Cork. Enjoyable stay and extremely friendly host.
Maité and Karin were brilliant hosts!! On arrival to the house (which the directions given by the hosts were very easy to follow) we were greeted by Maité and their cute little doggy Bobby. We were shown our room, bathroom and the breakfast room and then brought out to the garden where we met Karin. The house is in a great location in the city and is perfect for those without a car. The room was a great size and we felt very comfortable in the house. Maité and Karin were very welcoming and gave us some great tips on places to see and eat in the city. I would definitely stay with them again.
Delightful home with delightful people. Great location in Cork. Easy to get everywhere from this lovely house.
This is my second time staying. Highly recommended. Wonderful people, wonderful pets and relaxed vibe.
Maite and Karin's place was really adorable and nicely decorated. I loved staying on the top floor, with an amazing view and my own study room.
I couldn't figure out how to use the shower and had to message Karen, but that is my fault as I am not used to European showers.
As a general note on my European travels so far: ask how to use the shower right away.
Karen also asked us to close the door when we were talking loudly late at night, we were very apologetic as we didn't realize how loud we were.
The experience was nice!
Maite and her mom were nice and accommoding when I was in cork for my exams. The apartment is in a really great location and close to everything in cork city.
Breakfast was really nice, room is comfy and shower is great. Check out cork coffee roasters when you are there for a really good cup of coffee :-)
Karin is such an interesting Person to talk to and has such a great sense of humour. The pets were simply adorable, we felt in love immediately... The house is located in an area with great pubs and cafes. It's an easy 5-10 Min walk to the City Center and the bus station.
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About the Host, Maité And Karin (Mother - Daughter Duo)
Please note: For some months this summer, I will be away and my delightful mum, Karin, will be minding the house, animals, BnB and garden; she is lovely and will make ensure that you have as pleasant a stay as possible!
I am a 26-year old currently doing a Masters in International Public Policy and Diplomacy; I love gardening, sustainable living, animals (both dogs are rescues), learning, reading, travelling (especially walking and/or camping trips), cooking and enjoying barbecues in the garden during summer.
I love learning from others, and that is one of the things I like about hosting on AirBnB - hearing other experiences, stories, etc...makes me feel like I am travelling from the comfort of my own home!