About this listing
This is a red-brick, period house very close to the city centre, with public transport 30 seconds away! There are museums, art galleries and parks within walking distance and the immediate community is lively and interesting.
Double bedroom in redbrick terraced house in the quiet area of Kilmainham with a shared bathroom.
I am a painter and have a lot of art hanging on the walls. Many of my neighbours are artists and musicians.
The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Kilmainham Gaol Museum and the Irish Museum of Modern Art are also close by - as are all the major art galleries, museums and parks in the city centre (3km). Public transport is practically on the doorstep and you can either walk to the centre (25 minutes) or take a bus (10 minutes) or Luas Tram (15 minutes).
The Phoenix Park is 1.5k from the house and is the largest public park in Europe with beautiful trees and wildlife. The gardens in IMMA are beautiful to walk in and the Garden of Rememberance is close by too.
Guests have limited access to the kitchen for tea, coffee but cooking is not permitted. However, a continental breakfast is supplied up to 11.00am. Soap, shampoo and conditioner are available.
Interaction with Guests
I have enjoyed having all the guests who have stayed - they have all been exceptionally nice people. I work from home so I am here most of the time.
It's a lovely, quiet neighbourhood with lots of interesting people living around. It's very close to beautiful parks and museums and an easy walk to the city centre. The famous Kilmainham Gaol Museum is a must-see for those interested in Irish history. The Phoenix Park is one of the largest public parks in the world and our President resides there. The Museum of Modern Art is very close too.
Public transport is very convenient. There is a regular bus service from the end of the road - every 10-15 minutes to the city centre (taking 10 minutes to get there) and the Luas tram is a five-minute walk away. There is also easy access to the main railway stations and the airport bus. There is only on-street, metered parking available.
Other Things to Note
Like most people, my main concern is security and safety: remembering to close windows, turn off gas and lock up.
The room is for rent to not more than 2 people. I expect guests to be security conscious - remembering to close bedroom windows and to lock up when they leave.
I don't allow pets and smoking is not permitted inside. As the house is old, I ask people to be patient and kind with it!
Paul and I stayed at Anne's house for 2 nights and we had a fantastic time. It's a lovely old house in a great location, within walking distance of the town. Anne is very welcoming and helpful and it was a pleasure to stay in her house. Anne had lots of suggestions of things to do and places to eat. I would recommend staying at Anne's house and would definitely return there next time we're in Dublin.
Our stay in Dublin with Anne was outstanding. Right from accepting our request at late notice, calmly guiding us through Dublin traffic, giving us detailed and thoughtful sightseeing ideas to dealing with an alarm issue caused by me at 6.00am, Anne was nothing but helpful and welcoming. Her house is charming and perfectly situated and we would be back like a shot. I recommend it unreservedly.
Bien que nous n'ayons passé qu'une seule nuit dans la demeure d'Anne, nous nous sommes tout de suite sentis comme chez nous: chambre confortable, maison chaleureuse et propriétaire très arrangeante et disponible pour ses hôtes. Bref, très belle expérience à un prix tout à fait correct :-)
Anne est très sympathique ça été un vrai plaisir de séjourner chez elle. Elle habite dans un quartier très accessible par les transports en commun, la maison est située dans un quartier calme. Cette maison typique a du caractère et est très bien entretenue et confortable. L'accueil était parfait, Anne connait bien la ville et a été de bon conseil pour les lieux à visiter et se restaurer. Elle a été au petit soin avec nous. Je recommande Anne et sa maison pour l'accueil, le logement, la situation, et ses conseils.
Anne è stata davvero un'amica; ci ha dato molti utili suggerimenti ed è stata accogliente e alla mano fin dall'arrivo: insomma, ci ha fatto sentire in famiglia. La casa è molto bella e ben collocata, essendo vicina ai mezzi pubblici, nonostante il centro sia facilmente raggiungibile anche a piedi.
Il quartiere è molto tranquillo e a pochi passi vi è anche un piccolo supermercato.
Anne est très à l'écoute de ses hôtes. Elle fait le maximum pour faciliter leur séjour et se rend très disponible. Nous avons pu échanger avec elle même si nous parlions mal l'anglais.
Elle est très accueillante et rapidement on a fait connaissance.
Nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à rester deux nuits chez Anne.
the room in the beautifull 100 year old house was very very nive and clean. also the bathrooms, the kitchen, the little garden... everywhere we found beautifull paintings made from anne and the whole house is very inviting - and so was anne, very lovely person. the house is not in the citycenter but in this way we took a lot of walks and saw some other things of dublin. for exampel a little fox in our street. we will come back!
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About the Host, Anne
I live in Kilmainham, very close to Dublin city centre in a period redbrick house which is very typical. It's close to museums, parks and transport. I love travelling especially to Spain and Italy - I prefer culture to beach holidays and I also love skiing and walking holidays. I often have friends and family stay so I'm used to visitors and quite relaxed about sharing my home. I am an artist and an acupuncturist - an odd mix but I get to work from home and decide how I spend my time!