Spacious sunny room in old Georgian house. 26 minutes walk from the city centre or 15 mins on the bus. Ten mins walk from trendy Portobello. Meet my friendly dog, Bus stops. supermarkets, bars, cafes, swimming pool and cinema are 2 minutes away
Very large double room in beautiful period home in residential neighbourhood, 15 to 20 minutes walk from Trinity college or a 10 minute bus journey. Close to the city centre and very close to all amenities. I am on a direct bus route to UCD the 142.
I am located in a friendly safe central neighbourhood with restaurants, bars and coffee shops and a cinema across the road all minutes away
You are 15 to 20 minutes walk to Trinity or a 10 minute bus ride (2 mins walk to bus stop), on a direct bus route to UCD (142, 15 mins away).
2 minutes from
- 4 supermarkets
- a great and inexpensive Palestinian restaurant, Little Jerusalem,
- Starbucks and MacDonalds and several inexpensive Thais and Indians
- a great fish and chip shop
- Slatterys a listed Victorian pub,
a cinema, swimming pool and a laundry.
10 minutes walk to the green line Luas.
Shared bathroom, shared with max one other guest and sometimes me (if I want a bath).
continental breakfast available on request in beautiful garden with friendly poodle, foxes and loads of birds
no smoking inside or out !!
You can keep some small things in the fridge if you wish and have a tea, coffee or a drink or heat something in the microwave .
I do not provide cooking facilities.
There is a launderette around the corner should you wish to do your laundry. If you stay more than a week I will do a load of washing for you.
You are welcome to sit and study or use your computer in my dining room.
I work from home, the sitting room is my home office and is generally unavailable to guests. My garden and garden room are now asleep for the winter but in Spring summer and autumn it is pleasant to sit there.
You can put a bike in my shed at the front of the garden but I do not guarantee safety.Lock it. I do not have parking but it is free on the road after 6 pm and before 8 am on weekdays and at the weekend.
Lovely gardens with lots of wildlife, foxes, frogs and birds like being in the county but in the city.
Walking distance from theatres and the concert hall.
This room is not available for longer term let. Please don't send me enquiries re same.
The house, dining room, garden room, and garden but limited use of the kitchen to heat something up or put something in the fridge. No cooking. . I work from home and use the sitting room as my home office. Please if I am in there with a computer with the door shut during the day don't expect to come in and sit and chat with me me.
My printer and ink are paid for by my work. I can't print boarding passes for you but there is an internet cafe around the corner
Interaction with Guests
I am here normally to greet you and tell you about the neighbourhood. After that its up to you. Some people like to chat, some get up and go. Some people have a drink with me. I wont be intrusive but if you are interested and you want me to show you the neighbourhood or make recommendations I will.
My dog always interacts she loves people.
I do work from home mostly using the sitting room as my office (I have two other reception rooms). If I am in there with the door shut using a computer please don't assume I am free to talk to you.
I love Rathmines close to town but a village where families live, parks, schools a cinema, swimming pool and gym. supermarkets, health food shops pubs restaurants, cafes, bookshops it has it all.
Library Rathmines road Lower – William Morris Window (website hidden)
Mt Jerome cemetary, Harolds Cross – wonderful Victorian Cemetary, (website hidden)
Sandford Church, Sandford road, Ranelagh, Harry Clarke Stained windows, (website hidden)_d6.html
Helen Lucy Dillon garden, open Saturdays, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, (website hidden)
Slatterys pub, Rathmines road Lower, listed Victoria wooden pub – look around they have some pictures of old Rathmines, no website
I walk the dog around the neighbourhood if you want to walk you around and tell you a little bit about the architecture happy to.
There are loads of buses to and from Rathmines and the luas is a ten minute walk.There is no direct bus from the airport, take a cab or get a bus and the 14 or 15 or 140 from Trinity college (Nassau Street). The 18 from Castlewood Avenue will bring you to Ballsbridge and Sandymount or Palmerston.
From Harolds Cross (15 minutes walk away) you can get a 16 to the airport.
Buses only take exact change and do not give change or take notes. I recommend buying a Leap card in Mini Mart on the Rathmines road lower opposite Lidl.
Other Things to Note
Some great quirky shops like the third policeman and a great weekly house clearance auction
Little Jerusalem I love or Slattery pub
This a quiet peaceful house, you are here to enjoy yourself but quietly coming in and out.
I am quite relaxed with guests but after many people staying I do have rules.
The dining room and conservatory are available to you. Sometimes you may use the sitting room but I mostly work from home and use it as my home office. Please if I am in there with a computer with the door shut during the day don't expect to come in and sit and chat with me me. Questions are fine.
My computer and printer and ink are paid for by my work. I can't print boarding passes for you - there is an internet cafe around the corner.
I will do a load of laundry for you if you stay more than a week. Please if you handwash things dont leave them to dry on my antique furniture it will damage it. I can hang it up for you on a rack. There is a laundry round the corner.
If you stay longer than a week I change the sheets and towels once a week. If you want extra towels just ask. I give three a bath, midsize and facecloth. Most people find that enough.
I have a small hairdryer you can borrow but suggest you bring your own.
No bicycles in my house (front hall) or to be brought through the house or chained to the front gate (I can't then open it).
If you want to bring a takeout back and eat it in the dining room I don't mind but please don't leave your dirty dishes for me to cleanup. If the dishwasher is full rinse them and leave them beside the sink. Don't leave food remains out. there is a bin.
There is only limited access to the kitchen. You can buy something small and heat it up in the microwave or on the stove. No cooking. If you want to keep a few small things in the fridge thats fine.
I may be able to keep a bag for you for the day I may not. My checkout time is 10 and I need the keys returned out at checkout. Please don't expect to hang onto the keys because you want to leave a bag here.
No checkins after 10 pm
No smoking in the house- if you want to smoke outside I will give you an ashtray. Please close the door behind you if you go out for a smoke.
Only the booked in guest is to come into my home. No extra people in the house or in your room.
Please dont ask to use my address for postal deliveries. I have given this facility in the past and 3 years on have a former guest who doesnt live in Ireland using my address to set up accounts that require Irish residency.
Margaret is a wonderful host with charming character. She welcomed me and took the time to introduce me to the neighborhood.
The house is classic period; nicely decorated with ad-hoc antique furniture. The bedroom is very large and quiet.
Her house is located in the heart of Rahtmines next to restaurants, cinemas and various facilities.
A must when visiting Dublin !
Margaret's house is a great place to stay. Perfect for seeing Dublin. The room is so comfy I felt completely welcome and comfortable. A real home from home experience.
I spent three nights in Margaret's place and everything was very good. The entire house has a nice feeling and the room was big and well presented. I really enjoyed the time and if I will be back in Dublin, I will contact Margaret again.
I had a wonderful time in Dublin and Margaret made me feel very welcome in her lovely home. She offered me breakfast and tea each morning and gave me lots of helpful hints and tips throughout my stay. I also enjoyed meeting her dog who was extremely friendly! Margaret's home was very close to the town centre, shops and cafes and was well connected to the city's public transport. I would definitely recommend staying here.
I had a great time staying at Margaret's. She was extremely helpful with anything I asked for. My bedroom was a gorgeous spacious room & the bed very comfortable. I had a great rest there, which was much needed. The house is fab, very characterful and quirky. Would thoroughly recommend!
This was my first experience with Air BNB and I could not have had a better one. I felt so welcome in Margaret's home and she made sure that both of her tenants(myself and another woman from Canada) were taken care of! She made lovely breakfasts and helped us find our way around town and the best deals. She knew Rathmines like the back of her hand and all of the places to find affordable bikes, bedding, and good eats.
The room itself was amazing. It was a spacious room with plenty of space for all of my luggage. It also had a great view into the front yard. Her pup, Nelli, was also a welcome addition to anyone feeling homesick!
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