Dublin City House among the oldest

House - Entire home/apt · King Street North, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Period house to let in Dublin dating from the 18th century. Probably among the oldest Georgian houses in Dublin. Very original with most of the character of the period when it was built. It is very well located near the tramway. Opposite the Jameson Whiskey distillery and near Cobblestone pub.

The Space

This house is very old and one of the first Georgian house built in Dublin (1675). This house is unique, it has preserved order inside and outside the house because it has period plaster features in the ceiling on the ground floor, first floor, second floor and on top of the walls throughout the house, it has high ceiling, single glaze, Georgian, huge windows, the rooms are big, the Local council wants to preserve the house for its original period features and want to preserve absolutely everything about the house even things we may think would be better with modern materials. This house was in derelict condition 3 years ago, I have saved the house and spent a huge amount of money to present it in the condition it is to airbnb guests :

- New, very large main bathroom with great water pressure, big golden bath and great power showers with unlimited hot water on gas.

- New plumbing system offering unlimited hot water on gas 24 hours and in huge quantity ( 500 litres of very warm water tank), a pump has been installed to offer very powerful showers and a great pressure for drawing the water in the golden bath in the main bathroom in minutes.

- Gas central heating with new efficient gas boiler, costing on average around 25 euros/ night for a group of 10 guests. This is only an estimation, it could be a bit less or a bit more depending on hours used and on number of guests.
Warning : this house is huge with high ceiling and no isolation and big Georgian windows, GAS CENTRAL HEATING IS A MUST in the winter months and is necessary to warm the house 2 hours before your arrival to make your stay nice and pleasant.
Estimation of cost : 25 euros / night in the winter, half of that in the summer months.

- 16 kw Wood- burner in the kitchen/dining/ living area which makes the place very warm and homely. we provide wood at cost price ( 5.50 euros/ bag of wood). It makes the living/dining/ kitchen area very warm and creates a great atmosphere in the house for our guests. I offer to have it lighted 2 hours before our guests arrival.

- Central location ( 10 minutes walk to o'connell street: heart of Dublin) ; 15 minutes walk to temple bar; 5 minutes walk to the Guinness factory, 15 minutes walk to the huge Phoenix park (707 hectares) with the wild dears, the president house, the American ambassador house, the zoo....

- Convenient big place for big groups, we can welcome up to 15,17 guests on a sharing basis.
All the beds are new and the mattresses are very confortable, linen is new, fresh and clean, towels provided.

CONCLUSION :
The house is far from BEING PERFECT, BE WARNED. Nothing in the house is straight, nothing about the house is straightforward, the windows are from that time, every decision requires a specialist architect, this house is unique, full of characters. This house has been our house for the past 5 years, we have lived there very happily and love the fact that this house is a real life museum where our walls could tell you genuine stories of welcoming Irish people, farmers since as early as the 1700. I am now very happy opening our doors to AIRBNB GUESTS WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE who desire to experience a unique, different type of accommodation, who understand the challenges arising from being in an old building( no isolation, big volumes, high ceilings ) and APPRECIATE being in an old house with genuine history and character.

So far, to my surprise, my house has pleased many guests and have been enjoying the house greatly, I was not expecting all those bookings, the photos are accurate, when I will finish wallpapering the hallway, I will hire an airbnb photographer. it is not in my interest to hide anything or to have the wrong photos, all photos are accurate and real.

So that everyone knows, all is missing renovating now is a bit of painting, I would like to find a gorgeous wallpaper for the hallway and I am on my way to Milano in 2 weeks for it!

I really want to create a unique, beautiful, clean, safe and comfortable home for my guests. I am very grateful with the business that my guests bring and really enjoy meeting everyone. I want to give everyone a personal touch and intention. it is my very desire to make their stay a unique experience in Dublin and at North king street.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to the first, second and third floor, exclusive use for group of guests. There is no sharing of anything.

Non-smoking policy for the entire house.
smoking is fine in the small courtyard at the back.

The Neighborhood

the house has no direct neighbours on both side and the neighbours at the back are far away.

We are very close to the old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield. It is well worth a look. The house is very close to Smithfield square where there is also a very popular pub called the Cobblestone which has traditional Ceile Irish music every day from 4pm.
The house is very well located as it is only 10 minutes walk to O'connell street, the heart of Dublin
Around the corner, on Manor Street, there is a very nice Gastro Pub called Mulligans which does very good gourmet food 7 days a week.
We have just put a new plumbing system in the house which has 500 litres of hot water 24 hours on gas. there is great pressure for the 2 showers and there is a big golden bath.
The nightly rate does not include the cost of gas ( reading is done on arrival and on departure so we can work out the real cost of gas. The house has a central heating system on gas as well for the cooler months.
we provide wood at cost price (5.50 euro/ bag) in the living/dining/kitchen area, there is a wooden stove which is very powerfull in term of heating, It is very easy to light it and in no time it delivers great heat without mentioning that it creates a lovely, country feeling to the house which is quite nice considering that you are in the middle of the capital city of Dublin, so now very few places have this feature.
We have tried to turn huge volumes, high ceilings drawbacks into a great sense of space and warmth.
We can of course help you to light your stoves if you wish.
The house is very close to one of my favourite spot in Dublin which is the phoenix park with all the wild dears, you can hire bikes there, there is a cricket club, they also play Polo, people run, Families love it too.
So from the house, you can walk everywhere in dublin enjoying all the services of the city, yet able to relax and enjoy staying in a big old house, experiencing some of the old days of living.

Getting around

It is very accessible for the city. It is about 10 minutes walk to o'connell street, the center of the house. There is also a Tram Stop about 4 to 5 minutes away which has trams going to the city every few minutes..

Other Things to Note

I am very happy to welcome guests who have a genuine interest in experiencing a different type of accommodation, understand and appreciate the challenges of old, historic,protected house.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 15
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: $31 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $213
Cleaning Fee: $178
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We had a wonderful stay at this historic home! We had a group of 6, and I think we truly could have fit 6 more comfortably in there with us. The house isn't completely finished or perfect, but has so much charm. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and have a modern style. We enjoyed all the unique, historical characteristics of the house. The master bathroom with the tub was fabulous.

    It was located in a very convenient spot. Very close to Jameson distillery and a lot of fun restaurants and pubs. Cobblestone down the street was great.. Along with a few other places. You are also about a 15 minute walk to the Temple bar area and almost all of the big attractions. You can walk to just about anything or take a short, cheap cab ride. Only downside of the location that others mentioned was traffic during the business week. During the weekend, the traffic noise was minimal.

    All and all- a great experience! I would recommend to anyone looking for something different with a bigger group. The house has a ton of charm and Nicole was a great host who was very welcoming and accomidating!!

    March 2014
    Nicole
    Response from Nicole:

    Thank you so much Kailey for staying at the house for the saint- Patrick week- end:):):)
    I really enjoyed meeting you and am delighted that you have had a lovely stay.
    Warm Regards,

    Nicole

    March 2014
  • We were a group of 8 people here for a surprise birthday weekend and we had the perfect stay at Nicole's house.
    Kitchen and living-room are huge rooms, perfect to hang around if you're a big group, and fully equipped. The bedrooms are nice, with comfortable beds and warm duvets, and there is towels in the bathroom. Everything is very clean and, I have to say, even better looking in person than in the pics.

    Nicole friendly welcomed us and told us the story of this old house, which is so cosy and charming. We were afraid to be a little cold but gas central heating works very well. Everybody took a shower/day without having only cold water at the end, which is very appreciable.
    My only regret : we didn't had time to take a bath in the awsome bathtub.

    On the minus side, you may need earplugs if you have a light sleep and there is no lock at the bathroom door. But we resolved the issue with some kind of code when there was someone in, it's not a big deal.

    Renovation isn't over yet, but it is very livable and charming. We definitely recommend this place, unless you want something perfectly nice and smooth, then you'd better go to a hotel ;)

    March 2014
  • NIcole was very nice but this house is under partial renovation or perhaps an abondoned renovation. Certain pictures look amazing but the house is not as nice as photographed. Very dirty wall to wall carpeting and there was a rank smell in the kitchen that we couldn't figure out. We reduced our stay from 4 nights to two. Nicole understood and accomodated us. This would be a could spot for a bunch of people. More like a hostel. First AirBNB stay that was disappointing for me. Sorry...had to be honest here in case someone flew across the world thinkin they were about to stay in an awesome townhouse.

    January 2014
  • We had a great stay at Nicole's place. The house of course is old, but really charming and gives you a cosy atmosphere when the oven is lightened. It is fully equipped for a big group. We were staying with 10 people. It is also located near to the city centre and you can easily go to hot spots in a nice walking distance. I would definately recommend this place.

    December 2013
  • Great house, great location, great host... This is a very good place in Dublin, especially if you are a big group.
    The house is very old and lovely, 10 min from the city center (temple bar)

    November 2013
  • We were five friends in our mid-late 30's that stayed at this "oldie-but-goodie' house from Thursday evening until Sunday evening.
    There are three, narrow floors in the house (the ground floor is not part of it).
    The house is indeed very old, but it has been renovated and decorated with up-do-date furniture and equipment - all in a pretty good standard.
    There's hardly any insulation, so heating is about the fireplace (on the 1st floor mainly - in the living room) which is effective and then gas heaters, which worked fine on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
    The house is right on Smithfield's Market, which is literally two minutes from the Jameson Distillery (although that wasn't very interesting) and 15 mins walk from Temple Bar, Guiness Store House and for that matter the big park to the west.
    On Smithfield's Market there is a grocery store, a couple of cafes, and a nightclub, if you like.
    The windows are quite old and not very effective in keeping out sound, so if you are a light sleeper, I recommend ear plugs for when traffic starts on King Street in the morning.
    All utilities, dish washer, water pressure and things like that worked well.
    Nicole received us around 10:30 pm in the evening when we arrived and introduced us well to the house. She was throughout it all a very good, informative and friendly host.

    November 2013
  • A welcoming host in a unique home. It's a work in progress as the hosts are in the midst of a restoration of the building. It looks very run-down from the street but inside is a different story. The beds are all very comfortable and the house is very clean. Beautifully decorated. This house would be great for a longer, family vacation (we were only there 2 nights) as it has a full kitchen and lots of beds. Nicole is very accommodating and very enthusiastic about Dublin. I wish we hadn't been so tired from traveling as we otherwise could have listened to her suggestions and stories all day! Definitely visit the Cobblestone and L. Mulligan Grocer (a pub with great food) while you're here.
    As a heads-up for future guests: Be prepared for lots of steps, and very open-concept toilets - they don't have closing doors. Also, Nicole charges separately for heat and as we were on a budget, we ended up keeping the house very cold.

    October 2013
  • My friends and I stayed in Nicole's house over the October bank holiday weekend. We were celebrating my hen/bachelorette party and the house was perfect for our needs!

    7 of us stayed in total, but we had extra guests over for a party the first evening and an afternoon tea the next day, and the fully equipped kitchen came in very handy.

    The house is spacious and the heating is very efficient; it didn't cost us much extra and warmed up straight away. There was also plenty of hot water. The beds were very comfortable and we were provided with plenty of extra bedclothes (which we didn't need, but were appreciated).

    The house is very easy to get to from Dublin City Centre, by LUAS, on foot, or by taxi. All of my guests found it without any difficulties. There is a supermarket on Smithfield Square, just outside the house.

    When we first got to the house, Nicole and her husband Colman were there to meet us and tell us the history of the place (it dates from the 1600s). It was really fascinating. They are both lovely people and very welcoming.

    I wholeheartedly recommend a stay in the property if you are coming to Dublin; you will be genuinely delighted if you do!

    October 2013
  • Staying with Nicole was a pleasure. She was flexible on check-in and check-out, gave us a tour of the house when we arrived, And had fresh towels and linens as necessary.

    October 2013
  • Nicole is very lovely and the house served the purpose for what we needed it for- a girls trip to Dublin. It had more than enough beds, clean linen and space in the living room to hang out. We were a little disappointed that after agreeing with Nicole not to have the central heating on (it costs extra btw) and to use the log fires, she informed us on arrival that this was no longer an option and that she put the heating on before our arrival. I would also say that there is no TV in the bathroom as shown in the picture and no door to the toilet or blind on the window adjacent facing the neighbours. Overall we enjoyed our time here but would not stay again given the price and value for money.

    October 2013
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I am so happy to be able to welcome guests from the world over and to be able to welcome big groups in the heart of Dublin city center:):), the house is old, circa 1675, far from being perfect but has so much to offer in term of genuine history, offering a different type of accommodation with old tick walls, high ceilings, big volumes, log fire... I am an easy-going person, love meeting people from different horizon and Will do my maximum to make sure that your stay together and in Dublin is great:):):):) I am also very happy to re-organise the space more efficiently on a sharing basis to make it possible for bigger groups, I am looking forward to meeting you in Dublin:):):) Warm regards, Nicole
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