About this listing
Leafy Ballsbridge home of 2-double bedrooms, a single bedroom/study and 1-full bathroom. Every amenity, off-street parking, 40ft back garden & patio. 2 minutes walk from Lansdowne DART station. Also has a large double sofa-bed downstairs.
Enjoy an open fire, fast, unlimited wi-fi, satellite TV, DVDs, stacked iPod on Sony sound system
The house is peaceful, central and has every amenity. It is secure, quiet, comfortable.
The floors are oak, the windows are triple-glazed, the house is well-insulated and very cosy. Enjoy an open fire, light the candles, adjust the lighting on dimmer switches, enjoy watching DVDs, browse bookshelves or the wide selection of music on the iPod. Have a barbque or make yourself a cup of tea or Nespresso coffee, take it out on the patio and listen to the birds in the back garden.
The house is a home that is lived-in and not a property that is rented on a full-time basis. While the house is neat and tidy there will be personal effects such as photographs, toiletries, books, artwork and this may not be to your taste - you may prefer to rent a place that has no signs of other inhabitants.
Guests can have full access to the open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room downstairs with TV and DVD player, as well as the study upstairs, the patio and garden, off-street parking, a full-bathroom, plenty of storage and closet space and a washer and drier, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, plenty of fresh towels. Wireless internet is also available - it's fast and unlimited.
Interaction with Guests
I might not be present when you arrive but will arrange to have the keys available for you in a lockbox at the front door.
The neighbourhood is Dublin's 'embassy belt' and is peaceful yet central.
Within 10 minutes of the house I am in the large gardens and fields of the Victorian Herbert Park, or in the leafy walks of Merrion Square, or enjoying the stunning views of Dublin from the rooftop bar of the Marker Hotel. l can cross the road to take the Dodder River walk to the Grand Canal Dock and over to the River Liffey.
The Aviva Stadium is two minutes walk from the house, the RDS is six minutes walk, the Bord Gais/Grand Canal and LIR Theatres are six/seven minutes walk . The O2 is twenty minutes walk.
The village of Ballsbridge and the RDS is five minutes walk away and has numerous restaurants and pubs. Beggars Bush is four minutes in the opposite direction and again has award-winning restaurants, famous pubs and a supermarket open 24/7. The Grand Canal Dock is seven minutes walk away.
Public transport is on the doorstep - take the DART or the frequent double-decker buses. Taxis wait at the taxi rank at the end of the street.
You are within 5 minutes walk to the Grand Canal (Bord Gais Theatre) and you can walk to Merrion Square and the National Gallery in less than 10 minutes. Stephen's Green and Trinity College are less than 20 minutes walk.
Lansdowne DART station and a taxi rank are just two minutes walk away. There are frequent buses (the bus stops are two minutes walk away) going to and from the city centre.
The Aircoach service from Dublin airport to Greystones (route 702) passes right by Lansdowne Park. The service runs on an hourly basis so check with the Aircoach website to see if it suits your landing time and you can book online with them. The cost is €8 and €13 return. Get off at Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road and walk back in the direction from which the bus has come - back onto Northumberland Road. Lansdowne Park is the first turn into your right - so it is 2 minutes walk back from the bus stop. This is a 24-hour service, the coaches are very comfortable and have wi-fi.
A taxi from Dublin airport will cost about €25/€30
or you can take the Aircoach to (and from) the Burlington Hotel in Donnybrook (service every 15 minutes). A taxi from the Burlington will cost about €6 or is a 15 minute walk.
If you wish to book a taxi back to the airport - there is a taxi rank 2 minutes walk away by the Ballsbridge hotel on the junction of Lansdowne Road, Northumberland Road and Pembroke Road. You might also want to book with Ballsbridge Taxis who do a reasonable flat rate of €24 if you book with them.
pets are allowed, smoking can be done on the patio but not inside the house.
This house was a perfect fit for our party of five - nicely located in the embassy area, very comfortable beds, easy walk to stores & cafe; we loved the lavender in the front yard & Nespresso to help fight jet lag!
Great Experience! Perfect location for us. Everything was as outlined in the listing and Katherine was responsive and a great host. This was our first AirB&B booking and it was an outstanding home away from home experience. Thank you!
A lovely house with everything needed ! Very well-located for a stay in Dublin. Katherine was very nice with us. I highly recommand this place !!
Had a great time staying at Katherine's place! A really homely apartment with all the amenities I could want. Very close to the town, yet far enough out to be quiet. Definitely recommended.
After eventually managing to get into the property (I think it was more us being stupid than a difficult lock), we were utterly impressed with the house that Katherine has in such a lovely area of Dublin! We especially made great use of the garden as it was such beautiful weather when we arrived. Although it isn't in the city centre (30-40 minutes walk), it is so easily accessible as the DART station is 3 minutes walk away and they're very regular and only take 5 minutes. Ballsbridge is a great area to stay! I would definitely recommend staying at this great home on your visit to Dublin.
Katherine made us feel very welcome. Check-in was very easy and we found the house cosy and ideal for our needs. The location is perfect with easy access to the Dart, buses, and a 20 minute walk to Grafton Street. The area is very quiet and peaceful. All the recommendations that Katherine made about restaurants were perfect.
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About the Host, Katherine
I am Irish, from Cork originally and I have lived in the United States for a number of years (Boston and Berkeley).
I'm an academic, specialising in Irish literary history and feminist studies and I divide my time between Dublin and rural Co. Wicklow.
I practise acupuncture and enjoy meditating and travelling.