This beautiful and historic house is 10 minutes walk from the vast majority of Dublin's major tourist attractions. Whatever your interests and needs are, you're perfectly positioned to see the entire city. Enjoy a comfortable bed, an exquisite drawing room, and a cosy garden.
Built in 1838 and recently refurbished with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, our home is located in the heart of Dublin, approximately a ten minute walk to the City centre (Grafton street). We have easy access to excellent public transport. Our family of four would love to welcome you to Dublin and do all we can to help you to experience one of Europe’s most historic and exciting cities.
Guests are welcome to make full use of the house and meals can be offered for a modest fee. Alternatively there are loads of good quality and good value restaurants in the area. We would be around to recommend the best sights, the best places to go for food, drinks, and entertainment. Furthermore, with an Irish historian living in the house, anyone interested is welcome to discuss the finer points of Irish history with one of its leading writers.
Your room is part of the original structure and at the back of the house so no noise comes in from the street. There are antique shutters to keep the light out and heat in and we are happy to provide hot water bottles, more blankets, or anything else which is necessary on request. The fireplace in the room is currently not functional but there is a wood-burning stove downstairs and an operational fireplace upstairs which guests are welcome to use too.
Guests will be able to come and go as they please. They are welcome to relax in the upstairs drawing room, the garden at the back, the kitchen, and the dining room at their leisure. Guests are welcome to make tea, coffee, and snacks in the kitchen (although we would request that you do not cook). Whenever possible guests will have their own bathroom. There is a separate bathroom for family use.
The area in which we live is really vibrant with great cafés, restaurants, pubs, and shopping right on our doorstep. We are also close to Dublin’s leading music venues, Whelans, which holds great concerts throughout the year and with Temple Bar (which has traditional Irish music every night) only about 15 minutes away, you’ll never be at a loss for what to do. If you’d prefer theatre or classical music, the national concert hall along with the Abbey and Gate theatres are within walking distance and as far as culture goes we've got the Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle, the National Library, Gallery and Museum as well as St Stephen's Green only about ten minutes walk away.
There is great public transport from anyone coming from far afield or looking to visit the more out-of-the-way tourist attractions: we are 3 minutes walk from the LUAS tramline, 2 minutes from the nearest bus stop, 10 minutes from the nearest airport shuttle bus stop (Trinity College/Dawson Street), and there is no time of the day or night when a Dublin taxi is more than 5 minutes away from us. If you want to see Dublin by bicycle (an experience which we would highly recommend), there are 3 bike shops and easy access to the Dublin rent-a-bike scheme. If you’d rather drive, Hertz rent-a-car is within walking distance and the new Dublin rent-a-car scheme (GoCar) has a pick-up point a block away.
On occasion another room in the house will be rented out in addition to your room, if you would like to know whether that room would be rented out or not during your stay, please enquire.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$26 / night after the first guest|
|Check In:||12:00 AM (midnight)|
|Check Out:||11:00 PM|
Had a great few days in dublin. Location perfect for city centre but still tucked away and peaceful. Friendly and helpful household made me very welcome. Gorgeous comfy bed, best nights sleep for ages! Definitely would stay again.
Jamie and his parents were very kind and accommodating. Their home is beautiful and is indeed centrally located. I was able to walk most everywhere and there are restaurants, shops, and points of interest adjacent to their home. Jamie greeted me and explained near by points of interest on a map. Check in was easy and fast. I was experiencing the onset of a cold and jet lag, but was able to relax in their home without feeling disturbed when I needed. Interactions with them were warm and friendly. I highly recommend their place.
An excellent place to stay if you are visiting Dublin. Jamie and his family are very welcoming and helpful with useful tips about places around the City. We visited over New Year and found Dublin to be a warm and vibrant place. We found some great old, pubs and enjoyed seeing Trinity college, museums and the National gallery. Cornucopia, in Wicklow St, is a must if you are vegetarian, or just enjoy whole food. The house was a wonderful respite after a day pavement pounding and it's peacefulness ensured a long restful nights sleep in a very comfortable bed. It's location is a very short walk from the centre, so it is really easy to get around on foot. We would certainly look at staying here again if the opportunity to return Dublin arises.
Jamie was away at college, so I stayed with his mum Jane and her partner Simon in the house. They were both incredibly welcoming and made me feel totally at home. The house is located in a great part of Dublin, a stone's throw from great bars and restaurants and Trinity College. Highly recommended!
Lovely room, though can obviously be colder in Autumn/Winter due to the age of the house. House is a delight with sympathetic furnishings and homely feel. We would have liked two pillows each but only because that is what we are used to! Jamie's brother was lovely to talk to. Great location close to St Stephen's Green meaning an easy walk to the city centre but also great access to restaurants and pubs of Camden Street (Green 19 and Bleeding Horse were favourites of ours).
I would highly recommend staying at this address. For a start, the location is fantastic, within short walking distance of Grafton Street and a series of pubs and cafés. Then, the house itself is great, a typical Dublin typology that has been extended to make it family friendly and filled with books and antique furniture. The bedroom was lovely and the bed comfortable. Finally, we only met Simon and his two younger children, but we really liked them. They all came across as quiet and very relaxed and interesting. This is definitely a family home, with all the warmth as well as potential issues around privacy and use of shared areas that this entails, but the rambling nature of the house, and the personality of the family made it all feel easy, welcoming and effortless. If I ever need to rent a bed somewhere in Dublin again, I am pretty sure I'll ask Jamie's family again.
Amazing traditional house, in a very quiet neighborhood, the room is very big and luxurious, just like the bathroom. Lots of privacy because it is huge! It has a studio that will make you want to stay reading instead of walking into Dublin :) Simon and Jamie were very nice and helpful. I totally recommend this place!
Really pleasant stay, in a nice and typical house.
Location is excellent, close from any interesting spot of Dublin by walk.
We didn't have the possibility to meet Simon but its brother Richard was there for the welcome, the exchange and the good toursism local information.
Jamie was out of town during my visit - but my stay was excellent. A beautiful and comfortable home in a great location. Walking distance to anything I was interested in seeing in Dublin, but in a quiet area. Would certainly recommend to anyone visiting Dublin.
Even if I was not able to meet Jamie, I had a wonderful welcome by Simon and Jane who really made me feel at home. And actually Jamie's house is a top one. A real, traditional, gorgeous accomodation, 5 minutes walk to Trinity, near to the lines that go to the Airport and to mostly all other beautiful places in Dublin. Very well furnished, quiet and warm! A will definitly go back in my next stay in Dublin!