Quiet estate in village 3 km from Limerick city
Please note for security reasons I only take female guests, or a well recommended couple. I can take a third person on a folding bed, but it's a bit crowded
I will provide items for a continental style breakfast, cereal, juice, breads, cold meat, cheese, tea or coffee. Help yourself. I am not in a position to cook for you, but you are welcome to keep some food in the fridge and cook by arrangement.
Mauve decor, bright, two windowed, modern room with double bed. Wireless internet. Sole use of bathroom. Use of sitting room & TV by arrangement. Laundry and cooking facilities by arrangement. 3 miles from city centre, half mile from nearest shops. Poor bus service, car advisable, plenty of on-street parking. Suit couple or 1-2 ladies.. Safe respectable working-class area. Local reliable taxi driver available for sightseeing, airport/station transfers, etc.
I cannot offer to cook, iron, or do shopping for you, as I am mildly disabled, and have no car.
There is a ramp up to the front door, and if you cannot manage stairs, I may be able to accommodate you on a comfortable single bed in my own room. This has a fully disabled friendly bathroom attached. I would sleep in the guest room.
My home is a simple house, but nicely decorated. The room has hanging space, chest of drawers, mirror, and a chair to relax. It's my spare bedroom, so my books are there, and you are welcome to read them. Please do not remove any books, it's taken me many years to collect them. There is a nice view from the windows and the room gets the afternoon sun. It's a non-smoking and pet-free house. Free local and National phone calls any time on the landline. All day wireless internet access for (website hidden)ing.
I do not usually give a key, as I am usually in. However that's negotiable.
Please note, the public transport is as follows:
From 20 meters outside the door to the centre of town, 4 times a day in and out. NO SUNDAY OR BANK HOLIDAY SERVICE. Bus fare currently is 2.10 euros.
From 2 Kilometers away, to the centre of town and on to the other side of the city (big shopping centre, cinema complex, large hospital) every half hour. Sundays/bank holidays aprox every hour.
Nearest shops, 1 general store, garage, dry-cleaners/laundry, butcher's shop 1 Km away.
One bicycle may be available on loan, but walking shoes might be useful! A taxi to town will cost 10-12 euros.
Please be understanding of the fact that Ireland has a moderate climate. That is to say we don't get extremes of temperatures. If you come from a hot climate in July you may feel cold. We don't go round the house in a short sleeved tee-shirt and have the heating on. The first (eco-friendly) resource is a sweater, likely to be needed at any time of the year.
Also, much as I would love to be able to do something about it, it rains a lot in Ireland! That's why it's so green. An umbrella might be useful. I can lend you one, if you lose it you replace it.
May I suggest you also pack an adapter. Mine have a habit of disappearing.Our electricity sockets are the same as the UK.
Bathroom (sole use) kitchen, use of sitting room with TV. Use of washing machine, and clothes airer. I have no dryer.
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually at home most of the day and in the evenings. I'm happy to sit and chat, or find out and recommend things to do. I can arrange for cabs and possibly bike rental. I have my own room and bathroom with TV, so I give guests privacy. I can provide a shelf in the fridge for guests.
Bishop Murphy Park is a quiet area of Parteen which is a large village, with several housing estates. There is a pub, church, window glaziers shop, and a beauty shop. No general store, but the nearest is half a mile walk, where there is also a garage, some hot food, a dry cleaners, a butchers. My house is in an ex-social housing estate, which was built in 1970, and well established. It's quiet, and respectable, with no crime, drug or alcohol problems. It's very pretty in the summer, when the estate take part in the "Tidy village" competition. All the neighbours plant flowers in the public areas, and the trees are in full blossom. There are one or two nice walks in the area
Public transport is not very good. There is a bus in and out of town (Limerick) about 3 - 4 times a day, the earliest being around 8.00 AM, and the latest 5.30 PM. There is a regular bus service about a mile away, every half hour.
Other Things to Note
Duvet is synthetic, but I can arrange to put a synthetic one on the bed if you prefer. Pillows are synthetic.
Quiet time after midnight. No smoking indoors.
Use of phone for international calls not available, but you can freely use the internet to (website hidden), or browse.
Superbe expérience aux côtés d Frances ! Très prévenante et très charmante ! Merci beaucoup vous incarnez la véritable âme de air bnb !
We had such a great time in Limerick. The room is absolutly perfect. There's a lot of space for luggage and the bed is very comfortable. The neighborhood is very quiet so we could let the windows open for the whole night. Frances is a very nice and friendly person. We had very interesting conversations with her. We got a very delicious breakfast with home-baked cake. We had a great stay. Thanks for everything.
Frances es encantadora y se preocupó en todo momento de que dispusiéramos de todo y de ayudarnos en nuestra ruta. La habitación es muy cómoda. Aunque la casa no está en Limérick está cerca y permite tener una estada muy tranquila.
We couldn't have asked for a better host. Frances is a truly lovely human being. So genuine. Non-intrusive. Kind. Generous. Easy going. Such interesting chats were had too. It was a joy to meet Frances. The house is impressively clean and tidy. Would highly recommend her. A joy.
Louise, David & Bump
We had a great time with Frances ! The house is great, I hightly recommanded hier !!
Amanda and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Frances. She's such a polite and friendly person to stay with and also extremely helpful in planning activities and suggesting ideas. The room was absolutely wonderful and the city was just as beautiful. We can't wait to come back again!
Our stay was very nice. Frances home is very cheerful and safe. Frances is very welcoming. She gaves us all we needed and she helped us for all. We enjoyed speak with her. She is very interesting !