About this listing
Quiet respectable street in village 3 km from Limerick city, with safe street parking. Guest bedroom is bright and comfortable with a TV, wifi and sole use of bathroom. Self service breakfast items supplied with use of kitchen. Host lives on premise
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. For health reasons I am not in a position to cook breakfast for you, but you are welcome to prepare your own, as well as keeping some food in the fridge for other meals, and cook by arrangement.
Mauve decor, bright, two windowed, modern room with double bed. Wireless internet. Sole use of bathroom. There is a TV in the room. 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. 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 (website hidden) 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 feather one on the bed if you prefer. Pillows are synthetic. The house is smoke free and pet free.
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.
The sweetest stay beyond expectation. Frances is such a beautiful person with a heartful mind. We didn't have to ask for anything since she just knew what we need. she was aways carefully considerate, so kind and polite, and generous with great sense of a humor. Wonderful breakfast every morning, and we had lovely dinner together time to time. (We miss your barley soup and pork chop!!) We shared lots of talks, she inspired us in various topics. Her life stories were just amazing as her.
Since we were staying for one month, she showed us the town, especially some of the charity shops that has really interesting collection, brought us to free music concert, and to library and helped us lend some books. We had all the informations we need, since she always willingly helped us in detail.
The rooms are beautifully kept with her gracious taste. Our bedroom was beautifully decorated, fully furnished, spacious, bright room with tv, very comfortable bed, hanging spaces, chairs, desk, and mirror. Our room was on upstairs with the bathroom of our own which was really convenient also.
It's little bit hard to go to town since the bus comes only 4 times a day. but you will definitely get to love the bus driver David, and also the kind and bright neighbours who you meet on the bus everyday. It's a quiet and peaceful town with lovely neighbours with beautiful gardens!
We felt completely at home, and with her, it was really memorable time for us.
We are waiting to meet her again. Thank you for everything Frances-! : )
Frances est une femme absolument adorable qui nous a accueilli dans un petit nid douillet ou nous nous sommes senti chez nous.
Elle est de très bon conseil sur la vie en Irlande ( et les irlandais), ce qui est particulièrement précieux lorsqu'on vient pour la première fois.
Frances est pleine d'attentions pour ses hôtes. le petit déjeuner est copieux et parfait.
Si nous revenons un jour dans cette région de l'Irlande nous retournerons chez Frances avec plaisir.
Le logement est parfaitement situé, à cinq minutes du coeur de la ville de Limerick. On se gare avec facilité et le quartier est très calme.
La chambre est grande et joliment décorée (tout comme la maison), le lit est très confortable, il y a suffisamment de rangements pour deux.
Merci à Frances pour son accueil si souriant et nos longues conversation autour d'une tasse de thé.
What a wonderful lady Frances is! She was kind, elegant, knowledgable and helpful. We enjoyed very much talking to her. Her house was warm and beautiful. Our bedroom was clean, cozy and spacious with a big and comfortable bed. We had our own toilet/bathroom. The breakfast was great too. We appreciated very much and we'd highly recommend it!
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