Brilliant 1800s home away from home serves as an ideal city location in walking distance to all the best Dublin sites, restaurants, and music- pubs! We offer a complimentary treat of fresh home-made breakfast crepes for those staying on the weekend.
This Georgian period room features in this great family 3 bedroom, 1.5 shared family bathroom, 2.5 storey house with a refurbished yoga studio below in the basement space (accessible only for paid classes not private use). Please note that guests are now given the Master bedroom with a gorgeous comfortable King size wood sleigh-bed and period feature fireplace.
We are a Frenchman and American lady with 2 children living in Dublin for 15 years and are happy to be your hosts. Our family enjoys having friendly guests about from all over the world, and it helps us cover the high utility bills in year round heating a big, high-ceiling early 19th century historic house within the cool climate of Dublin.
Guests are welcome to use our cozy family kitchen, eat homemade crepes with us on Sunday mornings, avail of fresh bathroom towels and do a load of wash if staying a week. Also free wi-fi connection is available.
We live in a great neighbourhood, filled with delightful cafes, small markets, charity shops, pubs/live music, parks, and within a 10 minute walk to the city centre (including Grafton Street, Stephen's Green, the National Concert Hall, and St. Patrick's Cathedral). Public transport is readily available with bus lines just 2 mins away, the LUAS train 3 blocks from us, and
DublinBikes for rent on our street. Everything you could want to experience in Dublin is within easy access!
A little bit about Dublin Itself: Dublin meaning "town of the hurdled ford", is the capital and most populous city of Ireland.The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubhlinn, meaning "black pool". Dublin is situated near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, and at the centre of the Dublin Region.
Dublin has many landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England in 1204, shortly after the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, when it was commanded that a castle be built with strong walls and good ditches for the defence of the city, the administration of justice, and the protection of the King’s treasure. Largely complete by 1230, the castle was of typical Norman courtyard design, with a central square without a keep, bounded on all sides by tall defensive walls and protected at each corner by a circular tower. Sited to the south-east of Norman Dublin, the castle formed one corner of the outer perimeter of the city, using the River Poddle as a natural means of defence.
The Molly Malone statue near Grafton Street.
One of Dublin's newest monuments is the Spire of Dublin, or officially titled "Monument of Light". It is a 121.2 metres (398 ft) conical spire made of stainless steel and is located on O'Connell Street. It replaces Nelson's Pillar and is intended to mark Dublin's place in the 21st century. The spire was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, who sought an "Elegant and dynamic simplicity bridging art and technology". During the day it maintains its steel look, but at dusk the monument appears to merge into the sky. The base of the monument is lit and the top is illuminated to provide a beacon in the night sky across the city.
Many people visit Trinity College, Dublin to see the Book of Kells in the library there. The Book of Kells is an illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks circa. 800 AD. The Ha'penny Bridge; an old iron footbridge over the River Liffey is one of the most photographed sights in Dublin and is considered to be one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks.
Other popular landmarks and monuments include the Mansion House, the Anna Livia monument, the Molly Malone statue, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street near Mountjoy Square, The Custom House, and Áras an Uachtaráin. The Poolbeg Towers are also iconic features of Dublin and are visible in many spots around the city.
Guests can use anything in the kitchen (including bulk foods and spices); hair blower (in guest room); iron; family shampoos or toothpaste; towels; videos & travel guides.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to chat with guests when encountered! Guests are considered a part of the family when about, so don't be surprised if we are chatting to you when we are still in our bathrobes! :)
Our Portobello neighbourhood is an eternally up and coming area with cool cafes, pubs, restaurants and music venues. It is a relatively safe and quiet, well-kept residential area within the hub of the city centre with loads of sites and happenings within easy reach. It is ethnically and economically diverse making for real and dynamic city living. We live next to the old Jewish neighbourhood complete with Bretzel Bakery and the Jewish Heritage Museum. We are very happy here!
Yes, easy public bus access and LUAS line train stop within one block. The public Airport Bus No 16 is only 3.05 Eur each way and so handy to our house; the bus stop is just to left of our main cross street, CAMDEN.
Other Things to Note
We offer accommodation in a FAMILY lived-in home, NOT a classic B&B. So please don't expect all the fancy stuff you find in hotels and such. If you want that, feel free to book in the 100-300 Eur (the going rates in our area) rooms around the corner from us.
We have central heating through radiators (that cannot be adjusted) and keep the heating going up from 6:30- 11:30am & 4-11pm in the winter. We consider that fair and reasonable. If you come from a warmer climate than that of Ireland, and don't climatise easily, you may want to bring extra layers for warmth to suit yourself. To be fair, please don't expect us to leave the very expensive heating on all night, unless you want to pitch in an extra 10Euro per night.
Please note our shower has an anti-scalding mechanism which never permits it to get super hot and sometimes cuts out for a minute to regulate the temperature. If you prefer the super hot, go for our clawfoot bath with shower nozzle which will always deliver 100% hot water for your satisfaction. Many European homes only have the bath with shower nozzle anyway. If that is not optimal for you, do consider a different Airbnb host.
No additional visitors allowed once booked. Additional fee of 25Eur/night applies for 2 sharing; so 72Eur per night rather than the 48Eur for a single person occupying the room.
No shoes permitted upstairs to keep carpets clean and pleasant for one and all.
Water and herbal teas only in the guest room as all other drinks may cause staining which you will be accountable for with your deposit.
Please no food or alcohol in the bedroom as food attracts bugs and a guest recently made a spill. You are free to use the kitchen whenever you wish and have space in the fridge.
Please don't put wet towels or clothes on the bedroom furniture or floor (this will cause damage that you may be accountable for) you may hang them on the hooks on the back of the bedroom door or on the radiator/heater.
In respect to the shared family bathroom and others, if you have long hair, please wipe down the shower, sink, and/or tub and dispose of hair in the waste-basket after use.
Check out by 11am and Check-in by Noon however bags can be left at any time between 7am-7pm coming or going.
You will receive your own set of keys upon arrival to come and go as you please. We just ask that the last one in and the last one out lock up properly.
Many thanks for your cooperation!
I had a great stay with Danielle and her family! Everything was as stated, the whole family was extremely friendly and glad to suggest sights to see or places to go, and the crepes were delicious! The bed was also extremely comfy. Overall I'm very happy I stayed there, thanks for making me feel welcome, Danielle.
Everything was great.. Friendly and welcoming, great location, comfy bed.
This was the perfect place for me! I traveled alone, and I was warmly welcomed by Danielle and her husband. The Sunday morning crepes were a welcome bonus, too! It was a perfect location really close to everything, and the neighborhood is extremely safe. I never felt uneasy walking home alone at night. I would definitely recommend it!
Merci Danielle et merci François pour le chaleureux accueil et les sympathiques attentions au petit déjeuner (dont les fameuses crêpes du dimanche). Et aussi pour tous les petits conseils précieux pour faciliter les visites de la ville et ses environs comme Dalkey etc... Maison bien entretenue et surtout très bien placée pour accéder à pied, à tous les points d’intérêts. Parfait pour les francophones comme nous qui avons trouvé la possibilité de parler en français avec François et un petit peu avec Danielle. Ce qui permet des échanges sympathiques. (Nous devons encore parfaire notre Anglais pour un prochain séjour).
Danielle and Francois are very nice and welcoming people !
The house is very beautiful and the bedroom very comfy.
Danielle and Francois have good advice concerning the life in Dublin and nice places to visit.
We had delicious crêpes for breakfast and an amazing City trip in Dublin thanks to Danielle and Francois !!
We had a perfect time in Dublin with Danielle, Francoise and Colette. Their home is lovely and a great location and Danielle's suggestion for day hikes and trips so enhanced our experience in Dublin.
This is AirBnB at its best!
The day we arrived we were pleasantly surprised, the house has such an amazing atmosphere, it's cozy and the family is so lovable. Even though it was quite late when we arrived, they still welcomed us and give us helpful advices. Francois and Danielle made me feel very welcome in their house. The house was clean and super charming, the bed comfortable and the room was spacious. It was also located in the perfect spot (especially for young people as us :) ) but still it was really quiet and calm. We could reach everything by foot and also the access to the airport is really easy as the bus stops at the end of the street!
Dublin was an amazing experience and thank you so much for the amazing stay! We couldn't imagine a better start of 2015! (Especially with the wonderfull crêpes ... )
I would fully recommend everyone to stay over there!
I am a Holistic minded, lover of culture (from arts to travel, and people)! My French partner and I enjoy hosting the open-minded, intelligent, and friendly people that compose the Airbnb community.