About this listing
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 popular 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!
We had a wonderful two night stay at Danielle and Francois' quaint Dublin home. As other recent reviewers have mentioned, Danielle was away during our visit, but we were warmly welcomed by Francois when we arrived and enjoyed his conversation and trip advice. In fact, he gave us several tips for restaurants, pubs and an out-of-town morning walk that were all big hits. The street was entirely quiet and calm on a Saturday night despite being just a short walk from bustling Camden Street. Our room was very pleasant and large and the bed comfortable. A highlight of our stay was rainy Sunday morning, when we were showered with Francois' wonderful crepes. We'd head back here for another stay in Dublin!
L'accoglienza è stata perfetta e la disponibilità totale! La casa è veramente graziosa, ben arredata e luminosa. Inoltre, è centrale e dotata di ogni confort: l'enorme letto è comodissimo, il bagno è dotato sia della doccia che della vasca da bagno... Soggiorno veramente unico! Raccomando caldamente questa sistemazione a tutti.
Amazing place and so close to the city center (walking). I didn't have the chance to meet Danielle or the girls for they were off on a trip but I stayed with only her husband François. That was not a problem at all because François is such a welcoming host and great to talk to! This was my first Airbnb experience and François definetly convinced me that this system is awesome! He would welcome me every night and helped me whenever I needed directions. He is such a friendly and respectful man! The house was beautiful and cosy!
I would, without a doubt, recommend staying here!
Thank you for the wonderful welcome François!
Lovely home with friendly hosts! Accommodations (and crepes!) were great. Street the house was on was quiet, but near to a main street with lots of cafes. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. :)
I had a wonderful time hanging out with Francois in his kitchen where we would discuss social & political issues while he made the crepes. He really went out of his way to make me feel at home and treated me like an old friend. Regarding the house : I was in a large room with a big comfortable bed. The house is quiet at night and so was the street . The shared bathroom situation was good. The location is very close to a major shopping area that is frequented by locals and not tourist. Yet you are a 10 minute walk to St Stephen's Green, Trinity College &. Museums. I feel like I lucked-out on this one & I hope to stay there again.
Danielle and Francois' home is a lovely place to stay. Danielle was away while I was staying, but Francois was very helpful and kind and his crepes were delicious! He was kind enough to make them for me when I was home late after a day tour. I know it would have been a very similar experience had Danielle been there also - great either way. :) I would recommend staying at this beautiful home as it is out of the craziness of the Temple Bar district, but is still within walking distance of the rest of the city.
The welcoming was very nice and friendly !
This house is very typical and gregorian and our room was very spacious, clean and well decorated.
No noise issue, the street is quiet !
House location is perfect to visit Dublin. Camden street, trinity college, temple bar, ... access was really easy especially with bikes, a station is located at 50m from the house.
Francois was a very nice host, he provides to us a lot of tips and we spent good times, talking about interesting topics, with a late tea to finish the day.
Francois crepes is not a myth ! 100% French approved !
We recommend to stay at this place if you want to visit Dublin for few days and share time with nice hosts :-)
About the Host, Danielle
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.