Brilliant 1800s home away from home serves as an ideal city location in walking distance to all the best Dublin sites (St. Patrick's Cathedral & Stephen's Green are not more than a 10 min walk from our house), restaurants (we have the Michelin star Camden Kitchen on our street), and music- pubs (the famous Whelans & Devitt's nearby)! 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 story house with garden level Airbnb apartment that accommodates 4 people below. Guests in our home are given the spacious Master bedroom with a gorgeous comfortable King size wood sleigh-bed and period feature fireplace (albeit non-working and only decorative).
We are a Frenchman and Californian lady with 2 children living in Dublin for nearly 20 years and are happy to be your hosts. We do our best to be eco-friendly and organic with all of our household products. 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 nearly a week. Also free WIFI connection is available.
We live in a great neighborhood, filled with delightful cafes, delicious restaurants (including vegetarian ones), small markets, charity shops, pubs/live music, parks, and within a 10 minute walk to the city center (including Grafton Street, Stephen's Green, the National Concert Hall, and St. Patrick's Cathedral). Hidden gems in our neighborhood are the Iveagh Gardens (which features a hedge labyrinth and angel fountains), and the old Jewish neighborhood with its own special Bretzel bakery, and the canal full of swans. 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!
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! :)
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 100-400 Eur (the going rates in our area) rooms around the corner from us.
Also please note we have a new cat (as of 25th Dec. 2016), so sorry to decline those with allergies!
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.
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 place all recyclables i.e. paper, plastic (bottles empty, rinsed, and with caps off), and metals in our kitchen recyclable paper bag or in your own plastic or paper bag and all normal rubbish in the bin in your room or in our bathroom or kitchen ones.
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 NOON and Check-in at 4pm however bags can be left at any time between 7am-7pm coming or going. Other check-in and check-out times are accepted when asked and when possible.
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 and consideration to our home and family!
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.