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!
I had wonderful stay in Danielle and Francois' beautiful Georgian house in the Portabello neighborhood of Dublin.
Danielle and Francois were very helpful and welcoming to me, which was very comforting, as I was a senior traveling on my own.
The crepes that Francios prepared were so delicious! I had to leave in the wee hours in the morning and he graciously offered to fix them upon my return that evening - a very special treat for me!
There was always an offer of a cup of hot tea whenever I got back from one of my many "adventures". I must have looked like a drowned cat upon my arrival back from the cold and rainy trip to the Cliffs of Moher, so that was especially soothing.
It was a privilege to stay with Danielle and Francois on my first trip to Ireland, and I highly recommend them as airbnb hosts for your trip to Dublin.
P.S. Danielle is much prettier than her picture!
A lovely stay in Dublin. The room was big and the bed was huge! Everything was as described and the welcome was genuine. Very happy.
Danielle was a great host. She had reference books in the room and told us of nearby restaurants to try.
Her home is immaculate, quiet and cozy. the room is large and sunny.
The bathroom is huge!! Her family seems to move in and out early so we were never feeling like we were in the way. Francois made us great crepes and we solved all the issues of the world with him.
We were looking for a quiet clean spot, not looking for too much help with our trip. This was perfect!
We had a perfect time for two days in Dublin, Danielle and here husband were really nice hosts, we had wonderful crêpes on Sunday morning and the bed is more than comfortable.... The house is located really well so that you can reach everything really closely. We would love to come back one day.
Danielle and Francois were very pleasant hosts. Danielle answered all my questions before I arrived and helped me find the most efficient way to get from the airport to her place. Their house is ideally situated; it's wonderfully peaceful even though you have the ridiculousness of Camden St. right around the corner. The room is clean and very spacious, with a big bright window overlooking the street. The bathroom is huge and absolutely gorgeous (the tile! The tile!). I was at a conference most of the time and so was out more than I was in, but it was an ideal home base, complete with utterly amazing crepes on the day that I headed to the bus station. If you want a peaceful location that's a pleasant walk away from all that Dublin has to offer, and you get along with kids, this is the room for you!
This was my first airbnb experience and it was great. Nice welcome, lovely hosts. Clean, comfortable room and bathroom, wonderful house. Lovely pancakes. Good location too, close to everything, and yet quiet. Certainly hope to come back.
We had a great time staying with Danielle and her family. We were warmly welcomed into their home. Very nice house and spacious room as described. The location of the house is fantastic, all main sights are easy to be reached by foot. Great cafés, restaurants and pubs in walking distance.
Thanks, Francois for the delicious crepes!
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.