About this listing
Lovely private en suite room for up to 3 people. 10 -15 mins from the city centre, yet so quiet you could sleep all day! The sea and bus stop are a 2 min walk from the front door & you've a choice of great pubs and restaurants in walking distance
Double IKEA pullout bed with mattress topper for a good night's sleep. The bed can be converted to a couch for single occupancy.
This is a room offering lots of possibilities...it's a great choice for a single person, a couple on their own, a couple with a child, or two/three single people travelling together. (Please Note | We also have a second double bedroom listed - Tranquil en suite near city centre) and a single bedroom also en suite (Single en suite near city & sea) Also, please note ... our house is NOT suitable for children under 5
Room features include | Private en suite shower room, two beds — the one on the ground floor is a new IKEA pull-out sofa bed which pulls out to a double bed (complete with additional mattress topper) The second is a single bed in the loft. Also included are iron & ironing board, (on request) hairdryer and lots of space for your luggage and clothes (wardrobe, chest of drawers. locker and cupboard)
The room is on the return of a comfortable two-storey, 4-bed Victorian, red brick house with typically large reception rooms, one of which — the bay-windowed dining room — is where guests enjoy a continental-style breakfast at whatever time suits .... (Guests are welcome to use this room during the day to make tea/coffee or simply relax and watch the world go by.)
The house, (which is a protected property) enjoys the high ceilings and wonderful features which make Victorian period homes such a privilege to live in. These are seamlessly combined with the luxury of all mod cons, including WiFi and satellite TV. It's on a beautiful road comprising of Victorian houses, all built to individual taste and requirements. You can see the sea from our front gate. Blink and you're on the seaside promenade (great for joggers and walkers - you can borrow the dog if you like!)
A mere 10 -15 minutes is all it takes to ...access town by bus, the mainline service to the West of Ireland, the beach, and some of the best parks in Dublin. Croke Park (where the national games are played) the o2 concert venue, the Bord Gais Energy, Abbey, Peacock and Gate theatres are all easily accessed by bus or train. The city train line (the DART) is a 7-minute walk away, which makes the Aviva stadium a short hop across the river. The airport is a 20-minute drive and is easily accessed by bus.
If you don't want to venture into town there are lots of cafes, restaurants and a little theatre nearby to amuse and entertain you...you're a short walk from two of the best pubs in north city Dublin (Harry Byrne's and The Yacht) but if you want something a little more historic you could go see Bram Stoker's house or the site of the famous Battle of Clontarf, which celebrates its millennium anniversary in 2014, take a trip to Howth or savour the delights of St. Anne's Park. And if golf is your thing you're definitely coming to the right place with a great inland club and two smashing links course right on our doorstep.
Why choose any place else!
Bedroom, dining room, garden and courtyard. If you want to watch something particular on television in the sitting room (as has happened with football, for instance) that isn't a problem. We have satellite TV downstairs.
Interaction with Guests
We usually sit down with our guests over a cup of tea and a slice of cake when they arrive or, if that's not possible, we breakfast with them on Day 1 to give them any help we can in making their plans for their trip. But of course, if guests don't need help and prefer to take breakfast on their own this is perfectly fine too,although we usually check in to see that everything is ok....
The ease of access to downtown Dublin, combined with having the sea and some beautiful parks on the doorstep makes this a very attractive location. We're a bus ride to Howth and we're close to Croke Park, the Aviva stadium, 3 Arena, Bord Gais Energy Theatre,the national Cricket grounds as well as Dublin's other theatres and the many attractions the city centre has to offer.
Bus is a 2 minute walk away. Its the 130 and offers a good service. Train (the Dart) is 7 mins. walk away. If you fancy walking it takes about 45 mins to town. From the airport we're 20 mins (approx €20) by taxi. There's on-street parking (free) if you've got a car. By bus from the airport it's a 2-bus journey. Shouldn't take longer than an hour. We re about 10 mins by car from the ferry at Dublin Port.
Other Things to Note
Guests come and go as they like. Check in is at 3pm but depending on whether or not we have guests the night before, checking in can be earlier. Usually we can take people's luggage, irrespective of whether or not the room is free, after 9am. We re also happy to hold onto luggage on the day of checking out if guests have a late return flight.
Unfortunately, our listing is not suitable for children under 4 as we don't have the facilities to cater for them.
We treat each guest as an individual with individual needs. Tell us what you need/want .... and we'll try to accommodate you. Mutual respect is key to how we treat our guests ad how we expect to be treated in return. We have few rules ...
*We're strict non-smokers but there is a courtyard available where you can smoke if you wish.
*We would prefer if you didn't invite anyone into our home.
* If you lose your key you will be charged for changing the locks. To this end we require an upfront deposit of €100 which will be retuned to you on checking out.
*We would prefer if you could check in before 5p.m on the day of arrival and check out at 10.30a.m. However, we can be flexible ... it all depends on whether or not we have people coming in on the same day as you leave.
Cosy bed in a cosy room on the return of the house which offers a degree of privacy if that's what you need.
Es war sehr positiv, dass wir bereits vor unserem Besuch Kontakt zu Jacinta hatten. Sie war immer erreichbar und sehr hilfsbereit.
Wir haben uns in ihrem schönen Haus sehr willkommen gefühlt. Das Zimmer war sehr gemütlich - es hat an nichts gefehlt. Es gab einen sehr schönen Aufenthaltsraum, den wir jederzeit benutzen konnten. Tee und Kekse wurden bereit gestellt und auch das Frühstück, das wir zu jeder beliebigen Zeit einnehmen konnten, war prima.
Die Landlady hatte zu jederzeit gute Tipps für uns; sie hat sich sehr um uns bemüht. Alles in allem war es ein sehr angenehmer und schöner Aufenthalt in einer guten Lage. Mit dem Bus ist man in 20 Minuten im Dubliner Zentrum.
Wir würden immer wieder gern Gast in ihrem Haus sein wollen und können diese Unterkunft nur empfeheln.
Perfect host, perfect place, perfect home!! Her warm hospitality, the cleanless of the house, her suggestions for our visit to Dublin and Clontarf itself has been very, very good for us. A place in our heart has been secured!! I hope to will be back over there once!
Wir haben uns wirklich heimisch bei Jacinta gefühlt. Das Zimmer ist genau so wie beschrieben und schön eingerichtet.
Jacinta hat uns sehr freundlich begrüsst und willkommen geheissen. Bei einer Tasse hat sie uns viele Informationen und nützliche Tipps über Dublin und Umgebung gegeben. Unser gemütlich eingerichtetes Zimmer entsprach in vollem Umfang der Beschreibung. Das Haus befindet sich in einer sehr schönen ruhigen Wohngegend und ist idealer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge sowohl ins Stadtzentrum als auch ans Meer. Die von Jacinta empfohlene Leap-Karte hat sich bestens bewährt. Für den Transfer von und zum Airport empfiehlt sich ein Taxi zu nehmen, vor allem wenn schweres Gepäck mitgeführt wird.
Jacinta makes us feel really at home. The room is as it appears in the picture.. even better. Jacinta' s house is very comfortable and in a very nice area very close to the city centre and very well communicated with Dublin and other areas, as Howth and Malehide.
My two friends and I spent 2 nights at Jacinta's for a weekend getaway to Dublin. From the moment the booking was confirmed I knew it would be a great stay as Jacinta sent over an excellent and thorough information pack with transport details, accommodation details and travel advice. I definitely recommend reading through the info pack - it was extremely helpful in planning our trip! The house is large, the room is beautiful and comfortable and the dining area is fantastic. The room and bathroom were very clean and spacious and I loved the array of books to choose from in the bedroom. The breakfast options had great variety and there was even some lovely cake for tea time. Jacinta and her husband were wonderful, welcoming hosts offering great Dublin sightseeing tips and ensuring we were 100% relaxed and comfortable.
Jacinta was a perfect host,
very nice and sympatetic!
The house was full of nice details and books, the room/bathroom cleans and cosy...
I hope to come back in Dublin soon or later I'll be happy to meet her again!
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About the Host, Jacinta
I am a freelance journalist/publisher, married with two grown up sons. When we first moved into our house we kept adult students . Over the years we've hosted people from Italy, Spain, Iran, Germany, France, Austria. We've also had au pairs stay with us when our sons were young. It was a great experience, one we enjoyed very much. Some of our former house mates may even be looking at this page. If so... come and stay with us again guys. We'd love to see you!
What are the things I like and can't do without? Family, good friends/companionship, music (all sorts from classical to rock) books, cinema, radio (always on) and sports (I live with boys, say no more!)
I like travelling but not the tent and backpack variety. I am that person who takes the kitchen sink with her and if I forget it I acquire it en route. My favourite destination? St. Petersburg is magic, with Istanbul close behind but the best place of all is Co. Clare — my birthplace, on the west coast of Ireland.... Absolutely beautiful.