About this listing
Very comfortable two bed apartment in a quiet village with spectacular sea views. The apartment has easy access to Dublin city. Suitable for couples or families. It has all home comforts to make your stay special.
A fabulous 2 bedroom apartment in Blackrock, South Dublin.
There are two bedrooms, both double, one with twin beds, and the other with a double bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen and an easy to use shower in the bathroom. There are laundry and ironing facilities and Wifi access.
There is tv in the living area, a dvd player and a library of dvds, a reading corner with access to a library of books (including some great Irish writers - Flann O'Brien, John McGahern, Edna O'Brien, Molly Keane, Emma Donoghue, Colm Toibin, Pat McCabe) and magazines for varied interests, a radio and a music centre with a collection of music to suit all taste.
It is a three minute walk to the quiet, pretty village of Blackrock, which is south of Dublin city, with fine restaurants, pubs and two shopping centres. Make a trip to the market, pick up some treasures - an old book, DVD, map or print - or have a juice, a pancake or popcorn. At night time go to the Grape Escape wine bar for fabulous wines and cheeses in the most amazing building! Or for a more traditional drink head to Jack O'Rourkes pub.
The air coach goes directly from Arrivals in Dublin Airport to Blackrock village in approx. 35 minutes. Blackrock train station is a five minute walk away with Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART ) to Dublin City Centre (15 minutes away ) and Dun Laoghaire (10 minutes away).
The walk to Dun Laoghaire takes about thirty minutes along a beautiful coastal walk, through sparkling Seapoint and you have to take the detour into Monkstown to sample great coffee shops, restaurants and interior shops, well worth the walk. You can swim in Seapoint almost all year round, if you are brave enough!
It is approximately a fifteen minute drive to the M50 giving access to all the major routes to any part of Ireland. If you have time come to my home county, Wexford, with miles of beautiful beaches, many choices of great restaurants and numerous places of interest to visit.
At the apartment there is a private patio overlooking Dublin Bay and a lovely communal garden. There is access across the railway bridge via a rustic walk to a jetty and the sea. I have fishing nets if you want to catch crabs! You can swim from here too! Sit back on the patio and enjoy the sea air, hear the DART trundle by in the distance and count the ships passing.
This is a secure apartment block of only 24 apartments in a quiet residential area with a private car park. And don't forget to leave milk out for the cat that wanders in if encouraged!
Please have a look at my Guidebook for the local hot spots.
Interaction with Guests
You will have the apartment to yourself during your stay. I am contactable through the Airbnb website or by phone if you need me.
Blackrock is a quiet quaint village with great restaurants, pubs and shopping. Enjoy a wander around the village, walk to Blackrock Park or sit on a bench and enjoy the sea views.
The Aircoach will get you to Blackrock in 35 minutes from Dublin airport. The train station and bus stop is a 5 minute walk from the apartment.
No smoking, no pets, no parties, no BBQs
Please ensure the heating system is turned off on your departure and the lights are switched off.
After your shower please leave the light switch, which is attached to the fan, on for about 10-15 minutes so that the bathroom will dry out.
Refuse bin to the front of the building accessed by key and recycling bin in the bin house. Please don't leave food outside, the fox doesn't need encouragement!
I may not always be available to check you out, so leave the keys as we will have discussed.
Take into account my lovely neighbours, I would not like them to be unduly disturbed.
Make yourself at home, just relax and enjoy.
As our first experience with airbnb I am not sure how this booking can be topped. Tess was fantastic, the apartment was more than we could have expected, everything we required was on hand with a great selection of food products left for us. Communication was excellent and the view from the lounge and garden was amazing. For anyone wishing to have a great holiday close to Dublin this is the place to stay.
I booked the apartment for my mom and her friend for a weekend stay in Dublin. They both had an amazing time in Tess's apartment and Blackrock. Tess had stocked the fridge for them and had even left a bottle of wine! The apartment itself is in a superb location and has a private beach access. During the stay, Tess checked in with us to see if we needed anything else, which was very kind of her. Overall, highly recommended to anyone coming to Dublin and wishing to stay in a convenient location!
What a wonderful host and apartment to stay in! If you are going to Dublin, we highly recommend staying with Tess. She's the most hospitable host and made us feel warmly welcomed and very much at home. Her place was lovely in every way; so well furnished and her kitchen thoroughly stocked with anything you would want or need. We arrived quite late in the evening and because of her thoughtfulness, we didn't need to worry about going out to shop that evening. Tess kindly met us at the bus stop to take us to the apartment as well. The apartment has beautiful views and is conveniently located so you can walk to the DART in 5 minutes and explore further afield! A perfect place to use as a base to explore Dublin and Dun Loaghaire. This is a perfect place to take a family, or go and stay as a group of friends. The little things made our trip so easy and comfortable. enjoyed borrowing DVDs from the apartment in the evenings, used the communal garden as well as the convenient of borrowing top-up travel cards. Tess' hospitality will make your stay in Blackrock really special. Thank you so much for hosting us :)
Our host Tess was in contact several times before our arrival, to ensure everything went smoothly. The welcome was most friendly and she had attended to every little detail, with many extra little touches to ensure our comfort. The apartment was exactly as we expected, in a very nice neighbourhood, close to amenities and most of all it had a beautiful view.
Wir hatten eine großartige Zeit und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
Die Wohnung ist sehr schön und hat eine herrlichen Ausblick vom Wohnzimmer bzw. der Terrasse aus über die Dublin Bay. Da wir mit Kinder da waren, war es sehr schön, dass der Garten zum Spielen benutzt werden konnte. Auch der direkte Zugang zum Strand war toll. Zur S-Bahn Station waren es nur ein paar Minuten zu laufen und man war in 15 Minuten im Stadtzentrum von Dublin.
Tess war eine wundervolle und fürsorgliche Gastgeberin, die sich um alles gekümmert hat und uns sogar von der Bushaltestelle abgeholt hatte und Lebensmittel für uns im Kühlschrank bereitgestellt hatte.
Tess greeted us off the bus for a short walk to her lovely home.
The apartment was spotless and the lovely touches of food in the cupboards,personal hygiene items if you'd forgotten any just made the stay so much easier. The view and location was brilliant.
Tess is a lovely host and the apartment was incredible! She had the apartment well stocked with all we needed. Blackrock was a perfect little town with good restaurants and convenient groceries. O'Rourkes Pub was our favorite. But the view out the back over Dublin Bay was the best! Thanks so much Tess for sharing your great apartment with us. Darryl, Nancy, George, and Arletta
About the Host, Tess
Hi I am Tess
I live in beautiful south east Ireland, County Wexford, which is approximately 80km from Dublin.
I am married, the mother of teenage twins (17 year old boy and girl).
I enjoy nature and walking and an occasional glass of wine.
I like to meet people and love hosting on Airbnb.
I have met wonderful, interesting people and am heartened by the appreciation they show and how respectful they are of another's possessions.
I get very excited to receive a message from a fellow Airbnber, excited to find out where in the world they are and why they are coming to Ireland.
As a family we love to use Airbnb and our experiences have been very positive.
I think I understand what it takes to ensure my guests have a comfortable, enjoyable stay, but I am learning with each guest!