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.
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
We really enjoyed Tess's apartment. It is situation right by the town of Blackrock and and has a lovely garden with a great view of the ocean.
Quiet and bright apartment on the ground floor with a well stocked kitchen, we found the apartment very relaxing. It had everything, books, tv and maps to keep you informed and entertained.
Everything about our trip to Blackrock was great, from Tess very kindly meeting us at the bus stop to walk us to the apartment, to the fantastic view, to the location.
The apartment itself was lovely, absolutely spotless, it had everything we needed (and more) and the view across the bay was beautiful.
Location was also great, in a very quiet residential area but so easy to get into Dublin. We used the DART system and it was great, on average we probably spent around €5 a day, this includes is going to Malahide one day though which was much further than Dublin.
Overall we had a really lovely time, Tess was a fantastic host and we would love to visit again!
We had a very warm welcome from Tess on arrival who showed us where everything was and provided some provisions for us and which were very yummy! We had a lovely stay in Blackrock - great place. Very comfortable and lots of toys/books to keep the kids happy. A very convenient location for exploring Dublin and the wider area. If we ever return to Dublin we would be keen to stay here again.
I suppose the ultimate endorsement for this place and this host, Tess, is that we returned. We stayed here last year, this year and hopefully next year. The place is spotless, there are lovely, homey touches throughout (stocked kitchen, seasonal decorations, great books and DVDs, etc.) but most significantly, Tess is marvelous, kind and accommodating in every possible way. Thank you, Tess, for another wonderful stay.
we zijn zeer gastvrij ontvangen door Tess, het appartement was geweldig, mooie ligging, schoon en prachtig uitzicht.
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!
At weekends browse eat find a bargain.
Get to The Grape Escape wine bar, lovely choice of wines, cosy atmosphere, a must!
Visit the Bear Market Coffee, best coffee in the village!
Canteen here now
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Based in the old post office in Blackrock with great views.
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If you are interested in meeting people and love to cook for family and friends this is for you! Besides learning in a professional, enjoyable atmosphere you get to eat what you cook, delicious
For that special night out
Walk or run or bring the kids to the playground
Great food in a relaxed pub setting.
You have to visit here, it's special
Just bring you credit card, you will want everything you see!
Terrific place for sandwich and coffee during the day, turns into very atmospheric place with delicious tapas at night
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Intimate theatre with great range of entertainment. Enjoy an interval drink on the roof terrace
Very tasty and good value lunch bowl in particular
The best Italian restaurant! Lovely location and fantastic food
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My all time favourite restaurant, treat yourself. If you dream of great food and fine wines in fabulous surroundings this is it. The building is amazing.
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The best place for a coffee or a sandwich or dinner or for shopping in the food hall, excellent selection
You have to try the steak or fish on the stone, fabulous. Really good restaurant.
You can shop and eat in style here.
If you intend travelling visit Wexford. We live in Cahore beside fabulous beaches, walks and many tourist attractions. I can help you plan your trip and welcome you to the county.