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.
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.
We had such a wonderful at Tess' apartment. She gave us such a warm welcome. It was a great location that was easily accessed and had convenient parking facilities. Situated very close to the village and dart it was very convenient. Also lovely and quiet with an amazing view and great comfort. We hope to be back again. Thank you Tess
Tess came to meet us when we walked right past the apartment without realising. She was very welcoming and showed us all the essentials, heating, keys to the outside food bin and recycling shed, and how to get to the DART train and gave us a quick tour and left us to settle in. Blackrock was very central to our needs, and only a few stops from the Centre of Dublin. 4 LEAP cards were in the folder and these were really handy for us to top up when needed. Blackrock had everything we needed and I was sorry not to get to the Tea Shop. The apartment had a wonderful view of Dublin Bay and we loved watching the ebb and flow of the tide and the various ferries, liners and container ships passing in and out of Dublin Port. The apartment was just perfect for us, and the fridge and pantry cupboard were very generously stocked. The bed was really comfortable and the shower was easy to get in and out of with plenty of hot water. Our daughter who came for only 36 hours of our 4 night stay, thought we should retire here to do sudokus and watch the boats coming and going. We are not quite ready for such an easy life but we could be persuaded.....
Tess waited for us on our arrival and we had a very warm welcome, with a well-equipped fridge and other supplies. There was everything we needed for our five days in Dublin. We made trips to the city centre, to the coast south of Blackrock and to the Wicklow mountains. The apartment is very clean (even the electrical devices), perfectly situated, very close to the DART and to the next bus stop. As we had a rental car, the private car park was a big asset as well. After our trips in the fresh February air, we were always looking forward to returning to the warm and cosy apartment with the beautiful sea view. Some of us even got up earlier in the morning to take advantage of this view together with a nice cup of tea.
Tess really is a 'Superhost'! She was waiting for us when we arrived and had enough food in the fridge to keep us fed for days! The apartment is a cosy two bedroom apartment with a fabulous view over Dublin Bay and the ever changing cloud formation of the Dublin sky. The apartment has everything you could need, is warm, comfortable and secure. Blackrock is a great location and the Blackrock shopping centre is a short walk away, as is the Dart (the Dublin train system), providing an easy trip into town.
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!