About this listing
Welcome to your Dublin home from home!
We'd like to invite you to enjoy as much cozy luxury and peace, as we have always enjoyed, as guests of Airbnb hosts, in our happy travels with Airbnb worldwide.
You will love your ex-show apartment on an island in the middle of the River Liffey. It is part of a converted Georgian mill complex, and is furnished with our family antiques and treasures, which date from the English Jacobean period onwards, and, after at the end of your Dublin day, a great pleasure awaits you - a soak in our large jacuzzi bath.
When you are staying in our sunny south facing apartment, you will feel like you're in the middle of the countryside, as you will enjoy panoramic views across the River Liffey Weir and the open parkland of Dublin's War Memorial Gardens and the Phoenix Park, whilst still being only one mile from Dublin's buzzing City Centre. It also has high speed WIFI.
Your apartment has a comfortable double room and a snug guest room with a day bed that can pull out to form a king sized bed, large desk, WIFI, safe, alarm, CD radio, TV/DVD, free parking in the park, safe bicycle storage and 4 more air mattresses. We also have TV and surround sound entertainment system and fully equipped kitchen as Alice is a passionate cook.
You will find that you are a mere 5 minute walk from top tourist attractions Kilmainham Gaol, Irish Museum of Modern Art and 15 minutes walk to the Guinness Brewery. You can also go for long walks up the river to the historic village of Chapelizod for a pub lunch or into the Phoenix Park, as we often do, or for a long walk or run.
You will be staying roughly 1 mile from the city centre which is a 5 minute bus ride, a 10 minute cycle or 40 minute walk away. You are on multiple bus routes, or 18 minutes walk from the red LUAS tram/ main airport bus 747/national rail station at Heuston which serves Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Limerick lines. From Heuston you take the tram into the city in 5 minutes, or you can cycle from us into the city in 15 minutes, if you want to live like a local! You are also 8 minutes from the M50/N4 junction (Dublin's main ring road) by car and 25 minutes drive from the airport. There is free parking in the park beside our home.
All utility bills are included, except electricity for stays of over 10 days.
Thanks for reading our listing and we hope to welcome you to our home and city soon.
The entire apartment
Interaction with Guests
Whilst we won't be at home as the whole apartment is rented out, we are always available on the phone or via email to answer any questions.
It's so peaceful and green where we live but so close to the city.
The only real rule is have a great time during your stay, and if you have any problems with your stay please let us know at once.
It's always a very good idea to have travel insurance when you travel, and as Airbnb host guarantee does not currently fully protect either host or guest in this area, we require that you have travel insurance for your personal liability against our property or apartment complex, and that you email us with details of your policy before or on check in. It is usually part of a standard policy.
When leaving our house please be sure to check that the balcony door is locked, the alarm is on and both the locks on the front door are locked. Please make sure you have take note of our alarm code when you check in.
Please don't help yourself to our food cupboard or our other possessions, which will be in the flat as we only rent out our place short term when we're away on holidays. In line with this cupboards won't be empty but we will be sure to make space for your food or clothes storage needs within them.
You are welcome to use our washing machine but please dry your laundry on the racks.
If you are a smoker, you're most welcome into our home but please smoke on the balcony, with the door closed so the smoke cannot enter the apartment and use an ashtray. This balcony has a kind of roof so you can smoke there even when it's raining!
Please respect our check out time of 12 pm unless otherwise arranged.
Our home is full of beautiful family antiques, please take good care of them. They are beautiful and fragile and why we ask for a substantial deposit which we've never had to claim!
Please let us know what your needs are too so that we can all have the best Airbnb experience possible.
Location of the appartment was great: a 10 minute bus ride from Dublin city centre. The views of the appartment are fantastic. It is situated in an island near the Liffy river and surrounded by a beautiful park to walk and jog around.
Alice and Radeck were very helpful with their advice for different options to enjoy of Irish comedy and music.
The appartment is lovely decorated.
Dear Inma Lopez Family,
Thanks so much for your lovely review and more importantly all the lovely gifts you left for us on our return home. We loved your cards, Spanish wine, poetry books, thank you notes from your girls and the delicious food. What a home coming! We were quite overwhelmed by your exceptional generosity and were also so thankful for how immaculate our home was on our return. You are absolutely exceptional guests and will always be very welcome in our home. We cannot thank you enough.
Alice and Radek were amazing hosts. We never actually met since the two were already on a holiday when we arrived and we left before they came back! But every single thing was perfectly settled through many messages until we were organised and nothing could go wrong! Our arrival was quite late, which was a bit of a problem, since we couldn't get our keys from any neighbours. But Alice quickly dealt with this and we got to pick up the keys at a near-by pub.
Our first impression of the apartment was great. Really pretty and stylish and the same time cosy and making us feel at home. There were some messages left for us in different places and if there were any complications then or later on (e.g. turning on the shower) we could be sure they had been explained beforehand!
We enjoyed the view from our windows a lot since the area is really nice and especially in the evening when the sun set over the park everything looks beautiful. We liked that we were staying in the city, but could return to such a calm and quiet environment after a busy day. My father was really fond of the CD collection and we always had lovely music playing.
We had a lovely time in Dublin, got around mostly by Tram for the first days. The nearest station is a small walk from the apartment and taking the bus might be a bit more comfortable for anyone who's not up for a lot of walking. When we hired a car a few days later we never had a problem finding a parking space.
To anyone visting Dublin I will recommend Dublin Zoo, which is not necessarily only for children and had us entertained a whole day!
In conclusion the only thing that could have made our visit better is having met our charming hosts, who we are sure would have been a pleasure to chat with. A big thank you again for letting us stay and for being so organised and welcoming!
We hope to see you some day soon (maybe even here in Germany).
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About the Host, Alice And Radek
We are a newly married couple in our 30s from Dublin.Radek is originally from the Czech Republic and is a potter who loves to work with porcelain. His pottery is Touch Design Ceramics check out- touchdesignceramics. Alice is a theatre and opera director with Irish/English/American heritage who runs her own company in Dublin Wonderland Productions - wonderlandtheatre, whose work includes literary audio walks of James Joyce's Dublin, children's theatre workshops and dinner theatre. She is also a qualified cook and loves to experiment with all the foods of the world and cook for our guests!
In our spare time we love all things cultural and are very involved in the Dublin arts world and actually met by chance in a Dublin art gallery. We also enjoy hillwalking, movies, fine living, fun times and above all travel!
Between us we must have traveled 50 countries, and together have traveled from Prague to Istanbul together by train, from Gambia to Mali, all over Ireland and the Czech Republic, and for our recent honeymoon went around Italy with airbnb and enjoyed six wonderful stays with Italian families. So we know both what it is to host and to be a guest on airbnb!
We may also be able to offer you individual pottery or cookery classes with us during your stay, and you're also very welcome to visit Radek's pottery and to learn how pottery is made.
We love being guests and hosts Airbnb so much that the the Irish Media got in contact with us, and one interview has led to another and we've been having a great time. Look us up 'listen again links' on radio shows RTE 1 Morning Ireland, Today FM Business Show on a Sunday or in newspapers Irish Independent and Daily Mail. The gorgeous pictures of us on our profile were taken by Stephen from the Irish Independent at our home.