Large Georgian Rm, sleeps 4, City C

Apartment - Private room · North Circular Road, Dublin, North City Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland

Large, bright, room, centrally located in historic Georgian Dublin. Large, street facing window, wooden floors, marble fireplace. Comfortably fits 2 & up to 2 extra on double futon. Basic kitchen & sink in room, shared bathroom,12-15 min walk to CC.

The Space

This large room is one of 6 rooms in a 4 storey Georgian house, situated within walking distance of the city centre. The room itself is large, with wooden floors (awaiting final sanding and painting, currently covered with woollen rugs) and has been recently painted and furnished with a bright, arty feel. It ideally sleeps two on a double bed, but with room for two more on a double fold out futon. For longer periods, the room would probably be better suited for 2, rather than 4 people.

The room itself is nice, clean and bright, but the rest of the house is currently a bit run down and is being gradually restored by its owner. Thus when you first walk in, the hallway and stairs are fairly shabby but the room itself has recently been done up and made homely and comfortable. I'm not adding these details to put anyone off, but to be honest with prospective guests about the rest of the house, which needs a good lick of paint and some attention!

I can guarantee however, that once inside the room itself, guests will enjoy a clean, comfortable, open space, where much thought has gone into providing an environment conducive to relaxing and enjoying the city.

Heating consists of an electric wall heater. An additional fan heater can be provided on request though the room is very quick and easy to heat.

When you arrive, we will welcome you with fresh bread, butter, jam, juice, milk, tea, coffee and eggs to help take the edge off any travel hunger, before you get a chance to pop around the corner for extra food supplies (Tesco express is 1 minute away, Tops in Pops local farm produce shop, and the most delicious Indian takeaway in Dublin, Spice n Rice are both 30 secs away).

Safety:

For your safety, the room contains:

- A regularly checked functioning smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector

- A fire extinguisher

- A fire blanket

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

1. The bathroom that you will use is shared with 3 other people in the house (there are 2 bathrooms in the house), and please note, there is a bathtub, but NO SHOWER! This is great if you love baths, but, I just don't want there to be any surprises there!

2. Electricity in the room consists of a prepaid card. Everything (apart from all hot water in the bathroom) in the room runs off this. The prepaid system has recently been installed and means that guests will need to pay for some of the electricity that they use during their stay. I will ensure that each guest will have €5 on the card when they arrive, and anything more will need to be topped up and paid for by the guests themselves. This is very easy to do, and involved taking the card to the nearby shop and buying a voucher, then keying in a code, once back at the house, just like a mobile phone voucher. With average 2 people use, cooking, heating etc in the room, €5 will last around 3/4 days. This is approximate but I want to give some indication to help guests work out how much electricity costs are.

Guest Access

5 other people live in the house, though each room is essentially a separate flat and my airbnb guests share one of two bathrooms with other inhabitants of the house. The room itself has a fridge and sink (cold water only in the room itself, hot water in the bathroom), also 2 ring electric hob, kettle, toaster and microwave. Please use the kettle for boiling water in the room. There is hot water via an immersion heating system in the bathroom.

Interaction with Guests

Wherever possibly I will meet my guests in person, and welcome you to the place. I will always be contactable by guests and will be happy to advise on any proposed activities, or travel logistics whilst you're in Dublin, or getting here.

The Neighborhood

The room and house are ideally situated for close access to the city centre (12-15 mins by foot, 5 in a cab), Croke Park (5 mins walk), buses and trains into or out of town, shops, restaurants, amazing Indian Takeaway food, pubs, theatres (the Gate is 7 minutes walk, the Abbey 12 mins walk), shopping areas and the Phoenix Park is a 20 minute walk away.

It is not an upmarket area by any means, and needs a good facelift and scrub up, which hopefully one day soon Dublin City Council will take upon itself to do. It's ethnically diverse, and looks a bit rough, but having lived here for 2 years, we have never had any problems. It is always busy, there are always people around, which is a good thing. Lots of musical, arty people live around here and there's plenty to do.

Getting around

Very convenient for the airport (15 mins by taxi, 20 by coach, 30 by Dublin bus), the junction 50 yards away from the house is with one of Dublin's major routes, hence buses, cabs and a rail system right on the doorstep. Dublin bikes also have a bike depot right opposite the house, and city center is a 5 to 10 minute cycle.

Other Things to Note

The room itself is bright, warm, cosy and spacious. It is self contained except for sharing the bathroom.

Great things about the room:

Location: Very close to city centre
Bright, private, warm, spacious, mostly self contained (only shared bathroom)

Convenience stores and supermarket, green grocer just seconds from the front door. Also great Indian Takeaway, and other restaurants very close by.

Very good transport links.
Things to Note:
It's quite a busy location, and the area, though safe doesn't look the most upmarket!

There can be noise from the street, occasional noise from other housemates (though not excessive), and once a week a student night in the pub across the road (Mondays during term time).

The rest of the house needs love and attention, but all you have to do is walk through the hall and up the stairs to arrive into the bright and cosy room.

The bathroom is very basic, and contains a bath, toilet and sink. There is no shower, but I have a shower attachment that you can fix on to the taps. A bit, Victorian, but it works. The hot water, like the majority of Irish households runs off an immersion system, which means that a timer comes on twice per day, morning and evening to heat the hot water. If you want a boost, or a bath/shower at any other time of day, you can switch the immersion on for 15 minutes, enough for a bath.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $363 /week
Monthly Price: $1351 /month
Security Deposit: $213
Cleaning Fee: $34
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Cancellation: Flexible
  • Our hosts were great! Imy checked in with us regularly to see how we were doing. They also left us delicious fruit and chocolate in our room. The house is in walking distance to major sights in Dublin and a 10 minute drive from the airport. Lucky to have stayed here!

    March 2014
  • Imy was a wonderful hostess. She was very welcoming when we first arrived, and she continued to help us out throughout our trip. The place was cozy and quaint. The bathroom was a little bit difficult to navigate, as there was no shower (only a tub), but all else worked well. We had a pleasant stay in Dublin!

    March 2014
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