This is a bright and airy double room in a cosy red-brick terraced house on a quiet street in the centre of historic Portobello, Dublin. Adjacent to the bustling Camden street area and only a short stroll into the centre of Dublin.
This is a bright and airy double room in a cosy red-brick terraced house on a quiet street in the centre of Portobello, Dublin. The two windows look out over trees and gardens, and have black-out roller blinds. There is a large bathroom next door with fireplace and bath, and wardrobe space on the landing.
The ground floor has a living room, also with a working fireplace, a large kitchen / dining area and a light-filled home office leading to a south-facing patio lined with old ivy.
The house is one street away from the beautiful, tree-lined Grand Canal. There are plenty of great cafes, pubs and restaurants nearby, ranging from cheap and cheerful ethnic cafes to the Michelin-starred Locks restaurant just around the corner. A 15-minute stroll brings you into the centre of Dublin via the vibrant area of Camden Street. We are convenient to museums, galleries and the main shopping areas. There is a Dublin Bike station at the end of the street, and the area is very well served by buses (including the 16, which goes to the airport) and the Green Luas (tram) line. I recommend Le Cool Dublin as one of the best online guides to the delights of the city.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen/dining area, TV, washing machine, broadband wifi and can avail of a free-of-charge Dublin Bike card for the duration of their stay. This is a gay-friendly house.
Guests have access to the whole house apart from the office, though they are welcome to use it if I'm not there.
I am away quite often so may not be present during your stay. I make sure there is always someone to meet each guest and show them the house.
Portobello is a lovely, quiet area filled with Victorian housing and bounded by the Grand Canal to the South. There are plenty of great pubs, cafes and restaurants and it's really easy to get into the centre of Dublin ( 15 minute stroll, 5 minutes on the bus)
The area is very well served by bus, with 4 regular buses taking around five minutes to get into the centre of Dublin. All buses including the route 16 (which goes directly to Dublin airport) leave from the South Circular Road, Junction Carlisle street stop, about 300 metres away. I recommend the My Dublin smartphone app, which shows real-time bus information. The Green Luas ( tram) line is five minutes away, and serves South Dublin. There is a Dublin Bikes station at the end of the street, and I have a card available for guests to use.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$37 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$589 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2136 /month|
We had a wonderful stay at Connor's place in Dublin. Regardless of what your plans are the location is outstanding with many of the attractions within walking distance. As others have mentioned the Little Museum of Dublin is well worth the visit...especially if you're a U2 fan as there is an entire exhibit dedicated to the band.
If you're looking for 5star hotel treatment then move along. However if you want to experience what we felt is a warm and thoughtful Irish environment staying with a true Irish gentleman then this is the place for you. Connor did everything possible to make our stay as wonderful as possible.
Me and my friend stayed over two nights at Connor's place, an amazingly charming and tasteful house.
The location is great, within a pleasant 15 min walk through the lovely area at the Grand Canal, you are in the city centre, where you can explore beautiful Dublin!
Conor is a great, thoughtful host, himself a very inspiring person, who gave us great tips for discovering Dublin!
PS. The "Little Museum of Dublin", absolutely adorable.
Whole-heartedly I recommend Connor's place, next time I am in Dublin, there is no question about which place I would choose!
I had a really good time staying at Conor's place. Nice, peaceful district, near to all the central locations. Really easy to get the Heuston station (was very important for me).
Highly recommend to everyone.
Conor was a very kind and hospitable host. Communication was always easy both online and in-person. He made sure that everything was taken care of and even found an extra heater when I mentioned it was cold. His son, Sam, was also very nice to talk to. I would stay there again!
Thanks Michelle, very glad you enjoyed your stay and apologies again that you felt cold - the house is usually very warm and cosy but unfortunately while I was away for a few days there was temporary fault in the automatic heating and you'd missed the information in the house manual about how to switch it on manually. It's been fixed and I'll make doubly sure all future guests are made aware of how to switch it on and find the extra bedding etc.
The house has a very good feel and atmosphere to it. It also has great colours and detail, lots of old wooden floors and interesting photos and books and objects to look at, a view of trees through the large bedroom windows, rare autumn sun on the red leaves in the small city garden. Calm and quiet as well, just what I needed. Conor and his son Sam were very kind, helpful, and considerate, and left me in peace to write, which I much appreciated. The neighbourhood is pleasant and very convenient for town, the Iveagh Gardens and stretches of canal are close by and I enjoyed walks even in the rain. Definitely a writer's haven. I'm very happy to have been able to stay there.
This was an excellent place to stay in Dublin. Portobello is a fantastic neighborhood, and staying so close to the canal was a treat for me. Conor's home is very comfortable, and both Conor and Sam were kind and helpful. I think their place is great for the independent traveler, and I don't hesitate to recommend it.
Conors place is really lovely, situated in a quiet residential area, yet only a short stroll away from the center. The welcome was very warm and Conor provided very helpful information. The place itself is very beautiful - I only wished I could have stayed longer.
Spent nine pleasant days and nights with Conor and his son Sam. The apartment's location is excellent, within easy walking distance of city center, the National Library, and TCD. It's also well-served by bus-lines, making transport to/from the airport easy (just take the #16 bus). Conor and Sam are fascinating individuals, true visual artists, so it's easy to engage them in conversation. They were remarkably flexible too, allowing me to drop off a bag early. My room was spacious, the internet was always reliable, the bike-pass was greatly appreciated, and the bed was comfortable. It was an excellent home-base for my daily departures into Dublin. The apartment itself also has a lot of character -- you truly feel at home there and appreciate the artistic touches -- but if you're a picky person or a couple traveling together who either has a lot of luggage or plans to cook a lot or would struggle with one bathroom then those might be important considerations for you. Personally, I loved visiting with Conor and Sam and hope to do so again in the future. Best of luck to you both with your films, photos, and editing.
Staying at the Portobello townhouse made my Dublin visit. I loved that charming area of town, the stylish simplicity of the home, and the friendly hospitality of the host. The yeast free bread and high quality herbal tea at breakfast was a nice yummy touch. Conor gave me some good tips for exploring Dublin, and even a car ride when I needed it.
We stayed a full week in Conor's Portobello Townhouse. It's location is excellent, both in the very nice quiet neighbourhood and with just 15 minutes walk to the city centre. The adjacent canal was much appreciated to have a walk or a little pause on a bench.
We didn't see much of our host Conor during our stay as he was away for his holidays. But we knew this in advance and were very thankful, that he nevertheless came back to Dublin to welcome us. He was very helpful, provided us with the needed things and gave us useful tipps for our visit. We adored the little café bibi's just around the corner were we had our breakfast regularly and were most interested in the "Little Museum of Dublin" at St. Stephens Green which we wouldn't have found without Conor. Thank you for that.