About this listing
Comfortable room in house 20 minutes walk & 10 minutes bus ride from Dublin City Centre. Free parking. Near all public transport. An old house with modern decor, bright and clean. Essentials supplied and customised city map with recommendations.
The guest room is situated in the downstairs of this two-storey house, and has an extra-long double bed. You have exclusive use of a shower room across the hall from the guest room. The shower can be set extra-high – this is ideal accommodation for tall people, over 6.5 feet (2 metres)! There is a work desk and swivel chair in your room, and comfortable armchairs too.
– Private bedroom with extra-long double bed
– A small pull-out single bed futon (child size)
– Private restroom with shower, no bath
– TV in room
– Comfortable arm chair
– Comfortable work desk
– FREE fast internet access
– FREE on-street parking
– Bed linen and towels provided
– Shampoo and shower gel provided
– Hairdryer provided in room
– Small fridge in room
– Ironing facilities
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen for breakfast only. You may store food in the fridge, and make tea and coffee etc., throughout your stay, and I provide coffee (ground as well as instant) and tea (regular as well as various herbal teas). In the afternoons and evenings, the kitchen is a family space, and not suitable for guests to cook or hang out.
Interaction with Guests
This is my home, and I work a four-day week job, Monday to Thursday. I always try to be available to meet my guests on arrival, and if I am not available, I will make sure you are properly welcomed by a very nice person! You will have plenty of privacy at my home, but be able to avail of a friendly helping hand to offer advice on any aspect of your visit. I know Dublin City like the back of my hand! I am able to be especially helpful to any guests interested in Art, and who would like to visit galleries in Dublin, and have a fair sense of the music scene too.
You will have all that Dublin has to offer nearby when you stay with me, with excellent public transport, or the choice to take a 20-minute walk into the city for those who are so inclined. This means you have access to the hundreds of restaurants, cafes, galleries, theatres, music venues and shops Dublin city provides.
In the other direction from the City Centre is a large park with a playground. Further along is Dublin Bay with safe walking and cycle paths leading to the beach. You can take a bus to the beach if you prefer, and it is about 15 minutes away. There are more beaches further along this coastline, and some beautiful harbour villages and stunning cliff walks – all within a short distance from my home.
The North Strand area itself is an old settled neighbourhood of narrow streets with quaint terraced cottages. It is a very quiet and unpretentious part of Dublin city, and Strandville Avenue consists mainly of owner-occupiers, many of whom have lived on the street for decades.
The house is close to all public transport systems, including the AirLink bus. Nearby are trains, trams and buses for travel within the city, or to any other parts of Ireland. There is free on-street parking.
Other Things to Note
On confirmation all guest receive a 1000 word document with lots of hints and tips, including the best way to get to the house from the airport. For those who are friends of Bill & Bob, I will provide all the information they need in the Dublin area and beyond.
- NOISE AT NIGHT: The house gets super-quiet at night, so loud talking etc. will disturb other people, as will late-night showering
- USING THE KITCHEN: The kitchen is for breakfast use only, and for preparing snacks – tea, coffee. In the afternoons and evenings, the kitchen is a family space, and not suitable for guests to cook or hang out
- UTILITY FEE: I prefer not charge a utility fee, as it sneaks the price up a bit high, so please remember that hot water is very expensive in Ireland, and we tend to have shorter showers than our European and US counterparts!
- CLEANING FEE: For the same reason, I don't charge a cleaning fee. I ask guests to leave the room and bathroom clean, especially to clean up hair from the shower and sink
- SECURITY: If you open a window, or unlock an door to the garden, please remember to close and lock them again before leaving the house
- No pets
- No smoking
NB: Guests are asked to be considerate and not make loud noise or talk loudly after 11pm, as it does prevent others in the house from sleeping, and can cause distress.
Paula was extremely well organised, very helpful and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The room was lovely, clean and close to the city. Perfect really.
Paula was a great host, providing us with lots of helpful information and useful tips even before we arrived. She was most welcoming on our arrival, showing us all the amenities and how to use appliances. She provided with a leaflet with all necessary information as well as a local map with points of interests & shops, etc., highlighted. Water, glasses and cookies were nice welcome touches in our room. The location is convenient for public transport to the city centre, which was only a 5-10 minute ride by bus. The neighourhood is safe and quiet, and we felt quite comfortable moving about. We would highly recommend Paula's place without hesitation.
Paula is a wonderful host. All the information provided by its home was confirmed, it is a very comfortable room, near to the City Centre and the house has a modern decor, bright and is very clean. She gave us some tips of the city and we had very good conversations, she is very kind and provided a very well explained suggestion to go from the airport to her home. The stay could not be better. Highly recommended!!
Paula hat sich außergewöhnlich gut um uns gekümmert. Aufgrund ihrer sympathischen Art hat es viel Spaß gemacht, sich mit ihr zu unterhalten und sie hat uns viele spannende, unterschiedliche Tips gegeben, die unseren Dublinaufenthalt noch charmanter gemacht haben. Alle weiteren Angaben und Informationen waren zudem sehr präzise. Man hat gemerkt, dass sie selbst viel über airbnb unterwegs ist und genau weiß, worauf es ankommt. Zimmer, Bad und Küche waren super, wie auch die gesamte Wohnung. Wir können Paula bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen und würden uns freuen, sie mal wieder zu treffen. Daume hoch, Björn und Eisi
Unfortunately, we weren't able to meet Paula on our trip as she had another arrangement those days. She did send her son to let us in and fill us in on everything. She left tons of maps and information packages for us. The BnB was very nice and clean. Paula allowed us free access to her kitchen and washer which we took some advantage of. The BnB was close to a set of train tracks, but the noise wasn't too bad. Despite not being around, Paula was very easy to get in touch with and was quick to respond to all our concerns. We had a wonderful time and would book again in a heartbeat.
Paula was a really great host! I had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Paula's place. The house was clean. It's just as described, excellent location and very quiet and calm inside. Very spacious and the bed was comfortable. I loved my stay here and I'll recommend it definitely!
About the Host, Paula
I'm mother to a 25-year-old who has flown the nest, and I work full-time as Art Director of a small publishing group. Going to work for me is easy because I love it.
My hobby is photography. I love is to go to art and photography exhibitions here and abroad. For guests interested in art, I am happy to make suggestions for exhibitions and galleries they might enjoy – depending on their individual tastes.
When my son left home and his room was available, I played host to many friends when they came to Dublin. I found I enjoyed having people coming and going through my home. This is why I decided to join Airbnb as a host. Because I have travelled a lot myself, I have an instinct for what makes a person more comfortable when they are away from their own home. I enjoy making sure people are relaxed, and being able to answer any questions they might have.
I have stayed as an Airbnb guest in Venice, Italy and in Wexford in Ireland, and enjoyed both experiences. What I liked most was each host gave us great tips about local events, and the best places to go. I think this is what makes Airbnb better than a hotel.
I am a coffee person, so you can be sure of a good strong coffee at my home, or a perfect cup of tea. I am happy for guests to use my kitchen to prepare breakfast, and for tea and coffee.
I love Dublin very much, and love living here. I hope when people stay with me, they leave with a bit of that love in their hearts. As a host I am relaxed, and hope I am warm and welcoming. I understand people need their privacy, so will always make sure not to intrude, but yet be available.