Relax in Georgian Splendour
Hosted by Ian
Ian is the host.
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bath
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The most beautiful apartment in Dublin, the Piano Nobile of an immaculately preserved historic house on a symmetrical Georgian Square 5 minutes from the City Centre.
Comfortable modern living in genuine 18th century surroundings.

The space

The piano nobile (first floor) of houses in Georgian times was the place where the family entertained - the part of the house where wealth and taste were displayed for all to see. And this piano nobile is a fine example of both.
In the living room, The 13ft high ceilings are stunning. The ornate plasterwork dates from 1785, and is perfectly complimented by 4 original rondels (round oil paintings) set into the ceiling - this is one of the very few such ceilings left in Dublin.
The living room is a perfect cube with floor to ceiling windows, designed to bring in maximum light whilst masking the road so that when sitting in the room you can only see the park.
The living room has a baby grand piano, a modern tv and work desk including laptop and printer - the latter two hidden behind clever carpentry. There is an open fire with traditional marble fire surround. There is a modern sofa which turns into a very comfortable double bed.
The bedroom doubles up as a dining room with a dining table that sits up to 10 people. This is achieved by a specially designed 6ft wide murphy bed. If entertaining, the apartment can cope with up to 50 people - though we would need notice if something like this was planned.
There is a modern bathroom with shower (no bath). And the south facing kitchen with south facing (sunny) balcony is a perfect place for a leisurely breakfast. The kitchen has all amenities including two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer.
There is underfloor electric heating thoughout the apartment

Guest access

Only the hallway and entrance to the house are shared. Guests will have access to built in wardrobes and all parts of the apartment. The attic and some locked cupboards are not accessible to guests.

Interaction with guests

I am here to welcome guests and to answer any queries, and also live on Mountjoy Square myself. I work with Martin, who lives on the top floor of no 47 Mountjoy Square. He is usually on hand if we are away. The housekeeper Cecily lives 10 minutes away. So there is a great support network to support our guests.

Other things to note

There is a library of books for you to use, and I encourage guests to leave finished novels, and pick up new ones. I really like meeting new people and enjoy being an airbnb host.
The Mountjoy Square Society regularly runs guided walks of Mountjoy Square as well as participating in events such as open house and culture night - these happen in September.


Amenities

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a very special apartment and I would expect you to respect it. There is no smoking in the building, but you can smoke on the balcony which is off the kitchen. I allow dogs within reason.

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Dog(s) live in the house

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John & Justin User Profile
September 2016
Ian was great, was communicative and there when we arrived. The apartment is simply PERFECTION! We were in awe of the gorgeous views overlooking the park. We felt like royalty and will definitely be back.

Alice User Profile
May 2016
Ian was great and welcoming. The facilities were as advertised or better. We had a GREAT time.

John User Profile
May 2016
We had a great time in Dublin and this flat was gorgeous. Definitely in a better section of town which was about 15-20 min north of whatever you wanted to get into. Taking an über got us wherever we wanted. Flat is super gorgeous and a steal compared to the hotels in the area. The chandelier, the living room, a piano. All very cool. Ian is super up front about everything, provided us with instruction on the house, how to get to where we needed to go, and even loaned a map. Only two pieces of constructive criticism would be: 1) hot water was on a timer. Not sure if that's a European thing or not, but we both enjoy long hot showers. We weren't able to do that. 2) we are used to sleeping with a fitted sheet and a flat sheet along with our comforter. We had a requested a flat sheet that never came. We made do. Overall: definitely recommend this place if you're in Dublin.

Dale User Profile
May 2016
For the price of the apartment we felt that Ian should have been at the apartment waiting for us rather than having us wait and call him. We had arrived on time. If we wouldn't have gotten a SIM card for one of our phones we would have been waiting a lot longer for him to show up. As far as the room goes, everything was alright. The apartment looks great, but the little details are missing at this price point. For example, the bed is lumpy and the sheets are very rough. The mattress also doesn't fully fit in the bed frame, I was smacking my shins into the metal frame every time I got out of the bed. The washer and and dryer are very convenient, but be aware that it does take the dryer a long time to work and you need to check the waste water tank and the lint trap because no one empties them. We found the lint trap completely filled with lint. Also if you need to iron anything, the iron only reaches halfway down the ironing board that's built into the kitchen. The electrical plug is really far away. Read the how too guide when you arrive, it will tell you how to avoid a freezing shower. The bottom line, stay here if you want but it's pricey for what it is.

Gretchen User Profile
July 2015
We had a wonderful time in Dublin , and this apartment was a perfect way to relax after a go go day. If you are at all interested in architecture, I highly recommend staying here! Absolutely charming!! The beds, though both not "real" Beds were amazingly comfortable, we fell asleep immediately! ( and I plan on recreating the "Murphy" bed stateside, absolutely brilliant!!However that could also be the exhaustion from days well lived. The kitchen was nicely equipped, and the bathroom, though small, worked well. However 3 people cannot shower one after the other, we ran out of hot water, but that is no big deal...the apartment is also close to croke park where Ed Sheeren was playing. We could actually hear him from the apartment. So a perfect spot of you are doing or seeing something at Croke Park. That being said, it's a bit of a walk to the trinity School area. All in all a great place to stay in Dublin! Thank you!!

Patrick User Profile
July 2015
Ian was an excellent host. Easily available and full of local knowledge. The apartment is very nice and just as described. It is a short walking distance of the city center. Best walking route to the center is to the West (turn left out front door) to Parnell Square/O'Connell St. and than proceed South. The apartment also has convenient, gated parking which was an added bonus for a city.

Anthony User Profile
June 2015
Great apartment and great experience overall.

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Ian User Profile
Hi, Ian here. I have taken over from Ann and Bern to welcome you to Dublin. I am a native Dubliner who has returned to university full time to study business and politics. I am a keen choral singer and love to travel a lot. As Dublin is my home town I enjoy sharing city with v…
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