About this listing
Enjoy the versatility of a double bedroom with a super king bed and private toilet, where you can relax after visiting many beautiful places. Portlaoise town is right in the middle from where you can reach any part of Ireland in a short time.
The bedroom is big enough for a couple.
Double bedroom with a real superking bed. Duvet Cover and sheets.
Private half bathroom and shared shower with me. Towels and hot water in 1 minute. Hand soap and toilet paper are included. All tea and coffee you want are included. Breakfast is not included (5 minutes walking is a supermarket with all you need to prepare your meals and cheap prices)
LCD TV and unlimited wireless internet.
You can use the kitchen to prepare your meals.
You can use the washing machine free of charge when you book for at least 3 days.
You will have the house key to be totally independent.
Interaction with Guests
Any of my guests should feel free to contact me, or don't contact me. At the beginning I will explain them all the details, give them all the advises and the towels. At the end I will say good bye and them of course. It is up to my guests to contact me if they need anything. But I respect their privacy.
The house is located in Portlaoise Town. It is a fascinating town with much more to attract the visitor. You can travel through all Ireland from Portlaoise in a short time (30 minutes to 2 hours using the motorway) and come back in the same day to chill out. You can go North West (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo), South West (Cork, Kerry), West (Limerick, Galway, Clare, Mayo), East (Kildare, Louth, Meath, Wicklow) or to Dublin City. Portlaoise Town has a great nightlife and many attractions:
Emo Court (website hidden), entry to the gardens is free. Dunamase Rock 7 minutes from here.
Roscrea Heritage Center (website hidden)
Next to Portlaoise is Kildare County with many attractions like the Irish National Stud and Japanese Garden, recently visited by the Queen of England; St Brigit’s Cathedral and Round Tower built in the fifth century and Kildare Village Outlet.
Also you can visit Castletown House, Athy Heritage Centre & Museum, Curragh Race horse and many others visitor attractions.
Dublin Airport is only 50 minutes by car and 1 hour and 45 minutes by bus . The bus stop is 5 m. walking from the house. The fare is 10 euros each way by Dublin Coach (website hidden). The buses come every hour, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. Others bus services are Bus Eireann (website hidden) and J J Kavanagh and Sons (website hidden)
You can also take Luas (light rail transit system) from the Red Cow Stop to go to Dublin City. If you rent a car (that is not expensive. Don't forget to rent a GPS with it because the country side could be confusing) you can reach every part of Ireland from 1 to 3 hours. You can take the well maintained motorways or the main roads.
Other Things to Note
Portlaoise Town is really safe. we have a big hospital and a big Garda Station. 5 minutes walking from the house there is a medium supermarket, 2 restaurants (1 become a pub at night and the other one is Chinese), 1 pharmacy, 1 beauty salon and 1 pizza place. Portlaoise downtown is located 5 minutes by car or bus.
We don't smoke but if you want to smoke you can smoke in the open areas (garden and deck)
You can use the kitchen to prepare snacks, sandwiches, and hot food. Only you have to leave the things as you find them. After 10 pm it is important for us to be quiet, so everybody can get enough rest. Not a problem to go out and come back late, but just be really quiet.
olga was wonderful and very helpful , we felt at home the first step . olga is very nice and a human personn . i recomend at very one to go there if they want to spend a wonderful time , olga will assist you for every thing . the house is very clean and quiet . the room is lovely and when you arrive you feel like an hotel with every thing for you . Even maps tourism , guide ... at your disposition . i will miss this home and these tenants .
thank you again for that .
Olga is a very kind host! She waits for us untill late night and gives us all details!
The room is very smart and cozy, with a confortable double bed and many places to put your things!
We hope to come back soon and stay for some days!
Our host had been very accommodating n pleasant . Our room was clean. Nevertheless we found the shower facility a bit too intrusive into their private space. But the toilet for us was neat, tidy and clean.
If you are thinking to go to Portlaoise and spend some night there, don't look for more rooms! Just book the room of Olga's house! All were perfect; The welcoming, the bed (I slept as a kid!), the room, the cleaning of all the house, their kindness and sympathy... You will feel as in your own home :D
Thanks for this weekend Olga and Chris. It was a pleasure to meet you and to stay in your house. Hoping to see you again! Abi & Laura
Olga was a lovely host with an amazing home! Made us feel extremely welcome and helped with directing us around the town! Lovely room and very comfortable bed
Very great place, beautiful room, Olga was very friendly and welcoming. Not hesitate to stay in this place :)
Very lovely and clean house with friendly hosts not much more to say other than all the best in your studies Olga
About the Host, Olga
I am an honest, friendly, fair and simple person. I like order and cleanliness. I like to eat healthy and exercise. Although occasionally I eat junk food. I love to experience different cultures and learn the good things they have. I love music, in my opinion it is the universal language. I try to live my faith consistently.