About this listing
Nestled between the artisan cottages of Ringsend and the newer contemporary homes of inner city Dublin. This lovingly restored and modernised former boathouse stands quietly in its secret garden, hidden behind the redbrick victorian terraces.
Bright double room upstairs overlooking the garden. The windows get the sun in the morning so we have fitted black-out blinds if you like to sleep in. The room comes with a bathroom (shower/wc/wb) across the landing, (shared with room3 when room3 is occupied).
Large bright living room with cable tv and double doors leading to the garden, breakfast room and everything that you will need to prepare your own breakfast (for full details see house rules). Access to fast wifi.
Interaction with Guests
We offer a relaxed warm welcome to guests and are happy to share our knowledge of Dublin and the many attractions here. I love living in Dublin and am sometimes accused of being a little fanatical about it, but its just a fantastic city. Some of my favourites pastimes are walking the dog (Ally our golden retriever) along the pier to Poolbeg lighthouse, strolling through Temple bar, drinking a Guinness with friends and enjoying the craic (that's not cocaine, just Irish for having a laugh), Taking a coffee in Bewleys and a stroll on Grafton St. or just a visit to the old library in Trinity College and wander through front square to soak up the atmosphere to mention but a few. I love hillwalking in Wicklow, motor cruising on the Shannon, photography, cinema and theatre going.
If you like any of these things I will be happy to try to guide you towards the best of them.
We live close to Ringsend village in the middle of Dublin's new and vibrant dockland 'silicone valley'. The rejuvenated Dublin docklands is now home to the european headquarters of (google), Paypal and Airbnb to mention but a few, making the Boathouse an ideal place to stay for business or pleasure. Its a pleasant 10 min walk through the park to the village and then on towards the city centre, by bus or by Luas (tram) for ten minutes more. We're within walking distance of the Bord Gais Theatre offering a selection of Westend and broadway touring shows. It was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in the beautiful settings of the Grand Canal Harbour; 20mins walk. The harbour area has a variety of restaurants and places to sit out while enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine and is always a great place to go on a warm evening. As its one of my favourite places, I'll be happy to share with you all of my recommendations on where to eat and where to avoid.
Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Rd) is just far enough away that we don't get locked in by the security cordon when there's a rugby international or a major concert on, yet it is near enough to walk to in comfort (20min). Even if you don't have tickets, the atmosphere in the pubs in the vicinity is electric.
The O2 at the Point is also just a short walk away, 15mins, offering a wide variety of concerts.
Across the river from our street, we enjoy a constantly changing vista of cruise liners which berth there to visit Dublin in the summer.
A walk on Sandymount strand followed by coffee or lunch in Brownes on Sandymount green is not likely to disappoint.
For those who enjoy a more challenging walk, the walk to Poolbeg light house along the South pier will ensure your appetite is ready for some really good Italian cooking at Dunne and Crescenzi's.
Buses to the city centre take about 10mins, and the stop is about 10 mins walk from the house.
The Luas (Dublin Tram) is available also 15mins from the house.
The Dart line (Light rail along the coast to Howth harbour or Greystones, Co. Wicklow) is a 20 min walk.
A 12min walk just over the bridge in Ringsend Village there a Dublin-Bike scheme depot, (3day pass €5, rent free for first 30mins, small charge thereafter). You just use em for twenty mins and leave it at another depot, then pick up another for you next trip!
Other Things to Note
We provide a guest manual containing details of local restaurants, amenities and home delivery menus.
Just a few things to note...
We ask that guests do not smoke indoors, but you are welcome to smoke outside - we even have a smoking seat in the garden!
For safety reasons, we only accept guests that are included on your booking.
We would really appreciate it if guests would remove their shoes before going upstairs as the upper floor is carpeted in a light colour. The ground floor is finished in tile and hardwood so downstairs you are welcome to wear what ever foot wear you feel comfortable in.:-)
In the breakfast room we provide everything that you will need in order to prepare your own breakfast, fridge, kettle, tea and coffee, toaster, microwave, cutlery and delph. If guests wish to use this area in the evenings to enjoy a light snack or order in a meal, they are most welcome to do so. However we kindly ask that guests do not bring food or drinks up to their bedroom.
The host's kitchen is private.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.