Like in the middle of the country, private 100m driveway, 5 miles south of City centre. Great area of Blackrock. 7 minute walk to the sea. Park and kids playground across the road. Public transport close with Bus, electric train(DART) & Luas(TRAM) .
Very quiet - 100 meters from the main road, with its own private drive way, with sensored external lighting system.
Blackrock Village- 7mins walk (seaside)(DART)
MORE beds available if required
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house to the front and can be of assistance for anything and or advice.
Pond and Childrens play ground just 2 minutes across the road.
Large park for walking, cycling..
Dun Laoghaire Pier close by
Bus, electric train (DART) and tram (LUAS)
Other Things to Note
minimum stay 3 nights
No Smoking in House.
Beautiful house on two levels, with a brilliant skylight and fireplace. The rooms were big and nicely decorated - two of which had access to a patio. Milk and eggs in the fridge was a nice touch. We also loved turning into the long driveway. Highly recommended.
The reservation was canceled 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Manolo and his wife June were lovely to work with; quick to respond, present at check in to show us around, and had stocked the fridge with delicious bread, Irish butter, eggs, and milk, and the cupboard with tea, sugar and jam.
We enjoyed Blackrock village, just a short walk away; much quieter and easier to negotiate than City Centre. The home was quite comfortable and safe. Unfortunately the lot next door is vacant, and contains some debris, so the view from the upstairs living area and kitchen is not great, but the rooms themselves are spacious and filled with natural light. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us and the house had everything we needed from parking to wifi to a gas fireplace for extra warmth during the snowy early March.
I agree with a previous reviewer, that my only constructive feedback would be the cleanliness. We encountered some of the previous tenant's dog hair and a few spiders. But in fairness, as we arranged to travel to a different location for a night, airbnb sent a notice that we were not coming, 14 hours prior to our arrival. Our hosts still graciously welcomed us even though they were not prepared!
Claire, we are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Ireland. As you mentioned in your review we were not expecting you, as we had received a cancellation from you airbnb account so hence the problem about hoovering the hall stairs. Unfortunately we can do nothing about spiders at this time of the year as it is unusually cold for March. But, in future we will have a good look around for them. Many thanks for your comments.
The reservation was canceled 20 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Manolo was a great host, quick to respond and very kind. The house is in a comfortable position based in Blackrock and good to visit the city. Nice living room and well equipped with Internet connection as well. The house is wide and comfortable for the 5 guests I had. If I have to leave a constructive feedback, the cleaning can be improved, especially in the bathroom and living room (and a door knob was missing in one bedroom) but overall it was a good experience for my guests.
Manolo was very gracious from our first contact on, in particular giving precise directions. We arrived after midnight, and he arranged to get the key without problems. He and his wife also left breakfast basics in the fridge, a lifesaver after coming in so late. They live nearby and were available to help out and offer advice.
The house was very nice, clean and well equipped, full of light upstairs and featuring a pleasant private patio. It has lots of character, and there was plenty of room for the six of us. It would probably have been better to have a car, as it a few km south of central Dublin, but we took the DART train in and out without difficulty. Highly recommended.
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