It is a double bedroom upstairs with en-suite adjoining, which is only used by guests ( There is also a bathroom downstairs, which includes a whirlpool bath, lovely way to relax after a long flight.) I can provide an extra bed if required. THE STAIRS IS QUITE STEEP& MAY BE A PROBLEM FOR LESS AGILE PEOPLE, but generally not a problem. The kitchen is available for guests to use - it has the usual appliances you would expect to find in a modern kitchen.
For larger bookings, please note that we have another double room available downstairs with a bathroom adjacent to it. The bathroom includes a whirlpool bath, a nice way to relax after a busy day or a long flight. (Please refer to our other listing to book.)
Just a few mins.walk to bus stop or 15 min walk (or bus) to Swords where there is lots of great restaurants, pubs etc., which also serve good food at reasonable prices, great Shopping Centre - Pavillion Shopping Centre - where you can buy beautiful Irish gifts to take home, or you can get 'cheap n cheerful' souvenirs etc.,
There is a very good bus service to Dublin City where there are many tourist attractions - something to interest everyone. The regular bus service takes 30-40mins or SWORDS EXPRESS an award winning service, which takes approx 20 mins. The bus stop is 3 mins away. ( YOU MUST HAVE EXACT FARE FOR BUS - BE SURE TO HAVE SOME €EUROS) There is free wifi on board all buses. You can buy a LEAP CARD at the airport which is the best option, can be used on all buses & trains.
Anyone interested in history will enjoy Swords with it's Norman Castle which dates back to the 13th century. It was the residence of the 1st Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin.(UNDER REPAIR AT MOMENT, NO ACCESS) Also worth a visit is the 9th Century Round Tower where the only remaining relic of it's Medieval church is it's Belfry. Information is available from FingalTourism - which has an office centrally located in Swords
Newgrange World Heritage Site is a 5,000 year old Passage Tomb located in the Boyne Valley.This is one of the top visitor attractions in Ireland. This is a 40 min. drive from here and can be accessed by country roads which will take you off the beaten track allowing you to explore The Boyne Valley & enjoy the 'real' Irish experience.
There is a lovely park and river - The Ward River - here where I live. Great for a walk or for an early morning run, also outdoor exercise bikes etc for the more energetic, also a local Gym which facilitates non-members. A ten minute drive takes you into the countryside of Fingal including beautiful parks, with great playgrounds for children, beaches and fishing villages. Howth village & Harbour is well worth a visit with spectacular views of Dublin Bay and Coastal Walkway.
The Airport is a 15 min bus journey with buses running frequently, or taxi service which is even quicker. My local Cab Office does the airport run for €10 at any hour, which I will book for you. I also drop people to the airport occasionally, if they have young children or if they are experiencing problems with car-hire etc. TELL THE TAXI/CAB DRIVER THE HOUSE IS CLOSE TO THE CHURCH & SCHOOL.
I do not have a restriction on times to check in or out, obviously within reason. Guests can come directly from the Airport & enjoy a tea/coffee, a hot shower and a rest. We are not located in the Airport flight path, so no noisy planes to keep you awake. There is parking outside the house.
I like people to feel comfortable & relaxed in my home. Sometimes people like to sit around and relax before heading off on their adventures, I like people to feel this is their home for the duration of their stay.
which takes approx 20 mins. The bus stop is 3 mins away. ( YOU MUST HAVE EXACT FARE FOR
There is a very good bus service to Dublin City where there are many tourist attractions - something to interest everyone. The regular bus service takes 30-40mins or SWORDS EXPRESS an award winning service, which takes approx 20 mins. The bus stop is 3 mins away. ( YOU MUST HAVE EXACT FARE FOR
Relax & enjoy my home.
Monica is lovely! We had a great stay with her, and her place is conveniently located close to the airport, and just outside of Dublin. Would definitely return
Monica's place was excellent! The location close to the airport was excellent and was only a 10 minute bus ride! The room was comfortable and very clean. Monica was very hospitable and it was a pleasure chatting with her. Thanks you monica for the excellent stay!
I had a wonderful time staying at this flat in Dublin. Monica (and her son!) were both inviting, funny, and made me feel very welcomed. The room was comfortable and cozy and having my own bathroom was a nice touch. Monica told me about a lot of cute places I could visit in and around Dublin, and made my last day in Dublin feel great. Thanks so much for your hospitality!
The moment we checked in at Monica's place we felt home, a cosy room and everything fitted our needs. We arrived late in the evening and left early in the morning so we didn't stay long, yet we had a little chat and it felt like we'd met before.
She also booked a taxi for us to bring us to the airport which was only a 7 minute drive so that's really handy if you have to leave early like us.
Monica was very flexible about our arrival time. She welcomed us warmly and offered us tea upon arrival. The rooms were neat and clean towels and linens were provided. The location was extremely convenient for getting to the airport early Sunday morning. I think it took about 8 minutes to get there, and it was only about 20 min. drive from Dublin. Overall, it was a convenient and clean accommodation.
Hey hey Monica cheers heaps for the hospitality any who views her site stay for sure felt very much like home and expect our Gallipoli postcards ;););) cheers again pauly and em
The room is very nice and clean, there's a big and very comfortable bed. The flat is located approx. 7 min by car from Dublin Airport, so it's a great place to stay when you have morning flight/late arrival. Monica is really charming and helpful.
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I am friendly & easy-going and enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds. When on holidays I enjoy meeting and chatting with the locals, I find that the best way to learn about a new place. I only started Hosting in March '13 but have met so many great & interesting people.
I will enjoy a quiet Christmas at home with my family this year. No plans as yet, for holidays. Hopefully a little Winter Sunshine may be on the cards for early in the New Year.
I love reading and my other pastime is gardening. I enjoy swimming to keep fit, unfortunately I do not go as often as I should !
I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new people in 2014.