About This Listing
Lovely large one bed apartment with living area in Portabello the best area of Dublin. 2 minutes away from the leafy canal and Camden St with the best variety of restaurants, bars and cultural spaces. Situated on a quiet residential street.
The apartment consists of a large bedroom (perfect for a couple) , a large light filled living space and a fire, as well as a small kitchen. Best location in Dublin. I'm away for June, July and August 2015 so looking for long time rentals for those dates. I'm open to offers.
Excellent shower and bathroom, washing machine, gas cooker, microwave, fridge, double bed. I have no wifi in the apartment but I´m located two minutes from a few different cafes with wifi
Interaction with Guests
I'm away travelling for a while so the keys will be organised by a close relative.
Portabello and Camden St are the most sought after rental locations in Dublin for a reason.Situated on a quiet residential street, I'm literally a two minute walk from Portabello Bridge and the Grand Canal. Evenings can be spent watching enjoying a drink out on the banks of the canal ( one of every Dubliner's favorite past times), or exploring the vast number of bars, restaurants, shops and cultural spaces in the area.
Also a ten minute walk ( five on the bus) to Trinity College, Templebar and the heart of Dublin city centre, and a five minute walk from the trendy villages of Ranelagh and Rathmines.
All of the bars listed her are within a five minute walk (website hidden)
1) Lennox St cafe
2) Dublin's trendiest bar for artists, musicians and students, The Bernard Shaw
3) Wall and Keogh Tea Shop
4) Anseo, a great music bar
Conviently located one minute from Rathmines, one of the most connected bus route in Dublin, and a two minute walk from the Luas, Dublin's light rail system.
Other Things to Note
I'm brand new to Airbnd hence the cheap pricing, though this is the most expensive rental area of Dublin for a reason
No smoking. Please respect the apartment as if it were your own.
Rob's place was great! Location-wise, it's 15 min walking from the City Centre, so most of the time we walked & didn't take the bus, but if you ever need to take the bus, it's cheap & takes you there in 5 mins.
In terms of the place itself, very comfortable, lots of light, spacious living room, cozy bedroom and an amazing fireplace!! We bought firelogs from the Tesco on Richmond St (the boulevard that takes you to the city centre) & used them to make a nice cozy fire (the logs light up instantly & burn for about 2 hours each). I recommend this as an experience! Also, the place is very homey & it has loads of psychology, spiritualitity, philosophy and history books (people like Carl Jung or Joseph Campbell for example), so it's great if you're into these kind of things.
There is indeed a coffee shop just around the corner from Rob's place, that's great for the morning coffee. Has Wifi, great music, great food & nice people serving you!
We met Rob's mother at the flat on the day: she's a very nice person, available if you have any questions etc., so couldn't be more happy!
We enjoyed staying here although we had a couple of issues at first. Rob obviously moves out to accommodate for guests which is fine, however we were a little uncomfortable with quite so much personal stuff around as we were expecting a more "uncluttered" approach. That said, Rob was great, sorted us a lovely fire and parking permits and gave us some sound advice about places to visit. Location is brilliant and we slept really well. Excellent shower. The kitchen is hard work but adequate for making breakfast and light meals.
We had a lovely stay at robs flat. It was clean and comfy and had everything we needed. Easy to walk to all the main tourist sites and had great restaurants and cafes nearby.
We arrived at the apartment and were greeted by Rob's mother who was very nice and accommodating by showing us the in's and out's of the apartment. It was a nice, cozy little apartment in a central neighborhood which was nice! There was a great pub and cafe nearby and the neighborhood in general was pretty central to everything! All in all, Rathmines is a nice quiet area to stay and I had a great time living in Rob's apartment for the week.
El apartamento de Rob es muy acogedor, tranquilo, cuenta con todo tipo de comodidades y está en un barrio muy interesante, tanto cultural como gastronómico. El apartamento está a un agradable paseo del centro, lo cual te permite disfrutar del Dublín más turístico y de la tranquilidad del Dublín más auténtico. Las recomendaciones que muestra Rob en su descripción son realmente interesantes. Rob fue muy amable a nuestra llegada y hemos tenido una agradable experiencia en su casa.
Cosy and clean apartment, great location, friendly and no-nonsense host. Nothing to complain about... maybe it would have been nice with wifi, but the nice coffe shop on the corner had free wifi so no complaints there either!
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About the Host, Rob
College lecturer based in Dublin- loves adventure sports and travel, hence the listing here :)
I've just put up my parents beautiful house too, so have a look if you are looking for some real irish hospitality!