Beautiful, fully equipped, modern home on quiet leafy road. 30 mins to city centre, 5 mins to beach, 2 mins to top of the hill with 360 views of the mountains, the city and the Irish Sea. The house is situated on the edge of the quaint village of Dalkey, A perfect location!
The guests have access to all areas of the house and garden. The house has a lounge, kitchen/dining room, downstairs wc, utility/cloakroom. playroom/study/4th bedroom,(which has a double bed/sofa). Upstairs has a family bathroom, airing cupboard (containing bed linen and towels).There are 3 bedrooms, one with a small en-suite.
The back garden has a deck with barbeque and seating. There is a patio at the bottom of the garden with table and chairs. There is also a swinging seat for you to relax on!
I will meet you upon arrival and help get you settled in. I can advice about what to see and do during your stay as its important to me that you have a great time! I can be reached by phone and email to answer any queries you might have.
I live on the outskirts of Dublin's fair city , with all the buzz of city life.
I like to go for walks in my neighbourhood. On my walk to the beach, I pass the homes of the rich and famous ie. Bono, the Edge, and Enya's castle!
I have often watched the dolphins playing in the ocean! I love to walk back along the coast which has been compared to The Amalfi Coast of Italy, past more famous homes to the heritage village of Dalkey, with its castle, quaint shops, pubs and restaurants.
Other times I walk to the top of Killiney Hill where there are breath-taking views in all directions towards the city, the port and the ocean. There is a great play area for children too.
Public transport is easy. There are buses into the city centre (30mins away). A nicer way to travel is by the little electric train, known as The Dart, which follows the coast, past Dun Laoghaire port and Sandymount strand.
Dublin is an easy city to get around, either walking or on the "hop on hop off" bus. The list is endless of things to see and do there.
If, however, the mountains, the beaches and lakes are your thing, they are within easy reach of my home. Just a few minutes down the motorway and you are in the Wicklow mountains, which is a walkers paradise.
We booked Ann's place for a family holiday to attend a wedding in Ireland and the house was absolutely perfect for our needs. We were 6 adults and a toddler and there was plenty of space for us all. Ann met us on our arrival and welcomed us, making sure we had everything we might need and a good overview of the locality.
The house itself is beautifully finished and equipped to a very high standard, everything spotlessly clean and in good working order. Nice kitchen and dining area, lounge and bedrooms. The garden was beautiful and our little boy loved playing outside. There is a big TV in the lounge which was perfect for watching Celtic qualifying for the Champions League group stages.
The house is close to the DART station to get to town, not far from Dalkey and Dun Laoghaire with their nice selection of shops, cafes and restaurants . There is a small supermarket a short walk away.
There are numerous nice places to walk nearby, we did morning jogs in Killiney Hill Park which is lovely and has great views over Dublin and the Wicklow mountains. It is about a 5k run from the house to the top of the hill in the park and back home. Alternatively it is about the same distance to run down to the seafront and to the pier in Dun Laoghaire and back up.
We had a great 5 days staying here, with lovely weather as well! Would love to stay here again and highly recommend Ann's house and warm welcome!
Ann's home is a very restful and lovely place. Our family of five were extremely comfortable throughout a two-week stay. Ann is a wonderful host and a pleasure to meet. We hope to return to this oasis in Ireland!
We spend a month in Dublin at Ann's house and it was magical. The house is in a great location, close to Dalkey village and the DART. My two sons made friends with the neighbor kids and loved it. Thank you Ann!
My family of five, including three young children, stayed at Ann's house for one week. It was a lovely start to our holiday. the house was so warm, clean and cosy. Ann was a lovely hostess, so welcoming and provided great information about the local area. The house is in a lovely area, very quiet and completely safe. We caught the DART home from Dublin late at night and it felt so safe and secure. The area is very child friendly with great parks and places to eat. The house itself is very large, with plenty of bathrooms, and so beautifully decorated and furnished. Having WIFI and cable TV was brilliant as well. I would recommend this house to anyone with no hesitation.
We came back to visit family and we couldn't have picked a more perfect home or location. The house was warm and cosy upon our arrival and we had organized for some groceries to be delivered prior to us landing which Ann accommodated with no problem at all. The house is gorgeous, incredibly clean and perfect for our family of five. We also had to extend our holiday by an extra day at the end due to illness and Ann, very kindly, managed to give us an extra night. A fantastic family home, and a lovely host we couldn't recommend it more highly.
Our family of 6 had a very pleasant 3 week stay in Ann's lovely home. We found it to be a very homely and comfortable house in a convenient location, walking distance to the Dalkey village, dart (train) station and a few minutes drive to Dun Loaghaire. Having met Ann on arrival, we found her to be very friendly and accommodating, wanting to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Traveling from the Australian summer she made sure that her home would be warm enough for us in the Irish winter. Having 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets was also a bonus for a large busy family, as well as a comfortable lounge room to relax. The WiFi in the house was an essential for our family of teenagers and ourselves to be able to keep in contact with home. We would highly recommend this home for your next stay in Dublin, we would certainly use it again.
My family and I enjoyed a lovely week in Dublin, staying in Ann's comfortable, well-equipped and very clean house. The house is very well located, close to lovely walks and villages. It is spacious and homely at the same time. We would highly recommend Ann and her house.
Our family of six spent 3 nights in Ann's lovely home on a recent holiday in Ireland. The whole exoerience was hassle free, the property was comfortable and Ann was very considerate - even creating additional sleeping space for my brothers. Location was great for the ferries (both Dublin and Dun Laoghaire) and also for visiting other attractions such as Wicklow Mountains and the beautiful seaside town of Howth. We would recommend this property for families and groups - a definite home away from home!
Simone & Kwaku (Aug 2012)
We had a great two week stay at Ann's house! The home is very comfortable and back yard is lovely and peaceful. Ann went out of her way to find us equipment and toys for our two young boys. Her recommendations for places to eat, shop, and visit were spot-on.
Ann has been a wonderfull hostess; being the first foreigners in this airbanb experience, I think Ann has passed the trial with the highest marks! Just some little and unimportant problems during the first days of the four weeks; extremely positive experience.