About this listing
Comfortable, spacious, single bedroom with own shower room , desk, chair and wi-fi – perfect for the traveller who likes his/her own space. Ideal too for the business person or student who needs peace and quiet with quick access to the city….
This attic bedroom, on the top floor of a period house is perfect for someone looking for peace and quiet after a busy day. With wi-fi access, a desk and a chair (as well as its own shower room) it's a great fit for a business person or a student who might need to do a little work in the evenings. (Please note: We have two other listings 'Fab en suite near City Centre & Sea' and 'Tranquil en suite ...None of our listings is suitable for young children)
Blissfully quiet, it's hard to believe this room is in a house that's just 10-15 mins by bus from the city centre. The sea and bus stop are a 2 min. walk from the front door & within the same time frame you've a choice of great pubs and restaurants.
Room features include | Private en suite shower room, comfortable single bed, the afore mentioned desk and office chair, drawers, bedside locker, space for hanging clothes, shoe rack and futon Also included are iron & ironing board, (on request) hairdryer and lots of space for your luggage
The room is on the top floor (so it might not be suitable for someone who doesn't like climbing stairs — there are two flights up to it) of a comfortable two-storey, 4-bed, red brick, Victorian, house with typically large reception rooms, one of which — the bay-windowed dining room — is where guests enjoy a continental-style breakfast at whatever time suits .... (Our guests are also welcome to use this room during the day to make tea/coffee or simply relax and watch the world go by.)
The house, (which is a protected property) enjoys the high ceilings and wonderful features which make Victorian period homes such a privilege to live in. These are seamlessly combined with the luxury of all mod cons, including WiFi and satellite TV. It's on a beautiful road comprising of Victorian houses, all built to individual taste and requirements. You can see the sea from our front gate. Blink and you're on the seaside promenade (great for joggers and walkers - you can borrow the dog if you like!)
A mere 10 -15 minutes is all it takes to ...access town by bus, the mainline service to the West of Ireland, the beach, and some of the best parks in Dublin. Croke Park (where the national games are played) the o2 concert venue, the Bord Gais Energy, Abbey, Peacock and Gate theatres are all easily accessed by bus or train. The city train line (the DART) is a 7-minute walk away, which makes the Aviva stadium a short hop across the river. The airport is a 20-minute drive and is easily accessed by bus.
If you don't want to venture into town there are lots of cafes, restaurants and a little theatre nearby to amuse and entertain you...you're a short walk from two of the best pubs in north city Dublin (Harry Byrne's and The Yacht) but if you want something a little more historic you could go see Bram Stoker's house or the site of the famous Battle of Clontarf, which celebrates its millennium anniversary in 2014, take a trip to Howth or savour the delights of St. Anne's Park. And if golf is your thing you're definitely coming to the right place with a great inland club and two smashing links course right on our doorstep
Bedroom, dining room, garden and courtyard. If you want to watch something in particular on television in the sitting room (as has happened with World Cup football, for instance) that isn't a problem. We have satellite TV downstairs.
Interaction with Guests
We usually sit down with our guests over a cup of tea and a slice of cake when they arrive or if that's not possible we breakfast with them on Day 1 to give them any help we can in making their plans for their trip. But of course, if guests don't need help and prefer to take breakfast on their own this is perfectly fine too!
The ease of access to downtown Dublin, combined with having the sea and some beautiful parks on our doorstep makes this a very attractive neighbourhood for you to stay in.
The bus stop for the 130, which offers a good service to take you to and from the city centre is a 2-minute walk away. Train (the Dart) is 7 mins. walk away. If you fancy walking it takes about 45 mins to the city centre. From the airport we're 20 mins (approx €20) by taxi. There's on-street parking (free) if you've got a car. By bus from the airport it's a 2-bus journey. Shouldn't take longer than an hour. We re about 10 mins by car from the ferry at Dublin Port, about 15 mins. by bus
Other Things to Note
*Guests are given a key to come and go as they like.
*Check in is at 3pm but depending on whether or not we have guests the night before, checking in can be earlier.
*Usually we can take people's luggage, irrespective of whether or not the room is free, after 9am.
*We re happy to hold onto luggage on the day of departure if guests have a later returning flight.
* We have the service of a local, trustworthy punctual taxi driver who gives a guaranteed rate to the port and airport. He is also available to do pick-ups from the airport on request.
*Unfortunately, our listing is not suitable for children under 8 as we don't have the facilities to cater for them.
We expect our guests to behave in our home as they would expect us to behave in their home!
Although a strict non smoking household, guests are welcome to use the courtyard, which has a table, chairs and ashtray if they wish to smoke.
Perfect! Jacinta & Patrick are such friendly, generous, and welcoming hosts. The house is very smart & homely and I loved the attic room I stayed in. It's very cosy and snug, and the en suite bathroom means you have your own privacy and space. Excellent breakfast to start the day too! The neighbourhood is really quiet and it's only 15 mins to the city centre on bus. Jacinta gave me some top tips for places to visit in Dublin & we had a good natter in the morning. In the end, I was sad I only stayed 2 days! The pre-booking communication was brilliant too - a whole doc full of info on transport & things to see in Dublin. Reassuring to have & overall I'm really glad I chose to stay here for my visit to Dublin!
I stayed at Jacintas home for 5 nights. I left in the morning after breakfast and came back late in the evening. I spend most of my time there for sleeping. Room and bed are big enough for a person of my size (188 cm), the table was very welcome to use it for my notebook. The WiFi was working fine. The shower was a little bit too small for me, also I had to bend forward at the sink.
The breakfast was OK, but the containers for the jam were staying on the table all day long. So on my first day I had to put away one bowl. There was mold in it. The second day we realized that the refrigerator in the dining room was turned off. Too late for the milk that has already gone bad.
The street was full of cars, but I always found a parking lot for my small rental car, I had to walk only up to 50 meters. The bus stop was only about 200 meters away.
I have seen and spoken with Jacinta three times this week, on my last day I gave the key back to her husband.
My family and I are so thankful to have been hosted by such a great family. After flittering through Ireland for several days, we finally arrived in Dublin where we were grateful to have found FREE parking directly outside the 3 story home we were staying in.... Jacinta and her husband were extremely welcoming, allowing us an opportunity to sit and relax with tea while they gave us the "inside" scoop as to where to eat (family restaurant directly down the street), bus tickets, Dublin tours, the do's and don'ts of Dublin etc .... The home is located 10 minutes from the City, with a bus pick up directly down the street... To cab into the city, cost an estimated 11-14 euro if needed. I would defiantly recommend staying here, as my family and I already have thoughts of returning.
Jacinta was very welcoming upon my arrival and was always available to answer any questions I had. She even told me about some "must sees" in Dublin!
The room was very spacious and clean.
Fantastic hosts, great room in a very convenient location. Terrific experience!
I had a wonderful time staying at Jacinta's. The house is beautiful and my room was very comfortable. Jacinta is warm, caring and shows a genuine interest in her guests. I felt like part of her family. There were lots of cups of tea, freshly baked cake and friendly chats. I was able to store my luggage there on the day of my late flight back home. Jacinta and her family made me feel extremely welcome. The area is lovely and close to the city. I would love to stay at Jacinta's again if I'm lucky enough to have a return visit to Dublin.
I stayed 3 nights and it was wonderful! Perfectly situated and nice room.
Havong breakfast with other air bnb visitors from all over the world was a great experience!
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About the Host, Jacinta
I am a freelance journalist/publisher, married with two grown up sons. When we first moved into our house we kept adult students . Over the years we've hosted people from Italy, Spain, Iran, Germany, France, Austria. We've also had au pairs stay with us when our sons were young. It was a great experience, one we enjoyed very much. Some of our former house mates may even be looking at this page. If so... come and stay with us again guys. We'd love to see you!
What are the things I like and can't do without? Family, good friends/companionship, music (all sorts from classical to rock) books, cinema, radio (always on) and sports (I live with boys, say no more!)
I like travelling but not the tent and backpack variety. I am that person who takes the kitchen sink with her and if I forget it I acquire it en route. My favourite destination? St. Petersburg is magic, with Istanbul close behind but the best place of all is Co. Clare — my birthplace, on the west coast of Ireland.... Absolutely beautiful.