About this listing
A modern first floor 2 bedroom apartment in a quiet development of only 10 apartments. Facilities include wireless broadband, digital TV, central heating, shared shower/bath room. All kitchen facilities available to guests. Off street parking is available right at front door.
The apartment is situated in Ballyhackamore, Belfast's most interesting 'urban village', with great bars, restaurants and shops within a 2 minute walk and excellent direct public transport to city centre.
The room available has 2 single beds, wardrobe etc although often the entire apartment is available as I spend some time in our main home out of town. (The cost of the entire apartment is £70 per night or £450 per week but you will need to check first if available)
The apartment is a 10 minute taxi ride from Belfast City Airport, and a 25 minute drive from the international airport. It is also on one of the most frequent service bus routes to/from the city centre.
This is not a 'professional B & B', but my home in Belfast, used mainly during the week, so sometimes the entire apartment is available for use. I try to keep it clean and tidy (but don't expect your bed linen / towels to be ironed :) and expect guests to do likewise. I don't smoke and smoking in the apartment is not permitted. Guests have exclusive use of their private room and can use the rest of the apartment, including kitchen and lounge, throughout their stay. You are free to use the kitchen to make breakfast and there is always bread, fruit, juice, cereals and eggs available for you.
I work quite long hours, so will probably be out of the apartment in the mornings before you are awake. Should you wish to use the kitchen and dining area for anything other than breakfast, that should be OK but check with me first. However, there are lots of great restaurants, cafes and bars within a couple of minutes walk, although you would have no idea you are so close as the apartment is in a quiet little cul de sac off an equally quiet tree lined avenue.
I manage EastSide Partnership, a regeneration company in Belfast, and also serve on a number of non-profit boards. We also run a number of arts festivals and manage tourism development in the east of the city.
I enjoy travel, sport and arts/music (and my work). I'm 60, married to Adrienne and we have 3 adult children. I have been an airbnb host for about four years, with an apartment in Belfast, but this currently has a longer term tenant. I recently took on managing the George. Best home which belongs to the charity I manage. I also occasionally use airbnb when travelling.
I'm pretty easy going and happy to fit in with whatever 'regime' is in place wherever I stay. Also happy to spend time with hosts but very happy with my own company.
I don't smoke and enjoy a 'social drink', especially craft beers.