About this listing
Welcome to my home! This comfortable double bed is right in the heart of the city and is centrally located in a quiet area of Temple Bar. My home is minutes from most key sights, with Trinity College and Grafton Street an easy 7 minute walk away.
This is a great double bed, private room in the heart of Temple Bar, but on the quiet end! Everything in Dublin City Centre is no more than a five or 10 minute walk away. All the major transport hubs such as Train stations, Luas Tram and Bus stops to all parts of Dublin are within very easy reach. The AirLink bus from Dublin airport stops almost at our front door!
Wireless internet, including use of a netbook is included as are multiple iPod/iPhone chargers and powered speakers. multiple plug converters for plug types from all around the world. There is also a large LCD TV with a wide range of channels in the living room.
We provide all bedclothes and towels and there is a washer and dryer if you wish to freshen up your clothes during your stay. There is also a hairdryer and plug adapters to use in the room if you wish. You will have exclusive use of your own bathroom which has a shower and a full sized bath.
As there are over 200 restaurants and cafes within a 10 minute walk from the apartment you won't be short of places to eat! If you wish to cook for yourself the there are also full kitchen facilities in the apartment.
You essentially have all of Dublin city at your feet when you stay with me. You will have no need for transport of any kind to get around the city and can easily walk to a huge number of cultural and tourist spots.
On confirmation all guests receive a 1,000 word document with tons of hints and tips, including the best way to get from the airport, suggestions for things to do and see along with a list of good places to eat.
Your host is a photography tutor who is usually on hand to point out the great spots to photograph in this beautiful the city and beyond.
You will have access to living room with TV/Cable/DVD. You will also have full access to the kitchen and cooking facilities if you wish. There is also a washing machine and clothes dryer in the kitchen if you need it.
Interaction with Guests
The meeting point is usually the Bittersweet Cafe (07:00hrs to 19:00hrs) which is 30 yards/metres up the hill from Airlink bus stop number 10. After 19:00hrs you will be met in the Legends Bar with is right across from the bus stop. From there you will be brought up to the apartment. You will also be provided with a personalised map which will give you an in-depth overview of where to visit and eat in the immediate vicinity of the apartment.
We are so close to everything that it is almost criminal! The nearest coffee shop is 55 seconds (with many, many more within a 5 minute walk), the nearest pub is 45 seconds away (and again, with so many to choose from within easy walking distance), and your choice of restaurants is almost endless.
We are 30 seconds away from Stop Number 10 of the Airlink airport bus, and are within easy reach of the main train stations and central bus station. There are 2 Dublin Bike stations close by as well, and this bicycle sharing scheme even allows for tourists to get special passes, more details here: (URL HIDDEN)
Other Things to Note
LATE ARRIVALS: Please note that as it can take up to 2 hours to get to the apartment from the airport, the latest arrival/landing time I can accommodate is 21:00 hrs.
EARLY CHECK-INS: Early check-ins are welcome (particularly suited for early landing trans-Atlantic flights). For those making use of this please bear in mind that my previous nights guests do not normally check-out until around 11:00hrs. The early check-in allows you drop your luggage, get some hints and tips and to then head out to undertake some early sightseeing.
LATE CHECK-OUTS: Late Check-outs are never a problem. If a new guest is arriving on the day you leave then you are welcome to leave your luggage in the front room, take the keys with you, and return at time that is suitable for you to make your onward journey.
PROFILE PIC: As an added security measure I also do not take bookings from guests who have no profile pic, or whose pic is of something that is obviously not them.
This is my home and I run a relaxed and easy apartment, but as we are in an apartment complex there is a requirement that noise is kept to a minimum after 11pm.
We do not allow pets and smoking is also not allowed inside the apartment, although there is an open air balcony just outside the front door for those need a cigarette every now and then :-)
Other than these small things you can essentially treat this great space as your own home.
Dining table for meals made in the apartment which has full cooking facilities: electric cooker oven and microwave.
I am from Dublin, Ireland but have spent quite a bit of time in Kansas, USA, and have travelled extensively since I was a teenager. As an experienced traveller I know what it is that is most precious to those who find themselves in foreign cultures; a clean bed, a welcoming host, some insights into where the locals go to eat and drink. I have taken all these thoughts and combined them into an experience that I love to have in my own travels.
I am a founder member of the Dublin Host Ambassador Group for Airbnb. Our group advises them of improvements we feel will enhance the whole Airbnb experience and we also direct new hosts on the road to creating positive memorable guest interactions.
While I am always pleased to meet people from any corner of the world, I have to admit that I have an immense fondness for Americans, this comes out of great experience I had living there when I was younger and for the huge amount of support and encouragement I received from some many Americans over so many years. I have not yet an American that I did not like!
I have also made many visits to Germany, Austria and Switzerland and enjoy interacting with guests from that neck of the woods. Please bear in mind though, that my German speaking skills extend to being able to order a beer and a donut :-)
I am a photographer who runs his own photography school which allows me to travel around Ireland, Europe and the USA to shoot scenes that I like, many of these are on the walls of the apartment. If you are also a keen photographer then I look forward to talking cameras, techniques and creativity with you. If you are not then I still look forward to hearing your story!