My apartment overlooks the River Liffey with its famous Halfpenny Bridge in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. You literally can walk around the corner, from my fantastic riverside location, to enjoy your time in Ireland's capital, or you can use my apartment as a base from which to enjoy the rest of the country.
Many have remarked on the great view from my front windows. A recent visitor made this expression on arrival: "wow - this is actually even nicer than the photographs show". You can chill out at my kitchen table, which is the size of two touching dinner plates, as you watch the river ebbing and flowing, and the non-stop stream of pedestrians on the new foot bridge.
There is quick, easy access (3 mins walk) to the Luas tram which connects the two main railway stations and central bus terminal Busarus. Taxis can drop you off right at the front door of my building. You simply could not be more central, with everywhere you are likely to want to go within an easy and pleasant walking distance.
I keep my apartment in totally immaculate condition.
You must be a non-smoker and have first class references, as this is my home and I am very careful about who stays here. It's in a quiet, secure building with only five other apartments, yet you are only a few steps from the heart of Temple Bar, with its cafés, shops, bars, restaurants, 24/7 grocery stores, clubs, galleries, designer boutiques, Irish Film Centre, and outdoor markets. It's also five minutes walk to Trinity College, Grafton Street shops and St Stephen's Green Park.
• two double beds (one is a very comfortable double futon)
• fab river view
• high speed wireless broadband (50Mb)
• cable tv, radio and hi-fi connected to airport express
• small kitchen area, with usual range of appliances
• washer/dryer - an ancient machine....use at your own peril!
• clothes iron, hair drier
• Kitchen Aid juicer
• hard wood floors
• power shower and bath
• extra sound-proofing on rear windows.
I also have a Mag safe charger for the convenience of any Macbook pro users.
(check plug version with me before travel, as mine is not the recently changed one)
When you arrive, you will find fresh fruit, milk or soya, fresh juice, croissants, and of course fresh coffee, the vital fluid that courses through my veins like the opposite of brake fluid!
There will be perfectly made beds, with freshly laundered sheets as well as nice fresh towels.
You will also find an absolutely pristine, light filled living space, holding many small treasures. This is because my apartment contains a selection of original contemporary art works. Some were made by me; others by my fab students. There are other not so obvious items waiting for your discovery. In addition, I have some samples of a wide and varied music collection, mostly Northern European modern jazz and minimalist music. Think Marcin Wasilewski and Phil Niblock, but also Brian Eno and Miles Davis. There are some books, but you'll be too busy visiting the many attractions of Dublin to start a book club. I also keep a comprehensive collection of maps and visitor guides.
You can cook food, but you may not want to bother, (I never do) as my apartment is surrounded by numerous restaurants and cafés catering for every taste and budget. As an avid coffee consumer, I have two cafetières and a single shot espresso maker.
I will meet you on your arrival to show you around and help you with your bags, as I am three flights of stairs up, on the top floor - hence the fab view. Sometimes I post keys to people, especially if they have stayed before.
Please note: there is no elevator, and nowhere to store a bicycle, or a pram or a piano or any other giant items of luggage. There is also no mule to get them up the stairs - only me and you!
Note - unlike many other apartments listed, this is NOT a share.
You have the total private use of my entire apartment. I only meet you to show you around, etc. This also means that I place a lot of trust in those who are using my home, containing many of my possessions - hence the need for assurances and first class references.
Usually available each week from Weds night to Sunday, as I spend most weekends away. Longer periods available at Easter and during the summer months.
I have been having visitors and exchanging my apartment for over ten years and during that time many have returned, recommended others or become long term friends. Several of those who have stayed were engaged in longer periods of academic research at places like Trinity College or the world famous Chester Beatty Library. This is possible during the summer months, and I work out a discounted rate for these longer stays. I particularly welcome visiting fellow creative types - artists/designers/actors/writers/dancers/academics.
Please note - I will not favour those who plan to arrive at my apartment after 8.00pm at night, and may not be able to wait, so be clear on that when you make your enquiry. Thanks. (I have been kept waiting to 2 am on a few occasions, then had to face driving 100 miles to Belfast)
If you intend booking my apartment, please read the detail of my entire listing most carefully. Please make sure that if you intending to have another guest, that you tell me this at the outset, as this means booking for two and not one. There is a price (website hidden) check in time. If you arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday and it's a working day for me, I cannot guarantee an earlier check in time than 5.00pm, but sometimes I can nip out of work for a half hour to let people in. Most other days I can check people in at any time. When in doubt, ask me for clarity.
I am very particular about keeping my living space spotlessly clean and totally organised, so if you like that sort of environment, then you'll feel totally at home here. If you don't, then there are plenty of others to choose from. I will always favour quiet, well travelled, respectful and organised visitors. Younger visitors will have to work hard to convince me that they are not party animals. I also don't charge any cleaning fee, so my expectation is that it is left in the perfect order that greets you on arrival.
I place a lot of care and attention into ensuring that my guests have a great experience while staying at my apartment. My feedback is all 5 stars, and my record is 100% for good reasons.
PLEASE read everything again.
I sometimes get asked what I refer to as "strangely strange questions" example: do you have wi/fi? or "can I bring my pet camel"? duhhhhh. Questions like these cause me to doubt my own sanity, and who wants that?
One final point. I usually decline all requests from
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We go bungee jumping off the Cliffs of Moher, then swim out to the Arran Islands dressed up as zebras. When there is time, we exchange emails and text messages.
Numerous great cafes, bars, galleries and small shops on doorstep. Overview of River. Walk everywhere
buses, Luas, tram, train, rickshaws, Dublin Bikes all minutes away
I always share my view of the red giant Betelgeuse.
My friend Tess and I stayed in John's apartment over the New Years period and it was fantastic. John was a wonderful host who provided us with not only a beautiful and comfortable stay but also with plenty of information about what to see and do while we were in Dublin. The apartment is also in an amazing location and everything we needed during our visit was within walking distance. I would most definitely recommend John's place to those traveling to Dublin.
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John was great in arranging everything and caring about us, to make sure we were save and comfortable settled in.
Also the place it very well located and nicely overlooking the river.
We could not have been any happier with our Airbnb experience with John. He was extremely prompt with communication leading up to our visit, the location of the apartment can't be beat, the place was so clean and bright and everything worked properly and came with detailed instructions in case of any confusion. In addition, John was such a pleasure to meet and chat with. He even left us with fresh fruit and croissants for our stay. The photos perfectly represent the apartment, this is an easy 5 stars to give. Thanks again John!
I had a great experience staying in John's flat for 13 nights. He is tremendously organized and had thought of everything down to the last detail. The extensive information he provided was very reassuring and he was actively interested in ensuring that I had a great trip in Dublin. The flat is surprisingly quiet for being in the middle of everything in Temple Bar. The location is outstanding so are the views.
DO NOT HESITATE, THIS IS THE BEST APARTMENT IN DUBLIN FOR RENT!
If you want to stay in an apartment in the middle of the city with great views and with Dublin´s nicest landlord, this is the apartment for you! You get the same view as if you were to stay at the famous Clarence Hotel, but at a better price.
John met us at the apartment and he must be the most sympathetic person in the entire Dublin. He gave us invaluable tips based on our interests and continued to do so by email throughout our stay. The apartment is very well organized and has a handy booklet with clear instructions for us guests, which made everything so much easier for us.We hade before the trip thoughts of buing a bus pass, but after consultation with John we understood it was possibly to walk almost everywhere as the apartment is so incredibly centrally located.
As we go to bed early and enjoy quiet nights, it was still with surprise we found that it was so quiet in the apartment, even though Temple Bar is just around the corner. And the little murmur that somethimes was heard was remedied easily with earplugs.
John´s apartment is so tastfully decorated that we immediately felt at home and it was with some separation anxiety we after 6 days made our way home. If we ever return to Dublin, we will definitely stay in John´s cozy apartment. Thanks John for making our trip so successful!!
We would like to recommend; Diwali, an Indian and Nepalese restaurant at South Great Georges Street. Number 29, a Georgian House Museum at 29 Fitz William Street Lower. And Greystone, a little village with a beach, take the DART-train south from Tara Street to the last station.
Zara and Lars-Olov from Stockholm, Sweden.
What an incredible place this is! John is an amazing host and will make sure you have everything you need. Look no further you've found your home away from home while in Dublin. Highly recommend you book this space!