Room 2 in Arty Scenic Georgian Apt

Apartment - Private room · Mountjoy Square South, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

The Space

Two park-view double rooms are available in this upper floor apartment, on Mountjoy Square in Dublin city centre. This is a top floor apartment ( no elevator ) which occupies a whole floor in a Georgian House, built in 1795. With amazing front and back views of the wider Dublin city and county all the way to the Wicklow Mountains.

I LIVE IN THE APARTMENT so are available to meet your needs and welcome you to Dublin. This is a safe and gay-friendly space. Families are very welcome, as are family pets.

The apartment is on Mountjoy Square, which dates from the Georgian era between 1780 and 1800. This red-bricked house is one of the few remaining on this side of the city with original features from the first occupants.

This apartment in particular has the best views of the Square and Park. Decorated in a modern style with an artistic flourish to reflect my interest in the arts and culture while enhancing original features such as sash windows. In the hallway to the building examples can be seen of a Georgian stairway, mirroring and chandelier lighting. Just on the doorstep is Mountjoy Square Park which is open to the public and is an oasis of green in the city centre.

About the apartment:
This apartment has two large double bedrooms available to rent, a large living room, a separate kitchen with a balcony and one shared bathroom. In the bedroom there is a double bed and a single pull out chair bed. We only allow two adults in the rooms because of pressure on the bathroom. There is no charge for children under five years of age. There will be a small extra fee for cleaning if pets come to stay.
We also have a travel cot and high chair if you want to book them.
For groups larger than 2 we can offer a special rate on renting both rooms.

We have a number of great facilities for you to use and enjoy while you stay.

The essentials:
- Free Wifi
- International adapter
- Wardrobes and drawers with space for clothes.
- Electric heating
- Hot water
- Dishwasher
- Oven
- Kettle
- Toaster
- Microwave
- Cooking utensils, pots, plates, bowls, mugs, glasses and a blender.
- Towels
- Bed Linen
- Tea, coffee, milk.

Helping you to relax:
- A bath with bubble bath provided.
- Shampoo
- Conditioner
- Hairdrier
- TV with cable

Helping you to have fun:
- Tourist literature with maps
- Plenty of local knowledge and expertise!

For Families:
- A cot upon request
- A high chair upon request
- High quality dry dog food upon request with a small surcharge.
- Limited free on street parking is available.

What are we near?
- Airport - 15 minutes by the number 41 bus which leaves from the Square and stops on Dorset Street.

Theatres and concert venues:
- Gate and Abbey Theatres - 5 minute walk
- Olympia and Gaiety Theatres - 20 minute walk
- O2 and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 25 minute walk

Museums and Galleries:
- Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Centre - 5 minute walk
- Croke Park Museum, Trinity College, Wax Museum, National Leprechaun Museum - 10 minute walk
- Science Gallery - 20 minute walk
- Glasnevin Cemetery, Jameson Distillery - 25 minute walk
- National Gallery, National Library, National History Museum, Natural History Museum - 30 minute walk
- Collins Barracks, Guinness Brewery - 40 minute walk
- Croke Park (home of GAA) - 5 minute walk

Shopping, Eating and Drinking:
- Henry Street, O’Connell Street, Jervis Centre, Ilac Centre, Capel Street, Cobalt Cafe, Paul’s Bistro, Wallace's- 5 minute walk
- Temple Bar - 10 minute walk
- Grafton Street, Georges Street and Stephen’s Green -20 minute walk

Parks and beaches:
- Mountjoy Square - On doorstep
- Blessington Basin
- Royal Canal - 10 minute walk
- Grand Canal - 25 minute walk
- Phoenix Park - 10 minute bus or Luas ride.
- Clontarf and Sandmount - 10 minute D.A.R.T. ride
- Howth and Dalkey - 25 minute D.A.R.T. ride.

If there is anything else that you would like to visit and need the direction to please just ask.

I look forward to your visit!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $427 /week
Monthly Price: $1422 /month
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We stayed two nights at Martin's place, the apartment is indeed very well located.
    The room is really nice, clean and calm (facing Mountjoy Square).
    Martin and David are really nice and helpful!
    Thanks guys !

    April 2014
  • Martin is a friendly, pleasant and helpful person. We stayed three nights at Martin's place, the apartment is nice, clean and well located. The room looks exactly as on the pictures, and there was 5 big towels. I would recommend Martin's place to everyone.

    April 2014
  • This is a fairly quiet neighborhood, clean and orderly, with a lovely park square and a number of bus stops nearby. Several businesses are just down the street, so it's convenient. The home was very pleasant, quiet, and well- secured. Our host was kind and friendly, but allowed us our space to just feel at home in the common areas. The bed was clean and very comfortable; the kitchen was well arranged and furnished with basics; and the common bath was roomy. Individual room heaters helped a lot to keep it comfortable. Hot water supply was inconsistent, but can be managed by scheduling bathing and turning it on and off between rinses. We enjoyed our stay and would return to stay again.

    April 2014
  • Thanks Martin for a lovely stay! Very friendly and helpful, great with suggestions on what to see and do. Lovely clean and comfortable room, handy location to the city. Happy to visit again!

    March 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay there. The room was spacious, the bathroom was clean, the kitchen had everything needed. The host, Martin, is a nice bloke.

    February 2014
  • Martin's place is fantastic! We loved it and have no idea why there is a bad review on here. He was very very very helpful with anything we needed. There was a premium bed in the large room with ample space for storage. There was 4-5 huge towels, a great view of Mountjoy Square, big living room area, nice kitchen, huge bathroom and great access to the city. I highly recommend Martin's place.

    January 2014
  • Nice room in this top floor flat.
    From there you can do everything by walking or bike !
    We really enjoy our trip and Martin is really helpful.

    January 2014
  • We stayed in this flat for a weekend and it was just fine. In general it is quite clean, warm, and quiet, with comfortable beds. However, we unfortunately had a few issues that we were surprised by due to the other reviews on the site.

    Firstly, while the flat is generally centrally located, it is not in a part of town where we would have felt comfortable walking around alone at night. One night we took the bus just one stop too far and and were warned by the driver and other passengers about the danger of walking in the area. In addition to this, there is only one bus that stops close to the flat and it doesn't seem to run past early evening. Though the flat is within walking distance of the central parts of Dublin, the above factors made getting home each day a much bigger challenge than we would have anticipated.

    Second, not only is the water pressure unfathomably low (as other reviewers have mentioned), but there is hardly enough hot water for even one person to take a shower or bath (and the flat is rented out to four people at a time). We literally had to boil water in the kettle to add to the bathwater to warm it up enough to clean off a bit. On only one occasion was one of the two of us able to get enough hot water to half-fill the tub. The rest of the time the water was ice cold. We understand that plumbing can be difficult in older buildings, but we felt this was far past a reasonable level.

    Third, the internet is not reliable and stopped working completely twice during our three-day stay, though we only used it for basic emailing and looking up information.

    Finally, though "I LIVE IN THE APARTMENT" is included clearly in the ad above, we only saw Martin one time, when we collected the keys from him outside his workplace. We would never have guessed that someone actually lives in the flat. Obviously, this is not the most important aspect of the stay, but we were a bit surprised as we had seen having at least a base level of contact with someone from Dublin as a plus when making the booking.

    This is the first even slightly negative review we have had to write on AirBnB and it is not meant in a personal way toward those letting the flat, but we felt it important to mention these aspects to give the full picture to future visitors.

    December 2013
  • The apartment was located in an excellent part of town, situated right next to Dublin's very own Chinatown (with delicious restaurants I might add). Martin was a very accommodating host and was ready to receive us, even though we arrived a bit later than expected. Very friendly man and told us to call him if we needed anything! They have plenty of info packets about Dublin and maps are available in the house.

    During our weekend stay, we were able to successfully walk the entire time - with our longest trek being the Guinness Storehouse which was about a 35 minute walk. The apartment is in a gorgeous building situated right in front of Mountjoy Square Park and our room had an excellent view of it. Our room was spacious, clean, heated, and had ample closet space. The living room was a cozy place to hang out in when we came back from our long days of exploring Dublin and the kitchen had everything that we needed. Overall, had a great experience and we wish that we could have stayed longer!

    December 2013
  • We really enjoyed staying with Martin, who is living in the apartpment right now. The apartment is very close to everything, on the north side of the Liffey which is a bit more quiet. We walked everywhere, no problem. The room was lovely and everything was perfectly clean. We would definitely stay here again!

    November 2013
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Hi I am Martin I work in an art gallery and sing in a choir. I enjoys films (a lot) and socialising. I look forward to meeting new people, welcoming you into the apartment and helping you have a fantastic adventure in Dublin.
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