Feedback from Guests, the things people love about my home!:
1. The open plan modern design, combined with Georgian grace; light (practically the entire back of the house is made of glass windows and doors), bright, wooden, airy feel and layout of the house; it's always a pleasure to spend time in, no matter the weather! Cosy when you need it to be, and cool when it's hot (yes it gets hot in Ireland sometimes! :))
2. The artwork, books, piano and arty feel of the house.
3. The central location.
4. Dublin's best Indian Takaway, Spice n Rice, 20 metres from my front door, special treatment and extras for Imogen's guests!
5. My input as a host to helping you plan your stay and enjoy your time in Dublin!
6. No TV.
Things I should mention that some people might possibly not be so keen on:
1. Steps! Cute, but, if walking up and down steps are a problem....there are 11 little steps up to the front door (I think people in Georgian times had really small feet!), and 14 steps downstairs to the bedrooms.
2. The stairs inside are open plan! This is very open and modern,and the steps are wide, but.....there's no handrail, No problems to date but worth mentioning for guests with older members of the party or those with young children! We do have a baby gate though and are more than happy to put it up for you. Handrail is on its way!...
3. No TV.
4. It's not posh round here! It's safe (always lots of people around!), and the house a beautiful oasis of calm, but it's gritty old Dublin City outside! There are other much posher parts of the city, but I personally love the real feel of my neighbourhood. The ethnic diversity, the proximity to the centre and great transport links, all the amazing historical places nearby and all the handy little family owned shops ranging from convenience stores to bakeries, thrift shops, bike shops, green grocers, hardware, beauty salons and more! Give me Dublin's North side inner city any day, I love it!
And My Own Description:
Absolutely stunning 2 bed Georgian townhouse, completely refurbished to include light, bright, spacious, open plan living room/ dining room/kitchen, with high ceilings and original wooden shutters on the front windows, wooden floors upstairs, two fireplaces, wall to wall windows which open onto balcony at back of house. The house is a perfect mixture of original Georgian architecture and airy, light and stylish refurbishment.
The two downstairs bright, spacious double bedrooms have underfloor heating under large Romanesque tiles, as does the mosaic tiled family bathroom, which includes separate bath and shower.
One original inside wall of the house has been stripped to expose Georgian brickwork, a beautiful architectural feature.
Current resident is a musician, so a feature of the living room is also a walnut baby grand piano. A small, walled garden in the front, replete with cherry trees and apple trees separates the oasis of calm that is the house, from the busy hubbub of Dublin 1. However, once outside the gate, visitors are ten minutes walk to Dublin city centre, 5 minutes from Croke Park, and on several major bus routes and an adjacent Dart station with regular trains into Dublin, up and down the Coast, and beyond. Dublin airport is 15 minutes away by car, or catch an airline coach which pass every 10 to 15 minutes from a stop 2 minutes away from the front door. A request stop from on the airport coach will drop you 30 meters from the front door.
There are convenience shops, excellent takeaways and restaurants all within a stones throw from the house, as is the Mater Hospital and Dublin's first most historic Georgian square, Mountjoy Square.
Connolly Station, with links to both Dublin Port and major cities in Ireland, as well as Bus Aras, Dublins main coach station is a 10 to 15 minute walk away.
If you enjoy cycling, Dublin Bikes, the public bicycle service have a hire station 200 metres from the house. The Phoenix Park, Europe's biggest city park is a 10 minute cycle away, as is the coast at Fairview. The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Writers' Museum, The James Joyce Institute are all a stone's throw from the house, as are Dublin's best kept secret, beautiful, artisan cafes, The Cobalt Cafe on North Great George's St and The Lovin' Spoonful, on North frederick St. Shopping districts of O'Connell St and Henry St are ten minutes walk away, and the world famous Gate Theatre just 7 minutes walk away.
The house is also available to rent on a room, rather than whole house basis, making dates very flexible if you don't mind the current occupant being present throughout your stay.
There are two double beds in each bedroom, and a double futon which can be put upstairs or on the floor of the bigger bedroom.
There is on street pay parking right outside the house, or free parking just 100m up the road!
Please contact me for more details.
We had a wonderful stay at Imogen's house. The place is very beautiful, with a lot of character. Everything was very clean and the fridge filled with supplies for our use. As it is quite close to the citycenter we were able to walk the entire time. Imogen was a lovely host and we are glad we choose her place for our stay in Dublin!
Imogen was an amazing host! She was extremely gracious and had a lot of information to share about Dublin. I wish we could have spent more time together with her as she seems to be an incredibly talented and kind person. We tried to get to one of her concerts but our hectic work schedule did not allow.
Her home is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. This will be the place I stay at every visit to Dublin. Proximity to the city center is perfect--not too close and not too far. Her beds are extremely comfortable and I love the outdoor areas.
You will not be disappointed!
We had a lovely stay at Imogene's house. The house is tastefully decorated and full of musician character. The beds are comfortable overall. Imogen is very responsive and deal with my enquiries quickly. The only down side is because she was not at home when I visited her, the heating was not functioning ideally. She dealt with this problem immediately and bought two electric fans immediately to resolve the problem. The location of the house was great , close to restaurant and supermarket. Overall we had a good stay.
Great location, lovely house and Imogen was an equally lovely host. Brilliant place to stay in Dublin.
Great place! Super host! Will definitely stop in when I am in town again!!
All of the reviews that i had read about Imogen proved to be true - she was a gracious and generous host - we arrived to find her waiting, the house clean and welcoming and the fridge filled with supplies for our use - including a full fruit basket, bread, milk, fruit juice, buttter and eggs. It wasnt in a great part of Dublin- but i think the location is reflected in the price and it is only a short walk, cab or bus ride from the centre. Also, the price is fair as it is, as i have paid the same amount for a 2 bedder in a good neighbourhood as i did for this 6 bedder.
Not only Imogen is a great person and an amazing host but her appartement is very charming and clean. Even though it is not exactly in the center, the location is Ok because all places to visit can be easysily reached by walking few minutes or taking public transport.
Our family of four stayed one week at Imogen's lovely house. It was very comfortable and clean, and we had a great time. There are two large bedrooms and bath (one only) downstairs, with a small "secret" garden; kitchen and living areas are on the first floor, with a small balcony overlooking downstairs garden. The house is antique, as per description, and has tons of character. An earlier renovation (by an architect) resulted in exposed beams and an open-plan first floor, as well as floor to ceiling windows/ balcony doors (also in one of the downstairs BRMs and bath). It's a great renovation, with the charm of the antique complemented by modern improvements. It's also delightfully and eclectically furnished, very artistic. There is nothing impersonal or cold about the place, it's a real delight. Our grown kids both play piano, so having a baby grand available added to our enjoyment.
There is no TV, which we really appreciated, but if it's something you can't live without, be advised. Secure internet / wifi is available, however, and works well.
Imogen is a terrific host, she made sure we had everything we needed. Bonus: we got to hear her play fiddle with a group of musicians at a local pub! Very nice. :)
The neighborhood is busy, but convenient: aside from the ubiquitous pubs, there are many cafes, grocery stores, off-licenses, and other shops (butchers, bakers, etc.), so you're not limited to eating out. You can walk to the Liffey/ the Spire/ Downtown in 15-20 minutes or take a bus or train. Once downtown, just cross the bridge and you're at Trinity College/ Temple Bar district. If you're up for a slightly longer hike, you can even walk from the house, northward, to the National Botanic Garden or to the Glasnevin Cemetery.
We're very glad we chose Imogen's home as our stay in Dublin. It was charming!
We arrived in Dublin during a thunderstorm, and got to house soaking wet. There we were met by Imogen, who supplied us with hot tea, lots of towel and heart warming welcome.
Imogen is not only a lovely host who provided her beautiful home and useful touring and travel tips, she is also a talented musician. Make sure to check if she is playing anywhere during your stay.
The house is near a junction of two very busy streets, but surprisingly quite, and is a walking distance (or a very short taxi drive) from the city center. A convenience store and a take away (say Imogen sent you) around the corner.
The house itself is beautiful, comfortable and well equipt. We were five people (my mother, wife, and two kids), and we were very comfortable and happy.
Two friends from work and myself had the pleasure of staying at Imogen's awesome house for 5 nights. It's well situated near public transport, beautifully designed and most importantly - warn and welcoming.
Imogen was a treat to communicate with. She and her boyfriend welcomed us with open arms and a delicious breakfast upon check-in, and gave us the run down of everything we wanted to know about Dublin.
It's clear that they love the city and hosting, and if you stay with them - you're assured the same thing. Highly recommended!!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.