About this listing
"Thank you so much - we have had a wonderful time and we are really going to look back on this fantastic experience with fond memories.The apartment has been perfect for us, and you really do have a gem of a place in a gem of a location"
Beautifully and conveniently situated, comfortable, ground floor apartment with sunny, south-facing patio and sea view, in the centre of the picturesque seaside village of Malahide. Located on the Marina with its own independent entrance, adjacent to all amenities incl. supermarket, shops, fabulous restaurants, pubs, golf (public and private courses), tennis (public tennis courts in the Castle park), cricket club, fantastic coastal walks, beaches, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing and magnificent Malahide Castle park and playground.
The large green directly in front of the patio provides a great play area for children, naturally under your supervision. A picnic table on the patio ensures eating al fresco on warm sunny days adds to your holiday atmosphere.
The sea is an important feature in Malahide's popularity and has had a big impact with tourism in the town. The coastal walks and Velvet Strand stretch as far as the eye can see and are popular all year round with swimmers and for water sports such as sailing, wind surfing and canoeing. The landscape and activities available make Malahide a favourite destination for visiting boats from Ireland and overseas.
There is a market on Saturdays, and the best restaurants and pubs are found here. Our clients love it as you have all the convenience of the City at hand but without the noise, hustle and bustle. At the end of a day's sightseeing you can come home to a tranquil, relaxing and warm environment and enjoy excellent food at one of Malahide's great restaurants or if you prefer, get a takeaway or a delicious home-made delicatessen meal.Or just walk across the road to one of the pubs and enjoy some brilliant pub food and music sessions (Monday nights at the Island View Hotel are particularly good for traditional Irish music enthusiasts).
We offer a welcoming home away from home and are here to help you get to know our wonderful area with all its great seaside and parkland walks, exciting choice of food and wonderful sporting facilities.
Our apartment is ideal for holidays, business stays or temporary relocation due to renovations etc.
What our clients say: "I just wanted to write a quick e-mail to say thank you so much for the rent of the apartment for our stay in Malahide. We have had a wonderful time and we are really going to look back on this fantastic experience with fond memories. The apartment has been perfect for us, and you really do have a gem of a place in a gem of a location!" .
Fully equipped, including free WiFi Internet, cable TV, dishwasher, washing machine. Large living/kitchen area, 1 double (or twin), 1 single bedroom and 1 bathroom. Double sofa bed in lounge. Sleeps 4/5.
TRANSPORT: Public transport: The train station and bus stop are 5 mins walk from the apartment providing easy access to Dublin City Centre (by train 20 mins, or bus n. 32 or 42) and Dublin Airport (bus n. 102). If getting the n.102 bus from the airport ask the driver to let you off at Malahide Church bus stop.
Private transport: We are close to Dublin Airport where car hire or taxis are available (10-15 mins). Easy access from motorways M1 and M50. Taxis are also readily available in our village.
FREE off-road parking space is provided in the courtyard.
Bed linen, towels and all utility bills included in price. Private entrance and parking in courtyard. Travel cot, high chair and baby bath available.
Max. 6 months letting.
Guests have independent access to the entire apartment and the patio area.
While the apartment is not quite wheelchair accessible, it is very suitable for anyone with difficulty climbing stairs as it is on the ground floor with only one step.
Interaction with Guests
We are available for giving local advice and recommendations and will help with any queries you might have.
Located within walking distance is the wonderful historic Malahide Castle which is surrounded by acres of parkland, sports facilities and a large children's playground, which consists of various types of swings, slides, climbing frames and imaginative contraptions to suit children of all ages. The playground is tree lined and also contains picnic tables and benches for use by families and visitors.
The Castle Demesne features a 9 hole par 3 Golf Course, an 18 hole Pitch & Putt Course, tennis courts and basket ball courts. There are playing fields for soccer, rugby and gaelic football, plus a cricket ground. There are also exercise trails and a boules area.
This is an 800 year old castle dating from 1185 which was home to the Talbot family and is older than Bunratty Castle in Clare and similar in age to Kilkenny castle. Established for over 35 years as a visitor attraction, the Castle comprises 250 acres of parkland and gardens.
The Talbot Gardens were created by Lord Milo Talbot after 1948, and display almost 5,000 species, including a fine collection of Australasian and Chilean plants. The most important plant collection of its type in the British Isles after Kew Gardens in London
The Castle is furnished with antiques from the era and an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings, mainly from the National Gallery of Ireland
MALAHIDE BEACH AND COASTAL WALK
A beautiful scenic beach within walking distance and a longer invigorating 2 mile walk along the coast, with views over the sea and out to the islands, Ireland’s Eye and Lambay. Along the way you’ll see pebble beaches and rock pools where fascinating shells and sea creatures can be found. A favourite walk with locals! There is also another small playground along this route. Malahide has an abundance of cafes, restaurants and pubs - I recommend Food Fayre on the Coast road or Seomra Tae in the centre of the village or Avoca Café beside the Castle where you can also buy some delicious take home meals.
Portmarnock can truly boast of its beautiful blue flag 2mile/3km long Velvet strand and well-known championship links golf courses. Locals travel for miles to visit this wonderful amenity. Views of Dublin Bay and Lambay Island are stunning from the beach where there’s also a sculpture to commemorate the Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith's departure from the beach to cross the Atlantic in his aircraft, the Southern Cross.
Baldoyle Bay extends from Howth’s West Pier to just below Portmarnock village and is of high conservation importance. The inner estuarine section is a Statutory Nature Reserve and is designated as a wetland of international importance. Two rivers run into the estuary one of which is the Sluice River. The Sluice River Marsh is a relatively intact freshwater marsh, a habitat that is now rare in Dublin. Home to many birds, ducks and visiting wild Brent geese in the winter months, as well as some resident swans.
There are so many activities in the area including many top golf courses, horse riding, water sports, soccer, tennis etc it would be difficult to list them all. Just ask me if you have a particular interest.
5 minutes walk to Malahide train station with DART and trains approximately every 20 mins to Dublin City Centre and beyond. Buses also run to City Centre and Dublin Airport.
We would expect the apartment to be left clean and tidy, with linen and towels in the washing machine or linen basket. Rubbish should be emptied into the appropriate bins provided in the courtyard and the parking permit must be handed back with keys at the end of stay. If leaving very early these can put through the letterbox at front door. We ask our clients to respectfully keep noise to a minimum as this is a residential complex.
About the Host, Sheelagh
I love meeting the people who come to our apartment as they come from all corners of the globe and are so interesting to talk to. One of my favourite local walks is the scenic coast road between Malahide and Portmarnock or around the Castle park, finishing with coffee and delicious cakes in one of the many Malahide cafes. At my home I grow organic vegetables in raised beds and walk my dog daily. I'm very interested in natural health especially homeopathy, environmental issues and nature in general - this is why living in this area with clean air, close to the sea, but with easy access to the City is just perfect! Also could not live without family and close friends, all things Italian, especially Parmesan cheese, good books, music and films! I spent 10 years in Italy, speak fluent Italian and adore the aliveness of the Italian spirit!