Our apartment is a top floor 70sq.m (750 sq ft) apartment just off Cork Street in Dublin 8. The apartment is in a secure quiet development with landscaped courtyard. It comprises an entrance hallway, living/dining room with outdoor patio, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
The living/dining room has high ceilings, a massive couch, desk and dining table and chairs. There's wifi and cable TV, dvd, cd and record players, so if you do decide to stay in there's loads to entertain you. The kitchen contains all that you'd expect, including a dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. The bedroom contains a super kingsize bed, and has built in wardrobes. The second bedroom will be used to store our stuff, so you will have the entire apartment except for the second bedroom.
The apartment is centrally located , and many places of interest are only a short stroll away
5 minutes walk to Guinness Storehouse
20 minutes walk to Temple Bar
20 minutes walk to St. Stephen's Green
10 minutes walk to IMMA, Kilmainham Gaol, Heuston Station
Coffee shops, convenience stores and a supermarket are just minutes away
If that walking's tiring you out, you're a couple of minutes from a bus stop servicing a load of buses for the city centre (so you'll never have more than a few minute's wait) and there's a Luas stop a few minutes away.
The apartment is non-smoking and longer stays are preferred
Initially available from March 2nd to April 10th, and again during June and July
To get to the city centre, go out to Cork Street (turn right when you leave my building and walk to the traffic lights - that's Cork Street). Take a left here, and follow it in to Patrick Street (you'll see a big cathedral) and walk up past the cathedral to Christchurch Cathedral. The city centre is down to the right. It's about a 20 minute walk to Dame St. Trinity college is at the end of this street. There is a bus stop on Cork Street just a small distance towards town and all buses passing here will bring you to the centre (most to Dame Street, except the 151 which crosses over the river at Christchurch and continues along the north quays)). If you want to get a bus out from town, all the buses stop along Dame Street. In front of Trinity, on the left (as you walk away) there's a row of bus stops, and get any of the following: (phone number hidden)a, 50, 27 (check the boards for bus numbers/times). There's another set of stops further up Dame Street, opposite the Olympia Theatre for these same buses. These all drive out Cork Street. Keep an eye out for the junction with the Centra convenience store - you'll need to get off the stop before this. If you go as far as the Coombe Maternity Hospital, you've gone too far (but that's only a 5 minute walk away). Buses are €2.15 into town, and you need exact change (if you overpay they give you a change ticket). If you think you'll be doing a lot of bus travel, I'd recommend getting a (website hidden) ticket (or the travel 90 ticket which gives you unlimited bus journeys within a 90 min period). Have a look here: (website hidden) - you can buy these in the store at the corner. There is also a Leap Card now that gives cheaper travel on the bus and Luas (tram)
There's a Luas stop nearby too - leave my apartment, take the first right as you walk towards Cork St (Loreto Road), take the right at the junction and the left at the next one and then walk a hundred yards up the road. This is the Fatima stop. Either Jervis or Abbey Street are the most central stops. You can buy tickets at the machine. Not sure how much - probably about €2 (I use a prepaid ticket)
Buses and trams run up to about 11:30 at night. A cab should cost no more than €10.
The Guinness Storehouse is right by the apartment - turn left instead of right when you leave, take the first left, then right and it's just up this road.
Faultless accommodation in a location which is easily accessible to the city centre. Probably one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in ! The host, Mick, could not have been more helpful. Exceedingly good value for money. Thank you. Maria
I stayed two weeks in Mick's apartment, and had a wonderful time. Although i never got to meet Mick personally, as he was in the states, he was extremely friendly and very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
The apartment itself was 'fabulous', a great location, i walked into town everyday, but close to a bus stop, and to a Centra and Lidl store.
It is a great size, has everything you could need and was very clean.
It felt like home from home, i didn't want to leave lol.
I would totally recommend this apartment to anyone, you will have a great time.
Mick's apartment is absolutely the perfect apartment for any length stay in Dublin. The apartment was well equipped and the location even better than I anticipated. It was a quick walk to the LUAS for an enjoyable tram ride into the city center or a 10 Euro cab ride home from the city center. There is a small store and a grocery store (two actually) within comfortable walking distance (one of which is practically a stones throw away).
When I had questions, Mick was available and responded with my answers. As the review stated the food options in the area were limited, but I found that (website hidden) delivered to the area making take-away very possible.
I've stayed at nearly 40 airbnb's around the world and for cooking Mick's kitchen was the most well equipped for making a home cooked meal. I could not have asked for a more pleasant stay and recommend Mick's place for a day, week month or even a year.
The apartment is everything Mick says it is and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay. Mick provided clear written instructions on what we needed to know and took us through everything on arrival. He was even able to pick us up from the airport which was greatly appreciated!!
The location is an easy direct walk into the Temple Bar area (15 mins), the apartment is modern, fully equiped, clean, nicely furnished and everything works. The apartment block is quite as is the neighbourhood. We would readily stay there again.
Thank You Mick
Susan and David
Susan and David
I spent two weeks at Mick's Dublin apartment and had a wonderful time. It is cozy, quiet, and well-appointed, not to mention that Mick is a kind, caring, and generous host who made certain I had everything I needed. He really went above and beyond and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to stay in Dublin.
Mick has a very nice apartment where we stayed for the month of March. He was in good communication with us during the time and prepared useful tips/advice in advance to help guide us. The place is well furnished and tastefully designed; the kitchen has everything you could need. The location makes for easy getting over Dublin (it is right by the tourist attraction Guinness Storehouse) yet is still quiet/peaceful at night. There are two places to buy groceries and a little cafe just across the street to have an Irish Breakfast.
We are happy to have been able to stay here!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.