About this listing
Your chance to stay in an award winning house that combines a loft style main house and a private, separate guest house with a Japanese bath house vibe accessible to the main house through an interconnecting courtyard; a great sun trap in which to stretch out on a bean bag and read or just chill out.
Internationally renowned Canadian architect and critic Charles Jenks who is to architecture what Jeremy Clarkson is to cars thought it 'wonderfully naive and enjoyable'
Both sleeping spaces come complete with their own bathrooms; in the case of the guest house, a Japanese ofuro- style bath.
It comes complete with cosy under floor heating, fully equipped kitchen, 2 cable TVs, a DVD player and a great sound system to connect to your MP3 player.
Linen and towels are provided as is cutlery, as well as cooking and eating utensils.
The house is located in a quiet residential street about 25 mins walk from the city centre, 15 mins walk from the main train station, DART and LUAS (light rail and tram systems respectively) and BUSARAS, Dublin’s main bus station, all of which can take you to many destinations both in and around the city and beyond.
If you don’t wish to walk there feel free to take one of the many buses that pass closeby every 3 minutes or so at peak times, 5 thereafter.
The coast road to scenic Bull Island and Dollymount Strand is only 5 minutes walk through nearby Fairview Park.
The charming fishing village of Howth, renowned for its restaurants and bars, only 25 mins from the nearby DART station makes for an ideal day trip.
On street, free parking is available outside the house for car users. The house is only 5 mins from the airport by car or Airport Bus through the nearby Port Tunnel. It is also about 5 minutes drive from Dublin Port Ferry terminal.
The house offers a unique opportunity to stay in a calm, relaxing house removed from the noise and bustle of the immediate city centre but yet close by and easily accessible by foot or public transport.
No smoking in the house or guest house please. There is a great courtyard between the two buildings that's fit for this purpose.
Please be considerate to the neighbours; it's a quiet residential area comprised mainly of family occupied dwellings, so no parties please!
Please note and observe the bin collection and recycling arrangements outlined in the house manual.
While the house is located in a safe and secure residential area, I would ask guests to observe common sense when it comes to basic security regarding the locking of doors etc. at night and whilst away from the house.
Thank you for your cooperation.
All communications with host were clear and speedy, Pat was very flexible regarding dates which was very much appreciated. Pat was away so his friend was there to greet us and show us how everything worked. Milk and basics supplied, which was great after a long journey, thank you.
Pat was traveling and couldn't meet us, but he made arrangements for an associate to greet us and settle us in the flat. She was great and very helpful for all our needs during our stay. The flat was unique! I found the living area with view of the courtyard Japanese maple to be so relaxing, the secluded guest house offered great comfort, and we loved the book selections. The neighborhood was nice, with a park within short walking distance, and a great little Japanese take-out restaurant nearby. Access to the city center was easy by taxi or bus. The flat was a perfect home base for our Dublin visit.
Superbe appartement bien situé, pas très loin du centre ville. Durant notre séjour le temps était très agréable, nous avons pu profiter du patio. On y a passé un agréable séjour. Je le recommande :)
We had a fab time in Pat's house. Such a great feel when you walk in & so different to anything we are used to. It had everything we needed & we loved having a shower & looking up to the sky! We spent lots of time chilling on the lazy boy beanbag in the courtyard, very relaxing & perfect sun trap. It is well located, close enough to walk to bars & restaurants but also far enough away from the hustle & bustle of central Dublin. We'd definitely stay again. Thank you for being a great host Pat!
Very very well received by Pat; on time and with great instructions how to arrive to the loft. In the cosy kitchen he left us groceries for a lovely breakfast and even more.. The apartment was suitable for two couples and has a good location (walking distance to city center or just 10€ by taxi). Otherwise, there is even the possibility of free parking in the street. All in all, very happy about our stay at Pat!
Pat made our exzellent trip to Dublin to something very special. His house is a very nice modern surprise. Pat filled the fridge with everything we needed for breakfast and there were a lot of fruits for us. We were there with four persons what should be the highest number of guests. Everything was excellent for us. When we come back to Dublin we will choose Pats House again. The Center of Dublin is very easy to reach Byte Bus in Five minutes.
Had a blast! The flat was perfect for us, wouldn't have wanted to change a thing!
About the Host, Pat
I'm a secondary school teacher who likes to spend my spring and summer time away from school either traveling or working overseas. This gives me the opportunity to share my house with you lucky people.