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Staying at Grainne & Brian's house was one of our best airbnb experiences ever! It's a nice big house on a quiet street, and the bedroom they gave us is gorgeous with the big bay window and huge clawfoot tub. The house has a nice kitchen and dining room with a big backyard too. The bathrooms are all new and everything works great, the internet is fast and reliable. The family was gone most of the time but even when they were in town the house has more than enough room for all. The house is in a great location with bus stop less than 5 mins walk - multiple bus lines that serve the whole city. It's also walking distance from Croke Park stadium, Glasnevin cemetery, and the Botanic Gardens. The best part was the family though - we had several talks in the house and in the nearby Brian Boru pub. They are well-traveled and have lots of stories about their trips around the world, and they have great advice for your stay in Dublin! It was so special for us getting to know a real Irish family and learning about Irish culture from them directly.
Grainne is the best host I've ever met! She is really friendly, understanding and accommodating. She would make Irish breakfast for me and it taste really good:) I'm really thankful that she gave me a lot of tips on where to hang out because I didn't plan my itinerary beforehand. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay with her and her family. I have learnt a lot about the Irish culture while talking to them! The room is just like how it is in the photos. It is big, nicely furnished and brightly lit. I totally love using that bathtub in the room. The house is a really beautiful and cozy Victorian house! It has all the facilities you need. Location wise, it is very convenient as there are a lot of buses that go straight to the city center in a short period of time. Rest assured that the area is quiet enough and there's no city noise there.
Grainne's cottage in Upperchurch was perfect for our family. I was traveling with my husband, son, mom, sister and brother in law. There were plenty of bedrooms (4) and beds to fit our needs. The house was also very quiet. Frequently my son and I retired quite early while everyone else stayed up and talked. The layout of rooms upstairs and downstairs made it so quiet even when people were awake and enjoying conversation late into the night.
Grainne met us at the cottage and had gone above and beyond by purchasing quite a few groceries for our stay. She had researched different activities, sporting events and natural food stores for us ahead of time and had all the information ready for us when we arrived.
The cottage was the perfect place for our almost 2 year old son too. There were some fun toys (plastic shovels and rakes, and a toy tractor) in one of the sheds that he loved. The composting method was super fun for him as well. We told him we were feeding the bunnies and it became a nightly ritual to bring the compost out, and call the bunnies to dinner. And the bunnies in Ireland, they are way better than the bunnies in Maryland, US ;)
The location is perfect if you want to see a variety of sites and visit a wide range if Ireland. My sister, brother in law, and mom made a long day trip (3 or so hours one way) to the Dingle Peninsula. We made a day trips to Cork, Tullamore, Kilkenny, and many local attractions. Grainne had a binder full of suggestions and information about surrounding sites. But it was so nice to come back to the cottage and chat with each other about what we had seen and done each day.
I highly recommend a visit to Paddy's for the Wi-Fi and friendly conversation as well as a Thursday night visit to Jim o' Mills. Enjoy!
This has been our first experience with Airbnb and it has been fantastic. Grainne and her family helped us in everything we needed. The information about the house was totally correct and in a few days we felt like in our home. Communication with Grainne was great. The house has a garden that was very nice for my sons. The neighborhood was really quiet and peaceful, with a good connection by bus or on foot with Dublin downtown.
We have been staying three weeks and we've been great. The house is very nice, and is very well equipped. Both Graine and her husband were very gracious hosts and always aware that we are not missing anything. We have felt at home. We recommend this property for many reasons: location, equipment, cleaning, neighborhood, and of course by their hosts. Thank you very much for the care received and hope to see you again soon.
Wonderfully centrally located home for our first visit to Ireland. We were able to make day trips to southern locations. We followed other recommendations and bought groceries in Thurles on our way. Had dinner one night at the Horse and Jockey which was wonderful. Don't miss Birrs Castle if you enjoy beautiful walks. Sally was very helpful and we appreciated having a few essentials in the house when we arrived. It felt mor like home than a rental. No frills just a comfortable place to call "home" while we were there. We love Jim O the Mills on Thurs evening! Loved getting a feel for the local culture. Thanks so much to Grainne and Sally.
Grainne and Sally (the caretaker) were great hosts. They supplied us with so much information about the house, the area and beyond all of which was both necessary and useful. The house itself was fantastic - warm, welcoming and with everything we needed even some food supplies. We stocked up on food in Thurles before we got to the cottages as advised by other reviewers. It's location was rural which was what we wanted and central for driving to Cork/Blarney, Waterford and Limerack. Had a great meal at the Horse and Jockey pub in the town of the same name and great drinks at The Arch in Thurles. We really enjoyed our Winter stay and thought it would be a lovely place in Summer sitting outside at the table and chairs.
A wonderful cottage in rural Ireland/Tipperary that has all you need for a great stay. Location is a good base to travel in the area. The facilities and beds/bedding very nice. Plenty of room for larger groups or families with children. When we were there was no TV or WiFi which didn't bother us but is important to know if you rely on that stuff. I didn't meet Grainne but contact with her was excellent and the local caretaker Sally was very nice. This is an excellent choice if there are a few of you and your touring the area. Would also recommend to friends/family who want to get away from it and get a real rural Irish experience rather than touristy hotels and towns etc. Highly recommended.
We had wonderful time! The hosts are so friendly and lovely, helped us in everything ! We are so thankful and surprised that we recommend everybody to rent this house. Very good communicated, really close to a lot of supermarkets,restaurants, gym, beautiful botanic gardens, quiet and friendly neighborhood. All the rooms are very ample and comfortable. Everything was simply perfect !
Will never forget this experience.
I would love to spend many months living in this wonderful cottage! We only stayed one night but Grainne was so welcoming and accommodating, even leaving us some items for breakfast.
The bed was so comfortable and I had the best night's sleep there. I loved the way the entire place was decorated, it feels very bright sunny and comfortable.
I really can't say enough good things about this place or our host.
Pro-tip: It is about 30 minutes or so from Cashel, which had a decent grocery store. I didn't see any others between there and here so if you are cooking in (which is great), I'd be sure to find a grocery store before you get into Upperchurch.
Grainne and her family are very nice, quiet and careful guests. They left the house in excellent condition, communication was excellent and I hope that they enjoyed with us as we with them. I recommend them to the whole Airbnb community.
Huespedes muy agradables y muy recomendables..
Very friendly, easy going and clean, they were a very nice presence to have around and interesting to talk to. We highly recommend them to other hosts and they always welcome back!
Great guests, lovely couple. Good communication from the begining, nice, quiet and tidy. Definitely, they are everything you want in an airbnb guest.
Grainne was very fun to deal with! She ended up not being able to visit but her funny and open nature made all the booking process more enjoyable and it would have been great to have her company. She and her family shall be welcome in the future!
Grainne is an excellent host & a pleasure to interact with. Recommended!