Spacious & Comfortable 1 Bed Apt. Your Home from Home in D4
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Dublin apartment description
In Dublin 4 situated at the Donnybook end of Ailesbury Road, but also adjacent to Ballsbridge and just a 10 min bus ride from St Stephen's Green is our very comfortable owner-maintained, spacious holiday apartment for maximum TWO people, ( if one is a child, they must be over 10) , minimum stay ONE WEEK*. You can stay for a shorter period but it is still the weekly charge, for your stay). *I currently have an exception - between 22 March and 13 April, the minimum stay is 5 days @€600.
Unusually well equipped, it is not so much a normal rental place but more a home from home. We hope you will find everything you need here to make your holiday in Dublin perfect although no guarantee on weather! Everything is included in the rent, no hidden charges. For those arriving by air and reluctant to venture into Dublin traffic, this is very conveniently placed less than 5 mins walk from the Aircoach stop.
o Entrance hall
o Fully equipped kitchen completely renovated 2013
o Large sitting room with eating area
o Double bedroom with superking bed (twin matresses)
o En suite bathroom with Bath, over bath shower, basin and WC
o A balcony overlooking the leafy embassy neighbourhood just south of central Dublin. Total floor area approx 800sq ft
Ideal for couples wanting a week in Dublin, visiting academics or business people needing a quiet and comfortable place to stay close to the centre and the universities and for anyone wanting to escape hotel life and have their own space. Our flexible start dates allow for weekly stays starting any day of the week. (7 day minimum). This third floor apartment in a prestigious block on Ailesbury Road is exceptionally light and spacious with great views from its large picture windows and balcony. The whole apartment benefits from early morning sunshine as it faces East.
The well equipped kitchen has a dishwasher and microwave and a good sized fridge freezer. A table by the window provides seating for two looking out over the Georgian houses on Angelsea Road. As this is our own holiday home, we leave a selection of 'dry' goods in the cupboard so as well as supplies of tea, coffee, sugar etc. there are also things like rice and pasta as well as all the basic extras we use in the kitchen like washing up liquid, cling film, foil etc. so you don't have to rush to the shops for the basics right away.
The sitting room has a dining area and plenty of comfortable seating. Broadband access is wifi. Settle in for a cosy evening in front of the fire (you can burn special smokeless logs, available locally) watching multi-channel TV, a DVD or borrow a book from the bookshelves. The balcony is off the sitting room and looks over Dublin towards the sea (although this is hidden by trees so I can't claim sea view!). Very occasionally (I will tell you when, as it is only a few times a year) there are concerts at Simmonscourt, down the road and you can take a 'balcony seat', if so minded, to listen (or put ear plugs in!). See below if I have listed one under 'other activities'.
The large bedroom has a super king-sized bed and plenty of storage space. The bed has two new comfortable single matresses made up with single duvets so although more suitable for couples, it could be used by two close friends. Off the bedroom is a fully equipped bathroom with an over the bath shower. The apartment also has a cloakroom off the hall with basin and loo and this also houses a washing machine. Iron and ironing board are also provided.
The whole apartment is centrally heated except in high summer and benefits from constant hot water. It is equipped with a sensitive smoke alarm.
It is five walk from excellent local food shops, pubs and restaurants, 5-10 mins to RTE at Montrose, St Vincent's Hospital, RDS Ballsbridge and the UCD campus at Belfield, 20 mins to Aviva. For tourists' Dublin - it is within walking distance (a mile and a half) from, arguably, the ‘best’ shopping area of Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street and is very well served by buses, virtually outside the door. The Dart Railway, by which you can explore the coast and coastal villages, North or South, is under a mile away (Sydney Parade stop). You can walk to the beach at Sandymount in about 20 minutes or take a 5 minute stroll to Herbert Park (feed the ducks?). It is in a perfect quiet position for being near to the centre of Dublin, without the noise, and convenient for trips by car or bus southwards to the sea and mountains.
I provide a pre-loaded LEAP card so that you have no worries about taking a bus as soon as you arrive. I just ask you to top it back up (it has usually between 20-30 Euros on it) when you leave. It can be used by two people. You just tell the bus driver where you are going and put it on a reader by his cab. The fares are discounted with this card.
Golfers will be pleased to find a fine golf course at Elm Park just 10-15 minutes walk away and there are public tennis courts in Herbert Park. The Sunday buffet lunch (booking essential) at the Herbert Park hotel is magnificent.
Theatres and museums abound. Our particular favourites are The Gate Theatre (where the performances are always outstanding), the Museum of Decorative Arts and History in the imposing and vast old Collins Barracks building (great lunches in the cafe there!) and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery in Parnell Square.
There is a comprehensive folder of how things work in the apartment and suggestions of things to do in Dublin. The apartment is prepared for holidays by me, the owner, personally and I am happy to answer any questions by email both before and during your stay. I can only very rarely manage last minute bookings and the minimum stay is one week @ 785 Euros for 2014. Please check the availability calendar to see if the time you want is possible.
I do not have many published reviews here as I am not long on VRBO, only take about 10 bookings a year and am loathe to badger people to write them unless they enjoy that kind if thing. Therefore, from time to time I add 'Owner submitted' reviews which are comments taken directly from my physical guest book. These show as unrated on the VRBO site but sheer numbers of reviews affect display priority which is why I do this ( I haven't just made them up! ).
Small extracts FROM THE GUEST BOOK (some people write a whole page!)
'I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely spacious apartment which was perfectly situated to access transit to get around'.
' Just wonderful - so cosy and welcoming '
'This place has felt like my home away from home. I could not have asked for a more inviting place to come back to at the end of each day'
'We've stayed in many self catering apartments and this is one of the best! Everything was clean and organized and this was the best stocked kitchen ever! We loved the view and all the light from the windows. This is a great neighborhood close to groceries and restaurants'
'We found the apartment spotless, quiet and it felt like coming home after long days trekking around Dublin'
'A most spacious and well-prepared apartment in the most central and desirable area of Dublin. Absolutely ideal for work and vacation purposes'
'Again thanks a thousand times for allowing us to be here. It was wonderful to have such a warm, cosy and comfortable home-away-from-home to come back to after a long hard day's shooting'(film!)
'A lovely home, very much my home this week. Nice to work from. Fun to go to the local shops and make food here. Beautiful light......thanks thanks thanks!'
'What a great time we had in our five weeks here. We found your place comfortable, warm and welcoming. Dublin is its usual wonderful, friendly, generous self! Many thanks and warmest regards'
'It was such a treat to stay in your wonderful apartment. Everything was superb - we really appreciated your kindness, organisation and attention to detail. The location cannot be beat. We loved being able to stroll into town. We look forward to an opportunity to stay again.'
THERE ARE SOMETIMES GLITCHES IN VRBO'S EMAIL SYSTEM SO IF YOU HAVE MADE AN ENQUIRY AND NOT HEARD BACK WITHIN 12 HOURS (I USUALLY RESPOND WITHIN HOURS IF NOT MINUTES UNLESS ON A PLANE!) THEN PLEASE TRY TO CONTACT ME ANOTHER WAY - THROUGH MY OWN WEBSITE (just google because it does not seem to allow it here in the description!)
Keywords: Dublin, holiday apartment, one bedroom, home from home type, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, short term rental, self catering,
- On floor 3
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Senior Adults Only Community:
This is not strictly speaking a Senior Adults only Community but due to the sensitivities of the older residents in our block, we prefer to let to mature couples but we may let to responsible younger people who can reassure us they are not here to party so this usually means that we let to retired people, professionals, or academics. This is a quiet building with predominantly retired people so you are requested to be considerate of your neighbours. Parties are not permitted and you are asked not to shout over the balcony, talk loudly if returning late at night, or play excessively loud music at any time. No more than two people can stay in the apartment. Sorry, I do not make any exceptions to this rule. We are confident that you will find everything you need here to make your holiday in Dublin perfect although we can't guarantee the weather! If there are any problems I am at the end of the phone or email and there is a day time caretaker should you have an emergency...moreless
There are a three steps up to the main door. Inside, a lift takes you directly to the door of the apartment. It is unsuitable for a wheelchair within the apartment for access to the bathroom. There are handgrips on the bath but none on the wall so it may also be difficult for someone with severe walking or balance problems....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
This is strictly non-smoking in all areas. This means that if you are a smoker, this is not the place for you as I have reluctantly decided to exclude even people who promise to smoke outside. The smell lingering in the wardrobe from smoker's clothes is unpleasant for future guests...moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size bed (1) The large bedroom has a super king-sized bed and plenty of storage space. The bed has two new comfortable single mattresses (one is soft memory foam, the other medium sprung) made up as two singles with cosy duvets (otherwise know as an 'Austrian Twin') so although more suitable for couples, it could be used by two very close friends. It is warm in winter with central heating (and an extra storage heater should nights be exceptionally cold) and cool in summer. There are feather and down duvets and pillows and pure cotton sheets. Please note that we keep this apartment for TWO people only....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
A ceramic four burner hob with a grill and two ovens. Dishwasher, Microwave, a 'lean' grilling machine. The cupboards are stocked with all the basics - tea, salt, sugar, pasta, tinned goods etc. as well as all the things you would expect to find in your home cupboards like foil. cling wrap etc. and you are just asked to replace what you use. Local shops are 5 minutes walk and stay open late...moreless
Nespresso coffee maker ( capsules provided to start you off;more available at Brown Thomas,Grafton Street), Drip filter electric machine;French press jugs; Bialetti type hob top espresso maker. ...moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
I always leave some washing powder or liquid in the cloakroom cupboard but you may need to buy more if you wash a lot! The washing machine has a high spin speed so most clothes can come out nearly dry. There is no dryer but clothes dry extremely quickly on the racks provided or (if non-dripping!) on the radiators in winter...moreless
Parking Off Street:
There is a parking disc provided for you which you are asked to display on the dashboard of your car. There is video monitored visitor parking available in the Visitor's car park if required (no extra charge)...moreless
Extra linen for the bed is provided if you are staying longer than a week. Please note that this is NOT a serviced apartment so if you are staying longer than a week you may change and wash your own....moreless
- Wood Fireplace:
- Towels Provided:
- Living Room seats 5:
- There is a large garden shared by other occupants in the block so you can take some folding chairs from the balcony if you want to sit out. There is a daytime caretaker and secure parking. Video door entry. The block is equipped with a sensitive smoke alarm system and you are asked to take care not to set this off by mistake with forgotten cooking! There is a basic hairdryer. Provisions: Unlike most self catering rentals, this apartment is set up for instant living so you feel at home and not deprived of your useful everyday things. You will find a small food store cupboard and provision of things such as soap,loo paper and shower gel to start you off and save you having to rush out on arrival, but this is self-catering and these are starter supplies and you will need to replace as necessary.There is even a drawer with scissors, cellotape and glue and umbrellas,shopping bags and a picnic rug to borrow. (NB There is no personal clutter which is tucked away in one big cupboard) ...moreless
- Video Library:
A pretty reliable service which is provided as a complimentary service but we can not be held liable for breakdown or failure of your device to connect. Downloads must be kept to a reasonable limit....moreless
- Broadband Access
- Lawn / Garden:
- Tourist Attractions
- Not Necessary
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- The apartment is on Ailesbury Road which runs from Ballsbridge to Donnybrook. This is at the Donnybrook end. With the notable success of The Gathering 2013, many towns and individual clans are planning further get togethers for 2014. You too can be a part of something special. In Dublin there are so many activities you can partake of that I can only mention a few, Walking tours with a particular slant, be it history, architecture, literary, interesting museums such as The Writer's Museum, the National Museum of Ireland, the Chester Beatty Collections, quirky places: the crypt of St Michan's Church, historic places: Dublin Castle, Kilmainhaim jail, Guinness's Brewery, Jameson's Whiskey distillery, art at the Museum of Modern Art,the National Gallery, the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery, The Book of Kells in Trinity College and much much more. There are rugby matches at the Aviva Stadium ( walking distance). There are Irish dancing and music evenings in pubs, street performers in Grafton Street, numerous theatre, concert and film productions etc. The Dublin Festival Season runs every year from 1st September to 31st October and includes the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Bram Stoker Festival. Bloomsday is on June 16th, (a celebration of the works of James Joyce) the Dublin Horse Show in August (which makes it rather busier and noisier around the area that week 6th to 10th August!) Any academics interested in a longer stay for a sabbatical at Trinity College or University College Dublin (or elsewhere!) over the winter months (and maybe even including Christmas) please contact me for preferential terms. THERE ARE SOMETIMES GLITCHES IN VRBO'S EMAIL SYSTEM SO IF YOU HAVE MADE AN ENQUIRY AND NOT HEARD BACK WITHIN 12 HOURS (I USUALLY RESPOND WITHIN HOURS IF NOT MINUTES UNLESS ON A PLANE!) THEN PLEASE TRY TO CONTACT ME ANOTHER WAY - THROUGH MY OWN WEBSITE www.sansomecottage.co.uk...moreless
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Treated like familyGuest comment entered by owner
Treated like family
Thank you so much for your hospitality. It truly shows that you care for your guests and treat them like family ( or better ;-) ) I thoroughly enjoyed my stays in the apt and hope to come back again soon.
- Guest L.S. Washington USA
- Date of stay 02/04/14
- Review Submitted 02/19/14
Ideal locationGuest comment entered by owner
We truly enjoyed your accommodations. The Apartment is lovely, bright and such an ideal location. You are the best self catering hostess that I have ever experienced. We have used apartments in Dublin, Paris and around the world. Your welcome and special start up supplies have made our stay unbelievable. Thank you again.
- Guest Mr and Mrs B USA
- Date of stay 11/27/13
- Review Submitted 02/17/14
Wonderful homey apt
Wonderful homey apt
We had a great stay, everything was as promised and Felicity was extremely helpful. Nice quiet location, easy to get to city center and many shops and pubs nearby.
- Guest Harold O. (Miami, FL)
- Date of stay 08/27/13
- Review Submitted 09/21/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Lovely to hear that everything met your expectations and that you found the location so convenient. Thank you for your kind review. We would welcome you back anytime for a third stay!
A "Heavenly" Experience!
A "Heavenly" Experience!
What a wonderful time we had in Dublin, thanks to our home-away-from-home stay at this beautiful apartment!. You are such a gracious and caring host. Thank you for making our trip comfortable, convenient and most of all, for the personal touch that immediately made us feel welcome! I will definitely stay at your apartment when next I visit Dublin. Your location is excellent, near the bus lines and easily accessible. Donnybrook is engaging and neighbourly and we were close enough to the city to have the peace and quiet we needed, but not the noise and bustle.
- Guest Pat (California, USA)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed staying in our apartment and in the area also. No doubt you sampled the many and varied food offerings in terms of shops and restaurants in Donnybrook. Equally near is Ballsbridge, where we find Roly's Bistro excellent for lunch (although quite noisy - a feature of its popularity with the local office population.... and Dubliners like to talk a lot!). We look forward to your next visit.
We hope to returnGuest comment entered by owner
We hope to return
Thank you so much for making your home so lovely for us to stay in and for thinking of all the details and putting them in the binder. It was very helpful. We love how efficient you are. We had a wonderful time and hope to return some day.
- Guest N & M S Cairo, Egypt
- Date of stay 06/18/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Helpful information and attention to detailGuest comment entered by owner
Helpful information and attention to detail
A and I had a wonderful stay. Everything about your apartment turned out GRAND. All of your added information and attention to details about the apartment and general knowledge of Dublin City were very helpful and appreciated. Thank you!
- Guest P & A P. Calgary, Canada
- Date of stay 05/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Our week here was wonderfulGuest comment entered by owner
Our week here was wonderful
We enjoyed the apartment very much. Our week here was wonderful - we explored Dublin City, Glendalough, Powerscourt Estate, Guinness Storehouse, the Church pub, Blarney, Cork, The Rock of Cashel and Kilmainham Gaol. Thanks in no small part to your attention to detail and to your very comfortable apartment, our trip was relaxing and enjoyable
- Guest M & D H. San Francisco, California
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Perfect location and beautiful apartment!
Perfect location and beautiful apartment!
We stayed in this apartment for 10 days while on a business/vacation trip to Dublin. We didn't want to stay in a hotel, so opted for finding an apartment on VRBO and this one was just perfect! The apartment is quite large, with a brand new kitchen and nice furnishings. Very quiet and safe. We were very comfortable, and really enjoyed having wireless access, especially since I had to work a little bit. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and feeling at home, and Felicity even provided us with some bread and drinks upon arrival so we would have something in the morning. What a nice touch after traveling from the US and being so tired and jet lagged. There is a small grocery just a minute walk up the road, and a really nice grocery a little further. We walked into Dublin city a couple of times. It's a bit of a walk, but we enjoyed the exercise and site seeing along the way. Otherwise, there is a bus right across the street that will drop you there in a flash, and Felicity provides a Leap Card that you can load up at the grocery and use while there. Another convenience we greatly enjoyed! I even used it for the tram to my local office for my meetings. We truly enjoyed our stay at this lovely apartment and would hightly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable, quiet, safe, and convenient place to stay while visiting Dublin and the surrounding areas. Thank you Felicity for making our trip all the better!
- Guest Susan and Mike (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 03/14/13
- Review Submitted 06/06/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: I was so glad to hear that the apartment fulfilled all your needs in terms of accommodation and location. You are the first guest to take the tram I think as it is a little walk from the apartment (about 2 km) and doesn’t tend to go anywhere very useful for most people (the bus being more convenient for the same destinations towards the city centre) except for your particular place of work in the opposite direction. It is fun to travel on however, and a useful journey, just to have the experience, is to take it from Connolly Station (which is also a Dart train station) or Abbey Street down to the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History or to visit Phoenix Park which is near there. The Leap card also works on the Dart, Sydney Parade being our nearest station.
Lovely accommodation in an upscale area of Dublin
Lovely accommodation in an upscale area of Dublin
My wife and I stayed at this lovely apartment for 7 nights. We found it to be clean, comfortable and the little touches such as having some basic foods and beverage already there upon arrival meant that we could settle right in and relax without having to rush out for needed items. Thank you, Felicity, for helping to make our stay in Dublin an enjoyable and memorable one!
- Guest Joe M. (-)
- Date of stay 04/16/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to hear that I have, in some small way, contributed to the making of happy memories! It would be a pleasure to have you return.
Superb Vacation Rental
Superb Vacation Rental
I loved working with owner Felicity, who bent over backwards from the first to make things easy. Thoughtful, charming, and wonderfully organized, I felt as though dealing with a good friend, although we never met. The very clean flat met our needs precisely. It is like borrowing someone's well loved home. Full of light, warm when needed, peaceful, beds and linens very comfortable, kitchen fully equipped and stocked with essentials, the place was a welcome retreat we looked forward to retiring to after a day in Dublin. Ten minutes walk to Donnybrook with some very good food shops (Donnybrook Fair and others) and restaurants (O'Connell's), and a short bus ride to Dublin city center. Felicity leaves a comprehensive and up-to-date folder of activities and suggestions, including a bus pass for two which just needs to be refilled before leaving. Many thanks! Hope to return some day.
- Guest Liz (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+.
Owner response: What a delight to hear of another happy visitor to Dublin! It is really good to hear that O’Connells (sited where Madigans pub used to be) is a recommended place to eat in Donnybrook being only 5-10 minutes walk away so I will make a note of that for future visitors. I was sorry that because of logistics with renting out my Cotswold holiday cottage I was unable to meet you. Hopefully, if you return, I will be able to rectify this.
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Mar 22 - Apr 12, 2014
5 night min stay
Apr 14 - Dec 17, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
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Longer stays considered. Booking procedure: you enquire, I will respond within hours, if not minutes. I send you letting agreement (if not paying through Homeaway system) and ask for a deposit of €150 euros per week booked to secure the booking. Balance due 2 months advance of arrival. Payment by bank to bank transfer, PayPal, xe-trade or similar or Homeaway system. Period Mar22/13Apr 5 nts poss.
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- Nearest Airport: Dublin Airport at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Dublin Port or Dun Laoghaire at 7 Miles
- Nearest Train: Dart Rapid Transit Sydney Parade Station at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: M50 north at 3.4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Sandymount Strand at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Kielys at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Elm Park 0.5 miles Milltown 1.5 miles at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Roly's Bistro/The Mulberry/Kielys/O'Connells etc. at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Our family live in England but I am Irish and have retained this family apartment as our holiday home as we love Dublin. I clean and maintain it personally between lets (flying over each time from England) and only let it about 10 times a year, jigsawing it in with our other 'baby' - a two bedroomed holiday rental in the Cotswolds. You can check us out there by googling Sansome House Cottage as we have some reviews for that on Trip Advisor and elsewhere. As I stay in the apartment myself to see to everything, I never let back to back and the minimum period of stay is usually ONE WEEK. Consequently I can be flexible about arrival and departure times and lets can start on any day of the week. I can rarely do last minute lets as I have to book my flights in advance so please book early (preferably at least a month in advance) if you want to stay!
Why the Owner Chose Dublin:
I inherited this from my mother and did not want to sell it as it is a perfect location, being quiet and peaceful (there are quite a few retired people living in the block) and yet so near to the centre of Dublin in the nicest area of the city. We reckon we live in a haven of peace here, near the centre, insulated from traffic noise by the many trees surrounding the apartment block so without the 'bustle' of life being too apparent. Plenty of buses nearby though - the buses, including the Aircoach from Dublin airport, stop about 3 minutes walk from the apartment which we find extremely convenient as they run every fifteen minutes. We love the views and the light from the big windows. It is cosy in winter, cool in summer. A relatively short drive south finds us in the mountains of County Wicklow, perfect for walking and sightseeing. (Glendalough is about an hour’s drive or you can go there on St Kevin's bus from Dawson Street). West of Dublin, we can visit Castletown House, the National Stud and the Japanese Gardens in Kildare or go north for the prehistoric sites at Tara and Newgrange. The Midlands and the lakes of Westmeath are within a two hour drive from Dublin. We frequently drive a little further on to explore the many towns and villages on the Shannon and have even spent a long day and driven right over to County Galway to wander around Connemara, or a little further south exploring the Burren in County Clare. Our son has done this with rail and bus but he spent one or two nights in the West to do this.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The road through Donnybrook is the main route south to Wicklow and Wexford. Less than half an hours drive and you can be in the Wicklow mountains. Five minutes drive or 20 minutes walk and you can be walking along Sandymount beach or jogging on the promenade. There are beaches all along the coast, reachable by car, by bus or by the Dart Rapid transit system, the nearest station being at Sydney Parade, just one mile away. There are so many things to do in Dublin, it would be impossible to list them all. I have put some points of interest on the map (click 'view guide', powered by Goggobot below the map, to read about my personal favourites and comments) There are shops a few minutes walk from the apartment and a large supermarket a little further away. The buses run very frequently to the centre but we often prefer to walk to St Stephen's Green through very pleasant streets, in under 30 minutes (NB we walk fast so 35 mins would be average pace!) Herbert Park is 5 minutes walk away. Here one can stroll amongst the flowers, feed the ducks on the pond, go jogging or play tennis on the public courts. There are plenty of good places to eat and drink in the area and it is close to two rugby grounds. For horse racing we have four courses within easy reach - Leopardstown (very near), Fairyhouse, Punchestown and The Curragh. You can explore the history of Dublin with visits to Christchurch Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle or take one of the many themed guided walks around the city which usually involve a pub or two on the way! Wander around the Temple Bar area for lively bars and quirky shops. When feeling energetic you can hop on a bike with the Dublin bike scheme. Dublin has recently been rated as being in the top 10 of bike-friendly cities in the world although the demand for the city bikes outstrips the supply. It is rated the safest EU capital for biking.
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Bedroom with super-king bed and full bathroom ensuite
Compact *new* kitchen. Cupboards stocked with basics. Plenty of cook's equipment
Sitting room with door to kitchen and view out the window towards the sea
Open fireplace burns smokeless logs. Wifi access. Door to balcony.
Over bath shower
View from the apartment over Dublin
Walk along the River Dodder, 5 minutes
Donnybrook Fair. Excellent local food shop about 10 minutes walk away.
St Stephen's Green
The River Liffey central Dublin
Killiney Beach. 22 mins on the Dart Railway
Large bedroom with lots of cupboard and drawer space.
Looking from sitting room through to bedroom
Large vintage bath with grip handles.
Parking area in complex
View from the balcony looking seawards
Herbert Park, 5 minutes walk away
Indoor shopping at Stephen's Green
The beach at Monkstown 10 minutes drive away, 8 minutes on the Dart
Dalkey, 18 mins on the Dart Railway
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