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Spacious & Comfortable 1 Bed Apt. Your Home from Home in Salubrious D4

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Bedroom with super-king bed and full bathroom ensuite

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Dublin apartment description

In Dublin 4 situated at the Donnybrook end of leafy 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).

Unusually well equipped and very large for a one-bedroomed apartment, 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. I give you comprehensive travel instructions on booking.

o Entrance hall
o Cloakroom
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 800square ft/74 square metres

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 (including Nespresso capsules), 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 mins 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 (I arrange my flights to Dublin at least a month in advance) and the minimum stay is one week @ 805 Euros for 2014. Please check the availability calendar to see if the time you want is possible. Very occasionally, I can do a five day stay for €700

REVIEWS
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 comments taken directly from my physical guest book.

Some small extracts FROM THE GUEST BOOK (some people write a whole page!) For 2014:
July Canada Thank you Felicity for THE most wonderful apartment. We loved it for all that it is. We've rented all over the world and this is the best! You are the most lovely landlady we've ever had, so caring every way. So a BIG thank you. We hope we can return soon

July USA What a perfect place. The light in the apt is inspiring - clouds, blue grey - rain. It's wonderful to be just off the crowds, in Donnybrook! It's so nice to have such a wonderful home base. We will share with all we know. Thanks for your instant support. Details were so helpful.

June Germany. Thank you for having provided everything so carefully. We had a wonderful week, including a very interesting mix of weather, often looking out of the wide windows on marvellous coloured clouds. We discovered Dublin and the Dublin mountains and enjoyed it very much!

May USA What a wonderful week it was, even with the rain! We loved your apartment and your kindness in helping to make our trip here in Ireland one we will treasure forever.

April Canada. Felicity - your apartment and its location are gems and your hospitality 10++!! We have had a wonderful time in Dublin and surroundings and without a doubt enhanced by our great accommodation - thank you

Feb USA 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.

Nov 2013 USA 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

Aug 2013 Egypt 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.

2010/2013 UK, Australia, USA and Canada

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!

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.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : There are three shallow steps up to the front door of the building and the elevator is in the ground floor hall taking you directly outside the door of the apartment....moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            See under Senior adults only community. Well behaved children over 10 are welcome but a child counts as a person in my book so the maximum occupancy is still 2!...moreless

          • 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

          • Limited Accessibility:

            There are a three steps up to the main door. Inside, a lift takes you directly to the door of the apartment. This is situated on the 3rd floor (4th in American terms). 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

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Children over 10 allowed but still a maximum of 2 people overall....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • 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

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Handbasin also...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Handbasin also. This is ensuite. The vintage bath is large....moreless

          • The bathroom shower is one of the over the bath variety and not a whizzy cubicle!...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Owner's eclectic selection of books on the shelves for you to borrow...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Many channels but only about 6 are worth watching!...moreless

              • Television
              • Video Library:

                There are a small number of Irish-themed DVDs available to borrow....moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                A small bistro table in the kitchen seats two. A good sized dining table is by the window in the sitting room....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Broadband Access:

                See wifi details...moreless

              • Elevator:

                There are three shallow steps up to the front door of the building and the elevator is in the ground floor hall taking you directly outside the door of the apartment....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Centrally heated...moreless

              • Internet:

                see Wifi details...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                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

              • Living Room:

                Living room/dining room with cable TV. Leather sofa + armchair and dining table seating. Very large picture window looking out over Dublin towards the sea....moreless

              • Parking:

                Free and secure parking within the complex....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

              • Towels Provided:

                Per Person: bath sheet, hand towel and face flannel. Note that a laundry service is not provided but extra towels available so that you can wash them as often as you like in the washing machine....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                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

              • Wireless Internet:

                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

              • Wood Fireplace:

                You may only burn smokeless logs, available from some garages and from Tesco supermarket nearby. You are asked to take great care when you have a fire and use the fireguard provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                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:

                Many useful kitchen utensils and baking equipment. Electric kettle for the tea drinkers. Lean grilling machine....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plentiful supply of plates, mugs, cups, dishes etc. Good selection of saucepans....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                You will find dishwasher tablets in the cupboard....moreless

              • Freezer:

                Small. On top of the fridge compartment....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                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

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                All staples like sugar, tea, coffee, condiments, spices etc. in the cupboard. Paper towels, cling film, foil etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                This is a fridge with a separate smallish freezer compartment....moreless

              • Stove:

                Double Electric oven and grill with ceramic hob....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                North East facing. Gets very early morning sun so no good for sunbathing!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                A big communal garden with a very large lawn and lots of mature trees and shrubs. You can take chairs or a picnic rug from my apartment to sit out...moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
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              2015 7 NIGHT MINIMUM
              Jan 9 - Dec 16, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €805
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              €805 €3,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Minimum stay 1 week. Booking procedure: you enquire, I will respond within hours. I draw up letting agreement and ask for a deposit of €150 euros per week booked to secure the booking. Balance due 2 months advance of arrival. Payment by cheque, bank to bank transfer (small receiving fee), xe-trade or similar or Homeaway payment system (this incurs a transaction fee - max.2.4% - added to invoice).


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              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/17/2014
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              Location

              • Elm Park Golf and Sports Club

              • Merrion Shopping Centre

              • RDS

                "The home of the Dublin Horse Show every August http://www.dublinhorseshow.com/ and many othe..."

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              • Farmer's Market

                "Mespil Road. If the weather is fine and you would like to eat outdoors, this is a great plac..."

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              • Herbert Park

                "A lovely 32 acre park, there to be enjoyed, winter and summer. It stretches from Donnybrook ..."

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              • Donnybrook

                "A good assortment of shops, pubs and restaurants with a further group about half a mile furt..."

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              • Merrion Square Park

                "This is a park in the centre of a beautiful Georgian square. On the railings around the park..."

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              • St. Stephen's Green

                "A lovely park in the centre. Close by are the shopping areas at Stephen's Green Shopping cen..."

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              • Trinity College Dublin

                "The oldest university in Ireland. The home of the Book of Kells which is displayed in the Lo..."

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              • University College Dublin

              • Sandymount Beach

                "Jog along the beach, swim in the sea (although the tide goes very far out so it is not a par..."

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              • National Gallery of Ireland

              • Sydney Parade Dart Station

                "The rating is for the train service and the wonderful places it can take you! Trains north i..."

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              • RTE Studios Montrose

                "The Headquarters of the National Broadcasting company of Radio Telefs ireann. Tickets are a..."

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              • National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

                "The Museum of Decorative Arts and History is in Collins Barracks which has a huge and intere..."

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              • Aviva Stadium

                "A reincarnation of the old Landsdowne Road Stadium, this was finished in 2010 and seats over..."

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              • The Mulberry Garden

                "My rating is secondhand as I have not eaten here myself but I have had very good reports of ..."

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              • Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane

                "The Hugh Lane Gallery has a very good collection of contemporary and modern art including a ..."

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              • Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

                "Lots of high street names and a few independents. A handy place at the top of Grafton Street..."

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              • Bewley's Grafton Street

                "On the same site since 1927. There was a public outcry when it closed down a few years ago a..."

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              • Gate Theatre

                "If there were six stars, I would be giving The Gate this! In my humble opinion, the best th..."

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              • Dublin Writers Museum

                "Literary museum which gathers together in a beautiful building ephemera from many famous wri..."

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              • St. Michan's Church

                "Not for the faint-hearted! The crypt is open to visitors. It contains numerous half opened..."

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              • Kilmainham Gaol

                "The place of imprisonment of many of the most important historical figures involved in the s..."

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              • Irish Museum of Modern Art

                "Housed in the old Royal Hospital Building so, quite apart from the art exhibitions, interest..."

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              • River Liffey

                "The Liffey river rises in County Wicklow and flows through Wicklow, Kildare and Dublin befor..."

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              • Grafton Street

                "Dublin's premier shopping street with many interesting niche shops, characterful pubs and qu..."

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              • Roly's Bistro

                "A short walk from the apartment, down Anglesea road, Roly's Bistro in Ballsbridge is now Rol..."

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              • Brown Thomas Dublin

                "This is a high-end department store. I tend to bypass the tempting array of goodies, bags, ..."

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              • Toner's

                "Reputedly serves the best Guinness in Dublin. I used to go here as a student as it was a 'r..."

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              • Trinity College Library

                "Home of one of the most famous illuminated manuscripts in the world - The Book of Kells. The..."

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              • Gaiety Theatre

              • Monkstown Beach

                "A trip on the Dart will take you to Seapoint or Monkstown for a taste of sea air. To the nor..."

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              • Avoca Handweavers Ltd

                "The oldest working woollen mill in Ireland is located in beautiful surroundings of Avoca, wh..."

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              • Donnybrook Fair

                "Excellent food shop - you are getting high end food at high end rates. There is also a good..."

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              • Phoenix Park

                "At nearly 2,000 acres, this used to be the largest city park in Europe but I think it has be..."

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              • Chester Beatty Library

              • Butler's Chocolate Café (Wicklow Street)

                "Chocolate heaven just off Grafton Street."

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              • The Old Stand

                "Little changed since the 1960's and the food is hearty and good. Very obliging staff so it i..."

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              • The Iveagh Gardens

                "Tucked away so that few people discover it. The approach is via Harcourt Street. Worth a wa..."

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              • The Grand Canal Theatre

              • Carluccio's

              • The Guinness Storehouse

                "Well, you can't NOT go here on a visit to Dublin! "

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              • Christ Church Cathedral

              • Kielys of Donnybrook

              • Powerscourt Centre

                "The large house which used to belong to Lord Powerscourt as his town house now houses a mult..."

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              • Killiney Bay

                "Killiney Bay has often been compared to the Bay of Naples and the beach stretches for the wh..."

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              • St Vincent's Hospital

              • Glendalough

                "The valley of the two lakes, Glendalough, lies in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Site ..."

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              • Royal Hibernian Exhibition Centre

                "A nice airy exhibition space with a variety of styles of sculpture, drawings and paintings. ..."

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              • The Brazen Head

                "Officially the oldest pub in Ireland - dating back to 1198 - beat that! Recent visitors hav..."

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              • Dublin Castle

                "Free to visit on the 1st Wednesday of the month."

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              • Bakers

                "Baker's, in the Crescent, Donnybrook is a relatively new restaurant (opened 2014) for breakf..."

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              • The Natural Bakery

                "On Donnybrook Road and next to Tesco Express. This opened in 2014 and I would guess do a br..."

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              • Fallon & Byrne

              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Dublin Airport
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Kielys
              7 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Dublin Port or Dun Laoghaire
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Elm Park 0.5 miles Milltown 1.5 miles
              1 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Dart Rapid Transit Sydney Parade Station
              3.4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              M50 north
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Roly's Bistro/The Mulberry/Kielys/O'Connells etc.
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Sandymount Strand

              Car: Not Necessary

              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 future years. 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 but exciting for horse lovers!)

              This apartment has proved popular with academics as we are very near the Belfield Campus at UCD and a short ride on a bus to Trinity (or less than a 30 minute walk).

              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 Sansome House Cottage - there is a page on there devoted to the Dublin apartment.

               

              Owner info

              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 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. Events 2015: The Horse Show; Dublin Theatre Festival, The Book Fair ; concerts, classical and others; Dublin marathon. 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, incl. Tesco Express, 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

                Bedroom with super-king bed and full bathroom ensuite

              • Compact *new* kitchen. Cupboards stocked with basics. Plenty of cook's equipment

                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

                Sitting room with door to kitchen and view out the window towards the sea

              • Open fireplace burns smokeless logs.
Wifi access. Door to balcony.

                Open fireplace burns smokeless logs. Wifi access. Door to balcony.

              • Over bath shower

                Over bath shower

              • View from the apartment over Dublin

                View from the apartment over Dublin

              • Walk along the River Dodder, 5 minutes

                Walk along the River Dodder, 5 minutes

              • Donnybrook Fair. Excellent local food shop about 10 minutes walk away.

                Donnybrook Fair. Excellent local food shop about 10 minutes walk away.

              • St Stephen's Green

                St Stephen's Green

              • The River Liffey central Dublin

                The River Liffey central Dublin

              • Killiney Beach. 22 mins on the Dart Railway

                Killiney Beach. 22 mins on the Dart Railway

              • Large bedroom with lots of cupboard and drawer space.

                Large bedroom with lots of cupboard and drawer space.

              • Looking from sitting room through to bedroom

                Looking from sitting room through to bedroom

              • Large vintage bath with grip handles.

                Large vintage bath with grip handles.

              • Parking area in complex

                Parking area in complex

              • View from the balcony looking seawards

                View from the balcony looking seawards

              • Herbert Park, 5 minutes walk away

                Herbert Park, 5 minutes walk away

              • Indoor shopping at Stephen's Green

                Indoor shopping at Stephen's Green

              • Trinity College

                Trinity College

              • The beach at Monkstown 10 minutes drive away, 8 minutes on the Dart

                The beach at Monkstown 10 minutes drive away, 8 minutes on the Dart

              • Dalkey, 18 mins on the Dart Railway

                Dalkey, 18 mins on the Dart Railway

              VRBO #405713

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              €805 per week (EUR)
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              1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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