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Large double bedroom with Super King bed and bathroom ensuite


Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

I don't do instantbook/payment. It is important for both of us to communicate first to make sure my Dublinletfor2 is the right choice for you! It is entirely owner managed, cleaned and maintained. There are no surprise extra charges above the rate quoted and any transfer fees incurred from abroad.

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 "Dublinletfor2", spacious holiday apartment. Minimum stay ONE WEEK (of course you can stay for fewer days but the price is as for a week).

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
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 min). This 3rd floor ( American 4th) 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 hob, double oven, 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. Piano (recently tuned). 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 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 'unique benefits -events''.

The large bedroom has a super king-sized bed and plenty of storage space. The bed has two 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. Also a fan.

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 usually has 40 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 am available 24/7 on email. I am easily checked out on the internet if you are scared about booking with the owner and not through here. I can only very rarely manage last minute bookings (I arrange my flights to Dublin at least a month in advance as I have a cottage, Sansome House Cottage, in England to manage also) and the minimum stay is normally one week. Please check the availability calendar to see if the time you want is possible.

Check out my reviews and presence on the internet for peace of mind. See 'Owner details'. Ring me and talk to me! Although the site quote will be in YOUR currency, my rates table shows Euros which is the fixed price. There are no fees (apart from transfer costs) on top of this. The listing site has defaulted to a blanket NO refund cancellation policy. This is not accurate. Please enquire for the details of my policy.

Some small extracts FROM THE GUEST BOOK
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

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. Thanks for your instant support. Details were so helpful.

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!

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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

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Property Type

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

    Elevator : Floor 3 is American fourth.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


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • 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 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 (80% down) 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! The bath has grip handles. I provide starter quantities of loo roll - two to each bathroom. Also hand soap and shower gel to start you off....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


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player and there are two radios....moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble and Monopoly, based on Dublin...moreless

  • 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


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    A small bistro table in the kitchen seats two. A good sized dining table is by the window in the sitting room. Table mats and table napkins in the cupboard in the same room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    See wifi details...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Floor 3 is American fourth.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

  • 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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Centrally heated. Radiators have thermostatic controls. The heating functions on a communal system for the block and is on most months of the year....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. NOT a serviced apartment so if you are staying longer than a week you may change and wash your own or use LykNu nearby....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:

    Bath sheet, hand towel and face flannel. Extra towels are available so that you can wash them as often as you like in the washing machine or use the Donnybrook laundry LykNu 10 mins walk away....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


  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso coffee maker ( capsules provided to start you off; you can buy more at Nespresso Shop, Duke st). 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, cutlery 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
  • Oven:

    As for 'Stove'...moreless

  • 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


  • 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

  • Tennis:

    Not at the complex but 10 minutes walk away in the far part of Herbert Park are public courts. I do not have racquets and balls in the apartment....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 5
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 - Dec 15, 2016
7 night min stay

Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

Jan 7 - Mar 10, 2017
7 night min stay

Mar 11 - Mar 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Mar 26 - Apr 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Apr 12 - Apr 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Apr 26 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$925 $3,266
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included



You will normally get a response to your enquiry within hrs .

If you want to book I will send you the contract, ask you to read it and will request that you fill in an online booking form agreeing to the terms and conditions. On receipt please return in 48h. The place will be held for you during that time but if I do not hear from you that you have put payment of deposit (25%) in motion, the space becomes available to booking by others again. I allow 7 days for receipt. Balance payment due 12 weeks in advance of arrival by Irish Cheque, Bank transfer or currency transfer service. Foreign transfers incur a €10 Euro receiving fee at my bank. I can also accept credit card payments (This incurs a 2% processing fee). I do not take payments through this site as i like the quote to be the quote with no surprise extras in the form of taxes, levies, booking fees, cleaning fees, 'traveller fees' etc. Stays are bookable up to a year in advance.

*CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2016 The starting date is flexible and there is a discount of 10% of the booking if both weeks are booked together at this time.

CANCELLATIONS. The listing here has defaulted to NO refunds which is not strictly true so please ask me about this! I take a 25% deposit, normally non-refundable (but there are exceptional circumstances) and then the balance payment 12 weeks in advance of arrival. I recommend travel insurance to cover cancellations as refunds are made on the basis of whether I can relet the cancelled space or not so you might lose out in the event of an unforeseen circumstance preventing your travel. I am open to suggestions of payment methods which suit you. There are NO extras to pay, save for the cost of transferring the payment, if any. I don't believe in hidden charges which is the reason I don't take payment through here. Ask if you don't understand what I mean.

Payment of a deposit (25%) confirms the booking. I allow 48 hrs for initiation of payment & 7 days for receipt. Balance payment due 12 weeks in advance of arrival by Irish Cheque, Bank transfer or currency transfer service. I can also accept the sterling equivalent through payment by credit card (through PayPal invoicing which does not require sign up to PayPal). This incurs a 2% processing fee.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dublin Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
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
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 have organised further get togethers. You too can be a part of something special. St Patrick's Day Festival runs for three days with events all around the City in mid-March. In Dublin there are so many activities, vents and exhibitions for this year and next, 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. Dine in Dublin (see website) has a week long event, showcasing the best eateries, In Winter 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 Festival is in June each year (a celebration of the works of James Joyce - see their website). In 2017 the Dublin Horse Show will be 9th to 13th August (which makes it rather busier week in my area but exciting for horse lovers!). You can go to watch about 350 swimmers swim the Liffey River Race in late August. Cheer them on from the boardwalk! National Heritage week is in August. Fashion Festival in September. Open House Dublin ( architecture festival) 14-16th October. The Dublin City Marathon is on the 30th October 2016 and you only have to take a short walk from the apartment to see them run by. In November, there is the Book Festival, Dublin Beatles Festival and Dublin Gallery Weekend.

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).

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: My name is Felicity Ausden. I am married with four grown up children and we live in England, going to Dublin as often as we can. If you don't get an answer from me within a few hours through here, you will find my own website in 'Links' near the bottom of my other listing for Sansome House Cottage, a Cotswold cottage (below Owner Info and above the photos) VRBO Property number 445725 and you can email me direct instead for even faster service! I like to give personal service to each and every enquiry so I welcome the direct approach. My 'dublinletfor2' can be found as a page on my sansomecottage website and you can ring me on +44 1608682555 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 family's requirements and 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 lots of reviews for that elsewhere. I try to make this quite different to the average holiday let. It is more like borrowing someone's home with everything you expect in a normal home on hand (but no personal clutter!) and I treat my visitors as I would family, not as 'customers'. I am always available on email for help and advice. As I stay in the apartment myself to see to everything for the upcoming guests, I never let back to back and the minimum period of stay is usually ONE WEEK. Maximum number is 2 people and if one is a child, they must be over 10. 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.

Why the Owner Chose Dublin Southside, Dublin, Ireland:
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 the town buses run very frequently and the Aircoach runs every fifteen to twenty minutes. We love the views and the light from the big windows. It is cosy in winter, cool in summer. With good transport links, a car is not necessary and even possibly a handicap in the centre but 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 (we prefer to drive!) but he spent one or two nights in the West to do this. There are many day trips to the four corners of Ireland in organised tours, some of them receiving high praise on travel websites so it is entirely possible to stay here and see a large proportion of the country, coming home to your comfortable home base in the evening.

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 2016 May writer's Fest/June Food Fest/ Bloomsday/July:Horse Show/Sept/Oct Dublin Theatre Fest/Sept:Dublin Half Marathon/Nov:Book Fest/concerts, classical and others/Racing.I have put some points of interest on the map (click 'view guide', 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 three courses within easy reach - Leopardstown (very near), Fairyhouse and Punchestown. 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 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.

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Speaks: english, french, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Large double bedroom with Super King bed and bathroom ensuite

    Large double bedroom with Super King bed and bathroom ensuite

  • Looking from sitting room through to bedroom

    Looking from sitting room through to bedroom

  • Spacious sitting room with dining area and door to balcony

    Spacious sitting room with dining area and door to balcony

  • Stylish small kitchen. Plenty of appliances!

    Stylish small kitchen. Plenty of appliances!

  • Bathroom, off the bedroom. Large bath has grip handles. Over bath shower.

    Bathroom, off the bedroom. Large bath has grip handles. Over bath shower.

  • View from the balcony over Dublin, with the Aviva stadium on the horizon

    View from the balcony over Dublin, with the Aviva stadium on the horizon

  • Herbert Park, 5 minutes walk away

    Herbert Park, 5 minutes walk away

  • 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

  • Dalkey, 22 mins on the Dart Railway

    Dalkey, 22 mins on the Dart Railway

  • The River Liffey

    The River Liffey

  • Dun Laoghaire harbour. Go sailing or just watch the boats. 11 mins on the Dart.

    Dun Laoghaire harbour. Go sailing or just watch the boats. 11 mins on the Dart.

  • Cosy Super King bed made up as Austrian twins (separate matresses/duvets)

    Cosy Super King bed made up as Austrian twins (separate matresses/duvets)

  • Well-equipped for cooks!

    Well-equipped for cooks!

  • Spring view from the kitchen window. Visitor's parking area on right

    Spring view from the kitchen window. Visitor's parking area on right

  • Walk along the River Dodder, 5 minutes

    Walk along the River Dodder, 5 minutes

  • April in the park

    April in the park

  • Indoor shopping at Stephen's Green

    Indoor shopping at Stephen's Green

  • Trinity College - 10 minutes by bus

    Trinity College - 10 minutes by bus

  • Killiney beach in winter - 45 mins on the Dart

    Killiney beach in winter - 45 mins on the Dart

  • The Halfpenny Bridge over the LIffey

    The Halfpenny Bridge over the LIffey

  • Go shopping in the evening in Grafton Street

    Go shopping in the evening in Grafton Street

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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