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Temple Bar, Dublin. Delightful & Spacious City Centre 1-Bed Apartment!

Bedrooms 1
Space 510 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3.

Short-term 1-bed serviced Apartment, fully furnished to a high standard. Owner operated, this spacious apartment (510 sq ft/48 sq m) has sound proofed windows, wooden floors throughout and Central heating. The apartment has a large separate King size bedroom (5ft bed). This bedroom also easily accommodates an extra Single folding bed, and has a build in wardrobe with lots of hanging space, a hairdryer/hair straightening irons plus a spare blanket. Baby cot can be provided on request.

There is a separate lounge/dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine/dryer, fridge, cooker/oven plus 4 ring hob etc.

The apartment faces an internal private courtyard, so is particularly quiet for a city centre location. The building also has an elevator and the apartment is on the third floor.

Satellite TV plus Wi-fi is included. Hairdryer, Straightening Irons & Alarm clock provided.

All bed linens/towels (Bath, hand & face towels), and toiletries are included.

This 1-bed apartment is a relatively new listing, so if you would like to read some more reviews from previous guests; please visit our other property # 558046, which has been listed considerably longer!

More Details

Mary Mullin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Mary Mullin

Hi there, My name is Mary and I have lived in Dublin for about 20 years, but originally come from the West of Ireland. I married a Dublin man and I haven't looked back! My husband owned this apartment before I met him.

This is our second property on VRBO, we also have a 2-bed apartment (#558046) in the same building, click into it and you can read our many reviews - some of the reviews are even for this 1-bed apartment, as we have accommodated guests here in the past, when the 2-bed has been fully booked.

We don't have any family (as yet!), so I manage the 2 apartments daily and just love it. I have met such wonderful people during the past year from all parts of the World, it is the best job I have ever had!

Mary Mullin purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Mary Mullin chose Dublin

Temple bar is the vibrant hub of the city centre, from street entertainment, great quirky stores; to genuinely great food from street markets, wonderful cafes and patisseries, it really has a bit little bit of everything.

I honestly don't believe you could pick a better more central point in the city as a base, and yet this apartment faces onto an internal private courtyard, so the only noise you hear are the bells of Christchurch.

Literally everything is just outside your door, from shops, museums, restaurants, the best cafe's, street markets, theatres etc.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a cosy well furnished quiet and extremely comfortable apartment with so much fun on your doorstep, you will inevitably have a blast for your stay!


Dublin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is a comfortable size with a full size Tub plus Power shower and WC. All Towels (Bath, hand & face size towels) are provided. Bathmat plus Toilet roll & toiletries are also included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • There is one very spacious bedroom, with a King size bed (5ft). The bedroom can also easily accommodate a second single folding bed which we supply with linens when required! The bedroom has fitted wardrobes with plenty of hanging and shelf space. Hangers are also provided. The wardrobe also stores a Hairdryer, Hair straightening irons & an extra blanket. Radio/alarm clock is also provided. All Bed linens are provided and changed weekly. There are 2 bed side lockers and bed side lamps in the bedroom.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews

Spotless pad on trendy Temple Bar

  • 5 of 5

After a brief glitch on where exactly we were supposed to meet our host Mary Mullin, (the Parliament Hotel was the meeting spot but it was closed for renovation), things went in a decidedly upbeat direction. Mary's apartment turned out to be spotlessly clean and well-stocked, and the Temple Bar area is both trendy and low-key fashionable. Both Mary and her husband were easily available to help explain European appliances to a couple of Canadians, and Mary helped us call a taxi to get to the airport. A great place to stay in a great part of a very welcoming city.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable apartment, ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Comfortable, well-equipped and ideally located just off Cows Lane towards the western end of the vibrant Temple Bar area. Cows Lane itself has two restaurants, the Queen of Tarts for delicious baked goods and great breakfasts, and a wine bar, Piglet, for lunches and dinners. Also two design shops, an ice cream parlour, a great book store, and a crafts market on Saturdays. Very quiet, but steps away from the restaurants, pubs and attractions of Temple Bar. Also, one could not hope for a more pleasant and helpful hostess than Mary Mullin. Five Stars Plus.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, lovely spot to make home base.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent spot to use as home base. Very clean and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Quiet and Cozy Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment in Dublin is in the perfect location. It is just a few blocks from the Temple Bar area and is off the main street in a very quiet and private spot. The apartment is so comfortable, and the host very accomodating. We loved this spot and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, It was my pleasure to be available to make your stay as perfect as possible. Delighted you were so happy with the apartment and its proximity to everything :) Have a great Summer Karen and thanks again, Mary
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Quiet apartment in the middle of Temple Bar

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mary's apartment for 3 nights. She was able to meet us early to check us in, as the place was empty the night before. We really appreciated this after a long night of travel.

My first impressions of the apartment was how clean and well-equipped it was. It has everything you need. It's not a huge apartment, but by city standards it's appropriate. We were traveling with our teenage son, so there were two beds in the bedroom (a king size and a twin) Both beds were very comfortable.

The kitchen was well equipped and it was nice having the washer/dryer. I did two small loads of wash during our stay. It is a washer/dryer combo unit. Mary explained how to use it, and the first time I did it right, but I must have pressed something different the second time. Be sure you understand how to use it. I was tired when we arrived, so I'm certain I missed something.

Bathroom is small, but appropriate for a city apartment. The shower worked great. Always hot water. Good pressure.

The apartment is located on the 3rd floor and is extremely quiet. It was very secure. We took the stairs, but there is an elevator. Bedroom located by interior courtyard so no noise whatsoever.

The location can't be beat. Cow's Lane is a pedestrian street and Queen of Tarts is right there. This is a must for anyone traveling to Dublin. Bus stops 2 minutes in either direction that will take you anywhere in Dublin.

Piglet Wine bar, also on Cow's Lane, was a wonderful little place to get a glass of wine. Had we had more time, I would have loved to have dinner there.

Our favorite restaurant was Il Vicoletto. Make a reservation. Yes, it's Italian, but Dublin is so much more than fish & chips. Right around the corner is Darkey Kelly's - great place for dinner followed by trad sessions.

8 minute walk to Trinity College and Grafton Street. Across the street from Dublin Castle. 15 minute bus ride to Kilmainham Gaol and the IMMA.

I can't say enough about the apartment. Mary's response time was lightening fast and she was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, thank you so much for your lovely detailed review; I'm sure you have helped other guests plan their stay in Temple bar :) The location is indeed terrific and I'm so glad you got to check out everything in the vicinity. Delighted also that you were so comfortable and happy in the apartment. Hope we see you all back in Dublin for another visit, but in the meantime very best wishes, Mary
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better place to stay during our trip. The location is walking distance to almost everything! We fit 3 people in the apartment very comfortably. There is so much great food and nightlife just steps away. Mary is so friendly and helpful. She emailed during our stay to see if we needed extra towels or anything else. She had some treats waiting for us upon arrival. It was just perfect! I would book this apartment again and recommend it to everyone!! FYI, be sure to go to Queen of Tarts just downstairs from the apartment. Sláinte!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Danielle! I was only delighted to be of service and so glad location for food and nightlife was so perfect for you! Look forward to seeing you back in Dublin :) Mary
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Dublin Airport is 8 1/2 miles from city centre
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Next door!
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Dublin Port
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
A bus ride out of town.
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Heuston Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Next door to apartment block!
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sandymount Beach is a local bus ride away.
Car: not necessary

The apartment building sits on the famous 'Cows Lane', which is a pedestrian street located in the 'Old city, Cultural Quarter' of Temple bar, and looks across the road to Dublin Castle.

The cultural quarter is the quieter end of Temple bar so there are no bars or nightclubs located on the lane. Instead it hosts a wonderful array of book, antique and garden shops. And when you feel like a coffee or afternoon treat, you can visit 'Queen of Tarts' - the most wonderful cafe and patisserie in the city centre!

At the bottom of Cows Lane sits the first theatre ever built in Dublin; Smock alley Theatre was built in 1662 and hosts a varied artistic programme of Theatre, Comedy, Music and Dance.

Found outdoors on Cows Lane each Saturday is the largest designer market in Dublin, offering one off original designs. The market sells everything from silk custom made underwear to art prints, funky clothing and jewellery!

The apartment is truly in a fantastic location, within walking distance of Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Guinness Brewery, Christchurch, Grafton street and St Stephens Green.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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