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Dublin Holiday apartmentwww.vrbo.com/405713
Vacation Rentals, United Kingdom & Ireland, Ireland
Dublin home-from-home apartment
Location: Ailesbury Road Dublin 4
Comfortable home-type apartment - summary of accommodation and prices.
Light and airy with amazing views over Dublin, this is our very comfortable and large one-bedroomed apartment on the third floor (with lift) of an apartment block in Ailesbury Road in a sought after residential area. Entrance Hall, sitting room, cloakroom, bedroom and bathroom + balcony.
€770/week year round in 2013 except for the Christmas and New Year weeks, and stays of four weeks and more are discounted. One week minimum except at Christmas when a five day stay is possible. Rates are all inclusive - free car parking, internet (wifi), utilities, linen and towels. NO EXTRAS! The rate for 2014 is €785/week
This apartment is our holiday home so it is set up more as a home from home than as a standard impersonal holiday let. I personally get it ready for visitors and see them into the apartment myself if at all possible. It is well equipped, as a home from home - not 'whizzy' and ultra modern (although the kitchen has just been redone in 2013) but 'homey' and the basics are left in the kitchen cupboards for you to share.
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. We walked into town most every day which took about 45 minutes. This is a great neighborhood close to groceries and restaurants. Thank you for everything. You were wonderful to work with.
AB and DL Portland Oregon
Lettings of varying length from a minimum of 7 days are possible and I am always happy to discuss particular requirements. There is no fixed start day. Just contact me through the details displayed below.
Inside the Apartment
The entrance hall leads to the sitting room, the picture windows overlooking Dublin to the East so that in the winter, when the trees are not in leaf, you can just glimpse the sea at Sandymount (5 minutes by car). A balcony leads off the sitting room and the rainbow photo displayed here was taken from there, looking seawards. The sitting room also functions as an eating area with a six seater dining table. There is also an upright piano (although this may be moving on to a son in 2013), a well stocked bookcase and comfortable seating, including a large leather sofa. Unusually, for a modern apartment, there is a working fireplace. A flat screen TV linked to about 70 cable stations (but you won't want to watch them all!), DVD player with a small number of Irish-orientated films and a wifi Broadband connection.
Off the hall is a cloakroom with loo and wash hand basin. This also houses a washing machine. There is no dryer but things dry very quickly on the racks provided.
A door off the sitting room leads to the kitchen ( totally remodelled in 2013!) which also has a small eating area by the window (the photo shows the view from the window inside the complex grounds). There is an electric cooker with ceramic hob, grill and oven, a microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. For coffee lovers there is a French press and a hob top expresso pot, a drip filter machine and an electric Nespresso machine. The cupboards are stocked with a variety of dry goods such as salt, sugar, flour, tea etc. as well as stores of rice, pasta etc so that you could make a simple meal if you arrive late and can't shop immediately. Things like washing up liquid, loo paper, cooking foil and dishwasher tablets are also left and I just ask that each visitor tries to replace some of what they use. If I am able to be there just before your arrival I also leave fresh milk, bread and butter but if this is not possible, I leave some in the freezer compartment and there are shops open late (and early!) in Donnybrook village (5 minutes walk) and includes a new Tesco Express.
The bedroom is large, furnished with a super-king bed (2 separate matresses to suit the hard/soft preferences of couples!), seating, chests of drawers and built in cupboards and also a table which can be used as a desk with printer next to it. Off the bedroom is the bathroom with an over the bath shower. The bath is large and vintage. There is a heated towel rail.
Hot water is constant and the apartments are centrally heated except in high summer. It is possible to have an open fire in the sitting room using smokeless firelogs.
There is a video phone entrance system.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING APARTMENT AT ALL TIMES and pets are not permitted by the building's 'house rules'.
"A most spacious and well-prepared apartment in the most central and desirable area of Dublin. Absolutely ideal for work and vacation purposes with a bright and panoramic view. I hope to be back soon to enjoy many future stays in this wonderful apartment."
R O'S Canada
The apartment block has its own secure visitor parking available at no extra cost. There is a large garden attached to the apartments with well maintained lawns, shrubs and trees so in the summer you can go and read your book there in the sun. There is ample visitor parking which is free to anyone staying in my apartment (you display a disc that I leave in the folder of instructions)
"We enjoyed your apartment very much and appreciated the spacious rooms, lots of light and excellent views. A real 'home from home' in a very leafy and green area of Dublin. We enjoyed the walk to the Dart Station and traveling on the Dart to Malahide in the North and Greystones in the South. We appreciated the lift after a long day's touring around Dublin and also the peace and quiet and would throughly recommend this apartment and location to anyone interested in a a quality stay in Dublin."
Mr and Mrs W. England
Tree-lined Ailesbury Road, well known for its magnificent and expensive houses (former Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern sold his house there in 2007 for a reputed €14 million) and for being the 'Embassy Area' of Dublin, runs from Donnybrook to Ballsbridge. Situated at the Donnybrook Church end of Ailesbury Road, this apartment is within a few minutes walking distance of Donnybrook and Ballsbridge Villages, both of which have some of the finest neighbourhood facilites anywhere, with restaurants such as Poulot's, Roly's and the Donnybrook Fair Café.
A mere step away are major bus routes to the centre (10 to 15 mins ride) and 25 to 30 minutes walk takes you to St Stephen's Green and Grafton Street (the nicest shopping area of Dublin). The bus to and from the airport 'Aircoach' stops 3 minutes walk away from the apartment.
"I have everything I could need here and thank you for all the trouble you have taken to make my stay so agreeable"
Mr P.K. Florida
Within five to 15 minutes walk
The shops in Donnybrook Village;
Ballsbridge and the Royal Dublin Society, home of the Dublin Horse Show;
The University campus of UCD at Belfield making this ideal for visiting academics;
St Vincent's Hospital;
Elm Park Golf Club;
The Merrion Shopping Centre (with Tesco Foodstore);
The television and radio station, RTE;
Herbert Park - a delightful public park where you can go for a stroll, feed the ducks or play tennis.
"Put plainly, we could not have asked for more. Everything has been wonderfully comfortable and convenient"
Mr and Mrs S Canada
Tourists' Dublin within easy reach
All of the major tourist attractions of Dublin are easy to get to, by bus, from the apartment; the Dart Railway is at the bottom of Ailesbury Road (about 20 minutes walk) with the seaside at Sandymount strand beyond that.
If you are a walker you can enjoy parts of Georgian Dublin such as Fiztwilliam and Merrion Squares (home of the National Art Gallery) on an amble into the centre.
Buses will take you to Trinity, Christchurch, Dublin Castle and the many museums and art galleries.
Take the Dart Railway, north out to Howth and Malahide (to see the Castle there) or south to the seaside at places such as Blackrock, Dun Laoghaire and Killiney
I leave a comprehensive instruction folder, for you, to explain all the local bus routes and information on places of interest as well as local shopping, maps and also on how things work in the apartment.
"Thank you so much for all your ongoing helpfulness. I shall keep your details for the future and our international visitors' program"
For availability and further photographs, please click through to the website at the top of this listing.
P.S. For those who want to combine a trip to Dublin with a visit to the Cotswolds please look at my other listing on Slow Travel for Sansome House Cottage, Listing No. 2249. I hope I can welcome you to either place soon!
You are welcome to email through this site or the other one listed (there is a link below the title above) which displays an availability calendar. It is rare that you will not get an answer within hours as I am nearly always within reach of a computer, weekends included, or telephone me directly in the UK (but please remember the difference in time zones!). If you don't get an answer to your call within hours, then I AM away and you need to email. Felicity. +44 1608 682555
I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely spacious apartment which was perfectly situated to access transit to get around. Dublin is a fabulous city and I certainly hope to return. Thanks to Felicity for her organization, communication and welcoming spirit!
SB Vancouver, Canada
Just wonderful - so cosy and welcoming - thank you so much!
FF and GO'C Beverly Hills, California
NB. I have not had any Slow Travelers stay so no reviews here yet but I do have a few on VRBO (link to listing above)
Company: Dublin Holiday apartment
Name: Felicity Ausden
Phone: 0044 1608682555
Website: www.vrbo.com/405713E-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry
Listing #3233, on Slow Travel since 12/26/2007
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