Cozy Homestay on River Liffey Island
Floor No.1(with elevator)
|Address||Bellevue, D08 HT28 Dublin 8, Ireland|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||2 days ago|
You will love our ex-show apartment in on an River Liffey island. It is part of a converted Georgian mill complex, and is furnished with our family antiques and treasures and a Jacuzzi bath.
The feeling in our sunny south west facing apartment, is one of being in the countryside, as it enjoys panoramic views across the River Liffey Weir and the open parkland of Dublin's War Memorial Gardens and the Phoenix Park, whilst still being only a mile from Dublin's buzzing City Centre. It also has high speed WIFI.
We are both artists and love to open up our home to travelers from all over the world and very often cook for them!
Your snug little guest room is 8 x 11 feet and also has its own desk, WIFI, safe, CD radio, TV, DVD player and day bed.This bed can be either a single bed or pull out to form a king sized double bed. It also has a little library of Irish literature, poetry, theatre, comedy, folklore and travel books, lots of Irish music, and most importantly guide books, maps and flyers for all of Dublin's attractions.
You will find that you are a mere 5 minute walk from top tourist attractions Kilmainham Gaol, Irish Museum of Modern Art and 15 minutes walk to the Guinness Brewery. You can also go for long walks up the river to the historic village of Chapelizod for a pub lunch or into the Phoenix Park, as we often do, for a long walk or run.
A breakfast of cereals, home made jams, breads and tea/coffee etc is included in the price.
You will be staying roughly 1 mile from the city centre which is a 5 minute bus ride, a 10 minute cycle or 40 minute walk away. You are on multiple bus routes, or 18 minutes walk from the red LUAS tram/ main airport bus 747/national rail station at Heuston which serves Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Limerick lines. From Heuston you take the tram into the city in 5 minutes, or you can cycle from us into the city in 15 minutes, if you want to live like a local! You are also 8 minutes from the M50/N4 junction (Dublin's main ring road) by car and 25 minutes drive from the airport. There is free parking in the park beside our home.
Alice is a passionate cook, and qualified at Cook's Academy Dublin, so she would warmly invite you to share our candlelit dinner with us for an extra €12 cash a night, lunch is €8.She can cook classical Irish, British, Italian, French and Thai food. She would be very happy to teach you the recipes that she cooks too!
We are a thirty something couple who got married in May 2013. For our honeymoon we went around Italy with home stays like Wimdu! Between us, we speak, as our first languages, English and Czech, and also from an intermediate to advanced level, Italian, Slovak, French and Russian. We have traveled to over 40 countries between us, last year saw us in Mali, Morocco, Gambia and Senegal, the previous travelling from our Czech second home to Istanbul by rail.
Alice is a freelance opera director and theatre writer/director, with mixed Irish-English-American heritage who mostly runs her own theatre company Wonderland Theatre. If you're interested she can tell you a fair bit about Irish history, writing and culture from her various theatre projects on the topic - one of which, an audio walk of James Joyce's Dubliners is on in Dublin daily. Radek is originally from South Bohemia and now has his own pottery studio in Phibsborough Touch Design Ceramics, which you are very welcome to visit.
Our other interests would be travel, all things cultural - after all we met in the Hugh Lane Art Gallery in Dublin, beach and mountain walks, opera and classical music, reading, movies and cycling.
We welcome long term guests and have had some guests stay with us for over a month. Many of these guests have been moving to a new life in Dublin and we've really enjoyed helping them settle in and find permanent accommodation - and best of all are delighted to have made new friends in Dublin!
We can arrange for a taxi pick up for you from Dublin airport directly to our home.
Thanks for reading our listing and we hope to welcome you to our home and city soon.
House rulesA €100 security deposit is required.
A simple breakfast of cereal, tea or coffee, toast, butter and jam is included in the price. Breakfast is available until 11:00 am.
Lunch is available for an additional €8 fee.
Dinner is available for an additional €10 fee.
The host is happy to teach guests the recipes prepared.
Guests should only use the kitchen to prepare hot drinks and simple snacks unless otherwise arranged with the host.
Guests should not eat the food set aside for breakfast at other times of the day.
Visitors should leave the property by 11:00 pm.
Guests can use the washing machine but should dry their laundry on the rack in their own room.
Guests should only smoke on the balcony and with the doors closed.
Guests should ensure that all doors are locked before leaving the property.
Guests should be careful not to damage the contents of the property.
The hosts speak English and Czech, and an intermediate to advanced level of Italian, Slovak, French and Russian.
Guests can accompany the host free of charge to a local gym with a hot tub, sauna and steam room.
Airport transfers are available for an additional €25 fee per way plus short term car park fees.
|Weekly rate for 1 guest||£ 435|
|Monthly rate for 1 guest||£ 1572|
|Price for > 1 guests||£ 18 per guest/night extra|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
Hey Dublin is a great City and when you stay at Radek and his wife it will be more better. This couple ist so cute and friendly.
My Sister and I stay in their Apartment for 2 nights and enjoy the look out the window. The Apartment ist on an green Island in the City and you can walk or going by bus to the central (for Shopping, Sightseeing or clubing) So a Little peace of happiness in the town. When I came back to Dublin I would stay again. So do it and book ;-)
We stayed there for 4 nights, and we enjoyed it very much.
Alice and Radek have a cosy flat. Our view from the bedroom was great, we walked approximately 20 minutes to the heuston station.
We really can recommend this appartment.
The bedroom was much smaller, than expected.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying with Alice and Radek. They are great hosts and made us feel very comfortable with them. We liked them very much and thought that their apartment is very cute and special. Everybody who stays with them is in very good hands in Dublin. Thanks for everything Alice and Radek!!
We did enjoy our being at Alice and Radek. The place is really cosy and its location is just wonderful. At least for us, my 10 years old daughter and me, leaving by the Phoenix park and Memorial gardens appeared to be much more comfortable and relaxing than if we would have lived in the city centre. Bus stop is just 5 min walk so getting downtown is not a problem, moreover, we had bikes. The apartment inner design reflects the artistic personalities of its hosts and I loved that very much! We spent 7 days in Dublin and for that time I got my favorites at Alice and Radek's place: mug to drink of, picture to look at and so on. It was homelike))
Thanks to Alice and Radek for their hospitality and kind assistance on different aspects concerning our Ireland trip! Hope to visit them once more some day)
Accommodation with Radek and Alice very well, were very comfortable and happy.
The problem is more with Windu, as the home address, not counterspace indicated on the website, because next refers to the neighborhood where it is located, and talking with Alice, she said she had sent all data to Wimdu.
Otherwise, all good.
El alojamiento con Radek y Alice muy bien,estuvimos muy comodos y contentos.
El problema es más con windu, ya que la dirección de la casa,no venia bien indicada en la pagina web,porque la que viene se refiere al barrio donde está situada,y hablando con alice,nos dijo que ella habia mandado todos los datos a wimdu.
Por lo demás,todo bien.
While writing I'm drinking a cup of Barry's Tea out of my porcelain mug I got from Radek's pottery and happily thinking back to my stay at Alice and Radek. From their flat in the Bellevue housing complex (for drivers: there is a street sign immediately behind the Liffey bridge) you have a nice view to the War Memorial Gardens. I had a nice walk through the garden up to the Anglers Rest in Chapelizod (@Alice: Thanks for recommendation!) which now is one of my favourite restaurants. Also I can recommend Alice's dinners; she's a fine cook. Summary: Everything was perfect. I will return if I'm lucky to visit dublin again before they will have children.
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