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Grainne.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English

Old World apartments in Historic Dublin, near Kilmainham Gaol.

69 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Dublin - Dublin Vacation Rentals

Free parking & WIFI

Don't just visit Dublin, experience Dublin in unique and original apartments. Our other apartments can be viewed on VRBO/Homeway as properties no 789714 and 911149.

We have named our apartments after Irish nationalist leaders to reflect our location in the historic Kilmainham/Inchicore area. The Pádraig Pearse apartment is situated on the first floor and can comfortably sleep 5. Pádraig Pearse's father crafted the altar in the adjoining St. Mary's Church.

Conveniently situated close to 'The Dubline' Dublin Discovery Trail, featuring Kilmainham Gaol and Courthouse and The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ireland's oldest public building dating back to 1684. We are just a short walk to the War Memorial Gardens. Our apartments have been restored with great care and attention to detail, retaining the original Victorian features providing classic, comfortable and select accommodation in Dublin. Our apartments are upmarket with attention to detail and our guest comfort our priority. Easy access to all the top restaurants, pubs, museums and attractions that Dublin has to offer. For those who prefer a quicker route than the Dubline trail, the bus stop is almost outside the door with route 13 serving Guinness Storehouse, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Trinity College and O'Connell St.

A 5 minute walk to the Luas red line,travelling via The Museum at Collins Barracks, The Jameson Distillery, Jervis St., Dublin Convention Centre and the O2. All apartments are located in the one Victorian period property, and situated on a tree lined road adjacent to the magnificent St. Mary's Oblate Church. There are some excellent local pubs and restaurants all within a 5 minute walk with music in the Black Lion pub on weekend nights.

Complimentary cell phone available for guests by prior arrangement.

Free Wifi and Free Parking.

All conveniences are provided including linen and towels freshly laundered for your use. The 'Pádraig Pearse' apartment has one large bedroom with a double bed and twin bed. We have a leather pull out double sofa bed in the living room of both apartments providing extra sleeping accommodation.

All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The apartments have extra large bathrooms with power showers and bidets for your extra comfort.

They all have a kitchen equipped with fridge microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine and kettle, so that anyone considering an extended stay can enjoy all the comforts of home. We have laundry equipment in all apartments with the exception of the 'Parnell' studio. A cot can be provided upon request. For anyone considering exploring Ireland further there is a car hire company close by and Heuston Station is approx 15-20 minute walk.

Dublin is renowned for it's famous Temple bar area for entertainment which is a bus ride away. For art lovers the Irish Museum of Modern Art is 15 minute walk as is Kilmainham Gaol & Museum. The hop on hop off bus tours are accessible at Kilmainham Gaol.

Tesco and Eurospar supermarkets are a 2 minute walk as are pharmacies, banks, hair & beauty salons, pubs, restaurants and butcher shop.

Excellent transport links.

On Luas red line, which travels via Heuston Station, The Museum (Collins Barracks), Jameson Distillery, O'Connell St., Connolly Station,The 02, Dublin's big wheel and weekly market.

Luas stop a 5 minute walk.

Serviced by bus routes 13 and 40 which travel via Guinness Brewery,(5 mins), Christchurch Cathedral,(10 mins) St. Patrick's Cathedral, (10 mins)Dublin Castle, (12 mins) Dame St., Temple Bar and Grafton St. (15 mins), O'Connell St, Griffith Ave (DCU), Finglas and Ballymun. Also serviced by bus route 69 (Heuston Station).

From Dublin airport, take Dublincoach to the Red Cow Luas stop via the m50 and transfer to the Luas. journey time 30 minutes.

Alternatively, take the Airlink to Heuston Station and transfer to the Luas.

If renting a car, reach us via the M50 and M4.

Travelling from the South of Ireland, we are on the N7 route to the city centre.

Travelling from the West or North of Ireland, we are 5 minutes from the N4.

We are happy to arrange collection at the airport and have a driver onsite to look after our guests who may wish to avail of this service.

Early check in will be facilitated, if the apartment is unoccupied the night before your arrival.

Please enquire for availability.

Assuring you of our personal attention to help make your visit to Dublin an unforgettable experience.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Grainne. (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English

About Grainne.

I'm Gráinne, originally from Co. Kildare and raised in a small family run hotel. I am married to Tim who is now retired from An Garda Siochána (Irish Police).

Tim and I purchased this property in 1986 and lived here for a number of years until our family grew and we needed to relocate.

We loved living in this area and have many happy memories of our first home here.

I have consistently worked in the hospitality industry and always wanted to provide holiday accommodation here as I felt this to be an ideal location. I have been lucky enough to have realized my dream.

I pay particular attention to detail and set the highest of standards in cleanliness and customer care.

Our aim is to ensure that you really feel at home and comfortable in our apartment and we will endeavor to assist you in any way with any aspect of your vacation, so that you get the most out of your trip to Dublin.

We are at the end of the phone 24 hours a day if you need any assistance.

Assuring you of our best attention.

Grainne. purchased this apartment in 1986

Why Grainne. chose Dublin

We chose this location because of close proximity to downtown Dublin.

We loved the period red brick property with large rooms.

Fantastic large enclosed rear which is very private and unusual for a city centre property.

Easy access to any part of the countryside and still only 10 minutes from downtown.

Nice residential old part of Dublin with true Dublin characters in abundance.

Settled community with lots of nice neighbors whom you can be sure will speak to you if you bump into them.

All facilities such as banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, butchers, gas station, restaurants, pubs, hair and beauty salons, dry cleaners, etc on the street.

Super public transport with the Luas and Dublin bus.

What makes this apartment unique

The most unique benefit is the location.

Only 10 minutes from downtown Dublin with that real at home feeling when you arrive back after your day out.

The house was built in the 1800's and has a lovely spacious and tranquil feeling to it.

I love the large rooms and high ceilings with the original coving and open fire which is really cozy on a Winter's evening.

In the Summer time, we enjoyed many barbeques out back, and found it peaceful and quiet.

One huge benefit and highly unusual in a city apartment is the amount of both indoor and outdoor space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Bay apartment last week from late aug through Labor day weekend. It was heaven. Beautifully furnished. Clean. Everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. We rented a car, so the spacious yard with gated fence gave us peace of mind that it would be safe.



The appliances in the flat were so convenient. We did laundry almost everyday and the clothes came out wonderful. I cooked and found everything I needed at my fingertips...well except for pepper!! Lol!! The bathroom is big and spacious and I was surprised by the excellent water pressure and plentiful hot water!! The bedroom was also large and had plenty of outlets so we could charge our phones and things. The living room was cozy and we were able to spend our last nights relaxing in front of the fire.



Grainne and Tim were attentive to our needs, while giving us plenty of privacy. Tim sent a man spot quick to fix the hose leak on the shower and Grainne had her caretaker put keys in the lock box when we accidentally locked ourselves out!! She was always available by text to answer our questions including where to get fireplace supplies! The gentleman at the back of the property even remotely opened the back gate for us one morning!!



Inchicore is a wonderful little village. We felt comfortable walking around even at night. The Italian restaurant in town was amazing! Romantic and delicious

food. The village is close to local attractions such as Guiness Storehouse, Drimnaugh Castle and Kilmainham Gaol and the M50 motorway, so we were able to go anywhere we wanted with

ease.



This apartment is so comfortable and amazing, we felt at home within hours and hated leaving yesterday morning! We will definitely stay here again upon a revisit to Ireland. Everything was just perfect!!



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Aug 2013
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4.8
based on 69 holidaymaker reviews

Old World apartments in Historic Dublin, near Kilmainham Gaol.
average rating of 4.768116 based on 89 reviews
5

Comfortable apartment with parking is a great base to explore Dublin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the “Michael Collins” apartment and enjoyed our time in Dublin. The owners gave a great set of check in instructions, including directions from the airport to the private parking yard (very convenient). Check-in using the keysafe is easy and convenient. Note that the pictures show two similar but different apartments that are in the same building, but you can figure out which is which as some are labeled and they are very similar anyway. The apartment is nice, comfortable and just as described. The old building and its high ceilings and great crown moldings are very cool. The washer and dryer are in a separate room off the bathroom which is very convenient. The heating is a bit confusing at first (there is a unconnected timer which the owners told me would soon be removed or covered), but I quickly figured out that the radiator valves were just all closed, I opened them and everything worked fine from there. The wifi was great. There can be a little noise when people are moving in the upstairs apartment, not surprising in an old building, but it did not cause any problem sleeping at night. The neighborhood is convenient with small markets in easy walking distance. The Italian restaurant just down the street a few doors past the Black Lion pub is HIGHLY recommended. We had a great dinner there. The kids loved it, and the pizza, pasta and ambiance were all outstanding. This was a great base to explore Dublin for a few days and we would be happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We brought our soon-to-be 13 year old grandson to Dublin to celebrate his upcoming birthday; the Michael Collins apartment was perfect for the three of us. From my first contact with owner Grainne, our experience was lovely!

The unit is quite large with a full kitchen where I cooked several meals. Lots of room for our grandson to spread out - comfy beds, a pull-out couch. Free WiFi was a bonus and we watched several Euro Cup matches on the telly. It's a comfy, cozy "home away from home" and had everything we needed.

The unit features a sitting room, dining area, master bedroom and a large, attractive bathroom; a W/D on site was an extra bonus. The furnishings are modern and tasteful. This traditional brick home built in the 1800's has been updated and modernized yet still retains old country charm.

The neighborhood is a working-class village with a good pub, The Black Lion, which we enjoyed very much. There are several markets nearby, banking and postal shops, and small take-away food stands. Best of all, the transportation options into Dublin are very close - we used the Red Line Luas tram and the local Dublin bus to get around with ease.

Our stay was really enhanced by Valerie, the on-site property manager. She was lovely! She met us our first night, checked in with us throughout our stay and offered many suggestions. She quickly became our new Irish friend!

Rory, our transport from the airport, was a wonderful help as well, and provided additional services to us throughout our stay. The warmth of everyone associated with this property made our stay truly wonderful.

There are several units in this building; we were on the bottom floor and as any old building, there were creaks and footfalls above us. Valerie was always available to smooth out any issues and all the other guests during our stay were quiet and respectful. There's a school adjacent to the property and it was fun to watch/hear the little ones at play in the morning. Beautiful Catholic church next door, with a lovely park behind. (Rosary Walk)

We're so delighted with our stay at the Michael Collins apartment. Thank you Grainne and Tim for your lovely hospitality - we hope to visit again soon!

Robert & Roberta Greenwood and Aidan :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you and thank you so much for your kindness shown to us. We look forward to having you again some time.
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5

Great,clean and spacious apartments!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the key was not in the box but as soon as I phoned up about it the neighbour Valerie was straight over to let us in, she was very helpful (and extremely friendly) in telling us how to get to places in the city which is only a short bus ride straight along from the apartment. It is in a great location with a tesco and spar across the road. The apartment itself was very clean and fitted with everything needed to self cater for the duration of our stay. Comfortable beds, great bathroom and has a washing machine and tumble dryer. Worth every penny!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our apartment. We hope you will return again some time.
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5

Beautiful, clean flat in great location. Great owner's will take good care of you.

  • 5 of 5

The flat was everything we expected and more. You can tell that it was put together with the comfort of the traveler in mind. It has everything you could need, including washer and dryer. Very clean, very comfortable, great location. Two groceries, pharmacies, restaurants within a 10 minute walk. We visited the Black Lion Pub and the Italian restaurant recommended by the owner's care taker, Valerie. The Italian restaurant is absolutely wonderful, the owner is right on top of everything, we ate there 2 of the 4 nights we were in Dublin. The Pub was the perfect place to stop for drinks before dinner. Valerie checked on the property during our stay to make sure everything was working, IE heater.

We used the LUAS for transportation around the city and that worked very well, the stop for the flat is only 15 minutes away by the Black Horse Pub. We would love to come back to Dublin, and would certainly stay in this flat, will recommend it to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Alma. We appreciate that you took the time to comment in such detail on the apartment and the surrounding facilities, transport etc. We would love to welcome you back at some future time. :)
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5

Absolutely perfect "home away from home"!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were guests in the Padraig Pearse unit for 8 nights in October 2015. We had everything at our finger tips from grocery stores to restaurants to the transit system; all no more than a five minute walk. We even had a Catholic Church basically in the back yard. The listing was very accurate and exactly as described. Thank you Valerie for being an exceptional host and for checking up on us daily. Thanks also to Rory for transporting us from and back to the airport.

To the owners Grainne and Tim, thank you for allowing us to make the Padraig Pearse our "home away from home" during our visit to Dublin and we hope to be back sooner than later.

We highly recommend this property.

Judy & Roger

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are delighted you found your home away from home in our Pádraig Pearse apartment. We all strive to enhance our guests Dublin experience and we thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post your review. Hoping to see you again, le cúnamh Dé.
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5

Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Michael Collins apartment was great. The apartment was bigger than I expected and decorated beautifully. It is located very conveniently to the LUAS (tram) which we used extensively. By the end of the week we were popping on and off daily to go to the centre of town. The buses were also conveniently located and run frequently. Dublin has a great transit system.

The apartment is also conveniently located to 2 grocery stores and a coffee shop (Insomnia) but most important (smile) it is near the Black Lion pub which was our go to spot for Guinness and casual dining. The people at the pub are very friendly and the locals introduced us to the horse races.

Because this is important to me, I have to mention that the wifi worked well too.

I will definitely be coming back to the apartment and the neighbourhood.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A milé buiochas for your detailed review. We appreciate your time and it is so encouraging to receive such positive feedback. We look forward to hosting you again at some future time.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Black Lion
Nearest Ferry
8.3 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Golf
10.3 Kilometres
Hermitage
Nearest Train
2.6 Kilometres
Heuston
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
M50
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Wallace's Torino restaurant
Nearest Beach
9.6 Kilometres
Sandymount
Nearest Point of Interest
Kilmainham Gaol
Nearest Point of Interest
The Phoenix Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Irish National War Memorial Park.
Nearest Point of Interest
Irish Museum of Modern Art (I.M.M.A)
Nearest Point of Interest
The Guinness Storehouse
Nearest Point of Interest
National Museum of Ireland
Nearest Point of Interest
Heuston Train Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Christchurch Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Audeons Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Dublinia Exhibition
Nearest Point of Interest
Dublin Castle
Nearest Point of Interest
The Four Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Temple Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Trinity College.
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympia Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Dublin Zoo
Car: not necessary

15 minute walk from 'The Dubline', Dublin Discovery Trail,commencing at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Ireland's oldest public building dating back to 1684.

Local bus route (No 13, 40, 69 bus) - 1 min

Luas tram red line, 5 minute walk.

Phoenix Park - 30 mins walk

Dublin Zoo - 40 min walk or 5 min bus.

Car rental office - Walker Vehicles Rentals Ltd - 10mins

Black Lion Pub (one of the best pubs in Dublin) - 3 mins

Irish Museum of Modern Art - 15 mins

Kilmainham Gaol - 15 mins

Guinness Storehouse - 30 mins walk, 5 mins bus.

Smithfield - 40 min walk, 10 mins by luas.

War Memorial Gardens: 15 mins.

Drimnagh Castle: 30 min walk

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dublin, County Dublin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£506
for 3 nights
From
£155
£795
 
 
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£468
for 3 nights
From
£142
£711
 
 
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£96
£586
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£494
for 3 nights
From
£151
£669
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£96
£544
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
From
£100
£627
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £42

We have 3 apartments and 1 studio:
"Pádraig Pearse" and "Michael Collins" apartments: Prices as advertised:
"Grace Gifford" cottage: Please enquire for reduced rate.
"Parnell" studio: July/August €100 per night: €550 per week: September/October €90 per night: €500 per week.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dublin in County Dublin

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shaving socket. Large power shower, Bidet, Twin basins, Toilet, Storage presses. Please note: Other electrical sockets are not allowed in bathrooms under Irish Safety regulations.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
Airport transfers available.

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