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Charming Cottage In Beautiful Howth, 20 Minutes From Dublin City Center

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom House, Sleeps 4, With View Of Howth Harbor And Ireland's Eye

Our charming 110-year old 2-bedroomed home, bright, welcoming and beautifully renovated, sits above the village of Howth, overlooking Howth Harbour and Ireland's Eye, the iconic island outside the harbor, just 9 miles from Dublin city center.

Howth is the scenic and recreational jewel of the Dublin area, sitting in a hilly peninsula on the north side of Dublin Bay with stunning views of the bay to the south and the coast line to the north. The harbor, with its two popular piers, includes a working fishing port as well as a large marina, and is an important sailing venue. The peninsula has a wide array of wonderful scenic walking paths over the hills and around the cliffs, and is popular with birdwatchers.

Our house was built in 1905 but has been extended and totally renovated, and includes all modern amenities. It is bright and fresh, with 2 bedrooms that can comfortably sleep 4 people, full bathroom, living room and a bright fully-fitted kitchen / dining room overlooking the garden. Total floor area is approx 1,000 sq ft. The garden includes a deck / patio and offers views of Howth Harbor and Ireland’s Eye. The front of the house has 2 parking spaces.

The house is 300 yards from Howth Village, including shops, church and bus service to the center of Dublin; 0.4 miles from Howth Harbour; 0.7 miles (12 minute walk) from the DART rapid transit rail station serving the center of Dublin and southern areas of the city; and 8.9 miles from Dublin city center.

Howth has 2 fine golf courses, numerous excellent restaurants, and the 15th century Howth Castle which includes its famed wild rhododendron gardens, which are open to the public in summer, and the National Transport Museum of Ireland. As can be expected in a fishing port, many of the restaurants are particularly noted for fine seafood. Howth also has several well-known pubs, including the Abbey Tavern, which is renowned nationally for Irish folk and traditional music, and is only 5 minutes’ walk from our house.

All this within 20 minutes of the center of Dublin!

More Details

Property Manager
Peter and Jane Ahern
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Peter and Jane Ahern

We are Peter and Jane Ahern. We both grew up and were educated in Ireland. We met when we both worked for the Irish government’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA Ireland), and got married in Dublin. Soon after that, we moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where we have lived for many winters! Our two children live and work in the Cleveland area but, from numerous visits though their lifetimes, they both know every inch of the Howth peninsula!

Peter and Jane Ahern purchased this house in 2003

Why Peter and Jane Ahern chose Dublin

Jane grew up on the Howth peninsula and her mother and brothers still live there. Over our years in the US we have spent many wonderful vacations there with family and friends, enjoying the spectacular scenery and great social life. It was our dream to find a house in Howth, and when we learned that 1 Balglass Road was for sale in 2003, Peter made a quick trip to Ireland and, after a few quick phone calls with Jane back in Cleveland, immediately bought it. It was perfect!

What makes this house unique

Our Irish home is full of character, over 100 years old but with every modern amenity, in a quiet street, but still within a short walk of all of the attractions of Howth Village and Howth Harbour with their restaurants, pubs, Yacht Club, shops, pier walks and marina.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dublin Northside, Dublin

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bath tub with shower, toilet, and bathroom sink, mirror etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Main bedroom upstairs - queen size bed. Downstairs bedroom - 2 single (twin) beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Charming Cottage In Beautiful Howth, 20 Minutes From Dublin City Center
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
5

Great cottage in beautiful Howth

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. Very comfortable and well appointed cottage. Nice to be just outside Dublin but only a short train ride to town. Hiking trails along the cliffs nearby. Small grocery store within walking distance made things simple. It was great having a rental car to get around the northern parts of Ireland on our day trips. Loved New Grange and Belfast. So much history, not so much time. Would love to come back someday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

a cottage of comfort in a charming villiage

  • 4 of 5

We were made welcome even though we were a bit early.

Situation of property is convenient to the village for all needs.

Beautiful surrounding scenery and walks. People friendly and lots of choices of places to eat -lovely fish! So easy to get to Dublin by Dart and an all round lovely week-thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, comfortable and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming, comfortable, and welcoming cottage. Once we walked in the door we knew we had made a great choice. The cottage is incredibly clean. The open plan sitting room come kitchen is very well furnished and the fittings are very modern and everything you need is at your fingertips. The bathroom is very well laid out and the separate shower unit is fantastic. Both bedrooms are very well designed and very comfortable. The cottage is so conviently located, it is only about a seven minute walk to the village and all of its charms, from the lovely harbour wall walk, to coffee shops, restaurants and bars. Howth is a very special place and 1 Balglass Rd is the ideal place to explore all these charms, it is everything that is required in a holiday rental. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, restful place! A wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather - really glad you enjoyed your trip "home"! Best regards, Peter and Jane
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5

The Cosy Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Jane & Peter, we LOVED the cottage! Wishing you all the best for the future in this amazing location.

S. & N. Brady, Switzerland

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great retreat close to but away from busy Dublin

  • 5 of 5

We loved our sweet little home away from home. It was comfortable, located right in Howth village so walking distance to restaurants markets pubs, etc, had everything we needed to pack lightly and were able to get out to explore the countryside without the Dublin traffic. The owners were so easy to communicate with and have great advice. The kitchen was well equipped we cooked a couple dinners and one breakfast. There are two markets very close the smaller has a wonderful tea house upstairs with great vegetarian selections. The locals we met were really friendly and gave us great suggestions. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara, many thanks for your review! You echo our own thoughts about the location! We love to leave the car and walk around like locals to get that cozy village 'feel' of Howth! The nearby market you mentioned with the "wonderful tea house upstairs", the Country Market, is one of our favorite places for lunch or afternoon tea. The deli in downstairs area is excellent also. I am very glad you had a good time and hope to have you back in the future! Peter and Jane
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Dublin Airport
Nearest Barpub
230 Metres
Krugers / Top House
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Howth DART Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The House Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Balscadden Beach

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dublin Northside, County Dublin

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£385
for 3 nights
£797
 
 
Summer 2017
14 May 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£542
for 4 nights
£891
 
 
Autumn / Fall 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£385
for 3 nights
£797
 
 
Christmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£542
for 4 nights
£891
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.71
Refundable Damage Deposit £170.48

Check-in time is 3:00 PM on the day of arrival.
Check-out time is 11:00 AM on the day of departure.
It may sometimes be possible for us to allow earlier check-in. If you would like this, please ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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