|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This accommodation is an exceptionally well presented, modern and comfortable 2 bedroom/2 bath apt. Double en suite bedroom with King size bed and a twin bedroom, both with ample storage. The apt contains an open plan fully equipped kitchen with adjoining dining and living areas and direct access to a private balcony. Restaurants, pubs, harbour / hilll walks and public transport right outside the front door.
Tony and myself, Veronica, are brother and sister. Tony lives and works in San Francisco and has been in the US for over 20 years. The apartment is his "bolt hole" when he manages to return home for holidays. I manage the apartment in his absence. Along with our sister, we all grew up and went to school in Sutton, which is on the other side of "the hill" so we have a very good local knowledge of the area and the people. Our family still lives locally.
This Howth apartment is a little piece of heaven. Built about 10 years ago it is situated adjacent to all local amenities. The site itself was the old "St Lawrence House" built around 1840. It was subsequently converted into the St. Lawrence Hotel, which would be fondly remembered by locals. The facade of the original villa type building was maintained and fronts the next door apartments. The hotel was for years a hub of activity for weddings, diners and of course the night club which was a destination for us locals as well as a large number of teenage north siders!
The building's situation is second to none overlooking the harbour and the West Pier. From the quiet apartment you can enter a hive of activity on the doorstep. (The best of both worlds!) Shops, restaurants and pubs are within walking distance. The Howth Market, open every weekend is right next door. You can sit and have a coffee and watch the activity of the market or indulge in a little shopping for gifts, fresh bread, food stalls, bric-a-brac, jewellery to name a few. A 5 minute stroll across the road and you are on the long sandy Burrow Beach. Meander down the West Pier and check out the Fish shops and Beshoffs Market or choose a restaurant to dine in later! Or walk over to the East Pier and just admire the expansive ocean view. At the end of your day exploring you can return to the bright, comfortable apartment where it is a quiet, private, light oasis. Cosy in the winter and bright and airy in the summer with the full length glass doors opening on to the sunny balcony. We could go on and on about the beautiful places to walk and the extraordinary views to be seen around the Howth Peninsula but you will have to discover some of them for yourselves!! We're sure you'll love it as much as we do!
The apartment was perfect for our stay in Howth. It was clean and well appointed with the essentials to make the stay comfortable. The photos from the website were accurate.
The Howth area is very quaint, peaceful, and picturesque. All the restaurants we tried were very good with the freshest seafood, particularly the Finlander which was next door. We hiked the trail around the area which was absolutely breathtaking. The train station is a 2 minute walk and only 30 minutes to Dublin. Taxis are available as well to Dublin and other surrounding areas.
Veronica was so helpful and had the pleasure of meeting her during our stay. We had actually forgot a couple of items at the apartment and Veronica was kind enough to mail them to us during the remaining part of our trip in the UK.
We would highly recommend this location and would not hesitate to book the apartment again for our next trip to Ireland.
Spotless. Large. Right in the middle of everything. Perfect for 3 or 4 people. We loved it and would return in a heartbeat. Actually, I'm enquiring now about a return stay!
Located right on the wharf amongst shops and restrauants. The DART (local train- about 30 min into center of Dublin) is just across the street. The apartment has everything you need including a washing machine/dryer. 2 bed, 2 bath. It was perfect for my family. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in Dublin.
For visiting Dublin, you can't find a better value. Howth is a resort town north of Dublin featuring great restaurants around the harbor and a network of hiking trails along the cliffs of the peninsula. Howth is also at the end of the line for the DART rail system that runs through the center of Dublin. Sitting outside the downtown area, you avoid all of the traffic but still have easy mass transit access to all of Dublin. We rented a car for the week (as the flat includes a parking space under the building) but only used it for day trips outside of Dublin and quick trips to the Supervalu grocery in Sutton.
First and foremost, your property manager Veronica Fearon is as good as they get. She is thoughtful and quickly responsive to any problems. When we arrived, there was a bottle of wine waiting to welcome us on the table. We had a few issues during our stay (notably the battery going bad in the smoke alarm) and Veronica was quick to come over to resolve the issue. More to the point, she is just a great person to meet and talk to. You won't get a better person to deal with.
As for the flat itself, it was perfect for our needs (2 adults, 2 teens). More importantly, it offers a lot of great amenities that you will not find in many other places, especially if you are used to an American lifestyle. First off, it has a full size fridge and freezer and a kitchen that can handle more than one person working in it. We mostly used the kitchen to cook breakfast for ourselves, but it is full equipped for anything you want. Second rare bonus - the kitchen includes a coffee maker (this was a real treat after our flat in the UK). Finally, the flat includes a combo washer/dryer for laundry. Coming into the second week of our trip, the washer/dryer was critical. The flat has good hot water and heating, but note that they are programmed to run only during specific times to conserve energy. They can be extended if needed, but don't expect it on demand. Internet is available and has good bandwidth, but don't expect to be able to have 4 people streaming movies at the same time.
I would happily stay here again and make it a base for visits to Dublin.
We were 4 adults that picked Veronica's flat in Howth as our base for visiting Dublin. The accommodations were excellent (2 large bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom), exactly as advertised. Key things that impressed us included: how clean it was, quiet, secure, 2 minutes to DART station. There is a super helpful manual (Famous black binder!) that explains just about everything. But the real surprise was the village itself and the too too many choices for resto and pubs etc. Howth is famous for walking trails and the harbour. Don't forget to take the bus up to the summit pub to enjoy the vista views.
Thanks again to Veronica for coaching us through the arrival process.
Fabulous apartment in great location. Ideal for all amenities and attractions in Howth. Clean and comfortable with everything you need. Veronica was always quick to respond to emails and we didn't need to contact her during our stay. Would highly recommend this apartment and will definitely return In the future
Howth is a well known fishing port and a popular suburban resort 15km north-east of Dublin city centre. Its attractions include some of the best views of Dublin Bay across to Dun Laoghaire and the Wicklow Mountains beyond. Ireland's Eye, a bird sanctuary with old monastic ruins can be seen from the East Pier. Boat trips may be taken to visit the Island during the summer. Cliff paths lead around the coastline or through Howth village. Through the village you will pass the ruins of Howth Abbey and graveyard where the remains of some of the early Barons of Howth - St. Lawrence Family are buried. Or take the coastal walk which will bring you onto the East Mountain and on around to the Baily Lighthouse. The 15th-century Howth Castle is within walking distance. During the summer months you will be astounded by the beautiful rhododendron gardens. Although partly in ruins Howth Castle is still home to the descendants of the Family who were once the Barons of Howth and a very successful Cookery School is run from the once ancient Kitchens. Howth's Transport Museum is housed within the Castle grounds where the old local tram, which was the form of transport around "the hill" can be viewed. Howth's variety of pubs and restaurants will add to your enjoyment for eating out or you can visit the local fish shops and pick up some fresh fish to cook at home! We hope you have a very pleasant stay.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£173|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.