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Carolyn Potter

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish

Homely apartment with WIFI in heart Dublin of city centre

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Dublin - Stewart Hall

1 bedroom apartment to sleep 2 + 2 additional on full size double sofabed

This apartment is located on Parnell St, which is minutes from O'Connell St. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and because of it's central location is only a few minutes walk to all the major attractions in Dublin city centre. For travellers who want to explore more of Ireland it is close to all the major travel links.

The accommodation comprises a small but fully equipped kitchen with clothes washing machine, and microwave oven, living room with dining table and seating for 4, L shaped sofa with pull out double bed, WIFI, cable TV with integrated DVD player (small DVD library provided) , and iPod dock with FM radio. The bedroom has a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps and linen and towels are provided. There is a three piece bathroom with power shower over the bath. Shaver point in Bathroom and hair-dryer are also provided.

This is truly a home from home experience and we hope you will find everything you need to provide this. On booking you will receive an information pack giving you hints and tips to get the most out of your trip .

This apartment is located on the third floor of a quiet building. There are two lifts or elevators to the third floor from the entrance lobby. Because this building is located on a little used stretch of one way street, there is very little passing traffic so it is even quieter.

The apartment building is very secure and there are several layers of security between the front door and the door of the apartment itself which can add a sense of security to anybody travelling alone in a new city. There are two key controlled doors in the entrance hall and then a door to the corridor locked by keypad entry before you get to the apartment door which is also secured by lock.

Although it is a city centre location, there are numerous food shops and supermarkets very close by, as well as the usual raft of entertainment venues, restaurants and bars within only a couple of minutes walk and a multi screen cinema literally next door.

The trip from the airport to the apartment is only about 6 miles (10km approx), and the route is well served with buses, specialist airport coaches and taxis. A taxi from the airport should cost in the region of €30 or less for two people but you would be well advised to obtain a quote before travelling.

You are truly in the city centre, and are within walking distance of all the main city cente attractions. World famous Temple Bar is about a 12 minute walk, and glamourous Grafton Street and the south side are about a 20 minute walk across the River Liffey. The main theatres are also close by with the world famous Abbey Theatre just a couple of streets away off O'Connell Street, and the Gate theatre just around the corner on Parnell Square. The Olympia theatre is also a short walk away. For larger venues, The Point which houses the O2 is a short tram journey away, and the tram stop for The Luas is just a stones throw from apartment in Jervis Street.

If you want to travel further afield you can either catch the Luas or take the 20 minute or so walk to either Connelly Station or Tara Street Station and catch the Dart which is the name for the local railway and go northwards following the coast to visit the beaches in North County Dublin and see the lovely fishing village of Howth, or alternatively head south to visit Dalkey which is a lovely village on the south side. You will find along the route several places mentioned in James Joyce's famous writings, including the Martello Towers.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carolyn Potter (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish

About Carolyn Potter

I was born and grew up in Dublin and left home to get a job in the UK in the early 1980's when I was in my 20's. I now live in the UK but bought this apartment in Dublin many years ago after the death of my Mum, so that I have a place for my family and myself to visit, so that I get to keep my accent and my children get to know a bit about their roots!

Carolyn Potter purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Carolyn Potter chose Dublin

I bought this property because it is right in the very centre of things in the city centre. It is on the northside (only just north of the river!), and because I am a Northsider I was attracted to it, Everywhere you would want to visit is walkable from the front door. Also this particular apartment, although it was just one bedroom, was significantly more spacious than most that I looked at and it was also in a nice well maintained block.

It fitted the bill for holidays or short break in Ireland.

We refurbished the property a couple of years ago, and completely refurnished it, and it now offers everything you would want in a home from home setting.

We also installed WIFI, and cable TV so there is a full range of entertainment options available. There is a small DVD library there too.

What makes this apartment unique

The main benefit of this property is it's location. Although it is right in the heart of the city it is not on a main traffic route. It is situated on a little used stretch of a one way system, so there is very little street noise. The apartment is on the third floor and in all my visits there I have never heard any noise coming from the neighbouring apartments. It feels a very comfortable place to be .

In this part of the city centre there are several apartment blocks and they have been well catered by foodstores. There are several major supermarkets withing a couple of minutes walk and many other small convenience stores, not to mention the myriad of bars, restaurants and other venues right on your doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"5 étoiles: Parfait

Nous revenons de 4 nuits à Dublin dans l'appartement de Carolyn Potter.

Je suis très contente de mon séjour dans cet appartement.

La propriétaire habite l'Angleterre et je savais que nous ne nous verrions pas.

Elle a été très gentille, très rassurante et très patiente avec toutes mes questions.

Nous sommes arrivés avec le bus sur O'Connel Street et nous avons trouvé notre adresse sans aucune difficulté.

Je voulais que le quartier soit sécuritaire et ne pas avoir peur en rentrant la nuit.

C'était impeccable.

Henry Street et ses magasins sont à 1 minute de l'appartement ce qui a fait le bonheur de ma fille qui a pu partir en expédition shopping toute seule.

Il y a toutes les sortes de fastfood sur le boulevard à quelques minutes de l'immeuble ainsi que plusieurs supérettes.

Donc aucun soucis pour faire les courses.

Nous mettions 9 minutes à pied en passant par Capel Street pour se rendre au premier Pub à Temple bar (the Porterhouse était très animé)

L'appartement était très propre.



L'appartement, l'immeuble et le quartier sont impeccables.



La literie dans la chambre est très moelleuse.



Par contre celle du canapé convertible est plus ferme. C'est un peu difficile pour mettre un drap en dessous mais il est confortable et grand pour 2 personnes adultes.



Les couettes sont agréables.

Nous avions des serviettes de bains à notre disposition. Cela pourrait être pratique d'avoir quelques chose dans la salle de bain pour les mettre à sécher.



Je n'ai pas eu froid du tout dans l'appartement malgré le temps mitigé.



Et il y a des radiateurs si besoin de chauffage supplémentaire.



Je reviendrais sans hésiter dans cette appartement si nous revenons à Dublin."
Apr 2012
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)
Homely apartment with WIFI in heart Dublin of city centre
average rating of 4.3207545 based on 54 reviews
5

Great apartment in the heart of Dublin

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic time staying at this apartment in Dublin. It has a great central location, right in the heart of the city. The apartment had everything we needed and it fitted four of us comfortably for a couple of days. The bed was extremely comfortably and the apartment was homely. I would definitely stay here again, and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a short break in Dublin!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Your review is really helpful to potential renters who can benefit from your experience and your comments . A big welcome will be waiting for you if you decide to return in the future.
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Seattle, Wa
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have stay in Patrick"s apartment on Upper St Martin's Lane. we have stayed at several other places in London and feel this is by far the best. When we arrived from the airport, Patrick's son Chris was waiting for us. He is very knowledgeable about the apartment and answered all our questions quickly and clearly

The apartment is roomy, clean and quiet. There is a full kitchen with a clothes washer/ dryer. The bathroom has been fully remodeled with a large new shower. The free wifi is very fast and easy to get into.

The Leicester Sqr Underground station is around the corner, making transportation quick and easy. Covent Garden and Trafalgar Sqr are 5 min. walks away.

The area has many restaurants and shops that will fit every budget and taste. There is a Tesoro just two streets away. Patrick recommended what has become my favorite London pub, The Lamb & Flag on Rose St., not 200 feet away.

We look forward to staying here many more times in the future.

Tony & Patti C

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay, Close to it all

  • 5 of 5

We took the advice and hired a taxi prior to arriving at the airport. Upon arrival the manager met us as scheduled and showed us around the apartment. Everything was as advertised and we found the location to very handy to central area of Dublin. Once in town we signed up for a 2 day Hop on Hop Off bus tour and found it very helpful in familiarizing ourselves with the town. Even with the Hop On Hop Off we still did a lot of walking.

Once we got the hang of the shower it was no problem, simply prime the pump and then turn it on. We felt safe walking around the area. There are grocery stores/shops nearby. The apartment is clean and quiet.

We would certainly stay again.

Bob Frank

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob. Thank you for the great review. It is great to hear positive feedback especially when we do our very best to ensure our guests have the best experience they can. You will be very welcome back!!! Carolyn
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4

Great Location, comfortable sleep!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Carolyn/Inez for providing a wonderful stay. The location was great for us....easy walking to shopping, restaurants and the Liffey area. Easy access to transit, a €25 cab ride to airport!

Thanks again! If ever in Dublin again, I would absolutely stay with you again :)

Tannis & Sinead

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tannis and Sinead, It is always a pleasure to receive a great review such as yours. It makes us feel that our efforts to ensure that the place is as welcoming and as good as we can possibly make it are being appreciated. You will be warmly greeted back if you decide to return Carolyn
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4

Appartement de bonne qualité, emplacement idéal en centre ville

  • 4 of 5

L'appartement est très propre, confortable, d'aspect général plutôt récent, et suffisamment fourni pour 4 personnes (nous sommes venus en couple avec 2 garçons de 15 et 17 ans) - ce qui n'est pas toujours le cas dans d'autres appartements 4 personnes où les places pour le repas, la vaisselle, etc... restent prévus pour 2. Nous avons pu sans problème cuisiner et prendre des repas à l'intérieur.

La salle de bains était tout à fait correcte, après avoir assimilé le principe de fonctionnement de la douche et de l'eau chaude.

Au niveau confort, le seul point négatif pour mon épouse et moi a été le matelas du lit qui est trop souple, alors que nous sommes habitués à un matelas ferme (nous sommes sensibles du dos).

L'emplacement en centre ville était juste parfait, nous avons pu nous déplacer intégralement à pied, allant même jusqu'au bout des quais de la ville. Il y a des boutiques très proches, y compris pour l'alimentation. Pour autant le quartier reste relativement tranquille en circulation, beaucoup moins élevé qu'il ne le serait dans un quartier central d'une grande ville en France.

Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Inez, qui s'est rendue disponible sans problème à nos heures d'arrivée et de départ. Merci beaucoup Inez !

Et pour finir, nous avons découvert Dublin pour la 1ère fois et adoré !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a great location with easy access to transportation and within walking distance to several sights. The apartment was clean, comfortable and quiet. We felt safe walking even at night. There are various shops close by for food or necessities. We had issues with the water pressure and temperature but I believe it was operator error. In any city, it's not uncommon to have these issues even if we got a hang of the shower. The owner and her representative were very responsive with inquiries. The owner is correct when she states that the airport shuttle is typically full so I would not purchase the round trip tickets or plan to have extra time in case you can't get on the first bus. We enjoyed our time in Dublin and would recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Royal Dublin Links St Margaret's , Forest Little,
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
M50
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
There are numerous beaches available
Car: not necessary

This property is located right in the very heart of the city centre on the north side of the river Liffey. It is located in a residential block on Parnell Street, which runs parallel to Henry Street (2 minutes walk) which at one time was labelled the busiest shopping street in Europe. O' Connell Street which is normally considered the centre of the city is only 5 minutes walk from the front door.

There are numerous bars, shops restaurants and attractions on the doorstep, and the world famous Temple bar is only a leisurely 12 minute walk away over the River Liffey.In addition there is a multiplex cinema directly next door to the apartment building. You would find it hard to be closer to the heart of the city.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dublin, County Dublin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun - 30 Aug
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
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£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£586
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep - 30 Oct
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
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£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£485
 
 
Winter 2012-2013
1 Nov - 21 Dec
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
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£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£440
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec - 30 Dec
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
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£90
Fri,Sat
£480
 
 
New Year
1 Jan - 2 Jan
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
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£90
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£90
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Winter
4 Jan - 27 Feb
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
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£80
Sat,Sun
£410
 
 
Spring
1 Mar - 30 May
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
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£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£485
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
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£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£440
£1,770
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 36 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size double sofabed in lounge
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
This is a third floor city centre apartment, and a car is not necessary, as public transport is on your doorstep. If you wished to hire a car for longer trips out of the city, there is a large public car park next to the building where you can park a car for €14 per day. Night rates also apply, and there is also free street parking from 7pm till 7am. Even though it is a city centre, there is a good range of food shops and supermarkets within a few minutes walk. There is also a taxi rank directly opposite the building, servicing the multiplex cinema located next door. Internet access has been upgraded to cable broadband WIFI 8mg at no additional charge. In addition there is an internet cafe yards away. You will be greeted by our representative and will find linens and towels are provided for your stay. This apartment truly is a home from home, and is right in the heart of Dublin. You couldn't be closer to the centre of things if you tried.

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