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Wonderfully restored Victorian house with several apartments 10 min to city - The James Joyce Apt - Sleeps up to 6 just 10 minutes to city by bus

Bedrooms 1
Space 520 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



The James Joyce Apt - Sleeps up to 6 just 10 minutes to city by bus

We have called this apartment The James Joyce after the Irish novelist. A recently refurbished apartment that sleeps 6 comfortably ideally situated close to the Phoenix Park and Botanic Gardens.

This apartment has recently been refurbished & is finished to a very high spec. All mod cons and comforts of home are provided. Within easy reach of all the fabulous restaurants, museums, parks, Aras an Uachtarain, Farmleigh House & of course shopping that Dublin has to offer.

Easy walk to numerous bus stops and train staions that will connect you with the Luas which will connect you with all of Dublin. There are also a number of great restuarants and pubs within a 10 minute walk from the apartment which we can highly recommend.

We provide a welcome pack with the basics such as bread and milk etc to get you on your feet. There is a major supermarket within a 5 minute walk so you will never run out of essentials. All mod cons are provided and there is linen and towels freshly launder

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About the property

Glencourt Apartments

Refurbished to an extremely high standard this beautiful Victorian house has all the classic charm of years gone by but has all the modern comforts of today.

Each apartment has been lovingly restored and where possible the original features have been kept such as the marble fireplace and the high ceilings with coving. This gives a feeling of space and airiness that is hard to find in modern accommodations.

All of our apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, cooker, fridge, iron, ironing board and hairdryer to make sure that your stay is as comfortable as can be.

Freshly laundered bed clothes and towels are also provided.

Laundry facilities are available also to guests free of charge.

Maps and information leaflets are provided in the apartment to help guests choose the best sights and things to do and see while staying there.

There is an excellent bus service right outside the front door so you can reach downtown in 10 minutes or less. Buses run regularly and are reliable. We suggest getting a Leap card to make life easier as most buses require exact change.

We are just a 3 minute walk from the supermarket which also has a pharmacy, bakery and butchers so you will have everything you need.

There are some lovely restaurants just 10 minute walks away and some wonderful pubs that play Irish music nightly.

The famous Guinness Storehouse is close at hand as well as the Jameson Distillery both of which run tours regularly and are worth a visit. Dublin is also 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 minutes away and the National Museum of Ireland is 10 minutes away.

Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol, Ryan's Victorian Pub, St. Patricks Cathedral, are just some other of the many wonderful attractions that are available.

If you enjoy a stroll in the park then you are perfectly located to visit the beautiful Phoenix Park which has a playground and houses Dublin Zoo. It is well worth a visit and is only an 8 minute walk away. Bike hire is available here also.

For a small fee we can provide an airport transfer if requested and for anyone hiring a car there is free on street parking right outside the house.

All utilities and WiFi are included in the price also.

We hope we have provided enough information here for you but please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further details.

Please check out our website for reviews from previous guests.


This studio is completely self contained so guests don't have to share facilities with anyone.

All utilities, Wifi and parking are provided in the price so no nasty hidden extras. Laundry facilities available at no extra cost.

There is an excellent bus service that runs right by the house and is frequent and reliable.

Airport transfer available upon request for a fee.

Bike hire in the Phoenix Park which is just 8 minutes walk away.

Key safe available for guests arriving late at night/early in the morning.


I manage to meet most guests on arrival but if I can't I nearly always get to meet them before they check out.

I'm always available by phone or email and am happy to assist guests in any way I can.

If I'm unable to meet guests on arrival I will email details of where to find the keys on arrival.


This is a residential area and our property is located on a beautifully tree lined which runs right up the the entrance of the Phoenix Park. This park is the largest urban park in Europe and houses Dublin Zoo and the presidential home and offices as well as a children's playground. It is a wonderful park to visit and spans over 1750 acres.

The street also has beautiful Victorian red bricked houses all along it which date back to the 18th century so it really is a taste of old Dublin.

There is a major supermarket just 3 minutes walk as well as a pharmacy, bakery, coffee shops, bars, restaurants and many other amenities all within easy walking distance.


There are several bus routes right outside the house which will take you directly to the city centre in less than 10 minutes.

The 46A is a bus that stops right outside the house and will take you straight into the city. Busses are regular and reliable and we suggest getting a Leap card to make paying fares a little easier. This is available from most newsagents.

You can walk to the centre of Dublin as well in approx 30 minutes.

We are just a few minutes from the light rail system called "The Luas" which services the outer regions of Dublin if you plan on exploring outside of the city centre.

Heuston Train station is approx 10 minutes by car and Connolly Station is approx 25 minutes by car.

Taxis can be arranged upon request and if you need an airport transfer we can arrange this also for a fee.

Prices are available upon request.

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Property Manager
Liam & Fiona Travers
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Liam & Fiona Travers

I come from a family background in the hospitality industry.

I grew up in Kildare which is about 45 minutes from Dublin and worked for many years in my parents hotel there.

I emigrated to New York for a number of years and when I returned in 1990 I purchased this property in Dublin City.

As I am a qualified builder and carpenter I undertook to restore this house over a number of years and restore it to some of its former glory. As you can see from the pictures there are a lot of original features which I managed to retain and I am pleased that I can finally share them with people from all over the world.

I am now living in Kildare again and am married with a daughter.

As my parents before me I am committed to providing all of my guests with a wonderful holiday experience in a beautiful period house. I am available at all times for my guest either by phone or email and am happy to answer any query.

Liam & Fiona Travers purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Liam & Fiona Travers chose Arran Quay

I chose this location for the proximity to the city centre and of course the beautiful Victorian Redbrick lined North Circular Road.

These properties are a feature of Dublin and are preserved by Dublin Council. The fact that the Phoenix Park and the Botanic gardens are within walking distances is an absolute plus, providing plenty of recreational activity. Numerous pubs, restaurants are within walking distance and I feel that the house provides a sense of character and charm not matched by modern buildings and houses.

What makes this apartment unique

There are a number of benefits to staying in this property. Located close to the heart of the city of Dublin there is an excellant transport system by bus and light rail that means all of the sights can be visited with the minimum of fuss. The building itself is a beautiful Victorian property that has unique charm while offering all the modern comforts that a guest could expect.

The location is ideal as it is quiet while being convenient to all shopping, sights, transport, museums etc. that makes a holiday. Located beside the Phoenix park which is Europe's largest urban park the traveller can have a taste of the country while still remaining in the city.

There truly is something for everyone.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Le quartier est très éloigné du centre (35min à pieds) et sans charme.

L'immeuble est très bruyant, nous étions au rez de chaussée et entendions du bruit et sentions les odeurs de cigarette jusqu'à tard dans la nuit (les gens discutent et fument dans le couloir).

Pour ceux qui dorment dans la canapé-lit, vous aurez froid la nuit (les fenêtres sont mal isolées) et tres mal au dos le matin !!

Points positifs : transfert depuis l'aéroport pour 35€ même tard le soir. Réactivité du propriétaire en cas de problème.
Oct 2016
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Note: Check in time after 4pm unless by prior arrangement. The apartment must be vacated by 11am.
The tenant receives two keys to the apartment. One key will open the front and the other key will open the internal door.
The rental property is fully equipped and furnished.
Bed and bath linen are included in the price
At the end of the rental period the tenant will leave the property in clean condition.
Any additional cleaning costs incurred by the proprietor may be passed on to the tenant.
The rental property including the furniture and other contents are to be treated with care. The tenant is held responsible for the actions of other people, including any guests or visitors they might have within the apartment.
The tenant is liable for any damaged goods, damage to the property or damage to anything else related to the property, whether caused by themselves or their accompanying guests or visitors.
Faults that are found during the rental period are to be reported to the proprietor immediately.
Animals are not allowed.
No late night parties. Noise levels must not be unduly loud.
The rental price is per property for the duration of the rental period.

Cancellation policy

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


Accommodation and facilities for The James Joyce Apt - Sleeps up to 6 just 10 minutes to city by busin Arran Quay in Dublin

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bathroom with electric shower A hairdryer is provided Freshly laundered towels are provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double pull out bed in living area
  • There are two double beds in the main bedroom that will faciltate 4 people comfortably. There is a double pull down sofa bed in the living area that will sleep 2 people. All bed linen and towels are provided. There is plenty of storage space with a complete wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
All of our apartments located at this address have been refurbished to the highest standards. We have managed to maintain a lot of the original features such as marble fireplaces, over mantles, coving and in some of the apartments beautiful bay windows overlooking the city of Dublin. Each apartment has all mod cons and every convenience to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, cable TV and parking if needed are all included in the price. Also included are freshly laundered bed linen, towels and a welcome pack and each apartment has a hairdryer and an iron. There is a laundry room located at the back of the house so that guests staying for longer periods of time can do their own laundry free of charge. Each apartment has a bathroom with a shower. Every effort has been made to provide all the comforts of home and all of our guests find our apartments charming and great value. City centre is only 10 minutes by bus which stops right outside


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The James Joyce Apt - Sleeps up to 6 just 10 minutes to city by bus
average rating of 4.681818 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

So very glad I chose to stay with Liam and Fiona. What a wonderful pair they are!! Warm greetings and Garry to pick us up from the airport and brought to the apartment. Loved everything! Very well furnished and comfortable, with all the amenities needed. Within walking distance to two local markets and about 30 min from Phoenix Park. Several bus stops on the nearby streets will take you downtown. I liked the freedom of being able to come and go and enjoy the local neighborhood. Fiona was available at all hours to answer any of our questions and was very supportive. Lots of local restaurants several blocks down and we also had pizza delivery a few nights!

Dublin City Centre is about 2 miles walk, if you don't want to ride the bus with Temple Bar area just across the river. Will definitely stay again next year for more adventures!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review Lisa. It was really great to meet you and your daughter and we look forward to seeing you next year. Take care Liam and Fiona
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Great place in Dublin!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in Dublin! Liam and Fiona were fantastic hosts! They had a fresh bread and butter and fruit waiting for us! The apartment was very comfortable and clean. It is walking distance to many sites great location. Would most definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and for taking the time to write it. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. Take care until the next time. Liam and Fiona
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Charming Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The James Joyce. It had great old details like crown moldings and high ceilings! A step back in time with all the upgrades to make it comfortable. One of the reasons we chose the James Joyce was the ability to cook for ourselves. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the dishes and utensils needed to cook family meals. The location was great, too. A quick walk to the grocery store was very convenient. We walked to the Dubin Zoo and Phoenix Park as well. The front garden added to it's charm and made it very much like home. The owners were very helpful and quick to respond to all our inquiries and needs. We would definitely recommend a stay at the James Joyce!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you loved the original features as much as we do. Hope you can come back soon again. Liam and Fiona
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Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The James Joyce Apartment was everything we hoped for.

We were a group of 6 and found the apartment comfortable and big eough for all of us. The kitchen was fully equipped and all the electronics and facilities were well maintained. Everything was as stated, it was very tidy and there even was a bowl of fruit and a baguette awaiting us on arrival. It as lovely seeing the books and pictures of James Joyce in the apartment, too. Although the owners could not meet us in person, they were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed.

Although the apartment is situated on a semi-busy road, it was very quiet in the neighbourhood and we felt perfectly safe. There are a couple of bus lines near, but we walked most of the time, which took us about 30min to the city centre. Furthermore, a Tesco and a couple of pubs are near, so everything you need for a stay in Dublin.

While in Dublin, you should check out the Dublin Writer's Museum (great overview about the lifes of writers such as Joyce, Wilde, Beckett etc., which fits in with the apartments as well). If you like to see a bit of the countryside, Killiney Hill is quite near (take the DART line towards Bray) and hiking there is super relaxing. You can also visit the James Joyce Tower near Dalkey, where you find a small museum (for free) and also a bathing place.

I would always come back and definitely recommend the Glencourt apartments to friends and family. Hopefully, we will be able to come back to Dublin in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carla Thank you for the wonderful review you gave us and for choosing to stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the convenience of our apartment to all of the wonderful sights Dublin has to offer. We would love to welcome you back and hope to see you soon again. Take care Liam and Fiona
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Great apartment definitely give it a go

  • 5 of 5

Overall the apartment was great, we were a group of five people and found the apartment suitable for our needs, it was just like the pictures and was located on a very nice part of the city. It was clean and moderately close to the city center with a sort of shopping center nearby.

The host, Liam, was very friendly and helpful and giving us a good information about the area and the best places to go.

I would definitely recommend the apartment and if I ever get a chance I would return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carlos, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Hope you can come back and visit us again sometime. Lovely to meet you. Liam and Fiona
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 days and it was a very pleased stay! A cozy apartment, very clean and with all neccessary things. To

10 minutes to arrive to the city center by bus. Bus stop to 1 minute from the accomodation.

Comunication with Liam was very fluent all the time before the arrival and during the stay.

A good host!

I strongly recommend this apartment for all those who want to visit Dublin!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ana Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate it. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you can come back again sometime in the future. Liam and Fiona
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The Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar
St. Stephen's Green
Grafton Street
The Cobblestone Pub
L. Mulligan Grocer
Phoenix Park
National Gallery of Ireland
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Aras an Uachtaráin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Library
The Book of Kells
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Kilmainham Gaol
O'connell street
Howth Cliff Walk
Trim Castle
Irish National Stud, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Dublin Zoo
Croke Park Stadium
St. Patrick's Cathedral
National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
Glasnevin Cemetery
Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Hanlons Corner, Cobblestone for Trad music
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
N2, N4, M1, M50
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Cotta, L. Mulligan Bistro
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

This house is a beautiful Victorian building on a tree lined street adjacent to the Phoenix Park and and Botanic Gardens situtated just 10 minutes by bus from the city centre.

There is an excellent public transport service right outside the front door so a car isn't necessary.

There is a major supermarket just 3 minutes walk away as well as a pharmacy, bakery, butchers, medical centre and a laundromat for guests that need this facility.

There are cafes, pubs and restaurants all within easy walking distance (max 10 minutes) and one pub in particular plays traditional Irish music nightly and has to be visited during your stay. It's an old Irish pub and people gather nightly to play here. Not to be missed!

There are also excellent restaurants so if you don't want to cook you could pop into L. Mulligan's Bistro (check out the review it got in the NY Times), Plan B, Cucina, My Thai and various cafes for that all important cup of coffee and chat.

We have eaten in all of these establishments and we couldn't fault any of them so rest assured that you won't be disappointed.

If you plan on eating in the city then it's only a short bus ride or walk to find a wealth of restaurants and places to eat that will take your breath away. The quality and standard of food in Dublin not to mention the variety is second to none so there really is something for everyone.

There are also some takeaways nearby so if you don't want to cook or if you don't want to venture out this is an option also.

Following is a list of the some of the sights you would enjoy in Dublin.

All are within easy reach of our property and while there are many more than listed here we thought we would give you some to start with.

Top 10 sights close to our apartment

1. Phoenix Park - Europe's largest urban park and houses Dublin Zoo is just a 10 minute walk

2. Guinness Storehouse - 20 minutes

3. Trinity College - Houses the famous and beautiful Book of Kells is only 10 minutes by bus

4. The National Botanic Gardens - 15 minute by bus

5. The National Gallery of Ireland - 15 minute by bus

6. Farmleigh House - also in the Phoenix Park which is a 10 minute walk

7.St. Patrick's Cathedral - 15 minutes by bus

8. National Museum of Ireland - 15 minutes by bus

9. Kilmainham Gaol - 15 minutes by bus

10. Jameson Distillery - 10 minutes walk

These are only some of the wonderful sights that are on our doorstep.

Each apartment has information on the fantastic things to do and see while in Dublin and of course we are happy to recommend other things to see and do while you are here.

Excellant tourist offices are also dotted throughout the city which can provide information on day trips, tours and other excursions that might be of interest.

Finally we want to assure you that we take great pride in our house and our apartments. We are committed to providing a quality stay and I have personally restored the apartments myself over the last 5 years.

Cleanliness and value for money are our priority and we aim to provide each guest with wonderful memories of a holiday in Dublin in a wonderful restored Victorian house.

We look forward to meeting you.


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