*** Please note: due to relocation, not available for exchanges from January 2012 until further notice***
Comfy 50m2 (ca 500 sq ft) apartment with all mod cons:
1 bedroom (double bed), living room (with bed-sofa), 1 bathroom (with electric shower), separate kitchen (electric cooker, oven, microwave, washing machine/dryer), central heating. No TV... but wireless broadband internet is available and there is also a stereo in the living room.
Decorated with wooden floors, comfortable furniture, original art and potted plants, the apartment is perfect for a relaxed holiday.
Centrally located in a quiet and atmospheric part of South Dublin (on Grand Canal and close to Merrion Square), within walking distance of all attractions (museums, shops, restaurants, theatres, pubs...), handy for bus (within 200 meters of several bus routes) and commuter train routes too (the DART, for access to Wicklow Mountains, coast and national rail network). There are also three DublinBike stations nearby (bike renting scheme similar to Paris'Vélib: http://www.dublinbikes.ie/) and a car rental company (Sixt-Murrays: https://www.sixt.ie) around the corner.
There is a small supermarket, a 24/7 convenience shop and a couple of delis, as well as several coffee-shops, take-aways, restaurants and pubs within 200 meters on Baggot St. Google custom map available.
5 minutes walk to:
- Grand Canal
- National Gallery
- Merrion Square
- Grand Canal DART station (coastal commuter network – Howth, Dun Loaghaire, Greystones)
10-15 minutes walk to:
- Trinity College
- St. Stephen’s Green
- Gaiety Theatre
- Grafton Street
- National museum
- Landsdowne Road- Aviva Rugby stadium
15-20 mins walk to (or 5mns bus journey):
- Temple Bar
- Dublin Castle
- Olympia Theatre
- O’Connell Bridge / Street
- Irish Film Institute
- Screen Cinema
- Connolly train station (North bound national trains - Belfast)
- LUAS (commuter metro, link to Heuston station for south bound national trains – Kilkenny, Galway, Cork, Limerick)
- Bus Aras (central bus station)
A 34 year old French citizen, I have been living in Dublin for 11 years and will be delighted to share my experience of the city and its surroundings. I can advise you on activities, culture and/or nature related (you CAN have it all here) - don't hesitate to let me know what you expect from your stay in this Fair City. I work in an academic library in South Dublin: trust me to provide accurate and up to date information...
I'm also an experienced home-exchanger and will treat your home with as much loving care as I hope you will mine - including pets and plants (if any).