“We highly recommend a swap in this home. It is in an ideal location with easy access to Dublin city but a short walk to Dunlaoghaire town centre . There is an eclectic choice of restaurants bars and shops whatever your preference . It is located close to the sea and our exchange partners suggestion to bring bikes was welcome advice. The neighbourhood is friendly and safe. The home is clean, safe and of the highest standard. Our exchange partners were kind and straightforward . We thank them and wish them many happy exchanges in future. ”
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, Open to offers, Penthouse
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, Open to offers, Penthouse
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- 3 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bathrooms
About our home
Myself and my husband are both over 60 and love to travel. We go away as often as possible and are both very active and enjoy the whole house exchange concept. We love the adventure of traveling to areas off the beaten track and the experience of someone else's home and surroundings. Our main interests are walking, art, swimming, reading, photography and cycling and these all fit in well with our travels. We will take the utmost care in your home and treat it with great respect.
- Main home
- Cable TV
- Air conditioning
- Wheelchair friendly
- Car optional
- No smoking
- Central heating
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- No pets
Mary's reviewsAs a host (10)
“we had a really enjoyable time at Mary and Sars lovely spacious apartment. It had a lovely balcony with was ideal for enjoying our evening glass of wine. The weather was excellent so it was like being on a real holiday with good views. It was very convenient for Dun Laoghaire and its many lovely cafes, walks, including easy access to Sandycove for swimming. It had good access to public transport for trips into the city and elsewhere.”
“We had an amazing time at the home of Mary and Sars. It is so comfortable, they had thought of absolutely everything to make our break wonderful. They are very well located and getting into the city was easy. We would highly recommend a swap with at this couples home.”
“My two daughters , my wife and I had a wonderful stay in Mary's beautiful home . Everything was ready for us when we arrived, and Mary had left good information for us so that we could begin to explore the neighbourhood and city. Mary and Sars's home is lovely, the neighbourhood is friendly and everyone we came into contact with was welcoming and helpful. The buses takes you straight into Dublin's beautiful city centre. The house is well-equipped and easy to run, and Mary has done an excellent job of being a host to home-exchangers. We swap the cars too and it's very kind to visit the Ireland coast by car. With its fantastic location, this home has helped make our visit to Dublin even more special.”
“We spent one week in Mary & Sar's house in Artane, Dublin this July on a family holiday. We had a wonderful holiday as there is lots to see and do in Dublin and the convenience of their house to the City was great. We did the hop on/off bus tour which was great, Dublin zoo, Trinity College, Natural History Museum, Howth head and lots more. Also making a trip to Tayto Park in Co. Meath. In all we had a wonderful, homely experience and it was great to meet Mary & Sar's en route to Dublin. We could have spent another week here. Thanks for your hospitality.”
“We completed our third exchange with Mary & Sars in June. Their home is in such a central position to travel by Bus or dart. This time we got a 3 day ticket for the dart and we visited so many places of interest. A trip to Killiney Castle well worth a visit. We climbed Bray Head. It was so great to park the car at their home and travel on bus or dart. Each time we discover so many more places to visit and as usual they make us feel so welcome. Highly recommended home exchange if you want to see Dublin.”
“We recently completed a second great exchange with Mary & Sars a lovely couple who made us feel so welcome I would highly recommend their home for a home exchange. The house is calm and peaceful and yet only 10 minutes from the city centre and on a very frequent bus route. Restaurants and shops are only a few minutes from the house. Their home is spacious and tastefully decorated. They had lots of information on places of interest available for us and we got to do a lot of sightseeing whilst there. Dublin is a really vibrant city and we hope to exchange with them again.”
“We completed a great exchange with Mary & Sars last summer and stayed two weeks in their delightful home. They made us feel very welcome and I hope that we may be able to exchange again in the future. Dublin is a wonderful city: so many things to see and do and such a relaxed atmosphere! It was really nice to rest in Mary and Sars's quiet house at the end of the day after touring the city. The bus stop is only a 2-minutes walk from the house and the service is very frequent, it takes 15 minutes to get to the city centre. Even though Mary and Sars don't have animals, they agreed to look after our two cats and did so extremely well. I would definitely recommend them for a home exchange. Karine from France”
“We have just returned from Dublin after spending a few days at the home of Mary and Sars. It is a lovely, comfortable home and ideally situated if you want to visit the sights of Dublin (about 15 minutes from the city centre by bus). Everything was well prepared for us with lots of information and suggestions of things to do. We had the pleasure of meeting Mary and Sars and they are a lovely couple. They took very good care of our home and Jasper was sad to see them go;) We highly recommend this place for a lovely exchange. Mervyn and Adele”
“Mary and Sars home in Artane, Dublin is very comfortable and well equipped. Its really handy for both the airport and ferry ports. We brought our elderly parents with us and so drove into Dublin but had we been on our own, would have taken advantage of the excellent and frequent bus service. It was so nice after visiting the city to drive in the other direction, a short way to lovely Malahide and the fishing port of Howth for excellent fish and chips. Mary and Sars exchanged wigth our home in Spain and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
More about us
My name is Mary and my husband is Sars. We are both over 55 and love to travel. I retired in 2020 and my husband some years earlier and now that our youngest has moved out we plan to go away as often as possible. We are both very active and enjoy the whole house swapping concept. It is a real adventure each time we go away and experience someone else's home and area. We find we are going to places that we would not otherwise have visited and its great fun. We are also exposed to lots of new ways of doing thing and new sights and sounds. Our main interests are walking, art, , swimming, reading, photography and cycling and these all fit in well with our travels. We will treasure your home and treat it with the greatest respect.
I worked in the financial sector and my husband worked for Iarnrod Eireann
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Where is it?
Our home is a modern apartment in a new development called Cualanor. It is a bright, airy home with a sunny aspect and a balcony overlooking a park and playground with lovely views of the mountains. The bedrooms overlook an internal garden which is a haven of peace and quiet. There are 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a study, utility and storage rooms.
From our home you can walk to Dun Laoghaire with its cafes, restaurants, shops, salons and boutiques. From Dublin's favourite pier to the Martello Towers, Dun Laoghaire provides an awe inspiring backdrop to life and has wonderful walks waiting to be discovered. After a good days sightseeing it is a delight to return here and sit and relax.
Monkstown Village is nearby and is surrounded by Victorian and Edwardian houses and parks all of which are part of a Conservation area and are really picturesque. Dun Laoghaire itself is an area that offers a tradition of good living and is one of Dublin's oldest and most established neighbourhoods. The apartment is a 10mins walk from Dun Laoghaire Pier and town centre and within strolling distance of beaches, restaurants, pubs, a theatre, cinema and a great selection of shops. There are some lovely villages nearby Sandycove, Glasthule and Dalkey to name but a few and here you can explore and dine out.
Sandycove is one of Dublin's best-loved seaside places and gets really busy in the fine weather so get there early if possible. The James Joyce Tower and Museum is a Martello tower where James Joyce spent six nights in 1904. The opening scenes of his 1922 novel Ulysses take place here, and the tower is a place of pilgrimage for Joyce enthusiasts, especially on Bloomsday. Admission is free and it is a stone’s throw from the beach.
Glasthule is a quaint village with a number of cafés, bars and shops. It has a church on the Dún Laoghaire side of the village in the neo-Gothic architectural style. It is located very close to the Forty Foot and to the James Joyce Tower in nearby Sandycove.
Dalkey is an historic village with many attractions and well worth a visit. It has been home to writers and celebrities including Jane Emily Herbert, Maeve Binchy, Robert Fisk, Hugh Leonard, Bono, the Edge, Van Morrison and Enya and in 2020 Matt Damon made it his home for several months. Finnegans pub in the village is a great watering hole and you never know who will pop in! Dalkey is also renowned for its Literary Festival which takes place every summer.
Dublin City Centre is another ‘must see’ with all its Museums, Art Galleries, shops and theatres and it is a lively and entertaining place. There is lots to see and do in Dublin and our apartment is 11.8 km from Dublin City Centre so you are never too far from anything. There are good transport links if you do not wish to drive and the Rapid Rail called the Dart or the bus are well serviced. Mainline rail called Irish Rail also provides rail services throughout the country and gives good value to senior citizen’s from overseas with a rail ticket available to travel anywhere on its network for a reasonable sum. Another enjoyable activity is walking and walking tours or bike hire.
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