VICTORIAN PERIOD RESIDENCE - OVERLOOKS HISTORICAL RIVER LIFFEY

Peter McDonnell

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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VICTORIAN PERIOD RESIDENCE - OVERLOOKS HISTORICAL RIVER LIFFEY

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Large, bright, Victorian townhouse set on banks of the River Liffey with beautiful views of James Joyce Bridge in heart of historical Chapelizod Village, and nestled on doorstep of world famous Pheonix Park. (Largest enclosed park in Europe with wild Fallow Deer, also houses Dublin Zoo).

Direct 15 min drive from Dublin Airport. Access to City Centre via numerous bus routes which pass through village, or take the scenic walk along the Liffey, through many Joycean landmarks (40 mins walk) to Guinness Brewery and Storehouse. Take in visits to National Museum of Ireland and National Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham (30 mins walk).

Or relax in the historical, Victorian Mullingar House, made famous in Joyce’s Ulysses and enjoy a typical, heavenly Dublin afternoon with locals and a fresh pint of Guinness.

2 exclusive reserved parking bays adjacent to side entrance of house. Easy access to M50 arterial route to many of South County Dublin tourist attractions – Glendalough, Dublin Mountains, seafront towns of Bray and Greystones (50 mins drive).

Chapelizod is a small, quiet village nestled in the Liffey Valley, it is bypassed by a motorway on one side and bordered by the Phoenix Park on the other. It has unique access to the green belt that is the Liffey Valley and the famous 'Strawberry Beds' which feature one of Dublin’s finest fish restaurants – the Angler’s Rest (15 mins walk) and also 3 world class Golf Courses – Castleknock Hotel and Golf Club, Luttrelstown Castle Golf Club and Hermitage Golf Club (10 mins drive)

Chapelizod is proud of being the first settlement upriver of Dublin City, which was established in 988AD. It is more in keeping with quiet country life than the bustle of Dublin City life, yet its close proximity gives it its unique ambience.

Enter our house, the first of a red-brick, Victorian terrace of 11 houses (built by Lord Clayton, for his officers in 1899) from the imposing granite steps and arched porchway to the grand hallway on the ground floor. From here, restored, authentic period livingrooms lead into a conservatory and sun-trapped courtyard garden, via French doors. Vintage cast-iron garden furniture is found here, to come home to after a day’s sight-seeing. Relax with a glass of wine in the evenings, or have a luxurious soak in the spectacularly and lovingly renovated loft, in our free-standing cast-iron bath retreat (of spa standard).

A country kitchen is located at end of grand hallway, with artisan-crafted oak kitchen table, traditional Irish dresser, hand-made by owner’s father and standard kitchen amenities – fridge-freezer, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, washing-machine, drier and WC.

Our period staircase leads to the mezzanine floor, where the first bedroom (queen) is found. The first floor houses 3 more bedrooms, 1 king-size with ensuite & shower, one double-twin, and one with twin bunks.

A further mezzanine level with bijou office leads to loft conversion with bath / shower / WC.

Keywords: Period, Luxury, Child-friendly, River View, Phoenix Park, Dublin South City Central

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Peter McDonnell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Peter McDonnell

We have been living in and renovating this adored, period residence since 1995. We have enjoyed vacationing in Cape Ann, Massachusetts for the last nine summers and have been making our precious home available for rental for the last few summers. We hope you love our home as much as we do!

Peter McDonnell purchased this house in 1995

Why Peter McDonnell chose Dublin

This house has the perfect location for drivers and users of public transport. The city and the arterial routes to the rest of the country are all close at hand.

If you choose to use the bus, we leave a 'Leap' card for our guests - it's like a pre-paid credit card for the bus system. Top it up at almost any store, then use it to pay for your bus rides, at the lowest available rates. No need for tickets or bus passes or having pockets full of coins.

What makes this house unique

Transport links, Phoenix Park, Village atmosphere, Period design, Excellent media, WiFi & connectivity.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Victorian Period Residence - Overlooks Historical River Liffey
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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Victorian Period Residence - Overlooks Historical River Liffey
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351076vb
+353 868579797
Dublin County Dublin
5

Wonderful Home for Three Generations of Family Members

  • 5 of 5
My father, brother, niece, nephew, my daughter, and I stayed in this beautiful home in August, 2014. The house had everything we needed and was full of charm. Peter was very easy to work with and very helpful with all of our questions. We loved the proximity to downtown and we enjoyed a lovely walk to the Guinness Storehouse. Much of the walk was through a beautiful park. The beds and common areas were lovely. The only issue we encountered is that the proximity of the toilets to the bedrooms (with the exception of the master bedroom) is not ideal for people who need to get up in the night to visit the restroom. We would stay here again and would recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed the house and the location. Sorry to have missed your arrival all by a few hours, but I'm glad I was able to provide you with your essentials when you arrived. While it's true that not all rooms have ensuite WC, we do have WC facilities on 3 levels of the house, which should satisfy the needs of most families and groups. We hope to renovate in coming years to further improve this situation. Thank you for such kind sentiments.
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Victorian Period Residence - Overlooks Historical River Liffey
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351076vb
+353 868579797
Dublin County Dublin
4

Very comfortable and enjoyable

  • 4 of 5
From start to finish we had a very good experience renting Peter's property. Our booking, payment, and security refund went without a hitch. The description and pictures were right on. All our questions were answered and needs attended to including a nice welcome package in the kitchen on arrival. We found it easy to get into Dublin using the bus service and the passes left in the kitchen were excellent. It was nice to have a home and not a hotel. I would highly recommend for a couple or family group . There were 7 of us all adults and we had lots of room. Thanks to Peter for all that he did for us. Loved Ireland, a must see for all travellers.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You guys were so much fun and arguably have the most significant memory (and video!), taking part in the Traditional Music session in O'Donoghue's. I always a advise guests to avoid Temple Bar and to seek out the more authentic parts of Dublin. You guys really hit the jackpot. Thanks again for your kind words.
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Victorian Period Residence - Overlooks Historical River Liffey
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351076vb
+353 868579797
Dublin County Dublin
Mount Holly, NJ
5

Exceptional Rental!

  • 5 of 5
I feel bad because it has taken so long for me to write this review because we loved staying in this beautiful family home. We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children and we stayed from June 27 - July 8, 2014. First of all, our host was wonderful. We did not get to meet his family, but we enjoyed seeing the pictures! He answered all messages promptly, greeted us when we arrived (with wine, fruit, and a fridge stocked with the basics to get us started), and he provided all the information we needed. When we accidentally left something, he notified us and mailed it to us immediately.
This property is located in the small village of Chapelizoid, just an easy bus ride to Dublin. We did not need a car, since the bus runs frequently, and is easy to use. We could easily walk to the grocery, pub, pharmacy and church. The house itself was very clean and there was plenty of room. I don't know how they do it, but all rooms had dresser and closet space for our belongings, and were clear of personal items. The kitchen is well-equipped and there is an incredible coffee maker, so we had our coffee freshly ground and brewed each morning! You do need to be able to climb stairs since there are three floors, but there are lots of places to get away from each other, including an enclosed garden area. (The flowers were beautiful!) We were so busy that we didn't even have a chance to use the TV and extensive sound system. However, we enjoyed having WiFi access, and the kids did enjoy the electronic games early in the morning as they waited for us to get ready to go.
If you want to really enjoy Dublin and the surrounding attractions, and you do not want a hotel experience, then this is a perfect place to stay. Thank you to our host and his family.We had a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words. It was great to meet you all, I try to meet our guests whenever possible and show them the ropes. Delighted that you enjoyed the house and the location. Public transport really is straightforward from the house. It's wonderful to guests who enjoy our much-loved home as you did.
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Victorian Period Residence - Overlooks Historical River Liffey
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351076vb
+353 868579797
Dublin County Dublin
5

A pleasure

  • 5 of 5
We had booked in early Feb for an August stay but unfortunately had to cancel for a family reasons. We just wanted to take a moment to thank Peter for his kind and professional handling of everything up to cancelling. Great info, proactive in sharing tips and very speedy return of our deposit. We REALLY hope to try again next year and Peter will be our first destination of choice.

(we didn't stay in April but had to pick a date for a worthy review)
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks David. Sorry it didn't work out this year, hopefully next year!
Peter
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Victorian Period Residence - Overlooks Historical River Liffey
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351076vb
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Dublin County Dublin
Denver, Colorado USA
5

Wonderful Dublin House

  • 5 of 5
This was a great house for an extended family vacation. It is close to a bus line, and not near the hustle and bustle of downtown. We were easily able to take the bus to downtown to see the sights and shop. That saved on parking and driving in Dublin traffic! Everything we needed was provided or at a grocery store nearby.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Sorry I didn't have the chance to meet you in person.
The bus system really does make it easy for guests who don't wish to rent a car. We use it all the time too.
Look us up if you plan to return to Dublin!
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Victorian Period Residence - Overlooks Historical River Liffey
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351076vb
+353 868579797
Dublin County Dublin
Creemore, ON Canada
5

Lovely Home and a chance to enjoy a true Dublin neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of six ladies. This home was perfect. Everyone enjoyed the hospitable atmosphere of staying in such a lovely home. The house was roomy and everyone had lots of personal space. Having sinks in most of the bedrooms was not only a fun quirky feature for us but it made it very easy for everyone to get ready and out of the house in the morning. The large kitchen and two large sitting areas that opened on to each other made it very comfortable for us to lounge in and share "war stories" from the days/nights activities. It was only a short bus ride and an even shorter cab ride (never more than 12 Euro's) to the centre of Dublin. Was never a problem even coming home in the wee hours of the morning from the Dublin Pubs. Would recommend this especially to a small group or couples. Peter was an awesome host and it was an effortless rental.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely words. It warms our hearts when guests have such a great experience. You know where to find us if you're ever back in Dublin!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Dublin Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Heuston Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
N4
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
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Availability & Rates

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Nov 14 - Sep 1
3 nights
$280
$1,800
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $100
Notes Booking deposit fully refundable (Less PayPal charge) up to 30 days before occupancy.
$300 to secure booking
Balance payable 30 days before occupancy.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dublin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Wonderful loft conversion bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite in Master bedroom
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Shower, WC and Sink
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sink
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sink
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Twin Bunk Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available on request, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • roller blading
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
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