LUXURY BRIGHT, SPACIOUS, STYLISH APARTMENT WITH STUNNING MOUNTAIN & BAY VIEWS

Janet Hamilton

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LUXURY BRIGHT, SPACIOUS, STYLISH APARTMENT WITH STUNNING MOUNTAIN & BAY VIEWS

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Self-catering, fabulous views, access to beach, balcony, close to nature

This is a stunning, luxury, 1st floor apartment in a peaceful village which has the 'wow' factor. Enjoy uninterrupted views over the beautiful Dundrum bay and the Mountains of Mourne - classified as an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. You would find it difficult to find a more spectacular view anywhere in Northern Ireland. The apartment is south-facing and is bright and sunny all day long. It has a large spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area and balcony. The superb floor to ceiling corner windows frame the amazing view while you cook, eat or relax! One of the bedrooms is ensuite with a king size bed and views of the bay (fabulous for enjoying the sunrise), the second has a double bed and the third one single bed and cot. The apartment has solid wood floors, original artwork, high quality beds and furniture and contemporary furnishings - all guaranteed to ensure you have a comfortable stay - but of course the view steals the show! - ever changing throughout the day as the tide ebbs and flows in and out of the bay!

Things to do: Whether you are looking for a relaxing get away from it all holiday or an adventure filled holiday, our apartment offers you a gateway to both. Dundrum offers breathtaking views, historical sites and nature walks, In nearby Newcastle you can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including golf, hiking, cycling, fishing, mountain climbing, canoeing etc. Newcastle has a world class golf course (Down Royal), which recently hosted the Walker Cup. The stunning Slieve Donard Hotel has a luxury spa, perfect for a little pampering. Castlewellan has a beautiful castle, lake and gardens - perfect for walks. cycling and canoeing. Within a half day or full day's drive you can enjoy most of the tourist sites of Northern Ireland - Strangford Lough, Antrim Coast, Fermanagh lakes, the city of Belfast, historic towns of Downpatrick and Armagh and beautiful villages such as Hillsborough and Crawfordsburn.

PLEASE NOTE: We respond promptly to ALL enquiries, usually within a few hours. If you do not receive a reply from us within 24 hrs we recommend you check your junk/spam mail box or telephone us. Thank you.

French Villa for Rent: We also have a lovely villa to rent in St Paul de Vence just outside Nice. Visit listing no. 486700.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We received these lovely comments on a "thank you" card from our recent guests "Dear Janet, We had a really lovely holiday at your wonderful apartment. It is so comfortable and convenient and we will never forget the views of the bay and mountains. There are so many nice places close to Dundrum and we enjoyed walks at Murlough and around the mountains and the weather was mainly good. Many thanks for everything. Best wishes to you and your family"
May 2013
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Janet Hamilton

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Our wonderful Bayview Apartment is owned by my husband and I. We have 2 children aged 5 and 7 years. My husband is an artist and I am self-employed. I manage this apartment and our other rental properties in Greyabbey and the South of France. I also work freelance as a management consultant within the voluntary sector. We live in Belfast. Our other holiday rental propertiies are: 'Rose Cottage' Greyabbey, Northern Ireland, listing no. 1130644, 'Jasmin Villa', St Paul de Vence, South of France, listing no. 486700 and 'Mimosa Villa', St Paul de Vence, South of France, listing no. 18909. We pride ourselves in offering a 'home from home' experience for our guests by ensuring our properties are comfortable, stylish and well equipped.

Janet Hamilton purchased this apartment in 2003

Simply....the views are second to none! We have travelled the world and stayed in many wonderful places but the view of the mountains and the bay at Dundrum captured our heart. We plan to retire there and can't imagine ourselves ever parting with it! It has been our pleasure to share it with guests from all around the world and many return each year, sometimes twice or three times a year to enjoy it! I think it has captured their heart also!

The apartment is one of only three properties at The Quay which have floor to ceiling corner windows taking in both the views of the Bay and the Mountains. We may be bias but we believe we chose the best spot! It is bright and spacious and as soon as you walk in through the doors, we guarantee you will relax! It is totally calm and peaceful and it wouldn't be hard to lose track of time kicking back and enjoying the ever changing views. We take pride in how we present the apartment for our guests and the furnishings, artwork, bedlinen etc are all of good quality. Believe me, we want you to have a wonderful experience and to enjoy your stay at the apartment as much as we do!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86767
+44 7980 690250
County Down Northern Ireland
5

VERY RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is exactly as described and more. The photographs do not show how beautiful it is in reality. We were more than impressed by the standard of the finished article. The standard of kitchen equipment is excellent as is the quality of linens. The area is very peaceful and quiet ideal for chilling out. Great selection of pubs and restaurants highly recommend the Blue Bay Cafe for an Ulster Fry, no good if you count calories though! Thank you Janet for the welcome pack, the wine was superb! Will recommend the apartment to friends with no hesitation it definitely deserves five stars!
Alan and Val Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
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+44 7980 690250
County Down Northern Ireland
5

ONLY EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5
I simply cannot fault the location, the apartment and the stunning view - quite literally breathtaking! The apartment is beautifully decorated, clean as a whistle. We will be back!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments Helen. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated those spectacular views! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86767
+44 7980 690250
County Down Northern Ireland
5

NOT TO BE MISSED!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough good things about this property and it's owner, Janet. My husband I finished up a three week trip to Ireland that started with a week-long Brendan coach tour of Southern Ireland. (I'll never do one of their trips again, but I'll comment that on a different review) After the bus tour we rented a car and spent two days in Belfast and two days in Ballymena, my father's birth place and finished up our trip with a week at Janet's apartment at The Quay on Dundrum Bay. The apartment was sparkling clean, the bathrooms had clearly been recently redone and were very modern as was the kitchen. The living area had the balcony as shown in the pictures, but the rest of her description in my opinion does not event start to adequately describe the beauty of this place and it's surroundings. The is actually a two for one deal. Of course when the tide is in it is lovely to look at the water, but when the tide goes out you get an entirely different scenario for your enjoyment. We saw kayakers take their kayaks to the little rivers formed as the tide left, we saw parents with young children digging for clams in the sand, we saw people jogging along the water's edge as it receded and we saw people riding horses in the sand!It doesn't get any better then this. Janet was a wonderful person to work with, very attentive and helpful. You really wouldn't need a car to have your needs met. Excellent restaurants, and small grocery store to buy the necessary food to make simple meals are within a couple minutes walking distance .However, if you desire,larger grocery stores are just a short drive away. Also, although you get the feel that you are in a secluded small coastal town, you can drive a mile and come to another charming town, go an additional two miles to arrive at another small town (both of which have great pubs, etc.). The fireplace in the apartment actually throws enough heat to keep everything toasty warm on a damp day and throws off a lovely glow. Dundrum castle is a very short walk. My husband and I spent four hours hiking it's trail and walking in and around the castle. You can take absolutely magnificent pictures from the top of the castle. The surroundings capture the countryside as one would picture it to be it in Ireland. We certainly hope to return, but for a longer stay. As I said, I would HIGHLY recommend this wonderful retreat to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as our guests Paddy and Don and many thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I enjoyed your observations and appreciated your kind and thoughtful comments.
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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86767
+44 7980 690250
County Down Northern Ireland
5

PRISTINE, TASTEFULLY DECORATED, SPACIOUS APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
You cannot go wrong if you rent this apartment. It is better even than it appears in the listing. Super clean, comfortable, a very well equipped kitchen, 2 immaculate bathrooms and an unbelievable wow water view. The owner responded in a very timely manner to questions we had and even provided a couple of items that we suggested would be nice to have. We ourselves have a vacation rental property on the San Juan Islands in Washington State that we maintain to our very high standards and the Hamilton's apartment is every bit as lovely!! Nature abounds and the location is very quiet, no "street noise". Lots of places to visit nearby. We give this property our highest recommendation and hope that one day we may be fortunate enough to return. Thank-you Janet and Ken!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and highest recommendation Susan. We take great pride in how we present the apartment and I'm delighted that everything was to your satisfaction. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back some day.
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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86767
+44 7980 690250
County Down Northern Ireland
Banbridge
5

BEAUTIFUL GEM IN CO DOWN ;-)

  • 5 of 5
Hey Janet, I'm really happy that we where the 1st to get engaged in your stunning apartment, here's hoping its the start of many, yes we will definitely be back, i just can't get over the stunning view, lovely location, with the local shops, pubs and chippy near by, and the bus was very frequent to Newcastle. 5*s just isn't enough, we are very happy and content with our stay, it was very, very memorable, thanks again, the new engaged couple xx
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks again Yvonne - hopefully you and Gary will join the growing merry band of returning guests!
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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86767
+44 7980 690250
County Down Northern Ireland
Banbridge
5

A BEAUTIFUL HIDDEN GEM IN CO DOWN

  • 5 of 5
My partner & i stayed in this beautiful apartment for my 30th, the photos don't do it justice, we had a fantastic stay, the apartment has everything you need and more, sitting out on the balcony is simply breath-taking, watching the tide come in - beautiful, & we where lucky enough to capture the moon at night, glistening off the bay & to top of our stay, we got engaged, we will defo be back, Janet, thanks very much for the complimentary wine and nibbles, & card, much appreciated, if you do decide to stay in this beautiful apartment, please go to the Bayside Catch take-away or cafe, simply amazing. Janet we will definitely be back ;-)
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful feedback Yvonne! I'm thrilled that you and Gary enjoyed your stay so much. We've had birthdays, anniversaries and even a honeymoon celebrated at the apartment but this is our first engagement! Congratulations! I'm glad everything worked out so well for you. It is fabulous when a full moon glistens on the bay...very romantic and perfect timing for the proposal! It will be our pleasure to welcome you back. Honeymoon perhaps?! Please keep in touch.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Belfast
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Belfast or Newry
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Right outside the door or Murlough 2 kms away
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Dundrum
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Newcastle
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Award winning Dundrum restaurants
Car: recommended

This spacious, luxury 3 bedroom apartment offers stunning, uninterrupted mountain and bay views. This is a superb spot for bird-watching and seal-spotting. There is a beach right at your doorstep and you are a short walk to the nature reserve of Murlough Bay and the ruins of Dundrum castle which offers superb views and is great for picnics. The nearby village contains a supermarket, antique shops, beauty salons and some renowned restaurants. You're in Ireland so there are plenty of pubs within walking distance! A short drive away will take you to the town of Newcastle at the foot of the Mournes and Castlewellan where you have access to any number of outdoor activities, golf, fishing, mountain climbing, canoeing, abseiling, sailing, mountain biking, tennis etc. Newcastle has a heated outdoor swimming pool during the summer months. You are a 30 minute drive to Strangford Lough, 40 minutes to Belfast ,1.5 hrs to the stunning Antrim Coast and Giants Causeway and 2 hours to Dublin.

Golf: Royal County Down is one of the oldest and most renowned Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years. In 2007 the Walker Cup matches were held here. Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, 'The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea', Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding. Alongside the Championship Links, Royal County Down has a second course, The Annesley Links. Laid out beneath the same massive, almost menacing backdrop, the Annesley Links is nowhere near as intimidating or as formidable a challenge as the Championship Links, but then it was never intended to be. It is a course for everyone. (Extracts from the official Royal County Down Golf Course website). For further details tel: (028) 4372 3314

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County Down Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
£625
 
 
High Season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
£100
£550
 
 
Mid season
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£85
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£475
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£395
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£100
£550
 
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£395
 
 
Easter
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
£100
£550
 
 
Mid season
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
£85
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£475
 
 
High season
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
 
 
Peak season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes There is an additional utility/linen charge of £35 for parties of 2 and a further £5 for each additional guest.
A weekend night refers to a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The remaining balance must be paid 8 weeks before rental commences.
There is a £200 damage deposit payable with the remaining balance, returned shortly after departure.
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Amenities

County Down Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Elevator
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The ensuite has a fully tiled walk-in shower. The bathroom has a bath with a shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and stunning views. The apartment features a second large bedroom with a double bed. There is a smaller bedroom with a single bed. Two travel cots are available.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
This spacious apartment is in prime position to enjoy stunning views of the mountains and bay from its floor to ceiling corner windows and balcony. There is a lift in the apartment block so it would be suitable for the elderly but as there are several steps to the front door it is wheelchair inaccessible. Bring along your Sky card and enjoy Sky television. There is also a dock for your I pod so you can listen to the music of your choice - although we do have a selection of CD's and DVD's for you to enjoy. We have games, colouring books and some toys for younger children. The internet can be accessed using a 3 mobile dongle if you bring your laptop. Please let us know if advance if you require this service.
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