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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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! The apartment has wifi and all modern conveniences. 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.

Other rental properties: We have a traditional Irish cottage in Greyabbey listing: 1130644 and a lovely villa to rent in St Paul de Vence just outside Nice. Visit listing no. 486700.

I am an accredited World Host Service Provider with a commitment to customer service excellence.

Our property is registered with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

More Details

Owner
Janet Hamilton
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, We can communicate in writing in most languages
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Janet Hamilton

Our wonderful Bayview Apartment is owned by my husband and I. We have 2 children aged 11 and 9 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' and 'Lilac Tree 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. 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

Why Janet Hamilton chose County Down

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!

What makes this apartment unique

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!

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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Amenities

Newcastle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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Luxury bright, spacious, stylish apartment with stunning mountain & bay views
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5

Fabulous apartment in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 3 generations staying for a week in August. The apartment was ideal for all of us. Our 4 year old granddaughter loved her bedroom with toys and books. The apartment was spacious and exceedingly well equipped. There were the most amazing views of the bay and Mourne Mountains from the living area and one of the bedrooms. I could have been happy spending all my time on the balcony or on the chair by the window just watching the bird life, tide changes

and the incredible sunsets, however there is so much to do locally and we took the advice left by Janet and visited Silent Valley, Murlough beach, managed by the National Trust and played hide and seek at Dundrum Castle. We also had fantastic meals at the Buck's Head and Mourne Seafood restaurant as well as delicious scones, raspberry and white chocolate were favourites from the Bay Cafe! Janet made the whole booking process really simple and was very helpful in telling us where the nearest indoor pool was for a rainy day. The wine, crackers and chutney Janet left for us were a lovely touch and much appreciated. We would certainly recommend to anyone and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
5

This is an amazing apartment with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

A total gem! Janet has thought of everything, from a welcome basket of gifts to a well stocked kiddo room with lots of toys and books. Beautifully decorated, so peaceful, and very well appointed. A short walk in to town and up to the castle (perfect for a sunset picnic) and a short drive in to Newcastle with a large grocery store and seaside shopping. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Douglas, Isle of Man
5

Immaculate and luxurious property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

With so much on the doorstep (ever changing views, great places to eat and walks in all directions) this was such a great holiday location. We really didn't want to go home!! Plenty of space for our family of 5 to entertain other family members who just had to come and have a look at our fab pad for the week. Really was a home from home without the cooking!! Would highly recommend in any season.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Wunderschöne Wohnung an einem tollen Fleckchen Erde

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben als Familie mit 2 Kindern (3.J/6.J) eine erholsame Woche in der ruhig gelegenen Wohnung verbracht.

Die Wohnung war sehr sauber und für eine 4-köpfige Familie mehr als ausreichend. Atemberaubend war die tolle Aussicht aus der Wohnecke, von dem Balkon oder aus dem größten Schlafzimmer. Der sehr geschmackvoll eingerichteten Wohnung fehlte es für uns an nichts.

Unsere Kinder konnten jeden Tag aus dem Haus laufen und auf dem, bei Ebbe trocken gefallenen Meeresboden, spielen, buddeln, forschen und erkunden, während wir sie entspannt vom Balkon oder aus der Wohnecke bei Ihren Entdeckungen beobachten konnten (all dies war natürlich durch die optimalen Tidenzeiten begünstigt).

Rundwanderungen rüber zum Murlough Nature Reserve über den Meeresboden und zurück über die Brücke waren herrlich. Die nahe gelegenen Mourne Mountains sind nicht nur ein pitoresker Anblick von der Wohnung, sondern laden auch zu vielen Aktivitäten mit der Familie ein.

Wir haben uns in der Wohnung rundum wohl gefühlt und sind so begeistert, dass wir gerne zurückkehren werden, wenn sich der passende Moment für uns ergibt.

Wir können die Wohnung nur empfehlen und möchten auch die schnelle, hilfreiche und freundliche Kommunikation vor, während und nach unserem Urlaub mit Janet Hamilton lobend erwähnen.

Thank you very much for the pleasent stay, Janet.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brownsville, TX
5

A perfect getaway with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal place to stay if you enjoy breathtaking views all day long. The apartment itself is spacious and has everything you could possibly need supplied for you. Janet was most gracious and an excellent host providing all information requested and then some. She made sure our stay was as special as it could be. Looking forward to returning if travels ever take us in the area again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Always perfect!

  • 5 of 5

You can't go wrong. We keep coming back. Amazing place, gorgeous vue, perfectly equipped and a very nice owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
George Best Belfast City Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Dundrum
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Belfast
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Belfast or Newry
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Banbridge
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Award winning Dundrum restaurants - short walk
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Right outside the door or Murlough 1 mile away
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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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $199.26
Cleaning/Laundry $39.85

A 25% deposit will confirm the booking. The remaining balance must be paid 60 days before rental commences.
There is a £150 damage deposit payable with the remaining balance. This is retained by Homeaway and unless there is significant or unreported damage will be automatically returned within 7 days to the card with which you paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.