We greatly enjoyed our stay at the apartment in Dalkey. The apartment is small, but very cozy clean and well planned. The kitchen has everything we needed, and having the washer/dryer was very convenient. The beds were comfortable and the bedroom had plenty of space for suitcases and storage. The view from the patio was STUNNING. The photos don't even begin to show how lovely the garden and view are.
We walked into town from the house every day. Dalkey was a great base for visiting Ireland. Quiet and friendly with plenty of restaurants and shops and very easy access to Dublin on the train. The town also has a lovely small bay and island and an historic castle. Be aware, the walk back to the apartment from town center is pretty steep. We had no problem, but if you have mobility issues it might be a challenge.
We have used VRBO in many cities and countries and this has been one of our favorite stays! Highly recommended.