About this listing
Newmarket Square is walking distance from everything Dublin has to offer you. With cafes, bars, parks, furniture markets and stores to medieval, Viking and cathedral neighbourhoods only a block away this is fast becoming the epicentre of this city!!!
This duplex TWO bedroom apt is very unique. Once upon a time it was two one bed apartments on top of one another other before the lack of sales in the 90's pushed the developer into joining them via a central staircase to create a single, spacious and very funky two story, two bedroom apt!
The eight person occupancy is most suited to couples or families with one of the two rooms sleeping four people on two beds. If you are travelling as a large group of eight single people please note that you will be sharing double beds and blankets. I provide double duvets for all beds and one or two extra blankets but I'd advise you to bring sleeping bags if you have any issues cuddling up with your best friend under the same duvet!
As an artist and furniture designer I'm constantly looking for ways to showcase my work in a functional form. Spaces like this give me the opportunity to do so.
Almost every piece of furniture in this space was hand made by myself and is most definitely one of a kind. From the solid Walnut counter tops to the geometric graffiti art on the stairs I have spent almost 7 weeks turning this space into a functional gallery of decorative art and design.
As well as the individual pieces of furniture the walls are filled with Irish landscape photography from one of Ireland's best known and brightest landscape photographer, Peter Gordon. I'd love to hear you guess where each was taken!
This home boasts a reception hallway with the staircase linking to upstairs, a large open plan kitchen, living, dining room with three comfortable and large sofas to enjoy movies on the projector. It even has a stand up piano if you need to get in some practice while you're away!
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod cons necessary for a comfortable stay including a dishwasher, microwave, clothes washer, coffee machine, etc etc.
Once upstairs you will find a large landing area with a reading chair, two shower rooms (one ensuite), two large bedrooms with a 5 foot king size bed in one bedroom and a 4 foot pull out futon on the floor.
In the second bedroom there is a self designed solid teak Continental Double bed with a spring and memory foam mattress. The fourth bed is downstairs in the lounge which is a 4ft sofa bed with an easy pull out sting and memory foam mattress.
Back downstairs and you'll also find a record player with an eclectic collection of old lp's, an electric guitar and amp, a Cajon or two the piano and a library of books for you read whilst relaxing after a long day exploring Dublin.
The building is very secure and extremely quite at night with no major roads within two blocks.
The area of Newmarket Square is extremely safe and within a 15 minute walk of the city centre and Temple Bar.
All in I doubt you will find a space quite like this so if you're coming to Dublin then this is where you need to stay!
Guests have access to everything inside the apt. It's all here just for your enjoyment.
Interaction with guests
I tend to greet the majority of my guests personally as this is my favourite thing about airbnb! I've been hosting for over a year and have met some amazing groups within that time.
If for any reason I can't be there personally I have a great team of people (including my Mom) who can step up and meet you.
You will be greeted at the door and shown up to the apt then given a detailed description of the surroundings if required.
Pets are allowed but must be cleaned up after.
The apt is not designed for party purposes and if that is your wish whilst you stay in Dublin then this is not the place for you.
The outdoor space is accessible from the top door of the apt but the rules must be adhered to at all times so that I can continue to offer the space to others.
Like most complexes, 10pm is the peaceful hour here so music must be kept to a reasonable level after this.
No persons other than those booked and mentioned through airbnb are permitted in the building or the apt at any time. This is primarily for your own safety and for insurance purposes.
Basically treat this home like your own and try as best you can to leave it in the condition you find it.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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