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21. Posted by quillber (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

im not sure about short term rates but are y'all kidding me?

i may be a Northsider but those rents are off the chart! you get a house on the Northside 3 bedrooms at about 1500 and im talking 5 minute drive from the city. if you want to really live it up for a short time i would recommend the southside theres more to do but if you want a good house to live in its Northside for me! im sort of glad that some people think its worse than it is over here - keeps the rents down! theres fairly few areas near the city that arent safe. except around North Strand, thats not desirable but just hop on a bus and drive past it in 4 minutes.

ps. lets not get into prostitutes and fireworks guys, this city is a pussy cat compared to most. it has a bit of problem north of the city centre with rough characters but mostly they just look a bit nasty. they wont bother you. and anyway, if your a tourist i wouldnt bother that much with venturing far into the northside of the city for sites and strolling the shopping is crap and theres not much to do. however if you bus it far into the northside past the city there are lovely areas to be seen.

it does pain me to think that people are renting expensive small shitty apartments in the wrong areas, there are options. dont try and be in the most expensive area, whats the point? get a decent bedroom and travel a few more minutes.

22. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting quillber

it does pain me to think that people are renting expensive small shitty apartments in the wrong areas, there are options. dont try and be in the most expensive area, whats the point? get a decent bedroom and travel a few more minutes.

Quillber

Some of us, would prefer to pay more, and have the convenience of being in the city centre, whether it pains u, or not. ;)

Mel

23. Posted by quillber (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Quoting quillber

it does pain me to think that people are renting expensive small shitty apartments in the wrong areas, there are options. dont try and be in the most expensive area, whats the point? get a decent bedroom and travel a few more minutes.

Quillber

Some of us, would prefer to pay more, and have the convenience of being in the city centre, whether it pains u, or not. ;)

Mel

Having lived near the city centre for, oh, 24 years I feel fairly qualified to give friendly advice less likely to scare people off the idea of coming at all. your post was a load of fearmongering nonsense about sticking to the river, hold on tight guys if the prozzies dont get you the fireworks will!! made me laugh. ive seen 2 maybe 3 prostitutes in Dublin in my life, thats the truth, theyre all on the southside. all five of them.

And yeah it does pain me to think people are getting ripped off, buying into some guidebook blarney about having to stay in Temple Bar when there are perfectly good areas nearby. I want people to have as good a time as possible here.

ps, your smiley was superbly corny

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 2, 2007, at 10:21 AM by quillber ]

24. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting quillber

Quoting Mel.

Quoting quillber

it does pain me to think that people are renting expensive small shitty apartments in the wrong areas, there are options. dont try and be in the most expensive area, whats the point? get a decent bedroom and travel a few more minutes.

Quillber

Some of us, would prefer to pay more, and have the convenience of being in the city centre, whether it pains u, or not. ;)

Mel

Having lived near the city centre for, oh, 24 years I feel fairly qualified to give friendly advice less likely to scare people off the idea of coming at all. your post was a load of fearmongering nonsense about sticking to the river, hold on tight guys if the prozzies dont get you the fireworks will!! made me laugh. ive seen 2 maybe 3 prostitutes in Dublin in my life, thats the truth, theyre all on the southside. all five of them.

And yeah it does pain me to think people are getting ripped off, buying into some guidebook blarney about having to stay in Temple Bar when there are perfectly good areas nearby. I want people to have as good a time as possible here.

ps, your smiley was superbly corny

Sigh!!!!!
First u start a debate about the Northside Southside thing. And now my smiley is corny. I am not interested in discussing either, with u.
Advise Mike, to stay on the North, if u want. This is an open forum, where everybody can give their personal opinion and advise.

25. Posted by quillber (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

if somebody thinks another person is giving misleading info they're bound to interupt, forums serve that purpose too

26. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Stop pestering me Quillber, and do something useful.
Give Mike some informatation, about appartments for rent, in the Northside.

27. Posted by sunicol (Full Member 93 posts) 9y

Guys can we relax a bit pls, it's only a forum!! Mel, methinks a little over the top on dangers in the city centre as I have lived there for a quite a while but I knew where you were going so didn't comment.

Mike, there's lots of possibilities. In general in Dublin you will find the pub culture a noisy one particularly in the centre so as I mentioned before DO NOT get river view as you will have both people & traffic noise so get courtyard view. The convenience of being able to walk home is great and my rule of thumb before I rent somewhere is to walk the area once at night and if I don't feel 100% I don't do it. Each to their own :)

28. Posted by MikeM (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

Sorry to have been the source of any friction but I'm sure we can get past all of that. I DO appreciate all points of view. Quillber, if you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate hearing your input just as I have appreciated Mel's and Suz's.

I think I've mentally committed myself to the South side. As one of my original postings stated, I don't want to commit to anything until I've "eyeballed" the area, so I suppose nothing is totally "off the table" until that happens. I agree that my comfort level of being able to walk home in the late evening will be a large factor in my decision, and it is my intention during my first week to be visiting the areas of potential apartment sites in the late evening to see how different they look from the daytime hours.

Though I've been to Dublin on two earlier occasions, my last visit was 20+ years ago and the city has unquestionably changed since then. At that time I was not looking with an eye toward living in Dublin so I'll be looking with a different set of eyes this time.

Everyone's input is greatly appreciated and it helps eliminate some obvious locations which will ultimately save me time and permit me to be out of the B&B after the first week ...... I hope!!

Thanks everyone and if there are other thoughts, I'd be most appreciative to hear them.

Mike

29. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting MikeM

Sorry to have been the source of any friction
Mike

U werent.

30. Posted by quillber (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Mike, Maybe you've heard of www.gumtree.ie? or www.daft.ie?

i know daft has a short term rentals section, check gumtree too

what drew me to your post was the prices people were quoting and of course being a renter near the city i had an opinion. im not sure if you know about the IFSC Irish Financial Centre? well there is a big block of apartments there beside Connolly Station on the Northside, i wouldnt rule those out, its considered a good place to rent.

other areas on the Northside to inquire about - Fairview, Marino, Clontarf, anywhere else might be too far out for you, these are all within a 5-10 minute drive.

As i said in my first post if your here for a short time and you have some money, theres def more to do on the Southside no question but just dont see the Northside as the ugly sister thats all! it has probably the nicest area in Howth. there is lovely walks to be had there, mountains, beaches, cliffs.

On the Southside, you may want better input from someone as im only familiar with the South of the centre really. get a studio apartment in a nice Georgian building! i know people who have gotten reasonable deals with them, somehow.

this weekend im headed to Wicklow for Easter just south of Dublin, a truely amazing place for a long walk

Good Luck

Edit: Mike i had a quick look back at your original post and you seem very set on around Ballsbridge, its a lovely place, especially around Waterloo Road. cousins live there, lucky beggars. well, i had a look on www.daft.ie and there was quite a few options so get to it! make sure you go to the 'short term' section..

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 4, 2007, at 3:59 PM by quillber ]