The Best View in Dublin?
Our erstwhile friends at Lovin Dublin were discussing over the weekend an apartment with probably “the best views in Dublin“. We’d agree the apartment overlooking Trinity Square is fabulous – although we’d wish the agent had taken better photos considering he’s taking home a €6,000 fee!.
(Update: the Lovin’ Dublin article was taken down and the apartment is now with a new agent with better photos – curious!)
But we wanted to consider if any other properties in and around Dublin could also have great views, and of a variety of scenery… So here are our pick of properties for sale or to let with arguably better views:
Our Nominees for the Best View in Dublin
7. Dunmara, Strand Road, Killiney
Dunmara in Killiney is a stunning castellated mansion that sits right on the beach with stunning views of Killiney Hill, Dalkey Head and Island, Sorrento Terrace (Dublin’s most expensive home sold this year…) and all the way down to Bray Head.
This 6-bed 5-bath property is on the market for €6 million and featured it’s own tower with great views but also a large rear garden with tennis court and large decked area, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the scenery.
6. Belvedere, Harbour Road, Dalkey
Around the headland into Dalkey, this property might not have the same impressive frontage but has a similar 7-figure price tag.
Belvedere is a 3,250 sq ft 5-bed home on half an acre, poised on the rocky coastline near Sandycove. The house is designed to maximise the views by reserving the usual living space layout. Bedrooms are on the ground floor while the kitchen and living area are upstairs so you can enjoy far reaching sights across Dublin Bay.
The bay-window design makes the most of the view on two levels. A ground floor bedroom has a backdrop of clear blue seas and then the upper floor dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows taking in the scenery in all its glory.
It even has it’s own private harbour… fancy!
5. De Vesci House, Monkstown
A little bit further into Dublin City centre, this next property is in a desirable spot in Monkstown village. The Penthouse in De Vesci House has a 360 degree panoramic view from its tower top, taking in the full sweep of Dublin Bay from Howth to Poolbeg, from the Aviva to Dun Laoghaire harbour and to the west the Dublin mountains.
Set over two floors, the lower level includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a modern state-of-the-art kitchen – plus two separate balconies, both with views of the sea.
But head upstairs and the entire 5th floor is a single, circular living room with wall-to-wall windows and views to die for. With 3-metre high ceilings, this space really makes you feel like you are on top of the world and you couldn’t find a better location to sit and watch the world.
4. Warren Lodge, Sutton
South Dublin doesn’t have exclusivity over great views. The Northside has it’s fair share of vistas. Warren Lodge in Sutton is a perfect example. These new builds (we mentioned them here earlier in the year) have wonderful views of Howth, Bull Island and Dublin Bay.
Most of these tall four-bed town houses look straight out to sea, with large picture windows from all three floors.
3. Windgate, Howth
We couldn’t miss out a property on Howth itself, probably the best spot to look back at Dublin from the far corner of Dublin Bay.
Windgate is a 1930’s Art Deco 7-bed stunner on the Howth hillside. Extending to 4,850 sq ft sitting on almost 1.5 acres, it has tonnes of accommodation, fabulous views, but could do with some internal updates and decoration.
2. Vico Road, Dalkey
If you’re not in the position to buy but have a spare €7,000 a month, you might want to look at this house on the famous Vico Road.
This 6-bed modern home is perched on the hillside in Dublin’s most exclusive location. The large terrace makes the most of the South facing views towards Bray Head and Wicklow, with glass balustrades making sure the view is never interrupted.
1. The Millennium Tower Penthouse
Our final nominee – on the market with Owen Reilly, you really can’t beat this for urban views.
Sure, over Trinity Square you’re a little more close up of the hustle and bustle of city life. But here in the rarified air on the top floor of one of Dublin’s tallest buildings, you get the full grand vista of the Grand Canal Docks, Bord Gais Theatre and across the Liffey to the Convention Centre.
This three-bed penthouse is on the market for €4,500 per month. Set over the top two floors of the Dockland’s tallest building (for now), it includes a fabulous roof terrace and balconies, not to mention the views from all the windows. This surely has to be the best view in Dublin!
What’s your choice of best view in Dublin?
Would you go for the cityscape or the sea? Northside or South? Is it all moot anyway because none of us can afford any of these properties anyway…
Did we miss any? You tell us, send us a link!