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Vesta Living - Clongriffin

  • 26-11-2019 1:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 245 ✭✭ Panic Stations


    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has any insight into this new place in Clongriffin. (https://vestaliving.ie/) I recently got my application accepted for an apartment there and was looking to hear from anyone that already lives there or has some knowledge about it.

    One of the big appeals for me is that it's pet friendly and was wondering how well suited the apartments are for dogs and if there's much of an area around to walk the dog too.

    Thanks in Advance


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  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ Whack1983


    Hey Guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has any insight into this new place in Clongriffin. (https://vestaliving.ie/) I recently got my application accepted for an apartment there and was looking to hear from anyone that already lives there or has some knowledge about it.

    One of the big appeals for me is that it's pet friendly and was wondering how well suited the apartments are for dogs and if there's much of an area around to walk the dog too.

    Thanks in Advance

    Not sure about the apartments but lived in Clongriffin for a few years now and is a good place for dogs.

    Big park close by, Fr. Collins Park, for walking and is never over crowded.
    Also a group of dog owners meet daily in one of the fields so dogs can play and socialise.


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ Col_30


    The apartments are still under construction and some are due to be completed by Feb. They look like they will be very nice high spec apartments. They are right beside Fr. Collins Park and walking distance to the Dart (if you can squeeze on a train!).


  • Registered Users Posts: 245 ✭✭ Panic Stations


    Yeah they certainly look lovely.

    Does anyone know how a pet friendly apartment works? Like would the walls be extra thick to cancel out noise of barking dogs?


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Am I reading the website correctly - rent includes access to the on-site gym, "cinema" room, Internet, TV, Electricity, waste disposal, hot-desking facilities AND car space?

    I do like the approach they seem to be going for by putting the signup / lease process all online but who would lease an apartment without being able to view it?
    Yeah they certainly look lovely.

    Does anyone know how a pet friendly apartment works? Like would the walls be extra thick to cancel out noise of barking dogs?

    I'd say you just pay an extra cleaning fee and most likely a policy on the lease that says excessive noise from pets will be asked to leave?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 483 ✭✭ Bristol Tender Armada


    Mr.S wrote: »
    Am I reading the website correctly - rent includes access to the on-site gym, "cinema" room, Internet, TV, Electricity, waste disposal, hot-desking facilities AND car space?

    I do like the approach they seem to be going for by putting the signup / lease process all online but who would lease an apartment without being able to view it?



    I'd say you just pay an extra cleaning fee and most likely a policy on the lease that says excessive noise from pets will be asked to leave?

    Yes to all, except for the Electricity. You have your own meter that you top up.

    There is a "change your mind" clause. You move in, and you have seven days to let them know if you don't want it, you pay your first months rent and move out at the end of the month w/o any punishment for breaking contract.


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Yes to all, except for the Electricity. You have your own meter that you top up.

    There is a "change your mind" clause. You move in, and you have seven days to let them know if you don't want it, you pay your first months rent and move out at the end of the month w/o any punishment for breaking contract.

    Decent value in that case. Reminds me of apartment complexes in America with all the added amenities.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,578 ✭✭✭ Xterminator


    Col_30 wrote: »
    The apartments are still under construction and some are due to be completed by Feb. They look like they will be very nice high spec apartments. They are right beside Fr. Collins Park and walking distance to the Dart (if you can squeeze on a train!).

    no issues squeezing on the dart into town, you are only the 3rd stop for the dart. even on matchdays etc, i have no issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ Col_30


    no issues squeezing on the dart into town, you are only the 3rd stop for the dart. even on matchdays etc, i have no issues.

    I get on at Clongriffin too. I find the journey uncomfortable most days. Especially when you get to Raheny and people start roaring at those already on the train to move into non-existent other places to stand. If you are happy with this service for the price paid, fair play! I'm not expecting a seat, but a little room would be nice.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    The more I look at the website, the more I'm intrigued and I feel there must be a "catch". Factoring in the inclusions and high spec'd finish it seems very appealing.

    Monthly value:
    Car space - €50-100
    Gym - ~€30
    TV / Internet - €50

    Starting at €1,550 isn't exactly cheap but when you think of the above costs you'd usually pay...makes it seem like a good deal, by Dublin standards anyway.

    I wonder will the amenities open along with the first apartments?


  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭ cromelex


    What is the surrounding area like in terms of shops and services?

    It does look potentially very interesting, for Dublin prices.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ Whack1983


    cromelex wrote: »
    What is the surrounding area like in terms of shops and services?

    It does look potentially very interesting, for Dublin prices.


    In Clongriffin itself there is a small centra and good off license. A nice italian restaurant, chippers and chinese.
    Barbers and beauty salon also.
    A vets and pharmacy have opened recently.
    Been plenty of promises of more but have not materialised, hopefully with more people this will improve. There is a building for a supermarket that has been empty for years. The new plans have a cinema in them but who knows when/if that will materialise.

    Close by for big shop is Dunnes and Tesco but not walking distance if you are carrying a load.

    You are right on the dart so entertainment wise i head into city centre.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Whack1983 wrote: »
    In Clongriffin itself there is a small centra and good off license. A nice italian restaurant, chippers and chinese.
    Barbers and beauty salon also.
    A vets and pharmacy have opened recently.
    Been plenty of promises of more but have not materialised, hopefully with more people this will improve. There is a building for a supermarket that has been empty for years. The new plans have a cinema in them but who knows when/if that will materialise.

    Close by for big shop is Dunnes and Tesco but not walking distance if you are carrying a load.

    You are right on the dart so entertainment wise i head into city centre.

    What’s the area like in terms of crime etc?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 483 ✭✭ Bristol Tender Armada


    There isn't a tonne of information on the website as to where the apartment you choose is located ie, what direction your balcony is facing, how near the amenities you are etc, however I found a lot of it through the planning permission documents.

    There are three "blocks": 31, 32 and 22. Each of these are split into sections ie A, B, C, D.

    Plans for Block 31:
    http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00770577.pdf

    Block 33:
    http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00770596.pdf

    I have some for 32 downloaded, but can't find hyperlink atm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 245 ✭✭ Panic Stations


    I was going to get one but seeing as we can't view them and there wasn't any cancelation policy on the lease (only on their website) I decided against it.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    I was going to get one but seeing as we can't view them and there wasn't any cancelation policy on the lease (only on their website) I decided against it.

    As in, the break clause isn’t included on the lease? That’s a big one if so.

    I don’t really understand not being able to view before you commit - maybe they will have that in place when the development is finished?

    The move in dates seem pretty specific, they must be near completion if they can provide exact dates.


  • Registered Users Posts: 245 ✭✭ Panic Stations


    Yep, no break clause was included in the lease. So in the event I wanted to cancel all I had to go off was a bit of text on their website.

    And I noticed pricing being changed on their website too. Started at €1500 and then suddenly went up to €1550 over night along with every other unit going up by at leat €50.

    Just didn't feel right to me


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,873 ✭✭✭ antimatterx


    Col_30 wrote: »
    I get on at Clongriffin too. I find the journey uncomfortable most days. Especially when you get to Raheny and people start roaring at those already on the train to move into non-existent other places to stand. If you are happy with this service for the price paid, fair play! I'm not expecting a seat, but a little room would be nice.

    I just ignore them, even if there is room, I'm not moving to an uncomfortable position. They are served by both Dart likes, there's a train every 10 minutes


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    There isn't a tonne of information on the website as to where the apartment you choose is located ie, what direction your balcony is facing, how near the amenities you are etc, however I found a lot of it through the planning permission documents.

    There are three "blocks": 31, 32 and 22. Each of these are split into sections ie A, B, C, D.

    Plans for Block 31:
    http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00770577.pdf

    Block 33:
    http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00770596.pdf

    I have some for 32 downloaded, but can't find hyperlink atm.

    These links aren’t working - how do you view them?


  • Registered Users Posts: 128 ✭✭ ohlordy


    Search dcc website for planning application reference 4016/16, plans are there to view

    http://www.dublincity.ie/swiftlg/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display

    Initial plan was amended by application ref 2478/17, 2491/19


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Is there an actual address / street number for the blocks? The road is quite long and the development doesn’t appear on Google Maps yet


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  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ Col_30


    Mr.S wrote: »
    Is there an actual address / street number for the blocks? The road is quite long and the development doesn’t appear on Google Maps yet

    They are already on eircode website if you search the map.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Col_30 wrote: »
    They are already on eircode website if you search the map.

    I can't tell which block(s) this development actually is though - what's the Eircode?


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ Col_30


    Mr.S wrote: »
    I can't tell which block(s) this development actually is though - what's the Eircode?


    From 38 Marrsfield Ave (Apartment 1 is D13 RH7V) left as far as "The Collins Building"


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Col_30 wrote: »
    From 38 Marrsfield Ave (Apartment 1 is D13 RH7V) left as far as "The Collins Building"

    Thanks!

    -

    Has anyone applied and signed a lease? Curious to see if there's anything out of place on the leases.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31 bigfeckineejit


    Mr.S wrote: »
    Thanks!

    -

    Has anyone applied and signed a lease? Curious to see if there's anything out of place on the leases.

    Just signed a lease and due to move in April. Nothing seemed out of place at all, and the support team have been great so far, replying to emails and even available on WhatsApp. Looking forward to it! Took a drive by the other day and they look great from the outside.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,991 ✭✭✭ Taylor365


    Mr.S wrote: »
    What’s the area like in terms of crime etc?
    I've heard a few bad things. A lot of "safehouses" out there supposedly.




    Prices seem too good to be true.....


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Taylor365 wrote: »
    I've heard a few bad things. A lot of "safehouses" out there supposedly.




    Prices seem too good to be true.....

    Priced competitively as they are leasing all the apartments in each block themselves - probably allows a lower price point if it means renting everyone one of them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ Col_30


    Taylor365 wrote: »
    I've heard a few bad things. A lot of "safehouses" out there supposedly.




    Prices seem too good to be true.....

    What's a "Safehouse" ?
    I live locally and have never heard of them.

    It's a great area. Very quiet, near public transport, not far from the city centre. My commute takes under an hour door to door. I start work at 9am and work near Tara. I can get a train at 8:36 and still be in for near 9. Not many places can offer that.

    The prices seem to reflect the market in the area. If I was in the market to rent a place, I would jump at the chance, rather than rent off some small time landlord who will be slow to fix any issues and could ask me to leave at any time.

    These new build to rent places offer much great security never before seen in the Irish market. A good thing surely.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    I guess the main question is will they be ready in time, drove by the other night and looks like a lot still be done!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31 bigfeckineejit


    Mr.S wrote: »
    I guess the main question is will they be ready in time, drove by the other night and looks like a lot still be done!

    I suspect it'll be a bit of a building site for the rest of the year. Any word on whether facilities will be available from the get-go?


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