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26-11-2019, 12:41   #1
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Vesta Living - Clongriffin

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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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.
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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!).
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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?
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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?

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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?
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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