Excellent communication from Eimer and Leonard throughout the process, couldn't have made it easier for our late night arrival. The property is in a residential area, with yard kept fairly neat. The private off street parking is a huge bonus. The home is in decent condition for a rental (I personally manage 171 rentals and have seen some things that can't be unseen :). Split level home with a bedroom, kitchen, living area and one toilet downstairs - 3 more bedrooms and full bathrom w/ shower upstairs. The shower is quite small by American standards, but water was hot and had good pressure. All items were provided in the kitchen, with dishes, flatware and working stove and laundry washing machine. 2 pubs within a 5 - 10 minute walk in a nice quiet residential area which is perfect for a countryside destination like Cork. We were able to relax at 'home' and easily head off to many nearby attractions (Blarney Castle, Cobh port town, Cork city centre, etc). Just what we were looking for, and the hosts made it very easy. I'd stay here again for the reasons listed above - not an extravagant place but perfect if you want an entire home in a calm environment.
Leonard's place was ideally situated for our trip, on a bus route to town (only 10 - 15 minutes), close to UCC, and also to supermarkets. The house was a comfortable space, great value, well appointed kitchen, and the off street parking was invaluable. Leonard was super helpful in arranging our stay.
The house was not in the best of neighbourhoods, but the surrounding area was beautiful, and Cork city was great, so great as a base to explore from. Plenty of bath towels were provided, but we would have liked a couple more hand towels, and more pillows as we needed to take from the other beds. We felt that it was overpriced, but realise that it was priced to sleep 8, and there were only 4 of us. Although the property can sleep 8 in terms of numbers of beds, it would be a struggle otherwise in terms of space and seats in lounge and kitchen. There is one downstairs toilet and a family bathroom. You are required to strip beds before you leave. Owner friendly.