We had a wonderful stay at Rachael's townhouse. It's large and light and has three comfortable bedrooms. It's also in a wonderful location. We had a car, so we don't know about how close the townhouse is to mass transit options, but it was a great area for us. The neighborhood is appealing and safe, with a beautiful little park that's nice for morning walks. Also convenient to other parks and pubs!
We didn't meet Rachael, but her mother was extremely nice and helpful, and our inquiries to Rachel were always promptly responded to.
The apartment lacks wifi, which was the only inconvenience we experienced. Also, the weather wasn't conducive to using the backyard, so there was no problem with it being in somewhat rough shape, but we also understand it's being worked on.
Overall, we had a wonderful time in Rachael's apartment and Dublin and would highly recommend it!