Airbnb where Matt Damon isolated available again for renting
THE luxury property outside Dublin where Matt Damon isolated during the coronavirus lockdown is going back on the rental market for the first time since the Hollywood A-lister's stay.
The actor spent the last couple of months in the village of Dalkey with his family when the pandemic escalated after arriving in March to shoot scenes for a film.
He was quickly spotted along Dublin Bay and emerging from a local branch of SuperValu, endearing himself to locals and gaining the nickname 'Matt O'Damon'.
The five-bedroom property where he stayed is going back on the market on the website Airbnb, with a rental price of €7,300 a week.
Named Ischia, the 5,000 square foot home owned by former racing driver Eddie Irvine includes a sauna, jacuzzi and plunge pool.
The local area – described by the New York Times as Ireland's answer to the Amalfi Coast – also hosts homes owned by Bono and Van Morrison, as well as sea views and acres of woodland.
The property will be available to rent on Airbnb from Sunday.
Speaking to radio station Spin 1038 earlier this month, Damon described his stay in Ireland as being "like a fairytale".
"This is one of the most beautiful places we've ever been," the Bourne Identity star said.
"Yes, you have to stay within two kilometres of your house, but in two kilometres of here, there's trees and woods, there's ocean... I can't think of any place you'd rather be in a two kilometres radius.
"I thought it was incredible two months ago, but now it's blooming... it's ridiculous."