I/we have stayed in Maxines apartments a few times now (3?) and even though the most recent trip was more of a necessity than a holiday it was, as ever, a wonderful place to come back to and relax. Its well equipped if you want to look after yourself, near lots of restaurants if you don't, quiet (far enough back from the coast road) and the view is amazing.
The apartment is situated in the historic town of Carrickfergus beside the famous Maud's Ice-cream Parlour. It is about a 20 minute drive from Belfast. The seaside walk is amazing all along the Belfast Lough downtown where the historic Carrickfergus Castle, Dobbin's Inn and St.Nicholas Church are located. It is very convenient to catch the bus or the train into Belfast or to go to many other interesting towns.
The apartment has everything one needs for self-catering - all kinds of dishes, pots, pans, stove, microwave, washer/dryer combo, wifi, TV, and very comfortable furniture, bed etc. It is very bright and cheery due to all the little touches that the owner has added to it. The owner, Maxine McMurtry, was so welcoming and helpful that my husband and I were sad to leave and are looking forward to our next stay there.
We had a most enjoyable stay in Ahoy 2 which was exactly as advertised. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The washing machine was particularly impressive! Maxine met us on arrival and showed us how everything worked. She is a lovely lady who takes great pride in her accommodation and does her very best to help guests to have a relaxed time during their stay. Ahoy 2 is conveniently situated next door to Maud's ice-cream parlour which was a bonus as was the mostly sunny weather. We would recommend Ahoy 2 to visitors to Carrickfergus most highly. Five stars to Ahoy 2 and to Maxine.,
We (two of us) stayed here over Christmas and New Year holidays. Maxine could not have done more to make our stay comfortable. This one bed flat is a perfect little bolt hole in Hope House with great living, dining and fully equipped kitchen space. Perfectly located at the sea front with views over the lough, just above Mauds Ice Cream shop.
So pleased I chose this holiday apartment. The communication with the owner and myself was 100% fantastic. I am from the area (moved to England 1973) and wanted to stay near family which was perfect. Definately would stay at the apartment again.
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