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House In The Burren Sea Views Excellent Sunsets nr Ballyvaughan On Coastal Route

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Muckinish, Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way - In The Grounds Of Sean Mara Castle On The Shores Of Galway Bay With The Burren On Your Doorstep

Three bedroom house on the shore of Galway Bay in the heart of the Burren on the grounds of a ruined Castle. Garden backs onto sea, magnificent sunsets. Ample car parking available at the house. Close to excellent golf courses, Cliff of Moher, caves and beaches.

Eamonn Madden
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Eamonn Madden

We live on the East Coast of Ireland with our 2 children. We have another house in SeanMara which we stay in on a regular basis. We bought No. 4 because we fell in love with the area with its views, fantastic walks and many attractions and wanted to share them with our family and friends. Now we would like you to take advantage of this opportunity to holiday in this unique setting.

Eamonn Madden purchased this house in 2009

Why Eamonn Madden chose County Clare

We bought this house because of its location, location and location!It has amazing sea views to the back of the house and the magnificant Burren to the front. It is a short distance to the Kinvara/Ballyvaughan road but there is no interferance from traffic. The village of Ballyvaughan is close by with a great selection of restaurants and little shops. Galway City is less than an hours drive for a change of pace with all that a modern city offers. The sea is literally on the doorstep and the sount of the sea and birdlife is truely relaxing.

What makes this house unique

The house is a really comfortable with an open fire in the living area. There is a lovely patio garden with picnic table to the back overlooking the sea for dining alfresco. Parking is plentiful and the area is quite and peaceful.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clare in Clare

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with power-shower, washhand basin and WC. separate bathroom with power shower, washhand basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with en-suite. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Notes on accommodation: Bright,very comfortable house equipped to a high standard in quiet location. Spacious living area and own back garden overlooking the bay.Spectacular sunsets and bird life as the tide ebbs and flows! Outside: The back garden consists of a Liscannor stone patio area with planted border at the sea wall. A large picnic table ensures dining alfresco is an enjoyable experience. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are available. There is an extra supplement for linen, towels and end of stay clean. Other: Understairs storage area with ironing board, vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

House In The Burren Sea Views Excellent Sunsets nr Ballyvaughan On Coastal Route
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Great location with stunning scenery

  • 4 of 5

The view is stunning! The pictures don't do it justice, it is almost surreal. We loved coming back in the evenings and building a fire. Our children loved the open space to play soccer and walk around the castle next door. It is such a beautiful area!

We struggled with the front door as the lock needs to be changed out. Even though we were told to wiggle it to get it to work, we were unsuccessful and didn't want to battle a lock as we were excited to leave/come back every day. Most of the time, we left it unlocked because we couldn't get it. Also, the upstairs bedrooms could use a deep vacuum in the corners behind the nightstands which we noticed when plugging in cell phones. But, beautiful place and the views cannot be beat! The sunsets from the property are incredible! We also felt like there was so much to do close to the property and loved the location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 adults and a child who stayed here from June 29th to July 2nd. The property is really beautiful. The location on the bay is just perfect! Just sitting in the living room and watching the tide come in was the best part of our stay.

The house itself is as shown in the pictures. It had everything for a short stay. There were enough crockery and cutlery and other items to cook a meal. We cooked breakfast everyday before setting out. There were tea, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil etc for our use. These are the small things that make a short stay really perfect. The dishwasher was very welcome. There was a washing machine though we did not use it. The wifi was efficient.

All the bedrooms were decent sized. The house was perfect for us in every way. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant time

  • 3 of 5

Nice place, well organized and welcoming. We loved being on the water and in the shadow of an Irish Tower.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Spacious home on the bay

  • 4 of 5

This house was a very comfortable place to spend a few days exploring western Ireland. It is in the courtyard of a ruined castle and has great views of Galway Bay. There were some minor mechanical issues – varied heater controls, dishwasher wouldn't open – but overall the house was well-appointed and served our purpose well. We could have used a little more information about the operation of the lock on the front door and the water heater location, but that was minor.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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SENSATIONAL! Beautiful home on the Bay of Galway. Excellent for families. Breathtaking backdrop!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here! My son captured it best: "it's hard not to fall in love with this place when you have the Bay of Galway in your backyard and the ruins of a castle just outside your door." The backdrop of the Burren was extraordinary!

My husband and I stayed here with our 4 children (2 adult children, 2 teens) and there was plenty of room for our family. The photos do not do this home justice, we were surprised by the actual size of the home not to mention how well it was maintained. There are 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The home is very comfortable and well equipped. So peaceful to be situated right there on the bay. Loved winding down at the end of a full day with a fire roaring the fireplace....it was heavenly!

Loved that the home was only 35-40 minutes away from the Cliffs of Moher and less than an hour away from Galway. The convenient drive to the Cliffs was a great advantage — the first time we drove to the cliffs the fog was so heavy that we couldn't see 20 feet in front of us, by the time we got to the pay station, the attendant advised that we turn around, and try again on a different day. The heavy fog hung around for a few more days but thankfully, on our last day, the fog lifted and we were able to rush back to the cliffs and experience this breathtaking site! Had we not been so close to the cliffs we likely would have missed this incredible opportunity. TIP: call the Cliffs of Moher before you make the drive, the visitor center is very helpful and will tell you about weather conditions before you head down.

Another fun place to visit, about 10 minutes from the house are the Ailwee Caves, be sure to pay the extra money for the guided tour, it was fascinating. Our visit to the caves was almost as delightful as our regular visits to the pubs in the charming town of Ballyvaughan.

The reservation process itself for this home was VERY, VERY easy! It was a pleasantly painless process.

Net-net: We had an absolutely delightful stay! Beautiful home for so many reasons! STAY HERE! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

A million thanks Hillary!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The view and location are magnificent, the house clean and warm and comfortable. Nice surroundings for walking.

The pans are high quality. The house is recommendable. We had a nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Beside the Burren and Galway Bay accessed by private road from the N67 SeanMara is an excellent location for exploring the Burren. Walking tours, painting courses, fishing area all available in the local area. The Alliwee Caves, Doolin Caves and Cliffs of Moher are close by with Galway City less than an hours drive away.


Sean Mara is located by the sea. Bishops Quarter Beach an approved swimming beach is 2 minutes away by car. Fanore Beach which is suitable for swimming and surfing is 20 minutes drive away.


Galway Airport is 40 minutes drive with Shannon International Airport 90 minutes drive and Dublin International Airport 3 hours drive. A car is essential to fully enjoy this location.


Ballyvaughan Village with shops, pubs and restaurants is 3 km (5 minutes drive). Kinvara town with shopping and restaurants is 20 minutes drive and Galway City is 1 hours drive. Alliwee Caves 10 minutes drive. Cliff of Moher are 40 minutes drive with Doolin and access to the ferry to the Aran Islands 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Ballyvaughan village is a beautiful fishing village with a variety of restaurants. Local well stocked shops provide all the essentials. Local pubs provide traditional music nightly. A farmers market provides fresh local products on saturdays in the summer months. Kinvara town has a larger supermarket and is also a pretty harbour town with many pubs and restaurants along with a long tradition of a Friday market during the summer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clare, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen, and cleaning £80.78
Electricity £26.93

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner for changeover day details.

Notes on prices:
There is an extra supplement for electricity and bedlinen, towels and end of stay clean.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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