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



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews



  • 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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Wonderful stay with beautiful sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful spot right on the bay. Very comfortable home with your very own castle right next door. Loved exploring the Burren and spent 3 days on the Cliffs of Moher. One from the ferry and two days on the top. Thousands of birds nesting. Takes your breath away so beautiful. Went out to the Aran Islands and enjoyed taking the horse and buggy around to all the highlights. Wi-fi came in great. All the comforts of home. Would definitely come back again!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oh Wow!!

  • 5 of 5

"Oh wow!", "And..., relax!" - those were our first thoughts as we walked out to that View! We have just arrived back from a much needed rest and this holiday home far exceeded our expectations. After a week there we didn't want to leave and I actually felt a little emotional when we did leave. We were a group of three adults and two children and the house and its environs were perfect for us. The kids had the freedom to explore, to beachcomb and to fish in a safe and tranquil setting.. There are lots of things to do in the Burren to interest all ages. We visited Ailwee Cave and Bird of Prey Centre, Poulnabrone Dolmen, we explored the Flaggy Shore, we saw dolphins on the trip from Kilrush Marina and we booked tea at Father Ted's. But most of all we just enjoyed the house, its views and sunsets and exploring our little coastline. Thank you Hilary and Eamonn, your house was just what the doctor ordered.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect to relax and explore

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week end of may. We are family from Germany with two young children 10 and 8 years.

He house is in a wonderful location on the Galway bay in front and the burden right behind. All the trips to the Burren sightseeing locations are no long drive.

Ballyvaughan is a 2min drive and has great pubs we liked.

The house has a exceptional view over the bay. We liked to stroll along the bay at low tide and collect shells. You could start right below the terrace.

There is a lovely fireplace witch is nice in the evening sitting by an watching over the water.

For a family traveling by plane the kitchen is missing a view things. (towels, soap, spices etc) everything has to be bought. (and left there or thrown away cause it isn't easy take it back with you). if you travel by car this should be no issue.

Also we missed wifi (we gladly could use the neighbors), for planing the next days trips it is quite helpful. But the owner reported that she is working on it.

There was no personal contact to the owner. For us this is ok. For people who like to have a short chat and personal contact it is worth to mention. The booking process and the service with bed linen and towels was really good.

Assuming that the wifi is done next year, i and especially the kids really like to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a short break (3 nights) and wished we'd been able to stay longer. The house itself is very comfortable, well-equipped and well maintained. The views are absolutely amazing, it was fantastic being able to sit on the patio watching the sun set over the water while listening to the various types of water fowl.

Seanmara is situated in a great area too, within the magical landscape of the Burren and the West coast. Kinvara is worth a visit and so too are attractions such as Doolin Cave and the Perfumery. This whole area is so beautiful, and Seanmara is an excellent place to stay to see it all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We keep a close eye on the house to ensure it is maintained to a high standard. It is a very special location with the views constantly changing with the tide. It is a great base for touring the west coast and the "Wild Atlantic Way". Please keep us in mind if you are back in the area again. Hilary and Eamonn
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this lovely house in gorgeous Co. Clare. The house is located right beside the sea and the sea views from the sitting room and the evening sunsets were just amazing – really picture book stuff! There was a lovely walk along the coastline right from the house and being beside an old castle ruin was magical for our younger boys. The very pretty coastal village of Ballyvaughan was less than 5 minutes away by car and had a great array of restaurants, pubs, shops etc.

The house itself was perfect for our family of young children and teenagers – it was very well maintained and fully equipped so we had everything we needed. The house is in such a relaxing location, yet right at the heart of so many wonderful things to see and do (highly recommend the Aillwee caves, Bird’s of Prey Educational Centre, and the boat trip along the Cliff’s of Moher). We just wish we’d had more time! We were only there for a long weekend, but it was so relaxing, yet with something for us all, that it felt as if we had been away for ages – a perfect battery recharge. Definitely recommend it for an easy family getaway with lots around for everyone to do. Thank you for a much needed and lovely break :)

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
16 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen, and cleaning £76
Electricity £21

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

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • waterfront


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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