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Exclusive Waterside Self Catering Property in Roundstone (free WiFi)



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Luxury Cottage, Located on the Quay with 'The Best View in Ireland'

Roundstone Rentals (www.roundstonerentals.ie) is proud to bring to you an exclusive self-catering property on the village quay in one of Ireland's most sought after holiday locations.

The Quay House has oil fired central heating, wireless broadband, satellite TV, free parking outside the door, hotel standard beds, linen and goose down duvets

The view from the living room and bedrooms, described as one of the best views in Ireland, is ever changing throughout the seasons. The cottage is located on the pier in the heart of the fishing village of Roundstone in the Connemara region, an area famous worldwide for its picturesque views, award-winning restaurants, fishing, walking and breathtaking beaches. O'Dowds Bar & Restaurant and Vaughan's Roundstone House Hotel, only metres from the house, serve award winning seafood throughout the season.

For those with kayaks or even their own boat, the cottage provide a fantastic base for your holiday where you can step outside your front door and into your boat, moored in the shelter of Roundstone Harbour.

Golden sand and crystal clear water can be found at Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay, only 2 km away. These beaches are a mecca for swimming and beach combing during the summer months. Climb Errisbeg mountain behind the village and return for O'Dowd's famous seafood chowder, or locally picked mussels prior to a short stroll down the harbour to the luxury of the Quay House

Roundstone Rentals is a small family operated business. We own and manage the Quay properties and make every effort to ensure that our guests have a memorable holiday. We live nearby and are available to meet you on arrival to ensure that you get settled in.

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Details for holiday home Quay House, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The Quay House, overlooking Roundstone Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, located off the main street, yet in the heart of the village, is quite simply your quintessential dream Irish holiday home.

The cottage boasts 3 large bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin) all fitted with goose down duvets and top quality linen. The 2 doubles have uninterrupted views over the bay toward the 12 Bens Mountain Range.

Rebuilt in 2006, the house has oil fired central heating throughout, traditional wooden windows, a fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances including a washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, an open turf fireplace, ipod docking stations in bedrooms, wireless broadband and satellite television with DVD and surround sound.

Fishing rods are provided where you can catch your dinner from the pier in front of the house. Alternatively you can buy lobsters, crabs and a multitude of fish from the fishermen as they dock in front of the house.

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

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32 Reviews

based on 32 holidaymaker reviews


The Perfect Location for Exploring Connemara

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house and would highly recommend it. The village of Roundstone is spectacular and a great base for exploring the beautiful rugged landscape of Connemara. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. It was wonderful to wake up to the sound of the water and to see the spectacular mountains in the distance. We could enjoy the activity on the harbour every day from the comfort of the living room. Anne was great to deal with, she responded promptly and professionally to all correspondence.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Dora, FL


  • 5 of 5

Roundstone is a bit out of the way, but well worth it. The sea side town is so quaint and the Quay house is perfect. Out the front window is a view to die for. Not more than a few hundred feet are pubs and restaurants that are wonderful and the people are the most hospitable. The Quay house itself has everything one would need. Plenty of room and very comfortable. We would highly recommend staying here if ever in Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Simply the best place we have ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best holiday home we've ever rented, and we've rented many! The location is unbeatable, with fantastic views that you never tire of. The house is really well designed and set up, a real house that easily accommodated the five of us, including a two year old. The owners are very friendly, helpful and responsive. Roundstone is the ideal base for exploring west Connemara, with pubs and restaurants a couple of minutes walk from the house. This is THE place to stay if you want a house by the sea in Connemara.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael & Family, Thank you so much for your positive feedback on the house. We are delighted you all had such an enjoyable time at the house and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back sometime in the future! Best wishes Anne
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clean and well presented

  • 5 of 5

A very clean house well equipped in a lovely setting . Owners very attentive

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Narberth (Philadelphia) PA

Not to be overlooked!

  • 5 of 5

There is not much to add to the other reviews as they are fair and honest reviews of this special place. I would only say that if you are reading this and considering this house there is nothing to be hesitant about. It is truly special.

We were here the first two weeks in March 2016. The first alone and the second week we were joined by our two daughters, one of which is married. This town and this area far exceeded our expectations. The people that live in the area were kind and helpful. The people that worked in the stores, bar and restaurants were welcoming and very pleasant.

Joe King at King’s Bar has a library of tourist information behind the bar and will give you great advice. Mary, who is the boss at O’Dowd’s (or seems to be) is maybe the nicest person in Ireland. Shawna, from The Shamrock, was great and we had the pleasure of having a pint with her father at O’ Dowd’s. My point is, this is a great town, truly unique and not to be missed.

If you go, here are some tips. Walk on Inish Ni (the island across the bay, make a right at the top of the street and the road to the Island is on the right a few miles) Visit the potter down the road, you must drive the bog road to Cliften (I have driven in New York City and this is much more thrilling), best tourist gift store is Lowery’s in Cliften, Mannion’s in Cliften is very good, Kylemore Abby is over rater and Joyce Country Sheepdogs (http://www.joycecountrysheepdogs.ie/) was great as was the Smokehouse down in Ballyconneely (http://www.smokehouse.ie/).

Rent the Quay house. You will be so glad you did.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk UK

Clean warm and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is just as described and heating, appliances and equipment all good quality and straightforward to operate. We did have a slight problem with satellite TV reception but the owner was promptly over to fix it. The owner is very approachable and helpful.

We stayed in late January (not top tourist season unless you want to see Connemara at its wildest and wettest) but we really liked the quiet roads and coastal scenery. Galway is a lovely city.

We used the Post Office, well-stocked village store (Fennons?) Kings pub and O'Dowds. All provided excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Shannon Airport at 160 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : O'Dowd's Roundstone at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dublin Port at 295 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Connemara Links Championship Golf Course at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : Galway Train Station at 77 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M6 at Oranmore at 85 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O'Dowd's Roundstone at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Gurteen Bay at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

The owners live nearby and are at hand should you require anything. They are available to meet you on arrival to ensure that you get settled in.

Roundstone's sheer beauty and diversity of marine life brought marine biologist and TV personality, Monty Halls, during the summer of 2010 to Connemara. See Monty's recommendations on Roundstone here (http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/promotions/monty/).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid 2016
17 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
XMAS NY 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
27 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89

Preferred payment is via the HomeAway booking engine, however other methods of payment are accepted

Changeover Day is Saturday during the High Season.

A minimum fee of €300 applies per stay

A deposit of 25% of the total cost is required to confirm every booking.

Full payment for the booking is required 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1150 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • All linen and towels are provided for during the stay. Infant travel cot and high chair available

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