The Cliffhouse is a luxurious new 3000 sq. ft vacation home situated one mile from the charming colourful village of Doolin on the rugged west coast of Ireland. Tucked into the side of hill within the Doolin hinterland, 'The Cliffhouse' sits on an one and a half acre site that affords privacy, intimacy and convenient access to major attractions that Ireland has to offer. This delightful vacation retreat, which has breathtaking views of Galway Bay, Aran Islands and The Burren, will ensure that you will feel as if you are visiting you own dream home rather than a rental house.
Built in true Irish style with a limestone facade and a black slate roof, the house has 5 large bedrooms (4 of which are en-suite), kitchen,dining room,sun-room, utilityroom, living room, family room, powder room and a stone patio. Elegantly finished and furnished 'The Cliffhouse', with its spectacular views that neither words nor pictures can capture is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or golfing trip.
We just returned from our trip to Ireland. We stayed at The Cliffhouse for 4 nights. We comfortably stayed with 3 other couples. The views were breathtaking! The house was absolutley gorgeous and well furnished. We loved every minute in this place. I remember walking through the rooms and couldn't decide which room I wanted to relax in because each room was perfect and comfortable! Fireplaces were an added perfect touch! Our main goal was to gather family together and enjoy each others company and we succeeded! Memories were made to last a lifetime! We loved this place and if/ when we ever return, we will certainly book this place again! Excellent! Can't say enough good things about this place....and Ireland!! We didn't want to leave!
Four friends and I stayed for five days in this lovely house. This was a 50th birthday celebration and reunion for us. The house had everything we needed to be comfortable and then some. The rooms were well-appointed and nicely decorated. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, although we didn't cook meals there - the town has fantastic pubs for that! Don't let the photo of the outside of the house fool you - there is a ton of green all around, it is not barren. The layout of the house was perfect - bedrooms on one side, living space on the other. The managers provided great service, and when we needed to call them (which was only once) they were right there. I'd highly recommend this house.
We were a group of 5 couples, which was made known in advance to the owners. My husband and I had the bedroom with no bath. The bath was down the hall. That was not the problem. To say the bedroom was small is an understatement. It is described as a "large" bedroom. It was 9 feet by 8 feet, had no closet, no mirror and an armoire designed for a TV (no tv) in which we had to stack our clothes. It had a double bed and one side table. The ledge of the window served as another table. The bathroom was the "powder room". It was by a generous measurement 3 feet by 3 feet of open space. The water pressure in the shower was so poor that I could not get the shampoo out of my hair after I washed it. When we arrived there was no hot water. The water heater had not been turned on. Even after it was turned on there was never enough hot water for more that 5 of us to take a shower that was not cold. In the week that we were there, I had 2 luke warm showers. Others had varying degrees of success depending on the luck of when one chose to take a shower. It appeared that the hot water heater was controlled so that the water would not go above a pre set temperature.
One other bedroom was very small. Two were adequate and one was large. The folks in the large bedrm called to inform that the toilet seat was broken. The response they received was "that's interesting". It was not repaired.
I considered giving one star to this review. I gave the second star because the living space was as described and the furniture outside of the bedrooms was comfortable. The kitchen was sufficiently equipped and of generaous size.
I rent a home through the VRBO website and I am scrupulously honest in describing the house we rent. The description of the bedrooms and baths in the "Cliff House" is very misleading and even when the owners new 10 adults were the guests, no effort was made to clarify the bedroom situation. At best the 5th bedroom must be described as suitable for a child, maybe two if they get along very well.
Lastly, the free WiFI is not at the house. It is a couple of miles away at the Doolin Activity Center where the connection is poor at best.
It gives me no pleasure to give a poor review but it is an honest review.
We were absolutely amazed when we walked into the Cliffhouse this summer! We went from room to room, marveling at how beautiful this house is. It is even better than the pictures you see here. With our group of 11, we never felt crowded. There are 3 different "sitting rooms," so there was always a place to sit and chat, or get some quiet time for reading. The bedrooms are all spacious with beautiful views and 4 out of 5 have private bathrooms. There are lovely places to walk, and the darling town of Doolin is just down the road. We stayed at the Cliffhouse for five days while performing at pubs in the area. It was a great central location to tour and enjoy music in Ennis, LaHinch, Kilefinora, Kinvarra, and Doolin. We also toured the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, the Aran Islands, and made a (long) day trip to the Dingle Peninsula. Wonderful place for touring the west coast of Ireland! Anthony was marvelously helpful and answered all our questions. The house has everything you could ever want, from a well-stocked kitchen to extra bedding and towels. I can highly recommend it!! Hope to return someday-thank-you Anthony for sharing your beautiful home!
A dream vacation in a dream location! Cliff house is a wonderfully appointed, spacious, well maintained vacation rental property. Anthony could not have been more helpful in walking us through the rental and check-in procedure which was very easy and well organized. We traveled with 2 other couples and a 3rd couple, who were already vacationing in Ireland, met up with us for a couple of days at Cliff House. Plenty of comfortable room for everyone to enjoy. Doolin is a very charming town and we spent most evenings enjoying the food and music in the local pubs. They were all great but we claim McGann's, where we met our very own leprechaun who played a lovely ditty on his fiddle just for us, as our favorite spot! Doolin was a perfect location to take day trips from. We recommend the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, golf at Doonbeg and Lahinch, to name a few. We also hired a driver (ask at O'Connors and they'll contact Tony for you) who was knowledgeable, informed, and most of all, a ton of fun to be with! Tony drove us to Galway and along the way he took us to the Burren, got us into the Guiness castle/mansion for an impromptu tour, was game enough to go in search of my ancestral family castle off the beaten track, visited Cong where parts of "The Quiet Man" were filmed, and topped the day off with a wonderful dinner at Moran's Oyster House before delivering us safely back to Cliff House. A wonderful day and a nice way for all of us to enjoy the sights and be able to have a few pints along the way without worrying about nighttime driving on unfamiliar roads. It was hard to leave Cliffhouse with it's beautiful views, rainbows and even a cute little fox who scampered through the yard as if on cue! We would definitely recommend this house and hope to be back ourselves. The pictures, though lovely, do not do the property justice. Not sure when they were taken, but they tend to make the property look very barren when, in fact, it is perched on a high hill on a "woodsy" lot with lots of thick brush (thus the fox) and a beautiful view of the ocean. The inside pix look a little austere as well but the house is actually very comfortable and warm with pillows, throws, fireplaces, nice linens, etc. Well I've just about used up my word count so I'll just say, thanks again Anthony, loved Cliffhouse!
We recently spent 2 wonderful weeks at the Cliffhouse with our children and grandson. The house was everything it promised and more. Everything was in good working condition, very clean and comfortable. The views were spectacular. It provided an excellent base for golfing at Lahinch and Doonbeg. It's also an excellent base for visiting the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran islands, Galway and the Burren. O'Connor's pub is a must visit in Doolin. We also had good meals at McDermott's and Cullinans. We would highly recommend the Cliffhouse to anyone visiting this area in Ireland.
This region of Ireland (West Clare) is rich in archaeological remains, geology, history and legend as well as being regarded as a golfers paradise. These popular attractions that must be visited are the majestic Cliffs of Moher (3 miles), Allwee caves (10 miles), The Burren (6 miles), Poulnabrone Dolmen (10 miles) or take the boat from the pier in Doolin to the Aran Islands and experience the last outpost of gaelic civilization where irish is still the spoken language. Worldwide famous golf courses nearby are Lahinch (links), Doonbeg (links) and Ballybunion (links) to name but a few.
Doolin is renowned worldwide for its wealth of irish music and song. Home to thousands of international visitors each year, Doolin is many things to many people. For some it is a place to experience rousing music sessions nightly in the pub and for others it is a place of solitude and tranquility where one can refresh their spirits away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.
Golf: This part of Ireland is a golfers paradise with some of the best golf courses in the world nearby. Nearby Lahinch links course (5 miles) and Doonbeg links course (30 miles) being the gems and are liable to give a strict test to the profesional golfer.There is also world famous Ballybunion links course (56 miles away) and is in the top 10 golf courses in the world for the last decade.
Also this area has some magnificent parkland courses such as Dromoland castle , Adare Manor and Woodstock in Ennis.
These famous golf couses are very often frequented by the annual visits of Tiger Woods, Mark O,Meara and Tom Watson to play them in preparation for the British Open Championship.