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Ben Stacks and Kim O'Connor

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Atop the Cliffs of Moher, with Ocean Views, Aran Island

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

County Clare House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms each with two twin beds, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Be our guest in an award winning (Irish Architects, Best Cottage Design, 1991) traditional Irish cottage high atop the Cliffs of Moher, overlooking Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. The original structure was a flagstone house built in the early 1800’s and abandoned as a dwelling in the 1850’s during the famine. From there it fell into ruin until the current cottage was built in 1991 using the stones from the original building.

The cottage is beautifully decorated with Irish antiques and all the modern amenities (with the exception of a television) to make for an enjoyable, relaxing stay. Curl up in front of one of two turf (peat) burning fires with one of the many books on Irish history, art, culture and literature. Or explore the rural, west coast region of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way with its many cliffs, beaches, farms, forests, caves and ruins to experience. The owners leave nothing to chance and provide their guests with extras such as boots, wax jackets, wool sweaters, backpacks, binoculars, riding hats so that every activity is within reach. Hiking, beach combing, cycling, horseback riding, spelunking, bird watching, fishing and golfing are just some of many activities to choose among.

At the end of the day, Doolin Pubs await the tired with lively music, good food and a pint or two.

The cottage has four bedrooms, all en-suite, with twin beds in each. So what will it be? A family trip to explore your Irish roots, a girls getaway or a guys golf trip, talking business over golf at Lahinch, Doonbeg and Ballybunion?

Fly overnight into Shannon Airport and be at the cottage within an hour.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ben Stacks and Kim O'Connor (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Atop the Cliffs of Moher, with Ocean Views, Aran Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Charming cottage in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I am convinced this cottage is in the most perfect location in all of Ireland. The cottage is located on the southern portion of the cliffs of Moher. There is a couple of cow pastures between the home and the cliffs, so it was perfectly safe for our young children, but it was so close we had the best views. We also got to experience the cliffs without the crowds.

The home itself is so much bigger than I expected! We had plenty of room for five adults and two children. The fireplace is completely charming and we used it regularly. Anything you can possibly need is available, and the cottage caretaker is only a phone call away for any questions.

Thank you so much Kim, for the use of your beautiful home. We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing place to relax and enjoy peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as described in the VRBO information. The owners are very helpful in providing all the information before you get there. What a wonderful time and enjoyed everything about the place. Only slight issue we had was the Wi-Fi is still fairly spotty. But when you're there to view the beautiful surroundings, who needs wi-fi.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Spectacular home with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful home with room for a large family.

As we were only 2 we wished we had our whole family here to appreciate this home.

The house supplied everything you could need regarding boots and coats.

The peat fire was cozy and well appreciated.

We walked the back yard to the trail and followed the Cliff Trail into Doolin.

We highly recommend this home and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

I spent a lot of time researching vacation homes all over the west coast of Ireland. I wanted to find a home with a beautiful view and a traditional feel for my 80 year old mother. After months of looking, I decided upon this home and we could not have been any happier at what we found when we arrived. Everything about this vacation rental is complete perfection! The home is filled with a beautiful collection of antiques and it contains every single thing you'd want or need when you are traveling away from home. There is a large library in the home filled with regional books and guides and plenty of games and cards to keep everyone busy when it's time to relax at home. My favorite part of the home was it's location! Right on the top of the Cliffs of Moher, looking out on the Aran Islands. You can walk through the pastures behind the house, straight down to the trail that runs along the edge of the Cliffs of Moher. Look no further...If you are staying in the Doolin area (great shopping, music, and food), book this house now! "Thank you" to the owners for sharing your wonderful home with us! We will treasure the memories.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

This place is grand. The views are stunning. Right on the cliff's. Just an unbelievable Irish cottage. Everything one would need is there. Loved the décor, music selection, book's , games. Especially enjoyed the peat fires every night. It was truly a dream for us to experience such a lovely place. Good spot for day trip's. Gus O'Conner's pub for good pub grub. It was an easy drive back to Shannon airport from here although we really didn't want to leave. Highly recommend.

Patty, Dan, Deb and Mary Ann

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Magical cottage on the cliffs

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place from which to enjoy the gorgeous county of Clare. This roomy, snug, beautiful home was the nicest place I have ever stayed in Eire. The novels, maps and multitudinous guide books were a delight to browse in the evenings before we set out adventuring each day. The comfortable beds, lovely kitchen and proximity to the cliffs made this an unsurpassed home.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Doolin
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lahinch
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lahinch
Car: necessary

This rural part of Ireland is deceiving. Upon first glance it may seem there is not a lot to do when in reality it is alive with more activities than one can fit into just one vacation. The basket over the phone is teeming with brochures of all the many local activities. Some of our favorite things to do are as follows:

• The Lahinch Golf Course is one of the great links courses in the world, so don’t miss it. It may be tough to get a tee time in the summer, so plan as far in advance as possible. The great course is called the Old Course. The Castle Course is across the street and easier to get on. It’s not much of a track but will do in a pinch. Ballybunion and Doonbeg are also just a short drive away.

• There are two nearby par-three courses, one just between Lahinch and Liscannor, the other in Doolin on the road to the ferry pier. There are many great hikes and walks, especially in the Burren. There are various maps and walking guides in the bookshelves, just right of the southern window.

• A leisurely drive through the Burren should include a visit to The Burren Centre, Kilfenora Cathedral and Crosses and a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen. A guided tour is worth the effort. Call Mary Howard at 065 707 6100.

• The Doolin Cave is well worth a visit to see one of the world’s largest stalactites. Ailwee Cave is also an interesting visit. If only seeing one cave, make it The Doolin Cave.

• There is regular ferry service to each of the Aran Islands from Doolin pier from a variety of competing companies. On each island you can chose to hike, bike or take a horse drawn wagon tour. On a rough day it is sheer misery to cross to the Islands so only consider going on a nice day. Also consider a boat tour of the cliffs.

• The local pubs usually have good Irish music. You cannot go wrong with grabbing a pint at the Doolin pubs- McDermotts, McGanns and O’Connors after a dinner at home or out.

• Pat Sweeney is a local farmer who conducts an unforgettable Doolin Cliff Walk. The tour commences outside O’Connor’s Pub each morning at 10 am. Private tours that begin at the house can be arranged as well. Pat is extremely knowledgeable about the landscape, history and culture of the area and is a truly lovely person to spend time with.

• Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is fun with children. The castle is in sound condition and the theme village around it provides wonderful examples of the homes people lived in through out the area. The same can be said for a guided tour of Craggaunowen.

• Peter Williams runs the Mountain View Horse Riding Center in Lisdoonvarna. He can take you on one or two hour treks through the Lisdoonvarna countryside and, like Pat, is a pleasure to meet and get to know.

• Lahinch is a wonderful town for a stroll along the water front and shopping for Irish sweaters, pottery, jewelry and art. Doolin also has lovely shops for finding gifts for family back home.

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Rates & Availability

County Clare House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,519
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $88

For stays less than one week, we charge an additional $90 housekeeping fee.

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Amenities

County Clare House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Downstairs bathrooms have shower stalls and upstairs bathrooms have bathtubs with handheld shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All bedrooms have two twin beds and their own bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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