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Mary O'Keeffe

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Absolute Luxury, Super Views, Base for S'West Tours, Opt. extra 2 bed suite

43 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Mountshannon House Rental Photos and Description

House, from 5 Bedrooms - 7 bedrooms Sleeps (2-14)

Luxurious house, situated two hours from Kerry, one hour from Galway, 40 mins from The Burren, 45 minutes from Shannon Airport and 500m from the beautiful, award winning village of Mountshannon, this property is truly a special find - ideal for touring the southwest of Ireland as well as being just 2.5 hours from Dublin.

The local area is well known for golfing, fishing, hiking and water-sports, and hosts one of the most successful Arts festivals in Ireland. Music is available in local pubs in season, and there are several good restaurants nearby.

The house is an architect designed high quality detached home - set on 1.5 acres , with 180 degree views over Lough Derg and the Tipperary Hills. It is designed to take full advantage of the views, and is a warm home - timber framed with zoned central heating and wood burning stoves . The ceilings are higher than standard, giving a bright airy feel to the home. Accommodation comprises the following:

A large kitchen/living-room/dining-room is at the centre of this home, with southerly aspect, and magnificent views of the lake. This space has a sound system with built in speakers . A three metre square roof window makes this a particularly bright space. The room is adjoined by a living-room with TV - which also has a wood-burning stove.

Bedrooms 1 and 2 are at the west of the property, and enjoy en-suite facilities and patios. Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with magnificent views over the lake and mountains.

Bedrooms 4 and 5 are located within the Diner area of the house, loved by families with younger guests. This area has a Diner style living area with a bar, and a double and twin bedroom.

The optional suite beside the house has two inter-connecting bedrooms( 6 and 7), one with a double bed, one with twin beds. There is also a small shower room with toilet and whb.

In additional, there is a small child's bed and a travel cot available on request.

Outside, there are extensive patio and decked areas - ideal for lounging or dining al fresco. Children love to play in the huge garden, which also has a greenhouse with herbs that guests are welcome to use. Many guests have cancelled touring plans, preferring to use the space for a stay-cation - especially those who are enjoying family reunion visits.

The East Clare way walking route ( easy to moderate) passes by, and the area is a particularly restful place, with forests, bog-land walks and beautiful unspoiled views over the mountains and lake. Attractions include Holy Island - accessible by a short boat trip available from the harbor - it is one of the earliest Monastic settlements in Ireland (500AD). There is a great park with children's playground and adult gym equipment, a maze, and at the harbour there is an Eagle viewing station.

There are restaurants and local pubs full of atmosphere and charm.

The calendar is updated regularly, but the property is sometimes provisionally booked for use by friends/family, so always contact us for cancellations and an individualized offering suitable for your needs.

Keywords: Large luxurious residence, sleeps up to 14, ideally located for touring West and Southwest. Less than one hour day -trip to southwest destinations, like Galway, The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary O'Keeffe (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Mary O'Keeffe

Hiking, cooking, gardening, history, literature, art, music, sailing, cycling and travel are some of our interests.

Mary O'Keeffe purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary O'Keeffe chose County Clare

Mountshannon is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland, once won the coveted overall Tidy Towns prize, and always features at the top end of this National competition for beautiful places. Overlooking the harbour, and enjoying a wonderful vista of Lough Derg lake and the Tipperary Hills, the setting is spectacular. Great walking, cycling, sailing, fishing, golf and other leisure activities are available locally. One of the oldest monastic settlements in Ireland is on our doorstep, and the area also has excellent pubs and restaurants. The white-tailed eagles nest in Bushy Island which is visible from the property - no need to bring your binoculars to spot this rare bird nesting in Ireland for the first time in 150 years - there is a super viewing facility at the harbour.

The house itself is bright, spacious, well-maintained and enjoys amazing views from the main living space. There is a separate living room - The Diner - for younger guests to enjoy DVD's and board games. The bedrooms are in 4 separate areas, including a separate building right beside the house that is a two-bedroom family suite. The space allows guests privacy whilst also having generous "together" living areas both inside and outside over-looking the harbor and hills.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the spectacular views while lounging on the extensive outdoor space. Watch the boats come and go in the harbour below the dining area. Walk the East Clare Way in the hills on your doorstep. Take a boat trip to Holy Island and experience 1,500 years of history. Watch the white-tailed eagles from the viewing facility at the harbor. Take several day trips to The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, The Alwee Caves, Galway, Bunratty Castle, Adare, and many other local attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house - thoroughly enjoyed it, lovely family home
Jun 2013
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based on 43 traveler reviews

Absolute Luxury, Super Views, Base for S'West Tours, Opt. extra 2 bed suite
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
5

Gorgeous property, lovely start

  • 5 of 5

Mary was a great host and we loved our time in mountshannon. The property is even prettier in real life and the views are stunning. We were there with a large group and Mary was accommodating of our requests, and even had a highchair and a cot for the younger guests. My son loved the sheep that were almost in the backyard and the adults loved the views of the lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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North Carolina, USA
5

Relaxation Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent home for our 2 families of 4 adults, 2 boys (14 and 12), and 2 girls (10 and 11). Plenty of space for everyone. The house and the grounds are perfect. The pictures that are posted on the VRBO website don't do it justice, the views are just spectacular. We could have stayed at the house all week and not have gone anywhere and still would have been a perfect vacation. We did make several day trips to see the sights, but were always excited to return to the home for card games after a dinner at the hotel or the snug in the village. We cooked a few times at the house as well. I know we all agreed that this was the highlight of our week and a half in Ireland. Mary and her folks were quick to respond to any questions we had. Thanks again for a great stay. I am bringing a picture of the view from your back porch to my office so I can remember that when I need to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A jewel among vacation rentals

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful experience staying at this beautiful house in the picturesque village of Mountshannon. If you are looking for a place to stay while exploring Ireland's west coast, look no further. To us, the house was truly a luxury experience - gorgeous setting, awesome views, modern and spacious interior, and plenty of amenities, utensils, etc. for us to use, including enough bathrooms for our group. We originally had 7 people with us, but had rented the house for 12. When my dad came to stay for a few days, we still had a private bedroom available for him. And when my sisters and kids showed up, the owner had no objections to their visit, which gave us the opportunity to enjoy a much-needed family reunion. Despite the damp weather, we were able to take advantage of both indoors and outdoors to give the kids room to run off their energy. The owner's hospitality and recommendations of local attractions completed our stay. We loved every minute of it! Given the opportunity, I'd return in a heartbeat. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a long weekend in this beautiful home and we really couldn't speak any higher of the house, the location, the setup or the friendly welcome we received.

From the initial enquiry, through to closing the door as we left (reluctantly!) the entire experience was an absolute pleasure.

The booking process, information received and attention to detail ensured that we were setup perfectly for our stay.

On our way to the house, using the detailed directions which we received in advance, we could see that the location was stunning. But only when you open the front door and enter the main living space do you realise just how picturesque the area is. The views across the lake are sensational. Especially if you're lucky enough (as we were) to have clear blue skies!

The house is immaculately presented, the living spaces and bedrooms are perfect. We travelled as a group of 8 adults and had more than enough space.

You immediately feel at home and the owners have thought of everything to ensure that you have everything you need. There are simple and clear instructions for everything you're likely to need, i.e. TV, audio, oven, drier, recycling details etc.

If the weather allows, then the large garden and patio are perfect for a few games, a bbq, or just to relax and enjoy the scenery.

If using the house as a base then there are plenty of attractions within easy reach by car.

We did a fair bit of travelling around but also loved the local village which was about a 15 min walk or a couple of mins in the car, where you can find a petrol station\convenience store, 3 local pubs and a restaurant (the snug).

We didn't try the Snug as we self catered back at the house (you'd struggle to find a restaurant anywhere in Europe with a better view to look out on while you have your meals), but we visited each of the 3 pubs. One of which; Spud's Place, had live music on the Saturday night and had a great atmosphere.

There's also the tourist information centre, maze and really nice park between the lake and the village.

We really hope to be back again in the future and would absolutely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mont Shannon Best Home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home with wonderful scenic views of the lake. The house was everything that was shown on web site and more. We loved the small town but traveled throughout Claire county. The home was as enjoyable as was Ireland!!!! Enjoyed 2 fire places in evening and one bed room my wif and I stayed in had an outrageous view of the Lake with enormous picture windows.

We had just five guests (2 couples and one single) but easily 5 couples could stay in this home!!! Great location in the country and a great home! We loved Ireland!!

Steve, Albany , New York USA

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Carmichael, CA
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful home. It gave us plenty of space to relax. The view was outstanding. The home is a designers showcase. The host gave us plenty of suggestions of places to eat and things to do. If we make another trip to Ireland, we would stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Shannon
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mountshannon
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Cork
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mini golf/ 18 hole
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Limerick
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Birdhill
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Snug
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mountshannon
Nearest Point of Interest
Galway City
Nearest Point of Interest
Ennis
Nearest Point of Interest
Kilkenny City
Nearest Point of Interest
Killarney
Nearest Point of Interest
Shannon Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Cork City
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants and bars, boat trips to Holy Island
Nearest Point of Interest
The Burren
Car: recommended

The property is ideally located for touring the south-west of Ireland. Day trips to The Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Burren, golf and surfing at Laninch, Galway and Connemara are all within easy reach. Locally, there are boats for hire to explore the lake, and boat trips to the earliest monastic settlement at Holy Island. There are several parks and walking routes, and a children's playground. There is also horse-riding, music and great pubs and restaurants. There is a great fishing service with fully equipped boats - and the area is renowned for pike fishing (Sept- March).

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Rates & Availability

Mountshannon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September breaks
Aug 29 2016 - Oct 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$214
From
$248
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct-Dec from
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$203
From
$248
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday season from
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
$406
$2,197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year from
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$428
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$197
From
$276
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter break
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$338
From
$372
Fri,Sat
$2,197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring breaks
Apr 18 2017 - May 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
From
$208
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $34 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$214
$1,408
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
June Special
May 28 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$248
From
$327
Fri,Sat
$1,684
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$169
 

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Refundable damage deposit $451

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Amenities

Mountshannon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to bedroom one, and opening as main bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located between bedroom 4 and 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Located in the optional Suite
  • Bathroom one has a bath/shower, and opens into the hall and into one bedroom. Bathroom two has a large walk-in shower. Bathroom three is located in the east side Diner area with a shower. All showers within the main house are high quality pumped power showers. The adjoining optional two-bedroom Suite has a small shower room with standard electric shower .
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With en-suite and west facing patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master ensuite, west facing patio
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Amazing views over the lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Located on the east side beside Diner livingroom and b'room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Beautiful lake view
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Located in the optional Suite, with en-suite
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Interconnected with Bedroom 6
  • Two bedrooms are located on the west side; both have patios and a king beds; both are en-suite - one bathroom is also accessible from the hall. One double bedroom is located on the south side, with great views over the lake and hills. It is often the choice for honeymoon couples even if they are the only occupants of the house! Two bedrooms are located in the east side Diner area, one twin, one double; these share a bathroom and Diner-style living-room with an additional day bed (single) available if required located within the Diner. There is also a travel cot suitable for a baby, and a small child's bed. At the side of the house, in a separate building, there is an additional optional extra 2-bedroom suite. This comprises a double room with adjoining small shower room, and an adjoining bedroom with twin beds. This suite is not included in the standard house reservation - ask for details.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property has extensive living and decking areas, and is suitable for several families to share. The house is built all on one level, with level access to the outside areas.

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