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Panoramic Views, Absolute Luxury

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, Sleeps 2-17

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. The picture includes one dining table - there is another of similar size, in total there is comfortable dining facility for up to 16 people. 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 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 17, ideally located for touring West and Southwest. Less than one hour day -trip to southwest destinations, like Galway, The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher

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Mary O'Keeffe
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2017

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 Mountshannon

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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Mountshannon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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 two-bedroom Suite has a shower room with standard electric shower .
  • 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 , 1 twin/ single , Amazing views over the lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Located in the Diner area
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Located in the Diner area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Located in the Suite beside the house
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , Inter-connected 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 extra 2-bedroom suite that is included when more than 12 people are are staying. The Suite comprises a double room with en-suite shower room, and an adjoining bedroom with three single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
Most of our guests think the photos do not do justice to the extraordinary views over the lake and hills. One guest review suggests the view is probably the best available dining view in Europe! 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 71 reviews

Beautiful Place in the Country

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property. It had everything my family of 7 could ask for. Plenty of room. There was even a guesthouse available if we needed it. It was homey and decorated beautifully. The scenery was exceptional. It was quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the deck and using the BBQ. The little pub in town was awesome and the people were so friendly. Our favorite day was driving around the lake and seeing the countryside. It was very easy to have communication with our host Mary. We experienced plane trouble on our outbound flight from Chicago and therefore arrived much later than expected. Mary was very accommodating and kept in contact with us. We had a huge apple pie and ice cream for everyone upon our arrival. I can't wait to come back and visit Ireland again and stay in this fabulous home. Thanks Mary for the trip of a lifetime!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville Beach

Beautiful home and wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation home for our family of 12 adult children and spouses with our 91 yr old mother to enjoy and experience her country of origin. A wonderful lifetime wish fulfilled for her. The owners were fantastic... welcomed us with fresh baked pies and always there for anything we needed.

This home had everything we needed to enjoy being together with mom and watching her take in the beauty of her ancestral homeland. We easily made day trips to cliffs of Moher and Galway. Would definitely recommend this home for a large or multifamily stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 adults and 1 baby on this trip and were very comfortable in this home. it was well stocked with plenty of china, flatware and glasses which many times is an issue when traveling with a large group. The common areas have a very nice flow with the kitchen, dining tables, love seat and club chairs all in one large room that also opens right into the next space with an L shape couch and TV. We were all able to enjoy these spaces together without it being tight at all. Right behind the dining tables there are doors that open onto a large deck and seating area below. The property is gorgeous, views were amazing and just a wonderful trip ! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming, GA

Awesome home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 loved this home. We all felt at home here. Our 3 grandchildren had plenty of outdoor space for playing while the adults enjoyed the view of the lake and harbor in the distance. The neigboring horses,, donkeys and sheep became new playmates for the kiddos! The kitchen was well equipped for enjoying family dinners accented by herbs growing on the property. It's a great location for day trips to Galway, The Burrens, The Cliffs of Moher and more. We loved this home and highly recommend a visit. The photos are beautiful but still cannot capture the charm of the amazing property. Mary and her team were wonderful - always available to communicate and assist. The "goodies" and note from the owners was a nice welcome after our day's travels. We stayed in 3 different houses on our journey around Ireland and this was by far our favorite!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular country property with stunning views of the lake and hills

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six, ages 22-65, spent 4 fabulous nights in this beautiful home which served as home base for day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and the Dingle Peninsula. This house is amazing! The interior has a very spacious open floor plan with ceiling to floor windows which conveys the feeling that the views are part of the house itself. The bedrooms are privately situated in the four corners of the house and all, but one, have an adjacent bathroom. The kitchen was very large and well-equipped - literally everything we needed, except for our food/wine, was here. Lots of glassware, French-press coffee pots, outdoor grilling utensils, etc. There are 2 wood burning firestoves complete with starters and kindling. The house has an excellent sound system with several hundred CDs loaded in containing all variety of music. We all fell in love with the gorgeous setting which is in several acres of grassy meadow with views of Mountshannon harbor and Lough Derg. The outside deck is a wonderfully peaceful place to have morning coffee and watch the butterflies and the sheep in the meadow. Our adult children's only disappointment was that we did not "take a day off" from sightseeing to simply hang around and enjoy the property. In the evenings, we witnessed beautiful sunsets as well as a rainbow or two. The town of Mountshannon is very small, but it does have a couple of pubs and a gem of an upscale pizza restaurant called Snug (reservations needed). Unfortunately, we did not have our own car for transportation in the evenings to nearby larger towns but we did walk down (and later up) the long hill to the property and into town a couple of times. Our hosts and property manager Mary could not have been more helpful during the planning stages of our trip. She very quickly responded to each of my questions about grocery stores, restaurants, bike rentals and kitchen items. She left us a little lagniappe (yep, I'm from New Orleans!) in the form of a large homemade apple pie and creme fraiche for dessert upon arrival our first night. We did not experience any issues whatsoever during our stay. I would very highly recommend this fabulous property to a large family looking to have all the warm comforts of home in an Irish country setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views from a spacious and home from home property.

  • 5 of 5

As a party of 15 from Scotland, Canada and the USA we had a superb time in this spacious property. The kitchen was excellently equipped and we were short of nothing. We had a great holiday visiting all the usual attractions including a half's day cycling in the Burren. We had 3 superb days of weather and would have liked more sunshine in the 2nd half of our week - but I guess without the rain it would not be Ireland! Thank you for providing such a comfortable base for a most enjoyable family holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mini golf/ 18 hole
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Snug
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Galway City
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kilkenny City
Nearest Point of Interest
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).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry $244.38
Refundable damage deposit $488.76

Payment indicates agreement to our Rental Agreement. Excess utility charges may apply from October 1 to March 31. Min occupancy of 2 per bedroom is assumed - contact us if your requirements differ.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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