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Connemara Seaside Property - Sonas-Bru na Mara

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


County Galway Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Properties ranging from 1-4 bedrooms, sleeping 2-8 and 1-2 bathrooms

Bru na Mara is a beautiful complex just outside Carna that combines traditional design with modern comfort. The site overlooks a small harbour, and has spectacular views of the sea, the historic Mason and St MacDara's islands, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Situated in the south west corner of Connemara, the complex is an ideal location for touring and exploring Connemara and South Mayo. Carna, which is situated in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region) is an important centre for Traditional singing, music, and dancing, with weekly sessions in neighbouring Kilkieran. There are a host of activities within easy reach, including a number of spectacular, unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus, (1.5 km) Mynish (7 km) and Callowfinish (8 km). The area is also ideal for walking or cycling, with little traffic, stunning views, and the cleanest air in Europe.

Details for Sonas-Bru na Mara 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Sonas is a 3 star, fully furnished groundfloor apartment adjoining the owner's house. It is set right at the sea's edge with an open fire, it combines cosiness, with an unrivalled view of the historic St MacDara's Island and Mace Harbour. This apartment is particularly suitable for couples, or for artists or writers. It is the ideal base for exploring and enjoying South and West Connemara, with its panoramic views of coastline, islands, inlets, hills and mountains. The spectacular surroundings, rich in both flora and fauna are also ideal for fishing and birdwatching. The beautiful unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus and Mynish are also extremely popular with children. The apartment is the ideal base for a comfortable, restful and relaxing holiday, with so much outdoor activity on your doorstep

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Riona Connolly Green
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, Irish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Sonas-Bru na Mara
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Seaside, idyllic apartment.

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean, and cosy apartment. My wife and I stayed one week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; beach walks, countryside drives and visiting county Connemara. Rionna is a delightful knowledgeable and lovely host. We highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

My Fiance and I stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas. We had the little apartment on the side which included a beautiful bedroom and en suite bathroom as well as a fully equipped kitchen and a really cozy living room. The apartment itself was immaculate and also decorated for Christmas for us! Riona went out of her way to welcome us and made sure we were taken care of the whole time. The location was fabulous for short trips around the Connemara area, I'd definitely recommend a car! The views were stunning in every direction.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy place

  • 5 of 5

Bru Na Mara is a very nice place for enjoying the sea, the air and the surrounding beautiful nature of Connemara. It is a beautiful and cosy location at the end of a little road. The seaview with some little isles is salving.

We felt very comfortable and being welcomed by Riona. Her information helped us to discover local places and to plan day trips in Connemara. We liked walking along the coastline behind the house and loved it beeing sometimes guided by her cute dog. We liked the landscape and the atmosphere very much, especially the bog with the sheeps, the coastline and the mountains. We enjoyed the daytrips to the Island of Inishbofin and a walk on Diamond hill or to some sandy beaches and also to Galway-City.

We appreciated cooking at home and to buy and taste the local products and also to go out to Pups and to enjoy the delicate seafood.

Staying there gave us great impressions!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay Experience

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place to stay. Very quite and picturesque. The hostesses are very hospitable. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Wi-fi is available. Probably, it is a little bit hard to find the way to the pier if you are traveling by the car.

Very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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holidays in bru na mara

  • 5 of 5

Very good holidays in bru na mara. Riona is very nice. All was super!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Bru Na Mara: My Favorite Place in Eire

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all has been said in the reviews and don't want to repeat anything.-Having been here with my family in 1973(!) already and 5 times again since then I love the place, feel at home with the Connolly - Family. And I love the rough weather. " It is a soft day today" I heard when it had been raining. A few hours later the sun was very hot and we went to the beach close by. I loved to be shipped to the MacDarra Island by boat or stay at the harbour and listen to the quietness. Or walk - the last time with by own bike- around. When I had been here in 2009 after a long break the only thing I have missed was the smell of the turf - fire like in former times, already when you came to Rosslare by ferry-boat.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Nearest Airport
133 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Connemara Championship Golf links
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended

Bru Na Mara is 5 km South West of Carna village beside Mace Pier. Go through the village of Carna, take the first left turn after approximately 2.5 km west of Carna. At the next Y junction keep right and turn right at the next junction after approximately 300 metres. Continue down this road until you reach the house at Mace Pier.

Bru na Mara provides traditional yet ultra modern self-catering accommodation 'at the quiet end of Europe'.

Ideal for cycling, hill-walking, rock-climbing, treeking, horse-riding, golf, pitch and putt, swimming, surfing, scuba-diving, canoeing, fishing, boating, sailing and sailing festivals. A haven for botanists, bird-watchers, artists and writers. Renowned for Irish language, traditional singing, music, dance, pre-historic and mediaeval remains.

Good food and drink available locally in a relaxed athmosphere. The area is famous for its lamb and seafood. Within driving distance of Roundstone, Clifden, Letterfrack, Kylemore Abbey, Killary , Aran Ils.

Other Activities: painting, pitch and putt ,Scuba Diving.


Rates & Availability

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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
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Oct 22 2016 - Nov 4 2016
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Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
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Xmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
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May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
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Nov 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
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Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $109

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €100
Deposit required.
HomeAway Payments
Check-in-time after 6 pm
Check-out-time 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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County Galway Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a small fee to cover usage of electricity and heating.

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