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Carna: Spacious House In Lovely Seaside Village

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

"Red Sails" is our family holiday home in Connemara. The quality of the furnishings and contents are of a much higher standard than are normally found in holiday rentals.

Recent construction. Tastefully decorated. All mod cons. Very peaceful and friendly village.

6 golden sandy beaches within 5 minutes drive of house.

Wonderful small hotel with lovely food and 2 pubs in village (2-5 minutes walk).

Traditional Irish pubs (with Irish music) in village and locally.

Good prices for small groups of 4 people or less. (Only €20 per extra person per week up to a maximum of 9 people).

More Details

Ann OConnor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Carna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing


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Carna: Spacious House In Lovely Seaside Village
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

A fantastic house in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in quite a few holiday homes over the past few years I can easily say that this was the best equipped and homely property I've stayed in. This house is perfect for friends and families to say in. The kids loved it. The house was really clean and all communications with Ann and Bibi were helpful and friendly.

We loved the fact that you can be the only people on the beaches and that the area is so remote and outstandingly beautiful at every new turn of the road. As well as the beaches we went to Clifden, Galway City, Kylemore and Roundstone for the for the day. The only thing I would say that could make the property even better is if there were actual directions including landmarks written down to get to the beaches; you can see them everywhere but can find yourself inadvertently on someones private drive trying to get to them!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We have a map in the house showing the location of the local beaches but it is framed and on the wall.... and thats no good!!! I am going to make a separate print out of the same map for our guests to take with them in the car. Thank you for giving me the idea. We would love to welcome you back to sunny Connemara. It was a great summer for the beach.
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"Lots of "little" touches...

  • 5 of 5

"Lots of "little" touches that mean a lot. Quiet, comfy, spotlessly clean, multiple bathrooms,etc, etc. Wonderfully kept house in beautiful area. Handy to shops, pubs, beaches, wonderful scenery, little-known historical (and prehistoric) sites, and within easy drive of some better known sites such as those around Lough Corrib. We had a great time, and the house made a most comfortable base for our visit."

  • Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison grand confort dans un superbe environnement

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un super séjour dans cette maison vraiment tout confort. Rien à redire sur les équipements. Nous avons aussi été très bien accueillis par Bibi, la voisine qui gère les arrivées-départs.

Les environs sont magnifiques, et nous avons beaucoup apprécié les différentes plages de la Mweennish Bay, celles de Gorteen Bay et de Dog's Bay. Une eau turquoise...Nous avons fait rire Bibi quand elle a su que nous avions mangé les bigorneaux pêchés le matin même!

Les propriétaires du petit pub du coin ont aussi été accueillants.

Bref, un séjour parfait! Quand nous retournerons en Irlande, nous repasserons par cette location à coup sûr!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre belle appréciation. Je l'ai passé à Bibi et elle est reconnaissante pour vos gentils mots. Merci de quitter la maison dans un état merveilleux et propre. Nous espérons vous accueillir de nouveau à 'Red Sails' à l'avenir. Vous serez les bienvenus. (Google Traduction)
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Maison très confortable et bien équipée

  • 4 of 5

La maison est conforme à la description. Elle est très confortable, avec tout le nécessaire pour passer de bonnes vacances et surtout très propre. Les plages de Carna sont très jolies, les enfants ont adoré. La maison est bien située pour visiter les sites les plus connus, les irlandais sont vraiment chaleureux. Bref je recommande cette maison sans problème, le contact avec Ann est très simple, elle nous donne plein d'infos.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you had a nice time in Connemara and that the children enjoyed the beaches nearby. I hope they found the buckets and spades left at the house. We hope to see you again in the future. Merci
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Schönes, geräumiges Haus, gut ausgestattet

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt sehr günstig in der Nähe von drei Supermärkten und zwei Pubs. Landkarten und Informationen zum auffinden von Stränden und Sehenswürdigkeiten sind vorhanden. Das Haus ist gemütlich und technisch perfekt ausgestattet. Die Hausmeisterin war zuvorkommend und sehr nett.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Urlaub in Connemara genießen und dass Sie unserem Ferienhaus komfortabel gefunden. Vielen Dank für den Aufenthalt bei uns in 'Red Sails'
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3 jours à

  • 5 of 5

Etions 3 couples d'amis pr 1 bref sejour dans le Connemara.La maison est tout simplement parfaite ! on s'y sent directement chez nous, le confort y est total. Question propreté rien à redire. Nous somme restés seumement 3 nuits mais suffisement pour être sous le charme.

Que dire des échanges de mail avec Mme O'connor toujours disponnible réactive et aimable à l'image des Irlandais.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words. I hope that the scarf you left behind at 'Red Sails" reached you in the post. We hope to welcome you back to Connemara in the future.
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Car: necessary

From Galway City follow signs for Clifden. After Recess take left turn for Carna. House is located near to The Carna Bay Hotel.

Very scenic route through Connemara to 'Red Sails'

Carna is known for its beautiful sandy beaches. Hiking along the quiet country lanes and up local hills and mountains.Sea/River/lake Fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, supplément chauffage, caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire non présent sur placeriétaire

Les prix indiqués sont pour 4 personnes. €20 par personne supplémentaire par semaine.

The listed prices are for 4 guests. €20 per extra guest per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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