Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Connemara by the sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A magnificent stone property looking out over the Atlantic to Inishturk island. It is a short walk to Fountainhill beach and further on at low tide brings you to Omey Island with its host of archaeological treasures. You can walk across Omey strand to Claddaghduff village and its shop, church and pub. It is 3 miles to Cleggan village which has several pubs, restaurants and a ferry enabling a day trip to Inishboffin island. Clifden, the capital of Connemara is seven miles away

Inside: Two bedrooms; one with a king-sized bed the other with two twin beds. Two separate bathrooms one with a shower the other with a bath. Open plan kitchen, dining room, sitting room area. Sitting area has an open turf fireplace, television, stereo, DVD player and fantastic views. Fitted kitchen with electric oven, refrigerator, microwave and washer/dryer. Electric storage heaters throughout.

More Details

Tom Kelley
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Tom Kelley

My wife and I were both born and raised in New Hampshire and we now live on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle. Our careers from which we have both retired have taken us all over the world. We plan someday to live for an extended period of time in this property but in the interim, we enjoy Ireland and Connemara on a part time basis.

Tom Kelley purchased this house in 2000

Why Tom Kelley chose Claddaghduff

I first came to Ireland in 1988 to learn about all four of my grandparents who emigrated from Connemara to the US in the late 19th century. Over the years thereafter we returned several times always ending in Connemara as my wife teasingly says like a salmon to the spawning area. We were and remain captivated by the haunting beauty of the mountains and the unparalleled seaside vistas. On such a trip in 2000 while working in Russia we spotted this property for sale not far from the home of my paternal grandfather. We fell in love with it and we are sure that anyone that comes here will feel the same way


Claddaghduff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Connemara by the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Brookings SD USA

A Month of Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfectly located cottage near the ocean, a short walk from a beach, and a twenty minute drive to the charming town of Clifden where there are friendly, helpful, and generous shopkeepers whose businesses on main street are uncommonly welcoming. The cottage itself is well maintained and spotlessly prepared ensuring a very pleasant stay. Michael, contact person in the area, was such a grand fellow. He couldn't have been more accommodating and available.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Tolles Haus in einer faszinierenden Landschaft

  • 5 of 5

Toll ausgestattet und sehr gemütlich eingerichtetes Haus mit Nähe zum Wasser. Highlight war ein Spaziergang bei Ebbe zur Nachbarinsel Omey Island. Auch eine Fährüberfahrt von Cleggan nach Inishbofin war ein tolles Erlebnis. Leider war das Wetter zu schön um den Kamin dauerhaft zu befeuern.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Traumhaft schön. Rundum zufrieden

  • 5 of 5

Wir sind zu zweit mit Baby gereist und dafür war das Haus perfekt. Ein absoluter Traum. Der Ausblick, Garten und die Umgebung ist wunderschön und wir waren sofort entspannt. Man merkt dass viel Liebe in dem Haus steckt. Ein paar Gehminuten gibt es einen super schönen weißen Sandstrand. Man könnte denken man ist in den Malediven, so klar das Wasser, so einsam der Strand. Nur eben zum Baden war das Wasser für uns zu kalt. Wir haben dann einfach den Sand und Strand genossen.

Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $68.63
Refundable Damage Deposit $228.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties