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Sleep to the sound of the sea.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 160 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A beautiful luxurious home with mesmerising views.

Kilbaha cottage is uniquely perched on one end of Kilbaha Bay in Loop Head, with panoramic views over the Atlantic and the ships and fishing boats that pass it's door. Set in ten acres, it has a rocky cove on the shore and endless scope for exploration, be it with bucket and spade or binoculars.

Loop Head is still a well kept secret and visitors find it unspoilt and deserving of it's many awards. A recent one being the European Destination of Excellence.

The house has just had an extensive refit, which kept all that makes it special, but adding a wet room, wood burning stove and a new shower area near the sauna.

The three bedrooms are double with the master suite having it's own bathroom.

A separate loft room over the kitchen is a quiet space to read or watch a movie and usually a gathering place for the children.

While there is a wonderful sense of remoteness in Loop Head you are never far from a great meal or a small harbour to pick up your lobster and crab for dinner.

You can see the lobster pots being emptied outside the house by the local fishermen, and drive to the harbour to get the freshest catch imaginable.

Please note our changeover day is Saturday.

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Ciara McInerney
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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20 September, 2017

About Ciara McInerney

Kilbaha Cottage holds many wonderful memories for me and my family and is a perfect place to relax and kick back.

Ciara McInerney purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Ciara McInerney chose County Clare

I spent my childhood summers in this house and have wonderful memories of running to see the dolphins just off the rocks and collecting shells in the many rock pools on the shore. There are sailing courses for children in Kilrush which I enjoyed and of course the many picnics on the nearby beaches.

It's a very special house for adults and children alike.

What makes this cottage unique

Although the house is a holiday home it has everything you might need for your stay. The stunning view and rock pools draw you outside while the sauna is relaxing after a dip in the cove.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Clare, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Large downstairs bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Ensuite bathroom to master bedroom - toilet , bath (no shower)
    Small downstairs WC in utility room - toilet
  • One large family bathroom on ground floor with double sinks, bath and large shower and ensuite bathroom with bath to master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 large double bed
    Second Double - 1 large double bed
    Third Double - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have now spent 6 weeks of our lives in this fantastic location and every morning when you wake up and look out over the ocean you wish that you could have spent every other week. We last came here 11 years ago when the children were younger and played on the rocks. We have now returned with just one of them who is substantially older but loved it just as much.

Much has happened to the cottage also in the intervening years. It has been beautifully refurbished and extended and now has one of the best shower views in the whole of Ireland.

We cannot recommend this cottage more highly but perhaps we ought to just keep quiet and then we will be able to book another magical stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully situated modernized cottage where everything is just right - including the sauna, after a cold swim from the cliffs just below. Look out for an Atlantic storm if you enjoy huge breakers right outside your window.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow !!!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cottage is situated on the cliffs, the stunning views over the sea are very nice and nothing disturbs the quiet atmosphere exept the „ noise“ of wind and waves. A good place to relax!

The furnishing is stylish, the kitchen well equipped, bathroom modern and elegant.

A good rest is guaranteed!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anniversary Stay in Clare

  • 5 of 5

I know it sounds over the top but this property is a life changing memorable experience. We traveled to Ireland in June for the first time with our three grown children. Helen and Ciara were very prompt with all our questions about booking and payment beforehand. This house is very spacious and laid out well with lots of spaces for everyone to relax. Plenty of bathrooms with fantastic showers and no lack of hot water.mViews from everywhere. Helen even left us with "emergency" coffee and food as we didn't stop before we arrived for supplies and didn't want to run out that night. This location is very remote but we loved coming "home" to this space. It took us 3 hours to get to Dingle which was our longest day trip. Most places were 1-1.5 hours to explore Clare County. We went to Doolin, Ennis, Ennystimon, Lahinch, Kilkee, and Carrigaholt. There is a very nice butcher in Carrigaholt with a nice selection of meat, fish and produce. We had a rainbow outside our window and saw dolphins swimming by. Also I should add that Helen and Ciara should go into interior decorating but every touch was perfect. My husband arrived with a head cold and the sauna was a life saver. I can tell much love was put into this house and we felt honored they shared it with us

Many thanks from the Foglesong's in Michigan and California

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, thank you for such kind words! I had a big smile on my face reading your review. It is lovely to know that people love this place as much as we do! It would be great to welcome you and your family back in the future! Ciara
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Increible, Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

Ciara and Helen,

The pictures of this incredible house can not start to show the beauty of the house and its location. Our family was ecstatic over our good fortune to find your wonderful house on VRBO. Ireland was the first choice on my "Bucket List" of places to visit. The incredible vistas and location were a large part of our trip exceeding expectations. Along with your recommendations, the locals in the villages of Kilbaha, Cross and Kilkee added many sites to our wanderings.

To anyone thinking of visiting the Emerald Isle, please consider this location. You won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tennessee, USA

Wonderful week in Kilbaha

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this super cottage at the beginning of May. We really lucked out with the weather - it was sunny and in the 60's (F) for most of our stay. But, the weather really didn't matter since the cottage and it's location were superb. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay. It's a bit remote but exactly what we were looking for. We both enjoyed climbing on the cliffs, sipping wine on different sides of the cottage in the afternoon (to get away from the wind), and getting to know the local.

The accommodations, views, and hospitality were great. We hope to return soon. Thanks to Ciara and her aunt & uncle who greeted us when we arrived & answered all of our questions.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kilbaha Village
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kilbaha Village
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Loop Head is a very unspoilt region but not remote from the many activities you might like to try on your vacation. There are some award winning golf courses within a short drive and numerous family activities and day trip destinations. There really is something for everyone in the family.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Clare, Ireland

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit A$374.54

Changeover day is Saturday

One third of total fee at booking - non refundable. The balance and security deposit due 8 weeks before arrival. 50% refund of balance if cancelled 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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