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Sleep to the sound of the sea.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 160 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Ciara McInerney
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 large double bed
    Second Double - 1 large double bed
    Third Double - 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

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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Greenville, S.C.
5

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
5

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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5

One of the best places we've ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

We spent a beautiful week at this house in August. This is the 10th VRBO we've rented--and by far, it was the best place we've ever stayed. The house is beautifully furnished, so comfortable, and the location is stunning. We had a wonderful time getting fresh fish, eating scones from the nearby bakery, taking awesome day trips, and truly enjoying the area. I can't recommend this place highly enough. Ciara and Helen were wonderful hosts and we had an exceptional vacation that we still talk about. Our twin four year old daughters were with us--and the house is perfect for kids.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I wish I could give this place 6 or more stars!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and the location is breathtaking. This was my second time to Ireland but my partners first. We both fell in love with Kilbaha Bay and Murphys Point, which we found out from the locals was the name of the house. We were lucky enough to meet the builders son who grew up in the house and the ladies at the Kilbaha Bay Arts and Craft store - you have to visit that place. Everyone was amazing and so friendly. We can not wait to come back. Going to sleep to nothing but the sound of the ocean waves was so peaceful. We were fortunate to have great sunny weather while we were there although I was hoping for a storm too, maybe next time. My partner and I will definitely be back. We loved the house and the location and we have a sentimental connection now as we got engaged there. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a peaceful, beautiful getaway. It is only a 90 minute drive to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher and many other sites. You have to take the seaside road to Kilkee, breathtaking scenery. I just can't say enough about this area. Thanks so much Ciara and your family for sharing with us this lovely location and comfortable home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy, I am so glad that you had such a great experience and thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back, Ciara
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5

Fabulous oceanfront location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Kilbaha. The cottage is tastefully designed, well equipped and the owner very prompt and friendly in all her dealings with us. The location is breathtaking and great for exploring the Loophead peninsula. A pint of Guiness and fresh cooked seafood are within walking distance along the coastal road. What more could you want!?

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kilbaha Village
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Killimer
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Kilkee
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Ennis
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Ennis
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Kilbaha Village
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Carrigaholt
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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Clare, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,983
 
 
Early Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,616
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,689
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$367.23

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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