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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 just off the Wild Atlantic Way, 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 recently 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

Ciara McInerney
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 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
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • 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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(24 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Amazing location and a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house for a week over New Year and were entertained with 2 powerful and exciting storms. The house has everything you might need - the log stove was especially great to sit around and warm ourselves on a stormy night. Although remote, the location is excellent for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. There are plenty of decent restaurant nearby (eg. The Long Dock). Thank you to Ciara and Helen for being such helpful and responsive hosts. I cannot recommend this property more highly. Noel & Fiona.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Noel and Fiona. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stormy stay!
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Super Special Experience

  • 5 of 5

I miss it already!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 15/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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

In 2010, Loop Head became a European Destination of Excellence in aquatic tourism. It’s also right in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, 2,500 kilometres of the finest coastal scenery in Ireland. It 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 and restaurants within a short drive as well as 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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
29 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn and Winter
28 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Winter and Early Spring
6 Jan 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
24 Feb 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
14 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
28 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn and Winter
29 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
Winter and Early Spring
5 Jan 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$392.43

Changeover day is Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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