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PJ Connolly

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english, Will reply by e-mail in all languages

Luxury Houses = Malahide, Howth, Dublin + Golf courses

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house


Photos and Description of this Portmarnock holiday house

'Sonas'=4 Bed R./3 BathR.;'Owls' Rest' = 2Bed R/ 2Bath R;'Airt'=5 Bed R/2Bath R

Luxury Sonas House( + Breakfast Service):

Large and very bright house of almost 2,000 M2 (180 M3).

It has a stunning lounge, beautiful dining room with aspects to the garden and fully equipped kitchen.

Bang & Olufsen sound system in living quarters, master bedroom and external deck area. Garden with deck furniture & water feature.

Ornaments from Africa & China and calming furniture.

Office with full WiFi. Separate TV room for kids.

Bedrooms - 2 on the ground floor & 2 upstairs. 3 Bathrooms.

Cleaning service available if needed. There is adequate parking - for 3 cars.

Town House: ( No Breakfast Option):

Large & bright Conservatory Lounge with Cathedral type window overlooking garden.

Separate Dining room & kitchen on higher level.

2 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms. Double Sofa Bed in Lounge. Sleeps 6 persons.

Small relaxing garden.

Plenty of secure Parking. Sat TV + WiFi.

'Airt House' - 5 Bedrooms; 2 Bathrooms; Conservatory + Large Garden. Extra large Lounge; Music Room; Large bright Dining/ Kitchen area.

All amenities, Sat Tv; WiFi; Phone.

Secure Parking.

Nearby are beautiful Coastal Villages of Howth & Malahide with cafes, Michelin star restaurant, wonderful pubs, spectacular Irish Shows( Abbey Tavern, Howth), boutiques

Town House:

NEW to market for 2012 Season - opens from 18th April 2012.

Same management team as the very successful 'Sonas House'... so we can guarantee you Satisfaction with our same high standards of service, cleanliness and good cheer.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
PJ Connolly (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english, Will reply by e-mail in all languages

About PJ Connolly

Irish National, educated at Trinity College Dublin, a Chartered Accountant, lived in Africa for 21 years, Travelled extensively - China, US, Africa, Europe.

Totally committed to ensuring our Guests have a great base from which they can have a memorable vacation in Ireland.

PJ Connolly purchased this house in 2003

Why PJ Connolly chose County Dublin

Great location whether visiting Dublin or accessing any corner of Ireland( close to all major Motorways).

5 Miles from Dublin Airport.

Adjacent to many of Irelands' top Golf Courses - within 10 Miles of = Portmarnock GC; Royal Dublin; The Island; St Margarets; Malahide and many other Links courses.

Within 1 Mile of Beaches & Coastal walks to Malahide.

Malahide Castle & Village is only 3 Miles away.

Howth fishing viallage & Cliff walks are 5 Miles away.

What makes this house unique

Beautifully bright architect designed house.

In a great area of Dublin with transport links to all points.

Plenty of space for large Groups = 4 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms.

Private garden. Breakfast Service with Home Cooking & Menu choice.

Owner is a Golfer and from Dublin City, is an extensive traveller himself - so very dependable advice & networks for Trips; Golf Courses, etc.


based on 28 traveller reviews

Luxury Houses = Malahide, Howth, Dublin + Golf courses
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

On arriving at the Sonas house it was hard to tell how nice the place was when we pulled in the driveway. However, when we walked beyond the gate and into the house it was obvious it was a well-kept updated house with many amenities. I did not meet Paul right away but he left clear instructions how to get in and how to work everything. The house has a lot of room and a big kitchen area. When the coffee maker Paul left had an issue, he made it clear that we should use the extremely nice self-grind maker and in addition went out and bought us a bag of beans for our own use. Totally not necessary but quite the gesture as many of our days were early departures to get to golf. He was great to chat with and has great ideas on restaurants, golf and places to go. As nothing is always perfect, Paul asked me to give an honest review with the good and the bad with any improvements he could possibly make. The biggest one, and not really that big of deal mind you, was the use of the dryer. When we figured it out it was not very difficult but basic instructions to dump the water from the bottom would've helped us as dryers are a little different in Ireland. The sofa and love seat looked like they may have had a little water damage but really nothing major and nothing that would prevent anyone using them. That was about it for negatives. Everything else was fantastic and you can tell Paul takes great pride in making sure the customer is very happy! He's definitely someone I would trust to rent from again! Thanks Paul! Hope we meet again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your Great Review and delighted you all enjoyed your Golfing Days here in Ireland from your Dublin base. Very happy to have you all back again.
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Toronto, Canada

Great holiday house close to Dublin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sonas House in Portmarnock with two other couples in June. The location was fabulous for sight seeing as there was a bus stop right across the street and also a train station within a 20 minute walk, but the bus was far more convenient. Portmarnock was a small seaside village with a few little shops and restaurants. The larger town of Malahide is a short bus ride or a 5 km coastal walk on a paved path with amazing views. Malahide is worth a visit for an afternoon or dinner. We enjoyed a visit to the town of Howth also and did a lovely cliff walk along the water. We used the bus to go into Dublin twice and it was an easy 40 minute ride into the city. We were amazed at how helpful the bus drivers and local people were to us in providing information and the best way to get around. A beautiful beach was about a 10-15 minute walk from the house. Beautiful beach with great views.

The house had plenty of space for the 6 of us with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The living room had plenty of seating to relax and watch TV. The outdoor garden area was nice too but since it rained during our entire visit we didn't use the garden at all.

The owner, Paul, was very quick with email responses and provided us plenty of information regarding the property. Our security deposit was returned very quickly after our departure. We had a situation where my husband left over 500 GBP in a drawer in the bedroom and only realized this once we had left Ireland and were in Scotland. I contacted the housekeeper (Paul was out of the country) and she immediately responded that she had found the money and already notified the owner. When I offered to give the housekeeper a monetary thank you for her honesty, she refused to accept it stating that it was her job. Paul returned our money to us via PayPal. I was very impressed with both Paul and his staff when dealing with them.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely Review. We take great pride in looking after our Guests - but it is lovely to see it's adding benefit to our guests Holiday experience. Warm regards & happy to see you returning.
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Matamoras, PA, USA

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Sonas House in September. Paul was wonderful to work with and anytime we needed help with something, he responded

right away. The House is very well kept and has about every amenity you could need. It is very spacious and was ideal for my husband , myself and three sons. The location could not be beat with the train only a short drive away for a quick ride into Dublin.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your wonderful Review. It is great to know that our efforts help Guests get more enjoyment from their Holiday in Ireland. Warm regards & hope to see you Return again.....
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with eight friends for my 40th birthday!! the house has EVERYTHING you need for a large group to stay away. Paul the owner could not do enough for us before and during the trip. The area is wonderful with a few shops/restaurants and beach walking distance. Malahide is also worth a visit and easy to get to Dublin city. So good we are considering coming back next year for a reunion!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to receive your excellent Seal of Approval. I look forward to your return in 2016. Warm regards & thanks,
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Golf holiday in Portmarnock

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location close to the beach and fabulous golf courses. Clean, well maintained house with plenty of space. Small garden with patio. Friendly owner received us at the house, gave a tour and provided instructions to all appliances etc. Pharmacy, small shops, wine shore and several take-away restaurants within walking distance. A very enjoyable long weekend. Warmly recommended as suitable Place to stay for a bigger family or group.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your Great Review and i look forward to your Return Visit. Warm regards,
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United Kingdom

Comfortable and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

After a bit of a magical mystery tour we eventually found the house - nothing to do with Paul's directions, just the signposting in Ireland in general. But what we got when we arrived was even better than we expected. Loads of room for everyone (there were 8 of us and a baby) and a really nice house layout. Great to have a house that takes this number of people and has enough chairs for everyone and rooms big enough (not always the case). We met Paul a couple of times and he was helpful and great fun. The location is quiet and it's a 20 min drive or train ride into Dublin, but it's only a 10 min walk to the station. It's a great base to start off from and the Indian take away is good too if you want to stay in at night. There's plenty to see and do in the city over a short stay, especially if you like a drink or two in the evening, it's a party town! We'd definitely recommend the house to anyone who has a large group that needs a base on the outskirts of the city. There is a small garden and Paul mentioned there would be work going on there this coming season, so that will no doubt be another benefit if he pays the same attention to that as he has the house itself. A great stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that our visitors find the House to be spacious - even for large Groups!!! Gardens are now done & completed for this Season of 2015. These Great Reviews act as our spur to maintain standards - so thrilled to receive them. Thank you & look forward to your Return Trip.....
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Portmarnock Links
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Old Portmarnock
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
M 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Portmarnock Country Club
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Portmarnock, Velvet Strand
Car: not necessary

This modern luxury house is situated in Portmarnock, close to Portmarnocks' famous beach, the'Velvet Strand'. From the beach you look straight across Dublin Bay towards Killiney and the Wicklow Mountains.

You are right next door to famous Top 10 Golf Courses - Old Portmarnock, Portmarnock Hotel & Country Club, Royal Dublin, The Island, St Annes - all Links Courses. You also have Howth and Malahide Golf Clubs.

Along this Coastline you have the lovely Villages of Howth and Malahide with 1st Class Pubs, Restaurants and Shows( Abbey Tavern) - which are enjoyed by visitors from all over the Globe.

You have great Bus links to Dublin City and close by is the speedy 'Portmarnock Dart/ Railway' station.

Dublin Airport is a short drive away - from the M 50 take the Malahide Exit.

You have easy access to the rest of Ireland from the M50 - with Exits to the North, West and South of Ireland.

This location is great for - Beach, Bay, Dublin City, Malahide and Howth villages, Golf and 'Craic'.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Portmarnock, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
9 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
11 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
6 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
19 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • •The above prices are based on 6 people.
    A supplement of Euro 100 will be charged per additional bed space provided - with a max of 10 persons allowed.
    Payment by bank transfer is preferred. Cheques and PayPal( 2% supplement) are acceptable.

    A non refundable booking deposit of 25% is required to secure a confirmed booking.
    The balance of 75% is to be paid 6 weeks before arrival date.

    Security sum of Euro 300 is required against damages or cleaning issues. Fully refunded when agent confirms that no such problems arose. This sum is payable with the 75% balance.

    Flexibility on less than 1 week stay may be possible, but needs to be discussed well in advance of arrival date.
  • Breakfast Service:
    We can provide a Menu to suit your Groups Requirements - Full Irish; Continental; Home Baking; Fruits & Cereals.

    Pricing depends on level of service required - which should be agreed upon in advance of your visit.
    Rates per person will be quoted for your specific Breakfast requirements.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Portmarnock, Ireland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 1st Floor
  • Master bedroom has an en-suite double shower room. Another double bedroom is located on the ground floor, beside another bathroom. 2 bedrooms are upstairs and share a full bathroom/ WC.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing