VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Extraordinary Holiday Retreat

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 04/13/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Property description

This house is truly a remarkable work of art. It was built to resemble an old stone barn and does so beautifully.

On the bottom floor there are two bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms. One bedroom has a king size bed while the other has a queen. Upstairs you will find a magnificent Great Room. At the one end there is a seating area in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace. At the other end you can sit and take in the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and breathtaking sunsets through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

In the center of the room, there is a kitchen area with an antique table that comfortably seats 12 people. Also, hidden behind the fireplace, there is a powder room. The entire house has under floor heating which is truly decadent in the cool Irish countryside.

For those of you who wish to leave the house you will find abundant entertainment. There is a gorgeous sand beach just down the road. For the golfers in your group there is a world-class golf course just a few towns over in Lahinch. Also in Lahinch you will find some of the country's best surfing. Fanore is not as reknowned for its surfing but does have a surf school every summer. And for those of you music lovers, Doolin is just one town over and is renowned for its traditional Irish music.

In addition Doolin has many incredible restaurants and a fabulous craft store just down the road from the church (The Doolin Craft Shop). And if you need to get out of the countryside and into a city, Galway is just an hour away. It’s a wonderful city. Despite its small size you can find most anything you need there. If you’re looking for a great bottle of Irish Whiskey or an unusual bottle of wine, go to The Vineyard then stop by Sheridan’s Cheesemongers where you will find an amazing selection of cheese from around the world. But for those who wish to explore Fanore, you will find gorgeous scenic walks and some of the best angling in the country. And if you want to see things from s different angle, go horseback riding. You’ll love it.

The house is just up the road from O'Donohue's Pub, a small grocery shop and a fabulous Italian restaurant. All of them are within walking distnce.

For more pictures of this house and the house next door, please visit our website listed below.

**Please be aware that I DO NOT use the VRBO calendar, so please contact me directly for availability.

Keywords: House


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs may be allowed upon our approval....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Office: 1 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is a crib available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are convertible beds in both the office (outside the master bedroom) and the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    There are lots of Irish CDs but please feel free to bring your own....moreless

  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    There is a balcony on the second floor just off the great room with exceptional views of Galway Bay....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a lovely stone patio just outside the French doors from the master bedroom....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 5
from 29 traveler reviews
Enjoying the outdoors in Fanore, Ireland 10/22/2009

VRBO Bear stayed here:

This home in Fanore was simply stunning. While the outside was made of stone to mimic the area’s historic old stone houses, the inside was very modern, comfortable, and very well decorated. The views of the ocean from the upstairs living room were absolutely gorgeous. The living room was an amazing place to sit and enjoy a nice cup of hot tea while gazing out onto the ocean. The beds were also amazingly comfortable with their many pillows and cozy down comforters to keep us warm on chilly nights.

It was unbelievable how much there is to see and do in this area of Ireland. There were many great restaurants, quaint pubs, old castle ruins a few miles up the road and in the next town over, Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction- The Cliffs of Moher. Plus, the beach was just a short walk down the road. The beach alone with its unique limestone rock formations and tide pools with many fascinating creatures, kept us entertained for hours. The sunset (which was also viewable from the home’s private balcony) was truly incredible. Needless to say, I did not want to leave this beautiful home.

The VRBO Bear

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Fall/ Winter 2015
Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter Holidays 2015/16
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


A $1,000 deposit is required to book the house. Your remaining balance is due two months before your move-in date. A €100 cleaning fee is required when you move out.

Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 04/13/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
O'Donoghue's Pub
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fanore Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Stone House

    Stone House

  • View as you enter the great room

    View as you enter the great room

  • Seating at ocean end of Great Room

    Seating at ocean end of Great Room

  • Master bathroom (shower & tub)

    Master bathroom (shower & tub)

  • Guest bathroom (shower)

    Guest bathroom (shower)

  • Back of the Stone House (taken while sitting in the field below the house)

    Back of the Stone House (taken while sitting in the field below the house)

  • Stone House with ocean beyond

    Stone House with ocean beyond

  • Summer sunset - June 2013

    Summer sunset - June 2013

  • Green road hike into the Caher Valley

    Green road hike into the Caher Valley

  • Rare bee orchid

    Rare bee orchid

  • Cliffs of Moher.

    Cliffs of Moher.

  • O'donahue's Pub in Fanore.

    O'donahue's Pub in Fanore.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Outside stairs to road

    Outside stairs to road

  • Actual rainbow from the Master bedroom - June 8, 2013

    Actual rainbow from the Master bedroom - June 8, 2013

  • View from Great Room window

    View from Great Room window

  • Winter sunset (yes, it's real)

    Winter sunset (yes, it's real)

  • O'Donoghue's Pub

    O'Donoghue's Pub

  • Shop Street in Galway - 1 hour from Fanore

    Shop Street in Galway - 1 hour from Fanore

  • The Cascades in Ennistymon.

    The Cascades in Ennistymon.

  • Fanore from above.

    Fanore from above.

VRBO #95799

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, June 02, 2015

$150 - $300 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/13/2015
Email owner

+1 3105606918

Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Extraordinary Holiday Retreat

Fanore #95799

2 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.