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Recent Ireland reviews

  • The Hawkins Vacation of Joy 2014 - Ireland part

    "What a super home for our family! We put 2,500 miles on a van in 16 days in Ireland. So, by the time we got to this great vacation home in Ennis, we we're ready for a quiet place to rest and enjoy some peace. We got that and more here! The hottub cottage IS our favorite place on the property. Very private and quiet place! Very impressed with the way the house is laid out and its' efficiency. We certainly felt comfortable and honored to use this house on our Vacation of Joy! Rent with confidence! The Hawkins Family Fairbanks, Alaska USA"
    Guest: Hawkins Family Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Like a four leaf clover

    "Oh boy did we love this place. The castle, the setting, the lake, the forest…all better than expected. It's the perfect quiet get away. I'll admit that we didn't do much more than eat and check out the local scenery..and eat some more. The kitchen is fully equipped, and that means fully. We've been traveling around Europe for a year and often that means two pots and a pan. There is a great reference book with many of the local attractions and restaurants that was very helpful. I'll add to that list Kai restaurant in Galway (!!!) and a trip to Kylemore Abbey in Connemara. It's to the North and about an 1.5+ drive, but absolutely worth it. Also, Ashford Castle…more to the point, eating at Ashford Castle. The afternoon tea is amazing and the Fish and Chips I might actually swim back for. Our two weeks were amazing. I only wish my family could have been able to make it. The kids would have been in Heaven. It's also 100% Mastiff approved."
    Guest: Michael and Fred Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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  • So comfortable

    "We arrived late due to many delayed flights to find a warm and cozy cottage with a fire crackling. Martin and Catherine helped us unload, made us feel at home and were amazing hosts. Each day was a pleasure with Catherine always helpful and Martin making sure a fire greeted us every night. We loved our time hear and I highly recommend Greenacres as a relaxing and well located place to stay."
    Guest: Paula Vanderbilt Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 4, 2015
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  • Excellent home with accessible, central location

    "I have been renting through VRBO for five years, averaging six stays per year. Of all my experiences, this home in reality was the closest to its description. It's exactly as it appears in the pictures and has a lot of high end touches you rarely see in Ireland. It has radiant, in-floor heating and most of the rooms have individual controls. The main setting which controls the kitchen, dining & living room is housed in a locked box on the outside of the home - so this needs to be changed by the caretaker, Mary. All of the other rooms have their own controls, so you choose your comfort. The kitchen appliances are all high end and have the manuals in a binder to assist you. I would like to note the home is accessible - it has a ramp at the entrance, two bedrooms, two baths (with roll-in showers), the kitchen & dining room all on the same floor. The rooms are gigantic and the hallways & doorways are wide. The living room (TV & fireplace), sun room and the master suite are located up three stone stairs, however. The house is also suited for families with young children - it has several board games, a toy house, blocks, etc. The stove has child lock measures for safety too. The house is also suited for groups or families with teens as the master bedroom is on the complete opposite side of the house as the two other bedrooms. And every bedroom has it's own en suite bath, so privacy is amazing. The only FYI's that should be noted are: 1) You are in Ireland on a wooded lot, so expect to see a few spiders/bugs (especially in the fall or winter as Ireland is notorious for its spiders during these seasons). 2) The microwave's timer does not work - you set it for a specific time, but it doesn't count down, it just keeps running. So don't set it and then walk away expecting the *ding.* 3) The shower temperatures are a little touchy. If you find the water isn't hot enough, I recommend shutting it off, turning the temperature knob to a hotter setting & then turn it back on. For some reason it wouldn't get hotter once it was on. 4) It is a self-catering house, and when I was there it didn't have some things you would think may be there - like black pepper & sugar. Just be prepared to look around the kitchen before you head to the store. 5) The fireplace doesn't emit a lot of heat, I think the chimney is a little too large and the heat escapes up it. So don't invest in a lot of firewood or peat logs unless you just want the ambiance. Overall: Amazing"
    Guest: Kelsey Z. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 2014
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County Antrim Travel Tips

Traveling to Antrim Vacation Rentals

Belfast is the major city in County Antrim and Airuk is Belfast’s international airport. Regularly scheduled flights operate between Dublin, London and other major European cities. If traveling from North America, you may need to route via one of these alternate hubs before arriving in Belfast. An efficient taxi service provides transport from the airport into the city as well as the surrounding area. There is also a regular bus and rail service that links the various towns throughout the county. Information regarding train times can be obtained from the local station. This is an affordable way to get around but if you are staying in a remote cottage then it may be a better option to get a taxi. Otherwise, you may find yourself walking several miles with your luggage.

Things to See and Do near Your Antrim Accommodation

Antrim has rich cultural and historical heritage, and there is no shortage of things to see and do. Choose from ancient castles, museums, historic landmarks, ruins and beautiful natural attractions. Belfast Castle is a beautifully restored landmark that has a cultural heritage center, a fully functional restaurant, and an antique and craft shop among its attractions. The cellar has been transformed to depict a Victorian street scene, complete with cobbled streets and gas street lamps.

The Giants Causeway has an information center which shares the history surrounding this natural landmark. An audiovisual program and exhibition center provide additional insight. Lough Neah is the largest lake in the British Isles. It is a popular trout fishing spot. Just to the west of the Loch in the hills, you can see the Beaghmore Stone Circles which are believed to have powers of fertility. The land was inhabited by Celts, Vikings, Scots, Normans and English through the ages and each has left traces of their heritage on the land.

The Old Bushmills Distillery is reputed to be the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. For more than 400 years, the distillery has been producing some of the finest Irish malt whiskeys. You can tour the facilities and perhaps learn of some of the trade secrets that make the whiskey produced here so excellent.

There are many museums that have interesting exhibits showcasing Ireland's history and culture. If you have a specific interest, it's a good idea to get a good guide book and read up on the places to see before arriving in Antrim.

Seasons to Visit Antrim Cottages

Most visitors avoid Ireland’s icy winter and prefer to tour the country during the warmer summer months of May to September. Rain occurs throughout the year and summertime is no exception. Make sure that you have adequate rainwear when heading out on your explorations. The peak travel season occurs during the months of July and August. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, a better option would be to tour earlier in June.

Affordable Ireland Vacation Rentals in County Antrim

Staying in a vacation home as opposed to a hotel has many benefits. The first is that you can generally benefit from a higher standard of accommodation at a far more affordable rate. Because many of the vacation homes are managed and maintained by their owners, you can be assured of a high standard of quality. The homes are comfortably furnished and tend to be well equipped in terms of modern conveniences, even if you are staying in a country environment. Another benefit is that you get a more authentic experience of your travel destination. Most times, you get to meet your neighbors and when shopping at the local grocer, you may even get to hear some of the town gossip. You have the convenience of coming and going as you please and can enjoy a spacious home environment in which to relax each evening.

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