Feedback

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

Show moreless

We're sorry, the exact location of this region is not in our database, so we are instead showing you the location of the nearest city .

Map view

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Ireland reviews

  • Amazing Bansha Castle

    "Our group of ten people spanned three generations and we used Bansha as a base for travels. It's an amazing place with seven beautifully equipped rooms - each with its own bathroom. It's has a great culinary kitchen and dining room. The outdoor heated patio was a great place to unwind at the end of the day with a drink. John & Teresa are excellent hosts and offer great recommendations. Bansha is a small town but we walked to the pub for a freshly poured Guiness on many nights! We used a Bansha Bus (Noel and Richard) so we didn't have to drive. It was great having a local guide so we could enjoy trips every days. Bansha Castle is ideally located. We made trips to Galway & the Cliffs of Mohr, Killarney & Ring of Kerry, Cork & Blarney Castle, Kinsale & Old Head Golf Course (amazing), Waterford & Wexford, and local sites like the Rock of Cashel. Amazing scenery in Ireland. We would love to come back and would definitely use Bansha Castle. It's a unique opportunity to have your own castle for a week!"
    Guest: Mark & Debbi Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
    View listing
  • Historic Aghaboe House

    "My first memory of my first trip to Ireland will always be that of Aghaboe. My partner and I arrived at Dublin airport, exhausted and harried, and drove straightaway to this manor house in the country. It's a good thing we did: The caretaker cheerfully made us tea and showed us through this welcoming old stone house. The pleasures were many: luxuriating in a deep soaking tub, sipping lovely Spanish wines from their wine cellar, meandering through the nooks and crannies of the house, and exploring the impressive library. At night Orion shone brilliantly in the velvet sky and in the mornings a step outside revealed a forgotten era. Here you can still breathe sweet soft air and gaze across the ridiculously green grass with cattle grazing to an ancient crumbling abbey. From here we visited the surrounding countryside and nearby Kilkenny, but returning to the huge old house and its lovely grounds was most restorative. Though we went on to find my own ancestral land and many more touristed sites, this place remains special--authentic and unforgettable."
    Guest: Michele Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 11, 2014
    View listing
  • perfect beach cottage

    "My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Cozy Beach Cottage (aka: Clancy cottage) this past week. It was everything we expected: in a small town, clean and quaint with all necessary amenities and lots of nearby nature walks. We enjoyed three days and nights: walking down to the pub for a pint and fresh fish and chips, sleeping in and making breakfast at our leisure (fresh brown bread and eggs from the local convenient store--we even added the blackberries--freshly picked by us!--to our morning plates), and in the evening we cozied in the rocking chairs by warmth of the cast iron stove/fireplace and read our books or some of the Irish history papers left by previous guests while sipping tea. The town of Doolin is only about a 20/minute drive south, and is worth the drive for the traditional/ nontraditiinal Irish music. You will find a comfortable place to rest and unwind in this cozy cottage. Make sure, however, you bring enough cash...the pub doesn't accept credit cards and you don't want to miss out on their good Guinness (4 euros/pint) and the nearest ATM is about a 30 minute drive... The convenient store will take cards...but there is a minimum purchase. The cottage is right off the main road--but it is a small 'main' road that is infrequently traveled by cars. We mostly traveled by foot. The location really is perfect for a simple retreat/get away from busy life. We left feeling refreshed and hopeful that we will be able to return soon."
    Guest: Crystal R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
    View listing
  • Beyond our expectations

    "It was the first visit to Ireland for my partner and my first as a tourist (not family). We could not have been happier with our choice of Old Parochial House for location, great accommodation, and most of all Alyson and Sean our wonderful hosts. They took the time to make us feel welcome and at home and we enjoyed several chats with advice on places to visit and history of Ireland. Our balcony looked out over the fields of a neighboring farm, which thrilled David who had grown up on a farm here in Canada, and every evening we were able to enjoy a glass of wine and bathe in the peace and tranquility before dinner. Thank you both for making our week in Co. Clare a memory to treasure. We would both highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to spend some time on the west coast and enjoys country living. We found it easy to make day trips to Connemara, Dingle, Cork, Limerick, Ennis, Burren etc. The quiet really was deafening!"
    Guest: Live4today Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
    View listing

County Mayo Travel Tips

Getting to Mayo Vacation Rentals

The primary airport in the region is West Port Airport Knock. The airport is located in County May and within a 90-minute drive from all major towns and cities in the region. Several low-cost European airlines have regularly scheduled flights between London and other European hubs. If traveling from further afield, you could route via Dublin and from there get a domestic flight up to West Port Airport Knock. The region has an extensive bus network which is fairly reliable. If you are planning on doing a lot of sightseeing in the region, it’s probably best to hire a car as not all bus schedules offer frequent connections. Many people like to bike around the region so they can enjoy the outdoors while they visit the many sites and places of interest.

Attractions near Mayo Accommodation

Westport House is one of Mayo County’s most well known attractions. The house is a tribute to Grace O’Malley who was otherwise known as Granuaile the Pirate Queen of Connaught. During the 16th century, Granuaile ruled the seas and coastline in the west of Ireland. At the time, she was the leader of the O’Malley clan and believed to be at the root of all the rebellions that occurs in western Ireland during that time. She owned many castles in the region and Westport House was later built on the ruins of one of these sites. There is still a part of the original castle that can be viewed in the castle basement which is known as the dungeons. Westport House was built in the 18th century and designed by two well known architects of the time namely, Richard Cassels and James Wyatt. It sits on an expansive estate with immaculate gardens, terraces, a lake and magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the estate is the Country Park which is an entertaining amusement park. The park is open throughout the summer season and offers pirate ship rides, exploration of Treasure Island, slides, rides and play parks.

There are several historical sites, castles and museums in Mayo County that are well worth visiting. Guided tours can be arranged through one of the local information offices. Alternatively, you can explore on your own.

Staying in Mayo Cottages

Ireland is a country rich with beautiful scenery and ancient culture. Visitors to Ireland are welcomed by warm Irish hospitality and often return time and again to explore more of the country. The home of Irish whiskey and many fine ales, the pubs are legendary meeting places in the towns. This is where you can meet and mingle with the locals and those that enjoy socializing will have a great vacation here. People with an interest in castles, legends of old, and culture will most enjoy exploring the more traditional sights. Golfers are almost spoiled for choice with the many 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses that are dotted throughout the countryside. Cyclists come from all over Europe and the rest of the world to explore the green isles by bicycle. Hikers too have many trails available to explore.

Seasons to Visit Ireland Vacation Rentals in Mayo

The best season to visit is during the warmer summer months which are between June and September. The most sunshine traditionally occurs in the months of May and June and the warmest months are July and August. Rain occurs throughout the year so it’s advisable to always have your rain jacket or umbrella with you. January and February are usually the coldest months of the year and considered to be the low tourist season.

Sponsored Advertisement