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Panoramic Views, Absolute Luxury

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

7 bedrooms, Sleeps 2-17

Luxurious house, situated two hours from Kerry, one hour from Galway, 40 mins from The Burren, 45 minutes from Shannon Airport and 500m from the beautiful, award winning village of Mountshannon, this property is truly a special find - ideal for touring the southwest of Ireland as well as being just 2.5 hours from Dublin.

The local area is well known for golfing, fishing, hiking and water-sports, and hosts one of the most successful Arts festivals in Ireland. Music is available in local pubs in season, and there are several good restaurants nearby.

The house is an architect designed high quality detached home - set on 1.5 acres , with 180 degree views over Lough Derg and the Tipperary Hills. It is designed to take full advantage of the views, and is a warm home - timber framed with zoned central heating and wood burning stoves . The ceilings are higher than standard, giving a bright airy feel to the home. The picture includes one dining table - there is another of similar size, in total there is comfortable dining facility for up to 16 people. Accommodation comprises the following:

A large kitchen/living-room/dining-room is at the centre of this home, with southerly aspect, and magnificent views of the lake. This space has a sound system with built in speakers . A three metre square roof window makes this a particularly bright space. The room is adjoined by a living-room with TV - which also has a wood-burning stove.

Bedrooms 1 and 2 are at the west of the property, and enjoy en-suite facilities and patios. Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with magnificent views over the lake and mountains.

Bedrooms 4 and 5 are located within the Diner area of the house, loved by families with younger guests. This area has a Diner style living area with a bar, and a double and twin bedroom.

The suite beside the house has two inter-connecting bedrooms( 6 and 7), one with a double bed, one with twin beds. There is also a small shower room with toilet and whb.

In additional, there is a small child's bed and a travel cot available on request.

Outside, there are extensive patio and decked areas - ideal for lounging or dining al fresco. Children love to play in the huge garden, which also has a greenhouse with herbs that guests are welcome to use. Many guests have cancelled touring plans, preferring to use the space for a stay-cation - especially those who are enjoying family reunion visits.

The East Clare way walking route ( easy to moderate) passes by, and the area is a particularly restful place, with forests, bog-land walks and beautiful unspoiled views over the mountains and lake. Attractions include Holy Island - accessible by a short boat trip available from the harbor - it is one of the earliest Monastic settlements in Ireland (500AD). There is a great park with children's playground and adult gym equipment, a maze, and at the harbour there is an Eagle viewing station.

There are restaurants and local pubs full of atmosphere and charm.

The calendar is updated regularly, but the property is sometimes provisionally booked for use by friends/family, so always contact us for cancellations and an individualized offering suitable for your needs.

Keywords: Large luxurious residence, sleeps up to 17, ideally located for touring West and Southwest. Less than one hour day -trip to southwest destinations, like Galway, The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 250 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Groups of adults under 25 must be accompanied by senior family members...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is ideal for family get-togethers. However, children do need to be supervised....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The house is strictly non-smoking, and if smoking outside guests are asked to use a special ashes bin. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    All internal areas of the house are on the same level, and all exit on a level to the outside decks. There is a step up into the optional Suite which is then all on one level....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With en-suite and west facing patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Master ensuite, west facing patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Amazing views over the lake ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Located in the Diner area...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Located in the Diner area...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    Located in the Suite beside the house...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 3 twin/ single

    Inter-connected with bedroom 6...moreless

  • Two bedrooms are located on the west side; both have patios and a king beds; both are en-suite - one bathroom is also accessible from the hall. One double bedroom is located on the south side, with great views over the lake and hills. It is often the choice for honeymoon couples even if they are the only occupants of the house! Two bedrooms are located in the east side Diner area, one twin, one double; these share a bathroom and Diner-style living-room with an additional day bed (single) available if required located within the Diner. There is also a travel cot suitable for a baby, and a small child's bed. At the side of the house, in a separate building, there is an additional extra 2-bedroom suite that is included when more than 12 people are are staying. The Suite comprises a double room with en-suite shower room, and an adjoining bedroom with three single beds. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ensuite to bedroom one, and opening as main bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Located between bedroom 4 and 5...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Located in the optional Suite...moreless

  • Bathroom one has a bath/shower, and opens into the hall and into one bedroom. Bathroom two has a large walk-in shower. Bathroom three is located in the east side Diner area with a shower. All showers within the main house are high quality pumped power showers. The adjoining two-bedroom Suite has a shower room with standard electric shower . ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Most of our guests think the photos do not do justice to the extraordinary views over the lake and hills. One guest review suggests the view is probably the best available dining view in Europe! The property has extensive living and decking areas, and is suitable for several families to share. The house is built all on one level, with level access to the outside areas. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A wide selection is available for your enjoyment, including Irish literature....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    A DVD player is provided together with a selection of DVD's....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    A stereo with a selection of popular music is provided, with surround sound speakers in the living area....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    There is a large selection of Lego provided....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Ideal for fishing/water leisure holidays, a short stroll to the harbour where you can access full fishing support services and boat hire....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Perfect lake view for summer barbeques on a private patio. Also, views of bushy island where white-tailed eagles nest in 2012 for the first time in Ireland in 150 years...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Holy Island - the earliest monastic settlement is situated on Lough Derg...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The view is spectacular, over Lough Derg and beyond to the Tipperary Hills...moreless

  • Village:

    Mountshannon is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland; it has won the Tidiest Town prize, and in 2015 was named in the top 15 Irish towns to visit....moreless

  • Water View:

    Not only do you get a 180 degree view of Lough Derg, you are directly opposite Bushy Island, home to the first white tailed eagle babies hatched in Ireland in the last 150 years. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The main table seats 8-10 people, with ample room for the additional fold-out table (provided) for larger numbers. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is oil-fired zoned, timed central heating in addition to wood-burning stoves....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There are three separate living-room areas , two with stoves and one Diner-style with a "bar" that young people love!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    In addition to zoned oil-fired heating, there are 2 wood burning stoves in the extensive living area....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    The house is used a lot by family, so there is a generous amount of everything needed for everyday living, including bake-wear, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A generous supply of all dishes, utensils and saucepans is provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is located at the centre of the house, and is high quality architect designed custom made with granite worktops and extensive working space. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There are three ovens, one a built in microwave; one a standard oven/grill; and one a large fan oven - all are electric...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    There is a double oven, a microwave and an induction hob. In addition, there is a large outdoor gas barbeque....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    A high quality four slice toaster is provided....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    The property is surrounded with decks and several areas for sitting and enjoying the lake and mountain views that are also visible from most of the internal living space and 4 bedrooms....moreless

  • Golf:

    We provide one set of right-hand golf clubs for guest use. There is a mini golf course within one mile of the property and several courses within one hour drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The deck and lawn are extensive and thoroughly enjoyed by guests...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a large gas barbeque, with griddle plate...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Apr 26 - May 30, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

June special
Jun 19 - Jun 30, 2017
6 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

July special
Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2017
6 night min stay
Cancellation Special
Jul 26 - Aug 5, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

Late summer
Aug 20 - Sep 30, 2017
6 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $435.79
  • Laundry $217.89


Payment indicates agreement to our Rental Agreement. Excess utility charges may apply. Min occupancy of 2 per bedroom is assumed - contact us if your requirements differ.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mini golf/ 18 hole
28 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Snug
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

The property is ideally located for touring the south-west of Ireland. Day trips to The Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Burren, golf and surfing at Laninch, Galway and Connemara are all within easy reach. Locally, there are boats for hire to explore the lake, and boat trips to the earliest monastic settlement at Holy Island. There are several parks and walking routes, and a children's playground. There is also horse-riding, music and great pubs and restaurants. There is a great fishing service with fully equipped boats - and the area is renowned for pike fishing (Sept- March).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Hiking, cooking, gardening, history, literature, art, music, sailing, cycling and travel are some of our interests.

Why the Owner Chose Mountshannon, Co. Clare, Ireland:
Mountshannon is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland, once won the coveted overall Tidy Towns prize, and always features at the top end of this National competition for beautiful places. Overlooking the harbour, and enjoying a wonderful vista of Lough Derg lake and the Tipperary Hills, the setting is spectacular. Great walking, cycling, sailing, fishing, golf and other leisure activities are available locally. One of the oldest monastic settlements in Ireland is on our doorstep, and the area also has excellent pubs and restaurants. The white-tailed eagles nest in Bushy Island which is visible from the property - no need to bring your binoculars to spot this rare bird nesting in Ireland for the first time in 150 years - there is a super viewing facility at the harbour. The house itself is bright, spacious, well-maintained and enjoys amazing views from the main living space. There is a separate living room - The Diner - for younger guests to enjoy DVD's and board games. The bedrooms are in 4 separate areas, including a separate building right beside the house that is a two-bedroom family suite. The space allows guests privacy whilst also having generous "together" living areas both inside and outside over-looking the harbor and hills.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Enjoy the spectacular views while lounging on the extensive outdoor space. Watch the boats come and go in the harbour below the dining area. Walk the East Clare Way in the hills on your doorstep. Take a boat trip to Holy Island and experience 1,500 years of history. Watch the white-tailed eagles from the viewing facility at the harbor. Take several day trips to The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, The Alwee Caves, Galway, Bunratty Castle, Adare, and many other local attractions.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • The Suite double room

    The Suite double room

  • View from the house

    View from the house

  • Dining on the Patio -views of the islands of Lough Derg  and Tipperary hills

    Dining on the Patio -views of the islands of Lough Derg and Tipperary hills

  • East double room

    East double room

  • Diner style living area - a young person's delight!

    Diner style living area - a young person's delight!

  • Large open plan living space

    Large open plan living space

VRBO #240037

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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