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Beautiful Four Bedroom House with Panoramic Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths

Castlewood is a modern home on the Cliffs of Moher Road with breathtaking views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. It is only a short distance from the village of Doolin with its quaint pubs and traditional Irish music. You can walk to the famous Doonagore Castle or drive to the stunning Cliffs of Moher, just 10 minutes away. Nearby is the town of Lahinch with its world-class links golf course and sandy beaches. To the north, the Burren is located with its spectacular limestone pavement, various rock formations and pre-historic Dolmen which will tempt you to explore.

This is a fantastic property owned and meticulously maintained by an American family with local roots. The house features modern amenities including a full kitchen with new appliances, washer/dryer and tile bathrooms. The two upstairs bedrooms -- one with a queen and single bed; the other with two double beds -- have full bathrooms en-suite, while the two bedrooms on the ground-floor level feature queen beds and share a master bathroom. Fine furnishings will enhance your comfort and enjoyment.

A large yard with manicured lawn is ideal for children and completely fenced in. Cows sometimes graze in the fields next door.

This beautiful home will make your stay on the West Coast of Ireland truly memorable.


Keywords: House, Holiday House, Rental, Vacation, Ireland, Doolin, Clare

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Property Manager
Mary Leyne
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2016

About Mary Leyne

I grew up in Doolin and moved to America as a young girl. I always dreamed of returning and building a home on my family's property. In 2005, my dream became a reality.

Mary Leyne purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary Leyne chose County Clare

We built this house to give our family a place to stay when returning to our ancestral home in Doolin.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Four Bedroom House with Panoramic Ocean Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

For the most part, a lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five took the trip of a lifetime to Ireland in May, 2016. We are a quiet family of two adults and three college-aged children. We enjoyed the rural location of this home. We were minutes away from the Cliffs of Moher and the town of Doolin. It was a short drive to the Burren where we enjoyed walks through the rocky landscape. We took a day trip to Galway which was a 90 minute drive. We also took a day trip to the Connemara Mountains and Kylemore Abbey which was so worth the 3 hour drive!! The home was spacious, clean and private. Nancy met us at the house when we arrived and showed us around. The beds were comfortable and the showers had fabulous water pressure and plenty of hot water. The views of the ocean and Doonagore castle were awesome from the front windows. The kitchen was well-equipped. The only problem we had with the home was the heat. It was chilly during our ten-day stay. When we arrived, the heat wasn't even on and the house was quite cold. The first level is heated with underfloor heating and the second level by hot water radiators. Nancy turned the heat on and told us it would take "20 minutes" to heat up. After several hours and no improvement, we called Thessa, the property manager. Thessa stated it would take "several hours" to heat up. Well, it was so cold the first night that my son went to bed with his coat on. It literally took about 4 or 5 days until the lower level warmed up somewhat. The upstairs hot water radiators did a good job within a few days, but the downstairs remained chilly for most our our stay. My husband spoke to Thessa several times about the heat. It didn't help that the heat was on a timer - The downstairs never had a chance to heat up. We did eventually feel the heat in the floor in the back downstairs bedroom. We never did feel any heat in the floor in the front bedroom, the dining room, the living room, or the kitchen. We suggested to Thessa that maybe the heating should be checked in those particular rooms. The kids did not even use the downstairs front bedroom because it was too cold. Instead they shared rooms upstairs. Thessa ultimately instructed us to bypass the automatic timer and keep the heat on as needed. When we returned to the states, the owner told us she was "disappointed that we used the heat so much!!" Other than the heat issue, we enjoyed the house and our stay in Ireland.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Magical!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house made our family trip to Ireland magical!!! Waking up to the views of Doonagore Castle, the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher was absolutely amazing!!! The house is a very nice modern house that was spacious enough for us to spread out with all the modern conveniences a house with teenagers need. The house was clean and well furnished, the water pressure was great, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen has all the modern appliances one could ask for, the laundry facilities made it possible for us to pack lightly which left room in our luggage to bring back lots of purchases we made while exploring the west coast of Ireland. After coming back from our daily excursions we were able to take walks down to the Cliffs of Moher walking trail since it was light out until 11:00 PM!!! The rental manager also great and very helpful. I can't say enough good things about our experience at Castlewood. This house was perfect!!! My only regret is not staying longer!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve and family. So happy to hear you enjoyed our house, the great scenery, and magical walks. Hope you will have a return visit in the not so distant future. Sincerely. Mary.
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kate and don, USA

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, modern home welcomed us in for a magical week's stay just outside the village of Doolin.

The views are gorgeous~ sunsets every evening; the lowing of the cows in the distance, an occasional donkey braying, few cars traveling by. The Irish air and soft mornings and evenings were quite relaxing. With a small convenience store just down the road- we could pick up anything we needed for eating at home; and there are great pubs and restaurants in the village, a very short ride down the hill.

This 4 bedroom home, though large and open, felt quite comfortable and home-y. The space is bright, uncluttered and well furnished. The well-appointed kitchen ( clean and "neat as a pin") has everything you could want or need, including large refrigerator, dishwasher, plenty of counter space and loads of cabinets. Our favorite were the windows looking out to the water and beyond to the Aran islands.

An easy drive to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the Doolin Cave, ferry to the Aran islands...just down the road to Ennistymon and Lahinch- a perfect spot to land!

We felt totally cared for and appreciate the kindness and attention shown to us by the rental agent. We feel truly fortunate to have found this gem of a vacation home and look forward to a return visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate and Don. Thank you for your very positive review. I'm happy to hear you all enjoyed your stay at our house, and all the great pubs and restaurant in the area. and plenty scenery to take in. Hope to be able to accommodate you in the future. Sincerely, Mary.
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Doolin House

  • 5 of 5

House was very nice, plenty of room for large families. The views of the coast and Aran Islands were awesome. You are a one hour drive from Galway and two hours from Dingle. The Cliffs of Moher are spectacular and practically right outside your front door. Owner was very nice and easy to deal with. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate! The views were better than the pictures show. People driving by were constantly stopping out front to take photos. The property manager was very accommodating. We arrived earlier than planned but she altered her schedule to meet us and guide us to the property. She provided a welcome basket well stocked with food and drinks to get us started. She gave us a thorough indoctrination as to the workings of the house. We were five adults and there was plenty of space and hot water for all. The kitchen was complete with plentiful cooking pots and pans and utensils. There was a propane hob to make porridge or rashers and eggs for breakfast. There was a washer, dryer and dishwasher. We were not lacking anything in the house. There is a well stocked mini-mart store 2 km North of the house.

The Doolin area is conveniently located just over one hour from Shannon Airport. The Cliffs of Moher are just 4km down the road. The ferries to the Aran Islands leave from the town pier. The Doolin Cave has the largest stalactite in Ireland. There is a farmer's/craft market at half ten on Sunday mornings at the Doolin Hotel grounds. Nearby Fitzpatrick's Pub has a superb Sunday brunch.

The pubs, O'Connor's, McDermott's and McGann's, have very good food and nightly live pub music.

The Burrens to the North provide stunningly stark geology and is worth a drive thru. We went the shore route up to Galway and the inland route back.

Our vacation was perfect and the Castlewood House was the focal point for morning breakfasts and unwinding after a long day of sightseeing and pub food and music.

I will recommend this property to anyone planning a vacation in Ireland and we are already talking about when we can return.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

beautiful house with all the comforts catered for. great sea view. a few minutes drive to shops, but a little far to walk into Doolin especially with smaill children. Had a fabulous stay and would highly reccommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
O'Connors, McDermotts, McGanns, Fitzpatricks
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lahinch Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cullinan's, Doolin Hotel, Roadford House
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

The famous Cliffs of Moher are a ten minute drive by car.

To the north, the Burren offers breathtaking scenery.

The Aran Islands can be reached by Ferry, leaving Doolin

pier every day, several times a day.

Also the Doolin Caves is worth seeing.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $320
cleaning and processing $53
Tax Rate 5.0%

The price is fully inclusive of all utilities.

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Clare House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En Suite
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En Suite
    Shared Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Shared with two downstairs bedrooms
    Half Bathroom - toilet , Half Bath - toilet and sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This is a beautiful private Home, elegantly furnished. It's very well maintained. The grounds and landscaping are taken care off on a regular schedule. The views and scenery are exquisite and breathtaking, not to be seen elsewhere in the world.

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