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Stone House In Ballyvaughan Overlooking Galway Bay + WIFI

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5BR/3BA Sleeps 8-11 with WIFI

Stunning stone house situated in the middle of a large farm in the heart of the Burren and a 10 minute walk from the charming village of Ballyvaughan. Enjoy green road walks right from your doorstep. Take in beautiful views of Galway Bay and the Burren hillsides from the sun room.

Downstairs has living room with fireplace, den/TV room with fireplace, a 'great room' featuring kitchen/dining/sun room and a bathroom. Upstairs has a master bedroom with bathroom, a 2nd bathroom, and 4 additional bedrooms.

Kurt Koehler
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About Kurt Koehler

Mary and Kurt Koehler built the house in 1999 to accommodate their family of 7 children.

Kurt Koehler purchased this chateau / country house in 1999


Clare Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom has private bath
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Stone House In Ballyvaughan Overlooking Galway Bay + WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect place to stay in Ballyvaghan

  • 5 of 5

Hard to imagine a better place to stay in the West of Ireland. The house is close enough to Ballyvaghan, but just outside of town so you feel like you are surrounded by the Burren. The house holds lots of people, but my wife and I were there alone, and the space embraced us perfectly -- nothing cavernous about it! It has all the necessities of modern living without pretense. And the minders of the place -- Mary and Phil down the road -- are accessible, exceedingly friendly, and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

When you enter this house, you can tell it was designed for a family. With multiple rooms for reading, relaxing by the fire, playing games or watching TV, there is something for everyone. It is well stocked in the kitchen which was great because we prepared a large Christmas dinner and birthday dinner while we were there. We had everything we needed. There is a lot to do in the nearby town, great pubs and major attractions not too far away. There is also a fantastic Italian restaurant which is a must go to! We celebrated the holidays far from home with just our family and it truly was a Christmas to remember thanks to our wonderful, cozy and perfectly located home away from home. I would highly recommend this home especially for several couples or a family with young or grown children. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stone House In Ballyvaughan

  • 5 of 5

There were four adults staying at the house and we enjoyed it very much. We enjoyed being in a country setting with cows just across the fence. An ideal location was excellent. We rented a car and toured the west coast of Ireland seeing the Cliffs of Moher, Gallway, Castles and much more. The house was a short walk to Ballyvaughan. The home has plenty of room to roam and it would comfortably sleep several more people. It was clean as a whistle and had a kitchen that was well stocked with whatever pots and pans one might need. We didn't cook there very often because the pubs in the area had such good food. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home in great location and perfect for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this home! The house is beautiful and the location is ideal. There were 9 people in our group and the house was very comfortable for all of us. The bedrooms were spacious and the common areas downstairs were open, comfortable and never felt crowded. The kitchen was well-stocked. The sun room was our favorite room. The location is fantastic because you can walk around the Burren from the front door. It is also walking distance or a very short drive into the town of Ballyvaughan. The owners and neighbors were very hospitable and responsive. We all agreed that we want to come back and stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great place

  • 5 of 5

Famille française, nous avons beaucoup apprécié la grande qualité des prestations offertes par la maison autant que sa situation au calme, tout en étant à 5 minutes du centre-ville si charmant. L'endroit est idéal tant pour la marche que pour les excursions en voiture avec le Burren et le Connemara à proximité. Nous espérons revenir bientôt !

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for Families!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this Ballyvaughan house over Spring Break. There were 4 couples, each with an infant. The house handled the group with ease and everyone had a great time. The first floor was great for large family dinners, but there was enough room to get some quiet time away as needed. Having three distinct spaces on the main floor worked out very well for our group (large kitchen/dining/sun room; living room; family room). The bedrooms upstairs were well appointed.

The house itself is a short walk (~1mile) from town. We ended up walking to town each day for groceries and supplies, or to have lunch/dinner at one of the local pubs/restaurants. It was the perfect blend of country life, while being close enough to town.

The house was also a great "home base" for our trip. We did day trips to many of the West Coast of Ireland attractions: Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, and Bunratty.

The picture in the review was taken from the front of the house, looking out towards Galway Bay. I highly recommend this house for those looking for a house to rent in County Clare.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Clare Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $544.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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