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Tranquil Waterfront Home in Spectacular Setting with Stunning South Facing Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms - sleeps ten + cot

Bay House, Durrus, Bantry, is located at the very head of Dunmanus Bay, with stunning and uninterrupted south facing views. By road, Bay House can be found at the end of a private lane - this may be unsuitable for some sports cars.

Durrus village sits at the head of the Mizen and Sheep's Heads peninsula - a great base for exploring West Cork & Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.

It has five beautifully appointed bedrooms, consisting of three double bedrooms rooms looking out over the bay (each with a king-size bed), one has an en-suite bathroom with bath, power shower and WC. There are two twin bedrooms located at the rear of the house with two further bathrooms, each with a separate bath, a power shower and WC.

All bed linen is pure cotton. We also have a travel cot and a high chair.

The living area consists of a generous open plan living/dining/kitchen area with American style fridge/freezer, blu ray 5.1 surround sound, 46' LED flat screen TV, iPOD dock, leather sofas, dining table to seat 10 and log burner.

Wifi is free of charge and covers all areas of the house. Separate utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer and dishwasher. Sun porch (also doubles as children's playroom). All of the living and sleeping accommodation is on one level.

There is a large table with benches on the outside terrace. The house is spacious and very well equipped. .

In front of the house is almost an acre of lawn with direct access to a shingle/slate beach and sea waterfront - buckets and spades are provided for crab catching! .

Whether you are enjoying a break with family & friends in West Cork, a golfing trip (Bantry Bay Championship Golf Course is only 20 mins away), your cookery course at The Good Things Cafe, Durrus or a painting holiday with some of the most spectacular scenery on our doorstep, Bay House is the perfect place for you!

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Debbie Mundy
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautifully appointed and equipped, with very spacious, luxurious ambiance .. perfect for 10 .. us, two sons and their families.

Panoramic windows look out across huge patio and vast lawn sloping down to the foreshore and spectacular views of Mizen and Sheeps head peninsulas with sunsets over the mountains and wild Atlantic We awoke each morning to the sound of the mussel boat collecting in our inlet..

We Grandparents enjoyed private suite at the far end, with raised roll top bath, endless wardrobe space and outside access (plus interior/ soundproofed door!) .. all 5 bedrooms and open plan living areas have polished wooden floors, superb soft furnishings, fittings and furniture.

The grandchildren (3/4/5/6) were thrilled with the playroom containing masses of exciting toys/buckets spades/fishing nets etc. together with excellent outside space for treasure hunts, pushing prams, playing British bulldog or just chilling.

An example of attention to detail which makes this place perfect is that Chris meticulously mows grass and removes every thistle with a screw driver, so little (and big) feet can frolic barefoot easily on the lawn!

Adults enjoyed all the books, games, BBQ, welcome pack, loungers, comfort, excellent kitchen and washing facilities but most of all the views .. we wanted for nothing .. Debbie greeted us .. and said farewell .. but it felt as though we had the entire house/grounds /beach to ourselves for the week,

We can recommend the 1 1/2 k walk to OSullivans in Durrus village for early supper .. Ryan's for shopping, Crookhaven for pub lunches, Barley Cove for sandcastles, boat trips to Seal Island/Glengarries and one very exceptional day, having a celebration seafood lunch at Arundels by the pier at Ahakista, followed by driftwood fire on our very own beach at night .. magical!
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Bantry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have a bath, a shower, sink/sinks and a W.C.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are King Koil or of similar quality
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Tranquil Waterfront Home in Spectacular Setting with Stunning South Facing Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Lovely, relaxing, quiet place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 10 adults stayed in the Bay House for 4 nights, and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The large sitting room window looking out over the water gives a lovely feel to the house, so relaxing.

The house was very clean and everything was up to a very high standard.

We can highly recommend the Bay House for anyone wanting a quiet place to stay, right by the water. Chris and Debbie are very friendly hosts, ready to help in any way they can.


  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

The view was spectacular - even though the weather wasn't great for our visit it was amazing to watched the rain clouds move across the bay. Some fantastic sunsets as well.

The house was very comfortable, warm, clean and cosy. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you are likely to need when cooking for large groups and the welcome pack was very useful. Nice to know the owners are only next door if there were a problem, but not at all intrusive. It's a great base from which to tour and explore the surrounding area including Sheep's Head and Mizen Head, Bantry, Kinsale, Cork and Cobh. Schull and Barley Cove Bay and were our favourites! I would highly recommend this holiday accommodation.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very lovely, friendly and an unbelievale view during breakfast or wathever

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing bad to say. This house is an all inclusive with very friendly and helpfull hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Fantastic house and a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Bay House. We loved every minute of it. The house itself is extremely well appointed. Everything is of the highest standard. The beds, duvets and pillows are excellent quality and very comfortable. The view from the lounge area is simply beautiful. The play area full of toys and perfect for our five year old. The garden and woods gave plenty of scope for fun for all our children. At the end of the garden you can access the sea - we spent a lot of time on the beach, paddling and swimming and watching the tide. Our party comprised three generations and Bay House suited all our requirements. It is very spacious, extremely clean, comfortable, cosy and the layout makes it ideal for families. Debbie, Chris and Faith were available if we needed anything - the perfect hosts. Bay House is within striking distance of Schull, Mizen Head, Sheep's Head, Bantry, Crookhaven and many other beautiful areas in West Cork. We cannot recommend this house highly enough. We have rented houses and villas in Ireland and abroad many times. Bay House was, without doubt, one of the best.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a complete house with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the Bay house. It was a comfortable house with a great view! There was enough space for all of us e=and very good beds. It was very special to have private beach and 'swimming pool'. We can recomment this house to everybody!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful property in a quiet location in west cork.

  • 5 of 5

Our family(10 adults and 1 child) had a very enjoyable holiday in Bay House,Durrus in June. The location is fantastic - right on the waters edge and the the views over Dunmanus Bay are stunning.

The house itself was fabulous and had everything in it to make our stay very comfortable. All the furniture, beds, bed linen,towels etc were of a very high standard. There was a well stocked toy room for kids and lots of books and games available for adults . I would highly recommend Bay House as a holiday destination. Anne & family.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Bantry Bay Golf Course (special tuition rates!)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Blairs Cove
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Slate beach at the end of our lawn or sandy beach
Car: not necessary

Bay House is a superb waterfront property, in a truly spectacular and private setting. We consider our location and stunning views to be some of the finest in West Cork. Set in 1.7 Acres and approached by a half-mile quiet country lane, Bay House and gardens overlook Dunmanus Bay. The views reach for over twenty miles, out into the Atlantic, over the Sheeps Head and Mizen peninsula and with a backdrop of the Beara peninsula. Stone steps from the garden sea wall lead straight onto a slate/shingle beach. Many claim to be waterfront but we really are the real deal!

We are open all year round and offer 3-day breaks at off peak times.

The Mizen peninsula's sandy beaches, including Barley Cove’s beautiful Blue Flag beach, are just a short drive away and the Sheep's Head peninsula with the Goats Path is famous for having many miles of scenic and rugged walks.

The friendly and lively village of Durrus is only 1.5 km away (within walking distance), where there is a grocery shop, pubs, lovely restaurants and a Café. There is also a post office and a general hardware store that also sells fishing equipment. The historic waterside and market town of Bantry is approximately 8 kilometres away. Here you will find many more bars, restaurants and a larger supermarket, also offers online delivery (

The Mizen peninsula's sandy beaches, including Barley Cove’s beautiful Blue Flag beach, are just a short drive away and the Sheep's Head peninsula with the Goats Path is famous for having many miles of scenic and rugged walks.

Within easy reach are: Bantry House, Mizen Head Lighthouse, Glengariff Bamboo Park, Schull Planetarium, Ewe Sculpture Garden, Waterfall Alpaca Farm in Drimoleague, Cape Clear Island, Fastnet Rock & Garnish Island.

Other activities in the area include: fishing, boat trips, kayaking, horse riding, scuba diving, cinema, whale watching, swimming & Spa, walking/hill walking, beaches, golf, Bantry Bay Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course with some stunning scenery overlooking Bantry Bay. The local golf professional, Steve Cameron, has provided discounted rates on tuition, either at Bantry Bay Golf Course or Glengariff Golf Course, when staying at Bay House!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $210

Outside of our peak season (July/August and Christmas/New Year - minimum 7-night stay), we have a 3-night minimum stay. Please enquire for discounted rates for subsequent nights.

We ask for a deposit of 50% (non-refundable) to secure the reservation.

The balance of 50% (non-refundable) of the total rental amount, plus the security deposit of £150 is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Wifi is free of charge.

All bedding, towels and beach towels are free of charge.

Electricity and heating oil are not included and will be charged for at unit cost at the end of your stay - usually this can be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund